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    Re: Laptop for my Brother

    HP is fine. Which model were you looking at?

    EDIT - HP you need business laptops though

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    Re: Laptop for my Brother

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    XPS i5 might be better looking at the current prices. Whats wrong with HP :/

    still waiting for a reply from my bro on the software.
    Which specific model are you looking at BTW??


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    Re: Laptop for my Brother

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    HP Elitebook 8440p
    HP Elitebook 8460p

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    Re: Laptop for my Brother

    what's wrong with HP?

    start with battery life and then go to a store where you can get your hands on one and have a play. Crippled by bloatware, and unless you get an envy model with the metal chassis, I find them a bit too plasticy and flimsy for my liking. Personal taste I guess.

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    Re: Laptop for my Brother

    Matlab is all he says he uses really.

    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...d42b7fa1e5dd68

    This is the one which has been put forward - he says not to spend much more than £500 but my dad (who is paying) is willing to over

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    Re: Laptop for my Brother

    Do use the dmxdimension website CAT suggested. Start with one of their options, then at the checkout add in another dell 10% off voucher, or if the total price is too low, there's also a £70 off code for XPS machines. You'll be able to spec it high for not too high a price that way.

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    Re: Laptop for my Brother

    btw the newer sandy bridge CPUs denoted i3-2xxx, i5-2xxx,i7-2xxx will give more bang for your buck, longer battery life and significantly better graphics performance than the original core i3-xxx, i5-xxx, i7-xxx machines.

    Have a look at this one for example:

    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...d42b7fa1e5dd68

    listed on the dmx site XPS model # N00X5M01

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    Re: Laptop for my Brother

    This is what my bro went for in the end

    Quote Originally Posted by dell
    New XPS 15
    2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
    £ 528.33
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    2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
    Memory
    3072MB (1x2GB + 1x1GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
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    Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
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    1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M Graphics Card
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    N02X5M01
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    Integrated Mobile Broadband
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    15.6 HD WLED TL (1366x768) 720p with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera
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    Total excl. VAT VAT Rate VAT Total incl. VAT
    Sub-total(s): £ 528.33 20.00% £ 105.67 £ 634.00
    Delivery Charge: £ 16.66 20.00% £ 3.33 £ 19.99
    Total Price: £ 544.99 £ 109.00 £ 653.99
    Thanks for all the help guys

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