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However, Windows 7 is shaping up nicely. I also use DreamLinux and some FreeBSD, so it's all good! :p:
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Don't make eye contact and maybe he will leave us alone!
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for all the os x fanboys out there - why not load os x on your cheap pc? plenty of how to guides on the web. then you have leopard on cheap hardware.

and before i get lambasted as not being an apple cultist and 'close to jobs' - i have a mbp. its nice. it is also significantly over-priced.
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Well, it forms the basis for OS X...

(Original post by jrhartley)
for all the os x fanboys out there - why not load os x on your cheap pc? plenty of how to guides on the web. then you have leopard on cheap hardware.

and before i get lambasted as not being an apple cultist and 'close to jobs' - i have a mbp. its nice. it is also significantly over-priced.
I have done this, I use OS X on my Mint machine every now and then. Linux is more versatile
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I have a budget of £550 (after MONTHS of saving) for a laptop for uni. The one I'm using now is ok, about three years old but I have a nasty feeling it could conk out at any moment, plus my internet is slow despite the fast connection we have, so I'm assuming it's my clogged up laptop.
Anyway, to all the powerful people with the knowledge, I ask you, what is the best laptop I can get for this price?

My requirements... I'd hope it could play Sims3,
It has to have Wi-fi
A decent memory

Any advice would be great as I really do not know what I'm looking at.

Thanks!
i'd recommend for a female get a dell laptop the
http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...ref=lthp&s=dhs
THE SECOND ONE THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY AND WILL BE UP TO DATE FOR THE NEXT 2-3 YEARS AT LEAST WITH A VERY GOOD SPEC.
i also feel they're durable and the customer service is great if anything was unfortunatley to happen (99% unlikely) unless you chuck it down the stairs or something.
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Well, it forms the basis for OS X...


I have done this, I use OS X on my Mint machine every now and then. Linux is more versatile
I know. I'm just essentially a magpie - i like things slick and shiny
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i'd recommend for a female get a dell laptop the
http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...ref=lthp&s=dhs
THE SECOND ONE THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY AND WILL BE UP TO DATE FOR THE NEXT 2-3 YEARS AT LEAST WITH A VERY GOOD SPEC.
i also feel they're durable and the customer service is great if anything was unfortunatley to happen (99% unlikely) unless you chuck it down the stairs or something.


Thanks! Well just to update the thread, not that anyone really cares what I bought but...hey. I looked on Dell but they have thier own intergrated graphics cards that I wasn't so sure about so I didn't go for Dell in the end.

I went for, HP and it has a dual core processor, Nvidia graphics card 140 Gb hard drive, and 3 GB RAM. It was £460 down from £700 and I'm on it now and it is quite lovely.

I'm not sure if it was truly value for money but it is going like a dream
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Thanks! Well just to update the thread, not that anyone really cares what I bought but...hey. I looked on Dell but they have thier own intergrated graphics cards that I wasn't so sure about so I didn't go for Dell in the end.

I went for, HP and it has a dual core processor, Nvidia graphics card 140 Gb hard drive, and 3 GB RAM. It was £460 down from £700 and I'm on it now and it is quite lovely.

I'm not sure if it was truly value for money but it is going like a dream
good spec. nice to hear.
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(Original post by hanna118212)
Thanks! Well just to update the thread, not that anyone really cares what I bought but...hey. I looked on Dell but they have thier own intergrated graphics cards that I wasn't so sure about so I didn't go for Dell in the end.

I went for, HP and it has a dual core processor, Nvidia graphics card 140 Gb hard drive, and 3 GB RAM. It was £460 down from £700 and I'm on it now and it is quite lovely.

I'm not sure if it was truly value for money but it is going like a dream
can you elaborate on the make and model, what HP laptop?
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can you elaborate on the make and model, what HP laptop?
Well when it starts up it says Intel (R) Core (TM) Duo CPU T5800 @2.00GHZ
3.00 GB RAM
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NVIDIA GeForce 9200 GE


HP G70 Notebook

I don't know much about computers so I'm not sure if this is a good deal or not.

I just hope I don't get put in someone's sig as "epic computer purchase fail" or anything.
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Well when it starts up it says Intel (R) Core (TM) Duo CPU T5800 @2.00GHZ
3.00 GB RAM
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NVIDIA GeForce 9200 GE


HP G70 Notebook

I don't know much about computers so I'm not sure if this is a good deal or not.

I just hope I don't get put in someone's sig as "epic computer purchase fail" or anything.
well ive googled the model number i would say its an ok/good purchase
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you dont need a good laptop

just get a big hdd and the best battery you can afford.

Screen size is personal choice. 17" is a bit bulky in my opinion. Ive got a 13.5"
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This seems like a good spec for the money

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/pro...M/tab/reviews#


17" screen
2Ghz processor
250GB hard drive
3GB RAM

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This seems like a good spec for the money

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/pro...M/tab/reviews#


17" screen
2Ghz processor
250GB hard drive
3GB RAM

OP's already bought one :p:
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OP's already bought one :p:
same model different spec
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dot buy anything with a CoreDuo

get a Core2Duo instead.

The original Duo doesnt support 64 bit, which will be the future.
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dot buy anything with a CoreDuo

get a Core2Duo instead.

The original Duo doesnt support 64 bit, which will be the future.
the OP has bought a laptop, so really, suggestions about what to look for are no longer useful in this case
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well ive googled the model number i would say its an ok/good purchase

Thanks. Well good(ish) then? It will not install Sims 2 however and I am definetly not amused one bit! Thanks though for the googling and what not, gold sent your way
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well most laptops wont play the sims2
it doesnt run on intel integrated graphics
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