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Hey guys,

I am looking to buy a new laptop, and have been browsing the bank holiday sales. I would appreciate it very much if you guys could view the links I have listed and tell me which is best value for money and which is the best machine.

Many thanks

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-g62-a19sa-red-laptop-06474367-pdt.html

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.209-6269.aspx

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/647101/COMPAQ?cm_re=homepage-_-tab1-_-Product2Rotator

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-r530-04144112-pdt.html
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
What about the computers I have linked? What's the point in putting bank holiday discounts, when there is machine with better specs at a lower price?

With the brand HP, and Dell, am I just paying for the name or are the components, i.e. processor are better models?
 

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before you decide with them,

ebuyer.co.uk

they have some much better laptop s(have a browse mate), personally i dont like any of the big name stores but had a lot of bad experiences with faults or poor customer service.

(I bought a really expensive mouse keyboard £150 + lol - gaming) and it had a fault within two months, didn't come with a receipt on delivery. Anyways i had the E receipt on my email, contacted them with the number etc. They said it was non existant (the receipt/order). lol
 

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Google for Dell Factory Outlet and look for when they have special offers, such as VAT paid and free delivery. I've got 4 dells (including work machines) and they are superb.

Toshiba are also very good, although they have recently moved the mousepad to the left, which means you end up inadvertently touching it if you lean on the laptop while typing (same on Acers).

I'd avoid HP myself, I've had 1 HP laptop and 2 HP printers, all of which have died. Never had problems with dell or toshiba. Not a massive fan of acer either as the build quality is not great, although it's reflected in the price.

Bear in mind SOME people will have issues with dells, but that's because they sell millions of the things. Some will go wrong, but it's rare (percentage-wise) considering the amount they sell.
 

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So many choices,, I'm finding it rather hard to make a decision. I was thinking about purchasing a Dell, but heard their customer service is rather poor and if anything goes wrong with the machine it's not their problem, apparently?

I think it's worth mentioning the main reason why I'm buying a new laptop is because I have a repetitive strain injury on both forearms, and I find it very difficult to type. I heard the new Windows 7 comes with a good voice recognition program, which allows you to control your home PC and Internet Explorer, I don't know how accurate this software is.

I'm looking to spend around 300 £400, but I don't know if it's worth looking at the bank holiday deals.
 

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I think I'm swaying into the direction of the Samsung. It seems like a decent machine.

I appreciate your help, and thank you everyone else.

The only problem now is I have to go and collect the laptop from the store which is 20 miles away, oh well.
 
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