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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 M-5Y71 up to 2.9GHz 4Gb memory and 128Gb hard drive; 10.8" FHD Win10; 1yr return to base warranty MLL537 £198.79

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MCSCOM.co.uk have a lot of discounted Dell Venue 10 and 11 tablets as part of their Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals. +£9.95 delivery
RealMadHussar Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago4 Comments
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I have just updated the price cause when I posted this last night it was not yet reduced.
I have one and use it with the stylus. It's a great tablet, by far the best I have used and I have used the Surface 3 as well.
these are horrible and unsupported
Plus shipping & vat = £257.94
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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7139 i5-4300Y 1.6GHz 4Gb 128Gb SmartCard 10.8″ FHD Windows 10 (used) - £130.74 @ MCS

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A bit old now but still a very capable tablet. Comes preinstalled with windows 10 as well. Can get it cheaper if you choose the collection option. Excellent price considering it is i5 These are n…
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DevilzGtr
Whats the quality of the other B grades that people have picked up?
I paid a bit extra and condition is good. Only noticed a few really fine scratches on the screen that isn't really noticeable when the screen is on.
Just had a look on the link again, wow they are doing 8gb 256GB ssd versions of these but only B grade

One very light scratch on the screen for me, barely noticable. Very happy.
polarbaba
DevilzGtr
Whats the quality of the other B grades that people have picked up?
I paid a bit extra and condition is good. Only noticed a few really fine scratches on the screen that isn't really noticeable when the screen is on.
Just had a look on the link again, wow they are doing 8gb 256GB ssd versions of these but only B grade
​what wording or term do I look for if I want a good one with minimal scratches etc.
the 8gb ones seem Decent. the pen also seems compatible with the latititude 11.
looking for a reasonably priced keyboard case for this now!
I chose one that didn't say 'B Grade on the image like this:
http://mcscom.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/MLL921B-186x186.jpg

Looks like B grades have the litter B at the end of their SKU numbers too
DevilzGtr
Whats the quality of the other B grades that people have picked up?
I paid a bit extra and condition is good. Only noticed a few really fine scratches on the screen that isn't really noticeable when the screen is on.

Just had a look on the link again, wow they are doing 8gb 256GB ssd versions of these but only B grade


​what wording or term do I look for if I want a good one with minimal scratches etc.
the 8gb ones seem Decent. the pen also seems compatible with the latititude 11.
looking for a reasonably priced keyboard case for this now!
Whats the quality of the other B grades that people have picked up?
I paid a bit extra and condition is good. Only noticed a few really fine scratches on the screen that isn't really noticeable when the screen is on.

Just had a look on the link again, wow they are doing 8gb 256GB ssd versions of these but only B grade
clarkeyi
just got mine. screen has 3 big scratches. going back...
Pretty sure it said it was a B grade if you got the cheap one
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Dell Latitude 12 7275 2-in-1 tablet m5-6Y57 8Gb 256Gb m.2 SSD 12.5″ FHD W10P 1yr WTY- Refurb @ MCS - £422.34

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Took a punt and got one of these after getting an email from MCS as I had been looking on Dell outlet and they are double the price. I love it, pretty much in a new condition and much quicker than my
AndyBoBandy Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago46 Comments
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Looks like the 10% cashback has expired.

What is the feedback on the Dells? What is the battery life like?
benjymous
How usable are machines like this as a laptop? (I mean can you use the keyboard on your lap, or does it really need a flat stable surface?)

You can but it's quite annoying because of the kickstand, despite that fact I consider the keyboard dock to be very stable, had no problems when I had laptop on the bed and I was moving around making it wobble, I was afraid it would fall but it kept very well:)
How usable are machines like this as a laptop? (I mean can you use the keyboard on your lap, or does it really need a flat stable surface?)
Mine arrived - really cool piece of kit. Son's birthday present - he should be pleased. Thanks to Andybobandy for posting!

Edited By: james8169 on Sep 22, 2016 18:30
Elbandito
Ordered pen from amazon for 29ish with nus discount. Delivery was 1-2 months but my estimated delivery date changed today to 27th September, so guess I'll get it within a week.

Had similar good news yesterday from Amazon on pen delivery date.
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(Referb) Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 M-5Y71 up to 2.9GHz 4Gb 128Gb 10.8″ FHD W10H 1yr RTB WTY MLL537£281.94 @ MCS

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Model Venue 11 Pro (7140) Tablet Warranty 1Yrs MCS Return-to-base WTY CPU Type Intel Core M CPU Intel Core M-5Y71 up to 2.9GHz Memory 4Gb Hard Drive 128Gb SSD Video…
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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Refurb M-5Y71 up to 2.9GHz 4Gb 128Gb 10.8″ FHD W10H 1yr RTB WTY MLL537 - £308.94 @ MCS Technology Ltd

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Good condition, but may have light usage marks Use code facebookfriends to get 10% discount. A fair amount of bang for your buck and doesn't seem to suffer any of the issues that plagued the 713…
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Looks like this has reduced in price... now £281.94
McMike
Anyone found the UK keyboard with battery for a reasonable price anywhere?

Almost exactly a year ago I paid £85 on Ebay, only went for it because I had a £15 PayPal voucher making it just about reasonable. The seller had a few and they were going fast, so if I'd not jumped at that point, I'd probably would have missed the chance.

The big problem is there appears to be no way to power this thing of an external battery pack, so if you want additional power on the go, you've got no choice but to bite. The keyboard is far from the best keyboard out there, but I wanted a uk keyboard and a battery pack for doing transatlantic flights.

mike
McMike
Anyone found the UK keyboard with battery for a reasonable price anywhere?

Realistically you aren't going to find a UK layout cheaply. About a year ago the best I could find a new one was £105 and they're more sparsely available now. Considering the European layouts are around £50-60 it's pretty galling.

The Euro layouts have the keys in the exact same location as a UK keyboard, so you could always pick one up and buy some labels to stick over the none UK keys.
Anyone found the UK keyboard with battery for a reasonable price anywhere?
I've got one of these and can say it's great, seems plenty powerful enough that I've started leaving my i7 laptop at home, I got mine from Dell's outlet for around £400 but it does have the mobile sim slot, 8GB and 256GB of storage, but worth looking at Dell in case they have them.

I've also got the keyboard/battery attachment which although is good for extending the life to the levels of transatlantic crossings, it does leave the tablet at a slightly high angle, which can be a bit irritating if using on your lap, fine on a standard desk.

I've got the pen, although it's clever, I've not really found a use for it, it also takes AAAA batteries, which are hard to get locally, but Amazon do a basics pack quite reasonably priced.

mike
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Dell Venue 11 Pro i3-4020Y 4Gb 128Gb SSD 10.8″ FHD Win 10 Refurbished 90 day WTY MCSCOM.co.uk - £146.94 Delivered using code

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This is enough Tablet for you! If not get the I5 with 8gb ram and 256gb SSD for £226.86 Visit them on Facebook and use code FacebookFriends to take 10% off the website price. This will work f…
SavageDonkey Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago26 Comments
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Just tested this code and it worked for me. I already own one of these (which I use every day and genuinely think these are a great purchase for the money) so didn't proceed with the purchase. Now £125.34 delivered

Edited By: wordsworth on Aug 18, 2016 15:16
Just updated the bios and the graphics driver from dell.com
So far, very happy..
Cheers OP ☺
I've just taken delivery of the 7130 i5 with 8gb and 256ssd for £220.
Where is this deal?
Thanks

Read it properly and then do Business with a cheat???

Warranty: 3 months (excluding software)
Condition: As new, Manufactured Refurbished - box opened to check the machine is working
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Venue 11 Pro 7130 i5-4300Y 1.6GHz 4Gb 128Gb 10.8" FHD W10H 1yr RTB WTY @ MCS Technology Ltd 191.94 Delivered

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This is my first post so please be nice :) Got an email from MCS today and they are having a sale. I've looked on fleabay and they are cheaper but they don't come with the years warranty like these.…
ljay100 Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago23 Comments
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Got the 7140 and love it :)
Take my advice if you want the mobile keyboard with battery in ........ go for the Nordic one , its qwerty and the other odd keys just buy some stickers from ebay ..................got my new Nordic one £20 on ebay and now have 16 hours plus battery life
I've had the 4300y 8gb/256gb version (7139 vpro i believe) and my advice is to stay away from this tablet.

The 7130 series has serious throttling and power management issues, while on paper it has/had amazing specs the power limiter will not allow you to use it, so it's no where near as snappy or power you'd expect the i5 to be.

I was able to fix this following a guide online which allows you to override the power limiter which is set to something stupid like 6w default with no way to up it by default, when it turbos it needs around 12w to utilise the power of the processor. It also hard throttled the cpu at a stupidly low temperature, which you'd reach just browsing or watching a youtube video.

The trouble with the fix is that you don't just do it then forget about it and have a decent tablet, every time you charge the tablet or dock it with the keyboard etc you have to turn the tablet off in sleep mode, wait a few seconds then turn it on and reapply all the changes, which as you can imagine becomes annoying after a very short period of time.

I think the 7140 series fixed this, they upgraded the design and included loads of copper heat sinks on the back cover for heat dissipation, and upped the power limiter. But i've lost faith in Dell and their tablets, aside from the ridiculous design flaw that made it as slow as the atom version, i had so many issues with the wifi card installed in it also.
Looks like this is the only cheap UK Hard keyboard on Ebay right now. These are rarer then hens teeth!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131875108272?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Edited By: anubispearl on Jul 12, 2016 12:26
I've got a Venue 11 Pro (7130) i3-4020Y from here which I'm pretty happy with. It's nicely built, nice screen and smooth running. With the keyboard/battery addon it makes a nice little touchscreen laptop.

My advice is go for the i3 version I have, Y series processors are power limited, so they can burst at their full clock rate, but for sustained use they throttle down to a set wattage, at which point I see little benefit in having the i5.

Mine runs windows very smoothly, plays any video I've tried on it and is even happy with some of my modest steam games like Civ V and The Walking Dead.
Hot, thanks for sharing OP :D
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Dell Inspiron 17 7737 i7 4510U 2.0GHz 16Gb 1Tb GT 750M 17.3″ FHD Touch Win 10 Refurbished £521.94 Delivered @ MCS

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Seems a pretty decent price for these specs. Good Reviews as well http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Dell-Inspiron-7737-CN77304-Notebook.105358.0.html Will look flashy in front of my clients :)…
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Picard123
stevenfeeney
Picard123
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stevenfeeney
omgpleasespamme
stevenfeeney
Zub
Windows 10 is NOT great. You really think it's great when Microsoft can install anything they like via an 'update' and you have no ability to refuse it?
Please articulate your concerns in a manner less like a paranoid conspiracy addled teenager.
It's a great OS.
No, it's not a great OS. How does wanting the ability to decide what can and cannot be installed on a Personal Computer make that commenter paranoid? There are any number of reasons not to want automatic updates such as limited bandwidth, compatibility issues and a preference for a version of software before the update to name just a few. How about you consider your responses so you don't come across like a narrow minded fool?
My response is considered. There are fools on this thread, believe me. I am not one.
If you want go through life thinking Microsoft are "victimising" you then there are forums for that. A deal site is not one.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.
Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.
Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Yeh, juvenile. You have no idea what you are talking about.

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.


:-) Have you heard of Dunning Kruger?

You are a classic case.
stevenfeeney
Picard123
stevenfeeney
Picard123
stevenfeeney
omgpleasespamme
stevenfeeney
Zub
Windows 10 is NOT great. You really think it's great when Microsoft can install anything they like via an 'update' and you have no ability to refuse it?
Please articulate your concerns in a manner less like a paranoid conspiracy addled teenager.
It's a great OS.
No, it's not a great OS. How does wanting the ability to decide what can and cannot be installed on a Personal Computer make that commenter paranoid? There are any number of reasons not to want automatic updates such as limited bandwidth, compatibility issues and a preference for a version of software before the update to name just a few. How about you consider your responses so you don't come across like a narrow minded fool?
My response is considered. There are fools on this thread, believe me. I am not one.
If you want go through life thinking Microsoft are "victimising" you then there are forums for that. A deal site is not one.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.
Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.
Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Yeh, juvenile. You have no idea what you are talking about.

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Picard123
stevenfeeney
Picard123
stevenfeeney
omgpleasespamme
stevenfeeney
Zub
Windows 10 is NOT great. You really think it's great when Microsoft can install anything they like via an 'update' and you have no ability to refuse it?
Please articulate your concerns in a manner less like a paranoid conspiracy addled teenager.
It's a great OS.
No, it's not a great OS. How does wanting the ability to decide what can and cannot be installed on a Personal Computer make that commenter paranoid? There are any number of reasons not to want automatic updates such as limited bandwidth, compatibility issues and a preference for a version of software before the update to name just a few. How about you consider your responses so you don't come across like a narrow minded fool?
My response is considered. There are fools on this thread, believe me. I am not one.
If you want go through life thinking Microsoft are "victimising" you then there are forums for that. A deal site is not one.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.
Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.
Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.


Yeh, juvenile. You have no idea what you are talking about.
stevenfeeney
Picard123
stevenfeeney
omgpleasespamme
stevenfeeney
Zub
Windows 10 is NOT great. You really think it's great when Microsoft can install anything they like via an 'update' and you have no ability to refuse it?
Please articulate your concerns in a manner less like a paranoid conspiracy addled teenager.
It's a great OS.
No, it's not a great OS. How does wanting the ability to decide what can and cannot be installed on a Personal Computer make that commenter paranoid? There are any number of reasons not to want automatic updates such as limited bandwidth, compatibility issues and a preference for a version of software before the update to name just a few. How about you consider your responses so you don't come across like a narrow minded fool?
My response is considered. There are fools on this thread, believe me. I am not one.
If you want go through life thinking Microsoft are "victimising" you then there are forums for that. A deal site is not one.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.
Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.
Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.
Picard123
stevenfeeney
omgpleasespamme
stevenfeeney
Zub
Windows 10 is NOT great. You really think it's great when Microsoft can install anything they like via an 'update' and you have no ability to refuse it?
Please articulate your concerns in a manner less like a paranoid conspiracy addled teenager.
It's a great OS.
No, it's not a great OS. How does wanting the ability to decide what can and cannot be installed on a Personal Computer make that commenter paranoid? There are any number of reasons not to want automatic updates such as limited bandwidth, compatibility issues and a preference for a version of software before the update to name just a few. How about you consider your responses so you don't come across like a narrow minded fool?
My response is considered. There are fools on this thread, believe me. I am not one.
If you want go through life thinking Microsoft are "victimising" you then there are forums for that. A deal site is not one.
You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.

Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.

Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.

Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.

Edited By: stevenfeeney on Mar 17, 2016 18:17
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Dell Venue 8 Pro (Good condition) - With or Without OS £35.10-£44.10 + vat + £9.95 shipping - from £54.06 delivered @ mcscom

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Didnt think this was too bad for a Dell - OK you have to add VAT and the shipping is £9.95 BUT you can collect from various locations , plus it has a 1 year warranty, may well be worth it to someone..…
philjstephenson Avatar9m, 3d agoFound 9 months, 3 days ago12 Comments
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Astec123
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I've been looking at refurbished laptops from these guys. They seem to be well priced (not the cheapest) and provide good service with mostly a year's warranty.
I procrastinated over a 6330 for £150 or so all in and missed out.
Back on topic, it's a great price but I wonder how much use full fat windows is with 1GB.
I've got an E6330, purchased on a whim with the expectation that it would only be used to supplement my main laptop. The main laptop has lay about doing very little since this machines arrival.
Well worth the upgrade or premium to get the backlit keyboard too. I paid £160 a year ago for it with a WWAN card and IIRC £15 to buy the keyboard which I did the upgrade myself.
Another few other places to look for these models arehttp://www.itcsales.co.uk/acatalog/Second-User-Refurbished-Laptops.htmlhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Laptops-Netbooks-/175672/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=newandusedlaptops4u&_sop=10
They are very hard to come by as the 12 and 14 inch models tend to be more popular.
I would add that the E6430 is the apparently the same size chassis but it has a smaller screen bezel thus looking nicer with the slightly bigger screen. If I could go back I'd pick up a 6430 just for that reason but I'm still very happy with this machine.http://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin/_migrated/pics/IMG_2103_01.JPG
E6430 screenhttp://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin/_migrated/pics/e6330_aussen1_schatten_06.jpg
E6330 screen
Thanks!
Checked the links, only one 6330 and that's £260+ inc VAT. That £160 or so was a steal and I'm still kicking myself! Like to get xx30 model for the newer i5.
The New and Used Laptops seller from ebay seems to be a bit hit and miss in terms of quality, not sure how much actual refurbishment they do judging by some people's experience! Some people are very happy though!
If you've not seen ithttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHEAP-Dell-Latitude-E6330-Fast-Laptop-Core-i5-2-60GHz-4GB-Warranty-HDMI-Webcam-/371566386240?hash=item5683151c40:g:R38AAOSwYlJW2A2Q
Thanks!

I've decided I need a 12.5" screen as I'll be taking around with me quite a bit, otherwise I'd have gone for that!
northlondon01
Astec123
northlondon01
I've been looking at refurbished laptops from these guys. They seem to be well priced (not the cheapest) and provide good service with mostly a year's warranty.
I procrastinated over a 6330 for £150 or so all in and missed out.
Back on topic, it's a great price but I wonder how much use full fat windows is with 1GB.
I've got an E6330, purchased on a whim with the expectation that it would only be used to supplement my main laptop. The main laptop has lay about doing very little since this machines arrival.
Well worth the upgrade or premium to get the backlit keyboard too. I paid £160 a year ago for it with a WWAN card and IIRC £15 to buy the keyboard which I did the upgrade myself.
Another few other places to look for these models arehttp://www.itcsales.co.uk/acatalog/Second-User-Refurbished-Laptops.htmlhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Laptops-Netbooks-/175672/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=newandusedlaptops4u&_sop=10
They are very hard to come by as the 12 and 14 inch models tend to be more popular.
I would add that the E6430 is the apparently the same size chassis but it has a smaller screen bezel thus looking nicer with the slightly bigger screen. If I could go back I'd pick up a 6430 just for that reason but I'm still very happy with this machine.http://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin/_migrated/pics/IMG_2103_01.JPG
E6430 screenhttp://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin/_migrated/pics/e6330_aussen1_schatten_06.jpg
E6330 screen
Thanks!
Checked the links, only one 6330 and that's £260+ inc VAT. That £160 or so was a steal and I'm still kicking myself! Like to get xx30 model for the newer i5.
The New and Used Laptops seller from ebay seems to be a bit hit and miss in terms of quality, not sure how much actual refurbishment they do judging by some people's experience! Some people are very happy though!

If you've not seen it

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHEAP-Dell-Latitude-E6330-Fast-Laptop-Core-i5-2-60GHz-4GB-Warranty-HDMI-Webcam-/371566386240?hash=item5683151c40:g:R38AAOSwYlJW2A2Q
Just want to add I bought this (well the 5830)with no OS and it actually arrived with Windows 10 pre installed.
Nope. No HDMI.

I have the Venue Pro 8. It's OK for what it is. Certainly not lightning fast. But, as a basic, portable PC, it does the job. The second gen stylus is worth picking up at just over £20 on Amazon these days. It's replaced my Note 3 as my digital notepad at work now ....

(Make sure you get a 2nd gen stylus if you do though .... the 1st gen ones were pretty bad apparently)
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Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 i5 3337U 1.80GHz 8Gb 1TB HD 8730M 15.6″ HD 1yr WTY (Refurb) £239.94 Delivered @ mcscom

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Just brought one of these laptops from MCS technology as my last laptop finally died on me and I've been rather impressed with it so far as a cheap laptop for my uni work. £190.00 + Vat + Delivery
Bazdino Avatar9m, 2w agoFound 9 months, 2 weeks ago45 Comments
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e_munky
Anyone else's turning off after 30 minutes? Not a shut down but actually just turning off after 30 mins.
Checked all the power management settings already, think I've got a lemon
sounds like cooling system problem.
Anyone else's turning off after 30 minutes? Not a shut down but actually just turning off after 30 mins.

Checked all the power management settings already, think I've got a lemon
mine arrived today, around 10 am. ordered yesterday around 2pm. laptop in mint condition, the only thing which indicates that laptop is not new, small scuff on the panel which hides battery. put ssd in it, just flies now.
huangxq2
In the Christmas just past, the seller did 30% off everything.
When the deal first started, there were so many good refurbs at very good price. They were so tempting.
The stock went very quickly. The next day I check, the price was not so good, it may be seller deliberately increased price or all good ones are gone.
If you need a laptop and do not mind refurb, and close to black Friday or Christmas, it does not hurt to check the seller out at those days. You might get yourself a very good deal.

If I recall (as I was also after one at the time) there was excess stock of inspirons and business range. The one I was after went very quickly so passed in the end, but I don't remember price being increased. Some identical models were cheaper than others because of physical defects like large scratches or random missing bezel
Not sure how many this helps, but mine has arrived this morning, looks in pristine condition and actually has windows 10 home loaded onto it, pretty much bloatware free, just without a valid licence key.
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Dell Latitude E5530 i5 3230M 2.6GHz 4Gb 128Gb 15.6″ HD (Refurb) £226.00 @ MCS Technology

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Looks good for the price and spec. Not FHD or large HD but better build than the budget laptops out there. Thoughts? Model Latitude E5530 Warranty 1 Yr MCS Return-to-Base WTY CPU Type In…
marcr2 Avatar11m, 5d agoFound 11 months, 5 days ago7 Comments
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I went for this in the end:

Dell Latitude E7440 Ultrabook i7 4600U 2.1GHz 4Gb 128Gb 14″

£284 inc VAT
ordered ultrabook on 28th and wondering when would arrive. Just spotted banner at top of site saying closed till 5th Jan.
Just thought would highlight as I didn't spot till just now.
I was tempted to buy it a few days ago, you can swap the screen for a FHD for £41 on Ebay (YouTube video to swap screens looks very easy). For £220 get you a decent laptop with a FHD screen resolution.
marcr2
That will teach me for posting a deal on here with only 1 left in stock. I missed out on my own deal! Good luck to whoever got it! :)


lol

Nice deal, too bad is out of stock...
That will teach me for posting a deal on here with only 1 left in stock. I missed out on my own deal! Good luck to whoever got it! :)

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30% off selected (refrubished) items, eg Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 i5 4200U 1.60GHz 4Gb 1Tb graphics HD 8670M 15.6″ HD 1yr warranty £179.99 inc delivery and VAT @ mcscom

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30% off selected (refrubished) items, eg Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 i5 4200U 1.60GHz 4Gb 1Tb graphics HD 8670M 15.6″ HD 1yr warranty £179.99 inc delivery and VAT @ mcscom Some bargains to be had. Be qu…
wadz Avatar11m, 1w agoFound 11 months, 1 week ago44 Comments
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Just to add that I ordered a Dell 6410 on the 23rd Dec and it was delivered next day - very impressed with service.

The laptop is in very good condition - like new (small scratch on back of lid but nothing major).

Even though it stated no operating system, mine came with windows 7, which I activated the upgrade to 10. The battery lasts for a couple of hours, which again exceeded my expectations as I have bought 2nd hand IBMs before and the battery only lasted 20 mins!

Thanks to the OP as this has been excellent value for money and I will certainly be using MCS for my next Dell!
ordered ultrabook on 28th and wondering when would arrive. Just spotted banner at top of site saying closed till 5th Jan.
Just thought would highlight as I didn't spot till just now.
Looking for a laptop for daily use of gaming -long term use. Any Christmas recommendation?
Just to add to earlier comments on the quality of items, the venue 8 pro I received looked like it could have just rolled off the production line. Astonishingly clean and tidy, thanks again to the OP! I'll be keeping an eye on the site as a general all round Dell fiend.
Price is way more expensive than Black Friday 30% on the same website. I think the prices on all items are put up in general.

Cold.


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NEW Dell Inspiron 15 3537 Cel 2955U 1.40GHz 4Gb 320Gb 15.6″ HD Win 8.1 1yr WTY NLN010 £149 Plus VAT and delivery - £190.74 delivered @ MCS

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Model Inspiron 15 3537 Warranty 1 Yr Dell On-Site WTY CPU Type Intel Celeron CPU Intel Celeron 2955U 1.40GHz Memory 4Gb Hard Drive 320Gb Video
neily Avatar11m, 3w agoFound 11 months, 3 weeks ago9 Comments
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do people still ridicule the celeron? some versions are actually quite good
.....admittedly some are rather poop.
do people really still buy celeron?
320gb tells you all you need to know about how out of date this is. At £150 it might be worth a punt as a backup machine. It is overpriced at £190 though.
Refurb!
SKU: NLN010 Category: Inspiron As New-Refurbed by Dell - so is it new or refurb?
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30% Off Dell Laptops, Tablets, Alienware, XPS @ MCS Technology Ltd... No Code Needed

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Had an email from MCS with a sale of up to 30% off. Load of laptops with decent specs for under £200. Think I'll get a couple for the kids for xmas and the Alienware laptop I was looking at yesterday
leem851 Avatar1y, 4d agoFound 1 year, 4 days ago57 Comments
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FURTHER REDUCTIONS. Just bought Inspiron i7 4500U 1.80Ghz 8GB 1TB HD 8850M With touch screen for £204 delivered.
Bought one on Sunday, delivered today with a 1hr windows. Laptop is in as new condition with as said before sticker on bottom removed. There is a copy of Win 8 installed but not licensed. I was going to install Windows 7 anyway, but because the OS is already there I can use powershell to export all the drivers, looks good for my daughters Xmas Pressie, INSPIRION, i7, 8GB, 1TB HDD
Can't find any Alienware's anywhere am I being stupid or do they not sell them?
Ordered one for a present on Monday, ordered another 2 for people at work on Wednesday. Very impressed - hot :D
metalheadkicks
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hi everyone i got an Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 i7 3517U 1.90GHz 8Gb 1Tb HD 8730M 15.6" FHD. looks new, clean hdd i installed windows 10 all fine.
The problem is battery dont charge stuck on 5% if i disconnect the charger it turns off. Very unhappy with this :(. Can someone help me?
I'd unplug the battery and put it back in, don't turn it on and leave it over night, Dell batteries are known for getting stuck sometimes if they haven't been used for a while. If that doesn't fix it I'd get them to replace it
thanks i will try. i emailed them and it was a fast response they told me to leave it on charging for 24 hours. yes if that dont solve this i will be dessapointed.
What you want to do is unplug charger, remove the battery and press hold of the power button for 5-10seconds. Plug the battery in and put it on charge. It will charge this time.
Cheers!
didnt work bro im still stuck at 5% says charging but after a bit animation stop and when i press on the battery icon says 5% calculating.. :(
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Dell Venue 11 Pro (7130) i5-4300Y 4Gb 128Gb SSD 10.8″ FHD Refurbished 1yr WTY £143.50+VAT - £172.20 @ mcscom

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Fantastic FHD 10 inch tablet with an i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD for under £175! Bargain! Add the WWAN card for a tablet with Internet access on the go. MCS Technology are selling a great v…
Fleabum Avatar1y, 4d agoFound 1 year, 4 days ago423 Comments
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laxmanstretch
Re battery drain, there is a fix here in these comments. It is do to with an always connect task running in the background while in sleep mode

I don't want to disable Windows 10 Modern Standby (was called Connected Standby in Win8.1), tried it and takes much longer to wake up the device - defeats the point of using a modern computer. WHen I disable McroSDHC the battery drain is gone, has anyone got other fixes/ideas?
Re battery drain, there is a fix here in these comments. It is do to with an always connect task running in the background while in sleep mode
I don't get any phantom key presses on the touch screen (but haven't got a screen protector).

Issue I have = terrible battery drain when device is sleeping!!!
Seems to be ok when I disable the MicroSDHC reader in Device Manager.
Running Windows 10 - has anyone else has battery drain issues when the device is sleeping?
laxmanstretch
Hi, i got a skinomi skin for my screen in the end. It is perfect for the pirppse of stopping light scratches on the glass screen. Comes with a good replacement guarantee too. The only issue is i get an occational keystroke repeat on the keyboard, that may ne related to using the screen protector. Does anyone else have the key stroke repeat issue.

Yup. In fact due to that my first tablet was exchanged as it got to the point of key repetition causing so much of an issue I spent more time correcting the words I wrote than writing them...! Entering passwords also was nigh on impossible.
The second tablet was better, but not perfect, but the rear camera never worked.
The third tablet is ok but I have accepted that the virtual keyboard for touch typing will never be as good as my other Windows tablet - a cheap Linx 10". I also have a 8" Acer Windows tablet and that is perfect with its Virtual keyboard.
I have tried so many setting changes and BIOS settings as well as firmware and driver updates etc.
I just now accept the fact that the odd key repetition is part of this tablet if I wished to keep it.

I'm just glad that I didn't pay full price.



Edited By: VimesUK on Apr 23, 2016 11:35
Hi, i got a skinomi skin for my screen in the end. It is perfect for the pirppse of stopping light scratches on the glass screen. Comes with a good replacement guarantee too. The only issue is i get an occational keystroke repeat on the keyboard, that may ne related to using the screen protector. Does anyone else have the key stroke repeat issue.
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Dell Venue 11 Pro i3-4020Y 4Gb 128Gb SSD 10.8″ FHD Refurbished 1yr WTY £143.04 MCS.COM - £154.98 inc Vat

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Just got e-mailed a 20% off code from MCS "VENUE20" there are loads to choose from here. http://mcscom.co.uk/shop/dell-tablets/ But I picked out what I though was great value @ £143.00 (collecte…
darthweb Avatar1y, 1m agoFound 1 year, 1 month ago146 Comments
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Only problem am having with my i3:

In BIOS the Service Tag is set as "DLL730" and the Express Service Code is a string of numbers....
Means that the automated Dell tool to check form model/drivers etc. doesn't work because these codes are unrecognized by DELL +
when I enter these on the Dell website http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukdhs1 they show as invalid

Does anyone else have the issue with an unexisting service code/tag?
Can we change the Service tag and Express Service Code on the tablet?


You can check yours by going into the BIOS (switch off, then press and hold Power button until you get haptic feedback and then immediately press and hold volume down button.

But the sticker behind the removable panel has a service code which is valid.
When I enter mine in http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukdhs1/products/?app=warranty
it shows that the tablet has next business day warranty until 2017 (at least that's what I think that means):

http://i.imgur.com/fCrBqmx.jpg

Also worth noting that Dell did a recall on those, wonder if some of the refurbs are repaired recalled tablets.
Just wanted to make folks aware there have been issues with those which should have been resolved by Dell:

http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/dell-clarifies-venue-11-pro-recall
http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/dell-recalling-venue-pro-11-tablet-some
SavageDonkey
Anyone help me with this piece of crap as MCS are just full of excuses.
So first it will not charge with the charger provided and they send me the charger that plugs in the bottom.
I have installed Windows 10 but need to select legacy boot from the bios otherwise it does not recognise an operating system... all well and good however it keeps losing the settings in the bios (this even happens when it has plenty of battery left).
Is there a way to install windows so the default secure boot works?

If you've created your USB Windows 10 installer it should work with the UEFI secure boot enabled. Then it's just a case of the USB drive being the top option under Boot Sequence:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qliHNitiCJG_EuA6-3ZQ04e9_G_59-TpbD8CEzRTkaOsNCv3r36ME7fqITST2_bKgxnZ36vWNkrhjlqX-vTCvtW-Psje6fABmHnxGBLgFk00COTpFOvMMBcRr5DVefUpz1vwWR3p7by8EjOwmTJLoaq3hgmnMO8ZDXUe15Nn98D1_AesiXjZQjlaMDFEaGZc71-p5hK0BFJONfWjwkaMbmgT2qY7Dp--tn7orRxC-3zW5eD9Uii4C_I9qHVrRaeUB_Hb5-pjMUnM9Qx3QBfs-90f7lrWj_Zd0ZXUHtXAJxSGU4rMlQYntYHm6m_w1B2QpWmt9YVGG_P3WLlmWbdBRhKo66gsLLUzJNqq16v4JVkZSvzitEERZKs9PFDy-mGORM-Rulkvj6eBolhgSYtwATZUTZ5VKSZ_2icEy4wbvIbiJ5LeILAUgDW1vpo64B79TtAmhyLIGdKE0BzNRKAKvlwF7FW70bkjOsdrZxf4j0u0N45oH37wAutASWx5iCeTEIbXXD9DUtFo1uoWQUkaQ33vSp6tzdM3S27Y75rwsfs=w1279-h959-no

Then during installation Windows should change the bios settings automatically to put Windows Boot Manager first again.
SavageDonkey
Anyone help me with this piece of crap as MCS are just full of excuses.
So first it will not charge with the charger provided and they send me the charger that plugs in the bottom.
I have installed Windows 10 but need to select legacy boot from the bios otherwise it does not recognise an operating system... all well and good however it keeps losing the settings in the bios (this even happens when it has plenty of battery left).
Is there a way to install windows so the default secure boot works?


Seems like you have got a problem tablet there.

I bought mine through ebay, cheaper than the shop, so I would have both ebay and PP protection if needed.

Mine does not have secure boot enabled by default and I have left it that way as it works fine and retains all of its settings.

It doesn't bode well if you can't charge it from the port and the tablet keeps losing its settings.

I assume that you got a genuine Dell 23w charger for the tablet, mine still had its shrink wrap on it.
Anyone help me with this piece of crap as MCS are just full of excuses.

So first it will not charge with the charger provided and they send me the charger that plugs in the bottom.

I have installed Windows 10 but need to select legacy boot from the bios otherwise it does not recognise an operating system... all well and good however it keeps losing the settings in the bios (this even happens when it has plenty of battery left).

Is there a way to install windows so the default secure boot works?
I've got one myself. The top spec. one. Im looking for a keyboard now. I wanted a Portuguese oficial keyboard but there is no evidence that it exists so any other will also work imo. A cheap one would be rather nice too.
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Dell P2815Q 28" 4K monitor. Refurb w/ 1Yr Warranty - £233.94(inc del) @ MCS

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Good entry level 4K monitor. Refurb, but comes with a 1 year warranty. Spec: Diagonal Viewable Size: 711.2 mm. 28 Inches Aspect Ratio: (16:9) Panel Type, Surface: TN, anti glare Maximum Resol…
kristmace Avatar1y, 3m agoFound 1 year, 3 months ago17 Comments
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Should be able to get an Aoc U2868PQU for £250 or so (that was what bespoke deals offered me, though I'd already gone for a £260 return from Amazon with a slightly damaged box).

Pretty happy with it so far - does 60hz fine.
Minstadave
Better off going with a U2515H. IPS/calibrated/60hz and brand new for similar money.

Agreed, I've had mine for a couple of months now, superb monitor.
rev6
The monitor is limited to 30Hz at 4k.
+1 and it has a TN Panel.
xela333
I agree with everyone, that 30 hz is a killer but if all you need is a screen for office work, cctv etc then this could be ideal
The 30Hz refresh isn't the main issue - it's the 200ms lag - when you move a mouse the screen is 0.2 seconds behind so you keep overshooting - makes it impossible to quickly click accurately on anything.
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Refurb Dell Inspiron 15 3521 i5 3317U 6Gb 500Gb 7670M 15.6″ HD 1yr WTY £165.00 @ mcscom

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Hi Guys I seen this a while back but didn't have a chance to post. Ive used MCS before for a Venue 11 tablet and the service was great. I needed a spare laptop and went for the same one linked. Lim…
Axeboy Avatar1y, 4m agoFound 1 year, 4 months ago43 Comments
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sweeten16
http://mcscom.co.uk/product/dell-inspiron-17-7737-i5-4200u-1-60ghz-6gb-1tb-hdd-gt-750m-17-3-fhd-touch-1yr-wty-mln244/
Went with this for £300 because of the 1080p screen and decent gpu. Hopefully it is good.

That looks like a nice price of kit. Sold out otherwise would have brought it

Edited By: wadz on Jul 31, 2015 13:12: grammar
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Axeboy
Yeah, I should have said, it did come pre-loaded with 8.1 but of course just not activated
Mine's activated 8) What a touch!

when i first started mine windows wasn't activated and kept asking me to activate it but having used it for a while it is now and doesn't ask anymore? not sure how but its definitely got a key now and marked as activated.
bit strange but im not complaining :).
Axeboy
Yeah, I should have said, it did come pre-loaded with 8.1 but of course just not activated
Mine's activated 8) What a touch!
Axeboy
Did you email them?

Yes. He said he will send out a replacement keyboard today. Hopefully that will fix it and it will be easy to replace.
Did you email them?
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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 Refurbished Tablet i5-4300Y 4Gb 128Gb SSD 10.8" FHD £221.40 MCSCOM

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Great price available on this refurbished tablet. Mine looked like new and I managed to load Windows 10 preview edition no problems. If you prefer one with a Windows 8 license you can get one here
darthweb Avatar1y, 7m agoFound 1 year, 7 months ago21 Comments
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rd3d2

I think that is just the way that HUKD handles links - try copying and pasting the link into your browser and you should be OK

Dells Systems Analysis does not detect any firmware updates on my 530. Can you let us know how you get on when you come to update yours?
Shaker
rd3d2
Thanks for the reply but like my earlier post your link does not work.I had already tried the Systems Analysis option and that doesn't work either.
It will be interesting to see if you have the same problem when you update the firmware.

I think that is just the way that HUKD handles links - try copying and pasting the link into your browser and you should be OK
rd3d2

Thanks for the reply but like my earlier post your link does not work.I had already tried the Systems Analysis option and that doesn't work either.

It will be interesting to see if you have the same problem when you update the firmware.

Edited By: Shaker on Apr 30, 2015 17:19
Bennyman
rd3d2
Incidentally mine arrived with the O/S installed - as I have a spare licence I just entered the key so it is currently running Windows 8.1 - I might upgrade to 10 later on.
What do you think to it? What was the condition like?

Like new - but not in original packaging (though very well packaged!)
rd3d2
Incidentally mine arrived with the O/S installed - as I have a spare licence I just entered the key so it is currently running Windows 8.1 - I might upgrade to 10 later on.

What do you think to it? What was the condition like?
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Dell xps 13 intel core i7 4500U 1.8GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Full HD touch screen £671.94 Delivered @ MCS

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Bargain price for this DELL xps 13 9333 laptop. Includes an Intel core I7 4500u 1.8GHz, 8GB RAM and a generous 512GB msata SSD. Also has a full hd touch screen.....With a 1 year warranty
kieron8725 Avatar1y, 7m agoFound 1 year, 7 months ago9 Comments
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OOS
Anyway good notebook and brand
Adrian7
Very strange that no os, if provisioned for windows 8.x the key should be in bios, if windows 7 it should have Coa under the xps flap at bottom - and have dell cert in bios. Pretty unusual to fully deprovision.

Likely it is...just they haven't bothered installing it....
Very strange that no os, if provisioned for windows 8.x the key should be in bios, if windows 7 it should have Coa under the xps flap at bottom - and have dell cert in bios. Pretty unusual to fully deprovision.
Why no OS....