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    Recommend me a Laptop

    Can anyone recommend me a laptop. It needs to be thin and lightweight (Vaio's were looking nice here), no more than 500 ex VAT (although cheapers ones will do too), and obviously as best spec as possible for that money.

    I've found these two at Misco:

    Sony VAIO VPCEB1E0E/WI Notebook PC - Misco.co.uk

    Compaq 610 Notebook PC - Misco.co.uk

    What do people think of these?

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    The compaq 610's are certainly thin and lightweight - Starting to wonder how long they'll last though, we've had 15 for teacher use for about 3 months and some touchpads are already showing wear and tear!

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    That's only got a 12" screen. I hate coding on my 10" laptop and 12" can't be much better. Looking for at least 15" I would think. Looking more and more like the Vaio

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    Quote Originally Posted by kili View Post
    I don't get it?! Just wasted 10 seconds looking at that, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I don't get it?! Just wasted 10 seconds looking at that, thanks
    Chill out man just trying to lighten your day with a bit of humour. If it offended you then I apologise

    Kili

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    I've found a few dells/HPs with i3 processors (i'm looking for a laptop myself) with 4gb ram and 320/500gb hdds for around 499. The dell is the inspiron 1564 and i've forgotten the HP model no (it started with G62 though).

    However, i'm not sure if they are thin or lightweight though

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    Quote Originally Posted by kili View Post
    Chill out man just trying to lighten your day with a bit of humour. If it offended you then I apologise

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    Didn't offend. Just failed to see the funny side. Maybe because it wasn't funny.

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    Have you looked at the Dell outlet - I followed a recommendation on here and got a cracking deal for my son on a lovely quad-core beast for about 470

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    Dell Outlet as in second hand refurbished equipment? Is there any downside to that?

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    Didn't look second hand. Didnt look refurbished. Even had plastic on screen and keys.
    Still comes with one year guarantee

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    So what exactly is reburbished. What do they do?

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    Take a look at Dell Special Offers, Cheapest Deals, E-Value Codes and Discount Coupons | dmXdimension for dell deals as well.

    Also thanks for the recommendation about the dell outlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Dell Outlet as in second hand refurbished equipment? Is there any downside to that?

    I've brought from the outlet before, they are normally PC/Laptops that go through the build process and are then cancelled before dispatch. On occasion they are returned items but they usually state that in the description.

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