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Fozz

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Ah Scomo and his taxes.
Was thinking about this earlier today. GST works out to $255 so the actual equivalent price is $2,545 and the GST would be applied at the border for a laptop shipped here. And the standard drive on the US version is cheaper than the AU so adding that in brings the US price to AUD $2115 so the Aussie premium is $430.

It's bad....but it's not Adobe bad.

Anyway, I'm still weighing it up. If I go with the base M15 I'd up the storage to 256GB SSD and 1 TB drive. And maybe the 144 Hz display.
 

Kimlo

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That being said the Aero 15X is on sale $2900 with better specs (minus the extra HDD).
The Aero 15x is really nice! Gigabyte also carries International warranty as standard, but I'd definitely check what local support options they have, just google for Gigabyte authorised repair centres and see if they have any around Brisbane. That's pretty important for me as I hate shipping expensive tech across the state if something goes wrong. These gaming laptops also have higher than average defect rates simply because they just have a lot more going on (RGB, more ports, etc).
 

Fozz

International Rep
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The Aero 15x is really nice! Gigabyte also carries International warranty as standard, but I'd definitely check what local support options they have, just google for Gigabyte authorised repair centres and see if they have any around Brisbane. That's pretty important for me as I hate shipping expensive tech across the state if something goes wrong. These gaming laptops also have higher than average defect rates simply because they just have a lot more going on (RGB, more ports, etc).
Doesn't seem like they have an authorised service centre in Brisbane.

I originally spotted the deal on Scorptec (based in melbourne) but Umart has the same price.

And they're open tomorrow.

Hmm....
 

Kimlo

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Doesn't seem like they have an authorised service centre in Brisbane.

I originally spotted the deal on Scorptec (based in melbourne) but Umart has the same price.

And they're open tomorrow.

Hmm....
If you can get it from Umart that's ideal. Just drop it back in if there's an issue and make it their problem again.

New CPUs and GPUs released are no better than the current gen realistically (for laptops anyway) so it's as good a time to buy as any.
 

Canga

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Looking to purchase a new machine Jan / Feb, mainly used for gaming is there anything missing that i should add?
Don't know alot about these bloody things other than to play games and log into work lol.

GPU SeriesnVidia GTX 1060
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor (Up to 4.60Ghz)
RAM8GB DDR4 2133Mhz Ram
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64 Bit
MotherboardGigabyte B360M HD3 Chipset Motherboard
Solid State Drive Storage240GB SATA 2.5" Solid State Drive
Hard Drive StorageNo Hard Drive Included | Optional Upgrade Available
Graphics CardNvidia Gefore GTX1060 6GB Graphics Card
Optical DriveNo Optical Drive Included | Optional Upgrade Available
LightingNo Additional Lighting Included
CaseGMR 101 Tempered Glass Gaming Computer Case
PowerThermaltake Lite Power 650W Power Supply Unit
NetworkingGigabit LAN
Processor CoolerIntel Stock Fan
[TBODY] [/TBODY]
 

ningnangnong

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I'm not as in the loop as I used to be, but I'd be wanting more storage and RAM if it's going to be for gaming.
 

Kimlo

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Yeah 16GB RAM minimum IMO, go for a 512GB SSD at least, or 1TB if your budget is flexible, and I'd try to nab a good priced 1070Ti.
 

Jason Simmons

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Just bought my first Windows based Ultrabook from PLE computers. Asus Zenbook UX331UAL 13.3 inch. Thought I’d play around in the Windows environment again for a change...

Memory: 16GB (Onboard) LPDDR3 2133MHz (16GB Max)
Optical Drive: None
Also Includes: VGA Webcam, Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard, 3 Cell 50Wh Lithium Ion Battery, microSD Card Reader, 2x USB3.0 Ports & 1x USB3.1 Type-C Port
Display: 13.3" Widescreen Full HD LED (1920x1080)
Lan: N/A
Hard Drive: 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD
Wireless: 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.2
Warranty: 30 Day DOA period with PLE / 1 Year limited international parts and labour warranty, includes complimentary courier pick-up and return service
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Quad Core Processor (1.8GHz up to 4.0GHz)
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 620 (HDMI)
OS: Microsoft Windows® 10 Pro 64Bit
 

ningnangnong

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I had this built up my Umart in June last year - set myself a budget and I was pretty happy with the return at the time (still am!).

Memory: Kingston 8G (2x4G) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 HyperX
Case: Sharkoon T9 Value ATX Midi Tower Green
PSU: Antec VP-450P 450W Strictly PSU
Mobo: Asrock H77-PRO4-MVP
SSD: Intel SSD 120GB 330 Series SATA III 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K LGA1155 CPU 3.4Ghz 6Mb Cache Ivy Bridge
DVD: Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA

Also chucked a couple of HDDs and a Blu-Ray drive I already had in when I received it.

Was $832 including build and delivery cost. Does all I need it to! :nod:
This is seven years old now!

I've changed the case, and swapped in a 256GB SSD, but other than that, it's pretty much the same.

Still runs smooth as anything. Definitely got my money's worth!
 

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