Hardware Thread, A bit urgent - good laptop for £450? in Technical; I have a friend who lives in Spain, who is coming back to the UK early next week for a ...
24th February 2010, 07:21 PM #1
A bit urgent - good laptop for £450?
I have a friend who lives in Spain, who is coming back to the UK early next week for a flying visit. He desperately needs a new laptop, as his 'old' Sony is on its last legs.
I need to give him some pointers as to what laptops he could be looking at. I haven't got a clue about the latest processors or laptop spec as my last purchase in this field was a Pentium 4 Acer Aspire!
Usage is usual Office 2003 apps (inc Access as he has a large database he uses) Outlook, a bit of basic photo editing, email and Internet. He does not game.
His budget is £450 tops and I would suggest a 15/16" screen.
One of the biggest issues he has, is storage capacity, as he has 1000's and 1000's of photos. Whilst he works off of an external drive too, he is a dreadful hoarder of data, and his laptop drives fill up very quickly.
He has a very small window of opportunity in which to buy this laptop next week, so it'll have to be either a very efficient mail order purchase, or somewhere like PC Woed or Comet.
Anyone care to fire some manufacturers/model numbers etc at me so I can give him some pointers? Any of you nice supplier people out there that can fulfill a private order?
I'll be very grateful
24th February 2010, 07:32 PM #2
Give ICT Direct a ring and see what open box kit they have in. You could get a very nice fully warrantied bargin from them.
24th February 2010, 07:35 PM #3
Acer Aspire 5732Z Value Laptop - Laptops at Ebuyer
Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300 2.1GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB Hard Drive
24th February 2010, 10:42 PM #4
Settling on this model as it has/does all he needs. Going to buy it from Comet at £449 purely for the convenience. Might put the salesperson through a bit of a price matching contest first though!
Originally Posted by Ben123
24th February 2010, 10:56 PM #5
what about this HP 6735s Laptop - Laptops at Ebuyer
Originally Posted by theeldergeek
slightly better processor but smaller hdd
AMD Turion X2 Dual Core RM-72 2.1Ghz
Webcam + Bluetooth
ATI Radeon HD3200
had a few of them in the past and have been ok slightly cheaper to
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