Suggestions on a laptop please!

  jolou82 11:50 19 Oct 2010
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I am a brand new mature student, and I've realised that a laptop (as opposed to my desktop in the room where small children play) is something I really need.

I want something right at the budget end of the scale - I have an abosolute maximum of £400 to spend. IT must be from a major retailler, and either new or a manufacturer referb. Any suggestions as to what is going to be most reliable. It will be used primarily for studying - I'm not a gamer or anything, but it must have a DVD ROM drive, and I want Windows 7 rather than Vista. I've been looking at entry level Toshiba Satellites, or perhaps Dell Inspirons. I would love a Vaio referb (E Series) but I think the chances of one coming up in a week or so are fairly slim. Any thoughts?

Thanks.

  chub_tor 12:41 19 Oct 2010

Toshiba is reckoned to be the second most reliable manufacturer of laptops after Asus click here so any of the Satellite series would be a good choice. You can pick and choose your options from the Toshiba UK website click here#$=&xcUI=profile=neutralprofile;&_1sz/banner_id/helpmechose2/

  The Kestrel 19:59 19 Oct 2010

This looks a good deal at ebuyer, but there is only 1 available as it is ex display click here

Another possibility click here

  john bunyan 21:27 19 Oct 2010

see my reply here

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I agree re Toshiba - John Lewis do a free 2 year guarantee

  Covergirl 22:17 19 Oct 2010

£379 click here

Just ordered one tonight for a friend. 4GB RAM, 2.3Ghz T4500 dual core processor, 320GB HDD, wireless etc.

Daily papers say the offer must end 21st Oct but no mention of that on Dells website

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