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Well, it finally happened. My laptop has died and gone to the place in the sky thanks to Microsoft and their update this week on 12/04/11. On initially loading it doesnt even get as far as letting me choose to login to safe mode and seems stuck in a cycle of booting and crashing. I have tried everything, it seems to boot for a few seconds and then makes a small noise like it is restarting and cycles in this pattern forever and ever and ever and ever and ever. Before the patch it was running fine, I have managed to get a Vista restore disk and this doesnt help as it doesnt get as far as the external drive on booting up. It looks like my machine is well and truly broken.
So, what to do? I was due an upgrade anyway so this seems like the logical thing to do. I don't want to spend money on fixing what was a dated machine.
This is my problem, too many choices. I have a budget of about £600 - £700 but that needs to include a monitor if I am to get a PC. Preferably I would be going down the laptop route but this is not essential. From looking quickly, I have found the following - does anyone have any alternative suggestions? I am happy to go mail order so feel free to post links.
Laptop, in my price range:
Or perhaps a "proper" computer with enough cash left to buy a screen:
Gameswise, I tend to play WoW, EQ2 but want to dabble in more modern games so the machine would have to be half decent but not over the top.
Currently playing; nothing
Previously played; Runescape Classic, Runescape, WoW.
Tried but failed; EvE, EQ2, Guild Wars, Darkfall, UO, DDO, LoTRO, FLYFF, Atlantica Online, Ryzom