Best laptop for under £500 for student use

  HelenLittle 21:34 04 Apr 2010

Hello, I am a university student and need a new laptop for work purposes. I use my laptop for word processing, internet and occasionally photos and watching TV online. I also use it in lectures and to take with me to the library so a good battery life is important and I would like it to be fairly light to carry around. I don't want a notebook as the laptop will be my only computer and needs plenty of storage. So far I have looked at Dell, who appear to have bad reviews re battery life and Novatech. Other then these brands I am unsure what is reliable etc. Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks, Helen.

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  The Kestrel 12:51 05 Apr 2010

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  ame 19:34 06 Apr 2010

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