Laptops????

Hya i’m looking to buy a laptop, but not really sure what i’m doing :S lol.
Can you get laptops with built-in internet? Like wireless or whatever?
what can I expect to pay for one?
Where from?
I want to use the laptop mainly for surfing

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  1. you know you love me says:

    i would reccommend going into somewhere like Comet or Curries, and they’d be able to show you a range. i wouldn’t reccommend going into PC world because they are all scam artists that are just after your money – and even if you buy their guarentee, then they still won’t help.

  2. okay laptops. you can get from the basics to high tech. but for what you say you want u want the basic with out the toys. You can get build in wi-fi. most are going that way now a days. if not you can put a card or usb plug for wireless about 50.00. you will have no choice but to get vista. Its getting better. my laptop is better then my desktop cause i waited about 5-6 months later. you should get at least 1 or 2gb of ram, 80-120gb or more hard drive. use for storing things like pic, music, files, software. amd 64 athlong x2 graphic card is nice. Think what you will do cause its better to spend ur money once then a few times. run anywhere from 500 to thousands. It all depends on how much toys you like on your computer. Any computer place or store like walmart is pretty good, where i got my laptop and it works perfect. Oh and almost for got! Certain brands. Stick with acer, dell, HP. Stay away from any damn china computer. such as e-machine to main the biggie. they just fall apart. Dell and HP are the top of the line brands and are very helpful if you have problems.

  3. There are a lot of laptops around, each good for doing different jobs and tasks. Fo you, who seems relatively new to laptops then I would suggest going lower-end.

    All laptops these days will come with built in Wi-Fi (Wireless internet) and an ethernet port (If you are wired internet).

    I would suggest looking in at a Dell Inspiron laptop. These are good laptops, slightly-lower end, but still good. They come with a good set of features too.

    If you do go for a different laptop though, look out for these terms:

    Hard Drive/Storage – the higher the number (in GB) the more storage you have, 80GB is a good place to start

    Memory/RAM – The more memory/ram you have the more tasks you can run at once. Usually laptops will come with at least 1GB of Ram.

    CPU – This will either be listed as Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Anthlon X2.

    Video card – For the jobs you are going to be doing with this laptop, a Intel integrated video card would do the job.

    Optical Drives – (The CD/DVD slot) You will usually look for one which says 8X

    The lowest end Dell Inspiron Laptop would be a good one to choose (Well, I would say) It also comes with Windows Vista Home Premium too.

    Good luck!

  4. I’m going to assume you’re not into the hardcore powerful computers and such. Take a look at PC World but don’t settle on only what you see there. You can also look at Dell.co.uk, Currys, Comet, local computer shops, Dixons, even Argos. As for what you should be aiming for unless you get an older laptop you’ll almost certainly be getting Vista as an operating system which means you need at least 512MB RAM and preferably 1GB RAM. The processor should really be a dual core at this point, around 1.5GHz with a 500MHz FSB (don’t worry about that last part too much). If the processor is a dual core pentium or a Core 2 Duo you’re on the right track. Chances are you won’t get a stand alone video card and instead it will be integrated but make sure it’s got at least 128MB of video memory. The hard drive will probably be at least 60GB which is probably fine for you and I think every laptop comes with a wireless adapter and ethernet port as standard.

    For a laptop with these sorts of specs you should be able to find one for around £400-500, perhaps less if you find one on sale (but that’s doubtful). Take a look around PC places and you should be able to find a decent laptop for a decent price.

  5. king_of_chuadanga says:

    Try dell.co.uk. Call them up…. only they can help u to find the best one for you on right price…. otherwishe you can try apple.co.uk but apple is expensive. Dont need to to buy pentiam4-5-6 u just need a fast with supported by enought ram. Take at least 2gb ram for windows-vista. ask more if u need any help gheringee@yahoo.com

  6. Day Walker says:

    Try also looking online (obviously you have internet connection already!) for some prices. I’ve heard dell are good with their laptops. As the other person has said, you can get a range of laptops from just doing basic stuff (like surfing and work) right through to your more advanced gaming/hi-spec laptop. Naturally the price will vary but expecto to pay roughly around £300+ for a good decent laptop. Happy shopping and if you would like more advice/guidance then feel free to contact me. Cheers:)

  7. The best place for you to go is pc world.

  8. brianthesnail123 says:

    hi lauren
    when buying a laptop you need to take many factors into consideration including are you going to be playing games? and are you going to use this for surfing the net?
    i say these two factors as gaming requires a decent graphics card/adapter in a laptop and these are quite rare in cheaper laptops however you can get a decent laptop with good graphics for less than £700,for example the MESH MSI ER710 from http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default.aspx?PAGE=PRODUCTVIEWPAGE&USG=PRODUCT&ENT=PRODUCT&KEY=332739,is a very good laptop for its price(£ 539.00 inc VAT)…heres its specifications:
    Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK53 Dual Core Mobile Processor (1.7GHz)
    17.1" WXGA TFT with Amazing Crystal Vision Technology (1440×900)
    128MB ATI Mobile Radeon Xpress 1270 Integrated Graphics
    2GB DDR2 667MHz Memory (2x1GB)
    120GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (NB)
    DVD Super Format Dual Layer DVD Writer +R/-R/RW/RAM
    Built in Multi-Format Memory Card Reader
    Wireless LAN – 802.11b /g (with Built in antenna)
    Intergrated Bluetooth Technology
    Built in Webcam (1.3M)
    3 x USB2, FireWire, HDMI Port, Mic, Headphone, VGA (GX7, ER7)
    Supporting HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)
    the AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK53 Dual Core Mobile Processor is a excellent processor for both general use and gaming and the 2gb of ddr2 memory ensures everything will run smoothly
    as for wireless connectivity the Wireless LAN – 802.11b /g will connect to any wireless network that supports b or g type wireless network standards
    for less than £550 you can get some decent laptops for example the MESH MSI PR600 Plus (http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default.aspx?PAGE=PRODUCTVIEWPAGE&USG=PRODUCT&ENT=PRODUCT&KEY=224991)which has some capable specifications,these include a core 2 duo processor and 2gb of ddr ram,these are the standard offering in laptops of this price
    heres its full specifications:
    Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7250 Dual Core Processor (2.0GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
    15.4" WXGA TFT with Amazing Crystal Vision Technology (1280×800)
    128MB Intel GMA X3100 Integrated Graphics
    2GB DDR2 667MHz Memory (2x1GB)
    160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (NB)
    DVD Super Format Dual Layer DVD Writer +R/-R/RW/RAM
    Built in Multi-Format Memory Card Reader
    Intel 3945ABG Wireless LAN – 802.11a/b /g
    Intergrated Bluetooth Technology
    Built in Webcam (1.3M)
    Smart Li-Ion Primary Battery – approx. up to 3 hours
    4 x USB2, S-Video, FireWire, Line-in, Mic, Headphone, VGA (VR6, PR6)
    Free Cyberlink DVD Solution 7 + 90 Days Norton Internet Security 2007 Trial
    2 Years Worldwide Warranty Parts & Labour – (Collect & Return in UK Mainland)

    Standard features:

    3-D Stereo Sound + Internal Dual Stereo Speakers
    56k v90/92 Fax Modem
    Gigabit LAN Ethernet (on-board)
    Full size UK keyboard, 103 Keys with Numeric Keypad
    358mm(W) X259mm(D) X33mm(H), Weight: 2.6 Kg – Inc Battery (GX6, VR6, PR6)

    out of the two laptops described i think the second of the two is more suited to what you want,and even the 128MB Intel GMA X3100 Integrated Graphics are capable of running some games,and since this graphics adapter is direct x 10 compliant and supports pixel shader model 4.0 it will support any game that uses direct x 10
    any problems let me know
    good luck lauren !

  9. Yeah You Can Get Ones With Built In Internet I Seen It On The Adverts From Pc World And Their Laptops Are Cheap To And Another Cheap One Is Dell And At Dell There Customisable (However You Spell It :P ) Some Laptops You Can Get From Around £100 And Other like over £1000 If You Type Laptops In Google And Search Around A Bit You Can Find Good Ones For Low Prices :)

  10. go to a computer shop, like PC world or something, as to how much you can expect to pay that depends entirely on what specs you want, do you want it for gaming? or just surfing? that are different specs and builds depending on all of that…yes most laptops come these days with a built in wireless modem, but you will need of course, to have wireless internet access where you intend to use the laptop…happy shopping

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