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    Is this a good laptop?

    Is this a good price and laptop as I have no idea what is good and what is not, only need it for online shopping, storing photos, email, MSN and this place

    £699.99 now £469:-



    For HD entertainment on the move, look no further than the G70120EM Entertainment Laptop. With a top quality spec full of all the latest technologies, the G70120EM comes with a speedy Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 Processor to run your programmes flawlessly. With Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium and a 3GB Memory, it provides seamless operation of your applications.

    The G70120EM Entertainment Laptop features a Blu-Ray player with DVD Rewriter to enjoy watching movies in HD quality from anywhere. You can back up your downloads and images onto DVD or store them on the generous 160GB Hard Drive.

    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800 (2GHZ, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache) Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium 3GB Memory 160GB Hard Drive 17" Widescreen Display Blu-ray with DVD ReWriter Nvidia Graphics 9200 (256MB dedicated) Wireless Enabled Built in Webcam Full product information about HP G70-120EA Features a Blu-ray drive for a superb HD viewing experience Hide product information about HP G70-120EA Features a Blu-ray drive for a superb HD viewing experience

    Full specification Benefit
    Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
    Processor speed 2GHZ, 800MHz, 2MB
    Memory Size 3 GB MB
    Hard Drive Capacity 160 GB
    Optical Drives Blu-ray DVD with re-writer
    Screen Size/Type 17"
    Graphics Card Type Nvidia GeForce 9200
    Graphics Memory 256 MB
    TV-out NO
    Wireless Enabled YES
    Infrared Port Included NO
    Other Interfaces Built in Webcam

    13 Comments

    It is a bit overkill for what you want to do with it.

    Original Poster

    Ahh ok thanks microsnakey - its all weird to me all the letters and numbers - I was taken by the built in webcam :roll:

    You seen this one FH?

    ]http//ww…50g

    Looks good - it's a v pretty Sony one

    I agree it seems overkill, unless you really need the screen real estate or performance there's not much point going up to a bulkier 17in laptop. Similarly paying for a blu-ray drive and having a dedicated graphics card when you're not planning to watch blu-rays nor play games seems like an unnecessary expense.

    John

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    robtallica;4184242

    You seen this one … You seen this one FH?]http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/325150/sony-vaio-vgn-ns10l-laptop-m-s-250gLooks good - it's a v pretty Sony one



    Thanks Rob but funds mean I have to get one from PC World :oops:

    Is Sony the best make - as I said its all new to me so any help is appreciated

    My kids will probably play free online games on it and homework but thats it

    fireheaven;4184314

    Thanks Rob but funds mean I have to get one from PC World :oops:Is Sony … Thanks Rob but funds mean I have to get one from PC World :oops:Is Sony the best make - as I said its all new to me so any help is appreciatedMy kids will probably play free online games on it and homework but thats it



    Dunno, I'm like you - I ain't one of those techy nerds.

    I'm after a laptop aswell, that was just one that caught my eye. I might go for a Samsung nc10 tbh(netbook). Though Sony do make some of the prettier lappy's imo.

    The one you showed us looked an ok price though - nice bonus having a Blu-ray drive. Maybe a bit much for your needs tho.

    Original Poster

    robtallica;4184363

    Dunno, I'm like you - I ain't one of those techy nerds.I'm after a laptop … Dunno, I'm like you - I ain't one of those techy nerds.I'm after a laptop aswell, that was just one that caught my eye. I might go for a Samsung nc10 tbh(netbook). Though Sony do make some of the prettier lappy's imo.The one you showed us looked an ok price though - nice bonus having a Blu-ray drive. Maybe a bit much for your needs tho.



    What the hell is a pretty laptop? :thinking:

    dontdothatagain;4184560

    What about … What about this?http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/557073/?int=home-1



    I was looking at that one too - congrats on the 23k btw :thumbsup:

    fireheaven;4184696

    I was looking at that one too - congrats on the 23k btw :thumbsup:



    Thanks
    Its pretty good, If I hadnt got my Morrisons (Toshiba L300-1AQ - £296.65 with Staff Discount) I would have gone for it :thumbsup:
    Its also better, and cheaper :thumbsup:

    The main issue to be aware of when choosing a laptop from PC World is to go for a known laptop rather than one of their own ones such as the Advent Pcs. While the latter can seemingly be a good bargain you don't really know what you're getting as it's a rebranded version of another laptop, getting parts or support later down the line can be difficult. Additionally if the machine is widely available it's usually much easier to get help from other owners if you're having any trouble as they may well have had the same issue as you and resolved it.

    Some of the machines Sony make are genuinely outstanding but at the same time in the lower end of the market they tend to trade more on their name than the laptop itself. It's always worth comparing the spec and also the machine itself to make sure you are getting reasonable value for money.

    John

    Original Poster

    Thank you Johnmc, that is very helpful to a complete novice like me I didn't realise Advent was their own brand

    With Advent they basically rebrand another model of laptop to their own, often the likes of Advent and Gericom (or used to be). While these machines were good deals especially when clearing out I frequently come across people having trouble with them further down the line but whereas with known brands you can usually find useful information out I tend to struggle with Advent machines even after finding out what laptop it actually is.

    I'd highly recommend if possible going down to PC World and having a look through the machines they have to see if anything appeals to you, even just to get an idea of what sort of size you'd like. For many people 17in laptops are really too bulky however you may find that's more what you're looking for.

    John

    I really wouldn't recommend a homebrand from PCworld, as they any issues with the laptop itself and they'll immediately advise you to deal with the manufacturer, so don't touch companies like Acer either, as there customer service is terrible.

    This laptop is ok but you're mainly paying for the bluray player, which adds at least another £100 and the graphics card, which won't be taken advantage of.
    You can get a laptop with the same specs with a lower end graphics card to allow your kids to play online games without even struggling, as well as a standard dvd drive and save yourself anything upto £150.

    Are you interested in PCs at all, as you would probably be able to pick up an even better PC at considerably less?
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