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HP ProBook 450 G2 - i5-8gbRam-HD Screen-Win 10 - £349.97 at saveonlaptops

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HP ProBook 450 G2 - i5-8gbRam-HD Screen-Win 10 - £349.97 + Free 1year McAffe Internet security using code: 1YEAR HP ProBook 450 G2, Intel Core i5-5200U Dual Core Processor, 15.6" HD Screen, Microsoft…
fizzycolabottles123 Avatar4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks ago2 Comments
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I voted hot. Then realised that's its not actually a hd screen at all.
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ASUS X751LAV (Intel i3 17.3" HD+ 8gb 1TB) - Saveonlaptops £329.97 inc del

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This is a good price for a large screen laptop with Intel Core i3 processor. Reasonable option for 2 extra years warranty for only £49.49 extra. A similar model is for sale in John Lewis for £429.
thedonut Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago4 Comments
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hard to find any good deals on 17 inch laptops, laptopsdirect have a 17.3 hp pavilion with i3 5010u for £320 but only comes with 3month warranty so that's putting me off.
theres one for £399 at hp store with i3-5020u and 2tb hd , but I'm holding out for a discount code.

Edited By: midnightblade on Jan 05, 2016 18:41
HD+ = 1600x900, which is about the same angular resolution as 1366x768 on a 15" screen.
This i3 has a lowish Passmark of 2698 - would have preferred 4GB RAM and a slightly quicker i3 variant, otherwise seems a good price if you want the 17.3" screen.
349 at tesco direct, just mentioned as a comparison.
not a great CPU and the large screen means shorter battery life. just things to consider.
Nice find. Was looking for desktop replacement for my dev work. Looks good
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MSI GS70 2QE Gaming laptop bundle £1,299.97 @ saveonlaptops

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This is a really good specced laptop which includes a bunch of accessories. Main specs: Intel i7 4720hq quad core processor 16gb ram 17 inch 1080p screen nvidia geforce 970m graphics with 3gb ram wi…
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Gaming laptops have never been a good purchase. Do you really need to play high end games when not at home?Spend a 3rd less and buy a Desktop of the same spec and then buy a half decent laptop to use when not at home.
​this is the perfect solution in my home. the spare room where my desktop was set up is now a nursery so the computer desk had to go. No where else to permanently set up a pc so a laptop was the perfect solution.


YOU PUT A NEW BORN CHILD OVER A COMPUTER? Mother of God, what is wrong with you. Its a well known fact "in the boot of a car nobody can hear a baby crying" you could have had restful nights and a good desktop. OK you would have been in prison for child neglect but think of the positives.

I do like MSI and I love that laptop just 1300 quids!
martincroot
Uridium
Gaming laptops have never been a good purchase. Do you really need to play high end games when not at home?Spend a 3rd less and buy a Desktop of the same spec and then buy a half decent laptop to use when not at home.


​this is the perfect solution in my home. the spare room where my desktop was set up is now a nursery so the computer desk had to go. No where else to permanently set up a pc so a laptop was the perfect solution.


Originally I only wanted a laptop for the portability but then I thought if I get one I might as well get one with a decent graphics card (for a laptop). I'm not a "pc gamer", I do my main gaming on console on the big telly but this'll do for when the mrs is hogging that.
Uridium
Gaming laptops have never been a good purchase. Do you really need to play high end games when not at home?Spend a 3rd less and buy a Desktop of the same spec and then buy a half decent laptop to use when not at home.


​this is the perfect solution in my home. the spare room where my desktop was set up is now a nursery so the computer desk had to go. No where else to permanently set up a pc so a laptop was the perfect solution.
I'm waiting till the OP sells his on Gumtree for 500 less than he paid for it in March. Ill buy it then.
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lol at a raid setup on a gaming laptop, err no thanks, deconstruct
Its Raid 0 so you do not lose space and gain OS speed. and the 1TB is where you would store you games, except for those that benefit from an SSD.

RAID 0 on SSD's really is a waste of time. Plenty fast enough without wasting a disk striping
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Laptop Dell XPS 15 £1,049.97 @ Saveonlaptops

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Better than the price listed on Dell's website. Dell sales rep did offer 1022 but delivery with Dell is normally slow. 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ Quad Core (6M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz) 15.6"…
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The Dell website version has increased in price from £1099 to £1149 however the spec has been upgraded (across the range).
This version now has a 6th gen i7 processor (instead of the i5) and now has a 256 Gb Pcie SSD.
The battery has been upgraded to the 84 Whr.
Not bad for a £50 increase
(Not to mention the fact that a quick call will get you a 7% discount on the asking price)

Hey, thanks for the heads up, that's great! I was hoping they would be offering non-HDD models with non-4K screens, and a bigger battery, like they do in the USA. Even more tempting now!
The Dell website version has increased in price from £1099 to £1149 however the spec has been upgraded (across the range).

This version now has a 6th gen i7 processor (instead of the i5) and now has a 256 Gb Pcie SSD.

The battery has been upgraded to the 84 Whr.

Not bad for a £50 increase

(Not to mention the fact that a quick call will get you a 7% discount on the asking price)



Edited By: 0oknh on Jan 29, 2016 14:16
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Ended up getting this for £1035 from Amazon with an extra SSD to replace the 32GB drive. Cracking laptop, really impressed with the screen (1080p).
Nice - what SSD did you get, have you replaced it already? Happy with the sound/fan noise?
I haven't replaced it yet, I went out and bought a set of torx screw drivers but they are the wrong size.... The hard drive is a m.2 samsung 850 evo 500GB.
Haven't heard any fan noise yet but I've not done anything beyond browsing and casting netflix to the TV.
Was pretty surprised with the speakers, for a thin laptop they have good volume and clear sound.
Hey - how's it going with the XPS? Was it difficult replacing the SSD? I'd love to know how noisy the HDD is, what the sound and battery life are like now that you've used it for a while?
Thanks!
Replacing the SSD was very easy mechanically. It took me a little while to get it to recognise the HDD once I had put the new SSD in, but it just needed switching back on in the BIOS. Re-installing windows was straight forward with a Flash Drive.
I don't hear any sound from the HDD, but I'm not actually using it.
I've started playing Wolfenstein New Order on it - that gets the fan blowing and it is noisy.
Still happy with the sound, but when I watch TV/movies on it, I generally tend to wear headphones.
Battery life is probably about 3.5- 4 hours with browsing, streaming etc.
Thanks for your response. When doing office work and surfing, can you hear the fans? Happy with it?

Nope I don't hear the fan, its the quietest laptop I've had.

Yes, and would purchase again if I had the choice.

I've tried F1 2015 and wolfenstein, both with the graphics settings on high, and it has no problems running them at all.
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Ended up getting this for £1035 from Amazon with an extra SSD to replace the 32GB drive. Cracking laptop, really impressed with the screen (1080p).
Nice - what SSD did you get, have you replaced it already? Happy with the sound/fan noise?
I haven't replaced it yet, I went out and bought a set of torx screw drivers but they are the wrong size.... The hard drive is a m.2 samsung 850 evo 500GB.
Haven't heard any fan noise yet but I've not done anything beyond browsing and casting netflix to the TV.
Was pretty surprised with the speakers, for a thin laptop they have good volume and clear sound.
Hey - how's it going with the XPS? Was it difficult replacing the SSD? I'd love to know how noisy the HDD is, what the sound and battery life are like now that you've used it for a while?
Thanks!
Replacing the SSD was very easy mechanically. It took me a little while to get it to recognise the HDD once I had put the new SSD in, but it just needed switching back on in the BIOS. Re-installing windows was straight forward with a Flash Drive.
I don't hear any sound from the HDD, but I'm not actually using it.
I've started playing Wolfenstein New Order on it - that gets the fan blowing and it is noisy.
Still happy with the sound, but when I watch TV/movies on it, I generally tend to wear headphones.
Battery life is probably about 3.5- 4 hours with browsing, streaming etc.

Thanks for your response. When doing office work and surfing, can you hear the fans? Happy with it?
kavakava
mikebo1
kavakava
mikebo1
Ended up getting this for £1035 from Amazon with an extra SSD to replace the 32GB drive. Cracking laptop, really impressed with the screen (1080p).
Nice - what SSD did you get, have you replaced it already? Happy with the sound/fan noise?
I haven't replaced it yet, I went out and bought a set of torx screw drivers but they are the wrong size.... The hard drive is a m.2 samsung 850 evo 500GB.
Haven't heard any fan noise yet but I've not done anything beyond browsing and casting netflix to the TV.
Was pretty surprised with the speakers, for a thin laptop they have good volume and clear sound.
Hey - how's it going with the XPS? Was it difficult replacing the SSD? I'd love to know how noisy the HDD is, what the sound and battery life are like now that you've used it for a while?
Thanks!

Replacing the SSD was very easy mechanically. It took me a little while to get it to recognise the HDD once I had put the new SSD in, but it just needed switching back on in the BIOS. Re-installing windows was straight forward with a Flash Drive.

I don't hear any sound from the HDD, but I'm not actually using it.

I've started playing Wolfenstein New Order on it - that gets the fan blowing and it is noisy.

Still happy with the sound, but when I watch TV/movies on it, I generally tend to wear headphones.

Battery life is probably about 3.5- 4 hours with browsing, streaming etc.
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Have the i3 15.6" version. Great laptop, but the battery life is pretty terrible. Will last an hour and a half just surfing the web. Everything is spot on though.

Voted hot.
Flex 2 is the only budget laptop which actually comes with decent FHD IPS screen at this price range. Its screen is actually good, not like most budget FHD laptops have rabbish TN panel screens.

Its i5 4210U is very close to the current norm i5 5200U performance wise. Do not under-estimated it.
i5 5th generation is still very widely used in a lot of laptops.

At this price, it is hot.

If not mind refurbished, the 15.6 inch with the same specs can be bought at £330 on ebay.
it so cheap cause it's 4th generation of i5 and you already have 6th in stores. still good price.
Full HD, reasonable battery life, relatively light. A good mix of specs between portability and power. Not really a gaming machine but most gamers want loads of power and big screens anyway. I have been impressed with these 14"ers.

Are they getting cheaper cos new, more expensive tech is about to be released. Hot vote from me
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Asus Vivid UN62 barebones pc £179.97 @ SaveonLaptops

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Cheapest I can find, most places want £189. I got one recently from Amazon, using it as a steam client, xbox one streamer and kodi.
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As the Revo i3 is now sold out I'd probably consider the Celeron Revo at £149
http://www.tesco.com/direct/acer-revo-one-mini-pc-inc-remote-control-intel-celeron-4gb-1tb-white/650-5275.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=650-5275
Again, the Asus is much nicer looking than this Revo that looks like it belongs in the kitchen!) but performance/value seems a lot better on the Revo
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crazygoldfish
That model hasn't been available at tesco for ages now and likely won't be back at that price
It was available yesterday and the deal was from 2 days back, I was thinking of getting one!
I would grab one at that price.

Every time I check its oos, and the lesser celeron cpu is available
crazygoldfish
That model hasn't been available at tesco for ages now and likely won't be back at that price
It was available yesterday and the deal was from 2 days back, I was thinking of getting one!



Edited By: spannerzone on Dec 31, 2015 11:26
That model hasn't been available at tesco for ages now and likely won't be back at that price
Poor specs when compared to the i3 Acer revo for the same price
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-revo-rl85-i3-179-99-tesco-2362895

Although this looks a lot nice than the Acer.

Edited By: spannerzone on Dec 31, 2015 09:33
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HP ProBook 450 G2 £299.97 @ Saveonlaptops

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Intel Core i5-5200U Dual Core Processor 15.6" HD Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 4GB DDR3 RAM 500GB HDD Deal of the Day Cheapest price I could find. Seems like good specs for the price.
SaverSam Avatar5m, 20h agoFound 5 months, 20 hours ago31 Comments
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Got mine today. Build seems pretty high quality. Keyboard and touchpad ok. Screen, although not 1080p, still seems pretty good.
My sister cancelled an ebuyer order for the G2 and ordered this one, should* be turning up today.. My dad has the G2 already so will be able to comprehend side by side!
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nice laptop nice resolution for a 15 inch screen
Nice resolution for a 5 inch smartphone.
1366 x 768 is a normal resolution for this price of laptop. You would be paying £100 - £200 for a Full HD one with similar specs.
I only paid £350 for a HP Envy 15 with full HD screen, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 8GB SSD for OS to boot from, AMD A10-5750M Quad Core 2.5GHz (3.5GHz with boost) with Radeon HD 8650 2GB GPU, plus all the gimmicks such as Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, 4 USB 3.0 ports etc... Literally annihilates the specs on this for an extra £50
It's a decent deal if you're after a cheap laptop for your little sister or your Nan perhaps.
Where is this bargain please?
This laptop (envy) is 499 unless you can share the link to get it for 350 which by the look of it we would all appreciate?!
When its time to show proof he dissapears
Have you ever heard of sleep? It was nearly midnight and I went to bed if that's ok with you? I got it back in June from Currys/PC World. It's the J151SA model which I don't think they make anymore. I never said I got it recently. I just stated that it was possible to get this spec or better with FHD screen without paying an extra £200
Wasnt judging u mate was a sarcastic joke lol
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nice laptop nice resolution for a 15 inch screen
Nice resolution for a 5 inch smartphone.
1366 x 768 is a normal resolution for this price of laptop. You would be paying £100 - £200 for a Full HD one with similar specs.
I only paid £350 for a HP Envy 15 with full HD screen, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 8GB SSD for OS to boot from, AMD A10-5750M Quad Core 2.5GHz (3.5GHz with boost) with Radeon HD 8650 2GB GPU, plus all the gimmicks such as Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, 4 USB 3.0 ports etc... Literally annihilates the specs on this for an extra £50
It's a decent deal if you're after a cheap laptop for your little sister or your Nan perhaps.
Where is this bargain please?
This laptop (envy) is 499 unless you can share the link to get it for 350 which by the look of it we would all appreciate?!
When its time to show proof he dissapears
To be fair, they have been offline since their post. For a laptop like that though and at that price it has to be ex-demo or have been some sort of localised, mispriced deal and not a fair comparison. I agree though, the screen at best can only be described as indifferent.

I found the particular one he bought.

It was a refurbished from Currys. See link below.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-envy-15-j151sa-refurbished-15-6-laptop-silver-pc-world-349-99-inc-del-2194712

It is still very hot for the price despite been refurbished.

But that kind of deal is one off, should not be used to judge any brand new which is available in large quantity.


I didn't judge. I said it was a good deal. There was a comment that stated that a laptop of the same spec as this would cost £100-200 extra just for the FHD screen.
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trevcjohnson
nice laptop nice resolution for a 15 inch screen
Nice resolution for a 5 inch smartphone.
1366 x 768 is a normal resolution for this price of laptop. You would be paying £100 - £200 for a Full HD one with similar specs.
I only paid £350 for a HP Envy 15 with full HD screen, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 8GB SSD for OS to boot from, AMD A10-5750M Quad Core 2.5GHz (3.5GHz with boost) with Radeon HD 8650 2GB GPU, plus all the gimmicks such as Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, 4 USB 3.0 ports etc... Literally annihilates the specs on this for an extra £50
It's a decent deal if you're after a cheap laptop for your little sister or your Nan perhaps.
Where is this bargain please?
This laptop (envy) is 499 unless you can share the link to get it for 350 which by the look of it we would all appreciate?!
When its time to show proof he dissapears


Have you ever heard of sleep? It was nearly midnight and I went to bed if that's ok with you? I got it back in June from Currys/PC World. It's the J151SA model which I don't think they make anymore. I never said I got it recently. I just stated that it was possible to get this spec or better with FHD screen without paying an extra £200
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Asus Gaming Laptop @ Saveonlaptops £879.97

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This looks like a decent deal with what you get: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor 15.6" Full HD Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 16GB DDR4 RAM 128GB SSD + 2000GB HDD DVD Rewriter Dedic…
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Display 15.6'//LED Back-lit//Ultra Slim 200nits//FHD 1920x1080 16:9//AG//NTSC:94%

But then when I look at ebuyer it says it is:
http://m.ebuyer.com/724452

Can't find anywhere the details of the keyboard
Looks like a good deal! Is this an IPS screen? It seems that the keyboard is backlit, although the specs to do not confirm that.
Great find op, powerful pc. This deal laptop was posted here -- http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-i7-6700hq-16gb-1920x1080-15-6-geforce-gtx-960m-2gb-ddr5-128gb-ssd-2tb-hdd-899-2347119 --- but £20 dearer and with this deal you get a free mouse and laptop bag so that's great. However, this is now the 'old' model if you can call it that as Asus have just last month realised the Asus 552, this laptop here being the Asus 551vw! But again, this is a monster of a pc. If your buying just for games however and want to be future proofed then the 970m graphics card is a wise decision however the 960m is still a monster for a laptop and will be great for a few years yet.
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Lenovo Y70-70 Touch £899.00 (£799 after cashback) @ Saveonlaptops

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£799 after £100 cash back Spotted this just been reduced, didn't come up yesterday when I was looking the refurb. Refurbs are about £750ish Processor Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ Quad Core (2.6 GHz, Inte…
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i find it funny people downvoting this monster of a machine, yet upvoting garbage like this;

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-xps-13-9350-4007slv-core-i5-256gb-signature-edition-laptop-949-microsoft-store-2357091

friend has a y70, runs Mad Max and most other games on full, runs perfect, top laptop
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Dell Inspiron 15-7000 Gaming Laptop £699.97 @ Saveonlaptops

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- Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor - 15.6" Full HD Screen - Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit - 8GB DDR3 RAM - 8GB SSD + 1000GB Hybrid HDD - Dedicated GeForce GTX 960M 4GB Graphics - USB3 | HDM…
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Just bought one, hopefully it lasts longer than the lenovo which only lasted 3 weeks in use.
even though the price has increased slightly... wtf... why is this 65c?!

There is no laptop anywhere near this price with this kind of spec? It should be wayyyy hotter?!
I can vouch for the screen quality here - it's fantastic, I was skeptical from the reviews, but I don't understand why I ever was. I opted for the base model (not the UHD/touch screen version), and it's just fine. Ordered from saveonlaptops.co.uk for 699.99

Great looking machine, subtle Red highlights really set it off. Performs well, although I can't feel the 8Gb 'cache' doing anything just yet, maybe it needs time to 'warm up'. I will be installing an M2 SSD at some stage, and plan to stick the OS onto that.

Very solid and smart looking machine, and that lovely all singing and dancing GTX960M mated to a lovely i7. Match made in heaven. Half the price of an Alienware.. if there was some metric in existence that recorded bang per buck, this would be up there.
As the most expensive version of this comes with both standard and solid state drives it presumably should be possible to drop an SSD into one of these at a later date? (Assuming they ever appear back in stock of course - stock date has moved from the 5th to the 8th now!)

Edited By: evildrneil on Dec 31, 2015 08:53
Is it really 4GB of VRAM? Or 2+2(from RAM)? Because if it's 4GB this is ludicrously great for the price. Not that it's not a good price either way, don't get me wrong.
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saveonlaptops Lenovo Flex 2 14" Touchscreen i3 8gb ssd/500gb hdd hybrid. 4gb ram £289.97

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Intel® Core™ i3-4030U Dual Core Processor 14" HD Touch Screen Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 4GB DDR3 RAM 8GB SSD + 500GB Hybrid HDD Integrated Graphics USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth Catch is its yellow
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I would also like to know who this deal compares the HP 250 G4 such as the one posted at http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-250-g4-15-6-cheap-core-i5-laptop-intel-5200u-4gb-ram-500gb-hdd-windows-10-274-2348795
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1366 x 768 :(
When it said HD i was going to get it but like you say its only 1366 768.
Always think it's misleading when the item does not have it on the page as its going to be one of the things a buyer is going to need to know.
My guess they have a hard time moving them on for that reason so omit it entirely.
harryg001
Heat for the price but I'm not sure I could bring myself to buy a yellow laptop...
I wonder if a vinyl wrap would invalidate the warranty? :)
1366 x 768 :(
Full Specs - nice at this price if you're ok with yellow:
Cpu: i3-4030U Dual Core (1.9GHz, 3MB Cache)
Intel HD Graphics
14" 1366 x 768, Touchscreen
Windows 8.1 64-bit
4GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB SSD + 500GB Hybrid drive
No Optical Drive
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit wired Ethernet
Webcam, Microphone, Integrated Speakers
SD, MMC card reader
2x USB 2, 1x USB 3
Bluetooth 4.0
1 x HDMI Port
Up to 5 Hour Battery Life, 2.5Hrs Charge Time
1.89kg weight
12 Months Collect & Return Warranty

Edited By: Hootwo on Dec 18, 2015 17:32
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Asus gaming laptop G751JT-T7250H £1,099.97 @ saveonlaptops

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Not for everyone, but this is a very high spec laptop - i7-4750HQ Quad Core Processor, GeForce GTX 970M 3GB (one of the fastest mobile graphics), 17.3 inch full HD screen, 128gb SSD, 1TB HD, 16gb Ram
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I just clicked though to the offer page and it's saying 1400 pounds??
Deal has expired
I just clicked though to the offer page and it's saying 1400 pounds??
The majority of HUKD members looking for a high-end laptop purchased this exact laptop during the Black Friday sales at Amazon UK for £999 (Lightening Deal). Maybe that's why it's been voted cold?
RustyLogic
at least go 980m for this money

I doubt you will get a 980M and G Sync for this price.

At 1080p the 970M does a great job. G sync helps keep things smooth.
at least go 980m for this money
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Cube Chameleon CP-7860 17 Inch i7-4710MQ FHD- £649.97 @ Save On Laptops

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I just bought one of these as a desktop replacement laptop. Intel® Core™ i7-4710MQ Haswell Quad Core Processor 17.3" Full HD Matte Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit 8GB DDR3 RAM 1000GB 7200RPM H…
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When I received mine the HDD was in the more central drive bay. It was more wedged in than secured. The second drive bay off to the side had a small plastic caddy in place. I switched the HDD over to this bay and added the new SSD in to the central bay. It's not 100% secure but the SSD is really light so probably better than it came from the factory.
Picked up one of these and very happy, can poster answer tho, do you need an internal caddy to install a secondary hard drive? Ssd seems to have some movement.
Very tempted with this as a desktop replacement.
Does anyone have any other suggestions? I have never ever come across "Cube/Clevo" laptops before.
My laptop just arrived! :) A few quick thoughts after using it for a day:

Package and Delivery:
Amazing! Very very well packaged and delivery was perfectly on time as scheduled.

Laptop Build:
My initial reaction was "wow, this thing is very plasticky!". I cant fault the build quality at all but the materials used to build it, it's clear that it's budget (I think it's the same plastic they use to build the inside of cars to give you an idea :) )
The keyboard has a full number pad on it so you'll find that when typing it takes adjusting to as you'll position your hands more towards the left of the laptop (not a negative, just takes adjusting to).
One small complaint is the size of the mouse tracker pad - it's pretty small to say the least, and comparing it to the rest of the laptop (a pretty big 17" laptop) it not only looks a bit ridiculous but also functionally, not great. Definitely worth investing in a wired/wireless mouse.
*Update* Another annoyance you may find is the lack physical volume keys and you have click FN and one of the function keys to increase/decrease the volume which isn't great. There's a very rarely used airplane-mode button and a camera screenshot button but i havent used them once and dont see myself using it anytime soon so I'm trying to see if they can be remapped.

Video/Audio/Performance:
I batched all of these areas up together as I think this machine is FANTASTIC when it comes to bang for buck.I'll add more here when I've installed GTA V and tested out the capabilities a bit.
*Update*: I ran Sims 4 in Ultra mode, it didn't break a sweat :) Installing GTA V now and will report back.


Edited By: delmontebanana on Dec 20, 2015 19:29: adding info
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fattyboy
Did anyone spot the description states it has an SSD? It doesn't mention it anywhere else or the the size but I was mythed as to why it wouldn't be standard and when i saw that in the description... maybe a mistake, maybe not??
No SSD. It's a 1TB 7200RPM drive. It's 860 graphics and Haswell I7 so previous generation and disk type reflects that as well. Still a damn good price for the specification though.
mikecalm says there's space for a second drive, so adding a 250GB boot SSD would only cost about 50 quid and would transform this into an even better beast.

They do stock another variant of this laptop with an SSD I think they've just been a bit lazy with the descriptions. Having said that the SSD model is a lot more and it's not a hard job to add the SSD yourself and save some cash as I pointed out in the original post.
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Asus i7-6700HQ 16GB 1920x1080 15.6" GeForce GTX 960M 2GB DDR5 128GB SSD 2TB HDD £899.97 @ Saveonlaptops

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Processor: Intel i7-6700HQ Quad Core (2.6GHz, 6MB Cache, 3.5GHz Turbo Boost) Screen: 15.6" 1920x1080 Full HD RAM: 16GB DDR4 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated Memory Audio: ICE…
WaveMotionEngine Avatar5m, 2w agoFound 5 months, 2 weeks ago36 Comments
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£20 cheaper now at save on laptops and you get a Asus bag and mouse, however got mine direct and supplied from amazon for customer service just in case anything goes wrong.

Edited By: beyreal on Dec 24, 2015 21:33: updated wording
Same laptop but a few quid cheaper - has anyone used Insight before ?

http://www.uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/laptops-and-notebooks/0005007637-00000001
also....it easily replaces your desktop easily.. and it looks smashing..nice and slim....although it is probs 300gms heavier than my previous laptop..i originally wanted to buy a dell or apple...but for similar spec i was looking at paying over 1500 for dell and apple was obv like 2500....then i said to myself.. why dont i get a cheaper laptop with same spec which will last me few years and buy another in few years as technology is changing so fast these days...
dude.....i pre ordered this shizzle and i am more than happy...
i tell you one thing...find my a laptop with same spec for same price.....i am not a gaming person i will be using it for data science stuff and programming etc...and based on using it for past two weeks i will say..get it... ;)
Anyone got this and whats your thoughts?
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ASUS X555LJ-DM342H Was £549.97 now £479.97 @ Save on Laptops

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Before committing to buy today's Lenovo deal from john lewis for £499, i found this while seeing if i can get anything cheaper, ofc not much cheaper & only 1 year warranty, no SSD, but perhaps a bette…
Buckar00 Avatar5m, 2w agoFound 5 months, 2 weeks ago2 Comments
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Never buying Asus again. If it doesn't last a year (and in my experience on more than one device it wont) they will fail to repair it properly repeatedly until the warranty runs out. Then they want you to pay. Just don't do it.
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HP Probook 450 G2 Laptop - i5 - 128GB SSD - 8GB Ram - Only £379.97 @ saveonlaptops.co.uk

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I have been searching far and wide for a new laptop. Looking for something to handle basic photo editing within Photoshop and Illustrator. I think after days of searching, I have found a great deal.…
dannyiddo Avatar5m, 4w agoFound 5 months, 4 weeks ago32 Comments
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Hi Gulampo. Had the system around a week now. Screen quality is good enough for me. Far better than my previous laptop, and sufficient for the photo editing I do. Also good for watching movies. Overall speed is very good. Happy with the purchase.
Would anyone who has bought one of these do a small analysis on battery life/screen quality? Thanks. :)
I completely agree bluegollem. Lenovo are definitely the cheapest laptop brand for a reason :(
The Lenovo ThinkPad I had lasted less than a year before the keyboard broke. Support was non-existent. I had purchased an extended warranty that Lenovo denied any knowledge of, passing the blame back and forth between them and the distributor. Another Lenovo G series laptop I had a rubbish trackpad and lasted just over a year before the charging port broke up inside the laptop. Put me right off the company as a whole. I am a Mac user for business but these are for my kids and I've heard good things about HP support so they were my preferred option.
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I don't really look to compete on what is a better deal mate. I have a life to get on with. Personally I prefer the HP deal, but others with a lower budget may prefer the Lenovo. That's completely understandable. You will find 1000s of people who will never buy a Lenovo again (any model), of which I am one.
HP as a brand, with excellent customer service and support, is what I prefer.
I saw your deal too, before making a purchase, it is on the same page of the same site - but I made the decision to go with the HP.
Good luck!

Agreed, there are also a lot of HP haters out there.

I am neutral to both brands. I know both brands produce some good laptops and some not good laptops.
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Lenovo y50-70 after cash back 749.95 @ SOL £840.95

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One of the best laptop out there after the Lenovo cash back its £749.75
Hardawan Avatar6m, 9h agoFound 6 months, 9 hours ago3 Comments
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it shouldn't struggle with those specs....I have an HP Pavillion AMD A10/Radeon R7 8GB and it runs most modern games on high or medium settings easily.Bios update,perhaps?
Why can't they make laptops with replaceable graphics cards?
I had this laptop. Was very good, but it struggles and takes a while to load up and latest games that started from end of 2014 to now started to run only at medium and 35fps so if you want this for latest games then avoid.
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Win 8/10 I3 Laptop £229.97 @ Saveonlaptops

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http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/X551CA-SX130H-ASUS-X551CA-SX130H_1659192.html £230 for a I3 Win 8 Laptop with 4GB Ram. With Win 8 you can get free upgrade to Win 10.
Controversy Avatar6m, 1d agoFound 6 months, 1 day ago3 Comments
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Now up to £250
Does that read.

Win 8 10th of a laptop
Where the other 2 10th?
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Asus X551CA-SX130H £229.97

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A decent i3 laptop with a 15.6" screen that has been reduced for a Black Friday deal. Has 4gb of ram and a 750gb hd.
cbradbury Avatar6m, 1d agoFound 6 months, 1 day ago3 Comments
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Also some other deals
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Also some other deals
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msi ge62 £699.97 @ Save On Laptops

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Be gentle, please. First post. £200 off normal price. Good value, I think. Tomorrow only!!
Deal_chaser Avatar6m, 2d agoFound 6 months, 2 days ago5 Comments
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I got the Asus currently on the amazon Lightening deal instead. I wanted something with a large screen. This was a very good deal though!
Gone :o
Seriously tempted... gotta resist somehow :|
Great price. Gotta feel bad for those who paid 799 a week ago ...
Looks to be live now assuming that it's this one.

Good spec, would be worth adding an SSD but hot for the price.

Intel Core i7-5700HQ Quad Core Processor
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Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
16GB DDR3 RAM
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