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    My boss has given me the task of finding him a laptop and being that I've never owned one, I was wondering if you guys could help.

    He has a budget of 400 and he will only be using it for internet browsing, Skype video chat and microsoft office etc.

    Any manufactureres worth avoiding?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
    Last edited by WR1989UK; 13-06-12, 09:58.
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    Originally posted by WR1989UK View Post
    My boss has given me the task of finding him a laptop and being that I've never owned one, I was wondering if you guys could help.

    He has a budget of 400 and he will only be using it for internet browsing, Skype video chat and microsoft office etc.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
    Will he be using it for work??

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Lapto...roductId=48141

    or if he can justify the extra 30 for a larger screen

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Lapto...roductId=49857
    Last edited by joker3327; 13-06-12, 10:01.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by joker3327 View Post
      Will he be using it for work??
      He'll be using the MS software for work but not the video calling.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by WR1989UK View Post
        He'll be using the MS software for work but not the video calling.
        See my first post I have personally got 2 Samsung Laptops and have never had an issue with any of them...so i would recommend the Samsung .
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        • #5
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          • #6
            Acer 5749, i3-2330M, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 750GB drive. 15.6" widescreen with webcam, available from 349 at a certain supermarket where everything helps.. That's 200 cheaper than my 5742 was when it came out, with a first-gen i5, 4GB RAM and 500GB drive.

            Probably the best laptop I've ever owned, nice and cool under load, quiet, not too heavy, acceptable quality webcam, etc. I use it for everything from Word to Skype to video editing in Premiere Pro, never failed me
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            • #7
              Originally posted by joker3327 View Post
              See my first post I have personally got 2 Samsung Laptops and have never had an issue with any of them...so i would recommend the Samsung .
              Thanks Joker, that Samsung looks like a front runner at the moment so I will show the boss and find out what he thinks.
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              • #8
                UPDATE: Shown the boss the two options you recommended Joker and mentioned the supermarket laptop Chris, he's printed them off and will talk it over with his wife later apparently.

                Thanks for the help guys, you've saved me
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                • #9
                  We have? Bugger
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                  • #10
                    you know the AMD zacate is like intel atom?

                    that samsung is just a large netbook really, not brilliant, my sister has a toshiba version and its pretty poo, deffo go core i5 or even core i5 for 400.

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                    • #11
                      For what he wants to do with it the AMD chips are fine surely? lower power consumption...longer battery life...less heat...

                      Only surfing and Office
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                      • #12
                        yeah probs are but they are still poo for the money.

                        For 400 you can get some really good laptops

                        Toshiba Satellite 750RJ or something

                        Core i3, 4gb, 320gb HDD, GT525m.

                        Lenovo G570

                        Core i3, 6gb, 640gb HDD, HD6370GPU, Bluray Rom.


                        Or theres a whole load of i3 laptops from 330 with 4gb ram and 500gb hdd.

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