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# 183886 2-Nov-2015 16:31
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Hi,

A friend of mine has recently moved to KatiKati and her 8 year old laptop has now died.
Ordinarily I would point her to PBTech in Manukau but that's now too far away.

Is their a comparable or better place in Tauranga that I could recommend to my friend.
PS she is not very computer literate.

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  # 1419189 2-Nov-2015 19:32
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Purchase online from PBTech?




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  # 1419246 2-Nov-2015 20:49
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Millennium Technology on Cameron rd are nothing like pb tech, but are more than competent and use high quality components. Could try them.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1419271 2-Nov-2015 21:37
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coffeebaron: Purchase online from PBTech?

Not really an option I'm afraid.
She will need to buy local for the local support and service, as I am not just round the corner any more.




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  # 1419346 2-Nov-2015 22:29
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If its just another laptop she wants, there's always the option of a big box retailer.

I use vendors like PB myself, but only when I want something more or less built to order. If it's just a laptop, which is pretty much an off-the-shelf commodity these days, I tend to pick the basic spec I want (processor, graphics and hard drive) and buy pretty much on brand (won't touch HP any more) and price.

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  # 1419423 3-Nov-2015 07:09
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kiwifidget:
coffeebaron: Purchase online from PBTech?

Not really an option I'm afraid.
She will need to buy local for the local support and service, as I am not just round the corner any more.

I do have customers in the Tauranga area, so possibly something I can support.





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 1419431 3-Nov-2015 07:41
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just use teamviewer to support? Usually not so much to worry about on the hardware side with laptops. 



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  # 1419530 3-Nov-2015 09:49
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Turns out there is a "computer guy" in Katikati, but he only fixes and supports, does not sell.
So she could buy from just about anyone in Tauranga.
I'll send her some recommended specs and she can shop around.




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