Budget Netbook or Laptop £300

Hi Guys,

Budget £300

Im after a budget laptop or preferably a netbook that will do the following tasks im not after any blistering performance but something that will be able to do the below tasks

Downlaod Movies
Stream to TV Via HDMI Connection
Download Music
Social Networking
Web Browsing
Light use of microsoft office & Emails

Ive been looking at these:

Toshiba NB550D – 109
Acer Aspire One 722
Lenovo Idea Pad S205
Toshiba Satelite C6600 – 181

Could anyone give me any other recommendations please? I would prefer a netbook but as long as it can cope with the above tasks it doesn’t matter

Thank You
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  1. I have this and love it -


    You can up it to 4gb of RAM and it does pretty well with everything you list (as long as you don't expect blazing speed). I got mine off Ebay for ~$250 USD and the memory upgrade was only another $30 USD. So far less than 300 pounds.

    If you want a bit more speed theres this:

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-1215B-PU17-BK-12-1-Inch-Netbook-Black/dp/B004Q7LHVE (couldn't find a UK link).



    Basically, the E-350 is a step up from the the C-60/50 and would be faster in all respects. That said, I wanted the additional battery life so went with the C-50 (I only use the netbook when travelling anyhow, so flat out performance wasn't much of an issue - I have another laptop and a gaming desktop for that).
  2. Exactly as long as it can do the tasks i listed then ill be happy I have a desktop thats powerful for gaming ect and just want a portable solution!!
  3. ajh1979 said:
    Exactly as long as it can do the tasks i listed then ill be happy I have a desktop thats powerful for gaming ect and just want a portable solution!!

    Yep, then hunt around for an AO722-BZ454 - has HDMI out and all the features you wanted!
  4. Brilliant Thank You

    Who makes it by the way (example Acer / ASUS ) ??
  5. This is a

    Acer Aspire One 722

    Specification Details:

    Screen 11.6-inch glossy LED-backlit, 1366x768 res
    CPU AMD Fusion Dual-core C-60 1.23-GHz processor
    RAM 2GB DDR3
    HDD 320GB
    Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6250M (Wrestler)
    USB Ports 3 (1x USB 3.0)
    DVD Writer
    Gigabit Ethernet Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Multicard Reader
    32-bit Windows 7 Starter Edition
  6. The 722 is made by Acer.

    Those specs sound about right...except for the dvd writer (no netbook has an internal dvd drive) and i seem to recall mine has 64-bit windows 7 home premium. Trust me, home premium is way better than starter.
  7. Hi I have actually found this on offer at PC World for £299 it was £499 so has £200 off at the moment and I think its a better spec than the acer please let me know your thoughts?

    Lenovo Ideapad S205 11.6" Laptop!

    General Information

    Processor AMD Dual-Core E-350
    - 1.6Ghz
    - 1Mb cache memory
    Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
    RAM 3GB, DDR3
    Graphics card AMD Radeon HD 6310M
    Screen type LED backlight
    Screen resolution 1366 x 768
    Screen size 11.6"
    Screen features 16:09, 200 nit
    Hard drive 320GB, 5400rpm
    Optical disk drive No
    Memory card reader Multi-card reader 6 in 1
    USB 3x USB 2.0
    FireWire No
    Modem/Ethernet 10/100M
    WiFi Yes, Wifi 802.11b.g.n
    Bluetooth 2.1
    Video interface 1x VGA
    Audio interface Mic 3.5mm, Headphone
    TV output 1x HDMI
    Webcam 0.3M integrated web camera
    Keyboard & Mouse Keyboard

    Additional features

    Ultra-slim design for easy mobility; from just 18mm thick & weighing 1.35kg, Long battery life for extended use on the move, 98% AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys for comfortable and accurate typing and a multi-touch touchpad to move things around with two or more fingers, DirectShare – easily synchronize your files with another notebook without connecting to the internet, VeriFace™ face recognition – a fun way to log in your PC

    Accessories included

    Laptop, Battery, AC power cable, AC adapter, Documentation
    Software included OneKey Rescue System 7.0, McAfee, Veriface 3.6
    Size Height x width x depth: 18~26.3mm x 290mm x 193mm
    Weight 1.48kg
  8. Better cpu, more ram, and bluetooth - battery life might be a bit shorter, but id go for it.
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