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Old 31-01-2018, 01:02 PM   #1
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Looking for new laptop. My current laptop is Toshiba Satellite P755.

Hi all, I haven't been keeping track of laptop technology since my last purchase back in 2011.

My laptop finally died after so many years of usage
- internal cooling fan died in 2013~4 (solution: used external cooling fan)
- network card died in 2015~6 (solution: used external dongle)
- keyboard died recently (solution: looking to buy new laptop )

Long story short, please help recommend me an everyday laptop similar to P755 back in 2011 in terms of equivalent value/price/spec in today market.

Key requirements in order of importance:
1) Warranty support. I am lazy to do repairing/upgrading myself. I want hasslefree.
2) Preferably not too heavy. Below 1.8kg is appreciated. If not below 2kg.
3) Dota and total war casual gaming
4) Trading
5) Casual coding for kids
6) Others generic PC activity (photo edit / youtube etc)
7) Budget: hopefully around 1.5k. Can up to 2.3k though.

Did some brand review. Seems like Aftershock and Asus are the best brand in market in terms of support and value?
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Old 31-01-2018, 03:52 PM   #2
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DELL XPS 13 New model
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Old 31-01-2018, 03:59 PM   #3
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DELL XPS 13 New model
Thanks. Did a quick google. It only has USB Type-C port? Any other recommendation with normal USB port?

Also, is it the trend nowadays to ditch the CD/DVD component?
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:10 PM   #4
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Finally got my new laptop. So time to contribute back to the forum...

I got a HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14-ba109TX from Gain City at S$1,401. Top up office 2016 with PwP at S$209. Total damage = S$1,610.

http://h20386.www2.hp.com/SingaporeS...&p=c-promotion

Website showing price at 1,549. There is 100 off on website and in Gain City. And the sales staff give me further discount.

Freebie include 1 stylus, 1 laptop carrying case, 1 cheapo wireless mouse and 1 year free mcafee antivirus.

Spec-wise I think its the most value-for-money convertible right now....I7 8th gen / 1 x 8gb memory DDR4-2400 SDRAM / 940MX graphic card/ 2 hard disk (128GB SSD + 1TB HDD). Did some research and think 8gb memory is enough for my multi-tasking. You can upgrade to 16gb in future if necessary.

So far so good. Battery life is a bit short and charging seems to be a bit slow. But I using it primarily at home. Design is okay, hinges are quite steady. It is a bit bulky as tablet due to its 14in screen but overall still alright. Surfing/trading quite smooth. Multi-tasking with multiple tab of chromes while gaming dota is quite smooth also. The graphic card could be better but I am not really choosy over games graphic. It can run dota at maximum setting with minimal lag so far. There are times when it lag a bit but that is cause of initial updates running at the background I supposed.

If you are not looking at convertible, I think Asus got 1 model that have better spec/ come with free office/ and at lower price than 1,401.

But what drive me to get this are:
- 2 year on-site warranty (which mean HP guy come to your door step to do repair)
- Its a convertible.
- Design seems steady and durable. Keypads typing are okay.
- It hit my sweet spot for price versus value.
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:15 PM   #5
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Found some online review:

http://www.bgr.in/reviews/hp-pavilio...laptop-review/
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...w/61439164.cms
https://www.gadgetsnow.com/reviews/h...w/59642405.cms

Think the general consensus are:
- Battery life could be better:
- A bit pricey for the spec (take note the spec variation are all different in the reviews). Its about hitting your sweet spot I supposed.
- Think the model I got was still the second generation design. So you all can refer to the comments on the design which are still relevant I supposed.

Despite all said, I would rate it at 4/5 so far per my user experience and per the price.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:51 PM   #6
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Hi all, I haven't been keeping track of laptop technology since my last purchase back in 2011.

My laptop finally died after so many years of usage
- internal cooling fan died in 2013~4 (solution: used external cooling fan)
- network card died in 2015~6 (solution: used external dongle)
- keyboard died recently (solution: looking to buy new laptop )

Long story short, please help recommend me an everyday laptop similar to P755 back in 2011 in terms of equivalent value/price/spec in today market.

Key requirements in order of importance:
1) Warranty support. I am lazy to do repairing/upgrading myself. I want hasslefree.
2) Preferably not too heavy. Below 1.8kg is appreciated. If not below 2kg.
3) Dota and total war casual gaming
4) Trading
5) Casual coding for kids
6) Others generic PC activity (photo edit / youtube etc)
7) Budget: hopefully around 1.5k. Can up to 2.3k though.

Did some brand review. Seems like Aftershock and Asus are the best brand in market in terms of support and value?
Aftershock is good, but their laptop are heavy. Asus Zenbook i would recommend, it is light, cheap and good.
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