General Chat Thread, Personal Laptops in General; ...
7th October 2013, 12:35 PM #1
In a not so "woe is me" thread, i'm interested to know where people are purchasing their personal laptops from...
I'm after one of those slim ones without the CD drive. I'm not sure what brands are popular at the moment. I want it to be as powerful as it can for £400.
It's so much easier buying for school!
Anyone bought one recently they're pleased with?
7th October 2013, 12:48 PM #2
not out yet but the Dell venue 11 pro looks like a decent device. depends what you want from a laptop my main "laptop" is a 17" dell with 2 hard drives and an i7 but for portability ive got a asus vivitab smart tablet (sometimes too weedy being atom based)
Dell announces Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro Windows 8.1 tablets (hands-on)
7th October 2013, 12:50 PM #3
Dabs.com, eBuyer.com, cclonline.com, scan.co.uk
All places I have had my personal bits and bobs from Including Laptops and PCs over the years
As for slim, maybe pushing it for £400, Ultrabooks are expensive and the cheap thin ones tend to lack umph so you are probably more likely to get a normal laptop with optical drive.
7th October 2013, 01:07 PM #4
Lenovo and Toshiba for me are the best laptop's out at the moment - although not sure if they are at the £400 price point.
7th October 2013, 01:10 PM #5
ah, ok £400 no good.....hmm....
7th October 2013, 01:13 PM #6
I don't know - all i know is I havn't used one of the lenovo's at that price point.
Originally Posted by Little-Miss
although mine was around £520 (Lenovo E420S) but I have stuck an SSD and an extra 4gb ram in (ram cost about 20 quid) and was very easy to do.
I am currently running my machine underneath and 2 VM's off it without even stressing it. (Intel I5, 8GB 256 SSD).
7th October 2013, 01:54 PM #7
I do love Lenovos...
Just found this for £50 more...
Laptop PCs | IdeaPad Z Series Computer | Mainstream Entertainment | Lenovo (UK) (was that a backlit keyboard?! Bet it's on the higher priced one)
7th October 2013, 02:00 PM #8
7th October 2013, 02:03 PM #9
try Laptopsdirect.co.uk or box.co.uk (i got mine from box) cost £440 spec is in my sig
7th October 2013, 02:21 PM #10
Something based on a Clevo 550EU chassis, ultrabook styling.
7th October 2013, 02:27 PM #11
Possibly getting a refurb ( Dell and other manufacturers generally tend to have a sub section on there site ref Refurbed laptops ) ??
Also as per the stock2ber competition thread , @VeryPC sell to individuals etc - give them a call on there number , am sure Al and Co. can help you out more
Not purchased a laptop through them however I have ordered a number of other items through aria , here is the link for laptops on there site though : Laptops - Aria Technology
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 7th October 2013 at 02:30 PM.
7th October 2013, 09:59 PM #12
@ict-direct are selling some nice refurb Lenovos at the moment..
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Little-Miss (7th October 2013), mac_shinobi (7th October 2013)
8th October 2013, 08:41 AM #13
My sister was looking at a HP laptop last night from Argos. Don't have the link to hand, but for 400 you got a dual core, 4gb ram, 15.6in screen, I can't remember the HDD size though. I'm not really 'selling' it right now, I know, but the spec seemed very good.
Most important bit: 3-year warranty as default.
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