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Topic # 159756 11-Dec-2014 18:21
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https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/156-HP-Pavilion-i7-Laptop-with-2GB-Nvidia-Blue/22959114

Was thinking about buying this it seems like a good deal for the price but need some opinions.

Its mainly going to be used for school but I would like to be able to play Fallout New Vegas & Skyrim at a reasonable level.

Thanks for any help

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  Reply # 1195739 11-Dec-2014 18:25
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its got a low resolution screen, and pretty average graphic card.

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  Reply # 1195740 11-Dec-2014 18:29
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do not buy HP.




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  Reply # 1195824 11-Dec-2014 20:18
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l43a2: do not buy HP.


Agreed, My most recent experience with them was horrible build quality (little plastic things that break off) bad driver support and terrible cooling design.

Sold it a few months back and grabbed a cheap-o Dell and ive been very happy since.




Perpetually undecided.



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  Reply # 1195827 11-Dec-2014 20:23
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http://configure.ap.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=x510411nz&model_id=inspiron-15-5547-laptop&c=nz&l=en&s=bsd&cs=nzbsd1

This one looks pretty good is the AMD Radeon™ HD R7 M265 2GB DDR3 better than the GT 840m? I dont know a whole lot about computers sorry.


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  Reply # 1195864 11-Dec-2014 21:09
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I've written my thoughts on a laptop into a poem.
I hope it helps.

Laptops, well, they go on your lap!
Do not try and put them through your small catflap!!

A laptop is sturdy, and meataxe, and vile.
You can stack one with books, it'll make a neat pile.

More money than brains? Buy a nice Mac!
(You'll come to your senses, but can't take it back)

On a tight budget but need the beez kneez?
There's plenty of nice, small and real cheap PCs.

We've come to the end of my really shit thoughts
Let's all act like men and go play some sports.

- muppet

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  Reply # 1195876 11-Dec-2014 21:44
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Kiwiphrenia: This one looks pretty good is the AMD Radeon™ HD R7 M265 2GB DDR3 better than the GT 840m? I dont know a whole lot about computers sorry.



about the same as the 840m. that laptop also has the lower resolution

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  Reply # 1195894 11-Dec-2014 21:58
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1080p IPS panel. you don't want any higher for gaming. coz the GPU won't cope.

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  Reply # 1195897 11-Dec-2014 22:00
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joker97: 1080p IPS panel. you don't want any higher for gaming. coz the GPU won't cope.


sorry i looked at the i5 version which has the lower spec screen



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  Reply # 1195916 11-Dec-2014 22:18
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So would you recommend the Dell or the HP?

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  Reply # 1195920 11-Dec-2014 22:28
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the Dell. it's superior in every sense for another $100.

no comments, i don't know

the dell has better screen
the hp has a dvd tray

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  Reply # 1195921 11-Dec-2014 22:29
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or wait for the next deal at midnight (not sure what it will be, might be better or worse)

if you want just click on it and pay later, that way if you get a better deal you can cancel it, coz it expires soon

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  Reply # 1195990 12-Dec-2014 05:46
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Kiwiphrenia: So would you recommend the Dell or the HP?


that dell he linked yes

but look at every other comment about hp and you should have your answer

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  Reply # 1195993 12-Dec-2014 07:13
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I found these people offered best bang for buck when I bought my last laptop

http://www.justlaptops.co.nz/





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  Reply # 1197099 13-Dec-2014 23:58
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If you want to game I would spend a few more $ and go with this:
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/notebooks/componentview.asp?partid=23752

The GTX850 is around double the performance of the GT840 

Otherwise the dell would be good a better option than the HP 

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