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Purchasing a Laptop

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Brooksy80, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Brooksy80

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to purchase a laptop in the next couple of weeks and was lookign for your opinions on what to buy and where to buy from.

    The laptop will mainly be used for broad over via wi-fi.The only game i play will be Football Manager so I want something with a gig of RAM. Not fussed about the latest 3d graphics card. Ideally the the screen should b no smaller than 15".

    The main base unit runs off NTL broadband. What wireless router do you recommend? I will be downloading torrents fairly frequently.

    Your help is much appreciated.

    Thanks
    Mark
     
  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Mark,

    My choice for laptops is Toshiba. There are loads of places to buy laptops from including;

    The Toshiba on-line shop.

    Laptops direct

    Misco

    As for wireless stuff, check the reviews on Broadbandbuyer, although I have found Netgear and Zyxel to be reliable.

    Boyce
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I also like Toshiba's, the two models that I would go for is the Toshiba A100 or the Toshiba P100.

    Toshiba A100: Intel Core 2 T7200 2GHz, ATi x1600, Toshiba 15.4in WXGA, 2GB Ram

    Toshiba P100: Intel Core 2 T7400 2.16GHz, Nvidia GeForce Go 7600, Toshiba 17in WXGA, 2GB Ram

    But that's just my choice :)

    -Ken
     
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  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    I concur Toshiba laptops are good!

    But Brooksy80 what is your budget?

    Can't really suggest anything without knowing what your budget is?
     
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  5. Brooksy80

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    Don't really want to spend over a grand.

    Thanks
    Mark
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    I typically recommend Dell.
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    Unless you go for an Alienware or a XPS laptop from Dell, their graphic cards aren't that good for gaming, imo. But then again Footmanager doesn't look like it's heavy on graphics anyway.

    -ken
     
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  8. drum_dude

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    Yep I would recommend them too - they do some great laptop deals!
     
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  9. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    MacBook. :ohmy

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  10. zxspectrum

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    Well i suggest 2 sites. one is called pricrunner.co.uk and the other is called kelkoo.co.uk, both have a menu so you can put in your requirements which will filter your search.

    The ones ive been impressed with and will be looking to buy in a month or so are the acer laptops. And for 550 you can get a dual core 2 gig intel processor, 2 gig ram, vista home premium, 160 hd, dvd rw, and some graphics card is thrown in that too.

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