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    Budget - Up to £600

    CRUCIAL:
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (no trolling, i do not want a mac)
    Weight: Under 2Kg - preferably 1.5kg
    HDD: Minimum 250GB, preferably 320GB+
    Size: 14" or less, preferably 13.3"
    BATTERY LIFE: 5 hours light use, preferably 8. Minimum of 2 hours of video playback. More is better.

    Use: Work (needs to be able to use Microsoft Office QUICKLY), Internet, Very Light gaming (I have a gaming desktop), Music
    I have a fast desktop - I do not want a annoyingly slow laptop - I'm impatient

    I was looking at:
    Acer Aspire Timeline 3810TZ - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176853...edium=products
    Samsung Q330 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242269

    But any other suggestions welcome
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    (Original post by London Prophet)
    Budget - Up to £600

    CRUCIAL:
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (no trolling, i do not want a mac)
    Weight: Under 2Kg - preferably 1.5kg
    HDD: Minimum 250GB, preferably 320GB+
    Size: 14" or less, preferably 13.3"
    BATTERY LIFE: 5 hours light use, preferably 8. Minimum of 2 hours of video playback. More is better.

    Use: Work (needs to be able to use Microsoft Office QUICKLY), Internet, Very Light gaming (I have a gaming desktop), Music
    I have a fast desktop - I do not want a annoyingly slow laptop - I'm impatient

    I was looking at:
    Acer Aspire Timeline 3810TZ - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176853...edium=products
    Samsung Q330 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242269

    But any other suggestions welcome
    Hi there, I have the Acer AS3810T, 320GB HDD, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB memory and a 13.3" screen. Absolutely fabulous laptop, really lightweight and a long battery life. Also looks amazing with lovely keys (based on the macbook keys apparently).

    I've got hours of trusty use out of it and I was lucky enough to get it on offer online. Not sure of the pricing of it now. It runs so quickly (much better than my PC in fact) and the fact that IT nerds compliment me on how fast it loads tells you how good it is :P

    Hope that helps.
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    Fair play - the DM3 is on the table:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-DM3...0949193&sr=1-1
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    (Original post by London Prophet)
    Fair play - the DM3 is on the table:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-DM3...0949193&sr=1-1
    Looks good. Here's a great one that my sister has: http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.c...-r630-laptops/
    Just as good as Sony but cheaper. If you're budget was higher, I would have recommended the Macbook Pro (I have the 17 inch version (part of the new series recently launched) and it is great). If i were you, i wouldn't go for Acer as my uncle had to have his repaired after a few months of light use. If you don't fancy the Toshiba, you could look at Dell laptops - if you don't like any of those just go with the DM3.
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    I can't seem to find any reviews of the DM3-2110SA - I have no idea what the battery life is like
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    (Original post by dudleyian)
    Hi there, I have the Acer AS3810T, 320GB HDD, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB memory and a 13.3" screen. Absolutely fabulous laptop, really lightweight and a long battery life. Also looks amazing with lovely keys (based on the macbook keys apparently).

    I've got hours of trusty use out of it and I was lucky enough to get it on offer online. Not sure of the pricing of it now. It runs so quickly (much better than my PC in fact) and the fact that IT nerds compliment me on how fast it loads tells you how good it is :P

    Hope that helps.
    What's the speed like? The weight and battery life is best of the lot, but I'm concerned that it's going to be a very slow laptop for multitasking (firefox + word + music etc)
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    iPad.
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    I've got one of these; I'm not a technology expert, but can vouch that it's pretty good. Good performance, can get about eleven hours out of it on battery, charges quite quickly and it's light (I carry it around all day.)

    http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.c...up/productPage
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    iPad.
    It's not a laptop. It doesn't run office. It's an INCREDIBLY bad idea.

    Also, RE: your signature. What if your fee's are being cut? WHERE DO YOU STAND!?
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    (Original post by JosephRedfern)
    It's not a laptop. It doesn't run office. It's an INCREDIBLY bad idea.

    Also, RE: your signature. What if your fee's are being cut? WHERE DO YOU STAND!?
    Apologies for the bad idea. I have a Toshiba Satellite, it's small, shiny and fast. Got a fair bit of memory too.

    I stand against the cuts mainly with Education and increases to student fees.
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    Surely the increased power of the 2110SAis likely to take out battery life?
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    (Original post by London Prophet)
    What's the speed like? The weight and battery life is best of the lot, but I'm concerned that it's going to be a very slow laptop for multitasking (firefox + word + music etc)
    Not at all, I've found it extremely quick, as in noticeably quick. I've had music, the internet and a word document all running at once.

    I carry it round with me on campus all the time; it's so lightweight. I got a waterproof holder for it on Amazon which again keeps the carrying weight down and it fits in my bag just like a folder.

    Any more questions do ask.
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    iPad.
    Oh come onnnn, Ipad only offers 2 of the things OP wanted!


    OP MSI wind 12 might interest you
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    I have the hp pavillion dm1 which pretty much fits what you're after. I love mine!
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    I must say, I'm leaning towards the 3810TZ - it doesn't seem to be much slower than the others, but has much better weight and battery life
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    Nailed it down to these three

    Acer Aspire Timeline 3810TZ - http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/lapto...imeline-3810tz
    Lowest weight, reasonable power, longest battery life (by far)

    HP Pavillion DM3-2110SA - http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/lapto...p-pavilion-dm3
    Reasonable weight, highest power (relatively), poorest battery life

    Samsung Q330 - http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/lapto...3/samsung-q330
    Reasonable weight, decent power, reasonable battery life
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    Not tried the Samsung or HP and don't have them in store to check, but I own the Acer and I love it! It doesn't have a optical drive, but never been an issue. I do a lot of multitasking with office, internet, and streaming to the tv, and it works fine. It's a great size and weight, and the battery still lasts about 8 hours after having it for months.
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    Bought the Acer in the end - it works great so far
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    Sorry to bump this thread, but does anyone have an idea of where I can get the Acer. Everywhere I look, it seems to be out of stock. It was priced at just under £400 on ebuyer, which seems to be a really great deal, but it's out of stock. I've seen it at a couple of places for £500, but I'd rather get it cheaper if I can.
 
 
 
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