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Looking for a laptop!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Matthew Parr, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Hi Guys,

    Im looking to buy a laptop to use around the house for msn, facebook and using the internet and the occasional play of games! Just wondering what a good laptop would be! Im looking to spend around £200-£300 and am thinking of buying one second hand! Just need some help and advice on what laptop and what sort of price i should be paying ?

    Cheers Guys.
  2. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Member Premium Member

    I am wondering the same as i am planning to buy one for my dad. So he doesnt need to use that old computer anymore.
  3. Christopher Aponte

    Christopher Aponte
    Premium Member

    what do you call occasional play of games?
    name a couple just in case :)
  4. I mean games that dont need a huge amount of graphics like Football Manager and age of empiers maybe! But that isnt a must just an extra because il be keeping the desktop because of my G25 and GTRevo etc
  5. Christopher Aponte

    Christopher Aponte
    Premium Member

    hhmmm...I think you will get better a new one around 400

    because your budget is more to use the Intel atom processor
  6. Laptops arent normally built for gaming. Especially those in your price range. You might get away with some games that are not processer and graphic hungry like some are though. Maybe something like this - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-Equ...?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1262618861&sr=1-94 But you will need to get rid of Vista and install either XP or Windows 7. Vista will eat alot of resources and not leave much for any games you might run.

    Hope that helps :)
  7. Thanks for the help :) i was thinking about it today and i was thinking that i dont really need it for games at all! ive already got and xbox360 a PC and a psp! lol so no need!
  8. Christopher Aponte

    Christopher Aponte
    Premium Member

    and the question is. do you want a laptop with a 15" screen or do you prefer something light with a 10"screen...if it is the latter....then why not a nettop?

    for me what Nick posted, I would then prefer to go with a nettop. same processor power that uses way less power....and still good to watch movies (not HD movies though...that is pushing to much unless it is a Ion graphics card)
  9. Now your not after games, then the link i posted will be overkill for what you need. A Netbook might be perfect then for what you need. Its light, portable, small and is designed just for browsing the net, checking emails etc.. Although for movies then I'd go for a larger screen so you can actually see the movie :)
  10. Christopher Aponte

    Christopher Aponte
    Premium Member

    indeed a nettop
    I have been looking around, but don't know if this is the cheapest site for laptop/nettop/pc.
    either way just a good indication
    going for a new nettop for just email, messenger and youtubing (normal quality), you can get this
    or this

    wanting a better nettop or one that can for sure play HD video (youtube HD or those 2 gb HD quality movies)
    but before watching the next ones, this is above your budget (100 or more than 100 than the budget that you have put), but are worthy to check
    this one

    or this one
    this last one is really pricey, but it does seem worthy with bigger hd & a much more powerfull graphics processor.

    Bram......contact me for your ideas and I might give you something more specific in NL :)
  11. Thankyou for your help :D I like the look of those nettops and would be handy! im going to try and find them for as cheap as i can! thanks for your help Chris :thumbsup:
  12. Christopher Aponte

    Christopher Aponte
    Premium Member

    your welcome ;)