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OMEN 15-ax202na Gaming Laptop 1050/i5 7300HQ - £787.55 at HP Store UK

£787.55 @ HP
Hi Guys Ive had my eye on 1050 laptops and spotted this. Seems to be the best 1050 deal currently although hopefully they will get cheaper. Use the code CQ117HPAF67 to get 5% off and also of co… Read More
Axeboy Avatar
4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago
Hi Guys

Ive had my eye on 1050 laptops and spotted this. Seems to be the best 1050 deal currently although hopefully they will get cheaper.

Use the code CQ117HPAF67 to get 5% off and also of course you can get Quidco etc I'm sure. Other models available but this is the cheapest.

Spec:

Windows 10 Home 64
i5-7300HQ Quad-Core processor
39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal Full-HD (1920 x 1080) display
8GB RAM with 128GB SSD and 1TB storage
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
Bang & Olufsen Speakers

I know you guys love some gaming laptops to discuss!

Anyways, might be of use for some of you. Ive not bought it yet but its seriously tempting. The MSI version is £999 and the upcoming Dell version is likely to be £799 but without the SSD I would expect. Just my thoughts.

Edit: Also comes with software, link here: http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/offer.aspx?p=c-gaming-intel
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#1
Flame proof suit on
Putting aside the 1050 vs 1060 debate the other issue is 2GB of Ram. This really is at the lowest end of recommended specs. SSD is definitely a "nice to have", but doesn't actually affect game performance except loading times of course.

Edited By: Enet on Jan 14, 2017 15:18
#2
Good deal heat added. However personally if you can afford the extra ~£160 ish it would be beneficial to go for the i7 version with the 1050 ti (4gb vram)
#3
how does 1050 compare to 960m?
#4
ganon
how does 1050 compare to 960m?


A little faster, not worth the upgrade
#5
Really glad to see these new laptops are arriving. Will probably wait another year before buying in the hope that they drop.
#6
Be aware there are two 1050 laptops GPU's the 2GB GTX 1050 and the 4GB GTX 1050Ti

960m benchmarks >http://www.notebookcheck.net/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-960M-Review.137893.0.html

1050 benchmarks (Watchdogs 2, 1920x1080 high settings =32fps)>http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Notebook.178614.0.html

970m benchmarks (Watchdogs 2, 1920x1080 high settings =36.8fps)>http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-970M.126694.0.html

1050Ti benchmarks (Watchdogs 2, 1920x1080 high settings =42.4fps)>http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Anyone spotted an i7 7820 or 7700, 16GB with a 1050Ti with a decent build quality like the Asus G series chassis (not the GL chassis)...


Edited By: dozstanford on Jan 14, 2017 16:55
#7
1050ti is the minimum really for a good experience.
Unless you've got G Sync...

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Jan 14, 2017 18:29: Update
#8
Will this be good enough for an Oculus Rift setup?
#9
Enet
Flame proof suit on
Putting aside the 1050 vs 1060 debate the other issue is 2GB of Ram. This really is at the lowest end of recommended specs. SSD is definitely a "nice to have", but doesn't actually affect game performance except loading times of course.
It will effect caching (for instance of memory) and if caching is used in the game.
#10
eightace
Will this be good enough for an Oculus Rift setup?
Not a chance
#11
jasee
Enet
Flame proof suit on
Putting aside the 1050 vs 1060 debate the other issue is 2GB of Ram. This really is at the lowest end of recommended specs. SSD is definitely a "nice to have", but doesn't actually affect game performance except loading times of course.
It will effect caching (for instance of memory) and if caching is used in the game.
I couldn't comment on that without looking into it. But personally, besides being little annoyed at some game load times, I haven't noticed any problems so far.

Ok after a bit of research the main issue is that you "might" have occasional small wait issues with the larger open world games. So I suppose if you are playing large online multiplayer games this may be an issue.
In other words, for gaming performance:
1 Get a decent GPU with enough GDDR5 ram.
2 Get a decent CPU with enough DDR4 ram,
3 then worry about the SSD which will undoubtedly make your whole PC user experience much much nicer. :)


Edited By: Enet on Jan 14, 2017 18:30: Did some research :)
#12
jasee
Enet
Flame proof suit on
Putting aside the 1050 vs 1060 debate the other issue is 2GB of Ram. This really is at the lowest end of recommended specs. SSD is definitely a "nice to have", but doesn't actually affect game performance except loading times of course.
It will effect caching (for instance of memory) and if caching is used in the game.

I agree with you, I personally wouldn't even look at a 'gaming laptop' if it didn't have some kind of SSD fitted as it will affect general operations in and out of gaming. Loading textures and other data from a mechanical drive can cause stuttering in game - and given how big some games are now (I think I saw one come in at 44GB) I wouldn't want that loading off a normal hard disk.

But unless you're on a major budget, why would you not have an SSD? And if you are then maybe a desktop is a better option as a cost saver.
1 Like #13
eightace
Will this be good enough for an Oculus Rift setup?
Nope you need a 1050Ti to even think about that.
#14
dozstanford
Be aware there are two 1050 laptops GPU's the 2GB GTX 1050 and the 4GB GTX 1050Ti

There are 2 versions of the laptop 1050, a 2gb and 4gb version, then the Ti

For rough info the 1050 here is about on par with a 965m which is 30% faster than a 960m if that helps anyone.
#15
This is still a very good deal for 1080p medium settings gaming. Heat OP.
1 Like #16
Can grab the 1050Ti version for £900 if you know any students or can work your way around getting a unidays account
1 Like #17
dozstanford
Be aware there are two 1050 laptops GPU's the 2GB GTX 1050 and the 4GB GTX 1050Ti
960m benchmarks >http://www.notebookcheck.net/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-960M-Review.137893.0.html
1050 benchmarks (Watchdogs 2, 1920x1080 high settings =32fps)>http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Notebook.178614.0.html
970m benchmarks (Watchdogs 2, 1920x1080 high settings =36.8fps)>http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-970M.126694.0.html
1050Ti benchmarks (Watchdogs 2, 1920x1080 high settings =42.4fps)>http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

And having considered all those benchmarks, your conclusion would be what in relation to each of the 1050s v 960?

Edited By: Picard123 on Jan 14, 2017 19:08
#18
Anyone know how easy these are to open?
2 Likes #19
I bought the 1050ti version with a student discount for 899, waiting for it to turn up. It seems like a solid laptop so hope it holds true to the specs.
#20
Decent specs, wouldnt personally buy a HP laptop. Worst reliability out of all the laptops ive ever owned
#21
I've got a bad feeling about this one!8)
#22
I think you're better off waiting for a couple of months and let the 1050s/1060s get into the market. Will be better value in the spring/summer once there's more competition on the market eg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcuyivSiEB4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDPu8nIKMQ8
#23
plewis00
given how big some games are now (I think I saw one come in at 44GB) I wouldn't want that loading off a normal hard disk.

Gears of War 4 is 75GB on PC :|
That's the game with the largest footprint I've come across so far.
#24
K1LLER HORNET
plewis00
given how big some games are now (I think I saw one come in at 44GB) I wouldn't want that loading off a normal hard disk.
Gears of War 4 is 75GB on PC :|
That's the game with the largest footprint I've come across so far.

That's a behemoth - didn't know they had bloated to that big! I remember when I thought World of Warcraft was massive at 20GB back in 2006.
#25
do you install the OS on the ssd or keep it separate from the games
#26
daz_75
do you install the OS on the ssd or keep it separate from the games

OS is always on the SSD.
#27
Adopted_Scouser
Can grab the 1050Ti version for £900 if you know any students or can work your way around getting a unidays account


Or work for asda or know someone who does..
#28
I think 1050Ti is bare minimum for gaming, 1050 is just for light gaming.
#29
£729 on the student/partner site by the way but code provided doesn't seem to work.
#30
Is anyone's order history page on the HP website working?
#31
Heat to 666?
#32
What about this http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=Z9E10EA&opt=ABU&mastersku=Z9E10EA&masteropt=ABU&sel=NTB&
There is a 6% code CQ117HPAF70
It's an i7 with 17" screen
Would this be a 1050 Ti as it says 4GB?


Edited By: no1gary on Jan 15, 2017 11:14
#33
No, its a 4gb 1050... 2 versions of the 1050 available
#34
Axeboy
No, its a 4gb 1050... 2 versions of the 1050 available

Many thanks Axeboy, is it a good buy at that price/spec
1 Like #35
K1LLER HORNET
plewis00
given how big some games are now (I think I saw one come in at 44GB) I wouldn't want that loading off a normal hard disk.
Gears of War 4 is 75GB on PC :|
That's the game with the largest footprint I've come across so far.
Black ops 3 with all dlc is 100gb!
1 Like #36
If you've played Fallout 4 on an SSD and a HDD, it becomes apparent that load times are becoming as much a part of the overall gaming experience as FPS. I don't want to wait over 30 seconds and admire a piece of 3d art whilst I wait for a door to open.
#37
On the lookout for a powerful laptop but not seen anything that ticks all the boxes yet.
Requirements:
i7 - a proper one thats quadcore+HT (not the pretend rebadged i3s that are Dual core)
Nvidia 10xx graphics
17" screen
SSD
8+ GB Ram

Absolute max budget is £800 - may stretch to £900, but only if its worthwhile to do so)
#38
Want to trade silver bearded flamedeer
#39
no1gary
Axeboy
No, its a 4gb 1050... 2 versions of the 1050 available
Many thanks Axeboy, is it a good buy at that price/spec

Personally, I don't think so. Its a lot of money for a 1050 and not far from 1060 prices. I think it would be worth waiting a little longer to see if Dell bring other 17" models out soon to meet your needs.

However, I have a mental issue with it being over £1000 :)

Edited By: Axeboy on Jan 15, 2017 12:38
#40
118luke
On the lookout for a powerful laptop but not seen anything that ticks all the boxes yet.
Requirements:
i7 - a proper one thats quadcore+HT (not the pretend rebadged i3s that are Dual core)
Nvidia 10xx graphics
17" screen
SSD
8+ GB Ram

Absolute max budget is £800 - may stretch to £900, but only if its worthwhile to do so)


Nothing matches that quite yet unless you stretch to £1000.

However, try PC specialist for the 1050 4gb i7 17" model they have. "might" come in around budget depending on memory/hd/os options you take

Linky: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVIII-17/

Edited By: Axeboy on Jan 15, 2017 12:41

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