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Old 02-18-2005, 04:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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can any of you guys find some more specific links to laptops, im looking to buy one myself for no more than £500. I suppose i would want a decent proccessor but i would be more inclined to get one that was fairly *future proof* and i could upgrade it a few times before it was time to get rid of it.
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Old 02-18-2005, 05:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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i know im gonna get flamed for this but i think an ibook will suit her well
no crashes
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Old 02-18-2005, 06:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Hey im no expert but from what i hear the ibooks are great but there generally more expensive and im sure you wouldnt be able to get one for £500 although maybe £600
Any more specific makes and models people know that they have found deals on??
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yea i know she likes the looks of a ibook but as u say they are far too expensive, plus she has never used a mac before so that would be a problem. thanks for replies
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I'm not sure if they ship to the uk, but if you're willing to spend close to your maximum of $1150 US, then you might look at an ibuypower. They have a centrino laptop for $1000 US, though you'll have to buy more ram, as it only has 256. However, a centrino-type would suit her nicely, as they tend to specifically engineered for high battery life, albiet at the cost of performance.
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just had a look and yea really good but only ships to usa and canada :'( thats one of my main problems when tryin to find one
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Old 02-20-2005, 10:04 AM   #27 (permalink)
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What about this one (looking for one under £500):

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...n&s=dhs&~ck=mn
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yea well she seems to like dells dunno why, but again its got a rubbish celeron cpu
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:03 PM   #29 (permalink)
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You got us mixed up, there is one person looking for a laptop for there girlfriend and im looking for one myself.

I know Celerons aren't great but im really not sure what i should be buying, i want to pay at most £500 and i want to buy from some where that is decent and i am garunteed to get my goods, not some un-known web-site. I dont mind a fairly low spec as i'd be willing to update a few bits after a month or two and it is only really going to be used for emails and word proccessing, although knowing me i'll probably put a bit more on it. Any ideas?

I suppose i might be being a bit too hopeful and maybe ill stretch to £610 and get the one Soloman02 suggested from insight*

Are insight ok? any other ideas?
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To answer the original posters question:

A low spec computer is more than enough man. I have been doing fairly intensive engineering simulations on a PIII desktop. Works fine. I am sure your gf will mainly be doing just research, internet, word processing, and basic multimedia. Any mainstream laptop would do really. I don't think dell/compaq/e-machines, etc. sell Pentium 200's anymore ..

Just remember, she doesn't play Doom III. She doesn't need to overclock.

The most important thing for her is probably the weight of the damn thing. And of course a decent display that doesn't kill her eyes. Even though I've never owned a celeron, the boot up process aside, what is she going to do to take advantage of the higher cache size in a normal processor?
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