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    £300 Laptop budget

    I am looking to buy a laptop for £300 but will stretch to £350 if need be. The laptop will be used for college work and browsing the internet wirelessly, so nothing too demanding.

    All suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks

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    Re: £300 Laptop budget

    £300's not gonna buy you much I'm afraid...

    - Asus EEE 4G ~ £218.55
    - EI SYSTEMS 3213 ~ £300
    - HP 530 ~ £330
    - Acer Aspire 5051AWXMi ~ £340
    - EI SYSTEMS 3115 ~ £350
    - HP 530 ~ £360

    Personally I'd go with the Acer Aspire but don't rush into it cos I'm sure the others will have suggestions.

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    Re: £300 Laptop budget

    Either 2nd hand or one of the freebies if you go for AOL or Orange Broadband. Anything else at that price point will be cr@p.

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    Re: £300 Laptop budget

    Thanks for the suggestions so far.

    Like i say its only going to be used for college work and wireless internet, so very basic things. I know im not going to get an amazing laptop for my budget but im sure i could get something that meets my requirements?

    If need be i may possibly stretch to £400

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    Re: £300 Laptop budget

    £400 is a much better budget for a laptop.

    you will get into the dual core / 2gb of ram region with that budget.

    Take a look at the dell vostro 1000. Not a bad bit of kit for the money.

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    Re: £300 Laptop budget

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    £400 is a much better budget for a laptop.

    you will get into the dual core / 2gb of ram region with that budget.

    Take a look at the dell vostro 1000. Not a bad bit of kit for the money.
    As advised by staffsMike, £400 is a better budget if you can stretch to it.

    I advised a colleague to get the following from ebuyer (ebuyer claim it's exclusive to them) - he ordered one after doing some research

    Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5515 Laptop Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2130 1.86GHz 2048MB 120GB DVDRW 15.4" WXGA TFT Windows Vista Home Premium Edition - Ebuyer

    Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5515 Laptop
    Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2130 1.86GHz
    2048MB
    120GB
    DVDRW
    15.4" WXGA TFT
    Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    Cost: £400

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    Re: £300 Laptop budget

    you can probably pick up a second hand ibm t42 for that price there tuogh and do pack quite a bit of power into a small case
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    Re: £300 Laptop budget

    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    I advised a colleague to get the following from ebuyer (ebuyer claim it's exclusive to them) - he ordered one after doing some research

    Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5515 Laptop Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2130 1.86GHz 2048MB 120GB DVDRW 15.4" WXGA TFT Windows Vista Home Premium Edition - Ebuyer
    Looks amazing but a lot of the reviews seem to think the battery life is awful.

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    Re: £300 Laptop budget

    Dell Vostro 1000 is £299 at the minute with 2GB of RAM, has a AMD mobile processor (not my fav I have to say) but from what you need it for it should more then suffice.

    Weren't Big Pockets selling some cheap laptops recently? Might be a plan to see if they got any left.
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