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  # 1748811 27-Mar-2017 16:34
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$1374 is not an entry level machine
7th gen i7 is not an entry level cpu
Ssd is not an entry level had
16gb ddr4 is not entry level
Win10 pro is not an entry level os
R7 4gb ddr5 is bot entry level graphics

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  # 1748816 27-Mar-2017 16:43
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joker97:

Maybe my expectations are a bit high.

 

 

 

Yes, I'd say so.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1748846 27-Mar-2017 17:27
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This is entry level.

 

$800

 

Acer i5 5200

 

8Gb RAM

 

1Tb 5400rpm spinner

 

onboard video

 

Win10 home

 

Oh, hang on Gb LAN.


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  # 1748859 27-Mar-2017 17:41
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joker97:

Maybe my expectations are a bit high.

 

 

 

Yes, I'd say so.

 

 

Ok, I am a person of high expectations.





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  # 1748867 27-Mar-2017 17:54
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Fishfingers: $1374 is not an entry level machine
7th gen i7 is not an entry level cpu
Ssd is not an entry level had
16gb ddr4 is not entry level
Win10 pro is not an entry level os
R7 4gb ddr5 is bot entry level graphics

 

I agree, this isn't an entry level SPECIFICATION, however, it's cheap for a computer of that specification and there will be compromises made. I think you'll find it's a chipset thing.

 

We see a few machines sub $1000 with 100Mbit Ethernet, though we don't sell anything like that.

 

 


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  # 1763811 13-Apr-2017 13:57
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A bit late to the party here, but I had a similar experience a few years ago (2013). I bought a relatively cheap Toshiba as I needed occasional portability, but no serious processing power. i3 2350M etc. However I was surprised to find that it had only 10/100 ethernet, as even back then I fully expected it to be standard on all machines. Kind of like how USB 2.0 is expected, you don't see anything sold with USB 1.x ports!

 

 

 

I do sympathise with you, and with the specs of the laptop you bought, I would also have absolutely expected gigabit. :(




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  # 1763967 13-Apr-2017 17:18
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Thanks for the validation cddt. Dell are dumping obsolete technology on the NZ market. Buyers shouldn't have to be checking for this in a new laptop purchase in 2017.

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