Best value laptop from 07/08/2006 < £251

  Smiiithy 19:21 07 Aug 2006

Please advise the best value laptop available for under £251, could be streched to £300.

Many thanks for your kind assistance.

  Gongoozler 19:59 07 Aug 2006

I very much doubt that you will get any new laptop for £251, and even at £300 it is unlikely that you will find new, although you just might find one without an operating system. You will probably find a used or refurbished model in your price range. Have a look on Ebay click here

  SG Atlantis® 20:10 07 Aug 2006

Watch out for dell.

Their lowest price is £349 but!

they sometimes run offers selling at £299.

Apart from that you're looking at second/refurbished units.

  SG Atlantis® 20:11 07 Aug 2006
  Meshuga 07:00 08 Aug 2006

You get what you pay for. Nuff said.

  wjrt 11:53 08 Aug 2006

last week Tesco were doing an Acer laptop for £299
but cant remember spec

  Gongoozler 18:16 08 Aug 2006

I think it's fair to say that there are no bad laptops, but the cheapest won't have the facilities of a more expensive one, will have a slower processor, shorter battery life and very basic graphics. I frequently use a laptop that was bought in February last year for just under £400 without software - this was the rock bottom price at that time. It has only a 1G processor, 256M memory, a 30G hard drive, a 14inch screen and very basic graphics, but it is still fine for what I want it for.

  pat-212841 19:11 08 Aug 2006

Woolworth seem to have a laptop at half priceclick here

  sean-278262 20:20 08 Aug 2006

Silly question but why 251? Why not 250?

As for places the Woolies one is ok for the price but it isnt an intel or amd it is a VIA C7 processor. To be honest I have never even seen a comparison chart with these in!

As for places to buy

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They have several shops in the north west.

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Other than them and ebay you wont be finding anything else in your price range to be quite honest.

  Belatucadrus 23:27 08 Aug 2006

Info on VIA C7M chips

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Not one of the bigger players in the field, but not to be discounted either.

  Gongoozler 23:38 08 Aug 2006

My laptop uses a VIA C3, and it performs well. I'm sure the C7 is even better.

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