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CYaBro
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  #126162 24-Apr-2008 15:45
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MrPink:

Cheapest decent one i've seen in 15.4" is:
Toshiba Sat Pro A200
C2D T5450 1.66GHz
2GB RAM
160 HDD
15.4" ws
$1190


Another vote for this Toshiba.
You can also get them with Vista Business and they come with an XP Pro Downgrade CD set as well

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  #131679 19-May-2008 00:38
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heavenly_wild: I guess this still is related to the topic: has anyone bought anything from NFC technology based in Auckland? Their notebook prices are fairly good (up to 15% cheaper than other online shops in NZ). I wonder if the lower prices mean poor service.


They have been around for years, and unlike a lot of the other discount retailers they have a show room and stock.

 
 
 
 


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  #131698 19-May-2008 08:46
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wlf:
heavenly_wild: I guess this still is related to the topic: has anyone bought anything from NFC technology based in Auckland? Their notebook prices are fairly good (up to 15% cheaper than other online shops in NZ). I wonder if the lower prices mean poor service.


They have been around for years, and unlike a lot of the other discount retailers they have a show room and stock.


Oh wow that's great.  I thought "in-stock" simply meant they could get the stock from the distributor.  If they have stock in-store, that is even better.

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  #131725 19-May-2008 11:00
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Just an opinion but if you get a laptop, consider getting an extended warranty.  They aren't modular like desktops, so you might be paying a significant proportion of the cost on a repair.  Can you afford to get it repaired?  If not, I suggest you get an extended warranty.  Most last for 3 years, however Bond and Bond offer a 5 year warranty, don't know how much they charge though.

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  #132143 20-May-2008 19:06
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IMO you are far better off getting the manufacturers extended warranty where available in preference to a store warranty. They are likely cheaper and service is faster.

Of course if you buy it through Harvey Norman/B & B etc they will push there own warranty.

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#132280 21-May-2008 10:30
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timestyles:  Can you afford to get it repaired?  If not, I suggest you get an extended warranty. 


Fully agree. Have seen people pay $700+ for a new screen after the inverter failed, or a similar amount of money for a new motherboard

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#132670 23-May-2008 01:33
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Hmmm, last month I bought an Acer Aspire AS5520G-602G32Bi Notebook from DSE:

Processor: AMD Turion 64X2 TL-64 Dual For 2.2GHz, 1MB L2 Cache
Ram: 2GB DDR2-667 (2x1GB)
HDD: 320GB 5400rpm HDD
Display: 15.4 WXGA Wide Screen (1200x800, 8 msec Response)
Optical: Blu-Ray DVD ROM + Supermulti Drive DVD Writer Surprised
Bluetooth: Yes
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce Go 8600M GS (not 8400M as stated on the DSE website!) 512MB (up to 1GB with Turbo Cache )
Battery: 8 cell Battery
Operating System: Windows Vista Premium

USB: 4 ports
Firewire: 1 port
DVI out: Yes
VGA out: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
SPDIF audio out: Yes
Remote: Windows Media Centre
TV Tuner: DVB-T

Currently $1,899, but I got $200 off 'cos of an Anzac weekend special. Pretty good deal I reckon.

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