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Samsung Series 7 700G7C 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 1.5TB HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)
Samsung Series 7 700G7C 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 1.5TB HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most expensive laptop i've ever bought - but very happy, 6 Aug. 2012
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Having been looking round for some time to find a desktop replacement i had initially looked at the G7A version of this laptop, but am glad i waited a while for the G7C. The spec is excellent when compared with equivalent Alienware or MSI gaming laptops of the same cost.

Other reviewers have gone into some depth with their analysis, and i can only agree with the general feeling that this is well worth the price. I was a little dubious as to whether the 2 x 750GB hybrid HDD's could match a full SSD for speed, but i have to say i am not disappointed.

As one reviewer wrote, the Blu-ray/DVD tray is rather cheap and 'weak', and i also had an issue with HDNL delivery (as usual), but apart from that little issue i'm happy.


Acer Aspire One 533 10.1 inch Netbook ( Intel Atom N455, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Webcam, Bluetooth, Wireless, Up to 8hrs battery life, Windows 7 Starter) - Black
Acer Aspire One 533 10.1 inch Netbook ( Intel Atom N455, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Webcam, Bluetooth, Wireless, Up to 8hrs battery life, Windows 7 Starter) - Black

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So far... unimpressed, 2 Mar. 2011
I had high hopes for this netbook - especially after picking it up from amazon for £70 less than normal.

It arrived in good time, and i spent some hours over the weekend getting the Windows 7 starter as i like it. Immediately thought the 1Gb Ram was insufficient for multi-program working, but as a simple web surfer, and odd time word processor, it appeared to suit my needs.

However, after 3 days the keyboard and touchpad stopped responding. I began a re-install process and, after a few hours, a loud 'pop' was heard and smoke seen.

It is currently being returned.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 11, 2011 11:50 PM BST


Snorepin® - The Smarter Solution Against Snoring
Snorepin® - The Smarter Solution Against Snoring

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately, not for me, 5 Aug. 2010
I'm currently at a position with my snoring problems that i'll try anything.

These things aren't cheap and, unfortunately, didn't work for me.

It isn't so much the feeling of them in my nose, which is a bit weird, but can be got used to, but they caused a whistling when i inhaled. They did reduce the snoring to a significantly lower volume, but the whistle was just as annoying - according to the wife.
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Leave Your Sleep [2 Cd]
Leave Your Sleep [2 Cd]
Price: £18.61

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Success, 19 April 2010
This review is from: Leave Your Sleep [2 Cd] (Audio CD)
I have to say, from the start, that i'm a big fan of Natalie Merchant. Therefore my review is not without bias.

Saying that, i'm confident there will be few who will be able to argue that this is anything but a superb album. It is impossible to ignore the obvious quantity of work which was put in by Merchant to collate the details for the insert book alone. Every track has been carefully put together and considered. The choices of music style for each piece is almost as important as the words, both working to create a beautiful collection of musical poems fro which she should be proud and we, grateful.

As previous reviewers have mentioned this is not an easy listening album and whilst she claims to have got much inspiration from reading poems to her daughter, i'm not sure it would be well received by children. I hope i'm wrong.

Should anyone be reading this having not previously heard any of Merchant's work, i promise you won't be disappointed, however one of her earlier albums, 'Tigerlily' or 'Ophelia' may be considered an easier introduction to her more pop/folk contemporary work.
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Retrospective 1995 - 2005
Retrospective 1995 - 2005
Price: £10.21

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant...but disappointed, 22 Feb. 2006
Don't get mw wrong, this album is superb. Natalie Merchant is one of the most talented female artists around - add that to a social conscience and the quality of the work is amazing. However, whilst i fully comprehend the idea of a 'retrospective' album, it's a little disappointing that any such album doesn't fully demonstrate Natalie's ability. Yes, there are a selection of the best (most acessible anyway) tracks from her catalogue, but i would encourage anyone reading this who has recently discovered Natalie to consider a full album such as 'Ophelia' (my personal favourite), or Tigerlily. In doing so, the listener will have a better understanding of Natalie's background (10000 maniacs) and then how she developed onto Motherland - which I agree with most readers is a fantastic album, but which may be difficult for 'new' listeners to access? Just a thought. Hope this helps. p.s. if you ever get the chance to see her live - do so!


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