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Steve113

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#205266 6-Nov-2016 12:05
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Hello,

 

I'm looking for a 13-13.5 Ultrabook for around $1300.

 

Yes i am on a tight budget. But I dont think its too unreasonable considering Microsoft is selling the Dell XPS 13 in the US for $999 USD.

 

https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/productID.326871500

 

 

 

Can you please help me find the best value for buck given my low budget?

 

 

 

Many Thanks,

 

Steve

 

 


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  #1664583 6-Nov-2016 15:05
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other than 'ultrabook', what specs are you looking for?


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  #1664590 6-Nov-2016 15:31
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US pricing seldom translates here the way you would think it should unfortunately. Looks like the best options in that price range is something like an Asus Zenbook.

 

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/asus-zenbook-ux305fa-fc060t-13-3-laptop-intel-core-m3-6y30-4gb/25677277

 

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/asus-zenbook-ux310ua-gl082t-13-3-laptop-intel-i3-6100u-4gb/26149406

 

Otherwise, just hit pricespy and start filtering by the specs you want.





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  #1664597 6-Nov-2016 15:46
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Dell Intel i5 - 8GB - 256 SSD, Full-HD touch screen - 1.6 kg - $1400 NZD (incl GST & shipping)

 

http://www.dell.com/nz/p/inspiron-13-5368-2-in-1-laptop/pd?oc=z510443nz&model_id=inspiron-13-5368-2-in-1-laptop

 

 




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  #1664599 6-Nov-2016 15:57
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Thinkpad 13 is another option in your price range: http://www3.lenovo.com/nz/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-13-series/TP-13-Windows/p/22TP2TX132E#tab-customize


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  #1664610 6-Nov-2016 16:53
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With shipping, GST, CGA coverage and the small size of the NZ market, I'd expect that 1000USD to translate to about 2050NZD  :P

 

 

 

(http://www.dell.com/nz/p/xps-13-9350-laptop/pd?oc=z510490nz&l=en&s=dhs)





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  #1664617 6-Nov-2016 17:12
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sidefx:

 

With shipping, GST, CGA coverage and the small size of the NZ market, I'd expect that 1000USD to translate to about 2050NZD  :P

 

 

 

(http://www.dell.com/nz/p/xps-13-9350-laptop/pd?oc=z510490nz&l=en&s=dhs)

 

 

But they're soo purty.. :-)


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  #1664618 6-Nov-2016 17:29
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sidefx:

 

With shipping, GST, CGA coverage and the small size of the NZ market, I'd expect that 1000USD to translate to about 2050NZD  :P

(http://www.dell.com/nz/p/xps-13-9350-laptop/pd?oc=z510490nz&l=en&s=dhs)

 

 

Dell XPS 13

 

I have one of these - purchased in NZ - highly recommended.  smile





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#1664635 6-Nov-2016 18:13
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Thank you very much. Those are excellent recommendations which i am seriously considering.

 

The specs and price for the i5 model of the Lenovo ThinkPad looks really enticing:

 

http://www3.lenovo.com/nz/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-13-series/TP-13-Windows/p/22TP2TX132E#tab-customize

 

 

 

The other option is the Asus ux305UA with the i5 but that blows out my budget a bit.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKASU305024/ASUS-Zenbook-UX305UA-Fast-Slim-Beautiful-Ultrabook

 

 


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  #1664673 6-Nov-2016 20:16
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I have an Asus UX series, was fantastic, though it had 2 faults in 2 years one of which was fixed quite quickly the other not so much. Asus do fit a lot into their devices, bang for buck is pretty hard to beat, but warranty is pretty average to poor in my experience. 

 

I'd NEVER buy one as my main machine, but would buy one as a secondary machine I used when I went on holiday or as a walk around the house device. 

 

Basically, if you rely on it, buy an HP, Toshiba, Lenovo, if you don't worry about that stuff buy something else. 

 

Some people like Dell, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole (in fact, not even with 2 tied together).

 

 

 

 


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  #1664868 7-Nov-2016 10:51
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Steve113:

 

Hello,

 

I'm looking for a 13-13.5 Ultrabook for around $1300.

 

Yes i am on a tight budget. But I dont think its too unreasonable considering Microsoft is selling the Dell XPS 13 in the US for $999 USD.

 

 

Dell NZ price
"Starting at $1,954.00"

 

That Lenovo i3 is a really good price

 

I just bought one of  these ASUS  for a customer , very thin & lightweight . Riddled with crapware though , 1/2 hour to uninstall all the crap off it :-(
i5 , 500G ssd , 2x USB (full size)
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?itemID=440768

 

 


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  #1665034 7-Nov-2016 14:31
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Spotted this at Noel Leeming.

 

 

Looked like a good deal.

 

- PROS

 

Decent brand

 

Full HD Screen

 

Super Slim

 

Thin side bezels

 

Latest Generation (Skylake) & 8GB.

 

 

 

- CONS

 

Small SSD (PCIe though so fast, just add an SD card? not sure if it has an SD card slot)

 

Non-touch screen