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HP Pavilion - Full HD - 256GB SSD - 6GB RAM - A10-8780P - Discrete R7 M360 GFX Card (2GB) - Windows 10 - REFURB (SEE NOTES) £336.00 @ Technoworld

£336.00 @ technoworld
* Windows 10 Home 64 * 6 GB DDR3L SDRAM * SuperMulti DVD Burner * 256 GB M.2 SSD * AMD Quad-Core A10-8780P APU (2 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 2 MB cache) ‎ * Weight ‎ 2.29 kg ‎ * Display size (diago… Read More
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4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago
* Windows 10 Home 64
* 6 GB DDR3L SDRAM
* SuperMulti DVD Burner
* 256 GB M.2 SSD
* AMD Quad-Core A10-8780P APU (2 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 2 MB cache) ‎
* Weight ‎ 2.29 kg ‎
* Display size (diagonal) ‎ 39.6 cm (15.6") ‎
* Graphics ‎ AMD Radeon R7 M360 Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated) ‎
* Webcam ‎ HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated dual array digital microphone ‎
* 1 USB 2.0
* 2 USB 3.0
* 1 RJ-45 ‎
* Network interface ‎ Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN ‎
* Wireless ‎ 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1x1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 combo (Miracast
Warranty ‎ 1-year limited parts, labour, and pickup and return service ‎
* 1920x1080 FHD IPS Screen WLED Backlit Anti-glare

I spoke with Technoworld earlier and they confirmed they products are unused and are usually unsold returns from the likes of Currys / PC World etc.

Comes with a 1 year warranty and to me looks like an amazing spec for the price!
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2 Likes #2
Here's the NBC review of more-or-less this model (main difference is theirs has an SSHD instead of SSD):
http://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-Pavilion-15-ab052ng-Notebook-Review.152289.0.html
Not a bad performer: Single-threaded worse than Intel, but multi-threaded about i3 level*, good 3D performance especially when the asynchronous Crossfire uses both the APU and the dGPU. Note that NBC ran theirs in dual-channel ram config and this model comes an asymmetric 4GB + 2GB config which might impact performance. Advice: ditch the 2GB and swap in a 4GB.

*Since this is a dual module Excavator chip so it actually has four integer cores: 2M/4C. As is well known, AMD's construction cores don't perform that well, but as with the 4M/8C models like the FX83x0 they need to perform less context switching which is good for multi-tasking and running virtual machines.


Edited By: Gkains on Jan 13, 2017 17:06: typos
#3
Thanks for the link to the review. I'm planning on putting 2x8GB memory that I have available into the machine, so should hopefully be a pretty decent performer. I'm not really that much into games, or certainly nothing too intensive, so thought that the decent processor, the good sized SSD and the FHD for the price were excellent. Also, I'm sure it would still actually be ok for light gaming with most titles.
#4
This is a refurb but the warranty statement is the same as you get for new. So I'd check this before purchase.
#5
Musicrab
This is a refurb but the warranty statement is the same as you get for new. So I'd check this before purchase.

I spoke with Technoworld - they confirmed it is a full, as new warranty. The unit itself is brand new, was unsold stock from high street retailers returned to HP then passed on to new sellers. Despite it being classed as a refurb it's actually brand new, confirmed by Technoworld. For the price I think its an amazing spec to be honest.
#6
Funghi
Musicrab
This is a refurb but the warranty statement is the same as you get for new. So I'd check this before purchase.
I spoke with Technoworld - they confirmed it is a full, as new warranty...
Ok, so full HP warranty with normal warranty extension possibilities. FHD and good CPU (for AMD). So hot. Very few FHD, 256GB SSD, laptops around at the moment. Where are the January Sales? Buy it quick (presumably not many in stock).

Edited By: Musicrab on Jan 13, 2017 20:43: edit
#7
Musicrab
Funghi
Musicrab
This is a refurb but the warranty statement is the same as you get for new. So I'd check this before purchase.
I spoke with Technoworld - they confirmed it is a full, as new warranty...
Ok, so full HP warranty with normal warranty extension possibilities. FHD and good CPU (for AMD). So hot. Very few FHD, 256GB SSD, laptops around at the moment. Where are the January Sale?

If you click on the link on the first comment, that is linked directly from the Technoworld website - confirms the full HP warranty for a year, and you can extend to 3 years if required!
#8
Any good for last gen (ps3/360) level gaming?

How would this compare to an Intel 'i' machine? i3? i5? etc.
#9
Funghi
Thanks for the link to the review. I'm planning on putting 2x8GB memory that I have available into the machine, so should hopefully be a pretty decent performer. I'm not really that much into games, or certainly nothing too intensive, so thought that the decent processor, the good sized SSD and the FHD for the price were excellent. Also, I'm sure it would still actually be ok for light gaming with most titles.


What do you mean by 'light' gaming? Last gen stuff?

I'm tempted by the machine, but have never been a PC gamer.
I've been thinking about getting into Steam and all of the other stuff I know little about.
#10
Sod it. I decided to take a risk and order it, despite not getting replies to my questions. It is late though, so completely understandable! :)

I'm currently using a 6 year old Toshiba Satellite with Celeron processor. I did have a 128gb SSD put in it, but it feels like it's lacking power and crashes when streaming fairly frequently.

For a complete novice when it comes to changing out PC parts, would you say that the setup as it currently stands, is underpowered and needs additional memory to be good enough for gaming? If so, do I just go to a computer shop and get them to deal with it, or is it simple enough for me to order the parts and out them in myself?

Any tips would be appreciated!
1 Like #11
i would say this laptop would be good enough for gaming, but you will most likely have to set a lower resolution and have the graphics levels low to medium.

Adding memory is really simple, you just need to make sure you purchase a compatible memory module. However I am not sure if adding more memory would help with playing games as the bottleneck is the graphics card itself.
#12
Out of stock sadly
#13
All gone damn it
1 Like #14
If anybody's still reading Technoworld has this for £264
https://www.technoworld.com/hewlett-packard-incorporated-hp-pavilion-15-ab130na-t8t94ea-abu-amd-a8-7410-8gb-2tb-dvdrw-15-6in-bt-cam-win-10-home-black-refurb

Same deal as laptop above - its a refurb - but with full HP warranty. Its NOT a gaming laptop but has 8GB RAM and a 2TB hard disk. The CPU is a little sluggish and really needs an SSD to make it a good laptop.
So those who don't mind playing :-
1. buy a 120/128GB SSD for £40
2. image the existing C: onto the SSD OR -better still- clean install Windows10 onto the SSD
3. there are then 2 choices for the HDD; put it in an external caddy or buy a SATA optical drive caddy and swap with optical drive. That'll be £304 for a pretty good laptop. The screen may NOT be FHD unfortunately.

Description here at Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01H0FOXTQ/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=

Edited By: Musicrab on Jan 14, 2017 09:35
#15
This is a good laptop and at a good price but buying this for gaming is just plain stupid. Reduce resolution and details? I am still yet too see an lcd display that looks ok in non native res, add reduced details? Nope.
#16
7777777
This is a good laptop and at a good price but buying this for gaming is just plain stupid. Reduce resolution and details? I am still yet too see an lcd display that looks ok in non native res, add reduced details? Nope.


In your opinion, what generation of game is this going to be able to handle? I'm a console gamer, so that's what I mean by generation.

If need be, could it be made more capable with different graphic cards/memory?
#17
tumbleweed34
7777777
This is a good laptop and at a good price but buying this for gaming is just plain stupid. Reduce resolution and details? I am still yet too see an lcd display that looks ok in non native res, add reduced details? Nope.
In your opinion, what generation of game is this going to be able to handle? I'm a console gamer, so that's what I mean by generation.
If need be, could it be made more capable with different graphic cards/memory?
just my opinion, in fullhd, none bar the undemanding... and old ...and well optimised i.e.half life 2. it wont handle Just Cause 2 in fullhd and this was 2010 game, wont cope with diablo 3.This is NOT gaming laptop in the slightest.
#18
There is a chance this may become available again as the same company have the same item on Ebay - albeit at £370

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-15-AB128NA-Laptop-A10-8780-6GB-256GB-SSD-15-6-AMD-R7-M360-2GB-Dedicated-Card-/291995382257?hash=item43fc47f1f1:g:EDoAAOSwEzxYcu53

The same laptop is for sale at PCWorld (business) for over £500. Seems a decent price. Mine is still 'pending'.

Edited By: Searcher2 on Jan 14, 2017 20:44
#19
7777777
tumbleweed34
7777777
This is a good laptop and at a good price but buying this for gaming is just plain stupid. Reduce resolution and details? I am still yet too see an lcd display that looks ok in non native res, add reduced details? Nope.
In your opinion, what generation of game is this going to be able to handle? I'm a console gamer, so that's what I mean by generation.
If need be, could it be made more capable with different graphic cards/memory?
just my opinion, in fullhd, none bar the undemanding... and old ...and well optimised i.e.half life 2. it wont handle Just Cause 2 in fullhd and this was 2010 game, wont cope with diablo 3.This is NOT gaming laptop in the slightest.


To be honest with you, I've played every Ps3 and Xbox 360 game that I want to, so the lack of power doesn't bother me.

I'm quite looking forward to trying games like Total War 2, X2, etc.

Should I choose to, could I add a different graphics card later on?
#20
Is this worth buying at £370 ? Looks prity good to me ?
#21
goose51w
Is this worth buying at £370 ? Looks prity good to me ?


Mine is getting delivered I'll let you know what it's like.
#22
Mine arrived today. Looks nice. Not tested it yet though.

It didn't come in the original box, but it was securely packaged and the charger, battery and machine itself in immaculate condition.
#23
Same here. It's a brand new laptop and absolutely immaculate. Busy taking off all the HP bloatware then going to test it out. if it's not running well I'll do a full reinstall from fresh of Windows 10. it's a lovely looking laptop though, looks great for the price.
#24
Funghi
Same here. It's a brand new laptop and absolutely immaculate. Busy taking off all the HP bloatware then going to test it out. if it's not running well I'll do a full reinstall from fresh of Windows 10. it's a lovely looking laptop though, looks great for the price.


Thanks for posting it, by the way! I'm having a play with it now.

How does one go about removing bloatware? Also, is there any antivirus/internet security/repair software you recommend? I was previously using Glary.
#25
tumbleweed34
Funghi
Same here. It's a brand new laptop and absolutely immaculate. Busy taking off all the HP bloatware then going to test it out. if it's not running well I'll do a full reinstall from fresh of Windows 10. it's a lovely looking laptop though, looks great for the price.


Thanks for posting it, by the way! I'm having a play with it now.

How does one go about removing bloatware? Also, is there any antivirus/internet security/repair software you recommend? I was previously using Glary.


I install Ccleaner and then use it to delete a lot of the unnecessary software that's pre installed. In terms of internet security o tend to just use Windows Defender and run Malwarebytes anti malware occasionally though someone may offer better advice in that regard. How are you finding the laptop so far?
#26
I haven't done much with it so far. I tested out a couple of HD videos on YouTube and it looked fairly crisp. I've not had a HD screen before, so I wasn't sure what to expect.

I didn't want to stream anything from Putlocker until I have some internet security, just in case I wreck it.

I'm going to set up a Steam account soon and play some older PC games. Fingers crossed they're not too taxing for the graphics card or processor.

It's a nice looking machine. I like the brushed metal effect and I thought the speaker bar was of a decent quality and loud volume.

So far, so good!
#27
Looks like this is available again. Would this be a lot better than my current laptop?
Lenovo Flex 2-14" - i3 4030U 1.9ghz, 6gb ram and 1tb HDD
#28
Anyone?

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