My husband bought a dell laptop in June 2008 (spec below).
Vostro 1510 : Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 (1.8GHz,800Mhz,2MB) 1 S
Memory : 2048MB (2x1024) 667MHz DDR2 Dual Channel 1 S
Hard Drive : 160GB Serial ATA (5400RPM) Single Hard Drive no.1 1 S
Graphics : 256 Mb NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 1 S
Wireless : Intel Pro Wireless 3945 (802.11 a/b/g) MiniPCI Card EUR 1 S
Display : 15.4" Widescreen WXGA 1 S
Optical Drive : 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software 1 S
Battery : Primary 6-cell 58W/HR LI-ION 1 S
Operating System : English Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (32Bit OS)
Apparently the graphics card has packed in, and it wouldnt be worth fixing, so he is on the lookout for a new laptop. Apparently Dell are churning out rubbish at the minute, so want to avoid another dell.
He found the computer quite slow to load and use (but maybe due to malware etc rather than the spec).
He would also probably need at least 320GB hard drive (was constantly having to delete with 160GB).
He will want it able to play games such as Command and Conquer (the above wouldnt play all games), so prob need a better graphics card.
He also uploads a lot of videos - not sure if that makes a difference.
Here is the place we will probably buy from, and they have some laptops listed. I think their prices are a bit higher than if I bought elsewhere, so I am willing to haggle, if anyone can recommend a model or a spec that I will need.http://www.c3computers.co.uk/
Not sure how up to date their stock levels are, so dont disregard out of stock models.
What should I expect to pay for what I need above?
Definitely willing to buy elsewhere if anyone spots a deal, and can vouch that its a good system.