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Topic # 57344 10-Feb-2010 12:40
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What are the best sites and places to buy Laptops from?
I need a cheap laptop for uni.
I'm only using it for uni so no games but I have no clue which model I should get or where I should buy it from.

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  Reply # 297632 10-Feb-2010 12:46
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  Reply # 297634 10-Feb-2010 12:50
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Can you trust second hand laptops?
What to look for when buying a second hand laptop?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 297640 10-Feb-2010 13:04
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I wouldn't trust second-hand laptops. Usually the battery is poked or they wouldn't be selling it...

I have bought two laptops from PB Tech. in Penrose, and have been very happy with the advice and service provided on each occasion. They also have an excellent selection on display so you can easily compare the models, and they carry one of the largest stocks in Auckland (assuming that is where you are from). PB Tech. also have stores in some of the other major centres, but Penrose is the biggest one AFAIK.

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/





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  Reply # 297654 10-Feb-2010 13:42
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last bought a dell one 2.5 years ago no problem apart from usual battery life
Daughters mac seems to last for ever on a charge and is much lighter to carry

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  Reply # 297655 10-Feb-2010 13:46
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  Reply # 297668 10-Feb-2010 14:39
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What's the max you want to spend?

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  Reply # 297670 10-Feb-2010 14:43
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http://www.laptopuniverse.co.n.../

Bought 2 laptops from there
1st my sister knocked off the table and broke the screen
Second got quality for my money.
Was an ex-lease though
but nothing wrong with it.
Had I got a new Laptop with the same spec of mine couldve cost me $1000+
Scored this laptop for 800

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  Reply # 297690 10-Feb-2010 15:30
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shiroshadows: http://www.laptopuniverse.co.n.../

Bought 2 laptops from there
1st my sister knocked off the table and broke the screen
Second got quality for my money.
Was an ex-lease though
but nothing wrong with it.
Had I got a new Laptop with the same spec of mine couldve cost me $1000+
Scored this laptop for 800


Absolutely agree with this, they have been fantastic on the times I've dealt with them, and they can get just about any replacement part you could ever need also.



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  Reply # 297833 11-Feb-2010 00:16
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Less than $1000 if possible.

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  Reply # 297859 11-Feb-2010 08:41
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PB Tech. have quite a number of laptops for less than $1000. Have you checked out their website?





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  Reply # 297918 11-Feb-2010 12:47
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grant_k: PB Tech. have quite a number of laptops for less than $1000. Have you checked out their website?


I'll second that.  They have some reasonably priced laptops.  Bought my wife a Tosh L300 last year for about $800.




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  Reply # 298164 11-Feb-2010 23:07
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Go get one of this - its light, thin and the battery last for ages (5 hrs)! I would say it is good enough for average daily use for student... (not suitable for heavy duty gaming only)

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/c...





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  Reply # 298174 11-Feb-2010 23:34
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laptops have a nasty habit of dying the instant that their warranty runs out. i'd recommend buying new and looking for the best price. some models come with 3yr factory warranty - i'd recommend getting one of those as they tend to either break less, or be less hassle to get repaired.

I'd also suggest that a netbook would be a good option for uni. much easier than lugging aroudn a full size laptop! as you mentioned, you dont need it for gaming..




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  Reply # 298357 12-Feb-2010 13:36
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grant_k: I wouldn't trust second-hand laptops. Usually the battery is poked or they wouldn't be selling it...

I have bought two laptops from PB Tech. in Penrose, and have been very happy with the advice and service provided on each occasion. They also have an excellent selection on display so you can easily compare the models, and they carry one of the largest stocks in Auckland (assuming that is where you are from). PB Tech. also have stores in some of the other major centres, but Penrose is the biggest one AFAIK.

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/


I agree, I've always been happy with PB Tech, bought my CPU and netbook from them, as well as other electronic goods and never had any issues.

Out of warranty CPU has been playing up recently and brought it over for them to check in Penrose. The guy just had a look at it, played around with the cables and told me to leave it overnight. Went to pick it up the next morning and they didn't even charge me. Good stuff!

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