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    Re: Her indoors

    Quote Originally Posted by IPBA View Post
    ...but I personally would avoid the XPS with a barge poll.
    Why's that?
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    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: Her indoors

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Why's that?
    Because the cutting edge have more bugs than a celebrity get me out of here challenge!

    I had so many issues with my XPS 9530 that I had it replaced 4 times before I got a good one, that had to have 4 service calls resulting in them offering me a new model 9550 as I didn't want a motherboard swap for a fan fault (long story)
    I have had 4 9550's before I got a good one (made them double the ram and SSD size to keep me happy)
    I am now waiting for a BIOS fix for screen flicker and have been told I can have a full unconditional refund if I am still unhappy when the next BIOS comes out.

    So the XPS range are a bit of a car crash tbh.

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    Re: Her indoors

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Why's that?
    I work in technical support and cringe everytime I deal with XPS. So many issues right out of the box. Don't get me wrong, if you get a reliable one they are awesome but on the whole I would avoid.

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    Re: Her indoors

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    I work in technical support and cringe everytime I deal with XPS. So many issues right out of the box. Don't get me wrong, if you get a reliable one they are awesome but on the whole I would avoid.
    I managed to get a stable one with a Toshiba drive, the Samsung have serious driver issues (the samsung driver does help)
    I built a custom ISO and so far it has been very good, so good it has been requested on the NBR forums and downloaded quite a lot. I think this is due to the updated intel AHCI/RAID drivers.

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    Re: Her indoors

    The main issues we have is with the Samsung NVMe SSDs and folk wanting to run Windows 7. That and WIFI issues and a lot of no power/no post complaints. Like I said if you get a good one then they are very nice machines but get a bad one (very high chance) then you are in for a bumping RMA ride.

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    Re: Her indoors

    Rode that train for months!

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    Re: Her indoors

    Mates XPS13 has been flawless.

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    Re: Her indoors

    The fleet of 20+ here have been fine. 1 repaired due to a drinks spill and 1 for a faulty battery but on the whole no complaints.

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    Re: Her indoors

    I have a feeling Phage is going to miss all the deals this week!

    Here is another one:

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/macb...-argos-2554181

    MBA 13 for £764 delivered.

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    Re: Her indoors

    Has anyone heard any horror stories about the lenovo thinkpad 13? It's looking quite tempting

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    Re: Her indoors

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    Has anyone heard any horror stories about the lenovo thinkpad 13? It's looking quite tempting
    Lenovo has been incredibly shady of late, shipping customers laptops with preinstalled malware, even at the firmware level, so wiping windows wont help. They've even went as far installing their own self-signed root certificate, which means they could decrypt even encrypted communications and inject ads into websites that they have nothing to do with. So personally, I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
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    Re: Her indoors

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Lenovo has been incredibly shady of late, shipping customers laptops with preinstalled malware, even at the firmware level, so wiping windows wont help. They've even went as far installing their own self-signed root certificate, which means they could decrypt even encrypted communications and inject ads into websites that they have nothing to do with. So personally, I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them.
    But to be fair to them, none of these things affected the Thinkpad lines. While they might try hard, they haven't managed to kill golden goose which is the Thinkpads yet...
    ...although aside from quality issues (compared to IBM Thinkpads of old) some design decisions are puzzling: the new keyboards of course, shipping Haswell with only one DIMM (about the only real upgrade from Ivy Bridge to Haswell was the iGPU and single channel will negate that), going down to 15W CPUs even in the 15" T550 and T560 (guess they want to sell the P50 Xeon workstation ones?), shipping with only 2242 M.2 slots (at least HP saw sense with their Broadwell range and the 850 G2 have 2280). I'm sure I could mention more.

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    Re: Her indoors

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Lenovo has been incredibly shady of late, shipping customers laptops with preinstalled malware, even at the firmware level, so wiping windows wont help. They've even went as far installing their own self-signed root certificate, which means they could decrypt even encrypted communications and inject ads into websites that they have nothing to do with. So personally, I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them.
    I got a lenovo yoga 710, reinstalling windows did the job in terms of removing malware.

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    Re: Her indoors

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    I got a lenovo yoga 710, reinstalling windows did the job in terms of removing malware.
    That's because yoga 710 didn't have the BIOS firmware rootkit. Lenovo were forced to issue a list of affected products:
    http://news.lenovo.com/news-releases...e-lse-bios.htm
    And this gives an idea of what they were up to:
    "Lenovo Caught Using Rootkit to Secretly Install Unremovable Software"
    http://news.lenovo.com/news-releases...e-lse-bios.htm

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