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I am going round in circles.
I have decided I want a lappy to take in the car primarily to download and check my photos.
As with all these things I will use it for other things as well.
I have decided my budget is no more than £500 and less if possible.
I had a look at this click here
But a couple of people have told me that the hinges on HP laptops tend to go after about a year.
Any comments or recommendations will be gratefully received
I am heading off down to PC World later to have a proper look.
Does anybody have opinions of HP Laptops?
Have a Compaq Presario C500. Two years old and lid hinges still ok.
Going to Staples tomorrow to get a laptop for my son and this one has caught my eye; click here
Thanks for that comment rdave13.
Maybe I am being too fussy but I am spoilt for choice.
I kept coming back to HP/Compaq and needed re-assurance about the build quality.
This thread might put you off, though. click here
I've decided to go for a Dell Studio 15 (£479).
I only need one more piece of info.
Does it include a scroll feature?
If anybody could answer that question for me before tomorrow I would be most grateful.
I've had my HP 6735s for 7 months now and no problems, in fact my flatmate bought exactly the same model as he was impressed. I'm happy with the build quality, and for £399 got Vista Home Premium, AMD Turion x2 dual processor, 4GB Ram, 250GB hard drive, ATI Radeon 3200 graphics card, 5 in 1 Card reader and Bluetooth. This was from Ebuyer.
It seems there are pros and cons in just about every machine I have looked at.
The Dell I was looking at had very poor reviews on their own website (At least you know they don't doctor them).
I thought about this
Trial software - Office 2007 and Macafee - pre-installed, which I believe is difficult to remove. I certainly don't want either.
Also one person mentioned that the built-in reader won't read high capacity SD Cards.
The last point would be a big minus for me because I want to be able to download pictures immediately.
Having said that I believe in the quality of Sony.
Can anybody offer advice because I have spent all weekend on this and am no further forward?
Probably not much help, but when I purchased my laptop (12 months ago!)I was seriously considering a Dell as a first option. Had problems with the Dell sales team and their refusal to accept a free delivery voucher code (saving £60.00!). So I went to the Ebuyer website to see what they had on promotional offer. Chose an FS laptop, after contacting their helpline (found very knowledgable). For the price of the Dell, I managed to get extras from Ebuyer, like case, upgraded ram, mouse, plus next day free delivery. Ordered at 7.30pm arrived next day at 9am.
I do not know if it still applies with Staples, but they may still have their 28 returns policy, if you do not like a product. Not sure if this would apply to laptops, but you can always ask. If you have a John Lewis in your area, you might get an extended warranty for free, plus an interest free credit arrangement for 6 months, if you get a JL Partnership card.
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