Dont have a huge budget but need a laptop as I'm away on tour a lot so no use in getting a desktop as I cant take it away with me. Been trying to find the best deals for my budget and so far the best I can find is this from dell for £458
BASE Intel Core2Duo T5800 (2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
OS Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1
WEBCAM 2.0 Mega pixel web camera
LCD 15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800)
MEMORY 2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
HARD DRIVE 250GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
GRAPHICS CARD Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
OPTICAL DRIVE 8x DVD+/-RW Optical drive, including SW edit
PRIMARY BATTERY 6-cell battery
That meets all my needs but thought I would post here incase anyone knew of a similar or higher spec laptop for less money
1_What is your budget?
2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3_What screen resolution do you want?
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5_How much battery life do you need?
above 2 hours would be good but i'll probably be using it plugged in most the time so not really important
6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
wont be doing any gaming
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.)
will be doing a bit of photo/video editing, web surfing, playing music and watching videos.
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
at least 250gb
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
about 2 years
11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.
Needs to have a webcam built in aswell.
12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
It's a shame that Lenovo is so much more expensive in UK than it is in the US. That pains me.
One possible option is the MSI M662 / VR601, if price is a the primary motivating factor (£353 including VAT is about as good a deal as I've seen, except the site I saw that price on (www.eclipsecomputers.com is curently out of stock-- again: I wonder why? )