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gum digger
19-03-2006, 01:50 PM
My budget is 1550.

anyone know what i can get in this price.

any shops offering good deals?

bartsdadhomer
19-03-2006, 02:13 PM
http://www.etccomputers.co.nz/shop/main/product.asp?pid=522&rote=1
needs more ram though
also try www.pricespy.co.nz
DSE have some pretty sharp deals going as well
here (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.filereader?441cb04808ec0f742740c0a87f9906f4+EN/catalogs/CTG0001825)

gum digger
19-03-2006, 02:39 PM
Should i worry about the brand?.

Mackin_NZ
19-03-2006, 03:55 PM
Should i worry about the brand?.

I wouldn't worry so much about the brand, I would worry about the warranty. You want a good warranty that will be honoured by the manufacturer even if the retailer you purchased from goes belly up.

Rob99
19-03-2006, 04:19 PM
Should i worry about the brand?.
ASUS or Toshiba would be my pick, better quality parts and easy to turn off all the embedded crap.

manu
20-03-2006, 12:27 PM
I got the cheapest Acer from DSE with the $100 cashback deal. Net cost $989. (The $100 came as a cheque after 3 weeks just as I was giving up hope...)

I was after something bog standard, fairly lightweight, no frills for remote desktop stuff when I'm out and about on jobs. There was no WiFi built in but I didn't need it.
My Vodafone mobile connect card installed OK and now I can drive and surf. Tried it once only though - worse than using phone and trying to write LOL
XP Home is installed and it hooked into my office network with no hassles for updates/file swapping.
It burns CDs fine and movies look OK.
The batteries flunk out after about 2hrs but I plug in with 12V adapter in car or mains at motel.
Shame 3G doesn't run at my ADSL office speed but them's the breaks...

kingdragonfly
20-03-2006, 01:27 PM
Maybe Acer's improved their quality, but they had a bad reputation: "Cheapest of the cheap"

Toshibas have been very popular for a long time, and it usually easy to find a Toshiba service centre anywhere in the world.

A low-end Toshiba should fit within your budget: Toshiba Satellite L20 Notebook.

An extended 2 year warranty would add ~$300, still under $1,550, but I'm not sure if the warranty's worth it.

Agent_24
20-03-2006, 01:34 PM
Maybe Acer's improved their quality, but they had a bad reputation: "Cheapest of the cheap"

Most likely because they are manufactured at the ECS factory.

But then ECS is improving quality - apparently. maybe they are better now...

stu161204
20-03-2006, 06:46 PM
Maybe Acer's improved their quality, but they had a bad reputation: "Cheapest of the cheap"

I have a Acer Laptop (itís the Aspire 3002WLMI (its only 11 months old) & it has been good :) (& even better once my dad put in a 512mb stick of ram)