New Laptop Advice

UrbanBumpkin

Standard Member
Hope you can help.

I'm currently looking for a new lap top to be used for internet browsing, downloading music, playing you tube, the odd spreadsheet / word doc and that's about it. It doesn't necessarily need to portable, more of desktop replacement, a 15" -17" screen would be an ideal. I don't use it for gaming.

Ideally I'd like to be spending about £350-£450 maybe a bit more if it's worth spending an extra few quid.

My existing Acer is about 5 years old and is extremely slow and I'm in need of something much faster. I have a I-Tunes, Photos on my existing lap top and would obviously need to transfer this to the new one or another external device. Is there a better way to do this other than storing them on the actual laptop?

Any suggestions on a spec or a make model would be greatly appreciated?

Many Thanks

Clive
 

RichardZE2

Novice Member
Post your current laptops model, specs and OS - you may be able to make a massive improvement on its performance for a very small cost, not enough RAM tends to cripple older machines and its a cheap upgrade.
 

UrbanBumpkin

Standard Member
Thanks for your reply Richard. I currently have a
Acer Aspire 5021WLMi - Turion 64 ML-28 799 MHz- 15.4"

Apparently I believe my spec is as follows:-

Processor

Processor AMD Turion 64 mobile technology ML-28 / 1.6 GHz
64-bit Computing Yes
Chipset Type ATI Radeon 128MB

Cache Memory
Type L2 cache
Installed Size 512.0 KB
RAM

Installed Size 512.0 MB / 2.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR SDRAM Configuration Features 2 x 256 MB

Hard Drive 100 GB

Running windows XP Home edition.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Many Thanks

Clive
 

jagr

Active Member

UrbanBumpkin

Standard Member
Thanks for the recomendations Jagr.

I know changing the RAM on laptops is fairly straight forward. How easy is it to change the hard drive?

Regarding the Refurb laptops will I be running into the same problems reagrding having to up grade or uying a new one in 2-3 years?
 

UrbanBumpkin

Standard Member
Thanks all for your advice. I ended going for the Acer 5750, picked one up a couple of days ago from PC World in the end. Increadibly fast, Superb!!!
 

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