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Sony HT-XT3 2.1ch Hi Res TV Sound Base Wi-Fi & Bluetooth £289.00 from ALTERNATE.co.uk

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Lowest online price I can find!!! The Sony HT-XT3 soundbase boosts your TVs sound so you can hear it as intended by the artist. Its compact, all-in-one cabinet packs two integrated subwoofers and w…
ASD007 Avatar7m, 1w agoFound 7 months, 1 week ago3 Comments
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If your happy to have Refurbished, try the Sony Centres Direct web site, the HT XT3 is £229. I've had a few things from them and been very pleased.
thanks for the tip, seems good price if sony refurbished, as long as its under warranty and the item itself looks like new then why not.
The problem with these they are 2.1 - it does not improve the dialogue to any degree so if you're hearing is not as good as it used to don't bother. I wish they did a proper 5.1 so that the middle channel where the dialogue is, can be increased. Don't want the AV amp and satilite speakers all over the place. But people with normal hearing probably OK.
If your happy to have Refurbished, try the Sony Centres Direct web site, the HT XT3 is £229. I've had a few things from them and been very pleased.
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Linde ride on kids forklift - alternate.co.uk - £114.80

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Kids ride on forklift been looking everywhere cheapest other I found was Smyths £169.99. The bairn has been antling on for days for wanting this from 'Santa'.
dougler Avatar11m, 3w agoFound 11 months, 3 weeks ago31 Comments
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ajholmes93
Got laid off from my warehouse job, this was a real pick-me-up
Glad it gave you a lift
I see what you did there X)
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Kimbetts2285
It's rubbish so flimsy
just like real linde equipment then ;)
cheeky monkey - you wouldn't say that if it ran over your foot :p
Science of stupid... There you go , something you may actually understand
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Kids ride on forklift been looking everywhere cheapest other I found was Smyths £169.99. The bairn has been antling on for days for wanting this from 'Santa'.

Can someone translate into English please......


​It means baby...
philbr4m
Because kids(bairns) are wonderful adventurous creatures with an imagination,unlike some adults


​imagination and forklift
you are talking about this like its a science
this must be a rocket science to you
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Beats Solo2 Wireless Gold £167.80 @ Alternate

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Sleek and stylish, Beats By Dr Dre Solo 2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones have been given n premium look with their gold finish. You'll be able to unplug your Beats By Dr Dre Solo 2 Headphones and pa…
MrQosmio Avatar1y, 2d agoFound 1 year, 2 days ago14 Comments
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Awfully cold in here!!! Must be winter.. BRrrrrrr
Just ordered a pair for my partner, thanks to OP. Decent headphones. I also have a pair of wireless studios myself which are fine for on the go. Most people probably like their kit to look good, especially if its sitting on their head ! You can go the 'google glass audio geek' look too, but most of us might struggle to pull that one off on the bus to work. I've got that covered at home, but that's a whole different audio experience, and not delivered by streaming music.
Toofarforyou
Half the people on this site are cheap asses that walk around in primark clothes and have the headphones they got free with their phone. If people are rich and well off enough to buy what the hell they want then let them! I have more than enough money in my life so i decide to buy nice products like beats and imacs and apple watches because they look great. This site is a shambles all of you have your fingers up your **** and are too tight to shed any of your money. Why bother.


Totally agree. And the same a*holes vote cold on anything Dre. I have wireless Beats over ear phones and I love them.
And this does seem to be the lowest price I can see.
MrQosmio
Toofarforyou
Half the people on this site are cheap asses that walk around in primark clothes and have the headphones they got free with their phone. If people are rich and well off enough to buy what the hell they want then let them! I have more than enough money in my life so i decide to buy nice products like beats and imacs and apple watches because they look great. This site is a shambles all of you have your fingers up your **** and are too tight to shed any of your money. Why bother.

*Applause* - likewise! This deal is good... Really good. Just it's full of proper tight **** who are only after Argos 3 for £10 toy offers.

​Imagine that, tight a**es on a deal site! oO

What people are trying to say, is that there are better value products out there for a similar price, which are in fact more premium than this, i.e. they sound better, which is the primary function of headphones.

If wanting your headphones to "look good" is more important than sound though, fair play to you, but that's something that's entirely subjective. I personally don't like the look or sound of beats when I've tried them, but thousands of people obviously do.

If it's cheaper than anywhere else everything on here should be voted hot, but unfortunately people seem to have an agenda against certain brands.

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dyson v6 animal from Alternate £234.94

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dyson v6 animal from Alternate £234.94
anthonydivito33 Avatar1y, 1m agoFound 1 year, 1 month ago1 Comment
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good price
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Dell UltraSharp U2515H, LED-Monitor - 25" - 2560x1440 £237.80 @ Alternate

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A very nice monitor - I own one and wanted a second. Best price I can find, beating amazon market sellers in Germany. AQA Labs offer a better price, but their reputation put me off. Not a massive…
notnowcraig Avatar1y, 1m agoFound 1 year, 1 month ago36 Comments
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has anyone mounted this monitor on an arm or stand?
phosawyer
I managed to get one from a seller on eBay for £205 unopened box. Absolute beast of a screen. I also have an Asus VE247H "gaming monitor" which I though wasn't too bad apart from some ghosting but this thing rips it to shreds. No ghosting I've seen of and the colours are soooo much better. The blacks too are really dark compared to my other monitor. Don't bother thinking should you get it. Just get it. Make sure you have DisplayPort on your graphics card tho as I don't think HDMI officially goes to 2k.
I've linked this monitor to my laptop which has Intel HD 4000 internal gfx - with a little tinkering the monitor does work at 2560 x 1440 at 55hz instead of 60hz (can't see the difference though I don't game, not that I can with that gfx card haha)
bytemaster
It is worth signing up as a member at avforums.com as that entitles you to free delivery from Scan for orders over £50. No postings needed. I believe they have similar deals with other forums, but these have requirements regarding posting activity.
Details Here

Thanks for that - the sublinks have moved, but I'll track it down and join (or find my old membership - I'm sure I have one somewhere!)
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Dyson V6 Animal £263.90 @ Alternate

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Best price for this I can currently find. Need to replace my corded DC27 as it is too big and bulky for the stairs. 2 Tier Radial™ cyclones 15 cyclones, arranged across two tiers, work in parall…
Timmy01 Avatar1y, 1m agoFound 1 year, 1 month ago5 Comments
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what's the difference between the dyson dc62 and the dyson dc69 ?

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what's the difference between the dyson dc62 and the dyson dc69 ?
battery dont last long with full charge - maybe 15 mins....
From the Dyson website
The guarantee provided is applicable to the country in which the product was purchased.

They seem legit, but not sure it would be worth the hassle if anything goes t!ts up & i would imagine it would come with a 2 pin plug. I would go with John Lewis or another UK based retailer.
Seem to be based in Germany. Never heard of them before.
Owner: Alternate Computerversand GmbH
Owner Address: Philipp-Reis-Str. 9
Owner City: Linden
Owner Postcode: 35440
Owner Country : Germany
Website Location : Germany
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De'Longhi Magnifica S ECAM22.110 £235.70 @ alternate

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Delonghi bean to cup coffee machine with milk frother £299.99 at Tesco http://www.tesco.com/direct/delonghi-magnifica-fully-automatic-espresso-machine-in-silver/729-2884.prd?skuId=729-2884&pageLevel…
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I never heard of this website. Has anyone had any experience with them?
webrits
That's almost 10 cups per day.... Really??
Have a big family and all loves coffee :p
Silver one also available for an extra £30.00 for those that prefer silver.
total: £265.70
https://www.alternate.co.uk/Delonghi/Magnifica-S-ECAM-22-110-SB/html/product/788618?
That's almost 10 cups per day.... Really??
Entry level model.
Good machine anyway.
Mine DeLonghi Esam5000 still going strong for 5-th year and has made 17800 cups of coffee :)
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Crucial BLS8G4D240FSA 8GB DDR4 £59.89 Delivered from Alternate.co.uk

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DDR4 prices have fallen dramatically recently; it's now about half the price it was six months ago, and only slightly more expensive than similar-speed (i.e. considering both latency and rated clock s…
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cowbutt
DDR3 only has dual channel operation vs. DDR4's quad channel operation
cowbutt
DDR3 limits you to a maximum of dual channel regardless of how many sticks you buy. DDR4 doubles that limit
You seem to think the channels are a big deal, a selling point. RIP the channel argument.

No, that's "RIP buying high-end RAM has a significant effect on overall system performance" (something we agree on). Once again, if you want an i7-5xxx, you need X99, which in turn requires DDR4. So very little point in buying more expensive DDR4 than this DDR4.

If you want to run in quad channel, you should buy a quad channel kit to begin with. Suggesting people buy one stick for the future possibility of going quad channel is bad advice

Where did I recommend that?

Hint: I didn't. In fact, that's what I was getting at with:

"Amazon are slightly more expensive at £57.08 per 8GB module with free delivery, unless you're only buying a single module (why?!?)"

in the deal text.

, someone with a good knowledge of computers would know this. Sometimes sticks bought separately just don't play well together even if they're the same brand. Yes, often it's fine and you got lucky with your kits, but stop advising people to do the same.

Not (entirely) luck; planning - I bought not only the same brand, but exactly the same part, and in a period of time that I judged it would be unlikely the underlying specification would have changed. With DDR4 prices like this, though, it's probably not even worth that gamble for the sake of a ~4x£20=£80 likely maximum saving over the very long run.

cowbutt
But low spec compared with what?
Why do you keep asking this? It's low spec compared with everything available on the consumer market. It's one of the slowest DDR4 kits available. Look at the product choices on the site you linked to. It's no faster than DDR3 kits. There's not much else to say. It's low spec.

I keep asking because it's the key question.

And a) It's irrelevant if it's no faster than DDR3 if you have a chipset that requires DDR4, b) quad channel DDR4 memory performance is still faster than dual channel DDR3 memory performance (by a factor of two, unsurprisingly), but c) memory performance doesn't matter much to overall system performance anyway.

To me, "low spec" in this context would be anything from http://skinflint.co.uk/?cat=ramddr3&xf=255_15~5828_DDR4~5015_2133~1454_8192#xf_top (i.e. DDR4, <2400MHz, CL15) and some of that is more expensive than this (EDIT: incidentally, 2133MHz is the fastest memory clock speed officially supported by the i7-5xxx memory controller, so even the "low spec" memory this deal is about is overkill if you're not going to overclock).

Edited By: cowbutt on Jun 18, 2015 07:24: mention i7-5xxx memory controller spec
cowbutt
DDR3 only has dual channel operation vs. DDR4's quad channel operation
cowbutt
DDR3 limits you to a maximum of dual channel regardless of how many sticks you buy. DDR4 doubles that limit

You seem to think the channels are a big deal, a selling point. RIP the channel argument. If you want to run in quad channel, you should buy a quad channel kit to begin with. Suggesting people buy one stick for the future possibility of going quad channel is bad advice, someone with a good knowledge of computers would know this. Sometimes sticks bought separately just don't play well together even if they're the same brand. Yes, often it's fine and you got lucky with your kits, but stop advising people to do the same.

cowbutt
But low spec compared with what?

Why do you keep asking this? It's low spec compared with everything available on the consumer market. It's one of the slowest DDR4 kits available. Look at the product choices on the site you linked to. It's no faster than DDR3 kits. There's not much else to say. It's low spec.
thetwistedblue
cowbutt
thetwistedblue
CL9 1600mhz is more common. And that can overclock too.
This is pretty low spec.
Fair enough (and 5.625ns stock), but then DDR3 only has dual channel operation vs. DDR4's quad channel operation.
But latency and clockspeed are minor tweaks in terms of overall system performance (e.g http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2014/08/29/intel-core-i7-5960x-review/11); IMHO there are better places to spend extra money than on high-end performance memory.
You can't use dual channel or quad channel with a single stick like this though.

To be expected. You also can't run DDR3 in dual channel with a single stick. My point is that DDR3 limits you to a maximum of dual channel regardless of how many sticks you buy. DDR4 doubles that limit if you're prepared to buy four modules (whether these 8GB modules, or smaller modules - personally, I think 8GB modules are the best use of a slot; I started with 2x8GB six months ago, and added two more now the price has halved).

I wouldn't disagree that there are better ways to spend your money than on high performance RAM. But the first comment in this thread said this stick was good value, just low performance.
Then you that argued that performance was high enough. And now that performance doesn't matter.
Let's face it; it's good value, but low spec.

But low spec compared with what? Four channels of admittedly slightly (~24%) higher latency DDR4 is still faster than two channels of lower latency DDR3. And, if you want an i7-5xxx, you have no choice of running DDR3 even if you wanted to. And, to repeat myself, memory performance is only a tiny aspect (<5-10%) of overall system performance.


Edited By: cowbutt on Jun 17, 2015 15:02
cowbutt
thetwistedblue
CL9 1600mhz is more common. And that can overclock too.
This is pretty low spec.
Fair enough (and 5.625ns stock), but then DDR3 only has dual channel operation vs. DDR4's quad channel operation.
But latency and clockspeed are minor tweaks in terms of overall system performance (e.g http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2014/08/29/intel-core-i7-5960x-review/11); IMHO there are better places to spend extra money than on high-end performance memory.

You can't use dual channel or quad channel with a single stick like this though.

I wouldn't disagree that there are better ways to spend your money than on high performance RAM. But the first comment in this thread said this stick was good value, just low performance.

Then you that argued that performance was high enough. And now that performance doesn't matter.

Let's face it; it's good value, but low spec.
thetwistedblue
CL9 1600mhz is more common. And that can overclock too.
This is pretty low spec.

Fair enough (and 5.625ns stock), but then DDR3 only has dual channel operation vs. DDR4's quad channel operation.

But latency and clockspeed are minor tweaks in terms of overall system performance (e.g http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2014/08/29/intel-core-i7-5960x-review/11); IMHO there are better places to spend extra money than on high-end performance memory.
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Thrustmaster T300RS £245.70 - alternate.co.uk

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£227.90 + £17.80 delivery = £245.70 Best price I can find for this at the moment. Amazon UK is £299, Argos is out of stock, Game is £329 - £350. I haven't ordered anything from this website befo…
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Currently on Tesco direct for £245
jamesWHUFC
mistermoleymole
Anyone?
Check Amazon Italy and Germany. They are cheaper than this with roughly same delivery date.

Yup.. ended up going down the Amazon.de route. A happy TX user now :)
mistermoleymole
Anyone?
Check Amazon Italy and Germany. They are cheaper than this with roughly same delivery date.
Anyone?
Anyone actually bought from these guys? Looking at the tx and it's pretty cheap compared to most places.
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Optoma EH200ST Full HD 3D ready sort throw projector £639.00 delivered - alternate.co.uk

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*** Three days after original post it went out of stock and price before shipping at 679 but still cheaper than any alternative I ve found*** There are not many Full HD short throw projectors under…
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Re optoma HD141X Full HD 1080p it is 409 before shipping should be 420 shipped at alternate.
Re short throw up to £500 I would be surprised if you find one though the main reason I went for the one above was because I needed a Full hd short throw that could produce specifically a 2m in height image... Please do post here if you find one. There are some gt1070+ and gt1080 by optoma between 550 and 590 out there.
Anyone on here able to help me with recommendation for full hd, short throw projector upto around £500 ??

Sorry to go off topic, I did put this in ASK but only have 1 response. Hope you don;t mind. Need some advice.
oozy
Nice, but probably out of my price range.

Any recommendations in the 2-3 hundred pound range?


Optoma HD141X Full HD 1080p projector is currently £449.99 on amazon but has been as low as £399.99. Good spec and amazing reviews. It's meant to work just as good even with sunlight shining in to room.

I'm waiting for it to drop again.
Nice, but probably out of my price range.

Any recommendations in the 2-3 hundred pound range?
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New Dell U2515H 25" QHD 1440p Monitor - £239.80 Delivered @ Alternate.co.uk

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Currently the best price delivered for this Dell U2515H 25" 1440p — a very popular and well-respected monitor ... Good buy! --update 11/03/2015-- Now down to £227.80 delivered. (But with a 20 da…
heronben Avatar1y, 9m agoFound 1 year, 9 months ago39 Comments
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cheaperbythe12
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How does the warranty work with this? Can you just call Dell UK or has it to be sent back to Germany?
I'd also like to know this as I'm seriously considering this for my next monitor. I think i will buy from computeruniverse as I can get the VAT knocked off - I'm sure the Dell warranty would be the same whether it's from there or Alternate.

I think the definitive answer about the warranty is, it's covered Europe-wide, and you deal directly with Dell.

Register your product here, using the service tag on the back, and you'll be sorted.
heronben
lucifon
heronben
lucifon
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heronben
lucifon
Love the monitor, got mine 2 weeks ago. But in a dual monitor setup with a 1080p secondary screen the scaling is messed up. Second screen has blurry text that's awful to look at. No solution :(
Exactly the same here. You need to upgrade to a better graphics card I'm afraid :-(
Not sure it's the graphics card but more Windows itself, unless I'm mistaken? I just put a new card in the machine which should do the job fine. Text on the start menu on the second screen is crystal clear, it's only in apps, so it's 100% a scaling issue.
Now I need to buy a second one of these really!
I think it's a graphics card issue. I have three monitors connected: one is the aforementioned U2515H, the other two are dell P2414H. Currently, they are all running from the integrated haswell HD 4600 GPU and *whichever* one I put as the primary monitor is pin sharp, and the other two are blurry. So, if I make the P2414H the primary, connected to the displayport socket, that's the one that is sharp and the U2515H is blurry. However, previously, I had 3 monitors at 1080p running from the integrated HD 4600 and they were all pin sharp! So I think the the 4600 just can't cope with the overall pixel workload...
Were the 3 previous monitors on the 4600 all the same resolution?? If you disable scaling in properties > compatibility settings for each application (right click the shortcut & restart the application) then they look sharp on my secondary screen but everything's abit too large. I fitted a new card specially for this as I didn't have the right outputs, GTX 750ti 2GB. I'm almost certain it's a Windows flaw when it comes to multiple monitors at different resolutions, it seems to want to mess with the 1080p screen even though the only screen which needs scaling is my U2515H. If you force 100% scaling for all monitors (aka no scaling) they're both sharp, but everything's really tiny on the U2515H due to the 1440p resolution.
I run the same set-up at work: one monitor at 1440p (Dell U2713HM) and two at 1080p (2414H), and they are all pin sharp. They are all on displayPort, two are on the dedicated graphics card and one is running off the dispalyPort on the integrated HD 4600. So, unless it's an issue specific to the U2515H, then I'm hoping the (reasonably) expensive graphics card I've just ordered will solve the problem! Otherwise, I've just wasted about £180 :|
Would you be able to let me know how you get on when the new graphics card arrives? I spent hours trying to suss it last week and eventually gave up and put it down to a Windows flaw. I've got the u2515H and a 23 inch AOC panel, it's the AOC panel which gets blurry text. Images etc are all fine, it's literally just text.
No worries, I'll let you know!

@lucifon, it looks like you are correct and I've just pointlessly spent the best part of two hundred notes on a graphics card I didn't even need :(

I wonder why it works much better on the work office set-up? The only thing I can think of is the pixel density is a lot closer to the other monitors at 1440p over 27" vs. 25", and that that has some influence?

Also, the 1080p monitor is set as the primary one at work (here it's the 1440); maybe that makes a difference?

There must be an answer to this out there somewhere?!!

Oh well! At least, I have a really sh*t-hot graphics card now :|



Edited By: heronben on Mar 16, 2015 08:21
tek-monkey
Daz555
benjai
Finally a decent resolution monitor and not those 1080 pieces of junk.
Depends on your need. I play games but have no desire to waste 300 notes on GPU to push this many pixels. 1080p and a £120 card will do me fine.
I'm in a similar boat, game so rarely now upgrading my 7850 would be a waste of money. The extra real estate when coding would be very welcome though, wondering how the upscaling would look for games on a direct 1:4 from 720p?
Luckily I can run all of my games at native resolution but if I had to run all my games at 1080p and I would be disappointed. You not only lose some sharpness but also the brightness/contrast is increased so blacks appear dark grey, kind of like how an LCD looks. For the occassional game it would be fine.
Daz555
benjai
Finally a decent resolution monitor and not those 1080 pieces of junk.
Depends on your need. I play games but have no desire to waste 300 notes on GPU to push this many pixels. 1080p and a £120 card will do me fine.

I'm in a similar boat, game so rarely now upgrading my 7850 would be a waste of money. The extra real estate when coding would be very welcome though, wondering how the upscaling would look for games on a direct 1:4 from 720p?
benjai
Finally a decent resolution monitor and not those 1080 pieces of junk.
Depends on your need. I play games but have no desire to waste 300 notes on GPU to push this many pixels. 1080p and a £120 card will do me fine.
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New Dell U2515H 25" QHD 1440p Monitor - £239.80 Delivered @ Alternate.co.uk

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I cancelled my order with Amazon @ £255 as its still not in stock. These guys will dispatch within 1-2 days so should arrive soon after. Cheapest price I could find. I was a bit apprehensive bu…
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I ordered this a week or so ago, took 4 days to arrive. Came with a UK power cable and works perfectly. I have hooked up my MBA with the included Mini DP->DP cable and everything looks great.
Optimus_Toaster
kingchris
What scaling are you using on these, are they OK on 100% or do things get too small?
As long as your vision is half decent then you should be fine. I use a 1440p 27" and find the text etc is huge and a 1440p 13.3" laptop where I have to use the scaling at 125%.
EDIT: I should mention I am using windows 8.1 on both.

I have a laptop with and HDMI 1.4 output. It has Nvidia Optimus using a GTX 660M GPU (and Intel HD4000). I notice you are using your 1440p monitor with laptop and wanted to ask you if you know whether my set up will support the full 1440p. I also have windows 8.1. Any help appreciated.
Thanks
Danny
Hi, I'm interested in one of these for photo editing. Does anyone know what the colour accuracy is like. Do they support AdobeRGB and is the panel 8 bit or 10 bit?
Cheers
This is not £239 delivered. There's a fixed £9.90 shipping fee attached before checkout.
HotFinder316
btc-uk
HotFinder316
Hi everyone. Just wondering if your monitors arrived with a UK plug. Just i've heard reports of them arriving with EU plugs. Thanks.
It comes with an EU power cable, however an EU to UK plug converter was provided. Hope this helps!
Thanks for the response :) That does help. Are they not UK models then or are Dell just being lazy and throwing adapters in all boxes?
It's German stock (Alternate is a German retailer that sells throughout the EU) and the monitor ships from Germany via UPS - Because the power supply is built in to the monitor, you could just replace the kettle lead with one from the UK if it being an EU one really bothered you for some reason.

Dell's warranty is valid throughout the EU though so it makes no difference in that respect :) just make sure to register it via https://www.onlineregister.com/dell/?c=UK&l=EN

Edited By: btc-uk on Feb 11, 2015 14:45: Typo
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