laptop buying advice

  Josquius 14:46 07 Nov 08

I'm looking to buy a new laptop.
I was considering this anyway but the death of my old one has forced my hand.

I'm a poor student so I'd not be looking for the most high tech of laptops around nor would I be liking the most primitive of laptops that just lets me do the bare basics.

What I'm looking for is something in "the sweet spot" of best performance:cost.

Where abouts would this be for laptops currently? £450ish (uneducated guess)?
Any makes to go with in particular?

A good graphics card would be particularly nice. I'm not expecting to play fallout 3 on my laptop (my desktop back home could probally just about manage that) but to be able to play games that require low levels of graphics (i.e. strategies) for the forseeable future would be nice.
Any advice at all appreciated.

  chub_tor 15:18 07 Nov 08

click here for the Toshiba "Help me choose" webpage.

You can select by price and features.

  Josquius 15:43 07 Nov 08

Also; i understand anything with a x3100 graphics chip is bad?

  citadel 19:28 07 Nov 08 has all the info on cpu plus mobile graphics card ratings with fps in games

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