What Laptop is best?

  BernieE 09:55 25 Sep 03
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I'm looking to purchase a laptop to work on as a desktop replacement.There are so many reviews, some conflicting, so I'm stuck on what to buy. I need a very fast, powerful, reliable machine that will last for a few years. Money is tight, so max £1200. Can anyone advise please.

  expertec 10:09 25 Sep 03
  SheffieldSpy 10:40 25 Sep 03

I have a Rock Quaddra XS. It runs like a dream. However it does take some getting used to if your current machine is noisy. The fan kicks in and out, sometimes making you think that a problem is occuring.

  M7MAK 11:05 25 Sep 03

try dell i have had a dell inspiron 800UT i purchased july 2001, its 1 GHZ PIII 15.1" 256MB 133MHZ SDRAM 32GB hard drive cdr & dvd drives i allso got an extra battery ,and is still working fine and thats over 2 years, the machines they are doing now are much higher spec, and for £1,200.00 you should be able to buy a very good machine. i would look at wire free as that seems to be the future.

  BernieE 14:06 25 Sep 03

Many thanks to Expertec, SheffieldSpy and M7Mak for the quick responses and suggestions. I have looked at the Dell and was quite impressed as I was with the Rock. Evesham was also a plus, though they have had a bit of a slating recently in the reviews. Someone else sent me info on an Acer 1703SC, the Centrino version. Does anyone else know anything on this m/c, I haven't come across it in reviews?

Many thanks.

  ColW 14:34 25 Sep 03

u could also try multivision, they have pretty good deals and seem to be winning alot of awards with the pcadvisor, for 1200 you are sure to get a very high spec notebook...

  sdf 16:44 25 Sep 03

Multivision specs seem to be good but from my experience in offering higher spec machines they have taken their attention away from service etc.

  M7MAK 14:54 29 Sep 03

Dell INSPIRON 5150 LOOKS GOOD PENTIUM 4 3.06 GHZ-M 533MHZ FRONT BUS 512MB 333MHZ DDS SDRAM 40 OR 60 GB HARD DRIVE 15" SXGA+ TFT 1400 X 1050 32 MB NIVIDIA GE FORCE FX 5200 DVD+RW AT £1049 OR + £40 FOR THE 60 GB HARD DRIVE

  BernieE 16:44 29 Sep 03

Thank you all for your advice, plenty to go on thank you. It's always great to get feedback from the laptop users rather than straight from magazines as you are more likely to find out the little niggles as well as the marketing spec.

Thanks again!

Bernie

  expertec 18:40 29 Sep 03

which one to get?

  Mambo Baby 10:23 06 Oct 03

I am looking to buy laptop ~ small, lightweight but with a 15" monitor. 512 Ram, 30mb ROM. Difficult to decide why Toshiba is better than Dell etc ~ personal recommendations wd be welcomed.

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