Best laptop for £500 anbody know ?

  Baskerville 19:48 03 Aug 2006

Hi All,

Someone has asked me if it's possible to get a laptop for £500, needs good back-up if things go wrong, I usually buy from Aldi (Medion) but they are dearer than £500 it has to have at least 15inch screen as it's for someone with poor eyesight, I know Lidl have a small 12 inch model coming in soon but it's not big enough, thanks for any help,


  Strawballs 19:53 03 Aug 2006
  961 20:01 03 Aug 2006

You'll get a laptop from Dell with 15.4" screen for £300 up if you haggle

They don't normally go wrong and you can pick the level of support you want

  Baskerville 12:35 05 Aug 2006

Many thanks,
Looking at Novatech,


  Strawballs 14:01 05 Aug 2006

I use Novatech quite a lot because I live local to it and only once had to return something with they replaced without question or even testing it they just took my word. The only thing that I will say don't forget to add O/S to the price because they don't show that untill you go through the process of starting to enquire about them because they do sell with no O/S in case you have your own retail version.

  dms05 15:06 05 Aug 2006

Have a look here click here they have many on offer. A Toshiba for £375 incl VAT and XP Home.

  silverous 17:26 05 Aug 2006

Could do a *lot* worse than this:

click here

Acer make great laptops at this price point and with 'cheap' extended warranties/accidental damage also (comet tend to be very cheap for laptops i've noticed lately, but their warranties are more than if you buy the acer advantage warranty from other online retailers where 3 years is usually about 80 pounds or so!)

  Taff™ 17:49 05 Aug 2006

17 " Widescreen for £430 - don`t know what the battery life is like though. click here

  silverous 20:51 05 Aug 2006

That is slower than my recommendation and less memory but depends on what you want... screen vs. performance, given that they were suggesting a 14" screen I'd still be tempted by mine but that is a good deal also.

  silverous 20:52 05 Aug 2006

Confused this thread with another. Still a good recommendation though :)

  ExTrEmEbLoWoUt 01:56 06 Aug 2006

pc world are doing an excellent laptop for 499 its an advent mobile sempron 3000+ 15.4" widescreen tft 1024mb ddr ram ati radeon xpredd 200m with pci express graphics with 128mb memory pc2001 ac97 audio integrated stereo speakers 40gb harddrive and a dvd+/-rw drive !!its great xx

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