hey people, i need a bit of help buying a laptop..
the missus is fed up at being stuck on the PC in the corner every time she wants to play The Sims 3, so i said i'd look into getting a decent laptop that she could play it on from the comfort of the sofa..
is there a "best" time of year to buy laptops? for instance, apple always do great deals in the summer as the new school term approaches.. do any other vendors do this? i only ask, because i'd feel like a bit of a lemon if i went out and bought a laptop tomorrow only to find a "student" sale starts up in a couple of weeks!
i'm not a PC gamer at all, so am not really up to speed with what all the cool kids are using these days.. can someone recommend a laptop that is ok for gaming? the sims isn't particularly hardcore, so we defo don't need some daft SLI rig or whatev's.. i guess our criteria are as follows:
minimum 16" screen
not too bulky
any suggestions? so far, a dell inspiron 1764 seems pretty good, with core i3, ati 4330 gfx, 17.3" screen, 4GB RAM, etc. for £549 delivered.. are they as good as they sound, or is there anything i should be aware of with dell?