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Ok, I'm looking for a cheap laptop for general usage such as the web, word processing, light image/video editting, video etc. Nothing too tasking at all such as gaming, although if it can run a few games on low that would be a bonus.

Definitely don't want to spend more than £400, and dont want to spend more if its unnecessary. Low £300's would be ideal, but if the performance jump is a lot for an extra £50 or so I don't mind.

I don't really know much about laptops, so any information or recommendations are appreciated.

15"/15.6" would be ideal.

Acer Aspire 5552 (AMD Athlon 2 dual core, 3GB Memory, 250GB HDD) £249.99

Acer Aspire 5742z (Intel Pentium P6200 dual core, 4GB Memory, 500GB HDD) £299.99

Acer Aspire 5552 (AMD Phenom II X4 N930, 4GB Memory, 750GB HDD) £349.99

These are a few I've just found, do you think the extra £50/£100 is reflected in the performance?

Other recommendations would be great, UK only please.
Thanks in advance
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Nothing? Btw, I'm open to the idea of buying used (preferably with warranty), although I would prefer brand new.
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C'mon guys, any help? I need to order within the next few days.
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i have a dell inspiron 1545 laptop, 15inch screen been replaced recently with new lid (black rubber effect) t4300 processor 2.1ghz 2gb ram but can put 4gb in. 250gb hdd webcam card reader, windows vista home premium coa and windows 7 home premium. 9 cell battery when fully charged lasts near 3 hours but could be more or less (everest reports no wear and over 3 hours) original charger over 1 year warranty with dell

doesnt have original box or books or disks
if your interested give me a pm and make an offer
will put pics up soon but camera rubbish
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Sorry, I was wanting something a little better than that. i.e 3-4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 etc. Like I said, I'm preferably looking for something new or if used is only a month or 2 old.

Thanks anyway.
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Go to Dell Outlet. For £400, I got a Dell XPS L501X with: Core i3, 3GB RAM and a GT420M GPU. I upgraded to 4GB RAM, but overall the laptop is great. Very, very good build quality as it is an XPS.
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