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    Recommend a laptop for parents

    Can anyone recommend a cheapish laptop as my parents are currently looking out for one. They are wanting to spend max £300.

    All they will do is use outlook to check emails and browse the internet, mabye occasionally watch a DVD.

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    Have you checked out Dell? We use a lot here and I've recommended them to several people as personal purchases - all have been happy.

    Dell Inspiron 1545 - 15.6" Widescreen
    Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor T1600 (1.66GHz, 1MB, 667MHz)
    1024MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
    160GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
    £319 - inc VAT

    Dell Vostro A860 - 15.6" Widescreen
    Intel Celeron 560 (2.13GHz, 1M L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
    Memory 1024MB 667MHz DDR2
    160GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
    £249 - ex VAT (business model)

    Neither's going to be really fast at that price, and it'd be worth getting the Dual-Core (even if it is a Celeron). You can get better CPU/RAM if you can spend a bit more too. Other than that check Acer out, they often have some good deals as well.

    Cheers,
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Dell Inspiron 1545 - 15.6" Widescreen
    Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor T1600 (1.66GHz, 1MB, 667MHz)
    1024MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
    160GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
    £319 - inc VAT
    I'd second that. Have had hands on experience with next one up in this range. Recommended it to a few people. Nice machine for the money.

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