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    I think I've found my new laptop...


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    I was in toys r us yesterday and i seen core duo laptops for £600 with 1gb ram 100gb hdd etc if i was in the market for a laptop id be going for that. Saying that it looks like a decent enough spec you have there even though acer build quality feels a bit iffy to me

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    Hmm, hope you don't want to do much graphical....
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis
    Video Chipset: SiS M760GX

    Hmm, hope you don't want to do much graphical....
    According to Acer's website it's an ATI chipset so that's the bit I don't get

    http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/as3100.htm

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    I've got the Aspire 1650 as my work laptop.
    Pentium-M 2Ghz processor and a gig of ram.

    Its really good. The basic Acer dvd suite you get is not bad aswell.

    Not had any problems whatsoever.

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    Do not buy Acer, there after sales support is shocking, i.e, they deal with all warrentys from day one and will not replace, they only repair!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum
    Do not buy Acer, there after sales support is shocking, i.e, they deal with all warrentys from day one and will not replace, they only repair!
    Ah, wasn't aware of that. Who would you recommend then?

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    I have been very pleased with Acer support. They dealt with my problem very well and I was more than satisfied with the procedure.

    Acer are IMO a budget choice - you can buy better (Samsung) but their value for money is excelllent. Perhaps heavier and slightly more bulky than some of the competition but well built. Perfect choice if you are on a budget and don't care too much about the name.

    The laptop you mentioned is great in every way except for the chipset (the motherboard's chipset is SIS) and the CPU. A Sempron CPU is about as cheap as you can buy. An AthonXP 2800+ or 3000+ would probably outperform the CPU in this laptop (would you agree???)

    If you can stretch the budget I'd recommend something a little more powerful (even if you don't think you need it!!!)

    What will you be using it for????

    EDIT : Check out Dell's 6400 and HP's latest dual core offerings. For the money they're very good value...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotswoldcs
    What will you be using it for????
    Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash and EasyPHP mostly.

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    You can't go wrong with IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads for mobile computing, just for the quality of the build and design alone they are excellent, I happen to like the look of them too(mostly black with a few touches of colour, no horrible silver plastic in sight!), they don't overheat (as Dells do, dangerously) and they are nicely packaged and slim (again, unlike Dell and most other brands in the value space) and the quality of the screen and the feel of the keys and pointing device are superb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philipbain
    You can't go wrong with IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads for mobile computing, just for the quality of the build and design alone they are excellent, I happen to like the look of them too(mostly black with a few touches of colour, no horrible silver plastic in sight!), they don't overheat (as Dells do, dangerously) and they are nicely packaged and slim (again, unlike Dell and most other brands in the value space) and the quality of the screen and the feel of the keys and pointing device are superb.
    I've had a look at laptopshop.co.uk but the specs on the IBM/Lenovo laptops don't get near the one I'm looking at til you get to about £700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum
    Do not buy Acer, there after sales support is shocking, i.e, they deal with all warrentys from day one and will not replace, they only repair!
    I agree on this one, we were recommending them to our clients, however 6 months to rma a laptop is taking it a bit too far!!

    As already said, have a look at Dell, great things there!

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    I personally think Lenovo (formerly) IBM laptops are amongst the best but look particularly ugly. Of course, that's just my opinion. Good choice however, particularly if you think it looks OK.

    Have you taken a look at any HP laptops yet?

    Don't be put off Acer or Dell either.

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    Haven't looked at any HP ones. I'm avioding Packard Bell - we have a fwe at work and none of the batteries keep their charge.

    My brother gets a discount at Comet so might go for the one there

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    I'd recommend a Tosh. They have always been solid laptops, and I've had and been around a few. As to the exact model..well thats up to you!
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    Wait for the Merom cpu's to come out

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