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Help please. Business Laptop Required. £400ish budget

Hi.

I would like a RELIABLE business laptop with the following:
T4200, 4300
T5870 or T6500 processor.

Min 250gb Hard Drive
Min 2gb RAM

But most importantly I need Vista Business or 7 professional as the operating system.

I have been keeping my eyes out on here periodically since Xmas but nothing has come up that seems to fit.

Any ideas?

Chris.

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Original Poster

No one got any suggestions?

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there is a great deal at pc world just now.

pcworld.co.uk/mar…598

only problem is that its 7 home Premium, but you could probably get an upgrade for around £50-60.

its such a good spec of laptop.

Foxy, any particular reason why you need Win 7 Pro? There is marginal difference in functionality...unless you are on a corporate network. BTW, Intel just launched the Core i3 and Core i5 mobile processors...new notebooks are being launched this week.

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frogman;7463073

Foxy, any particular reason why you need Win 7 Pro? There is marginal … Foxy, any particular reason why you need Win 7 Pro? There is marginal difference in functionality...unless you are on a corporate network. BTW, Intel just launched the Core i3 and Core i5 mobile processors...new notebooks are being launched this week.


I'll use my laptop to connect to a work based server and their security will only allow me to use the 7 pro or Vista business, struck me as a bit odd too, but that's what I was told!
Hadn't heard anything about the i3 and i5 mobile processors, will they replace dual core (4300, 6500 etc), and if so do you think machines will be released that fit in my budget?

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jordan2318;7461816

there is a great deal at pc world just … there is a great deal at pc world just now.http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/656598only problem is that its 7 home Premium, but you could probably get an upgrade for around £50-60.its such a good spec of laptop.


Yeah, I know, there were a couple at Tesco even cheaper/better than this that I'd spotted but out of stock for the mo. A Lenovo with similar spec to the pc world laptop, but £70 less, and a Toshiba with a 6500 processor for the same money.
Just need the out of the box solution including vista business or 7 pro unfortunately.
Chris.

Original Poster

jordan2318;7461816

there is a great deal at pc world just … there is a great deal at pc world just now.http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/656598only problem is that its 7 home Premium, but you could probably get an upgrade for around £50-60.its such a good spec of laptop.


Yeah, I know, there were a couple at Tesco Direct even cheaper/better than this that I'd spotted but out of stock for the mo. A Lenovo with similar spec to the pc world laptop, but £70 less, and a Toshiba with a 6500 processor for the same money.
Just need the out of the box solution including vista business or 7 pro unfortunately.
Chris.

i3 notebooks may fall under £400; keep an eye on Dell & Compaq brands.
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