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    New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    Every teacher in the school has a laptop, some of the older ones now need replacing. They are a mix of Toshiba and RM, the RM machines are generally pretty good but the Toshibas have been troublesome.

    So I'm looking for a reliable, good spec laptop, robust enough for teacher use and with 3 year warranty for under £700. What's out there?

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    Ergo? They do a nice onsite 3 year warranty.

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    Using Dell Lattitude D510's here under our LEAs Laptops for Teachers scheme. Unexciting machines, but no major problems.

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    Check out EuroPC. They do a good line of refurbished Dell Latitude laptops with full 3 year Dell warranties. They are our primary source of Dell stuff atm.

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    We have some Ergo Microlite 3s and 411s they are nice and small, and robust. i would defiantly recommend looking at those..

    We also like the HP Business Notebooks, like the NX6310 (can get a Core2Duo with 1GB) for less than 700 or the NX6325 have AMDX2s in

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    I've just bought HP NX6325's:

    http://www.inmac.co.uk/catalogue/item/HPN0084
    £339 each.
    Then you could buy the 3yr HP cover for an additional:
    £164.18

    Total: £503.18

    Ben

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    I have just commissioned 50 DELL Latitude D520's for teachers at one of my client sites. No issues with these at all (except one damaged by a student using the it as a foot rest!) all ghosted fine and the Intel pro wireless implementation looks solid.

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    New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    Every teacher in the school has a laptop, some of the older ones now need replacing. They are a mix of Toshiba and RM, the RM machines are generally pretty good but the Toshibas have been troublesome.

    So I'm looking for a reliable, good spec laptop, robust enough for teacher use and with 3 year warranty for under £700. What's out there?

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    try here:
    http://www.shopacer.co.uk/sess/utn;j...iew.shopscript
    i have found the acers what we have in school very good way beyond the toshiba's that some of the teachers have.

    obviously you don't have to buy from here but this is what i would be looking at. Good luck

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    Shop about at DELL and you should be able to pick up the following for a shade under £700.00

    Latitude D520

    XP PRO

    Intel¬ģ Core Duo‚ĄĘ T2400

    15.0" XGA Display

    1GB 533MHz DDR2 Memory

    60GB serial ATA HDD 5400RPM HDD

    8 X DVD+/-RW Drive

    Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g

    3Y NBD Warrenty

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    deja vu

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    HP NX6325 @ £335 is pretty nice

    Semperon 3500+
    512/60gb
    DVD+/- RW dual layer
    802.11b/g
    15"
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    3yr Warranty

    <edit> Sorry Ben - didn't see your post - how come your's didn't include the 3yr warranty! - i've seen the deal lots of places - this price was SCC

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    We also have Dell Latitude D520 with 3yrs Warranty!

    There working with no problems!!

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    Dell everytime.

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    Re: New Teacher Laptops - Best Buy for under £700

    @Mark: hmm seems like a good deal then we got ours from Insight under the catalyst framework.

    Ben

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