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  Reply # 1237362 13-Feb-2015 14:26
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Get one of those business grade Dells!  You can get nice ex-lease ones.

I had a customer's toddler ride one down a flight of stairs and when said customer was bringing it to me, the kid picked it up and dropped it out of the window of his Landrover on to a concrete driveway, where it split in to pieces like a grenade.

A bit of glue to seal a crack and re-attach a few buttons and it was good to go!  They seem to be built like tanks. :)





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  Reply # 1237396 13-Feb-2015 14:55
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sdavisnz: again i would still go for

http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WSL-B2C-Site/en_NZ/-/NZD/ViewOfferDetail-Product?ProductRef=216768@WSL-B2C&utm_source=Gear+Up+B2B&utm_medium=webtile&utm_campaign=Gear+Up+B2B&utm_content=Hp+Envy

best deal in my opinion...


Looks good to me too.  16GB RAM, Full HD (can always lower game settings to 1366x768), GT 850M.

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  Reply # 1237398 13-Feb-2015 14:59
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rungai: Thanks for all the advice. I can see the sense in getting a cheaper laptop and a desktop, the only problem is that his mum and i live seperate so having just one good device that he takes with him seems like the only practical way.


Agree, as it likely to be better than buying equipment for both households.

Knowing what games he plays will still help in determining the hardware requirements.



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  Reply # 1237558 13-Feb-2015 19:22
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sdavisnz: again i would still go for

http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WSL-B2C-Site/en_NZ/-/NZD/ViewOfferDetail-Product?ProductRef=216768@WSL-B2C&utm_source=Gear+Up+B2B&utm_medium=webtile&utm_campaign=Gear+Up+B2B&utm_content=Hp+Envy

best deal in my opinion...



 

Thanks for all the help folks.
We picked up one of these today. Not quite up with some of the others in our price range as far as the cpu goes but overall it does seem bloody well specked at that price.
I was very tempted to go for the 4 year warranty/ Insurance for an extra $130 as that would have alleviated some of the other concerns mentioned, but I haven't done so yet.

Cheers sdavisnz for pointing this out.

He is as happy as a kid at xmas. (maybe happier)

Kev

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  Reply # 1239550 15-Feb-2015 19:29
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rungai:
sdavisnz: again i would still go for

http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WSL-B2C-Site/en_NZ/-/NZD/ViewOfferDetail-Product?ProductRef=216768@WSL-B2C&utm_source=Gear+Up+B2B&utm_medium=webtile&utm_campaign=Gear+Up+B2B&utm_content=Hp+Envy

best deal in my opinion...



Thanks for all the help folks.
We picked up one of these today. Not quite up with some of the others in our price range as far as the cpu goes but overall it does seem bloody well specked at that price.
I was very tempted to go for the 4 year warranty/ Insurance for an extra $130 as that would have alleviated some of the other concerns mentioned, but I haven't done so yet.

Cheers sdavisnz for pointing this out.

He is as happy as a kid at xmas. (maybe happier)

Kev


Go back and get that warranty I can't highly enough recommend it, it will be the best $130 spent on this purchase. Envy notebooks are HP Consumer grade with consumer grade 1 year warranties. 

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  Reply # 1239565 15-Feb-2015 19:53
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Def buy the warranty....

130 is good value for that device




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  Reply # 1239821 16-Feb-2015 11:13
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networkn:
Go back and get that warranty I can't highly enough recommend it, it will be the best $130 spent on this purchase. Envy notebooks are HP Consumer grade with consumer grade 1 year warranties. 


Worst....advice....ever

It is covered by the CGA.
Under NZ law No laptop has only a 1 year warranty , despite what the shop may tell you.

As for extended warranties, some arent worth the paper they are written on. If you buy extended warranties, try & get Genuine Warranty ext from the Manufacturer, not some 3rd party Aus insurance company that will do everything to make it as hard as poss to get warranty repairs .

https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/extended-warranties

http://www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz/for-consumers/goods/warranties


http://www.comcom.govt.nz/fair-trading/fair-trading-act-fact-sheets/extended-warranties/


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