Choosing a laptop - help much appreciated

I'm looking for a light, affordable laptop with the highest screen resolution I can get. At the moment I'm using an old Acer Aspire 1710. It cannot stream videos such as the iPlayer or play video files over 480p without freezing and going out of sync. I want to find a laptop that can handle HD video.

I'm looking at Lenovo Ideapad Z580 and HP Pavillion. There are just so many to choose from and so many factors that I don't understand! Any guidance would be greatly appreciated...

Many thanks,


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Today that's the Apple with the new screen.
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I forgot to give a price range...

Thanks Bob. That Macbook is beautiful but it's out of my range at the moment. I'm looking for something at around £400 - £600. I know I can't expect the best but I thought there might be a laptop that focuses on resolution and cuts corners in other aspects to keep the price down.

I saw an article about that new Macbook saying that Apple has killed the pixel. Maybe I should just save for it.

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At this time.

I do not know of a laptop finder that has Euro pricing. At the top of this forum are the usual finders so try that, and stick to 1080 displays and see what you find. Any reason for that?

I'm on a 1366x768 run of the mill 15 inch laptop and it's very nice.

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I'll have a look at the laptop finders. I was looking for something like that, cheers.

I suppose it's because the laptop I'm using now is very slow but the screen is 1280x1024. Having said that, it's old as well and new laptops probably have much better graphics which should close the 'gap' between them (?)

I will probably go for a 1366x768 like the Lenovo...

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PS. Maybe a bit over budget but good reading.

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