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Topic # 205946 3-Dec-2016 21:07
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I have (had until 15 minutes ago) an HP DV6 i5 with 8GB of ram and a 256 SSD, optical drive, dedicated gfx, hdmi port, ethernet port, optical drive etc. Running windows 10 professional.

 

Was all good until the mrs just spilled 750mls of coke all over it.

 

The thing was a beast and I loved it.

 

 

 

 

 

I'm extremely not happy, and can't find something with the same specs.

 

 

 

Any ideas? This was $1500 when new. Insurance will pay, but need to find something close.


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  Reply # 1681909 3-Dec-2016 21:44
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My condolences. I can imagine how that must feel.

 

 





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  Reply # 1681925 3-Dec-2016 22:37
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Quelle horreur!!! surprised So she's in the dog-box for a change?


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1681927 3-Dec-2016 23:02
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Dratsab:

 

Quelle horreur!!! surprised So she's in the dog-box for a change?

 

 

 

 

Pretty much... as much to drink as I like tonight... And loud guitar. No arguments! tongue-out




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  Reply # 1681928 3-Dec-2016 23:03
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Rikkitic:

 

My condolences. I can imagine how that must feel.

 

 

 

Totally horrible  cry


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  Reply # 1681949 4-Dec-2016 01:24
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I would suggest something like a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon but it's a bit more dearer than $1500. Plus they have a spill-resistant keyboard too! tongue-out





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  Reply # 1681951 4-Dec-2016 01:53
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The X1 Carbon is 13" not 15", no dvd drive, no dedicated graphics, need a dongle for the NIC. Don't get me wrong, a nice laptop, but hardly the same as what the OP had. 


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  Reply # 1682410 5-Dec-2016 12:11
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https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKHNB3012818/HP-Pavilion-15-ab261tx-Notebook-156-Intel-i5-6200U

 

Its a start in the direction of your old spec, but its home not Pro.

 


PBTech have a nice filter to select specs , have a look there.
You may be at the mercy of your insurance . May be fixable, often is .

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1682415 5-Dec-2016 12:21
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^^Super low res screen and no SSD. I'd say the OP got that laptop for a steal with those specs. 


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  Reply # 1682424 5-Dec-2016 12:29
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Get a payout from insurance. Then head to google to find a replacement motherboard. You won't find an equivalent of those specs at the prices you're talking about.





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  Reply # 1682528 5-Dec-2016 14:21
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Depending on the levels of dedicated graphics you're talking something like an Hp Probook 450 can be had for less than $1500 with ssd and 1080p screen but falls short on graphics prowess, The Hp Omen 15-AX003tx is a little over your budget but ticks all the boxes except for dvd drive.


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  Reply # 1682530 5-Dec-2016 14:25
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Sorry, are you replacing both the computer and the missus?




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  Reply # 1682972 5-Dec-2016 21:29
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DarthKermit:

 

Sorry, are you replacing both the computer and the missus?

 

 

 

 

Can't replace the Mrs... She's my insurance broker. :/


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  Reply # 1682977 5-Dec-2016 21:50
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blakamin:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Sorry, are you replacing both the computer and the missus?

 

 

 

 

Can't replace the Mrs... She's my insurance broker. :/

 

 

So when you said insurance will pay you really mean your wife will pay! wow





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  Reply # 1682984 5-Dec-2016 22:33
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joker97:

 

blakamin:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Sorry, are you replacing both the computer and the missus?

 

 

 

 

Can't replace the Mrs... She's my insurance broker. :/

 

 

So when you said insurance will pay you really mean your wife will pay! wow

 

 

 

 

Broker, not insurance company.. :D

 

 


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  Reply # 1685054 9-Dec-2016 09:37
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https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKASU501077/ASUS-K501UX-GTX950M-Gaming-Notebook-156-1080p-Full

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKACN7003/Acer-Aspire-V15-Nitro-VN7-572G-73TX-GTX950M-Gaming

 

We have used similar laptops to these at my work for development. We bought ones with the i7 HQ procs, but a U should still be fine and give a bit better battery life. The Acers seem ok, I haven't used one enough to give a definitive answer though.

 

We have gigabytes as well, but have had a lot of returns on those. Personally, I am a bit of an Asus fanboy. My work laptop is a Asus ROG G551JM (Catchy name). Fast, but older and battery life is rubbish now. It has never missed a beat though. Keyboard is also really nice and solid and the screen is good. For home I have a Lenovo T430. I can't see any Lenovos in the price range though.

 

These are also lots of good reviews on the Asus and a PB review seems to indicate there is an empty M2 ssd slot inside so that could be a really easy way to add a big boost to the speed of it.

 

 





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