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    Question Widescreen Notebook

    what's a good idea when it comes to Widescreen Laptops?

    I see a basic Sony Vaio is about £750, are there any better value laptops for around or less than this value?

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    Try shop Acer at the following link , not sure on the spec of the viao but thers some cheap widescreens there :

    https://sslrelay.com/s77548008.onean...dex.shopscript

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    I've got an Acer Aspire 2012WLCi which they don't make anymore. It's very high quality and is widescreen. Definitely recommend an Acer laptop although i hear their support is terrible. I've never had to get support though

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    Acer support is the worst, With there warrenty you only get 5 days to test it, after that you can only get a repair which can take up to a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbarr777
    Try shop Acer at the following link , not sure on the spec of the viao but thers some cheap widescreens there :

    https://sslrelay.com/s77548008.onean...dex.shopscript
    I'd be very wary of ordering anything from a site that is tunnelled through an SSL relay with no visible information-holding website, and where the main URL takes you directly there via a redirect before you access any shopping basket or order system.

    While ShopAcer.co.uk seems to have a public address and phone numbers, that their site is architected in such a way doesn't hold much water with me. There's just no need to tunnel an entire website via an SSL relay in such a way.

    With no retailer rating (on HEXUS or elsewhere) and nothing good to read about them with a quick Google search, I'd stay away if I were you.
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    ok, so it seems I'm left with the initial question again!

    Acer-direct = no

    anyone else for a chip-in??
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    Quote Originally Posted by k0nigen
    what's a good idea when it comes to Widescreen Laptops?

    I see a basic Sony Vaio is about £750, are there any better value laptops for around or less than this value?

    cheers
    I have to warn you about the FS series Vaio. Although easily the best looking budget widescreen slim notebook its had numerous reports of bad build quality and component failures.

    I was dead set on it until i read up, and since Sony's support is known for being extremely annoying and useless i dont think you want to deal with it.

    In the end i went with a used S series, same resolution, better performance, smaller size (13.3") and better battery. Good thing about buying used is that the previous owner will have likely had to deal with all the problems, so if they are an honest seller they will mention if there are any problems pre-sale.

    Or just go for a brand with better support and better value

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    you could try www.acernotebooks.co.uk

    I bought mine form there and its great. also my friend bought an 8100 from there, again good service.

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