OK so from my bad experience of buying a laptop from ebay i now have made the decision to buy one brand new. Have been looking at Tesco alongside LaptopsDirect and have found these models. I know someone who works at Tesco and always said i could use her 20% discount if needed, which could save me best part of £70 on a £399 machine. Not having any experience of these brands i was wondering what you guys thought of them. Remember this is for the other halfs birthday and she will be using it at home mainly for net and office stuff.http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-5346.aspx
This one has 2gig RAM, 15.4" screen, 160Gig HDD, IntelX3100 up to 384meg GFX and Intel T2310 Dual Core CPU.http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-5525.aspx
This one has 1gig RAM, 17" screen, 80Gig HDD, Geforce 7000M up to 384 GFX and AMD 64x2 TK53 CPU.
Looking at both on paper they seem to be good machines. Personally i dont like the white look of the Acer's keyboard but it has a 17" screen and Geforce GFX. The Gateway seems a better spec to me. It does have a smaller screen i know, but ive never seen any reports on Gateway machines, are they any good, reliable, renound for problems ? My only other option is Dell or LaptopsDirect. Dell are quoting me silly prices atm and dont wanna budge a bit. LaptopsDirect do have a nice Toshiba for £310 but the specs dont match up to the Tesco ones for the price:http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Toshiba_Satellite_Pro_L40-12S_PSL43E-00K00NEN/version-1.asp
Any comments welcome :)