Hope all is well. First off, purchasing will be in Canada, or America. Not really sure which one. We're Canadian, however, we live right next to the border. It's occasionally cheaper just to order a bunch in America, then pick it up.
Anyways, looking for a new laptop for my mum. Her current one is about 6 years old. It gets extremely hot, even if it's just on. Battery is shot to nothing. It's basically a desktop. You always need to be beside a power outlet.
She's looking for a new laptop that'll stay cool, but still quick. Powerful enough to run Candy Crush, and large excel/PPT/DOC files/presentations. It also needs to support gigabit wifi (up to 300mbps). We've been browsing local shops, and found a nice deal. $570CAD for an i5-6200U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD @ 7200RPM, but lacking a full HD monitor.
I'm subscribed to amazon emails regarding new technology and deals. I came across this one: https://www.amazon.c...=A1B4CYN9CRUXLC
As you can guess, I'm a little but suspicious of a deal that good. I'm also unsure as to why a 6th gen processor (Skylake) would be using DDR3 RAM, given it supports DDR4. I've never heard of Az-Store before, they have no reviews and (just) launched.
Too good to be true? Or just an epic deal? She's hoping to spend around $500CAD, but if it makes a massive difference, can go up to ~750CAD...
Due to a few things, we have a "NAS" on our home network. 1TB drive. It's not really a NAS though. It's my custom rig sharing space with a million user accounts on my PC, using windows to allow "access" to people with these names. Jerry-rigged NAS haha.
We're looking for this system to last us a solid 6 years again, potentially more.
FYI: This is an ongoing process, and has been for a solid month. She may wait until the black Friday to buy something.
So, suggestions, feedback?
Any input is helpful. Don't be afraid to talk techy with me.
Edit: I have a fractured wrist. So excuse my terrible typing and grammar.
Edit 2: Sold out now. Suggestions on other wicked deals, or wait?
Edited by DARKlead, 21 October 2016 - 12:47 PM.