Best British Laptop?

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Mubbers, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    A question I asked a while back but never got round to buying.

    Currently, for around the £1100 mark what is the best laptop I can get in Britain?

    I'm keen on A DVD writer a good graphics card and Speed.

    Thanks

    Mubbers
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i am also intrested, i was looking @toshiba ones (without widescreen):

    TOSHIBA A30-714
    # Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz Mobile Processor
    # 512 Mb RAM Memory
    # 40 Gb Hard Drive
    # DVD Rom & CD ReWriter Drive
    # 15" TFT Screen
    # 64Mb Intel 852GME Graphics
    # Microsoft Windows XP Home & Worksuite
    # 2 x USB Connections
    # 1 x Firewire Connection
    # 1 Year FREE Warranty


    only down side is no mention of a wireless card? outherwise i was very tempted ;)
     
  3. Mubbers

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    Yeah not bad, I was looking at the Sony Vaio GTR. Which has nVidia graphics in it. I've also seen some with a Radeon 9600 xt? card in but odn't remember which make :(
     
  4. rushm001

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    I have got a Sony Vaio Laptop. Very solid make!
     
  5. Mubbers

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    I spotted this from Soporano own brand from novatech for £1100:


    O/S................... XPP
    Screen............... 15.0" XGA TFT
    Processor............ Intel Pentium 4
    Processor Speed... 3.0GHz
    Memory.............. 1024MB PC2700 333MHz DDR
    Hard Drive .......... 60GB
    Drive.................. CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
    Modem.............. 56K/V.90 Internal
    AGP Graphics...... 64MB Nvidia GeForce Go
    Sound............... SoundBlaster Pro Compatible
    Floppy Drive....... No
    Memory Slots..... 2 x DIMMs
    Networking Port... 1 x 10/100 RJ45
    Serial Port.......... No
    Parallel Port........ Yes
    Ext Monitor Port... Yes
    RJ11 Modem Port.. Yes
    TV Port.............. 1 x S-Video Out
    USB Ports........... 4 x USB 2.0
    PCMCIA Port........ 1 x Type II
    Infra Red Trans.... Yes
    Mini PCI Slot....... Yes
    Firewire Port....... Yes
    AC Adaptor Yes
    Internal Battery Lithium Ion Battery
    Touchpad Yes
    Scroll Button Yes
    Dimensions (mm) 39h x 332w x 285d
    Warranty 12 Mths RTB
    Weight 3.4Kg w/ battery
    Notes Antenna Built-in (Requires Adaptor)
     
  6. Syrus

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  7. rushm001

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    Sony Vaio Vaio FR415S - £1,173.82 inc VAT

    Intel® Pentium 4® 2.8GHz
    15” (38.1cm) Onyx Black LCD
    DVD+/-RW
    512MB
    ATI RADEON IGP 345 (Up to 128mb)
    60GB HDD
    Floppy Disc Drive
    Memory stick slot (MS Pro)
    3 x USB 2.0 ports
    Sony Updated VAIO World Software
    New Adobe Software
    Microsoft Works 7.0
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Notebooks suck, but if you insist on having one.. :p
    firstly.. http://www.apple.com/uk/ibook/ or if you must have a Windows machine, I see you've already noticed and mentioned NovaTech, two friends have notebooks from there, nice machines, would recommend them.. apart from there sales/e-mail staff, still haven't got back to me with regards to a post-christmas query. feckers. Easy enough to get hold of on the phone though :)
     
  9. Geffy

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    take a look at eBuyer

    Also DELL would probably be able to do a decent system for that kind of price
     
  10. Mubbers

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    I checked out Ebuyer but their Sony's seemed to be a litle vague on the spec front.

    But you're right SPeedY I don't really want a laptop but I can't take my desktop offshore! So there you are :)