help gettin a new laptop

  _Zephyr_ 14:13 22 Jun 2007

hi, im looking to buy a new laptop for uni, as my current one is on its last legs.

the things i want are:
good speakers
15in+ widescreen
2GB ram
160GB hard dive
bluetooth, wifi
decent graphics card
a decent dual core processor (min speed- 1.8GHz)
the only game i will play is football manager but i want all the leagues! or maybe halo 2 vista just cos i can
ill use it pretty much every day for music, videos, work, surfing and maybe games
my budget is around £800-900

any advice on a model?
im currently looking at dells, sony vaios and hp. which 1 would u recommend?

thanks for reading

  J B 15:08 22 Jun 2007

Have a look at this click here J.B.

  rawprawn 17:08 28 Jun 2007
  pingadam 01:13 01 Jul 2007

Hi Zephyr,

How about the Acer Aspire 5920 for £800? Seems to fit all your requirements, plus has nad good reviews - see:

click here
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click here

Apparently on;y just released, but available in a couple of places:

click here
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I'm getting one soon anyway!

Hope this helps!

  _Zephyr_ 00:09 05 Jul 2007

thanks for the links guys, iv looked around a fair bit now and i think ill go for a dell inspiron 1520. iv had to increase my budget slightly but i hope to get a student discount (any advice on this?). the specs are:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7300 (2.00 GHz,800MHz,4 MB L2 cache)
Vista premium
Jet Black Colour with Matte Finish & Integrated 2.0 mega pixel web camera
15.4" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display with TrueLife™
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
nVidia® GeForce™ Go 8600M GT with 256MB DDR3 dedicated graphic memory
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
Dell™ Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3Mbps) with Enhanced Data Rate
Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe
Cost: £978.24

is this a good deal? - any things that should be better or i dont need?


  _Zephyr_ 16:17 09 Jul 2007


  crosstrainer 16:43 09 Jul 2007

The Acer....I am a bit biased I suppose as I am an agent, but I use one and it's rock solid never lets me down.

  _Zephyr_ 17:59 09 Jul 2007

thanks for the advice, but iv been told to stay away from acer! what do u guys think about the dell i chose?

  Kate B 23:36 09 Jul 2007

Who's told you to stay away from Acer and why?

  crosstrainer 07:11 10 Jul 2007

Looking for a story methinks?

  Kate B 11:43 10 Jul 2007

nope, not at all - just curious. There's a lot of prejudice and misinformation out there from self-professed computer experts.

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