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Old 05-06-10, 09:33 PM
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So i'm off to university in september [Edinurgh, to do mechanical and electrical engineering] and I figured the easiest thing to take computer wise was a laptop simply for transport, taking to the library etc and I really want you guys' opinions.

I'm looking to spend about £900 absolute max but the less i spend on this the more i can transform in to vodka!

A large screen is a must have and ability for light gaming (CS:S etc) would be a welcome bonus

Where would you start?

any advice no matter how small would be awesome guys

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Old 06-06-10, 12:04 AM
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this one should suffice and its good for the money

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/173-A...Win-7-HP-64bit

or check these guys out

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk
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Old 06-06-10, 01:02 AM
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that pcspecialist site is pretty good thanks man!
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Old 06-06-10, 01:45 AM
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no worries mate,they do good builds aswell
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Old 06-06-10, 10:16 AM
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i wish building your own laptop was as accessible as building desktops
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Old 06-06-10, 11:50 AM
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I reckon you could be thinking of buying at the right time.

I'd look out for much cheapness on Dx10 laptops. 4g, pre-i7/i5, HD4xxx or GT2xx, nice 17", large drive
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Old 06-06-10, 01:51 PM
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that's true but i'm hoping that it will last quite a few years :/

for about £870 you can get i5, 4gb DDR3, 500gb hard drive, 17" screen, 5650 graphics and a beasty battery from dell

i hate dell though.
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Old 06-06-10, 03:32 PM
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so whats wrong with pcspecialists mate,dell make good base laptops fella
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that's true but i'm hoping that it will last quite a few years :/

for about £870 you can get i5, 4gb DDR3, 500gb hard drive, 17" screen, 5650 graphics and a beasty battery from dell

i hate dell though.
Those specs sound pretty good for the money tbh
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Old 06-06-10, 09:00 PM
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Those specs sound pretty good for the money tbh
yeah i thought so too

i'll be buying it in a couple of months so maybe prices will go down / specs go up
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