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Re: Where is the best place (cheapest) to buy a laptop in Switzerland???

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Hello folks,

Where is the best (cheapest) place to buy a laptop in Switzerland?
I'm moving to Baden area.
Thanks and best regards.
Marcos
Look here for an online price comparison:
http://www.toppreise.ch/grp2_197.html
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Re: Where is the best place (cheapest) to buy a laptop in Switzerland???

Hello Guys!



I'm arriving in Baden next week and, please, I would like to have some tips to buy a laptop (notebook). I don't want to waste a lot of time looking for that, because, this tool will be communication with my family and for my personal use.

I saw that there is a Interdiscount in Baden. Some questions:



Is it possible to find in this store, laptop with English OS?

Which is the best laptop brand in your opinion between CHF 1250 and 1750 (of course with English OS) ?

Are there other store in Baden or other close city that has prompt laptops to buy?

Thanks in advance

MM
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Re: Where is the best place (cheapest) to buy a laptop in Switzerland???

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Hello Guys!



I'm arriving in Baden next week and, please, I would like to have some tips to buy a laptop (notebook). I don't want to waste a lot of time looking for that, because, this tool will be communication with my family and for my personal use.

I saw that there is a Interdiscount in Baden. Some questions:



Is it possible to find in this store, laptop with English OS?

Which is the best laptop brand in your opinion between CHF 1250 and 1750 (of course with English OS) ?

Are there other store in Baden or other close city that has prompt laptops to buy?

Thanks in advance

MM
Discounters sell standard products:
  • Swiss German keyboard
  • German OS
You could bring (or mail order) and install an English OS. The keyboard could be a real hassle!
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The keyboard could be a real hassle!
Not really, you just need to know where to buy...
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Not really, you just need to know where to buy...
Guess you can supply! I was referring to the hassles at a high-street discounter.
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Re: Where is the best place (cheapest) to buy a laptop in Switzerland???

Just have to add my 2 cents.

I have dealt with PC Designs before, and he is brilliant, really good personal service.

He personally drove to my house to deliver my new Sony and fixed my old laptop, so I was very happy!
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Re: Where is the best place (cheapest) to buy a laptop in Switzerland???

Just saw what looks to be an interesting bundling deal by Sunrise (T@KE AWAY). If you subscribe to their mobile internet, you can get a Fujitsu laptop and the mobile modem for 549CHF (or 999CHF for a better configured laptop).

Might be a good deal for someone who needs a new laptop.

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Re: Where is the best place (cheapest) to buy a laptop in Switzerland???

Regarding the English O/S question, we recently purchased an Acer 5720 with Windows Vista Home Premium on it.

We asked the guy in the store about language and as he informed us, when we turned it on the first thing it asked was English/French or German install ...

So, it seems it is less of a problem than it used to be but ASK before you buy as it may not be a normal thing.

Just have to get used to the DE-CH keyboard now ... 8-)

(If you phone Dell direct they will do a UK or US keyboard but they don't always appear on the web site as listed alternative options ...)
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Discounters sell standard products:
  • Swiss German keyboard
  • German OS
You could bring (or mail order) and install an English OS. The keyboard could be a real hassle!
but if I install the English OS I can lose the warranty, can't I?
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Regarding the English O/S question, we recently purchased an Acer 5720 with Windows Vista Home Premium on it.

We asked the guy in the store about language and as he informed us, when we turned it on the first thing it asked was English/French or German install ...

So, it seems it is less of a problem than it used to be but ASK before you buy as it may not be a normal thing.

Just have to get used to the DE-CH keyboard now ... 8-)

(If you phone Dell direct they will do a UK or US keyboard but they don't always appear on the web site as listed alternative options ...)
Where did you buy that (store/city)?
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Just saw what looks to be an interesting bundling deal by Sunrise (T@KE AWAY). If you subscribe to their mobile internet, you can get a Fujitsu laptop and the mobile modem for 549CHF (or 999CHF for a better configured laptop).

Might be a good deal for someone who needs a new laptop.

fduvall
Is there a store (city?)? Or do you have to order by internet?
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Old 17.09.2008, 17:13
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Re: Where is the best place (cheapest) to buy a laptop in Switzerland???

You could also buy a Mac. Then you could choose to have it in English and Portuguese or whatever, and switch between them whenever you want to.

Available at Manor Baden. If you order direct from www.apple.ch, you can choose a US keyboard, possibly from Manor too if you ask.

Oh, go for a model with the SuperDrive, so that you can burn DVDs.
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You could also buy a Mac. Then you could choose to have it in English and Portuguese or whatever, and switch between them whenever you want to.

Available at Manor Baden. If you order direct from www.apple.ch, you can choose a US keyboard, possibly from Manor too if you ask.

Oh, go for a model with the SuperDrive, so that you can burn DVDs.
Thanks JVC! But how about the configuration? that I know, you pay more for the same configuration in other computers with MS softwares... Or this is the price of "quality" that you have when you buy a Mac???
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Re: Where is the best place (cheapest) to buy a laptop in Switzerland???

www.digitec.ch is by far the cheapest and most fair option. They keep their overhead really low. Lots of stuff on offer.
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www.digitec.ch is by far the cheapest and most fair option. They keep their overhead really low. Lots of stuff on offer.
Thanks! Do they have an sotere or only by website?
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Re: Where is the best place (cheapest) to buy a laptop in Switzerland???

We got the Acer from Inter-discount in Bern on Aabergergasse as it was on offer at CHF 999.- and was a good spec (for the geeks: Intel Duo core 2.5GHz, 4Gb RAM, 250Gb, Wifi, LCD 15.4") and they take credit cards unlike good old Media Markt.

Look for an offer, we waited around 6 weeks until something came up that was good.

From experience avoid digitec, they don't always have what you actually want available or in stock ... there have been posts about them here too ...
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Thanks! Do they have an sotere or only by website?
You order via their website and pick up on location, this is how they keep their prices down. You can also have the stuff sent. They do have a showroom, but the waiting times are very long. It is the best option if you know exactly what you want (eg. windowshop in Mediamarkt, but purchase on digitec).
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We got the Acer from Inter-discount in Bern on Aabergergasse as it was on offer at CHF 999.- and was a good spec (for the geeks: Intel Duo core 2.5GHz, 4Gb RAM, 250Gb, Wifi, LCD 15.4") and they take credit cards unlike good old Media Markt.

Look for an offer, we waited around 6 weeks until something came up that was good.

From experience avoid digitec, they don't always have what you actually want available or in stock ... there have been posts about them here too ...
Wow! Very nice! Did it come with Englh O/S and US keyboard? Let me know your experience with the ACER computer? Is it good?
Thanks
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