Which laptop has built in freeview?

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  1. Kon tiki

    Kon tiki Read Only Funster

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    Does anybody know any laptops that have an integrated freeview tuner or ones that you can plug into via scart or S-video? The only one I have found up to now is the Acer Aspire 6920G but it's expensive, my old laptop has all sorts of connections but they only seem to output to a TV. The plug in USB freeview dongles are anything from about a tenner so there can't be much extra cost to having one built in to the laptop.
     
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    Any extra ( and don't forget the software ) in a fiercely competitive market is a killer. Most people won't want it so it won't be fitted.

    External USB allows you the option of change for a better unit.

    There is a thread going saying built in WiFi is a poor compromise, same problem.
     
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    Integrated TV tuners used to be popular in some of the older laptops but I can't find many now at a decent price. I read that having the tuner built in uses less power & doesn't get as hot as using a USB one, I would also hope it work better than a plug in one.
     
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    Hi,

    I did a google on the Acer Aspire 6920G and it appears Amazon have them for £599 but on reading the technical details I can't find any mention of a Integrated Freeview Tuner, only I didn't think the £599 was that bad a price considering some of the results were showing £880 and if it really suits your needs

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00284C9A0/buy2470b-21?gclid=CNev6ru4i54CFcts4wodfEQfrQ"]Acer Aspire 6920G 16 inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]

    Hope that helps

    Update just found one at £481 which seems even better priced

    http://www.google.co.uk/products/ca...ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCkQ8wIwBg#ps-sellers



     
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    They do look a lot cheaper on amazon, I saw it here ACERDIRECT at £910 & it comes with Vista but does offer a free upgrade.
     
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