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English Student Looking for a Laptop for Around £650

Laptop on a budget of £600 ($800)

Hey, looking for a laptop no more than £650.

Found the ASUS ZenBook UX305UA on a US website and I thought it was pretty close to what I wanted, however they don't ship to England so that's off the cards.

Main factors when purchasing are: -Portable (see prefered specs below) -Battery life of 5 or more hours -Relatively good specs that will allow for some amateurish film editing -Display resolution of 1920x1080 -I don't really care for '2 in 1' laptops

Weight: Somewhat important but it's not a dealbreaker, prefably a laptop less than 5lbs and at most 6.5lbs

OS required: Windows

Preferred screen size: Between 13 to 16 inches

Additional Info: A good build, and by that I mean something that looks good but isn't fragile

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Since I can't see what's available

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Give a list of what you can get for that much there that came close.

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Will this do?
Screen Size- 13.3 inches
Max Screen Resolution- 1920*1080 pixels
Processor- 2.3 GHz Core i5 6200U
Hard Drive- 256 GB flash_memory_solid_state
Wireless Type- 802.11 A/C
Number of USB 3.0 Ports- 2

Other Technical Details
Brand Name Asus
Series- Zenbook
Item model number- UX305UA-AS51
Operating System- Windows 10
Item Weight- 2.9 pounds
Product Dimensions- 18.5 x 3.6 x 11.7 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H- 18.5 x 3.6 x 11.7 inches
Processor Brand- Intel
Processor Count- 2
Flash Memory Size- 256.0
Batteries- 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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I didn't find an exact review.

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Can't get that

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The laptop, as far as I'm concerned, dosesn't ship to the UK

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I wrote I can't find the model you wrote about.

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So I picked the first one that was close to bring up a BIG DEAL.

I'm running into folk that are totally taken aback that battery times can vary widely. Not across the machines but on the same machine depending on what you are doing.

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I don't understand what you're trying to say, you aren't being too helpful

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In short.

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I'm commenting about battery times and how it changes according to use. I supplied a link where the results were there for you to see.

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Alright thanks for the help, any laptop recommendations though

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I lead with

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That I can't guess what's available for that price there.
You need to make a short list so members can comment about them.

My replies was to get across that battery times are highly elastic. If a spec reads out 10 hours we know it could go down to 1 hour. There are folk that have melted down or exploded over that.

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