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Dell XPS 8940 Desktop $1899 |G15 Gaming Laptops - 5515 $999, 5511 i5 $1199, 5511 i7 3050ti $1499, 5511 i7 3060 $1799 @ Dell eBay

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  • +2

    Thanks dealbot, appreciate your sale program, especially when most of us are wfh atm.

    • You can stack a premium service warranty with this, currently on special 3 years for the price of 2 on Dell's website.
      While you get standard warranty and ACL standing behind and beyond it anyway, this service gives you next-day repair on site. If you need your machine running, it may be worth it to you.

      Premium warranty works out to be $274.34 instead of $465.96. Keep reading and you'll get it cheaper still.

      To get it, message dell_australia through ebay and request the 3 years for the price of 2 premium warranty deal. I did it and they basically said "hey sure" and made me a custom item number with the laptop and warranty rolled in - with the warranty price added on to the original item's price.

      Because the laptop+warranty is generated as a single item, at checkout with code applied, the warranty is also discounted by 20%.
      So you end up getting 3 years warranty for the price of about 1 year 7 months.

      I did it with an XPS13 laptop w/ "3.5K, 3456x2160" OLED touch etc (bit daft on a 13" screen but hey). I paid $2419.27.

      Its "retail price" is $3,498.98 without a premium warranty. With standard warranty price for 3 years it would be $3954.94.

      So that's a $1535.67 saving from retail prices.

  • +8

    any good deals for XPS laptops?

    • +1 on XPS

    • That already past. The blue Inspiron 8core 32gb 3060 gtx for $2.4K was gold got 4 dev machines for the team.

  • +3

    Is Covid still affecting Computer prices?

    I got my Dell XPS 8940 a year ago for similar price but with a 3070 GPU!

    • +4

      We are in a shortage of chips and this coin mining thing push up the GPU price a lot ;)

    • -2

      would have been with 10th gen CPU instead of 11th. so given chip shortage and a gen increase it still seems quite a decent deal.

      • Not sure why the negs. was simply stating a fact, oh well, life goes on.

    • Covid not so much anymore, just gpu mining. Which is affecting gddr6 prices.

      Also chip shortage is over stated. Amd have said rdna gpu is bottom of the barrel for them in their production focus. Nvidia at least attempted LHR. They should just give up trying to make large die using shitty samsung 10nm++, move it to euv.

  • Is the 8940 a good deal ? Tossing up between this and the bpctech deal https://www.bpctech.com.au/kp-msi-dragongaming02-kraken-powe...

    • +4

      XPS has shxt thermal with custom shaped motherboard. You cannot even swap the system to another case.

      • +5

        That's all Dells, not just XPSes.

        And probably all big name PC companies.

      • +2

        The shxt thermals can be fixed with a new CPU cooler on non K models and a couple of case fans. Lots of details on line. They are not as bad as some say.

        But yes they are not really suitable for hardcore gamers. The price/performance/availability advantage these units had a while ago is not as good now.

    • +1
      • FYI This is not a video of the 8940

        • +2

          Isn't the XPS 8940 pretty much the same as the G5 5000, but with a different front panel and an optical drive?

          Main distinction for both models was whether you get the Intel stock (or similar) cooler, or Dell's tower cooler - Gamers Nexus tested one with the former.

    • +6

      If it's primarily for gaming and you don't need the extra 2 CPU cores for productivity, BPC's 6700XT build is cheaper, more powerful GPU, and has built-in wifi:

      https://www.bpctech.com.au/kp-fenrirgaming-kraken-power-fenr...

      Either way, I'd take them over the Dell

      • +3

        Same-ish price after you add Windows 10 and the 1TB HDD to match what the Dell has though.

      • Looking for a pc for my mum? How would this beast look on her desktop lol?

        • Haha, definitely over-kill for the non-gamers. I bought my mum a NUC and stuck it on the back of the monitor for neatness. She's very happy with it, think I spent $700 all up

      • Why doesnt it show Ram? it has an upgrade option to 32…but doesnt mention what it ships with?

        • If you're on desktop, underneath the "Add to Cart" button, there are 3 tabs; the middle one says "Specifications" and has all the detail.

          For the RAM, it lists: "Adata XPG 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz Memory"

  • Shame, no RTX 3070 GPU's on laptops.

    The hunt continues.

    • +2

      When you find one the hodl continues.

      • +2

        At this rate I'll be hodling until Trump is back in office.

  • The seller has 0 items listed on their ebay store? https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/dell_australia/m.html

    • Starts at 10.00am.

    • They will show at 10am

  • +2

    Any deals on dual monitor hubs?

  • +1

    Watch out for the delivery time. Some model delivered in early Nov.

  • Can the Ram be upgraded on g15 laptop 5515?

    • I believe it can be up to 32GB

  • Any Quadro CAD machines mate?

  • What's more powerful the G15 laptop or the Steam Deck?

    • Even the lowest spec G15 is much more powerful than the Steam Deck

  • +2

    Is this 3060Ti LHR?

    • +1

      I think it's safe to assume it's LHR

      • -1

        There's no point to LHR since we're not going to be able to mine Ethereum soon.

        I'd surprised that GPUs are still expensive when you can't mine Ethereum!?!?

      • +1

        Can confirm that it is indeed not LHR! Confirmed via ebay message and i also just recieved one of these machines.

        • You already got yours? That was quick! Nice deal then.

          • @Notoriousbird: i havent recieved one from this ebay deal, i was told about 10-20days for this ebay order.

    • The fact that no one's buying means they are scared of impending doom

      I'd normally jump on this but I'm holding for out for coins and stocks instead

      If you've got the guts good on you

      • Impending doom?

  • How does one of these 3050s compare to a 1660ti?

    • There is a significant difference from 3050 to 1660ti, but not significant from 3050ti to 1660ti.

  • I'm thinking about the 'Dell XPS 8940 Desktop' for a powerful WFH PC, my laptop is high'ish spec but very laggy now.

    Can anyone help? would this be suitable for multiple applications (chrome, PowerPoint, excel, teams, outlook)?

    Is it straight forward to upgrade with more RAM if needed?

    Thanks - for any help :)

    • +1

      what are your laptop specs?

      • Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.90 GHz
        16.0 GB (15.8 GB usable)

        • Time for an upgrade? (thanks for any help)

          • @therealmaddog: RAM is ok. But for CPU please always refer to their cpu scores not by the confusing name/generation which is for marketing. Check here for your CPU and compare to any random recent CPU, you will know you have a VERY weak CPU which is why currently bottlenecking you. i7 or even i70 means nothing. Aim to get a CPU with around 10k score for modern applications.

            Dont waste time fresh installing windows, it wont help.

            PS: for CPU scores, if you are not running a lot of applications in parallel or running virtual machines that require a lot of cores. You should prefer single thread score than the overall CPU score. Normally newer gen mid range cpu will give your less core but better single thread score compared to the older gen high end cpu with more weaker cores

        • +3

          16G should be enough. One thing you need to check is what app is eating up all your CPU power. 7500U should still be strong enough for office software etc. Otherwise fresh install your windows before you get a new one maybe?

        • +1

          I owned and used this CPU for the last 3 years. I've recently gone and switched over to a Zephyrus G14 with a CPU which is 4x more powerful and WOW, the difference is insane.

          I understand that you're finding your 7500u laggy. I feel like a lot of people here are seeing "i7" and expecting it to be powerful, but the truth is, we just about missed out on the major performance upgrades of the 8th gen Intel chipset.

          The 8940 Desktop is an excellent upgrade from that CPU and is honestly overkill for your needs. You could try giving your laptop a fresh factory reset and see how it goes. If it still doesn't fulfil your needs, you could just go ahead with the purchase as it would most definitely fulfil and surpass what you're expecting.

          P.S. I had an X1 Carbon with a 7500u & 16GB of RAM. The CPU performance was good enough for me but I needed something which was able to replace my PC when I'm at home, and be as light as Ultrabook when I wanted to take the laptop out

    • +1

      It will be great for WFH in my opinion.

      In fact buy the cheaper one with the 1660Ti if you don’t game (a lot). It has the same CPU and RAM.

  • +4

    something with a 3050 can hardly be called a 'gaming laptop'..
    I say that being a proud owner of one

    • +4

      It better than anything without a discrete card.

    • +2

      For $1000 that's a good bang for buck

    • Then you have unrealistic expectations. People are still gaming on 1050ti. Even more on 1650. 3050 is still quite new.

      • +2

        its not "unrealistic" to expect something marketed as a gaming laptop in 2021 to outperform a 5 year old entry level GPU, which the 3050 only barely does. Even the 3060 blows this it out of the water and even it is arguably not suitable for a lot of newer games.

    • Well, on paper:
      - It has a dGPU
      - It LOOKS like a Gaming Laptop
      - It has excellent cooling

      From here, it all depends on what the user wants to call a gaming laptop. This may be enough for most people but some may want more power.

      Imo, DLSS is what makes this laptop much more 'powerful' than it actually is, and therefore justifies buying this.

      • So something like the 5515 or 5511 i5 would be a good entry level laptop. Looking for one for my son, he plays fortnite and some other less demanding games but is also going to need one for high school. Would I be better off looking at one without a dedicated GPU and better battery etc?

        • As someone who's just graduated from high-school last year, I'm glad you asked :)

          For a school laptop, performance shouldn't be the main priority. Buying something with a dedicated GPU would be nice, but it often comes with a price (Literally). Often these laptops have worse build quality, battery life, screen quality and display

          The main things you should look for are:
          - Battery Life - You need a school laptop to last the whole day

          • Display quality - This is what's going to be stared at the whole day. Make sure it's not one of those terrible 768P screens ugh

          • Lightweight - This is a big one. It's very inconvenient to have to carry around a 2.4KG brick in a school bag (What I did on my first school laptop…). I chose a laptop with a dGPU and i7, and ended up getting about 1 hour of battery life and a chunky laptop too. Aim for a max weight of 1.6KG, but still try and get under this amount

          • All hopes for performance doesn't have to be lost - Just because the laptop now has all the other qualities which would suit a school laptop, doesn't mean that it should be an under-performer. Looking for a nice 15w CPU from the latest generation will provide ENOUGH processing power to meet the demands of school all the way through high school. Integrated graphics on these newer gen processors aren't too bad either, but won't play games as well as a dedicted GPU would.

          If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. FYI, I lived most of my HS life using an X1 Carbon with specs:
          CPU: i7-7500u
          RAM - 16GB
          Weight: 1.1KG (It literally had a carbon fiber chassis)
          Screen: 1080P 300 nits
          Battery Life: 15.5 hours (Claimed) - 10 hours max irl use

      • +1

        The display panel is shocking, response times are up around 20ms and the colour gamut is just 68% sRGB.

        Monitors don't get much worse in today's market, and this is a regular option for cheap gaming laptops.

        Avoid any offering from Dell that sports this 120Hz 250-nit panel.

  • +3

    delivery time is Estimated between Thu. 28 Oct. and Fri. 5 Nov, thats pretty bad

    • It's often longer than that with Dell. The estimates just won't show it because the max handling time sellers can set on eBay is 30 business days.

  • made to order ?

  • hi guys..
    tossing between the Lenovo and dell..
    Can anyone provide some insight on which one would be better?

    Would be using it primarily at home and doing some 3D modelling (not that often) and some gaming…

    This

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/651345

    or

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/334050540546

    Thanks for your help guys!

    • Lenovo one comes with integrated graphics, deal bracket on the spot as you mentioned graphics

      • sorry mate, forgot to say that i am doing an upgrade to the below specs for the lenovo..

        AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H (8C / 16T, 3.2 / 4.4GHz, 4MB L2 / 16MB L3)
        16GB Soldered DDR4-3200 (SDP)
        NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 4GB GDDR6

    • +1

      Lenovo's https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/651345 is no way can do some 3D modelling (not that often) and some gaming…
      You might be interested in this Lenovo instead: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/649486

      • you reckon mate even if i upgarade to below?

        AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H (8C / 16T, 3.2 / 4.4GHz, 4MB L2 / 16MB L3)
        16GB Soldered DDR4-3200 (SDP)
        NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 4GB GDDR6

        but yeah, the one that you have sent seems to be a good deal as well..

        • +2

          From other ozb's comments (and I agree also) 90~100W 3060 is the bare minimum if you aim to do "3A 3D gaming" at 1080P 60Hz
          If you only do LOL, DOTA, CSGO, (or no problem to set all graphics to LOW) then 3050 is enough.
          Some said 3050 is very similar to 1650ti, but 3050 has the RTX branding and sold with higher $ tag.

          3D modelling I have no exp on.

          Note: most youtuber's review tested the games in ULTRA settings, which is unnecessary.

          • @hackups: Still torn mate..

            Reviewing the G15 5511 as well, but not really sold with the looks..

        • +1

          I've got the lenovo with those specs (R7 5800H + RTX3050). It's great value, but had to wait 3-4weeks for it to be delivered.
          Only just got it yesterday, so still messing about putting my old 1tb hard drive in and dual booting linux to really have a solid opinion on it yet.
          So far, battery life and thermals are a little concerning.. wish it came with thunderbolt and rj-45… other than that.. wasn't going to get such a beautiful screen + dGPU for anything south of $2k.

          Definitely not a gaming laptop.. and happy with that

          3D modelling is hard to judge.. it really depends how detailed your models are; You could do the entire Opera House without even needing a dGPU if you're just after the general shape, OR.. model, shade and simulate the dynamics of every resistor in a phone as it is snapped in half, which would tax even most mid range rtx3070s etc. What program will you be using?

          • @Jaspa7: Use CREO parametric daily at work

            Interested to try my hands on both solidworks and inventor..

            Not really detailed and rendering, but just the usual mechanical 3D parts.

  • Will this XPS Desktop be powerful enough to run Witcher 3 and the upcoming Diablo2 Resurrection on the highest graphics?

    Dell XPS 8940 Desktop 11th Gen Core i7-11700 16GB RAM 512GB SSD RTX 3060 Ti

    • +1

      Yes

    • +2

      3070 / 3080 / 3090 GPU better but at a highter cost!

  • Which is better value?:

    $1000 laptop with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and 3050 (+$100 to upgrade SSD to 512GB)
    or
    $1750 with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and 3060 (115W)

    • Dollar for performance the 3050 Ryzen, but if you want a faster laptop the $1750

  • I'm after an all in one

  • +1

    I'm Waiting for the Next Techfast special.

    • +1

      Techfast told me they are swamped with orders and will not run a deal for a few months

  • Grabbed the i7 5511, will see how it compares to my 5515
    Decent mining rig!

  • Any idea what the TDP is on the 3060 laptop? I am guessing with a 240w PSU it is probably 90 max?

    • Reviews suggest it's 115W, but they often get a souped up model.