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New Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pvfcpeely, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. pvfcpeely

    pvfcpeely Bit Poster

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    After a new laptop for general use and running virtual machines.

    After a Dual Core 2 processor about 2gb and 2gb of memory. Budget of around £500 to £600 any recommendations.
     
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  2. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    We buy quite a few Toshiba's at work and they have been good so far.

    Not sure you will get a 2Ghz C2D Processor & 2GB of ram for 5-600 without compromising on other specs.

    Here is an example of one for a touch over 600, but it's only 1GB of ram. Pretty cheap and easy to upgrade the ram though.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/134711

    If you opt for a Core Duo or a Turion X2 you will easily get what you want inside that budget.
     
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  3. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    i bought a Toshiba, dual core, 2 gig a memory.........£499, had no problems as yet!!
     
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  4. ManicD

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    virtual machines = memory

    think about possibly 4GB if you intend to run vista aswell, 2GB is ok if its xp based
     
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  5. Toasty

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    We only sell Toshiba's now as there after sales service is the best we have found. I have a U300 1.6Ghz with 2Gb Ram, fast enough for me to work with in the workshop or take out on-site.

    Toshiba was doing free memory upgrades but not sure if it is still going. Also some laptops still have cash back offers and free upgrade to 3 year warranty. But the best bit about mine is it had Vista Business install but came with disk to roll back to XP Pro.
     
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  6. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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  7. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

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    I have the M1530 and its an awesome laptop! i would recommend getting an extra 2GB over standard (Will be doing this soon my self) - Can't fault anything wrong with it, does everything i want it to do and it looks sexy. :)

    If you got any questions about the laptop fire away and i'll see if i can answer them. :)
     
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  8. Gaz 45

    Gaz 45 Kilobyte Poster

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    Just ordered a M1530 for myself (3 GB RAM).
    How you finding it?

    Dell reckon delivery on the 12th May, seems a long time!
    (There's a race on now between GTA IV & the Dell to see which gets to me first... :))
     
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