BONKERS price matching

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Sparkles boxFrom all the advice and a bit of playing with some Windows 8 laptops in store my plan was emerging. Fermenting ideas. The strongest ideas bubble to the top. The bubbliest plan is to buy:

  1. Windows 7 laptop – with hardware that meets with windows 8 requirements
  2. Intel i5 processor as minimum – I want fast
  3. Something pretty – not chunky but doesn’t need to be too small as long as it’s light enough not to pull my shoulder muscles
  4. Find a way to take an image of the Windows 7 drive then use the free upgrade to Windows 8 and take an image of that.  Try it out and go with my preferred image.
  5. Ask for the Google Nexus 7 tablet as a birthday or christmas pressie.

I LOVE my plan.

Gosh, I’ve gone and gotten all happy and I haven’t even spent a penny yet!

I know which of the in-store laptops were most appealing and an online search found that even the manufacturers refurbished version was £200  more than the instore model I’d seen, and that was BEFORE the £150 cash-back trade-in on my ‘old’ laptop.

All the online versions were not only more expensive, they were quoting a 3 week delivery period, what’s up with that?!  Walking out of a store with a laptop under my arm is the cheapest and quickest option!  Thomas and I roll up at PC world who are selling the Acer Aspire 3 for near £200 less than thier ‘Currys’ store.  Oddly, Currys had a price match promise – but why buy more expensive and have to claim the money back in a price match within the same company – BONKERS!


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  1. ExpatEgghead writes:

    Superb. I bow to your inner geek.

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  2. wendy writes:

    Thanks Expat, only 2 weekends research to get there, but its the sort of research I do rather enjoy so I didn’t hurry. It’s a sort of early bithday present and has indeed made me very happy – imagine the escape from a windows starter netbook….. I suspect there will be more explorations into geekiness before xmas.
    PS everyone feel free to recommend alternative small tablet form factors….

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  3. von lx writes:

    PC Magazine has a ton of Win8 tips in this article. Perhaps you might find something of use for your evaluation.

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  4. wendy writes:

    von lx, welcome back! Thanks for searching out and pointing me to a credible PC magazine article. Very thoughtful. W x

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