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Student buying a portable(ish) laptop

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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
hi everyone; first things first, awesome site you guys. the advice and input from everyone means this site is slowly beginning to replace my parents as a source of consultation for all things financial! ;-)

haha from that above statement, you can probably all guess i'm a student. And, it has become time that i replace my current laptop which i bought 4 years ago now, with a newer model. i was looking for build quality, a bit of style, and portability; with this in mind, what would you guys all have to say about this:

http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1939684475.1170513133@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccceaddkdffdkgmcflgceggdhhmdgom.0&page=Product&sku=484850&fm=3&sm=0&tm=2

i know i could get around £50 off with one of the vouchers, and it falls below the £800 mark if i deselect the anti-virus software. I'm only concerned about the graphics; 128 shared memory could become a bit of a bummer, esp with vista on board. I'm not really an avid gamer though; but i'm a medical student, so would need some graphical capability to use certain sorts of anatomy programs and the like.

i've also waited for about 6 months already, even though i really do need a laptop; would it be wise to wait longer for core 3 to come out, and either purchase one of those? waiting would also mean that current core2 laptop prices should also take a considerable hit.

I'd really appreciate any help! :)

thanks
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
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There was a laptop posted last week which I thought was quite good and beats the one from dixons hands down in terms of price and specs, check out this:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deal/18187/dell-inspiron-6400-laptop-vista-1-6
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You could add a graphics upgrade to 256meg, a bigger battery and the top screen to that Dell Inspiron 6400 and still come home with plenty of change from your £800
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http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47209&highlight=acer
take a look at this thread..the acer with the better graphics chip seems good value....Sony are overpriced in my opinion.

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