CORE 2 DUO REFURBISHED LAPTOP 1.8GHZ/2GB DDR2/DVDRW/120GB/12"/WIFI £290 DELIVERED (£282.70 after Quidco) - HotUKDeals
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ADVENT 8212 Refurbished Laptop
Product code: 191080

Quick Spec;
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7100 1.80GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2MB Cache
Genuine Windows Vista Premium
2GB DDR2 Memory
120GB Hard Drive
DVD ReWriter
12.1" Widescreen Display
DX10 Shared UMA Graphics
Wireless Enabled
1.83kg

original price: £299
discount code: YAWAUG08 5% OFF
delivery: £4.95 (unless someone has a free delivery code)

TOTAL PRICE: £289.94 DELIVERED

Quidco minus £7.24 (2.5%)
TOTAL PRICE AFTER QUIDCO DISCOUNT: £282.70 DELIVERED
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#1
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#2
unfortunately most laptops will get cold votes because of the vaio for £300
#3
Karim786
unfortunately most laptops will get cold votes because of the vaio for £300


has it the same Core2Duo processor and similar spec as this one?
#4
i think so
#5
Karim786
i think so


then that one would be a better choice to buy, any chance of a link to where it is available, Thanks.

Yikes its half past 4, i'm off to sleep, bye4now http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/indifferent/indifferent0028.gif
#6
Karim786
unfortunately most laptops will get cold votes because of the vaio for £300


That is quite true.
#7
I use a laptop 'professionally' i.e. it truly is work and play and travelling around on planes etc. The only laptop I trust is the Thinkpad range particulalrly the titanium lid etc. The Sony Vaios are nice cosmetically and good quality but really they are full of bloatware Sony stuff and I don't think they are that strong or durable. Good price though.
#8
ibm's dont come cheap
#9
Better processor than the previously posted Vaio, and in a smaller 12" form factor.

This Advent weighs only 1.83kg so very portable, and has an Intel X3100 integrated graphics core.

Seems a good price for a lightweight laptop - voted hot (Although the brand may put a few people off ! )

Review here

(This had an rrp of £600 inc VAT in October last year )
#10
Karim786;2683963
unfortunately most laptops will get cold votes because of the vaio for £300

Link please!
#11
BlackCloud;2683993
I they are full of bloatware


So take it off!
Daftest excuse for not buying something I have ever heard!
#12
The real drawback is, it's second hand :-(
#13
nihcaj
The real drawback is, it's second hand :-(

The real drawback is that it is an Advent.
Awful build quality on these machines.
We had 2 before and never again. Pile of pony.
#14
UtopiaPlanitia;2685562
The real drawback is that it is an Advent.


There is only one real dra.... no, only TWO real drawbacks....

Makes me think of a Monty Python sketch! ;-)
#15
nihcaj
The real drawback is, it's second hand :-(


the real problem is that it suffers from overheating.
#16
I don't think this is a too shabby deal tbh
#17
nihcaj
So take it off!
Daftest excuse for not buying something I have ever heard!


******, where did I say I didn't buy it simply because of bloatware? I mention durability and I still don't mention I wouldn't buy one. If you do a restore from disc on the Sony machines you end up putting all the bloatware back and some items are all integrated into the OS. Having had two Vaio's i also found the small powerful ones run hot too. I just like the IBM because they are strong and seem pretty robust in their software but they are not perfect.
#18
BlackCloud;2689239
******, where did I say I didn't buy it simply because of bloatware? I mention durability and I still don't mention I wouldn't buy one. If you do a restore from disc on the Sony machines you end up putting all the bloatware back and some items are all integrated into the OS.


So back it up using imaging software once you remove the bloat, and have got over the bad attitude which has earned you a coveted place on my select ignore list.

For the benefit of those that don't know how it is done, I don't intend using the original disc again on my PC, as I want to be able to get it back to a fully configured state WHEN I need to reinstall. I definitely don't want to spend a couple of DAYS reinstalling the OS and a load of other stuff, what with hunting around for serials and setting it up. It is also the only sure-fire method to being able to get a pc up and running again in a short time, maybe well under an hour, virtually unattended. (including Data which I back up daily or more, and save separately).

I use Norton Ghost, but there is host of other choices.
#19
BlackCloud
******, where did I say I didn't buy it simply because of bloatware? I mention durability and I still don't mention I wouldn't buy one. If you do a restore from disc on the Sony machines you end up putting all the bloatware back and some items are all integrated into the OS. Having had two Vaio's i also found the small powerful ones run hot too. I just like the IBM because they are strong and seem pretty robust in their software but they are not perfect.


By the way pressing F10 on most Sony Vaio's upon start up will bring up the recovery screen and you have the option to install or not to install the extra software with the OS.

If that helps.
#20
pc_tech86
By the way pressing F10 on most Sony Vaio's upon start up will bring up the recovery screen and you have the option to install or not to install the extra software with the OS.

If that helps.


Thanks, had 2 Vaio's, S3 and er S5? or something like that. Last one around 3 years ago, but I didn't know that option existed. Very hot machines though.

{QUOTE=nihcaj] and have got over the bad attitude which has earned you a coveted place on my select ignore list.[/QUOTE] :whistling: :) ;-) :thumbsup:

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