laptop suggestions plz

My sons main xmas pressie this year is going to be a laptop.
He plays online games. The free ones, and ones like Club Penquin & Adventure Quest etc so the laptop will need to be ok playing those.
Not an expensive one though as he tends to drop things! So dont want to pay for a good one. One that will be satisfactory for his needs would suffice.

Any suggestions please? Im not too good on specs of laptops etc.
ive got a HP Compaq 6710b and it means nothing to me! loll

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My suggestion is don't start looking for a computer more than a month before you are going to need it. 4 and a half months (till xmas) is a looooong time in computers. For example 4GB of ram is good now but 6GB or 8GB could be standard come christmas.

Original Poster

yeah you could be right. I will have to resist the urge to buy one for a few months longer! hahaha

Uncle Monkey;5973361

My suggestion is don't start looking for a computer more than a month … My suggestion is don't start looking for a computer more than a month before you are going to need it. 4 and a half months (till xmas) is a looooong time in computers. For example 4GB of ram is good now but 6GB or 8GB could be standard come christmas.



Lol, I dont think 6 or 8 GB will be the norm when the OP wants a cheaper laptop!

You will still be lucky to get 4 I think on the basic ones.

It is true though, dont buy one until the time is right.

Think about where to buy it from. . Stores like Currys/Pc World/Comet/Argos wont let you return the items after certain times for refunds, Tesco is a great place to buy a laptop, but you need to go in there in the couple of weeks up to christmas, because they will have different offers on. Aim to spend about £350-400 for a nice machine, those prices I would also recommend something that has an intel processor, and make sure it has the new Windows 7!

Good luck.

Original Poster

Thanks, 400 is about my budget for his main pressie. Will wait till beginning a dec. Cheers
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