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With Windows 8 on track and gaining popularity since its release, this segment in the guide is bound to have changed quite a bit. Last month we saw the cheap Ultrabooks from ASUS encroaching on the territory normally reserved for the cheap laptop segment. With a generally thinner profile and lighter weight, they’re becoming the de facto choice for bargain buyers that have realised the DVD drive is becoming redundant, even here in sunny South Africa with our rather slow internet compared to the rest of the world. Remember kids, every recommendation made here today also qualifies for the R125 upgrade to Windows 8 if Windows 7 is pre-installed. So, lets get on with it!

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Welcome to the month of Movember, boys and girls! We’re back with another edition of the Laptop Buyers guide and this month is a little special because of one thing: Windows 8. With the local release behind us and new models creeping out from hiding sporting the new OS there’s a ton more choice for consumers. Add to that the fact that Windows 8 runs faster and lighter than its predecessor and its a perfect fit for inclusion on Netbooks and tablets. So, lets see what you can get for your money today.

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Aaaaand we’re back with the last installment for this month’s Laptop Buyer’s guide, boys and girls. I hope you brought your wallets or copious amounts of drool with you because this is where the high-end is, where laptops and Ultrabooks compete for the same money while gamers get less and less choice in hardware, with diminishing returns the further you go up the ladder. I stand by what I said in the previous episode of the guide – Lenovo’s Y580 covers all the bases and is the best all-rounder for your money, guaranteed. So let’s see if the higher price points will bring up anything better.

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Welcome back to the Laptop Buyer’s Guide, the show where all your money gets spent and you can only overclock the GPU. I don’t have any witty things to add onto that, but today we’re into the high performance segment, so the hardware should be enough to keep you happy as a pig in mud. Today we’re shopping from the R10, 000 to R13, 000 price range and we’ll be trudging through Ultrabooks, discrete graphics cards and SSDs.

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Welcome back to the Laptop Buyer’s Guide, the show where all your money gets spent and you can’t upgrade your laptop. That’s right, you can’t upgrade them in any meaningful way, much like if you buy a Renault Sandero and expect to bolt a turbo onto it, its just not going to happen. It’ll be quicker, but it won’t turn in any faster. In fact, don’t buy a Sandero. Save up for a Toyota 86, you’ll be a lot happier. Today we’re shopping from the netbook to R8000 price range and we’ll be trudging through Intel Atoms, APUs, touch screens and SSDs. Follow me after the jump.

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Good afternoon boys and girls. So today we’re back to the Laptop Buyer’s guide again in the R18,000 to R25,000 range, and I’ve gotta say this month there are a good deal of gaming laptops available at these price points. That’s not to say that there weren’t any in my previous episodes of the guide this month but they weren’t capable of the kind of settings and resolution that could make your desktop reconsider slimming itself down in order to not feel overweight.

While there are ways to get a similar kind of portability from a desktop system based on a ITX chassis, its still not the same as having the entire PC shoved into something barely five centimeters thick and capable of fitting neatly into a shoulder bag. Are you an avid gamer or a mobile professional with some money burning in your pockets? Look no further than today’s guide as I trudge through the dearth of online websites to figure out what best fits your budget here. 

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Welcome back, boys and girls, to this month’s Laptop Buyer’s Guide. If you didn’t buy anything last month and were waiting out for some better options, now’s the time to have a look at your wallets and finances if you’re in the market for a new laptop or Ultrabook this month. Today I’m looking at options from the R9000 to the R15,000 range, with an eye to Ultrabooks and thin-and-light AMD notebooks as the market trends to thinner notbook profiles. In these price points you’ll see laptops for road warriors, gamers and general all-round use at home and on the move. You may also find a tablet or two making some inroads here as ASUS’ Transformer series creeps in to fill the gaps that Android can comfortably squeeze into.

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