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#271731 25-May-2020 10:26
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Looking at getting a new laptop. Will only be used for general web surfing and possibly some netflix streaming etc.

Really want it to have a 1080p screen, which most laptops I've looked at are 768..

Also an ssd is a must. 128gb minimum.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  #2490947 25-May-2020 11:05
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At that price point I think I'd recommend ex-lease. Especially if you want a 1080p screen and an SSD. 


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  #2490950 25-May-2020 11:07
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If budget goes up to about $1250 an HP Probook with the current $100 cashback is a great deal for a very solid laptop.


 
 
 
 


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  #2490952 25-May-2020 11:14
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Huawei D15 is looking quite good value at PB Tech for $1099.


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  #2490969 25-May-2020 11:51
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I’m on the lookout for something similar for my son for school next year, but ideally with a 360 hinge and touch screen.

 

Found this via PriceSpy from PB Tech. An i3, and not the newest, but it has a 1080 screen and 128 SSD, and seems like it‘s a lot of computer for a small amount of money. Has anyone else experience of this model?

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKASU412093/ASUS-VivoBook-Flip-14-TP412UA-EC093T-Laptop-14-FHD?qr=pspy&ref=pricespy

 

 

 

 


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  #2490992 25-May-2020 12:30
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Asus is generally a good brand. Check Amazon for reviews of that class. I find that the screen hinges or the display are usually the things that fail on laptops, so I wouldn't buy a 360 type hinge myself.




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  #2491262 25-May-2020 19:37
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Hi guys.

 

 

 

Thanks for the replys, It is greatly apreciated.

 

 

 

I nearly forgot to check out Dragon PC. Have just had a look and found some really good options from what I can tell. I have heard great things about the Ryzen desktop cpu's, Are the Laptop ones any good?

 

 

 

https://www.dragonpc.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&path=264_267&product_id=344624

 

 

 

https://www.dragonpc.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&path=264_267&product_id=344859

 

 

 

https://www.dragonpc.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&path=264_267&product_id=343051

 

 

 

https://www.dragonpc.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&path=264_267&product_id=345233


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  #2491331 25-May-2020 20:27
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I've had better experiences with Asus than Acer. On those two links, the more you spend the better the specs. Ryzen 3 / 5 are good, and very good value.


 
 
 
 


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  #2491334 25-May-2020 20:32
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Acer is pretty much the hardware equivalent of Trustpower or MyRepublic. Just don't.

 

Buy HP business grade gear, new if you can, ex lease if you can't.

 

 







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  #2491343 25-May-2020 20:45
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Think I'm going to go with the last link. Asus with the Ryzen 5. Pretty good specs for the price I reckon!

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