Wanted cheap 2nd hand wifi laptop £150

My first post so please be gentle, not sure if this is the correct place to post this?

I'm looking for a cheap laptop for my son,must have wifi and have £150 to spend


Original Poster

it doesnt have to be anything swanky just for his coursework and surfing the net now and then,I am clueless with computers so any help gratefully receieved!

The sony on the link you gave me what would be a reasonable offer for it? told you I'm clueless!

Have a look at the new asus eee pc laptop, ]laptopsdirect.co.uk have them for under £200 they come in black and white and would make a great little laptop just for surfing and school work, no good for games though. Theyve got a 7" screen and are lightweight so makes them great for carrying to and from college etc. They run linux so takes less memory and hard drive space than windows and its been customised to the eee so it takes up as litle as poss.
[*]Processor: Intel Celeron M ULV 353 900MHz, 512KB L2 Cache
[*]RAM: 512MB DDR2
[*]Hard Drive: 2GB Flash
[*]Screen: 7.0" (800 x 480)
[*]Graphics: Intel GMA 900
[*]Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g
[*]Sound Device: Integrated Intel High Definition Audio
[*]Bluetooth: No
[*]Battery: Lithium-Ion (3Cells) 2400mAH
[*]Battery Life (Depending on Use): 3.5 Hours
[*]Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.4 x 2.15~3.5 cm
[*]Weight: 0.92kg
[*]Warranty: 2 Year Collect and Return (6 months warranty for Battery)
[*]Operating System: Customized Xandros Linux
[*]MMC(plus)/SD(HC) card reader
[*]Built-in Stereo Speakers (1.5W)
[*]Modem Integrated
[*]Kensington Lock Slot
[*]1 x VGA Port
[*]1 x Headphone-out jack
[*]1 x Microphone In Port
[*]1 x RJ-45
[*]3 x USB 2.0[/LIST]

Original Poster

Thanks for that info,I havent a clue when it comes to linux,does it have programmes like word on it?

sorry for the questions but if I dont ask I would never know!

You'd be far better asking in the For Sale/Trade forum, I think you'll struggle to pick up anything new for your price range.

Original Poster

I wasnt really after a new one,I want a 2nd hand one ideally as its for a 15 year old

Original Poster

its my first post on here and I know I've seen for sale ads on the site before but didnt know where to put a wanted one sorry if I have posted this in the wrong place

Check out ebay, can be hit and miss but I have bought and sold loads on there a good model would be a Dell C640 (not terrificaly modern, but still VERY useable), should be able to get one for around £120

Original Poster

Thanks just had a look and put a couple in my watch list is there any other models to look for?

I have one of these (well my dad has got it but he never uses it) I put a gigabite wifi card in plus some more memory cant remember but will check. Looks like new the only bad point is that the battery doesnt hold its charge well but runs perfect plugged in.You might be able to get a cheap replacement battery from ebay but most people plug there laptops in all the time anyway. Also as the DVD re-writer(usb) is external you can use it with other machines.

So can do it for the £150 delivered (presuming my dad will let me have it back, but as he has only used it twice since I gave it to him I cant see this as a problem)


Medion Electronics
Multimedia Notebook MD95766
Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, VIA® C7-M 1.50GHz, 15" display, 40GB HDD

Product No. 30004960

£ 279.99


Product Description

The super lightweight Medion MD95766 notebook features Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home SP2 (OEM version) and is fantastic value! It has a VIA® C7 mobile 1.5GHz processor, plenty of memory for your MP3 music and digital photos plus a DVD re-writer.

* Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home SP2(OEM version)
* VIA® C7-M 754 1.50GHz
* 15" TFT XGA colour display (1024x768)
* 256MB DDR-RAM memory
* 40GB hard disk drive
* External USB multi-format DVD writer/re-writer
* Unichrome® graphics, integrated in VIA PN800 up to 64MB shared memory
* High definition audio with 16-bit sound chip & 2 integrated stereo speakers
* V.90 56K modem
* Li-Ion battery


* 4 x USB 2.0
* 1 x VGA out
* 1 x Ethernet LAN
* 1 x Modem cable port
* 1 x Microphone jack
* 1 x Headphones jack
* 1 x Lock port(Kensington)

Software Included

* Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home SP2 (OEM version)
* Nero Burning ROM (OEM version)
* Nero Recode SE (OEM version)
* Medion Power Cinema (OEM version)


* 12 months

Original Poster

thats perfect my first time at buying on here how do we go about it? can pay via paypal if you like?
i have 6000+ feedback on ebay and can prove this if you wish
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