Looking for a Laptop - UK

Hi all,

I'm looking for laptop as my old advent 8212 12" has just about packed up.
There was alot of bad press about them but I have had mine since dec 2007 and never had a problem with it until now.

Problems :
- keeps shutting down randomly
- battery not charging ( its the charging board not the battery)
- USB ports are all loose and keep disconnecting

These were the old specs:

CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 (1.80GHz)
Chipset Intel 965GM Express
Memory 2GB DDR2 PC2-4200 SODIMM (2 memory slots. Max 2GB)
Hard Drive 120GB Hitachi HTS541612J9SA00
CD Drive Optiarc DVD±RW AD-7560A
Screen 12" Widescreen TFT (native resolution 1280x800)
Video Card Intel GM965
Battery S20-4S2200-G1P3 (14.4v 2200mAh)
Dimensions 31 x 296 x 227 (HxWxD in mm)
Weight 1.83kg

Now it cost me £600 then and its specs were good for the time.
Its my birthday soon and I'm splashing out for a new one.

I'm looking to spend about the same ( £600 )
But I'd like

: core i5
:4gb Ram at least
:Dedicated Graphics AMD or Nvidia
:14"- 15.6"

I do play a few games- Fallout 3/ new vegas/ skyrim.

I've been hunting for a few days and I'm not impressed with whats out there to be honest.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a laptop with these features for £600?


Thanks

Niall Cameron
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  1. Within that budget,don't expect to find a gaming laptop.
    One of the best choices I found was this
    http://asuslaptop.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=X53SC-SX041V
    It's got GT 520M which is a low end card,so it can handle those games fine on med/low settings
  2. HP Pavilion DV6 15" notebook £570
    Core i5-2450M Dual Core (2.5GHz), 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ Radeon HD 7470M graphics.

    AMD Radeon HD 7470M review (roughly equal performance as the GT 520M graphics card in Maziar's suggestion)
  3. ASUS N53SV 15" notebook £630
    Core i5-2430M (2.4GHz), 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 540M graphics.

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M review

    ASUS N55SL 15" notebook £688
    Core i5-2430M (2.4GHz), 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 635M graphics.

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M review (click on the link for GT 555M to see benchmark scores)
  4. Good find WR2. NSSL 15" seems the best choice for the OP (considering he can pay the extra cost which is IMO well worth it)
  5. WR2 you are a legend! What a spec!
    I have sold my old lappy on ebay and got just over £100 for it so that ASUS NSSL is mine!

    Thanks everyone for your assistance. !

    Niall Cameron
  6. WR2 said:
    ASUS N53SV 15" notebook £630
    Core i5-2430M (2.4GHz), 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 540M graphics.

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M review

    ASUS N55SL 15" notebook £688
    Core i5-2430M (2.4GHz), 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 635M graphics.

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M review (click on the link for GT 555M to see benchmark scores)


    That's a great find, good job.

    Asus makes high quality stuff, too. All the stuff I've had my hands on from them was solid.
  7. It's a extra good value with that 2yr warranty and 1yr accidental damage policy included.
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