Laptop Purchase Help

  rod45 12:55 31 Oct 2010

Hi everyone,

I want to buy a new laptop but don't want to spend too much, so my simple question is what is the fastest most reliable trouble free laptop I can get for about £350.00.



  GaT7 13:03 31 Oct 2010

What will you be using the laptop for? Please provide all activities.

'most reliable trouble free laptop' - if there was one, they'd be selling it for more than £350! G

  rod45 13:20 31 Oct 2010

I will be using it for word processing, spreadsheets, web surfing, downloading music/videos, watching movies.

  GaT7 13:40 31 Oct 2010

Have a look at laptops at eBuyer for a start click here.

This Compaq CQ56-113SA for £349 looks good for the money click here.

Will you be playing 3D games by any chance? G

  rod45 14:39 31 Oct 2010

I probably won't be playing any games on it.

  GaT7 14:58 31 Oct 2010

The Compaq should be OK then.

Similar Compaq - Presario CQ56-102SA click here for a little more (£357) with dedicated graphics & 64-bit Win7, but 1gb lower RAM (this is upgradable though). I think the 1st suggestion has 32-bit Win7.

And yet another Compaq - Presario CQ56-111SA click here with a better CPU & more hard drive space for £370.

The 1st & 3rd come with free laptop bags. G

  rod45 15:05 31 Oct 2010

Thanks for that , I was looking at compaqs, what do think of this one, how does it compare with the others you have suggested :- Compaq-Presario-CQ62-235SA-Intel-Pentium-T4400-2-2-GHz-processor-2GB-250-GB-HDD-Intel-HD-Graphics-Windows-7-Home-Premium-

  GaT7 15:17 31 Oct 2010

Very similar, but with a lower CPU, RAM & hard drive space compared to my 3rd £370 CQ56-111SA suggestion. So the CQ56-111SA is the best one so far.

How much is it? If it's £350+, then the CQ56-111SA will still be the best for its price. G

  rod45 15:41 31 Oct 2010

It's £349 from laptops direct, but would it be worth paying the extra for the one you suggested.

  GaT7 16:03 31 Oct 2010

Right, I see it click here. Cheapest delivery is another ~£10, so £360 all in.

Yes, CQ56-111SA's definitely worth it, as you'll be getting a slightly better CPU, 1Gb extra RAM, 70Gb extra HD space & a laptop bag for only £10 more (if you use their free delivery option). 1Gb DDR2 Sodimm RAM costs £14 click here on its own. G

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