I am looking for a smallish laptop around 11.6 screen size. Must have plenty of RAM and a reasonable HDD.
The small laptop really does not need to do much play film at a reasonable standard a bit of Office stuff, the hardest game perhaps Angry Birds or Plants vs Zombies and the like. I quite like the look of these which are about what I want to pay.
My only experience with HP is a printer and it was the worst bit of kit I have ever owned and HP's customer service was appalling. I eventually gave the printer to someone on Freecycle after only three months and went back to Epson. I tend to steer well clear of companies when I have found that they have rubbish customer service. Though this seems to becoming more difficult as customer service seems way down the list of companies aims these days. Or may be I am old school in believing that good service should be a priority.
I always reply the same, as my repair shop guy is very good. He says think spares and service are is important and Toshiba and Asus are good in this respect, and I would recommend John Lewis (2 year warranty free) and Toshiba of your choice in the price you need.. Although a laptop virgin, your advice here on technical issues is much appreciated!
I've always have gone for HP laptops and have had no problems so never had to use customer services. Usually buy them off the shelf at PCWorld also. I would never buy a HP printer only Epson. Speak as you find I suppose though my 'local' PC World store are pretty good.
If you're going for the Lenovo might as well buy it from here and get a two year guarantee.