Buying a Laptop

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Gibbon » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:35 am

My mother has decided she can't get her laptop to work and needs a new one. Can everyone please have a quick gander at their chosen laptop supplier and see if they can find anything that tops this?

She needs something for doing her accounts and browsing the web mostly. Nothing too powerful, but something with built in wifi and a reasonable size screen. Built in camera and windows 7 rather than 8 would be a bonus.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Dan » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:40 am

Or Dabs.

http://www.dabs.com/products/hp-refurb- ... 0000&src=3

You probably won't get anything with W7 on it now unfortunately.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Gibbon » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:41 am

Nowt wrong with a refurb. It's been pre-disastered in a lot of cases.

The last one was a refurb and has lasted since 2007, my current phone is too and that's been simultaneously brilliant and much cheaper than it would new.

Cheers though, both of those look decent. :D
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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Ethiaa » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:46 am

That processor in the HP is a dog with no legs. In a bag.












Perfect for browsing the web.












The dog, not the processor.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Gibbon » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:48 am

Ethiaa wrote:That processor in the HP is a dog with no legs. In a bag.




Perfect for browsing the web.



The dog, not the processor.
You mean the Celeron? Dan's one looks fine to me. But i'd have thought even the Celeron would be fine for my mum's needs.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Ethiaa » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:13 pm

They are about the same speed surely. I think they might groan a bit.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Gibbon » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:16 pm

So does the Toshiba look better or worse to you?

To be honest, differentiating between laptops at the bottom end of the scale seems even more difficult than at the top. :lol:

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Post by Ethiaa » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:18 pm

You're quite right (and have done very well, I'm really proud).

They are all shit. If you're buying a turd, I don't suppose it matters what bits of silicon you embed into it.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Dan » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:22 pm

The processor in the Dabs one is better than the PC world one, I've had another quick look and can't find anything better for that sort of price.

As you say, it's bottom end of the market, but I'm guessing for what it's going to be used for that won't be a problem.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Gibbon » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:27 pm

Thankyou all. Much appreciated. Especially you Eth.

(Not really. I'm awarding Dan the most helpful badge. Thanks Dan)

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Ethiaa » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:31 pm

Win8 and office do just fine on an Atom so might as well buy the cheapest.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by theadore » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:06 pm

depending on where she lives I'd suggest John Lewis... they price match and the free 2 year guarantee is well worth it... sheffield one has some decent store specific refurbs as well - I'm sure they all do.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Gibbon » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:39 pm

Worth knowing, but no, she's off in the middle of nowhere I'm afraid.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Dan » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:59 pm

Gibbon wrote:Thankyou all. Much appreciated. Especially you Eth.

(Not really. I'm awarding Dan the most helpful badge. Thanks Dan)
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