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Notebooks £800 to spend on a laptop HELP!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neoki, 21 Sep 2006.

  1. Neoki

    Neoki Member

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    Hello, i am looking to buy a laptop that will be not only used for work such as word processing but also gaming. I have seen some second hand xps' but they were a little bit old.
    Any ideas?
    Looking for a nice dedicated Hard drive
    at least 1 gb of ram and 100gb hdd.
    Cheers
     
  2. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    Which games will you want to play, and what sort of size laptop were you looking at?
     
  3. Neoki

    Neoki Member

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    Well all the latest and I am not to fused about the size. Just best for £800
    Cheers
     
  4. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    You can get a Dell Core Duo with 1Gb of RAM, 60Gb HD and ATI X1400 for £796. Thats about the best I can find.
     
  5. KMS-oul

    KMS-oul You think you know me.

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    There's the Rock Pegasus if you are willing to spend an extra 50 quid it has a geforce go 7600 256mb

    Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83GHz 2MB
    WXGA (1280 x 800) X-Glass
    NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256MB
    1GB DDR2 667MHz (512MB x2)
    80GB 5400rpm SATA
    8x +/- Dual Layer DVD Writer
    Windows XP Home
     
  6. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    The Pegasus sounds like a good deal...to be able to run newer games at native res and any sort of detail levels at a respectable frame rate, you'll need at least an X1600/7600. The 7600 in the Rock should do a decent enough job, but a GT would be perfect...will see what I can find.

    Actually I cant really find anything better... :blush:
     
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  7. KMS-oul

    KMS-oul You think you know me.

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    Oh yea because those intergrated ones can be a bitch :hehe:

    Seriously though, have you considered the Acer Aspire 5602? on shoplaptop.co.uk it's got a 120GB hard drive and 1GB of ram, and it's dual core, for £679.
     
  9. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Looks good, but it's only got a X1300 ATi card, which compared to a 7600 would be seriously lacking.

    Pegasus seems the one to go for so far.

    Found another of similar ilk on ebuyer:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/110606/rb/21953738149

    Toshiba with a NVidia 7600, 17" screen (1440x900), Core Duo, free upgrade to 1GB Ram, 60GB hdd.. £799.99 delivery'll probably be about a tenner.
     
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  10. Neoki

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    Yeh that seems to be one of the best for money. Aparently the battery dont last long. Still looking
     
  11. Hazardous

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    See what's available on your budget from the likes of Laptops Direct +/or Laptop Shop?
    They both have a pretty good range of notebooks - from a wide range of respected manufacturers (Acer, Asus, Sony, Toshiba etc) - at prices to suit all budgets :thumb:

    You should also consider an HP Pavilion. I've got a Pavilion ZD8228EA, and I honestly can't rate it highly enough:cooldude:
    It looks good... it's nippy... it's quiet, it's light... and it's comfortable :rock:
     
  12. Guest-16

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    Dude, do you work for laptops direct? I can point out about 3 posts where you've highlighted and coloured their names. It just seems strange, I mean, you dont highlight or suggest anything else.
     
  13. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    He always highlights links in a different colout.
     
  14. Hazardous

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    :confused:

    I can point out the very same number of links to the Laptop Shop as well Bindi! I don't think I've ever linked to one, without including the other in the same post?

    And the simple reason I don't suggest other sites, is 'coz I don't know any!
    If you know of any other [good] online laptop shops though... I'll be happy to include them as well, next time I'm advising someone where to look for laptops :idea:
     
  15. Guest-16

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    :D Just wanted to know!

    It's just like a load of threads in here and it's always "laptop shop" in bold and coloured like you're jumpinig around (in my mind) like "student deals" or "this one here" makes a little blinking light turn on, on my "mod alert" panel. No stress, twas only a little question and a lot of poking in the side along with a naughty grin :naughty: You have 600+ posts, you're obviously not just here to pimp.

    In hindsight I should have included smilies :):)
     
  16. Neoki

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    Like i said it needs to be a 7600 or equal.
     

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