Help choosing a laptop £400 max (basic internet)

craggs

Active Member
im after a laptop for my dad,,its his forst computer and he will only be using it for internet and photos/email.prob burn to dvd-r/cdr no blu-ray required or gaming spec

he is sure he wants a larger screen of 17"

ive found 2 but not sure if there any good!
sainsburys medion p7610

tesco compaq cq71

both are £399 as he has a limit of £400

thanks for any advice,im pulling my hair out!
 

dc8900

Distinguished Member
im after a laptop for my dad,,its his forst computer and he will only be using it for internet and photos/email.prob burn to dvd-r/cdr no blu-ray required or gaming spec

he is sure he wants a larger screen of 17"

ive found 2 but not sure if there any good!
sainsburys medion p7610

tesco compaq cq71

both are £399 as he has a limit of £400

thanks for any advice,im pulling my hair out!

Out of those two, I would go for the Compaq off Tesco as it comes with Windows 7 HP where as the Medion is being crippled with Vista. So it will be a much nicer experience and the Compaq for the budget and price is good enough. :smashin:
 

craggs

Active Member
Out of those two, I would go for the Compaq off Tesco as it comes with Windows 7 HP where as the Medion is being crippled with Vista. So it will be a much nicer experience and the Compaq for the budget and price is good enough. :smashin:


good stuff,just realised then the medion had vista :smashin:

Is the duel core celeron ok for the basic needs?
 

craggs

Active Member
saying that just a quick check on that benchmark and it looks quicker than my old pentium 4 2.8! and this is quick enough for him
 

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