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    Spec me an 11.6" laptop please... (original thread title of the year award)

    I have one month to get my hands on a small laptop - I've been to PC World, and decided that 11.6" is probably the best size. 13.3" was just a bit too big and heavy for my liking.

    I want to avoid Atom if at all possible - just want something a bit quicker, and I'm intending to put an SSD in it at some point, so hard drive space/speed is irrelevant. Graphics performance is also irrelevant.

    Windows 7 Home Premium or better is a must, Pro would be nice for Offline Files.

    £500 is the absolute max, would prefer to spend a bit less though.

    Considered so far, without much luck:

    Dell Inspiron 11z - Pentium versions vanished off the market
    Dell Inspiron M101z - battery life disappointing, not particularly taken with AMD in this segment... not against it though if it's the best choice
    Acer Timeline 1830T - Duke Nukem syndrome in terms of UK availability, and I don't want to risk importing

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    Re: Spec me an 11.6" laptop please... (original thread title of the year award)

    Go on, you know you want to

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    Re: Spec me an 11.6" laptop please... (original thread title of the year award)

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    Re: Spec me an 11.6" laptop please... (original thread title of the year award)

    How about the latest incarnation of the Packard Bell dot u ?
    Main: i5 2500K, AsRock Extreme4 Z68, 8GB Vengeance, Enermax Infiniti, 5850 1GB
    Toys: Cowon J3 32GB, DIR-655, PS3 Slim, HTC Desire, HDC-SD1, Slingbox, Synology DS109j, Asus Transformer + dock

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    Re: Spec me an 11.6" laptop please... (original thread title of the year award)

    HP DM1
    Toshiba T210

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    Re: Spec me an 11.6" laptop please... (original thread title of the year award)

    You can get the Acer Ferrari One for around £380 delivered:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002USCFW...SIN=B002USCFW6

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172295...edium=products

    Here are a few other 11.6" and 12.1" laptops for under £500 delivered:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sort=pr...imit=10&page=1

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190375


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    Re: Spec me an 11.6" laptop please... (original thread title of the year award)

    Is there any chance you can wait a couple more months? Good things a-coming Ontario!

    Su

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    Re: Spec me an 11.6" laptop please... (original thread title of the year award)

    Thanks a lot for all of the suggestions, all of them were brilliant - spot on.

    I've gone with the HP DM1 though - the Toshiba T210 was perfect, and the Ontario would've been perfect as well, but I managed to get the HP for £350 direct from HP (today), with some cashback on top.

    Price was just too good to turn down

    Thanks again, much appreciated!

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    Re: Spec me an 11.6" laptop please... (original thread title of the year award)

    All the best with your HP. It's a good little laptop that looks better than the Dell and Acer you were thinking of with good battery life.

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    Re: Spec me an 11.6" laptop please... (original thread title of the year award)

    Well I just got an alienware M11X r2 i7 thing but that is over your budget, I needed a laptop and had waited long enough for the vapourware 1830T, if your ordering from dell it could take over 2 weeks to arrive.
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