i am a student, and am planning on going to college. My family need this computer, and I am planning on buying a good pc. i would preferably like a laptop, with around 30GB HD, Win XP, DVD/RW, FDD (internal), USB ports, good graphics card, and a modem. does anyone know any CHEAP laptops??? as i have a restricted budget of £900.
Forget - DVD/RW - good graphics card - games. If you want a laptop that will survive your first term, go for the cheapest you can get then no one will nick it. Small screen, no HD to speak of, CD only, slow Celeron etc. Just good enough to do your college work.
Meanwhile get yourself something fancy at home and network the crap-laptop to it when you get back to base.
Much as I hate to push them, PCWorld have some pretty good laptops in their sale, well within your budget, and Staples are always worth a look. Do invest in some security products, wee eddie & Djohn are correct. Laptops vanish with depressing ease if you aren't carefull. Another hint is don't carry it around in an obvious laptop case, it just advertises what you've got.