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shuie

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thinkig buying laptop emachines 40 gb 256 ram any good wat do i need 2 connect it 2 internet
 

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we need a little more information please - model would help
also your budget

is this a new machine - very rare to see 256mb memory

i would not have a 256mb machine running XP - I do have a toshiba with 256mb and its very slow.
if it has vista on it - then forget it 2mb for vista

your in the UK - have a look in staples - they often have some very good deals on laptops - i have purchased three from them for friends and family -

a fuji seimens had 1GB of memory 100GB harddrive £399 that was around xmas

i noticed a few machines there for 399 / 499 just yesterday

Connecting to Internet
you need to be more specific -
you could just use dialup - so you plug the laptop into the phone line (and it should have a 56K modem ) then you can dialup the internet - costs about 1p a minute and is very slow
OR
if the laptop has a wireless connection, you can go to cafes / Hotels with internet connection and use it there for a fee
OR
you can get broadband installed at home - via the telephone or cable and these proces vary considerably - but say £9 to £25 but depends on whos in the telephone exchange as to price
UKONLINE do a cheap deal
 

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ITS ONLY 200 POUNDS emachine***CLEARANCE***
***LIMITED STOCK***


VIA C7 Processor Type

1.5 mhz Processor speed

256 mb Memory Size

DDR 333 Memory Type

40 Gb Hard Drive Capacity

COMBO Optical Drives

48 x CD-ROM Speed

24 x CD-RW Speed.

8 x DVD-ROM Speed

N/A x DVD-RW Speed
 

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well the toshiba I have similar spec.
anyway, is it running XP ???

it will be slow - but we use the toshiba for email and websufing - watching some educational DVDs and its OK but is SLOW

looks like it has a CD writer (Not DVD writer) and DVD player

what do you want to use the machine for

check the spec to see if its a
LAN (10/100)
or
WLAN - wireless

also if it has a 56K modem - for dialup
 

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ETAF is telling you the truth! XP on 256 meg memory is slow. For XP you need at least 512 meg and for Vista even Microsoft recommends at least 1 gigabyte. My rule of thumb is to get at least double the memory that Microsoft says you need.

Isn't 200 pounds around 500 dollars US? You can get a "real" computer for $500 to $800 if you shop around.
 

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Hi terrynet £=$
Not easy in the UK terrynet for laptops, they start at about £399
you can pick up a PC box for around £250

the US to UK price £ = $ it appears
 

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etaf said:
Hi terrynet £=$
Not easy in the UK terrynet for laptops, they start at about £399
you can pick up a PC box for around £250

the US to UK price £ = $ it appears
bought 1 we 1kb ram and 80 hard drive
 
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