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    Laptop: £500 budget

    Someone my mum knows needs a laptop for uni and has a £500 budget. I'm up on desktop prices but not on laptops nor do I know where the laptop bargains are to be found (outside the bargain forum here I mean).

    The only requirements I know of are 512MB RAM and 40GB HDD so no major constraints, as it's for a prospective student as much change from £500 as possible would be good. Anyone got anywhere I should point her at?

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    How about this laptop from woolies:

    http://www.woolworths.co.uk/ww_p2/pr...l?pid=50701533

    It's only got 256mb of RAM, but it's cheap enough so you can buy another stick and still be within your budget.

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    Dell & despite any other advice do NOT drop the warranty - onsite service is essential as a student near exams won't want to be without the laptop for weeks!!

    del inspiron 1300 and 15.4" screen if affordable & don't buy dells extra ram if not part od deal. google dell bargains and see if anywhere has order codes..

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    I knew you guys wouldnt let me down - thanks

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    http://www.wizmarkcomputers.co.uk/ho...spiron1300.htm

    click the #369 one then up warranty to 4 years - a pound odd short of #500 delivered. but user is protected for all of degree years!!

    512mb - 60gb 15.4" and the inspiron 1300s are nice laptops and a LOT lighter than most cheap laptops!

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    Comet currently have some amazing online deals.

    Like THIS ACER for £499 inc delivery.
    * Processor speed: 1.7 GHz
    * Processor: Intel Pentium M
    * Screen size: 15.4" brightwidescreen
    * Storage (hard drive): 80 GB
    * Memory (RAM): 1024 Mb
    * Graphics: 128MB

    Or THIS ACER for £399
    * Processor speed: 1.6 GHz
    * Processor: Intel Celeron Mobile
    * Screen size: 15.4" brightwidescreen
    * Storage (hard drive): 80 GB
    * Memory (RAM): 512 Mb
    * Graphics: 64MB

    Go through QuidCo and get 3.5% cashback, enough for a laptop bag and still under budget.

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    Why not the current Lidl or Aldi Laptop thats on deal, well spec'd and within budget

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    Thanks again guys - plenty of choice to go with

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