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16 minutes ago, bonneville said:

I want to buy a laptop. Budget baht 15,000 or there about.

Can anyone recommend a good buy as I am a dinosaur when it comes to computers

Look at Lazada. Buy with 8GB ram and SSDDrive. Plenty available. Be cheaper. Buy from Thailand supplied be preferable. Something like this ask them upside drive to 500gb ssd won't cost much extra.

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Many variables, but a good way to check if corners have been cut, is to check the webcam specs(strange I know) VGA/640 x 480 indicates cheap rubbish.

 

So contrary to popular opinion, I check for webcam resolution, then screen quality(look for IPS/WVA), otherwise they often supply low quality TN screens(poor viewing angles, often dim), perhaps 220 nits if you are lucky. More cheap rubbish. Very good would be 300-nit IPS, but you won't achieve that at your price point.

 

Instead they try to blind you with the headline of Processor, RAM and storage capacity.

Most people don't look beyond that.

 

1 MP HD webcam is the absolute minimum. 1.3 upwards is better.

 

IPS screen also a minimum these days.

 

Thirdly and just as importantly, is that is supplied with PCIe SSD.

 

Lastly and equally as important, is maintenance; if the thing is difficult to service by yourself(swap RAM and SSD etc) then it's not recommended. 

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Depends - what do you want to do with it? Most people browse the web, email, social media, watch a few movies. If that's the case, a 500 GB SSD and 8GB ram machine with an Intel core I5 cpu will be plenty adequate.

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3 hours ago, Bruce Aussie Chiang Mai said:

Look at Lazada. Buy with 8GB ram and SSDDrive. Plenty available. Be cheaper. Buy from Thailand supplied be preferable. Something like this ask them upside drive to 500gb ssd won't cost much extra.

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No......just, no.

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23 hours ago, Bruce Aussie Chiang Mai said:

Look at Lazada. Buy with 8GB ram and SSDDrive. Plenty available. Be cheaper. Buy from Thailand supplied be preferable. Something like this ask them upside drive to 500gb ssd won't cost much extra.

Screenshot_20210115-152337_Lazada.jpg

 

Happy to expand on this: Chinese crud, so no warranty.

 

Then there are the misleading pics and specifications. Anyone who knew anything about components would smell something fishy.

 

First off, it is described as a Teclast. But AFAIK, Teclast don't use that seven year old CPU, but Celeron processors from perhaps three years ago. Perhaps another no-name laptop, such a Auktion.

But then look at the specs: i5-4200 CPU but UHD Graphics 600? BS! UHD 600 will be in conjunction with an N4000 series CPU on those things.

 

As I wrote earlier, most people look at the headlines...

 

 

 

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Early last year I bought a 13K Baht Binai laptop. No warranty. Came from China.

I was only looking for a cheap laptop with a good 15.6" screen to watch YouTube outdoors in the evening. No gaming.

That Binai had a great screen but went clonk with a bad SSD just 6 months later. It was a bad buy. I dumped it. I didn't want to fix it.

Then I bought an 11k Baht 15.6" screen BMAX. Warranty one year from factory in BKK.

Brilliant! Came quick in super packaging.

A good buy. I'm totally satisfied with it. I'd recommend it.

 

Here is the one I have :

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/bmax-x15-156-1920x1080-ips-win1064-bit-intel-gemini-lake-n4100-8gb-lpddr4-128gb-ssd-i1385280884-s3530722072.html?exlaz=d_1:mm_150050845_51350205_2010350205::12:1498579383!58089999096!!!pla-294682000766!c!294682000766!3530722072!250690966&gclid=CjwKCAjwh7H7BRBBEiwAPXjadlLvr9edNVg4q8-2J3Jr9uSVajy9wo5PIAgSQ0-lTd1nJou6MKrpaxoCy8cQAvD_BwE

 

http://bmaxit.com/en/product/laptops/

 

 

 

 

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Number 1 warranty and original windows 

Cost more but as mentioned invadeit is the way to go, farang owned and outstanding service. 

 

Don't buy from China you can't send it back due to battery flight bans 

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On 1/15/2021 at 3:21 PM, Bruce Aussie Chiang Mai said:

Look at Lazada. Buy with 8GB ram and SSDDrive. Plenty available. Be cheaper. Buy from Thailand supplied be preferable. Something like this ask them upside drive to 500gb ssd won't cost much extra.

Screenshot_20210115-152337_Lazada.jpg

the cpu is 7 years old and a little slow, how old is the laptop, how is the battery etc

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I've used Dell laptops for the past 20 years both at work and at home.  Last year I got my wife an XPS13 with touchscreen, i7 processor etc. A really beautiful machine. I also bought a Pixelbook for myself.  If I had to choose one of them to keep I'd pick the Pixelbook in a second.  The OS is faster, easier to use IMO and the operation is smoother and more trouble free.  When the XPS eventually dies she'll be getting an Chrome laptop as well.

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3 hours ago, jayceenik said:

 

Early last year I bought a 13K Baht Binai laptop. No warranty. Came from China.

I was only looking for a cheap laptop with a good 15.6" screen to watch YouTube outdoors in the evening. No gaming.

That Binai had a great screen but went clonk with a bad SSD just 6 months later. It was a bad buy. I dumped it. I didn't want to fix it.

Then I bought an 11k Baht 15.6" screen BMAX. Warranty one year from factory in BKK.

Brilliant! Came quick in super packaging.

A good buy. I'm totally satisfied with it. I'd recommend it.

 

Here is the one I have :

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/bmax-x15-156-1920x1080-ips-win1064-bit-intel-gemini-lake-n4100-8gb-lpddr4-128gb-ssd-i1385280884-s3530722072.html?exlaz=d_1:mm_150050845_51350205_2010350205::12:1498579383!58089999096!!!pla-294682000766!c!294682000766!3530722072!250690966&gclid=CjwKCAjwh7H7BRBBEiwAPXjadlLvr9edNVg4q8-2J3Jr9uSVajy9wo5PIAgSQ0-lTd1nJou6MKrpaxoCy8cQAvD_BwE

 

http://bmaxit.com/en/product/laptops/

 

 

 

 

My experience is 180 degrees opposite yours. 

My Chinese made "Jumper EZBook3 Pro" has lasted through 3 years of being banged around in a backpack without any issues. 

My "B-Max B 2+" Mini-PC has caused several major headaches. The B-Max installed Win-10 OS crashed with an update and would not open. B-Max service denied any warranty coverage as they did when the system SSD also crashed and burned several months later. Warranty?? What warranty?

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5 hours ago, jayceenik said:

 

Early last year I bought a 13K Baht Binai laptop. No warranty. Came from China.

I was only looking for a cheap laptop with a good 15.6" screen to watch YouTube outdoors in the evening. No gaming.

That Binai had a great screen but went clonk with a bad SSD just 6 months later. It was a bad buy. I dumped it. I didn't want to fix it.

Then I bought an 11k Baht 15.6" screen BMAX. Warranty one year from factory in BKK.

Brilliant! Came quick in super packaging.

A good buy. I'm totally satisfied with it. I'd recommend it.

 

Here is the one I have :

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/bmax-x15-156-1920x1080-ips-win1064-bit-intel-gemini-lake-n4100-8gb-lpddr4-128gb-ssd-i1385280884-s3530722072.html?exlaz=d_1:mm_150050845_51350205_2010350205::12:1498579383!58089999096!!!pla-294682000766!c!294682000766!3530722072!250690966&gclid=CjwKCAjwh7H7BRBBEiwAPXjadlLvr9edNVg4q8-2J3Jr9uSVajy9wo5PIAgSQ0-lTd1nJou6MKrpaxoCy8cQAvD_BwE

 

http://bmaxit.com/en/product/laptops/

 

 

 

 

 

You are recommending exactly the same Chinese tat as mentioned earlier. Disposable rubbish. Clearly so if it was too much to simply swap the storage drive.

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On 1/15/2021 at 3:25 PM, Eindhoven said:

1 MP HD webcam is the absolute minimum.

Really??  Even if I never use a webcam on any computing device! 

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