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Replacement for inflammatory laptop

Hello chums,

I'd love to feel able to say I'd decided to dismantle and repair but - frankly - the time had come.anyway. I need a new lappy. Suggestions on a 300 ish budget please.

Use for surfing, emails, letters, kids homework. Not fancy gaming etc Occasionally might watch Netflix or a live footy game. Have been used to paying nowt for ubuntu and doing very little faffy maintenance.

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Drop a line to Laptopmat ... he's ya man on refurbished stuff

his shop window etc

http://www.uksl-ltd.com/
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Try Morgan Computers - for cheap computers, printers, digital cameras and accessories loads of Dell, HP, Lenovo refurbished stuff that you can put Ubuntu on
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I bought a really good Samsung laptop for the Mrs at 400 but on 10 monthly payments interest free from curry's. Pretty good spec and good for everything you want. Only downside it didn't have a cd drive but I had an external one already so wasn't that bothered.
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Refurbished ex-corporate laptops are loads more robust than 300 PC World specials that will die two weeks after the guarantee runs out.
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sounds like what I'm after then
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sounds like what I'm after then

Told you already Morgan Computers - for cheap computers, printers, digital cameras and accessories
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still faffing
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What can I add as a low level minion with you experts on board, apart from saying the 'Tosh' has been pretty fair for the price paid, but it had loads of bloatware? :
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I've taken the plunge and bought a Dell and a case for 144 including delivery. I intend to install a couple of additional thingys of RAM and then unleash xubuntu on it.
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How mingebag is that?
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Sounds like one of your best DIY proposals to date, imho.
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Sound techno-mingebaggery.
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Laptop has arrived.

It comes with 2x1GB DIMM. I want to upgrade that.

I'm assuming (but probably wrong) that I need 2 x 2GB DIMM to upgrade to 4GB. (i.e. I have 2GB in a drawer, but I won't be able to upgrade to 3GB, but will need to buy another 2GB).

Is that correct?

I have installed Linux Mint 17, and I'm quietly impressed with how elegant it is.
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It will depend on how the board is configured but usually
matched pairs is the way to go.

I've got some memory knocking around at work.
Give me the spec!
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DDR2 SDRAM, DDR2 SDRAM


2 slots

both currently stuffed with a might 1GB
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software called speccy is good to get the details form your laptop so you know what spec ram to replace with.
I bought a brand new lenovo thinkpad t440 for 330 on ebay after failing on 5 other machines. Mighty spec, three year warranty and worth over 1k from lenovo. Some excellent deals to be had on the bay for business laptops
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DDR2 SDRAM, DDR2 SDRAM


2 slots

both currently stuffed with a might 1GB
I'll read stickers later...and post
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software called speccy is good to get the details form your laptop so you know what spec ram to replace with.
I bought a brand new lenovo thinkpad t440 for 330 on ebay after failing on 5 other machines. Mighty spec, three year warranty and worth over 1k from lenovo. Some excellent deals to be had on the bay for business laptops
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No more Dell RAM, someone's 'inched it.

Have:

x2 Kingston KAC-MEM 1G BSMM1680727 1.8V (2GB total)
x2 ACER GU33512AJEPN612C 512K GDDR2 (1GB total)

If anyone wants them.
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Go to Welcome to Crucial UK GBP Store Organization or Corsair (I think Kingston do one too) and run their scanner to find out memory... but not sure it'll work on Linux... even if you don't buy your RAM with them, it's a handy tool.

Alternatively if you know the specs, they have a tool for that too.
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