Need a new laptop for around 500 Euros

By pkroks
May 4, 2006
  1. I am looking to buy a relatively good laptop for around 500 Euros. I'm not really too knowledgable about good laptops available at the moment. However I am looking for at least a 1Ghz CPU, 256Mb Ram (preferably 512 or even 768Mb) ddr 400. I would like either an ATI or nVidia chipset, I guess I could go with an intel, but not SiS. 40Gb or more hdd space. DVD-RW drive.

    Or anything close to that. Not sure which make either? Acer/Fujitsu/HP/Sony etc
  2. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    So far I have found this Notebook from HP

    Processor - AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-32 (1.8GHz/512KB L2 Cache)
    Display - 15.0" TFT XGA (1024x768)
    Graphics Card - ATI RADEON(R) XPRESS 200M
    Memory - 512MB DDR SDRAM (1x512MB)
    Hard Drive - 60 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
    Primary CD/DVD Drive - 8X DVD Drive
    Networking - FREE Upgrade to 54g(TM) 802.11b/g WLAN w/125HSM!!
    Primary Battery - 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    Carrying Cases - Case Logic Notebook Computer Sleeve

    Costs about US$700.00 which is about 550 Euros.

    I don't need an Operating System, as I will be using Linux. And I don't need any additional software with it.

    What do you think?
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Did you ever check our Hot Deals Forum?
  4. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    No. Because I cannot buy online and therefore online specials are useless for me.
  5. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    Anyone? Can someone help?
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You are not going to get anything good for that money.. "Good" laptops cost 5 times as much :)

    You should get something with a lot of warranty (3 years minimum) and a mobile CPU (Pentium M, Core Duo or Turion). 512MB of RAM is the minimum really. The brand doesn't matter really - for that price, it will be crap no matter the maker.

    An alternative is to get a used business-class lappy. Something decent from 2-3 years ago (IBM T series or a Dell Latitude for example) will serve you for many more.
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