I have roughly £400 to spend on a laptop and need help!

Found 6th Jan 2009
Hi, I'm looking for a new laptop with about 3GB of ram and a good processor and preferably a dedicated graphics card.
I have seen a few deals going around but am unsure of which to go for.
My favorite deal so far is... hotukdeals.com/ite…-t/
Would be appreciative if someone could point me in a good direction.
Thanks.... Ross


hey mate, recently bought a toshiba laptop from staples, price was £380, good lappy, check it out


hope this helps


go for this … go for this mate.http://www.cdiscount.co.uk/Computing/LaptopsNetbooks/Laptops/acer-aspire-5735/f-613-177931.html#AnchorTabTechDescription

What vid card is in that dude?

Original Poster

From what i can tell this has a smaller HDD, less RAM, worse processor, less features, and a more expensive price tag?
How good is Acer for build quality also? As i haven't had experience with them in the past.
...compared to the HP that is


What vid card is in that dude?

Intel 4500MHD onboard.



Accessories Included AC Adaptor, Battery and Power Cord
Audio Features Yes
Bluetooth No
Box Contents PC and Accessories
Brand Sony
Built-in Webcam No
Card Reader 1 x Memory Stick™ Slot (Memory Stick™ Std / Duo, Memory Stick™ PRO Std / Duo, high speed data transfer), 1 x SD Card Slot, 1 x Express Card Slot (34mm)
Features of Product Multi-task with ease, access the internet wirelessly, store photos and download, store and listen to music. Pin-sharp 15.4” widescreen includes an anti-glare coating to minimize reflection so you can view from almost any angle. Windows Vista and MS Office 2007 (free 60 day trial) upgrades the way you create presentations, documents and spreadsheets. Huge 250GB hard drive for storing photos, music and downloads. Dedicated nVidia graphics for enhanced video editing. Enjoy your notebook right out of the box. VAIO NR-Series comes pre-loaded with a full package of multimedia software
Finger Print Reader No
Firewire Yes
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GT GPU’
Graphics Dedicated Yes
Hard Drive Size 250GB
Hard Drive Type Serial ATA
Laptop Colour Silver
Memory Features 2 x 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Size 2GB
Number of USB Ports 4x USB 2.0
Operating System Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Optical Drive DVD Dual Layer Rewriter
Optical Drive Bluray Compatible No
Optical Drive HD Compatible No
Optical Drive Lightscribe Compatible No
Output 1 x VGA, 1 x Audio Out (Stereo Headphones/Speakers Jack)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Bus 667MHz
Processor Cache 2GB
Processor Model Number T5750
Processor Speed 2GHz
Product Depth 26.91 cm
Product Height 3.14 - 3.79 cm
Product Width 36 cm
Remote Control Included No
Screen Size 15.4"
Screen Type Widecreen (39.1cm)
Software Load VAIO Music Box, Windows Media Player 11, VAIO Content Importer / Exporter, WinDVD 8.0 for VAIO, DivX Player and Converter,VAIO Movie Story, Google Picasa, VAIO Movie Story, Easy Media Creator 9, Click to Disc/Editor, Adobe® Reader® 8.1, Microsoft® Office Ready 2007 (60 days Try & Buy), McAfee® Internet Security Suite (with 60 days free virus update), VAIO Recovery Utility - HDD recovery (hidden partition), Google software package
TV Tuner No
User Model Entertainment Yes
Wired Networking Port Yes
Wireless Built in Yes
Wireless Features 802.11a/b/g Draft n

Original Poster

Thats a very good price for a Sony VAIO andythebrave
...Clubcard points as well =]

There was a good deal on a Samsung on here a few days back at Argos. It had dedicated graphics and was £399.

Original Poster

I haven't seen or even heard of this site before. It's pretty good as price comparison sites go, Thanks snowtiger =]

I'm looking for a laptop for about £400 but looking for at least 17" screen...

Any help?

Original Poster

The following advent is pretty good. Has a blue ray drive as well.

Are advent good for laptops?

I don't have any blu rays so not sure I need the drive.

PC World have a Dell studio 17 laptop for £391 - leaning towards that atm...
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