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  #2213403 9-Apr-2019 10:11
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I personally wouldn't buy that Pavillion as a business laptop.

The other 2 you linked to earlier are both basically the same

My favorites are, but you'll probably write these off as they have 13-14"
Lenovo X1
Surface Laptop 2
Dell XPS13

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  #2213410 9-Apr-2019 10:24
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blackjack17:

 

This https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKLEN4092391/Lenovo-Thinkpad-L380-133-HD-1366x768-i5-8250U-8GB ($1357) with 

 

this https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONLGL132443/LG-24MK430H-B-24-IPS-LED-Monitor--1920x1080--HDMIV ($197)

 

smaller than you wanted but with an external monitor makes up for it?

 

 

I need a laptop, not a complete computer lol while I'm working at home, it'll be used on the couch, in bed, in the table, at the kitchen bench... I don't want to have a computer screen on my knee too


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  #2213413 9-Apr-2019 10:30
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kiwis:

 

blackjack17:

 

This https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKLEN4092391/Lenovo-Thinkpad-L380-133-HD-1366x768-i5-8250U-8GB ($1357) with 

 

this https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONLGL132443/LG-24MK430H-B-24-IPS-LED-Monitor--1920x1080--HDMIV ($197)

 

smaller than you wanted but with an external monitor makes up for it?

 

 

I need a laptop, not a complete computer lol while I'm working at home, it'll be used on the couch, in bed, in the table, at the kitchen bench... I don't want to have a computer screen on my knee too

 

 

From your initial requirements I was picturing a home office. 







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  #2213421 9-Apr-2019 10:50
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kiwis:

 

I need a laptop, not a complete computer lol while I'm working at home, it'll be used on the couch, in bed, in the table, at the kitchen bench... I don't want to have a computer screen on my knee too

 

 

Just get a i5 15" , with SSD & 8GB RAM . All brands have good models & duds, thats a crap shoot .

 

If you want a 17" , just get one with similar spec. They arnt as popular so wont be as much choice, it will be heavier .

 

Pick a HP, Toshiba , Lenovo or Asus bus class & just buy it.

 

 

For what you are doing , there wont be alot of NOTICABLE difference in speed from one to the other model (assuming i5, SSD ,8Gb RAM) . The diiferences wont really show in basic spec sheet (display , kb, quality)

 

Get a bus class over a home class laptop . Spend some time de-crapifying it. They all come preloaded with manufacturers crap software & 3rd party crap software that they were paid to pre-install. (Bloatware)

 

Some have trackpads that are near unusable, so try before you buy if at all possible.

 

 

Note that they are (usually) designed to sit on a hard surface . Not your bed or couch: That can block the cooling fan intake

 

on some : Thats worth checking before you buy.

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  #2213440 9-Apr-2019 11:36
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Lg gram 17 2019 16:10 1.3kg or 15 2018 16:9 1.1kg don't think there is a new model. Lightest on the planet yet very fast. Supposed to meet military grade strength but ymmv.




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  #2213446 9-Apr-2019 11:46
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Warehouse Stationery also stock that i7/G5 HP ProBook 450 for lower than PB:

 

https://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/product/W2556823.html

 

 

Also a good deal on this i5 HP Pavilion 14-ce0000 unit (lowest ever price):

 

https://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/product/W2474765.html
(current line of Pavilions have poor contrast of keyboard key/letter markings)

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  #2213601 9-Apr-2019 13:37
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tried posting in your other thread before MM locked it...

 

 

 

in referance to the 8550U

 

They arent bad cpus.

 

 

 

My work machine has a 8350U that turbos to 3.6ghz. idles at 1.7.

 

 

 

at idle, it sips the battery and easily does a good 8 hour day.

 

When i need it to go, (i do alot of heavy number crunching etc) it flys.

 

 

 

Thermal throttling on it normally pulls down to about 3.0 which is still pretty solid.





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  #2213638 9-Apr-2019 13:39
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Lenovo E580 from Lenovo directly - then you can upgrade the ram to 32GB, while getting a 15.6 1080p screen if you leave the processor at a i5-8250U it will cost around $1600 depending on what discount is available they have them all the time so if nothing decent wait a few weeks.


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  #2214538 10-Apr-2019 17:32
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Warehouse Stationery doing a spend $750 get $100 off online only offer until this weekend - brings the price of that i7 ProBook (2WJ95PA) down to $1499!

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