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flier Fri 16-Nov-12 16:12:02

I'm buying a laptop for our Community Council, so its really just for minute taking and emailing etc, but I can't decide between these 2. Max budget is £400 to include MS Office. Any help appreciated, and open to suggestions on other makes and models. I need this to last :-)
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Aspire-V3-531-15-6-Intel-Pentium-Sandybridge-Win7-Laptop-/321019652550?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item4abe4329c6
www.shop.bt.com/products/fujitsu--ah512-intel-pentium-b960-4gb-500gbhdmi-win8--laptop-8BSJ.html?utm_source=retention%20email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email121112&utm_content=PK00
www.ebuyer.com/398053-acer-aspire-v5-thin-and-light-nx-m2cek-003

flier Mon 19-Nov-12 20:29:30

bump

CruelAndUnusualParenting Tue 20-Nov-12 22:19:43

I wouldn't buy a laptop with Windows 8 while you can still get Windows 7.

I'm not sure how much you would pay for MS Office? A quick look suggests that a license bought from a reputable buyer would be £150, which won't leave enough for a decent laptop.
I would have thought the free LibreOffice suite would be suitable?

For makes and models, I would suggest Toshiba, HP or Lenovo.

flier Thu 22-Nov-12 10:38:45

Thanks CAUP, I was thinking the same re the new windows version.
I seem to be able to get Office for around £89, I think this is when I buy a laptop from the same company.

Thanks for your input.

CruelAndUnusualParenting Thu 22-Nov-12 12:07:11

I can see office Home and Student edition for around £90. I would not expect that license to be valid for use on a Community Council laptop, but I could be wrong.

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