Asus 15.6" Laptop (i3-370M, 2GB, 500GB, Windows 7, HDMI) - £319.99 @ Co-op Electrical Shop - HotUKDeals
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A good brand i3 laptop with HDMI. From the Coop.

Intel Core i3-370M
Processor Speed (GHz) 2.4
Memory 2GB
Hard Drive 500GB
Optical Drive DVDRW Super Multi Dual Layer
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
Screen Size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Type LCD
Memory Card Reader 3-IN-1
Webcam Yes
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Graphics Intel GMA HD
Connectivity HDMI X 1
Connectivity USB 2.0 X 3
Manufacturer Part No K52F-EX658V
Special Offers **WHILE STOCKS LAST**
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#1
Tech Depot Toshiba may be better value if you don't need HDMI (cheap warranty extension. better processor, 5% Quidco...) ->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-satellite-c660-1e2-core-i3-380m-2-53-ghz-ram-2-gb-hdd-250gb-329-99-tech/931858
#2
This Acer at Tesco for £349 down from £499:

Not sure if it's a better model but has slightly more RAM
#3
black knight
This Acer at Tesco for £349 down from £499:

Not sure if it's a better model but has slightly more RAM

Only difference is an extra 1GB for £30, which most people won't even want upgrading to 4GB.
#4
Musicrab
Tech Depot Toshiba may be better value if you don't need HDMI (cheap warranty extension. better processor, 5% Quidco...) ->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-satellite-c660-1e2-core-i3-380m-2-53-ghz-ram-2-gb-hdd-250gb-329-99-tech/931858

this laptop should have a 1 year accidental and 2 year normal warranty, which is pretty good.
#5
MIDURIX
Musicrab
Tech Depot Toshiba may be better value if you don't need HDMI (cheap warranty extension. better processor, 5% Quidco...) ->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-satellite-c660-1e2-core-i3-380m-2-53-ghz-ram-2-gb-hdd-250gb-329-99-tech/931858

this laptop should have a 1 year accidental and 2 year normal warranty, which is pretty good.

Who provides the warranty? The Toshiba website just says "1 year EMEA Carry-in including Pick-up & Return in the UK & Ireland"
#6
No, I was replying to your comment about the tosh, but I was talking about the laptop in this deal.
#7
Very tempted to get this, and seems to have decent reviews.
#8
MIDURIX
No, I was replying to your comment about the tosh, but I was talking about the laptop in this deal.
Excellent! How do you find out about Asus gaurantees? The coop website just says "Manufacturer's Standard Guarantee FREE"
#9
how does this compare to the AMD fusion netbook that was posted for £300
#10
Eez1
how does this compare to the AMD fusion netbook that was posted for £300

If you mean http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-s205-11-6-notebook-amd-e350-2gb-ddr3-250gb-hdd-win-7-home-pre-ord/925569
They have slightly different uses. The AMD fusion is more portable (smaller, longer battery, no DVD drive) while the Asus is more of a general purpose computer.

Having said that I know nothing of the performance of the AMD processor+graphics card.
banned#11
If anyone prefers an Asus with 3Gb of RAM (also with with Intell i3) for £349 from Comet

http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Laptops/buy-ASUS-X52F-EX1271V-Laptop/708801
#12
Looks good to me spec wise for the price, and haven't seen a bad review for this kit.
Just bought one.
#13
Could you please tell us where you got this info from, as there is nothing on the coop website apart from 'manufacturers standard guarantee'.


MIDURIX
Musicrab
Tech Depot Toshiba may be better value if you don't need HDMI (cheap warranty extension. better processor, 5% Quidco...) ->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-satellite-c660-1e2-core-i3-380m-2-53-ghz-ram-2-gb-hdd-250gb-329-99-tech/931858

this laptop should have a 1 year accidental and 2 year normal warranty, which is pretty good.
#14
Does it matter about the graphics if I want to do a bit of video editing and photo shop? Will this be capable?
#15
Bought one of these earlier, just in case they sell out quick. It isn't a bad deal for a i3-370m.

I consider Save On Laptops to be fairly cheap, and they have it for sale at £413

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_K52F-EX658V_1008174.html

I've been close to buying the emachine laptop SOL have for sale at £290 (exact same spec, all except a 160gb HD) Which is as far as i can see, the cheapest core i3 around currently. But i'm glad i didn't now, because the Asus brand and 340gb of extra HD space seems well worth the extra £30 to me.
#16
2% Quidco too. Not much but every little helps as they say. Good seal Heat added.

Edited By: Duffman on May 10, 2011 20:52
#17
Looks like a good deal. Thanks OP.
#18
Thanks OP. Ordered one (via topcashback).

Link for extra memory from crucial: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=K52F&Cat=RAM

Crucial say it can take DDR3 PC3-8500 or DDR3 PC3-10600.

There are 2 slots on the motherboard. This site: http://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/Laptops%20&%20Netbooks/Laptops/heywd-code:A0690490#item-in-depth suggests that the memory will come as a single 2GB DDR3 PC3-8500 (1066MHz) module. So there should be one spare slot that can have one of the following added:

1GB DDR3 PC3-8500 = £9.59
2GB DDR3 PC3-8500 = £16.79
4GB DDR3 PC3-8500 = £33.59
#19
Can extra memory be added easily and does is invalidate the warranty if you do?

I've ordered and received the Asus 5750 but haven't opened or used it yet and I'm not sure which to go for?

Would a basic user tell the difference in the processors?
Thanks
1 Like #20
louie-blue
a. Can extra memory be added easily and does is invalidate the warranty if you do?

b. I've ordered and received the Asus 5750 but haven't opened or used it yet and I'm not sure which to go for?

c. Would a basic user tell the difference in the processors?
Thanks

a. Yes and no (provided there isn't a warranty sticker covering the memory cover which there shouldn't be)
b. Asus 5750? You mean the Acer 5750? with the i3-2310M processor? Nice. How much did you pay for it?
c. probably not.

Unless you're really short of cash I'd keep the Acer. If you're worried about reliability you can buy 2 years EXTRA warranty for £55 which is a bargain itself (you can buy this any time within 1st year of ownership I believe)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/15-6-acer-gold-traveler-bundle-3-year-warranty-carrying-case-mouse-51-99-ebuyer/932614

Edited By: Musicrab on May 11, 2011 10:55: edit
#21
Can anyone please recommend a good value laptop with smaller screen (13-14"), excellent dual core processor and 3gb min RAM? I use the pc a lot for work, take it on planes and am not a gamer. Suggestion sgratefully received. Thanks. Use this site a lot and hope I'm not offending by asking my question.
#22
Musicrab
louie-blue
a. Can extra memory be added easily and does is invalidate the warranty if you do?

b. I've ordered and received the Asus 5750 but haven't opened or used it yet and I'm not sure which to go for?

c. Would a basic user tell the difference in the processors?
Thanks
a. Yes and no (provided there isn't a warranty sticker covering the memory cover which there shouldn't be)
b. Asus 5750? You mean the Acer 5750? with the i3-2310M processor? Nice. How much did you pay for it?
c. probably not.

Unless you're really short of cash I'd keep the Acer. If you're worried about reliability you can buy 2 years EXTRA warranty for £55 which is a bargain itself (you can buy this any time within 1st year of ownership I believe)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/15-6-acer-gold-traveler-bundle-3-year-warranty-carrying-case-mouse-51-99-ebuyer/932614

Thanks for this, I paid £350 with tcb for the Acer.
Still not sure. Would go for the Argos Toshiba but would really like HDMI for tv connection.
1 Like #23
Most ASUS laptops come with STD warranty. Though this differs from country to country, most places (call ASUS IN UK), this is
3 yrs warranty
2 yrs Accidental warranty
0 Dead Pixel policy
and both ways land shipping paid by ASUS>
Its called their 360 degree protection warranty!
But the ASUS we get in the UK is the economy versions of the real dogs you can get in the US. One of the few vendors who implement Optimus and provide 8 hrs battery with std i3 and i5 chips!
1 Like #24
I reckon this is a real bargain, but could anyone who's ordered one of these, confirm that the product is the actual model advertised, please?

The co-op is saying that the normal price is around 380 quid, where most other places selling them are quoting around 450 for normal price.

Edited By: CaptainRedBeard on May 12, 2011 09:37: changed a price
1 Like #25
Asus are on a par with Toshiba, Sony and Appple for build quality, reliability and customer satisfaction.
#26
****
Asus are on a par with Toshiba, Sony and Appple for build quality, reliability and customer satisfaction.

Cheers **** face, or can i call you **** for short? :)

Edited By: CaptainRedBeard on May 12, 2011 18:28
1 Like #27
Quite a few sites are saying that this laptop is around 380 pound WITHOUT THE VAT. Full price should be about 450.

I reckon the Co-op may have made a boo-boo with the price of this and have knocked sixty quid off the pre-vat price.


Any road up, i've just ordered one. :)
1 Like #28
CaptainRedBeard
...I reckon the Co-op may have made a boo-boo with the price of this and have knocked sixty quid off the pre-vat price...

Strange they haven't noticed yet then! Bargain.
#29
Anyone had theirs yet? If so, is it okay?

Can someone please confirm the colour too please, I've seen some brown ones on some sites.

Thanks

Edited By: louie-blue on May 14, 2011 07:34: ss
#30
electrical 123 cheaper and as far as i can see the same supplier will be ringing cooperative tomorrow to see and price match look at web site and decide ?
1 Like #31
flossie98
electrical 123 cheaper and as far as i can see the same supplier will be ringing cooperative tomorrow to see and price match look at web site and decide ?


Great find, but, hey, in the list of Asuses just check out the lappie below it. It's the same chassis as the one in this thread, but it has an inferior chip and a smaller hard drive, yet it has the same "normal" price tag. Something's deffo not right (in our favour) about the price of this i3 version.

Perhaps it's not an error with the VAT, it may be just a case of them getting confused with which version of the K52f it is.

Edited By: CaptainRedBeard on May 14, 2011 08:16
#32
Really hope you can help, just phoned co-op and they confirm the code ends 'BR' which means brown.
If you've got one could you tell me if it is??

Many thanks!!
1 Like #33
louie-blue
Really hope you can help, just phoned co-op and they confirm the code ends 'BR' which means brown.
If you've got one could you tell me if it is??

Many thanks!!


I haven't got mine yet, but i know a person who has and, yes, it's brown.
That's fine by me, it'll go nicely with my chocolate suede walls. Ha-ha!
1 Like #34
I have received mine. It's a black/dark grey colour, not brown.

No mention of a fancy warranty, alluded to earlier in the comments on this thread.

It's a nice machine, no complaints.
#35
brill, just what we were looking for.

heat added.
#36
Ask someone else to verify (then visit the opticians)

Mine is definitely brown as seen in these pictures: http://www.bitdynasty.com/product-specifications-and-comparison/notebooks/mainstream/asus-k52f-ex658v-specifications-reviews-and-shopping/

finnr
I have received mine. It's a black/dark grey colour, not brown.

No mention of a fancy warranty, alluded to earlier in the comments on this thread.

It's a nice machine, no complaints.
#37
I've ordered one and getting slightly worried now, not sure how I feel about a 'brown ' laptop tbh.

Edited By: louie-blue on May 14, 2011 21:18
1 Like #38
louie-blue
I've ordered one and getting slightly worried now, not sure how I feel about a 'brown ' laptop tbh.


Dont think of it as brown, think of it as chocolate. ;0
1 Like #39
Got Mine, its Black. Definately not Brown.
2GB memory in 1 slot, so free slot gives easy option to upgrade.
Got another Asus, they do put a fair bit of crapware on them. But easy to uninstall.
12 mth Warranty.
Takes a fair few Windows updates to set up but looks and works great.
#40
mancrunch
Got Mine, its Black. Definately not Brown.

Is '2 tone' or all one colour? I went to Comet earlier to look at this :

http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Laptops/buy-ASUS-X52F-EX1271V-Laptop/708801

It looked quite nice, brown, but not 2 tone as this and the Co-op picture suggests - the lid was dark brown glossy metallic. Strange!!
Thanks

Edited By: louie-blue on May 15, 2011 15:55: aa

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