laptop help please

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my lappy has finally died a death, dopnt have much dosh, but been saving the pennies through the cashabck sites, old one only had 80 harddrive and 512 memory and it did the job whislt alive so not looking for anything snazzy, any advice appreciated before daughter snatches her lappy back off me

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there was a deal for cheap desktop the other day for 99 quid and the site had a load of cheap laptops on it as well....forget the name tho

It sounds like a Netbook could serve your purposes. I think you can still get the120GB Acer for about £150 new

If not a netbook or if £150 is too much, have you thought about 2nd hand?

/edit yep Expansys are still doing em for £150 (people eventually got them too! :P)

expansys.com/d.a…883

get one on contract, t mobile do one with dongle decent specfor about £25 month.:thumbsup:

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Stainy;5722519

It sounds like a Netbook could serve your purposes. I think you can still … It sounds like a Netbook could serve your purposes. I think you can still get the120GB Acer for about £150 newIf not a netbook or if £150 is too much, have you thought about 2nd hand?



cant do netbook, far to small for me, also considered 2nd hand but really worried ide end up back at square one with a laptop thats crap - lol

sassie;5722549

cant do netbook, far to small for me, also considered 2nd hand but really … cant do netbook, far to small for me, also considered 2nd hand but really worried ide end up back at square one with a laptop thats crap - lol



Would a desktop be no good to you ?.

aw hon I hope you get back online soon x x

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tonyg1962;5722579

Would a desktop be no good to you ?.



no. want another lapy. know it isnt as good as desktop, but canna be doing with sitting at desktop

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been looking on dell but they same a bit pricey at mo

sassie;5722549

cant do netbook, far to small for me, also considered 2nd hand but really … cant do netbook, far to small for me, also considered 2nd hand but really worried ide end up back at square one with a laptop thats crap - lol



You're looking at about 250-300 squids then really

/edit slightly less for refurbished

Genuine Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Intel® Pentium® Dual- Core processor T2310, 15.4" widescreen display, 160GB HDD and 2GB RAM

£ 219.99

As it's refurbished, there'll only be one or 2, so not posted the link just yet in case other people are looking :thumbsup:

Oh no.....not you again:?

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Stainy;5722654

As it's refurbished, there'll only be one or 2, so not posted the link … As it's refurbished, there'll only be one or 2, so not posted the link just yet in case other people are looking :thumbsup:



im really apprehensive about buying a refurb, could you pm me link so i can take a look please

Eh?

Oh, found another (new I think)

Toshiba Portege R100 Laptop

Super thin, super light and super portable

Processor: Intel Pentium M 1.1GHz
Hard Drive: 40GB Hard Drive
RAM: 512MB of RAM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Screen Size: 12” screen
WiFi Enabled

All for only:
£199

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need at least 15in, struggle with 15 now - lol

Sorry Stainy the reply was intended for sassie;-)

sassie;5722717

need at least 15in




:?

PM sent. I *think* these are normally 3 yr warranty

fox2020;5722732

Sorry Stainy the reply was intended for sassie;-)


Ah cool :thumbsup:

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fox2020;5722740

:?



stop beomg horrid., i got 5 mins left online :-(

Found the warranty - only 90 days I'm afraid - not a bad spec for price though and still better than 2nd hand I suppose

sassie;5722755

stop beomg horrid., i got 5 mins left online :-(



:?

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Stainy;5722744

PM sent. I *think* these are normally 3 yr warranty



medion, no thanks and about as much warranty as buying second hand, 90 days

Full spec of the refurb :-

widescreen display, 160GB hard disc drive and 2GB RAM

Features
Geniune Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor T2310
VIA Chrome9 HC DiretX 9 graphics with 128MB shared memory
High definition audio with 2 loudspeakers
15.4" TFT WXGA widescreen colour display with 1280 x 800px
16:10 for opitimised DVD playback
Dual Layer DVD-Writer/-ReWriter
160GB Hard Drive
2GB DDR II RAM
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g with up to 54 Mbit/s
10/100 Mbit Fast Ethernet LAN port
Integrated VGA webcam
In The Box
External AC Adapter
Li-Ion battery
Interfaces
1 x Express Card/54
4 x USB 2.0
1 x LAN (RJ45)
1 x VGA out
1 x Microphone in
1 x Line out

id recommend tesco my whole family got theres in tesco, my local tesco extra usually has a section with reduced laptops you can get some real bargains there :thumbsup:

Just got your PM back - I'll have to leave it there I'm afaird the pub beckons - good luck

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micoo;5722793

id recommend tesco my whole family got theres in tesco, my local tesco … id recommend tesco my whole family got theres in tesco, my local tesco extra usually has a section with reduced laptops you can get some real bargains there :thumbsup:



unfortunately ours doesnt

have to go offline now, any links will be checked if daughter lets me back on hers laters xx

sassie;5722806

unfortunately ours doesnthave to go offline now, any links will be … unfortunately ours doesnthave to go offline now, any links will be checked if daughter lets me back on hers laters xx



Just about to post a witty retort....................................I may try later:p

How 'dead' is it? Could you not replace the HDD? You may also be able to upgrade the memory if the HDD is the only failing. If you need advice on this route PM me.

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Nerak80;5724806

How 'dead' is it? Could you not replace the HDD? You may also be able to … How 'dead' is it? Could you not replace the HDD? You may also be able to upgrade the memory if the HDD is the only failing. If you need advice on this route PM me.



there is now to much wrong with it to spend anymore money on it, its been failing for a long time, im actually surprised its lasted this long

why dont you sell the parts of your broken one to raise more cash. Ill be willing to buy the gfx card if its MXM

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khy86;5724853

why dont you sell the parts of your broken one to raise more cash. Ill be … why dont you sell the parts of your broken one to raise more cash. Ill be willing to buy the gfx card if its MXM



trust me there isnt nothing worth selling, everything is failing and its 6/7 years old, so everything is ancient - lol

sassie;5724856

trust me there isnt nothing worth selling, everything is failing and its … trust me there isnt nothing worth selling, everything is failing and its 6/7 years old, so everything is ancient - lol



It will still sell :thumbsup:

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RedIron;5724861

It will still sell :thumbsup:



i will sort that out after, at the mo it is essential i find a new one asap

i've searched the vouchers forum and nothing there, so just deciding if i can risk it on dell or buy instore

6-7 years...congrats, mine is over 3 yrs old and my gfx card died 6 months ago, ive been using it ever since with blurry lines over the screen.

Im desperate to get a new card but am refusing to pay £70 to replace it :(.

sassie read your other post, the tesco deals on laptops for £349 will only be in an extra store, is there not an extra close by ?

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khy86;5724892

6-7 years...congrats, mine is over 3 yrs old and my gfx card died 6 … 6-7 years...congrats, mine is over 3 yrs old and my gfx card died 6 months ago, ive been using it ever since with blurry lines over the screen.Im desperate to get a new card but am refusing to pay £70 to replace it :(.



i dont know how mine is being held togather, the battery is knackered, only have one memory slot, the charger fell apart, the dvd drive dropped out the other week and now blue screen of death after start up, thought it was the wireless card but been on ethernet and still the same :oops:

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faevilangel;5724895

sassie read your other post, the tesco deals on laptops for £349 will … sassie read your other post, the tesco deals on laptops for £349 will only be in an extra store, is there not an extra close by ?



yes, they justy never have anytrhing in, the odd laptop maybes but thats about it

sassie;5724906

yes, they justy never have anytrhing in, the odd laptop maybes but thats … yes, they justy never have anytrhing in, the odd laptop maybes but thats about it



hmmm my local 3 extra's always have them in :thinking: and the deals are nationwide

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faevilangel;5724912

hmmm my local 3 extra's always have them in :thinking: and the deals are … hmmm my local 3 extra's always have them in :thinking: and the deals are nationwide



3, bleedin hell, we only got one - lol

sassie;5724918

3, bleedin hell, we only got one - lol



i have 6 within 40 miles, 7 metro and 4 express
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