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#1 smakme7757

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:04 AM

If i want to buy a decent laptop for my Grandad wheredo you guys shop from?
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:41 AM

You've pretty much got to go to the manufacturer's local repair rep for warranty claims regardless of where you buy it from. Or rather you might as well, since taking it to the retailer just means it'll take longer 'cause they just take it to and from the local rep. I like to find a good model that Officeworks stocks, find a lower price elsewhere, then force them to pricematch it and get an extra 5% off. But in general, the online Lenovo shop regularly has good specials.

Edited by tantryl, 27 September 2011 - 12:42 AM.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:52 AM

Thanks mate. This seems like a winner. Lenovo L520 i5-2520m Windows 7 home x64 15.6" 1600x900 HD 3000 Graphics 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz 500GB HDD 7200RPM 9 cell battery 2 year on site warranty $1481 AUD + shipping fees i guess, but they don't mention it. That should keep him happy for 4 years i'd say. And the onsite warranty would save him a shitload of time if it fucks up.
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#4 bushi

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:11 AM

Yeah was gonna say, onsite warranty is probably the most important thing if it's for someone like a grandad.
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:04 AM

http://www.logicalbl...n-notebook.html <<< I7-2630QM, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 17.3" FHD DISPLAY, NVIDIA GT540M 1GB DEDICATED

1,199.00 inc GST
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 11:19 AM

I dont care how cheap that thing is, I will never buy a Clevo nor will i recommend them to anybody......
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:32 PM

Lenovo does good specials every 1-3 weeks (see http://www.ozbargain...eals/lenovo.com). That price is decent but you can probably do better if you're patient.

http://www.logicalbl...n-notebook.html <<< I7-2630QM, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 17.3" FHD DISPLAY, NVIDIA GT540M 1GB DEDICATED

1,199.00 inc GST

Considering he chose the extended battery and onsite warranty on the Lenovo build, I'm guessing that choice is quite inappropriate for this particular person.

Thanks mate.

This seems like a winner.

Lenovo L520

8GB DDR3 1333Mhz

I'm guessing you could save ~$200 by getting the 2GB model and buying a single 4GB Kingston chip and popping it in yourself. It won't impact the warranty.

Edited by tantryl, 27 September 2011 - 04:26 PM.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:23 PM

Lenovo does good specials every 1-3 weeks (see http://www.ozbargain...eals/lenovo.com). That price is decent but you can probably do better if you're patient.

http://www.logicalbl...n-notebook.html <<< I7-2630QM, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 17.3" FHD DISPLAY, NVIDIA GT540M 1GB DEDICATED

1,199.00 inc GST

Considering he chose the extended battery and onsite warranty on the Lenovo build, I'm guessing that choice is quite inappropriate for this particular person.

Thanks mate.

This seems like a winner.

Lenovo L520

8GB DDR3 1333Mhz

I'm guessing you could save ~$200 by getting the 2GB model and buying a single 4GB Kingston chip and popping it in yourself. It won't impact the warranty.


Well i would normally get the 2GB model and then upgrade the RAM myself (And save on Windows and install my enterprise version), but living in Norway makes it cheaper to pay the manufacturers infalted fees, sure as hell beats the price of a plane ticket =D

Edited by smakme7757, 27 September 2011 - 05:24 PM.

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#9 lunchbox1988

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:06 AM

I find onlinecomputers.com.au to be pretty decent for prices etc.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:05 PM

Dell is another good one, the business class laptops are good value and the onsite warranty is very good.
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