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Vito
15th May 2007, 11:13
Hi guys

I know nothing about PC's so need some help...

Need a really small and light laptop/notebook that is the sort of thing I can put in my bag and not even know its there...will only be used for work use so doesn't need to be anything flash in terms of graphics or cameras etc but does need to be wireless and have a decent capacity.

This is for use mainly on the move so don;t want to shell out too much cash...

Any thoughts?

Also in the market for a wall mounted 42" plasma/lcd and looking at a Samsung for £700 on Dabs.com which seems pretty good value...

Again, any thoughts?

Clippy
15th May 2007, 12:17
Laptop - Sony

Plasma - Pioneer or Panasonic

portseven
15th May 2007, 14:11
Laptop - Lenovo Thinkpad X60 or Dell Lattitude X1

Clippy
15th May 2007, 14:33
Laptop - Lenovo Thinkpad X60 or Dell Lattitude X1

P7 - Do Dell still make the X1?
Was on their website recently but didn't see this on there.

portseven
15th May 2007, 14:43
P7 - Do Dell still make the X1?
Was on their website recently but didn't see this on there.

Ohh, maybe not then! I was looking at them about 8 months ago, guess they have dropped them.

I guess the next nearest is the d420, I also hear that the Libretto is making a comeback

Euro-commuter
15th May 2007, 14:56
I also hear that the Libretto is making a comebackIt made one, and then disappeared again :(
Anyway, it wasn't cheap.

Clippy
15th May 2007, 15:08
Libretto - That's a Tosh, right?

Not a big fan of their laptops, especially the smaller ones, as they charge a fortune for external devices with proprietary connections.

Oh, and a naff BIOS as well.

chubba
15th May 2007, 22:12
Why not go for a little mac? They are very nice...

And only about £700 inc VAT:
Macbook (http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/61084042/wo/Wl29LDsnUGNE2jURXnSeE5onRa1/2.?p=0)

churkus
15th May 2007, 22:28
with the plasma, bear in mind that not all plasma/lcds are FullHD, i.e. 1080p. Id only get a Sony Bravia Plasma myself.

Clippy
15th May 2007, 22:48
with the plasma, bear in mind that not all plasma/lcds are FullHD, i.e. 1080p. Id only get a Sony Bravia Plasma myself.

Sony only make LCD's.

P.S. Great avvy.

portseven
16th May 2007, 07:21
You could try the black market for one of the $100 Laptops (http://www.laptop.org/), let me know when you find a source, coz I want one too!!

timh
16th May 2007, 09:17
I asked the same question a while back, and in the end I gave up looking for a high-res tiny-laptop and got a reconditioned Dell Latitude D420 from http://www.mcscom.co.uk/ for about £450. And, it's lovely! (Still has Dell's 3 year on-site warranty too.)

My only complaint is that the "bluetooth on" light below the screen is ridiculously, distractingly, bright.

They're low on stock at the moment due to appearing on a bunch of bargain-hunting sites recently, but if you wait a while I'm sure they'll get some more in.

Clippy
16th May 2007, 09:46
I asked the same question a while back, and in the end I gave up looking for a high-res tiny-laptop and got a reconditioned Dell Latitude D420 from http://www.mcscom.co.uk/ for about £450. And, it's lovely! (Still has Dell's 3 year on-site warranty too.)

My only complaint is that the "bluetooth on" light below the screen is ridiculously, distractingly, bright.

They're low on stock at the moment due to appearing on a bunch of bargain-hunting sites recently, but if you wait a while I'm sure they'll get some more in.

Agreed - I have the D410 and can't fault it.

Can't say I've noticed the Bluetooth light.
But now that you have mentioned it, I'll probably keep looking at it now. :freaky:

WotNxt
18th May 2007, 14:48
Agreed - I have the D410 and can't fault it.

Can't say I've noticed the Bluetooth light.
But now that you have mentioned it, I'll probably keep looking at it now. :freaky:


I have a JVC Mini-note which I bought about 5 years ago and it is still going strong having even survived a car crash where the car was written off!

The newer versions are even better than the one I have and much cheaper. You don't need a laptop bag as it will fit into an ordinary briefcase.

http://www.jvc.com/presentations/MPXV841US/

Zorba
21st May 2007, 11:47
I asked the same question a while back, and in the end I gave up looking for a high-res tiny-laptop and got a reconditioned Dell Latitude D420 from http://www.mcscom.co.uk/ for about £450. And, it's lovely! (Still has Dell's 3 year on-site warranty too.)

My only complaint is that the "bluetooth on" light below the screen is ridiculously, distractingly, bright.

They're low on stock at the moment due to appearing on a bunch of bargain-hunting sites recently, but if you wait a while I'm sure they'll get some more in.

I have a laptop with daft blue lights that were too bright. I got a cheap roll of film, opened it so it was exposed, then cut out little squares with a razor to act as 'shades' for the blue lights. Worked fine.

Of course, I was between contracts at the time.

Barriebazg
21st May 2007, 11:50
I have a laptop with daft blue lights that were too bright. I got a cheap roll of film, opened it so it was exposed, then cut out little squares with a razor to act as 'shades' for the blue lights. Worked fine.

Of course, I was between contracts at the time.

A perfect job for on the bench!!

Clippy
21st May 2007, 11:57
I have a JVC Mini-note which I bought about 5 years ago and it is still going strong having even survived a car crash where the car was written off!

The newer versions are even better than the one I have and much cheaper. You don't need a laptop bag as it will fit into an ordinary briefcase.

http://www.jvc.com/presentations/MPXV841US/

This is an attractive notebook, but the maximum memory support is low - not even 1Gb.

Memory
256MB Standard, 768MB Max. (PC2700 DDR-SDRAM)

Zorba
21st May 2007, 12:06
Just bought a Dell XPS 1210 for my missus off eBay (brand new cancelled order with 3 year nbd warranty) for £800 - made up! Great little machine although not the lightest of the 12" screen jobbies. Runs for blummin hours though.