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#265829 13-Feb-2020 11:07
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Hello, 

 

Looking to grab a reasonably low cost laptop/2in1 and wondering which one of these is the better buy?

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKASU401032/ASUS-Vivobook-Flip-14-TP401MA-BZ032T-2in1-Edu-Lapt

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKASU202012/ASUS-Vivobook-Flip-12-TP202NA-EH012TS-2in1-Laptop

 

The first obviously has a larger disk, larger screen, but the second one has a 4 core (versus the celerons 2 core) processor...Am thinking the larger screen is the better of the two for the extra money...

 

Thanks in advance for any thoughts. 


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  #2417293 13-Feb-2020 12:45
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What will you be doing with the machine?




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  #2417300 13-Feb-2020 12:51
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Not much - local files/MS Office/Google docs, (very) minor image editing, web


 
 
 
 


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  #2417302 13-Feb-2020 12:54
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I thin kI got this one for my son:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKASU412093/ASUS-VivoBook-Flip-14-TP412UA-EC093T-2in1-Laptop-1

 

Only because it had the SSD and an I3 rather than celeron.





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  #2417303 13-Feb-2020 12:54
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They’re the same awful low resolution display. I’d go for the smaller screen to avoid the pixelated look of the 14” screen, or find one with a 1080 display



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  #2417321 13-Feb-2020 13:30
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davidcole:

 

I thin kI got this one for my son:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKASU412093/ASUS-VivoBook-Flip-14-TP412UA-EC093T-2in1-Laptop-1

 

Only because it had the SSD and an I3 rather than celeron.

 

 

Yes I would like to get that one also; but the price is harder to swallow. 


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  #2420957 14-Feb-2020 12:48
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E3xtc:

 

Yes I would like to get that one also; but the price is harder to swallow. 

 

 

$670 is too much for a new notebook. :-)
For the $400 - $500 mark , you are getting the cheapest & the nastiest. There will be no 'best choice'
128Gb HD is ridiculously small in the modern era. 64G HD makes it even less usefull as a primary device
11.6" screen is basicly tablet size (almost).

 

"(very) minor image editing.."  youre in for a lot of pain with those choices
I would look at used 15" options, or ex lease from PBT .

 

I wouldnt usually recommend a AMD laptop but , beggars cant be choosers . It will be slow . But has a good sized SSD & heaps of RAM
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKLEN79917S/Lenovo-V145-Laptop-156-HD-AMD-A4-9125-8GB-500GB-SS

 

 


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  #2422356 17-Feb-2020 12:34
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Have you considered looking at Chromebooks? 


 
 
 
 




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  #2422376 17-Feb-2020 12:47
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Yeah gave it some thought - if it was for me I would have, but my wife is a little more specific about her needs and what platform etc, so Windows is the way for us this time around. Ended up grabbing something from PBTech on the weekend much like the one above albeit with 8GB of ram...so just waiting now...was more than we wanted to spend, but seemed to be a reasonable deal. 

 

Thanks all for the input/ideas/comments/etc


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