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    That's exactly what we're doing. Ditching our home PC (very much on last legs) and buying a laptop in Singapore.
    Well, if you're interested, two places to shop for computers/laptops while in Singapore would be Sim Lim Square and Funan Centre - both not too far from the central city area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diny
    Alex

    There's nothing wrong with being called a dark head

    Diny


    alex

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    Just a couple more questions,

    how much cheaper are laptops in Singapore?
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    What are good recognised brands in NZ? After shopping around I have found what look to me to be good laptops! But I do not want to take a laptop with me break it and then not be able to get any new bits or repairs for it. I have been looking at Dell, Toshiba and H.P models.

    Thanks Iain

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    I've just got my first Apple ibook G4.


    And I lOVE it.


    I'm leasing it as part of the Ministry of Education's scheme "Laptops for teachers"
    $33 a month.
    Fab.

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    how much cheaper are laptops in Singapore?
    Well, this amazing site shows the latest (and usually most competitive) PC/other related electronics prices that can be found in Singapore and where to buy them:
    http://hardwarezone.com.sg/priceguide/cat.php?id=191

    The laptop prices are here:
    http://hardwarezone.com.sg/priceguid...uide.php?id=71

    How do these prices compare with NZ?

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    Forgot to add that current exchange rate is approximately:
    1 SGD = 0.9 NZD

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    Hi

    We bought a lap top in Singapore a TR5MP saved about 400 pounds on UK price. Have to register it with Sony here to get full year warranty and that cost 90 singapore $

    Well worth it so far we were up and running on the internet in about 15 mins here, dial up though. We pay $16 95 a month for 150 hours, connection 27.95 connection.

    Michelle

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    I have ordered a DELL inspiron for 680 comes with a printer and a real mouse!!
    I did some research and found dell are recognised world over.

    Has any one had any experience with the world travel adaptors, I have seen them for sale in tescos just wondered if they were any good?

    Iain

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    Hi Iain :cool

    If you're talking about the travel adaptor for your Dell laptop, you won't need one (it will automatically switch to the appropriate voltage if you go to the U.S., Japan, etc. and NZ is 220V - 240V, 50Hz the same as the UK). The only thing you will eventually need in NZ are a mains adaptors for the laptop and printer.

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    Hi Rich,

    The mains adaptors are what I meant, However I have had a bright idea in the meantime I should be able to order NZ power leads from Dell.

    Thanks
    Iain

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