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  1. Calliers

    Calliers HH's Man In Black Staff Member

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    Just bought these, Adidas Men's TERREX Pathmaker Climawarm Boots:-

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    And these, Adidas Performance Gloves:-

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    In preparation for winter. The gloves digits are conductive so I can use them with my smartphone. :)
     
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    I hate to say this, but... in this case... this particular laptop has, or rather had, an LCD banding issue with the screen. Just do a search for "Acer E5-523-6366 banding" in Google, and you'll see. Acer released a bios that reduced the effect, but it's still there. This issue is also the reason why there's so many refurbs of this laptop on the market.

    My experience with Acer has been... like a bad marriage. They've had some good laptops that I've enjoyed working on. The Swift 7 I like, as well as the first series of laptops they came out with that directly took Apple on. Can't recall the model atm... an Aspire S, maybe the Aspire 3951... it was something around $1000, but it was such a good laptop. But man have I worked on some garbage. And you can tell which place it came from too: their eMachines or Gateway plants.

    Edit: I should note that outside of that the laptop is pretty decent. The banding issue, after the bios update, one can live with. And the refurb units are cheap to buy... I've seen them for less than $300 CAN (around $200-$225 US). For that price even I could live with the banding.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    E5-575-33BM.... 2nd on it's way for a customer.

    i'm hoping it's the last one i order using an intel cpu for quite some time, hoping the next one is the new 2000 series ryzen cpus
     
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    Calliers HH's Man In Black Staff Member

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    The good news, I got a refund after being charged when this laptop was no longer in stock although it was still listed. The bad news, my bro now would like an actual computer which is more expensive so I have decided to wait till Cyber Monday and get deals then.
     
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    Calliers HH's Man In Black Staff Member

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    Got this laptop for my bro to use while he waits till Cyber Monday, it's leaps and bounds better than his old laptop, and he can do some light gaming on it so yeah.

    Lenovo IdeaPad 320 320-15AST:-

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    IdeaPad, right? Intel or AMD? With or without touchpad?

    I actually like this laptop, but there's something like 20 different models of it. Everything from Intel Pentium N to AMD A10.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I bought a Lenovo 3.5 years ago, ( LENOVO Y50-70 FHD i7) operate it every day for several hours as it does most of my youtube/hobby editing. Fantastic built quality and performance, right after I replaced its CRRRAAAAAAPPP SSHD with an SSD. A little beast of a machine, fantastic sound too, and unbelievably quiet even under heavy load. Can barely hear it.
    I don't know the model you got (meaning I don't keep in touch with models) but make sure to replace the SSHD if it has one.
    You are a good brother.
     
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    Calliers HH's Man In Black Staff Member

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    As per the page they sent me in my invoice here are the details of the IdeaPad 320 I got:-

    Configuration Details
    ● Processor: AMD A9-9420 Processor (3GHz 1MB)
    ● Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
    ● Display Type: 15.6" HD AntiGlare (1366x768) with integrated camera
    ● Memory: 4.0GB DDR4 2133 MHz
    ● Hard Drive: 1TB 5400 RPM
    ● Optical Drive: DVD Recordable
    ● Warranty: One year
    ● Graphics: AMD Integrated Graphics
    ● Battery: 2 Cell 30 Watt Hour Li-Polymer
    ● Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 4.1
    ● Keyboard: English Keyboard
    ● Wireless: 802.11 AC(1x1)

    The graphics is an integrated Radeon R5 chip I believe. All he'll be playing are games like CS:GO and League of Legends and the like, so it should be good. Also I think there is a touch pad, but he has his own gaming mouse.

    And @Trusteft I heard that only Lenovo and Dell don't hamstring AMD A-Series chipsets so I'm hoping it will serve him well.
     
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    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    yeah, a bit too good
    I reckon he got a heads up recently that he might need a kidney in the next year or two...

    :p
     
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    Calliers HH's Man In Black Staff Member

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    LOL! Well, currently my little bro is wrapping up his refresher course in Pharmacy in Calgary before he can put the degree in Pharmacy he received in Ireland to good use here in Canada, he is very kind and wants to hook me up with an allowance of a couple of grand every month when he starts working, so I figured I might as well be good to him now. :D
     
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    Calliers HH's Man In Black Staff Member

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    So I was just on the phone with my brother, we talked for all of five minutes, when I told him about the PC I wanted to build him for Xmas at the end of the call, his response was he'd prefer cash! LOL. Oh well. Told him he could keep the laptop I got him though since his was a bit old anyway. :)
     
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    Adidas Originals Logo Beanie:

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    Adidas Climalite Beanie:

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    Adidas Climaheat Gloves:

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    Adidas Men's Superlite Ped Socks 3 Pairs:

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    Adidas Men's Workout Pants (Dark Blue):

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    KontrolFreek FPS Freek Call of Duty S.C.A.R for PS4:

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    Since it seems a lot of people on here thought my Xmas post was a little too early. :)
     
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    toque....
     
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    Calliers HH's Man In Black Staff Member

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    I know I know Judas, just copy-pasted whatever was on the site lol.

    Edit: For those that thought my Xmas post was early, I got like 12 pairs of socks and 10 sets of boxer shorts from a couple I'm friends with tonight, they knew I do my shopping early and since I wouldn't have been with them and their family during Christmas they got me gifts early.

    They also gave me 20 bucks, a Cineplex movie card loaded with 2 movies, 2 drinks, and a large popcorn and a Tim Hortons coffee card loaded with 10 bucks as well. :)
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids, 5 boys and 5 girls!

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    Ignore this post. Tried to delete a draft and it doesn't work....
     
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    Calliers HH's Man In Black Staff Member

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    Once you click post, you're done. It will post but act like it hasn't.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids, 5 boys and 5 girls!

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