Is it a bargain?

  sean-278262 19:27 14 Mar 2005

I just purchased a laptop today and Im wondering if it was a steal or not. I paid £325 for it and that included postage to Ireland (republic).

The spec on this machine is as follows.

Advent 7011 DVD Laptop.

CPU Intel Pentium 4 2.40 GHz
Memory 256 MB DDR PC2100 SODIMM (max. 1GB)
Hard Drive 30 GB Hitachi DK32EA
Floppy Drive 1.44mb 3.5" Drive
Screen 14.1" TFT (Native Res.1024x768)
Video Card SiS 650 shared 32MB DDR + TV Out
Sound Card SIS 7012 audio chipset
Speaker Stereo Internal
Modem SmartLink 56K modem
Network Card SiS 900 integrated fast ethernet
PC Card 2 x Type I/II, 1 x Type III
Battery Info Li-Ion 5800mAh

The battery does not hold a great charge but thats not too bad a problem, there is nothing else wrong that I know of.

Plus the person threw in XP home and a load of other software and a few DVDs they dont want too.

Did I get a steal or a good price or a total waste of money? Just out for peoples views, as this is the first personal laptop I have owned ever, had a few other bits over the years but none for a good 2 years, my favourite being my Apple iBook when I was working there but that was ages ago.

  Happy Soul 23:54 14 Mar 2005

Compare click here and make your mind up.

  medicine hat 11:55 15 Mar 2005

Also compare with click here

And if you do fancy a new battery click here

  TomJerry 12:19 15 Mar 2005

where did you get it?

  Stuartli 12:37 15 Mar 2005

>>Plus the person threw in XP home and a load of other software and a few DVDs they dont want to>>

This would seem to indicate a private sale if I am reading the signs correctly.

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