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Old 18-03-2017, 02:53 PM   #4996
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Some more must pay premium for "compatible" ram...Or cannot even pay to change it at all
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Old 18-03-2017, 03:05 PM   #4997
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In 2017, its pretty hard to find an ultrabook holding modular components. So that's definitely something to consider for longer replacement cycles. Its a huge plus for repairability.

That's the exact opposite direction (while not many left) of what Apple laptops are headed towards.

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Old 18-03-2017, 03:30 PM   #4998
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Oh forgot to highlight a minor thing about hp/lenovo. The WWAN/WLAN slots are usually whitelisted so it only accepts lenovo "branded" versions of an oem part. Though replacing wlan card is usually not someone would do.

Btw the 12 7270 has a WWAN card slot where you can add built in 3G/4G capability like a decent pro laptop would by getting an additional sim card..
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Old 18-03-2017, 03:41 PM   #4999
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Oh forgot to highlight a minor thing about hp/lenovo. The WWAN/WLAN slots are usually whitelisted so it only accepts lenovo "branded" versions of an oem part. Though replacing wlan card is usually not someone would do.

Btw the 12 7270 has a WWAN card slot where you can add built in 3G/4G capability like a decent pro laptop would by getting an additional sim card..
I overcame that by flashing custom BIOS :B
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Old 18-03-2017, 04:14 PM   #5000
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Went to Suntec. No Dell business class laptop, all booths carrying Inspiron/XPS.

Walked by Marina Sq Newstead, same Latitude model retailing at $1999
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Old 18-03-2017, 04:30 PM   #5001
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Went to Suntec. No Dell business class laptop, all booths carrying Inspiron/XPS.

Walked by Marina Sq Newstead, same Latitude model retailing at $1999
Coz that shop is not following IT show?
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Old 18-03-2017, 04:38 PM   #5002
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Coz that shop is not following IT show?
Not even a shop. More like some distro/reseller for big brand sever parts.
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Old 18-03-2017, 05:32 PM   #5003
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done setting up my rig... now comes the long borring part of reinstalling everything. than maybe tonight try to oc abit.
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Old 18-03-2017, 05:32 PM   #5004
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Oh forgot to highlight a minor thing about hp/lenovo. The WWAN/WLAN slots are usually whitelisted so it only accepts lenovo "branded" versions of an oem part. Though replacing wlan card is usually not someone would do.

Btw the 12 7270 has a WWAN card slot where you can add built in 3G/4G capability like a decent pro laptop would by getting an additional sim card..
hmm I remember trying to fix someone's wifi card and I saw that the slot is whitelisted lol

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Old 18-03-2017, 06:14 PM   #5005
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Went to Suntec. No Dell business class laptop, all booths carrying Inspiron/XPS.

Walked by Marina Sq Newstead, same Latitude model retailing at $1999
Get Dell Inspiron sua.

$699 cheap cheap and comes with discrete graphics amd not too heavu. Best of all, upgrade warranty directly at booth and no whitelisting whatsoever.
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Old 18-03-2017, 06:35 PM   #5006
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Inspiron is good bang for buck and should be easy to upgrade to SSD.

My friend should be getting a HP Omen 15, probably the best value for a laptop with 1050 Ti and a surprising 512gb pcie SSD
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Old 18-03-2017, 06:35 PM   #5007
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Old 18-03-2017, 06:36 PM   #5008
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get those <1k laptop, change every 2 years??
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Old 18-03-2017, 07:37 PM   #5009
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What you're mostly paying for in pro laptops:
-TPM
-Longer driver support (new os)
-Long availability replacement component overstock
-WWAN expansion
-International warranty
-Slightly shorter boot especially iGPU ones
-Some have charge ics that can set custom battery threholds
-High WHr batteries
-The docking ecosystem
-Legacy ports (like vga)
-Build

Then again how many of these you need is another factor. But the primary justification is battery and you want a long replacement cycle, support and you don't want to keep changing hardware imo.

For moi atm upgrade is a want not a need, and despite being a 2012 laptop with a 35W TDP chip I'm managing an average of 5-7 hr on a 72WHr battery with WLAN is quite good liao..

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Old 18-03-2017, 07:39 PM   #5010
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Get Dell Inspiron sua.

$699 cheap cheap and comes with discrete graphics amd not too heavu. Best of all, upgrade warranty directly at booth and no whitelisting whatsoever.
Which budget inspiron is light? Last I check all 1.9kg or more.
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