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  • Buztafen 20 Aug 2012 11:01:01 15,957 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    @Buztafen Ah, yeah. Photostrage is a bastard. Handling photos in general is a bitch with an iPad.
    Yeah, and with my current budget at the most i'd only be able to afford a 32gb Wifi iPad 3. Maybe after the wedding...

    Cheers for the suggestion anyway, any thoughts on the Fujitsu i linked? THFourteen's almost persuaded me. :)
  • Buztafen 20 Aug 2012 11:07:21 15,957 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Here's HD4000 benchmarks if you are interested
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4000-Benchmarked.73567.0.html

    However when i am at home, i prefer to play games on my laptop, like the full version of football manager, or civilization, or random stuff i've bought on the steam sale.

    I also wouldnt use the ipad to store all your photos on, it resizes them etc, its a nice photo viewer but not a store-r
    Cheers for the benchies, all she plays is some game called Hoop-de-loop on King.com...repeatedly...forever. So as long as whatever i get can run that i should be fine. :)

    Can understand the benefits of a tablet yeah. Right now i think storage and a familiar OS would be best.

    Fujitsu it is, unless anyone knows of a better bang for buck out there...
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 22 Aug 2012 07:00:52 36,269 posts
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    Right guys,

    I'm buying the wife a laptop. I know roughly what I want - but where to buy it from?

    What are the best websites for buying laptops? Who is (relatively) cheap and reliable?

    I totally called it.
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  • LockeTribal 22 Aug 2012 07:58:47 4,443 posts
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    Saveonlaptops.co.uk have been fairly decent in my experience.
  • grey_matters 22 Aug 2012 08:11:19 3,381 posts
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    LockeTribal wrote:
    Saveonlaptops.co.uk have been fairly decent in my experience.
    Did you get it delivered to Ireland LT?
    Cost?
  • LockeTribal 22 Aug 2012 08:33:46 4,443 posts
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    @grey_matters yeah I did, cheers g_m! Bit of an issue with payment though both times I've used them. Quickly sorted over the phone though.

    Delivery costs about 10 to Ireland if I remember correctly.
  • grey_matters 22 Aug 2012 08:39:57 3,381 posts
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    Thanks.
    Might recommend them to the brother so.
  • THFourteen 22 Aug 2012 08:59:24 31,783 posts
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    @MrTomFTW YOU don't know what you want. The unwashed masses know what you want. A desktop.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 22 Aug 2012 09:58:03 36,269 posts
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    I have a desktop. The wife needs a laptop because it has to be portable.

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  • elstoof 22 Aug 2012 10:04:21 6,138 posts
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    Get a shopping trolley and a generator. Best of both worlds.
  • Buztafen 23 Aug 2012 14:18:40 15,957 posts
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    Not sure if this is a deal worth mentioning or not, but there's a Lenovo Laptop available for a good price on Dabs for less than 500.

    Its a good spec (3rd gen i5, 8gb, 1tb, GT630m 2gb), and you get 50 cashback and if you use the code '15KCHEERS' you get 10 extra of plus you can use Quidco or Topcashback for 2% cashback on top of all that. Works out at about 482 delivered. Only 2 left in stock though...

    Edited by Buztafen at 14:22:08 23-08-2012
  • Lamb 23 Aug 2012 15:51:10 467 posts
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    Laptops can be enticing but expensive because of the smaller components needed.

    Cheapest option, customize a Clevo based laptop. This option can also be quite expensive as they offer some of the latest parts, though their chassis might not be as tricked out as some of the others.
    http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptop-computers/

    Buy an Asus one of the top three brands of gaming laptop with MSI and Alienware.
    http://asuslaptop.co.uk/products.php?cat=Gaming+Powerhouse

    MSI
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=959&catid=1828
    http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/all/laptops-ultrabooks/gaming-laptops

    XoticPC these guys give the latest reviews/infomercials on the latest laptops with in-depth reviews on You-Tube going over 20min long.

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=xotic+pc&oq=xotic+pc&gs_l=youtube-reduced.3..0l4.705655.708022.0.708241.8.7.0.1.1.0.60.371.7.7.0...0.0...1ac.qNgrkcBz4zM

    Lastly what graphic card can play what game at what setting here.
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html

    Enjoy a search of countless hours! :p :D
  • RunningMan 23 Aug 2012 16:10:17 2,355 posts
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    The new i5/i7 laptop chips run very hot, so if anyone buys a lappy with one in, check the temperatures. Get a HW monitor and run futuremark or prime95 to give the CPU a good workout and check that the fans and ventilation are up to the job.
  • AccidentProne 22 Sep 2012 10:28:55 1,128 posts
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    My laptop died recently and after umming and ahhing for a while over whether to replace it with a tablet or netbook, I've decided I'm probably best off just going for another laptop.

    The Lenovo Buztafen recommended earlier in this thread looks pretty good to me, especially with the cashback and Windows 8 upgrades deals. Unfortunately, I'm woefully out of touch as far as these things are concerned. Does this look like a decent spec for the price?
  • PinkSpider 18 Nov 2012 22:47:00 3,346 posts
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    Bump/ help.

    Can anyone recommend me a laptop that can run Team Fortress 2/ Source games at medium to high quality but not too expensive. Other than TF2 etc will just be running classic PC games really but whilst I could easily buy a cheap PC laptops are massively confusing.
  • Moot_Point 18 Nov 2012 23:03:22 3,500 posts
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    What is your budget?

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    mowgli wrote: I can't believe this is still going. I'm far too hungover for this. I did not poop on a chair lol!

  • PinkSpider 18 Nov 2012 23:30:49 3,346 posts
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    I'd rather go less than 500 but could stretch to 600.
  • damagedinc 20 Nov 2012 16:28:17 626 posts
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    Need a laptop purely for storing photos, music and syncing my ipad and phone.

    Budget is 300.

    Looking at the asus x54. With oentium dual core, 2.2ghz speed, 4gb ram and a 500gb hard drive


    Think this sounds ok or is thete bettet for this money?
  • damagedinc 21 Nov 2012 08:40:42 626 posts
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    Anyone?

    Thankyou
  • Moot_Point 21 Nov 2012 09:00:20 3,500 posts
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    This.

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    mowgli wrote: I can't believe this is still going. I'm far too hungover for this. I did not poop on a chair lol!

  • damagedinc 21 Nov 2012 09:33:30 626 posts
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    Cheers, will take a look.
  • PinkSpider 6 Dec 2012 18:56:48 3,346 posts
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    Can anyone recommend me a laptop from ebuyer which will run Team Fortress 2/ Left 4 Dead 2 etc at high settings. And if possible at around 500?
  • PinkSpider 7 Dec 2012 22:15:58 3,346 posts
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    PinkSpider wrote:
    Can anyone recommend me a laptop from ebuyer which will run Team Fortress 2/ Left 4 Dead 2 etc at high settings. And if possible at around 500?
    Anyone? :( My Steam/ Civ games are calling me back to the PC master race (and having a PC with moving lots isn't really practical at the moment).
  • Moot_Point 7 Dec 2012 22:33:56 3,500 posts
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    This. Slightly higher price due to the processor.

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    mowgli wrote: I can't believe this is still going. I'm far too hungover for this. I did not poop on a chair lol!

  • RunningMan 7 Dec 2012 22:56:59 2,355 posts
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    There's a Lenovo z580 with a 630m in it for under 500 at saveon laptops. There's a 75 cashback deal running. Probably worth checking out.
  • asha 24 Dec 2012 23:10:10 1,990 posts
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    My girlfriend is looking at this Dell notebook, I wonder if anyone can tell us if it's good enough for her needs? Or if we could get something better for a similar price?

    She'll require it to run Photoshop well and to play games such as The Sims 3 and Left4Dead 2 at fairly high settings.

    Here's the system:
    Dell Inspiron 15R
    Processor Intel Core i3-3110M processor (2.40 GHz, 3M cache)
    Video Card 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    Memory 6GB 1600MHz DDR3
    Hard Drive 1TB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
    Screen 15.6in High Definition (1366X768) WLED with TrueLife
    = 330

    Edited by asha at 23:46:52 24-12-2012

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  • DrStrangelove 25 Dec 2012 02:29:22 2,538 posts
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    I have a Macbook Pro, and I greatly recommend it, it's great.

    Except it isn't, it's mostly a multimedia toy, like most newer Apple stuff.

    So, don't listen to me, that's one advice I can give you.
  • Short-Round 31 Dec 2012 16:48:13 1,108 posts
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    Is it possible to get a decent-ish laptop for around 200? Will mainly be used for web, email, office and will also be left on constantly as a download machine (not sure if a netbook would cope with this use). Not fussed about operating system, could happily live with XP or Vista. Any help appreciated, as I'm not tech-spec minded, so not sure what I should be going for. Cheers
  • SYS64738 31 Dec 2012 17:06:01 1,508 posts
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    Short-Round wrote:
    Is it possible to get a decent-ish laptop for around 200? Will mainly be used for web, email, office and will also be left on constantly as a download machine (not sure if a netbook would cope with this use). Not fussed about operating system, could happily live with XP or Vista. Any help appreciated, as I'm not tech-spec minded, so not sure what I should be going for. Cheers
    Whatever you do, dont get a netbook. They don't excel at anything and are uncomfortable to use due to usually too small keyboards. For me buying one was the single worst gadget purchase, ever.
  • heyyo 31 Dec 2012 17:09:39 14,374 posts
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    Short-Round wrote:
    Is it possible to get a decent-ish laptop for around 200? Will mainly be used for web, email, office and will also be left on constantly as a download machine (not sure if a netbook would cope with this use). Not fussed about operating system, could happily live with XP or Vista. Any help appreciated, as I'm not tech-spec minded, so not sure what I should be going for. Cheers
    If you don't mind 2nd hand something like this will do the job.

    As you're considering netbooks, perhaps even this?

    Edited by heyyo at 17:12:44 31-12-2012
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