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Gateway Laptop AMD 1.8Ghz DVDRW 60Gb HDD - £196.11 (ML3108b) @ IJT Direct

£196.11 @ IJT Direct
I've used this company before and they have been great, very friendly CS and normally great prices. Just had this mailshot, and compared to all these net books this sounds like a great deal, for a f… Read More
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I've used this company before and they have been great, very friendly CS and normally great prices. Just had this mailshot, and compared to all these net books this sounds like a great deal, for a fully fledged laptop with a GeForce 6100 Graphics card. For this money it would make a great workhorse/student laptop. Gateway make reliable and sturdy machines, backed by their 12 months warranty.

£196.11 includes postage etc. when you use the discount voucher EWT99 at checkout.

Comes with a full years warranty (Gateway factory Refurbished)

Quick Spec: [see post below for more details]
AMD Sempron 3400+
512Mb RAM (see post below)
60Gb PATA Harddrive
NVidia 6100 Graphics
14.1 inch Ultrabright Screen (1280*800)
Dual Layer DVDRW
Integrated Memory Card Reader
Vista Home Basic and Works 8.5

For the price considering the spec I think it is pretty good value, and in my opinion Semprons are pretty damn good processors, much better than their Intel opposition (Celeron). They have other laptops available as well.
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#1
http://www.ijtdirect.co.uk/images/content/cms/1052//1052_large.jpg

This memory from play.com would be able to be used and make this into a pretty quick work/play/portable machine :)
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5748603/PNY-PC5300-2GB-667MHz-DDR2-200pin-SoDIMM-Laptop-Memory/Product.html for £15!!


Note the Go6100 is better than most onboard graphics cards however it will still struggle to play todays games.
#2
nice find!!
#3
Forgot to say, I trawled through my inbox to find the 10% voucher and it still works!

Use the code: EWT99 to get 10% off!!! here: http://hotukdeals.com/item/281140/ijt-direct-10-off-everything

This brings the total cost to only £196.11 including delivery!!!


(updating original post)
[Holiday Pirates]#4
im gonna buy one of these, with carry case and mouse, using the code £205, any reasons as why not to?
#5
I think their other offering is more interesting

17" T5300 Core 2 Duo 2GB for £300 but that is let down by the lack of any decent graphics processor (and is also refurbished).

Does 512MB memory actually meet Vista's minimum requirements? I suppose that shortcoming is relatively easy to overcome though. The Go 6100 appears equivalent to Intels GMA X3100 built in graphics.
[Holiday Pirates]#6
that was what concerned me, the 512mb, its for gaming see for my daughter??

cant afford the £300 though
#7
As i posted spend £15 on the memory from play it will work and will make it an awesome laptop for the price. Anybody can upgrade the memory and it won't void your warranty.

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5748603/PNY-PC5300-2GB-667MHz-DDR2-200pin-SoDIMM-Laptop-Memory/Product.html

(normally all you have to do is remove two small screws from a door underneath the laptop, and slot in the memory - it can only go in one way so you can't get it wrong!)
#8
Deffo need more ram for vista........Note read small print as usual (GATEWAY REFURBISHED)......not knocking it but once you consider the Ram upgrade and it is a Refurb.......got my young lad a Dell laptop in August here you go........
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Came to £239 delivered.....brand new......so its worth looking around.
[Holiday Pirates]#9
phew, thanks for that, was halfway through completing the order!

Decided against it coz we want one thats ready to go, by the time you add the extra £15 for ram etc its not really what we are looking for
#10
Try the dell outlet shop.....
#11
Hondo
Try the dell outlet shop.....


ive tried that, talking about £300 for the cheapest. This 1 isnt a bad deal, depends how far the budget will stretch.
#12
You don't seem to find many branded laptops in as new condition (you might as well consider this new as it is stated as being in "absolutely perfect A1 condition") with 12 months warranty, DVDRW, separate graphics, Vista [altho i prefer XP], and integrated memory card reader (a god send with digital cameras etc).

For less than £200 delivered I think you will find it hard to beat for a fully fledged laptop [definitely upgrade with the 2gb memory though, making it £211 all in! ]
#13
I have to say I think this will be a VERY slow laptop.

The AMD Sempron 3400 CPU first came out in 2005, making it VERY old in CPU terms (Sempron tend to be the low end budget CPUs anyway)

512Mb of memory (particularly if you are using part of it for the graphics) is not enough for Vista

The hard disk spin speed is listed as 4200 rpm. Full size hard disks normaly spin at 7200rpm, laptop hard disks normally spin at 5400 rpm, so a hard disk runing at 4200rpm is pretty slow.

So a slow CPU, coupled with only 512Mb of RAM, plus a slow hard disk, all points to a VERY slow laptop.

The screen is also only 14.1" which is pretty small.

I realise that a laptop for less than £200 is pretty good, but just be aware of what you are buying.
#14
There is a discusion here about this laptop from August 2007 (may be slow to load but does eventually)

Most of the people say how awful it performs with Vista on it.

Extra memory only improves it marginally.

Many of the people removed Vista and reinstalled XP.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=155573
#15
kramvic;3534869
ive tried that, talking about £300 for the cheapest. This 1 isnt a bad deal, depends how far the budget will stretch.

Think theres a £50 discount and free del on at the moment.......from outlet..... better check......:thumbsup:
#16
As they are based in jersey, anyone been collared for VAT?
#17
intranix
As they are based in jersey, anyone been collared for VAT?


VAT is already included.

It's only items under £18 which are exempt.
#18
they are selling from jersey, you'll notice it doesnt say anywhere that VAT is included in the price....
#19
intranix
they are selling from jersey, you'll notice it doesnt say anywhere that VAT is included in the price....


Look a bit closer.

They have to include VAT as it's over £18.
#20
I obviously looked closer than you, no mention of VAT.
#21
Benjimoron
They have to include VAT as it's over £18.


Wrong. as they are based in Jersey they do not have to include VAT at all.
#22
intranix
they are selling from jersey, you'll notice it doesnt say anywhere that VAT is included in the price....


actually in the T&C's it does say prices are inclusive of VAT.
Not being that aware of VAT practices myself, does VAT paid at source in a European country qualify as VAT paid in the UK?
It then goes on to say the purchaser is liable for any import VAT, is there such a thing or is it just straight import tax?
#23
intranix
I obviously looked closer than you, no mention of VAT.


Look again then!

maddogb
actually in the T&C's it does say prices are inclusive of VAT.
Not being that aware of VAT practices myself, does VAT paid at source in a European country qualify as VAT paid in the UK?
It then goes on to say the purchaser is liable for any import VAT, is there such a thing or is it just straight import tax?


intranix
Wrong. as they are based in Jersey they do not have to include VAT at all.


Vat has to be paid if the value is over £18.

Vat is included already.
#24
They are a reputable company normally selling to business. Ring up CS ask questions if you wish.
Fast delivery and great items, the last "refurb" i bought from there was a new opened box item.

All prices on there include VAT - I have never had to pay any more on anything I've bought from them.

I'm a little disappointed with the row that has come from the back of this deal. For £200 it will be faster and better to use than any netbook as an office/work/internet laptop. Sure you can spend £250/£300 for a faster/newer machine but only if you can afford it.

It is always down to users needs, and considering this comes with a newer Sempron Chip, DVDRW, 6100 Graphics all with a 1 Year Warranty it is perfect for a basic laptop. If you want high portability or high performance/gaming look else where. But in comparison to the HP (considering it comes with only a 1 year warranty as well) this is saving you £50 and will be faster in day to day use.

As I said from the start you will want to upgrade the RAM, as Vista is power hungry (a mates Compaq/HP) was using 800mb RAM on startup!!!
#25
Benjimoron
Look again then!





Vat has to be paid if the value is over £18.

Vat is included already.


Yes, VAT has to be paid, by you, the consumer in another country. They do not pay your VAT, as they have none to pay. It is no different than buying the item from europe or the USA, you'll be lumbered with the VAT bill if it's caught by customs.
#26
It's now even cheaper I just got this email:

May I apologise. We sent you an email this morning offering superb value Gatway laptops for £199 and 17" due core ones for £299. We said there was no delivery charge.

People trying to order saw a delivery price of £12.50. This was a mistake and the charge has been reversed.
#27
intranix
Yes, VAT has to be paid, by you, the consumer in another country. They do not pay your VAT, as they have none to pay. It is no different than buying the item from europe or the USA, you'll be lumbered with the VAT bill if it's caught by customs.


How many f'ing times!

"The prices payable for goods as set out in the web site are, inclusive of VAT and shipping/handling costs. "

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