I'm thinking of buying a laptop to replace my aging PC. I don't neen cutting edge but I would like a good, solid, reliable all-rounder.
My local PC World are selling the Toshiba Qosmio F20-137 for £999.97 (the RRP is £1600+ on Toshiba's website..?)and it seems to be what I want. The specs are very similar to - but better than - the £899 Evesham in PCA's top 10 reviews. Over the Evesham the Toshiba has a great screen, 80Gb hard drive and 1Gb RAM.
I guess my questions are:
Is the Toshiba Qosmio a good, solid, reliable PC?
Is £999 a good price for this laptop?
Are there any better alternatives?
Any comments and/or advice would be gratefully received..
I've used Toshiba laptops for years and they have never failed, just grown old and underspecified. You don't need to spend a Grand either. I have just replaced a 4 year old Toshiba with an Acer 1.8GHz 64 bit AMD processor + 100GB HDD + 1GB RAM and Widescreen for £570+VAT click here and it is very very nice. They even do a warranty extension to 3 years for about £50 through click here.
dms05: I have been looking at one of the Acer models, think it is the Aspire 5512WLMi (or similar), I've seen that advertised for £710. Not sure what it is but something is making me hold back on the Acer, perhaps because I've not actually seen the machine?
Dellman: I've looked at Dell but I can't seem to configure what I want for the money?
I've also been recommended the HP Pavillion Zd8000 (no idea how much it is though..), does anyone have any comments on this machine?
Acer are the worlds largest manufacturer of laptops. The quality of my Acer compared to my Toshiba's is very good. Nothing to worry about there. They seem to offer extremely good vlaue for money. You can have an Acer Centrino for well under £500 incl VAT click here