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    Laptop with dvd drive for less than £300?

    Hi guys,
    Son turns 13 in 2 weeks, time for his own laptop, he only really goes on habbo and youtube, maybe facebook, he has an mp3 so would be good if he can store music and would obviously use it for homework too.
    I've been checking on here for weeks but to be honest it all confuses me, I want to spend as little as pos, any ideas welcome :-)

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    If that's all It's used for then just get a cheap one, what's your budget?

    i bought mine a laptop and she now wants a netbook so she can take it her friends

    below £300 I would think!

    Original Poster

    Stupid question alert! Does this only play bluray?

    whatsThePoint

    This would be a good start if you can find one near … This would be a good start if you can find one near youhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-cr630-blu-ray-250gb-15-6-inch-laptop-rrp-449-now-299-99-argos/872203

    haha no it doesn't, you will be fine with dvd and cd's too.

    Original Poster

    Ok, reserved one. In the meantime can anyone get any cheaper? Can you get any netbooks with dvd players?

    Have a look at these Toshiba laptops argos.co.uk/web…TOP

    They are heavily reduced but stock is thin on the ground, all the 15.6" ones should have dvd drives.

    mrsmaido

    Ok, reserved one. In the meantime can anyone get any cheaper? Can you get … Ok, reserved one. In the meantime can anyone get any cheaper? Can you get any netbooks with dvd players?



    Netbooks generally dont come with a CD/DVD player, though you can buy external DVD players that plug into the netbook.

    OP you would be far better of getting the kid a netbook.If he's not interested in playing any Discs on the Netbook then it would be best & much much cheaper.have a look at this one

    360343146138

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    peodude

    Have a look at these Toshiba … Have a look at these Toshiba laptops[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.argos.co.uk%2Fwebapp%2Fwcs%2Fstores%2Fservlet%2FSearch%3Fpp%3D20%26s%3DPrice%253A%2BLow%2B-%2BHigh%26storeId%3D10001%26catalogId%3D1500002701%26langId%3D-1%26q%3DTOSHIBA%2BLAPTOP]http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?pp=20&s=Price%3A+Low+-+High&storeId=10001&catalogId=1500002701&langId=-1&q=TOSHIBA+LAPTOP[/url]They are heavily reduced but stock is thin on the ground, all the 15.6" ones should have dvd drives.


    Nothing less than £299.99 in my area :-(

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    WheresMeNuts

    OP you would be far better of getting the kid a netbook.If he's not … OP you would be far better of getting the kid a netbook.If he's not interested in playing any Discs on the Netbook then it would be best & much much cheaper.have a look at this one360343146138



    He would play discs, would be handy when he stays at my mums or go caravanning, don't want the hassle of carrying and connecting a dvd drive

    Original Poster

    direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

    yay or nay? clubcard points and 3% quidco
    Edited by: "mrsmaido" 16th Feb 2011

    DO NOT get a Dell, it WILL break.

    Original Poster

    peodude

    DO NOT get a Dell, it WILL break.



    Anyone agree or disagree with peodude?

    Well I have a dell netbook & also had a £2800 Alienware gaming laptop & both had no probs with.

    mrsmaido

    Anyone agree or disagree with peodude?



    Disagree love mine

    mkins99

    [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.argos.co.uk%2Fstatic%2FProduct%2FpartNumber%2F5084320.htm]http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5084320.htm[/url]

    Op this is not a bad deal or you can go from triple core to dual core & have Blu-ray from link below

    http://****.co.uk/MSI…858

    Original Poster

    WheresMeNuts

    Op this is not a bad deal or you can go from triple core to dual core & … Op this is not a bad deal or you can go from triple core to dual core & have Blu-ray from link belowhttp://****.co.uk/MSI-CR630-BLU-RAY-250GB-15-6IN-LAPTOP-/330498020858



    But with clubcard points and quidco the Dell works out £40+ cheaper, and I'm skint!

    Dell have three major problems

    1. Build quality. The hinges always break
    2. Power Supply, the power supply WILL break
    3. Batteries, the batteries are useless and will soon need replacing.

    1 is the most important thing here, especially for a young boy, who may not be the gentlest user. Best to spend a bit more on something that will last.

    mrsmaido

    But with clubcard points and quidco the Dell works out £40+ cheaper, and … But with clubcard points and quidco the Dell works out £40+ cheaper, and I'm skint!

    it also has the horrid Sempron CPU.
    Edited by: "WheresMeNuts" 16th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    thanks for all the comments, I'll have to sleep on it :-)

    peodude

    Dell have three major problems1. Build quality. The hinges always break2. … Dell have three major problems1. Build quality. The hinges always break2. Power Supply, the power supply WILL break3. Batteries, the batteries are useless and will soon need replacing.1 is the most important thing here, especially for a young boy, who may not be the gentlest user. Best to spend a bit more on something that will last.



    ****, I have a dell latitude - best build quality ive come across, power supply seems perfect never had problems with my previous dells too. Battery life = 5 hours.

    OP if your after a solid laptop go for a second hand dell latitude you wont be disappointed, parts are cheaply available dell even offer a guide on how to take apart the laptop.

    Only downside is most latitudes dont have webcams.

    mrsmaido

    But with clubcard points and quidco the Dell works out £40+ cheaper, and … But with clubcard points and quidco the Dell works out £40+ cheaper, and I'm skint!


    Also remember quidco is never guaranteed! Plus processor sucks.
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