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Home Access Grant Laptop Choices

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by Le Clandestin Brun, 3 Jun 2010.

  1. Le Clandestin Brun


    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 8,902


    My little cousin has qualified for this Home Access Grant which allows him to get one of these crummy Laptops for free:

    Acer Extenza 5235 - Intel Celeron 990 - 1gb mem
    Samsung R519 - Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3100 1.9GHz - 1gb mem
    Toshiba L450D - AMD Sempron SI-42 2.1GHz - 1gb mem
    Samsung R519 - Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3100 1.9GHz - 2gb mem

    My question to the mighty OcUK is: Which is the best of this bad bunch?

    I'm thinking the Samsung R519 with 2gb of RAM is the superior, but would just like a more informed opinion before I condem my poor little cousin to a painstakingly slow laptop of death!
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2010
  2. Biz.Kid09


    Joined: 14 Oct 2009

    Posts: 9,289

    Location: UK

    Well remove the companies who sell them firstly and secondly the Samsung with 2gb ram is your best bet.
  3. Le Clandestin Brun


    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 8,902

    D'oh! Removed, my bad!! Cheers for the advice :)
  4. J.B


    Joined: 16 Aug 2006

    Posts: 5,922

    They are all terrible but Id go with R519 with 2 GB RAM.
  5. reflux


    Joined: 15 Nov 2007

    Posts: 12,846

    Location: Enfield

    Yup, as above.
  6. ricky


    Joined: 28 Dec 2008

    Posts: 390

    Location: Nottingham

    Deffo the 2gb samsung 519.
  7. Fatboyuk2


    Joined: 19 Dec 2009

    Posts: 240

    Location: london

    Samsung R519 the rest suck
  8. Sukh


    Joined: 29 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,583

    Location: Chelsea

    You get this for free? Where is my free laptop?


    Joined: 9 Nov 2009

    Posts: 21,376

    Location: Planet Earth

    The Samsung R519 with 2GB of RAM would be the best choice IMHO. The notebook has Windows 7 so it should be fine for web browsing and word processing.
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2010
  10. RJC


    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

    I agree with the rest, def the Samsung :)
  11. Le Clandestin Brun


    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 8,902

    Sweet, cheers guys! That's what I thought too, makes sense. Thanks :)
  12. edscdk


    Joined: 17 Jul 2008

    Posts: 7,112

    i'd go with the samsung...

    dam guy in MM made me pay for a laptop.. how do I get a free one?
  13. Gilbert Coquard


    Joined: 12 May 2009

    Posts: 155

    Location: Newcastle

    My son got the Samsung R519 1gb ram + 1gb ram free upgrade.

    Its a fairly decent looking laptop, with LED backlighting which does look canny.. also its actually fairly nippy.
  14. Dazza_Random


    Joined: 14 Sep 2007

    Posts: 303

    2GB Samsung as everyone says...
  15. infernox


    Joined: 25 Feb 2010

    Posts: 3,219

    Location: England

    how do you apply for a free laptop i could use one :)
  16. Ollie83


    Joined: 17 May 2009

    Posts: 509

    Location: Kirkwall, Orkney

    How do people get free laptops exactly?!
  17. gurusan


    Joined: 2 Sep 2006

    Posts: 13,489

    Location: Portland, OR

    Google is your friend

    Unlikely that people able to afford an i7 920 and GTX 295 setup will qualify though....and if they do then something is seriously wrong with the system.
  18. VeNT


    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,703

    Location: Cornwall

    Do you receive at least one of the following?
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