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I need to buy a laptop for my daughter THIS WEEK please...

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
I need to buy a laptop for my daughter THIS WEEK please... she will be 12 next week and am looking to spend £200 - £250... she will require a 15inch or above screen and mainly use it for homework (yeah right!) and wireless internet...

Any help or direction would be appreciated thanks....
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
I think you will have trouble buying a new laptop for £200 to £250.

I think around £300 is the low point for a new laptop.

There are a lot of these new small laptops with 8" screens, often running linux, for around £200, but not sure that will be suitable.

This one was posted a few days ago (but has since gone) so there are some around, although it was a refurb I believe.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/247396/gateway-t-1616-amd-turion-64-x2-tl-/
#2
Below are some refurbs from PC World (although am not sure I would buy a refurb from PC World).

Steer clear of Packard Bell (this is PC Worlds "own brand") and I think Advent and EI Systems are as well.

There are some Compaq and Toshiba's in the list at around £270 and £280, but for that price you can probably get a "new" (non refurb) laptop.

Try online stores like Asda, Staples, Tescos, Argos, Woolworths etc. I have a Staples store near me and they often have good deals.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0719074503.1222341581@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccciadeffdhlleicflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&page=ProductList&category_oid=-28487&show_all=true
#3
PC world do have some "new" laptops at £249, see here

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0719074503.1222341581@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccciadeffdhlleicflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&page=ProductList&category_oid=-35054&show_all=true

One is an Ei systems but the other is a Compaq.

Not great specs on the Compaq (cant expect much for the price) but it would be a good starter machine.

Once you get above the Ei sysem and Compaq you are up in the £280 and £300 price bracket
#4
you could always go for the mobile phone option with free laptop, she gets laptop and u get free phone:) well sort of lol, works out pretty much same if u get £25 a month deal, try ebuyer.com look on the mobile section or of course try the big name mobile stores
#5
If you can go up to £350 try this
Acer Aspire 5720 Gemstone Laptop

Specs:
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 ( Dual-Core )
RAM - 1 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM
- Please call 0870 167 0818 for double memory offer
Hard Drive - 160 GB - Serial ATA-150
Operating System - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Screen - 15.4' TFT 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) - 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Optical Drive - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - integrated
Graphics - Intel GMA X3100
Bluetooth - No
Notebook Camera - Integrated
Warranty - 1 year warranty

Link http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asp/versions.asp?rewrite=Acer_Aspire_5720_Gemstone_Laptop_LX.AHE0X.161&pagetype=version&page=
#6
banned#7
One in Tesco to pick up for £278 http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-9312.aspx
#8
karenhornby
If you can go up to £350 try this


He says he wants a laptop between £200 and £250 and you offer him one at £350.

If he can go up to £350 there are hundreds of laptops.

It is a bit like going into an estate agent and saying you want a house between £200,000 and £250,000 and he shows you one at £350,000
#9
thanks everyone for the quick response....
#10
guilbert53
He says he wants a laptop between £200 and £250 and you offer him one at £350.

If he can go up to £350 there are hundreds of laptops.

It is a bit like going into an estate agent and saying you want a house between £200,000 and £250,000 and he shows you one at £350,000


£350 = core2 duo processor 160GB hard drive
£250 = pentiumM processor if your lucky and maybe 40GB h/drive

in your context a difference between a 1 bedroom flat in a council estate or a 4 bedroom private mansion, I know which I'd prefer
but I did say IF you could go up to, I didnt say you have to have this!
#11
guilbert53


That looks ok for the price to me, am also looking for a laptop for daughter for Christmas, I reckon that may do the trick thanks. :)
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#13
kidcat;3048799
That looks ok for the price to me, am also looking for a laptop for daughter for Christmas, I reckon that may do the trick thanks. :)


I'm pretty sure that swapping children for electrical goods is frowned upon. :D
#14
Gazbert
I'm pretty sure that swapping children for electrical goods is frowned upon. :D


No its a perfectly legitimate trade! But I do not accept refunds or returns.:whistling:
#15
kidcat;3048799
That looks ok for the price to me, am also looking for a laptop for daughter for Christmas, I reckon that may do the trick thanks. :)

this price needs vat adding so over £300
#16
guilbert53
He says he wants a laptop between £200 and £250 and you offer him one at £350.

If he can go up to £350 there are hundreds of laptops.

It is a bit like going into an estate agent and saying you want a house between £200,000 and £250,000 and he shows you one at £350,000


lol

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