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Postby Robert109 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:16 pm

looking at my pc Im wasting money on it needs to much, so I thought about a laptop but the problem is I have no idea what I should go for I have £400 to spend and I want linux to be my only os...so wat would you reccomend?
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Postby JanPihlgren » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:11 am

I get a Lenovo W701 last spring. This is a 17" laptop with 320 GB hd and 2GB RAM with possibility to expand to 16GB. I expand it to 8GB.
I also get an additional 500GB hd. I also get a dock.

I run Mandriva Linux 2010.2. I kept th Win7 on a 70GB partition, just because I need it for my membership in SeniorNet.

I also have installed VMware 7.1 and use it to test a lot of other OS, mainly different Linux OS.
For me it has been a good replacement for a PC/server.

The laptop is a litle bit heavy but it is possible to carry.
Here is a link to W701:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-75232
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Postby johnhudson » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:05 am

You could get an Acer and wipe Windows but first copy the Acer documentation onto a CD or Flash drive.
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Postby Robert109 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:36 pm

cheers ill have a look into them
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Postby Robert109 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:14 pm

I had a look at the lenvo but its way out my price range of £400 lol
any acer model you would recomend also wat about on dreaded pc world refurbished or laptop direct?
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Postby dandnsmith » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:44 am

I think I remember reading about (and visiting the sited for) somebody selling laptops which don't have their original packaging intact - might have been Acer.
A google search might throw something up - but I always seem to get the parameters wrong.
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Postby Bazza » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:28 am

Hi dandnsmith...

I think that was me when I got my S/H Acer Apsire One netbook...

> I think I remember reading about (and visiting the sited for) somebody
> selling laptops which don't have their original packaging intact - might
> have been Acer.

Here:-

http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/

They "specialise" in refurbished units...
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Postby ajgreeny » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:20 pm

dandnsmith wrote:I think I remember reading about (and visiting the sited for) somebody selling laptops which don't have their original packaging intact - might have been Acer.
A google search might throw something up - but I always seem to get the parameters wrong.

Try this site for acer laptops and netbooks. Never used it, but it looks good to me and the prices are really good.
http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/box_opened_laptops/prod.asp
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Postby dandnsmith » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:31 am

Yes - that was the one.
Thanks for locating it - I thought it looked good at the time, but had already bought my netbook when I saw it.
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