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smakme7757
If i want to buy a decent laptop for my Grandad wheredo you guys shop from?
tantryl
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.
smakme7757
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.
bushi
Yeah was gonna say, onsite warranty is probably the most important thing if it's for someone like a grandad.
mudg3
http://www.logicalblueone.com.au/store/431...n-notebook.html <<< I7-2630QM, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 17.3" FHD DISPLAY, NVIDIA GT540M 1GB DEDICATED

1,199.00 inc GST
jdee71
I dont care how cheap that thing is, I will never buy a Clevo nor will i recommend them to anybody......
tantryl
Lenovo does good specials every 1-3 weeks (see http://www.ozbargain.com.au/deals/lenovo.com). That price is decent but you can probably do better if you're patient.

QUOTE (mudg3 @ Sep 27 2011, 07:04 AM) *
http://www.logicalblueone.com.au/store/431...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.

QUOTE (smakme7757 @ Sep 27 2011, 03:52 AM) *
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.
smakme7757
QUOTE (tantryl @ Sep 27 2011, 04:32 PM) *
Lenovo does good specials every 1-3 weeks (see http://www.ozbargain.com.au/deals/lenovo.com). That price is decent but you can probably do better if you're patient.

QUOTE (mudg3 @ Sep 27 2011, 07:04 AM) *
http://www.logicalblueone.com.au/store/431...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.

QUOTE (smakme7757 @ Sep 27 2011, 03:52 AM) *
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
lunchbox1988
I find onlinecomputers.com.au to be pretty decent for prices etc.
nesquick
Dell is another good one, the business class laptops are good value and the onsite warranty is very good.
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