Cheap best laptop any recommendations

  haven't a clue 16:41 30 Nov 2004
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following on from my wireless question, I will obviously need a laptop. I don't actually want a fancy expensive one, just connectivity to the internet and word processing probably. Any best buy recommendations, and what sort of price can I get one these days?

  Diodorus Siculus 16:49 30 Nov 2004

What sort of price? From about £500...

If you are looking for wireless, about £650.

click here

  haven't a clue 17:15 30 Nov 2004

Whoops I was hoping for a bit cheaper than that. Is it possible to cheaply make an older laptop wireless?

  terryr48 17:21 30 Nov 2004

Hav a look here-I haven't used them myself so I can't comment on what they are like
click here HTH

  Jeffers22 17:23 30 Nov 2004

Yes. A netgear WG511 wireless PCMCIA card is about £22 from ebuyer. Can get cheaper, but netgear kit is great.

  TomJerry 17:43 30 Nov 2004

you just need a PCMCIA wireless card such as one suggested by Jeffers22

you can find a new 1ghz laptop in Ebuyer about £380, not too bad

  lixdexik 18:07 30 Nov 2004

Very good company to deal with click here.

Cheers Lixdexik.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:47 30 Nov 2004

Novatech do have cheaper and adding a wireless card will do the job; if you have a spare OS, it is even better.

  haven't a clue 15:25 02 Dec 2004

so I can just add one of these wireless cards to my cheapo laptop and away I go?

  Diodorus Siculus 15:35 02 Dec 2004

haven't a clue - all depends on your current laptop - operating system, specifications etc. Post them and someone may be able to help.

  haven't a clue 15:49 02 Dec 2004

well I haven't got one yet, but would a
PIII 450 2.5Gb Hard Drive, 96Mb Memory do the trick? as I may be able to get one of these

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