View Full Version : laptop recommendations

01-12-2009, 06:18 PM
shhhhh, it's for Jamie. Don't tell him! He hasn't been around here for a while now so i hope i'm safe in posting this! :unsure:

Need a laptop for around 250-300. He'll want to download music, play games, Facebook and such like. We don't have wireless right now but will be getting it hopefully in the not too distant future.

Any ideas please?

01-12-2009, 06:57 PM
tesco has some reasonable acer ones :thumbsup: don't ask me how i know :tongue:

01-12-2009, 07:23 PM
tesco has some reasonable acer ones :thumbsup: don't ask me how i know :tongue:

ok i won't!!

are they good ones then?

01-12-2009, 07:27 PM
i have heard they are good from other people for the price you will pay. Of course there are better ones but i'm not spending more on it iyswim:thumbsup: Jon's work laptop is an acer and he's impressed

01-12-2009, 07:53 PM
Our old laptop was an Acer and it was a proper workhorse. Went on for years that thing did.

01-12-2009, 10:27 PM
cool! thanks ladies :thumbsup:

01-12-2009, 10:35 PM
I have had a Toshiba and I just bought a new Dell.

02-12-2009, 09:54 AM
yeas, my niece has a Dell and she loves it. I think it's an Inspiron. They did have a problem with it once but it was sorted quickly and all is good.

02-12-2009, 10:07 AM
My first laptop (which I still have!) was a Toshiba Satellite. Thing is a tank! It's so old (1994!!!) that it can't access the internet, or from my understanding even be upgraded to do so. It still uses those little floppy disk things. :unsure:

My work laptop is an IBM Lenovo, and for all my complaining about it, it is a sturdy machine. It gets dragged all over the country, tossed under airplane seats, plunked down on whatever surface is available to work on... and stays on nearly 24/7 as I almost never shut it off.

02-12-2009, 07:58 PM
wow, your Toshiba is the same age as Jamie! :yes:

02-12-2009, 11:23 PM
Oh gosh! Howwicked is THAT!!! LOL!