Windows 7 Laptop - Where to buy?

  Rob Gibson 12:11 14 Aug 2014

Suggestions please as to where to go for a Win 7 laptop. As I don't want to spend a lot of money I'm guessing refurbished rather than new. Needed for my non-computer-savvy brother in law who just wants the basics - web/email/photos, etc. He's a bit heavy-handed so nothing too new or nice! Windows 7 because I'll be IT support and I don't get on with Win 8.


  spuds 16:40 14 Aug 2014

Have you considered Ebay or Amazon, and perhaps one of the outlet or MarketPlace shops there?.

  100andthirty 18:43 14 Aug 2014

Novatech have an excellent reputation and sell laptops with your choice of operating system including Windows 7

  wee eddie 22:42 14 Aug 2014

Dell Seconds could be your place

  Rob Gibson 08:22 15 Aug 2014

Thanks for the comments. I'm currently looking at The Laptop Centre as suggested by Lazarus The 2nd.

  spuds 10:32 15 Aug 2014

If you make a final purchase, especially if it refurbished, make sure that any warranty supplied covers the needs and is fully understood.

Would also suggest that you do a little internet search for any reviews on the seller and the laptop you choose.

Nothing like having problems, that might be difficult to resolve, because you have bought a cheap bargain?.

  Aitchbee 10:31 17 Aug 2014

You could also try your local, small, high street, computer shop for second hand laptops with W7 already loaded. I purchased [in Glasgow] 2 reconditioned laptops [HP and Toshiba circa 2008 models] for £150 each a few months ago [one for my sister, who is also 'a bit heavy-handed'] and both have worked well with no probs. Each came with a 6-months guarantee.

  Rob Gibson 11:44 20 Aug 2014

Bit of feedback . . .

Ordered a laptop from "The Laptop Centre" on Friday, arrived today (Tuesday). Nice clean machine, exactly as described. No issues at all.


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