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I want a laptop for under £300 - someone recommend one wouldya?

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Kbear Sat 17-Jan-09 20:29:54

I saw the Acer Aspire One that someone recommended but it's too small I think, but can someone recommend a full size laptop for around £300? with XP and 1GB ?

Ta everso

Kbear Sat 17-Jan-09 21:23:37

don't let me down people

SoWhat Sat 17-Jan-09 21:26:35

Try www.ebuyer.com

Kbear Sat 17-Jan-09 21:27:55

I've looked on ebuyer but the specs baffle me. I need someone to say "this is a good one"!!!!

herbietea Sat 17-Jan-09 21:31:24

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Kbear Sat 17-Jan-09 21:33:06

Thanks Herb, it's bewildering and DH says "just buy one" but it's not that simple (and I'm not good at spending money on myself!!)

herbietea Sat 17-Jan-09 21:34:43

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Cosette Sat 17-Jan-09 21:35:25

I hear good things of the Asus EE PC 900 - if you go for one with Linux on rather than XP, then you will get more for your money.

Kbear Sat 17-Jan-09 21:49:26

I think I want XP but probably only because I don't know Linux and I'm familiar with XP.

RustyBear Sat 17-Jan-09 22:00:05

You're not likely to find a new standard-size pc with XP on the high street any more - and for Vista you really should have 2Gb of RAM, or it'll be pretty sluggish.

Most of the mini notebooks like the Eee have either Linux or a version of XP, though there are a few with vista. I saw the new range of Toshiba minis at the BETT show (Education technology show) yesterday & they looked pretty good. Big disadvantage minis though is that they don't normally have an optical drive (CD/DVD drive)

Kbear Sat 17-Jan-09 22:02:54

Rusty (my fellow bear) - thanks for that - it's a minefield out there. I will investigate further!

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