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Topic # 223627 9-Oct-2017 15:36
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Hi all,

 

Wanted to get one off lease laptop for my trip. just for normal use only

 

found this NZPcclearance, 

 

is this good place to buy from ?

 

Thanks in advance





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  Reply # 1879969 9-Oct-2017 15:50
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I've brought from them more than a few times. Always a really good experience.

 

Legit Windows COA's and Installs. Good prices. Orders shipped in a decent time-frame etc.

 

 

 

My only complaint is all of the pre-installed software is really old. They should start using ninite.com


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  Reply # 1879994 9-Oct-2017 17:28
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PBTech also do off-lease. Do your self a favour though, what ever you pick, buy an SSD too to install and do a fresh Windows 10 install.




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  Reply # 1880343 10-Oct-2017 13:42
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Allow for the cost of a new batt , just in case the batt is a bit tired
And give it a good testing before you take it overseas

 

 




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  Reply # 1881874 11-Oct-2017 11:46
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  Reply # 1881886 11-Oct-2017 11:55
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Hmm. Too old imho.

 

I'd go for a 3rd gen Intel Core i5 or better. Graphics support for the older 2xxx chips is starting to drop off. 

 

 

 

I thought this looked like a good deal with a couple of caveats

 

https://www.nzpcclearance.co.nz/product/hp-elitebook-folio-9470m-laptop/

 

Pretty sure the screen is low res TN, and the battery is probably non-user replaceable.


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  Reply # 1893379 31-Oct-2017 23:36
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Dairyxox:

Hmm. Too old imho.


I'd go for a 3rd gen Intel Core i5 or better. Graphics support for the older 2xxx chips is starting to drop off. 


 


I thought this looked like a good deal with a couple of caveats


https://www.nzpcclearance.co.nz/product/hp-elitebook-folio-9470m-laptop/


Pretty sure the screen is low res TN, and the battery is probably non-user replaceable.



I’m looking for a long overdue cheap replacement laptop for an old 2010 MacBook Pro. What are the caveats you’re referring to? I don’t know a lot about laptops, but it looks like this one can be upgraded with a SSD which seems to be recommended here. Any other of the optional extras worth getting? Would this laptop be my best bet at the $500ish price point?

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  Reply # 1893463 1-Nov-2017 09:39
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The screen (1366x768 TN - horrible viewing angle, worse than your old Macbook) and battery possibly being non-user replaceable.


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  Reply # 1893469 1-Nov-2017 09:54
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Thanks. Would you know of similarly priced alternative with better screen? Alternatively, for if I went even cheaper (with low end display), would this be better bang for buck? https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=223890&page_no=1#1893408

 

 

 

Appreciate the help.


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  Reply # 1893506 1-Nov-2017 10:07
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These are nice, but the price is getting up there again..

 

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  Reply # 1893519 1-Nov-2017 11:02
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i bought this one BTW

 

https://www.nzpcclearance.co.nz/product/hp-probook-6570b-corei7/





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  Reply # 1893524 1-Nov-2017 11:11
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How are you finding it? Did you opt for any of the extras?




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  Reply # 1894291 2-Nov-2017 14:51
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No extras.

 

Works great

 

Up to date software's

 

Exterior also great

 

Loaded all Adobe photoshop, indesign etc.

 

Battery is also okay.

 

did not overheat even after 5-6 hours continuous use

 

happy me sealed





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