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Best laptop deal, back to school?

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May 7, 2013
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Brampton

Best laptop deal, back to school?

Hi everyone, will there be a better laptop deal in the back to school sales coming up?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6834312438

I will use it to replace my 6 yr old desktop in gaming too.


CPU Type - Intel Core i5-3230M 2.6GHz
Screen - 15.6"
Memory Size - 6GB DDR3
Hard Disk - 1TB
Graphics Card - Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI

Wondering if I should wait a few weeks for a better deal or just get this one?

thanks!
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Oct 20, 2007
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I'd say keep out a look out for Haswell Machines. Especially shown with the Macbook Air battery life will be considerably better.
I sometimes still despise the fact i only get like 3-4 hours of battery life on my T520. Wished I had gotten a Haswell machine to get that 8+ hours of battery life.
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May 7, 2013
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Brampton
linkinparkfan007 wrote:
Jul 27th, 2013 3:35 pm
I'd say keep out a look out for Haswell Machines. Especially shown with the Macbook Air battery life will be considerably better.
I sometimes still despise the fact i only get like 3-4 hours of battery life on my T520. Wished I had gotten a Haswell machine to get that 8+ hours of battery life.
Yeah I would like the extra battery life too, I will wait a bit and see what comes available!
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May 3, 2008
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If you're not actually in school and are just looking to get one for back to school deals then ignore what I'm saying but that thing is 6.4 lbs. Not a lot but still not very comfortable to carry around a campus.
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Jul 14, 2013
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yikes! you're overpaying for that! for that price, you could be getting a lenovo y510p featuring the latest intel 4th gen haswell with a much more powerful built.
If it's not free, it's too expensive...
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May 7, 2013
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Brampton
I think SLI 650M is better than a single 750M though. but other than that..
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Brampton
Nettles wrote:
Jul 27th, 2013 10:01 pm
If you're not actually in school and are just looking to get one for back to school deals then ignore what I'm saying but that thing is 6.4 lbs. Not a lot but still not very comfortable to carry around a campus.
I am in school but only for one more semester... I hope. haha
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frederixx wrote:
Jul 28th, 2013 11:36 am
This is what i got. Best specs for the price. Short battery life though

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/ ... ageIndex=1

I replaced the hard drive with a SSD

So i have:

Full HD
SSD 256GB
16GB ram
i7 Haswell
1TB hard drive
Dedicated 2GB video card
Alu casing
Backlit keyboard

It boots up in 5-6 sec
i dont know much about laptop prices but that looks like a nice system with the added ssd. i cant see why they just don't add one in the first place since with the faster cpu/gpu a 5400rpm hard drive would be such a bottleneck for some of the stuff you could do with it.
Poor Grammar and being long winded don't fit well together, Oh well.
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Gee wrote:
Jul 28th, 2013 1:38 am
I guess you have never owned a ThinkPad

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With some significant upgrades.

Bothare brand new from Lenovo. No "friends and family discount" (do an RFD search for friends and family Lenovo) which will discount another 10-15%.

People come to RFD for guidance and deals. Offering a pre-purchased laptop for a lot more (and suggesting an MSRP that's even more ridiculous) is neither helpful nor in the RFD spirit.

I may be off base, in which case please let accept my apologies, but it doesn't appear to be the case.
That's the end of my rant.
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