Laptop A: New, £460, i5-7500u, 256gb SSD, No Optical Drive
Laptop B: Manufacturer refurbished (Refurbished As New (Unused)), £500, i7-8550U, 2TB HDD, Yes Optical Drive
Both 8gb ram, Win 10 home 64 bit, 1 year manufacturer warranty, 15.6 inch screen, SD card reader
Used mainly for work such as putting together presentations and reports, email, slight photo and video editing (only trimming, nothing too intensive), web browsing.
I know it doesn't sound intensive but I've had i3's in the past that were just downright slow in day to day things such as web browsing, starting up etc and it just gets irritating. 256gb storage is plenty
Alternatively for £580 I could get, also a refurb (Refurbished As New (Unused)):