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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rebon, Jan 26, 2005.

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  1. rebon

    rebon Thread Starter

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    Wonder if you can help me buy a good laptop.
    I have a HP 2.6 celeron laptop at the moment it has shared graphics.

    I find it to slow, probably a mistake on my part to buy a celeron cpu with shared graphics.

    Anyhow I want to buy a new laptop with a dedicated graphics card and not a celeron cpu, because and correct me if I am wrong celeron and shared graphics is the bottleneck.

    So I need to buy a laptop in the UK for around £800/£1000, thats up to $1,882.59 to my USA friends. Only reson for not wanting to buy from the USA is that damed import tax :)

    So is there a good fast bargain out there?


    thx...rob
     
  2. dannyboyfx

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    dell has one for 849, it has p4-3ghz/pm-1.6ghz, 512mb ram, and 64 5200.
    P4
    Pentium M
    I even went to the UK website. :D

    HP has a few that look good, but they do not have prices on their website, so i am confused. Gateway dosnt say anything about the UK. www.cyberpowersystem.com has a few worth looking at, but they say nothing about shipping out of the US

    So i guess all i found out for you is dell is willing to ship to the UK.
     
  3. etaf

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    yes there are some good laptops about - A friend of mine bought one just before xmas for £650

    so you want to look for
    Athlon or pentium CPU
    256M or ideally 512MB memory
    seperate graphics

    he got a HP PC (cant remember the number)
    athlon
    256MB
    32MB seperate graphics
    DVD writer

    from office world for £650

    Dixons often have deals on - sometimes for a toshiba laptop - they had a great deal in september.....
     
  4. rebon

    rebon Thread Starter

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    Thank's for the replys guys, the range of laptops is confusing me some of the higher priced one's say they are say 1.6ghz cpu, to me that is not to fast :confused: My desktop is an amd 3ghz and a fx5800 graphics, so I was hoping for at least a 3ghz laptop with good graphics. Bit of a gamer myself so I need the power.

    Anyhow thanks for the info I will keep looking.


    thx...rob
     
  5. prunejuice

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    Gaming and laptops dont mix.
     
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