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HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook 256gb SSD, Core i5 £890.00 @ AO with code

£890.00 @ ao.com
Another AO special shows up as £1030 until you add to basket then it shows up as £930 then add the code Get40 to bring it too £890 Yes it's very expensive but it may be handy for somebody in the m…
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Another AO special shows up as £1030 until you add to basket then it shows up as £930 then add the code Get40 to bring it too £890

Yes it's very expensive but it may be handy for somebody in the market for the spectre 13 as it's currently selling for £1050 at currys

Usual ultrabook specs:

Core i5

256gb ssd

1080p display

8gb ram
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#1
tempted to sell my surface pro 4 i5 for this?
#2
clarkeyi
tempted to sell my surface pro 4 i5 for this?


Depends what you use it for, I don't like touchscreen on windows 10 and find the surface quite cumbersome but it has a great display, this on the other hand feels amazing and so light
#3
jayd95
clarkeyi
tempted to sell my surface pro 4 i5 for this?


Depends what you use it for, I don't like touchscreen on windows 10 and find the surface quite cumbersome but it has a great display, this on the other hand feels amazing and so light


​​​just general work and light video editing. just looks good :D ​. you are right the screen is great on the surface
1 Like #5


Which one is better?

I was tempted on the currys one at £1150 - £100 cashback £1050 for the 512gb ssd

What's the difference between these?

Or would I be better with a Lenovo yoga 14" i7 at £699 from currys?
1 Like #6
aaran7
Which one is better?
I was tempted on the currys one at £1150 - £100 cashback £1050 for the 512gb ssd
What's the difference between these?
Or would I be better with a Lenovo yoga 14" i7 at £699 from currys?
Neither is better or worse they are just different, with the x360 you get a touchscreen that folds into a tablet but is 20mm thick, the normal spectre 13 is 10mm thick so thinner than the apple macbook/macbook air.

That particular yoga laptop has good specs but has the same display and body as the £349 yoga 14, its good but when you are spending that kind of money it needs to be great i personally would get the spectre 13 if you have the money to do so

Edited By: jayd95 on Jan 01, 2017 19:45
#7
jayd95
aaran7
Which one is better?
I was tempted on the currys one at £1150 - £100 cashback £1050 for the 512gb ssd
What's the difference between these?
Or would I be better with a Lenovo yoga 14" i7 at £699 from currys?
Neither is better or worse they are just different, with the x360 you get a touchscreen that folds into a tablet but is 20mm thick, the normal spectre 13 is 10mm thick so thinner than the apple macbook/macbook air.

That particular yoga laptop has good specs but has the same display and body as the £349 yoga 14, its good but when you are spending that kind of money it needs to be great i personally would get the spectre 13 if you have the money to do so


Thanks for the reply.

In regards to the touchscreen ones, this one is £827.10 with i5 256ssd

Is it worth paying for the £1050 to get an i7 with 512ssd?

And if I buy one of these spectres what's best warranty or insurance for it? At least 2 or 3 years?

I know currys do it £269 for 3 years for £1050 one
2 Likes #8
aaran7
Which one is better?
I was tempted on the currys one at £1150 - £100 cashback £1050 for the 512gb ssd
What's the difference between these?
Or would I be better with a Lenovo yoga 14" i7 at £699 from currys?

The 2 in 1 weighs slightly more but has a better battery. I would go for this over the Lenovo if you can afford to as it has better battery, build quality, lighter and stronger resale value.
1 Like #9
jrussd
aaran7
Which one is better?
I was tempted on the currys one at £1150 - £100 cashback £1050 for the 512gb ssd
What's the difference between these?
Or would I be better with a Lenovo yoga 14" i7 at £699 from currys?
The 2 in 1 weighs slightly more but has a better battery. I would go for this over the Lenovo if you can afford to as it has better battery, build quality, lighter and stronger resale value.

aaran7
jayd95
aaran7
Which one is better?
I was tempted on the currys one at £1150 - £100 cashback £1050 for the 512gb ssd
What's the difference between these?
Or would I be better with a Lenovo yoga 14" i7 at £699 from currys?
Neither is better or worse they are just different, with the x360 you get a touchscreen that folds into a tablet but is 20mm thick, the normal spectre 13 is 10mm thick so thinner than the apple macbook/macbook air.
That particular yoga laptop has good specs but has the same display and body as the £349 yoga 14, its good but when you are spending that kind of money it needs to be great i personally would get the spectre 13 if you have the money to do so
Thanks for the reply.
In regards to the touchscreen ones, this one is £827.10 with i5 256ssd
Is it worth paying for the £1050 to get an i7 with 512ssd?
And if I buy one of these spectres what's best warranty or insurance for it? At least 2 or 3 years?
I know currys do it £269 for 3 years for £1050 one
the difference between the core i5 and i7 will not be noticeable they are both low power cpu's and benchmark around the same scores, its the storage thats the bigger factor i personally would take the 256gb as it takes quite a bit to fill it with movies and pictures then any extra i throw on an external HDD that way you're saving £200.
Just had a quick look and general laptop insurance upto £1000 is £55-£60 for the year so i wouldn't bother getting the currys insurance
#10
Just to be clear I am upgrading from Dell Inspiron 14z I bought on here 5 years ago lol. I5, 2.4ghz, 6gb ram, 320gb hdd of which I have used 115gb.

It's been needing an upgrade for a long time as it takes ages to load up (5 mins) and then another bit of time to actually be useable, the fan is loud, battery don't last as long, and also crashes often.

I need it for business purposes some that is fast to open programs and applications, load up, and touch screen for quick clicking, will probably be on for 8-10 hours a day.
1 Like #11
jayd95
jrussd
aaran7
Which one is better?
I was tempted on the currys one at £1150 - £100 cashback £1050 for the 512gb ssd
What's the difference between these?
Or would I be better with a Lenovo yoga 14" i7 at £699 from currys?
The 2 in 1 weighs slightly more but has a better battery. I would go for this over the Lenovo if you can afford to as it has better battery, build quality, lighter and stronger resale value.

aaran7
jayd95
aaran7
Which one is better?
I was tempted on the currys one at £1150 - £100 cashback £1050 for the 512gb ssd
What's the difference between these?
Or would I be better with a Lenovo yoga 14" i7 at £699 from currys?
Neither is better or worse they are just different, with the x360 you get a touchscreen that folds into a tablet but is 20mm thick, the normal spectre 13 is 10mm thick so thinner than the apple macbook/macbook air.
That particular yoga laptop has good specs but has the same display and body as the £349 yoga 14, its good but when you are spending that kind of money it needs to be great i personally would get the spectre 13 if you have the money to do so
Thanks for the reply.
In regards to the touchscreen ones, this one is £827.10 with i5 256ssd
Is it worth paying for the £1050 to get an i7 with 512ssd?
And if I buy one of these spectres what's best warranty or insurance for it? At least 2 or 3 years?
I know currys do it £269 for 3 years for £1050 one
the difference between the core i5 and i7 will not be noticeable they are both low power cpu's and benchmark around the same scores, its the storage thats the bigger factor i personally would take the 256gb as it takes quite a bit to fill it with movies and pictures then any extra i throw on an external HDD that way you're saving £200.
Just had a quick look and general laptop insurance upto £1000 is £55-£60 for the year so i wouldn't bother getting the currys insurance


Where can I get that from Jay? Thanks man been doodling on a decision for ages lol
#12
This or the Dell xps? Not good with laptops but need something light and quick as I travel a lot. Help much appreciated.
1 Like #13
aaran7
jayd95
jrussd
aaran7
Which one is better?
I was tempted on the currys one at £1150 - £100 cashback £1050 for the 512gb ssd
What's the difference between these?
Or would I be better with a Lenovo yoga 14" i7 at £699 from currys?
The 2 in 1 weighs slightly more but has a better battery. I would go for this over the Lenovo if you can afford to as it has better battery, build quality, lighter and stronger resale value.

aaran7
jayd95
aaran7
Which one is better?
I was tempted on the currys one at £1150 - £100 cashback £1050 for the 512gb ssd
What's the difference between these?
Or would I be better with a Lenovo yoga 14" i7 at £699 from currys?
Neither is better or worse they are just different, with the x360 you get a touchscreen that folds into a tablet but is 20mm thick, the normal spectre 13 is 10mm thick so thinner than the apple macbook/macbook air.
That particular yoga laptop has good specs but has the same display and body as the £349 yoga 14, its good but when you are spending that kind of money it needs to be great i personally would get the spectre 13 if you have the money to do so
Thanks for the reply.
In regards to the touchscreen ones, this one is £827.10 with i5 256ssd
Is it worth paying for the £1050 to get an i7 with 512ssd?
And if I buy one of these spectres what's best warranty or insurance for it? At least 2 or 3 years?
I know currys do it £269 for 3 years for £1050 one
the difference between the core i5 and i7 will not be noticeable they are both low power cpu's and benchmark around the same scores, its the storage thats the bigger factor i personally would take the 256gb as it takes quite a bit to fill it with movies and pictures then any extra i throw on an external HDD that way you're saving £200.
Just had a quick look and general laptop insurance upto £1000 is £55-£60 for the year so i wouldn't bother getting the currys insurance


Where can I get that from Jay? Thanks man been doodling on a decision for ages lol


I got the quote from here: https://www.gadget-cover.com/laptop-insurance

Been doodling on a decision for a few years from the sound of that dell laptop :P , Go for the x360 the touchscreen version as it has a better battery life which is good for your needs , stick with the 256 gb you won't need any more than that and if you do I tend to store movies on a pen drive or external hdd
1 Like #14
D9X
This or the Dell xps? Not good with laptops but need something light and quick as I travel a lot. Help much appreciated.

The Dell XPS on paper is the best you can get.
However read up on the coil whine issues before jumping in. Reviewers fail to even mention it even though Dell have failed to address the issue over the last 4 years. I've just sold mine as it makes it unusable for me.

Dell XPS 13 9360 Kaby Lake COIL WHINING
I suppose it depends on your ambient noise and how good your hearing is but I can hear it from 2-3ft away during normal use and music playing on low volume (10%).
1 Like #15
D9X
This or the Dell xps? Not good with laptops but need something light and quick as I travel a lot. Help much appreciated.


If you aren't too bothered about storage space I posted a deal yesterday for an acer ultrabook that I have bought myself for £460 gets great reviews , has a full hd ips display and is as thin and light as a MacBook Air and 11 hours battery life

Edited By: jayd95 on Jan 01, 2017 20:18: .
#16
£40 GET40 code does not seem to be working when going through check out.

A promotion is no longer available. Please check the updated price in your basket.
#17
aaran7
£40 GET40 code does not seem to be working when going through check out.
A promotion is no longer available. Please check the updated price in your basket.
Still works for me "get40" all lower case then refresh the page to make sure both discounts are applied
#18
jayd95
aaran7
£40 GET40 code does not seem to be working when going through check out.
A promotion is no longer available. Please check the updated price in your basket.
Still works for me "get40" all lower case then refresh the page to make sure both discounts are applied

Have you gone as far as paypal? when clicking paypal it goes back to basket etc
#19
aaran7
jayd95
aaran7
£40 GET40 code does not seem to be working when going through check out.
A promotion is no longer available. Please check the updated price in your basket.
Still works for me "get40" all lower case then refresh the page to make sure both discounts are applied
Have you gone as far as paypal? when clicking paypal it goes back to basket etc
Ahh yes thats very frustrating, will it work with normal card payments perhaps?
#20
HP had a staff offer last month selling these in Staff store for £600. If I didn't already have a Macbook I would have bought one, was a steal at £600
#21
jayd95
aaran7
jayd95
aaran7
£40 GET40 code does not seem to be working when going through check out.
A promotion is no longer available. Please check the updated price in your basket.
Still works for me "get40" all lower case then refresh the page to make sure both discounts are applied
Have you gone as far as paypal? when clicking paypal it goes back to basket etc
Ahh yes thats very frustrating, will it work with normal card payments perhaps?

No tried with mastercard also, does not work.May try call them tomorrow and see what they can do.

Earliest free delivery is Thursday for anyone wanting to save the hassle of going through.

Thanks for your help btw :D
#22
Uridium
HP had a staff offer last month selling these in Staff store for £600. If I didn't already have a Macbook I would have bought one, was a steal at £600
What a steal, if you can get hold of one let me know ;-D
1 Like #23
aaran7
jayd95
aaran7
jayd95
aaran7
£40 GET40 code does not seem to be working when going through check out.
A promotion is no longer available. Please check the updated price in your basket.
Still works for me "get40" all lower case then refresh the page to make sure both discounts are applied
Have you gone as far as paypal? when clicking paypal it goes back to basket etc
Ahh yes thats very frustrating, will it work with normal card payments perhaps?
No tried with mastercard also, does not work.May try call them tomorrow and see what they can do.

Earliest free delivery is Thursday for anyone wanting to save the hassle of going through.

Thanks for your help btw :D
No worries mate shame it hasnt gone through, take some screenshots of the price in your basket and see if they will honor it they have really good customer service to be fair
#24
sold out
#25
I got the HP Spectre x360 4129na recently from JL - do watchout for the touchscreen ghosting problem on some of these models. More here: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows/Touchscreen-ghost-touches-touches-when-I-m-not-touching-the/td-p/5426728
#26
K1LLER HORNET
D9X
This or the Dell xps? Not good with laptops but need something light and quick as I travel a lot. Help much appreciated.

The Dell XPS on paper is the best you can get.
However read up on the coil whine issues before jumping in. Reviewers fail to even mention it even though Dell have failed to address the issue over the last 4 years. I've just sold mine as it makes it unusable for me.

Dell XPS 13 9360 Kaby Lake COIL WHINING
I suppose it depends on your ambient noise and how good your hearing is but I can hear it from 2-3ft away during normal use and music playing on low volume (10%).


​Thank you, very useful information,
1 Like #27
@jayd95 Why are you posting every single deal from AO.com??? Do you work for them or something?

People would be mad to spend £900 on one of these over an XPS13.

The form factor of the XPS13 is just unbeatable and it's also better looking than the tacky black and gold Spectre!!

http://i.imgur.com/ZZkYxqo.png

The Kaby Lake Spectre 360 I like though - infinitely better looking, more portable, small bezels, Windows Hello camera etc. That's a better XPS13 alternative if you can live with the extra weight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZLEm3o9R5A

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/HP-Spectre-x360-Late-2016.htm



Edited By: Picard123 on Jan 02, 2017 09:54: .
#28
Picard123
@jayd95 Why are you posting every single deal from AO.com??? Do you work for them or something?

People would be mad to spend £900 on one of these over an XPS13.


Haha no just trying to take advantage of the current 10% off and £40 voucher they have on at the minute
2 Likes #29
Picard123
@jayd95 Why are you posting every single deal from AO.com??? Do you work for them or something?
As long as the deals are good, who cares if he's even the sole owner of AO.
#30
K1LLER HORNET
D9X
This or the Dell xps? Not good with laptops but need something light and quick as I travel a lot. Help much appreciated.

The Dell XPS on paper is the best you can get.
However read up on the coil whine issues before jumping in. Reviewers fail to even mention it even though Dell have failed to address the issue over the last 4 years. I've just sold mine as it makes it unusable for me.

Dell XPS 13 9360 Kaby Lake COIL WHINING
I suppose it depends on your ambient noise and how good your hearing is but I can hear it from 2-3ft away during normal use and music playing on low volume (10%).


it makes it "unusable" for you? isn't it just a mild spinning sound?
#31
I'd say that this is a better deal:

£899 Spectre 13 x360 i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.3" 2560x1440 QHD Touch
https://www.europc.co.uk/hp-spectre-x360-118665.html
1 Like #32
Picard123
I'd say that this is a better deal:

£899 Spectre 13 x360 i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.3" 2560x1440 QHD Touch
https://www.europc.co.uk/hp-spectre-x360-118665.html


That is a very good deal but is refurbished
1 Like #33
My macbook needed replacing, after 9 years as a mac user i finally decided to stop paying the apple tax + the new prices on the new macbooks are ridiculous
So looked around for a new laptop
I paid £618 for Spectre x360 (i5, 256gb) from very during their black friday event
It was reduced to £798, then got 10% off for being a new customer
Bringing it down to £718 and then got £100 cashback from HP

Its an amazing bit of kit, the trackpad is huge and takes some getting used to especially as i am used to the macbook glass trackpad
I only use the touchscreen to shut the laptop down
Been using it for about 4 weeks now and so glad i bought this..
#34
Out of stock, I missed it :(
1 Like #35
aaran7
I am upgrading from Dell Inspiron 14z I bought on here 5 years ago lol. I5, 2.4ghz, 6gb ram, 320gb hdd of which I have used 115gb.
It's been needing an upgrade for a long time as it takes ages to load up (5 mins) and then another bit of time to actually be useable, the fan is loud, battery don't last as long, and also crashes often.

And this is why people should be choosing a MacBook, especially when spending this kind of money.

I love the look of the Spectre, I really do, but just can't be bothered with how Windows machines behave over time, I've learned and I've moved on.
#36
little_deal_minx
Out of stock, I missed it :(


The x360 version might be still available there is a link in the comments at the top of this post
#37
Where can you apply for the cashback to get £100?
#38
jayd95
Picard123
I'd say that this is a better deal:
£899 Spectre 13 x360 i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.3" 2560x1440 QHD Touchhttps://www.europc.co.uk/hp-spectre-x360-118665.html
That is a very good deal but is refurbished

HP official refurb though, not 3rd party. 12 months warranty.
#39
Jamesssssss
Where can you apply for the cashback to get £100?

Nowhere.
3 Likes #40
Vastly better build quality than Dell. Surprised some people think it looks tacky - I think it looks superb!

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