Looking to get a laptop in january, will have about £1500 at the max to spend. (want a decent carry case too). I want a r9600 m gfx card, and 512mb of ram. Apart from that, im not that bothered. Larger hdd the better tho.

Atm im looking at the following -


With the following specs

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Processor: AMD Athlon 64-M 3000+ (800FSB, 1MB L2 Cache)
Memory: Upgrade to 512Mb PC2100 DDR at £69
Hard Drives: Upgrade to 60Gb ATA-100 Hard Disk Drive at £59
Graphics (Notebook): 64MB ATI M10P VRAM Graphics
Monitor (Notebook): 15.1'' TFT SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) Colour Screen
DVD-ROM (Notebook): DVD-ROM / CD-RW Combo Drive
Sound (Notebook): Integrated 3D Stereo SoundBlaster Compatible
Speakers (Notebook): Integrated Internal Speaker and Microphone
Card Reader / Floppy Drive: 6-in-1 Card Reader (Micro Drive, MMC, SD, CF 1 & 2, Smart Media)
Modem (Notebook): 56kBPS Modem, featuring data and fax.
Warranty: 3 years Return-to-Base Warranty (Terms Apply)
Delivery: Insured Del within Mainland UK (+ £39) at £39
Ports: Firewire,4xUSB,IrDA,TV-Out,Parallel,Monitor-Out,S/P-DIF
Card Slots: PCMCIA Slot, supports zoomed video
Price Including VAT & DEL: £1370.05

Or this from rock direct


Xtreme P4 2.6GHz, 512Mb / 60Gb / DVD/CDRW & 15" TFT
(512Mb DDR400 RAM - 512Mb DDR400 RAM, 60Gb HDD (4200rpm) - 60Gb HDD (4200rpm), Windows XP Home - Windows XP Home, 3 Years Collect & Return - 3 Years Collect & Return, Standard Case - Standard Case, DVD/CDRW Combo Drive - DVD/CDRW Combo Drive, Colour - Piercing Blue Metallic, Wireless
Options - No Wireless,
£1491.08 inc vat n dell

So far im leaning towards the a64-m. But the rock laptop can be had in a choice of 3 different colours :rock:

Dell laptops work out too expensive with the extras i want, im not paying £1700 for a laptop

Just checking out evesham atm, but is there any where else i should be looking? Alienware / voodoopc are out of the question, there far to expensive for what they are.

Edit : The Evesham laptops are looking awsome

Seems to use the same case as the mesh, so im guessing there the same laptops built by a company like sager or something.

http://www.evesham.com/PCs/Info.asp?...7-5DB07615C3BA <-- thats winning atm

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor

Operating system
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition

2 x 256MB DDR RAM

Hard disk
60GB hard disk

ATI M10P graphics with 64MB dedicated graphics memory

15.1" XGA TFT screen

CD/DVD Rewriter
DVD/CD-RW/DVD-RW combo drive

12 cell Li-Ion battery

v90 56k Internet ready modem

Built-in audio & speakers

Built-in audio & speakers

I/O ports
Firewire, parallel, VGA-out, 4 x USB2.0

Network card
10/100 network card

Standard software
Microsoft® Works 7.0 (OEM)

332 x 285 x 41.1mm

(£1399.00) + £30 odd delivery charges

OR.........a picosystem laptop

The same laptop again :eyebrow:

http://www.picosystems.co.uk/specs/solitaire/ £999 + VAT + DEL.

Cant configure these tho

Or the same laptop as alienware use (and rock direct).


The pico solitare looks pretty decent, and for only £1200 ! I've never heard of picosystems before though, so i dunno what the support is like. And i quite fancy an a64m laptop... which means the mesh or evesham so far...