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Topic # 224166 6-Nov-2017 12:21
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I was thinking of getting a cheap laptop something like the $300 ones from the warehouse would the 32gb hdd be ok would only want to use it to say watch tvnz catch up or VPN to get UK content.


Or should I be looking at a micro pc or something like apple tv or android which would be harder to vpn?

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  Reply # 1895919 6-Nov-2017 12:26
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I have one in Dunedin if you want, free. Dell XPS 1645 It's a bit smashed up, no Hard Drive, needs new thermal paste? (always very hot). But is a quad core 1st gen i7 and has tonnes of RAM. HDMI out (full HD only).


Was my HTPC until I bought a 4K tv now it's a dust magnet.


Pick up only, don't think I want to ship it.

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  Reply # 1895961 6-Nov-2017 12:57
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Thanks for the offer what if I get a courier to pick it up?


Cheers Mike 


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  Reply # 1895964 6-Nov-2017 13:03
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now when i say smashed up it literally is smashed up. crack in battery external plastic housing (removable battery) - has been like that for 3-4 years. battery not hot not swollen. someone put in a small cd into the cd drive I had to drill the cd slot to get to it, now the cd slot is not working as well as looks smashed.


other than that is't ok. apart from the jet engine fan noise from the hot hot hot laptop.

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