I bought a packard bell easynote limited edition (I forget the model number) :| Anyway, recently the screen has been going blank, a pop up appears detailing a problem with the video card... it comes back though (usually).
Long story short, i turned it on at lunch time and tried to load a program, the screen went black for a long period I'd say roughly 7minutes so I switched it off and tried rebooting, I can hear the cd rom drive turning...but nothing ever appears on the screen... I tried to leave it on to see if it would eventually do something but after an hour nothing had changed.
As I need to get work done before Christmas (nice timing isn't it :( ) I'm desperetly looking for a cheap laptop, that I can purchase instore.
Right now the cheaper the better, with regards to specs I'm a web designer and so preferably need something with a good processor and graphics card.
As this is so last minute though, I'm thinking I should maybe look for something with lower specs to tie me over Christmas then i'll sort out my original laptop after Christmas as it's still under warranty.
p.s. I know I can get it repaired, it's more the timing than anything else