advice on buying a new laptop

  lorna6am 19:59 14 Aug 2005

I need a laptop for university work and really like the sound of the evesham voyager C310 CM14.
It has the following spec: -

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Intel Celeron M processor 340 (1.5GHz, 512k cache, 400MHz)
256MB DDR RAM, 333MHz
Integrated graphics
15" XGA display(1024x768)

all this for £644 (inc).
I plan on paying an extra £35 to get 512 MB RAM and a 60GB Hard drive, making this laptop a grand old price of £680

I like the sound of evesham because of their reknowned build quality - my 3 yr old home PC has been great and given me no probs, but I can't help wondering is a Toshiba or an IBM think pad of a similar price me be a better option... any ideas?


  Forum Editor 20:10 14 Aug 2005

that supplies excellent machines, but before you take that final plunge you might take a look at what Dell has to offer. Dell is the world's largets maker of laptops (the company sells 140,000 of them every day), and they also have some good deals. Dell machines have a reputation for build-quality and reliability.

click here to take a look.

  LastChip 21:27 14 Aug 2005

I've just bought one for my daughter to take to University and for what it is, it's superb.

click here and if it doesn't take you straight to the page, look for quick find 91167.

It's quiet, slim and not over heavy with a good screen and keyboard. You can expect 2+ hours on battery, before a recharge is required, providing your not constantly using the CD/DVD drive.

  LastChip 21:32 14 Aug 2005

I've just noticed, when I ordered my daughters, they had over 400 in stock, they are now down to 14!

If you're interested, don't delay for too long.

  Armchair 10:56 09 Jul 2009

Looks like a bit of a rip-off tbh.

  Ex plorer 22:47 14 Jul 2009

Seems very low spec for the money.

I have a Samsung R610 It came with Vista Home bought before Christmas £545
This may be a bit to big to lug around but you do get an idea what to look for.

Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo processor T5800.
2GHz processor speed.
16in Wide screen
250Gb SATA
Blu-ray read and multi-format dual layer optical drive.TA hard drive.
nVidia GeForce 9200M GS graphics.
512MB graphics memory.
3-in-1 media card reader - compatible with SD, MMC SDHC cards.
HDMI output.
RealTek ACL262-GR sound card.
1.3Mp webcam
802.11a/b/g wireless enabled.

  Ex plorer 22:56 14 Jul 2009

Bought two laptops from hear in the past year with no problems.
click here

  Rigga 08:11 15 Jul 2009

erm... the original post was made in 2005 ;)


  Armchair 09:12 15 Jul 2009

Oh! So it is! I never noticed.

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