- £400 laptop -recommendations please
I’m having similar thoughts… Then I had a spanner in the works when I considered the Asus Transformer, a tablet (party at the front) which docks into a full laptop keyboard (business at the back). Sounds ideal, but like the mullet may be totally awful in reality. For general surfing though it’s ideal as it’s instant on. I’m comfortable with Android and don’t have any real requirements beyond MS office doc editing, for which there are plenty of options, so worth considering. Think Currys do them, so might be worth popping down to take a squizz.Posted 7 years agosuperdaleSubscriber
Dont buy a Packard Bell – nice design & clear screen but they put the on/off switch in the lid hinge and constant opening/closing eventually breaks the wires in our case just outside the warranty period. You can get it resoldered but it is a design fault. In contrast my Acer is nearly 5 years old and still going strong.Posted 7 years agoPeaslakeDaveMember
I got my acer aspire 5742 with intel i5-480m processor, 640gb hard drive and 4gb of RAM for £400. It would suit you I think as the integrated graphics doesn’t manage some games but is good for most things. My only criticism is that the battery life could be better. oh also it has a full keyboard (with number pad)Posted 7 years ago
EDIT: looks like prices aren’t amazing at the moment. I wouldn’t buy a refurbished one or anything full price. also I would agree with not dell. they are no good these days I’ve heard. unreliablekimbersSubscriber
my packardbells been awesome = only a year old but so no on/off switch lid faults yet? the button isnt on the lid on ours?
anyway, the mousepad things a bit mediocre but everything else is brilliant, google vouchercodes for pcworld/currys -we got 15% off,Posted 7 years ago
went for high spec but low ram and upgraded the ram ourselves (with crucials help) much cheaper-
mostly use mine for browsingbut ocassionaly use stellarium or games where its useful
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