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    Opinions on new laptop?

    I was looking for a new laptop.
    Was looking for the following:

    -at least core 2 duo cpu, or amd equivalent
    -2gb or 667mhz or 800mhz ram
    -gfx card that will play 1080p mkv files
    -15 inches screen at least
    -good build quality and long lasting
    -hard drive (not too important with the cheap usb's these days), just at least 5400rpm
    -dvd-rw (to record data to dvd's)
    -inbuilt wlan (maybe with 802.11n)
    -price of around £350

    in terms of OS, i will get the student deal of windows 7 for £30, so the laptop must be compatible with windows 7.

    i found this:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173882...oduct_overview


    Can anyone find any similar deals?


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    Re: Opinions on new laptop?

    Looks quite nice, but i'd be suspect about the build quality. The white keys will no doubt get very dirty and wear quicker than black ones (Visibily).

    Also it doesn't look very low profile, quite a thick laptop? I'd suspect you could do better for £350, if you can try.

    Any brand names available for that budget you can look at?

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    Re: Opinions on new laptop?

    I would look at this notebook:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169123

    It has a free upgrade to Windows 7(you may have to pay for postage though so please check) so should only be slightly over your combined budget!

    This notebook is also excellent value for money and has an HD4570 graphics card too:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169125


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    Re: Opinions on new laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I would look at this notebook:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169123

    It has a free upgrade to Windows 7(you may have to pay for postage though so please check) so should only be slightly over your combined budget!

    This notebook is also excellent value for money and has an HD4570 graphics card too:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169125
    do u think the laptop in the OP would play 1080 or 720p mkv files?
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    Re: Opinions on new laptop?

    The one with the HD4570 should as it has the UVD2 decoder.

    More details:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Video_Decoder

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/techn...-avivo-hd.aspx


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    Re: Opinions on new laptop?

    how does this sound for a great deal:

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P7450 (2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 3 MB L2 cache)

    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit- English

    15.6" Widescreen WXGA WLED (1366 x 768) TFT Display with TrueLife

    3072MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [1x2048 + 1x1024]

    250GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive

    256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330

    DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)

    Primary 6-cell 46 WHr Lithium Ion battery

    Dell Wireless 1515 Half Mini Card (802.11n)

    Black Colour with Matte Finish



    (basically it is an inspiron 1545 with a few upgrades on components)

    Price is £483.76 with shipping.


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    Re: Opinions on new laptop?

    I would check this website for Dell deals:

    http://www.dmxdimension.com/

    The links are directly to the Dell website.


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    Re: Opinions on new laptop?

    price now £468.77 as knocked off the special wireless card.

    Still a good price in comparison to the dmxdimension website.

    what you think cat-the-fifth?
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    Re: Opinions on new laptop?

    The Asus has a better graphics card but the Dell has a better CPU and possibly a better screen too.
    I probably would go for the Dell.


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