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# 99853 28-Mar-2012 19:41
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Harvey Norman are currently doing a 'buy one laptop, get the second half price' and I wondered if there are any recommendations from people here as to some good laptops.

Probably looking at a 15.6" screen, but doesn't need to be anything fancy. Probably most important thing is that it's going to last 3 - 4 years. 

Anyone got a couple of model recommendations worth checking out?


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  # 601519 28-Mar-2012 19:56
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I have always had good experiences with Toshiba laptops.


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  # 601534 28-Mar-2012 20:10
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mattRSK: I have always had good experiences with Toshiba laptops.

Thanks Matt, currently running an Asus which has served very well but getting a little long in the tooth. My sister in law is also looking at a new laptop so we thought we could split the difference.

Probably just a case of going in and seeing what they have in stock. 


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  # 601551 28-Mar-2012 20:40
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Haha fail!??
The small print says Limit 1 per customer so how do you get the 2nd one at half price? :)

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  # 601553 28-Mar-2012 20:46
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By the way, 3rd generation processors are due out next month - codenamed Ivy Bridge. You may want to hold off, and wait for a sale to get your bargains.

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  # 602698 30-Mar-2012 19:35
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Hold off how much? Just till next month?
Or like three or six months?

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  # 602713 30-Mar-2012 20:39
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dman: Hold off how much? Just till next month?
Or like three or six months?

Yep, or 1.5 months. Well worth it - improved integrated graphics as well as more efficient and slightly more powerful processors.

But if you aren't into high performance gaming or multimedia editing, buying now won't harm too much :) 


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  # 602715 30-Mar-2012 20:42
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Had a look and in the end didn't make a purchase. Firstin had some good deals today too...

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