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    Hi all. Not been around for a while, hope everyone's well.

    Just want some advice, as not an expert on laptops. Need to buy new one for eldest daughter for her GCSEs, current one stopped working. Budget about £300, so can't afford anything fancy.

    Had this one in mind, anyone have any comments?

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    Comet's website is pretending to be "extremely busy" and has placed me in a queue to even view the item!

    However, the Compaq COMPAQ CQ56 101SA looks ok for GCSE work. Not dissimilar to what my daughter has. She uses hers for iPlayer, MSN, Facebook, surfing and occasionally fires up Office for school work!

    I think you find the spec perfectly adequate for that. But with a Celeron 2.2Ghz processor, don't expect to be blown away by the performance!

    EDIT: Also, IME Compaq is a good laptop brand. There are brand I'd avoid like the plague. Compaq (HP) is not one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Comet's website is pretending to be "extremely busy" and has placed me in a queue to even view the item!

    However, the Compaq COMPAQ CQ56 101SA looks ok for GCSE work. Not dissimilar to what my daughter has. She uses hers for iPlayer, MSN, Facebook, surfing and occasionally fires up Office for school work!

    I think you find the spec perfectly adequate for that. But with a Celeron 2.2Ghz processor, don't expect to be blown away by the performance!

    EDIT: Also, IME Compaq is a good laptop brand. There are brand I'd avoid like the plague. Compaq (HP) is not one of them.
    Thanks for that. Her old one has a 1.86 GHz processor, so she will see some improvement hopefully.

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    have a look at this thread http://forums.contractoruk.com/techn...top-child.html

    there are a few examples in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveTimes View Post
    have a look at this thread http://forums.contractoruk.com/techn...top-child.html

    there are a few examples in there
    Thanks FT. Just found the same laptop on Staples website for £45 less. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose423956 View Post
    Thanks FT. Just found the same laptop on Staples website for £45 less. Cheers!
    have a look at quidco - there is a 7% cashback with staples direct.

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