laptop under £550


HD size seems a bit suspect, must use a 3.5" in which case battery life will be considerbly worse.

This notebook does not take a battery

Mains only laptop? :confused: I guess then it's compact desktop in laptop form. Perhaps the 3.5" is in the battery compartment.


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ah, didn't actually see the bit about the battery - to be honest, I've never actually heard of a laptop that didn't have one!


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if anyone else has any suggestions on a laptop under £550 that would be great. It will only be used by my mum - who only needs it to surf the net, print photo's and do some basic excel work.
Ideally it will have a 17" screen so it's easier for her to see, but apart from all that, she's pretty flexible.

cheers everyone :)


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cheers Badbob - I did see this one but I read on a website that the processor is really poor.. do you know have any knowledge of this processor?




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guy at work is calling into pcworld tonight to pick up a laptop

The stylish, new Toshiba L40-10Z laptop offers exceptional quality for an exceptional price. This L40-10Z, features 2 GB memory, providing more than enough power to process multiple applications simultaneously.

Product Features
Intel Pentium Processor T2080

1.73GHz, 533MHz, 1MB Cache

Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium

2GB Memory

120GB Hard Drive

DVD Rewriter MultiDrive

15.4" Widescreen Display

Intel GMA 900 Graphic Card

Wireless Enabled

2.65Kg Weight

its also a core du 1.73Ghz which they dont state

all for 449.99


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thanks guys, I'll check these both out:smashin:


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Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core T2130 Processor (1.86GHz,533MHz,1MB L2 cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English
Memory 2048MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
Intel® Media Accelerator 950 Graphics Up to 256MB
Hard Drive 160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
Modem 56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software
Dell™ Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-PCI Card
Standard Warranty 1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
Dell™ Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3Mbps) with Enhanced Data Rate for Vista
Primary Battery 6 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (53 Whr)
Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife™
Dell - Inspiron 6400 - through the small business option.

£440 inc.

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