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    Laptop for my girlfriend

    My girlfriend currently uses an aging Sony Vaio Laptop which is on its last legs and is going to coast a small fortune to repair as it needs a new screen and keyboard and battery. So I'm thinking of getting her a new one in the near future.

    She only uses it for surfing the net, irc chat, email, msn, and playing online java games so I was looking at spending around £300-£350 on an entry level laptop for her.

    I was thinking of something like this:
    Toshiba L30-10Y
    or this
    Advent 7301

    So any comments or suggestions would be appreciated

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    We just got a Lenovo C200 from Dabs for one of the new teachers and it's rather a nice piece of kit.

    It has XP Pro, 1gb ram and is a duo IIRC...

    Compared to the Sony Vaio N31M that I bought with Vista (and no XP drivers) I have to say I was seriously considering asking the school if they'd consider a swap.

    Just had a look for any of the XP models left though and can't see any at Ebuyer or Dabs... worth looking nonetheless

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    HotUKDeals is a good place to look. There have been few cheap one's lately, just a glut of Core2Duos around the £500 mark.

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    £500 is out of budget I'm afraid. I don't care if it comes with Vista as I will rebuild it so it runs XP as she doesn't like Vista and neither do I. I'll have a look at Dabs and see what they have available as well.

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    I don't care if it comes with Vista as I will rebuild it so it runs XP
    Just be sure and check that the one you want to get has drivers for XP... I found out to my cost that my chosen Vaio was Vista only and still have a slightly hamstrung setup as a result.

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    have a look at dells, the new vostros seem have good deals at the mo.

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    Im also buying a new laptop for my g/f so I thought I would jump in and get some more good ideas. My budget is £500 and I am currently looking at the Lenovo 3000 N200 Notebook from equanet (Dual-Core T2330, 1GB RAM, 120GB HD, DVD±RW DL) which is £422.33 inc VAT and delivery. Being a girl (no offence) she is more interested in style than substance so I was wondering if anyone knows a better looking model similar specs but still in budget

    Cheers,

    Matt

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    have a look at dells, the new vostros seem have good deals at the mo.
    I'm buying it for home use not business so these are no good to me.

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    have a look at dells, the new vostros seem have good deals at the mo.
    I'm buying it for home use not business so these are no good to me.
    Hey i bought a vostro from home use. No problems with delivery or anything, shipped straight to my house on my card too. I dont think they are fussed about home or business. I know a colleague bought a vostro for his mum. Best laptop he has ever bought and was really cheap with a fairly good spec.

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    she doesn't like Vista and neither do I.
    Vista sucks. Unlike my gf 8O

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    have a look at dells, the new vostros seem have good deals at the mo.
    I'm buying it for home use not business so these are no good to me.
    Hey i bought a vostro from home use. No problems with delivery or anything, shipped straight to my house on my card too. I dont think they are fussed about home or business. I know a colleague bought a vostro for his mum. Best laptop he has ever bought and was really cheap with a fairly good spec.
    Confirmed - Dell sell the Vostro business laptops to private individuals for home use.

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    Thanks for that mark

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    If you have a Costco near you they usually do pretty good laptops, i was in today they have a cracking Toshiba one.

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    Re: Laptop for my girlfriend

    ThinkPad....Thinkpad thinkpad thinkpad.

    Solid machines! I've got a refurbed one i got from ebay. It's bloody awesome! By far and away my favourite machine to date!

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    Sony Vaio all the way

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