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I saw this laptop: http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=271914&Tab=0&NoMapp=0 Wondering if the price is anygood for this laptop or if the laptop is anygood at al… Read More
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
I saw this laptop: http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=271914&Tab=0&NoMapp=0

Wondering if the price is anygood for this laptop or if the laptop is anygood at all. Looking for something with a decent graphics card, good RAM and processor for around this price +/= £100.

If there are any better ones out there i wouldn't mind any suggestions :)
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Look for something with a dual-core processor, its the most worthwhile upgrade. The Go7300 graphics aren't actually that much better than the integrated Intel solutions by the way (if you're wanting to play 3d games you'll really want better graphics and if not look to get a better processor for that budget).
#2
Just wondering if there are any suggestions then because i'm not good at this stuff :)
#3
misco are not renowned for deals usually paying top price having a look this alptop isnt even around in uk,although asus is a top make i think some of the refurbs on the dixons group may be more value.
#4
Always worth a look at the Dell offers on this site, they are posted Thursday (usually by MikeT). Before you choose, I'd work out exactly what you want from a laptop...

Is it for playing games? This makes a huge difference to your choice (not many laptops come with decent 3d graphics cards, those that do tend to come at a price.)

Do you need to carry and move it about a lot? If so, I'd strongly consider looking at 14" models. If you rarely move it and its more a desktop replacement look at 17" models. Most laptops are 15.4" and the smaller/larger models tend to cost a bit more... Also consider what sort of screen you want, many laptops now come with a sort of glossy reflective coating to the monitor (some Dell, most Sonys, Packard Bells and Compaqs and HP etc) - some people really like this, some dont; have a look in a store to see what I mean.

If you want Vista its really good to have a dual-core processor and also 2GB of ram (don't consider anything with less than 1GB). If you want to watch movies on it and have the new Aero interface in Vista you'll want Vista Home Premium.

CPU wise I'd strongly recommend a dual-core; cheaper laptops may have Turion X2 or Core Duo processors which a decent enough but the Intel Core 2 Duo processors are certainly the best series in terms of efficiency.

HDD size you probably have a good idea what you want yourself, tends to range from 80gb to 160gb on most laptops these days. Of course the larger the better but you can always get external hard drives.

Good online places to look would include laptopsdirect and ebuyer, but its always a good idea to check out what Comet and DSG (PCWorld/Currys) are offering (and you can go in and have a look at the product). If you can fill in some blanks i'll have a look for you and recommend some. Hope this helps ;-)
#5
Forget the Dells, Zoostorms have the best priced laptops.

Check them out on PCNextday.
#6
jah128
Always worth a look at the Dell offers on this site, they are posted Thursday (usually by MikeT). Before you choose, I'd work out exactly what you want from a laptop...

Is it for playing games? This makes a huge difference to your choice (not many laptops come with decent 3d graphics cards, those that do tend to come at a price.) [COLOR="blue"]It isn't really for playing games, but it needs to be able to play the odd game, not totally up to date though [/COLOR]

Do you need to carry and move it about a lot? If so, I'd strongly consider looking at 14" models. If you rarely move it and its more a desktop replacement look at 17" models. Most laptops are 15.4" and the smaller/larger models tend to cost a bit more... Also consider what sort of screen you want, many laptops now come with a sort of glossy reflective coating to the monitor (some Dell, most Sonys, Packard Bells and Compaqs and HP etc) - some people really like this, some dont; have a look in a store to see what I mean. [COLOR="blue"]This doesn't really bother me, so standard size is fine.[/COLOR]

If you want Vista its really good to have a dual-core processor and also 2GB of ram (don't consider anything with less than 1GB). If you want to watch movies on it and have the new Aero interface in Vista you'll want Vista Home Premium. [COLOR="blue"]Vista is optional but i'd rather it tbh.[/COLOR]

CPU wise I'd strongly recommend a dual-core; cheaper laptops may have Turion X2 or Core Duo processors which a decent enough but the Intel Core 2 Duo processors are certainly the best series in terms of efficiency.

HDD size you probably have a good idea what you want yourself, tends to range from 80gb to 160gb on most laptops these days. Of course the larger the better but you can always get external hard drives. [COLOR="blue"]160gb is what im looking for, 80gb isnt really enough.[/COLOR]

Good online places to look would include laptopsdirect and ebuyer, but its always a good idea to check out what Comet and DSG (PCWorld/Currys) are offering (and you can go in and have a look at the product). If you can fill in some blanks i'll have a look for you and recommend some. Hope this helps ;-)


I know it's asking alot, but could anyone help me find a laptop with these kind of specs? If not, thanks anyway. :)
#7
I'm not very good at looking for laptops, but is this any good? : http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/BUN-LX.AY50X.062-313_BUN-LX.AY50X.062-313/version.asp

If not, any suggestions?
#8
karlgr
I'm not very good at looking for laptops, but is this any good? : http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/BUN-LX.AY50X.062-313_BUN-LX.AY50X.062-313/version.asp

If not, any suggestions?


looks good to me
#9
Seems to be what you are after, its same price at ebuyer and amazon also but you don't get the Philips VOIP phone (might be able to sell that on if you don't want it).
#10
Aldi have some laptops in next thursday, £459 3 year guarantee not on their site yet but the leaflets are instore.
Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2gb memory 120gb hard drive
#11
I think i'll go for the laptopsdirect one. Thanks for everyones help :)

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