WANTED - Laptop £500 Budget

Found 11th Dec 2008
Hi all,
Im looking for a Laptop with the folllowing minimum spec:
Dual Core Processor
256MB Graphics card.

It'll be used for Photoshop, Illustrator and 3D Max so needs to be fairly capable.
Budgets is £500.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Rich

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I think that you should check what the hardware requirements are to run Illustrator and 3D Max. I doubt that they would run at an acceptable speed on a laptop with integrated graphics. You may well need a laptop with a separate graphics card and I think that you are probably looking nearer £1,000 than £500. What do you run this software on now?

If you dont mind a slightly used laptop then I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE11M around a month old.


If interested then let me know and we can work something out. I would prefer collection from Leicester or Coventry.

Original Poster

Thanks for all your comments guys.
I currently use a Boxx desktop, quad core, 3GB, 256 nvidia card at work.

Dont need all that performance at home but want it to be capable.

Has anyone had any experience of this model?

Try Dell Outlet. £100 off & free delivery. Five mins ago there was a Studio Inspiron 1537 Core Duo 2ghz, 250gb HD, 256 graphics card + the usual & inbuilt 2mb web cam for £302 (net) plus VAT. If I'd had the cash I'd have bought it.

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Hi all,

Thanks for your replies,
Im currently using a quad core boxx desktop with 3GB and 256 graphics card at work.

Found this one:
Has anyone had experience of it?

Have you tried Dell Outlet yet? This is here right now.

Price incl. VAT excl. del: £377.72
Price excl. VAT & del: £328.45

System 1 Price

Studio 1537 Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 (2.0GHz)
English Genuine Windows Vista SP1 Home Basic


System Price £428.88

Operating System: English Genuine Windows Vista SP1 Home Basic
Memory: Memory 3072MB (1x2048 + 1X1024) 800MHz DDR2
Hard Disk Drive: Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA (7200RPM)
Video: Graphics 256 MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3450
NoteBook Screen: Display LCD 15.4 WXGA LED
CD Read-Write Drive: Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
Software: No Anti-Virus Software
No Software Application
System Color: LCD Back Cover Topo Pattern Red U Trim
MISC: Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11 b g)
Internal UK English Qwerty Keyboard
Image Restore - Vista
Vista OnLine Getting Started Guide (WW
Power Cord European 90W AC Adaptor 3-pin
Wireless Europe Dell Bluetooth 370 Card
Camera Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel Ca

Original Poster

Bought one from dell outlet last night.
Studio 15 3GB, 256mb card for £400.

Cheers all.
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