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    I have a friend who's struggling a bit and has no computer. I'm thinking of buying him this one, which seems well spec'd for the price. Could I do any better without having to pay more?
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    An ex-lease i3 or i5 would have better specs for the same price, but it'll obviously also be older. Just a thought.

    A few places I can recommend for ex-lease gear, had good dealings with all of them at least once
    PB Tech - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/category/computers/exleased
    Hungry PC - https://hungrypc.co.nz/
    Laptopwholesale - http://www.nzlw.co.nz/
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    +1 for an ex-lease notebook. You should be able to get something with an i3 or i5 processor and a SSD for that money.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/...1432582783.htm

    Something spec'd like that would absolutely dominate the one in your link. I wouldn't wish a laptop with that spec on my worst enemy, it will run like an absolute dog.

    Edit - that particular one in my above link is probably a pretty good option itself.
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    Another +1 for an ex lease notebook. Definitely look for Intel, the AMD laptop chips are horrendous.
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    Hmmm, I really detest end user HP stuff.
    I'd go with that Dell in the link......
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    Whatever you get, I would wipe the lot and get rid of the junk. if there's any bloatware on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I have a friend who's struggling a bit and has no computer. I'm thinking of buying him this one, which seems well spec'd for the price. Could I do any better without having to pay more?
    "CPU speed 1.4 GHz"
    Thats a spec from last century.

    as above, ex lease would be considerably faster & cheaper . Although chances are the batt would pretty tired , and make sure that ex lease actually has a valid Win licence (some dont)

    http://www.nzlw.co.nz/index.php?main...roducts_id=230

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    What did you end up doing here Greg?
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    PCTraders has some decent deals occasionally. At least they add a new battery.

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