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    Can someone recommend me the best possible laptop for under £400? All I be using it for is casual use in University as well as the odd video game such as Quake LIVE, WoW, etc.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Best possible laptop for under £400?

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    Really?

    I was thinking of getting somkething off Scan as i get free delivery from then, but I was thinking if I really want to get the most for my money I should get a reburfished one.

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    Re: Best possible laptop for under £400?

    Under £400 you're not going to get anything particularly capable of gaming. The best you're likely to manage is either an AMD based laptop with HD4200 graphics or a Core i3 (even that might be pushing it), and neither of them are really that capable, even for casual gaming.

    Refurbished you might be able to get something half decent, but it'll take quite a lot of searching. And no disrespect to you personally, but as a new member there's only so far people are likely to go to help (making sarcastic second posts on your own thread isn't likely to help that much either, tbh ).

    Hopefully by now you've found the small form factor and portables forum (it's a sub-forum of this one) which has had a couple of similar threads to this in the last month or so: you may find some answers in there. Or - why not find a couple of machines you like the look of and mention them in this thread: then people will at least have a starting point to know what you're looking for.

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    Re: Best possible laptop for under £400?

    Dell M101Z or M301Z, some configurations are under or around £400.

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    Re: Best possible laptop for under £400?

    Get anything you want...not really a big choice there. You haven't said what requirements you want.
    I usually recommend Lenovo but Dell is pretty good as well for the money. You can also look into Acer and Toshiba.

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    Re: Best possible laptop for under £400?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Dell M101Z or M301Z, some configurations are under or around £400.
    Agreed. See Hexus review here:
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=25904

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    Re: Best possible laptop for under £400?

    Seen this on ebuyers webshot:

    Lenovo IdeaPad Z560
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/227402

    Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz
    320GB HDD 7200RPM
    2GB RAM
    15.6" HD LED
    Webcam + HDMI
    NVIDIA GeForce 310M Dedicated Graphics
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT

    £439.98 a bit slightly over

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    Re: Best possible laptop for under £400?

    If you have one near, and if they have stock left these medions are £350:
    http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers...uys2_11712.htm

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    Re: Best possible laptop for under £400?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Dragoon View Post
    If you have one near, and if they have stock left these medions are £350:
    http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers...uys2_11712.htm

    Athlon X2 P320 Processor (2.10 GHz)
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512 MB
    3 GB DD3 RAM
    320 GB hard drive
    Certainly, if you're not too bothered about build quality this machine looks pretty impressive on paper for the money. If you are, however it's likely that you'll want to go slightly over budget to ensure you get something that doesn't sacrifice performance too much. In such an instance, I think the Lenovo from eBuyer (£440) looks like a good buy.

    Games will struggle on Intel GMA graphics, so try to steer clear of that option where possible.

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    Re: Best possible laptop for under £400?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Dragoon View Post
    If you have one near, and if they have stock left these medions are £350:
    http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers...uys2_11712.htm

    Athlon X2 P320 Processor (2.10 GHz)
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512 MB
    3 GB DD3 RAM
    320 GB hard drive
    Looks like quite a good deal, might check this out

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    Re: Best possible laptop for under £400?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMyles View Post
    Certainly, if you're not too bothered about build quality this machine looks pretty impressive on paper for the money. If you are, however it's likely that you'll want to go slightly over budget to ensure you get something that doesn't sacrifice performance too much. In such an instance, I think the Lenovo from eBuyer (£440) looks like a good buy.

    Games will struggle on Intel GMA graphics, so try to steer clear of that option where possible.
    I can't speak for this medion laptop, but my sister has had one for 18 months, and has 3 young children, and over excitable dog, and a partner who thinks a pop out dvd drive is a built in drinks holder (eg. it has been abused something mighty, and knocked off the sofa a good few times) and it has held up very well with just scuffs and scratches, the only thing that isn't working on it is the sd card reader, and that is because I can't get the chewing gum off the contacts.
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