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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 05-Dec-11 08:17:56
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Cheap Laptop


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Anything remotely modern will do the job, wheres the best place to pick up a cheap lappy these days?
Standard User john2007
(legend) Mon 05-Dec-11 10:16:20
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Probably eBay or a recycling group like freecycle.org or ilovefreegle.org .
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 05-Dec-11 15:58:18
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Re: Cheap Laptop


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In reply to a post by john2007:
Probably eBay or a recycling group like freecycle.org or ilovefreegle.org .


Should have said, one requirement is its new. Its an xmas present for an undemanding user.


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 05-Dec-11 16:33:48
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Check out www.bigpockets.co.uk
Especially if you are happy with an XP operating system.
I have not bought from them' but keep getting a newsletter
with some tempting offers which may meet your brief.
Standard User john2007
(legend) Mon 05-Dec-11 17:02:38
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They only sell one new laptop which at £250 seems overpriced for its spec (only a 10" screen as well!).
Standard User john2007
(legend) Mon 05-Dec-11 17:04:21
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Have you a budget or spec in mind? Minimum screen size, DVD drive?
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 05-Dec-11 17:05:39
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Define "cheap",

John Lewis has some nice Toshibas in with dual core intels, 6gig of memeory etc etc for £350 and 2 years warrenty.

Of course a netbook off Amazon can set you back for as little as £180.

What do you want to use it for and how much are you willing to spend.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 05-Dec-11 17:46:26
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Cheap = cheap as possible. Will be used for browsing, maybe a little word processing nothing that will stretch anything built in the last few years. So far bizzarely the best prices are argos's ebay store (£279, although onloy 1GB RAM) and pc world/Dixons/Currys/everyone else's Lenovo at £299 . Minimum screen 15" so laptop not netbook, Checking out the bigpockets link now.

Thanks.
Standard User 4M2
(experienced) Mon 05-Dec-11 18:05:28
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Anon,

This http://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-msi-cr650-042uk-b... looks pretty good smile

If you go for something cheaper make sure that it has an optical drive (read/write DVD/CD drive) if required.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 05-Dec-11 18:12:54
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Was checking scan after recieving the latest scanshot... but this is for a one finger typer who still types web addresses in to google rather than the address bar, I'll take as much memory as possible but other than that as long as its not steam powered it should be fine, hence no point in splashing the extra hundred.

I'm aware of the optical issue, but thanks for pointing it out.
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