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  • Started 5 years ago by toddr
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toddr
Posts: 10

Could someone give me advice about a laptop to buy i am looking for one with 2g ram 160 harddrive its for download music storing photos watching videos etc price range £350
Thanks

Posted 5 years ago
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LH
Posts: 20002

Well I see you live in Ireland. Don't you have a mate that works for Dell ? :)
Seriously tho, I do like Dells. But are you asking for choice between different makes ?

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toddr
Posts: 10

hi I am asking best value for money etc

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

toddr,
Welcome to The HTG Forums.
Just a suggestion for (ANY) Laptop you choose.
1. Force the OEM Retailer to give you a COMPLETE GENUINE COPY of the MS O/S on a CD/DVD.
(NOT Just a Restore Copy)
2. Force the OEM Retailer to provide you with a copy of (ALL) Machine Drivers including the Chipset and Video Driver on a CD.
3. Don't listen to the sales pitch; "It's all in the laptop".
4. Also, don't bother to ask why; just follow my suggestion because one day you will understand. :) :) :)
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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toddr
Posts: 10

I know what you are talking about the laptop i have now crashed couple of weeks ago i learn the hard way to fix it but got it going
Richard

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

toddr,
Very Good You Understand. :) :) :)
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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LH
Posts: 20002

If it was me, I'd go for this.
http://www1.euro.dell.com/cont.....n1152503~~
There are cheaper well known brands, and even cheaper dubious ones, but this would be my preference.

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toddr
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Rick P.♦:)Thankyou for the advice
Reguards
Richard

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JadeEmperor
Posts: 244

@toddr,

don't ferget to FIRMly ask for a downgrade CD to XP too ;-)

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JadeEmperor
Posts: 244

My next preference after the XPS is this http://www.hp.com/united-state.....R1002_USEN

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toddr
Posts: 10

JadeEmperor
don't ferget to FIRMly ask for a downgrade CD to XP too ;-)
Why?

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LH
Posts: 20002

Oh JadeEmperor, what XPS ? and a 10" screen for watching videos ? Written with a big smile on my face :)

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JadeEmperor
Posts: 244

LH, nah no videos on them 10". too small. just to do consulting work like router troubleshooting. :-)

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JadeEmperor
Posts: 244

toddr, coz most people when they buy new laptop that comes with Vista they like to downgrade to XP for different reasons. there are several laptop manufacturers that will leave out in the cold if you ask them how to install XP over Vista.

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toddr
Posts: 10

Does vista not have a wizard for running software in xp?

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JadeEmperor
Posts: 244

toddr, Vista does not have but there are emulation softwares out there to do the job like virtualbox, and vmware to name a few.

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LH
Posts: 20002

toddr, yes Vista does have wizard to do that. But, sometimes it's hat is a bit skewiff, and it doesn't work.

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toddr
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I know i try it had a program on cd but it only runs on xp tried the wizard but no good i am on vista now tried the get driver update to run it cant find it

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