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    500 Quid laptop for uni

    My mate is after a laptop for uni in sept. Will mainly be used for movie watching / music playing/ office etc... So would probably be better to cut down on the gfx card and get a bigger screen..

    Any ideas boys/girls
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    My mate is jus about to sell his laptop on ebay, it might be perfect for your friend, it is a Dell and is good spec i think it is 2.5 years old, let me know if you want full details

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    Hi,

    Just about any modern laptop is capable of DVD watching (as long as it has a DVD drive!) and running Office - Dell laptops have served me well, and they do one now for 300-400 quid approx if I remember right. But as I said, I wouldn't worry too much if he's sure he doesn't want to use it for games / video editing!

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    What about THIS dual core fujitsu laptop for £499.99 from Comet?

    FUJITSU AMILO PI 1505
    Product code 337307

    £499.99 Free delivery

    CPU: Intel Centrino Duo T2050 (1.6 GHz)
    Memory (RAM): 1024 Mb (1gb)
    Storage (hard drive): 40 GB
    Screen size: 15.4 inches Widescreen
    Graphics: 128MB Intel 950

    See more HERE
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    That looks like a good option. Alternatively the Dell Inspiron 6400 has the same specs but only 512mb ram and an 80gb hard drive instead.

    They are £498.47 at the moment but i picked one up for £478 about a week ago and i plan on buying an extra 512mb ram for about £25 and making it dual channel. The offers change often. If you ring them you can often haggle especially for extras like the battery upgrade which is well worth it.

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    http://www.beforeitsgone.co.uk/content/view/439/2/

    Dell here with slightly better specs for £498

    Model Inspiron 6400 (N08645)
    Price £498
    CPU Intel Core Duo 1.6 GHz
    Display 15.4" Wide Screen WXGA
    O/S Windows XP Home
    RAM 512MB
    Hard Drive 80GB
    CD or DVD CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
    Additional Shared Memory Graphics
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    56K V92 Modem
    1 Year Collect and Return Service

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    If you are prepared to wait, then dell quite often do double memory/free delivery deals on their laptops which will boost the spec and lower the cost Thats the only reason that my laptop has 2Gb of RAM in it - otherwise I would have gone for a different one

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