What laptop to buy? Adivce pls

  Rawdon22 13:56 03 Apr 2006

What laptop should i buy for £1000? It will be mainly for leisure usage so lots of game play and movies etc.. I had narrowed it down to two machines:

Amilo M1437G- pentium 750

  Rawdon22 14:07 03 Apr 2006

Sorry about that as i was saying the

Amilo M1437g pentium M750,1024MB,80gb,15.4 with a ATi mobility Radeon x7000 £900ish

or the Dell Inspiron 9400, intel dual core T2400,1024MB,80GB,15.4 with a ATi mobility Radeon X1400

so if u have a view on which one to buy please let me know or if you could recommend another would be much appreciated. Thank you for you time

  Jackcoms 14:16 03 Apr 2006

Dell. I personally wouldn't touch any other make with the proverbial bargepole.

I use a Dell Dimension desktop and a Dell Inspiron laptop.

They are both the dog's dangley bits.

  ittech247 11:59 06 Apr 2006

Try click here they seem to offer very good laptops, good delivery and the laptops are first rate in their build & are sturdy.

  Totally-braindead 12:04 06 Apr 2006

Regarding the Amilo one I'd hold off just now, there appears to be an ongoing fault on the casing which the company are checking on as the forum editor contacted them when quite a few people noticed cracks appearing. Heres the thread and its still ongoing at the moment click here

  Stuartli 12:40 06 Apr 2006

Most laptops are rebadged products from (usually Taiwanese) specialist manufacturers such as Acer and sold by companies under their own name.

For instance, although you "personally wouldn't touch any other make with the proverbial bargepole", at least one Samsung laptop model, the Q30, was rebadged by Dell as a Latitude X1 early last year.

No doubt someone will come up with similar Dell examples.

Then again, Dell rebrands (or has in the past) Sony and Mitsubishi monitors under its own name and some of its printers came from Lexmark.

  Ancient Learner 21:19 07 Apr 2006

I bought an Acer Aspire 5024WLM for about that price from a mail order firm in Huddersfield.

A small Windows problem was fixed easily, and after that it has worked, every day for long periods for 6 months now, without a murmur, mailnly playing games. I keep the battery out as it is plugged into y-the mains when in use. It is similar to their posh Ferrari model, but cheaper.

Personally, I am very [pleased with it.

  Jimmy14 22:47 07 Apr 2006

Why not opt for the new Sony Vaio VGN-FE11H.
It has
All new Intel Centrino Duo 1.66ghz
1GB ram
100GB hdd
15.4inch Brightwidescreen
NVIDIA Geforce 7400 with Turbocache 128mb
Windows Xp Media Centre Edition 2005

£999.95 (online price from Comet)
£1099.99(In store price from Comet)
click here

  wjrt 20:13 08 Apr 2006

for a little more

click here

or at Comet the sony but the FE11S model

  ade.h 23:26 08 Apr 2006

I can vouch for the FE11S, having sourced one for someone a month or so back. He was as pleased as punch and still is. click here. I can't comment on the cheaper model, but it should be almost as good I would think.

  Jimmy14 15:07 09 Apr 2006

wjrt can you please give me the link for the FE11S laptop at Comet as I can still only find the FE11H as I suggested

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