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Scott88 Avatar
1d, 1w agoPosted 1 decade, 1 week ago
Im wanting to buy a new lap top for around £400. I will use it for college/uni work and for surfing the net and playing football manager on. Can anyone point me in the right direction as im useless with these things. Thank you Scott
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1d, 1w agoPosted 1 decade, 1 week ago
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#1
Welcome to HotUKDeals Scott88 and Thanks for the post :)

It might be worth waiting until Thursday when the Dell weekly updates are posted by MikeT. Quite often there's a very good deal to be had, but here's one you might like to look at and get some ideas: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deal/10404/dell-inspiron-1501amd-laptop-sempro

What preferences would you have? Such as screen size, weight, AMD or Intel processors, hard drive size, DVDRW for example...
#2
I appreciate money burns a hole in ones pocket...I've got the scar tissue to prove it..but in all honesty you should wait for Vista's release at the end of Jan 07 and buy one then...preferably a dual core with 1gb of ram and decent graphics....all those Xmas cash presents will be necessary as you'll probably have to raise your budget by about £500.
#3
Im just wanting a 60 gb hard drive and reliable sysetm that will last 3-4 years. I only use it work and the net and playing football manager.

Ive found this aswell. Looks like a quality deal. What are compaq like?

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/143042
#4
currychops
I appreciate money burns a hole in ones pocket...I've got the scar tissue to prove it..but in all honesty you should wait for Vista's release at the end of Jan 07 and buy one then...preferably a dual core with 1gb of ram and decent graphics....all those Xmas cash presents will be necessary as you'll probably have to raise your budget by about £500.
That's not necessarily true. He has a budget of £400 which will NOT get a good vista laptop. Also, not everyone wants to use Vista as soon as it comes out - I used to love being on the cutting edge of software (e.g. with Windows XP) but now have a lot less time on my hands and would rather wait until others have ironed out the bugs in Vista and buy the software then (i.e. when SP1 or 2 is out).

I think we all need to be a little less hasty in telling people to wait for Vista, a lot of less experienced people will feel a lot more comfortable with Windows XP, and don't want to dive in the deep end with Vista!
#5
Hold your horses markwillis....we are now almost 7 years on from the launch of XP....which was a giant leap forward from win98...vista is building on the XP progression and I doubt very much it will have the teething problems some predict.

I think its a case of if you want a laptop then its best to have the latest operating system..have you tried selling a PC with an old version of Windows...very difficult unless it's going for a song.

I'm sure £500 will get a decent vista ready laptop..albeit a basic one.
#6
Scott88
Im just wanting a 60 gb hard drive and reliable sysetm that will last 3-4 years. I only use it work and the net and playing football manager.

Ive found this aswell. Looks like a quality deal. What are compaq like?

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/143042


My advice is to look onthe Currys website as there are codes in the voucher section on here for 10% off and free delivery..you can also get quidco cashback.
#7
Most of the cheapest LAPTOPS are usually Celeron processors. I've worked with two laptops of this type and the fan was always on.
The COMPAQ is use now is an old AMD and its been great..............

So I'd go for AMD over Celeron.........
[mod]#8
Dell are saying 2Gig of ram and 256Meg graphics to run Vista premium so the laptop prices will be high with that loading on them.
If you dont want to run anything other than basic Vista and for £400 thats what you will get then why bother, its a tool to get the job done, not for bragging rights at £400.
Find a reasonable spec machine with XP and 1 gig of ram like the reconditioned ones from Currys I threaded recently and you will be quite happy I think.
The lower end Dells will be ok too if you pick out the right spec.
#9
Try Comet Online.
#10
MikeT
Dell are saying 2Gig of ram and 256Meg graphics to run Vista premium so the laptop prices will be high with that loading on them.
If you dont want to run anything other than basic Vista and for £400 thats what you will get then why bother, its a tool to get the job done, not for bragging rights at £400.
Find a reasonable spec machine with XP and 1 gig of ram like the reconditioned ones from Currys I threaded recently and you will be quite happy I think.
The lower end Dells will be ok too if you pick out the right spec.


OK Mike you have a point..but we all know that PC builders are in competition to give the best belt for bucks package..and when Vista is launched they will have to spec their builds to handle the new OS...I doubt very much that they will hike prices as that will deflate the market.

As you know Dell are fond of double memory offers at no extra charge so with Vista this will have to become the norm..also graphics card prices are on the slide with the introduction of Nvidea series 8 and with ATI about to launch their next generation cards...so the extra memory cost will be partially offset by lower price graphic cards.
#11
All I meant was that for £400 you won't get a decent Vista laptop.

Scott 88 only wants a laptop for work, net & football manager.

You said "but in all honesty you should wait for Vista's release" and all I was trying to get across is that, in this case, I don't think waiting for Vista is particularly appropriate.

As for teething problems... I think it's unreasonable to expect a new OS to NOT have teething problems.

Also WinXP was released 5 years ago (October 2001) ;-) LOL
#12
so i think im going to collect that compaq one later from pc world. Thanks for your help everyone.
#13
Scott88
so i think im going to collect that compaq one later from pc world. Thanks for your help everyone.


I think that's a positive choice Scott88....it is a good spec for the price...don't forget the quidco cashback
#14
markwills
All I meant was that for £400 you won't get a decent Vista laptop.

Scott 88 only wants a laptop for work, net & football manager.

You said "but in all honesty you should wait for Vista's release" and all I was trying to get across is that, in this case, I don't think waiting for Vista is particularly appropriate.

As for teething problems... I think it's unreasonable to expect a new OS to NOT have teething problems.

Also WinXP was released 5 years ago (October 2001) ;-) LOL


I stand corrected on Xp release date..thanks.

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