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In desperate need of help finding myself a laptop in Australia - $700 budget

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Unfortunately we can't buy laptops from websites like newegg.com.. as they don't ship to Australia. So I am trying to find a laptop from ebay.

My Original Budget was $600 and I was going for a 3210/3230 + 7670m/GT610. I couldn't find anything for this price so I upped my budget to $700

I have then done a little research and found out that the 7670m is far better than the gt610.


There is a local PC store that is selling 2 laptops that are running 3230M cpus with 2gb 7670m Graphics cards. 4gb ram and 750gb HDD (15 inch 1300x700)


I have also been looking on ebay and have found a few laptops that are running 3210m CPUS with GT630m (2gb) Graphics cards... (also 8gb ram)

Now I'm wondering should I go for either:


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ACER-Aspire-V3-CORE-i5-8GB-nVIDIA-GT630-2G-15-6-Windows-8-ready-15-16-Laptop-/161030637964?pt=AU_comp_laptop&hash=item257e2c898c

or

One of these from my local store - http://postimg.org/image/n0yhw5xed/


On top of that.. if anyone can find a laptop for me on ebay with better specs, please link it?
Edited by imolate - 7/25/13 at 9:24am
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You have some options there in Australia in buying laptops online. I would recommend online stores such as Landmark Computers or PCCaseGear. They have really good deals and in my understanding, they ship for free inside or Australia. I would personally recommend Landmark Computers because of my personal experience with their services.

Just trying to give you more options. Goodluck mate! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by valexer View Post

You have some options there in Australia in buying laptops online. I would recommend online stores such as Landmark Computers or PCCaseGear. They have really good deals and in my understanding, they ship for free inside or Australia. I would personally recommend Landmark Computers because of my personal experience with their services.

Just trying to give you more options. Goodluck mate! biggrin.gif

thanks heaps, I don't know any websites it was good to check it out.. the laptops on the links I provided above are better for buck compared to any pccasegear and so far I can't find anything better on landmark.. But ill keep looking there.. thanks for the websites smile.gif

Could you take a look at the links I provided and give me your opinion on those?
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Sure thing! the two laptops are almost identical except for their GPU. With GPU I would go with Sony because Radeon 7650 is a little bit newer compared to nVIDIA GT630 however performance wise (still referring to video cards), reviews would tell you that nVidia will have the edge.

The Acer also has a slight advantage when it comes to screen size but that would also present as an extra bulk.

When it comes to brand, I am leaning towards Sony compared to Acer because with Acer, I am pretty sure that within one year, you will have to deal with overheating and battery problems. That is based on my experience with two previously owned Acer laptops. I do not have personal experience with Sony laptops but basing on reviews, a not so responsive customer service center are the common problems with Sony. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by valexer View Post

Sure thing! the two laptops are almost identical except for their GPU. With GPU I would go with Sony because Radeon 7650 is a little bit newer compared to nVIDIA GT630 however performance wise (still referring to video cards), reviews would tell you that nVidia will have the edge.

The Acer also has a slight advantage when it comes to screen size but that would also present as an extra bulk.

When it comes to brand, I am leaning towards Sony compared to Acer because with Acer, I am pretty sure that within one year, you will have to deal with overheating and battery problems. That is based on my experience with two previously owned Acer laptops. I do not have personal experience with Sony laptops but basing on reviews, a not so responsive customer service center are the common problems with Sony. biggrin.gif

I done a little research and apparenty the 7650 arnt as good as the 610m or the 7670m, so im going to either go with the GT630m 2gb or the 7670m 2gb - After further research apparently the 7670m is better than the gt630m?

So I think ill choose between either the Samsung or the HP from our local store
Edited by imolate - 7/25/13 at 9:47am
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