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    what laptop/netbook

    Can anyone recommend a good laptop? I'm after the holy grail for going on city breaks + working off my knee during the commute: priorities (in order) are:

    good for DVD watching
    battery life
    something easy to take on airplanes etc
    portable
    able to use internet while on travels
    able to handle work on the go (office, powerpoint etc) without grinding to a halt.

    preferably with a built-in DVD player but not essential if a portable one can be purcahsed with it.

    budget ideally sub £300, no more than £500 unless it's absolutely worth it. Were the mac-book pro not £1000 it would prob be ideal.

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    Re: what laptop/netbook

    you might want to wait and see what amd llano has to offer, once they pop up


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    Re: what laptop/netbook

    i'd be inclined to agree, but I could really do with one for this w/e (I can peddle it later if Llano is as good as it's meant to be for that bracket)

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    Re: what laptop/netbook

    Not the best battery, but comes with a dedicated card (not sure that it will be much use to you)

    http://www.dabs.com/products/dell-in...lack-7L0C.html £339

    Keep an eye out on hotukdeals, I've seen a lot of dell laptops around the £500 mark


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    Re: what laptop/netbook

    what about the one in the bargains forum?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Advent-A13...item19c7a10d72

    Its not going to set the world on fire but add an external DVD drive & you'll still be under £200... surely 'ok' spec for browsing and office?

    PC operating system: Genuine Windows (R) 7 Home Premium
    Processor Type: Intel SU2300 CPU mark
    Processor speed: 1.2GHz
    Memory Size: 2GB mb
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Hard Drive Capacity: 250 Gb
    Screen Size/Type: WXGA 13"
    Graphics Card Type: Integrated
    Graphics Memory: UP TO 256 mb
    Wireless Enabled: Yes
    No. of USB Connections: 3
    Other Interfaces: 4 in 1 card reader
    Battery life (up to): 3 hours
    Weight: 1.71 kg
    Colour: Red

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    Re: what laptop/netbook

    ok, I thought this sort of machine didn't exist but check this out:

    http://uk.asus.com/Notebooks/Superio...specifications

    ticks all the boxes and less than a mac-book, plus no bendy plastic chassis. If I can find one, I'm seriously considering ordering this, depending on price + unless anyone can suggest a better option for similar price.

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      • Memory:
      • 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance 2133 11-11-11-27
      • Storage:
      • 2x256GB Samsung 840-Pro, 1TB Seagate 7200.12, 1TB Seagate ES.2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SuperOverClocked
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      • NZXT Hale 90 750w
      • Case:
      • BitFenix Survivor + Bitfenix spectre LED fans, LG BluRay R/W optical drive
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional
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      • Dell U2414h, U2311h 1920x1080
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    Re: what laptop/netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Sights View Post
    Not the best battery, but comes with a dedicated card (not sure that it will be much use to you)

    Keep an eye out on hotukdeals, I've seen a lot of dell laptops around the £500 mark
    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    what about the one in the bargains forum?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Advent-A13...item19c7a10d72

    Its not going to set the world on fire but add an external DVD drive & you'll still be under £200... surely 'ok' spec for browsing and office?

    PC operating system: Genuine Windows (R) 7 Home Premium
    Processor Type: Intel SU2300 CPU mark
    Battery life (up to): 3 hours
    Weight: 1.71 kg
    Colour: Red
    battery life is the downer with both those. I'm ideally after something that will let me watch a few DVD films before keeling over and dying.

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