Help me find a new lappy

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  1. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Hi all
    My Bro Inlaw wants a lap top, he's new to computers, never been on the web
    He only wants to surf the net upload a few pics, says he wont get into gaming or video production
    Recommend the best value lappy if you have seen any deals circa £300- £400
    I recommended W7 with at least 4 Gig Ram and a 500 Gig HDD I dont understand all the new prcessor numbers being thrown about at the mo Iknow i3 and i 7 but not the rest
    Geo
     
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    oh well, cannot help as Mac's to expensive

    Sorry cannot help.. Mac's are a lot more expensive but more stable. ..

    I have cheaper Dells's, but I end up on my MacBook Pro or my iPad..... different world.

    Plenty of cheap ones at P C world or even Argos.

    Bob
     
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    Geo, steph has a Medion (Aldi) running on an i3.
    I have a Toshiba running on an i7.
    Both are great. Have a look at HP we had had them in past and were pleased with them.
    500gig hard drive is ok cos you can always buy an external drive they are cheap.
    RAM is important 2gig minimum preferably 4gig.
    An nvidea or Radeon graphics card is always good.
    Also bear in mind in my experience do not go for the cheapest I will bet my life on the fact that if it is "slow" 3 months down the line he will get frustrated with it. he he
    :BigGrin:
     
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    We both have HP G62 laptops. They have been hammered night and day (literally) since September 2010, never missed a beat ... :thumb:
     
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    Look at what your local PC World and Comet have in the end of line offer section as they'll probably have big discounts and eat the type of use your BiL wants to put it to.
     
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    second that..

    Dell ..

    check the Dell Outlet for refurbished.. some great deals .. refurbished may only be a scratch or dent... come with full warranty and same conditions as new.

    I got one for under £400 ..

    Inspiron N5110
    i7 Processor
    650gb hard drive
    6gig ram

    So good I also bought a similar spec one for Jan .. under £300

    Jan's old Dell .. circa 2006 is still going strong, put Windows7 on it for Chaz to use. . so it has outlasted my Mac...( see below)



    Bob..

    I was loyal to Macs for donkeys years .. first one was running OS9 .. both my recent Macs, a top of the range 17" Powerbook bought in 2006 and a 14" iBook 2004 went belly up and the cost of the parts to repair wasn't worth it .. they did well.. but not outstanding.

    Macs are good, and well made but a similar spec Mac to my Dell would be in excess of £1500 .. how can that be justified ?

    Vista was/is a pile of poo .. but W7 is great .. as good as OS X ... if not better..

    So while I would like a Mac I can never see me owning another.. they didn't last any longer than an average laptop.. so there is no incentive to buy..
     
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