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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:30 pm 
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I am thinking of getting my ds a laptop for christmas and was wondering if anyone could offer any advice as which one would be suitable. The main reason would be for school homework and also for playing games and downloading, something with quite a bit of memory space. Ds has been talking about the dell lolipop ones but iam a complete novice when it comes to computers. thanks. :?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:39 pm 
Cant really help with spec but just to say that if you do go for Dell, it's usually much cheaper to go for the upgrades at the time of purchase rather than adding them on yourself later (from bitter experience - twice !!. You'd think we would have learnt :( )


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My daughter has had a (pink) Dell for about a year (birthday present when the previous "family" laptop finally began to die). We ordered it online, can't remember the exact spec. She seems happy with it, though we did have to have the hard drive replaced a few weeks ago which caused some panic with various coursework tasks, but Dell sent out a technician very quickly (next day) to sort it out under guarantee after I'd phoned the customer support and they'd talked me through various checks (it had started to crash unpredictably).


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We have a pink Dell too....sadly one or two of the keys fell off, and we've had to glue them back on (just after the guarantee ran out :roll: ).
It works well though, and was considerably cheaper than the Sony one we had before


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We bought acer laptop from PC *****. I like the fact that if something goes wrong PC W****d is a 15 minute walk. Internet can sometimes be a pain for after sales service. However we do have a D*ll as our main computer.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:18 pm 
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We have a pink Dell too....sadly one or two of the keys fell off, and we've had to glue them back on (just after the guarantee ran out :roll: ).
It works well though, and was considerably cheaper than the Sony one we had before


If it's any consolation the guarantee probably wouldn't have covered the keys anyway, as we found to our cost when DS's laptop still under warranty from J*hn L*wis had the same problem, except that one of his keys broke completely. The guy at JL said we needed a complete new keyboard (for one key :roll: ), but I searched on E*ay and there was a wonderful little man who sent us a new key and very careful instructions for fitting it for about £5, all neatly packaged up from America! It arrived really quickly too.


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Just to mention again, the Mods do not have a problem with mentions of nationally known and well respected retailers and manufacturers on the Forum, provided they are made in response to a genuine question and are not an attempt to advertise.

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But it's quite cute to see people self-moderating S-A!! :mrgreen:


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I worry about their asterisk keys personally. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:42 pm 
Ha! Ha! :lol: :lol:

Yes, Sally-Anne, I find it quite amusing to see names like ‘PC W****d’, ‘D*ll’, J*hn L*wis’, ‘E*ay’ etc.

It’s like one trying to hold off a cough just to result in a sneeze.


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