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Subject: RE: Laptop decision
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Randyman Mar 20, 2017 02:00 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Ok so I contacted Dell and they claim that if there are any issues that they have been or will be dealt with.
The one thing that really boils my blood and I mean No offence is that the support and sales is in INDIA.
So what is gong on here. We have how many unemployed folks here in Canada and we can't or will not pay Canadians to do the Job of supporting "Dell CANADA"
Are you listening DELL. All for a Buck?
But oh wait if you have a problem we will send a rep that is close to you in CANADA.

What a joke.
Wake up CANADA.

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Mr. Friendly™ Mar 20, 2017 03:35 PM Reply | Bookmark
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greed Randyman, greed. why pay someone here min wage or higher, when they can do it for pennies on the dollar somewhere else?

however, I would wait for word on the display issue being resolved rather than the promise of someone going by a script, that could never be substantiated or corroborated if you get one and you're not happy with the display.

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computer_guru Mar 20, 2017 04:31 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Have you looked at the Asus ROG line ? These are powerful units and have IPS displays. 4GB GTX 1050 Ti for gaming, i7 7700HQ for productivity and tons of storage with an SSD and secondary HDD.

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Mr. Friendly™ Mar 20, 2017 04:45 PM Reply | Bookmark
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hey guru, if you were following the thread, you'd see that Randyman has had a bad experience with Asus and doesn't really want to look at buying any other product from them because of that.

so the focus will likely be MSI, Dell and perhaps Lenovo's newer gaming series, if he can get the US English keyboard for them.

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Entz Mar 21, 2017 10:17 AM Reply | Bookmark
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The GL553VE has good specs but the overall quality doesn't seem to be there. Poor trackpad/Throttles under load/strange sized numpad. For a gaming notebook it has decent battery life at least. At 5.3 lbs its kinda chunky. Its one of those I would want to try in person types, or a place with a good return policy.

In that weight class, I would say screw the gaming portion (which you don't really need) and get a P50/P51 on discount, but that is me :D

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Randyman Mar 21, 2017 02:31 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by a P50/P51
Who is that?
It looks like MSI and the other have Warranties based on the date of Manufacture.
That's a real crap shoot isn't it. The case is new but everything inside is probably 1 or 2 yrs old.
Looks like I may have to go ASUS again so I can get the extended warranty and hope it all works out.
Man oh Man. I'm so confused.
So how many points do you need to buy a Laptop?

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Entz Mar 21, 2017 02:53 PM Reply | Bookmark
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The ASUS may indeed be fine, of the gaming notebooks it is one of the better ones.

My only suggestion when it comes to notebooks is try and get it from a place with a good return policy unless you can spend some time with it (i.e. Take it out of the box and turn it on at the store). Even if you have to pay slightly more. Nothing sucks more than having to pay a huge restocking fee or not being able to return it if you hate it or there is something wrong (i.e. XPS 15 lottery). At say 15% each time you try one (Say 250$), it adds up fast. Which is why ordering direct is sometimes better.

P50 (and soon to be P51) are Lenovo Thinkpad workstation class laptops. Designed for power users and those that do CAD/CAM work (Nvidia Quadro). Bit on the chunky side but are tanks. i.e. Not a slim/light gaming laptop by any stretch. Restocking fees can be high if you hate it, only issue with Lenovo direct.

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Randyman Mar 21, 2017 02:58 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I don't have any stores nearby that carry anything up to date. Small town. I don't care what it weighs as long as it works and does what I want it to do.
One thing I'm not going to get screwed on is Warranty. If I have to buy an extended warranty through NCIX I will just to cover my **s.

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sc00bi3snacks Mar 21, 2017 03:27 PM Reply | Bookmark
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wRandyman, hi, i bought a dell 7559 a year ago and i love it, it came with a 256 gb ssd and a 4gb gtx960 gpu plus an i5 4 core and the cooling is sooo unparalled that ive never seen a laptop that doesnt produce heat, period! Ive been rocking out to sc2 for four hours.... no heat at all, well maybe some, but its non noticeable, and it will plat gta 5! It only came with 8 gb memory but i put in g skill 16 gb dual channel kit for fun, i will never buy a asus or msi again knowing how well this laptop performs, i have bought asus after asus and ea one within the 1st two weeks , fails so i have to return them every time, ive had every g72 74 75 med range one asus ever had, will never buy again. Dell has come a very long way and are fantastic now, :)

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Entz Mar 21, 2017 03:32 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Yup and they have free returns so there really is no downside to trying.

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Randyman Mar 23, 2017 03:31 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Thanks for the reply.
Lets see what happens. I may be getting to carried away with having to have the newest technology.

Randy

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computer_guru Mar 26, 2017 12:38 AM Reply | Bookmark
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You are overthinking this purchase.

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Randyman Mar 26, 2017 07:48 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Your probably right but when your spending up to 2k for a system you want to make the best decision possible.
It would be fine if I were only doing one thing so I guess I'm looking for the best of both worlds.
Don't get me wrong, you folks have been very helpful and I'm sure I'm not the only one trying to accomplish the same thing.
Perhaps I'll have to go with two separate systems. One dedicated to Cad and graphics work and one for games and general farting around so to speak.
Randy

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shahr9_r Mar 26, 2017 10:09 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Dell XPS are good laptops

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Randyman Mar 27, 2017 02:57 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Ok folks so after all the research I went with this.
Inspiron 7000 series (7567) Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.8 GHz)
Fully loaded with everything Mr. Friendly suggested ( TY ) and upgraded all the options.
A huge ssd drive and other features. It would have cost me considerably more had I done the deal online.
Thanks Dell ( SO FAR ) I don't have it yet but they were very helpful.
It still came in at 2k including 3years total loss warranty and I am happy with that.

Thank you gang for all your help.
I hope this helps someone else.
I'll post the results when I get it.

Randy

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Entz Mar 27, 2017 03:23 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Very nice, I think you will be quite happy with it. Let us know how it is :D

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Mr. Friendly™ Mar 27, 2017 03:43 PM Reply | Bookmark
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hey Randyman, that's the Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming NEW with the GTX 1050 Ti?

what size SSD, how much RAM? did you buy an extended service plan? which one and how much did that cost?

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Randyman Mar 27, 2017 05:26 PM Reply | Bookmark
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210-AKHY Inspiron 7000 series (7567) 1 $1,948.25
340-AGIK W8.1/10 Guide (ENG/SPN/Multi) 1
370-ACSB 16GB DDR4 (16GBx1) 1
400-ANYF 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD 1
450-AAHV Power Cord 1M (US) 1
490-BDMZ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB 1
555-BCJN Intel 3165 + BT4.2 (AC, 1x1) 1
583-BDJY Backlit Keyboard, ENG 1
619-AHCY W10H-HE 64 ENG WW 1
658-BDJX Intel 3165 1x1ac + BT4.2 combo 1
804-9418 HW WRTY,INSNB1MIL5 1
804-9469 ACC DAM,INSNB1MIL5,3YR 1
804-9471 PRS NBD OS,INSNB1MIL5,1YR 1
804-9476 PRS TECH SPT,INSNB1MIL5,3YR 1
804-9475 PRS NBD OS,INSNB1MIL5,2YR EXT 1
Ok that I just some of the options. ,Sorry too much to cut and paste.
About 2100 all said and done including shipping and taxes.
I hope I did ok?
It's all I could find with everything in that price range and seemed cheaper than what I could buy online with the 3 yr extended full warranty.

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Mr. Friendly™ Mar 27, 2017 06:32 PM Reply | Bookmark
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that looks good, Randyman, looks very good.

what screen did you get? the FHD or the UHD?

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Randyman Mar 27, 2017 07:01 PM Reply | Bookmark
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It shows the Black, NT for UHD

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Randyman Mar 27, 2017 07:03 PM Reply | Bookmark
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391-BCWI 15.6" UHD IPS AG Non- Touch
619-AHCY W10H-HE 64 ENG WW 1
658-BDJX Intel 3165 1x1ac + BT4.2 combo 1
804-9418 HW WRTY,INSNB1MIL5 1
804-9469 ACC DAM,INSNB1MIL5,3YR 1
804-9471 PRS NBD OS,INSNB1MIL5,1YR 1
804-9476 PRS TECH SPT,INSNB1MIL5,3YR 1
804-9475 PRS NBD OS,INSNB1MIL5,2YR EXT 1
975-3461 HW WRTY,INFO,EXT 1
009-6800 Shipping and Handling 1
320-BBZK Black, NT for UHD 1
328-BCKB Shipping Material US 1
332-1530 Non-Retail Order 1
332-1530 Non-Retail Order 1
338-BKZB Intel Core i7-7700HQ FY18C1 1
340-AAPP Directship Info Mod 1
340-ACQQ Not Included 1
340-BKET Placemat Documentation 1
346-BBYQ Palmrest Label, English UHD,NT 1
389-BKKG Energy Star 6.1 Label 1
389-BLST Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Label 1
389-BLSW Regulatory Label 7566 1
391-BCWI 15.6" UHD IPS AG Non- Touch 1
450-ADFZ 130 W A/C Adapter 1
451-BBPZ 74WHr, 6-C (int) 1
525-0033 McAfee Consumer 12 Month Subscription 1
631-ABHZ System Driver, UHD LCD 1
658-BCCO McAfee(R) 30day Trial 1
658-BCSB MS Office Trial, MUI 1
658-BCUN Addl SW,INS,SMOD,Win10,US/CAN 1
817-BBBV Information Only 1
998-CGZJ Fixed Hardware Configuration 1
600-0023 BC $1.00, EHF Notebook 1


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Mr. Friendly™ Mar 27, 2017 07:14 PM Reply | Bookmark
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egads, UHD and touch?

cray cray!

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