Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


David321

234 posts

Master Geek


#245382 1-Feb-2019 10:21
Send private message

Hi all, 

 

 

 

I am looking to replace my aging Toshiba Satellite laptop as it is getting slow and likes to freeze up etc, its 5 years old so I think that could be much of the problem.

 

I do not know heaps about laptop performance specs but do know a little, when playing with many of the filters on the PB Tech website to get something powerful under $2000 it gave me two options (yes i filtered so much I was left with two options lol)

 

The Gigabyte Sabre - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKGBM155702/Gigabyte-Sabre15-GTX1050-Superior-Gaming-Laptop-15

 

and the HP Omen - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKHNB3675837/HP-Omen-15-CE040TX-GTX1050-Superior-Gaming-Laptop

 

As you would see the Gigabyte Sabre is approx the same power as the HP (I think), so I was wondering why the massive price difference between the two and also why the Gigabyte seems so cheap? I have never herd of Gigabyte, perhaps its a terrible brand to be that cheap?

 

 

 

Alternatively, if anyone can send me a link to a better deal on a powerful laptop (I know "powerful" is a broad statement and can be taken in different ways but I do not know how to describe it) that would be much appreciated.

Or even a check list on what I should be looking for in a new laptop, such as minimum processor power and type and how much RAM etc.

 

 

 

Thanks!





_David_

Create new topic
Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Trend Micro provides enhanced protection against viruses, malware, ransomware and spyware and more for your connected devices.
gehenna
7351 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2171203 1-Feb-2019 10:32
Send private message

You should wait a month or so until all the new RTX models are available.  Check out some of the videos/reviews on YouTube at the moment.  Dave Lee reviewed two in the last couple of days alone.


xpd

xpd
Trash bandit
11926 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2171224 1-Feb-2019 11:07
Send private message

Gigabyte primarily makes components such as motherboards etc, so are a respected company - but dont know much about their laptops, would assume they'll be ok. Cheaper because they probably make most of it in house, whereas HP rely on other suppliers for a lot of stuff. But HP do make good stuff for the money.

 

Dell are also solid units.

 

What do you want to be able to do with the laptop ? Gaming ? Video editing ? General day to day stuff ?

 

 





       Gavin / xpd / FastRaccoon

 

Website - Photo Gallery - Instagram

 

 


wratterus
1467 posts

Uber Geek


  #2171233 1-Feb-2019 11:33
Send private message

If you can get one of those Sabre's for that price its still a very good deal. I've run up a few of those particular models and they are pretty nice. 




Hammerer
2371 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2171252 1-Feb-2019 12:11
Send private message

David321:

 

I do not know heaps about laptop performance specs but do know a little, when playing with many of the filters on the PB Tech website to get something powerful under $2000 it gave me two options (yes i filtered so much I was left with two options lol)

 

The Gigabyte Sabre - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKGBM155702/Gigabyte-Sabre15-GTX1050-Superior-Gaming-Laptop-15

 

and the HP Omen - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKHNB3675837/HP-Omen-15-CE040TX-GTX1050-Superior-Gaming-Laptop

 

As you would see the Gigabyte Sabre is approx the same power as the HP (I think), so I was wondering why the massive price difference between the two and also why the Gigabyte seems so cheap? I have never herd of Gigabyte, perhaps its a terrible brand to be that cheap?

 

 

If you use a more comprehensive price-comparison site like PriceSpy then you will see that the Gigabyte Sabre is exceptional value because it is 25% cheaper than anything comparable. The price and limited stock suggests that it is a clearance product.

 

Even if you didn't want it, many people would be really pleased with a gaming laptop at that low price.  Near $1,000 for a general purpose laptop is also a good price point.


gehenna
7351 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2171792 2-Feb-2019 13:59
Send private message

Here's a review of the new Gigabyte Aero with RTX 2080 MaxQ I mentioned earlier in the thread.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1C2cNdAzI0 


Create new topic





News and reviews »

D-Link G415 4G Smart Router Review
Posted 27-Jun-2022 17:24


New Zealand Video Game Sales Reaches $540 Million
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:49


Github Copilot Generally Available to All Developers
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:37


Logitech G Introduces the New Astro A10 Headset
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:20


Fitbit introduces Sleep Profiles
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:11


Synology Introduces FlashStation FS3410
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:04


Intel Arc A380 Graphics First Available in China
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:08


JBL Introduces PartyBox Encore Essential Speaker
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:05


New TVNZ+ streaming brand launches
Posted 13-Jun-2022 08:35


Chromecast With Google TV Review
Posted 10-Jun-2022 17:10


Xbox Gaming on Your Samsung Smart TV No Console Required
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Available in New Zealand
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


HP Envy Inspire 7900e Review
Posted 9-Jun-2022 20:31


Philips Hue Starter Kit Review
Posted 4-Jun-2022 11:10


Sony Expands Its Wireless Speaker X-series Range
Posted 4-Jun-2022 10:25









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.