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Good deal: the Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G has a Core i7 processor as well as 512GB of Ram

Good deal: the Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G has a Core i7 processor as well as 512GB of Ram

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Ausdom AW635

Samsung Note 10 Lite

Samsung Note 10 Lite

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Good deal: the Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G has a Core i7 processor as well as 512GB of Ram

Question: I'm planning to buy a new laptop for home and some light work use. I plan to retire from my full-time job and do some small amounts of consultancy, as well as possibly returning to education. I find it difficult to understand the significance of some of the differences and would appreciate your advice.

I have a budget of between €600 and €800. I have been doing some research and am thinking of an i5 (10th gen) processor, and probably 512 GB of solid storage memory. I am more inclined to go for a 15-inch screen as we have no real portability requirement and I like the bigger screen. I already have a tablet.

I am looking at maybe a Dell, Lenovo, Acer or HP. I would like a reliable and well-built machine that will last. But I have other queries. Like how important is having a HDMI connection and memory card slot? Could you advise?