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Is this laptop worth the money?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Radiation, 1 July 2008.

  1. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Widnes
    Newcastle United
    The PC we were given a few months ago is starting to show signs of age. It's taken longer and longer to do things and generally seems to be hanging on for its last few dying breaths.

    So as the gf's come into some money from a deceased relative we were looking at buying a cheap pc/laptop.

    After looking a cheap pc is basically going to be shite so the next best thing is a laptop - spotted this on tv and my brother recently bought the same one. He says its great - But is it actually any good?

    I'm not tech savvy at all - i know 3 gig of ram is great and 160 gig HDD is awesome but the rest ... you may as well tell me it can handle 300 PSL's and divide 20 Gillies faster than a dual core x1z series :SS

    For the price is this ok?

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/st...u=873891&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null
     
  2. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    What will you be using the laptop for?
     
  3. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Widnes
    Newcastle United
    Internet browsing - word/excel stuff - probably editing movies in movie maker and erm... at a push running oldish games like C&C generals or sims 2 - no new games like crysis or farcry 2. im not interested in anything like that.
     
  4. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Should be fine for what you want to do, though you might find one a bit cheaper if you shop around.
     
  5. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    I hear Novatech are pretty good.
     
  6. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    That's the one I'm looking at, as per my thread :)
     
  7. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    I know, that was the funny. :)
     
  8. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Oh sorry, didn't find it funny, was looking for advise, not jokes :)
     
  9. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    That's why I didn't post in your thread.
     
  10. fedagent

    fedagent League 2

    29 March 2003
    London
    anyone got any opinions on either of these two:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-DV2815EA-Notebook-processor-Hard-Drive/dp/B0018BFBYK

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Sams..._TFT_active_matrix_NP-Q45A00D-SUK/version.asp

    I'm a student so I don't really need anything power hungry, i just want something fast as i'm quite annoyed with my old slow dell. I don't need it for video editing or anything like that, just need it to browse the net, watch films etc.

    Not looking to spend more than 600 nor do i want a laptop thats larger than 14.1 inches
     
    Last edited: 4 July 2008
  11. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    The Samsung one has an Intel graphics card, which from my research over the last few days are 1. shit 2. very badly supported with drivers.

    The other one has a better graphics card by some distance, although if you can find a laptop with the 8600GT that would be better still (assuming you'd like the option at least of a little gaming or playing HD movies).
     
  12. fedagent

    fedagent League 2

    29 March 2003
    London
    so the HP one there wouldnt be able to play HD movies?

    doesnt the 3gb ram on the samsung count for nothing?
     
    Last edited: 4 July 2008
  13. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
  14. matherto

    matherto 12 Times

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    "Get a Mac" :-pp

    or more specifically, a Macbook.

    but really, that Acer is an exceptionally good deal for £400.
     
  15. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    get a dell xps - they are reasonably priced and regualarly romp awards...

    i have the 1330 version in beautiful crimson red!
     

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