What’s your story? Find the perfect computer to suit you

Online shopping addict? Major gamer? Or does your coursework come first? Find the best laptop for you.

04 Jul 2018

Find the right computer

Choosing the right computer for uni can be tricky. With all the complex specs and techy jargon, it’s sometimes hard to find out exactly which laptop is best suited to you.

That’s why we’ve created four different stories (or categories) that our laptops fit into – to help you find exactly the right one for you based on what you love doing and how you want to use it. What’s your story?



Being at uni can often come with an intense workload, meaning you’ve probably got loads of programs on the go at once. You’ll be listening to Spotify and chatting to friends at the same time as working on your coursework.

Work range

You might be doing a creative degree and using Adobe Creative Suite, or you’re a numbers wiz pushing Excel to its limits. You’ve always got 10 tabs open in Google and you need a laptop that can keep up, with enough power to easily run multiple apps and breeze through the most complicated software.

Things to focus on…

  • Powerful Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and 8GB RAM for complex software and multiple apps
  • SSD storage for a laptop that wakes up and goes to sleep in seconds, loads your apps and transfers files fast - perfect for deadlines
  • Plenty of RAM to help your laptop do more things at once
  • Full HD screen for presentations, design projects and photos that look incredible
  • Magazine-thin design made from a single piece of aluminium to look sharp and stay durable, but still light enough to carry to campus.



You use your laptop for everything, from Netflix and Spotify to your weekly food shop and important coursework. If this sounds a bit like you, then you need Office on your laptop.


Have you got music and photos filling up your hard drive? Then you’ll need a laptop that will be mainly kept at home.

You don’t need top of the range specs, but you do need a dependable, mid-range laptop with a mix of traditional and modern features.

Things to focus on…

  • Mid-range Intel Core i3 or AMD A9 processor and 4GB RAM for smooth everyday computing
  • Large 1 or 2TB hard drive to store coursework, photos, music and videos
  • Basic design for a bargain price – traditional plastic rather than aluminium and not ‘ultra-thin’
  • Large 14 or 15 inch screen and DVD drive for watching movies when you need to chill



Whether chatting to your friends, shopping, or watching box-sets, you’re almost always online. You love streaming your favourite songs on Spotify and binge-watching shows on Netflix.


You need a laptop designed to make sure you stay connected wherever you are. Don’t worry about powerful Intel Core processors and large hard drives – you won’t need that sort of power or the space.

Things to focus on…

  • Thin and lightweight ‘fanless’ design – low-power processors don’t need fans to keep cool
  • Long battery life – less processing power means less battery drain
  • Compatible with apps and cloud services Google/Google Play orApp Store/iCloud or Windows/OneDrive)
  • Low-powered processor like Intel Atom or Celeron or AMD E2



You’re a serious gamer looking to go beyond your console. You need a specialist gaming laptop with lots of power and amazing graphics capabilities.

Gaming laptop

Things to focus on…

  • Quad core Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 to get the best from the most demanding games
  • Dedicated graphics for incredibly detailed Full HD visuals – look at NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or AMD Radeon RX 460
  • Enough RAM for games to run efficiently – 8GB minimum but 16GB recommended
  • Solid state drive (SSD) to load your games faster


Get started and find the perfect one for you.

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