Buying a Laptop

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Buying a Laptop

Post by SheepShagginRover » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:50 pm

I'm looking to buy a laptop for around £400, mainly used for photos, word processing etc. The two i'm looking at at the moment are the Dell Inspiron 1545 and the HP G61-410SA. Anyone got any advice as to what to buy and what is/isn't any good?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Simon » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:11 pm

Get the one with the RAMs

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Savory » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:22 pm

mainly used for photos, word processing etc.
get a netbook for £100 then, then piss the other £300 away on drugs, sex and rock n roll 8)

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Gibbon » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:38 am

Bought the gf an inspiron 1545 and it seems like a great little machine for the money.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by theadore » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:02 pm

Got myself an Acer 4810T for £330 about 6 months ago... its a excellent machine.

Before that I had a dell and a HP... the Dell was much much better.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Simon » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:57 pm

theadore wrote:Got myself an Acer 4810T for £330 about 6 months ago... its a excellent machine.

Before that I had a dell and a HP... the Dell was much much better.
Prepares for Roverstalk Acer Wars Part 2 :hyper:

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by theadore » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:59 pm

I'd have been on the other side before I got this, but it really is the perfect laptop for me.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Joe » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:02 pm

I learnt the hard way.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by mrblackbat » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:35 am

theadore wrote:I'd have been on the other side before I got this, but it really is the perfect laptop for me.
Until it breaks. Which it will.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by theadore » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:35 am

lies... built to last.... (^_~)

seriously though the timeline series doesn't seem to be built quite as on the cheap as your average Acer.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Dan » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:41 pm

But it will still break. It's inevitable.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by theadore » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:23 pm

actually when I came home tonight it wouldn't turn on.








although it turned out the adapter was switched off at the wall.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:16 am

Ah, EBCAK.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by winston_the_cat » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:04 am

"we" just bought twin packard bells (sad and embarrassing hey??!!)

It was a deal through Conrad electronics. The spec is excellent though, especially the one my better half got.

I guess you could get one of these in the UK, even through Conrad? €699. 640GB hard disk, 4GB ram. Intel i-5 duo processor (at least that was my GF's, not sure what is currently advertised), blue ray player, 17.3 in screen etc. etc.

I bought a smaller one (Easy Note TJ71).

If you buy abroad, you get preinstalled Windows 7. The language used to be a problem, but there is now a program called "Vistalisator" which allows you to change languagev- a feature in Windows 7 but turned off in Home Premium - available as standard in Ultimate and Professional versions....

They seem very solid and nicely built (so far). Maybe you can find offers on them from a UK supplier?

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by SheepShagginRover » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:12 pm

Thanks for that Winston, i'll take it into account :)

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