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    laptop wanted ......... pretty big budget

    got £450 to spend on a decent laptop

    needs to be core2duo
    17 inch + screen
    2 GB ram +
    250Gb hd +
    usb ports x 3
    wifi
    mobile broadband built in (would be nice )

    link to a dell one i like (in 1st post)

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    Original Poster

    direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

    if its at tesco the budget can be £500 as i get 10% off

    faevilangel;4457455

    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.203-2914.aspxif its at tesco the budget can … http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.203-2914.aspxif its at tesco the budget can be £500 as i get £10 off



    you mean 10% sweetie :whistling:

    Original Poster

    choc1969;4457493

    you mean 10% sweetie :whistling:



    duhhhhhhhhh me :w00t:

    hows u hun

    I'm good thanks treacle, hardly any late nights as I've had my nephews staying tiring me out lol

    £450 big budget???

    You don't want that size of a screen! You want a 13.3" screen. Take this one!

    hotukdeals.com/for…729

    Original Poster

    bargainhunter2009;4457602

    £450 big budget???



    well my last laptop was £180 & my pc was £260 .......... so pretty big budget for me :w00t:

    Original Poster

    Liddle ol' me;4457626

    You don't want that size of a screen! You want a 13.3" screen. Take this … You don't want that size of a screen! You want a 13.3" screen. Take this one!http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344729



    i need 17" for my web design ......... and yours is over budget & i won't spend that much on an out of warranty laptop ........

    thanks tho

    You know your probably right, I got my laptop 2 years ago and it was £500 but they have come down a lot in price! Hope you manage to get one

    What about this ]Toshiba one ?

    Original Poster

    choc1969;4457692

    What about this ]Toshiba one ?



    nice spec but the dell one only just better spec ......

    also would prefer the retailer to be uk based (not jersey) in case it does go wrong

    faevilangel;4457455

    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.203-2914.aspxif its at tesco the budget can … http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.203-2914.aspxif its at tesco the budget can be £500 as i get 10% off



    That's pretty much exactly the same as what I bought when I was in your situation back in August, only I went for the Vostro equivelent, and spent £30 more and got the system with a four year NBD warranty. I've since upgraded the system a couple of times, bringing it up to a T9300 CPU (£140, but well spent I think) and 4GB of RAM (one of the perks of buying direct, I was able to ask for a single 2GB module rather than the standard 2x1GB) and the video card isn't very powerful but does overclock extremely well (default 1.2GHz shader clock, I run it without issue at 1.7GHz), but I was and still am very happy with the system.

    Admittedly, for me, the warranty was the deal-breaker. Having worked for Dell, I knew that I could trust the next business day policy, free bonus power adaptors and harddisks, and replacement keyboards and optical drives as needed, and the four year warranty I knew could be manipulated to give me a whole new system in a couple of years time, once mine has enough failures. Failures caused by, oh, I don't know, overclocking the GPU by 500MHz? So I was prepared to spend a little more on a sort-of underpowered system knowing I could upgrade it and abuse it. The deal suits me perfectly. And the systme itself is good. Bit heavy at around 3KG, but that's no problem.

    If I didn't kniw the Dell warranty policy inside-out, I still might've bought the same thing.

    faevilangel;4457710

    nice spec but the dell one only just better spec ......also would prefer … nice spec but the dell one only just better spec ......also would prefer the retailer to be uk based (not jersey) in case it does go wrong



    they sell for £439 at John Lewis, out of stock online but prob instore with the extra warranty :thumbsup:

    direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx
    This is showing as discontinued, but I've seen it in stock in some stores.

    Original Poster

    dxx;4457745

    That's pretty much exactly the same as what I bought when I was in your … That's pretty much exactly the same as what I bought when I was in your situation back in August, only I went for the Vostro equivelent, and spent £30 more and got the system with a four year NBD warranty. I've since upgraded the system a couple of times, bringing it up to a T9300 CPU (£140, but well spent I think) and 4GB of RAM (one of the perks of buying direct, I was able to ask for a single 2GB module rather than the standard 2x1GB) and the video card isn't very powerful but does overclock extremely well (default 1.2GHz shader clock, I run it without issue at 1.7GHz), but I was and still am very happy with the system.Admittedly, for me, the warranty was the deal-breaker. Having worked for Dell, I knew that I could trust the next business day policy, free bonus power adaptors and harddisks, and replacement keyboards and optical drives as needed, and the four year warranty I knew could be manipulated to give me a whole new system in a couple of years time, once mine has enough failures. Failures caused by, oh, I don't know, overclocking the GPU by 500MHz? So I was prepared to spend a little more on a sort-of underpowered system knowing I could upgrade it and abuse it. The deal suits me perfectly. And the systme itself is good. Bit heavy at around 3KG, but that's no problem. If I didn't kniw the Dell warranty policy inside-out, I still might've bought the same thing.



    its gonna be used in my flat as my desktop replacement so not worried about weight much ........just want a laptop that does everything i need without upgrading

    i have a dell pc at moment and would go for a dell but its more about sticking to my budget & getting the best spec (don't want a high spec that keeps failing)

    Original Poster

    g1bbuk;4457787

    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-8520.aspxThis is showing as discontinued, … http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-8520.aspxThis is showing as discontinued, but I've seen it in stock in some stores.



    im sure thats the one i saw in my local but was priced up as £449 ...... will go have another look tomorrow:thumbsup:
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