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Lenovo B50-10 128Gb SSD Pentium N3540 £219.97 @ Saveonlaptops

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If you are looking for cheap laptop with an SSD. Personally I'd go for the HP 455 for £250 and fit an SSD, but this may well suit someone. Screen Size: 15.6"" Screen Type: LED Backlit Resolution:…
winchman Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago3 Comments
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Which one is this hp you speak of?
Hooray, finally SSD's on low end laptops, about time!
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Lenovo Z51 in Laptop / Core i7 CPU / 8GB Ram / 8GB SSD + 1TB HDD / Radeon R7 M360 2GB Graphics / 1920x1080 Full HD / Backlit Keyboard £549.97 delivered @ Saveonlaptops

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Specs look good for the price: Intel Core i7-5500U Dual Core Processor 15.6" Full HD Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 8GB DDR3 RAM 8GB SSD + 1000GB Hybrid HDD DVD Rewriter Dedicated AM…
foooobar Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago7 Comments
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Looks good, but the negative reviews out there about SoL/Box when something goes wrong are more than a bit concerning, so I think I'll give them a miss. Not going to vote either way.
ImyR85
16Gb RAM version with superior graphics card was this price a month or two back.


Can you link to a time machine deal please?
16Gb RAM version with superior graphics card was this price a month or two back.
Hmm looks like a fair spec for the money, heat from me.
hotest
foooobar
Why cold? Its a cheapest i7 with backlit keyboard and Full HD screen out there.
even IF IS THE CHEAPEST, is not attractive deal


​sorry for bad grammar
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Acer Revo One with 2TB HDD - £189.97 @ Saveonlaptops

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Really cheap for a mini pc with 2TB hdd. Decent Configuration as well. Can be used as an HTPC with Kodi. Comes with Windows 8 so possibility to upgrade to Windows 10 for free as well.
anshu_itsme Avatar3m, 4w agoFound 3 months, 4 weeks ago15 Comments
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I've seen the i3 version posted numerous times. 189quid for a kodi system isn't great.
Shield TV is cheaper and can churn out 4k.http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/649/Intel_Core_i3_Mobile_i3-3217U_vs_Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_2957U.html
Same deal has already been postedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-rl85-2tb-celeron-nettop-189-99-ebuyer-2372056
I3 versionhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-rl85-i3-179-99-tesco-2362895
I would hold out and get the better cpu version
I hear you!.
But I too tried in VAIN for one of these too here also:
acer revo one £149.99 @ Sainsburys instorehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-149-99-sainsburys-instore-2377711
But ..... :-(
Ahhhhhhhhh well?, lol. :-)
​I got one of those for £99 :D Wild goose chase to get one but worth it.
I BET IT WAS!!!, hahahahahaha.
Where'd you get your particular one from please?. :-)
be2st
SpeedyG
amour3k
crazygoldfish
I've seen the i3 version posted numerous times. 189quid for a kodi system isn't great.
Shield TV is cheaper and can churn out 4k.http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/649/Intel_Core_i3_Mobile_i3-3217U_vs_Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_2957U.html
Same deal has already been postedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-rl85-2tb-celeron-nettop-189-99-ebuyer-2372056
I3 versionhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-rl85-i3-179-99-tesco-2362895
I would hold out and get the better cpu version
I hear you!.
But I too tried in VAIN for one of these too here also:
acer revo one £149.99 @ Sainsburys instorehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-149-99-sainsburys-instore-2377711
But ..... :-(
Ahhhhhhhhh well?, lol. :-)
​I got one of those for £99 :D Wild goose chase to get one but worth it.
I beat you with £79 the other day :-), pay less than £50 with my nectar point.
I love it. The only drawback is the power button at the back bottom.
I suggest to replace the main drive with SSD, and set the 2TB HDD as data drive. A few seconds boot with SSD.
You need to clone it, otherwise you'll lose the Windows, I'm not sure if you can use Acer recovery CD to setup the Windows.
Like WOW, WOW, & WOOOOOOOW!!, hehehehehe, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD ONE!, lol.
Where'd you get your particular one from please?. :-)

I also got it from Sainsburys. I shared it on HUKD the other day.
SpeedyG
amour3k
SpeedyG
amour3k
crazygoldfish
I've seen the i3 version posted numerous times. 189quid for a kodi system isn't great.
Shield TV is cheaper and can churn out 4k.http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/649/Intel_Core_i3_Mobile_i3-3217U_vs_Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_2957U.html
Same deal has already been postedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-rl85-2tb-celeron-nettop-189-99-ebuyer-2372056
I3 versionhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-rl85-i3-179-99-tesco-2362895
I would hold out and get the better cpu version
I hear you!.
But I too tried in VAIN for one of these too here also:
acer revo one £149.99 @ Sainsburys instorehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-149-99-sainsburys-instore-2377711
But ..... :-(
Ahhhhhhhhh well?, lol. :-)
​I got one of those for £99 :D Wild goose chase to get one but worth it.
I BET IT WAS!!!, hahahahahaha.
Where'd you get your particular one from please?. :-)
be2st
SpeedyG
amour3k
crazygoldfish
I've seen the i3 version posted numerous times. 189quid for a kodi system isn't great.
Shield TV is cheaper and can churn out 4k.http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/649/Intel_Core_i3_Mobile_i3-3217U_vs_Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_2957U.html
Same deal has already been postedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-rl85-2tb-celeron-nettop-189-99-ebuyer-2372056
I3 versionhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-rl85-i3-179-99-tesco-2362895
I would hold out and get the better cpu version
I hear you!.
But I too tried in VAIN for one of these too here also:
acer revo one £149.99 @ Sainsburys instorehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-149-99-sainsburys-instore-2377711
But ..... :-(
Ahhhhhhhhh well?, lol. :-)
​I got one of those for £99 :D Wild goose chase to get one but worth it.
I beat you with £79 the other day :-), pay less than £50 with my nectar point.
I love it. The only drawback is the power button at the back bottom.
I suggest to replace the main drive with SSD, and set the 2TB HDD as data drive. A few seconds boot with SSD.
You need to clone it, otherwise you'll lose the Windows, I'm not sure if you can use Acer recovery CD to setup the Windows.
Like WOW, WOW, & WOOOOOOOW!!, hehehehehe, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD ONE!, lol.
Where'd you get your particular one from please?. :-)
Mine was from Ipswich. I couldn't drive so far so convinced them to drop it off closer to me at Colchester Sainsbury store. :)
Bit of a rigmarole really but go it eventually.

I hear you, hehehe, thanx. :-)
amour3k
SpeedyG
amour3k
crazygoldfish
I've seen the i3 version posted numerous times. 189quid for a kodi system isn't great.
Shield TV is cheaper and can churn out 4k.http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/649/Intel_Core_i3_Mobile_i3-3217U_vs_Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_2957U.html
Same deal has already been postedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-rl85-2tb-celeron-nettop-189-99-ebuyer-2372056
I3 versionhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-rl85-i3-179-99-tesco-2362895
I would hold out and get the better cpu version
I hear you!.
But I too tried in VAIN for one of these too here also:
acer revo one £149.99 @ Sainsburys instorehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-149-99-sainsburys-instore-2377711
But ..... :-(
Ahhhhhhhhh well?, lol. :-)
​I got one of those for £99 :D Wild goose chase to get one but worth it.
I BET IT WAS!!!, hahahahahaha.
Where'd you get your particular one from please?. :-)
be2st
SpeedyG
amour3k
crazygoldfish
I've seen the i3 version posted numerous times. 189quid for a kodi system isn't great.
Shield TV is cheaper and can churn out 4k.http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/649/Intel_Core_i3_Mobile_i3-3217U_vs_Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_2957U.html
Same deal has already been postedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-rl85-2tb-celeron-nettop-189-99-ebuyer-2372056
I3 versionhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-rl85-i3-179-99-tesco-2362895
I would hold out and get the better cpu version
I hear you!.
But I too tried in VAIN for one of these too here also:
acer revo one £149.99 @ Sainsburys instorehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-149-99-sainsburys-instore-2377711
But ..... :-(
Ahhhhhhhhh well?, lol. :-)
​I got one of those for £99 :D Wild goose chase to get one but worth it.
I beat you with £79 the other day :-), pay less than £50 with my nectar point.
I love it. The only drawback is the power button at the back bottom.
I suggest to replace the main drive with SSD, and set the 2TB HDD as data drive. A few seconds boot with SSD.
You need to clone it, otherwise you'll lose the Windows, I'm not sure if you can use Acer recovery CD to setup the Windows.
Like WOW, WOW, & WOOOOOOOW!!, hehehehehe, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD ONE!, lol.
Where'd you get your particular one from please?. :-)

Mine was from Ipswich. I couldn't drive so far so convinced them to drop it off closer to me at Colchester Sainsbury store. :)
Bit of a rigmarole really but go it eventually.
SpeedyG
amour3k
crazygoldfish
I've seen the i3 version posted numerous times. 189quid for a kodi system isn't great.
Shield TV is cheaper and can churn out 4k.http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/649/Intel_Core_i3_Mobile_i3-3217U_vs_Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_2957U.html
Same deal has already been postedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-rl85-2tb-celeron-nettop-189-99-ebuyer-2372056
I3 versionhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-rl85-i3-179-99-tesco-2362895
I would hold out and get the better cpu version
I hear you!.
But I too tried in VAIN for one of these too here also:
acer revo one £149.99 @ Sainsburys instorehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-149-99-sainsburys-instore-2377711
But ..... :-(
Ahhhhhhhhh well?, lol. :-)
​I got one of those for £99 :D Wild goose chase to get one but worth it.

I BET IT WAS!!!, hahahahahaha.

Where'd you get your particular one from please?. :-)

be2st
SpeedyG
amour3k
crazygoldfish
I've seen the i3 version posted numerous times. 189quid for a kodi system isn't great.
Shield TV is cheaper and can churn out 4k.http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/649/Intel_Core_i3_Mobile_i3-3217U_vs_Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_2957U.html
Same deal has already been postedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-rl85-2tb-celeron-nettop-189-99-ebuyer-2372056
I3 versionhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-rl85-i3-179-99-tesco-2362895
I would hold out and get the better cpu version
I hear you!.
But I too tried in VAIN for one of these too here also:
acer revo one £149.99 @ Sainsburys instorehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-149-99-sainsburys-instore-2377711
But ..... :-(
Ahhhhhhhhh well?, lol. :-)
​I got one of those for £99 :D Wild goose chase to get one but worth it.
I beat you with £79 the other day :-), pay less than £50 with my nectar point.
I love it. The only drawback is the power button at the back bottom.
I suggest to replace the main drive with SSD, and set the 2TB HDD as data drive. A few seconds boot with SSD.
You need to clone it, otherwise you'll lose the Windows, I'm not sure if you can use Acer recovery CD to setup the Windows.

Like WOW, WOW, & WOOOOOOOW!!, hehehehehe, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD ONE!, lol.

Where'd you get your particular one from please?. :-)
SpeedyG
amour3k
crazygoldfish
I've seen the i3 version posted numerous times. 189quid for a kodi system isn't great.
Shield TV is cheaper and can churn out 4k.http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/649/Intel_Core_i3_Mobile_i3-3217U_vs_Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_2957U.html
Same deal has already been postedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-rl85-2tb-celeron-nettop-189-99-ebuyer-2372056
I3 versionhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-rl85-i3-179-99-tesco-2362895
I would hold out and get the better cpu version
I hear you!.
But I too tried in VAIN for one of these too here also:
acer revo one £149.99 @ Sainsburys instorehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-one-149-99-sainsburys-instore-2377711
But ..... :-(
Ahhhhhhhhh well?, lol. :-)
​I got one of those for £99 :D Wild goose chase to get one but worth it.

I beat you with £79 the other day :-), pay less than £50 with my nectar point.
I love it. The only drawback is the power button at the back bottom.

I suggest to replace the main drive with SSD, and set the 2TB HDD as data drive. A few seconds boot with SSD.
You need to clone it, otherwise you'll lose the Windows, I'm not sure if you can use Acer recovery CD to setup the Windows.
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Lenovo B51-80 15.6" Full HD i7-6500U 8GB - Saveonlaptops £499.97

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Found this while looking for a good laptop deal seems pretty good for an i7 6th generation and Full HD screen Intel Core i7-6500U Dual Core Processor 15.6" Full HD Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Ho…
thufz Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago5 Comments
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not sure how far you would stretch but for me that extra are well worth it, very similar but will save the hassle for upgrade http://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/hp-pavilion-15-ab208na-15-6-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-6500u-12gb-ram-2tb-hdd.html
of course the screen is poor so depend what you need to sacrifice.

I think they've made a mistake there, the 6500U is dual core (notice the U, quad cores have HQ on the end usually).

The cheapest for a i7 quad would be the 6700HQ on this one:

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/7559-8046-Dell-Inspiron-15-7000_1905120.html

Unless you want a 4th or 5th gen i7 quad, you'll unlikely find one at less than £700+.
but if you look at the website there is similar variation even for couple extra quid with 4K screen
not sure how far you would stretch but for me that extra are well worth it, very similar but will save the hassle for upgrade

http://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/hp-pavilion-15-ab208na-15-6-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-6500u-12gb-ram-2tb-hdd.html

of course the screen is poor so depend what you need to sacrifice.

Edited By: hotest on Apr 22, 2016 23:50: add spec
hotest
in my opinion really good spec for up to 500£. but a I prefer to spend couple extra quid and get quad core processor


​Any recommendations that isn't too big a price jump. Looking for an all purpose laptop.
in my opinion really good spec for up to 500£. but a I prefer to spend couple extra quid and get quad core processor

Edited By: hotest on Apr 22, 2016 21:13
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Lenovo Horizon 2 all in one 19.5" i5 4GB 500GB tabletop/portable PC - battery powered (its a jumbo tablet!) £399.97 - Save On Laptops

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I don't need this nor will I be buying one, but it looks pretty decent spec all in one PC with the bonus of being portable using the built in battery. Free delivery from Save On Laptops. Was £899.97.
groovyrob Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago45 Comments
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A large portable tablet that in real world usage the battery last less then 2 hours :( makes this device rather useless..
You think you cold hold that mutha upright for longer than two hours? :D
Yeah your probably right :) 2.5KG is a bag of potatoes a rather lot to be holding for any amount of time.
I think you put the decimal point in the wrong place? A bag of potatoes is usually 25KG.

your thinking of a sack of potatoes :) A bag from the supermarket is 2.5KG
Surely a laptop makes more sense
forcedv
marineville
forcedv
If only it was dual boot to android.
happily sell you my viewsonic vsd220 which i picked up to play with couple of years ago and never got on with... android seemed nice on a mobile but now i'm a windows convert...
Does your viewsonic vsd220 dual boot to windows?

if it could do that i'd be keeping it! :)
marineville
forcedv
If only it was dual boot to android.
happily sell you my viewsonic vsd220 which i picked up to play with couple of years ago and never got on with... android seemed nice on a mobile but now i'm a windows convert...

Does your viewsonic vsd220 dual boot to windows?
forcedv
If only it was dual boot to android.
happily sell you my viewsonic vsd220 which i picked up to play with couple of years ago and never got on with... android seemed nice on a mobile but now i'm a windows convert...
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Hp 250 G4 i5-6200u 128SSD £299.97 @ Saveonlaptops

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Latest Processor. Well, until the next new one the i5-6300u comes down in price. Processor Intel Core i5-6200U Dual Core (2.3GHz, Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz) Screen 15.6" (1366 x 768 HD Reso…
winchman Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago47 Comments
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For the HP trade in, has anyone tried purchasing a new 9 inch tablet on Amazon (or other site) and use that as the trade in device? In other words does it technically have to be an old, used device or can it be a 'new' one too?
winchman
Sharpe
The memory is not user upgradeable according to HP's Quickspec in-case someone was hoping to upgrade it. You have to remove the motherboard because it is underneath it. Warranty would be questionable after doing that!
Looking here suggests it possible to upgrade the memory.
See in the video the spare slot.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey6KxAly9cQ

Doesn't seem too difficult in the G4. The G3 was a lot worse.

It states that it's not "customer" upgradable here: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04570053.pdf
I wouldn't have any problem changing the memory or solid state but it's just an issue of whether or not HP will honour the warranty if you did the upgrade yourself.
Sharpe
The memory is not user upgradeable according to HP's Quickspec in-case someone was hoping to upgrade it. You have to remove the motherboard because it is underneath it. Warranty would be questionable after doing that!
Looking here suggests it possible to upgrade the memory.
See in the video the spare slot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey6KxAly9cQ

Edited By: winchman on May 05, 2016 11:15
The memory is not user upgradeable according to HP's Quickspec in-case someone was hoping to upgrade it. You have to remove the motherboard because it is underneath it. Warranty would be questionable after doing that!
winchman
I think you will struggle for £300 for gaming.


Even basic online browser games?
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Nava Leather Laptop Bag, Perfect Fit for Dell XPS 9550 £29.97 delivered @ Saveonlaptops

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Italian leather laptop bag made by Nava for Samsung. I took a chance on this bag as I wanted a slimmer bag for my XPS, and I have to say the quality is excellent. It is a perfect fit for the Dell
moneyforme Avatar4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks ago4 Comments
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AR2012
http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/friends/images/c/c6/5x13_Mans_bag.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090601062457
does look off.

Yes over one shoulder is very camp, however, the strap is designed to cross the body as a messenger bag.

It is also high quality and slim unlike my traditional case that is almost the size of a flight bag.

It will take a little getting used to, as I am not in anyway a "Metro Man", being 15 stone, shaven headed and wearing jeans and t-shirts 365.

EDIT:
See what I mean, "Metrosexual" is the term that I meant, not Metro Man which I just found out is a cartoon.

Edited By: moneyforme on Apr 13, 2016 22:08: Stupidity
http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/friends/images/c/c6/5x13_Mans_bag.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090601062457

does look off.
Just looks like the wife's handbag!!
Lol @ girlie
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Lenovo YOGA 2 Pro - 13.3 WQHD Tablet with Inbuilt Projector - £289.97 SaveOnLaptops

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I wanted a large screen to watch TV whilst travelling or at home gym. Reviews are OK, but were when it was much more expensive. It's about £100 more at Amazon. Lollipop update available. 13…
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SlpyD
I have this tablet, I got mine a year ago on eBay for about the same price. It does most things ok, but it has started to get a bit laggy - which is easily fixed with a reboot. I rarely use the projector as it burns through the battery very quickly and if you don't have a good charger the tablet can take a while to recharge.
The biggest issue I have with this tablet is, although it supports micro sd cards the card needs to formatted in a certain way and the system can't handle any files over 4gbs. So if you have a HD movie/video over 4gbs the tablet won't be able to handle it - if there is a fix for this please let me know!
​Have a look here. Essentially it doesn't support exFAT and you had to format it to FAT32 but looks like if you format to NTFS that works. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Android-Yoga-Series-Tablets/Re-Yoga-Tablet-2-SD-card-filesystem/td-p/1800984/page/2
​Thanks - I'll give this a try tonight and will report back
​Did you manage to get it to work?
Anyone got tips for a sleeve or a case? Thanks.
Really like this tablet. It also comes with a pair of JBL/Lenovo co-branded in-ear earphones.
​Did you get any luck getting the 4gb+ files working?

hi, I've had a look and tried this now, it's not possible to add SD card NTFS compatibility without rooting the device What can be done without root is to add NTFS compatibility to the USB and use a USB OTG stick like this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Ultra-Dual-Flash-Drive/dp/B00RBGYGPG/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

I haven't tried it, but a few articles point to this working with this app and Total Commander https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paragon.tcplugins_ntfs_ro&hl=en
I can try it if you don't have a stick already to try.
Thanks.

I haven't encountered that, just tried with my Samsung headphones. Have you tried different headphones?
I didn't try yet, sorry, will give it a go at some point.
If you turn the headphone jack around in the socket, do you get some static noise?
endothecat
SlpyD
endothecat
SlpyD
I have this tablet, I got mine a year ago on eBay for about the same price. It does most things ok, but it has started to get a bit laggy - which is easily fixed with a reboot. I rarely use the projector as it burns through the battery very quickly and if you don't have a good charger the tablet can take a while to recharge.

The biggest issue I have with this tablet is, although it supports micro sd cards the card needs to formatted in a certain way and the system can't handle any files over 4gbs. So if you have a HD movie/video over 4gbs the tablet won't be able to handle it - if there is a fix for this please let me know!

​Have a look here. Essentially it doesn't support exFAT and you had to format it to FAT32 but looks like if you format to NTFS that works.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Android-Yoga-Series-Tablets/Re-Yoga-Tablet-2-SD-card-filesystem/td-p/1800984/page/2




​Thanks - I'll give this a try tonight and will report back


​Did you manage to get it to work?

Anyone got tips for a sleeve or a case? Thanks.

Really like this tablet. It also comes with a pair of JBL/Lenovo co-branded in-ear earphones.


​Did you get any luck getting the 4gb+ files working?
Have tried otg USB sticks and I also have the nexus media importer app, still doesn't like files over 4gb.
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Lenovo Yoga 3 14" 2 in 1 1080p Touchscreen, i7 5500u, 8gb Ram, 128gb SSD, Windows 8.1. - £499.97 From SaveOnLaptops

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Seems a pretty decent spec for the price. Not a huge SSD but an SSD nevertheless, and could be swapped out quite cheaply. Orange colour only, won't be everyones cup of tea but hope it helps someone lo…
axl515 Avatar5m, 4d agoFound 5 months, 4 days ago28 Comments
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OUT OF STOCK NOW

Edited By: ICTHUS on Apr 05, 2016 11:18
beware the **** keyboard
Just reading the reviews, so many people are complaining about the poor hardware, a few reviewers have mentioned they are/have bought a macbook air to replace their Yoga. you can buy a good used one for £500-600.
SpeedyG
blackc4t100
raefil
Terrible company absolutely awful service. 8 month old laptop right hand hinge broke totally refused to repair it under warranty. Received extremely sarcastic emails after saying that it wasnt fit for its purpose. A laptop should open and close.
I wouldnt touch another item theirs again, ever. It cost them more to return from repair centre in germany than it would to have repair it.
Give them a wide berth.
Had a similar experience with them. Bought a asus i5 laptop with 1080 screen.
Turned it on and was a big bright green pixel/pixels in the centre of the screen. Couldnt even look at anything as your eye was drawn straight to it. Terrible for supposedly HD screen. Sent it back and the refused to replace saying stuck pixels are allowed on new screens. They ignored any emails and are just a tinpot disgrace for a company
Luckily Asus got involved and replaced it straight away.
Savonlaptops. Absolute horror of a company
Stay clear you have been warned

Asus is responsible for an Asus Laptop, not Lenovo.


​He's referring to the seller- saveonlaptops
This model is NOT listed in the Lenovo £50 Cashback deal. Please be aware of this. It is only the newer 700/900 models. List can be found here:

https://lenovo-offers.com/uk/en/pages/yoga-cashback/qualifying
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Seems a good deal and a decent competitor to the Dell 7559. Downside is only a 256gb ssd. Processor Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ Quad Core (2.6 GHz, Intel Haswell Architecture, Features Intel Turbo Boos…
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have had this for the last 7 months.
Street fighter 5 plays on the lowest settings -(for those interested) pre 2015 games play med - to ultra settings
So a 960m can't play it on medium settings?

A 960M is.... not the strongest card. It's not BAD but... it's certainly not going to knock anything modern out of the park.

Here's the competition (Inspiron 15 7559) in review at notebookcheck (similar card, this ones the 4GB version though):

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15-7559-Notebook-Review.154635.0.html
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have had this for the last 7 months.
Street fighter 5 plays on the lowest settings -(for those interested) pre 2015 games play med - to ultra settings

So a 960m can't play it on medium settings?
I've ordered. Light gaming with some video and photo editing seems ideal.
have had this for the last 7 months.
Street fighter 5 plays on the lowest settings -(for those interested) pre 2015 games play med - to ultra settings
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I've had this laptop for over a year now. I'd advise upgrading it to Windows 10 asap, as it runs flawlessly on this system and works better in a non touch screen environment. The 4K screen also creates some nightmare scaling issues with quite a few programs, even some issues with Windows 10's menus too, but it is beautiful and crystal clear. If you're considering it as a gaming laptop, be aware that the screen refresh rate is locked at 48Hz, due to the limitations of the screen. This problem didn't exist on the Full HD Panel, but that display was fairly poor. Some games will suffer and stutter and you'll have real issues with games that demand 60Hz+ refresh rates, games like BitTrip Runner being a prime example. Run it through HDMI to an external screen and it's fine, obviously, but defeats the point of having a laptop! I've been playing Fallout 4 at 720p at High settings on my 42inch Panny Plasma and it runs silky smooth and flawlessly, which surprised me. I'm surprised about the tiny drive, as mine shipped with a 1TB hybrid. It's not a bad machine, but build quality wise it doesn't match my previous Dell XPS laptops, but for £700, wouldn't be a bad decision. It's quite slim and svelte, probably about as portable as any 15 inch laptop can be.
I agree great laptop. I've had mine for over a year the 860m version UHD and apart from the 4k resolution causing scaling issues the laptop is flawless. Mine came with the 1TB SSHD but replaced with a 512GB SSD. What resolution settings are you using in WIN10?
Have the scaling issues been sorted with Windows 10. How much of an issue is it. From older reviews just reset to 1080p and reboot. Is this still the case.

Windows 10 isn't the issue. You can set the resolution to 3840 × 2160 and it works fine. It's the programs. I find alot of my programs the text is really small when my resolution is maxed out. That's why I just leave my resolution at 1080 like most other users.


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Sorry for off topic, I bought a laptop from ebay, it's a lenovo, still 45 days untill warranty is going to expire. I have problems with hard drive and I want to send it in service, but..I don't have the receipt...what should I do??
How can you not have a receipt for a digital purchase? If you got it on eBay it's in your purchase history isnt it?


​I' m not the first owner, the previous owner sold it to me, absolutely new, sealed just for the reason that the keyboard is in french :), He didn't give his receipt etc etc...so..
dflorin3
Sorry for off topic, I bought a laptop from ebay, it's a lenovo, still 45 days untill warranty is going to expire. I have problems with hard drive and I want to send it in service, but..I don't have the receipt...what should I do??
How can you not have a receipt for a digital purchase? If you got it on eBay it's in your purchase history isnt it?
excellent laptop, period
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Sorry for off topic, I bought a laptop from ebay, it's a lenovo, still 45 days untill warranty is going to expire. I have problems with hard drive and I want to send it in service, but..I don't have the receipt...what should I do??
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I thought this was a very average price for a very mediocre laptop?
I thought you were making a statement but it turned out to be a question?

Yet, you're not helping with the answer, I see...
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Seems like a fantastic price for an i5 laptop.
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Selling my laptop in FS section if anyone interested.

Thanks
Also, ever since lenovo forcing crapware on users (hiding it in the BIOS), superfish, etc. I wouldn't personally recommend a newer lenovo laptop to anyone.
frearider
A laptop without a ssd in this day is absolute terrible
downvoted

It's a shame it doesn't take 2 minutes to swap in an SSD...

Oh, wait.

Edited By: killevery1ne on Mar 14, 2016 00:49
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For business laptop,
8GB RAM, better graphic card, business laptop, £320, or £290 after cashback. CPU is similar or slightly powerful than i5-5200u.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-probook-455-g3-good-quality-business-laptop-a10-8700p-quad-core-1tb-hdd-15-6-2407858
i5-5200u at £330, hard drive is 500GB, not 1TB.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-probook-450-g2-299-97-saveonlaptops-2362805?p=26957414
What about cpu power consumption; looks like the intel chip could be more efficient than the A10. Agree laptop price is nothing special.

Yes, i5-5200u is max 15w, A10-8700p is max 35w. Battery on the A10 only last 3 hours. Trade off for stronger CPU and GPU.

If you prefer i5-5200u, you could go for Probook 450 G2 at £330. Which is why £400 for such a consumer laptop is simply overpriced.

Edited By: huangxq2 on Mar 07, 2016 13:21
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What is it you are going to use the laptop for? I was looking around a similar price (or a bit lower), but was looking for a dedicated gfx card to play a few old titles and this looked good http://www.ebuyer.com/726168-acer-aspire-e5-573g-laptop-nx-mvmek-011
What's the resolution on this one?
Thanks. Just scrolled down past the reviews and the ebuyer page has full specs. :)
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For business laptop,
8GB RAM, better graphic card, business laptop, £320, or £290 after cashback. CPU is similar or slightly powerful than i5-5200u.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-probook-455-g3-good-quality-business-laptop-a10-8700p-quad-core-1tb-hdd-15-6-2407858
i5-5200u at £330, hard drive is 500GB, not 1TB.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-probook-450-g2-299-97-saveonlaptops-2362805?p=26957414

What about cpu power consumption; looks like the intel chip could be more efficient than the A10. Agree laptop price is nothing special.
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What is it you are going to use the laptop for? I was looking around a similar price (or a bit lower), but was looking for a dedicated gfx card to play a few old titles and this looked good http://www.ebuyer.com/726168-acer-aspire-e5-573g-laptop-nx-mvmek-011
What's the resolution on this one?

1366 x 768, searched by Mfr part code.
manc80
What is it you are going to use the laptop for? I was looking around a similar price (or a bit lower), but was looking for a dedicated gfx card to play a few old titles and this looked good http://www.ebuyer.com/726168-acer-aspire-e5-573g-laptop-nx-mvmek-011
What's the resolution on this one?
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bought from dell.co.uk for 731 including 2 year NBD warranty. will be upgrding to m.2 ssd and 16 gb ram.
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What's the difference between a Hybrid and a straight SSD is there a massive difference?
The hybrid is a normal mechanical hdd with a small ssd cache built into it.
The latest ssd's are found in the XPS and Alien's. They are nvme which can run around 4 times faster than a sata ssd.
Unfortunately, Dell has skimped and supplied PM951's, they run around 1.5 to 2 times the speed of sata ssd's depending on the size.
Cheers Moneyforme so is there much difference speed wise between this hybrid and a regular 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive?

In theory it should be faster, however I have never owned one.

The drive uses the fast SSD Cache to do the work, I believe they typically have 8GB of Cache. So it depends on how intensive your work is, 8GB of Cache is large enough for normal use.

Edited By: moneyforme on Mar 03, 2016 22:32
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Nice specs. I would buy it straight away if it was 17 inch. Dell Outlet deal much cheaper (saw 2 last week at £580 included VAT pre-discounted) than this price especially with their regular 10% discount promo or 10% if you're a student
I doubt they even compared with this.
For Dell outlet, the stock fluctuate and first-come-first-serve basis i.e. whoever buy first got it. I'm looking for a 17 inch. The 2 15 inch I saw were 16gb ram and gt960m as well - one of them touch screen. Last Tuesday, a 15 inch Alienware powerful than this at the same price. Check them out yourself.
Update: someone just got the Alienware 15 - R2 with GT970M £724 (included VAT) at time I wrote the above.
I'm not saying your a liar, but I checked dell outlet every Tuesday / Monday for about two months. And nothing decent ever poped up. Dell outlet used to be good years ago.

Why would they put a few up much higher Discounted and sell out quijcky?

A 980 alienware 17" is always over 1k. I think I'd rather this for 700.
Thanks for the great advice in the thread.

Any idea how this compares to the Lenovo X1 that was on here a few days ago?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-20bs-14-inch-laptop-intel-core-i5-2-2-ghz-8-gb-ram-256-2403434
moneyforme
KTASpartacus
What's the difference between a Hybrid and a straight SSD is there a massive difference?
The hybrid is a normal mechanical hdd with a small ssd cache built into it.
The latest ssd's are found in the XPS and Alien's. They are nvme which can run around 4 times faster than a sata ssd.
Unfortunately, Dell has skimped and supplied PM951's, they run around 1.5 to 2 times the speed of sata ssd's depending on the size.

Cheers Moneyforme so is there much difference speed wise between this hybrid and a regular 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive?
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Folks, I have purchased 3 previous gaming laptops, but I have never found one as powerful and excellent as the ROG Asus machines. My mate after seeing my sons monster, bought his lad THIS one. It is awesome.
The ROG endorsement is not given lightly either.
I hope this assists someone as for the same money, you'll get a superior machine of excellent build quality
Heat from me too as it's a good deal. People seem to think this is hotukreviews. Good post OP
Heat from me , its all about the GPU.
Same specs as the Asus ROG G751JT. Although the Asus has double the RAM at 16gb. This was £999 during Black Friday.
Yeah, there's seriously no comparison between a 960m and a 970m.
This is actually quite a good price for this GPU but I doubt you'll get heat here.
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I recently posted a deal on a Toshiba Qosmio laptop, which plummeted, but I wanted to see how it went before I bought it. Needless to say I was put off by the reception it received and went hunting!
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I had bought dell Xps 15 with i7 (2nd gen),6Gb Ram,2Gb Geforce ,bought in 2011 ..a great machine.Dell has been reliable in my point of view.i had customised built laptop at that time on their website .i am not sure if that customisation option is still available.
Looking at the above deal.Its good value for money and a reliable brand.
Word of warning to anyone buying from save on laptops, I ordered on Saturday and had to contact them to ask why it hasn't been dispatched yesterday midday. Apparently because I had selected free delivery within 5 days your order goes to the bottom of the que and they basically don't rush to dispatch your order. They eventually sent it at 5pm yesterday by next day delivery (which doesn't make any sense) and its waiting for me when I get home today. A slightly bizarre system covering the delivery side of things but meh.
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I'm going on past deals. Ones which you can easily find with the astonishing tool known as the "search" button!
nope nothing there no 970 or 865 with a cheaper price.


​http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-gaming-laptop-i7-gtx-980m-16gb-ram-ssd-hdd-full-hd-display-899-medion-shop-2381968

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-erazer-x7833-17-3-gaming-laptop-i7-32gb-ram-128gb-ssd-1tb-hdd-gtx970m-799-2384015

Only a month old. They are both much better than this deal.
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I'm going on past deals. Ones which you can easily find with the astonishing tool known as the "search" button!
nope nothing there no 970 or 865 with a cheaper price.
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Saw this recently up but found a similar price again. Free delivery included. Intel® Core™ i3-5005U Dual Core Processor. 15.6" HD Screen. Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit. 4GB DDR3 RAM. 128GB
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I recommended and setup one of these for a client the other day. The performance doesn't disappoint. This is perfect for work. If you want a laptop for games you need a discrete graphics card, this is no good.
Odd that the same model here (80EW03DBUK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-80EW03DBUK-B50-80-15-6-Inch-Windows/dp/B0196ZBTKO has a full 1920x1080 screen.
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128 SSD is too ambiguous for the "Specifications". anyone know which drive it is?

hardly, you dont see 500GB 1TB, 2TB being advertised as Seagate, WD etc.. it's more than likely a kingston or sandisk drive, but what ever it is at this price its plenty fast enough..


​I would be happy with those brands, but both have their lesser drives. plus "probably" is even more ambiguous. what is your assumption based on?
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laptop it runs its ssd if the intel is excellent
is this good enough to play the latest football manager?
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it's 309£
not a hybrid
500 compare 1tb
oops should have looked at model number rather than specs, :) seem identical
Same price at ebuyer when HP cashback is applied http://www.ebuyer.com/727817-hp-350-g2-laptop-k9h90ea-abu if anyone wants an alternative.
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There were similarly spec'd laptops going around the boxing day sales for under £1000... and its also £1300 for a laptop :p
could you provide a link for one of them? I have just ordered this thinking it was a bargain but can always cancel
I thought msi was going to be a good purchase, but I was wrong. The chasis was poor, and any pressure put on the case, would stop the hard disk spinning. Never experienced this with any laptop before or after.
Pressure on the case stopping the hard disk from spinning? Utter rubbish. Do us a favour - if you're going to troll at least make it believable!
How is that trolling? It is the truth, and I can prove in a video, and make you look stupid. You are idiot for being so blind.
I simply don't believe you can put enough pressure on a hard disk in a laptop to slow it down.
Let's see your video then.
well what other conclusion do you think it is then? I made assumption, as you can tell the hard disk is there. Logic suggested that to me
What proof do you have that the hard drive slowed down? Did you just hear the noise reduce? If you put pressure on the case it is quite possible that you heard the case fan slow down. That is particularly if it was on a soft surface. Like I said, let's see this video of yours.
I never said i hear it slow down. The pc would turn off, when i applied pressure to chasis. I assume it was the hard disk. As it was a logical conclusion for the os to stop working. As the hard disk would stop is spinning. This happen another times. I found that os wouldnt load up, and when i scan, could see parts of the hard disk had bad sectors. Which just back up my theory to what was happening.
So please dont judge me, when you dont know the whole circumstances,
I still don't believe you can stop a hard drive like that. Let's see the video.
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There were similarly spec'd laptops going around the boxing day sales for under £1000... and its also £1300 for a laptop :p
could you provide a link for one of them? I have just ordered this thinking it was a bargain but can always cancel
I thought msi was going to be a good purchase, but I was wrong. The chasis was poor, and any pressure put on the case, would stop the hard disk spinning. Never experienced this with any laptop before or after.
Pressure on the case stopping the hard disk from spinning? Utter rubbish. Do us a favour - if you're going to troll at least make it believable!
How is that trolling? It is the truth, and I can prove in a video, and make you look stupid. You are idiot for being so blind.
I simply don't believe you can put enough pressure on a hard disk in a laptop to slow it down.
Let's see your video then.
well what other conclusion do you think it is then? I made assumption, as you can tell the hard disk is there. Logic suggested that to me
What proof do you have that the hard drive slowed down? Did you just hear the noise reduce? If you put pressure on the case it is quite possible that you heard the case fan slow down. That is particularly if it was on a soft surface. Like I said, let's see this video of yours.
I never said i hear it slow down. The pc would turn off, when i applied pressure to chasis. I assume it was the hard disk. As it was a logical conclusion for the os to stop working. As the hard disk would stop is spinning. This happen another times. I found that os wouldnt load up, and when i scan, could see parts of the hard disk had bad sectors. Which just back up my theory to what was happening.
So please dont judge me, when you dont know the whole circumstances,
Would this not just be a faulty device and did you contact Msi to collect and replace?
They already repaired it once before. Pick up laptop in one hand, and the hard drisk ground to a halt. That got replaced, but when it was out of waranty i lent on the chasis as i was lying down. Same thing happened

sounds like you are either unlucky or very heavy handed.
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There were similarly spec'd laptops going around the boxing day sales for under £1000... and its also £1300 for a laptop :p
could you provide a link for one of them? I have just ordered this thinking it was a bargain but can always cancel
I thought msi was going to be a good purchase, but I was wrong. The chasis was poor, and any pressure put on the case, would stop the hard disk spinning. Never experienced this with any laptop before or after.
Pressure on the case stopping the hard disk from spinning? Utter rubbish. Do us a favour - if you're going to troll at least make it believable!
How is that trolling? It is the truth, and I can prove in a video, and make you look stupid. You are idiot for being so blind.
I simply don't believe you can put enough pressure on a hard disk in a laptop to slow it down.
Let's see your video then.
well what other conclusion do you think it is then? I made assumption, as you can tell the hard disk is there. Logic suggested that to me
What proof do you have that the hard drive slowed down? Did you just hear the noise reduce? If you put pressure on the case it is quite possible that you heard the case fan slow down. That is particularly if it was on a soft surface. Like I said, let's see this video of yours.
I never said i hear it slow down. The pc would turn off, when i applied pressure to chasis. I assume it was the hard disk. As it was a logical conclusion for the os to stop working. As the hard disk would stop is spinning. This happen another times. I found that os wouldnt load up, and when i scan, could see parts of the hard disk had bad sectors. Which just back up my theory to what was happening.
So please dont judge me, when you dont know the whole circumstances,
Would this not just be a faulty device and did you contact Msi to collect and replace?
They already repaired it once before. Pick up laptop in one hand, and the hard drisk ground to a halt. That got replaced, but when it was out of waranty i lent on the chasis as i was lying down. Same thing happened
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Thanks rollmesome, on the MSI deal you are losing the super RAID SSD 2x256 vs 1x128. Is DDR4 worth that much of an improvement?
Also the Dell link doesn't work for me... see I told you I don't get along with Dell :)
My budget started at 1000 and then crept up to 1250.
I could stretch again... My alternate plan is to buy a cheaper laptop ~ 600/700 and upgrade more frequently... thoughts?
Depends how tech savvy you are. I rather pay the premium and not have to upgrade for few years. With the Msi you could take out the sata hdd and replace with ssd (prices dropping on sata SSD Samsung evo etc) . Google dell outlet and checkout Alienware 15 r2. Should be what you want for 1000
Thanks rollmesome, on the MSI deal you are losing the super RAID SSD 2x256 vs 1x128. Is DDR4 worth that much of an improvement?
Also the Dell link doesn't work for me... see I told you I don't get along with Dell :)
My budget started at 1000 and then crept up to 1250.
I could stretch again... My alternate plan is to buy a cheaper laptop ~ 600/700 and upgrade more frequently... thoughts?
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if you just want "typical usage" (i.e. a couple of browser tabs, your email and Office open) and boot times don't bother you, an SSD will have minimal benefit.
The typical user is also quite likely to have Norton or McAfee antivirus installed. This can turn a speedy new laptop into an absolute slug without an SSD.
To give you an example, a colleague at work brought in a brand new £949 HP Envy 17-n104na yesterday which had Norton installed and it was unbearably slow at pretty much everything. Some programs could take an entire minute to open due to the real-time protection scanner. If this computer had an SSD I doubt you would even notice the performance drop caused by Norton.

Norton, McAfee and iTunes all have the ability to turn the fastest computer into a dribbling mess. 3 programs no-one should ever install.
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if you just want "typical usage" (i.e. a couple of browser tabs, your email and Office open) and boot times don't bother you, an SSD will have minimal benefit.
The typical user is also quite likely to have Norton or McAfee antivirus installed. This can turn a speedy new laptop into an absolute slug without an SSD.

To give you an example, a colleague at work brought in a brand new £949 HP Envy 17-n104na yesterday which had Norton installed and it was unbearably slow at pretty much everything. Some programs could take an entire minute to open due to the real-time protection scanner. If this computer had an SSD I doubt you would even notice the performance drop caused by Norton.
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Shame this has expired, looked good at that price.


​Hey your spoiling the party. Do you not have anything decent to say about ssd or HHD?
Shame this has expired, looked good at that price.
haritori
SSD's tend to make software run at an instantaneous level, so while those are dismissing this based on loading word well it goes without saying that very little benefit is there.. but using browsers is very different you only need to go on youtube to see the massive speed increases while browsing, pages load instantly, with a HDD you have to wait seconds, it sounds like a small thing but its not..
I would personally never use a HDD as an OS drive again, the fact your PC boots in a matter of seconds, software loads instantly as you click it, and I am talking photoshop or lightroom type software not word, see how fast importing an SD card is on lightroom on SSD compared to HDD,
I keep seeing the fraction quicker comment, but the reality is if your HDD is the bottleneck an SSD will solve that issue greatly.
and browsers are very much quicker with an SSD not a fraction but alot quicker. go on youtube the evidence is there.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j84eEjP-RL4
That video just confirms what everyone has been saying. It helps boot load, and first time loading of applications, but that's it. An SSD is not going to make a noticeable difference loading web pages. A browser has no reason to hammer the hard drive to load a web page. If it is making a big difference then there's probably something very wrong with the computer, like not having enough RAM. The hard drive, even SSDs, are massively slower than other parts of the computer, so applications will go out of their way to minimise hitting it as much as possible.
I think the thing people don't realise is that even SSDs are a small fraction of what RAM and CPUs can process, so going from 1/50th the speed to 1/10th the speed still leaves it a massive bottleneck. It's essential for applications and the OS to touch the hard drive as little as possible.

Edited By: NitrousUK on Feb 08, 2016 20:00: more info
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