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    University Student Laptop

    Got a family member who is a university student ( not for myself ) got £400 at the very most for a laptop.

    Want to know

    1. Would said family person could purchase a laptop from on here ( if possible ) - all cash up front.

    2. What the best make / model of laptop is including cover ie warranty / after sales support etc etc

    For best make of laptop I have said Lenovo, Samsung or possibly Dell, advised to avoid acer as I know from a number of posts on here as well as other friends who have had issues with Acers support so personally am a bit weary of them.

    Any advise / thoughts etc

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    You can buy directly from some of the sellers on here -I have bought laptops/computers for myself (Lenovo) from ICT Direct and CPLtd
    As for makes - Tosh do some nice ones and I think they do extended warranty. Both my University-attending sons have Dells - bought from the Dell Outlet at reduced prices

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    Dell outlet - where or what is that ??

    If anyone wants to post some quotes that would be great thanks

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    HP ProBooks are quite nice or Thinkpad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    HP ProBooks are quite nice.
    Any chance of a link to give me an idea on price / specs / warranty etc

    Found this one via google products but not sure how reputable this place is

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/HP_Pr...25_958406.html

    Thanks

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    Any chance one of the suppliers at some point ( even if its on monday ) give me a compartive quote ie

    Dell, Lenovo, Samsung and a HP Pro Book for no more then £400 at max so I can see a spec comparison and also what cover is offered for each laptop.

    Thanks

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    I m wont go out of asus or samsung

    Look at the Asus ul20a

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    Dell Outlet - Refurbished Computers/PCs: Laptops, Desktops & Servers | Dell UK

    They are supposedly refurbished but all the people I know who have got them have either got new ones (open box) or ones with a tiny little scratch on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Dell Outlet - Refurbished Computers/PCs: Laptops, Desktops & Servers | Dell UK

    They are supposedly refurbished but all the people I know who have got them have either got new ones (open box) or ones with a tiny little scratch on them

    There is one also on eBay that dell damaged ones. All at very good prices. That is also run by Dell themselves.

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    I'd give ICT Direct a ring. They often have brand new open-box kit (returns), and £400 can get you an awful lot of laptop from them if they have the right kit in stock.
    I see they have some Lenovo T61 ThinkPads with 2Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Nvidia Quadro graphics and Vista Business in stock for £250. With the other £150 you can easily whack that up to 4GB and a meaty HD with change for a pint or several and chips on the way home. The ThinkPad series are built to withstand the harshest business punishment and are still very portable, I'd go for that option.
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    I would also speak to ICT Direct they have some great deals,

    you can pick up some on the DELL Website, Look at the Vostro Range.

    Vostro 3500 Laptop Details | Dell UK

    Vostro 3500
    Intel® Core™ i3-370M (2.4GHz, 3MB)
    2GB DDR3 RAM
    15" Screen
    250GB Hard Drive

    this one is under £400 and if you go to an edugeek supplier you may be able to get rid of any delivery charges ;-)

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Any chance of a link to give me an idea on price / specs / warranty etc

    Found this one via google products but not sure how reputable this place is

    HP ProBook 4525s WK505EA#ABU
    I'd go with the Thinkpad Dosbox suggests from ICT Direct, the decent Probooks are more in the £500 range.

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