Core i5 with 256/500GB, 1TB or 2TB SSD

Core i5 with 256/500GB, 1TB or 2TB SSD
Hard Disk Drive
up to 50% faster
than 5400rpm drives
Full Multi Monitor Docking Station Support
HOUR Phone Support
($299 value)
+ FULL system setup & test
($99 value)
3500
DON’T $
PAY
500GB Fast SSD
15.6" Matt 1920x1080
Internal Bluray RW/DVD
BUSINESS GRADE i5 15.6”
Docking Station Support
Matte Screen
BUSINESS GRADE i5 13.3”
Docking Station Support
FHD Matte Screen
Includes Portacom’s Setup and
24 Hour Tech Support ($398 Value)
Includes Portacom’s Setup and
24 Hour Tech Support ($398 Value)
ATi 3D GPU • 8GB RAM
Win 10 Pro / 3Year Warranty
HDD models available
19
99
1399
$
Intel Core
256GB Fast SSD
15.6" Matt 1920x1080
Internal Bluray RW/DVD
$
18
99
$
14
99
$
999
$
2599
i7 2.8(3.9)
$
Intel Quad Core i7 2.9(3.9)
INTEL 3D GPU • 8GB RAM
Win 10 Pro / 3Year Warranty
HDD models available
3000
DON’T $
PAY
2999
$
2500
DON’T $
PAY
1999
i5 2.6(3.5)
$
Intel Core
256GB Fast SSD
15.6" Matt 1920x1080
Internal DVD Burner
ATi 3D GPU • 8GB RAM
Win 10 Pro / 3 Year Warranty
HDD models available
1699
i5 2.5(3.1)
Intel Core
128GB Fast SSD
15.6" Matt 1920x1080
Internal DVD Burner
INTEL 3D GPU • 4GB RAM
Win 10 Pro / 3 Year Warranty
HDD models available
1499
$
BUSINESS GRADE i7 15.6”
256GB SSD + 500GB HDD
Matte Screen
Includes Portacom’s Setup and
24 Hour Tech Support ($398 Value)
V310 256 SSD + 500GB HDD
THINKPAD 13 256 SSD Ultralight
B5080 128 SSD & DVD
INTEL CORE i5 • 8GB RAM • 128GB SSD
DVD • WIndows 7/10 PROFESSIONAL
Business Grade Quality and Reliability
INTEL CORE i5 • 8GB RAM • 256GB SSD
WIndows 10 • up to 10 Hour Battery
Business Grade Quality and Reliability
SERVICE CENTRE
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Notebook or Desktop Repair - All brands • 24 Hour Technical Phone Support • Data Recovery
• Networking Specialists • Server Installation and Maintenance • Managed Services • Training & Support
2000
DON’T $
PAY
$
INTEL CORE i7 • 8GB RAM • 256GB SSD
DVD • WIndows 10 PROFESSIONAL
Business Grade Quality and Reliability
All Notebooks are
NOT Created Equal
2 notebook computer designs which are suitable for different user types
Demand
Business
Grade
Retail: Occasional mobile - used in the home environment
Business: Regular mobile - used by Students & Professionals
Look for these benefits:
Toughened impact resistant chassis • Drop protection
• Lightweight Material Design • Crack Resistance
• Toughened hinges and keyboard • Dust Protection
• Auto hard drive protection • Water resistant keyboard
• Extended Battery Life • Extended Temperature Range
• Scratch Resistance • Security Hardware and Software
• Advanced Ports & Interfaces eg Expresscard, Bluetooth
• 24 Hour Portacom Local Support and Service Dept.
1899
Processor
4/8GB
RAM
128/256GB
FROM
$
Intel M
12.5” matt
1920x1080
Bluetooth
wifi bgn - AC
BUSINESS GRADE
Tablet/Notebook
Pen Digitiser
No Fan Design
3 Year Warranty
SDD
Backlit
Keyboard
Up to 17
Hrs Battery
Intel i5/i7
1099
FROM
$
Dual Core
4/8GB
RAM
500/750GB
HDD
Business Grade
ATi GPU • TPM
Backlit Keyboard
15.6” MATT
1366*768/FHD
Bluetooth
wifi bgn
dvd
burner
Includes Portacom’s Setup and
24 Hour Tech Support ($398 Value)
Up to 5
Hrs Battery
Intel i5
Intel i7
8GB RAM
Expandable
500/750GB/
1699
3 Year Warranty
$
Business Grade
ATi GPU
Mil Spec reliability
256/512/1TB SSD
Notebook Retail vs Business GradeThe Truth
Retail Grade - for use at home with occasional mobile
use - usually poor battery life and low cost design with
minimal strength and durability.
Business Grade - built to handle the rigours of
mobile use as used by students and professionals usually excellent battery life with industrial tested and
toughened design.
Studies have shown that a Retail Grade notebook used in
a Business Grade environment can have 50% to 100%
greater failure rate per year. Portacom, Perth's largest
Notebook Computer specialists, now has Business
Grade Notebooks available from $999. Business Grade
- Superior by design.
Notebook Computer Service - The
Truth
TRAVELMATE Reliability
WIndows 7 and 8 PRO
FROM
Business Grade Notebooks are always the
best choice as they are specifically designed
for durability, stability and longevity.
15.6” matt
1920x1080
Blu-ray
DVD
Bluetooth
wifi bgn ac
Includes Portacom’s Setup and
Up to 11
24 Hour Tech Support ($398 Value) Hrs Battery
Notebook Computers need regular servicing. Along with
the need to eradicate Viruses and Spyware, Notebooks
have moving parts such as screen hinges, HDD, optical
drives, keyboard and heat sink fan that need periodic
cleaning. When a Notebook cooling fan collects too much
dust, it can slow down which increases the heat which
in turn can slow down your notebook's performance.
Portacom recommends a minimum of a yearly fan clean
to keep your notebook performing in top condition.
Notebook Batteries - The Truth
All rechargeable batteries have a limited life span
and need regular replacement. Most retail notebooks
batteries have around 300 charge/discharge cycles
before they need replacement, whereas Business Grade
has up to 900. When your Notebook battery no longer
holds a charge, its time to purchase a new battery.
Notebook Screens - The Truth
Portege Z20t 2 in one with Win 8.1 Pro
PROBOOK
WIN 7PRO
WIN 8.1PRO
4G Models Available
intel core M performs like an i5 with no fan
Dual Core
4GB RAM
Expandable
640GB
1599
FROM
$
Business Grade
Docking support
15.6” matt
1366x768
DVD
BURNER
Bluetooth
HDD-7200rpm
wifi bgn
Includes Portacom’s Setup and
Up to 6
INCLUDES 24 Hr Support ($398 Value) Hrs Battery
4/8/16GB
RAM
FROM
Dual Core
128/250/512
GB SSD
1599
$
Ultrabook
Business Grade
Only 1.1kg
Includes Portacom’s Setup and
24 Hour Tech Support ($398 Value)
Processor
2399
$
14” Matt
None or Touch
Bluetooth
wifi bgn-AC
4/8GB
RAM
BUSINESS GRADE 14”
or 2560x1440 Carbon
128/256/512 1920x1080
Fibre
TOUCH
or
NON TOUCH
GB SSD
Only 1.32KG
Up to 8
Includes Portacom’s Setup and
24 Hour Tech Support ($398 Value)
WIndows 7 PRO
WINDOWS 8.1 PRO
MODELS
WINDOWS 7/8PRO 3G
available
Intel i5/i7
Intel i5/i7
FROM
Intel i5/i7
Hrs Battery
THINKPAD CARBON X1
4G Models Available
13.3”
1366x768
Bluetooth
wifi bgn
Up to 9
Hrs Battery
2.6(3.2) i5
Processor
8GB RAM
1999
$
13.3” matt
1366x768
DVD
LIGHTEST NOTEBOOK Burner
INTERNAL DVD Bluetooth
500GB WITH
ONLY
1.1KG !
HDD-7200rpm
wifi bgn
Expandable
Includes Portacom’s Setup and
24 Hour Tech Support ($398 Value)
Up to 9
Hrs Battery
There are many screen sizes as well as many screen
resolutions to chose from. The higher the resolution,
the more you can see on screen but the reduced pixel
size can make the image size smaller. Many Retail Grade
Notebooks use glossy screen to enhance contrast which
unfortunately increases the screens reflectivity making
them difficult to use in many situations. Most Business
Grade Notebooks use Matt screens that have little to no
reflectivity and are highly recommended.
Notebook Performance - The Truth
A Notebook Computer is only as fast as the combination
of the speeds of the following 4 components; Processor
(CPU), Graphics (GPU), RAM and Hard Disk speed. The
slowest Intel Processor popularly used is the Single Core
ATOM followed by the Celeron/Pentium with the highest
performance being the Dual Core i3, i5 and i7. Graphics
Processors are provided by Intel, ATi and nVIDIA. The
amount of video memory is not a good indicator of
performance rather than the speed of the GPU. 4 to
8 GB RAM is recommended along with a 5400rpm or
preferably 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive. If budget permits,
an SSD drives provides up to 10x the performance of a
Hard Disk Drive and is HIGHLY recommended.
Research has shown Retail notebooks
used in a Business Grade environments
can have failure rates 50% to 100%
higher than Business Grade Notebooks.
Don’t be mislead by mass
advertising of Retail Notebooks,
Portacom has Business Grade
Notebooks available today
from $999, at our West Perth
Showroom and Service Centre
Business Grade
WINDOWS 7 pro
or 8.1pro
Z30 Series
WINDOWS 7 pro
or 8.1 pro
R30 series
Superior By Design
Built to Last
BUYING A Notebook or Tablet?
READ THIS FIRST !
BUYER BEWARE: There are 2 different Portable Computer designs for 2 different uses….
Home (Retail) Grade and Business(Commercial) Grade
Home Grade portables are designed to provide the most power for the lowest price whereas Business
Grade focuses on power combined with strength and reliability, reducing ongoing costs, limiting repair
downtime and providing better data protection and security. Commercial Grade portables are built stronger,
minimise heat/dust production, have enhanced security/interface options and usually have much longer
battery replacement life. Business Grade is highly recommended for Schools, Universities and Businesses.
Retail Grade portables are designed for occasional mobility, Commercial Grade are for regular portability with a focus on reducing need for repair.
Commercial (Business) Grade portables have a variety of design improvements over Retail Grade such as HDD drop protection, water resistant
keyboards, extended temperature range, toughened hinges, crack resistance, impact resistance, scratch resistance, Security hardware and software,
dust protection along with advanced interfaces such as Smartcard, Mil Spec, 3/4G, Bluetooth, Replicator/Docking support and replaceable drive bays.
Thus if you are a student or mobile professional, Commercial grade is the best option as you are more assured of long life with less issues.
A recent study showed Home Grade notebooks used in a Business Grade environment can have failure rates 50% to 100% higher than Business
Grade Notebooks per year. If you ever use a portable outside the Home, Business Grade is the best long term recommendation.
Notebook vs Tablet: Touch screen based Tablet computers come in many shapes and sizes along with different performance characteristics.
Windows 10 allows a Tablet computer to provide an ease of use touch screen interface combined with the multitasking, multi-window compatibility,
power and security of the regular Windows desktop. A Notebook/Laptop computer has the keyboard attached to the screen and is more sturdy. Some
clever designs have the keyboard able to rotate around the screen, turning it into a tablet computer.
Intel Core i3/i5/i7 and Core M series CPU: A clever, power conserving design that runs at slower clock speeds whilst providing high speed and low
heat. The best CPU for portable use. The dual core processors actually have 2 CPU cores that can make up to an 80% multitasking improvement.
The Core i series is fastest and the best choice for the future. The Core i7 quad series has 4 CPU cores that provide high multitasking speed and is
highly recommended for video editing purposes but has reduced battery life. The Core M design is a VERY low powered CPU with similar
performance to a slow Core i3/i5/i7 with no fan cooling requirements – great for performance tablets.
Intel Mobile Atom/Celeron/Pentium/AMD Fusion: These are among the slowest CPU’s available and are approximately a third of the speed of an
Intel Core i3 Processor. Not suitable for much more than basic Word-processing, Email and Website viewing.
Which is best ?: The Intel Core i series are a marvel of processor design, combining multiple CPU cores providing excellent multitasking performance
and is the best choice for notebook use. The Core i7 CPU with 2 or 4 CPU cores is for even higher performance for certain multithreaded applications
such as video authoring. Choose the dual core i3 or the faster i5 for best overall performance and battery life. The Core M design is perfect for a
speedy and reliable Tablet computer. The Intel Celeron, Pentium, Atom and AMD Fusion CPU are only recommended for basic computing tasks but
are used mainly in low end tablet computers. Avoid these in regular notebooks.
TURBO BOOST ? This is a clever way of dynamically speeding up a CPU core when other cores are unused. Only with Intel Core i5 and Core i7.
BUYER BEWARE: The clock speed of the microprocessor (CPU) does not necessarily translate to the performance level of the computer system.
Poor video design, hard disk, cache design/size, bus and memory sub-systems can reduce overall performance as much as 50%. Do not fall for the
concept that the higher the clock speed, the faster the computer. Also note the faster the speed, the shorter the battery life.
A new deception is to provide a high speed CPU with a low speed graphics chip and/or hard disk, eliminating any overall speed advantages.
Don’t be caught with less than you paid for. Check with a supplier that can do benchmark comparisons. – Now more important than ever!
BUYER BEWARE BATTERY LIFE: Many portables provide as little as half the battery life that their manufacturers state. Ask for benchmark tests.
HD vs FHD vs UHD vs 4K: Instead of the screen resolution being WSXGA 1366*768, they have been improved to FHD 1920x1080, UHD 2880x1440
and 4K 3840x2160. The higher resolution provides more displayable information than the regular XGA screens. This means more of your
spreadsheet, documents and graphics will be displayed on screen. Be aware that the increase in number of pixels results in smaller image size. Make
sure your graphics adapter has 512MB discrete video memory or better. 3D graphic accelerators vary in greatly in speed The correct choice of
graphics card is critical for 3D modelling work and games – mobile graphic cards cannot be upgraded –choose the fastest graphics accelerator you
can afford for future software support and performance but be aware the faster the graphics the lower the battery life. Always see if there are
benchmark comparisons as this is a major area of confusion and disappointment.
DVD Burner vs Bluray : A DVD drive reads and creates CD and DVD disks. These are available in capacities up to 8.5GB. The new Bluray drives
are backward compatible with DVD and can create 50GB disks. These larger capacities are great for backups and high definition movies.
Hard disk drive speed :. Most notebook computers use a 5400rpm speed. 7200rpm drives can be 50% faster. SSD drives have no moving parts and
are faster, however they much more expensive and compared to a regular hard disk drive but are highly recommended with 10x faster performance.
Bluetooth: A radio based interface standard for communicating with devices in close proximity - within 5 meters. Useful for mobile phone connection.
Wifi Wireless a/b/g/n AC: A new radio standard for connection computer networks without cables – high speed - superiour to Bluetooth – 300M range
The new WiFi AC standard allows for much higher speeds and more users than any of the previous standards – Highly Recommended
USB 2/3 & Firewire 1/2 : These are new serial based high speed interfaces to replace the old RS232 serial standard. Firewire and USB 2/3 are
particularly suited to video movie capture. These interfaces allow for several devices to be ‘daisy chained’ together. USB 3 is 10x faster than USB 2.
WARRANTY: The standard Warranty period is 1 year. Notebooks have higher failure rates than desktops due to their portability and warranty
extensions can protect your investment. The higher the warranty period the better, as notebooks can be very expensive to repair.
Connection to a Domain: Vista Home, Windows 7 Home, Windows 8 and Windows 10 Home will not work with most domain server networks – only
Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Windows 7 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 10 Pro are suitable.
Insist on Support: Portable computers contain leading edge technologies. Check that your supplier can provide knowledgeable and experienced
advice as there are usually more idiosyncrasies with notebook designs than desktops. TPM, Bluetooth, SpeedStep, USB3.1, Touchscreens, Blu-ray,
Wifi a/b/g/n/ac, Cardbus, ePCI, eSATA, power management, HDMi, Displayport, Firewire, 3D accelerators, CPU versions, SSD upgrades, docking
station and LCD screens require specialized knowledge and support. Suppliers that locally specialize in notebook computer sales, service and support
are the best recommendation, as this can speed up repairs and support considerably as portables DO fail due to their regular mobility.
…. And remember, if you don’t recognize the notebook brand – BEWARE of reliability and long term parts availability issues
Support and service is vital to the successful long term operation of a portable computer – never purchase a portable based on price alone
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