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Topic # 111103 24-Oct-2012 08:56 Send private message

Anything up to $2000. Been leaning towards a Dell XPS 13. Any recommendations or good deals I should know about? Smile

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  Reply # 705489 24-Oct-2012 08:59 Send private message

Samsung series 9 looks pretty good, and has a matte display. JB have them

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  Reply # 705495 24-Oct-2012 09:07 Send private message

I have a HP Folio 13 and it's great value...





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  Reply # 705496 24-Oct-2012 09:13 Send private message

Folio's are impossible to get over here now.

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  Reply # 705501 24-Oct-2012 09:18 Send private message







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  Reply # 705512 24-Oct-2012 09:26 Send private message

sbiddle: Folio's are impossible to get over here now.


Yeah, My GF's sister has one but I haven't seen them in the shops for ages



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  Reply # 705515 24-Oct-2012 09:28 Send private message

freitasm: I see there are a few retailers still listing the HP Folio.


Ahh true. The online shops Smile How do you find the quality of the build Mauricio? I've read about the screens being a bit fragile

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  Reply # 705526 24-Oct-2012 10:03 Send private message

HP Envy X2?


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  Reply # 705528 24-Oct-2012 10:06 Send private message

They were also vastly cheaper in Aussie. If you're looking for a laptop around the $1500 - $2000 mark these days it would almost pay to get a $300 airfare to oz, buy the laptop, declare it and pay GST. You'll probably end up paying what you would do in NZ and get a holiday.

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  Reply # 705530 24-Oct-2012 10:09 Send private message

DoggNZ:
freitasm: I see there are a few retailers still listing the HP Folio.


How do you find the quality of the build Mauricio? I've read about the screens being a bit fragile


Well, I don't throw it around, carry inside a laptop sleeve inside my backpack and have had no problems... I am using it now as my main machine actually.







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  Reply # 705539 24-Oct-2012 10:26 Send private message

dannywii: HP Envy X2?



Too tablety (e.g screen too small)



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  Reply # 705541 24-Oct-2012 10:28 Send private message

sbiddle: They were also vastly cheaper in Aussie. If you're looking for a laptop around the $1500 - $2000 mark these days it would almost pay to get a $300 airfare to oz, buy the laptop, declare it and pay GST. You'll probably end up paying what you would do in NZ and get a holiday.


Yeah I know Undecided I got my 32GB S3 over in Oz and it ended up being nearly $300 cheaper.

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  Reply # 705552 24-Oct-2012 10:47 Send private message

If you can wait a little. Lenovo Yogapad! Not sure exactly when it will be released in NZ.

http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/ideapad/yoga/yoga-13/?ipromoID=bannerYoga13

If you want it right now then I strongly recommend the ThinkPad X1 Carbon from Lenovo NZ.







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  Reply # 705553 24-Oct-2012 10:49 Send private message

I got my ASUS UX31A (i5 1980x1080p matte IPS display) for $1800NZD all up from Ebay several months ago now, selling for about ~$2400NZD at the few places with it for sale locally. Nice ultrabook.





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  Reply # 705556 24-Oct-2012 10:55 Send private message

Ok, the Folios are out as the only one for a reasonable price is in store only (in Hamilton)
There's a Dell XPS 13 with the i7 for $1745 at JB Hifi.....not bad
Samsung Series 9 is all out of stock due to the Windows 8 version coming out shortly.

Will look into the Lenovo and Acer models

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  Reply # 705586 24-Oct-2012 11:25 Send private message

NZtechfreak: I got my ASUS UX31A (i5 1980x1080p matte IPS display) for $1800NZD all up from Ebay several months ago now, selling for about ~$2400NZD at the few places with it for sale locally. Nice ultrabook.



+1 for the Asus UX31A
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6194/asus-ux31a-putting-the-ultra-in-ultrabooks

Available locally for $2000 now:
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1347080
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1461500



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