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Ultimate Geek

#304051 31-Mar-2023 15:36
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1. 16GB+ RAM


2. 512GB+ SSD


3. Touchscreen


4. 14"+ FHD screen


5. < or ~2KG ideally


6. New with 1year or more warranty


Looking for a family member but have been out of touch with pricing in recent times. Was hoping to find something under $1300 (ish) but looks like prices are edging more towards the $2K+ mark these days. Any recommendations around the $1500ish mark perhaps? If not able to find something locally then I'll look to import from overseas.



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Ultimate Geek

  #3057197 31-Mar-2023 16:01
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Opting for a touchscreen won't leave you many options at that price, e.g.


Not having fingerprints on your display makes things more reasonable:


Ex-lease tends to get you good bang for the buck in terms of build quality.


You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).

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Ultimate Geek

  #3057205 31-Mar-2023 16:33
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Thanks. Yea agree regarding touchscreen. Not a fan or user of touchscreen on laptops myself but this is for a family member.


Yeap pricing seems higher than pre-covid times for 2/3 generations old CPU etc. I guess it is what it is. Thanks.

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