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Jan 13, 2014
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Bilingual keyboard.... Yuck!

Seems about average for the price honestly.
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Devhux wrote: Bilingual keyboard.... Yuck!

Seems about average for the price honestly.
It shows" English only computer, not available in Quebec" when clicking on the link. So perhaps not bilingual?
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orveas wrote: It shows" English only computer, not available in Quebec" when clicking on the link. So perhaps not bilingual?
Specifically says "Bilingual backlit keyboard" under Keyboard and Pointing Device so I'm guessing that's more accurate. Either way though, my point about this being rather average for the price stands.
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Personally I wouldn't call that hot
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Devhux wrote: Specifically says "Bilingual backlit keyboard" under Keyboard and Pointing Device so I'm guessing that's more accurate. Either way though, my point about this being rather average for the price stands.
Good thing it's Costco so if it is a Bilingual it can go back without a fight.
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Oct 27, 2014
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What laptop do you suggest in $700-800 range? It doesn't seem that there are many choices. The only issue I have is that the screen is only 250 nits of brightness, would be nicer if it were 300+.

Newest Intel CPU, 256gb NVMe, 3gb dedicated graphics card, 8gb ram, full hd screen, nice design.. what are the alternatives for the price?

Also, the page doesn't mention bilingual keyboard any longer.
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Jan 13, 2014
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It doesn't appear to be a bad machine - just that it's not a "hot" deal by any means. It's pretty average for the price.

I guess they corrected the keyboard listing then - even the photo always showed an English keyboard.
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Yeah doesn't seem too hot, maybe just alright. Also is huge so yeah.
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I was half debating on this, but settled on a Dell G3 instead.
It was $300 more but you get a much better GPU and bigger SSD.

Here's the math:
$1400 - $140 = $1260 * 1.12 (tax) = $1411.20 - $126 (ebates) = 1285.2 all in + $150 prepaid visa + $41 dell advantage.
Without Dell Advantage, you're looking at $1135.20.

Credit: @jaydubz
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OP - as others have said, its a good price, not a great one. The graphics is entry level gaming. Also not sure how good the cooling is for that graphic card since the specs are sparse. Also whether its upgradeable as eventually 256 may be less, specially if you game and have work stuff like Office etc installed.
Re your question - what are you looking to do with the laptop ? Its hard to recommend without understanding anything other than price. Are you using it for gaming ? Will you be travelling a lot i.e. is thin and light important ? What about battery life or will this be stuck to a desk.
I think the best deals are likely to be at labor week. So unless you need one now, maybe wait three weeks.
If you intend to game, my advice would be to go with a 1060 or 1650 (preferable) graphic card. Intel i7 would be good but not as imp as the graphic card. You can also find a AMD R7 with a 1060 which will likely give you better perf for approx the same price.
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Oct 27, 2014
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Hmm new Dell G3 seems a good deal.
+ NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5
+ Dual channel memory 4gb x 2 ,
+ 128gb SSD + 1tb hdd,
- seems to be over 5lb
- no 2nd year support from cosco
$1049.00, 100 visa.. $1074.00 after tax.

Anyone know the quality of screens dell is putting into these?>

Lenovo is meanwhile $894.00 with a weaker card, but still $180 cheaper and 1lb+ lighter.
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IdeaPad series are, generally speaking, rubbish.
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Oct 27, 2014
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Are G3 any good. I think dell.ca has a nice sale
$1049 - $50 coupon code = $999 x 1.12% = $1120.00
$100 visa card
$100 ebates cash back (10%)
$30 dell rewards
Total damage: $890

It is like buying $790 laptop at a store...

Dell G3 15 - 3590
Processor - 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9300H (8MB Cache, up to 4.1 GHz, 4 cores)
Operating System - Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
Video Card - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5
Memory - 8GB 2x4GB DDR4 2400MHz
Hard Drive - 128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (Storage)
LCD 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED Backlit Non-touch Narrow Border WVA Display
Wireless - Qualcomm DW1810 1x1 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
Primary Battery 3-Cell Battery, 51 Whr (Integrated)
Keyboard US Backlit Keyboard

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