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    any advice on what you lot think of this please

    ebuyer.com/pro…RUF

    dont play games or anything

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    nice monitor .

    Seems decent specs for the money but i believe this has a glossy screen which some like and some dont and the graphics is basic so no gaming,

    tonyg1962;5735825

    Seems decent specs for the money but i believe this has a glossy screen … Seems decent specs for the money but i believe this has a glossy screen which some like and some dont and the graphics is basic so no gaming,


    what he said ^^^

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    tonyg1962;5735825

    Seems decent specs for the money but i believe this has a glossy screen … Seems decent specs for the money but i believe this has a glossy screen which some like and some dont and the graphics is basic so no gaming,



    never seen glossy, does that mean you see yourself whilst working, arrgghh

    i have to order one today, just saw this and thought it will do, but now unsure :oops:

    its not a problem for me, in fact in prefer glossy screen, the matte one makes the screen look dull

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    i so want to cry, i want my old one to return from the dead - lol

    thanks guys xx not sure how i would get on with glossy, is it worth taking out the 2yr hp pack, it hasnt got much heat on the deals section hence why i asked here, dont want to spend £400 and its crap

    Good little laptops these. My mates selling one at the mo. Good quality screen. Built qualities better then HP's of old.

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    Adam2050;5735938

    Good little laptops these. My mates selling one at the mo. Good quality … Good little laptops these. My mates selling one at the mo. Good quality screen. Built qualities better then HP's of old.


    gawd im hopeless at making decisions :oops: my budget is only about £400

    [COLOR="red"]Wow, weak spec.[/COLOR]

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    The JFK;5736057

    [COLOR="red"]Wow, weak spec.[/COLOR]



    if you got nothing helpful to post, dont waste ya time

    Sassie this seems like a good deal ,I know its a refurb but it does come with 3 years on site warranty.
    mcscom.co.uk/pro…980
    I cannot vouch for the shop but maybe someone else can,
    hotukdeals.com/ite…b-/

    sassie;5736035

    gawd im hopeless at making decisions :oops: my budget is only about £400



    Is there any time period on purchasing. As this isn't the best time to buy atm.

    micoo;5736296

    this is a better buyhttp://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-3481.aspx



    Yeah hat is nce for the money

    Adam2050;5736251

    Is there any time period on purchasing. As this isn't the best time to … Is there any time period on purchasing. As this isn't the best time to buy atm.



    Personally I'd say it would be a godd time to buy, as it's coming up to the end of company's VAT quarter, so they'll be pushing out the better deals at the moment.

    micoo;5736296

    this is a better buyhttp://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-3481.aspx



    That does look good :thumbsup:

    midlandscomics;5736354

    Personally I'd say it would be a godd time to buy, as it's coming up to … Personally I'd say it would be a godd time to buy, as it's coming up to the end of company's VAT quarter, so they'll be pushing out the better deals at the moment.That does look good :thumbsup:



    cracking buy, i got my acer from tesco a few months back hotukdeals.com/ite…gb/ that was an amzing deal

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    tonyg1962;5736144

    Sassie this seems like a good deal ,I know its a refurb but it does come … Sassie this seems like a good deal ,I know its a refurb but it does come with 3 years on site warranty.http://www.mcscom.co.uk/product.php?xProd=7980I cannot vouch for the shop but maybe someone else can,http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/436951/dell-inspiron-1545-t5800-3gb-250gb-/



    is the warranty with dell or the shop?
    micoo;5736296

    this is a better buyhttp://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-3481.aspx



    why is it better?

    sassie;5739338

    is the warranty with dell or the shop?why is it better?

    I wouldn't go for the Dell because it's least likely to offer a free Win7 upgrade. Do the other two - the HP & Acer - come with this?

    However, one cannot argue with the 3-yearon-site Dell warranty, which will be handled by Dell by the looks of it. The laptop is likely to cost £350+ (incl VAT + del), & you could easily get Win7 (pre-order offer) for another £50 anyway (i.e. if you hate Vista so much!).

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    Crossbow;5746576

    I wouldn't go for the Dell because it's least likely to offer a free Win7 … I wouldn't go for the Dell because it's least likely to offer a free Win7 upgrade. Do the other two - the HP & Acer - come with this?However, one cannot argue with the 3-year on-site Dell warranty, which will be handled by Dell by the looks of it. The laptop is likely to cost £350+ (incl VAT + del), & you could easily get Win7 (pre-order offer) for another £50 anyway (i.e. if you hate Vista so much!).



    the acer one doesnt come with the free upgrade, well doesnt show on hp site so ide say no, dont know about the acer one, it doesnt say it does. Never to sure on these extra warranty things, dont they just say its a software issue, not our problem

    sassie;5746607

    the acer one doesnt come with the free upgrade, well doesnt show on hp … the acer one doesnt come with the free upgrade, well doesnt show on hp site so ide say no, dont know about the acer one, it doesnt say it does.

    Well, I think we'll need to have a look at the individual manufacturers' websites to see which of their laptops qualify for a free Win7 upgrade - from ]Microsoft:

    * For further information about the Windows 7 Upgrade Option, please see … * For further information about the Windows 7 Upgrade Option, please see the FAQ. Here are the essential details: Delivery of Windows 7 product will vary by offer and location, but the earliest you could expect to receive it would be at the time of Windows 7 general availability, October 22, 2009. [COLOR=blue]There are two ways in which you may be eligible to receive Windows 7 under this program. They are: (1) When you purchase a qualifying PC [laptop] with Windows Vista, as determined by each participating PC manufacturer, from a retailer or directly from the PC manufacturer[/COLOR] or (2) when you purchase a qualifying retail packaged Windows Vista product from your favorite retailer. The Windows 7 Upgrade Option applies to Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate editions. Your Windows 7 product will be the comparable version of what you purchased for Windows Vista: so you'll get Windows 7 Home Premium E, Windows 7 Professional E, or Windows 7 Ultimate E, respectively. [COLOR=blue]The Windows 7 Upgrade Option program runs from June 26, 2009 through January 31, 2010. However, individual PC manufacturers may choose to offer the option for a shorter period on their PCs. Offer details, prices, and delivery methods will vary. For details for new PC purchases, please check the manufacturer's website.[/COLOR] For purchases of retail packaged software, please go to the Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Option fulfillment site for retail packaged software.


    sassie;5746607

    Never to sure on these extra warranty things, dont they just say its a … Never to sure on these extra warranty things, dont they just say its a software issue, not our problem

    I suppose that's because they reckon most software issues are generally caused by the endusers (unless the latter can prove otherwise!). And most software issues are easily solved by a reinstall/system recovery/using alternative software, etc.

    Hardware issues are harder to solve, usually require additional components for diagnosis & repair, etc - so basically more time-consuming & expense.

    Anyway, in the end it comes down to whether you'd rather have a 1-year return-to-base warranty (that the others offer), or a 3-year on-site one.

    Have you tried Win7 (the beta/RC) btw?

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    no, my old lappy was on xp, lappy on now is vista and am getting use to it a little. I know nothing about laptops at all, i have about £400 and want to try and get the best i can for my money. All i do really is surf the net, my old lappy only had 512 memory and 80gb hard drive so anything is an improvement, like i said just want the best i can get for me money really

    Well, if it's only going to be used to surf the net, then you don't even need a dual-core one, or one with tons of RAM/hard drive space. But I don't know of anyone who does older gen, brand new laptops. Your best bet may be a refurb place like Mcscom, & one with XP or no OS installed (don't worry, we'll help you install an OS if it comes to it). Let's see what we can come up with for ~£250-300, & save you a bit of cash....

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    Crossbow;5748881

    Well, if it's only going to be used to surf the net, then you don't even … Well, if it's only going to be used to surf the net, then you don't even need a dual-core one, or one with tons of RAM/hard drive space. But I don't know of anyone who does older gen, brand new laptops. Your best bet may be a refurb place like Mcscom, & one with XP or no OS installed (don't worry, we'll help you install an OS if it comes to it). Let's see what we can come up with for ~£250-300, & save you a bit of cash....



    theres bigpockets but i think there prices seem a little steep for second hand poor specs, and medion, my old one was a medion and started falling apart bit by bit after about 15 months

    sassie;5739338

    why is it better?



    better processor, but less ram but if youre not playing games etc 3gb ram is more than enough, the screen on the acer will go to 1366x768 so you will beable to watch HD on the web ie iplayer

    and its cheaper :thumbsup:

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    micoo;5750598

    better processor, but less ram but if youre not playing games etc 3gb ram … better processor, but less ram but if youre not playing games etc 3gb ram is more than enough, the screen on the acer will go to 1366x768 so you will beable to watch HD on the web ie iplayerand its cheaper :thumbsup:



    i thought intel 2 core was better than dual core :thinking:

    sassie;5750633

    i thought intel 2 core was better than dual core :thinking:



    it is but the acers is a faster clock speed

    if you are using the lappy for just internet browsing, word, music, dvd's etc then it wont make a difference :thumbsup:

    Sass you have seen a glossy screen you daughters 1735 has one!:roll:

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD;5751910

    Sass you have seen a glossy screen you daughters 1735 has one!:roll:



    ooops ok, didnt really notice much difference :oops:
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