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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
Looking for any deals out and about for a ceao laptop, looking at dell with a 2 or 3 year warrenty,useage will be for internet and word processor and a bit of powerpoint, nothing on the hard graphic front, any ideas???

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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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#1
hunterforce
Looking for any deals out and about for a ceao laptop, looking at dell with a 2 or 3 year warrenty,useage will be for internet and word processor and a bit of powerpoint, nothing on the hard graphic front, any ideas???


You're probably best off picking up a second hand lappy from someone, many people are stuck with old ones and should be willing to give them away for less than £100.

If you must have a brand new one then I recommend this one:

AMD® Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL50
Windows XP (go here if you really, really want vista)
15.4" Wide Screen XGA TFT Display: 1280x800
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
80GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
256MB ATI ® Radeon® Xpress 1150 HyperMemory
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
4 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (29 Whr)
Dell™ Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-PCI Card

For £353 (make sure to reduce the hardware support)

Phone in to dell to haggle the price, you could with some luck and persistance get it for about £320 with 3 years support.

Get firefox or opera for surfing, thunderbird for email and open office for word processing and presentations (all free of charge and better than MS stuff IMHO).
#2
new Dell deals are out each Thursday so have a look then as there may be something worthwhile.
#3
cheers guys, ill have a look tomorrow at the dell site see whats what
#4
hunterforce
cheers guys, ill have a look tomorrow at the dell site see whats what


What I meant to say was that the Dell deals will be on HUKD..our resident Dell expert, Mike T, does a weekly scan and puts the best deals on here.
#5
sk1
You're probably best off picking up a second hand lappy from someone, many people are stuck with old ones and should be willing to give them away for less than £100.

If you must have a brand new one then I recommend this one:

AMD® Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL50
Windows XP (go here if you really, really want vista)
15.4" Wide Screen XGA TFT Display: 1280x800
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
80GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
256MB ATI ® Radeon® Xpress 1150 HyperMemory
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
4 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (29 Whr)
Dell™ Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-PCI Card

For £353 (make sure to reduce the hardware support)

Phone in to dell to haggle the price, you could with some luck and persistance get it for about £320 with 3 years support.

Get firefox or opera for surfing, thunderbird for email and open office for word processing and presentations (all free of charge and better than MS stuff IMHO).


If you did proceed with a laptop such as the one above i would recommend that you stick with XP and not bother with Vista as Vista is extremly resource hungry
#6
daniel_r
If you did proceed with a laptop such as the one above i would recommend that you stick with XP and not bother with Vista as Vista is extremly resource hungry


It's also unstable, slow, incompatible with 1000's of Windows programs, chocked full of DRM and spyware (yes spyware, Vista reports back to MS regularly) meaning that Vista is the most restrictive, oppressive, Orwellian operating system ever. It's for your own good says Microsoft. Ooooo isn't it pretty, it must be for our own good say the masses. :giggle:

Stick with XP, good old trusty XP.....That said if you're not going to be playing any games then you could save yourself some money and give Ubuntu (or similar Linux Disribution) a go seeing as it's free and all.
#7
Ubuntu is a nice Linux distrubtion, i use it a lot

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