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This laptop deal any good?

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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
Hi,

New here (old lurker) :p

Am after a laptop but not really a techie, what i want a laptop for is basically surfing the net, watching movies, basic word processing and that's about it.

Would like something with 1GB RAM, cd/dvd drive, wireless ready, 60/80GB hard drive, not bothered about VISTA. got about £500 +/- a few £ to spend

Have seen this one:

http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@2119657684.1173370031@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccddaddkggfglhmcflgceggdhhmdfhn.0&page=Product&sku=958726

any comments? not sure about Advent as a brand.

also would I be able to remove Vista and install XP instead?

many thanks
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
raagil, you can get better specd Dell laptops for £50 more... check the HOT DEALS forum :)

If you still prefer the Currys one, you can get further 5% discount using code DIFFERENCE05 and 3% cashback via Quidco.
#2
raagil
Hi,

New here (old lurker) :p

Am after a laptop but not really a techie, what i want a laptop for is basically surfing the net, watching movies, basic word processing and that's about it.

Would like something with 1GB RAM, cd/dvd drive, wireless ready, 60/80GB hard drive, not bothered about VISTA. got about £500 +/- a few £ to spend

Have seen this one:

http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@2119657684.1173370031@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccddaddkggfglhmcflgceggdhhmdfhn.0&page=Product&sku=958726

any comments? not sure about Advent as a brand.

also would I be able to remove Vista and install XP instead?

many thanks


Yes you can remove Vista and install XP but only fi you format the hard drive.

Also if you are using your own XP that has been used on another PC you may get a validation error.

EDIT:
Forget what I just said, I think someone said that Vista will run multiple operating systems but not sure how easy that is, maybe worth looking into.
#3
Welcome to the site :) You will be glad you joined, I lurked before I joined and it just isnt the same!
#5
thanks for the input. still undecided ;)

am quite tempted....
http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1339491015.1173389896@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccciaddkggeleeicflgceggdhhmdfhk.0&page=Product&sku=438559&calling_page=Product

and an extra 5% off too knocks it down to 475 + a blueie for del

thoughts?

alternatively... when do dell host new deals? is it about time/worth hanging on?

thanks
#6
raagil
thanks for the input. still undecided ;)

am quite tempted....
http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1339491015.1173389896@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccciaddkggeleeicflgceggdhhmdfhk.0&page=Product&sku=438559&calling_page=Product

and an extra 5% off too knocks it down to 475 + a blueie for del

thoughts?

alternatively... when do dell host new deals? is it about time/worth hanging on?

thanks


it's not bad and will cope with most tasks..just don't expect to play games with decent settings.
#7
cheers currychops

i think that i have decided, its a fight between that toshiba one above and this acer one http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1514217074.1173399976@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccfdaddkggfhgdlcflgceggdhhmdgmj.0&page=Product&fm=1&sm=0&tm=0&sku=535550&category_oid=-27405

both get 5% off and free delivery so :thumbsup:
#8
I think the Tosh is your better bet if you want durability..they tend to be more resilient to knocks than Acer.

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