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Post by Twisted Fire Starter Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:23 pm

I'm looking for a laptop with a screen size between 12" - 15.6". Nothing ancient though please. W.H.Y ?


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Post by Twisted Fire Starter Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:53 pm

Still looking. Twisted Evil
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Post by Gobiker56 Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:44 pm

Have a look on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] some stunning deals on older, but new , laptops etc.
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Post by Sally Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:49 pm

Hi Jay - I've got a recon 12" IBM thinkpad from ebay for £80 - works a treat for all I need it for. x
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Post by Twisted Fire Starter Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:36 am

Thanks for your recommendations guys, I've checked out both places and the array is endless. I need to whittle down what features I need so as to narrow the search a bit.

Any advice of makes to avoid? I'll definitely not be entertaining an HP.

Has anyone got experience of Windows 8?
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Post by ross Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:37 am

Jay,
I have always bought HP and never had a problem...!!!

just personal choice
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Post by Richii Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:32 pm

I found Dell the best to go with, if you have a problem with it they send a courier to pick it up and take it away for fixing and then return it and it don't cost a penny.
They have some good deals.
I have a Dell inspiron N5040 15.6" HD screen

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Post by ross Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:37 pm

Richii that's excellent service,I maybe looking for another laptop for my wife will give them a look

cheers
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Post by Twisted Fire Starter Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:41 pm

Funny you should say that Rich, I'm on the Dell site right now and after several days of trawling through every make of machine, I think I'm set for a Dell. They even have a 3 year on-site repair warranty(for extra)! "Oh hello Dell I need a technician. My address? Sure, A-Cave, The Campo. See you soon!"
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Post by Richii Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:48 pm

I recommend getting a 15.6" HD screen laptop as the picture is amazing and great for watching HD films.
The pick up service was great picked up, fixed and returned in 4 days

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Post by Twisted Fire Starter Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:59 pm

I'm weighing up the 15.6 and 14" ones. I've been using a 10" Netbook for over 5 years (it's now giving its final death throes) but I'm thinking the 15.6 could seem MASSIVE in comparison. I might have to use it from another room whilst I get used to it!

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Post by Richii Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:07 pm

Yeah they do seem big at first, but trust me there well worth it in the long run, and if you go on a 14" or 10" screen after you will be happy you went for the bigger screen.
Same as a TV would you rather have a 14" tv or a 32" full hd tv Smile

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Post by Twisted Fire Starter Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:16 pm

I know what you're saying, but I do like the compactness and higher portability of the smaller unit.
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Post by Twisted Fire Starter Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:23 pm

All sorted now. I decided to go for a 13.3" Dell Vostro.
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Post by La Mancha Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:02 pm

Just what I have Jason, Vostro 131 with Core i5 Great little laptop but mine doesn't have a built-in DVD so bought a USB Blu-Ray burner that works great.
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Post by Twisted Fire Starter Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:25 pm

I went for the Vostro 3300, but the one I'm geting was "pimped" from new. Core i5 560m, 6gb, 500gb, Nvidia card, dvdrw, express34, HD screen, finger print reader, 8 cell bat & Win7 Pro 64. Can't wait till it arrives! bounce
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