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£500 - £700 - Please suggest a laptop.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by deSade, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. deSade


    Joined: 17 Feb 2003

    Posts: 2,751

    Location: Bristol

    Hi guys

    I have no previous experience of laptops/notebooks, but now find myself in the market for one. The main use for it will be wireless browsing, working (Word, Excel, etc.), and possibly the occasional bit of fun gaming (not complex 3D games - I've got a 360 & a PC for that).

    Can anyone suggest some good choices within the £500 - £700 price bracket please? :)
  2. Dr Who


    Joined: 11 Nov 2004

    Posts: 8,148

    Location: Wiltshire

    I got a Gateway 6635b? from a well known office supplies outlet for £699

    centrino 1.73ghz
    1gb ram
    10gb hdd
    dvd dual layer writer
    widescreen display
    its a nice machine

  3. deSade


    Joined: 17 Feb 2003

    Posts: 2,751

    Location: Bristol

    Thanks Dr Who - but I've had some bad experiences with Gateway in the past!!!

    I have been looking at a couple of the Dell machines, as they seem good for price/performance - but some people say to stay clear of Dell.
  4. DaveBennett


    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 635

    Location: Sunny Brighton

    Think you mean 100 dont you? ;)
  5. Gibbo


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 34,013

    Location: OcUK HQ

    If you looking at DELL, Asus, Acer or Sony make sure you checkout OcUK. When it comes to DELL our prices are cheaper than DELL plus you still get the same DELL warranty, so just like buying from DELL but saving yourself anything between £10 - £300 depending on which one you go for.

    Look for yourselves:-
    Notebook Range at OcUK

    The 6000 and 630 models are great value. But if you want something very lightweight and small for business/travelling then the Latitude models are a good idea to check out. :)
    The best value one at the moment is the 630m but they are on special offer hence the such low price for a very high specification of machine, if you want one be quick as pricing will go up soonish... Or get the 6000 with Pentium M 750, its only a little more and you get larger screen with decent ATI graphics etc. etc.
  6. deSade


    Joined: 17 Feb 2003

    Posts: 2,751

    Location: Bristol

    Cheers Gibbo, I was looking at buying from OCUK - as I have done for most of my PC components in the past. Always found it hard to beat the service/prices.

    There you go - a bit of free promotion as well..!!! ;)
    Last edited: 19 Feb 2006
  7. ScarySquirrel


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 23,604

    Location: South East

    excellent thread, im in the market for a laptop as well, will prob get one of the dell ones from OCuK, just got to sell a PC and monitor first