Advice on 14inch laptop

Derngek

Silver Level Poster
Hi guys,

I was wondering if I can get some advice on which small form 14 inch laptop I should get and the recommended specs for it.
I will be using it mainly for microsoft office, web browsing, youtube, occasional zoom calls
I won't need it for gaming.
My budget would be up to £800

Thanks.
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
Hi guys,

I was wondering if I can get some advice on which small form 14 inch laptop I should get and the recommended specs for it.
I will be using it mainly for microsoft office, web browsing, youtube, occasional zoom calls
I won't need it for gaming.
My budget would be up to £800

Thanks.
I'd suggest the Premium Lafite Pro with modular RAM (not the cheaper soldered version).

This is quite well specced for the budget, lovely chassis and has quite powerful graphics which is really good for the budget. Added benefit of Thunderbolt 4.

Chassis & Display
Lafité Pro Series: 14" Matte Full HD 60 Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor i5-1135G7 (2.4GHz, 4.2GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair 3200MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
Integrated Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2200 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated 6 in 1 Card Reader (SD /Mini SD/ SDHC / SDXC / MMC / RSMMC)
AC Adaptor
1 x 65W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
Battery
Lafité Pro Series Integrated 49WH Lithium Ion Battery
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2.4 Gbps) + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x THUNDERBOLT 4 + 1 x USB 3.2 (TYPE C) + 2 x USB 3.2
Keyboard Language
LAFITÉ PRO SERIES SINGLE COLOUR BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Chassis
Clevo NV41MZ (i5-1135G7, FHD 60Hz N7, Blank KB)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
Price: £767.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/lafite-pro-II-14/8ujAsXE3fJ/
 

Derngek

Silver Level Poster
Thanks for that.
Noted on the ram part.
Curiously for my user case scenario is it worth me increasing the ram to 16gb and upping cpu to i7 for the extra £100 or would it be overkill?
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
Thanks for that.
Noted on the ram part.
Curiously for my user case scenario is it worth me increasing the ram to 16gb and upping cpu to i7 for the extra £100 or would it be overkill?
CPU always worth it, get the best you can. If it's only £100 then the extra RAM would certainly benefit if you have lots of tabs open for web browsing as that can take a lot of resources. Zoom also is quite memory hungry.

It's definitely worth doing both if you can push the budget.
 
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