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Best Budget Laptop??

backbeat Plus
14 134 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 8:55PM
I need a new laptop, but can't afford to pay more than 400 quid really.

Obviously, i'll need it to run Photoshop smoothly, and also Lightroom if possible, so i'll need plenty of RAM and a decent processor..

Anyone got any recommendations?

thanks a lot

discreetphoton Plus
16 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 9:36PM
I bought mine from Medion's refurbished set. Top spec, good price, and arrived in perfect working (and cosmetic) order. Had it about nine months now, maybe longer, and never had any issues with it. In fact, we have three Medions in the house, and they've all been fantastic.
t_downes 12 279 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 9:49PM
Checkout the dell inspiron 1525. I use one of these with cs 2 on it. and run it tethered with my camera. 2gb ram intel core duo 2 and so on.
KenTaylor 16 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 10:21PM
I also would put my plastic on Medion
uggyy 15 2.1k 9 Scotland
2 May 2009 11:17PM
This is a question that depends on the day of the week...

Prices change so fast, special deals happen, especially on a holiday weekend.

I would check to see what deals are on.

Tesco Direct (next day delv btw)
PC World

See whats on offer at the price range your looking at. You should be able to get a decent lappy at 400 with current prices still ok-ish.
dickiedriver 14 212 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 3:15AM
Have a look at this one Laptop

I brought a similar one for my wife, and I have been cheeky enough to bung lightroom, elements 7 and capture NX on it and they run fine, and to be honest the refurb one is better than the brand new one I brought a few years ago so will go for a refurb one myself next time.

Hope this helps.


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