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    £500 Laptop

    We need only 30 more laptops and then our staff will have one each!
    We have a budget of around £500 and they should have the following minimum spec
    Intel Celeron M 370 / AMD Turion CPU
    512mb RAM
    CDRW/DVD
    Intergrated Wireless
    XP Pro
    A carry bag!

    They are going to be used for general office use, presentations, and SIMS lesson monitor (electronic registration app).

    Obviously we want to get the best from our money so if you know anyone that supplies decent laptops for schools then can you list them here.

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    This any good?

    These are only Retail prices, email them for education prices.

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    MrDylan, there is no link? Did you miss something?

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    If there's anyway you can squeeze Centrino into that budget then do it. You gonna need for SIMS e-reg.

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    Yeah our LEA is doing a deal with Dell to provide D505's for around the price you want. Doesn't your LEA do something similar? It used to be the Laptops for Teachers scheme.

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    you can indeed squeeze Centrino in that budget. Ok slighty over but the price below is based on a order of 4 - for 30 you could get bigger discounts I'm sure

    HP Compaq nx6110 - PM 740 (1.73) 15" TFT XGA, 512MB (2x256MB), 40GB, DVD/CDRW, 802.11b/g, XP Pro , Case

    £537.50

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    You can get this - http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ategory_id=266 which is a good match for your spec, better CPU, infact you would be better getting Pentium Ms over Celerons as they are nasty in laptops! Meets your needs fine, and should be around £520 for education. Give them a ring and they will sort ya out.

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    I can whole heartedly recommend the HP nx6110 machines. Lovely build quality and no flexing bits of plastic like you find on DELLs!

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    I will agree with Ric those HPs are nice bits of kit have had one from that range and three from the NC6120 (i think its 6120) but basically its the same machine with more sockets on it, they were good machines.

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    i recently bought a Dell D610 (Pentium M 740/1GB RAM/60GB HDD/Intel WiFi/CDRW DVD/3yr NBDOS) for £516

    The build quality is good (im typing on one now and cant find any flimsy bits of plastic :P) and is the second one ive had to use and have dealt with over 25 others without fault. Im sure you could get the price lower as im now in small business, and if you do a bulk order you can bend them more.

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    Just got a Dell D610 here. Impressed - quite solid, full compliment of legacy ports and swap out drives. Ideal for teching!

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Just got a Dell D610 here. Impressed - quite solid, full compliment of legacy ports and swap out drives. Ideal for teching!
    Yeah it still has a serial port on a DB9!, i like the media bay the best tho, if you have the optiplex SX chassis the drives are interchangeable, you can also use it as a second battery port for 8hr battery life on the laptop too

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    Re: £500 Laptop

    @SYSMAN_K & Ric_
    What's HP/Compaq support like for laptops. Is it collect or return or on-site like Dell

    @E1luSiv3
    3 year on-site warranty?!!

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    1 Years Collect and return IIRC. But I purcahse the extended 3 Years NBD

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