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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…
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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.
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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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Lenovo Y50-70 £699.00 @ Save on Laptops

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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 Boost
bazza_white Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago23 Comments
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abdishah
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
abdishah
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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SkyBlues1990
MrMorden
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.


Edited By: SkyBlues1990 on Mar 14, 2016 15:19
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Lenovo 15.6” Core i5 Laptop 8GB 1TB Only £349.97 Free Delivery @ Saveonlaptops.co.uk

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Nice laptop 8GB I5 Laptop with a Messenger/Backpack case, 1 yr McAfee Internet Security& Logitech Mouse Specifications Processor Intel Core i5-5200U Dual Core (2.2GHz, Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.…
kippertie123 Avatar4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks ago17 Comments
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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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lukiezgo
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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Lenovo B50-80 i5 4GB 1TB 15.6" Laptop - £299.97 from Save on Laptops

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Seems like a fantastic price for an i5 laptop.
jamiebeags Avatar4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks ago14 Comments
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Reminder to read later
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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Good spec for this price, hot :)
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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. :)
huangxq2
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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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?

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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Dell Inspiron 15-7000 - i7-6700HQ, 15.6" (1920x1080), 8GB (DDR3), 8GB SSD + 1000GB (Hybrid), NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 £699.97 delivered - SaveOnLaptops

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Today only. Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core (2.6GHz, 6MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Up To 3.5GHz) Screen 15.6" (1920x1080 Full HD Resolution) Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Sunni Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago96 Comments
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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.
KTASpartacus
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?

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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MSI GS70 2QE(Stealth Pro)-263UK on I7 4720hq, GTX 970m 3gb, £999.00 SaveonLaptops.co.uk

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Been looking for the quad core laptop with decent graphics card with 17.3" display. So this looks like a good laptop sub £1000 laptop with GTX 970. Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ Quad Core Processor 17.3" Fu…
Rathore Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago24 Comments
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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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Dell Inspiron 15-7000 - i7-6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB, 4GB GeForce GTX 960M, 4K screen £848.97 delivered @ Saveonlaptops

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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.
MojoMan0427
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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Lenovo B50-80 Intel® Core™ i3 4GB DDR3 RAM 128GB SSD £249.97 @ Saveonlaptops

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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 SSD. D…
dalebmathieu Avatar5m, 4d agoFound 5 months, 4 days ago19 Comments
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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.
haritori
verbumSapienti
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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HP 250 g4 / i5 5200u / Win 10 - £299.97 (was £359.97) at SaveOnLaptops

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Allegedly almost 360 pounds previously but that seems unlikely. Next cheapest seems to be at Tesco at about 320 pounds, and a bit more elsewhere. Intel Core i5-5200U Dual Core Processor 15.6" Screen
Destard Avatar5m, 1w agoFound 5 months, 1 week ago3 Comments
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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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MSI GS40 6QE Gaming laptop £1,299.97 at saveonlaptops

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Excellent gaming machine which is also portable. also a very fast laptop which can be easily upgraded unlike the GS60 model. Has the new intel processors and a 970M graphics card which should run any…
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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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MullacABZ
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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MullacABZ
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
MrSaxobeat123
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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HP Pavilion Mini Desktop 300-030na £199.97 @ saveonlaptops

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Micro desktop by HP, complete with hard drive, RAM and Win 8.1. It is i3 4025U i with HD4400 onboard graphics. $gb RAM, 1TB storage,built-in wi-fi. As HTPC it would breeze. SSD hihgly advisable. Intel…
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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.
sdutton007
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.
conradish
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.
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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.

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I voted hot. Then realised that's its not actually a hd screen at all.
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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.
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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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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!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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