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    Are any of these laptops worth getting?

    I am looking to get a laptop for everday use such as surfing the internet and watching the odd dvd and was wondering if either of these were worth getting?

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    my budget is £350.

    Thanks in advance

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    i am after a new laptop, but just feel there is better to come at the moment deal wise that is, or maybe i just want to much for my cash!

    I would be tempted to wait and get one with 15'6 screen , the ones you say are ok but I've seen better imo like this one thats oos - direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx also has win7

    Neither TBH.

    This is much better. Better processor, more ram and windows 7. ]Here (this is just an example)

    Personally I would go for the 508-1763, as this has Vista Home Premium (not Basic), 2Gb RAM and includes a built-in web cam.
    Most laptops don't come with software on DVD's or CD's so you will need to buy some blank DVD's (needs around 2/3 DVD's). You can then make a complete software backup to the factory settings. This is important in case of future problems, re-installs etc. Don't worry the laptop will help you set these backup discs automatically.
    Both will play DVD's and surf net without any problems.
    You should also get the option from Toshiba to upgrade the software to Windows 7 Home, prices varies from company to company to cover admin and postage costs but normally in the range £10 to £30 but much cheaper than buying an upgrade later. Windows 7 makes some great improvements and also can increase the battery life when off the mains.

    Original Poster

    thanks guys..looked at the compaq one from tesco's the other evening but thought it not so good due to the processor tho i no very little about laptops

    Remember VAT increases to 17.5% on 1st January 2010 so don't leave it too late!

    Original Poster

    yeah i remembered that hence why i am looking for one to pick up tomorrow

    the tesco one does tempt me alot if i know its going to do the job

    Probably best deal at moment although 5% off code ends tomorrow:

    hotukdeals.com/ite…200

    belch;7377558

    Probably best deal at moment although 5% off code ends … Probably best deal at moment although 5% off code ends tomorrow:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/566472/samsung-15-6-laptop-dual-core-t4200



    ^ Winner. Head and shoulders above the rest you are considering

    Hey guys in typing this on my new laptop. Ist a Compaq (HP) 610 with 160gb HD 2gb ram built in webcam........anyway read for yourselves..DABS has it for £471 !!!!!!!WTF>>>>
    link

    it247.com/pro…tml

    theres a £50 cashback and HP upgrade to windows 7 !!!!!!!!!!

    Im so good to you guys !!!!!!!!!


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    Original Poster

    belch;7377558

    Probably best deal at moment although 5% off code ends … Probably best deal at moment although 5% off code ends tomorrow:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/566472/samsung-15-6-laptop-dual-core-t4200



    i dont have a comet in northern ireland or so it says on their website

    I agree with Blech and DragonChris great machine for the price, i would reserve for collection from a comet store to check stocks!

    allstar2;7377615

    i dont have a comet in northern ireland or so it says on their website



    Just saw you're a fellow Norn Irn... Blast.

    I don't know if they even deliver here?

    piglet1962;7377650

    I agree with Blech and DragonChris great machine for the price, i would … I agree with Blech and DragonChris great machine for the price, i would reserve for collection from a comet store to check stocks!



    No Comet in NI

    They say delivery is free although might not apply to N.I.
    There's a box to put your postcode in when you order which will probably tell you if there's a charge.
    Don't forget the cashback & code to get price down to around £340

    Yes I knew she was from NI. Many companies either have no shops or charge a fortune for shipping (like Ebuyer).

    The one I mentioned still qualifies for free shipping. Differences to the Sammy one. Slightly slower processor (built on same core, with newer instruction set), smaller hard disk (upgrading is easy or you could buy an external one), but has a slightly larger screen.

    The Acer one at tesco have a similar spec, I'm not so keen as a few friends have Acer laptops and they seem to be a little flimsy in the build department.

    Original Poster

    im not keen on acer ones so dont plan to get one of them...so many choices but you guys are being a great help

    I too have changed my mind on Acer , they have better bang for buck but build quality is a big prob for them. At the mo I'm favouring Gavins recommendation , imo.
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