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  lindyloo4 20:03 25 Jan 2006

My friend's 12 year old has £500 to spend on a laptop and has seen this click here
It will be used for the Homework, MSN Messenger and playing games, mainly one called "Sims". Has anyone any comments please as to it's suitability.

Thanks in advance

  Zaphod 3 20:20 25 Jan 2006

As ever with Dell don't forget to deselect the three year at home service and it can be had for £440.

  Zaphod 3 20:21 25 Jan 2006
  lindyloo4 12:57 26 Jan 2006

Thanks Zaphod. Any more comments from anyone please.

  lindyloo4 18:38 26 Jan 2006


  SG Atlantis® 19:06 26 Jan 2006

12 yr old, getting a laptop with shared graphics. No chance of playing games. If it's the sims 2 you'll be lucky to get it to run satisfactorily.

Why not get a desktop?

click here

That'd beat the pants of a laptop and it's easier to upgrade when demands on the system grow.

  SG Atlantis® 19:08 26 Jan 2006

it comes to £513, if you change the service to one year collect and return and change the graphics to 256mb Radeon® X600 HyperMemory graphics card.

  lindyloo4 19:26 26 Jan 2006

Thank you. That's just the type of information she wanted and I will pass it on to her. Her daughter would be very disapointed if she were unable to play her favourite game.

I don't know the reason she wants a laptop but can anyone recommend one that would be suitable.

  SG Atlantis® 19:37 26 Jan 2006

one with a dedicated graphics card, but you ain't gonna get it for £500.

Within the £500 budget this is better value click here

Just reserve it online using "collect @ store" and you'll get to pay the online price in the store.

  lindyloo4 20:42 26 Jan 2006

Thank you once again. I think she is really going have to think if a laptop will be suitable for her requirements.

  lindyloo4 12:34 29 Jan 2006

Any more suggestions before I see her tomorrow?


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