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    Laptop Recommendations

    Been asked to look into a decent laptop for a friend, He wants a fairly decent machine, At the moment he's said a must is around 13" screen. My main suggestion to his was to remove the HDD and put an SSD in.

    anybody seen any good offers recently?

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    What's the budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    What's the budget?
    hes got money! He hasn't said yet! but Probs max around 700

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    Oh and preferably 7 pro so he can do the emulator stuff.

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    Have a look on the Dell Outlet and get a E6320 with SSD and Quad i7. My other half picked one up recently for about 600 + VAT with Quad i7, 4gb Ram, Intel ABGN wireless, bluetooth, uprated screen (1600 x 900), 128gb SSD and 3yr NBD warranty. Was a returned order so didn't even have a scratch/dent Bought an extra stick of 4gb (was 1 x 4gb stick originally) for around 30 and it's now got 8gb RAM

    Can get some amazing deals off of the Dell Outlet if you watch it for a week or two and are ready to buy as soon as you see something good come up . Also a good place to pick up way overspecced servers at bargain prices. Dual AMD 12-core 6000's with 64gb RAM and 12 x 300gb SAS drives for 2.5k was the most recent bargain I spotted. Shame I didn't have any budget to buy it

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    hi, just got a toshiba c660 d, 280.00 fntastic value.

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    Another recomendation for the Dell Outlet. I've sorted loads of people out with laptops from there, never had any problems with them.

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    I'll take a lookthere my boss got one from his wife there but i don't think hes dells greatest fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I'll take a lookthere my boss got one from his wife there but i don't think hes dells greatest fan.
    Try to go for the business range. I find their consumer range can be a bit crap and flimsy (but very cheap if that's what you want!). Prefer to spend a bit extra and get the latitude range with metal alloy cases, reinforced hinges etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfish View Post
    Try to go for the business range. I find their consumer range can be a bit crap and flimsy (but very cheap if that's what you want!). Prefer to spend a bit extra and get the latitude range with metal alloy cases, reinforced hinges etc.
    Yeah thats what i'm looking at - what annoys me with dell though is they have a Core i5 8gb Ram 500gb HDD but still only Win 7 32 bit.... a touch pointless for 4.7gb of that ram!

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