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    Low budget laptop for home use

    I'm after a cheap laptop (refurb with warranty would be OK) for use as a 2nd home machine. I already have an OK PC (P4 2.8GHz, 1Gb RAM DVD+-RW etc), and a WLAN.

    My only requirements are as follows

    - Bargain basement price (< £400)
    - WLAN (ideally integrated, but a USB/PC-CARD dongle would be OK)
    - DVD-ROM (so I can watch movies)
    - 14.1" or better screen

    I've looked at Morgan and ComputerBargains. Anywhere else I could try?

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    Re: Low budget laptop for home use

    You could get a brand-new Dell laptop for under £400.

    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...hs1&l=en&s=dhs

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    Re: Low budget laptop for home use

    Go to Tescos or Asda. You can pick them up for under £400 now. Or try www.morgancomputers.co.uk for end of line stock and refurbs.

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    Re: Low budget laptop for home use

    Hi

    There has been a thread about a similar question.


    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...iewtopic&t=387

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    Re: Low budget laptop for home use

    try http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/

    I bought a bunch of Thinkpad R50es from them for a student loan pool (Not my idea!). ex vat price was £359. Next day delivery. We use Dell & Toshiba in school, these look tougher than the Latitude D510s too.

    You might also consider the Dell outlet store too. I bought a Latitude D600 from them for personal use 2 years ago....

    Brian

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    Re: Low budget laptop for home use

    - Bargain basement price (< £400)
    - WLAN (ideally integrated, but a USB/PC-CARD dongle would be OK)
    - DVD-ROM (so I can watch movies)
    - 14.1" or better screen
    I'm using a Toshiba Satalite that one of my schools was about to skip. I put some more ram in it (ebay, 20 quid), added a 54g wireless card (another school, free), and Ubuntu Linux (cost of burning the CD) on it.

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