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Old 8th March 2017, 8:24 AM   #2326
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Nah not really interested in second hand, I was only really half interested in the Streams because every store seemed to have them on special and I wanted to see if anyone actually had one that could give a real world review. Chances are I'll end up spending $400+ when I finally find something I like I'm just not going to rush into it if I have to spend that much.
I had a look at the stream but ended up getting a lenovo 100s instead. was a bit nicer, thinner and cheaper.
Had some issues straight away with windows 10 downloading 9 GB of updates onto the 32 GB drive, but no problems since I told it my connection was metered... Has an sd card slot which gives extra storage too. Everything runs quick enough for me, even plays a few low demand games.
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Old 8th March 2017, 9:01 AM   #2327
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As much as I'd prefer not to buy from Hardly Normal I see they have a 110E, it doesn't have glowing reviews but most of what I have read call it an ideal first laptop. Has a 500Gb drive as well which will make things easier than a 32GB SSD. No one else has the same models locally so I'm still looking and may revert to online but I'm not rushing just yet.
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Old 21st March 2017, 10:50 AM   #2328
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Hello all! It's time for a new laptop for the Mrs.

Was hoping you all can recommend something.

Her current one is a sony vaio T, which is great because it had both an ssd in the pcie slot and space to put a slim hdd in so I could jam a 1tb in there for bulk storage.

Now she's after a 14-15 inch lappy. Budget of 2k. As this will be her only Pc. What would you all recommend?

I would have gone the xps 15, or even a refurbished one from dfo. But it doesn't look like you can add more storage in those, and 256 gb ssd seems limiting...
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Old 27th March 2017, 10:22 AM   #2329
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i am looking to buy laptop recently as well, choosing between Gigabyte/Asus/MSI for gaming using, and i saw the GE62 from MSI looks pretty good with performance, but it's heavy for me as i am looking for the slim version gaming model~~~ if you are in SYD you may go to the computer shop in city, the computer square on George to have a look, i tried few units there.



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Hello all! It's time for a new laptop for the Mrs.

Was hoping you all can recommend something.

Her current one is a sony vaio T, which is great because it had both an ssd in the pcie slot and space to put a slim hdd in so I could jam a 1tb in there for bulk storage.

Now she's after a 14-15 inch lappy. Budget of 2k. As this will be her only Pc. What would you all recommend?

I would have gone the xps 15, or even a refurbished one from dfo. But it doesn't look like you can add more storage in those, and 256 gb ssd seems limiting...
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Old 27th March 2017, 10:25 AM   #2330
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Hello all! It's time for a new laptop for the Mrs.

Was hoping you all can recommend something.

Her current one is a sony vaio T, which is great because it had both an ssd in the pcie slot and space to put a slim hdd in so I could jam a 1tb in there for bulk storage.

Now she's after a 14-15 inch lappy. Budget of 2k. As this will be her only Pc. What would you all recommend?

I would have gone the xps 15, or even a refurbished one from dfo. But it doesn't look like you can add more storage in those, and 256 gb ssd seems limiting...
Mate: within your budget around 2K its good to have a laptop for her tho...and there are some promotions recently maybe you can think about that.Kong computer they have some special deal and free to add up the ram tho...
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Old 2nd April 2017, 4:25 PM   #2331
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Has anyone here bought the Metabox Alpha N850HJ. I'm considering buying it from Kong Computers with 16GB RAM upgrade and Intel 8265 Wi-Fi card @$1487.

Concerned about the typing experience offered by the keyboard and the tracking quality offered by the trackpad (+ Synaptics drivers). Honestly won't be used for gaming; just need a fast laptop with a quad core chip.
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Old 2nd April 2017, 11:10 PM   #2332
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Has anyone here bought the Metabox Alpha N850HJ. I'm considering buying it from Kong Computers with 16GB RAM upgrade and Intel 8265 Wi-Fi card @$1487.

Concerned about the typing experience offered by the keyboard and the tracking quality offered by the trackpad (+ Synaptics drivers). Honestly won't be used for gaming; just need a fast laptop with a quad core chip.
but i saw their website shows free upgrade tho.or they have special model only?maybe need to find out more
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Old 3rd April 2017, 6:52 AM   #2333
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but i saw their website shows free upgrade tho.or they have special model only?maybe need to find out more
They don't have a special model. That price is with the free upgrades they offer and with the upgrades I want.
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Old 3rd April 2017, 2:52 PM   #2334
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so i was needing a better cheapo notebook for travel [movies and interwebz] and came across this cheap chinese Onda Xiaoma

just ordered it and will see how it goes but does play 4k movies which is a bonus for outputting to TVs

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Old 11th April 2017, 7:06 AM   #2335
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Need to get a new laptop so hoping for some recommendations.

Current is a Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook that I bought in 2012 but after 5 years the battery is down to about 4 hrs and I'd prefer a FHD screen. Wish they still made them as it's a damn good laptop, and the design is nearly impossible to beat (still get's a 'wow' every now and then as it's thin as fuck and looks awesome).

Sammy released an i5 version last year that looked pretty good, but was a bit mid-range. Been looking at the Dell XPS15 which seems like it's the one to beat at the moment...

Looking for:
i7 (6th or 7th gen)
FHD screen
16G+ RAM
256+ SSD
thin, lightweight, long battery (ultrabook I guess)
<$2500

Is there anything else out there worth considering? Will need to purchase before June 30...
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Old 2nd May 2017, 12:01 PM   #2336
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going to japan in a months time and thinking of picking up a vaio s11. does anyone know much about these notebooks? main questions are;

- is the battery removable?
- ssd and ram both soldered onto mobo?
- any ram expansion slots?
- do all usb type c support hdmi alt mode?
- are current notebooks uefi now? if so, is there an option to change it to english? assuming it will all be in japanese.
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Old 16th May 2017, 10:51 AM   #2337
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Xiaomi Air... what's the go on them? i know they are grey imports, but for that price it's pretty damned good
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Old 21st May 2017, 12:54 PM   #2338
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Looking for a bit of help on buying a new laptop

I don't play that many games other than OW and WoW and besides that I don't really use it for anything too strenuous other than drawing. I currently have an old MSI GT70 Dominator that has been with me for over a year now since being bought 2nd hand. I love this thing but it is getting on and it's time for an upgrade.

Current specs (pulled from Google):
17in (1920 x 1080) matt TN display.
2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-4800MQ (3.7 GHz Turbo Boost)
8 GB DDR3 memory.
128 GB mSATA SSD.
1 TB 2.5in hard disk.
nVidia GeForce GTX 870M with 6 GB memory

My main use for a newer laptop would only honestly be to play a wider range of games, games that I wouldn't be able to play well or at all right now. Weight isn't an issue as it isn't going to move from my desk. If I could I'd like to stay with a 17inch screen but willing to settle for something smaller.

I don't have the space for a desktop and I'm not sure when I will so if I can at least get a year or two out of it I'd be very happy.

As far as gaming laptops go I'm completely in the dark.

I have a budget of $3,000-$4,000.

If anyone has any recommendations they would be greatly appreciated
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Old 29th July 2017, 5:38 AM   #2339
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Can anyone recommend a good gaming laptop for approx $2000-2500? Needs to be suitable for COD, Forza, CS:GO etc if possible.
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