Question New Laptop Reccomendations Please

Jun 3, 2021
Hi All,

I would appreciate advice on a good 17.3inch laptop to buy in the UK or a spec I should be looking at.

I use it mainly for work (excel based) and trading (so there is always a platform running in the background) . A number pad is a must for me.

I currrently have

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.60 GHz
Installed RAM 12.0 GB (11.9 GB usable) ( I beleive this is maxed out)

I have one external monitor (23inch) via HDMI and another screen (15inch) via USBC. Ideally I would like the capability to have 4 monitors the same size

I have had it for about nearly 5 years, and I have a issue with the mouse moving to the corner of the screen which I making the computer difficult to use.
(I have disabled the mousepad and touchscreen, tried different mouses, restored the computer, ran updates to no avail)

I am more interested in getting a good machine and performance over aethestics and lightness as I do my work on it.

Thanks in advance for any input !! Looking to buy one in the next week or so


Its too bad you require a number pad, and 17" because these laptops are awesome, affordable, repairable, modular, and support up to 3 additional monitors.

I found this laptop which has thunderbolt for extra displays, is a 16:10 2560x1600 resolution 17" screen, under 3 pounds (1.36 KG), and has a number pad, but it is 1250 Euros...
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