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Best laptop / PC for around £500-600 please

Found 9th Apr 2008
To be used for general family surfing/dowloading. Have £600 maximum to spend have always had a laptop on the past but would consider a PC.

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I bourght 2 laptops from dixons the other day, in the refubished section.

a philips

and a compaq.

one for me and the missus, we use them for surfing the net, watching movies, downloading.

We paid about £300 for the them each, they were both dual core, 2gb ram, 160GB hard drive.

They come with a 12 month warranty too,

We have gone over them with a fine tooth comb and can't see any faults,dead pixels etc.

We are well chuffed, as they sell these lappys new for £450-500.

Hi there

I have been spending weeks checking out laptops and I am seriously thinking of buying a Samsung R700. Ebuyer are selling them for £558.79 with free delivery. This one has a 17" screen and the reviews are very favourable. It has an inbuilt webcam and is wireless. Core 2 Duo which is an up to date processor and you will need 2 Gig RAM when running VISTA which is the norm on most new laptops. The only negative points were that the surface of the laptop leaves many little finger prints due to it's shiny exterior and that you can't plug in a camcorder. I don't think you will be able to watch HD DVDs on it and it's not Blu-Ray but I personally would be watching these on my TV anyway.

Hope this helps!!

Processor: SantaRosa Core 2 Duo T5450(1.66G)
RAM: 2GB (2*1GB_D6)
Display: 17" WXGA+
Hard Disk: 250GB SATA
Optical Drive: DVD Super-Multi Dual Layer Light Scribe
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS 128MB
Wireless LAN: 1G Lan, 802.11bg
USB/Multi Slots: 4 USB, 7 in 1 slot, HDMI, Webcam (1.3M)
Battery: Standard 6 Cell Li-ion
Weight: 3.2Kg
Key Features: Glossy Speaker Bezel & Touch Pad Button, Lightest 17" Core 2 Duo at 3.2Kg, HDMI & Web Camera (1.3M) integrated, Numeric Keyboard Support, Silver Nano Keyboard / Anti Bacterial
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® Vista® Home Premium

if that's all your going to be using it for save your self some money and get one of the cheap dell deals

i would buy a pc and spend the money on a bigger monitor personally you can get a decent pc for about £350 and get say a 24" monitor
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