Laptop purchase

  herc182 09:09 04 Mar 04

Dear all,

my friend wants to buy a laptop from PC world. in my opinion this is a disaster. I have offered to find one on the internet for the same price and probably better specs.
price limit is £1000. any ideas what the best websites are?
have had a look at dell outlet, but they seem to have changed the website and is not as userfriendly as it used to be. evesham too expensive (as is mesh). any other companies/websites i could try?

You will stop someone making a fatal mistake in purchasing from the world of pc's (pcworld!)


  herc182 09:13 04 Mar 04

sorry forgot to mention, that ideally he is looking for 64mb graphics, 512mb RAM and about 30gb hdd. centrino seems to be more expensive but if it can be integrated into that price...great!

any ideas?


  Diodorus Siculus 09:15 04 Mar 04

I tend to agree that PCWorld shops are expensive on the notebook side of things; their website has some better offers.

  Diodorus Siculus 09:17 04 Mar 04

You cannot seem to get both seperate graphics, and centrino in one - it will be one or the other as far as I can see.

  herc182 09:19 04 Mar 04

right, so graphics are integrated with a centrino notebook then? is that why there is less drain on the battery life?

  Diodorus Siculus 15:29 04 Mar 04

Yes, one of the reasons.

Another is that the chip does not run as fast so needs less in the way of cooling fans.

  LANDCRUISER 15:56 04 Mar 04

Try QVC UK.COM really good site 30 days money back guaratee if you do not like it for any reason also software CAN BE RETURNED

  jg1990 16:10 04 Mar 04

I suggest you look at the NEC website (click here) they have some great value for money laptops, i'm currently using a nec versa m320.


  LastChip 16:23 04 Mar 04

Under £1000 including VAT. click here

  Diodorus Siculus 16:26 04 Mar 04

Register with simply before the 21st of March and get 10% off your purchase. You will be able to get a better machine for the same money.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild review: Five hours with Zelda on the Nintendo Switch

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

How the painting-like animated sequences in A Monster Calls were created by Glassworks Barcelona

The 22 best Safari extensions | Best Safari plugins: Improve Apple's Safari web browser with these…