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Notebooks Need a recommendation for a laptop - budget of £400 max

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dean R, 5 Oct 2011.

  1. Dean R

    Dean R What's a Dremel?

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    My parents are looking for a laptop and my knowledge of laptops is low, so I'm hoping to get a few recommendations from you guys please.

    Basically all they need it for is writing letters and for saving and viewing photos, but they have a budget of £400 which is probably more than enough. Would probably be useful to have a good battery life over other things.

    All they have said is they don't want any cheap brands.

    So can anyone recommend a laptop(s) for £400 or less for me?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mucgoo

    mucgoo Minimodder

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    Cheap brands are what you're going to get for £400. Dell do the inspiron series laptops that are meant to be reasonably well priced for the specs but I've never had a dell. I had a hp and it was great but the current hp laptops (under £400) have a horrible trackpad and keyboard.

    Someone I know just got a toshiba 17" laptop for £400 but I dont know the model. It seems pretty good quality to me (good keyboard, little flex etc.)
     
  4. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Get a Dell if you can at that budget - Simple and fuss-free.

    Don't be tempted to buy Acer despite their cheapness, it's a false economy and you get worse than you paid for. Muck.
     
  5. Dean R

    Dean R What's a Dremel?

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    I had a Toshiba laptop back in the day and it was pants so I may avoid that. I'll have a look at Dell then. Any other recommendations? Planning on nipping to Currys/Comet/PC World with them tomorrow although will probably end up buying online as its usually cheaper?
     
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    Lankuzo CPC Refugee

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    Samsung have a very nice laptop for about £375 in curry's/pc world.

    Think it's called s3511 or similar.
    Bought one for my gf a month ago and it's really quick and feels nice too. Good spec for the price!
     
  7. Dean R

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    I like samsung I've never had any problems with theirs so I'll definitely check that one out.

    The HP Pavillion range seem quite popular any got any opinions on those?
     
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    Lenovo with bulldozer 350 APU.
     
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    Just make sure you try the trackpad and keyboard. Some of the cheaper models have a horrible feel to them. I was looking at getting a laptop at around the £450 mark and the lenovo laptops were pretty well thought of, (z/g series). But got an iPad instead ;)
     

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