I am looking for a new laptop for school. There are too many options, and I can't even anymore.
Some suggestions would be appreciated. I need Microsoft Office to run on it, it needs to be hard-wearing, and multiple CPU eating tasks have to run on it at the same time without it going HRRGRK.
Anything by Samsung or Toshiba. Ideally you want 4 gig of RAM, at least an intel core i5 processor and, if your preferences run that way, Windows 7 as opposed to Windows 8.
You should be able to score a fairly cheap laptop with those specs, which will work exceptionally well as an all purpose web browser and word processing laptop.
Mine is similar to that (slightly more RAM, two rather than one integrated graphics card, Samsung, Windows 7) and I can run Windows Media Player, have 20 tabs open on Firefox, have Word open, have uTorrent open, have Microsoft Security, Steam and Origin running in the background, and have no discernible notice on the laptop itself.
All Samsung PCs were $350+ (which would have totalled like $740), and Toshiba was even more. I got a HP Pavillion 15 with 4 gig RAM, Windows 8.1 (because they don't sell 7 anymore) and AMD E1-6010 APU processor, which means fuck all to me, I just copied it from the system specs thing.