Which Laptop ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I'm looking to buy a new lappy .. budget around £600 ish

    I've ruled out another Mac on the basis that I can get as good if not better spec for half the money with a Windows machine, also been using windows 7 for the past couple of weeks and I'm impressed how good it is..

    So, it is really down to which make.. with a minimum of Intel i5 processor, 4 gb ram and 500gb hard drive.. 15 inch screen ... not interested in BluRay or playing games ..

    I like Sony and Dell .. but would like to hear the experts choices and advice .. frankly my head is spinning reading reviews .. so over to you guys :Smile:
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    I am on my second Toshiba. Daughter has my old one still going strong, her 3 kids also have Toshies.
    In my view superb machines very well made and back up is good too. :thumb:
     
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    We all have Dell laptops at work never had a wrong un yet:thumb:
     
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    I have just bought a new Lenovo IDEAPAD Z370.i5.13.3 inch screen fits nicely in the front dash locker, my old 15 inch wouldn't fit.
    It has face recognition on it so if it does gets stolen no-one can use it and they take a picture of the culprit.
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    Did buy a sony but found it didnt have an optical drive and I needed one, so had a refund for that one.
    forgot to mention , it has Win 7, 64 bit.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as it looks my 2 yr old Toshiteba is about to be read the last rites and I wouldn't touch another one with a very long bargepole. I've been looking at Dell or HP so will keep an eye on this post :thumb:
     
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    I've had an HP laptop for a few years absolutely brill. I am on my ex's Toshiba laptop now also brill. My partner has a basic packard bell laptop also ok. I think you get more for your money by staying away from Sony. Having said that my son has the top Sony laptop which is amasing but with sony you pay for what you get. If the spec is what you are looking for then dont be put off by the name. They are all pretty good but have a good look at the screens they do sometimes let a good spec unit down.
     
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    I previously mainly had HP's, but in the last couple of years I have bought Acer laptops.

    We now have 3 in the household, and never had a problem with any of them. been very pleasantly surprised.

    My current one has i3 inside with 3Gb ram and 500 Gb HD.

    It also has HDMI, out so I can play direct to the TV at home or in the van with HD quality. The battery lasts 6 hours on mine, and my wife's 13" Acer netbook battery lasts 8 hours.
    Very useful when travelling. :thumb:

    Callum
     
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    Wife and daughter both have Packard Bell laptops and seem very happy with daughter using hers for open univ. course work, and wife who is semi disabled so uses it all the time so they get quite a bit of work and so far without trouble.

    They are both running Windows 7, 64bit
     
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    :Smile::Smile:Still using my old TIME laptop must be 14 years old still going strong​
     
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    DELL....

    But from the outlet...

    That's what I did and would do again.

    The refurbs are new...they get them back and put them through the production process to QA them and sort ANY issues so they are as new.

    Some haven't even been sent out, but are cancelled orders that have already been made to - usually - an enhanced spec.

    Bryan
     
  12. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Thanks all... and to Jim and Bryan for suggesting a Dell refurbished ...

    the deed is done.. from Dell outlet

    Inspiron 15R - N5010
    Hard Drive : 640GB Serial ATA (5400RPM)
    Optical Drive : 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
    Display 15.6in HD (1366X768) WLED with TrueLife
    4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz (2 DIMMs)
    Back Up Media Not Included
    MOD,CRD,NTWK,DW1501,CNB,SAF
    LCD Back Cover : Aluminium
    6 Cell Primary Battery, 48W
    MOD,SHP MTL,SYSM,INSP15,CLR
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
    Misc
    Intel i7-740QM(1.73GHz) Mobile CPU


    A grand total inc delivery £411
     
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    I've heard to poles are very good....................

    Or is that lap dancers?

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    Dell all the way, I am on my 7th or 8th Dell,,,Currently using Dell Studio 19".

    Dave
     
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    Ive had three sony items
    video failed at 13 mnths
    Tv 28" failed 18 mnths replaced by costco gurantee
    Laptop (sons) failed at 1mnth replaced by currys with a dell
    My own dell was a frebee from aol 3yrs ago now on win 7
    But i now hav a mac dell comes away in the van with us

    Refuse point blank to touch sony products again
     
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    My mate is an ITologist or something and swears by Dell.
    Geoff.
     
  17. Bryan

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    Given your original spec and budget I'd guess you'd say your quite happy? :Wink:

    Bryan
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Yes, indeed.... thanks again.. :Smile:
     
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    Ken if only, had my Toshiba Satilite just over 3 years paid over £1000 for it, 2 weeks ago it just let out a series of beeps and died, the gaurantee had just run out, got on to toshiba and they wanted £80 just to look at it, then took it to our local computer man, said no way could he get parts easy and it looked expensive anyway so now its in the attic. After looking around on E Bay and various other places bought a Fujitsu from a dealer called Dabs for £279. it has 4gig hard drive / intelpentium /Green IT / blue tooth as well as a HDMI socket operating on windows 7. Early days yet but does everything and a lot more than I can unerstand. And at £279, I will not have such a big hissy fit if this goes wrong.
     
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    That all sounds ok but what colour is it.:Smile:
     
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