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I thought this seemed like a decent deal, though I am not a computer spec expert!

It is a refurb with 12 month warranty but seems to have a fairly good spec to it compared to others I have seen round the same price.

Seems to be the lowest price its been when this laptop has been on sale before.
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philjstephenson 1 Like #1
Personally i think its a good price so heat, but just lately im seeing more and more of these deals with decent Ram and HDD but the CPU's are lousy....Celeron is bad enough but a dual core Celeron.....
<:-s
renderman 2 Likes #2
The B820 cpu in this isn't that bad if you look on cpu comparison lists, it can also be upgraded to various sandybridge and ivybridge processors, if you are happy taking off the plastics and screen.

Intel® Core™ i7 3610QM Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 3210M Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 3110M Processor

Are all supported by the chipset.

Edited By: renderman on Jun 10, 2013 08:20
jnm21 1 Like #3
For a refurb with a poor CPU, this isn't a great deal - I wouldn't go for less than a B960 CPU & also the suggestion that it can be replaced may not be correct - my Asus model (X401A) has reports on the net of it shutting down every half hour for no known reason when the CPU is upgraded (possibly intentional bios code).

EDIT: Link to info on x401A & 30 min issue: http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aftermarket-upgrades/682599-asus-x401a-upgrade-ultrabook-status-10.html

Edited By: jnm21 on Jun 10, 2013 08:34: See EDIT
renderman#4
You can actually get an i5 version though of the K55a

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230594

And the i7 version has been posted on here before http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-k55a-15-6-inch-laptop-intel-core-i7-3610qm-2-4ghz-processor-6gb-ram-1tb-hdd-1382252?page=2


Edited By: renderman on Jun 10, 2013 08:52: links
capriboycraig#5
£30 more (after cashback) buys / bought recently a HP new with an i3 cpu. Would expect this celeron new to be around £250 max,.

Add to this I've had nothing but hassle with Argos refurb laptops so cold from me.
ro888 4 Likes #6
3.19kg! It's like a tank.
bouncy99 2 Likes #7
renderman
The B820 cpu in this isn't that bad if you look on cpu comparison lists, it can also be upgraded to various sandybridge and ivybridge processors, if you are happy taking off the plastics and screen.

Intel® Core™ i7 3610QM Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 3210M Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 3110M Processor

Are all supported by the chipset.
good luck removing the cpu from the mainboard, are these not soldered in
renderman#8
Nah, it's pretty straightforward. I learned to do it years ago with the old celeron M laptops, and replaced them with core 2 duos. Some of the Centrinos/Pentium M were soldered in though.
EastLondon#9



I would stay away from them as it had a bug with the nvidia card not working as it should do.look on forums with loads of unhappy users.
renderman#10
Heres a video of a similar process of how it's done from a pentium to an i5 on an acer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=386USr4wY4Y
renderman 1 Like #11
EastLondon


I would stay away from them as it had a bug with the nvidia card not working as it should do.look on forums with loads of unhappy users.

I wasn't recommending them, just showing that the chipset supports the cpus natively.
EastLondon#12
renderman
EastLondon



I would stay away from them as it had a bug with the nvidia card not working as it should do.look on forums with loads of unhappy users.


I wasn't recommending them, just showing that the chipset supports the cpus natively.


Did not say you was mate just saying it's a dog.
renderman#13
That's a pity, Asus used to be one of the more reliable manufacturers.
leeparsons#14
no you cant its oos
EastLondon#15
Sorry it was the K53SD with the buggy nvidia card not the K55A
renderman#16
leeparsons
no you cant its oos

LOL I can't argue with that. I meant you can get them in general with those processors, but I'm sure you knew that.
onlineshoppingsicko 1 Like #17
philjstephenson
Personally i think its a good price so heat, but just lately im seeing more and more of these deals with decent Ram and HDD but the CPU's are lousy....Celeron is bad enough but a dual core Celeron.....
<:-s

EVEn celelron dual core sandybridge is slower than core 2 duo 6 years old laptop
jnm21#18
You may be right, but that is EXACTLY is the same thinking employed in the thread I posted, with the same manufacturer; not saying you are wrong - just have a read & decide if you think it worth the risk.
hammeredpizza#19
Personally, I wouldn't buy a non-Windows 8 PC. Upgrade, fine. But if you're spending money, spend it right.
ferrarian#20
Who on earth still uses Celeron processors these days! Sorry, COLD deal...

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