Right so a friend of mine is buying a laptop, and after going to Comet and PC World and being offered some terrible deals, I set about looking for her. These are the best two Ive come up with, her budget is £400 but I've suggested going slightly over for these two:
Acer @ £419.97
Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz
Or Dell Inspiron Notebook 1545 @ £428 - Its the one advertised on the tele, but I had to ring up to get this quote as its not on the website:
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T6500 (2.1GHz, 800MHz, 2MB)
250gb hard drive
Both are similar specs. The Acer has N draft wireless (not important but nice for future). They must have a built in webcam if anyone can suggest any more. Both are Vista but I will put XP or 7 on when its ordered - if anyone has comments on what Dell / Acer are like for drivers for other OS's then please let me know!