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Topic # 228842 25-Jan-2018 11:31
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Am idly considering getting one of these for / with no1 son who is studying architecture soon (both $1699 which might be too much anyway)...

 

http://www.dell.com/nz/p/inspiron-15-7567-laptop/pd?oc=z511271nz&model_id=inspiron-15-7567-laptop

 

http://www.2moroit.co.nz/product-asus_rog_gl553vd_dm365t_gaming_notebook_15.6_fhd_i7_7700hq_8g_memory_512gssd_win10_illuminated_chiclet_keyboard-18019

 

Maybe that's more of an excuse than a reason, but anyway, think they'd work as a general use laptop with a bit of grunt (not particularly for gaming actually) ?

 

Far as I can see they're both quite decent, Asus has better screen, Dell significantly better battery life. Not as portable as the 13.3inch types but he's young and fit.





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  Reply # 1946510 25-Jan-2018 11:49
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Definitely want the 1050Ti 4GB and 16GB ram. A HDD and SSD if he is using CAD..





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  Reply # 1946511 25-Jan-2018 11:49
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If your son is going to be a budding architect, and use CAD programs would it not be better for something that works with a pen and is adaptable? Thinking a 2 in 1 would be good, Microsoft Surface 2017 version or Lenova Thinkpad Yoga?




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  Reply # 1946519 25-Jan-2018 12:07
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Coil - pretty much what I was thinking. Hopefully it wouldn't be out of date too soon with a bit of grunt.

 

Djrm - haven't been able to find any requirements yet. The uni said if your thinking of buying a laptop contact us for requirements, which I have, but they haven't got back to me yet. Might be more for general use and use uni stuff for cad type things. Hopefully they'll let me know. Not sure about Surface, seems to have a bit of a rep for reliability (or lack of). will have a look at Yoga. He was idly looking at MacBook Air as well.





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  Reply # 1946570 25-Jan-2018 13:48
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Also probably depends on the CAD software that they use and if it's Windows only.




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  Reply # 1946617 25-Jan-2018 14:23
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True. Actually no1 son has decided, as he's paying half, he's getting the Dell. So we ordered it. Highly unusual as we normally prevaricate about these things like there's no tomorrow.

 

Thanks for the advice (even from a ManU fan). Go Klopp (I was born there, its allowed). No comments about Swansea please...(adds metaphorical smiley emoji here but can't be bothered).





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  Reply # 1946626 25-Jan-2018 14:33
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Ha ha. I am from Stockport, and although not the closest team, I at least am not from London! Hope it works well for him.




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  Reply # 1946647 25-Jan-2018 15:08
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...am just hoping the courier doesn't decide to do some bounce testing ?!





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  Reply # 1946671 25-Jan-2018 15:15
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Don't buy a macbook air.....

 

 

 

Hope you're happy with the dell, There is better value out there and cooling performance but all good.. 
Just do not get the extended care crap, we have the CGA :) 





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  Reply # 1946720 25-Jan-2018 15:42
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Hope it works out. There's always something out there thats better somehow, but as I think I mentioned, I can take forever to come to a decision. so this time we're going for it...

 

didn't do the extended care thing. but did get a years accidental damage. Thinking about it, guess that would come under household insurance anyway (maybe, I think, bearing in mind the excess) but its done now.





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  Reply # 1946771 25-Jan-2018 16:27
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Two Dell 7567's on the factory outlet at the moment (unless they've already sold). 

 

i7-7700HQ, 16GB ram, 256 SSD and 1TB HDD, GTX1050Ti 4GB for $1200.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1946944 26-Jan-2018 05:33
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Those have already sold out unfortunately, I myself tried to get one of them. 

 

 

 

Instead i got the new version 7577 with the 1060 max GQ from the US store for $784 USD with various coupons and once it arrives I'll get the international warranty and transfer the licenses to the NZ dell store. 

 

 

 

So I'm assuming after youpost and customs It will cost me about $1300

 

 

 

Even the outlet in the States has some great prices on the 4K screen models.




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  Reply # 1946991 26-Jan-2018 09:15
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Why is it always other people who think of this stuff...





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  Reply # 1947130 26-Jan-2018 13:05
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Also you can get some good deals through Amazon, they also do the duty calculation and charge you on their end so you don't need to do it once it comes to NZ. 

 

 

 

Make sure whatever you are looking at has option for international warranty which you can find most of the tme in the Q and A section. 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1947154 26-Jan-2018 13:47
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Not been brave enough to buy anything expensive overseas, the whole gst thing puts me off (though like you say Amazon should take care of it). Never even thought about international warranties though. Also, with laptops, always wondered about whether the wifi would work here (maybe thats just for routers...). And no probs with getting the associated batteries transported here ?

 

- so anyway I've just stuck to hdd's and small bits.





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