r/pcmasterrace Desktop Dec 03 '21 Silver 2

Me mom bought this for typing?... Dude wtf is the salesmen thinking broo? Did she got london scammered or? Question

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u/Otherwise_Bat_4779 2700X // RX570 4GB // 16GB DDR4-3000 Dec 03 '21

Your mom is gonna become a CS:GO pro. I’m sorry.

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u/Federicoradaelli PC Master Race Ryzen 5 3600xt | Radeon RX5600XT Dec 03 '21

After a 1000+ hours on r6, it's better then the r6 addiction

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u/L3VIAR Desktop Dec 03 '21

After 3000+ hours on r6, its better than the r6 addiction. I think i literally started going insane because the players in that game a lone wolfs.

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u/forgivxn i7 8700k GTX 1080ti Dec 03 '21

After 5,000+ hours on Rust, don’t even get me started. Fuck that game

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u/RedRiseing Dec 03 '21

20 years on age of empires here

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u/AmrTheAtlantean PC Master Race Dec 04 '21

Underrated game

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u/Icy_Maintenance3774 Dec 04 '21

Heh I still play Star Control 2 from time to time. Aoe equally great (and more payable heh)

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u/Federicoradaelli PC Master Race Ryzen 5 3600xt | Radeon RX5600XT Dec 03 '21

Yaps, totally agree, but with my friend is not funny anymore too, we have only rage and it's really sad thinking that 2-3 years ago it was so funny

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u/L3VIAR Desktop Dec 03 '21

Yeah, the devs have made so much unnecessary changes. Its like they dont play their own game.

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u/Federicoradaelli PC Master Race Ryzen 5 3600xt | Radeon RX5600XT Dec 03 '21

At this point I think that the only think they want is sell skin

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u/KingBLUCKslayer Ryzen 5 2060 Dec 03 '21

I mean based on the direction that the whole studio is going, who could blame them? Ubishit is going down and it's kinda sad but like they did this to themselves. Far Cry 6 is unplayable on some consoles because it hits a freeze point almost every 20 seconds. It's sad.

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u/Federicoradaelli PC Master Race Ryzen 5 3600xt | Radeon RX5600XT Dec 03 '21

The problem is not Far Cry performance on the old gen console (I mean, it's normal) the problem is that every game is the copy of the previous one in my opinion

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u/KingBLUCKslayer Ryzen 5 2060 Dec 03 '21

Well that's true, but I got it on the original Xbox One (because someone had given me an Xbox gift card) and it felt like I was playing cyberpunk all over again, it was basically unplayable for me because it just was freeze point to freeze point.

Now do I expect my old ass Xbox to run the brand spanking new games as well as my PC should? Did I ever expect it to perform as well or better than my PC, no matter the specs of my PC? No, I never thought that, however it should feel at least playable but it was just constantly freezing to where I just couldnt take it anymore. Maybe it's just a me problem and my console is on its death bed, but it just doesn't feel right to me, just because it's old gen doesn't mean it shouldn't be optimised.

Also yes I have to agree, UBI needs to be creative for once and come up with a new game, and actually do a good job with it, because for honor is an ok game, but I feel as if they could have done so much more with it.

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u/Federicoradaelli PC Master Race Ryzen 5 3600xt | Radeon RX5600XT Dec 03 '21

I see your point and that is totally right, I'm sorry for your bad gameplay experience

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u/L3VIAR Desktop Dec 03 '21

They can still optimize it, look at mw 2019 and cold war. I legit hope that the seperate mw and warzone so i can have more storage space and hoping the game would work better.

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u/Playful-Land-8271 Dec 03 '21

Cod is a fairly easy game to run in general though no matter what specs

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u/Federicoradaelli PC Master Race Ryzen 5 3600xt | Radeon RX5600XT Dec 03 '21

Yaps, but cod online is notoriously worst compared with the campaign, but yes hope so, like I hope that Dice/EA are going to fix BF2042

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u/jamalcrawfordson Dec 03 '21

Remember when David Vonderhaar played bo1 and bo2.

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u/Lithominium Asexual Cardinal but Ryzen 5 3600|rx5700xt Dec 03 '21

Their balancing graph can go to hell

“We’re nerfing zofia so people will play sledge and lana”

“We’re nerfing sledge and lana now”

Like wtf goobiesoft

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u/L3VIAR Desktop Dec 04 '21

Also the HUD looks like shit now. They had to change the HUD cuz the original was made with Flash and flash died.

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u/Lithominium Asexual Cardinal but Ryzen 5 3600|rx5700xt Dec 04 '21

Just remake the hud in a different software!

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u/ihatemadeamovies Dec 04 '21

This laptop will shit it’s pants after 3000+ hours

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u/indianlinus STRIX G15-AE 5900HX + RX6800M QHD 165Hz Dec 03 '21

12k hours in Dota 2 here xD

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u/-J-L-B Dec 03 '21

A 54 year old man I used to work with had 30k hours on DOTA 2, you’d never guess if you met him lol

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u/bleakj Dec 03 '21

30k?! How

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u/-J-L-B Dec 03 '21

Comfortably living on claim money and amphetamines

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u/9NinjaFury9 Dec 03 '21

I like how people comment all these large hours. We all just pretend that minecraft doesn't exist. If it tracked hours I'd say I probably have close to 20k hours in it over the years between modded and vanilla with friends haha

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u/Herlock Dec 03 '21

That's like 800+ days of gametime... So you spent 1/5th of your life playing MC since release ?

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u/puzzical AMD 5900x Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti Dec 03 '21

Check out FlorryWorrys review of Europa Universalis 4 on Steam. It lists his hours and it is much longer than 20k hours.

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u/Herlock Dec 03 '21

FlorryWorrys

https://i.redd.it/0vq8pyj85u741.png

HOLY SHIT

And he ain't alone clocking a lot of time on that game.

But then he is a streamer apparently, so I assume that's his job to play that game ?

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u/9NinjaFury9 Dec 03 '21

I over exaggerated a bit, yes lol. But minecraft would by far be my most played game. AL lthro8ght middle school I came home and probably played it 4ish hours a night. And then in college I've put in some 10+hour days haha. It's probably like closer to 12-15k but that's still an extremely large number for a game where you just place blocks lol

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u/Herlock Dec 03 '21

It's a great game and if you enjoyed it that was worth it no question :)

Hopefully you didn't fuck up college too bad because of it :D

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u/9NinjaFury9 Dec 03 '21

Nah. I haven't touched the game in like 2 years and college is still fucking me lol

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u/Grapeflavor_ Dec 03 '21

15 YEARS OF WORLD OF WARCRAFT

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u/the_dogwan Dec 03 '21

I’m so sorry for your loss

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u/zero573 Dec 03 '21

I had to stop when my main got to 2 years of game time. And I had 3 other alts that I used almost as much. I’d like to say I broke away on my own but Blizzard made it really easy with the shit they are peddling out now. Games just trash.

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u/ISTNEINTR00KVLTKRIEG Dec 04 '21 edited Dec 04 '21

I stopped after about 5. My account got hacked and I lost the email associated with it as well (which was also hacked). I'm assuming it was from downloading mods, but who the hell knows. I was done. That was it for me.

Blizzard has a serious security problem imo and it'll never actually get resolved as Blizzard doesn't give a fuck in reality.

Don't play WoW. Don't give Blizzard money, but absolutely do not give them $180+ a year.

If the security issue is due to mods because the base UI is trash (you can't even raid with it imo) and Blizz knows this? What's that saying? That they don't give a fuck? Yep.

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u/Grapeflavor_ Dec 04 '21

I got hacked during Wrath and was able to recover my account in few days with Customer Services team. My friend got hacked in Cata and he was able to recover his account right before Classic WoW came out.

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u/riley1421 Dec 03 '21

I got 600 hrs on siege and I fucking suck at the game

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u/Federicoradaelli PC Master Race Ryzen 5 3600xt | Radeon RX5600XT Dec 03 '21

Don't worry, it's totally normal, I suck at it too

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u/binanry AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | RX 6900 XT | 128GB Dec 03 '21

Than*

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u/Federicoradaelli PC Master Race Ryzen 5 3600xt | Radeon RX5600XT Dec 03 '21

Ty

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u/9NinjaFury9 Dec 03 '21

And yet with 3000+ hours of rage inducing game play, I still proceed to drop almost 300 ranked games a season

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u/Deadshot2077 Dec 03 '21

That's what every fps shooter veteran says

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u/Aced_By_Chasey Ryzen 5 3600x | 32 GB | GTX 1070 SC Dec 03 '21

After 7000+ hours League of Legends it also better than this

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u/xevizero i7 4790k | GTX 1080ti | 16GB DDR3 | Ultrawide 144Hz Gsync Dec 03 '21

Condolences OP.

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u/DunmerSkooma Dec 03 '21

My mom is a court reporter and after seeing her replace her laptop every 3 years. I bought her a gaming laptop and he has mever been happier. Been using that beast for 6 years and I just upgraded her m.2 to a newer model and she is back to loving it. Any dedicated card is good but she definately doesnt need ray tracing.

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u/wavelen- Dec 03 '21

After some 26k+ hours on CS:Source - right. i failed as a human being.

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u/superfluous--account 5800x | 3070 | 32GB / Mac Heathen (2012 MBP Retina) Dec 03 '21

Your kind are are the reason filthy casuals like me can't even play unranked competitively.

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u/Rebelthunder956 Dec 03 '21

Dayum. Well, start rakin in those CoD SnD wins.

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u/aRooi Dec 03 '21

Mom: "It's just for studying" Salesman: " Just for studying eh? I gotcha"

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u/lkfavi Dec 03 '21

10/10 give that man a raise!

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u/noirehittler Ascending Peasant Dec 03 '21

That man prolly thought of the kid who would have got the pc open it and realise it wasnt gonna run games and decided to change the fate lol

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u/Unique-Ad-620 Desktop Dec 03 '21

"It's just that the deluxe addition has so much more Eagle".

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u/DarkPhoxGaming Dec 03 '21

This literally describes my experience when I went to go buy a laptop for school. I told the guy I want a computer for school work and light gaming. Dude came out with 2 of their most expensive gaming laptops they had. Which I would have loved to be able to buy but couldn't cause of my budget.

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u/Flimflomzimzoom gigabyte 3080, i9 11900k. Dec 03 '21

That’s kind of how I got my first gaming pc. My laptop wasn’t cutting it for the programming course I was in. Needed something mildly powerful, so the salesman sold me a pretty sweet machine with a 1660ti, i7 9700f, nvme, etc.

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u/omsar_khan Dec 03 '21

She can type at 144Hz now

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u/Lohetaker Dec 03 '21

AND WITH EXTREME GRAPHIC RAYTRACING

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u/kallard1 Dec 03 '21

Raytrace that Comic Sans!

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u/iLikeTeslaz Because I can't afford a gaming rig... Dec 03 '21

I'm gonna have nightmares now...

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u/jt3455 Dec 03 '21

How much do you like frogs?

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u/-Satsujinn- Dec 03 '21

AND WITH KILLER DOUBLESHOT

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u/FlukeRoads i7 3770S, 32gDDR3@1866, Linux + Legion 5 17" 5800H, rtx3060 Dec 03 '21

This is really a difference. With modern Microsoft Word, 60 Hz makes me want to turn all animations off for less latency, like the little simulated wiggle of the cursor after each line feed- at 60it looks strange, at 144 it totally makes sense and actually catches your eye, seems natural like it had a"weight" to it.

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u/lorhof1 Laptop | some 8core 4.8 ghz desktop | 32 gb | gtx 1650 TI Dec 03 '21

actually, i have a similar computer and the battery life is... ok with some tweaks (script that caps cpu and undervolts it when not connected to power)

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u/Toxpar PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Yeah something tells me the mom who was sold a gaming laptop for typing isn't going to know how to do this nor take anywhere near the amount of time to learn how to do this.......

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u/rifr9543 Dec 03 '21

Maybe they had a good deal? The price difference between a quality laptop without graphics etc is not that big to one with Geforce RTX. The really cheap ones aren't that nice even for typing (flimsy keyboards, chunky and creaking cases, bad monitor panels and so on), so this might actually have been a somewhat reasonable option

BUT, if she just needed a cheap laptop that works, then yeah that's an awful seller convincing her to buy something unnecessarily expensive

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u/norapeformethankyou Ryzen 7 5800X | Radeon RX 6700 XT | 32 GB DDR4 @ 3200 Dec 03 '21

I used to work at Office Depot selling laptops. We usually had one or two "Gaming" laptops that ran about 1500 bucks. My boss would get pissed when we wouldn't try to push those things. Grandma came in looking for a laptop to do skype with her kids? She needs the 1500 dollar machine with the warranty and service plan. Used to get in so much trouble with convincing people that the 500 buck machine is best for them.

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u/Rickeetz Ryzen5 1600 | 32GB HyperX DDR4 | RX580 8GB | Dec 03 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

You are a terrible salesman.

But a nice person.

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u/norapeformethankyou Ryzen 7 5800X | Radeon RX 6700 XT | 32 GB DDR4 @ 3200 Dec 03 '21

Yes, I am a horrible salesman. That job showed me is be starving if I focused in sales.

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u/a60v i9-9900k, RTX 2060 Super, 64GB Dec 03 '21

Which is probably why there are so many slimy salesmen in this world. Good for you for being honest and selling people the right product for their needs. Long term, they would have probably come back to you because you didn't screw them over.

That said, extended warranties actually kind of make sense for laptops, since they are a) somewhat fragile, b) likely to get moved, bumped, and dropped, and c) often difficult and/or expensive to repair. This assumes that the extended warranty is actually good at providing service. I've always bought the 3-year warranty on laptops and have mostly come out ahead by doing so. I would never buy it for most other products, though.

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u/BoxOfDemons PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Obviously everyone's needs vary, but for me I've never broken a product that an extended warranty would have saved me on.

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u/Luvs_to_drink Dec 03 '21

yes but YOU arent the one using the product.

I never understood why people get phone insruance since cracked screens FOR ME never happen. Then I met my now wife and her family. cracked screens were a norm to them until i started teaching my secrets like using a case... keeping the phone in places it wont drop to the floor easily... or the most skilled one absorbing fall damage with your foot instead of the floor when you drop it.

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u/Visible_Lie_623 Dec 03 '21

Opposite at my job. We offer people what they need and if they don’t need top of the line then that’s ok. In our eyes a sale is a sale. Secondhand company with stores in multiple countries.

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u/rubbarz i7-9700k || RTX 2080 Super Dec 03 '21

Worked at Target for a bit. Always advised people to go to best buy to get a laptop, not the dog ass chrome books and $250 hp laptops we sold. Except for one guy who called and asked "them hp laptops ain't made in China right? I'm made in America only. I'm not buying no Chinese shit." He bought the limited edition made in America HP.

Target doesn't give commission.

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u/Strange-Scarcity Dec 03 '21

That’s f’ing ridiculous that they push that onto people who don’t even need that kind of power.

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u/norapeformethankyou Ryzen 7 5800X | Radeon RX 6700 XT | 32 GB DDR4 @ 3200 Dec 03 '21

That's sales. I made commission on sales and could have killed it, but those old women reminded me of my grandmother, and I just kept thinking, "What if they are on a fixed income?"

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u/Strange-Scarcity Dec 03 '21

I did computer sales and always got people into a computer that was best suited for their needs and budget. I never pushed ultimate gaming systems on people who just needed a glorified word processor.

It just wasn’t worth it and as I worked for a then growing statewide computer company, it was better to help build the name that they were trustworthy and have higher numbers of referrals and earn through volume than earning through grifting moves.

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u/norapeformethankyou Ryzen 7 5800X | Radeon RX 6700 XT | 32 GB DDR4 @ 3200 Dec 03 '21

It pisses me off when sales pushes things I don't need on me so I tried not to do that. Manager was just worried about that bonus and he was shooting for some promotion for corporate sales. It was just an odd place to work. He'd always come up with random bundles. Buy a laptop? Let's tack on a TV for 400 bucks.

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u/OhDiablo Dec 03 '21

Always gotta push the cheese. I worked at Circuit City for a minute and the sales guys' commissions were heavily influenced by how much warranty, service plan, hell AOL accounts that the customer signed up for in the process of buying something. I'll never forget the AOL account promotion, what a clusterfuck.

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u/wexipena i7 8700K | RTX 3080 | 32GB RAM Dec 03 '21

That’s shitty manager. With that you might get bigger sales in the short run, but not that much returning customers.

Returning customer tends to be more valuable in the long run.

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u/trystanidog Ryzen 5 3600 16GB 3600 1080ti Dec 03 '21

I applied at staples and they wanted me to do this. I never go to staples now because of it.

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u/ilikemarblestoo 5800x | 3080 | BluRay Drive Tail | other stuff Dec 03 '21

Once a guy in staples told me a cat 5 cable won't do internet. It was for lan purposes. I needed the cat 6 cable.

I said thank you and walked out.

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u/Pfundi R5 5600X | RTX 3080 | 32GB | LG C1 48 Dec 03 '21

The Nitro 5 has a pretty awful everything except for the performance. They are the cheapest you can get any mobile hardware because they cut all the corners. Not to speak of battery life. Makes them a decent deal for gamers on a budget.

Gonna get her some street cred with the teenagers though lol

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u/ValMK5 Dec 03 '21

Battery life? What’s that?

  • 2021 Nitro 5 owner

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u/faelcruz Dec 03 '21

Wait.. nitro 5 has a battery?

-another Nitro 5 owner

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u/ValMK5 Dec 03 '21

Yeah! It’s like a big Lithium sandwich, really tasty! You’ve gotta disconnect it before eating though!

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u/SaltRocksicle Core i7 3770 16gb DDR3 GTX1660S Dec 03 '21

I know someone who has one of these, and it's already fallen apart, after only a year.

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u/BasilTarragon Dec 03 '21

I have a Nitro 5 from 2018 that's still chugging along fine and nothing fell apart. I recently upgraded to a better laptop but my gf still uses the Nitro for DbD and Sims.

Battery life was always a bit iffy though, but it is a decent budget laptop for what it is.

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u/haris2nd Desktop Dec 03 '21

Me mums a teacher and pretty much she do is just google meet,typing and scroll on dramas. 144hz just for drama watching... Dead ass better than my monitor

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u/MattHack7 Dec 03 '21

But content filmed at 24.5 frames will look smoother on the 144hz monitor! /s

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u/Varun77777 Dec 03 '21

This is a discount version of my laptop: Predator Helios 300

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u/SeniorFallRisk Dec 03 '21 edited Dec 03 '21

In all seriousness I would return this budget gaming laptop and get her a macbook air or an ultrabook.

Gaming laptops are heavy, have awful keyboards, no actual battery life, are finicky, break EXTREMELY easily in my experience (had 2 in a row die on me), have the worst webcams & microphones, etc.

This thing is absolutely not worth the money unless you’re unable to get a gaming PC and want to game.

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u/indianlinus STRIX G15-AE 5900HX + RX6800M QHD 165Hz Dec 03 '21

I've been using a ROG for 6 years, no issues.

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u/SeniorFallRisk Dec 03 '21

Unironically, it was a ROG G17 and Strix 502 that both died on me. Got an XPS followed by a Macbook and haven’t once wanted to look back at any gaming laptops - they just don’t cut it without spending too much money and even then they cut corners everywhere possible with cheap plastic and components.

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u/Crosby87mvp 5800x | RTX 3080 | 32GB Ram Dec 03 '21

Still have 2014 MacBook no issues except battery it needs replaced

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u/zak_the_maniac Dec 03 '21

I'm pretty sure these run about 500 to 600 dollars. It's a great deal for what you get.

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u/Yeeters-Mcgee Helios 300, i7, 2060 RTX Dec 03 '21

Realistically, the salesman is looking to sell stuff, plain and simple. Next time your mum wants hardware, I’d suggest going with her.

At the very least, the Nitro 5 isn’t terribly overpriced

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u/jross217 Dec 03 '21

Cash, my man. Thats all people hear. You got a job where youre told to push certain things and sell however possible (within reason obv). Dude’s just doing his job

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u/ALLST6R Dec 03 '21

My friend asked me what tv to get with his budget. He had enough for an OLED. It was futureproofed because of all the specs. I told him exactly what model to get.

He informs me a few days later he went into store and the salesman told him he was better off with a HD Sony Bravia, which cost more and was worse in every way.

I’ve no doubt he was earning more on commission to upsell that tv. Probably to clear out old stock at old inflated prices.

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u/Lost_Cyborg r5 2600x | rx 580 8gb Dec 03 '21

your friend seems stupid

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u/ALLST6R Dec 03 '21

Thing is, he’s not.

But apparently he was in this case. That, or he thinks I’m a moron and didn’t trust what I said

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u/Robeleader Desktop Potato Dec 03 '21

Sales situations mess with some people.

I, personally, have had a hard time even if I know what I wanted, why I wanted it, and had no intention of changing my mind, where a salesperson or a possible deal turns my anxiety on and turns off all memory of what I was doing and why.

I don't like sales situations. I'm cognizant enough to recognize sales tactics, but the human interaction bypasses that and I want this person to be my friend, not just someone who's trying to make money off of me.

If you can, I would suggest encouraging your friend to take the Bravia back for return and get the better, cheaper, option.

Unless they won't take it back, in which case you should get the OLED and rub it in his face every time he sees it.

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u/superfluous--account 5800x | 3070 | 32GB / Mac Heathen (2012 MBP Retina) Dec 03 '21

I make sure I know more about what I'm going to buy than the average sales person before I walk into the store so I can shut them down with a barrage of technical jargon if they try to pull some shit.

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u/XxLokixX GTX 2060 6gb, I5-9400F, 32gb ram Dec 04 '21

This is the way to go. If you're spending $50+ on a tech item, research it properly so you can outsales the sales guy. Don't feel bad about it, you're just avoiding sales pressure

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u/superfluous--account 5800x | 3070 | 32GB / Mac Heathen (2012 MBP Retina) Dec 04 '21

This^ Don't feel bad about it, if anything feel good about it.

(mad respect on the setup btw, my backup/media pc is basically the same thing with a 3570k and it's a tank)

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u/XxLokixX GTX 2060 6gb, I5-9400F, 32gb ram Dec 04 '21

Thanks! I completely forgot I had a flair though, so I have to say I actually have a 2060 now instead of a 960, an i5-9400 instead of 4460k, and 32gb instead of 16gb ram. Upgrades upgrades!!

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u/superfluous--account 5800x | 3070 | 32GB / Mac Heathen (2012 MBP Retina) Dec 04 '21

I upgraded from an FX4170 with a HD7970 and 8GB of ram in early 2020 and then to my current setup in early 2021 when I snagged the 3070 for rrp (ironically got scalped a little on the 5800x)

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u/faelcruz Dec 03 '21

here is the opposite, you order a gaming machine and the seller gives you a Celeron

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u/faelcruz Dec 03 '21

Brazil

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u/faelcruz Dec 03 '21

lol I live in a small town, last month I went to the stores looking for a Nitro 5 and the seller looked at me like I was from another planet xD. Then he showed me an Aspire with i3 and 4GB RAM.

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u/TheRealMisterMemer Laptop Dec 04 '21

Real men play Minecraft at 8fps

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u/Mr_nobrody PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

What the fuck is "London scammered"

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u/Toxpar PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

The whole title reads like someone who learned English from British rap songs

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u/haris3rd Dec 03 '21

Getting scammed in london 😳

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u/SimplySkedastic Dec 03 '21

Embarrassingly bad patter on this thread from OP.

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u/James-Hardon Dec 03 '21

No, she didn't get 'London scammered', she just bought something she didn't need.

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u/1_H4t3_R3dd1t Dec 03 '21

Just ready for the future. When beats your puny ass in 1v1.

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u/kuro0k4m1 Dec 03 '21

Salesmen is stupid. What she needed was nice Thinkpad. Something like E14 so she could carry it around

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u/vvubs Dec 03 '21

I hate how the left crtl key and the fn key are swapped on mine, it makes using it so frustrating sometimes when I'm taking notes.

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u/FantasticNoise4 Dec 03 '21

r/thinkpad folks can agree with that (me too, actually, though I'd prefer something like T14)

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u/kuro0k4m1 Dec 03 '21

T14 is awesome, but it's almost doubke the price. E series is ok. We have been getting a lot of E14 and E15 for work (office stuff) and people love them.

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u/ghjjjdddgbbbbyterghj Dec 03 '21

I’ve just never understood why people like thinkpad keyboards, it’s like a cult; everyone believes it but nobody has actually tried it.

Thinkpad keyboards are dull and lifeless.

Dell XPS maglev for the win. Apple keyboards are a distant second.

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u/DodanTheBoss Desktop Dec 03 '21

blasphemy! Lenovo Thinkpads for the win!!!!

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u/Xc4lib3r BrokeAF Dec 03 '21

I have tried both Thinkpad and new Dell XPS keyboard. I personally love both, I love the Thinkpad because of how easy and comfortable I can get used to it, the XPS because of how tactile it is. But I guess why not a lot of people like XPS keyboard because imo it requires more force to press down a key.

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u/Ellan511 I9 9900K, Rtx3080, 16GB Shitty 2400MHZ Hot Garbaj Ram Dec 03 '21

Actually.

I would say she got a pretty good deal.

Sure it may not be battery efficient but she will NEVER ever have the need to complain its slow or if something isnt working as well as it should be for those notebooks.

Well..Not as often i would say.

Plenty of power to do everything. Just make sure she closes her tabs and just doesnt open a new one everytime.

Some people dont know this and open literally thousands of tabs..and then some have their bank credentials still on it and

Surprise Pikachu Face when they get 'hacked'

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u/a60v i9-9900k, RTX 2060 Super, 64GB Dec 03 '21

That's like selling someone a Bugatti Veyron with the explanation that "at least the buyer will never complain that it's too slow." I mean, it is true, but still totally unnecessary for the average person who just wants a car for driving to work and shopping and such.

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u/4riana_Gr1ndr Dec 03 '21

Nah, these laptops aren't as convinient for work as any ultrabook with ryzen 5 would be, just think about that for gaming you need power for the most part, for simple work and watching drama you rather need portability and battery life.

I'm former lenovo ideapad 720s ryzen 7 user, currently Blade 15 rtx2070- trust me, i love my Blade but sometimes at work i wish it was Lenovo size and Lenovo battery life. For work i don't really need anything more than 8gb ram and relatively snappy processor paired with SSD

And let me flex a bit- Blade is waaaay better built, slimmer and lighter than this Nitro 5

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u/Fluffky GS65 1070Max-Q / 32GB DDR4 Dec 03 '21

Ah see, I manage a whole fleet of devices for the business i work for, and just looking at daily office tasks (excel, data analytics and reporting large data sets, payroll software and everything else in between) 16gb is a minimum for RAM now.

8GB does run out even as a none power user.I currently run 32gb but thats for virtualisation etc.

Each use case is different. I wish my device had more battery life, but you dont get amazing battery and a (EDIT:) DECENT dedicated GPU in 1 device.

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u/4riana_Gr1ndr Dec 03 '21

Yeah, right, i totally agree with 16GB RAM.

Part with "decent battery impossible with decent gpu" is partially true, there are few great machines with these perks but they are very, very expensive.

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u/userse31 Pentium M 1.7 Ghz; 2gb ram Dec 03 '21

Watch windows pull some creative shit to make the experience horrible is some other extremely creative manner.

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u/YiH8Visible Dec 03 '21

i paid $800 for a nitro 5 only issue is screen bleed on black screens

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u/roever_rl Dec 03 '21

Hey, the keyboard is backlit. Makes typing easier on those late night study sessions! 😅

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u/bills_2 Dec 03 '21

It's probably really good for typing though. I mean you can really see those keys

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u/Surpluhss Dec 03 '21

That’s better than my desktop.

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u/NixxNikoli R9 5900X | RTX 3080 Dec 03 '21

I've got a nice mechanical keyboard now and I still miss the keyboard on my old ROG laptop...

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u/Forward_Cobbler1319 Dec 03 '21

Assuming that it's the one they put out specifically for black friday then kind of. Buying a gaming laptop for just emails and video watching will virtually guarantee that the computer is never even remotely stressed. So it will have a very long lifespan. It's a bit expensive for a standard laptop, but less expensive than what people spend for a basic Mac computer and with it's specs will be able to do more if she needs it. So she could've gotten off for cheaper, but she got a reasonable deal.

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u/jeebidy Dec 03 '21

It’s got a 10 key. That was probably a deciding factor. It’s a middle of the road PC that should do a good job.

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u/ZxEspro1 Dec 03 '21

Looks like your mom is going to get sexually harassed online.

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u/ElectroMoe GTX 1070ti/Ryzen 5 3500/16GB Dec 03 '21

“I fucked your son”

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u/Ima_Wreckyou PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

You can reflect better on your text with RTX on

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u/VerymeanLemon i9-11900KF | RTX 3080 | 32GB DDR4 Dec 03 '21

My dude did her a favor

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u/zHawken PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

This salesmen is thinking hes gonna get a quick buck from a stupid customer.

Dont ever think that a salesman is on your side. Do your own research.

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u/JackfruitLower278 Dec 03 '21

It’s perfectly fine for typing. It even highlights the keys for the word ‘wasd’

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u/Toxpar PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

The salesman did what salesmen do, he sold the highest-priced item to a very gullible person. If she's this easily sold on overpriced items I'd suggest going with her and helping her next time.

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u/MrAppelboompje Dec 03 '21

Tell her to trade it in for a chrome book man wtf is this salemen crap😂😂

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u/hellsgate1988 Dec 03 '21

My wife went to buy a laptop to work from home and all they had left were top of the line gaming laptops....one point for gaming husband lol

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u/astrolul RYZEN 3500X | NVIDIA 1660 SUPER | 16GB DDR4 Dec 03 '21

Should have got a Thinkpad X230 and put an X220 keyboard in it.

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u/redivulpis PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

A person of culture, I see.

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u/Superstrong832 i7 7700k | RX480 Nitro+ OC 8GB Dec 03 '21

How else you gonna type offensive messages to everyone in the lobby?

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u/okdef Dec 03 '21

The number of elderly women who would come into our repair shop with $2k gaming laptops was embarrassing.

"the salesmen said this would work best for my sewing applications"

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u/13thArgie Dec 03 '21

Owned that pc twice, has overheating issues, BUT a really satisfying keyboard, soooo... Overkill, yes Worth it... I think so

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u/b4rat4 Dec 04 '21

I'm a salesman myself and like I always tell my clients, a computer for gaming is a computer for everything lol

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u/ustazcelup341 Dec 03 '21

An overpowered typing machine. It is like getting a Nissan GT-R only to drive around 100 km/h.

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u/Melancholy43952 Dec 03 '21

Buying an Acer for gaming is like buying a Pinto for street racing.

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u/smaakmaker3 Dec 03 '21

A if it works good

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u/tagboy2005 Dec 03 '21

Probably your mom heard about the good build quality and how long the laptop will last from the salesman.

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u/No_Bad1844 Dec 03 '21

She's going to school kids on that.

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u/Victor187 I5-9600k/1060 6gb Dec 03 '21

double entendre

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u/alecC25 Dec 03 '21

I got the older version of this to try and play rust in night college classes. Didn’t work out too well

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u/Hummens Dec 03 '21

Gotta run MS Word with RTX On.

In all seriousness though, I hate salesmen. This is someone taking advantage of ignorance.

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u/hugemon PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Well it has numpad.

Maybe your mom works with numbers a lot.

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u/Beautiful_Tourist580 Dec 03 '21

I bet she wondered why the WASD keys look different than the rest of them 😂

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u/Technica7 Dec 03 '21

Well on the upside at least it has a full keyboard. Most laptops dont have the num pad and such.

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u/federal_prism 3700X | 5700XT Dec 03 '21

Before the great parts shortage you used to be able to snag a decent nitro 5 for around $600 with an i5/1050Ti/256GB SSD

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u/Evil_Kittie Dec 03 '21

to be fair high end laptop usually get the better keyboards, probably should have got a cheap pre-built and a decent keyboard

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u/FrostyCartographer13 Dec 03 '21

Depends on what she paid for it.

If that nitro wasnt being sold for more than around $800 range she got a decent deal for the hardware that is in the laptop. She may never use it to the full potential sure but better than 1500$ for a macbook

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u/zero573 Dec 03 '21

Hate to break this to you. But it’s obvious that your mom is gonna start streaming to her OnlyFans account. Sorry bro.

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u/DrVanilla1997 Linux Dec 03 '21

Be happy, be quiet...

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u/YeetYeetSkrtYeet Dec 03 '21

144hz so she can type faster

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u/x7ameedo Dec 03 '21

Thank your mom and kiss her forehead

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u/raskalnickoff Dec 03 '21

I have one similar and my dad likes to borrow it whenever I visit to send emails and things because he prefers typing on this keyboard than the one he has. Apparently this feels softer and more responsive. He does also like the light up keys.

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u/MindOfVirtuoso Dec 03 '21

She is typing in 120fps with high refresh rate

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u/Drutaru PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Looks like a great salesman to me.

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u/ExtensionOk208 Dec 03 '21

Yep, he sold her a $1200 gaming laptop when a $250 Chromebook might have been enough.

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u/Helgard88 Dec 04 '21

Up selling at its best haha!

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u/SP_Studio Dec 04 '21

What is your issue with using it for typing? It's a fully functional keyboard. Also, terrible grammar.

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u/kzeroo PC Master Race Dec 04 '21

Man.. I have the i5 9300H model, this thing is so noisy, hot and heavy oh and the charger is also heavy. if you don't play games it def not worth it.

It looks like the salesmen probably wanted to get rid of this thing

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u/IsoSly64 Dec 04 '21

Say goodbye to your mums bro, she bout to be gaming

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u/bananaman60 Dec 04 '21

Like my aunt who bought the most expensive pc the store had to check her email.

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u/Healthy_Yesterday_84 Dec 04 '21

Scammed. She could have gotten a 200 buck chromebook

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u/sno2787 Specs/Imgur Here Dec 03 '21

I'm gonna be honest, I have no fuckin clue how to even read the title of your post but yeah she got fleeced.

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u/CaptainGString MSI GE76 · i9 11980HK · RTX3080(M) · 32GB · 3TB SSD Dec 03 '21

I posted my new laptop last week and got removed. Good times

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u/ThicklyApplicationed Dec 03 '21

You mean the sales person did their job and sold the uninformed customer the most expensive thing they could? Weird.

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u/Fangs_0ut Dec 03 '21

Ewwww typing on chiclet keys is the WORST

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u/Victor187 I5-9600k/1060 6gb Dec 03 '21

what is a chiclet key?

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u/Noa15Lv Ryzen 7 3700x // RTX 2080S ROG // 32GB DDR4 Dec 03 '21

Better this than those expensive Macbooks.

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u/Puzzled_Friend_9586 Dec 03 '21

Now she can watch porn in RTX

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u/Spags143 Dec 03 '21

You should just be happy someone got you something. You can type on it right??

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u/defectivemerp Dec 03 '21

The salesman did his job in upselling her, your mom didn’t think or didn’t ask the right questions or clearly didn’t look at the price.

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u/J1hadJOe Dec 03 '21

You gonna thank the salesman later. By not cheaping out you saved yourself some money in the long run. Does that make any sense to you?