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Unified Laptop/Notebook/Netbook Users Thread Part 2 (NO Trading Allowed)

  • Hi po at magandang araw,

    I'm currently upgrading my 10 year old HP Laptop. Nagloloko na siya kaya need na palitan, baka po matulungan niyo ako.

    Used mostly for :
    - Office use (MS Applications, Powerpoint Presentations, some video editing, photo editing)
    - 24/7 torrent downloading... hindi ko po pinapatay yung laptop kaya sa gabi, download ng mga TV Series or Movies. Wala kasi ako PC dahil palagi ako on the go.
    - Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.
    - Video Conferencing
    - Light Gaming. Hanggang Dota 2 lang ako.

    Budget is 50 to 60k. IPS screen na 15 or kung pasok sa budget 17 inch na maganda display.

    So far eto natitipuhan ko nung nag ikot ako sa SM, pero outdated na ako sa specs kaya baka mas may ok po kayong suggestion :
    - PRICE : Php 49,990
    - HP Pavilion 15-cs2081tx | Product number 7CS22PA
    - Intel® Core™ i5 8265U
    - 8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
    - 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA | 256 GB M.2 SSD
    - Glossy Screen, 15.6" diagonal FHD IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
    - Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 5 Combo | Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN
    - 1 multi-format SD media card reader | 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ (Data Transfer Only, 5 Gb/s signaling rate); 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (Data Transfer Only); 1 RJ-45; 1 AC smart pin; 1 HDMI; 1 headphone/microphone combo
    - 65 W AC power adapter |3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion
    - HP Wide Vision FHD IR Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone
    - B&O, dual speakers, HP Audio Boost

    Salamat po sa tulong.

    -- edited by RazorWolf on Sep 10 2019, 11:58 PM
  • @RazorWolf

    How about this one for Php 41K

    Xiaomi Mi Notebook 15.6" (2019 Edition)


    Specs here: <click here for link>

    The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro with Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and GeForce MX150 is also available at Php 41.5K


    Specs here: <click here for link>

    -- edited by sleepygeepy on Sep 11 2019, 06:53 AM
  • @RazorWolf

    If I were you I would opt for more reliable laptop brands. You may take a look at these models and just upgrade the RAM based on your preference.

    Asus VivoBook X412FL-EB105T
    14-inch FHD
    Intel Core i7-8565U
    4GB of RAM
    1TB+128GBSSD
    Nvidia 2GB MX250
    Win10 Home
    SRP: 49,995

    Asus X412FL-FI871T
    14in FHD
    Intel Core i7-8565U
    4GB of RAM/
    512GB SSD
    Nvidia MX250 2GB
    Win10 Home
    SRP: 51,995

    Asus VivoBook S15 S530FN-BQ103T
    15.6In FHD
    Intel Core i7-8565u
    8GB RAM
    1TB+256GB
    Nvidia MX150 2GB
    Win10 Home
    SRP: P62,995 (currently on sale at 57,995)

    Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH 81LK003MPH
    15.6-inch FHD
    Intel Core i5-9300H
    8GB of RAM
    1TB
    4GB GTX 1650
    Win10 Home
    SRP: 47,495

    Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IWL 81LK0047PH
    15.6-inch FHD
    Intel Core i7-9750H
    8GB of RAM
    1TB+128GB
    4GB GTX 1650
    Win10
    SRP: 59,995
  • Thank you Sir ccl2003. I never realized na hindi na pala reliable ang HP ngayon. Change is constant talaga.

    I'll check out yung mga 15.6 inch laptops na suggestion mo, Sir. Thank you for the help.
  • Thank you Sir ccl2003. I never realized na hindi na pala reliable ang HP ngayon. Change is constant talaga.


    @RazorWolf

    You're most welcome. In my own experience, medyo sablay na HP ngayon hindi gaya nung araw. For your budget madami naman options and you should also give importance to local after-sales support hindi mo kasi minsan masabi ano mangyayari sa unit kaya kung may two years local warranty mas maganda.
  • UPDATE :

    Nagpunta ako kanina sa Lenovo Branch sa SM City. Interested kasi ako dun sa recommended ni Sir ccl2003 na :

    Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH 81LK003MPH |15.6-inch FHD | Intel Core i5-9300H | 8GB of RAM | 1TB | 4GB GTX 1650 | SRP: 47,495.00

    Sabi sakin nung mga Lenovo Technicians/Salesmen, need ko din daw mag add ng Php 1,500.00 for their service kasi recommend nila mag install ng 512 GB Transcend SSD na worth din Php 4,100.00. Ok lang naman pero nawawalan ako ng gana kasi parang sinasabi nila na requirement yung installan ng SSD.

    Normal po ba yun or gusto lang nila maka isa sakin?

    -- edited by RazorWolf on Sep 11 2019, 10:57 PM
  • @RazorWolf

    Sa iba ka na lang magtanong ng same model grabe naman yan. Hindi normal yam try mo sa ibang shop na lang.
  • wag ka na bumili or kahit na dumaan sa Lenovo store, mawawala ka talaga ng gana bumili, mga walang kuwenta sales doon, imbes na ipakita and explain advantage ng brand nila, parang tinuturn off ka, showroom nga ika, dapat close na lang nila pinto at showcase na lang,
    last time bawal daw Makita ang laptop nila, pay first before touch daw, bumili na lang ako sa s.v. mabait at explain to the max pa,

    in your case parang pag ayaw mo bumili ng ssd at pakabit sa kanila nawala sila kickback sa iba ka na lang bumili,
  • @RazorWolf

    Para dun lang sa pag-install ng SSD yung sinisingil nilang 1500?

    Hindi daw ba sya gagana na walang SSD? Sabihin mo sa kanila pwede mo naman kase gamitin muna habang wala pang SSD and then just upgrade later on.

    But still, hindi nila dapat pinipilit customers nila to upgrade kung hindi naman ganun ka critical, UNLESS meron talagang known problem yung laptop model nila na yun and SSD ang makaka solve. You have to clear that up with Lenovo. Tawag ka muna siguro sa Service Center nila.
  • @Razorwolf

    Tanungin mo sarili mo if need mo ba ung faster boot time and other speed advantages ng SSD right now. If di naman important sa yo ung boot time and you can wait, antay ka na lang matapos ung 1 yr warranty and replace the SSD card by yourself. Madali lang naman magpalit ng SSD ngayon and just reinstall the OS in the new SSD.
  • Asus X409FJ-HT831T Gray/ HT832T Silver 14-in HD Intel Core i3-8145U/4GB/1TB/2GB GFMX230/Win10


    @ccl2003
    Are you familiar with the life span of Asus laptop batteries? Such as its quality after 1 or 2 years of normal use (Office and browsing/streaming activities)...
  • @avid_007

    My old Asus Core i3 laptop for 6 1/2 years started showing poor battery performance on its 3rd year only. I rarely used it on battery mode and used the charger as much as possible in order to extend the battery's lifespan. Replaced the battery exactly on 6th year and battery wear level was at 60%. What most people don't know is what actually shortens the battery's lifespan are the number of charge and discharge cycles plus heat. The more times you discharge it and charge it, the shorter its lifespan.

    Based on my experience, any modern day laptop's battery should last at least 2 years before you are forced to replace it especially if you're the mobile type of laptop user. I don't care what other people say about running laptops on battery and not charging it until its absolutely necessary. If you can plug the laptop into an AC outlet just do it in order to extend the life of the battery. I have been asked by colleagues and friends to replace the batteries of their laptops after just a year of use because they always run their laptops on battery and they charge it only when the low battery warning kicks in.
  • Thank you Sir ccl2003, bought the "Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH 81LK003MPH |15.6-inch FHD | Intel Core i5-9300H | 8GB of RAM | 1TB | 4GB GTX 1650 | SRP: 47,495.00" you recommended kanina. Sa iba na ako bumili. Same price naman at may extra Lenovo Laptop Bag, 16 Gig USB drive, Wireless Lenovo Mouse at promo ng Lenovo Jacket. So far so good naman. Di pa ako marunong mag post ng pictures dito kaya mag post ako later na po.

    Sir @DON2003, oo nga. Hindi na ako bumili sa kanila.

    Sir @dayamos, oo nga Sir. Dun ako sa kabilang store bumili. Sa tabi nila. Thinking Tools yung store. Kamot ulo yung tech/salesman sa Lenovo.

    Sir @generator_g1, hindi pa naman po critical yung SSD or 16 Gig RAM upgrade. For sure mag upgrade ako pero not now.
  • Mga Sir, normal kayang Backlight Bleed iyo para sa IPS Screen ng bago kong LG340? 100% Brightness.




    -- edited by RazorWolf on Sep 14 2019, 02:13 AM
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  • @RazorWolf

    Fixed it sir...


    Actually ganiyan din sa Lenovo Thinkpad T460 ko may signs of severe backlight bleed sa lower corners. Hindi na maganda quality ng Lenovo in my opinion average nalang, same as other laptops.
  • @RazorWolf

    Install AIDA64 and check the panel manufacturer. Majority of laptops nowadays may backlight bleed talaga though minsan hindi sya gaano visible.

    My Acer Swift 3 fortunately has a perfect panel which is an LG Philips panel.

    -- edited by ccl2003 on Sep 13 2019, 07:42 AM
  • Hi Sir @sleepygeepy, thank you sa tulong sa pag post ng image.

    Hi Sir @ccl2003, eto po yung sa Aida64.




    Tama ba po pagkakaintindi ko dito? Hindi IPS yung binigay sakin na panel as promised nung shop na binilhan ko? TFT po ba yung binigay sakin?

    -- edited by RazorWolf on Sep 14 2019, 12:22 AM
  • Tama ba po pagkakaintindi ko dito? Hindi IPS yung binigay sakin na panel as promised nung shop na binilhan ko? TFT po ba yung binigay sakin?


    TFT (thin-film-transistor) is a type of LCD display, and under TFT are specific implementations like IPS (in-plane switching) or TN (twisted nematic). So it is pointless to ask if the panel is TFT because it certainly is.
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  • Ahhhh... ganun pala yun.

    Sir @Peorth, alam mo ba po kung IPS ang panel ko or TN? Naging specific kasi sila sakin na IPS ang ibibigay sakin. Dalawang panels kasi ang option at sabi ko pag hindi IPS, ayoko na. Thank you.




    -- edited by RazorWolf on Sep 14 2019, 02:27 AM
  • @RazorWolf

    Full HD IPS panel, model number Innolux N156HCA-EAB (CMN15E7)

    <click here for link>
    <click here for link>
    Hope this helps...
  • Sir @Peorth, alam mo ba po kung IPS ang panel ko or TN? Naging specific kasi sila sakin na IPS ang ibibigay sakin. Dalawang panels kasi ang option at sabi ko pag hindi IPS, ayoko na. Thank you.


    Nasagot na ni sleepygeepy yung question, pero easy way to distinguish IPS from TN is through viewing angles. Pag IPS kahit pabago bago ang viewing angles dapat halos pareho itsura ng screen. Pag TN malaki ang change ng appearance ng screen depende sa viewing angle.
  • ^ I agree ang upside ng IPS talaga yun is viewing angles nya. My Acer Swift 3 for instance has an IPS panel too and kahit gumalaw ka side to side consistent pa din yun nakikita sa screen hindi gaya sa TN madali maging washed out ang nasa display lalo na sa sides.
  • Thank you Sir @sleepygeepy, Sir @Peorth and Sir @ccl2003.

    Ano po sa palagay niyo, i-return ko ba yung laptop ko dahil sa backlight bleed at pa-palitan ng same model?
    Or meron ba po kayo na ibang suggestions na brand or model ng laptop? Same budget po, 50k to 60k.

    Eto po yung backlight bleed with 100% screen brightness :



    Eto naman po kapag 50% screen brightness :



    Pang matagalan kasi po ako gumamit ng laptop kaya gusto ko po sana na kahit hindi ganun ka mura ang bili ko, at least maayos po siya.

    Salamat po sa tulong at suggestions.
  • Public service announcement :D

    After 2 years and 3 months, eto nangyari sa Acer Aspire VX 15 ko:




    When I opened the lid this morning to resume work, I heard cracking noises and then nagbagsakan na yung mga plastic from the right side kung nasaan yung hinge, bumukol tuloy yung bezel, buti na lang madali alisin yung bezel. I was aware na MARAMI nang ganitong cases sa Google pero confident ako kase hindi naman ako barubal gumamit, dahan dahan ako lagi mag bukas and magsara ng cover. Pero kahit na ganun ako ka-ingat, eto pa din nangyari, lolz :D

    I called Acer pero sadly wala daw silang stock ng LCD back cover, mag order pa daw and hindi sigurado kung makakakuha pa since 2016 pa daw yung model. She even suggested na dalin ko na lang yung laptop sa Gilmore or Greenhills and dun ko na lang daw pa-repair, WOW :D

    Sa mga naka Acer Aspire VX 15 dyan na hindi pa bumibigay mga hinge, I advise you to do these:

    Sa mga naka WARRANTY pa:
    GO NOW to Acer Paco and have your hinges checked, kung ma-request nyo na palitan na nila as preventive measure, go. and AFTER mapalitan, I suggest you ask them to do the instructions below to AVOID this from happening again.

    Sa mga OUT OF WARRANTY:
    I suggest you pop out your screen bezel and remove the hinge cover para ma-access nyo yung 2 hex nut sa hinge. LUWAGAN nyo sya going COUNTER-CLOCKWISE para hindi na ma-strain yung plastic na pinagkakapitan ng metal hinges. Pero wag masyadong maluwang na maging floppy na yung LCD cover.




    Eto yung vid on how to remove the bezel and hinge cover:

  • After 2 years and 3 months, eto nangyari sa Acer Aspire VX 15 ko


    Seems like a design flaw. I've owned several laptops (including an Acer) and I've never encountered any hinge problems. Overall, I think hinge problems are fairly common among laptops because it's a stress riser (area where stress is concentrated), especially because of the repeat closing/opening. I think certain models are really prone to hinge problems simply because the hinge design is bad.