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Updated Laptop Request


morddwyd

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Some weeks ago I posted for help with a laptop replacement

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/4121258/laptop-pc-replacement/

My need has suddenly become more urgent (remember "Problem Solved)?!

Unfortunately the suggestions which some of you made then are no longer available.

Anybody got any new suggestions for a 15 in or so touch screen laptop, other than the £1000+ Iconia, well outside my price range?

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KRONOS the First

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Not the screen size you are looking for. HP TouchSmart. or Acer Aspire 5738PG which is.

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morddwyd

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The Acer is the one I broke, and is no longer available, and the HP is only available second hand.

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john bunyan

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Although not a laptop this may be worth a look. It seems curious that W8 and touch screen is coming with so few laptops available.

Dell

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morddwyd

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Thanks. Unfortunately I need limited portability, though I have looked at all in ones, and some of the larger tablets.

If I can't find anything before I shall hang on until October, when hopefully there will be a rush of touch screens, though I shall definitely un-install the dreadful Windows 8, unless the retail version is a vast improvement over the preview release!

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Woolwell

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I am surprised at the lack of availability and the price.

Have you contacted Acer about repair costs?

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morddwyd

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Not yet.

Under normal circumstances the cost of a major repair on a two year old laptop would be better put towards a new, more up-to-date one, but I may have to go down that road.

I have a local repair shop so I'll go there first to get some sort of ballpark figure.

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Woolwell

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Looking on the Acer spare part site a replacement screen will cost 408 euros before VAT.

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john bunyan

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That is expensive. My grand daughter's 15.5 inch Toshiba cost £100, but only for a normal screen.

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morddwyd

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Illustrates my point exactly.

That sort of money is best put towards a new machine with state of the art, not two year old, technology.

Thanks for your continued interest though.

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morddwyd

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Final update

Found a discontinued and discounted Acer Aspire 5745 PG locally today and snapped it up!

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