General Chat Thread, 1 New Laptop Rqd. in General; Right, the Head wants a new laptop, and he has asked for something "as quick as possible" and "as light ...
25th January 2008, 01:16 PM #1
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1 New Laptop Rqd.
Right, the Head wants a new laptop, and he has asked for something "as quick as possible" and "as light as possible" and I have a budget of £500.
The computer (obviously) must have XP Pro, but OS isnt strictly needed as we have a few unopened boxes of XP Pro.
Have checked Novatech, Misco, Laptops Direct, but nothing really catches my eye.
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25th January 2008, 01:29 PM #2
Our current standard laptop is the HP 6715b, and if you get the one with Vista included you can claim £100 back (if you get your invoice before 31st Jan that is). It isn't overly heavy and if you add a 3 year warranty still comes in under your budget.
Insight have them for £480 + warranty (£110) - £100 cashback so it would be £490. We get them through European Electronique for about £30 or so less than that.
25th January 2008, 01:30 PM #3
(7a) (corollary). Good, Fast, Cheap: Pick any two (you can't have all three).
£500 isn't a huge budget to get a fast AND light laptop. You'll be able to either find an average weight one that's pretty nippy, or (if you're lucky) a slower lighter one...
For my money, I'd go with one of two HP's on Misco.
If you can go over budget by £15 to get up to 2GB ram,
If not, http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...288208&CatId=0
I'm a big fan of the HP laptops - really nice feel to the keyboards, decent build quality etc.
25th January 2008, 02:13 PM #4
I am so sorry but i am going to have to recommend the RM nBook ultralight
They are brilliant!
Really sorry edugeek users!!
25th January 2008, 02:21 PM #5
The first you link to is the one I mention above but with XP Pro instead of Vista - the only difference is the cashback being double for the Vista model.
Originally Posted by OutToLunch
25th January 2008, 02:42 PM #6
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thanks for those! Didnt even see the top one when I looked through. Perfect for what he needs.
25th January 2008, 02:49 PM #7
It's over your budget by £100 but the Dell XPS1330 is very fast/fully featured and very light. Not to mentioned it looks seriously bling which is generally the main criteria for most of the Headmasters I've met
25th January 2008, 03:00 PM #8
Lol, our head's last machine cost £1600... A Fujitsu-Seimens Stylistic tablet.
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25th January 2008, 03:08 PM #9
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I want never gets thats what my mother always told me
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