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Hi guys and gals, im looking to buy a cheap laptop to use for college. Doesnt need to be anything fancy. I need atleast: 1.7Ghz processer (centrino, core 2 duo, core etc) 1GB RAM (Or 512MB if x2 s…
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Hi guys and gals, im looking to buy a cheap laptop to use for college. Doesnt need to be anything fancy. I need atleast:

1.7Ghz processer (centrino, core 2 duo, core etc)
1GB RAM (Or 512MB if x2 sticks)
40GB HDD (or more but dont need more than 80GB)
Wi-Fi (Absolute must!)
12.1" Screen (minimum but will accept up to 15.4")(NO DEAD PIXELS)
x3 USB ports
Windows XP Pro (SP2-3)(Must be the copy that came on/with the laptop)
DONT want an Acer or an Advent or the likes.

Looking to spend in the region of £100-£200. I dont mind about general wear and tear and will accept small cracks as long as they are shown in pics. Need it quick as college starts next week. Hopefully some of you will have one lying around gathering dust.

forgot to add: No netbooks please. Too small
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Shipping: Postage or collection around Bucks area
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months agoFeedback:10 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
Any questions: just ask and i will answer them
#2
What about:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/233507/asus-eee-oqo-reductions-back-for-1-/

Doesnt meet your specs(at all) but would be ideal for student use?
#3
EEE are too small to work on trust me. These are only good for internet browsing,msn, taking on holiday or a few edits to documents. I wouldnt recommend it as a day to day laptop.
#4
Also check out currys/pcworld clearance. Oh yeh they are advents sorry lol.
#5
Hi there,

a friend of mine is selling an IBM T42. Don't know the exact spec but it's 15"ish screen, 1GB RAM, Wifi, 40GB (i think) HDD, CD-RW/DVD-ROM. I think the processor is centrino 1.7 but again, i'd have to check.
Only thing it's missing from your list would be 2x USB, not 3. Don't know how big a deal that is?

It's in good condition. He's asking for £145. Are you interested?
#6
DylJones
Hi there,

a friend of mine is selling an IBM T42. Don't know the exact spec but it's 15"ish screen, 1GB RAM, Wifi, 40GB (i think) HDD, CD-RW/DVD-ROM. I think the processor is centrino 1.7 but again, i'd have to check.
Only thing it's missing from your list would be 2x USB, not 3. Don't know how big a deal that is?

It's in good condition. He's asking for £145. Are you interested?


Most defo manz. I use an IBM at work and i quite like them. Can you get pics up and then we'll get to the negotiations stage:p Dont worry about the USB thing. I'll probs get a HUB for that
#7
no prob. i'll ask him to mail some over to me. think he's got it with him so shouldn't be long. i'll get exact specs too
#8
cool. Btw where is your friend based as postage/collection may be a problem.
#9
Haha, fast reply from my mate, must be a slow day in work!

Ok, here we go!

Full spec:
Pentium M 1.6GHz
1GB RAM (single stick so 1 slot is still free for potential upgrade)
40GB HDD
Wifi
2 x USB
S-Video out
Ethernet
Modem
CD-RW/DVD-Rom
15" XGA Screen (1024x768)

The exact model is IBM T42. Type: 2374-CTO

It's in great condition. No marks or scratches. Battery is apparently in good condition too. Does a few hours after full charge.

Pics:
Top
Open
Open, running
Left Side
Right side
Keyboard

It'll come with an AC adapter and has Windows XP loaded (SP3).
He's also got a carry case if you're interested

Let me know if you want any more details.
#10
He's in Bristol. I think postage will be about £10ish? I'll ask him to check that.
#11
I have a powerbook G4 £220 inc P&P

Machine Name: PowerBook G4 15"
Machine Model: PowerBook5,4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1 GB

has a very minor prob that the bottom memory slot has died it was a common prob on this laptop so 1gb is the max memory

oh forgot to say 80gig hd
built in wireless and bluetooth
#12
DylJones how much you looking for if OP is interested
#13
thfc andyp3
DylJones how much you looking for if OP is interested


Hey, obviously OP has first refusal but as specified, my mate is after £145 + p&p
#14
sorry guys i went to lunch :p Thanks for the specs and pics. I am interested but if djnaff offers me a good price i might buy his. thfc andyp3 you have dibs on DylJones' laptop if i dont go for it
#15
so....djnaff just a few questions:
1) Apart from that memory problem is there anything else i need to know about?
2) How long have you had the laptop/do you have a receipt?
3) Is it under warranty?
4) Could you get some pics up?
5) Where are you based?
6) Does it come with a charger?
7) What is the battery life like on normal use?
8) What OS is it running
#16
1: the normal light scratchs on the bottom and some lite ones on lid nothing on the inside
very small dent on the back under the lid not visable unless you was looking ( if I was being real picky it when the back light is on full theres a very small lighter patch but i think thats from the apple logo on the back)

2: no and about 6 months but haven used it much was part ex on a sweet system i built for someone I only realy use it for rdp to my desktop

3: no

4: http://djnaff.com/pics/tn/491dd7a9dc1a59a28e8e1d3945687f97.jpghttp://djnaff.com/pics/tn/ba078b4158ecbd43ff5bbf138d1fb155.jpg

5: oxfordshire

6: yes

7: about 1 hour

8: tiger 10.4.6
#17
Thanks for the info and pics but i dont think i will be buying it, nice as it is.
#18
DylJones
Hey, obviously OP has first refusal but as specified, my mate is after £145 + p&p


Tell your mate that i am interested in buying. Can he find out how much p&p and we will go from there. Hope to hear from you soon :thumbsup:
#19
Ok, sorry for not replying yesterday. Didn't get a chance to get online.

He says that he'll do the laptop and carry case (if you want it?) for £155 delivered by Paypal. What do you think?
#20
hi,

i have a dell inspiron 1300 in very good condition. Processor - Type: Intel Celeron M 380 , Memory: 1024MB , Graphics chip: Intel 945GM , Screen - Size: 15.4 inch , Hard disk - Capacity: 80 GB

asking price £225
#21
DylJones
Ok, sorry for not replying yesterday. Didn't get a chance to get online.
He says that he'll do the laptop and carry case (if you want it?) for £155 delivered by Paypal. What do you think?

Thats a bit high for me for that laptop. Also i do not need a carry case. Just the stuff that came with the laptop (charger, battery etc). Can he do it for £125 delivered with Paypal Gift. Also will it come in its original box? Could you get back to me asap as i need it by wednesday.

instavision94
hi,
i have a dell inspiron 1300 in very good condition. Processor - Type: Intel Celeron M 380 , Memory: 1024MB , Graphics chip: Intel 945GM , Screen - Size: 15.4 inch , Hard disk - Capacity: 80 GB
asking price £225

Sorry thats a bit out of my price range. Thanks for the interest though
#23


I did like the looks of it but i really need Windows XP on there. if you could do that then i am interested ;-)
#24
Scream;2864512
I did like the looks of it but i really need Windows XP on there. if you could do that then i am interested ;-)


Sorry, item is brand new, never opened. I wouldn't want to open the box and start messing about with illegal copies of XP.
#25
Does it come with any warranty? Also how much would it be for shipping?
#26
Hi,

My mate said he can do it for £130 delivered (paypal gift) without the case and can be sent out today providing payment is received (obviously!).
There's no box, sorry. Let me know...
#27
you interested in the pcw advent 9415

Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.6Ghz T2330
2GB ram
120GB hdd
15.4" screen
Dual Layer Dvd Writer
Wifi
Vista Home
Warranty
as new condition

want to try out a MSI Wind, but would want £200 collected / + postage

edit: noticed you said no advent, so nervermind :p
#28
Scream;2867028
Does it come with any warranty? Also how much would it be for shipping?


ONe years' manufacturer's warranty with it.

Shipping..? I'm not sure. Where are you based, I could try and get some quotes..?
#29
Hi im based in High Wycombe and could probably pick up if you were near by.
#30
Scream;2871915
Hi im based in High Wycombe and could probably pick up if you were near by.


BB10 here, so not really anywhere near..
#31
Hi, my mate wants to know if you're still interested? if not i'll offer it to thfc andyp3.
#32
Doh! well, my chance of getting the laptop to you for tomorrow has passed. I assume then that you're not interested?

THFC AndyP3, you still looking?
#33
VanDutch
BB10 here, so not really anywhere near..

Sorry i think i will take DylJones up on his offer.
DylJones
Doh! well, my chance of getting the laptop to you for tomorrow has passed. I assume then that you're not interested?

Hi sorry ive just been a bit busy these last few days. I am interested in buying and was wondering if your friend would do it for £120. Let me know asap as i need it by the end of this week. thanks
#34
i have a Fujistu Siemens Li1710 1.7 cpu, 512mb ram (easy to upgrade) 80 gb HD (i think) and wifi, 15.4 inch screen
will include a carry case, new (not official) battery charger & a wireless mouse.......and windows vista basic

bought it in january and wanted it for college but never used it much, i cant seem to enjoy such a small screen and the keyboard being small ........ i prefer a desktop 100%,,,,,

its hardly used, maximum of 60 hours

will be looking for £200 delivered

i can get pics if ya interested

(i have wiped the laptop of my content, and have scanned it with Avast (AV software) and its clean, i have also installed Comodo firewall so its ready to use, and its up to date with vista upgrades
#35
faevilangel
i have a Fujistu Siemens Li1710 1.7 cpu, 512mb ram (easy to upgrade) 80 gb HD (i think) and wifi, 15.4 inch screen
will include a carry case, new (not official) battery charger & a wireless mouse.......and windows vista basic

bought it in january and wanted it for college but never used it much, i cant seem to enjoy such a small screen and the keyboard being small ........ i prefer a desktop 100%,,,,,

its hardly used, maximum of 60 hours

will be looking for £200 delivered

i can get pics if ya interested

(i have wiped the laptop of my content, and have scanned it with Avast (AV software) and its clean, i have also installed Comodo firewall so its ready to use, and its up to date with vista upgrades

Thanks for the offer mate but i need one with XP preloaded. Nice spec laptop though. If you wanna sell it, post a thread for it ;-)
#36
Scream
Thanks for the offer mate but i need one with XP preloaded. Nice spec laptop though. If you wanna sell it, post a thread for it ;-)


just doing it now but offered it incase ya were interested ;)
#37
Scream
Sorry i think i will take DylJones up on his offer.

Hi sorry ive just been a bit busy these last few days. I am interested in buying and was wondering if your friend would do it for £120. Let me know asap as i need it by the end of this week. thanks


Hi, after talking to my mate he said he'll accept your original offer on Pg 2 of £125 del by Paypal gift.

If you can get back to me and send payment this morning he can post it at lunchtime so you'll have it tomorrow.

Let me know!
#38
Hey i will try and send payment by the end of today. PM me the Paypal address you want the money to go into and i will get £125 in there asap. Thanks for everything mate
#39
PM sent
#40
hopefully we can get this sorted soon. at the moment i can't get online in the evenings, just daytime and it looks like you're the other way around!
If the laptop is sent tomorrow it shoudl get to you saturday. is that still on time?
if not maybe wait a day and i'll send it to your new address for college?

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