laptop advice

#1
As my mate knows fcuk all about laptops and was just about to buy one from argos, i stepped in and said ill have a look around for him knowing slightly more than he does.

His budget is £400 and its gonna be a PC World or Currys visit i think. Anyone recomend something around that budget.

This any good to those more technical thann me..

Dell Inspiron 1525 Black Laptop for the Home and Office

* Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5750
* (2.0GHz, 667 MHz, 2 MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
* 2 GB Memory
* 120 GB Hard drive £399
 
#2
Acer laptops seem to be good value for money these days.

Acer Aspire 5720-602G16Mi Intel C2D T7500 Processor, 15.4" Screen, Vista Home Premium, 3GB RAM, 160GB HDD, DVD Rewriter, Integrated Graphics, LX.AJSOX.090 (5920) + FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY + FREE WEBCAM
Not bad at all for £399
Have a look here: AcerLaptop
 
#3
find some specs and pictures online, then have a look online, plenty of people selling a bit cheaper than comet and pc world. Doesn't have to be new either, you can get decent factory refurbished units with 12 month guarantees.

just a thought to make your cash go a bit further in these crunchy times
 
#4
Id buy 2nd hand but my mate wants brand new or factory refurb, with guarantee incase it fcuks up. Ye i seen loads of Acers but are the £400 ones any good?
 
#6
carlbcfc said:
Id buy 2nd hand but my mate wants brand new or factory refurb, with guarantee incase it fcuks up. Ye i seen loads of Acers but are the £400 ones any good?
Not in my experience, I had two and both went tits up. In the end bit the bullet and payed a small fortune for a decent one.
 
#7
As good as anything else around that price range i suppose. I've seen an identical model to the one I mentioned above for sale in Tescos. It only had 2gb of ram though and an 80gb hard drive.
It seemed solid enough, no flexing of the keyboard etc.
Most laptops round about this price range have onboard graphics so no good for most modern games like Call of Duty etc.
More than adequate for watching DVDs and surfing youporn though.
 
#11
I ordered a Dell took about 2-3 weeks, but that was a top end machine. I would also suggest XP, most gremlins have been ironed out, whereas Vista is still in its infancy and takes a lot of computer brain to operate.
 
#12
Just spoke to him the awkward cnut. Gonna be a trip to Brum city on sat as he wants it then as his nets coming monday. ..as much as they go on about Brum as a good place to shop i think there is only a Currys where there is any sort of selection for laptops.

Any good bartering tips cuz i heard you can get a price drop if your good.
 
#13
if you goto pc world also have a look in STAPLES if their is one near.

i just bought a hp lappy for £503 everywhere else it was £700 including pc world!!

also in staples they are open to bargaining and you get a free bag and 2 gig memory stick with any laptop bought
 
#14
Make sure you check their website before you go. A lot of time you can save yourself quite a wedge by buying it on line and picking it up at the store.
 
#16
I am using an Acer (free with mobile phone contract - delivered at same time, none of this "wait til you get it cr.ap) and it's fine for me but I'm not particularly demanding of it.
 
#17
flynavy said:
if you goto pc world also have a look in STAPLES if their is one near.

i just bought a hp lappy for £503 everywhere else it was £700 including pc world!!

also in staples they are open to bargaining and you get a free bag and 2 gig memory stick with any laptop bought
Ye that STAPLES is even closer, its gonna be there i think. I always open my mouth and get myself into other peoples missions but it would do my head in if he spent 400 quid on a pile of shit from argos.
 
#18
Not wishing to be pedantic and off topic I know but me thinks you have better and more pressing thing to spend your money on. One or both of these topics are eroneous!!!!!!!

You owe the state money.
 
#19
Fcuk me if your gonna make a comment at least read the whole fcukin thread. The part where it says my birds brother

After todays events and the advice ive been given dont you think if i had 400 quid knocking about id be back in that court paying the rest off so it done with. Why would i need a laptop when im quite cleary already online.
 
#20
Carl, if you are that clever, why not work in computers? In the meantime, stop telling us lies. We can spot them a mile off.

Slopes/Mr H, can you merge the two threads and put them into the NAAFI please? I'm not over impressed with young Carl and don't want to upset the IT geeks or the Beaks.

Many thanks.

Sluggy xx
 

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