Looking for a laptop


#1

Some purchasing assistance required from the forum’s more technical savvy posters.

Would it be better buy online than in a store? PC World is probably the most convenient place for me to purchase and I haven’t had problems with them before, any other stores offering good deals on laptops? Would you make much of a saving online?

My budget would be around €400-500. What’s the best value on the market today for that price?


#2

I bought one of these for someone recently, very impressive laptop (style wise):

http://www.dell.com/ie/business/p/vostro-v131/pd.aspx?c=ie&cs=iebsdt1&l=en&s=bsd&~ck=mn


#3

I will also be going to Scotland in two weeks. Would I be as well hold off and pick something up over there?


#4

Chewy Louie picked up a very good spec laptop for good money in the UK recently.
He might post up the details as I forget.

There probably isn’t a huge difference in price. Gola has a thread recently where he bought a laptop around the same budget as yourself, so he might update with what he makes of it.


#5

Thanks Runt.


#6

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/dell-inspiron-15r-4gb-pentium-dual-core-laptop-red-10562210-pdt.html

or

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/dell-inspiron-q15r-core-i3-laptop-with-switchable-lid-black-10562071-pdt.html


#7

What about this lads?

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/packard-bell-ts44hr034-15-6-laptop-white-10783794-pdt.html


#8

Have the link added in now.


#9

Another question lads.

Do laptops generally come with a recovery cd now?


#10

Runt are Hp a good laptop ? thinking of acquiring the one in the link

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavilion-g6-1130sa-15-6-laptop-sonoma-red-10783811-pdt.html


#11

I’ve had a few HP’s and found them good, the leads aren’t great, can fail after a while. They get fairly hot as well if you have them on the lap as the fans are badly positioned and get blocked. Compaq are the same laptops as well I think.


#12

Ya HP are generally grand. Not a massive fan of them myself but that’s more a personal thing.
I’d rather have an intel processor in it too, but for that money it’s a fine machine.


#13

Super, thanks for that.


#14

What do people make of the Alienware line done by Dell, any experience of it?


#15

I’ve never used any of the machines but some of the nerds seem to think though that they are charging OTT prices based on the brandname.


#16

The prices aren’t that bad, I did some comparisons and they’re about the same as any other laptops. I ordered one recently, it’s going to be a beast of a machine.


#17

HONK HONK


#18

Beep beep.


#19

No wonder Flano can’t go for hints when he is wasting all his money on overpriced laptops.

A complete fool of a man


#20

I still drink me oul hints and when I’m done with them I’ll stick the glass in your face.