Best laptop for under 500

  BARRALEE 16:32 27 Jan 07

My dad has asked me to recommend a new laptop for him as his old desk top just blow up to due to a bad transformer.He uses it mainly for internet access and does not play games.He needs something that wont break and is easy to use.Any help will be recieved with thanks,cheers lee

  Jackcoms 16:35 27 Jan 07
  The Brigadier 16:42 27 Jan 07

OK i'm biased towards them after getting one, but have you thought of Toshiba?
Well made & good things said about them.

  wjrt 18:08 27 Jan 07

click here
looks good

  reddwarf 06:47 28 Jan 07

You might like to look at Acer products good specs at reasonable prices. Watch Dell advertised prices as these only give 90 days warranty and they try to add on about £70 to upgrade to 2 years.

  The Brigadier 08:15 28 Jan 07

Acer support is poor!

  ritespellin 13:20 29 Jan 07

PC Pro 2006 Awards for Notebooks gave Acer Suppor six stars (next to best after Lenovo) so maybe they have overcome their support problems. This only came out on Feb 2007 (!) according to my copy of the magazine. Those Gateway laptops at Toysrus do look like a very good buy though (although I see they go on sale tomorrow and they have added Vista but downgraded the HD from 120GB to 60GB). The one at just under £500 looks very high spec for the price - MX6923B.

  BARRALEE 20:10 29 Jan 07

thanks to everyone who posted,my dad a the last minute changed his mind and has bought a mesh elite d9 for 399 with three years warranty spec is Intel® Pentium® D Processor 915
HT Tech.(2.8GHz,4MB Cache,800MHz)
ASUS PCIe Mainboard
1024MB DDR2 Memory
250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
512MB nVIDIA Geforce 7300GS Graphics
Sony 18x Super Format DVD Writer
5.1 Channel Surround Sound Audio
Classic Warranty-3 Years free parts & lab.
thats dads for you cheers again lee

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