HP Laptop (Intel core I7-6700HQ, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB, 16GB RAM, GTX960 17.3" Full HD IPS) £899 @ HP - HotUKDeals
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HP Laptop (Intel core I7-6700HQ, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB, 16GB RAM, GTX960 17.3" Full HD IPS) £899.00 @ HP

£899.00 @ HP
I know a 17" display isn't for everyone, but I've been looking for a laptop for working from home for a while andd this seems to be good value for what it offers. Not of interest to me but there is…
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1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I know a 17" display isn't for everyone, but I've been looking for a laptop for working from home for a while andd this seems to be good value for what it offers.

Not of interest to me but there is also an offer for £390 worth of complimentary software at http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/offer.aspx?p=c-gaming-intel

Specs are as follows:

Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ (2.6 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Processor Chipset
Intel HM170

Memory
16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)

Drives
1 TB 7200 rpm SATA
128 GB M.2 SSD
SuperMulti DVD burner

Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)

Display
43.9 cm (17.3") diagonal FHD IPS UWVA anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)

Multimedia
B&O PLAY
HP Audio Boost
Dual speakers
HP Wide Vision HD Camera with dual array digital microphone

Keyboard
Full-size island-style backlit keyboard with numeric keypad
Pointing device
HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support

Network interface
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless
Intel® 802.11ac (2x2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo

Ports
1 HDMI
1 headphone/microphone combo
1 USB 2.0
2 USB 3.0
1 RJ-45
1 multi-format SD media card reader

Weight 2.75 kg

Battery type 6-cell, 62 Wh Li-ion
Battery life Up to 10 hours
Battery recharge time Supports battery fast charge: 90% in 90 minutes

Operating system
Windows 10 Home 64

Product color Natural silver cover, ash silver keyboard frame

Warranty 1-year limited parts, labour, and pickup and return service
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#1
Great spec
#2
looks decent, on the market for one early next year - will be looking for something like this
#3
There seems to be no good offers for quad-core i7 processor laptops. For those that are voting this down, would uou please share deals for a non U version i7 processor based laptop?

I'm not into gaming but just want a neat looking (silver) powerful laptop for work and just video editing capabilities, ideally around 15" screen size.
#4
Was looking at this just before I saw here. I am in market for 17inch reliable laptop for work. Spec are impressive but not sure if this is good deal or not.
#5
mubashar
There seems to be no good offers for quad-core i7 processor laptops. For those that are voting this down, would uou please share deals for a non U version i7 processor based laptop?
I'm not into gaming but just want a neat looking (silver) powerful laptop for work and just video editing capabilities, ideally around 15" screen size.
People just see i7. Like you said the quad core hyperthreading models are leaps and bounds above the dual core and U models. I remember when i7 used to mean something, you knew you were getting something powerfull.
They have just abused the name.

Cant find anything close to cheaper for proper i7, SSD & HDD, 16GB ddr4, decent graphics and decent screen.
1 Like #6
there is not mini display port on this. Does anybody know how I can hook external monitor on this?
#7
vsh1
there is not mini display port on this. Does anybody know how I can hook external monitor on this?

Does the monitor not have a HDMI or DVI port?
#8
MBeeching
vsh1
there is not mini display port on this. Does anybody know how I can hook external monitor on this?
Does the monitor not have a HDMI or DVI port?

No not the monitor i have its very old connected to my xps with adaptor to mini display port.
Can I use Hdmi for connecting monitor? i cant on my xps 1702x. May be its different tech now.

sorry i am not upto date with these technology.
#9
The only thng that puts me off ordering this is that it looks to have the same huge bezels around the screen that my years old 17" HP G72 has.

Desperately want to upgrade that thing.
#10
I know I keep saying it, but spending £900 on a laptop with a 960M is complete and utter madness.
1050/1050Ti models are not far off and will offer 2-3x the GPU performance in this price bracket.
#11
MBeeching
I know I keep saying it, but spending £900 on a laptop with a 960M is complete and utter madness.
1050/1050Ti models are not far off and will offer 2-3x the GPU performance in this price bracket.

Any examples with a 17" IPS screen and 16GB RAM?
#12
MBeeching
I know I keep saying it, but spending £900 on a laptop with a 960M is complete and utter madness.
1050/1050Ti models are not far off and will offer 2-3x the GPU performance in this price bracket.


​have you see any that have the 10 series graphics at this price point and is available now like this?
#13
aleem
MBeeching
1050/1050Ti models are not far off and will offer 2-3x the GPU performance in this price bracket.
Any examples with a 17" IPS screen and 16GB RAM?

Not yet, I guess we'll find out in Jan/Feb ;)
#14
888eyeball
have you see any that have the 10 series graphics at this price point and is available now like this?

No, but I made that abundantly clear in my post. I won't lose any sleep if you want to buy this laptop.
#15
I really like this setup, pretty much what I've been looking for at this price for a while now. I want a big screen and lots of RAM, the DVD is a bonus because presumbly I can swap it out for an HDD caddy.

All the other extras are good as well, bluetooth, usb 3, HDMI etc.

GTX 960M, I think would be good enough for me. I won't be playing games but I do want to do video editing.

The only thing that puts me off is the negative comments, (which you always get), suggesting there will be better.

Can anybody actually say with proof that you will get this same setup with a better graphics and processor for the same money in the next couple of months?
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1 Like #17
myapps
I really like this setup, pretty much what I've been looking for at this price for a while now. I want a big screen and lots of RAM, the DVD is a bonus because presumbly I can swap it out for an HDD caddy.
All the other extras are good as well, bluetooth, usb 3, HDMI etc.
GTX 960M, I think would be good enough for me. I won't be playing games but I do want to do video editing.
The only thing that puts me off is the negative comments, (which you always get), suggesting there will be better.
Can anybody actually say with proof that you will get this same setup with a better graphics and processor for the same money in the next couple of months?
l think this is good setup, so l have bought this using my work perk discount. Didnt want to ponder to long over this, as last time l did, they all sold out.
#18
myapps
I really like this setup, pretty much what I've been looking for at this price for a while now. I want a big screen and lots of RAM, the DVD is a bonus because presumbly I can swap it out for an HDD caddy.
All the other extras are good as well, bluetooth, usb 3, HDMI etc.
GTX 960M, I think would be good enough for me. I won't be playing games but I do want to do video editing.
The only thing that puts me off is the negative comments, (which you always get), suggesting there will be better.
Can anybody actually say with proof that you will get this same setup with a better graphics and processor for the same money in the next couple of months?
You could wait for 1050/1050Ti models as suggested but they will sell at a premium for a good while.
Theres not a chance in hell your going to get a laptop with new gen graphics, proper quad core i7, 16GB DDR4, HDD, SSD boot drive and 17" IPS screen for under £900.
Perhaps a dual core i5 or i7.

This is a great power house of a laptop, if you like it I wouldnt be put of by negative comments.

Edited By: callum84 on Dec 31, 2016 15:29: .
#19
888eyeball
myapps
I really like this setup, pretty much what I've been looking for at this price for a while now. I want a big screen and lots of RAM, the DVD is a bonus because presumbly I can swap it out for an HDD caddy.
All the other extras are good as well, bluetooth, usb 3, HDMI etc.
GTX 960M, I think would be good enough for me. I won't be playing games but I do want to do video editing.
The only thing that puts me off is the negative comments, (which you always get), suggesting there will be better.
Can anybody actually say with proof that you will get this same setup with a better graphics and processor for the same money in the next couple of months?
l think this is good setup, so l have bought this using my work perk discount. Didnt want to ponder to long over this, as last time l did, they all sold out.


​Do you mean the 17" at John Lewis?
#20
bpanther
888eyeball
myapps
I really like this setup, pretty much what I've been looking for at this price for a while now. I want a big screen and lots of RAM, the DVD is a bonus because presumbly I can swap it out for an HDD caddy.
All the other extras are good as well, bluetooth, usb 3, HDMI etc.
GTX 960M, I think would be good enough for me. I won't be playing games but I do want to do video editing.
The only thing that puts me off is the negative comments, (which you always get), suggesting there will be better.
Can anybody actually say with proof that you will get this same setup with a better graphics and processor for the same money in the next couple of months?
l think this is good setup, so l have bought this using my work perk discount. Didnt want to ponder to long over this, as last time l did, they all sold out.
​Do you mean the 17" at John Lewis?
No not JL, HP.
#21
888eyeball
bpanther
888eyeball
myapps
I really like this setup, pretty much what I've been looking for at this price for a while now. I want a big screen and lots of RAM, the DVD is a bonus because presumbly I can swap it out for an HDD caddy.
All the other extras are good as well, bluetooth, usb 3, HDMI etc.
GTX 960M, I think would be good enough for me. I won't be playing games but I do want to do video editing.
The only thing that puts me off is the negative comments, (which you always get), suggesting there will be better.
Can anybody actually say with proof that you will get this same setup with a better graphics and processor for the same money in the next couple of months?
l think this is good setup, so l have bought this using my work perk discount. Didnt want to ponder to long over this, as last time l did, they all sold out.
​Do you mean the 17" at John Lewis?
No not JL, HP.


Thanks for the reminder. Have ordered using work perk too. got it for £869
#22
callum84
myapps
I really like this setup, pretty much what I've been looking for at this price for a while now. I want a big screen and lots of RAM, the DVD is a bonus because presumbly I can swap it out for an HDD caddy.
All the other extras are good as well, bluetooth, usb 3, HDMI etc.
GTX 960M, I think would be good enough for me. I won't be playing games but I do want to do video editing.
The only thing that puts me off is the negative comments, (which you always get), suggesting there will be better.
Can anybody actually say with proof that you will get this same setup with a better graphics and processor for the same money in the next couple of months?
You could wait for 1050/1050Ti models as suggested but they will sell at a premium for a good while.
Theres not a chance in hell your going to get a laptop with new gen graphics, proper quad core i7, 16GB DDR4, HDD, SSD boot drive and 17" IPS screen for under £900.
Perhaps a dual core i5 or i7.
This is a great power house of a laptop, if you like it I wouldnt be put of by negative comments.

Thank you, I have ordered.

There is a chance with the new models coming out that this type of spec of laptop will drop further over the coming months but that applies to pretty much all technology. As I said before it pretty much ticks all the boxes I want and my current laptop is over five years old oO 1050/1050Ti doesn't really appeal to me as a GTX960 will be slightly quicker than my Intel 965 chipset. X)

Thanks again for your words of wisdom. :)
#23
The Dell inspiron 7000 gaming laptop is cheaper and has much better specs
#25
krisb1701d
The Dell inspiron 7000 gaming laptop is cheaper and has much better specs

No SSD:
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000-15-6-gaming-laptop-10146140-pdt.html
#26
mubashar
krisb1701d
The Dell inspiron 7000 gaming laptop is cheaper and has much better specs
No SSD:
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000-15-6-gaming-laptop-10146140-pdt.html

Or a neat looking U version i7 processor with SSD as an alternative:
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000-15-6-laptop-silver-10153659-pdt.html
#27
krisb1701d
The Dell inspiron 7000 gaming laptop is cheaper and has much better specs


Link please
#28
vsh1
krisb1701d
The Dell inspiron 7000 gaming laptop is cheaper and has much better specs
Link please

How does this compare for £882.57 (incl 7% discount code) for 15" option:
http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7566-laptop/pd?oc=cn56605&model_id=inspiron-15-7566-laptop
#29
And another option into the mix for consideration:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-gp62-leopard-pro-i7-nvidia-960m-gaming-laptop-notebook-779-99-scan-2587713

Nothing appears to be a burning hot deal!
1 Like #30
mubashar
And another option into the mix for consideration:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-gp62-leopard-pro-i7-nvidia-960m-gaming-laptop-notebook-779-99-scan-2587713
Nothing appears to be a burning hot deal!
You seem to be looking at 15.6" laptops which could be seen as a totally different category to the 17" posted here. Still think that this deal is hot considering screen size and the other components. As I said when I posted it though, such a big screen isn't for everyone.
#31
don't need to go to the gym with this sort of weight
#32
vtec
don't need to go to the gym with this sort of weight


Thats even better. Save gym money..
#33
vsh1
krisb1701d
The Dell inspiron 7000 gaming laptop is cheaper and has much better specs
Link please
Directly from dell uk website. You cant link to it It does have an SSD the one from currys is the lower model
1 Like #34
I would stay well clear of this. Nvidia 1050 and 1050ti laptops will likely be out in a few days and will blow these out of the water.
#35
oddballmv
I would stay well clear of this. Nvidia 1050 and 1050ti laptops will likely be out in a few days and will blow these out of the water.

For the same money?
#36
myapps
oddballmv
I would stay well clear of this. Nvidia 1050 and 1050ti laptops will likely be out in a few days and will blow these out of the water.
For the same money?

Would expect so, with the January sales pushing prices down at the moment, I'd be very surprised if they are not low £900s.
#37
MBeeching
I know I keep saying it, but spending £900 on a laptop with a 960M is complete and utter madness.
1050/1050Ti models are not far off and will offer 2-3x the GPU performance in this price bracket.

I've been looking around trying to find articles about the 2-3x GPU performance you mention. I can only find that the new GPU will be up to 10% quicker. Can you posts some links please?
#38
myapps
MBeeching
I know I keep saying it, but spending £900 on a laptop with a 960M is complete and utter madness.
1050/1050Ti models are not far off and will offer 2-3x the GPU performance in this price bracket.
I've been looking around trying to find articles about the 2-3x GPU performance you mention. I can only find that the new GPU will be up to 10% quicker. Can you posts some links please?

Perhaps you're confusing the GTX 960 with the 960M? Despite their name these older cards are a sham and offer significantly less performance than the desktop variants. The newer Pascal GPU series are much closer.

To illustrate...
https://s23.postimg.org/c91vjnqh7/nvidcomp.jpg



Edited By: MBeeching on Jan 02, 2017 18:41: Comparison
#39
MBeeching
myapps
MBeeching
I know I keep saying it, but spending £900 on a laptop with a 960M is complete and utter madness.
1050/1050Ti models are not far off and will offer 2-3x the GPU performance in this price bracket.
I've been looking around trying to find articles about the 2-3x GPU performance you mention. I can only find that the new GPU will be up to 10% quicker. Can you posts some links please?
Perhaps you're confusing the GTX 960 with the 960M? Despite their name these older cards are a sham and offer significantly less performance than the desktop variants. The newer Pascal GPU series are much closer.

Perhaps, but the articles I found were specifically 960M. There is suggestion that there won't be a M version of the 1050 due to the lower power etc, although I may have misunderstood that as well. :)

However if you have any articles it would be useful to help decide whether it's worth the wait for me.

Edited By: myapps on Jan 02, 2017 18:54
#40
myapps
MBeeching
myapps
MBeeching
I know I keep saying it, but spending £900 on a laptop with a 960M is complete and utter madness.
1050/1050Ti models are not far off and will offer 2-3x the GPU performance in this price bracket.
I've been looking around trying to find articles about the 2-3x GPU performance you mention. I can only find that the new GPU will be up to 10% quicker. Can you posts some links please?
Perhaps you're confusing the GTX 960 with the 960M? Despite their name these older cards are a sham and offer significantly less performance than the desktop variants. The newer Pascal GPU series are much closer.
Perhaps, but the articles I found were specifically 960M. There is suggestion that there won't be a M version of the 1050 due to the lower power etc, although I may have misunderstood that as well. :)
However if you have any articles it would be useful to help decide whether it's worth the wait for me.

There won't be a 1050m, the desktop version is basically it. The 10% you are referring to was a benchmark suggesting it was 10% quicker than a 970m not a 960m. That makes it considerably better than the 960m. They might be a little more expensive but worth waiting to see.

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