I've just bought a laptop for my dear old mother and had pretty much the same requirements as you.|
In the end I went for this
It was Ł380 at the time but seems to have crept up to Ł400 now (including VAT). Anyway its a nicely built bit of kit (for any money) and is definetly worth considering. Plus points are the nice case, good display and a solid feel to it. The downsides are the 256 MB of RAM, which is enough to do the basics but for Ł25 its daft not to double it up. Also the battery life of 3 hours ain't the best, but reading round on budget laptops this seems common.
Edit: Damned tricksy linky things
Edited by QuickBen at 16:49:40 30-07-2005
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