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    New laptop

    I'm in the market for a new laptop. my budget is £300 - £400, I want to get the best for my money, any suggestions on where to buy & deals etc.

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    Re: New laptop

    You get quite a lot for your money with this dell vostro 1000

    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...N0810003&s=bsd

    adjust the warranty to meet your budget.

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    Re: New laptop

    A bit over, but for £440 you can get a C2D Acer Aspire 5633WLMi. Comes with 1Gb 667Mhz RAM and a 160Gb SATA HDD. The C2D is a T5500 667Mhz FSB and it's very well built.

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    Re: New laptop

    Im looking for a laptop around the lower end of the OPs price range, and have been looking at referbed thinkpads on ebay.
    - Dont know what lot think of that, but for around the £300 you seam on the surface to be geting a fair bit of kit?
    - With a desktop where im fairly willing to wing it (this pc was £200 from tiggerai and has done me four year so far) but with a laptop im more worried about warrentee, etc. Last laptop died of a failed motherboard at 2weeks, and thats not somting you can do much about really.

    Im wanting it mainly to use on our boat and on holidays etc, something thats fairly portable, but equally usable and not too 'small' feeling.
    - Power isnt much of an issue, as it will basical just be used for surfing the web, but a few hours battery life would be nice.

    As an example.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IBM-ThinkPad-T...QQcmdZViewItem

    Alternativly i might go for the real bottom end, £50 and a knock of replacment battery...?



    Daniel

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    Re: New laptop

    Comet do a nice Acer laptop for £300 - 1.8ghz, 512mb, Vista, 80gb, 15.4" widescreen TFT (Glass style), DVDRW, Wifi, etc. A friends got one - I'be be happier buying new for a laptop rather than ebay.

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    Re: New laptop

    Yeah, £300 for that isnt bad, compairs well with the refurbed ebay ones tbh.


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    Re: New laptop

    Acer Aspire 7520 Gemstone @ Tesco
    17" screen
    £399 - good price for a 17 incher (fnarrr)

    Audio Features Yes
    Battery Life 2.5-hour
    Bluetooth No
    Box Contents Warranty, User Guides & Software CD
    Brand Acer
    Card Reader 5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital™ (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)
    Features of Product 17" widescreen display AMD® turionTM 64x2 TK53 1.7 GHz processor Acer empowering technnology
    Firewire Yes
    Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® 7000M with up to 384Mb NVIDIA® GeForce® Turbocache™
    Hard Drive 80Gb
    Memory 1024Mb DDR2 667 MHz memory
    Number of USB Ports 4
    Operating System Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Optical Drive DVD Rewriter
    Output VGA, S-video
    Processor AMD Athlon TM 64x2 Dual Core
    Processor Cache 2 x 256Kb
    Processor Model Number TK53
    Processor Speed 1.7GHz
    Product Depth 29.8 cm
    Product Height 4.3 cm
    Product Weight 3.36Kg
    Product Width 40.4 cm
    Remote Control Included No
    Screen Features WXGA+ high-brightness (200-nit) Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD
    Screen Size 17"
    Software Load Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eNet, ePower, eAudio, ePresentation, eDataSecurity, eLock, eRecovery, eSettings, Management) Acer Arcade™ featuring Cinema, Video, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia Acer GridVista™ Acer Launch Manager Adobe® Reader® CyberLink® PowerProducer® Norton Internet Security™ NTI CD-Maker™ Microsoft® Works 8.5 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial1
    TV Tuner None
    Wi-Fi Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology
    Wired Networking Port Yes

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    Re: New laptop

    www.dmxdimension.com

    Awesome site for Dell stuff.

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