is this laptop worth the price??

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Found 2nd Nov 2007
hi guys

can you give me your views on this lappy please, i dont know much about them

it dont have to be a great spec as it will be a spare,maybe storage for essays etc (been given a grant to buy a pc, dont really need one but have to show a reciept)

ebuyer.com/pro…382

if not what do you suggest?, at least £250.00, can add a little to it like above, it needs to be a legit company as i have to send a copy of receipt away

thanks

ooohhh ps would like word lol, i dont have it on my desktop ;-)

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Yeah, i think its worth the price.

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It aint bad for the price

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You can get student discount on the Office 2007, think its around £70 (word,excel,powerpoint, onenote)

Original Poster

UltimoScorpion

You can get student discount on the Office 2007, think its around £70 … You can get student discount on the Office 2007, think its around £70 (word,excel,powerpoint, onenote)



will i have to buy that on top of a lappy?

It should do the job if you use it for basic office tasks and internet etc. :thumbsup:


I use open office instead of MS office. It's free... and I find it is sufficient for most jobs. ]http//ww…rg/

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GMC1001

It should do the job if you use it for basic office tasks and internet … It should do the job if you use it for basic office tasks and internet etc. :thumbsup:I use open office instead of MS office. It's free... and I find it is sufficient for most jobs. ]http://www.openoffice.org/



thanks :thumbsup:

i use open office but i worry that when i send my etma's (electronic tutor marked assignments) to my tutor, they may not be readable if they have word?

Thats not a bad laptop for the price.

As for open office your tutor will be able to read your documents fine if you save them as compatible doucments which is one of the options in the save as type drop down box.

However, if you have a .ac.uk email account its possible at the moment to get Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate for a shade under £40 or buy a yearly license for £14 if you wanted Office (now i dont sound so dodgy)

The ebuyer lappy should be fine, but it's worth looking at RM as they sell only to education and do some good deals, as well as considering a dell student discounted lappy. Office Ultimate 07 can be bought for £38.95
]http//ww…uk/ but they don't supply discs, and it's a 2 machine licence. (Dan makes it sound rather dodgy saying to pm!).

haha dont mean to sound dodgy :thumbsup:

Original Poster

thanks Sean, whats RM?

am i thick??

]http//ww…om/ Laptops start at £169.

Word of warning. The battery life is a little over 1 hour

Original Poster

thats ok as i will no doubt only use it indoors

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Just for doing Office apps & the interweb it should fine.

If you have office on the desktop & the disc, why not install it on the lappy too,
Or install open office or buy an oem version of MS Office

If its not office 2007 then you may need the file format "thingy" from here:
microsoft.com/dow…=en

Toolazytotypeanymoresorry :giggle:
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