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Best Laptop for around £250


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Yeh I know its a crap budget, but its for my youngest lad for his birthday and he does really need one now.

It dosen't need to be anything special for what he wants, playing facebook games and spore which his old medion 1.3ghz celeron does fine.

Ive found this on ebuyer :
Lenovo IdeaPad G550 Laptop - Laptops | Ebuyer.com

Can I get anything better for the cash ?

I see theres an acer on the same site higher spec for £289 on sale, but I don't think Acer are that good as all the acers we have had are broken in one way or another.

Is this brand linked above any good ?

Is there a deal I'm missing somewhere ?



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Im in same situation but have been looking on ebay for one for my sister.
Its a great spec and comes with a few bits but its out of my budget :(


Thats the link if its any help ?

Ps. Im a newbie :)

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Thanks matey, and welcome to AVForums !!!
Its out of my price range too, but this Asus quoted below looks good !

£250 is very doable here are two options:



I'm leaning towards the Asus here as the spec is slightly better with it having wirless N and a larger HDD.

What I need to know now is how good is Lenovo as I have never heard the brand before.

crimson crowbar

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Im with the asus :)

Great price considering the huge spec !!!

Good website also, never been on that one before.

Im liking this av forums :) cheers

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It really is a great place to be.

I came on here to see about TV's and have stayed ever since.

Theres a great crowd on here and a few nutters.

I think I too will be going for the Asus, be sure to give dc8900 a thanks for finding his info useful !


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yes, DC's top tip is that ASUS :smashin:

and where are my manner, welcome to AVF crimson crowbar :smashin:

I like Saveonlaptops, load of deals to be had on that site :thumbsup:


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Ordered the Asus Thursday morning and it arrived Friday morning using free delivery !!

Looks nice and smart, the boy will love it

Thanks again.

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