I was wondering whether anyone could recommend a decent laptop for up to £450? I've found a few at PC World of all places - these days they seem to be similar prices to everywhere else for laptops, plus I can get 10% staff discount (£500 = £450). Minimum requirements are 15.4" screen minimum, preferably dual core, or at least 64 bit CPU and 1GB RAM. Hard disk isn't important but a branded one is preferable (Acer, Toshiba, Sony, HP/Compaq).
Windows XP is preferable at the moment to Vista, so that more or less rules PC World out. A free Vista express upgrade would be handy though!