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Old 23-11-2012, 15:27
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Gran needs a new laptop, must be windows 7 and have 15" screen

Only use is email, web and playing solitaire

Can have a netbook as her eyes can do the small screen

Anything under £200 ??
Best I could find was £259
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Old 23-11-2012, 15:34
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Does it have to be new, as gradeA refurbishments will meet the price?
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Old 23-11-2012, 17:05
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It might be if its grade a, any links
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Old 25-11-2012, 23:14
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£259 is pretty good.

I did a quick search and found a new Windows 7 15.6" laptop for:

£290 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/CQ57-420SA-1...885377&sr=1-43.

£280 - http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/HP_650_1302826.html.
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Old 25-11-2012, 23:50
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This is what something like a Chromebook should have been for. But they priced themselves out of the market.

Does it have to be a laptop? How about a samsung tablet if its only for email?
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Old 25-11-2012, 23:51
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£275 - http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Asus_...4V/version.asp.
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:23
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£270 - http://www.ebuyer.com/395098-hp-655-...op-b7b06es-abu.
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Old 26-11-2012, 21:38
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Must be laptop
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Old 26-11-2012, 21:42
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Even if you could get a new laptop for £200 it would be awful.

You need to look at a second hand one.
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Old 27-11-2012, 00:46
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Stig is right.
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Old 27-11-2012, 03:36
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Who is the stig ?

Happy for a referb but not second hand please, couldn't bear the thought of someone else touching it before grandma

I have found a new one for £259 so please no more links that are more expensive
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Old 27-11-2012, 12:19
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“It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”

― John Ruskin 1819-1900
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Old 27-11-2012, 12:40
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FWIW Amazon have the Acer C7 Chromebook for £199 if that's of any interest.
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Old 27-11-2012, 13:54
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FWIW Amazon have the Acer C7 Chromebook for £199 if that's of any interest.
hasn't that got a 11" screen, bit less then what OP was looking for. Also aren't you limited to web based apps ?
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Old 27-11-2012, 14:00
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hasn't that got a 11" screen, bit less then what OP was looking for. Also aren't you limited to web based apps ?
Yes to the first (11.6" they say not that it matters much) and to the best of my very limited knowledge of Chromebooks presumably yes to the second as well. Oh well, it might have been of some interest possibly.
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Old 27-11-2012, 14:21
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http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product....roduct=SOLV885

I doubt you are going to get brand new under £200
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Old 27-11-2012, 16:49
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“It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”

― John Ruskin 1819-1900
Well said.

OP, if you care about your Gran, don't buy her a really cheap and nasty laptop which will be really slow and go wrong. Either find some more money or get a good quality "previously loved" one that will perform well.

Or, can you fix/upgrade the old one?
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