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Compaq 15" Laptop - Amazon Lightning deals £149.99 4gb/500gb, 4gb/1tb, 8gb/1tb

£149.99 @ Amazon
amazed this isnt on here already given the popularity of the cheap Dell 15" deals Compaq 15-s104na Notebook PC (Intel Celeron N2840 with Intel HD Graphics, 4 GB RAM, 500GB, Windows 8.1) The 8GB … Read More
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amazed this isnt on here already given the popularity of the cheap Dell 15" deals

Compaq 15-s104na Notebook PC (Intel Celeron N2840 with Intel HD Graphics, 4 GB RAM, 500GB, Windows 8.1)

The 8GB / 1TB model at £199 seems a good deal, even if its an Intel Celeron!!
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#2
Is this actually any good or a false economy purchase?

Video streaming, multi tabs open etc...

Anyone recommend?
#3
As there's no optical drive, you should be able to put in a small ssd, which would improve this machine no end. It is a good price, although personally I'd find it too limiting.
#4
Holdsworth
As there's no optical drive, you should be able to put in a small ssd, which would improve this machine no end. It is a good price, although personally I'd find it too limiting.

There is an optical drive, it states it on the hp/compaq website and shows it in the photo.

I have the compaq CQ61... Is this better?

Cheers
#5
Have a laptop with the same CPU for household computing, (surfing, office etc) with an SSD installed.

Perfectly fine for doing all those things including streaming.
1 Like #6
"Battery weight 0.2 Grams" Isn't Amazon wonderful?
#7
Holdsworth - why did you say no optical drive - because I just bought two of these and they had no drive despite saying on the website it did. I thought they sent me the wrong item and bought two more :(
#9
louisajoyce
Holdsworth - why did you say no optical drive - because I just bought two of these and they had no drive despite saying on the website it did. I thought they sent me the wrong item and bought two more :(
I looked at this machine on a different site, and there was definitely no drive. I'll look in my history when I get home and let you know which site it was.
#10
Celeron I'm out, an AMD would have been better
#11
louisajoyce
Holdsworth - why did you say no optical drive - because I just bought two of these and they had no drive despite saying on the website it did. I thought they sent me the wrong item and bought two more :(
"•Watch DVD movies using the integrated optical drive—or write your own media" from Amazon's description. References to any other site don't natter. The spec Amazon are selling has an optical drive.

Edited By: qbs on Dec 17, 2014 17:00
#12
the £149.99 / 500GB HDD & 4GB RAM is now out of stock

of the remaining options, probably better to get the £199.99 one with 8GB RAM rather than the 4GB, £20 difference but will help when you have lots of things running at the same time

Edited By: vexx64 on Dec 17, 2014 17:41
#13
qbs - got two of these Friday from Amazon and they didn't have DVD drives. Have ordered replacements in the hope they have sent me he wrong stock
#14
Nice find
#15
Saving £30 on something that wasn't very enticing in the first place... great
#16
there is someone selling model compaq model 15-s104na in an auction on ebay and in the description they have typed no optical drive

could be possible Amazon have made a mistake in their write up
#17
would amazon offer any sort of after purchase discount if they there is not the dvd functionality promised?
#18
I never even knew Amazon done lightning deals. Thanks op.
#19
Cheapest is now £179.99

The 500GB hdd version costs the same as the 1TB..

Edited By: thebuyer on Dec 17, 2014 17:56
#20
Vexx64 - l bet not, just return for refund :(
2 Likes #21
Neobrown
Saving £30 on something that wasn't very enticing in the first place... great
maybe, but its a pretty decent discount for someone looking for an absolute entry level laptop option
1 Like #22
I don't see the point of 8GB RAM with a crap CPU.
#23
louisajoyce
Vexx64 - l bet not, just return for refund :(
i never use optical drive anyway really, if it doesnt have the drive ill try anyway and post back results
#24
Neobrown - perfect for a 9 and 10 year old, I'm happy!
1 Like #25
Transformers
I don't see the point of 8GB RAM with a crap CPU.

I agree. It's like putting a turbo on a lawnmower.
2 Likes #26
tahseenstar
Celeron I'm out, an AMD would have been better

I run a high end gaming PC, also have a Celeron N2840/2GB Win8 laptop for browsing and other basics, it's absolutely fine for its purpose.


Edited By: spaceinvader on Dec 17, 2014 18:30
3 Likes #27
Transformers
I don't see the point of 8GB RAM with a crap CPU.

Agree, 16GB would have been much better. :)
1 Like #28
Transformers
I don't see the point of 8GB RAM with a crap CPU.

Agree. Guess because people see 8gb ram and buy.
#29
amazed this isnt on here already given the popularity of the cheap Dell 15" deals

Dell machines are a million times better than Compaq so actually I'm amazed that you could even consider to compare the two.
#30
Are the lightning deals back??
#31
thanks op
#32
spaceinvader
tahseenstar
Celeron I'm out, an AMD would have been better

I run a high end gaming PC, also have a Celeron N2840/2GB Win8 laptop for browsing and other basics, it's absolutely fine for its purpose.


It's fine for YOUR purpose. Doesn't mean to say it's suitable for everyone. If all you are doing is browsing bbc news and a few flash sites, its just equivalent to an expensive tablet (for it's purpose)

Personally, you would get better performance out of a hamster in a wheel.




Edited By: dodgyscouser on Dec 17, 2014 22:01
1 Like #33
dodgyscouser
It's fine for YOUR purpose. Doesn't mean to say it's suitable for everyone. If all you are doing is browsing bbc news and a few flash sites, its just equivalent to an expensive tablet (for it's purpose)

Personally, you would get better performance out of a hamster in a wheel.
You'd get better comments than this from a hamster in a wheel too - you've added no insight whatsoever. For example, people might want to use such a computer to write documents, of which this is more than capable.

Edited By: Ashe on Dec 17, 2014 23:25
#34
dodgyscouser
spaceinvader
tahseenstar
Celeron I'm out, an AMD would have been better

I run a high end gaming PC, also have a Celeron N2840/2GB Win8 laptop for browsing and other basics, it's absolutely fine for its purpose.


It's fine for YOUR purpose. Doesn't mean to say it's suitable for everyone. If all you are doing is browsing bbc news and a few flash sites, its just equivalent to an expensive tablet (for it's purpose)

Personally, you would get better performance out of a hamster in a wheel.


Did you even read the comment you replied to? Did I suggest it was capable of anything other than the basics? I said it was good for browsing, which you went on to agree with. You then go on to slate its performance without stating what tasks it under-performs in, as you just agreed that it was only good for basic use you must be whinging because it doesn't do more advanced things, frankly if you buy a Celeron for playing Crysis or video editing then you're probably not the sharpest tool in the box. Either that or it's just blind brand snobbery.

I'll say it again, Celeron is fine for basic uses... it win not run Crysis at 120FPS. :|
#35
Ashe
dodgyscouser
It's fine for YOUR purpose. Doesn't mean to say it's suitable for everyone. If all you are doing is browsing bbc news and a few flash sites, its just equivalent to an expensive tablet (for it's purpose)

Personally, you would get better performance out of a hamster in a wheel.
You'd get better comments than this from a hamster in a wheel too - you've added no insight whatsoever. For example, people might want to use such a computer to write documents, of which this is more than capable.

How original. I wasn't offering insight, I was stating a fact about the comment made (albeit at face value). Just because it's suitable for one person does not automatically make suitable for everyone, neither does it also assume an acceptable level of performance for 'browsing' only. it will work yes, but in all likelihood it won't be performant (you can categorise that as you wish as each persons expectation is different). Yes some people will purchase it, but those expectations may be higher (I've seen higher end i3/i5 CPU's struggle with even the basic of flash content).

If you want me to quote 'CPU Marks' and such against other models in the same price bracket i will. The point being a) it isn't as greater deal as being made out as you can purchase AMD A4's for £20 more and twice the 'compute' and b) the memory vs cpu performance does not make up the shortfall, hence making it nothing more than an expensive tablet.

Additionally, if you are fine with only having one-two windows open at any given time, writing (very basic) letters, waiting 5-10s or longer to load/render a page or have the patient of a saint, then by all means go for it.


Edited By: dodgyscouser on Dec 18, 2014 07:41: dibble
#36
dodgyscouser
How original. I wasn't offering insight, I was stating a fact about the comment made (albeit at face value). Just because it's suitable for one person does not automatically make suitable for everyone, neither does it also assume an acceptable level of performance for 'browsing' only. it will work yes, but in all likelihood it won't be performant (you can categorise that as you wish as each persons expectation is different). Yes some people will purchase it, but those expectations may be higher (I've seen higher end i3/i5 CPU's struggle with even the basic of flash content).

If you want me to quote 'CPU Marks' and such against other models in the same price bracket i will. The point being a) it isn't as greater deal as being made out as you can purchase AMD A4's for £20 more and twice the 'compute' and b) the memory vs cpu performance does not make up the shortfall, hence making it nothing more than an expensive tablet.

Additionally, if you are fine with only having one-two windows open at any given time, writing (very basic) letters, waiting 5-10s or longer to load/render a page or have the patient of a saint, then by all means go for it.
The point is that you offered a comment which could be said about *any* computer - i.e. a particular machine would be fine for some people's purposes, but not others - well, duh. You also made a tablet comparison, ignoring tasks like word processing. Your reply here may have some actual information in that, but that doesn't make the initial comment less dumb.

Edited By: Ashe on Dec 20, 2014 00:02

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