laptop for £650 max

  herc182 15:19 05 Apr 2006
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Hello all,
I am looking to buy a laptop for no more than £650. I would only want to browse internet WIRELESSLY, do 2D work and maybe edit photos using Adobe photoshop CS2. I would also want to watch videos on it (DVDs etc). Now I know a bit about computers, and know that I don’t want less than 512mb RAM and 60Gb hdd. I would think a centrino processor would fit the bill but I am not up to speed on AMD’s latest processors for laptops (ie do they have wireless capabilities?).
One other thing for me, would be good battery life.
I hope this all makes sense!
I have searched the forum but would like some more info/suggestions.

thank you

  rmcqua 16:47 05 Apr 2006

The middle one of this range looks a good deal, herc182, well capable of meeting your requirements and within your budget. You would need to add your own OS, though.
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  herc182 16:49 05 Apr 2006

thats a lovely machine. what are novatech like in terms of quality and reliability?

thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 16:58 05 Apr 2006

[quote]what are novatech like in terms of quality and reliability[/quote]

Top rate in my experience - I buy all PC related bits from them.

  herc182 17:08 05 Apr 2006

very good. with win xp its still around my budget.
is that graphics card ok for photo editing and dvd watching?

thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 17:23 05 Apr 2006

The graphics will be fine for DVDs and photoediting.

One hint - buy XP and install it yourself - that way you get a full XP CD rather than a restore disk. Check with Novatech for their current way of providing XP preinstalled.

  herc182 17:28 05 Apr 2006

whats the cheapest deal for win xp? £100?

i will look it up but i always think i miss the cheapest deal!

  Diodorus Siculus 17:33 05 Apr 2006

£69.43 inc vat from Novatech - OEM version which will be fine for what you want.

  kdt 09:34 06 Apr 2006

i am looking for one as well for my daughter. think there is "medion" at toys r us good spec with 3 year warranty i think. going to check it out this week. try have a look at local store.

  kdt 09:35 06 Apr 2006

think around 699 forgot to add.

  herc182 09:47 06 Apr 2006

thanks kdt.
any other recommendations?

i think i will go withthe OEM version of windows also. thanks

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