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Any ideas on a good laptop for £1000

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banned8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
As I have a "disability" my university is giving me £1000 towards computer equipment

now I think £1000 for a desktop is overkill esp when I have a Core2Duo and a 8600gt and 4 gigs of OCZ ram at the minute.

And I cant build myself.

So I hopefully can get a gaming machine with a good processor. I play World Of Warcraft a bit, and Battlefield 2, not interested in anything like Oblivion.

Any good laptops, I know Dells are often mentioned.
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banned8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
macbook pro? a little more than £1000 but well worth it
#2
[COLOR="Blue"][SIZE="3"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"]You're studying for a degree connected with gaming ? Or just planning to waste the tax-payers' money for your personal amusement ?[/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
#3
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_7720G-703G25Hn_Laptop_LX.ANS0X.169/version.asp

'nuff said.

I was going to buy this, however, we have decided to build in under our stairs so spending less on a pc to get similar spec....however for the money I think the specs look superb.

Without being unkind, what sort of disability requires a university to give you a grand towards a laptop, when everyone else has to buy their own stuff?
banned#4
Gracy
[COLOR="Blue"][SIZE="3"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"]You're studying for a degree connected with gaming ? Or just planning to waste the tax-payers' money for your personal amusement ?[/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]


Thats very rude of you, for your information I am not a teenager I am in my late twenties and worked for many years and paid loads of tax.

A computer is needed for my course as im doing Media which involves a lot of video editing and such.

I have a desktop but a laptop would be great as I could take it to friends and do work there, and gaming in what little free time I have.

Dont assume its just for gaming and im going to waste it.
[mod]#5
OK you say you have a disability, but would like a laptop to be able to take it with you to friends etc, but you give us no idea of what size screen or weight restrictions for this £1000 notebook.
Maybe a 12" screen is all you can manage or maybe a 17" wont fit on any mobility device you need to use, you do need to tell us more.

You will need to narrow down the field a bit with some more detail before anyone can really offer any specific kit.
#6
I got a HP cheap

widescreen glossy core2duo was £350 used will check details for you
banned#7
Im not too bothered about screen unless its tiny, my disablity is mental (i.e learning difficulties) not physical.

Not too bothered about screen, think my old one I sold as I never used it was either 12 or 14 inch, but I dont mind a glossy widescreen for when im on train to parents for weekend so I can watch a dvd on the train(as its a few hours journey)

Its going to be used for dvd encoding to avi(legal as my course is media and television so I make films) and if I have a spare 30 minutes or so I can go on world of warcraft.
#8
Maybe the Dell XPS M1330 (13.3 inch screen) or the Dell XPS M1530 (15.4 inch screen) would be best. I would go for the M1530 as you can upgrade it to have the 8600 GT graphics card which is good for gaming and the laptop itself is quite light compared to other laptops that are the same size. And you will get a high spec laptop and you may still be under your budget.
[mod]#9
Yes the XPS M 1530 would seem a wise choice. This can be configured like below for £855.51 delivered. Makes use of the 2.2Ghz cpu with larger cache.
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#10
drbluebox
if I have a spare 30 minutes or so I can go on world of warcraft.


'or so' means hours in my experience:-D. you can try going on for only 30 minutes but don't be suprised if you blink and its suddenly 02:54am in the morning.:whistling:
1 Like #11
Spend the money on what it is supposed to be spent on.

If your university has given you £1000 to help toward your "disability" then i suggest you purchase kit to help you help with your disability e.g. a low glare screen, bigger display, specialist keyboard, text to speech software, etc.

We are fortunate enough to live in a country where people with special needs are given the help and support they need in order to lead better lives. I hope those who receive these aids recognise and appreciate how lucky they are and not squander this aid.

How does a gaming laptop that enables you to work at your mate’s place help with your “disability”? I know people who can’t even afford a computer let alone a laptop who have a much greater need for one than you do. And they don’t get a £1000 grant from their university.

You should be ashamed to the utmost.

Furthermore, i cannot believe that the moderators of this forum are encouraging this kind of attitude!
#12
You don't mention what sort of disability it is. Maybe that would help with answers:)
#13
Hello there
Pls don't listen to those whinging about "tax payers money"...How much have we spent in IRAQ? How much was the governments new nuclear submarine contract for? Any software you need you can download it. I have a copy of textHELP Read&Write 8.1 GOLD, if you want a back up copy of that PM me. It is very good for helping you as you learn and organise your work etc.
So,because the government is paying for your computer you can't use it for recreational stuff? LOL. The world is going nuts. People are getting madder by the day!!!
MIKE T has a crazzzzzyyyy affection for Dells,but he will point you in the right direction if you want a Dell. :thumbsup:
#14
k9plus1
Spend the money on what it is supposed to be spent on.

If your university has given you £1000 to help toward your "disability" then i suggest you purchase kit to help you help with your disability e.g. a low glare screen, bigger display, specialist keyboard, text to speech software, etc.

We are fortunate enough to live in a country where people with special needs are given the help and support they need in order to lead better lives. I hope those who receive these aids recognise and appreciate how lucky they are and not squander this aid.

How does a gaming laptop that enables you to work at your mate’s place help with your “disability”? I know people who can’t even afford a computer let alone a laptop who have a much greater need for one than you do. And they don’t get a £1000 grant from their university.

You should be ashamed to the utmost.

Furthermore, i cannot believe that the moderators of this forum are encouraging this kind of attitude!


I hate to say it, but the OP asked for a response like this LOL
But I don't see how the mods personal opinion is relevent myself. The guy asked about a laptop, not for a lecture.
[mod]#15
Scribbles;1379172

But I don't see how the mods personal opinion is relevent myself. The guy asked about a laptop, not for a lecture.


What the heck are you on about? I suggest you re read the whole thread and take note of who said what this time.
banned#16
k9plus1
Spend the money on what it is supposed to be spent on.

If your university has given you £1000 to help toward your "disability" then i suggest you purchase kit to help you help with your disability e.g. a low glare screen, bigger display, specialist keyboard, text to speech software, etc.

We are fortunate enough to live in a country where people with special needs are given the help and support they need in order to lead better lives. I hope those who receive these aids recognise and appreciate how lucky they are and not squander this aid.

How does a gaming laptop that enables you to work at your mate’s place help with your “disability”? I know people who can’t even afford a computer let alone a laptop who have a much greater need for one than you do. And they don’t get a £1000 grant from their university.

You should be ashamed to the utmost.

Furthermore, i cannot believe that the moderators of this forum are encouraging this kind of attitude!

You should be ashamed actually, thats a disigusting attitude, if you read my posts you would see I said its for mainly video editing which needs a powerful processor and a good graphics card, and gaming is only a pastime which I would do for maybe 30 minutes a day to RELAX.

So im not allowed to relax am I?

And did I say I was gaming at my friends house! I was talking about bringing it to my friends to work as we do the same course and we work together.

And its nice to work somewhere apart from home anyway it helps to relax.

My disability is simply learning difficulties I am smart but find it hard to concentrate, and have a disorder where I cant relax that well or do something for long and also have very bad depression and I find it hard to be around people.

Not really any extra needs for a laptop then.
#17
manzi
Maybe the Dell XPS M1330 (13.3 inch screen) or the Dell XPS M1530 (15.4 inch screen) would be best. I would go for the M1530 as you can upgrade it to have the 8600 GT graphics card which is good for gaming and the laptop itself is quite light compared to other laptops that are the same size. And you will get a high spec laptop and you may still be under your budget.


I've just taken delivery of an XPS M1330 today and it is the lightest, fastest, most gorgeous laptop I've had. I'm disabled and use mine for uni (no free money though :?) and went for this as I have mobility problems and my last laptop was pretty heavy, I had to have it in a case on wheels in addition to my book bag. This one should be able to go into my bag with my books etc, and I can highly recommend it!

I hope your laptop makes your study easier, I know mine is great on days when I'm ill and in bed cos I can still access all my uni stuff. also I record all lectures and store them on my laptop as I have problems writing for prolonged periods of time, typing is much easier. Good luck with your course :)
#18
Re-reading your original post I can;t see where you have mentioned that you will be taking your computer to a friend's house for gaming, but I do see that you have trivialised your disability but putting it in inverted commas. If it's a minor matter I'm amazed you have been given £1000 for free. Have you exaggerated the extent of your "disability" to get extra help and a free computer?
banned#19
It depends how you see it, I struggle to concentrate on things and due to my attention span I take things in slowly and am really paranoid about everything.

Its all psychological problems leading to learning difficulties.

I said "disability" as I didnt want people to just think it was physical as some people assume and I dont like to label myself as it makes me feel inadequate.
#20
drbluebox;1379358
It depends how you see it, I struggle to concentrate on things and due to my attention span I take things in slowly and am really paranoid about everything.

Its all psychological problems leading to learning difficulties.

I said "disability" as I didnt want people to just think it was physical as some people assume and I dont like to label myself as it makes me feel inadequate.


Be proud of who you are, disability or not. People who don't want to understand are inadequate, not you...
#21
Disability Services at your uni will be able to advise you on the type of computer best suited to your course and also suited to whatever software you need to help you overcome the problems you face because of your disability.
banned#22
Actually you have to be assessed you know, and I was assessed by a guy who had a very bad physical disablity who said I was suitable.

I didnt ask for it, but now I am getting the funding why shouldnt I buy a good laptop instead of a cheap one whichn
wont work as well for my course

I never asked nor expected the funding Just because I dont have a physical disability doesnt mean I shouldnt get any funding.

You dont know why I have trouble concentrating you dont know why im classed as disabled you just assume the worst.

Are you the same person with more than 1 account who likes to troll
#23
Cruffle I think you've went a bit too far. I'm disabled and ok, I don't need a life saving operation but I'd have been mighty fed up if I was denied what I needed to complete my education purely because I was at a disadvantage due to my disability. Yeah I was a bit sceptical of the OP but only because he put his disability in inverted commas, however he explained that and hell yeah I understand why. I fight to the end before using my crutches and walking sticks, people do look at you differently when you're disabled, I hate to ask for help and admit I struggle with my mobility - don;t judge when you have no idea!
[mod]#24
Can we now just stick to the topic please and help the OP where possible.

Merry Xmas to all .
#25
ryouga
I got a HP cheap

widescreen glossy core2duo was £350 used will check details for you


DSA will only allow the purchase of new goods, you have to be able to provide receipts etc too
#26
Im not selling it lol just saying I got one cheap, I wrote that fast
#27
MikeT
What the heck are you on about? I suggest you re read the whole thread and take note of who said what this time.


I read it, fully. The man asked about a £1000 laptop, and is getting lectured on his right to spend his uni grant. WTF business is it of anyone's where he got the money???
He want's some advice on a laptop, not the opinion of some 'do-gooder' as to how he should spend his money :?
banned#28
have you had a look at rizeon as they do customisable laptops to suit your needs and also alienware.

they have good range of processors graphics range

disability is what i hate people judging other people over its a part of life that comes in various different forms physical and mental and possibly short term or long term. These people never asked for a disability so why should they be treated differnt from others and yes they may need help in many ways to interact with the community and complete an education so why put a downer on them its not there fault.

Yes the university has helped him out for his course.
Yes he may not need it for gaming but mailny video editing buy why not get something that will benefit him on the long run its not as if he is has to hand it back to the university afterwards.

so i dont like it when people say they cant get anything as its a waste of taxpayers money - well its not there fualt that they cant carryout normal life and get an normal education with out this extra help. What are we meant to just leave the government to waste money when it can be help these people get an education and get a job that will benefit everyone in the long run
banned#29
just 40 quid over 1k

go to online help ask them for a deal you can get this dwn to by 20. + free delivery tell em ur a student

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#30
Scribbles
I hate to say it, but the OP asked for a response like this LOL
But I don't see how the mods personal opinion is relevent myself. The guy asked about a laptop, not for a lecture.


Scribbles
I read it, fully. The man asked about a £1000 laptop, and is getting lectured on his right to spend his uni grant. WTF business is it of anyone's where he got the money???
He want's some advice on a laptop, not the opinion of some 'do-gooder' as to how he should spend his money :?


Scribbles, Can you point out where Mike T (The only Mod to appear on this thread) lectured the OP. :thinking:
banned#31
The one Mike posted seems best so far, only thing im thinking of is more ram, or more ram slots.

2 gig of ram should be enough and I dont mind spending my own money buying a extra gig or so ram. but most dont have more than 2 ram slots and if its video editing I want as much ram as possible
#32
k9plus1
Spend the money on what it is supposed to be spent on.

If your university has given you £1000 to help toward your "disability" then i suggest you purchase kit to help you help with your disability e.g. a low glare screen, bigger display, specialist keyboard, text to speech software, etc.

We are fortunate enough to live in a country where people with special needs are given the help and support they need in order to lead better lives. I hope those who receive these aids recognise and appreciate how lucky they are and not squander this aid.

How does a gaming laptop that enables you to work at your mate’s place help with your “disability”? I know people who can’t even afford a computer let alone a laptop who have a much greater need for one than you do. And they don’t get a £1000 grant from their university.

You should be ashamed to the utmost.

Furthermore, i cannot believe that the moderators of this forum are encouraging this kind of attitude!


thesaint
Scribbles, Can you point out where Mike T (The only Mod to appear on this thread) lectured the OP. :thinking:


Sorry, there has been a misunderstanding here. I quoted 'k9plus1', not MikeT, in post #15 :)
The poster infered that the mods were tolerating the OP. Tolerating? I'd say that the mods on here would not even give the OPs post a passing thought is all. Why would they? It's up to the OP how he spends his grant. Actually, i'm surprised as to why Mike T would have a problem with my post?
Anyway, back on subject :)

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