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HP Laptop G5 i5-6200U 8GB 256GB SSD FHD - £455.41 - BT Shop

£455.41 @ BT Shop
Lots of people having a meltdown over 1080 screens Thought I'd throw this in and see how it goes Apparently I get a hat from some dude on here! (bonus!) i5 (6th Gen) 6200U / 2.3 GHz (2.8 GHz) / 3 M… Read More
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3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Lots of people having a meltdown over 1080 screens
Thought I'd throw this in and see how it goes
Apparently I get a hat from some dude on here! (bonus!)
i5 (6th Gen) 6200U / 2.3 GHz (2.8 GHz) / 3 MB Cache
Memory8 GB DDR4
Storage256 GB - M.2 SSD
Optical DriveDVD SuperMulti
Display15.6" WLED 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 520
Battery4-cell - up to 8.25 hours
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1 Like #1
Also possible 2.3% cash back at TCB and quicdco

https://www.topcashback.co.uk/bt_shop/
8 Likes #2
ppl gonna have another meltdown they're gonna want 4k now.

nice find heat from me
2 Likes #3
It's a TN panel would be better if it was IPS or VA.
1 Like #4
Hmm I really wanted a cheaper machine, £105 less, with lower resolution but damn, now I have a choice instead of moaning about a lower priced laptop not having full HD.

HOT FROM ME ;)
2 Likes #5
pcfarrar
It's a TN panel would be better if it was IPS or VA.


Can you post the link for those ones at a similar price. Thanks in advance.
#6
Well, the resolution snobbery does seem to be crazy here on HUKD.

Yes, 1366*768 is a bit low these days for anything larger than 12", but higher is not always better.

Had this 14" 1080P IPS Elitebook at work and nobody could get along with that screen - even I hasten to add the eagle-eyed youngster who claimed near 20/20 vision...

I can only imagine that 4K on a 14" laptop would be really terrible for anything which doesn't scale. And if you are forced to run at (for example) 150% DPI scaling, then the extra resolution is wasted and just drains the batteries (yes, higher resolution screens generally need brighter backlights so they use more energy).

I actually have a 15.6" Thinkpad T530 which is 768P. That is a bit small and have been contemplating doing an upgrade but am torn between 1080P and 900P. 1080P on a 15.6" is not to dissimilar to 900P on a 14" and I find that a good compromise between screen res and being able to read stuff.
1 Like #7
Looks like a good find and ticks all my boxes (15", 1080, SSD, Edit: under £500).

Anyone found any reviews of it yet or have experience of this model?

Also wondering if the RAM can be easily upgraded in the future, or if it would be easy enough to replace the optical drive with a hard drive for extra storage?

Edited By: LankyChris on Dec 31, 2016 16:59: Missed a criteria
#8
Cracking price for this device.
1 Like #9
LankyChris
Looks like a good find and ticks all my boxes (15", 1080, SSD).
Anyone found any reviews of it yet or have experience of this model?
Also wondering if the RAM can be easily upgraded in the future, or if it would be easy enough to replace the optical drive with a hard drive for extra storage?

Well here's a NBC review of what sounds very similar (BT Shop don't seem to show the actual model number):
http://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-250-G5-SP-X0N33EA-Notebook-Review.181969.0.html
Obviously a cheap plastic notebook which is not too serviceable (while Elitebooks look similar they have a service door, are metal and they cost a lot more).
Still it does have a service manual which should answer most questions about DVD bays, M.2, 2.5", RAM slots etc.:
http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=10180321&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c05087748
While it looks like NBC didn't open theirs, they do mention that adding a second SoDIMM would improve the iGPU score so it most likely has two slots. Only 2.1KG which is not bad for a 15.6" laptop.

Edited By: Gkains on Dec 31, 2016 15:48
2 Likes #10
Here's Crucial's upgrade page:
http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for//hp-250-g5--%28intel-core-i7-6500u---i5-6200u%29
Max 16GB is surprising since I though that most DDR4 systems should be able to take 2x16GB
1 Like #11
pcfarrar
It's a TN panel would be better if it was IPS or VA.

So close.

Gkains
Well, the resolution snobbery does seem to be crazy here on HUKD.
Yes, 1366*768 is a bit low these days for anything larger than 12", but higher is not always better.
Had this 14" 1080P IPS Elitebook at work and nobody could get along with that screen - even I hasten to add the eagle-eyed youngster who claimed near 20/20 vision...

768 vertical resolution has been around for over 10 years now. It hampers productivity compared to a higher res panel and should have been retired years ago.

If you can't get along with 1080p @ 14" you probably need glasses.
1 Like #12
K1LLER HORNET

If you can't get along with 1080p @ 14" you probably need glasses.
Thanks ;)
But my point was that there are plenty of people who do not along with 1080P on a 14" screen. Which is why I called the HUKD attitude resolution snobbery.
I would put it differently: using 1080P for years on small screens will ruin anyone's eyes so they will require glasses sooner than later!
#13
Gkains
K1LLER HORNET

If you can't get along with 1080p @ 14" you probably need glasses.
Thanks ;)
But my point was that there are plenty of people who do not along with 1080P on a 14" screen. Which is why I called the HUKD attitude resolution snobbery.
I would put it differently: using 1080P for years on small screens will ruin anyone's eyes so they will require glasses sooner than later!

Then you better stock up on the poor resolution machines while they're here as going forward screen resolution is only going to go up.
3 Likes #14
pcfarrar
It's a TN panel would be better if it was IPS or VA.
yeah and its only an i5 would be better if it was an i7.

Integrated graphics too (oh the humanity!), would be better if it had a gtx 1080 and a free Ferrari thrown in!!!
1 Like #15
poison3k
pcfarrar
It's a TN panel would be better if it was IPS or VA.
yeah and its only an i5 would be better if it was an i7.

Integrated graphics too (oh the humanity!), would be better if it had a gtx 1080 and a free Ferrari thrown in!!!


FFS it's only got 2 cores.... it's good, but it's not right.... oO
#16
pw26228
pcfarrar
It's a TN panel would be better if it was IPS or VA.
Can you post the link for those ones at a similar price. Thanks in advance.

The Lenovo E560 with FHD IPS panel was available for £450 earlier in the year, similar spec to this one but had a 192GB SSD. I bought a few at work and they were good machines.

HP 250 G5's are the main laptops I've been buying at work recently. The FHD TN panel isn't too bad, it's definitely a big improvement over the stock screen.
#17
Not 8k ultra ultra ultra HD. Disappointed.
1 Like #19

This doesn't say anything about the screen being full HD... that seems to be the difference ?
#20
5nowman
This doesn't say anything about the screen being full HD... that seems to be the difference ?


That's well spotted, thank you

Edited By: miarcerts on Jan 02, 2017 08:11
#21
On BT site the manufacture code is: X0N33EA#ABU

Googling this brings up what looks like the same machine on some other sites:
* £461.98 - Ordered on Request - https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P243692P
* £549.97 - in stock - http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-g5-intel-core-i5-6200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-dvdsm-windows-7-pro-15.6-inch-f-x0n33ea/version.asp
* £439.97 - currently not available - http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/X0N33EAABU-HP-250-G5_1959038.html
* £471.70 - in stock - https://www.technoworld.com/hp-250-g5-x0n33ea-abu-core-i5-6200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-dvdrw-15-6in-bt-cam-win-7-10-pro

So BT seems to be the cheapest it can currently be ordered from since it's out of stock on saveonlaptops.

There's also some info on it on the HP German site. It seems to say it has 2 ram slots but they're not accessible. I'm assuming that means you have to take the case off if you want to upgrade it:
http://www8.hp.com/at/de/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=11860985#!tab=specs
#22
Is this decent for playing games on? (say civ 5, maybe XCOM not the Witcher 3 or Battlefield)
#23
Defo a lot of screen snobbery here. I'm looking for something to produce music on so the screen is my least important part, the amount of ram on this is good and it's ssd so looks like a great deal to me.
#24
Gkains
K1LLER HORNET

If you can't get along with 1080p @ 14" you probably need glasses.
Thanks ;)
But my point was that there are plenty of people who do not along with 1080P on a 14" screen. Which is why I called the HUKD attitude resolution snobbery.
I would put it differently: using 1080P for years on small screens will ruin anyone's eyes so they will require glasses sooner than later!

Jeez what about mobile phones?
1 Like #25
It's not about screen snobbery. All the screens should be full hd by now, it's not 2001.
#26
Cold its a BT, Bl**dy Terrible company.
#27
The resolution is good, but it still seems a little overpriced. Perhaps everything has gone up post brexit
banned#28
Proveright
Cold its a BT, Bl**dy Terrible company.
Hahahahaha I see what you did there, oh very clever....:p
#29
Says Windows 7, but photo on site shows different version.
Also, isnt Windows 7 having all support dropped soon?
#30
tumbleweed34
Says Windows 7, but photo on site shows different version.
Also, isnt Windows 7 having all support dropped soon?

Specifications - Win 7 Pro 64-bit (downgrade from Windows 10 Pro 64-bit) + Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Licence
Think you're ok, lots businesses like to drag on with 7 as long as poss but move to 10 when forced, lowers IT support costs probably.
#31
#32
abs
An extra £45 will get you 7th Generation: http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=Z5D50EA&opt=ABU

HP Blue Currently Out of Stock ... but for less extra (£15 approx) 7th gen here.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-310-full-hd-laptop-i5-7200u-latest-gen-fast-ddr4-8-gb-ram-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-2593860

Edited By: TheVeryMan on Jan 05, 2017 17:10
#33
businesses like to drag on with 7 as long as poss but move to 10 when forced, lowers IT support costs probably.
Businesses were waiting for Server 2016 to fully control Window 10.

Edited By: fr0d0 on Jan 06, 2017 08:12
#34
I have this exact model. I paid about £470 from HP website. Accept mine come with windows 7. (I dislike windows 10 regarding privacy)
#35
Defo a lot of screen snobbery here. I'm looking for something to produce music on so the screen is my least important part, the amount of ram on this is good and it's ssd so looks like a great deal to me.

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