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Want a new Lappie!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kat731, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    my main PC(Laptop) is starting to get a bit tired, only 2yrs old, but in new technology standards it might as well be on the antiques roadshow..
    Im looking around, Dell/HP-like them../Evesham etc, not sure. Have about £700 to spend. Any recommendations? good or bad, just helps in decision. Looks like its gonna come with an express slot, so a new network card to be purchased. Dont like these built in WI-FIs, never seem to work well from what iv seen..

    Kat
     
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  2. garyb

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    Hi,
    We have 16 Dell Latitudes at work with built in wireless, LAN & bluetooth cards, have had no drama with any of them in 2 years. Main use is browsing and office tasks but I have VMWare, XP/Office Pro, Visio & SQL on mine with no perfomance problems.

    I guess it depends on what you wanna use it for but prices range for £300 to £1000

    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dell...3647&rbc=N03647&s=dhs&sbc=ukdhsftdppnotebook3

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  3. Phoenix
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    a Dell Latitude D620 is what im looking to get (currently have a D610 centrino, but want the Core 2 Duo 4GB goodness that the D620 will bring)
    you can get the basic model for about your budget if you chop off some of the support options
     
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  4. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Cheers Gary/Ryan,
    off to Dell to look at D620..

    Kat
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Another laptop that you may want to check out is the Toshiba A100, we've bought the Core2Duo 2GHz version for work and if you buy and register the laptop before the 31th of March you get £100 cash back:

    £799, with £100 cash back = £699

    That's my opinion anyway

    -Ken
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Run's in..........Shouts "MacBook".........Runs Away! :biggrin
     
  7. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Si.. get back here now!:biggrin

    Oh yeh, got a Mac Mini, never really thought of that.

    Runs off to Apple..

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  8. Sparky
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    I`ll second that. Ive sold loads of Dell D610 laptops last year, great laptop! The the D620 is the new standard and looks like a great buy. 8)
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    The D620 looks nice, IMO the screen size lets it down (14.1" instead of the 15.4")

    £699 (ex vat & delivery) for the 1.66ghz version &
    £890 (ex vat & delivery) for the 2ghz version are the standard price

    So unless you can swing a good deal, it's going to go over the £700 mark :)

    -Ken
     
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  10. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    for me, a Windows machine starts and stops with Toshiba.
     
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  11. farmer

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    i got a compaq presario v6000 from pc world couple of months ago for 599
    as for wireless its the only lappy in a class of around about 20 laptops that connect with the college network first time every time
    the others have resorted to pcmcia cards or lan cable and its not just at one campus its at the others as well
     
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  12. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    A person after my own heart (well for laptops anyway) :)

    -Ken
     
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  13. Phoenix
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    Im a fan of toshibas business laptops
    i've been keen on an M400 for a long time but its a bit pricey at the moment for me
    buying a car and house take there toll LOL
    the 620 will likely be my first call, followed by a tablet, Motion just announced a new Core 2 Duo tablet which i might get over the M400 (its a true tablet not a laptop convertable thing, so much lighter, Bill Gates uses one too! lol)
     
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  14. Mitzs
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    Can he even buy a mac for his price range. The extended warranties are running 350 bucks. And the used oh excuse me refurbished ones on the us state websites are running 1249.00 and up! For a used one! :blink
     
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  15. wagnerk
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    Over here in the UK a new entry level MacBook is £749 (Inc VAT and delivery), and to upgrade to the 3 year warranty is an extra £199, so total price is: £948 (approx $1,860). But it's like everything else, you pay for want you want/need :)

    -ken
     
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  16. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Business wise (and personal) I don't think you can go wrong with the Toshiba range.

    I am a fan of the A120 notebooks, and the Tecra M5's

    The best place to get a jabber on values is at somewhere like www.it247.com - then you do the rounds on the price comparisons sites :)
     
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    I got one word - DELL
     
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