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Laptop for homework/Music/Movies, <400 pounds sterling budget


Ripebear

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Hi. A friend of mine needs some help with choosing a laptop.

Her budget is 400 pounds and needs it for mainly homework, music, movies, online games (Flash etc) and general usage, facebook etc.

Quick look online I found this which seemed to have impressive stats and power for 379.99.

Any idea if there's much better out there for 400 pounds or less?

Here is link.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Notebook-Pentium-Processor-DVD-Super/dp/B004VE71AS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1312825495&sr=8-1

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Covergirl

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SparkyJack

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Cover Girl has it in a 'nutshell[or should I say a clamshell case?] This Thursday past I accompanied my daughter with My flexy friend to John Lewis to select a laptop for her work. Having been around and building computers for 20+ years I consider my self to have a bit on acumen. So whilst she prowled round the displays- I did so independently looking at the specs and prices and not influencing her decision in any way.

Essentially I came to this conclusion. There are two processor manufacturers- with a selection of specifications. There are possibly 4/5 motherboard manufacturers/ 2 shared facility screen manufacturers/3 hard drive company's for all and any number of case moulding and keyboard suppliers. So what is the difference between an HP/Acer/Compaq/DEll/Toshiba, etc of a similar specification? In my opinions the colour of the case and the badge. So take your pick.

Oh what did she go for in the end? An Acer.

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