Buying a Laptop

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby JQW » 24 May 2012, 23:24

It really depends on what's available, and how much she's willing to spend, as specifications are constantly changing.

Avoid Currys/PC World, as they tend to hold out-of-date systems in stock, and you'll be able get newer, and better, for the same price elsewhere.

A few things to consider:

Is a CD/DVD drive needed? Many laptops come without them, requiring the use of an external drive to read such discs.

Cheaper machines come with the cut down version of Windows 7, the starter edition. This is very limited, lacking some core features. Upgrading to Windows 7 Home will add another £60 or so.
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