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Socoder -> On Topic -> New PC Deal Discussion

Thu, 09 Jul 2009, 04:37
I am going to buy a new PC with approximately £600 to spend. I was just gonna go and buy from Dell, but who would people suggest I bought from? I was also thinking of getting a desktop, but would people suggest a desktop replacement laptop instead? Does anyone know of any good deals? Feel free to post any other PC buying stuff.
Thu, 09 Jul 2009, 05:24
I'm using a laptop, because I like being able to move it around easily. Obviously. Unless you feel that you really need this I would recommend getting a desktop, since it's a bit cheaper. I also think you should build your own, since that's also a lot more value for money. Newegg.com usually has good prices.
Thu, 09 Jul 2009, 17:35
Evil Roy Ferguso
I'd second Phoenix's comment about building your own if you have the time for it, especially if you have parts you're willing to cannibalize from an older computer. £600 should be more than sufficient for a pretty nice rig, especially if you wait for sales. My self-built PC cost about $420 / £256 total, and now that I've actually gotten a quad-core processor and a proper video card in it, it's more than suitable for my needs.

As far as laptops go, I really don't recommend a "desktop replacement" laptop, unless you seriously do not intend to use it as anything but a desktop that occasionally has to move from one desk to another. Most of them are large / power hungry enough that trying to use them as portable computers is troublesome at best. I speak from experience -- you may not think the 2" make a difference, but they do.

Around 13" seems to be the "sweet spot" between portability and desktoppiness if you want the best of both worlds, and I would recommend this option if you can find one with the specs you need within your price range.
Fri, 10 Jul 2009, 00:26

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Sat, 11 Jul 2009, 16:27
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I'm getting a new laptop or notebook soon
most likely a Toshiba laptop
Sun, 12 Jul 2009, 04:33
I have an old blue Toshiba laptop and it has terrible over-heating problems. They might have fixed it in recent years, but I've heard Toshiba laptops in general suffer from these problems.

I don't think I have the time or inclination to build a PC.
Sun, 12 Jul 2009, 04:52
My HP laptop also suffered from heating problems. I doubt it's a brand-related issue, because I've heard that it's a rather a common problem among laptops. I bought an Xpad. Seems to solve it.
Sun, 12 Jul 2009, 05:41
The main problem with the Toshiba was that the fans were all underneath. We now run it on a cake tray.
Sun, 12 Jul 2009, 08:49
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thank you for telling me that
hopefully they did fix that
and if I had the time and the know how,
I'd build my own computer


thank you for the information
and the link for the Xpad
will certainly get one