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  # 1222440 26-Jan-2015 14:50
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Yep - I have always been of the opinion I am better off buying middle of the road, and upgrading every couple of years, rather than buy top of line and paying double, but then have to wait twice as long to upgrade. Especially when the following year that top-of-the-line model is now half the price.

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  # 1222442 26-Jan-2015 14:55
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The lenovo link item looks alright. Get the 1080p screen and get a single slot 8gb ram so there is another slot free, try and match a ram stick. Buy their largest ssd you can afford and swap away!




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  # 1223093 27-Jan-2015 11:34
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Been offered an HP Envy M7 with a broken touch screen - everything else is fine apparently. They will upgrade the RAM to 16GB and to a 256GB SSD all for a total of $1299. Comes with a 12 month warranty as per usual.

http://www.justlaptops.net.nz/hp-envy-touch-smart-17-i7-8g-1t-fhd-beats-backlit-2301?filter_name=envy

Seems like a pretty good deal, and gives me everything I wanted - 17" screen, i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, and 256GB SSD.

Thoughts?

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  # 1223098 27-Jan-2015 11:37
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Personally I wouldn't touch a consumer model HP laptop.



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  # 1223100 27-Jan-2015 11:38
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Even at that price?!

What are the typical issues with them?

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  # 1223102 27-Jan-2015 11:39
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The link says $999.

I'd offer $800 and see the response




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  # 1223104 27-Jan-2015 11:40
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Ah you mean they throw in ssd and ram .. Ask for 512gb at that price




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