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    Post £650 to spend on a laptop

    So which one ?
    I basically need one with discrete graphics, not onboard/integrated chipset rubbish, as it needs to power 2 monitors and I want some oomph in that department.
    Preferably 1GB RAM and at least 60GB hard drive.

    I've seen this one by Asus -> http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...94&modelmenu=1
    ..which looks good with discrete nVidia Go 7300 gfx, but not ideal SiS 756 chipset.

    Thoughts, other options appreciated. Want to purchase today !

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    Dell Inspiron 6400? Core Duo & x1300 (or x1400 if you upgrade)

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    Nope, that has integrated Intel gfx, I specifically want discrete gfx - NEXT

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    Actually the Dell Inspiron 6400 range does have the option to go for the ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 or 1400. For example if you go for the £549 Inspiron 6400 and then configure it for a ATI graphics card upgrade it comes in at £619.50 inc VAT and Delivery

    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...rsinspn_6400_4

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    Ah, but only 512MB memory

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    Ahh yes,
    Sorry missed that bit. I think another 512 is around the £50 mark though

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman1981 View Post
    Ahh yes,
    Sorry missed that bit. I think another 512 is around the £50 mark though
    Yeah too much then.

    Anyone else ? Really need some advice guys/gals...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by machinist View Post
    Nope, that has integrated Intel gfx, I specifically want discrete gfx - NEXT
    Specifically said x1300 (as thats what I'm typing this on - with an x1300)


    And you just have to wait a couple of weeks till Dell do a Free Double Memory offer and or Free Delivery - and you can add that extra memory (which is why mine has 2gb in it )

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Specifically said x1300 (as thats what I'm typing this on - with an x1300)


    And you just have to wait a couple of weeks till Dell do a Free Double Memory offer and or Free Delivery - and you can add that extra memory (which is why mine has 2gb in it )
    I'm sorry Dave87, I still don't get it ! You said an Inspiron 6400 with an upgrade to X1300 discrete gfx - well I did that and the final price is £737 !! I have a budget of £650.
    If I'm doing something wrong, please tell me.

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    Ah, one of the dell favourites - to reach the advertised price you have to reduce to 1 year collect and return warrenty - which then removes £117 from the total, giving a laptop with x1300 graphics for £619

    For the memory upgrade - either wait until free double memory, or go to the likes of crucial and pay for a single 512mb DDR2-SODIMM (DDR2-667)

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    Just like to say thanks to everyone, particularly Dave87
    I plumped for the Dell - got a discount through work too, and ended up paying £600 all in ! Left me some spare cash to buy a bag and extra memory too

    Thanks again guys

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