Can someone please tell me if this laptop is any good

    I dont no much about computers but my son wants one for his 18th.

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    General Information Processor Intel® Celeron® Processor 540 - 1.86 GHz - 533 MHz FSB - 1 MB L2 Cache
    Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
    RAM 1GB
    Graphics card SIS Mirage3 integrated graphics
    Screen type Widescreen LCD
    Screen resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
    Screen size 15.4"
    Hard drive 80GB SATA 5400rpm
    Optical disk drive DVD Rewriter
    Memory card reader 4-in-1 card reader
    USB 4 x USB 2.0
    FireWire No
    Modem/Ethernet 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Bluetooth No
    Video interface VGA
    Audio interface Headphone/microphone jacks
    TV output VGA output
    Extension card slot No
    Sound Realtek High Definition Audio (7.1)
    Webcam No
    Keyboard & Mouse EI System touchpad
    Battery Lithium-ion battery
    Accessories included Power cable, AC adapter, battery
    Size 358 x 36.95 x 255.5 mm
    Weight 2.9kg
    I SYSTEMS 4135 Refurbished Laptop


    how much?
    and who from?

    you mad coz it got cold?


    very poor spex

    maybe try specsavers

    Original Poster


    very poor spexmaybe try specsavers

    I no its not great but my son will only use for college and to chat to mates so it sould be fine…op-
    this one?

    the price is ok, but that would be about it. These E systems are like a PC World own-brand, and from past experience can be pretty shoddy.
    If your looking for something around that price range I would consider a netbook. I think Sainsburys are doing one this week. If you want a laptop, I would look at the acer timeline range, these seem to have amazing battery life. Or maybe consider a second-hand laptop from a well-known brand. My dad bought something similar to this…Pro

    the build quality of the IBM (now lenovo) laptops is pretty good.

    Original Poster

    Missed it now all gone.

    Obviously the timeline would be more, as i said, if you want to stick at that price range go for a netbook.

    The 2nd hand ibm thinkpad, is speaking from experience, my dad has had his two years, and has worked great.

    Lets not forget that the laptop in the original post is 2nd hand, although it comes with a warranty, that warranty is with PC World - well known for their great customer service.

    The original poster asked for opinions on the laptop listed, i gave mine, and i gave some other ideas for them to consider.

    Working with, and having purchased laptops a lot, I have enough experience not to touch a PC World own brand laptop with a barge pole. I'm sure others will disagree. That is however my opinion.

    To the OP, please buy something (anything) else.

    Original Poster

    how about this Aow about DVENT 4211C Refurbished Netbook

    Processor Mobile Intel® Atom™ Processor N270 - 1.6Ghz - 533MHz FSB - 512KB L2 Cache
    Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
    RAM 1GB DDR2 memory
    Graphics card Integrated Intel GM945 graphics (up to 64MB)
    Screen type TFT LCD display
    Screen resolution 1024 x 600
    Screen size 10"
    Hard drive 120 GB SATA
    Optical disk drive No
    Memory card reader Yes
    USB 3
    FireWire No
    Modem/Ethernet RJ-45 Network LAN port
    Wi-Fi Wireless a/b/g
    Bluetooth Yes
    Video interface VGA output
    Audio interface 1 x headphone jack
    TV output VGA
    Extension card slot No
    Sound Built in speakers
    Webcam Yes
    Battery Li-Ion rechargeable battery
    Additional features Kensington lock, microphone jack
    Accessories included Battery, AC adapter, power cable, setup sheet, Windows XP Home Edition 'Start Here' manual
    Size 260 x 178 x 28 mm
    Weight 1.12 kg
    this Aow about DVENT 4211C Refurbished Netbook

    Original Poster

    or the dell inspiron mini 10 refurb for £219.99

    emachines - is part of gateway, and yes owned by ACER
    ei systems - is, as far as i can tell, a low-cost manufacturer of laptops based in Belgium exclusively available through DSGi
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