help with buying a laptop

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  1. ming's Avatar

    ming said:

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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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    cheers
     
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    sniper said:

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    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.
    Cheers

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    Greyfox said:

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    Why not an asus ee pc? [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    Brydo666 said:

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    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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    sniper said:

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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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    ming said:

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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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    burner1 said:

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

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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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    ming said:

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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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    BOYYAKKA said:

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    shame i just seen this i hear rap has a beaut in shopneo for around 390
     
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    dannyboy said:

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

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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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    tam9 said:

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

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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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    sniper said:

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

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    Brydo666 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ming View Post
    ended up in pc world for an external hard drive and bought this.
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    what do you think
    Looks spot on for what you require.
     
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    ming said:

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    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.