Found 17th Jul 2008
Hi all,

Still looking for a laptop if anyone can help.

max £300 budget

Needs to be decent spec (not running games), not bothered about operating system (will be putting my own on).

Min memory - 2gb
Needs to have integrated webcam & also be wireless.

Any help appreciated

Thanks

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Dell Vostro 1000 for £295, I cant see if it has a webcam, but I'm sure the options will allow one to be added at a smal extra cost

configure.euro.dell.com/del…454

how about an ]Advent 4211 a clone of the forth-coing MSI Wind

£278 and add in another 1Gb brings you under budget

Original Poster

Cheers guys - the Acer one is looking the best so far (although no integrated web cam).

Any more you know of ?

Cheers

for 350 you can get a really good spec refurbished laptop from pc world

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Cluffy321;2551389

for 350 you can get a really good spec refurbished laptop from pc world



link please ?



As for the Acer, I'm keen on the 17" Crystal brite screen

Original Poster

Is this any good ?

pcworld.co.uk/mar…888[LIST]
[*]AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processor TK55
[*](1.80 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB, 512KB Cache)
[*]]Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
[*]2GB Memory
[*]120GB Hard Drive
[*]17" Widescreen Display
[*]Premium design
[*]Integrated Webcam
[*]5-in-1 media card reader
[*]Remote control[/LIST]£339


or


pcworld.co.uk/mar…682
[LIST]
[*]Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250
[*](1.50 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB Cache)
[*]]Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium
[*]2 GB Memory
[*]160 GB Hard drive[/LIST][LIST]
[*]17" Widescreen Display
[*]Integrated Webcam
[*]Wireless Enabled
[*]DVD ReWriter MultiDrive
[*]Silver Colour[/LIST]
£319

i like the hp one that is 350 as it has a great design with great features but it also has a better processor than the one for 340, i was going to but that a while and i still might

ChrisUK;2552178

Is this any good … Is this any good ?http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/435888[LIST][*]AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processor TK55[*](1.80 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB, 512KB Cache)[*]]Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium[*]2GB Memory[*]120GB Hard Drive[*]17" Widescreen Display[*]Premium design[*]Integrated Webcam[*]5-in-1 media card reader[*]Remote control[/LIST]£339orhttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/854682[LIST][*]Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250[*](1.50 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB Cache)[*]]Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium[*]2 GB Memory[*]160 GB Hard drive[/LIST][LIST][*]17" Widescreen Display[*]Integrated Webcam[*]Wireless Enabled[*]DVD ReWriter MultiDrive[*]Silver Colour[/LIST]£319



They are good for the price, but just check how long the guarantee is as they are refurbs.

If you are looking to buy new then Comet are selling an Acer for £269.99 - spec is a little low but for an extra £20 you could double up the RAM to get your 2gb and it would be quite respectable for basic computing at a low price (no webcam though).

comet.co.uk/sho…8MI

Steve

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Cluffy321;2553153

i like the hp one that is 350 as it has a great design with great … i like the hp one that is 350 as it has a great design with great features but it also has a better processor than the one for 340, i was going to but that a while and i still might



I'm assuming it is wireless, although it doesnt state that it is ?

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freebiehunter;2553191

They are good for the price, but just check how long the guarantee is as … They are good for the price, but just check how long the guarantee is as they are refurbs.Steve




From site:

THIS IS A REFURBISHED PRODUCT AND COMES WITH A FULL 12 MONTHS WARRANTY.


Now, any PC World codes ?

Original Poster

Right, got a code - just need to make sure that the HP9605 is definitely wireless?

Anyone?

ChrisUK;2553843

Right, got a code - just need to make sure that the HP9605 is definitely … Right, got a code - just need to make sure that the HP9605 is definitely wireless?Anyone?



Had a quick browse and according to the HP website yes, but just to fully make sure check it by the product code variant - there are HP 9605 ea / ef / em / eo / tx models. I think they will all be wi-fi but you can double check here by searching for the model number...

welcome.hp.com/cou…tml

Steve

Original Poster

Thanks Steve - all ordered

I'll rep everyone involved in this thread !!

ChrisUK;2554106

Thanks Steve - all ordered :)I'll rep everyone involved in this thread !!



Excellent, sending some rep back to you too.

Steve

Original Poster

In case anyone else is interested:

Use code - NHSDIS3107 (5% off - £17)

Delivered price - £327.94

Full Spec

Microprocessor AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK55 Mobile Technology Microprocessor Cache 512 KB Level 2 cache Memory 2048 MB (2 x 1024 MB) Memory Max Up to 4 GB DDR2 Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7150M Video Memory Up to 559 MB Hard Drive 120 GB (5400 rpm) Multimedia Drive Lightscribe Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support Display 17" WXGA+ High Definition BrightView Widescreen (1440 x 900) Fax/Modem High speed 56K modem Network Card Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface Wireless Connectivity 802.11a/b/g WLAN Sound Altec Lansing speakers

3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated Keyboard Full size desktop Keyboard (with separate numeric keypad layout) Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute buttons, 2 Quick Launch Buttons PC Card Slots [LIST]
[*]One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)[/LIST] External Ports [LIST]
[*]5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
[*]4 USB 2.0
[*]1 VGA port
[*]1 RJ11 modem connector
[*]1 RJ45 ethernet connector
[*]S-video TV out
[*]2 headphones-out
[*]1 mic-in
[*]1 IEEE 1394
[*]remote control infrared port (remote optional)
[*]cable docking connector[/LIST] Dimensions 28.50 cm (L) x 39.60 cm (W) x 3.16 cm (min H) / 4.18 cm (max H) Weight 3.55 kg (7.8 lbs) Power [LIST]
[*]90 W AC Power Adapter
[*]8-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery[/LIST]

ChrisUK;2554200

In case anyone else is interested:Use code - NHSDIS3107 (5% off - … In case anyone else is interested:Use code - NHSDIS3107 (5% off - £17)Delivered price - £327.94



Hi Chris,

Thanx for an interesting thread!

as coincedentally i am looking for an hp pavilion laptop with the same budget £300 as am a Student, whose dell inspiron 6000 is on the blink, the screen has gone, well i think its the backlight, as when i close the lid and open it, it shows the desktop for about 1 or 2 seconds and then goes black again but i can still see the desktop in the back but very dark!

I understand it can be easily fixed but cant be bothered and have used it as an excuse to get a new lappy http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/215702/laptop/../../../forums/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif and i will then sell the dell to help pay for the new HP.

Anyway have you recieved you HP DV9605ea laptop yet?

...and if so any gripes?

Did it come with the remote and did you have to pay extra for that?

Does it have bluetooth and how the heat on the base?, does it heat up like some dell laptops do?

Also any decent pix of your HP dv9605ea will be most helpful!

Cheers m8...appreciated! :-D
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