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Time For A New Laptop

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Found 26th Mar 2011
I'm looking to purchase a new laptop and hoping you kind folks can let me know what would be best and keep me informed on a cracking deal.

My budget is upto £500 although ideally less.

The general spec I'm looking for is:-

Intel core i5
500GB HDD
4GB RAM
15'6 inch
I guess HDMI out would be an advantage
Dedicated graphics would be a bonus if I could get it at this price but I guess not really required.

Main use will be for internet, email and word processing. Although every now and then use Adobe After effects which my current laptop which is pretty ancient struggles with.

Thanks in advance for your help

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Original Poster

This is one I'm currently considering:-

ACER 5742

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Any deals about or advice on a laptop?
Edited by: "Matrixblade" 26th Mar 2011

Surpasses your minimum spec by far and if you trade in your old laptop will only cost you £350. Here

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

Surpasses your minimum spec by far and if you trade in your old laptop … Surpasses your minimum spec by far and if you trade in your old laptop will only cost you £350. Here



Thanks for the link. I'm hearing I should get either a Intel core i5 or i7 due to the increased speed. Presumably either would be more beneficial for a longer time without upgrading again?

+ Just found out my current laptop is 5 years 1 month old!
Edited by: "Matrixblade" 27th Mar 2011

jsty3105

Thought this was great until I saw their list of laptops that qualify for … Thought this was great until I saw their list of laptops that qualify for the £150 trade-in deal: HP ENVY 14HP ENVY 17HP Pavilion dm4 SeriesHP Pavilion dv3 SeriesHP Pavilion dv6 SeriesHP Pavilion dv7 SeriesHP Pavilion dv8 SeriesHP TouchSmartHP TouchSmart tm2 SeriesI'd wager all the above are still worth a fair bit more than £150? Sneaky deal...



They are the ones you need to buy not the ones you need to trade in.

Realised that too late :-) And I deleted my comment too late

Matrixblade

This is one I'm currently considering:-ACER 5742



word on the street is ....They have loads of stock and new product coming in. Easter is the time to buy i am told (pc world et all) I have been looking for some time and will be holding off for the big sale???? well see

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kerryoncatering

word on the street is ....They have loads of stock and new product coming … word on the street is ....They have loads of stock and new product coming in. Easter is the time to buy i am told (pc world et all) I have been looking for some time and will be holding off for the big sale???? well see



Cheers for the heads up. I won't be going for the Acer now as it was originally 50 quid cheaper at £450 (same price as the red one). Now they put up the price!

Don't go for the Acer m8 - it's quite overpriced.

Here is a great deal: hotukdeals.com/dea…634

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K1LLER HORNET

Don't go for the Acer m8 - it's quite overpriced.Here is a great deal: … Don't go for the Acer m8 - it's quite overpriced.Here is a great deal: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-akoya-e6221-intel-core-i5-2410m-processor-4gb-640gb-15-6-black-laptop-499/904634#comments



Cheers, Its got everything and I'm tempted but I would love it to have dedicated rather than onboard graphics for the price. Surely a deal will come soon?

Matrixblade

Cheers, Its got everything and I'm tempted but I would love it to have … Cheers, Its got everything and I'm tempted but I would love it to have dedicated rather than onboard graphics for the price. Surely a deal will come soon?



Im still holding on...currys yesterday are reducing prices. Steady now, hold your nerve. The deals is coming. Set your spec now as when the newer ones come out youll want one of those if anything like me. Must be good (havent told the wife 'we need' one yet)

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Should I stretch my budget abit and get this?

Samsung RV511

look on dell outlet, great bargains and great specs to be had mate, especially tailored to your wanted specs

outlet.euro.dell.com/Onl…dfh
Edited by: "francodevil" 9th Apr 2011

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Just heard some people may have been sent out a 25% discount code for dell. This would be perfect for me. If you're not planning on using it please could I have it? Much appreciated

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kerryoncatering

Im still holding on...currys yesterday are reducing prices. Steady now, … Im still holding on...currys yesterday are reducing prices. Steady now, hold your nerve. The deals is coming. Set your spec now as when the newer ones come out youll want one of those if anything like me. Must be good (havent told the wife 'we need' one yet)



Wheres the deals!?

Original Poster

After purchasing the MSI FX600, its going back

MSI FX600 Laptop Deal

So still looking, any one with any current suggestions?
Edited by: "Matrixblade" 3rd Jul 2011
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