New laptop recommendations under £500?

I’m looking for a laptop, ideally under £500 but can be a bit flexible on this

Would love something that’s got a bit of gaming power but this is not a dealbreaker

Are there any recommendations, brands to avoid or go for? Im in the UK if this matters

Hello, welcome to the site

This laptop might be suitable for for you - while you won’t max out settings on the latest games it should be good enough for casual gaming:

In terms of quality between brands these days there’s not a lot in it, they all tend to be made in the same central far east factories.

Forget to check back in but just to say thanks for the recommendation, ive had the laptop for a couple of weeks now and I’m really pleased.