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    As I suffer with a bad back, I am looking to purchase a lap top that is as light as possible, but do not want to spend a fortune in doing so. Is this a good deal?

    think4.com/not…tml

    It says that it does not have a built in optical drive. Not knowing what one is, will it be a problems not having one?

    Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.

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    That looks ok for the money, you might want to streamline XP to increase speed, that mobile cpu is 2 generations old now, will be 3 generations old when core3duo comes out in a few months.

    If you do get that I highly recommend a 9cell extended battery for it, will make it a bit heavier but since it already has a very power friendly CPU and chipset it can increase usage to beyond 5hours off the battery.

    Also consider a Dell laptop bag, they are very well padded.

    Take alook at a Dell D420 - you can really haggle on them on the phone for the top spec ones and get them for around the 900 mark.
    trustedreviews.com/not…/p1

    It's the "wizz bang" of 12" notebooks at the moment since sony OEM the tiny stuff from other not-so-hot brands a lot these days.

    hotukdeals.com/for…058

    That is a great deal considering the business support offered by dell.

    5rannoch

    As I suffer with a bad back, I am looking to purchase a lap top that is … As I suffer with a bad back, I am looking to purchase a lap top that is as light as possible, but do not want to spend a fortune in doing so. Is this a good deal?http://www.think4.com/notebooks_laptops/dell_latitude_d410_notebook_12_display_pentium_m_760_2ghz_xp_pro.html It says that it does not have a built in optical drive. Not knowing what one is, will it be a problems not having one?Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.



    No optical drive means no CD/DVD drive. You do usually get an external one that you can plug in though - not the most practical of things, especially if you do need it when travelling.

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    Many thanks for the all the help and advice, and links to other threads. I decided to buy one when there were five left (sold out now). I will mainly be using it as a word processor and for e-mails, so hopefully, it should be okay.
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