Some friends are looking at buying a new laptop and I'd appreciate the opinions of the savvy people on HUK
Budget is £450
It needs to be a standard 15.4" screen job, with an optical drive, Windows 7 and I think a relatively new CPU. Reliability is a big factor, as is service if something goes wrong.
Out and out specs are otherwise relatively unimportant as it will barely break sweat with the kind of things they'll be using it for.