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    New Notebook Advice

    hi guys,

    my boss' laptop has finally given up the ghost and has given me the task of finding him a new one to replace it.

    he only uses it for surfing and light office work so nothing powerful needed at all - vista is definatly a no go area, he can barely get his head round XP

    ideally he'd like to spend less than £300

    can anyone recommend anything?

    Thanks
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    • staffsMike's system
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    £300.. Dont give us much to work with do you

    Inc vat or ex?

    Check out the low end dells..inspiron 1501 perhaps.

    Acers start around that price to.

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    inc VAT would be better

    i've had a look around Dell etc and the lower end ones come in at about £350, but these are bundled with Vista

    i was hoping that there may be some with XP going a bit cheaper
    Contrary to the odd name and translucent-grey color, Pocari Sweat does not taste like sweat
    Hardware:

    Main PC
    - See 'My System'
    Server - Athlon XP 1700+, 1GB, 500GB HD
    Laptop - Compaq AMD Turion 64 X2, 60GB HD, 1GB
    Media Centre Shuttle - P4 3.0 Skt 775 Shuttle, 1GB, 120GB HD
    NAS - 400GB
    Home Entertainment - Xbox 360 with 37" HD LCD TV, Acoustic Energy Aegis EVO A speakers (5,1), Yamaha RXV359 AV reciever
    Media Centre II - X2 4000+, 1GB, 400Gb Vista Ultimate


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    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall
    £300 is a tough target with a laptop.

    Second hand? or ebay maybe.

    The danger with a budget that low is that you buy an absolute lemon..

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    • amjedm's system
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    PC World, sorry

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    £330, can't find cashback details on QuidCo so I assume they've stopped that .

    A few reconditioned laptops available at Curry's (many are £299, I think they have one year warranty) - even a Pentium M one with 512 RAM.

    http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/stor...&show_all=true

    Quidco discount at Currys is up to 3%

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    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall
    I saw that pc world one in my quick search but i couldnt bring myself to post it when the dell is £20 more.

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