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    Is this laptop a good buy?

    I am looking for a laptop for my DD, and came across this one:

    Medion T5250 17" Widescreen Wireless Laptop
    * FEATURES: - Intel® Merom® Dual Core Processor T5250 - 17" Widescreen XGA (1280 x 800 px.) Anti-glare screen - 160 GB hard disk - 2048 MB DDR II RAM memory - DVD Writer (incl. CD-RW + DVD ROM) DVD±R/±RW/±R DL/-RAM - Wireless LAN 802.11 n(AW-ne766) - 10/100 Mbit Fast Ethernet LAN Port - 56k V.90 Modem - 90-watt AC adaptor - High definition audio with 2 loudspeakers - Integrated webcam - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS (VRAM 512MB)
    * INTERFACE: - 1 x Express Card/54, - 4 x USB 2.0 - 1 x VGA out - 1 x LAN (RJ45) - 1 x modem (RJ11) - 1 x microphone in - 1 x line out
    * SOFTWARE: - Microsoft® VistaTM Home Premium (recovery version and DVD-ROM)* - Microsoft® Works® 8.5 (OEM version) - Nero Burning ROM 6 (OEM version) additionally with Nero Recode 2

    For £352.49

    That seems reasonable to me - it seems to have a decent graphics card, I realise its a big screen, but she doesn't plan to be taking it everywhere with her, she mainly wants it for web surfing and homework stuff, although she plays some online games.


    I could go for a refurb for half the price at bigpockets, but I want something reasonably 'future-proof', but there are so many to choose from! Any better suggestions?

    I did speak to her about the elonex one/eee pc but she didn't fancy them.

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    It's the Medion name that lets it down. Personally I would not buy it.

    dooyoo.co.uk/mis…ws/

    I understand the part about the Medion brand but for the specs mentioned and the fact that its a 17" screensize then I'd say it wasnt too bad at all, although my preference would be to go for a Dell make, whether it be new or refurbished they're a pretty good solid build quality and reliable.

    Cheers.

    Original Poster

    OK, that doesn't make for good reading! Thanks for the heads up!
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