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    Recommend a home laptop

    I'm after a laptop of home use and as I will be paying for it myself I don't want to pay too much. It will be used mainly for web, email, MS Office, bit of Dreamweaver, holding and editing the family photos, and maybe movie editing but only if is capable. I don't want to pay for a 'top of the range' model just because I want to edit movies.

    What should I go for?

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    I would look at a HP from Misco, they got some good deals on at the mo

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    How about a Dell Vostro 1510

    £351.00 gets you

    • Intelģ Core™2 Duo Processor T5670
    • Vista™ Home Premium
    • 2048MB (1x2048) RAM
    • 160GB HDD
    • Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive
    • Dell™ Wireless 1395
    • 1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Onsite
    • Primary 6-cell 58 WHr Lithium Ion battery
    • 15.4" Widescreen WXGA


    For an extra £90.00 you can get 4 years Next Business Day Onsite Warranty

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    I second the Dell ... very good value indeed.

    As for the above acer, I much prefer the new gemstone models, and prefer the duel core AMD model to the CeleronM.

    Buy Acer Aspire 7520 Gemstone NotebookLX.AMMOX.009 from CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2007 & 2006 for laptops, desktops and computer hardware

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    Acer. Nice kit but appalling aftersales service (warrenty etc).

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    We also found that with Acer. Toshiba where shocking, we had some L40 laptops and they keys where shoddy and genuinely just falling off. We were accused of ripping the keys of to get our moneys worth from the extra warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    We were accused of ripping the keys of to get our moneys worth from the extra warranty.

    That's outrageous. I must say I have had to call Dells warranty line quite alot this past month, and can't fault them one bit. Speaking to a tech within 2mins and tell them what I need and then within 10 mins everything is sorted. Fantastic peice of mind.

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    Some of our student laptops are Dell the warranty work is good. The only problem is the Indian call centre.

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    Not with business/education it shouldn't be. Always speak to someone in either Scotland / Ireland

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    What number do you ring?

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    0870 908 0500

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    Thanks for that i normally call 0844 444 4699

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    Stay away from Samsung interms of after sales. They're tech 'support' is rubbish!! Ring up with a fault to get fixed under warrenty and ALWAYS and WITHOUT fail get told that they can't get through to technical and someone will ring us back within 4 hours (which rarely happens). Then we have to go through the troubleshooting rubbish then get the numbers we need. Then WE have to ring up UPS to arrange a collection.
    The kit is quite good, just their support is dire.

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