Buying Laptop - advice appreciated

  gartoye 18:21 16 Apr 2008


I bought my 1st laptop, an Asus EEE pc in Nov 07 & for £230 was very impressed. So was a friend of mine who ordered one but has been messed around by the retailer regarding stock & is awaiting a refund.

In the meantime he has decided he wants one with a DVD drive in order to play movies whilst caravanning & would also be more comfortable with Windows XP rather than The Linux based Xandros.

Can anybody please recommend a little laptop which isnt too much more than the EEE pc?

All it will be used for is general web surfing & watching movies, an XP-based one will I guess also keep down the cost as the hardware requirements wont be as high as a Vista based laptop.

Many thanks


  Bagsey 19:07 16 Apr 2008

Have a look at Amazon.Just bougt an Asus for £425 same computer in Currys £699.

  gartoye 19:19 16 Apr 2008

Thanks for your response Bagsey

Just ordered a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5535 Laptop Intel Celeron 540 1.86GHz 1024MB 120GB 15.4" DVD-RW WLAN Vista Home Basic from ebuyer for £284

extra 1gb free ram, should do the job.


  gartoye 19:19 16 Apr 2008

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