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StormForce Wildfire Core i7-6700HQ 8GB 1TB + 128GB SSD £699.97 - Laptops Direct £699.97

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Been looking for decent laptop with good processor + 1TBHard Drive + SSD. I thought this looks good value. I'm presuming it is FHD, although I cant see it mentioned so Id prob check with them before … Read More
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6m, 2w agoFound 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Been looking for decent laptop with good processor + 1TBHard Drive + SSD.
I thought this looks good value. I'm presuming it is FHD, although I cant see it mentioned so Id prob check with them before ordering.
What do you think ?
Thanks

•15.6" Screen
•Intel Core i7 6700HQ Processor
•8 GB RAM
•1TB Hard Drive + 128GB SSD
•Windows 10 Operating System
•DVD-RW Optical Drive
•NVIDIA GeForce GT940 Graphics
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#1
good specs but not sure of the brand
#2
I think for that kind of money a gtx950-960 is a must, wait another few weeks until the current 9 series laptops come down in price as the 1050 is coming out
#3
I wouldn't really trust a Zoostorm, but if you want a better graphics card you can get a Zoostorm GT6 on Ebay for £629.99 with a 2GB 960m, however, it has a lower processor i5 4210H. Or if you can wait for a Dell Inspiron 7559 to pop up.
#4
Jay is right, 940m for that price is awful. The 1050 laptops will blow it away in a matter of weeks.
#5
Cheers, I'll hold off until a better value one appears.
#6
I don't see what is wrong with Zoostorm. They use the same components everybody else uses and I'm sure they're better putting them together than I am and I had no issue building a PC first time. People need to stop paying for a brand name. As long as the return policy is good and no issues with returns then everything will be fine.

I wouldn't pay £700 for a laptop at those specs however.
#7
Poor specs to price. If someone is really desperate look at the used market, friend of mine just picked up a MSI i7 6700HQ with 256gb ssd and 970m for 800 off Gumtree, was basically new as only used up 4 months of the warranty and hadnt been registered so mate registered and basically got as new.
#8
£700 for a 940m?

That's one of the worst value laptops I've seen on here!!

The i5/950m version is better for games and costs £50 less! http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6224873

And even there are / have been better value i5/950m laptops for around the £549 mark (use the search facility!)

Edited By: Picard123 on Jan 03, 2017 19:12: .
#9
I am still trying to work out where he said the gpu is important to him. I'd be interested to see a laptop with this cpu, the 1tb plus the Ssd and 1080p ips screen. Heat added.
#10
bestbuy123
good specs but not sure of the brand

Zoostorm laptops are Clevo, same as PC Specialist, most "I don't know about that brand", and about 90% of build-to-order laptop brands.
Very good driver/bios support (direct from Clevo), great upgradeability & spares availability.
Up to Haswell-M, they were a great idea, it allowed you to underspec some parts to meet a budget, planning for future upgrades.
But after Haswell, all Intel laptop CPUs are BGA (soldered), so a lot of the benefits of Clevo aren't there anymore.

For example, my PC Specialist 17" Optimus V is a Clevo W370SS, it had 2x hdd bays + 1 msata sdd,
I chose the cheapest CPU possible, left out SSD, "just enough" ram, and then I could afford GTX 860M.
Later I added ram, SSD (when offers were good), and found i7 4900MQ's (new,boxed), going stupidly cheap on eBay.
On my laptop's "final form", I saved about £300, and got it 9months earlier than my budget would have allowed.
It's a shame Intel "spoiled the fun" with their newer stupid soldered CPUs.

back to the point: Clevo (and therefore Zoostorm) are a decent brand.
If you're planning on gaming, the 940m makes this laptop a terrible deal.
If you're planning "serious work", the i7HQ makes this a good deal.
#11
not worth it for 940m. mismatched. i got a 940m second hand from ebay for 290. was in poor condition but plays xcom 2 well. you can get a 950m from tesco for 470
#12
What about the HQ processor?

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