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jcon replied to johnny1983 on [Refurb] Dell Optiplex 9020 i5-4570 @ 3.2GHz SFF Desktop PC 8GB Ram 120GB SSD Win 10 $193.95 Shipped (Metro) @ ClearanceGuys
Find your local auction clearing house. For example, mgs.net.au has a PC auction once a month and there are always dozens of these boxes...
jcon replied to 123bargain on Asus VivoBook Flip 14-Inch i3/4GB/128GB SSD 2 in 1 Device (Was $898) $548 + Delivery ($0 C&C) @ Harvey Norman
For an ordinary home user, the best thing is to set up your Android phone into WiFi hot spot mode, then just connect your laptop to your...
jcon replied to tonyjzx on Asus VivoBook Flip 14-Inch i3/4GB/128GB SSD 2 in 1 Device (Was $898) $548 + Delivery ($0 C&C) @ Harvey Norman
Macs in schools is about 20% ignorance and 80% ego of the school administrators. They offer absolutely zero educational benefit and zero...
jcon replied to Farrba on Lenovo IdeaPad S145 14-Inch i5-8265U/8GB/256GB SSD Laptop $599 + Delivery ($0 C&C) @ Harvey Norman
Short answer - very. This i5 CPU is excellent. The AMD A6 is going to be at best about a third as powerful. Steer clear of everything AMD...
Do not buy these. They are garbage. I have at least ten of these and half of the lids have broken through general use.
I think it would help if you highlight which products are on sale.
jcon replied to Mortgagetightass on [Refurb] Dell Optiplex 9010 SFF i5-3570 3.4GHz 16GB NEW 240GB SSD Win10Pro Desktop PC $239 Delivered @ Melbourne-eStore eBay
Unless you have a suitable GPU lying around, Optiplex boxes at this price point have been effectively surpassed by Techfast and their Ryzen...
jcon replied to b2dz on [Refurb] Dell Latitude E6540 QuadCore i7 4800MQ 4G 256G SSD $209 Delivered @ workventures eBay
It probably means a Win7 OEM licence but these were (and still are) all able to be upgraded for free to Win10 legitimately.
jcon commented on ½ Price Cadbury Dairy Milk (Including Caramilk) or Marvellous Creations Blocks 162-190g $2.40 @ Woolworths
Anyone else noticed that they always release a block size shrinkage or regular retail price increase with a half price sale?
jcon replied to SlowCarSlow on HP Pavilion 13.3" HD Core i3-8145U Laptop $599 Delivered @ Centre Com
I'd never buy an Acer laptop. Their reputation is not good.
jcon commented on Men’s Casual Knit Joggers (Sizes 8-11) $19.99 @ ALDI
Running. Jumping. Lifting heavy things. Teslac. It's alright for me, man.
jcon commented on [Refurb] Dell Latitude E7450 Core i5 5300U 2.30, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD Win10Pro $319.99 Delivered @ Bufferstock eBay
The prices on the gen 6 and gen 7 laptops are pretty ordinary, given that they're refurbs, may not have user-replaceable batteries, and...
jcon replied to pinkybrain on [Refurb] Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF i3-4130 3.4GHz 8GB 120GB SSD Win10Pro Desktop PC $199 Delivered @ Melbourne-eStore eBay
Dell i5 $250 1050 GPU $150 - if you can find one in low profile The Techfast deal is just $90 more for brand new parts under warranty.
jcon replied to savemesomemoney on [Refurb] Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF i3-4130 3.4GHz 8GB 120GB SSD Win10Pro Desktop PC $199 Delivered @ Melbourne-eStore eBay
Hacking together a budget gaming box from one of these i5 refurbs will cost almost as much as a new PC if you're not prepared to scrounge...
jcon replied to BattleAxeHD on [Refurb] Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF i7-3770 3.4GHz 8GB 120GB SSD Win10Pro Desktop PC $229 Delivered @ Melbourne-eStore eBay
By the time you buy a GPU, you've spent $400 on one of these. For not much more you can get a new computer from Techfast. 18 months ago...
jcon replied to macrocephalic on [Refurb] HP 15" DA0066TX, Intel Core i7-8550U, 1TB HDD, 16GB Intel Optane, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 1080p, GeForce MX130 2GB $539 @ HP
Does the coupon work on the beefier configuration? https://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=4LG40PAR&opt=&sel=NTB
jcon commented on [SA] Free metroCARD before Fee Reintroduced on 7/7/2019 (Minimum $5 Recharge Required) @ AdelaideMetro
Wait, they abolished 2-section fares? When did that happen?
jcon replied to Fergy1987 on [Refurb] Dell OptiPlex 9020 SFF i5-4670, 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD Win10Pro $311.99 Delivered @ Bufferstock eBay
Desktop PCs aren't great for studies - portability is important, and the advantage of a laptop is that it's got a built-in UPS making you...
jcon replied to MauTauAja on Dell Inspiron 11 3000 (AMD A6-9220e, 4GB/64GB) 11" Laptop $299 + Free Shipping @ Dell AU
You could play a mean game of minesweeper on it, if you don't mind a bit of lag.
Nobody asked what you thought of the script writing.
jcon replied to BongoOB on [Refurb] Dell OptiPlex 9020 SFF i5-4570 8GB/16GB RAM NEW 240GB/480GB SSD Win10Pro from $233.10 Delivered @ Melbourne-eStore eBay
The best you can fit without making creative case modifications is a 1050 Ti PCIe low profile card. I'm using one of these boxes at this...
jcon replied to Geekomatic on Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop AMD A6-5200 8GB RAM 256GB SSD WIN10 HD $399.20 Delivered @ Dell eBay
There is, but you'd have to be prepared to find something second hand or refurb. If you buy quality, nothing more than two years old, and...
I bought a Philips 32" Full HD monitor to use as a living room TV for exactly that reason. Full HD 32" TVs are hard to find.
jcon commented on [eBay Plus] Refurb Dell Optiplex 990 SFF i5-2400 3.1GHz 8GB NEW 240GB SSD $182.75 Delivered Win10 Pro @ Melbourne-eStore eBay
This is where the refurb shops buy these machines in Adelaide: https://www.mgs.net.au/auction/preliminarylisting.html?a=8344 Your state...
jcon commented on [Refurbished] Acer Veriton L4630G Ultra Slim i5-4440 3.1GHz 8G NEW 240G SSD Win10 $238.50 Delivered @ melbourne-eStore eBay
Acer are consistently the worst, most unreliable, most disappointing computers. For a hundred bucks, these would be worth the risk as a...
jcon replied to 89percentauthentic on Torros Pro100 Vertical Knee Raise $209.40 (Normally $349.00) Pickup or $99.99 Delivery @ rebel
You have to be careful because a power cage or squat rack is a piece of safety equipment - you have to have confidence it will bear the...
I bought a set for ten bucks from Catch about ten years ago, they're awesome for something so small and USB powered. Can't find anything...
USB powered is better. It means they're a portable audio solution for your phone/tablet if you've got a mobile power bank.
jcon replied to zfa on Kingston A400 240GB SSD $44 | Lacie Porsche Design 3.5" 8TB USB 3.0 Portable External HDD $238.40 Delivered @ Tech Mall eBay
As Bouw3r said. Download your laptop drivers to a flash drive and take the opportunity to do a clean install.
Bought it, eaten it, would not recommend. The texture is good for two dollar icecream, so I would imagine that the vanilla is fine, but the...