New Laptop advice

  Hetti 14:31 20 Apr 2010
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In thinking about buing a new Laptop for my hubby (birthday next month)
He just uses it for browsing the web,he also uses it for Betfair and has often complained about missing a price with laptop going so slow, he has no photos on there,doe's no gaming ect. He has an Acer about 3years old and it runs slow, so the main thing I want is a fast processor and Id thought I might splash out and buy quad core, but was advised at my local PC shop that this was unnessasary as only duel core would be utilised for what he uses laptop for.
I have run all the usual scans virus/malware/cleaners ect.
Ideas about best prices laptops?

  961 15:37 20 Apr 2010

click here

These have the new Intel processors

The i3 will do fine, you don't need anything faster

Any screen less than 15" can be difficult over long periods

You don't give a budget. It will be possible to get a similar laptop with a slightly slower older processor for a lower price

  Hetti 16:01 20 Apr 2010

961

Looks good! new i3 processer too, didnt have exact buget in mind, but not more than 600 pounds, didn't want less than 15" screen as you say.

I have added to "My Basket" will continue looking meanwhile to see if anything better comes up.

Thanks for input

  ame 20:09 20 Apr 2010

Dell i3, i5, etc lappies seem good value at moment, but do make sure you get a sensible delivery time before you order. Some people have had problems with Dell recently :)

  The Kestrel 21:19 20 Apr 2010

My son bought an i5 Dell laptop a couple of weeks ago and it was delivered in less than a week from ordering.

  Hetti 21:20 20 Apr 2010

Thanks for all input

  robin_x 14:06 21 Apr 2010

£600 for browsing? Sounds a bit much.

Any sub £400 will be fine. Doesn't have to be Intel
AMD are very good too.

Don't get anti-virus pre-installed (if you can get discount without). The free versions (MSE/Avast/AVG/Avira) are just as good.

Personally I got a new laptop 6 months ago

Compaq CQ61 250GB HDD 3GB RAM AMD Dual Core

If you shop around you should be able to get 320GB and 4GB RAM now. All Windows 7 of course.

Consider a Logitech Wireless Mouse as a "stocking filler"

Touchpads are a pain.

While I have been a Compaq dedicated fan for 20 years, Dell I believe is very good.

  birdface 09:23 23 Apr 2010

This from Aldi on Sunday.

click here

The 3 year free warranty comes in handy I suppose.

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