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# 250957 2-Jun-2019 21:56
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https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/computers/laptops/hp-15-da0040tx-laptop.html

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https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/laptops/laptop/hp-15-cs1104tx-15-pavilion-intel-i7-laptop/prod169870.html

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  # 2250126 2-Jun-2019 22:13
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If i had to pick just one of those 2 just based on specs it would be the second one. First one only has a HDD the second one has a NVME SSD

 

But you really need to tell us what you want to use it for. Either way though I would not touch the first one as it will be insanely slow compared to the second one.





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  # 2250128 2-Jun-2019 22:39
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You haven't stated your use case (desktop replacement, or used on battery?) but I wouldn't touch either of them.

 

Big bulky laptops.

 

Discreet graphics will usually drain the battery quickly, despite having 15 watt CPU's

 

HP consumer devices are usually pretty poor these days (every corner cut to save 2 cents), quality, parts, reliability wise, difficult to service, cheap wifi cards, bios locked upgrade options etc.

 

Those 15" full HD screens that are not IPS look terrible, (non-uniform backlight) and the ones I've used are noticeably dark (darker than IPS or even lowly 1366x768 displays). Its a checkbox 'upgrade', not a real screen you want to spend time in front of. Very cheap.

 

And as stated above one of them is only using an old spinning magnet hard drive.

 

If they were half the price I could overlook the shortcomings (upgrade the drive myself). But for those prices I'd look elsewhere.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2250144 3-Jun-2019 00:06
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Are you asking a question? Put a bit of courtesy in your post please op

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  # 2250145 3-Jun-2019 00:08
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  # 2250195 3-Jun-2019 09:18
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Ok so the first one from Noel Leeming has both a SSD and a HDD. The one from Harvey Norman I have been offered for a cost to swap the 1TB HDD for a 256 SSD. This will not be used for commuting or taking everywhere and will be based and used primarily at home... I have not yet decided if it will replace our desktop or will compliment it. But no matter the size being a laptop it will travel so we can take it away with us on holiday should we desire... and the bigger screen would offer more in terms of movie watching for the kids... I agree a smaller one is both lighter and more portable and with a desktop and smart TV there is not a big need for a big screen and a smaller one would travel better but I am thinking about the kids using it for movies if we take it away with us. I don't know if I want a Dell... but would be interested in why Lenovo is better than HP... our current desktop is HP and prior to that a custom build.... through work I have a 15.6 inch Dell laptop but it looks like this will be swapped out soon for a 14 inch Lenovo.

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  # 2250250 3-Jun-2019 11:12
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Lenovo linked is not "better" than the HP, but it's about the same (slightly slower) with better keyboard and easier to carry but at a much lower price.





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  # 2250281 3-Jun-2019 12:45
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The Dell one is looking good... how reliable are Dell?

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  # 2250282 3-Jun-2019 12:46
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as reliable as HP and Lenovo





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  # 2250303 3-Jun-2019 13:36
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Take a look at the HP ProBook range, a better choice in the price range than those two you have linked to.

 

Lenovo pricing certainly looks sharp.


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  # 2250472 3-Jun-2019 15:26
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Lenovo standard pricing is ok but the upgrade pricing is bad value.

 

 

 

ie add 1x8GB ddr4 is ~$160 when it costs <$80 

 

replace 256GB with 512GB m2 SSD for $172 when you can buy 512Gb new for <$170 and resell the 256GB it comes with

 

 

 

Only upside to the SSD upgrade is they handle putting the image on it for you. 


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  # 2250474 3-Jun-2019 15:32
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upgrades are as expensive with anyone not just Lenovo. Try apple.

 

Anyway, I'm not sure if a 4x NVME 512GB is that cheap, but maybe it's not a 4x one. depends on the actual speed of the SSD.





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  # 2250482 3-Jun-2019 16:13
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If you upgrade the Lenovo to the same specs as the Dell you're looking at pretty much the same price, except the Dell is sleeker and lighter with a slightly faster processor.

 

I don't have a preference over brand.  If it was me I'd be going for the Dell.  We've got an HP and it'd good.  I've used Lenovo and they've been good, the same with Asus.  I've heard Dell are just as good as those other brands and have heard some really good after sales service stories about Dell.

 

There may be other options as good or better - if so someone will point them out.

 

 




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  # 2251313 4-Jun-2019 15:58
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What about this customised Lenovo option?

 

 

 


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  # 2251320 4-Jun-2019 16:17
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depends on the price. just be aware that Nvidia Quadro is a Design specific video card - I have no idea what that means for the general public.





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