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I need a new laptop


emmandelo1

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Hi, my 6 year old laptop that I bought from PC Specialist is dying and I'm looking around for a new one. Currently XP but I know I'm going to have to go with Win 7.I can only afford around £450. My current one has 4 USB ports and one of them has a 4 port external hub plugged in. Looking around I can't seem to find any laptops with 4 USB ports. They all seem to have a maximum of 3. I would welcome any suggestions. Need a minimum of 500GB hard drive. I don't do gaming but I do a fair bit of multi tasking, playing music while I'm working on photos etc. and often have 4 or 5 programs open at the same time. Thanks.

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chub_tor

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There is at least one from Dell

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chub_tor

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Or this one also from Dell or just Google Laptops with 4 usb ports as I did

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northumbria61

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It doesn't need to have 4 USB ports - just buy one of these enter link description here

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frybluff

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Some Lenovo models have 4 X USB, within your budget. You may have to stretch budget, a bit, if you want any of them to be USB3.0.

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morddwyd

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Wait as long as possible.

With Win 8 due in October there will be a whole rash of new machines optimized for the new O/S, particularly touch screen, and there might be a lot of clearance offers on "older" laptops

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chub_tor

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northumbria61 the OP already has one of those, he mentions it in his request but for reasons of his own he obviously needs a total of 7 USB ports.

frybluff, if you know of some Lenovo models that have 4 USB ports within the budget why not give links to them? It will save someone else hunting for them.

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emmandelo1

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Thanks for the advice. I think I'll take Morddwyd's advice and wait now that they've announced Win8 will be available in October.

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