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    New Laptop..

    Come April I'm going to be looking to get a new work laptop and was wondering if any of our friendly Edugeek suppliers could quote me for a pre built or snazzy custom built one.

    I want:

    An i5 or AMD equivalent.
    8GB RAM.
    SSD.
    Probably 13" or slightly larger.
    Win 7 Pro at least.

    All for under 400.


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    What size SSD would you be after? I mean, I have to admit, I think you'd be lucky to get a laptop meeting that full spec for less than 400 (unless you mean 400 + VAT) at which point it might be a bit easier, but the SSD will be the costly be that probably pushes it over budget. If cost is an issue, you might be better getting the main machine with a standard drive, then getting an SSD at a later date when budget allows - it's what I did with my own laptop.

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    Yeah that was my thought. OK make it an HDD and ill stick an SSD in.

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    Try @ICTDirect_Dave. They have them at that spec and price. In fact, we brought one from them last year and very nice it is too

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    AMD don't seem to make a good competitive rival to anything above the mid range i3 processors. However as others have said, you may well struggle with those specs. I paid 300 ex VAT for an i3 with 4gb of RAM, Hard drive (albeit with a 3 year warranty) last week and they are fine for day to day use by students and most staff and for when we are off main site for us too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Try @ICTDirect_Dave. They have them at that spec and price. In fact, we brought one from them last year and very nice it is too
    Yup try us!

    Refurb Lenovo T410 (core i5, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, Win 7 Pro, 2 years RTB) for quite a bit less than 400!

    Drop me a PM if you want full details and pricing.

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