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      07.05.2008 23:31
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      Get one if you can!

      It's been a while since I had a Targa Traveller laptop - I think I bought mine about four years ago now (I thought three, but having just checked... no, it was four). Only about £1000 from Lidl at the time, I loved that beast so much. 1GB of RAM - at the time, that was whizzyfast. A graphics card that played Sims 2 and expansions without ever a stumble. Free microphone, headphones and TV tuner. And, just in case anything DID go wrong, a three year warranty.

      I ended up using it too. There seems to be a weakness in their on/off button - its built into the case, and over a prolonged period it stops bouncing back out, and stops working. I called the warranty helpline and spoke to a very nice lady who arranged for it to be repaired. I packed it up in a box, it zoomed to Germany, and was back within ten days, good as new.

      Battery was around an hour to an hour and a half, depending on what I was doing -I spent many happy days outside in the sun, tapping in to our wireless network.

      Sadly though, I am now Targa-less. The laptop had been out of warranty a few months when somebody kicked the bag it was in on a train. Not until I got it home did I realise the damage - my poor baby would no longer turn on. I would have tried to get it repaired but the probled is, as Targa is sold infrequently, it is very hard to get spare parts.

      In the end, insurance paid for the laptop. I would happily have bought another Targa, but alas and alack they were not being sold by Lidl at that time and I could not wait.

      If you need a laptop, and Lidl have any on sale, get them while you can. These are built to last, and really, how many places offer a free three year warranty that you know?

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      05.03.2007 22:41
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      Excellent Notepad PC that i would recommend

      I purchased my Targa Traveller laptop a couple of years ago from Lidl. At the time it cost just under £1000.00. I purchased it from Lidl because it seemed a good bargain and came with a lot of free kit. It also came with a decent 3 year warranty.

      I believe Targa are a decent company who make PC's in Germany.

      The Notepad I bought came with the following specification:

      Athlon 3000+
      512MB Ram
      80GB HD
      DVD rewriter.
      ATI Radeaon X700 Graphics
      Wi-Fi, Blue Tooth, Firewire etc.

      As a bonus the bundle included a plug in digital and analogue radio and television card. And a good quality earphone and mic combinaton. It also came with a mouse.

      Software included with the notepad is shown below:

      Windows XP
      Microsoft Works
      Various video editing software.
      Nero
      Autoroute
      Microsoft Money
      Plus much more.

      If your after a good PC or notepad, I would recommened that you look at the offers in Lidl and Aldi.

      The computers usually come at a bargain price with good specification and good additional equipment.

      The notepad I bought has been faultless so far. The battery life is pretty good, you can even play some good games on it. It's always worthwhile getting a PC with a decent graphics card if you want to play games.
      The screen is clear and has a resolution of 1280X800 and is 15inch widescreen in size.

      I would recommend a Targa Notepad PC.

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