Which Laptop? Low Budget.

  Foucault71 20:38 28 Feb 2006

My Acer Travelmate 230 has finally given up the ghost. I have an extremely limited budget - max £500, and need advice of what latop to buy. I am a PhD student who requires a laptop for running basic progs such as Microsoft Access, Word,SPSS, surfing the net etc. I also use Itunes and occassionally Football Manager 2006 and storing photos. I have seen several such as the Advent 7088 and 7087, which to a novice appear good value, but I am a novice. I notice the 7088 has only a 128kb L2 cache, which seems low, is this significant? I notice Woolworths has a couple of Acers under £500. Any advice would be gratefully received. Cheers!

  De Marcus™ 20:46 28 Feb 2006

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Lots to choose from and each capable of ballet dancing round your chosen tasks.

  Foucault71 21:48 28 Feb 2006

Cheers De Marcus. Does anyone have any opinions on the following:

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  De Marcus™ 21:52 28 Feb 2006

If it were a choice between them two then the 7088 wins hands down.

  Foucault71 21:54 28 Feb 2006

And thanks once again De Marcus, much appreciated!

Do I need to worry about the 128kb L2 cache?

  Dellman 01:03 01 Mar 2006

Have you tried Dell????

  De Marcus™ 07:18 01 Mar 2006

For your purpose's it won't matter at all.

  DamianScott 10:40 01 Mar 2006

Acer are wiping the floor with the competition on pricing at the moment. The kit is pretty good quality too.

Take a look here at a few Acer models. click here


  Stuartli 17:55 01 Mar 2006

This Acer Aspire 3003LC Mobile Sempron 256MB 40GB combo XPHome was £479 and now dropped to £365 at Dabs:

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Came via e-mail newsletter yesterday.

  Stuartli 21:00 01 Mar 2006

Just come via e-mail:

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  Foucault71 21:11 01 Mar 2006

Cheers for your help guys.

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