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Topic # 247823 25-Feb-2019 11:25
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Hey all,

 

 

 

A mate had his work laptop get water in it and it is shot. For around $1500 what is something that is nice to use in terms of a decent touch pad and look? He wants a Mac but I got him to hold fire till I ask here.
I was thinking something like the HP Probook or Elitebook series. Does anyone know a model which is great value?

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  Reply # 2186822 25-Feb-2019 12:09
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I have NSFW feelings for my new Pixelbook, right at that price point. Hardware is incredible. However, I appreciate that some users may struggle to adapt to a new OS. And for business purposes, would clearly be dependent on whether all there are any windows-specific business critical applications.




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  Reply # 2186824 25-Feb-2019 12:17
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I have NSFW feelings for my new Pixelbook, right at that price point. Hardware is incredible. However, I appreciate that some users may struggle to adapt to a new OS. And for business purposes, would clearly be dependent on whether all there are any windows-specific business critical applications.

 

 

I think we need to stick to Windows here due to some software.





 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2186828 25-Feb-2019 12:21
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Probably not much business class around that money that would be any good, unlikely to see SSD or better than 720p screen with 3 year warranty I wouldn't think. 

 

Lenovo Thinkpad T or X series. X1 Carbon are what we give out at work, about 1k more than what you're budgeting for. 




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  Reply # 2186831 25-Feb-2019 12:33
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lxsw20:

 

Probably not much business class around that money that would be any good, unlikely to see SSD or better than 720p screen with 3 year warranty I wouldn't think. 

 

Lenovo Thinkpad T or X series. X1 Carbon are what we give out at work, about 1k more than what you're budgeting for. 

 

 

If you look for a business laptop on the PB Tech website, you can get a SSD and 1080P screen from $1400.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKLEN5801780/Lenovo-Thinkpad-E580-Business-Notebook-156-Intel-C

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKHNB3944678/HP-Probook-450-G5-Business-Laptop-156-1080p-FullHD

 

Just more looking to see if anyone here has had experience with these ranges of laptops and if there are any good ones or bad ones. The one who comes in and drops a link and says Cheers will be the one with the answer. I am equally able to do research as the next person 💯 😆🔫
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  Reply # 2186838 25-Feb-2019 12:41
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Thinkpad T480s


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  Reply # 2186844 25-Feb-2019 12:45
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We use a lot of HP laptops. That Probook looks fine to me. The only issue is the one year warranty, although I recently had one repaired out of warranty by HP support, no questions asked.

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  Reply # 2186847 25-Feb-2019 12:47
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You can get certain SKU's of HP Probook 450 G6 for just under that, if it's $1500 inc GST. This one is what was recently quoted to us around this price. Only a 1366x768 screen and 8GB ram but does have an SSD. If you can get by with Win 10 Home, there is this. You could also look at a previous year G5 as you might be able to get a better screen or better equivalent CPU for the same price.

 

We've had good success with the Probooks for the last few years, most people seem to like them, though there does tend to be a number of battery recalls.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2186849 25-Feb-2019 12:52
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gehenna:

 

Thinkpad T480s

 

 

The advantage of most thinkpads is you can probably run it over with a car and keep working. Those things are heavy, and robust.





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I would go for the elitebook (840) G5 here is a cheap one, https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1962990898

 

I personally use one of these as my everyday runner and its great, I also use with the dock at home and at work and multiple sites that i go to.

 

Main seller for me was the 3 year warranty and HP come to you to fix it.

 

 


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  Reply # 2186862 25-Feb-2019 13:08
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That Thinkpad is pretty thin and light (comparatively) for what it is.  Very well specced machine, with the Thinkpad pedigree.


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  Reply # 2186915 25-Feb-2019 13:34
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Coil:

 

lxsw20:

 

Probably not much business class around that money that would be any good, unlikely to see SSD or better than 720p screen with 3 year warranty I wouldn't think. 

 

Lenovo Thinkpad T or X series. X1 Carbon are what we give out at work, about 1k more than what you're budgeting for. 

 

 

If you look for a business laptop on the PB Tech website, you can get a SSD and 1080P screen from $1400.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKLEN5801780/Lenovo-Thinkpad-E580-Business-Notebook-156-Intel-C

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKHNB3944678/HP-Probook-450-G5-Business-Laptop-156-1080p-FullHD

 

Just more looking to see if anyone here has had experience with these ranges of laptops and if there are any good ones or bad ones. The one who comes in and drops a link and says Cheers will be the one with the answer. I am equally able to do research as the next person 💯 😆🔫
Also nice new emojiis. 

 

 

 

 

Fair, if weight/portability isn't an issue then looks like you can do OK for $1500. 




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  Reply # 2186935 25-Feb-2019 14:20
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lxsw20:

 

Coil:

 

lxsw20:

 

Probably not much business class around that money that would be any good, unlikely to see SSD or better than 720p screen with 3 year warranty I wouldn't think. 

 

Lenovo Thinkpad T or X series. X1 Carbon are what we give out at work, about 1k more than what you're budgeting for. 

 

 

If you look for a business laptop on the PB Tech website, you can get a SSD and 1080P screen from $1400.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKLEN5801780/Lenovo-Thinkpad-E580-Business-Notebook-156-Intel-C

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKHNB3944678/HP-Probook-450-G5-Business-Laptop-156-1080p-FullHD

 

Just more looking to see if anyone here has had experience with these ranges of laptops and if there are any good ones or bad ones. The one who comes in and drops a link and says Cheers will be the one with the answer. I am equally able to do research as the next person 💯 😆🔫
Also nice new emojiis. 

 

 

 

 

Fair, if weight/portability isn't an issue then looks like you can do OK for $1500. 

 

 

 

 

The person using this device is hell bent on getting a Mac but I suggested we can beat a Mac at half the price so aesthetics is sadly one of the deciding factors here. 





 


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  Reply # 2186938 25-Feb-2019 14:27
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Coil:

 

lxsw20:

 

Coil:

 

lxsw20:

 

Probably not much business class around that money that would be any good, unlikely to see SSD or better than 720p screen with 3 year warranty I wouldn't think. 

 

Lenovo Thinkpad T or X series. X1 Carbon are what we give out at work, about 1k more than what you're budgeting for. 

 

 

If you look for a business laptop on the PB Tech website, you can get a SSD and 1080P screen from $1400.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKLEN5801780/Lenovo-Thinkpad-E580-Business-Notebook-156-Intel-C

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKHNB3944678/HP-Probook-450-G5-Business-Laptop-156-1080p-FullHD

 

Just more looking to see if anyone here has had experience with these ranges of laptops and if there are any good ones or bad ones. The one who comes in and drops a link and says Cheers will be the one with the answer. I am equally able to do research as the next person 💯 😆🔫
Also nice new emojiis. 

 

 

 

 

Fair, if weight/portability isn't an issue then looks like you can do OK for $1500. 

 

 

 

 

The person using this device is hell bent on getting a Mac but I suggested we can beat a Mac at half the price so aesthetics is sadly one of the deciding factors here. 

 

 

you can add more ram, add a nvme drive and or add a LTE card, which all come in real handy when im on the road.

 

those are a few things that sold me on the elitebook over a mac

 

 

 

here is a good write up on the elitebooks and comparing it to a few other models out there


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  Reply # 2186968 25-Feb-2019 15:42
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redherring: We use a lot of HP laptops. That Probook looks fine to me. The only issue is the one year warranty, although I recently had one repaired out of warranty by HP support, no questions asked.

 

If you buy from the likes of PB or JB you will also be covered by CGA.





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  Reply # 2186976 25-Feb-2019 15:58
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Coil:

 

The person using this device is hell bent on getting a Mac but I suggested we can beat a Mac at half the price so aesthetics is sadly one of the deciding factors here. 

 

 

IME of this situation I've just walked away and let them waste their money ;)

 

Dell's outlet store used to have great deals but they seem to have dried up the last couple of months. I've had a fully specd 7490 for the last year and it's brilliant. Wasn't much more than $1500 either.


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