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    need a 3hrs+ laptop

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a laptop around £600.
    one thing must be met is 3hrs+ battery life.

    general advice i was given is smaller laptop+integrated graphics, eco mode etc which i understand.

    most laptops with screen size 13.3" has 3hrs+ battery, but i dont want to go there.

    i want 15" screen atleast, and a dedicated graphics card.(not old ones that the new integrated ones can beat)
    so i want the best spec i can get for £600 basically.

    so far i've found Acer Aspire 5920G (H) [15"+3.5hrs], Samsung R700(17"+3hrs) and Toshiba A200GE-26Q(duno the battery life) that have good specs..

    please help if u know any
    thanks in advance.
    Last edited by siuron; 25-03-2008 at 12:39 PM.

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    Re: need a 3hrs+ laptop

    You can get an awesome spec dell vostro 1500 inside that budget

    The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

    prices are ex vat but comes out around £530 delivered for that spec.

    You will need the 9 cell battery and would need to use reasonable settings to get over 3 hours but it's a great laptop. You could save some battery by getting the 8400gs rather than the 8600GT.

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    Re: need a 3hrs+ laptop

    spec is quite good, altho looks is kinda....
    and the other problem is i cant choose the 9 cell??

    and also any other laptops except dell?

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    Re: need a 3hrs+ laptop

    I've got a Vostro 1500, I paid £650 for it about 6 months back.

    C2D 2Ghz, 2GB, 260GB hdd ( i think ), 8600GT and a few extras. 3 year next day warranty.

    I've managed to get 5 hours out of it ( 9 cell ) when I'm doing basic stuff. Around 1.5-2 hours when gaming.

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    Re: need a 3hrs+ laptop

    thats great 9 cells looks like a must, altho it sticks out the back a lil bit? if so, by how much?

    also have a look at this
    Find a Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Server, Printer, Software, Service, Monitor or TV at Dell.

    they must be a bit over confident with their battery life figures?

    also is the XPS worth it? as spec wise might be slightly lower, but looks a lot better and thinner?
    how bulky is this vostro 1500?

    found another link from dell about battery life
    Dell - Support
    such large difference between the 2 links.......
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    Re: need a 3hrs+ laptop

    The XPS is thinner and lighter, although with the CCFL screen it won't really be huge inprovement.

    You get HDMI, a better warranty as standard and the GDDR3 8600GT..

    The vostro is a typical 15" laptop.. not light but not too heavy and the bangs for bucks is rediculous. Last day at that price I believe. If you want the 9 cell just phone them and spec it that way or buy it as accessory and then you will have two batteries

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