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    hi
    need some advice on buying a laptop.
    i`m getting one for my daughter for christmas. looking to spend at tops £400 but would prefer to spend less lol
    its gonna be just for surfing and very general use, no gaming or anything like that.
    these look alright but would prefer a bit of advice
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    Default Re: help with buying a laptop

    I've been looking about aswell for something similar , I wouldn't go for the dual core , a single core cpu will do for your needs, the more GHZ the better , also look for windows vista home premium not basic . after that it just depends on what you want to spend in ratio to amount of memory / HD size . Think I'm going for a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AD can get for about £300

    any further input or better laptop for the price welcome.

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    Why not an asus ee pc? [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    Default Re: help with buying a laptop

    I personally think Vista requires at least 2GB and a Dual Core CPU if possible.

    Some of the lower Dell Inspiron laptops have this and fall in your price range, you can even pick a pink cover for your daughter too!

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    I've never seen one of these in the flesh , as mine would be used mainly for internet use would the scroll bars not have to be used constantly for up/down but also left / right ? because of the screen size.

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    thanks, i did look at the dell inspiration one, in pink as it happens lol.
    got to say i`m learning towards the Acer 5735 . looks nice and has 3gig mem and dual core, think i might go and have a look at it

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    Default Re: help with buying a laptop

    Tbh, spending money on a dual core is wasted if it's for general use like surfing and basic apps.

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    Also to add as the laptop is for your daughter you might wnat to get yourself a good antivirus if you dont already have one. The ammount of shit kids will click on.

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    ended up in pc world for an external hard drive and bought this.
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    what do you think

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    shame i just seen this i hear rap has a beaut in shopneo for around £390

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    Whats the specs Boyakka? lookin to get my dad one for xmas

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    Shame I didnt see this eariler. You settled for a 2GB one yeah?

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    Intel Core 2 T5800 / 3GB RAM / 160GB / Vista H Premium


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    TO BE HONEST MATE, I PREFER THIS BABY [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by tam9 View Post
    TO BE HONEST MATE, I PREFER THIS BABY [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Basic -
    Means it doesnt have the Aero Theme or a few of the other 'worth while' features in Vista.

    Other than that I guess it's OK, for an ACER!


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    have you got a link to the shopneo one , I can't find it

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    ended up in pc world for an external hard drive and bought this.
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    Looks spot on for what you require.

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    Default Re: help with buying a laptop

    side by side the HP looked better and felt better. it has the vista premmium but only 2gb memory.
    TBH i like to get something in hands to look at it before i buy which is probably what made me plump for this one.
    gotta say looks really good in the flesh, gonna set it up when the young un not in so i`ll tell you what its like to use in a few days.

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