Assume I know nothing about any of this Any advice appreciated; specific product recommendations or just suggesting things I might want to/not've thought to consider... Internet There's no phone lines where I live (getting one put in isn't an option). Is a 4G dongle/router thing my best bet or have I not considered something? Looking at EE (who my mobile contract's with), they do pay monthly mobile broadband with anything from 5GB to 300GB per month, and I get either 10% off or 5GB extra mobile data (depending on which I get) as I'm already a customer. How much data would I want? Atm I get 7GB per month on my phone, which I use almost all of—it runs out early if I watch a few hours of video. Wouldn't be downloading loads, but heavyish internet use + some Netflix/iplayer type stuff.. Laptop Budget: around £300-400, willing to spend slightly more for something noticeably better Use: mostly general browsing, emails, typing stuff up etc. I do some very basic design stuff (posters, leaflets etc) for work and would like to learn to do more/use specific programs rather than the free website I use now. Don't really do music/TV/films atm but I want to be able to watch stuff on Netflix/iplayer etc. Don't need a huge screen but don't want something tiny. Needs to be fairly tough as I'm bound to drop it/drop something on it occasionally. Preferably light enough to carry around in my rucksack, though for work I could store stuff online and use the staff laptop there. Not sure if I'd use those convertible laptop/tablet things. Definitely want something that should last a while. All the numbers and stats mean nothing to me: what should I be looking for? I'm aware of chromebooks but not sure what differences I need to consider, other than they store stuff mostly online. (Can I use an external hard drive with one and if so do I need a certain type, like some say they'll only work with windows or mac?) Oh and the casing should ideally be black. Dark grey is acceptable, silver possibly tolerable, white/gold/red/blue etc completely out of the question (I know ) Thanks!