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I need some help .................................. I have just spent the last two days looking at and being bemused by too much choice. I would like for this portable machine to have,
Touch screen with a pen.
Decent screen ie: good colour, viewing angles.
Wireless ac, Bluetooth.
Ssd or better still nvme drive.
Decent graphics card or inbuilt.
Fingerprint reader ?
This will be for my niece, I am tending towards a "2 in 1" as I think that format would be ideal for a child as would the ability to draw and write on the screen. I want to provide a machine that will run sweetly today and for at least a couple of years going forward, possibly till she goes to the big school at age eleven, when she would need a more uptodate pc.
So no cheap and cheerful slow flimsy rubbish and no expensive Mac types either.
The unit will probably have Windows 10 installed but I would like to have a machine that will run the penguin nicely with no major quirks as I may install MX-19 on it.
Not a lot to ask for I know 😎
Trouble is I am confused,
Cheap and cheerfull under £300
i5 with integrated graphics £500 3 year warranty
i5 integrated graphics needs extra pen £650
i7 integrated graphics 3 year guarantee £700
There are lots of products around for £300 to £400 but they have i3 or lesser cpu's and I don't think they would give a decent experience unless you were just surfing. In the £300 to £600 range you can find i5 and similar with integrated graphics. At the £600 to £750 range you can get i7 with integrated graphics.
If I am spending £750 I might as well spend £900 to £1,300 and get a i5 with RTX2060 graphics. However I think that last option is a tad over the top for a six year old.
So I am a tad lost do I stick with a 2 in 1 which is very appealing and the best I have found so far is the Medion with the i5 and 3 year guarantee. Or would I get better value with an ordinary laptop ?
Help me out folks.....................please. 😎