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Topic # 245382 1-Feb-2019 10:21
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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!


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  Reply # 2171203 1-Feb-2019 10:32
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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.


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  Reply # 2171224 1-Feb-2019 11:07
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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 ?

 

 





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  Reply # 2171233 1-Feb-2019 11:33
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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. 


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  Reply # 2171252 1-Feb-2019 12:11
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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.


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  Reply # 2171792 2-Feb-2019 13:59
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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 


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