expired [eBay Plus] Asus Zenbook UX430UN 14" FHD i5, 8GB, 512GB SSD, MX150 $998.75 Delivered @ Shopping Express eBay

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    I purchased this exact laptop last year for $1375 after discount and sold it this year for $1k on fleabay… It had a great battery life, 8-9hours browsing, great screen, light and slim… for this price Im considering buying it again… great deal

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    It looks good, not sure what the reason is for it being cheaper than other similar ultrabooks (xps).
    One thing I don't like is not having have thunderbolt and power delivery usb-c port. Hoping to get a few more reviews from other Ozbargainers who've used it.

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      Because it’s not an ultra book that’s why it costs so much less. No premium materials, more plastic and that’s why it weighs less too.

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        Thanks mate. What ultra book would you recommend that had TB3 and is still affordable. I don't really like touch screen. At this stage I was looking at xps 13 9360 but it seems that Dell doesn't sells them anymore.
        Just hoping for something light and hopefully have 512gb ssd otherwise I'm happy to upgrade myself as well.

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          No idea, I’m not in the market for TB3 yet I’m using a UX331UN which is slightly smaller but even lighter (barely over 1kg) which is amazing for working on the go.

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      It looks good, not sure what the reason is for it being cheaper than other similar ultrabooks (xps).

      Asus Zenbooks are not true metal unibody.
      They're metal-lined (exterior) plastic laptops.

      Check where the screw joints are, and you'll see zenbooks have a star shaped screw receivers

      Also the joints are reinforced with plastic fins on each side, which indicates the structural integrity of the plastic is not as strong as laptops built without the side supports.

      In a nutshell, they will break more easily from minor drops (not telling you to drop your laptop) than truly metal or one piece chassis from more expensive laptops built to last

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    What about comparing to this one?
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Asus-Zenbook-14-UX431FA-14-Intel-Core-i5-256GB-8GB-Win-10-Pro-Laptop-2019-NEW/360801919709?hash=item54017862dd:g:XToAAOSwkpxdU35-:sc:AU_StandardDelivery!4005!AU!-1&frcectupt=true

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      It confusing. Asus has some different versions and the naming convention, I dont get it. The versions look identical almost

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      That one doesn't have the dedicated MX150 graphics, and has a 256GB SSD. But it is the newer design and model with the innovative dipping screen which means you get a 14" screen size on a 13" form factor.

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    Could this do basic video editing? My wife has the integrated graohics version with 256g ssd and loves it has been rock solid

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    This looks good. I am hoping to get one for the kids going to high school. The specifications are way better compared to the recommended school offering and the price is the same. Does anyone have any experience with BYOD? I can't seem to get a straight answer from the school on how to get something like this onto their network.

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      You will need windows 10 Education or Professional in order to join a domain. The school will usually be part of OnTheHub program that lets students have access to the operating system for free though.

      Hardware wise modern laptops have Dual band 5ghz wireless with the proper WPA2 + protected access support so you don't have to worry about Wifi compatibility.

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      If your kids look after stuff I’d trust them with a laptop like this.

      If your kids throw things around, leave devices on the floor etc I’d hesitate.

      My kids treat their gear roughly. That’s why they have fat Chromebooks. Virtually indestructible. They get shoved into their bags which get kicked around.

      Don’t get me wrong this Asus laptop is good. I’d just be concerned about durability.

      As for getting on the school’s network it won’t be difficult. The problems will arrive when buying textbooks online. That can be a real mess.

      Hopefully the school has qualified people in IT. I know some schools who just have a teacher who happens to know some computer stuff.

      Hope this helps.

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    Beware the screen flickering issue on this particular model.

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    How does this deal compare to the $799 ASUS VIVOBOOK FLIP 14 IPS FHD - i5-8250U - 8GB - 256GB SSD (that goes on sale for on ebay $799 after the Bing Lee ebay 20% discount off the usual price of $999

    https://www.binglee.com.au/asus-tp412ua-ec047t-vivobook-flip...

    Notebook Review
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-VivoBook-Flip-14-TP412UA-...

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    I never had an Asus previously so I want to ask how is everyone's experience with them (build quality, after-sale service, firmware update etc.)? Can I assume MX150 is able handle casual gaming (wow, total war etc.) and basic video editing?

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      Asus build quality isn't bad, but not great like high end stuff either. Their software is pretty bad though - and on my gaming laptop, the updates are all just batch files so just search for the drivers you need directly on the AMD site or Realtek or whatever. The MX150 will do very basic gaming at low quality settings, but I would recommend you get a laptop with 'real' graphics if you plan to play games, at the expense of battery life and weight.

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    asus support is crap

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    Too bad Cant upgrade the ram. Max 8gb.

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    What does HDD + SSD mean? both at 512GB. Is that an m.2 and a PCIe or something?

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      It will only have a single 512gb drive. Definitely won't be two in there.

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        I'm just going by what's on the ebay listing.

        Storage Type HDD + SSD
        Processor Intel Core i5 8th Gen.
        Operating System Windows 10
        RAM Size 8 GB
        SSD Capacity 512GB
        Hard Drive Capacity 512 GB

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          Yeah I realise that - still definitely not the kind of PC that will have two drives in it, and not a mechanical as well as an SSD.

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    What's the weight and dimensions of this model?