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    £300 Laptop Challenge?

    I'm looking for a laptop as cheaply as possible to do:

    Word/office applications,
    Browse internet
    watch DVDs

    I imagine a spec of roughly P3 1ghz and a 14" screen would be ideal.

    I happy with new or refub, just don't know where to look.

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    http://www.laptopshop.co.uk/

    For sale/trade forums.

    Local paper? Not the best source but could have a look.

    Ebay? Again questionable.

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    https://www.medionshop.co.uk/
    look in note books, on first page £319.99

    # Medion MD2853 Notebook
    # Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
    # 14.1" TFT XGA Color Display
    # Intel® Celeron® Processor with 2.0 GHz
    # 128MB DDR-RAM
    # 20 GB hard disk
    # Combined DVD/CD-RW drive: 8x DVD / 24x CD-R / 10x CD-RW / 24x CD-ROM
    # Graphics: VGA with up to 64MB shared memory
    # 16 bit Sound chip
    # Internal 56K V.90 Modem
    # 10/100 Mbit Fast Ethernet LAN port
    # 2 integrated speakers
    # Integrated Touchpad with two mouse buttons
    # UK Keyboard with 2 Multimedia Hotkeys
    # External AC adapter & Li-Ion battery VDE/GS approved

    hows that?

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    I would hold out for Medionshop.....they will have better deals than that!

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    ON the PC world advert they say laptops starting from £299 dont know what it is though.

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    well this will be for my flatmate, it'll need a good amount of ram so everything runs smoothly. though i imagine that i'll need to upgrade that myself since they still ship budget laptops with only 256 shocking!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro
    ON the PC world advert they say laptops starting from £299 dont know what it is though.
    its a crappy via c4 processor avoid like the plague

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    have you tried http://www.rdc-shop.co.uk/shops/main.php they normally have some decent 2nd user laptops.

    Or http://www.schoolsconnectonline.co.uk. as i have bought a few laptops from them.

    or something like this one

    But then i live quite near so i get no postage costs.
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    dont get the ram from the dealer go somewhere like crucial good prices and reliable

    Pete

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    Right this is actually for my house mate.

    The laptop just need to be portable and functinal, all she will use it for is internet, office and dvds.

    I've done a bit of a searhc but havent found much, the budget is £350 max.

    What have you guys found?

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    to get more than 256 MB of ram for £350 is nigh on impossible for a new machine.
    In total it would have to be at least £400. You could get one second hand but they
    are normally even more than new ones as people havent caught on to how cheap new
    ones are now.

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    also try the dell outlet shop cant remember the url do a quick google and that should throw it up, I bought a Dell Inspiron DVDRW 40 gig disk modem/nic/wifi 756mb ram for £340 delivered, you gotta keep checking it as it changes all the time

    HTH
    Pete

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