UK Laptop purchase advice Plz (Where to buy)
Well after 1 year and 3 days of HARD work my HP pavilion ze5354 died yesterday. :D
(Yes I know they are crap, but I never had any problems configuring or using it until now)
This is not the usual thread saying which laptop to buy,
I actually need to know where I can buy a decent one and choose from a good selection online, (Preferably UK based)
I bought this one from John Lewis, who give a standard 2 year warranty with purchases, however should It be beyond repair they will either have to offer an alternative (of which there are none at £1300) or refund my money.
Im trying to keep my options open here guys so I would appreciate any help that you can offer.
PS as I said above I would prefer a UK based supplier as it has to have a UK qwerty keyboard.
Many thanks in advance..
The best all around supported laptop recommended by kernel monkeys would be the IBM T41. Everything just works and it's very fast. And I believe IBM is also in the UK, as well as any other place. So, there you have it.
I previously bought a laptop from novatech in portsmouth. Gradually many systems (floppy, usb, cd drive etc) started to fail a year after I bought it... so I would recomend you dont buy from them.
Currently I have a Compaq Presario 2500 and it seems to work good so far (8 months)....touch wood!
Thanks for taking the time to reply to me guys
@ Thoreau, thanks for the advice,
while I agree with you and would love one, its a bit out of my price range,
@ markhod, I have heard this from others about Novatech but thanks for the warning.
@ XavierP, excellent links thanks I had a good look round and have 1 or 2 models in mind.
I got my laptop back, they replaced the motherboard and hard drive and its running great under Slackware..
I guess I wont be buying a new laptop anytime soon (which is a pity cos I saw some real nice ones)
but I suppose I was better being prepared.
Thanks again for all your replies and help
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