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    Good, Cheap PORTATBLE laptop

    Hello all

    I'm after a portable laptop that is cheap.

    Not to fussed about the specs as long as it's nice and portable.

    Something like this maybe:

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...ned&tabIndex=1

    Cheers

    Tim

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    What's your price range?


    You could get that same one off eBay refurbished for £300 odd. Worst thing that could probably happen if you get a second hand laptop is the battery is near dead. A new one costs only about £30 though.


    You definitely looking to buy new or not fussed?

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    There's no such thing as cheap AND portable (light). It's one or the other
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    I'm talking tops of £500.

    I'm not fussed as long as:

    It's small and portable (like a 12-13" screen)

    Wifi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    There's no such thing as cheap AND portable (light). It's one or the other
    The packard bell at pc world seemed alright

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    a second hand 12" iBook G4 then

    Talking 400quid or so with a decent battery, they are small, light, and better than any windows machine But i'm biased

    If you want a windows machine then look at the fujitsu lifebooks - they are tiny, very light, and many of the smaller ones have touchscreens which is a nice addon.

    Again this is going to be second hand though..can get a decent one on ebay for 300quid witha new battery..

    Although if you want brand new then that packard bell would probably do you..

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    my sister bought an acer laptop from pcworld around christmas for 449.99 and its been great. Its light and pretty portable, great for doing her uni work on. She liked it so much, my cousin then got the same one for christmas too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1
    a second hand 12" iBook G4 then

    Talking 400quid or so with a decent battery, they are small, light, and better than any windows machine But i'm biased

    If you want a windows machine then look at the fujitsu lifebooks - they are tiny, very light, and many of the smaller ones have touchscreens which is a nice addon.

    Again this is going to be second hand though..can get a decent one on ebay for 300quid witha new battery..

    Although if you want brand new then that packard bell would probably do you..
    I wouldn't know where to start with a mac...I'll stick to Win XP thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B
    my sister bought an acer laptop from pcworld around christmas for 449.99 and its been great. Its light and pretty portable, great for doing her uni work on. She liked it so much, my cousin then got the same one for christmas too
    Suppose I'll just have to get out there and try a few

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    Just seen this:

    Thoughts? Comes with a free Bodafone 3G data card...

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_...43/version.asp

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    Bodafone, they any good?

    Laptop looks good, not sure about the retailer though (haven't heard about them... should Google them, check hexus trust, ciao, etc).

    I'd get the double memory if possible. Graphics card won't be much good.. but will be good enough for movies and stuff.

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    Or theres this if you are near a Tesco Extra: http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=81795
    Beer is life, life is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin
    Or theres this if you are near a Tesco Extra: http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=81795
    That's my post too

    I like the look of the Lidl one best

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    Doh! my eyes are not as good at this hour!!! lol! Yep, your post!
    Beer is life, life is good!

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    lol to be fair, i wouldn't trust too much from Lidl..

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