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#1 longtimeblue

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:55 AM

I'm getting a laptop at the end of the month and have no idea what I'm looking for, Just need it for general email/browsing/poker/iplayer/a few tunes etc

I have about 350 - 400 absolute max to spend - does anybody know a good model and where it's on offer, any help appreciated

Cheers

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#2 rummytheowl

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:56 AM

Acer are a good manufacturer, I have had the same lappy for about 4 years now and no probs - yeah okay, I've had the odd OS glitch, nothing anybody of any skill level (unless you're called Rick Attwood) couldn't sort out - but what I'm saying is I've not had to get my screwdriver out on this one. Plus everybody I know who's also had an Acer have been very pleased by their build.

Wardlelatic on here bought one in November 09 for around the same price as your budget, really good spec. Have a word with him to get the details.
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#3 wardlelatic

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:02 AM

QUOTE (rummytheowl @ Jan 13 2010, 09:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Acer are a good manufacturer, I have had the same lappy for about 4 years now and no probs - yeah okay, I've had the odd OS glitch, nothing anybody of any skill level (unless you're called Rick Attwood) couldn't sort out - but what I'm saying is I've not had to get my screwdriver out on this one. Plus everybody I know who's also had an Acer have been very pleased by their build.

Wardlelatic on here bought one in November 09 for around the same price as your budget, really good spec. Have a word with him to get the details.



There is skill and skill ..... you can fix lap top after idiots click on dodgy links unsure.gif I can do a drum solo or rehabilitate an acute injury grin.gif

Acer do a machine at PC World called e-machine 339 in the sale and good spec it maybe around 375 now if you want the specs I'll post later comes with Vista home or professional depending on your budget . Home is still a good OS.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:09 AM

QUOTE (rummytheowl @ Jan 13 2010, 09:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Acer are a good manufacturer, I have had the same lappy for about 4 years now and no probs - yeah okay, I've had the odd OS glitch, nothing anybody of any skill level (unless you're called Rick Attwood) couldn't sort out - but what I'm saying is I've not had to get my screwdriver out on this one. Plus everybody I know who's also had an Acer have been very pleased by their build.

Wardlelatic on here bought one in November 09 for around the same price as your budget, really good spec. Have a word with him to get the details.


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Acer's are terrific. I recommend them highly.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE (wardlelatic @ Jan 13 2010, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is skill and skill ..... you can fix lap top after idiots click on dodgy links unsure.gif I can do a drum solo or rehabilitate an acute injury grin.gif

Acer do a machine at PC World called e-machine 339 in the sale and good spec it maybe around 375 now if you want the specs I'll post later comes with Vista home or professional depending on your budget . Home is still a good OS.


Yeah, and who taught you that? wink.gif

I am a avid Mac user but have recently used an Ferrari Edition Acer and I can vouch for its build quality and didn't have any issues at all. Actually look nice too which is a bonus.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:37 AM

QUOTE (longtimeblue @ Jan 13 2010, 09:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm getting a laptop at the end of the month and have no idea what I'm looking for, Just need it for general email/browsing/poker/iplayer/a few tunes etc

I have about 350 - 400 absolute max to spend - does anybody know a good model and where it's on offer, any help appreciated

Cheers


My dell inspiron is quite good i got from PC world, 3GB memory and a good 250gb hard drive, perfect for simple home use
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#7 wardlelatic

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE (wardlelatic @ Jan 13 2010, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Acer do a machine at PC World called e-machine 339 in the sale and good spec it maybe around 375 now if you want the specs I'll post later comes with Vista home or professional depending on your budget . Home is still a good OS.



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#8 opinions4u

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 04:48 PM

This link to Top Cashback might come in handy.

PC Word, Currys, Dixons and Comet all pay 3% cashback if you order it via a Top Cashback account. I think Dell's direct sales offer a cashback around the 3% mark too and there are numerous smaller firms you could use too (especially if you hate the big names).

An easy 10 to 12 that you wouldn't have had otherwise! Use it for all online shopping too. Earned me over 100 over the last 12 months.

EDIT: If the links don't work for you here's the web address:

http://www.topcashba.../ref/opinions4u

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I'm getting a laptop at the end of the month and have no idea what I'm looking for, Just need it for general email/browsing/poker/iplayer/a few tunes etc

I have about 350 - 400 absolute max to spend - does anybody know a good model and where it's on offer, any help appreciated

Cheers

No idea mate!

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:13 PM

How much do you get for referrals, o4u? wink.gif
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:13 PM

PS. The link isn't working grin.gif
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#11 opinions4u

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE (Zorrro @ Jan 13 2010, 17:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How much do you get for referrals, o4u? wink.gif

A shameless 1 which will be added to the 2010/11 season ticket fund - so all in a good cause wink.gif .

(If you don't want to give me 1 then just go directly to the site and don't use my link above!).

The site also pays 3.5% for Trainline bookings and 6.5% for National Express bookings, so handy for those little away trips too!

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PS. The link isn't working

Seems to be at this end.

But for those eager to benefit:

http://www.topcashba.../ref/opinions4u

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:04 PM

Sell it to me, big boy. Why is it better than Quidco?
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE (Zorrro @ Jan 13 2010, 19:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sell it to me, big boy. Why is it better than Quidco?

Doesn't charge you 5 a year (it's free).

Commission invariably matches quidco, and they often do an extra 1%.

They also have have an accelerator on cashback the more you use them (an extra 1% to 10% .... so 3% can become 3.3%).

The also claim "Highest Cashback Guaranteed"

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We offer the very best rates of cashback. We constantly scour the internet and chat to our retailers in order to maintain the very best cashback rates available. We are so confident that our rates are second to none that we even offer a Highest Cashback Guarantee. If you find a cashback rate higher elsewhere, then we will match it ☺


I gave up Quidco and moved because it's better. By at least 5 a year.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:33 PM

I might sign up and compare the best rates when I'm looking to buy stuff. Cheers!
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (Zorrro @ Jan 13 2010, 19:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I might sign up and compare the best rates when I'm looking to buy stuff. Cheers!

Cut the "might" and do it.

This could be the hardest 1 I ever earned! laugh.gif

(I don't get that until you've earned a fiver!).

Here's the linky again, just in case you missed it wink.gif

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE (opinions4u @ Jan 13 2010, 19:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cut the "might" and do it.

This could be the hardest 1 I ever earned! laugh.gif

(I don't get that until you've earned a fiver!).

Here's the linky again, just in case you missed it wink.gif

http://www.topcashba.../ref/opinions4u

It's got Holland and Barrett - I'm in. You've referred me o4u....
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE (rummytheowl @ Jan 13 2010, 19:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's got Holland and Barrett - I'm in. You've referred me o4u....



me too ... just joined also o4u
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#18 opinions4u

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:55 PM

Superb.

Cheers guys. Hope it gives you a few extra s to spend on exciting stuff.

Both signed up at 19:47 according to the referrals register!!

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Memberxxxxxxxx 13 Jan 10 - 19:47 Set Private

(Doesn't tell me any more than that and never will!).

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE (opinions4u @ Jan 13 2010, 19:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This could be the hardest 1 I ever earned! laugh.gif


You've got to earn your money, chief. wink.gif
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:13 PM

Well someone else signed up a few seconds ago!
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