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Lenovo Ideapad S340 (€799 from Harvey Norman)

Question: I'm thinking of buying a new laptop. I have a HP Probook 4540S laptop, bought in 2012. What advice would you give me, please? I use Microsoft 365, browse the internet and do email. That's it. I don't game or use Netflix.

- James Bennett, via email

Answer: I'd go for a mid-range home laptop. There's a HP model (15s-eq0507, €599) in Currys PC World that sounds just about right for what you need. It's a modernised, faster version of what you have that should last at least four or five years. Question