For £450 you won't find anything new or better. Fast processor, plenty of RAM and plenty of storage with USB ports so you can hook up external drives as well as an external optical disc drive if you still use discs. My girlfriend just paid £850 for a MacBook, that's nearly double the price of this and it comes with a slower processor, less RAM and less memory. The price of fashion right there. The unit is very thin and looks vulnerable but it's actually quite robust. The keyboard is flat and the keys are spaced out so that takes a little getting used to. The extra number pad on the right is very handy and the touchpad is nice and big and responsive. Keys are good and responsive too. The area where your hands wrests is rough, not shiny and plasticy like others so there's no worry about fingerprints and tiny scratches looking like glaring muck. The unit loads up very quickly and performs tasks with ease. Plays and streams high def videos easily. I've been playing Football Manager 13 with 9 active leagues, a medium database and using the matchday experience and the unit is ploughing through the game with ease. I'd think you could play with as many as 15 playable leagues and a large database and get good speed out of it. As with any new laptop you're gonna have to deal with countless updates over the first week. Windows 8 is a pain in the backside but once you actually learn how to use it, it's not actually that bad at all. Very happy with this, it just took a little patience to learn Windows 8.
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