Good laptop for £350-400

  Shutt1e 19:47 20 Jun 2006

i was wondering what good laptops are out there for this price range

  interzone55 21:09 20 Jun 2006

The most important part of a laptop is the keyboard, many budget models suffer from very bouncy keyboards that flex worryingly in the middle. You may find that this seriously spoils your enjoyment.

There are bargains to be had if you look around for refurbished business notebooks, they may not have the highest resolution screens, or fastest CPUs, but what they do have is good keyboards, and good quality screens. I have an IBM T23 and a Dell Latitude D510, they're both fantastic, and can had for well within your budget if you look around.

Try the Dell outlet, there's not much in there at the moment, but the stock changes every day, try mid morning when new stock arrives click here

Morgan Computers specialises in end of line & refurbished gear, they're kind of like the Richer Sounds of the computer world click here

Another source of refurbished gear is the Laptop Shop, thay have many makes in stock, and like the other two, stock changes daily click here

If you simply must have a new laptop in your price range, try looking around for an IBM R51e, these are around £400, although there are loads of different specs available.

  Shutt1e 21:20 20 Jun 2006

thx the dell outlet site is very cheap ,but are is there mayjor things wrong with these laptops

  interzone55 21:46 20 Jun 2006

No, the Dell outlet sells refurbished models that have been returned by lease customers, or surplus stock from bulk orders.

Remember these laptops still carry a warranty.

  Taff™ 23:44 20 Jun 2006

I have to say that when you`re buying online how are you supposed to know the characteristics of a keyboard? At this price level you get what you pay for and you (personally) might like the outcome or not.

I recommend anyone spending any sort of money to go and try a laptop for themselves. Tactile "touchy feely" - If all you want is the cheapest and you use it once a week it probably doesn`t matter!

I heard in the "Consumer Watch" forum that Dell are opening retail outlets to do just this. Touch, See, Visualise and place an order online from the store.

  oldbeefer2 12:57 21 Jun 2006

My daughter bought an Evesham laptop for £400 a year ago. Very nice to use and no problems experienced so far.

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