Need help choosing a laptop

  Cookiejake 15:34 08 Feb 2006

I want to buy a laptop for around £700-900. The 2 laptops that I've been looking at are the Hi Grade Notino C5515-1500 and the Sony FS Vaio. I'm only really going to use it for the internet but I don't know which of those would be best for this. Can anyone please help?

  Dellman 10:20 09 Feb 2006

I'm looking for a laptop for my father. He will primarily use it for:

>Internet browsing
>M/S Office Applications (Word/excel/powerpoint/access etc)
>Video editing (DV Camcorder to computer)

Not sure what spec he should be looking for or best place to go for laptops.

Any advice appreciated.

  Dellman 12:02 09 Feb 2006


  rmcqua 12:23 09 Feb 2006

Depends very much on your/his budget. How much does he have to spend on it?

  rmcqua 12:24 09 Feb 2006

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  Dellman 12:59 09 Feb 2006

Guess anything between £400 - £700. But I am not sure what minimum specs he should be looking at in say Processing speeds, RAM, graphics card etc (taking on board primary uses above). In terms of hardware, I guess at minimum DVD burner, Firewire etc. In view of his age, I'd want as hassel free a purchasing /after-sales service as possible. Dell, Mesh or Toshiba any good? Any others to consider?

  anchor 14:05 09 Feb 2006

When I was in my local Staples about 2 weeks ago, I saw this one priced at £899. Look at the spec; it is a cracker!.

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  Dellman 10:08 10 Feb 2006

What minimum spec should I be looking for taking into account primary uses above?

  Dellman 11:12 16 Feb 2006

Dell.... Good deal?????

Laptops deal

However I have just purchased a laptop for my dad from DELL......despite the "headline" price, I was able to get the package inc. upgrade to PM 740 processor, 80GB HD, 3yrs Onsite Service, free 15 mths antivirus, and a free case....for £700!! - Their online price was £934!! (Moral..don't deal online!!)

See here

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