Advise ref Laptop purchase please

  Andsome 14:51 28 Jun 04

I have offered to buy a cheap laptop for my daughter, to replace her VERY old and clapped out desktop P.C. She just needs to be able to use Word and Publisher which I can install, access the INTERNET and e-mail, and save to CD and floppy disk. The ability to plug in a mouse is vital, as I don't think she has the time and the patience to learn desktop shortcuts. I will need to be able to install a scanner using USB. She will not be playing games etc. Ultra fast speed, massive storage, bells and whistles etc are not necessary. I am looking for a good reliable make at a price of round about £500 to £600. Slightly older technology is perfectly OK.

Any suggestions please as to brand and supplier.

  Diodorus Siculus 15:09 28 Jun 04

HAve a look at the Novatech ranges; some start around 499 plus VAT. They will be perfect for your specified needs.

  Diodorus Siculus 15:13 28 Jun 04

click here for the above:

# 5.0" XGA TFT Screen

# 2.8GHz Intel Celeron Processor

# 1 x 10/100 RJ45 Network Port

# 4 x USB 2.0 Ports

# 56K Internal Modem

# Glidepad with 2 buttons & scroll button

# 256MB PC2100 266MHz DDR

(Supports up to 1GB)

# 1 x Type II PCMCIA Slot

# AC Power Adapter

# SiS M650 Integrated Graphics Accelerator

# 1 x Mic-in,1 x H'phone/Speakers

# CDRW/DVD Combo Drive

# 1 x S-Video Out Port

# Weight - 3.4Kg with battery

# Dimensions (mm) - 39h x 332w x 285d

# 12 Mths RTB

  Andsome 08:12 29 Jun 04

Many thanks for the above. I will be doing a comparison today, with several recommended from Windows Forum.

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