Help: Buying a new laptop. £575 to spend!


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I've got £575 to spend on a new laptop and would like some advice.

My requirements are as follows:

Must have:
- Windows XP Pro or Vista Business
- Good processor (no celeron rubbish). Either an Intel Core 2 Duo or Centrino
- Memory - at least 2 gig
- Portable (not too heavy. Say less than 2kg ideal but could go to 2.5kg)
- Good battery. Ideally a 6 cell battery
- Built in wireless (at least to g standard)

Nice to have:
- Built in 3g wireless capability (via sim card of course)
- Built in wireless n would be nice
- Dedicated graphics card
- memory card reader

Any help appreciated. Considering the Asus N10J at the moment.


Standard Member
just got a Toshiba L300D 13S from PC world,
has a AMD Turion X2 64 bit chip , ATI 3100 GRAPHICS , wireless DVD RW.
Has 3G RAM + 160G drive , the chip is really fast , set on performance mode it rips 1 tune in under 15 secs - 6mb. it has VISTA Home premium but for £49 at the mo you can buy the Vista Buisnes ultimate (32 or 64 bit !)
media playback is good and the features are a bonus give it a look :D


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One of my friend bought HP Pavillion DV4 series. It has 14.1 screen, 3G SIM slot under the battery, HDMI, eSATA, GF9200 integrated I think, P7xxx series CPU & so on. Looks nice, lid is mirror finish so wipe is needed always, battery last ~2-3h on mixed usage.

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