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Heya guys... have been tasked with sorting a laptop for my sister and was after some advice! I just have no idea what makes are any good these days...

Basically looking for 1024mb ram minimum, 120/160gb hard drive, dvd writer, vista, wireless etc.

Budget is around £400.

Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:

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Just noticed this on another thread.


]Acer 2GB Core Duo 2 Processor etc. £450

Might be slightly over budget but the specs look like an absolute steal at that price.

one o these on mail page from ebuyer £500 looks good.Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5505 Laptop Intel Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa T7300 2048MB 250GB DVDRW

if you use yor computer to do any work, i reccomend you stay away from vista.

If it comes pre installed you can actually return serial key to microsoft for a reimbursement.

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You can actually return the serial key of vista to Microsoft? How much do they reimburse you and can you simply just install XP straight over Vista?

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few good deals there - cheers. are acer any good then? never had any experience...

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We use Acers at work and they seem alright to me. Not had any major issues with any of them and they are bashed and bruised every day by a year 10 class.

Why is Vista no good for work? I have never seen Vista in action.

This seems to be a good buy - £399

]http//ww…ops
[LIST]
[*]Intel Pentium Dual Core T2310 Processor
[*](1.46GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB Cache)
[*]]Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium
[*]2GB Memory
[*]80GB Hard Drive Capacity[/LIST][LIST]
[*]15.4" Screen
[*]Dual Layer DVD ReWriter Optical Drive
[*]Intel Motherboard Chipset Make
[*]SATA Hard Drive Type
[*]5400 rpm Hard Drive Speed[/LIST]

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cheekyboy_123

This seems to be a good buy - … This seems to be a good buy - £399]http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/223213/?int=right_nav_Laptops[LIST][*]Intel Pentium Dual Core T2310 Processor[*](1.46GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB Cache)[*]]Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium[*]2GB Memory[*]80GB Hard Drive Capacity[/LIST][LIST][*]15.4" Screen[*]Dual Layer DVD ReWriter Optical Drive[*]Intel Motherboard Chipset Make[*]SATA Hard Drive Type[*]5400 rpm Hard Drive Speed[/LIST]



ooo not bad! cheers - will pass that one on! think compaq are a reasonably safe bet too...

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My suggestion is:

try one of the ASUS -Mid range - laptops amazing machines to have and for a change you have free of cost warranty. We use them at our work place and have never known one to be faulty !!!

Use vista: You cannot run away from it

cheekyboy_123

This seems to be a good buy - … This seems to be a good buy - £399]http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/223213/?int=right_nav_Laptops[LIST][*]Intel Pentium Dual Core T2310 Processor[*](1.46GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB Cache)[*]]Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium[*]2GB Memory[*]80GB Hard Drive Capacity[/LIST][LIST][*]15.4" Screen[*]Dual Layer DVD ReWriter Optical Drive[*]Intel Motherboard Chipset Make[*]SATA Hard Drive Type[*]5400 rpm Hard Drive Speed[/LIST]




Go a step up and get this one

pcworld.co.uk/mar…589

* AMD Turion 64X2 TL-58 Processor
* (1.9 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB, 1 MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
* 2 GB Memory
* 120 GB Hard Drive

dandoc2

Go a step up and get this one … Go a step up and get this one http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1745150097.1196793273@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccjaddmjkgkfelcflgceggdhhmdfhm.0&page=Product&sku=641589 * AMD Turion 64X2 TL-58 Processor * (1.9 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB, 1 MB Cache) * Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium * 2 GB Memory * 120 GB Hard Drive



Dont forget 5% voucher code

hotukdeals.com/for…623

Instructions: hi, for curry's enter YAW834 in the Discount Voucher box and for pc world enter YAWDE7

only works for home delivery items!

valid for december only!

happy shopping and don't forget quidco too!

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cheers for the help guys! rep added.

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Type dell notebook into the hot deals searchbox for a list of all the current dell offerings.

Vista runs a graphic intensive skin which clogs up your memeory and processor.

This is fine if you use your computer for leisure.

But if you use your machine for any processor/memory intensive work - like phot, 3d work, sound mixing, games etc then it will really annoy you as the "look" really isnt worth it.

Also most of these prfessional CAD programs etc do not have 100% compatibility with Vista yet.

It was the same case when windows XP first came out, it takes a couple of years to become standard.

Also, you can get a refund from microsoft for a pre-installed copy of Windows.

It is still a product which you only "agree" to keep when you acept all the disclaimers etc.

Im not sure on the details, but there was a whole group of people doing it on moneysavingexpert.com
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