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WTD; Best xp laptop to go for.

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Ok having just bought a dell vostro 1500 that was a hotdeal on here a while back i've just sent it back having given up using vista(what a pile of crap that os is) Now that deal worked out at 327 qui…
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Ok having just bought a dell vostro 1500 that was a hotdeal on here a while back i've just sent it back having given up using vista(what a pile of crap that os is)
Now that deal worked out at 327 quid.
Ideally i would like that laptop with xp installed but are there any better or just as good deals about?
It was 1.4 core2dou
120 HD
9 cell battery

Maybe a little flexible on price let me know your deals peeps.

Cheers

doggboy10
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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I phoned Dell today as I'm interested in a 17" Vostro....
(Posted on HDUK here) -
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/146939/dell-vostro-laptop-17-c2d-160gb-3gb/


I was told they could supply it with XP Pro instead of Vista® Home Premium at an extra charge of £30 + VAT.
Although it's a shock to pay extra for an 'old' operating system at least it was available on this package. When I've asked Dell on other packages they've said no.

Keep smiling, Wilf.
#2
The vostro is available (same price, same place) with xp pro. The price lapses after 20th Feb as the £50 reduction special offer ends.

I don't think the deal I saw was for a 9 cell battery though. But it did include the 128mb graphics card.
#3
This is a nice laptop thats lighter/less bulky than the dell and can be downgraded to XP:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/146222/compaq-c742em-refurbished-laptop-du/

Says expired but it does come back into stock every now and then. But i wouldnt recommend the XP conversion unless you are quite good with computers.

but i agree, vista is...a failure

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