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    Mid range Laptop for £600-800 needed

    Looking for a Laptop for a business contract. It has to have a P4 CPU, 256MB's of memory, 20GB Hard Disk and either Windows 2000 Pro or Windows XP Pro.

    There any good deals around at the moment?

    What Laptops do people recommend?

    Is there any particular manufacturer to buy/avoid?

    Cheers

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    I am gonna go out on a limb here and expect the odd flame or two, get your backside to PC World (forgive me father for I have sinned) for 800 quid you could get a compaq 2.8Ghz laptop with cdrw/dvd combo 40gb HD in their sales, its that time of year when they are expecting new stock so you could get a last years model laptop for a bargin price and it will be of excellent spec.

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    can I ask why you must have p4? the Centrinos are far better for laptops

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    Hi there. if u can be a bit patient u might be interested in a dell laptop i have for sale !

    specs are

    Specs are

    Inspiron - 1.4Ghz - 60.00Gb HD - 512.00Mb Mem - DVD - Modem
    1Y CAR (Collect and Return )
    - 128MB ATI M10 (9600 Pro ) Video Memory Card - - 15.4 WXGA Screen - Inspiron 8600 -
    - 512MB DIMM (333MHZ) (2 X 256MB) - - 60GB (7200RPM) IDE Hard Drive - -
    8X DVD Drive (Media Bay) - - AOL, Dellnet + Tiscali ISP Combo - UK - -
    Back-up Drivers for 8600 - - Dell Media Experience - Inspiron - - Dell
    Picture Studio Image Expert Standard - UK - - Documentation 8600 -
    English - - DVD Decoder S/W - - Inspiron 8600 Pentium M 1.4GHz 15.4 in
    WXGA - - Intel Pro WLAN 2100 802.11b Mbps - - Internal 56K Modem
    Notebook - UK - - Internal Network Card - - Lithium Ion 72Whr 9 Cell
    Primary Battery - - Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP1) -
    UK - - Microsoft® Works® 7.0 - UK - - Norton AntiVirus (90-
    Day Trial) - UK - - Paint Shop Pro Standard - UK - - Ship Notebook 8600 -
    UK - - Windows XP Drivers for I 8600

    Still has like 6 - 7 months RTB warranty left on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azrael1
    Hi there. if u can be a bit patient u might be interested in a dell laptop i have for sale !

    specs are

    Specs are

    Inspiron - 1.4Ghz - 60.00Gb HD - 512.00Mb Mem - DVD - Modem
    1Y CAR (Collect and Return )
    - 128MB ATI M10 (9600 Pro ) Video Memory Card - - 15.4 WXGA Screen - Inspiron 8600 -
    - 512MB DIMM (333MHZ) (2 X 256MB) - - 60GB (7200RPM) IDE Hard Drive - -
    8X DVD Drive (Media Bay) - - AOL, Dellnet + Tiscali ISP Combo - UK - -
    Back-up Drivers for 8600 - - Dell Media Experience - Inspiron - - Dell
    Picture Studio Image Expert Standard - UK - - Documentation 8600 -
    English - - DVD Decoder S/W - - Inspiron 8600 Pentium M 1.4GHz 15.4 in
    WXGA - - Intel Pro WLAN 2100 802.11b Mbps - - Internal 56K Modem
    Notebook - UK - - Internal Network Card - - Lithium Ion 72Whr 9 Cell
    Primary Battery - - Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP1) -
    UK - - Microsoft® Works® 7.0 - UK - - Norton AntiVirus (90-
    Day Trial) - UK - - Paint Shop Pro Standard - UK - - Ship Notebook 8600 -
    UK - - Windows XP Drivers for I 8600

    Still has like 6 - 7 months RTB warranty left on it.
    Why are you selling after such a short time azrael1

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    hi. Im getting a free laptop through work !!!!
    As im moving departments hehe !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom
    can I ask why you must have p4? the Centrinos are far better for laptops
    Because unless battery life and wireless networking are crucial, he's going to get much more bang per buck going the P4 route if his top whack is £800.

    HP Nx9010

    Dell Inspiron 5160
    (for this one knock the servicing down to 1 yr Collect and Return, and upgrade to XP Pro, comes in at £830 inc VAT and del.

    As an aside, if budget is a factor you NEED to check the Dell Outlet.

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    If a man talks in a forest & there's no woman around....
    Is he STILL wrong?

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    FJ, couple of reasonable machines there, but he's after a 2K/XP Pro machine - I assume since he's needing to talk to a Windows Domain - and the last two certainly are XP Home boxes. BTW the Dabs link just goes to the main laptop page at Dabs.

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    woops...must learn to read posts more fully & use better links soz
    If a man talks in a forest & there's no woman around....
    Is he STILL wrong?

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    Nah...just blame Dabs; everyone else does!

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    I'm selling a

    Dell Inspiron 8200
    1.6ghz P4-M
    512Mb DDR Ram
    64mb Geforce 4 440
    30Gb HDD
    CD-RW/DVD combo
    15.1" 1600x1200 TFT
    around 6 months Collect and Return Warranty left.
    Win XP Home
    +all cds and drivers
    +leather carry case worth £70 never used
    looking for around £700 + £15 p&p ono
    cost me £2200!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azrael1
    Hi there. if u can be a bit patient u might be interested in a dell laptop i have for sale !

    specs are

    Specs are

    Inspiron - 1.4Ghz - 60.00Gb HD - 512.00Mb Mem - DVD - Modem
    1Y CAR (Collect and Return )
    - 128MB ATI M10 (9600 Pro ) Video Memory Card - - 15.4 WXGA Screen - Inspiron 8600 -
    - 512MB DIMM (333MHZ) (2 X 256MB) - - 60GB (7200RPM) IDE Hard Drive - -
    8X DVD Drive (Media Bay) - - AOL, Dellnet + Tiscali ISP Combo - UK - -
    Back-up Drivers for 8600 - - Dell Media Experience - Inspiron - - Dell
    Picture Studio Image Expert Standard - UK - - Documentation 8600 -
    English - - DVD Decoder S/W - - Inspiron 8600 Pentium M 1.4GHz 15.4 in
    WXGA - - Intel Pro WLAN 2100 802.11b Mbps - - Internal 56K Modem
    Notebook - UK - - Internal Network Card - - Lithium Ion 72Whr 9 Cell
    Primary Battery - - Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP1) -
    UK - - Microsoft® Works® 7.0 - UK - - Norton AntiVirus (90-
    Day Trial) - UK - - Paint Shop Pro Standard - UK - - Ship Notebook 8600 -
    UK - - Windows XP Drivers for I 8600

    Still has like 6 - 7 months RTB warranty left on it.

    What is the asking price mate cos i need one for uni

    Cheers

    sam

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