ASUS X555LA 15.6” Laptop - Intel® Core™ i5-4210 Processor £329.00 @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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Processor - Intel® Core™ i5-4210 Processor (1.7 GHz, 2.7 GHz with TurboBoost, 3 MB cache)
RAM - 4 GB
Storage - 1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm
Operating system - Windows 8
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#1
Good specs and a great price.
#2
All good except 2 cell 4hr battery
#3
You can add the O2 priority voucher for further discount
#4
Would this play tekkit, runescape and Day Z decently?
#5
l3w15g
Would this play tekkit, runescape and Day Z decently?

No chance with DayZ. Being a beta it's poorly optimized at the moment. Even my overclocked AMD 290 card paired with my overclocked i5-4690K doesn't run it well on all the highest settings, yet I can max out other very demanding games like Metro 2033 and Watch Dogs.

Runescape isn't really demanding at all so you might be able to run that without too many problems.

Edited By: ColinB1984 on Dec 05, 2014 07:58
#6
Hi guys/gals at the moment I have a Lenovo G580 and processor is a i3-2370M 2.4GHz

I just wanted to know if this laptop will be much better performance? I'll be adding my SSD 250gb and maybe another 4gb RAM

Thanks
#7
The i5-4210Y which I believe is this CPU is, is about as powerful as a decent Core 2 Duo in performance terms, you might be surprised by that, but it goes to show that 8 year old C2D performance is still relevant today, this will have much better thermal and power consumption properties than a C2D.
1 Like #8
Toon_army
Hi guys/gals at the moment I have a Lenovo G580 and processor is a i3-2370M 2.4GHz

I just wanted to know if this laptop will be much better performance? I'll be adding my SSD 250gb and maybe another 4gb RAM

Thanks

Sure. This laptop will give you millions of extra operations every second. More than you can do with a calculator in a year. It will speed up the boot time of operating system by at least two hundreds of a second.

Next time when asking such questions, specify what tasks you are using your laptop for. I5 won't speed up your porn or internet.
#9
Toon_army
Hi guys/gals at the moment I have a Lenovo G580 and processor is a i3-2370M 2.4GHz

I just wanted to know if this laptop will be much better performance? I'll be adding my SSD 250gb and maybe another 4gb RAM

Thanks

Just looking at passmark scores, you get 3425 on the i5-4210U and 2767 on the i3-2370M, but that's not the whole story.
For passmark benchmark numbers see: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/mid_range_cpus.html

The i3 chip runs at 2.4GHz and the i5 at 1.7GHz with a turbo of 2.7GHz. What's not clear is how much of the passmark scores come from the turbo or how long the turbo can be sustained. If it's running turbo then it's going to get hotter and louder as the fans kick in. It seems likely that the i5 won't be very much faster much of the time when turbo isn't in use and you are probably only getting a 25% performance increase at peak. That hardly seems worth shelling out £329 for.

Of course if your current graphics isn't as good then you might gain a bit more, but personally I would save a bit longer until I could afford something with dedicated AMD or NVidia graphics and a better chip upgrade.
#10
Disk is the bottleneck in most laptops. the i3 is a very capable CPU. You'd probably see much more benefit from adding an SSD than from changing to a faster processor. As mentioned unless you have other requirements like gaming performance where you might want a laptop with discrete gfx.
#11
In light of the comment above regarding a dedicated graphics card, would this be a better option?
Lenovo G500 Intel® Core™ i3-3110M Dual Core Processor £349.97
15.6" HD Screen
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
4GB DDR3 RAM
1000GB HDD
DVD Rewriter
Dedicated AMD 8570M Graphics
Link


Edited By: gmorgan1985 on Dec 05, 2014 11:27: more detail to link
#12
great price
just bought it, 299 £ after O2 discount hope so gonna be good one.
#13
This laptop was 299 in store on black friday, I nearly took one.
#14
whammo
This laptop was 299 in store on black friday, I nearly took one.

It was the previous model, the X550 that was on black friday with the 3337u processor
#15
Toon_army
Hi guys/gals at the moment I have a Lenovo G580 and processor is a i3-2370M 2.4GHz

I just wanted to know if this laptop will be much better performance? I'll be adding my SSD 250gb and maybe another 4gb RAM

Thanks


Probably be better to just spend the money on putting a ssd on your current one as you won't get massive gains from getting this laptop and you can always put the ssd elsewhere when you don't use your current one
banned#16
Just ordered, thanks OP! Heat added.

I bought refurbished K56CA for £270 from Argos Outlet which was delivered yesterday. Broken internal speakers, no Win8 license, display lid problems and weird touchpad misplacement (during the assembly?) causing the right button to be "on top" of the casing. That was a joke.
1 Like #17
jajcon
great price
just bought it, 299 £ after O2 discount hope so gonna be good one.

How do you get the o2 discount?
#18
i5 at reasonable price, but CPU rating a very,very average 3400 ish! aim for 5000+ if you do anything heavy!
#19
Toon_army
Hi guys/gals at the moment I have a Lenovo G580 and processor is a i3-2370M 2.4GHz

I just wanted to know if this laptop will be much better performance? I'll be adding my SSD 250gb and maybe another 4gb RAM

Thanks

That depends on what you plan to use it for, but judging that you have a M series processor, and this is a U series, the difference between the two won't be that great, I'd say maybe 30% boost in performance.


fishmaster
The i5-4210Y which I believe is this CPU is, is about as powerful as a decent Core 2 Duo in performance terms, you might be surprised by that, but it goes to show that 8 year old C2D performance is still relevant today, this will have much better thermal and power consumption properties than a C2D.

This is a 4210U not Y series, the base clock is 1.7Ghz and boost is 2.7Ghz, which matched the clock speeds on the Intel website the 4210Y has a base clock of 1.5Ghz and a boost of 1.9Ghz. It wouldn't really make sense to put in a Y processor on a laptop like this, it's only really useful for a more compact built ultrabook, where thermal throttling would be an issue.
#20
minicale
Toon_army
Hi guys/gals at the moment I have a Lenovo G580 and processor is a i3-2370M 2.4GHz

I just wanted to know if this laptop will be much better performance? I'll be adding my SSD 250gb and maybe another 4gb RAM

Thanks

Probably be better to just spend the money on putting a ssd on your current one as you won't get massive gains from getting this laptop and you can always put the ssd elsewhere when you don't use your current one

Ive got an SSD in my current laptop. I wanted something for recording gameplay on my elgato the i3 I'm using doesn't seem to like 1080p


Harryisme
Toon_army
Hi guys/gals at the moment I have a Lenovo G580 and processor is a i3-2370M 2.4GHz

I just wanted to know if this laptop will be much better performance? I'll be adding my SSD 250gb and maybe another 4gb RAM

Thanks

That depends on what you plan to use it for, but judging that you have a M series processor, and this is a U series, the difference between the two won't be that great, I'd say maybe 30% boost in performance.


fishmaster
The i5-4210Y which I believe is this CPU is, is about as powerful as a decent Core 2 Duo in performance terms, you might be surprised by that, but it goes to show that 8 year old C2D performance is still relevant today, this will have much better thermal and power consumption properties than a C2D.

This is a 4210U not Y series, the base clock is 1.7Ghz and boost is 2.7Ghz, which matched the clock speeds on the Intel website the 4210Y has a base clock of 1.5Ghz and a boost of 1.9Ghz. It wouldn't really make sense to put in a Y processor on a laptop like this, it's only really useful for a more compact built ultrabook, where thermal throttling would be an issue.

I'm wanting it for recording gameplay via my elgato
#21
Toon_army
minicale
[quote=Toon_army] Hi guys/gals at the moment I have a Lenovo G580 and processor is a i3-2370M 2.4GHz
I just wanted to know if this laptop will be much better performance? I'll be adding my SSD 250gb and maybe another 4gb RAM
Thanks

Probably be better to just spend the money on putting a ssd on your current one as you won't get massive gains from getting this laptop and you can always put the ssd elsewhere when you don't use your current one

Ive got an SSD in my current laptop. I wanted something for recording gameplay on my elgato the i3 I'm using doesn't seem to like 1080p

What do you mean by it doesnt like 1080p?

As you are planning on using it for recordings be warned recordings use up space like crazy so you wont manage well with a laptop in general as they are limited to 2'5" drives that are either SSDs that will cost a lot per GB or HDDs that are 5400rpm and either is not really that great of an option.
#22
They were coming with 4GB RAM back in 2008. I want 8GB by now.
#23
Can you add a SSD on this laptop
Any one
#24
fayraz
jajcon
great price
just bought it, 299 £ after O2 discount hope so gonna be good one.

How do you get the o2 discount?
O2 app on my phone
#25
No Bluetooth shame :-(
#26
anyone know if this cpu is the 4210H which is #77 on Notebook checks list? http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html
banned 1 Like #27
Just collected it.
The battery is not replaceable, at least not without disassembling the laptop.

http://i.imgur.com/KZtAgmy.jpg

Edited By: kamilbrk on Dec 05, 2014 17:56: picture
1 Like #28
Have u got any pictures off the back please hdd access
1 Like #29
Also is this Matt or glossy screen please
banned 1 Like #30
@RSRSRS: Glossy display.
If wouldn't worry about the access to HDD though, you can just disassemble it, however I got your point - warranty.
#31
I am looking for a laptop to do photo editing, would this be a good laptop to use? Any advice is greatfully apreciated
#32
RSRSRS
Have u got any pictures off the back please hdd access
joshtbh
anyone know if this cpu is the 4210H which is #77 on Notebook checks list? http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html

if anyone is interested it's the 4210U processor not the more powerful 4210M
#33
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kamilbrk
@RSRSRS: Glossy display.
If wouldn't worry about the access to HDD though, you can just disassemble it, however I got your point - warranty.


Hi so it's glossy screen
Not worried about warranty to be honest worse case out standard drive back in lol
#34
Comment
kamilbrk
Just collected it.
The battery is not replaceable, at least not without disassembling the laptop.

http://i.imgur.com/KZtAgmy.jpg
thanks for the picture
#35
Any one know if the back cover comes easy access to internal Harddrive
banned 1 Like #36
RSRSRS
Any one know if the back cover comes easy access to internal Harddrive

This model is exactly X555LA-XX273H.

On this video with model X551M, which looks *quite* the same, you can see that it is relatively easy.

I would say don't worry at all - you can replace the drive easily.

Edit: See 3rd page of comments here for pictures with this model internals.

Edited By: kamilbrk on Dec 10, 2014 19:50: Pictures info
#37
Balls, just bought this from Tesco's at the weekend for £400! :(
#38
Just went into Currys to pick one up that I had reserved for my daughter for her Christmas. Couldn't bring myself to buy it - very, very dull looking machine sat next to some really funky things. .

Saw this one there which looked great in the flesh -:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-15-g094sa-15-6-laptop-purple-10011517-pdt.html

Also available in black. AMD A8 as opposed to Intel i5, but all online comparisons have the processors as very similar. However, the HP has 8 gig of RAM, a better battery and HD webcam (Asus is only VGA),

To me the HP seemed as good or better in terms of value. I'd appreciate any expert advice.
#39
Comment
kamilbrk
RSRSRS
Any one know if the back cover comes easy access to internal Harddrive

This model is exactly X555LA-XX273H.

On this video with model X551M, which looks *quite* the same, you can see that it is relatively easy.

I would say don't worry at all - you can replace the drive easily.


Thanks not that easy but durable
#40
Comment
Black Mac
Just went into Currys to pick one up that I had reserved for my daughter for her Christmas. Couldn't bring myself to buy it - very, very dull looking machine sat next to some really funky things. .

Saw this one there which looked great in the flesh -:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-15-g094sa-15-6-laptop-purple-10011517-pdt.html

Also available in black. AMD A8 as opposed to Intel i5, but all online comparisons have the processors as very similar. However, the HP has 8 gig of RAM, a better battery and HD webcam (Asus is only VGA),

To me the HP seemed as good or better in terms of value. I'd appreciate any expert advice.

hi what's the back like easy access not sure if amd is same as i5 thou

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