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Are_keem
post May 30 2020, 06:15 PM

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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 30 2020, 06:02 PM)
4GB is not sufficient even for basic tasks in W10, should get at least 8GB RAM

Do you have any preferences and requirements? eg display size
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I see.. may upgrade the ram later if i bought it.
Maybe an i5 or on par for cpu as well as a dedicated gpu.
Display is fine whether 14 or 15.6 inch, as long as not too heavy for travelling purpose (around 1.7kg is fine).

Sorry for asking since this is the 2nd time I'm buying a laptop in 10 years time.
My loyal Dell N4010 has served me since 2010, so hoping this new one can endure that long too laugh.gif
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post May 30 2020, 06:22 PM

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QUOTE(starry-starry @ May 30 2020, 06:10 PM)
Yes! Please do recommend.
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May I know budget? Usage? Any preferences or requirements? (eg display size, upgradeable RAM, good display etc)
QUOTE(Germ @ May 30 2020, 06:12 PM)
After reading the previous responses :

1) Wanted to check feedback on the Ideapad Slim 5i and specs above? Not many reviews on this model yet. Read commercial / business notebooks are better but they dont offer the specs i am looking for and cost is higher.

2) Many advise to wait for new models.  Since the i7-1065G7 is relatively new release, thinking if i should wait. Any idea new models will be for AMD or Intel?

3) Is 512GB enough SSD? Opted to leave 1st hard drive slot as dummy so i can add on later (i assume its possible).
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-take the i5, the i7 doesn't bring any noticeable performance improvements (since it has dGPU)
-in China this model is called 小新15, there are some reviews on it
-there is a Ryzen version in this model, however if you prefer less CPU performance and more GPU performance, my suggestion would be i5+MX350 (25W)
-512GB is enough for many users, of course it depends on your usage
QUOTE(Are_keem @ May 30 2020, 06:15 PM)
I see.. may upgrade the ram later if i bought it.
Maybe an i5 or on par for cpu as well as a dedicated gpu.
Display is fine whether 14 or 15.6 inch, as long as not too heavy for travelling purpose (around 1.7kg is fine).

Sorry for asking since this is the 2nd time I'm buying a laptop in 10 years time.
My loyal Dell N4010 has served me since 2010, so hoping this new one can endure that long too  laugh.gif
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Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R5UP/R3AS +RAM

Nowadays laptops in general won't last long due to mass production and business tactic, 3-5 yrs would be my best bet

This post has been edited by ZM Fong: May 30 2020, 06:31 PM
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post May 30 2020, 06:48 PM

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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 30 2020, 06:22 PM)
-take the i5, the i7 doesn't bring any noticeable performance improvements (since it has dGPU)
-in China this model is called 小新15, there are some reviews on it
-there is a Ryzen version in this model, however if you prefer less CPU performance and more GPU performance, my suggestion would be i5+MX350 (25W)
-512GB is enough for many users, of course it depends on your usage
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Thanks for the feedback ZM Fong !

I havent used AMD notebooks before but quite good feedback on the new Ryzen...you think they will introduce within next 1-2 mths?

CPU performance wise better than i7? If i compare, can i check which AMD chip and GPU would be comparable to the i7-1065G7 and MX350?
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post May 30 2020, 07:14 PM

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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 30 2020, 06:22 PM)
May I know budget? Usage? Any preferences or requirements? (eg display size, upgradeable RAM, good display etc)

Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R5UP/R3AS +RAM

Nowadays laptops in general won't last long due to mass production and business tactic, 3-5 yrs would be my best bet
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Actually I don't have specific preference, just hope.to get a decent laptop that can last long. Have been using Dell but usually lasted < 5 years.

My budget is around RM2.5k, just a normal user using laptop for web browsing, youtube, office work etc. I am ok to pay up to RM3k but I am not sure if it is worth getting a very expensive laptop if they last less than 5 years too. Display size at least 14", perhaps wider is better? 😅

I saw you recommended Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R5UP/R3AS +RAM quite often, is it really good? For brand wise I prefer Dell or Lenovo but I don't really know much anyways.


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post May 30 2020, 07:59 PM

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Hi guys, is it possible to get a decent laptop for work and gaming at a budget of 2.5k? Brand and screen size doesn't matter.

Intended to use it for PUBG, document processing, YouTube and music

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post May 30 2020, 09:58 PM

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Guy I need a RM1500 laptop for normal office usage.
- Must have SSD
- Any brand
- Highest specs for the price
- 14 inches size
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post May 30 2020, 11:36 PM

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QUOTE(Germ @ May 30 2020, 06:48 PM)
you think they will introduce within next 1-2 mths?

CPU performance wise better than i7? If i compare, can i check which AMD chip and GPU would be comparable to the i7-1065G7 and MX350?
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unfortunately I have no idea on the launch date

comparing which CPU? U series or H series?

Vega iGPU will not match MX350 in most cases unless power budget is different
QUOTE(starry-starry @ May 30 2020, 07:14 PM)
Actually I don't have specific preference, just hope.to get a decent laptop that can last long. Have been using Dell but usually lasted < 5 years.

My budget is around RM2.5k, just a normal user using laptop for web browsing, youtube, office work etc. I am ok to pay up to RM3k but I am not sure if it is worth getting a very expensive laptop if they last less than 5 years too. Display size at least 14", perhaps wider is better? 😅

I saw you recommended Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R5UP/R3AS +RAM quite often, is it really good? For brand wise I prefer Dell or Lenovo but I don't really know much anyways.
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For this price bracket there aren't many decent options TBH, Swift 3 is a decent budget option
QUOTE(SnoopyDevil @ May 30 2020, 07:59 PM)
Hi guys, is it possible to get a decent laptop for work and gaming at a budget of 2.5k? Brand and screen size doesn't matter.

Intended to use it for PUBG, document processing, YouTube and music
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Need to up to at least RM3k budget in order to get a decent model
QUOTE(WiLeKiyO @ May 30 2020, 09:58 PM)
Guy I need a RM1500 laptop for normal office usage.
- Must have SSD
- Any brand
- Highest specs for the price
- 14 inches size
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Consider used/refurb business laptops

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post May 30 2020, 11:41 PM

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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 30 2020, 11:36 PM)
For this price bracket there aren't many decent options TBH, Swift 3 is a decent budget option

Need to up to at least RM3k budget in order to get a decent model

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Can u also recommend laptops around RM3.5k? Is it really better than RM2.5k ones? But they do last almost the same no matter how pricey the laptop is?

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post May 30 2020, 11:45 PM

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QUOTE(starry-starry @ May 30 2020, 11:41 PM)
Can u also recommend laptops around RM3.5k? Is it really better than RM2.5k ones? But they do last almost the same no matter how pricey the laptop is?
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RM3.5k you can consider business laptops, wait for Thinkpads with Ryzen 4000 or go for Latitude 5000/7000 series DFO
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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 30 2020, 11:36 PM)
unfortunately I have no idea on the launch date

comparing which CPU? U series or H series?

Vega iGPU will not match MX350 in most cases unless power budget is different

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Think the Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 should be compared against the Ryzen 5/7 4000 U-series

What is meant "Vega iGPU will not match MX350 in most cases unless power budget is different"?


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post Yesterday, 07:45 AM

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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 19 2020, 01:39 PM)
suggest going used/refurb business laptops
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since it is for relative who is nub in pc, so boughted a hp with amd already..

if for own use, which used/refurb model rekemended for casual gaming, with good/reliable hardware..bajet 2-3k..
at least dedicated gpu 2gb..

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QUOTE(Germ @ May 31 2020, 12:30 AM)
Think the Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 should be compared against the Ryzen 5/7 4000 U-series

What is meant "Vega iGPU will not match MX350 in most cases unless power budget is different"?
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4500U can kill all Intel U series in multi core load, even 18W vs 25W, except 10710U (which easily beaten by 4600U 25W)

Vega iGPU require enough power budget in order to run decently, however even with unlimited power budget and not limited by thermals, it will not match MX350 25W
QUOTE(nite_eif @ May 31 2020, 07:45 AM)
since it is for relative who is nub in pc, so boughted a hp with amd already..

if for own use, which used/refurb model rekemended for casual gaming, with good/reliable hardware..bajet 2-3k..
at least dedicated gpu 2gb..
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Sorry but I'm a bit confused......so you want a laptop for RM3k budget?

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post Yesterday, 05:38 PM

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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 30 2020, 11:45 PM)
RM3.5k you can consider business laptops, wait for Thinkpads with Ryzen 4000 or go for Latitude 5000/7000 series DFO
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Meaning this Thinkpads with Ryzen 4000 is not available yet right? Worth the wait? I am not interested in any refurnished unit.

Around the price range of RM3k, what would you recommend? I checked out Thinkpads like you suggested, there are many options though, which would you recommend since I can't tell the difference much besides the price doh.gif

So dell is not recommended ya?
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QUOTE(starry-starry @ May 31 2020, 05:38 PM)
Meaning this Thinkpads with Ryzen 4000 is not available yet right? Worth the wait? I am not interested in any refurnished unit.

Around the price range of RM3k, what would you recommend? I checked out Thinkpads like you suggested, there are many options though, which would you recommend since I can't tell the difference much besides the price doh.gif

So dell is not recommended ya?
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They are not available yet, probably will arrive around August. If you can wait then wait

Around RM3k previously there are Thinkpad T495 and X395, but now both models are more expensive. If you want 'true' business laptops, consider Thinkpad P/T/X series (minimum L series) / Latitude 5000/7000 series / Elitebook 800/1000 series

I only recommend models not brands
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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 30 2020, 06:22 PM)


Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R5UP/R3AS +RAM

Nowadays laptops in general won't last long due to mass production and business tactic, 3-5 yrs would be my best bet
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Both R5UP & R3AS can upgrade RAM?
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QUOTE(Claire Farron @ May 31 2020, 09:26 PM)
Both R5UP & R3AS can upgrade RAM?
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yes, 1 upgradeable slot (4GB default is soldered)
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QUOTE(ZM Fong @ May 31 2020, 10:20 PM)
yes, 1 upgradeable slot (4GB default is soldered)
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This seller probably not aware of the extra slot right? Is there really any Swift 3 model with no extra slot? I'm afraid they might wrongly advertised it as Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R3AS but it's actually another variant with no extra RAM slot.

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QUOTE(Claire Farron @ Jun 1 2020, 07:00 AM)
This seller probably not aware of the extra slot right? Is there really any Swift 3 model with no extra slot? I'm afraid they might wrongly advertised it as Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R3AS but it's actually another variant with no extra RAM slot.
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SF314-41 / SF314-54/54G - 1 upgradeable slot
SF314-42 / SF315-55/55G / SF314-57/57G - no upgradeable slot

 

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