Best UK laptop for about £600?


Political Access
28 Dec 2001

I need to buy a laptop for the family which must be able to run games such as SIMs and other stuff. SIMS seems quite intense on processing so the machine cannot be a wimp!

I've been looking at this Dell :£637 all in

Dell™ Vostro 1510 NB

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5870 (2.0 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB),
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English,
256 MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8400M GS (64 bit) Graphic Card,
320GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive,
4096MB (2x2048) 667MHz DDR2 Dual Channel

Which seems reasonably spec'd. Is it? I've lost touch a bit recently so any pointers in this market would be useful.


Vostro is Dell's business line up. XPS is their gaming series.

Anythig Dell or HP (HDX are the high-end gaming laptops) is good these days. I'd say HP have the edge though.

SIMS is processor intensive, though a core 2 duo will eat it for breakfast with the whole australian outback to spare :)
I went for the M1530 2.4 GHZ XPX from Dell - in bubblegum pink for my daughter!

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