Problem is, Vista *might* be Ok for basic browsing etc, but who knows how it'll be when it gets it's first service pack and the inevitable extras get installed. It might be worth spending a bit extra now and get a bit more future-proofing. Or see if you can get XP on it.|
You can get something better if you don't mind spending more. (Core 2, 2GB)
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Carrybagma 3,904 posts
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Thanks Carrybagma and others, but the budgetry constraints will outwheigh any possible future proofing.
Looks like Dell will get the Badger $.
Cheers for your advice guys.
Aren't internet laptops FREE with some broadband provider contracts? E.G Orange Bells.
Read loads of horror stories on this - take months to get, AOL are an (apparently) shit ISP, just doesn`t sound like its worth the hassle.
I got a £400 laptop for £50 when I signed up with Orange. Great service, got my laptop quicker than promised and internet connection is rapid. Result.
Fair `nuff. Moneysavingexpert has loads of people stressing about it - guess they must be swamped by requests and taking strain to keep up ?
rprince 151 posts
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Check out the asus eeePC 701.
Should be out for £200 they say.
sugapunk 220 posts
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So you're a blind Apple fan as well as a blind Nintendo fan?
Have a look here
Scroll down to the ibm thinkpad for £99