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    Help picking which laptop

    I have decided to buy just a cheap laptop for use in the day time so we can move our main pcs out of the frontroom, I have £300 to buy something for general use (ie not for gaming or heavy use)

    I have found 3 on ebuyer that are in my budget but I have no idea whats the best one to get

    1. Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO V5535 Intel Dual Core T2330 1.6GHz 2GB 80GB DVD-RW WLAN 15.4" Vista Home Premium

    2. Acer Aspire 5717Z Pentium Dual Core T2330 2048MB 80GB DVD-SM 15.4\" ACB TFT Windows Vista Premium

    3. Acer Aspire 7520 AMD Turion TK57 1024MB 80GB DVD-SM 17\" ACB TFT Windows Vista Premium

    OS is not a issue as I plan on getting XP or just using nix with it

    Any advise of the 3 laptops above or any other laptops that would do the same job?
    Someone left a note on a piece of cake in the fridge that said, "Do not eat!". I ate the cake and left a note saying, "Yuck, who the hell eats paper ?

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    Re: Help picking which laptop

    Thats almost same as I posted about but £30 more..
    Someone left a note on a piece of cake in the fridge that said, "Do not eat!". I ate the cake and left a note saying, "Yuck, who the hell eats paper ?

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    Re: Help picking which laptop

    core 2 duo is better than dual core

    but if that is worth £30, is your call

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    Re: Help picking which laptop

    if it is just for general usage, why not get a acer aspire one or eeePC kind of thing?
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    Re: Help picking which laptop

    The advent 4211 is a decent wee thing.

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    Re: Help picking which laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by r_j_k_p View Post
    core 2 duo is better than dual core

    but if that is worth £30, is your call
    Didn't notice that its back up to £450 now
    Someone left a note on a piece of cake in the fridge that said, "Do not eat!". I ate the cake and left a note saying, "Yuck, who the hell eats paper ?

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    Re: Help picking which laptop

    ah that sucks! was just about to get one for the gf.

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    Re: Help picking which laptop

    Voucher code: GLTV1QH8DCMLWF

    gets you 10% off dell vosto's through small business. Vostro 1510 maybe?

    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...0915109A&s=bsd

    watch the delivery costs and VAT though, delivery is genereally negotiable over the phone

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    Re: Help picking which laptop

    Looking at

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    Palpay says they accept it but Dell say they don't, will need to wait till money is downloaded to bank :/
    Last edited by Barry; 29-08-2008 at 12:27 PM.
    Someone left a note on a piece of cake in the fridge that said, "Do not eat!". I ate the cake and left a note saying, "Yuck, who the hell eats paper ?

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