I think I should mention that I have 10 of these things to buy. I don't fancy getting 10 lemons at once
We buy Toshiba's at the moment and haven't had any major problems with them, one warranty power supply so far.
Dell Lat E5520 i3 / 4GB / 250GB / 5Y NBD Warranty are around £550.00 ATM.
I think I'm going to take a punt at this one:
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Everything seems to point to it being a reasonably decent laptop. Reading a review online it seems capable of what it will be used for, Office, ActivInspire (it will be used to drive the IWB in the class) etc.
Mine have arrived. I got them for around £355 per machine, with a free bag, wifi keyboard and mouse. You can register for the 5 year warranty as well, which has been extended until September.
I have opened 3 and have an issue with one (hissing noise coming from the sound card). Not sure if I'm just unlucky. Will be unboxing the rest shortly.
shreevie (11th July 2012)
Pinning a Misco catalogue to a dart board might be more accurate than my method. I tend to have a very rough idea of price/spec based on experience. Price is circa. £400. Spec. up till now has been "Dual Core, not celeron, with 2Gb Ram and 15" screen". For the next batch I think the spec with be "Dual Core, not Celeron, 4Gb Ram, SSD and 15" Screen". Also Toshiba have been the favoured brand for the past couple of years, thinking of looking at Lenovo again? Might ask Novatech next time?
Last edited by tmcd35; 11th July 2012 at 12:48 PM.
I'm looking at 13" sub-notebook form factor for something that's a bit more portable for students to move around the classroom, Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E330 i3, 2 \ 4GB RAM
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