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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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