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interzone55

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I've just bought a new laptop after my elderly Toshiba Satellite became more trouble than it's worth.

I found an absolute bargain, only £299 for an ASUS laptop, 15" screen, Core i3 CPU, 3gb RAM etc.

Came loaded with Windows 7 SP1, but now I'm downloading almost 600mb of Windows Updates, good job I've got a 10mbit/s unlimited connection.

Anyway, now I've got the exciting job of loading all my software back in, and my documents and stuff, should take me the rest of the weekend to get it set up...

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robgf

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I have always wondered why manufacturers don't update their Windows image, so that it is more, or less up to date for their customers. It would make far more sense for them to do this once, than for all the customers to update individually.

Rather you, than me, reloading all your software and data, I hate doing that. Although I try to use portable versions nowadays, so I just have one partition image to transfer.

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Aitchbee

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Don't forget to make backups, once your happy with your set up. My sister's new laptop went belly-up last week.No discs came with the package. It was an Acer Aspire 5742z. She took it back to Argos, they are now rectifying the problem.Should be ready in 14 days. (It did come with backup software - and prompts to make backups)

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Woolwell

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alan14 - Which model and where did you get it? I know someone who wants a laptop at around that price.

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interzone55

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Woolwell

It's this one

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/asus-a52f-ex1393s-15-6-laptop-black-10794858-pdt.html

It was £369 yesterday, with a price of £299 online, that is matched instore if you reserve it, I now notice it's been dropped to £299.97 in store

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Woolwell

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Thank you.

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Aitchbee

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alan14 - I am being too sensitive to your last response - when you say "it has now been 'dropped' to a lower price"...are you using subliminal suggestions.Laptops, tea-cups, plates, for that matter, that are accidently dropped on to a hard surface, usually, break to smithereens! Good luck with your new laptop.Don't drop it :O)

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wiz-king

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I think the £xxx.97 indicate an 'end of line' product, soon to be replaced by a newer model.

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interzone55

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AitchBEE

Nope, I just mean the price has been reduced

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interzone55

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wiz-king

It's already been replaced, but according to the PCW staff the new model isn't selling well at all, as it's a fairly bright red.

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Forum Editor

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Moved to Consumerwatch from Speakers Corner.

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