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has anyone got a second to help me out please i need a new laptop with better spec than what i have at up to about £350 toshiba intel (R) pentium dual cpu T3400 @ 2.16GHz 4gb ram 160 gb … Read More
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
has anyone got a second to help me out please i need a new laptop with better spec than what i have at up to about £350

toshiba intel (R) pentium dual cpu T3400 @ 2.16GHz
4gb ram
160 gb hard drive (one of the reasons i want a new one)

thank you so much alex
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
like i said its one of the reasons i want a new one.
This takes longer to boot up than my kettle do to boil when its full and about 3 times as long as my kids laptops do and theres are only a 3rd of the price i paid for this.
Its starting to turn its self off and i have no idea why ie no bugs or anything i can see wrong with it.
so my wonderfull hubby who only ever uses a laptop now and then has said i can have a new one for my bd and he will get this one fixed for himself lol
#2
Plenty of deals lately on HUKD, you should check them out and see which is suitable for you. What will you be using it for?
#3
For 350 you wont be getting much of an upgrade!
Best I can recommend is this lenovo with a code.
http://shop.lenovo.com/gbweb/gb/en/notebooks/thinkpad/sl-series
http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/10-off-thinkpad-sl510-t-series-services-10-off-multimedia-remote-using-discount/865921 - CODE=SLANDT10OFF
(You could upgrade the ram yourself)
#4
And on reflection just upgrade your HDD or get an external one?
#5
thats the point i see all the deals but i dont know what processor is better than the one i have i want it to watch films, and i d/l a bit and i watch youtube and sometimes need to use it to but home movies of the kids on to dvd
i dont play games other than now and then on fb but then its only cards or what ever. i do need it to be wireless n for the 50 meg virgin media at the min i have a wireless n adapter sticking out of the side and it bugs me.
#6
so if i cant with £350 how much should i spend
#7
Why not just reinstall windows after you save photos etc & it will be as fast as the first day you bought it.
#8
i have 3 times since i have got it over a year ago but the start up is still painfully slow and like i said its now turning its self off and i no idea why and i dont want to end up with no laptop and making a rush buy (thats how i ended up with this)
#9
£399 would be the minimum to spend at the moment

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5084760.htm
#10
alexcruxon
i have 3 times since i have got it over a year ago but the start up is still painfully slow and like i said its now turning its self off and i no idea why and i dont want to end up with no laptop and making a rush buy (thats how i ended up with this)
It cut's off when ............... ?
#11
just cuts out for no reason at first it was a few times when i had left it on over night and in th morning it was off so i thought oh well maybe a update or something but now its happend 3 times when i have just been looking at the web.
its been hot when its happend but not that hot as its been hotter befor now and not turned off.
#12
peodude
£399 would be the minimum to spend at the moment[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.argos.co.uk%2Fstatic%2FProduct%2FpartNumber%2F5084760.htm]http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5084760.htm[/url]

thanks peodude but i dont really want another toshiba this is my second one now and i would just like a change i know its a girly thing lol
#13
The only change from a Toshiba i would make is to a Sony, and they're out your price range.
#14
they had a sony vaio for £350 something in tesco today but i cant find it online to see the spec
#15
alexcruxon
just cuts out for no reason at first it was a few times when i had left it on over night and in th morning it was off so i thought oh well maybe a update or something but now its happend 3 times when i have just been looking at the web.
its been hot when its happend but not that hot as its been hotter befor now and not turned off.


I've had a couple of laptops where the fans/heat exchangers get so clogged with dust the CPU overheats (the laptop doesn't feel really hot) and runs at a cut down speed - when it gets worse they start cutting out randomly as soon as you stress them a little.
There are a few free system information tools (I've used SIW before) - they can tell you whether your CPU is overheating. If that is the problem you can google / ask for advice on cleaning the dust out...

Edited By: wombat6025 on Feb 02, 2011 01:26
#16
OP try this one on ebay Lenovo IdeaPad G550 Laptop, Dual Core T4500 2.35GHz 4GB only £29.99.

270701054355

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