new laptop

  jimmybond 20:48 11 Feb 07
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I have around £1300 (max) to spend on a laptop, to replace my ageing desktop PC.

I really could do with something portable, but still want a reasonably powerful machine - may play the occasional game on it.

15.4 in display, 100+Gb hard drive, 2Gb ram, decent graphics processor, Vista...

any ideas...?

  Zero G 15:25 12 Feb 07

Toshiba, built well & reliable.

  jimmybond 17:19 12 Feb 07

ta - I had a look at Toshiba - however they seem to specialise in smaller screen laptops, at very high prices - maybe I was just looking in the wrong place though :-)

anyway, as is always the case, I've stretched my budget a bit more than intended

I'm thinking about these three:

Novatech - Blazer T7200

click here

Rock - Xtreme CTX Pro (T72)

click here

Evesham - Voyager C720DC

click here

any opinions? Novatech looked quite close to Rock, who seem to be well respected - then I noticed you need to pay £80 extra as soon as you're on the 'customise' screen, for the Vista OS....

  wjrt 17:42 12 Feb 07

click here

worth considering perhaps

  Curio 20:07 12 Feb 07
  jimmybond 20:26 12 Feb 07

tinyurl.com eh?
no thanks, I don't think I will click on that, if it's all the same with you. how much are you getting paid per hit? Whatever it is, im not adding to it ;-)

  Curio 20:41 12 Feb 07

Should have come out as a Click here for this long URL for Samsung Laptop. Nothing suspicious!!
click here

  Curio 20:44 12 Feb 07

Have a read at click here.

  Kate B 20:50 12 Feb 07

Don't be daft - tinyurl is an excellent thing and completely safe. It takes a stupidly long url and creates a short one.

  The Brigadier 10:21 14 Feb 07

Toshiba.
Well built, sturdy, reliable and 1st class customer service and support.

  jimmybond 10:25 14 Feb 07

Yeah, I thought so too. Only thing was, you couldn't customise it at all - I was after the WUXGA 1900 screen resolution, which the Rock/novatech have.

Also, is it really worthwhile adding an extra Gig memory (2Gb)?
I'm not sure how resource hungry Vista is! ;-)

And I've heard there are problems with NVidia drivers and the Vista OS.

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