On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:06:53 GMT, Gargoyle <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote the following to uk.comp.misc:
> I am a mature student with an existing Windows XP Home PC that I use
> mainly for my studies. I would like to get a laptop so that I can use
> it anywhere, including at study day schools.
> I only need the very basics, such as:-
> 15 inch screen
> Windows XP Home (not Vista as my other software is not compatible)
> NIC (wired, not wireless)
> Intel (minimum necessary for Windows XP, it doesn't have to be
> particularly fast)
> Cheap as possible!
> I don't need:-
> DVD capabilities
> wireless capabilities
> I see that Comet are selling one at around 300 quid, but it comes
> with Vista installed.
> Can anybody recommend a source/retailer?
Buy a new one and it will come with Vista, DVD, wireless and a modem.
Actually, apart from Vista itself I'd go for one that does have those
because software is starting to be available only on DVD, and wireless means
you don't have to search for a network port if you're working away from
home. One place that might be worth a look is
http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/ who specialise in end of line and
overstock stuff. It's also worth checking where you're studying as they
might have things available as well.