MSY notebook sale - Check this thread for what seems to be a bargain

7 January 2010

MSY are having a notebook sale over the next couple of days and if your near one of the stores and needing a laptop its probably worth a look.

Was just trolling the prices and they've got the ASUS EeePC N270 (ASUS Eee PC 1000HA) listed for $379 - which is a blinder of a price.

Will pick out what else is good out of the sale and list it up in this thread. Have linked the PDF off this deal is your wanting to take a look.

11 comments

  • admin EDITOR
    Ok - the ASUS EeePC 1000HA at $379 is a very good price. Its otherwise selling for around $430 plus. Specs N270/1GB/160GB/10”/XPHome.
  • admin EDITOR
    The Fujitsu A1120B P8700 is priced well for the spec at $1149. The equivalent lifebooks start around $1500. Its only a small drop in price from MSY though as the regular price they show for it is $1169.
  • admin EDITOR
    I personally dont reckon the MSI EX620 P8600/2GB/320GB/16”/DVDRW/CAM/Win7H is a particularly good buy. Your paying $200 + for the P8600 chip - and I personally dont see a lot to be gained through higher spec chips unless your pushing the hell out of them in which case this isnt the laptop you'd be buying anyway.
  • admin EDITOR
    The Lenovo G550L-29585DM is about $100 cheaper than elsewhere. (spec - T4300/3GB/320GB/DVDRW/15.6”/Win7HPremium) The Lenovo G550-295836M T6500/3GB/250GB/15.6”/CAM/DVDRW/XPPro+VBus - I probably wouldnt bother with price wise. Its only about $50 cheaper than elsewhere. The Lenovo G550L-29589HM T6600/3GB/320GB/15.6”/CAM/DVDRW/XPPro+Win7Pro - is a good price at $769 - particularly as it comes bundled with Win7 Pro. The XP Pro versions are selling at $950 or so.
  • admin EDITOR
    I should add at this point that when I talk of a good price its good relative to the same machine at other retailers. Whether the price is good for the specification is a whole different story.
  • admin EDITOR
    Probably wouldnt bother with the Asus EeePC 1101HA Z520/1GB/160GB/11.6”/CAM/BT/XPHome. Its only marginally cheaper than elsewhere and personally - 11.6" screens are half way between something really portable - like the 9" and something really functional like the 13.4". The Asus EeePC Touch Screen Tablet T91 Z520/1GB/160GB/8.9”/XPHome at $499 is a good price considering that it came out at around $1000 not that long ago but you can get it for around the same price from places other than MSY. Good price on the Asus F50Z-6X058C Q62/2GB/320GB/16”/DVDRW/CAM/VHP at $659 although its only about a $40 drop off the normal MSY price for the same machine. You can go a win 7 pro upgrade on it for $35. Priced at about $800 upwards elsewhere. I dont think the Asus F6VE-3P040C is a good buy just on the spec of the machine for the price. Better value elsewhere. Better value in the Asus UL30A-QX131V but at $1259 from MSY its only a $40 drop off their normal price for the same machine and you can get it for the same price elsewhere.
  • admin EDITOR
    The Asus X50GL-AP301C Cel560/1GB/250GB/15.4“/DVDRW/VHP at $499 is a good relative price for the machine but its a pretty crappy spec. Something you'd buy for the kids to trash or watch dvd's on if you didnt want to get a Eee PC The Toshiba Sat Pro L300 - T6670/2GB/250GB/DVDRW/15.4”/VBS + XPPro is only a drop of $20 off the normal MSY price and a little better than market. You'd probably be better off buying the same machine with the T4200 chip in it for a saving of about $50.
  • admin EDITOR
    The HP 4310S-VT213PA - T6570/2GB/250GB/DVDRW/13.3”/XPPro + Win7Pro is only $20 cheaper than normal MSY price and about $50 better than market so I'd not be rushing out to buy it.
  • ninkasi
    Of them all, I think the G550L - 29585DM is the better buy unless you need the "pro" o/s. I was going to get the higher spec G550L - 29589HM, but before getting it I searched through the computer shops in the city and managed to find a one-off high spec Lenovo T600 that someone had ordered but no longer wanted. Web price would have been just under $3k and they were selling it for $1k and I got it for $800..... sometimes it's worth a bit of a search and you can always be lucky... ;-)
  • admin EDITOR
    nice bargain ninkasi.
  • ninkasi
    ninkasi;105314
    ...searched through the computer shops in the city...
    For what it's worth, the place I found my laptop was ]Metro PC in Melbourne - near JB HiFi. Don't have a huge range of stuff, but friendly and generally know their stuff. They usually have a range of discounted laptops in their front window - ones on the left are new, ones on the right are second hand. On a related subject, I also get kit from MSY and like to go to their new shop in ]Cheltenham as it's not as well known (so not as busy) and the people who work there seem a little happier than, say, at Clayton. Cheers

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