expired 20% off Notebooks @ Computer Alliance eBay (Max Discount $500)

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  • +1 vote

    Guess title needs to be updated with Computer Alliance eBay

  • +1 vote

    No computer alliance, no don't even go there please.

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    Any good durable ultrabooks in this sale?

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        Hopeless sellers they want to sell at 80% from what they paid 3,5 years ago because the laptop conditions are still good.

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      Since you're looking for ultrabooks, perhaps battery and weight are important factors. MSI PS63 compact and light for a 15.6" (~1.6kg). I'm using it for work, it has monster battery, decent performance, good for casual gaming as well. Build quality is better than most MSI laptops.

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        That looks like a solid laptop. Although I'm looking to buy a 13" laptop. I'm still going to check if any of the stores stock it nearby and go have a look

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        Did anyone end up buying the MSI PS63? I'm on the look-out for stock and a deal on the 8SC model with the updated GTX 1650 GPU.

        If you did get it, what is performance, build and thermals like? Are you happy with the purchase?

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          I have been using the 8RC (GTX 1050) version for 3 months, decked out with 32GB RAM. As I said above build quality is better than most (if not all) MSI laptops, which means it's very well built, not Macbook or Dell XPS good, but close. There's minimal flex on the screen, and no flex on keyboard deck no matter how hard I type.

          Thermals is okay, I haven't noticed any stutters when playing games so no throttling, also the CPU is very power efficient so it doesn't cause thermal issue like the Dell XPS/Latitude. At max load CPU hover around 85C and fans kick in hard, but it's not noisy as say the Macbook I had before. The 1050 is more than enough for the odd games I play once in a while with friends: diablo 3, starcraft 2, mass effect 3 (lol). 1650 should be quite close (within 10%?) to 1060 which I know could handle even witcher 3 smoothly (used Surface book 2 with GTX 1060 for couple of weeks), so you should be fine.

          With the above said, and also throwing in amazingly decent keyboard, trackpad, screen, battery, super light etc. this laptop is a complete package for my usage (95% work, 5% casual gaming) Comming from a 15" Macbook Pro 2018, I'm totally happy with the purchase. I went for the 8RC since it's $400 lower than 8SC at that time ($1500 vs $1900), so I can throw $100 in an extra 16GB RAM stick so it could handle my work.

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            @Kingduytan: Thanks so much for the detailed response! Is there anything you don't quite like about it? I've been watching and reading a lot of reviews and I'm keen to pull the trigger. I currently have a Surface Laptop but I'm looking for something slightly bigger with more of a performance kick, while remaining fairly light as I'm be carrying it on long walks to and from the train station. The big thing pulling me in to this model compared to others is the battery life given the low voltage CPU variant (U model). How is battery life fairing for you? I’ve seen many reviews being critical of the screen being a bit dull, you find it fine within an office etc?

            Only problem is I'm really keen on the 8SC as the model showing out of stock at the moment already has 16gb (hoping 2x8) and a 1tb NVMe. No one other than Amazon has stock and they've priced it at $2199, which I'm not sure I'm willing to pay seeing as I've seen the previous deal in May/June where it went for $1850. Wireless1 has the 8RD model with 8gb RAM and 512gb NVMe for $1544, but I'd kick myself if the 8SC comes back into stock with 16gb and 1tb with the 1650 and I could get it for around 1800-1900. I'd probably spend close to that on the 8RD once I get more ram and potentially upgrade the NVMe in it.

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            @Kingduytan: The battery life is just amazing, working 9-to-5 I'd leave work at around 20% (balanced profile, brightness 2/3, no external monitors). At 90%+ battery, the battery report says there's about 10h+ left. Adding another 16GB RAM stick cost maybe an hour of total battery runtime. Ah yes, the 16GB in 8RC and 8SC is 1 stick which is a selling point personally as I need 32GB… The screen color is actually pretty good, and in a brightly lid office I set brightness to ~70%. 100% is too bright for pro-longed office use. Well maybe it's a bit dull in direct sunlight, but I don't use it outdoor often.

            IMO you should only consider between 8RC and 8SC. If you don't game, or only casually then 8RC is probably a better buy if you can get it around $1550. If you must have more drive space, buy a cheap 1TB M.2 Sata drive and put in the extra slot.

            I can't really find anything I don't like about this laptop, even the adapter is cute (tiny and light). I have come to love the matte, professional look of the PS63. Some may feel disappointed because they cannot charge via USB-C, but I don't see the need for that. Besides I frequently hook up the USB-C port to 2 external monitors via dual HDMI adapter so I can't waste it for charging anyway. The QC 3.0 USB port is very convenient for charging my phone.

            Now… if they make a 17" variant at ~2Kg i'll be all over it!

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              @Kingduytan: Maybe this 17", 2.2kgs and also thin is a good one?
              https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/481277

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                @ChiMot: That looks like a decent budget gaming laptop! However it doesn't suite my need, the GF series build quality is pretty crap, looks bulky and screen color is what you would expect from a budget laptop. Probably more important though is the battery, that one will last half a day at most if you're lucky.

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                  @Kingduytan: Yeah review said 5 hours streaming YouTube. Btw where and how much did you buy your gs63 8RC? Seems its not available to buy anymore

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                    @ChiMot: Kingduytan is referring to the PS63, which is slightly different version with similar internals to the GS63. A lot more discrete, so perfect for the office environment.

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                    @ChiMot: Right… looks like the 8RC variant is no longer available, I bought it off Amazon for $1600 and cashback bring it down to $1500. I saw Amazon selling 8RC at $1600 twice, and CA once. Anyway, it looks like 8RD replace 8RC variant, bump GPU up to 1050ti maxq, but only 8GB RAM… interesting trade-off.

                    @sghetti I guess if you don't need 32GB then you can get the 8RD now for cheap, add 8GB for ~$50, and extra 1TB m.2 Sata for ~$150. I don't see the 8SC on sales much, so unless you really want the 1650, you're better off with 8RD for more than $100 cheaper and more drive once you pop in an extra 1TB.

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              @Kingduytan: Thanks mate appreciate your time. The 8RD is going for around $1550 with the 1050ti maxq in it, which is attractive. I have no need for Thunderbolt or charging via USB-C either, good to know you can run HDMI adapters off the USB-C port to! The small and light charging pack is also a bonus!

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                @sghetti: Are we looking at the same one, from wireless1 eBay after 15% off its 1529.

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                  @ChiMot: Yer sorry, I didn't have the price in front of me so just put a rough figure in. Yes I think it's $1529 + $15 shipping. I'm itching to pull the trigger on it.

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                    @sghetti: I have eBay plus and may be able to get trs back so nett ia $13xx but still not sure….

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                      @ChiMot: wow, at 13xx it would be amazing. And here I thought $1500 was already a crazy good deal for this kind of laptop.

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                        @Kingduytan: Somehow I still like the gf75…..

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                          @ChiMot: These 2 serve quite different purposes, what do you buy it for? Personally I'd evaluate laptops on the following criteria, from top priority down
                          * Big screen: GF75
                          * Battery and portability: PS63
                          * Tight budget: GF75
                          * Good build quality: PS63
                          * Discrete/Professional look that won't draw eyes in meeting rooms or classes: PS63

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                            @Kingduytan: PS63 hands down for me for my needs.

                            1. Will be using it in the office: don’t need RGB and pretty chassis colours as a distraction

                            2. Battery life: I will only be using it for casual gaming (only WoW Classic at the moment), and using at my office desk, will have access to a power point most of the time, but I do move around different flexible spaces in the office so don’t want it tethered and chewing battery unnecessarily.

                            3: lightweight: 1.6kg laptop plus a very light and compact charger, need to consider the charger as part of the total weight. I’ll be carrying my laptop in my gym bag to and from the train station. Roughly 3km round trip. I don’t want some heavy laptop yanking on my shoulder or arm for those walks

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                            @Kingduytan: I don't need portability. I don't need pretty looks, I prefer future proof and affordable. I won't use laptop for or at work/office.

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                              @ChiMot: Well then between the 2, GF75 is the obvious choice for you.

                              Although… I don't think either of them could be called "future proof". In the long run I think the PS63 will hold itself together better thanks to better build. If I want a laptop could last and able to play games after 4-5y+ I'd probably save another grand (or 2…) for ones decked out with 6/8 cores i7 and an RTX or 1070/1660ti, GS65 / Aero 15 / Razer blade etc.

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                                @Kingduytan: hmm my future proof definition isnt about playing games at all, but more of able to keep running things smoothly in the near future- thats why i want dedicated gpu not integrated (but i dont need high end gpu for playing some counterstrike game in 4k resolution). i want something can handle windows, app, and multimedias in the future, longer than some ultrabook with integrated gpu, able to connect to 2 monitors, decent ports, etc. yes both laptop lack thunderbolt thats the one that doesnt tick my future proof list….

  • +5 votes

    ASUS TUF FX505DD-BQ145T
    Wireless1 $999 less 15%
    Comp alliance $1099 less 20%

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      are you in the market for a laptop as well? I've seen you comment in the last couple of laptop deals :D
      I've been searching for the past couple of weeks, still haven't found a "perfect" ultrabook. There's always atleast one thing that I don't like in a laptop :'(

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        Usually it’s the price

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        what's the closes "perfect" ultrabook you've found?

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          XPS 13 9360 FHD
          Things and specs that I think are good:
          1.3kg
          i7 8th gen
          512gb
          TB support with PD
          Battery life, I prefer non touch.
          Not good:
          Camera placement
          Coil whine
          Nearly 2 years old but still expensive
          Rare to find brand new. Contacted Dell and they told me they are not planning a re stock any time soon.
          Reviews mention that after the warranty expires they usually start having issues. Most commonly screen related.

          Next one that I liked was Huawei Matebook. Can't comment too much on that as I haven't physically seen it. Its too expensive though.

      • +1 vote

        Same here. Usually it’s the reviews killing any choice I make

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      Wireless1 probably has no stock, despite what eBay shows - it'll take at least a week for the refund to process, or you can wait. Great laptop for the price though, if a little heavy.

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    Does anyone know where to go for Asus warranty? Thanks

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      Just remember that, by law, you also have two years of statutory warranty that will be handled by the retailer.

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        Just remember that, by law, you also have two years of statutory warranty that will be handled by the retailer.

        No you don't. If you're going to quote the law you could say least read it yourself.

        A statuary warranty is not defined but is based on many things including price.

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          In every case I’ve heard of involving new laptops, the statutory warranty has been deemed to be two years.

          Unless it’s a refurbished item, that’s a safe ballpark figure. With a more expensive laptop you may be able to argue for more.

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            @ajmlr:

            In every case I’ve heard of involving new laptops, the statutory warranty has been deemed to be two years.

            A cheap no name laptop is not going to have the same statuary warranty as a high end brand name. There ie no time specified for statutory warranty and it varies.

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        Not true, warranty is a bit more sophisticated that that nowadays.

        You might want to read https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00255 Volume 3, schedule 2. Its easy to misinterpret, so take care not to jump to conclusions.

        There is still such a thing as a express warranty - if a seller says a item is covered for X years they need to cover it for at least that period but they can't override protections provided the the Act. ASUS were 2 years on most notebooks at one stage and so sellers pass that on, though now many have a 12 month express warranty.

        In terms of servicing the warranty, the responsibility is with the seller but in the case of ASUS notebooks it may be faster for you to contact them directly as they will look after their notebooks bought via authorized distributors at their own service centers. Their contact number is 1300 278 788 or if you bought from us and are in Brisbane, you can drop it into our shop.

        • +2 votes

          Are you saying some laptops would have a statutory warranty of less than two years? Or that the seller can waive their responsibility to handle any returns if the consumer wishes them to do so?

          Precedent would suggest this isn’t the case.

          Two years has been established through precedent as the benchmark statutory warranty term for phones and laptops in general, with more expensive items often being covered for longer.

          Also, the retailer has an obligation to handle any warranty redress. It’s often safer for consumers to seek warranty this way, rather than direct from the manufacturer, as any problematic handling of a warranty return that occurs directly between the consumer and manufacturer may end up causing problems for subsequent claims for redress from the retailer under the ACL.

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            @ajmlr:

            Are you saying some laptops would have a statutory warranty of less than two years?

            Where in the legislation does it state 2 years?

            Or that the seller can waive their responsibility to handle any returns if the consumer wishes them to do so?

            Did you read what you wrote? The consumer can go direct if they wish.

            Two years has been established through precedent as the benchmark statutory warranty term for phones and laptops in general, with more expensive items often being covered for longer.

            What about $29 phones or $350 laptops?

            Anyway please post this precedent that applies to everyone how.

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          How long does it take for the delivery?

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    Thoughts on the HP Probook? Looking for a uni laptop for light coding / maybe 1 VM running - will the 48 wh battery be enough? Or do I have to buy a PD powerbank as well?

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      If battery life is important to you better get a laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor.
      AMD Ryzen mobile chips generally consume more power at idle and has far less battery endurance than their Intel counterparts.

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        That may have been true years ago, but is not true today. AMD's latest mobile APUs (3550H and 3750H) gives slightly better battery life than an Intel equivalent.

        The problem is they're often used in cheaper laptops - and the battery is one of the most expensive components, so they put a smaller one in.

    • +1 vote

      The battery life is substandard. I own one (I posted a previous deal to it) and used it yesterday for most of the morning and picked it up in the afternoon to continue only to be warned that I had less than 10% battery left.

      I'd also be wary of the USB-C charging capabilities of this laptop, they may only work with specific HP chargers.

      But I'll add that for $639 it is very good value for money

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        I'll take that as it can last for at least 3 hours - good enough for uni then since most computer science courses have power sockets and lectures are only two hours.

        Currently running a piece of crap Lenovo - 39 wh battery and an i5 7200u though only about 1.5 hours battery life.

        EDIT: nvm looked more deeply into battery life - it's not that great :( Other specs are quite good though :(

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      Yeah I bought 1 about a month or so ago on last sale I have used it maybe 2 hours not keen on it and selling it soon.

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    can't decide between Gigabye Aero 15 and MSI GS65 9SD. Guys helpppppppppppppp

    Heard GS65 got severe throttling and heat issue. Not many info about the Aero 15 atm.

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    I have an MSI GS65 bought a couple of months ago when Computer Alliance last did this sale. Ask me anything!

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      does it throttle?

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      are you satisfied? what spec have you got? How's the battery life like for normal non-gaming usage - media consumption and productivity tasks

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        MSI GS65 9SF-438AU
        With an i7 9750 2.6GHz, 16GB 2666MHz Dual Channel Ram, 240Hz 1920x1080 Screen, RTX 2070, 1TB M.2 SSD. I bought it for $3414 after discount a couple of months ago.

        I might list out the pros and cons (as I see it).
        Pros:
        1. Good value for what you get
        2. Fast CPU and GPU combo.
        3. Decent screen to look at (I'm not a graphic designer etc., so I can't speak to colour accuracy etc, however there's nothing wrong with it in my eyes.
        4. Lightweight (see below though…)
        5. Conservative looks make it ok to use for work.

        Cons:
        1. Fans can spin up and get quite noisy at times - I call it the "Jet Engine". I noticed a particular process (some keyboard and touch input process) was causing the Nvidia GPU to run and it would burn my battery and spin my fans up. I had to stop the service and it seems better. I only just discovered this today so it may have a bearing on my battery life (see below) in addition to my fans.
        2. The AC Adapter is a brick…like seriously, it is as heavy and almost as big as a brick. The actual laptop weight is 1.9Kg which is pretty good however the combined weight with AC Adapter is quite a lot.
        3. Not the greatest battery life even without gaming. I haven't timed it, but I'm going to say I would get 3'ish hours non-gaming (however that is not media consumption more office applications and on WiFi). I guess it also depends on the power options you set. I wouldn't dream of gaming without it being plugged in. Note, I am on using a Max Performance power option.
        4. Speakers can sound decent some times, but most of the time they sound weak. So much for Dynaudio…! Pretty much automatically plug a headphone into it because the speakers are that bad.

        I compared the MSI against:

        Asus Rog Zephyrus - even worse battery life, No LAN port, No Wedcam and only a 144Hz screen
        Razer Blade 15 (another $500), 144Hz screen but possibly a better laptop. Such a price difference though…
        Gigabyte Aero 15 - quite a bit thicker (not as slim 1.79 vs 2.44cm) and another 0.5Kg heavier…however in hindsight, I think you should weigh all laptops with the AC Adapter if you plan to have to carry the adapter around. It may be that the combined weight is not as much…

        In conclusion, I don't regret the purchase. It has worked well and become my daily driver traveling with my on public transport to and from work.

  • +1 vote

    Really wishing they had a WQHD Lenovo X1 Carbon G6, Full HD isn't ideal but it is significantly cheaper than anywhere else.

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    Looking at the ASUS X507 UB-EJ560T. Can I do much better for the price?

    Basic usage, not gaming or video editing, just need a daily driver… (around $800)

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    Any recommendations for gaming laptops? I need one for travel, hopefully good enough to play Final Fantasy XIV above 60fps, I don't mind putting the settings to lowest possible if it can achieve 60+fps

    Trying to keep it under $1000 but if its slightly higher I might still consider.

    So far i'm eyeing this one https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ASUS-TUF-FX505DD-BQ145T-15-6-Ryz...

    if anyone has experience with this one it'd be great to hear about it. Happy to hear any other suggestions as well.

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    The x1 yoga looked like a sweet deal until I realized it has 128 gigs ssd. Why are there laptops with 128 gigs ssd in 2019?

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    FYI, new Razer Blade Stealth with 10th gen Intel is coming.

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    Any recommendations for a laptop for a 9 year old? Want to get one for her birthday. Economical price please. Thanks in advance.

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    Click and collect isn't an option is it?

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    Just fyi. I checked few laptops and Wireless1 is selling cheaper than computer alliance. Please compare!

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