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Topic # 240449 8-Sep-2018 12:01
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Hi all

 

 

 

Looking for a cheap laptop for my brother. He's pretty hard up so I'll cover at least part of the cost.

 

 

 

Wondering whether there's anything anyone wants to get rid of, that could possibly be better value than the standard PB tech ex-lease options. Otherwise we'll probably go with one of those. :)

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

Edit: should mention that we can do pickups in either Auckland or Welly.


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  Reply # 2086093 8-Sep-2018 12:36
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What class of laptop does he want? Ultrabook? Desktop replacement?



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  Reply # 2086095 8-Sep-2018 12:43
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I think at the price range we're looking at, the key requirements are cheap and functional. Lighter and more portable would be a bonus.

 

 

 

He was looking at this, but I know that celeron chip is as as slow as a dog, even compared with older (gen 1/2/3) i3/i5.


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  Reply # 2086100 8-Sep-2018 13:19
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I have an Asus X55A i'll sell for $300 - https://www.asus.com/Laptops/X55A/overview/

 

Runs a Pentium 2020M processor, 4GB RAM and a 240GB SSD

 

 


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  Reply # 2086101 8-Sep-2018 13:27
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Stay away from that Celeron, that’s a curse he’ll be stuck with. At least with RAM & HDD you can usually upgrade when you can afford to, that POS processor is permanent.

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  Reply # 2086103 8-Sep-2018 13:33
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In the opposite corner from thin & light, I’ve got a Dell Inspiron 17R 5737 for sale @ $350.

i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB, AMD graphics, 17.3”

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  Reply # 2086106 8-Sep-2018 13:54
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I have 1 Dell E7240 left - was supposed to go to my wife but she complains the fan comes on too much on the i7 frown

 

$300 shipped

 

Intel Core i7-4600U CPU 
8GB
250GB SSD
12.5" (1366 x 768) Displays
Windows 10 Pro off Windows 7 Pro key. 

 

 

 

Same as - this


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  Reply # 2086128 8-Sep-2018 15:04
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Shapenz:

 

I have 1 Dell E7240 left - was supposed to go to my wife but she complains the fan comes on too much on the i7 frown

 

$300 shipped

 

Intel Core i7-4600U CPU 
8GB
250GB SSD
12.5" (1366 x 768) Displays
Windows 10 Pro off Windows 7 Pro key. 

 

 

 

Same as - this

 

 

 

 

Definitely keen on this one, I'll PM you.

 

 

 

Thanks to everyone else for the offers. I think the Dell will best suit the use case and will be best value for money.


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  Reply # 2086891 10-Sep-2018 13:49
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1024kb: In the opposite corner from thin & light, I’ve got a Dell Inspiron 17R 5737 for sale @ $350.

i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB, AMD graphics, 17.3”

 

What state are the batteries in? Do they still last 5+hrs?


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  Reply # 2086901 10-Sep-2018 13:56
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Also can vouch for @Shapenz - bought a laptop from him to replace my parents dog-slow Frankenstein laptop (as in, had so many repairs from me to keep it running).

 

Laptop arrived packaged like a pro, runs very quick and my parents are incredibly happy with it. Was in the same situation as you. They didn't have the money to fund an upgrade but I wanted to upgrade them to something that could take full advantage of their fast internet and had a battery that lasted more than 12 seconds.





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