Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 02.12.2011, 11:19
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaud
Posts: 4,518
Groaned at 491 Times in 320 Posts
Thanked 4,099 Times in 1,952 Posts
CorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Quote:
View Post
just to get ahead of the curve this time around: i have this exact laptop for sale for 699chf. available tomorrow.

You know if you count the efforts to go there today, discuss 30min with the manager to get the deal done (as they realized last time it was a misprice); and that the deal was no longer available for anyone (ie the closest possible price in toppreise was +350chf more)...

Then paying a little extra 50chf still means you(or the buyer) will pay cheap for something more expensive... You still make a good deal, the "reseller" still make a little profit, and the shop sell them item... Everyone's winning ! $$

The problem with last time deal is that it's not available anymore... otherwise I would buy 4 of them, easily, but no... not available. market price for similar laptop was back to 800chf something...

Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02.12.2011, 11:20
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lyss
Posts: 910
Groaned at 37 Times in 29 Posts
Thanked 883 Times in 434 Posts
glinaa has a reputation beyond reputeglinaa has a reputation beyond reputeglinaa has a reputation beyond reputeglinaa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Got one! Thanks a lot.

Two friends from work got theirs as well.
There are many available in Biel, Bahnhofstrasse.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02.12.2011, 11:47
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 14,989
Groaned at 295 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 19,056 Times in 8,018 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Quote:
View Post

You know if you count the efforts to go there today, discuss 30min with the manager to get the deal done (as they realized last time it was a misprice); and that the deal was no longer available for anyone (ie the closest possible price in toppreise was +350chf more)...

Then paying a little extra 50chf still means you(or the buyer) will pay cheap for something more expensive... You still make a good deal, the "reseller" still make a little profit, and the shop sell them item... Everyone's winning ! $$

The problem with last time deal is that it's not available anymore... otherwise I would buy 4 of them, easily, but no... not available. market price for similar laptop was back to 800chf something...

hehe. so it was you. i couldn't remember who it was last time. i guess you might be able to buy and flog on ebay for the xmas season.

i'd definitely go for this if it had a higher resolution screen, a uk keyboard and a pointing stick instead of trackpad. that said, i have to ask myself if it is worth paying 1000 chf extra for these 'benefits'.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02.12.2011, 11:47
Upthehatters2008's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In the kitchen at parties.
Posts: 4,540
Groaned at 204 Times in 120 Posts
Thanked 6,078 Times in 2,378 Posts
Upthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Quote:
View Post
What's the 520MX GPU like?
I'm kinda thinking about a new laptop, but would like one with decent graphics capability.
Awful. It's an OEM chip masquerading in the GT5xx range and offers meagre 3D gaming performance. It runs hot and will kill battery life. Mots games will do this to any laptop though, just don't expect performance like a GTX560 etc.

It's great for all other graphics work though, shame about the display, not quite up to Full HD. It may have the option to offload graphics onto the built in 3000 GPU within the Intel CPU. This will save battery power enormously. On the fly switching may not be available though.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Upthehatters2008 for this useful post:
  #25  
Old 02.12.2011, 11:51
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 9,243
Groaned at 118 Times in 102 Posts
Thanked 16,857 Times in 5,912 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Quote:
View Post
Awful. It's an OEM chip masquerading in the GT5xx range and offers meagre 3D gaming performance. It runs hot and will kill battery life. Mots games will do this to any laptop though, just don't expect performance like a GTX560 etc.

It's great for all other graphics work though.
OK, think I'll pass then.

FNAC in Fribourg have Alienware portable gaming rigs on display, for 2999.- and 3999.-

A little out of my league I think.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02.12.2011, 11:52
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: north
Posts: 6,132
Groaned at 218 Times in 138 Posts
Thanked 5,100 Times in 2,636 Posts
rob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

i have just been all over basel and checked with the megastore.. nil stock.

nationwide stock shows only a few units left.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02.12.2011, 12:25
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaud
Posts: 4,518
Groaned at 491 Times in 320 Posts
Thanked 4,099 Times in 1,952 Posts
CorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Quote:
View Post
hehe. so it was you. i couldn't remember who it was last time. i guess you might be able to buy and flog on ebay for the xmas season.

i'd definitely go for this if it had a higher resolution screen, a uk keyboard and a pointing stick instead of trackpad. that said, i have to ask myself if it is worth paying 1000 chf extra for these 'benefits'.
To be honest just put some stickers with UK layout on the keyboard...

It's cheap...
And change the layout in the OS you will use...

Higher resolution for a small 15" screen... erm
and Pointing stick...get a mouse

my 2 sens...
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02.12.2011, 12:29
porsch1909
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Got one
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02.12.2011, 12:44
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: north
Posts: 6,132
Groaned at 218 Times in 138 Posts
Thanked 5,100 Times in 2,636 Posts
rob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

as another poster said they have them i Biel i tried to call.... no one picks the phone up though
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02.12.2011, 12:49
grynch's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Geneva/Vaud
Posts: 4,945
Groaned at 50 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 5,199 Times in 2,354 Posts
grynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

I just got the last one Geneva - balexert - haven't so much as looked at it yet tho



Edit fixed auto correct typo
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 02.12.2011, 12:52
porsch1909
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

It's definitely not an error. There are posters all over the shop!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 02.12.2011, 13:06
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lyss
Posts: 910
Groaned at 37 Times in 29 Posts
Thanked 883 Times in 434 Posts
glinaa has a reputation beyond reputeglinaa has a reputation beyond reputeglinaa has a reputation beyond reputeglinaa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Quote:
View Post
It's great for all other graphics work though, shame about the display, not quite up to Full HD. It may have the option to offload graphics onto the built in 3000 GPU within the Intel CPU. This will save battery power enormously. On the fly switching may not be available though.
I just checked this Samsung - it has both the Intel and Nvidia chips running, with the Nvidia being disabled when not in need. Should not affect battery life.

It seems to be an overall well made laptop - plastic of course, but looks rather nice.

The screen is of the matt type, which may come as a huge advantage to many. On the negative side, as with most matt screens, it's got low contrast and not the best colors.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 02.12.2011, 13:09
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 14,989
Groaned at 295 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 19,056 Times in 8,018 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

i went past an interdiscount on the way to lunch and decided i'd buy one if there was one available. there wasn't. i guess that's 450chfs saved
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 02.12.2011, 13:11
V__'s Avatar
V__ V__ is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 1,511
Groaned at 384 Times in 215 Posts
Thanked 2,082 Times in 866 Posts
V__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

So....I guess there will be a huge influx of brand new with warranty i7 laptops on ricardo this weekend?

I would have jumped on buying it, but I already have spent my investment money this month
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 02.12.2011, 13:22
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 14,989
Groaned at 295 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 19,056 Times in 8,018 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Quote:
View Post
So....I guess there will be a huge influx of brand new with warranty i7 laptops on ricardo this weekend?

I would have jumped on buying it, but I already have spent my investment money this month
well i read reports a month back that there were floods of laptops stuck in the retail channel that needed to be shifted and it would result in some major price cuts by vendors needing to dump them.

i guess there should be some good bargains after xmas and maybe again when the ultrabooks start emerging in quantity.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 02.12.2011, 16:21
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 11,853
Groaned at 612 Times in 518 Posts
Thanked 21,849 Times in 11,487 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Got one; I had to phone 5 stores before I found one with stock . In Regensdorf but all gone now.

Bit of an impulse purchase because I bought a HP Pavilion dv6-3122sz last December. But the HP has started making a nasty whistling noise from the fans. Checked in Web & it seems to be a common problem. I could try to get it fixed under guarantee but reports are the the repair is not always an improvement & who knows how long it would be away

Anyway i7 chips should be better than the i3s

Thanks for the tip
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #37  
Old 02.12.2011, 16:48
V__'s Avatar
V__ V__ is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 1,511
Groaned at 384 Times in 215 Posts
Thanked 2,082 Times in 866 Posts
V__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Quote:
View Post
Got one; I had to phone 5 stores before I found one with stock . In Regensdorf but all gone now.

Bit of an impulse purchase because I bought a HP Pavilion dv6-3122sz last December. But the HP has started making a nasty whistling noise from the fans. Checked in Web & it seems to be a common problem. I could try to get it fixed under guarantee but reports are the the repair is not always an improvement & who knows how long it would be away

Anyway i7 chips should be better than the i3s

Thanks for the tip
Hey, I bought the very same model in January this year I think. Mine is ON for around 20 hours a day (sometimes the night) and recently has been louder than usual. I checked for dust etc but there is none. I use it extensively at most times, so I can't really complain. But when I switch it into Ubuntu most of the noise is gone. 2 months ago I put it on top of a tray so it will vent better, maybe I should buy those laptop coolers. It comes with 2 years warranty so I'm not too much concerned.

So far, of all the laptop brands I tried I liked fujitsu siemens the best. Had one for 2 years that was practicably a server and never showed any signs of usage like this 11 months old HP.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 02.12.2011, 16:52
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Bellabuu has no particular reputation at present
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

I'm too late! Please let us know when a good deal come up again. I like to buy a laptop for my daughter, possibly for this xmas. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 02.12.2011, 17:13
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 11,853
Groaned at 612 Times in 518 Posts
Thanked 21,849 Times in 11,487 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Quote:
View Post
Hey, I bought the very same model in January this year I think. Mine is ON for around 20 hours a day (sometimes the night) and recently has been louder than usual. I checked for dust etc but there is none. I use it extensively at most times, so I can't really complain. But when I switch it into Ubuntu most of the noise is gone. 2 months ago I put it on top of a tray so it will vent better, maybe I should buy those laptop coolers. It comes with 2 years warranty so I'm not too much concerned.

So far, of all the laptop brands I tried I liked fujitsu siemens the best. Had one for 2 years that was practicably a server and never showed any signs of usage like this 11 months old HP.
I might try standing it on a metal tray? Did it work more quietly.

I also have a 3 year old HP notebook that has a failed power supply, also according to the web a known problem - luckily occurred a few weeks after I bought it a new batterry - money down the drain
Must get around to throwing it away
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 02.12.2011, 17:24
V__'s Avatar
V__ V__ is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 1,511
Groaned at 384 Times in 215 Posts
Thanked 2,082 Times in 866 Posts
V__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond reputeV__ has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazing... an i7 Samsung laptop for 449 CHF from InterDiscount, today only!!

Quote:
View Post
I might try standing it on a metal tray? Did it work more quietly.

I also have a 3 year old HP notebook that has a failed power supply, also according to the web a known problem - luckily occurred a few weeks after I bought it a new batterry - money down the drain
Must get around to throwing it away
I put it on top of a plastic tray that allows it to have much more air beneath, it's not drastic improvement, but it is OK. Probably the best would be a laptop cooler, but they won't help that much since the laptop is overheating itself rather than to have blocked holes for the hot air. I have been checking the temperature on the HDD and the CPU, it seems to be OK most of the time, but not ideal. It works better if you clean your drive with CCleaner and defragment it frequently, it quite a bit difference.

Regarding your broken laptop, it's best to offer it on ricardo. There are so many individuals or small companies buying used/broken IT stuff that the prices they reach it's unbelievable. I guess they have a lot of old stock so it's very cheap to cannibalize and make 1 good laptop out of 2 broken.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lufthansa Special offer to Asia from CHF 449 iwork2travel Travel/day trips/free time 1 17.08.2011 22:18
Unbelievable - brand new Samsung i5 laptops at 399 CHF from Interdiscount. UncleMike988 TV/internet/telephone 133 30.06.2011 14:37
16GB USB Drive from Interdiscount only has 256MB?!? esto TV/internet/telephone 18 04.06.2011 09:04
today only! book return Flights in Europe CHF 99,-- Swiss Int. Air Ittigen Travel/day trips/free time 0 16.02.2011 16:29


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 19:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0