Which mid-range laptop? Few questions from a n00b!

  tommysport 14:47 16 Oct 2015

Hi guys.

So after having my basic Packard Bell i3 4gb laptop for 4/5 years now, it's time to upgrade. I don't know much about laptops, but I can understand comparing specs.

I would like it to be Windows, have an i5 Processor, 8gb Ram, 1TB+ Hard drive, possible dedicated graphics card or standard one?

15" or 17" screen size (HD), and of course a backlit keyboard! Good speakers would be a benefit aswell.

My main questions are:

Windows 8.1 or 10?

i5 processors, which is the latest generation? I keep seeing i5 5200-U processors, are these the one to go for?

Which brands? I keep going back to HP - these any good? Dell?

Budget of around £500-£600 maybe more for the right one.

Any help seriously appreciated!

Cheers, Tom

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