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I have a choice of laptops thanks to a deal via work. Would anyone reccomend any of them (at the price) or should I just go with a HP Compaq Mini 702EA PC for £225. HP Compaq 6735s Notebook PC G… Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I have a choice of laptops thanks to a deal via work. Would anyone reccomend any of them (at the price) or should I just go with a HP Compaq Mini 702EA PC for £225.

HP Compaq 6735s Notebook PC
Genuine Windows Vista® Premium
AMD Athlon X2 QL-64
DVD+/-RW LightScribe Drive
15.4-inch diagonal display
160 GB 5400 RPM Hard Disc
2048 MB Standard Memory
Webcam with integrated microphone
WAS £539 - Now £339

» HP 550 Notebook PC (NA949EA)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic (32-bit)
Intel® Celeron® M 550 Processor
2048 MB
160 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm
15.4 Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WAS £385 - Now £339
Save £46 with this offer!

» Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
Intel® Celeron® Processor Dual Core T1600
3072 MB (1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB)
250 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm
15.6" Single channel LVDS HD BrightView
Full Specification
WAS £379 - Now £349
Save £30 with this offer!
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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I have to say none of the 3 laptops you have listed above are brilliant.

The first has an AMD QL64 CPU which is not great, and the other 2 have Celeron CPUs, which tend to be the low end cheaper CPUs.

Of the 2 Celerons the last one (Dual Core T1600) is the better of the 2.

Having said that the AMD QL 64 is better than either of the Celerons (but not a huge amount beter than the T1600 in the third laptop).

The third laptop has 3Gb of memory, while the first two only have 2Gb of memory.

The 2nd laptop only runs Vista Home Basic while the other 2 run Vista Home Premium.

The third one has a larger hard disk (250Gb) over 160Gb on the other 2.

So based on all that I would plump for the third laptop, the Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM.

It has the better of the 2 Celeron CPUs, has 3Gb of memory, has a larger hard disk, and has Vista Home Premium.

Next choice would be the first laptop, HP Compaq 6735s, which has the fastest CPU, but less memory and less disk space. However you could add more memory fairly cheaply whereas it is very difficult to upgrade the CPU in a laptop.

I have to say there is not a lot in it, and selecting the first laptop could well be the best choice (I notice it has a webcam and microphone built in which may be useful to you.). It also has a huge discount on it, which (if true) may make it a better built laptop.

The second laptop in your list comes easily bottom and I would not even consider it (slow CPU, Vista Home Basic etc)

Note this is all off the top of my head, I have done no research on to any of these laptops.
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Thanks for the detail (rep added)
I was after a netbook - but looking at the prices was thinking perhaps a notebook would be a better idea pound for £.
I can get the HP Compaq Mini 702EA PC for £225 I nearly bought it when I saw the 3 laptops listed.
Mainly it would be used for web browsing, perhaps watching divx films when camping - that kind of thing. I have a quad core desktop for messing about with photoshop etc (and video editing when I get the time to learn!)
This woudl be used for when I'm sitting with the misses or out and about with a dongle.
I'm not really into games on the PC so graphics card etc not an issue.
#3
http://images.shopping.indiatimes.com/images/product/100870_prl_barbie_laptop.jpg

May be just what your looking for :thumbsup::thumbsup:
#4
well it is compact, i'll give it that!
#5
superdry09
I was after a netbook - but looking at the prices was thinking perhaps a notebook would be a better idea pound for £.

Mainly it would be used for web browsing, perhaps watching divx films when camping - that kind of thing.


If you're only web browsing or playing video then a notebook's only advantage will be the larger screen and it has the disadvantages of worse battery life and a a much heavier weight.

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