New laptop for arond £300

#1
My Mr's wants me to get a laptop so she can have more room in the the living room. All I will use it for is browsing the net ( arrse, face book and porn in that order ) buying stuff eBay, itunes and the occasional office work (word and that ) any recommendations ?
 

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#3
Look at the android review just put up today - it may help.
 
#4
I want a lap top not a robot
 
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Most of the Taiwanese companies are going to be launching tablets in the summer, so if I were you I'd keep my eyes peeled for a bargain as they'll probably look to dispose of their netbook inventories beforehand. My last two have been Acers and I can't fault them. You get a lot of bang for your buck.
 
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Look at the android review just put up today - it may help.
Do you mean the one for the tablet? I'd imagine that would be spot on for the browsing, itunes and so on, but might fall short for (even light) office work. The mrs has an ipad* and trying to edit documents on it is a pain in the arrse frankly. Personally I'm a big fan of android stuff, I use an HTC Desire with it, but I'm not so sure iot would fit the bill for thecoops. A netbook might be better, although the keyboards are a bit small if you've got sausage fingers. Well inside the budget too

* Which she loves, great for catching up on news and so forth.
 
#12
Its a laptop I want not a tablet or a netbook.
 
#14
Most of the Taiwanese companies are going to be launching tablets in the summer, so if I were you I'd keep my eyes peeled for a bargain as they'll probably look to dispose of their netbook inventories beforehand. My last two have been Acers and I can't fault them. You get a lot of bang for your buck.
I used an acer netbook for a while too and was very happy with it. I wouldn't count them out, nip down to your local PC World or whatever and give one a try

Just so happens I will be selling a second-hand acer soon as well, if you're interested :)
 
#15
I used an acer netbook for a while too and was very happy with it. I wouldn't count them out, nip down to your local PC World or whatever and give one a try

Just so happens I will be selling a second-hand acer soon as well, if you're interested :)
Thanks for the offer but I would like a new one just in case you havn't wiped all your kiddy porn off. If i nicked for it I'd rather be nicked for my own pic's of maddy getting hooped by a kangeroo
 
#17
What about refurbished laptops ?
 
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What about refurbished laptops ?
Hi,
Its like anything in this world you get what you pay for !
Manufacturer refurbs tend to be me overmakes or returned stock so in essence new, the only drawback is the hardware may be a "bit dated" . I would avoid someone selling "refurbs" on fleabay if they are not a trader, usual reasons apply nicked, bodged up etc etc. Having said that for what you want it for then yes you could save yourself a few quid.
The link i posted the other day is probably just that , end of line stuff that a business has picked up a job lot and knocking them out cheaper.
Now i,m not saying buy from pc world but they do sell "refurbs" linky here:
Refurbished Laptops from PC World - Get Refurbished Laptops online here

Good luck and cheers,

R M
 
#19
Just ordered a really good looking laptop from the simplyacer website. Acer Aspire 5742Z, excellent specs and around £300 with free delivery. I forked out the extra £30 to get the beefed up version with 6Gb RAM which is powerful in anyone's books. Should arrive in a couple of days for daughter #2's birthday.
 
#20
In the end I got compaq CQ61 reconditioned from tesco for about £280
 
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