[Wolves] Laptop buying help

Dave dave_maydew at btinternet.com
Mon Oct 28 17:24:53 UTC 2013

Hi Guys,
I'm yet to come and meet you all, but I shall once I've got transport.
Anyway, I found and purchased a HP Elitebook 8440p from a local shop in
Bilston a couple of weeks ago now, for £175! It's the Intel Core i5 520m
with 4Gb RAM and 250Gb HDD, and for what it is as a ex BT Engineer
laptop, it's clean, and works like a charm.
Performance wise, it's quick, and I can do almost everything on it as I
do on this Core i5 3330 Desktop PC. I had to thank my Dad, as it was he
that found the bargain.

I'm not a huge fan of Dell, but I know they work, but just couldn't
resist this HP Laptop at the price.


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On Mon, 2013-10-28 at 16:19 +0000, Ron Wellsted wrote:
> On 25/10/13 15:05, Nigel R wrote:
> > I'm looking to get a new laptop as my current one is starting to
> > struggle a bit.  I've got a budget of 500-600, all depends on the spec.
> > 
> > I quite
> > like http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1094620.htm -
> > which is an i7, 6gb for £500, but seems to be permanently out of stock.
> > 
> > Main use is for development and some 3d modelling ( Maya 2014 ) - not
> > really a gamer.  I'm doing a Fine Art degree at Wolves and getting into
> > interactive installation - so all sorts of digital media will be thrown
> > in - perhaps even some game development.
> > 
> > Would also be interested in hearing about OS options - I mainly use
> > Ubuntu, but Windows would be useful ( some software limitations ) and so
> > would be good to run both.  Happy to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine as
> > long as it's not too crippled in performance.
> > 
> > One thing is that I would prefer new - or at least some warranty as I'd
> > hate to end up with a dud which ends up as an expensive doorstop.
> > 
> > Thanks for any suggestions :)
> Hi Nigel,
> Amazon have one in stock
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/15-6-inch-Laptop-3632QM-processor-Windows/dp/B00EH3O1MY
> It is possible that this model is being replaced and no new stock will
> be built.
> Have you looked at PCWorld? they have several similar spec. Acer
> laptops.  Also take a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge range.
> It is not uncommon for the online suppliers to not hold any stock,
> instead ordering only when they get an order and getting it shipped
> directly to the customer/store.
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