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I am wondering about laptops.
I have got a bit of cash (£700) and would like to get a laptop with it.
I was wondering if anyone would have any recommendations on what laptops offer the best performance for the price really.
My necessities are for it to have a dvd-rw and decent processing speed, but nothing too special.
Any help would be great.
I just bought an emachines 5405. I did a bunch of online research, and for the money ($850 US after rebate), it was the best deal out there. I'm extremely happy with it. It's a very very nice machine, with a lot of guts and not much downside (XPHome.... *sigh*). CD/DVD-RW combo; 512meg RAM standard; AMD Sempron 1.6mhz; 802.11g, internal 56k modem; 3 USB ports; card slot. 3 hours on battery; less than 1 hour full recharge.
It's not the lightest one out there, but for me it's perfect.... I don't run through airports much! This is the laptop one of the PC Mag biggies picked....
About 2 years ago I bought a Sony Vaio GRX-670. It has been a great computer. 16 inch screen, 2.0 gig Pentium 4 mobile, 60 gig HD, CD/DVD burner and dual monitor support. It is truely a desktop replacement.
The only downside to it is 1)USB 1.0, 2)It weighs around 8lbs, and 3)Poor battery life.
wigsy, you can get some fairly decent new laptops for that kind of money now. A good place to start would be the main UK PC magazines like PCW, PC Plus, PC Pro, PC Advisor and even the popular deisgned-for-newbies' Computer Active. These mags often run reviews and group tests of laptops. You could also try their websites.
I have one of these 17' toshiba laptops and love it since I can use it as a desktop, too.
I've had bad experiences with brandname laptops, especially Vaio.
Right now I'm on an Asus Barebone that I built up myself. If you have any computer hardware experience at all I would encourage you t build your own laptop from a barebone. Asus, Acer, and ECP all make wonderful barebones.
They are commonly referred to as "whitebooks" and are generally pretty easy to assemple. They are also dirt cheap!
HP or DELL would be my best choice.