Hi, hope someone can help me out a bit. I'm going to buy a laptop and am looking to buy as cheaply as possible, ideally under £300. I'd also prefer it to run XP rather than Vista.
I want it mainly for word processing, studying and web design and have been looking at an offer PCWorld have at the moment (which doesn't seem to be on the net so I can't link to it) for an E Systems laptop for around £280, running XP. I'm guessing part of the reason it's that price is because it runs XP. It has an Intel Celeron M Processor 430 and 256 MB. That's all the information in the advert for it.
Is this a decent enough computer or would it be worth me spending more, up to £350? I'm really not looking for anything flash, just something that's relaible and does the job. Many thanks for any responses.
If you want wireless broadband you need a a slot that supports that type of expansion card. Wireless Broadband needs a PC Card (PCMCIA card) or Express card. Most laptops come with these slots or cards.
I don't think Dell laptops come with the PCMCIA card slot though. Well they never used to!