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Acer Predator Gaming Desktop - 6th Gen i5 and GTX 970 £570.00 @ Laptops Direct

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Seems to be a few units available on laptopsdirect and partner sites. For £570 the system is quite a good buy for a prebuilt gaming PC. Graphics card still holds up strong about a £200 value, CPU is £…
Seems to be a few units available on laptopsdirect and partner sites. For £570 the system is quite a good buy for a prebuilt gaming PC. Graphics card still holds up strong about a £200 value, CPU is £…
Gowlande Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago18 Comments
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Horrible case, the outside looks fine but inside there is 1 fan no room for any more and no ventilation, not sure what they were thinking using it for a gaming pc
Cold. Should have return in title for sure, misleading.
Thought this was hot until I saw it was a refurb. Might want to add that to the title.
Gowlande
kkane_irl
values are on the high side. PC is basic with very little future proofing.
How are values on the high side? CPU is 177 at novatech, 185 at Ebuyer, 970s sell for £200 or just short on eBay as used, a Socket 1151 Motherboard is at a minimum £50 unless on sales ranging up to 100+ dependant on features. How can it not be future proof, hardware is still current and powerful.


​Right you seem to be blind to your own deal so I'll explain why this deal is going cold.

not future proof because as far as I can see it doesn't tell you what mobo this is so buying a k series CPU would be pointless cause you probably won't be able to overclock.

the gtx 970 at £200??? get a better/newer card for that.

power supply is rated as what? probably couldn't handle a future more powerful g/card.

does this case support USB 3.1 or USB type c?

this PC is basically used as there's only 3MONTH warranty. so stop treating these parts as new.
Not sure what the he'll is going in with that case, but if you're sticking it under a desk, then it's not an issue.

I think this is a decent deal if you want a pre-built pc that you can game on. I can't put the build together for any less.

Edited By: Marekj on Feb 12, 2017 08:31: Spelling.
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StormForce Wildfire Core I7-6700HQ 8GB 1TB + 128GB SSD GeForce GT940 DVD-RW 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Gaming Laptop (7270-9069) at Laptops Direct for £699.00

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Looks like a good price for an entry level gaming laptop. Any comments greatly received.
Looks like a good price for an entry level gaming laptop. Any comments greatly received.
tn_warren Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago3 Comments
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Would say the slightly higher Stormforce with the 960m would be better, unless you save up a bit more then you could get the HP Omen with the 1050.
Can't find anything on weight or screen resolution :(
Surely better with faster graphics rather than the quad core cpu? Can't see if screen is full HD or not?
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Finlux 49 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and Freeview HD plus DTS TruSurround £314.97 @ laptopsdirect

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Up to 2.2% Quidco as well. Key Features •Enjoy spectacular visuals with 4K Ultra HD resolution •Make the most of your TV with Smart capability •Freeview Play Tuner built-in •Large 49" screen fo…
Up to 2.2% Quidco as well. Key Features •Enjoy spectacular visuals with 4K Ultra HD resolution •Make the most of your TV with Smart capability •Freeview Play Tuner built-in •Large 49" screen fo…
chrisgti Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago17 Comments
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is it 10bit hdr
Do not buy finlux, lasted just over 1 year and they will not repair for free
The price is hot but waste of money.
X50pence777
Dealdealluvadeal
X50pence777
Dealdealluvadeal
Bought the Amazon version last week at an amazing £229. Had to be replaced due to software problem. Replacement won't display tv when an hdmi is plugged in, but I'll put up with that. So be aware that these are vestal tvs (most tvs are) with a brand name stuck on. Looking at reviews they are decent tvs if the price is cheap and you are lucky to get one that is ok, but reliabilty is suspect. You pays your money.........................
how did you get a replacement? my one turned up with blown speakers and when i asked for a replacement amazon refused and said i could have a refund and re order...which doesnt help as the price has now risen...
I contacted Finlux customer service direct. Took many emails to convince them of what to me was an obvious problem but finally they agreed to replace the tv.
ok thanks, i will try my luck, one more question, how did you send it back? and who payed for that?
Finlux arranged pick-up by courier at the same time as the replacement. Good luck and persevere.
Dealdealluvadeal
X50pence777
Dealdealluvadeal
Bought the Amazon version last week at an amazing £229. Had to be replaced due to software problem. Replacement won't display tv when an hdmi is plugged in, but I'll put up with that. So be aware that these are vestal tvs (most tvs are) with a brand name stuck on. Looking at reviews they are decent tvs if the price is cheap and you are lucky to get one that is ok, but reliabilty is suspect. You pays your money.........................
how did you get a replacement? my one turned up with blown speakers and when i asked for a replacement amazon refused and said i could have a refund and re order...which doesnt help as the price has now risen...
I contacted Finlux customer service direct. Took many emails to convince them of what to me was an obvious problem but finally they agreed to replace the tv.

ok thanks, i will try my luck, one more question, how did you send it back? and who payed for that?
X50pence777
Dealdealluvadeal
Bought the Amazon version last week at an amazing £229. Had to be replaced due to software problem. Replacement won't display tv when an hdmi is plugged in, but I'll put up with that. So be aware that these are vestal tvs (most tvs are) with a brand name stuck on. Looking at reviews they are decent tvs if the price is cheap and you are lucky to get one that is ok, but reliabilty is suspect. You pays your money.........................
how did you get a replacement? my one turned up with blown speakers and when i asked for a replacement amazon refused and said i could have a refund and re order...which doesnt help as the price has now risen...
I contacted Finlux customer service direct. Took many emails to convince them of what to me was an obvious problem but finally they agreed to replace the tv.
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Connect NXR08001 8" Tablet Intel Atom 1.33GHz Quad Core 1GB RAM 32GB Storage £29.97 + £3.95 Collect+ delivery (free to store) (Quidco 2.2%) NEW @ laptopsdirect

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I don't believe this has been posted, let me know if it has. :) Ok so not the greatest of tablets but at £29.95 I think for light use its a good price. Just don't be expecting for this to do amazin…
I don't believe this has been posted, let me know if it has. :) Ok so not the greatest of tablets but at £29.95 I think for light use its a good price. Just don't be expecting for this to do amazin…
brett95 Avatar3w, 9h agoFound 3 weeks, 9 hours ago23 Comments
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EQL
kay1992
Can anyone comment on the battery life? And how long it takes to fully charge up please?
The charge time will vary according to your charger (though this has a 2A charger) and the battery capacity. The similar Linx 8 has a 4000mAh battery, so if it has a similar battery it will at least 2 hours to fully charge.
I wrote something on battery life for Windows 10 in this thread: saying "I suspect that full-blown Windows 10 (designed primarily for PCs) will be worse than Android (designed primarily for phones)."
I have my Windows tablet in hybrid sleep mode, so that I start it up (taking 30-40 seconds), then I can press the power button and it sleeps (waking almost immediately), if it hasn't been used for a set period of time (I have it set to 30 mins), it then turns off, saving power until the next time I use it. I therefore don't need to plug/unplug it so often (more hassle than the delayed startup). In Windows 10, I have found that sleep uses battery pretty quickly, presumably the machine often wakes (see this comment for Linx 8 on Windows 8.1 "the standby battery life isn't that great. You'll get around 12 hours of sleep mode, which uses anything up to 20% of the battery in the downtime.").

Just to add, this has a slightly smaller battery at 3600mah. In constant use, expect under 3 hours depending on tasks, screen brightness etc..
haileris
Gone up in price - no purchase from me!

Thanks, have expired the deal. :)
Gone up in price - no purchase from me!
Hi guys, just thought I would let you all know I went ahead and bought two. I think at this price they a brilliant for what I want. I bought two Alcatel Pixi4's for my business and yes they are budget phones but I think they are great too for the price. Still have my iPhone and iPad for personal use but when your on a budget for gadgets there a definitely bargains to be had. :)
kay1992
Can anyone comment on the battery life? And how long it takes to fully charge up please?
The charge time will vary according to your charger (though this has a 2A charger) and the battery capacity. The similar Linx 8 has a 4000mAh battery, so if it has a similar battery it will at least 2 hours to fully charge.

I wrote something on battery life for Windows 10 in this thread: saying "I suspect that full-blown Windows 10 (designed primarily for PCs) will be worse than Android (designed primarily for phones)."

I have my Windows tablet in hybrid sleep mode, so that I start it up (taking 30-40 seconds), then I can press the power button and it sleeps (waking almost immediately), if it hasn't been used for a set period of time (I have it set to 30 mins), it then turns off, saving power until the next time I use it. I therefore don't need to plug/unplug it so often (more hassle than the delayed startup). In Windows 10, I have found that sleep uses battery pretty quickly, presumably the machine often wakes (see this comment for Linx 8 on Windows 8.1 "the standby battery life isn't that great. You'll get around 12 hours of sleep mode, which uses anything up to 20% of the battery in the downtime.").
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ElectriQ 4K 1ms HDMI DVI DisplayPort 28" Monitor £259.97 @ LaptopsDirect

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- One of the cheapest 28 Inch 4K monitors on the market. - 4K UHD Display to bring your content to life. - Picture in picture technology to help you multi-task from 4 separate devices. - Extensive
- One of the cheapest 28 Inch 4K monitors on the market. - 4K UHD Display to bring your content to life. - Picture in picture technology to help you multi-task from 4 separate devices. - Extensive
crusoe85 Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago12 Comments
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I'm not sure this has Freesync you know. It's says 'no' next to Freesync in the spec list
Any idea what the Freesync range is? At 4k this will be crucial to a nice experience.
Gentle_Giant
Garnett
What are ElectriQ like? Never heard of them.

I came across them a few months ago and looked them up; the reviews (mostly US), werent very good, and reliability issues were the main reason.
Not specific for this model though, I dont remember seeing this particular model at all, so it might be new to the market.


It's a uk brand. Really good quality & great value
Looks really nice for people who have the means to drive this especially for gaming, that Freesync is defo a hot from me also I guess it will be good for people moving on to the new amd flagship card when it comes out.
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Refurbished Toshiba Satellite P50-C-18K 15.6" Intel Core i5-6200U 2GHz 16GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Laptop £509.97 laptopsdirect

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I have been trying to buy a laptop for home use and found this deal. I understand this is refurbished one so only has 3 months warranty. But the price for the specification seems quite decent to me.
I have been trying to buy a laptop for home use and found this deal. I understand this is refurbished one so only has 3 months warranty. But the price for the specification seems quite decent to me.
baihua1127 Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago4 Comments
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would NOT buy Toshiba product and would NOT recommend.
I am on a mission to let everyone I know know that their products are not worth the money you pay - and they technical service or support is non existent (except for mostly useless automated website assistant).
When I did a bit of a research to look for a new PC it transpired that Toshiba is at the bottom of the quality and customer service rankings when it comes to PC's. I am not suprised.

My laptop broke just outside warranty, retailer does not want to know and there is no way of asking Toshiba if the life expectancy of their laptops is no more that 2 years. - unless you actually write a letter and post it to the head office address. They do not have any type of call center for UK customers any more, and hardly any authorised repair centers in UK (I found one !).
So while your Toshiba product lasts (and do not hold your breath) you are ok, when you are in trouble you are on your own :( with a hole in your wallet


Edited By: wised_up on Jan 26, 2017 11:31
baihua1127
Thanks for sharing other options. :)
No problem. Will update if I see anything interesting. Prices seem to be going up unfortunately. Dell outlet is popular for very good quality refurbs (with full warranty) -but expensive- and this is the other place I go to for cheaper Dells (filter is set to 12 month warranties)
http://mcscom.co.uk/shop/dell-laptops/?orderby=price&filter_warranty=1745
Musicrab
Hmm. Not sure about this one. Looking at 15inch, 256GB SSD and i5-6200U, we have these NEW...£480 @HP NB. 16GB RAM i5-7200U!£450 @Currys (Gold and White)£400 @Ebuyer
Ok, so they're not FHD but some people may not need FHD.
EDIT. For FHD you're probably looking at HP. e.g. £480 @Technoworld (but prices seem to be going up :(

You are right. The listed one has 16GB RAM and full HD. I was hoping to get enough memory for running computationally intensive simulations. Full HD also is nice for watching movies and etc.
Thanks for sharing other options. :)
Hmm. Not sure about this one. Looking at 15inch, 256GB SSD and i5-6200U, we have these NEW...

£480 @HP NB. 16GB RAM i5-7200U!

£450 @Currys (Gold and White)

£400 @Ebuyer

Ok, so they're not FHD but some people may not need FHD.
EDIT. For FHD you're probably looking at HP. e.g. £480 @Technoworld (but prices seem to be going up :(

£500 @HP NB. with i5-7200U! ** and voucher CQ117HPAF84 will give £10 off **

Edited By: Musicrab on Jan 25, 2017 10:32: more
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Swann 4 camera CCTV system complete with hard disk and monitor for 139.97 @ Laptops direct

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Edit - Out of stock from Laptops direct, but still available from Debenhams plus 4 channel complete diy CCTV System, comes with everything you need including hard disk, LCD monitor, 4 night vision…
Edit - Out of stock from Laptops direct, but still available from Debenhams plus 4 channel complete diy CCTV System, comes with everything you need including hard disk, LCD monitor, 4 night vision…
PeterGammage Avatar4w, 1d agoFound 4 weeks, 1 day ago47 Comments
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Heat
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Back in stock laptops direct
Sold out at Debenhams too.
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Medion Erazer P6661 (Core i5-6200U, GTX 950M, 1TB HDD) £499.97 with £20 Which? discount/£519.97 at Laptops Direct

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This discount is available to those on a £1 month's Which? trial, but not current members. [Thanks to Mottman for the correction.] (Link is here and on the checkout page.) Took me all of 3 mins to sig…
This discount is available to those on a £1 month's Which? trial, but not current members. [Thanks to Mottman for the correction.] (Link is here and on the checkout page.) Took me all of 3 mins to sig…
samjcribb Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago53 Comments
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If anyone gets this laptop it's decent from the start, but there's a way to make it a lot quicker.

1) Fit a decent ssd.
2) Clean install of windows 10.

I added a Samsung EVO 500Gb SSD drive in addition to the 1TB HDD. I've formatted both and set the SSD as the boot disk etc.

The removal of the bloatware through the clean install made a difference. But the SSD has made a HUGE difference. It now boots up fully in 3-4 seconds from the power button being touched to it being useable. Software loads instantly and windows doesn't have any lag at all.

The above including fitting and reinstalling etc didn't even take an hour.
sibeer
To my knowledge M.2 is a standardised connection. Are you sure you are not mixing it with mSATA which is a different connection?
Good range of M.2 drives here http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Storage/cat/Hard-Drive---SSD/subcat/M.2-SSD
There are B and M connections and different lengths of SSD card.

I've measured the slot and gone with a 500GB Samsung EVO 2280 card. Should be perfect. And a lot faster than the one sold in the i7 version of this laptop too.
To my knowledge M.2 is a standardised connection. Are you sure you are not mixing it with mSATA which is a different connection?

Good range of M.2 drives here http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Storage/cat/Hard-Drive---SSD/subcat/M.2-SSD
https://s28.postimg.org/65jefj2pl/IMG_7447.jpg

https://s28.postimg.org/sir52c3nd/IMG_7448.jpg


Anyone any idea what type of M2 drive I can use here please?

Seems there's different connectors, shapes and sizes.
sibeer
This is great value for money. If you want to play some games on a laptop then you are going to have to find another £300 or more to get something noticeably better.
For those moaning about an SSD I would note that a review I have found mentions a fast M2 SSD, I would be very surprised if that didn't mean there is a slot for one in this. Double check if essential to you, but should be very easy to add a reasonable priced 240GB one as your boot drive and then have the benefit of 1TB storage too.
how do I found out if there's a slot inside without opening it if possible?
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Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 460 WindForce 2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card @ laptopsdirect - £102.97 £104.97

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Not a bad price for 4GB version. This model does not require additional power from power supply, which is good for folks with old power supplies, who don't have 6 and 8 pin connectors but it won't ove…
Not a bad price for 4GB version. This model does not require additional power from power supply, which is good for folks with old power supplies, who don't have 6 and 8 pin connectors but it won't ove…
BigDiscovery Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago34 Comments
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Surely we need to compare the 460 to the 1050 (non TI)?

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1050_Gaming_X/27.html

AKA, the 1050 is a better card for the same price.
works out at 110 delivered am i missing something ?
Shesakillerqueen1464
vulcanproject
I think a GTX1050 is a fairer comparison than a 3 year old Geforce 700 series. The 1050 wins btw, even with less memory. But even then neither of these cards are the greatest bang for buck.
actually these cards are the greatest bang for buck. they aren't the best cards obviously but by a power to price ratio these cards comfortably come top which would fit the saying "Bang for buck" perfectly.

An RX480 for example is a minimum of twice as fast as this card but you have been able get one for less than twice this price delivered. They are therefore not really top in a price to performance ratio, especially when you factor in higher end cards frequently are offered with free recent game codes that lower end cards typically lack. It should also be considered that compared to older but faster cards that often crop up or have stock cleared when the new cards launch, they are inferior from a price/performance ratio.

These cards are mostly for light gaming and probably the bare minimum you should purchase new, and will be quickly outdated for that purpose. Which is why when I judge cards I consider whether they are really good for the money. RX 460 is mediocre at best in this sense. £110 mediocrity. RX 470 is a much better proposition and offers a considerably superior experience on modern games, well worthy of the extra money. £175 quality. As long as you are not power and size constrained of course......
vulcanproject
I think a GTX1050 is a fairer comparison than a 3 year old Geforce 700 series. The 1050 wins btw, even with less memory. But even then neither of these cards are the greatest bang for buck.

actually these cards are the greatest bang for buck. they aren't the best cards obviously but by a power to price ratio these cards comfortably come top which would fit the saying "Bang for buck" perfectly.
Thanks again!! Deal and good advice!!
Hugely appreciated- esp the links and videos!! :-)
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HP 250 G5 Core i5-6200U 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Laptop - X0Q78ES - Laptops Direct - £402.92 (plus potential further £20 off with Which? promo offer!)

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Thought this ticked quite a few boxes for anyone out there looking for a half decent laptop with 256GB SSD, Windows 10, 8GB RAM, display not too bad with 1366 x 768, 15.6" screen, i5 6th gen. Also
Thought this ticked quite a few boxes for anyone out there looking for a half decent laptop with 256GB SSD, Windows 10, 8GB RAM, display not too bad with 1366 x 768, 15.6" screen, i5 6th gen. Also
calumlegend Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago24 Comments
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Hi I wonder if anyone can help me.. I'm not sure if I need the HD screen or not, will it affect my photo's that I will edit for my website etc? I don't do any gaming, it is for business only. Other than that it does sound like a good deal.
Hi I wonder if anyone can help me out. I don't know much about these things but I think I need an I7 (without the U) or I5 processor, 1tb SSD, 8gb Ram and possibly some photo editing all for under £500, is this possible? I'm setting up a business and have a few 1000 documents, photo's and downloads, my old laptop had very little memory and couldn't hold this and my latest laptop is rubbish, very slow
Isn't this the same model that made over 1900 degrees when it was £350?
bought this one display rubbish look cheap as well still.prefer lenova yoga at currys
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HP 250 G5 Laptop, Core i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, DVD-RW, 15.6" full HD screen, Win 10 Pro £499.97 @ laptopsdirect

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I've been looking for a laptop under £500 with the following specs for a while but there was always one of them missing: - 15.6" 1920x1080 screen - at least 8gb RAM - SSD - Core i5 or higher - DV…
I've been looking for a laptop under £500 with the following specs for a while but there was always one of them missing: - 15.6" 1920x1080 screen - at least 8gb RAM - SSD - Core i5 or higher - DV…
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Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
Got a link please?

Apologies, here is the FHD one - https://www.technoworld.com/deals/hp-250-g5-i3-5005u-15-6-4gb-256-ssd-win-10

It's actually £325 not £320, but still a great deal for a FHD, 256GB SSD etc.
seanmcr
Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
Got a link please?

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-core-i3-5005u-4gb-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-x0q79es/version.asp?tduid=0575baa723ed79f52b0caa813a6d4446&utm_source=HotUKDeals_1018132&utm_medium=tradedoubler&tduid=09cdea728d6733361a1ed1a18f3eb63c

If you do the Which deal you can get it for around £305.00 which is a bargain IMHO.
Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
Got a link please?
Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.

There's very little in it between this i5-6200U and the i3-61000U:
Intel Core i5-6200U @ 2.30GHz. MT = 3,933, ST = 1,497
Intel Core i3-6100U @ 2.30GHz. MT = 3,427, ST = 1,320
In both multi-threaded and single-threaded the i5 is about 14% faster. No surprise as they both are 2C/4T and run at the same base clock, just the i3 doesn't have turbo boost.
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.

For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
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Refurbished Lenovo IdeaPad 510S 14" Intel Core i5-6267U 2.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Laptop - £489.97 reduced from £637.97 @ Laptops Direct

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14" Screen Intel Core i5 6267U - 2.9 GHz Processor 8 GB RAM - We have great deals on memory upgrades, if you need more RAM please call our sales team on 0871 971 0005 256GB SSD Windows 10 Operati…
14" Screen Intel Core i5 6267U - 2.9 GHz Processor 8 GB RAM - We have great deals on memory upgrades, if you need more RAM please call our sales team on 0871 971 0005 256GB SSD Windows 10 Operati…
marcbreen1 Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago2 Comments
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daft price for second hand
I posted this exact model at only £60 more brand new at currys/pc world at the moment. Unfortunately was voted cold brr
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HP 250 G5 laptop 15.6" FHD 4GB 256GB SSD DVD i3 £399.97 (**£340 with cashback**) @ Laptopsdirect

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Price is £340 after £60 cashback voucher NOT TRADEUP so is pretty much gauranteed. Laptop has SSD, is FHD and has a DVD drive. Cashback claimable throughout January. Link:- https://hpcashback.…
Price is £340 after £60 cashback voucher NOT TRADEUP so is pretty much gauranteed. Laptop has SSD, is FHD and has a DVD drive. Cashback claimable throughout January. Link:- https://hpcashback.…
Musicrab Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago18 Comments
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psybear
Double the RAM and an i5 for another £30 or so, surely a better deal?http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-g5-core-i5-6200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-x0q78es/version.asp?refsource=Ldadwords&gclid=CNTq4JOWttECFfIW0wodSlgMoA
Edit - price difference obviously between the revised price of the OP deal (£365) and this one.
Yer, I posted 2 FHD deals, 1 with DVD and 1 without DVD. I think your link is not FHD.



Edited By: Musicrab on Jan 10, 2017 09:13
Double the RAM and an i5 for another £30 or so, surely a better deal?

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-g5-core-i5-6200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-x0q78es/version.asp?refsource=Ldadwords&gclid=CNTq4JOWttECFfIW0wodSlgMoA

Edit - price difference obviously between the revised price of the OP deal (£365) and this one.


Edited By: psybear on Jan 09, 2017 23:15: Clarification
Hmmm. Prices are going up. In the meantime this is a cheap(ish) HP with 256GB SSD. Note its not FHD and the CPU would be sluggish (if it weren't for the SSD...) But it has a DVD drive :-) £287 @technoworld
https://www.technoworld.com/hp-255-g5-z2y29es-abu-amd-a6-7310-4gb-256gb-ssd-dvdrw-15-6in-bt-cam-win-10-home
thanks
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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Dark Grey 5 Inch 32GB 3GB 4G (Band 20) £129.97 / £134.92 delivered @ laptopsdirect.co.uk

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For those preferring to buy from UK sellers (includes 4G band 20 and UK charger). UK Seller International Version with Band 20 UK Charger Unlocked & SIM Free 4G Ready for the fastest network sp…
For those preferring to buy from UK sellers (includes 4G band 20 and UK charger). UK Seller International Version with Band 20 UK Charger Unlocked & SIM Free 4G Ready for the fastest network sp…
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I was looking for a new phone as my xperia Z5 has just ceased to be. Hope this is OK, I have just ordered.
I agree the Notes versions of Redmi are generally a better deal but they are 5.5" and for me the perfect size is 5" (max 5.2").
ukkit
Jacko007
I can't see that it comes with a uk charger. Does it definitely?
Bought 16GB version of this phone yesterday (still showing as £119.98) direct from the store in Huddersfield. No 3 pin plug, but has a standard USB charger lead included. As previously mentioned, no UK locale in setup, but used Morocco instead and it set up with correct UK time . I'm assuming time is via SIM provider after that. Was pre-installed with MIUI version 7, but soon prompted me to update with MIUI 8. The download for the update took a while. You are then prompted to install the update. When you do this screen changes to like a buffering circle, which lasted about 10 mins. (I almost panicked thinking my new phone had frozen in some sort of boot loop!) However, patience was rewarded and it rebooted just fine after update. Unlike previous Redmi phones, this comes pre-installed with Google store etc, so expected apps are included. Other than setting the locale to Morocco and doing the MIUI update, setup was as expected with any other UK android phone. It even set the Tesco SIM automatically for data. (Sometimes you have to add APN settings manually for Chinese phones). Seems to work just fine. Battery life seems very good. I've read this is a good phone for VR headsets, as it includes gyroscope & other sensors. My son loves the fingerprint scanner to access feature on the back of the phone. The MIUI interface organises all the apps on the home screen. You can organise these yourself using folders - there is no app drawer. (If you prefer an app draw, I suggest downloading Google Now launcher, free in the Google app store). The sim tray is a push pin affair (pin included in box). You can either use tray as sim/sim or sim/micro sd. No complaints.

I bought the 32GB version and it had the UK charger in the box which itself is bigger the the box of the chinese version of Redmi (to accommodate the charger). It's strange the accessories are different for the 16GB version but maybe they were sourced differently.
Rev6 My mistake. Thankfully all the other amazing specs of the phone are correct and only £28 more.
Jacko007
I can't see that it comes with a uk charger. Does it definitely?

Bought 16GB version of this phone yesterday (still showing as £119.98) direct from the store in Huddersfield. No 3 pin plug, but has a standard USB charger lead included. As previously mentioned, no UK locale in setup, but used Morocco instead and it set up with correct UK time . I'm assuming time is via SIM provider after that. Was pre-installed with MIUI version 7, but soon prompted me to update with MIUI 8. The download for the update took a while. You are then prompted to install the update. When you do this screen changes to like a buffering circle, which lasted about 10 mins. (I almost panicked thinking my new phone had frozen in some sort of boot loop!) However, patience was rewarded and it rebooted just fine after update. Unlike previous Redmi phones, this comes pre-installed with Google store etc, so expected apps are included. Other than setting the locale to Morocco and doing the MIUI update, setup was as expected with any other UK android phone. It even set the Tesco SIM automatically for data. (Sometimes you have to add APN settings manually for Chinese phones). Seems to work just fine. Battery life seems very good. I've read this is a good phone for VR headsets, as it includes gyroscope & other sensors. My son loves the fingerprint scanner to access feature on the back of the phone. The MIUI interface organises all the apps on the home screen. You can organise these yourself using folders - there is no app drawer. (If you prefer an app draw, I suggest downloading Google Now launcher, free in the Google app store). The sim tray is a push pin affair (pin included in box). You can either use tray as sim/sim or sim/micro sd. No complaints.



Edited By: ukkit on Jan 05, 2017 18:53: extra info
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StormForce Wildfire Core i7-6700HQ 8GB 1TB + 128GB SSD £699.97 - Laptops Direct £699.97

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Been looking for decent laptop with good processor + 1TBHard Drive + SSD. I thought this looks good value. I'm presuming it is FHD, although I cant see it mentioned so Id prob check with them before
Been looking for decent laptop with good processor + 1TBHard Drive + SSD. I thought this looks good value. I'm presuming it is FHD, although I cant see it mentioned so Id prob check with them before
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What about the HQ processor?
not worth it for 940m. mismatched. i got a 940m second hand from ebay for 290. was in poor condition but plays xcom 2 well. you can get a 950m from tesco for 470
bestbuy123
good specs but not sure of the brand

Zoostorm laptops are Clevo, same as PC Specialist, most "I don't know about that brand", and about 90% of build-to-order laptop brands.
Very good driver/bios support (direct from Clevo), great upgradeability & spares availability.
Up to Haswell-M, they were a great idea, it allowed you to underspec some parts to meet a budget, planning for future upgrades.
But after Haswell, all Intel laptop CPUs are BGA (soldered), so a lot of the benefits of Clevo aren't there anymore.

For example, my PC Specialist 17" Optimus V is a Clevo W370SS, it had 2x hdd bays + 1 msata sdd,
I chose the cheapest CPU possible, left out SSD, "just enough" ram, and then I could afford GTX 860M.
Later I added ram, SSD (when offers were good), and found i7 4900MQ's (new,boxed), going stupidly cheap on eBay.
On my laptop's "final form", I saved about £300, and got it 9months earlier than my budget would have allowed.
It's a shame Intel "spoiled the fun" with their newer stupid soldered CPUs.

back to the point: Clevo (and therefore Zoostorm) are a decent brand.
If you're planning on gaming, the 940m makes this laptop a terrible deal.
If you're planning "serious work", the i7HQ makes this a good deal.
I am still trying to work out where he said the gpu is important to him. I'd be interested to see a laptop with this cpu, the 1tb plus the Ssd and 1080p ips screen. Heat added.
£700 for a 940m?

That's one of the worst value laptops I've seen on here!!

The i5/950m version is better for games and costs £50 less! http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6224873

And even there are / have been better value i5/950m laptops for around the £549 mark (use the search facility!)

Edited By: Picard123 on Jan 03, 2017 19:12: .
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HP 250 G5 laptop 15.6" FHD 4GB 256GB SSD i3 @ Laptopsdirect - £319.90

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Good price budget laptop with FHD screen and 256GB SSD. Credit vexrob and pablomalin One can get this laptop for £300 if you sign up for which for £1 http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/content/whi…
Good price budget laptop with FHD screen and 256GB SSD. Credit vexrob and pablomalin One can get this laptop for £300 if you sign up for which for £1 http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/content/whi…
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Just claiming the cashback now on this one. In case it helps anyone Laptopsdirect aren't listed in the where you bought this from drop down list. You need to select "Buy It Direct Ltd".
Laptop arrived today, Full HD :)

Very pleased and with the £20 discount and £5 postage I only paid £315 so all in all I would say this deal is still very much alive if still slightly more than a few weeks ago :)

Edited By: Intenso on Jan 16, 2017 16:29
Intenso
Not sure there is a 720p version looks like a typo on their site?
Anyway, I'll find out soon enough.
The original deal and current Technoworld laptops are 1920 x 1080.
As you say - see what turns up and decide then (some people don't care about resolution). May be a good idea if you have a screen print of what you bought but still easy returns for internet orders.
Not sure there is a 720p version looks like a typo on their site?

Anyway, I'll find out soon enough.
Intenso
Just paid for one so deal still on.
Had to pay an extra £4.99 for delivery though...
The deal expired because Laptopsdirect changed the laptop. The deal link goes to a 1366 x 768 Screen and the price is higher too.
If you want FHD you can get it for £324 (incP&P) @Technoworld https://www.technoworld.com/hp-250-g5-i3-5005u-15-6-4gb-256-ssd-win-10
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New Connect 8" 32Gb tablet for £39.97 (+ £4.95 p&p) @ LaptopsDirect

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A new Connect 8" 32Gb tablet for £39.97 (+ £4.95 p&p) @ LaptopsDirect.
A new Connect 8" 32Gb tablet for £39.97 (+ £4.95 p&p) @ LaptopsDirect.
SciTeacher Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago37 Comments
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I have this and Im quite pleased. Here is what I have:

1. Skype - with Skype Call credit so I can phone UK numbers from abroad using Wifi - dont need video!
2. magazine scan/comic book/PDF reader
3. Email client
4. Simple free games from the app store
5. Web browser - it did struggle with the daily mail HP though!
6. TV viewer - we set the phone to do a hotspot and you can watch telly using an app on it.

We have this stashed away in the glove box and on a long journey it's a useful distraction. For £40 I dont know what people expect. Your only alternative is a cheap Android tablet or Amazon Fire however the screens tend to be small, low res and non-IPS and given a choice I'd much rather just use my phone. This tablet has a nice big high res screen and makes for a more joyful experience than my phone for leisure plus it doesnt drain my phone battery.
linx 7 available @ game for 39.99. You'll get free office 365 1yr subscription.
Stevie Badman
wish I'd bought this instead of the fire tablet. slow af and rammed with adds and apps that can't be deleted or even removed from the home screen.
I got a Fire tablet, drove me mad. You can wipe it and put stock Android on. Much nicer to use then.
Uridium
SciTeacher
MRGRINGO
burn your cash. its just as useful. terrible device. still trying to get tesco to take ours back.
I intend to use it to read eBooks/PDFs, what would you recommend instead around a similar price point?
If you only want to read books get a proper kindle e-reader NOT a Kindle fire.
The Kindle E-Reader's use E-Ink that is far kinder to the eyes for reading and the battery life is weeks not hours....
Have a look in your local cash convertors/cash generator type store...they usually have plenty of kindle's for £15-£25


That's a good idea, thanks.
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Zotac Gtx 1050 ti Mini £134.97 - (£114.97 with Which Trial) @ Laptops direct

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While it's £134.97 on the Laptops direct Site if you buy a Which Trial for £1 (remember to cancel it's £10 a month afterwards) the price is brought down to £114.97 with a £20 discount
While it's £134.97 on the Laptops direct Site if you buy a Which Trial for £1 (remember to cancel it's £10 a month afterwards) the price is brought down to £114.97 with a £20 discount
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UEFI
The which deal mentions £20 off orders of over £250


​Yeah Your Right, although it's definitely £200 as I ordered a 1060 and discount went through
The which deal mentions £20 off orders of over £250
Nice ..How much better than a 960? (says vr ready hhmmm?)
SORRY MTE YOU ARE WRONG £20 off is only on orders over £250

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AOC 24" monitor, 75hz with freesync ONLY £129.97@ Laptops Direct

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good monitor for gaming at a great price AOC G2460VQ6 24" Freesync 16_9 1920x1080 VGA HDMI Monitor - g2460Vq6 was £159.97 now £129.97 Available for collection or delivery from 20th January
good monitor for gaming at a great price AOC G2460VQ6 24" Freesync 16_9 1920x1080 VGA HDMI Monitor - g2460Vq6 was £159.97 now £129.97 Available for collection or delivery from 20th January
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I've been using this monitor for close to a year. It's perfect as a low cost freesync screen. My R9 290 handles most games quite well so the 48 frames minimum for freesync is fine. It has been cheaper in the past so I can't vote this hot, but it still represents good value if you have a 290/390/fury/470/480.
spannerzone
synasla
I have the 27" 144hz version of this. It. Just. Rocks. Very good screen for FPS gaming.
Yeah my AOC 24" monitor rocks too, side to side if I move the desk :D

This looks like a pretty decent deal, have some heat my fine fellow.


​thank you sir
synasla
I have the 27" 144hz version of this. It. Just. Rocks. Very good screen for FPS gaming.
Yeah my AOC 24" monitor rocks too, side to side if I move the desk :D

This looks like a pretty decent deal, have some heat my fine fellow.
dixin123
paid 90 on amazon on black friday week

Mind if I borrow your time machine when you've finished with it?
dixin123
paid 90 on amazon on black friday week


​Prepare for time machine comments dixin123...
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Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 GDDR5 6GB Mini Graphics Card £208.92 delivered @ LaptopsDirect

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I realise these are being posted on-and-off from Laptops Direct, but this is currently the cheapest Nvidia GTX 1060 6gb card I could find. Price: £224.97 + £2.95 delivery, but save £20 when you subsc…
I realise these are being posted on-and-off from Laptops Direct, but this is currently the cheapest Nvidia GTX 1060 6gb card I could find. Price: £224.97 + £2.95 delivery, but save £20 when you subsc…
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The_Hoff
Buying a Gsync monitor or a freesync monitor and getting a the 480/1060 is a bad decision.
You would be best off upgrading to the 1070 and forgoing the monitor. Or seeing what the 490 does.
Buying a budget monitor and a budget card that ends up costing 450 quid isn't very good, imho.
A bad decision, for you. Agreed.[/quote]
I mean, what's the point of that type of post? You are just attempting to antagonize.

Do you recommend buying a 250-300 pound FreeSync 24 inch TN panel with an AMD 470/480?

That's anywhere from 400 to 500 pounds, right?

Compare that to spending that extra money you would on a FreeSync monitor for a better GPU, what do you think would be a better end user experience? FreeSync+Mid Range graphics, or a high end graphics card?

I think for many people, it's hands down the 1070.
Nate1492
The_Hoff
Nate1492
The_Hoff

Personal attacks? You like to give it out. Quit playing the victim.
Your knowledge of freesync is out of date. Freesync range is irrelevant, LFC (yes, frame doubling) ensures that's the case for the majority of monitors out there. Youll also be well aware of the freesync improvements delivered with the ReLive update (windowed freesync, lower frame response, better compensation across the range) and better performance with much lower overhead with recording versus Shadowplay.
I'll continue to read your comments with great interest. Happy new year to you.
Do you honestly not see / read what you type in response as being personal?
And LFC for the majority of FreeSync monitors?
How about we look at the latest deal on HotUKDeals?https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/3uqyt1/aoc_g2460pf_48144hz_instead_of_30144hz/
Problems. Including with LFC. So, yes, in theory, the Crimson drivers should handle Frame Doubling. But in practice, because of the open ended standard, not all monitors actually support LFC.
So, I guess the saying goes: You get what you pay for.
You *need* to research the FreeSync monitors you buy as they are a hit-and-miss bag. Some are great, some are crap.
I've yet to find a GSync monitor that has faced issues at all like this monitor. But hey, at least it's cheaper, right?
Even the AOC equivalent monitor (which is more expensive, I think it's too much for the price) has no issues, so it's all on FreeSync in my mind.https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Monitors/AOC-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor-Response-Display-G2460PG/B00LBSZHAI/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1483462399&sr=1-3&keywords=GSYNC+-freesync
I have a fairly certain understanding on where you stand here, so there isn't much point debating it.
Yes, you can get the bare minimum setup for FreeSync cheaper, but I am under the impression that the overall benefit from Geforce cards (1070/80) offer a better experience.
I think there is a price point where a 200 quid FreeSync monitor paired with a 150 quid 470 may be desired, but I would be remiss to say that I think any of the sub 300 FreeSync monitors are poor.
If I had to chose between a cheap freesync monitor or a 1070 and keep whatever monitor I had, or get a cheaper (bigger?) monitor that wasn't adaptive sync and upgrade at a later date, I'd choose that route.
Even a frame doubled 25 FPS feels poor compared to a game running at 70 FPS stable. I've tried both, I know this.
The 25 FPS frame double is *better* than non frame doubled, but, in my opinion, stands no where near a 70 FPS machine.
Please, feel free to disagree with that, I would love to hear what you think about the comparison, if you have indeed experienced low end FreeSync monitors with low-mid range graphics cards and know what they look like.
It's optional nate, that's the point, you choose your poison and make the decision that best suits YOU and whatever application you have for the machine.
There's 6x as many freesync monitors on the market over gsync, therefore choice is plentiful. The monitor you highlighted is rock bottom and I'm really not here to debate the merits of each monitor, nor was that the point.
The point was that you're much better off buying a 480 and a freesync monitor than you are buying a 1060 and a gsync monitor where VALUE (this is a deals site) is near the top of your priorities. Both cards will be operating in the same ballpark, each card will stutter when presented with approximately the same stresses, freesync helps.
Buying a gsync monitor to pair with a 1060 is in my mind a waste. Better off buying a 1070. However, a 480 and a freesync monitor makes much better sense, price per frame is much lower.
Buying a Gsync monitor or a freesync monitor and getting a the 480/1060 is a bad decision.
You would be best off upgrading to the 1070 and forgoing the monitor. Or seeing what the 490 does.
Buying a budget monitor and a budget card that ends up costing 450 quid isn't very good, imho.

A bad decision, for you. Agreed.
The_Hoff
Nate1492
The_Hoff

Personal attacks? You like to give it out. Quit playing the victim.
Your knowledge of freesync is out of date. Freesync range is irrelevant, LFC (yes, frame doubling) ensures that's the case for the majority of monitors out there. Youll also be well aware of the freesync improvements delivered with the ReLive update (windowed freesync, lower frame response, better compensation across the range) and better performance with much lower overhead with recording versus Shadowplay.
I'll continue to read your comments with great interest. Happy new year to you.
Do you honestly not see / read what you type in response as being personal?
And LFC for the majority of FreeSync monitors?
How about we look at the latest deal on HotUKDeals?https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/3uqyt1/aoc_g2460pf_48144hz_instead_of_30144hz/
Problems. Including with LFC. So, yes, in theory, the Crimson drivers should handle Frame Doubling. But in practice, because of the open ended standard, not all monitors actually support LFC.
So, I guess the saying goes: You get what you pay for.
You *need* to research the FreeSync monitors you buy as they are a hit-and-miss bag. Some are great, some are crap.
I've yet to find a GSync monitor that has faced issues at all like this monitor. But hey, at least it's cheaper, right?
Even the AOC equivalent monitor (which is more expensive, I think it's too much for the price) has no issues, so it's all on FreeSync in my mind.https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Monitors/AOC-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor-Response-Display-G2460PG/B00LBSZHAI/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1483462399&sr=1-3&keywords=GSYNC+-freesync
I have a fairly certain understanding on where you stand here, so there isn't much point debating it.
Yes, you can get the bare minimum setup for FreeSync cheaper, but I am under the impression that the overall benefit from Geforce cards (1070/80) offer a better experience.
I think there is a price point where a 200 quid FreeSync monitor paired with a 150 quid 470 may be desired, but I would be remiss to say that I think any of the sub 300 FreeSync monitors are poor.
If I had to chose between a cheap freesync monitor or a 1070 and keep whatever monitor I had, or get a cheaper (bigger?) monitor that wasn't adaptive sync and upgrade at a later date, I'd choose that route.
Even a frame doubled 25 FPS feels poor compared to a game running at 70 FPS stable. I've tried both, I know this.
The 25 FPS frame double is *better* than non frame doubled, but, in my opinion, stands no where near a 70 FPS machine.
Please, feel free to disagree with that, I would love to hear what you think about the comparison, if you have indeed experienced low end FreeSync monitors with low-mid range graphics cards and know what they look like.
It's optional nate, that's the point, you choose your poison and make the decision that best suits YOU and whatever application you have for the machine.
There's 6x as many freesync monitors on the market over gsync, therefore choice is plentiful. The monitor you highlighted is rock bottom and I'm really not here to debate the merits of each monitor, nor was that the point.
The point was that you're much better off buying a 480 and a freesync monitor than you are buying a 1060 and a gsync monitor where VALUE (this is a deals site) is near the top of your priorities. Both cards will be operating in the same ballpark, each card will stutter when presented with approximately the same stresses, freesync helps.
Buying a gsync monitor to pair with a 1060 is in my mind a waste. Better off buying a 1070. However, a 480 and a freesync monitor makes much better sense, price per frame is much lower.

Buying a Gsync monitor or a freesync monitor and getting a the 480/1060 is a bad decision.

You would be best off upgrading to the 1070 and forgoing the monitor. Or seeing what the 490 does.

Buying a budget monitor and a budget card that ends up costing 450 quid isn't very good, imho.
Nate1492
The_Hoff

Personal attacks? You like to give it out. Quit playing the victim.
Your knowledge of freesync is out of date. Freesync range is irrelevant, LFC (yes, frame doubling) ensures that's the case for the majority of monitors out there. Youll also be well aware of the freesync improvements delivered with the ReLive update (windowed freesync, lower frame response, better compensation across the range) and better performance with much lower overhead with recording versus Shadowplay.
I'll continue to read your comments with great interest. Happy new year to you.
Do you honestly not see / read what you type in response as being personal?
And LFC for the majority of FreeSync monitors?
How about we look at the latest deal on HotUKDeals?https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/3uqyt1/aoc_g2460pf_48144hz_instead_of_30144hz/
Problems. Including with LFC. So, yes, in theory, the Crimson drivers should handle Frame Doubling. But in practice, because of the open ended standard, not all monitors actually support LFC.
So, I guess the saying goes: You get what you pay for.
You *need* to research the FreeSync monitors you buy as they are a hit-and-miss bag. Some are great, some are crap.
I've yet to find a GSync monitor that has faced issues at all like this monitor. But hey, at least it's cheaper, right?
Even the AOC equivalent monitor (which is more expensive, I think it's too much for the price) has no issues, so it's all on FreeSync in my mind.https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Monitors/AOC-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor-Response-Display-G2460PG/B00LBSZHAI/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1483462399&sr=1-3&keywords=GSYNC+-freesync
I have a fairly certain understanding on where you stand here, so there isn't much point debating it.
Yes, you can get the bare minimum setup for FreeSync cheaper, but I am under the impression that the overall benefit from Geforce cards (1070/80) offer a better experience.
I think there is a price point where a 200 quid FreeSync monitor paired with a 150 quid 470 may be desired, but I would be remiss to say that I think any of the sub 300 FreeSync monitors are poor.
If I had to chose between a cheap freesync monitor or a 1070 and keep whatever monitor I had, or get a cheaper (bigger?) monitor that wasn't adaptive sync and upgrade at a later date, I'd choose that route.
Even a frame doubled 25 FPS feels poor compared to a game running at 70 FPS stable. I've tried both, I know this.
The 25 FPS frame double is *better* than non frame doubled, but, in my opinion, stands no where near a 70 FPS machine.
Please, feel free to disagree with that, I would love to hear what you think about the comparison, if you have indeed experienced low end FreeSync monitors with low-mid range graphics cards and know what they look like.

It's optional nate, that's the point, you choose your poison and make the decision that best suits YOU and whatever application you have for the machine.

There's 6x as many freesync monitors on the market over gsync, therefore choice is plentiful. The monitor you highlighted is rock bottom and I'm really not here to debate the merits of each monitor, nor was that the point.

The point was that you're much better off buying a 480 and a freesync monitor than you are buying a 1060 and a gsync monitor where VALUE (this is a deals site) is near the top of your priorities. Both cards will be operating in the same ballpark, each card will stutter when presented with approximately the same stresses, freesync helps.

Buying a gsync monitor to pair with a 1060 is in my mind a waste. Better off buying a 1070. However, a 480 and a freesync monitor makes much better sense, price per frame is much lower.
The_Hoff

Personal attacks? You like to give it out. Quit playing the victim.
Your knowledge of freesync is out of date. Freesync range is irrelevant, LFC (yes, frame doubling) ensures that's the case for the majority of monitors out there. Youll also be well aware of the freesync improvements delivered with the ReLive update (windowed freesync, lower frame response, better compensation across the range) and better performance with much lower overhead with recording versus Shadowplay.
I'll continue to read your comments with great interest. Happy new year to you.

Do you honestly not see / read what you type in response as being personal?

And LFC for the majority of FreeSync monitors?

How about we look at the latest deal on HotUKDeals?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/3uqyt1/aoc_g2460pf_48144hz_instead_of_30144hz/

Problems. Including with LFC. So, yes, in theory, the Crimson drivers should handle Frame Doubling. But in practice, because of the open ended standard, not all monitors actually support LFC.

So, I guess the saying goes: You get what you pay for.

You *need* to research the FreeSync monitors you buy as they are a hit-and-miss bag. Some are great, some are crap.

I've yet to find a GSync monitor that has faced issues at all like this monitor. But hey, at least it's cheaper, right?

Even the AOC equivalent monitor (which is more expensive, I think it's too much for the price) has no issues, so it's all on FreeSync in my mind.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Monitors/AOC-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor-Response-Display-G2460PG/B00LBSZHAI/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1483462399&sr=1-3&keywords=GSYNC+-freesync

I have a fairly certain understanding on where you stand here, so there isn't much point debating it.

Yes, you can get the bare minimum setup for FreeSync cheaper, but I am under the impression that the overall benefit from Geforce cards (1070/80) offer a better experience.

I think there is a price point where a 200 quid FreeSync monitor paired with a 150 quid 470 may be desired, but I would be remiss to say that I think any of the sub 300 FreeSync monitors are poor.

If I had to chose between a cheap freesync monitor or a 1070 and keep whatever monitor I had, or get a cheaper (bigger?) monitor that wasn't adaptive sync and upgrade at a later date, I'd choose that route.

Even a frame doubled 25 FPS feels poor compared to a game running at 70 FPS stable. I've tried both, I know this.

The 25 FPS frame double is *better* than non frame doubled, but, in my opinion, stands no where near a 70 FPS machine.

Please, feel free to disagree with that, I would love to hear what you think about the comparison, if you have indeed experienced low end FreeSync monitors with low-mid range graphics cards and know what they look like.