Crashetta 06:48 19 Nov 2010

I am looking for suggestions on a new laptop to run my small business. I currently have a 4 year old Asus F-series which has been great but realise there are now much better machines available.
I want to spend between £500 and £1000.

Spec to include, 15.4 to 16.4 screen, intel core i5, 400m. 4096 MB, 500 GB Hard drive.

Not used for gaming or cds, films etc.

Would prefer control screen in central position rather than to left. Sorry not sure what its technical name is!

Many thanks in advance. Tim.

  Woolwell 11:43 19 Nov 2010

Finding one with 500 Gb hard drive is difficult. This may be suitable click here. But touch pad seems to be off centre.
Suggest you call Misco and state your requirements. They are not always the cheapest but I have found their service to be good.

  Crashetta 08:08 20 Nov 2010

Thanks Woolwell. Hadnt considered HP before but looks like it has what i think i need. As you say shame the touch pad is not central. Have mailed Misco to see what they have. 500gb not critical just need somthing that is up-to date capacity wise and not too far out of date in 6 months time.

  bremner 08:54 20 Nov 2010

This HP has central Touchpad and 500GB HDD click here

  GaT7 14:51 20 Nov 2010

You don't need to spend a fortune as you won't be using it for games or anything very taxing. Here are a few to consider - all have a minimum of 4Gb RAM & 500Gb hard drive space:

I. Under £400:

£399.99 Acer Aspire 5734Z 15.6" click here

II. £400-500:

£410 MSI CR620-486UK 15.6" click here

£479 Toshiba Satellite C650-15X 4Gb 15.6" click here

III. £500 & over (& with a larger screen size):

£576 Samsung R730 17.3" click here

£580 Dell Inspiron 17R 17.3" click here

£650 Samsung R780 640Gb 17.3" click here (Amazon purchase link in right column)

More Dells click here (Inspirons) & also worth taking a look at their Business section for good value click here.


  GaT7 14:56 20 Nov 2010

Sorry, most of my suggestions seem to have the touchpad slightly to the left! Never really noticed this before. Why is this does anyone know? G

  Woolwell 15:14 20 Nov 2010

Because they have a numeric keypad?

  GaT7 16:29 20 Nov 2010

Thanks Woolwell, you're probably right. G

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