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What do do? need a laptop

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ScarySquirrel, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. ScarySquirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 23,604

    Location: South East

    What to do? need a laptop

    Ok here is the story, I built the following PC for my girlfriend (now ex :mad: ) and as i gave it to her as a present i still have to give it to her. Anyway this is what i have to sell:

    Lian Li PC 60 with side window
    ASUS A8V Deluxe
    AMD 3500 Winchester
    1Gb Samsung PC3200 RAM
    Radeon 9800 Pro
    80Gb IDE HDD
    Samsung 172x 17" TFT Monitor

    Basically, I we want a laptop now, main uses will be Web surfing, and some arty farty stuff (she is doing an animation course) it doesnt need to be amazing, but a fairly big screen, nice and slim and not ugly, and decent spec.

    I also have an X800 XT AGP i could possibly sell but i think its broken.

    Basically, baring the above in mind, what kind of thing shall i look for in a laptop as i know nothing about laptops of what brands to look for, any suggestions or links to good deals (at OCUK of course :cool: )

    Needs to have WiFi also, any help is greatly appreciated, thanks

    edit: budget is based on what i could get for the above, willing to add an extra £100 if it makes a difference

    2nd edit: please don't mention a mac laptop.....just no :p
     
    Last edited: 16 Feb 2006
  2. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Asus AMD Athlon Mobile Sempron 3000 - XP Home (A6712U-LH) (LT-085-AS)
    ASUS Audio DJ enables instant playback of your favorite CD without first entering OS. A control panel similar to that of a CD player features functions for play, pause, stop, fast forward, and rewind as well as volume control. The 16:9 touchpad perfectly matches the 16:9 widescreen. You no longer have to move your finger across the touchpad repeatedly to shift the cursor from one corner to another. A gapless design further eliminated the annoying dust accumulation around the touchpad rim.
    - Athlon Mobile Sempron 3000+ 1.8Ghz
    - 128KB L2 Cache
    - 15.4" WXGA Widescreen Panel (1280x800)
    - 512MB DDR PC2700 DDR333 Memory
    - Onboard Graphics Accelerator
    - 60GB IDE 4200 rpm Hard Drive
    - Internal 8x DVD+/-RW Drive
    - Intel ProWireless 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
    - Integrated Speakers
    - Bag/Case Included
    - Microsoft WIndows XP Home SP2 Edition Installed and supplied
    - Weight including battery - 2.85kg
    - Dimensions - 354 x 35.2 x 284 (WxHxD)
    - 2yr Asus collect & return warranty (Call 0870 120 8340 for Support and RMA request)
    Note - All Asus laptops are built on demand, during busy periods this may cause a delay of between 1 and 3 days in despatching your order.

    Price:**£469.95 **(£552.19*Including VAT at 17.5%)


    or if want an system with a bit more punch then ...

    Asus AMD Athlon Turion64 MT30 - XP Home (A6U-B028H) (LT-086-AS)
    No need to carry an external webcam with you anymore. The A6U Series, together with a built-in camera and microphone, provides a convenient tool for audio/video communications Video-conferencing and image recording are now easier than ever. This latest notebook also offers wireless connection right out of the box, linking you to the cyber world without knots and knots of wires. ASUS Audio DJ enables instant playback of your favorite CD without first entering OS. A control panel similar to that of a CD player features functions for play, pause, stop, fast forward, and rewind as well as volume control. The 16:9 touchpad perfectly matches the 16:9 widescreen. You no longer have to move your finger across the touchpad repeatedly to shift the cursor from one corner to another. A gapless design further eliminated the annoying dust accumulation around the touchpad rim.
    - Athlon Turion 64 Mobile 1.6Ghz
    - 1MB L2 Cache
    - 15" WXGA Widescreen Panel (1024x768)
    - 512MB DDR PC2700 DDR333 Memory
    - Onboard Graphics Accelerator
    - 60GB IDE 4200 rpm Hard Drive
    - Internal 8x DVD+/-RW Drive
    - Intel ProWireless 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
    - Integrated Speakers
    - Bag/Case Included
    - Microsoft WIndows XP Home SP2 Edition Installed and supplied
    - Weight including battery - 2.85kg
    - Dimensions - 354 x 35.2 x 284 (WxHxD)
    - 2yr Asus collect & return warranty (Call 0870 120 8340 for Support and RMA request)
    Note - All Asus laptops are built on demand, during busy periods this may cause a delay of between 1 and 3 days in despatching your order.
    *
    Full Specification

    Price:**£519.95 **(£610.94*Including VAT at 17.5%)
     
  3. ScarySquirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 23,604

    Location: South East

    hmmm they look pretty good actually, only problem is selling the above PC now, as i really dont want to split. cheers mate
     
  4. badbob

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 27 Jan 2006

    Posts: 7,298

    Acer Aspire 5024WLMi - LX.AA505.002 £800
    AMD Turion ML34 1.8GHz
    1GB DDRII SDRAM - Low cost double memory offer – call for details!
    100GB Hard Drive
    DVD Dual Layer Drive - To read DVDs and CDs and write CDs, DVD+, DVD- and large Dual Layer DVD
    15.4" XGA Widescreen TFT Screen
    ATI Mobility X700 PCI-E 256MB dedicated graphics
    Integrated gigabit LAN and 56k v.90 data fax modem
    Integrated wireless 802.11b/g - Call for advice on Wireless networking
    Integrated 6-in-1 card reader
    4 USB 2.0 Sockets
    4-pin Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Pre Loaded
    Includes Cyberlink Power-DVD and NTI CD-Maker
    FREE Microsoft Works
    3-hour Battery Life
    Weight 3.1kg
    1 year warranty - upgradeable to 3 years warranty including Accidental Damage cover for only £99!
    All laptops come with either full restore disks or a restore partition, Power Adaptor and leads


    Or if you want 17".. £1050
    Quadra T64
    Turion 64 MT-34 Processor
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
    1Gb DDR400 RAM
    17” WXGA+ X-Glass TFT
    80Gb (5400rpm) HDD
    256MB ATI Radeon Mobility X700
    Graphics
    8 x DVD Dual Layer (-/+) Writer
    Built In Video Camera
    Microsoft® Works 8
    BullGuard Antivirus
    Carry Case

    What is your laptop budget?