Author Topic: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?  (Read 5431 times)

Charlotte

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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2008, 01:08:05 pm »
Just called them.  He didn't mention that.  Sounded like he was about fourteen...

Apparently, Windows XP laptops are getting rarer and rarer and command a "premium price".

You can't roll back Vista Home Premium to XP; only Vista "Ultimate" or "Business".

Stinks, doesn't it?
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Charlotte

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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2008, 01:10:06 pm »
Apparently, for £29, you can upgrade the XP laptop from 1Gb to 2Gb of RAM.

Worth it?
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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2008, 01:11:14 pm »
I would say yes, memory seems to disappear at an alarming rate...
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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #53 on: July 10, 2008, 01:15:55 pm »
True.  But looking online, eBuyer would appear to be selling gig sticks to suit for £15, so I think I'll wait and see if I need it...
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Charlotte

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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2008, 11:27:30 am »
Righty ho - one brand spanking new Lenovo lappy with XP Pro just ordered.  Delivery next week

The old laptop is now officially a book-end until such time as I can find someone lovely enough to:

a) Fix it
b) Install Ubuntu on it and get the wireless working
c) Take it off my hands for an appropriate number of your English pounds
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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2008, 11:38:46 am »
lappy

Not only is it bloody raining again, but then Carlotte uses one of the foulest neologisms of the last decade.
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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2008, 11:41:56 am »
Carlotte uses one of the foulest neologisms of the last decade.

 :-[
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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2008, 11:46:16 am »
Righty ho - one brand spanking new Lenovo lappy with XP Pro just ordered.  Delivery next week

The old laptop is now officially a book-end until such time as I can find someone lovely enough to:

a) Fix it
b) Install Ubuntu on it and get the wireless working
c) Take it off my hands for an appropriate number of your English pounds
Lenovos have some really good press recently. I set one up for a customer a few months ago and was really impressed by the quality. Sounds like you made a good choice in the end.

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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2008, 09:38:46 am »
A bit late now for Charlotte, but Dabs.com have plenty of XP laptops listed. Nice 'refine by' search facility on the site too.
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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2008, 08:20:28 am »
I did see their site, actually  :)

But I thought that the one I got was a better bet...
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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2008, 02:18:08 pm »
Wait till you see my Advent 4211 (well, a rebadged MSI Wind)!!

Where did you get your hands on one of those, BM?

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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2008, 02:39:57 pm »

Where did you get your hands on one of those, BM?

The dosh is burning a hole in my pocket...

PC World mate (*spit*).  They should have plenty in stock, AFAIK.
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Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2008, 02:57:15 pm »
^^^ Mine is apparently in dispatch (ordered online Sunday)

(& don't forget Quidco, £13.99 cashback already validated!)

Re: Recommend me a new laptop - would XP be better?
« Reply #63 on: July 17, 2008, 09:30:15 am »
PC World mate (*spit*).

Hmmm... that is a considerable drawback. Besides which they are currently offered on a "collect at store" basis only... and no London branch has one in stock ::-)

On further consideration, the extended battery life of the eee PC901 is very appealing (for my intended use I can get by without a big hard disc). I'll just have to hang fire a little longer, I reckon...
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