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Dell Inspiron 7459 All In One Desktop (Intel i7 6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD and 32GB SSD, 23.8" Display) Black/Silver £671.34 @ Amazon Warehouse (Like New)

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Technical Details Brand Dell Item Weight 9 Kg Product Dimensions 71.8 x 51 x 17.8 cm Item model number 7459-7802 Series Inspiron 24 7459 Color black/silver Form Factor All-In-One Screen Size 2… Read More
Technical Details Brand Dell Item Weight 9 Kg Product Dimensions 71.8 x 51 x 17.8 cm Item model number 7459-7802 Series Inspiron 24 7459 Color black/silver Form Factor All-In-One Screen Size 2…
MuhammadAhmed Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago4 Comments
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No comments telling people to wait for ryzen? How strange...
Title says Windows 10 and description says no operating system. Link goes to a PC priced at £813.61.


Edited By: QuickProfits on Feb 24, 2017 18:35
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32Gb SSD !!! ??


Just for the OS. Data & apps go on the 1TB HD, but you're right, it is tiny.
32Gb SSD !!! ??
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Dell Inspiron 15-5000 Series, Intel Core i7, 16Gb RAM, 256Gb SSD, 15.6 inch Full HD Laptop with 4Gb Nvidia GTX 960M Graphics £720.00 - click and collect from very

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Looks like a good deal considering you can pay for it over 12 months interest free. It's currently listed as £799.99 but very have a 10% off buy now pay later offer so you can get it for £720.00. On… Read More
Looks like a good deal considering you can pay for it over 12 months interest free. It's currently listed as £799.99 but very have a 10% off buy now pay later offer so you can get it for £720.00. On…
heathergreen1 Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago20 Comments
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cold, same price as direct from Dell and no risk of pawn shop scams
Can't chose between the two models on Very:
15-5000 i7 16GB RAM (looks like it is the Radeon 445 GPU)
15-7000 i5 8GB RAM (with the GTX 1050) this is upgradable to 32GB but £100 more

Processor v RAM....
I don't play many games (used to WOW a lot but no time to raid anymore), but do a fair bit of photo processing in photoshop. Future proofing would be good as much as possible...

Any opinions?

by the way, JL has both with a 3 year guarentee but you'd need to get them to pricematch Dell's 10% off offer without them noticing the warranty difference...
heathergreen1
brilly
heathergreen1
Okay, I've been digging a bit more. I searched for the EAN number and found this:https://www.barcodelookup.com/5397063969333
It clearly states that the machine is a 15-5000 series with a GTX-960 graphics card. If you click on the amazon link on that webpage:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-Intel%C2%AE-16384-GTX960M/dp/B01MZIDOSL%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJL6OJYQM2ZLPMWEA%26tag%3Dbarcodelookup-uk-21%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB01MZIDOSL
it leads you to a "currently unavailable" listing for a laptop with i7, 256gb hard drive and GTX-960 features. It all just got a bit more interesting. Very tempted to order it now!
date first available 7th feb
my laptop broke a few weeks back and have spend countless hours trawling around sites including dell and have never seen a new or old 5000 series with gtx960m
if you look at the top one in that range it is this spec but with the m445x (look for cn55717)
ends up 720@ dell as well coincidentally
Cheers Brilly. I think I'll hold fire then - if that's the case then it's more hassle than it's worth. :)
well i cant be 100% certain, but certainly from dell site
this gen
5000 = m445x, 7000= gtx1050
last gen:
5000... intel cpu = one of the r5s, 7000= gtx960

unless very are drop shipping from dell then i dont see why they cant look at the side of a box for you anyway
brilly
heathergreen1
Okay, I've been digging a bit more. I searched for the EAN number and found this:https://www.barcodelookup.com/5397063969333
It clearly states that the machine is a 15-5000 series with a GTX-960 graphics card. If you click on the amazon link on that webpage:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-Intel%C2%AE-16384-GTX960M/dp/B01MZIDOSL%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJL6OJYQM2ZLPMWEA%26tag%3Dbarcodelookup-uk-21%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB01MZIDOSL
it leads you to a "currently unavailable" listing for a laptop with i7, 256gb hard drive and GTX-960 features. It all just got a bit more interesting. Very tempted to order it now!
date first available 7th feb
my laptop broke a few weeks back and have spend countless hours trawling around sites including dell and have never seen a new or old 5000 series with gtx960m
if you look at the top one in that range it is this spec but with the m445x (look for cn55717)
ends up 720@ dell as well coincidentally
Cheers Brilly. I think I'll hold fire then - if that's the case then it's more hassle than it's worth. :)
heathergreen1
Okay, I've been digging a bit more. I searched for the EAN number and found this:https://www.barcodelookup.com/5397063969333
It clearly states that the machine is a 15-5000 series with a GTX-960 graphics card. If you click on the amazon link on that webpage:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-Intel%C2%AE-16384-GTX960M/dp/B01MZIDOSL%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJL6OJYQM2ZLPMWEA%26tag%3Dbarcodelookup-uk-21%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB01MZIDOSL
it leads you to a "currently unavailable" listing for a laptop with i7, 256gb hard drive and GTX-960 features. It all just got a bit more interesting. Very tempted to order it now!
date first available 7th feb
my laptop broke a few weeks back and have spend countless hours trawling around sites including dell and have never seen a new or old 5000 series with gtx960m
if you look at the top one in that range it is this spec but with the m445x (look for cn55717)
ends up 720@ dell as well coincidentally
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ryzen 7 1700x £379.99 @ CCL Online

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ryzen 7 1700x cpu. £10 cheaper than most other sites i've found taking pre orders and 1.15% cash back from topcashback. yes the real world reviewer benchmarks have yet to be released but if they are e… Read More
ryzen 7 1700x cpu. £10 cheaper than most other sites i've found taking pre orders and 1.15% cash back from topcashback. yes the real world reviewer benchmarks have yet to be released but if they are e…
uberjuba Avatar4m, 4w agoFound 4 months, 4 weeks ago71 Comments
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powerbrick
Uncommon.Sense
Some people are never happy, if you posted an Intel 6900K for £500, people would be going mental over how cheap it was, post the AMD equivalent for even less and it's over priced. *shakes head*
Well that's right, AMD is a budget brand for peasants is it not?

I always thought of them as a poor mans cpu as intel as monopolised the extortionate prices
Uncommon.Sense
The_Hoff
Intel will be forced to innovate for the first time in years.
Let's see how much the market shakes up, I don't see the enterprise shifting to an unproven processor any time soon and AMD will need to offer the OEMs chips for pennies to have them take notice.
If they can attack the consumer laptop and tablet markets in combination with feeding gamers and small businesses they'll do well, they have Scorpio in the bag too so that will be profitable as Xbox has been for them.
Let's hope Intel sink enough to give something back.
The market share AMD had with x86-64 Opteron was immense compared to what it is now, and they stole most of that from Intel in a very small amount of time. I have no doubt that AMD will be aggressive with their pricing, but maybe not as much as you'd imagine vs. the desktop market.
I am sure we all know only time will tell, but AMD seem to have a great few years ahead of them. :)

The world has changed, the data centre is now an old model. They have a lot to do to get proper enterprise onboard.

I've heard no interest in AMD at work (large media org).
The_Hoff
Intel will be forced to innovate for the first time in years.
Let's see how much the market shakes up, I don't see the enterprise shifting to an unproven processor any time soon and AMD will need to offer the OEMs chips for pennies to have them take notice.
If they can attack the consumer laptop and tablet markets in combination with feeding gamers and small businesses they'll do well, they have Scorpio in the bag too so that will be profitable as Xbox has been for them.
Let's hope Intel sink enough to give something back.

The market share AMD had with x86-64 Opteron was immense compared to what it is now, and they stole most of that from Intel in a very small amount of time. I have no doubt that AMD will be aggressive with their pricing, but maybe not as much as you'd imagine vs. the desktop market.

I am sure we all know only time will tell, but AMD seem to have a great few years ahead of them. :)
Intel will be forced to innovate for the first time in years.

Let's see how much the market shakes up, I don't see the enterprise shifting to an unproven processor any time soon and AMD will need to offer the OEMs chips for pennies to have them take notice.

If they can attack the consumer laptop and tablet markets in combination with feeding gamers and small businesses they'll do well, they have Scorpio in the bag too so that will be profitable as Xbox has been for them.

Let's hope Intel sink enough to give something back.
vulcanproject
fishmaster
vulcanproject
bbfb123
Sounds like fishmaster is a big amd fan
I am happy to see AMD competitive again but when you sit down for just a second and think it's hard to see too many people needing more than 4 cores even right now. Also the vast majority of the desktops and notebooks sold by OEMs (>70 percent of all PCs) pretty much require integrated graphics which Ryzen does not have.
Ryzen could be a big win for the niche enthusiast gaming market, and potentially very good in the server market later this year. That is much more important than gamers TBH for this architecture, very lucrative. It'll be a while though before Ryzen makes a big impact on the wider PC market without an iGPU.
You're absolutely right as I said above these three initial Ryzen CPUs are massive overkill for gaming, but AMD are putting forth their best at a price which is massively cheaper than Intel.
Anyone who thinks I'm an AMD fanboy is as clueless as a few of the posts on this thread.
What will have Intel worried the most is the potential for server/workstation damage. AMD Naples platform.
They own 99 percent of that market space because power/performance efficiency is THE critical purchase decision when you're running like 1000 cores 24/7. Intel completely and utterly dominate the server market which is where some really big bucks are spent.
If AMD deliver something that is nearly as fast but with better power characteristics (we'll see) at a similar price it'll eat into that market quickly. Gaming chips are pifflingly unimportant compared to that.

Indeed it will take time as companies such as Facebook have massively invested in Intel, they would likely transition to AMD rather than replace entirely which will take time, unless Intel come straight back at them, this is all good. I dislike the fanboy insinuations on any discussion like this, it's obvious competition is good and I back whoever gives the best value for money at the time.
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Ryzen 7 Eight Core 1800X 4.00GHz (Socket AM4) Processor £488.99 @ OcUK - Supposedly i7-6900k performance

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If it lives up to hype this will be a bargain buy and this is why im posting. No doubt it'll go cold, but this is the cheapest preorder so far with free delivery by overclockers. Also have to say Read More
If it lives up to hype this will be a bargain buy and this is why im posting. No doubt it'll go cold, but this is the cheapest preorder so far with free delivery by overclockers. Also have to say
JimBobJr Avatar4m, 4w agoFound 4 months, 4 weeks ago61 Comments
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Well I just watched all the reviews of the 1800X from Linus, Pauls Hardware, Gamers Nexus and I will not be buying AMD. I am 99% a gamer and dont do video production or huge zips daily, just maybe once or twice a year. Single thread wise, 1800X gets pood on by i7 7700K. I just now hope the i7 7700K will come down in price.
Nate1492
slayermatt
But, the 6900k performing only a tad better despite having the same cores/threads would heavily suggest single core performance is near identical. I mean there is all these whats and if's to throw in but at face value there really should not be any issues with CPU bottlenecks.
I do understand its not an Apples to Apples (going off of the 1700 perf not 1800) but its looking to be fine.
You're being hoodwinked by AMD.
The 6900k has bad single thread performance compared to the i7 7700k. That's why they are comparing the 1800x to the 6900k.
It's last gen and it suites them to run that comparison as it makes them look ok in single thread performance.
They know once the NDA lifts, people will compare the 7700k to all the Ryzen chips, and it will destroy them in nearly every single gaming benchmark.
Their trick is get some hype now, convince people that you must have 8 cores or you are a pleb, and then pre-order before real benches come out.
Just to say, I'm not saying AMD are going to win anything in pure performance. But given intels slew of price cuts I think even they are scared... It's also worth noting prices are slightly inflated at the moment (i by no means think this is a "good" deal).

I'm running an 2500k and tbh have no intention of upgrading anytime soon. I still hit GPU walls before I hit CPU ones. So I really do find it hard to see how the i7 7700k will destroy these Ryzen chips when single core performance looks very similar. You're also not taking into account an i7 7700k is going to have a heavy overclock on it in any benchmarks, which we obviously don't have access too Ryzens overclocking numbers yet with it not being released. While obviously different processors you can't compare them identically ghz to ghz, the i7 7700k will have at least a 1ghz advantage in any available benchmarks currently which is surely going to swing in its favor without a doubt.
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Nate1492
GAVINLEWISHUKD

From a gaming point of view (game only) buying an Intel 4 core part and clocking it as high as it will go 4.5Ghz+ will undoubtedly give the best results.
If that's all you do go grab your Intel part now. If you have a need for more cores for other workloads or game streaming then the slight hit on IPC over Intel will be well worth it.
Sure, streaming would add to CPU use, but I absolutely would not give that as a win to AMD or Intel without benchmarks.
I think the real benchmarks are going to be breathtakingly bad for AMD, there is a reason they are only showing Cinebench.
I'm not sure where you are getting your conclusion from? There is no reason to believe that at all. Unless you are basing it solely on games.
We all know it's IPC is not as high as Kabylake and it's not clocked as high so in games and single threaded benchmarks Intel's chips will be faster. That is not news, or unexpected. Where threads count I see no reason why AMD will not lead on a price comparative level.

So, you're saying in perfectly multi threaded applications, 8 cores is better than 4 cores?

Congrats?
wah0007
Nate1492
slayermatt
But, the 6900k performing only a tad better despite having the same cores/threads would heavily suggest single core performance is near identical. I mean there is all these whats and if's to throw in but at face value there really should not be any issues with CPU bottlenecks.
I do understand its not an Apples to Apples (going off of the 1700 perf not 1800) but its looking to be fine.
You're being hoodwinked by AMD.
The 6900k has bad single thread performance compared to the i7 7700k. That's why they are comparing the 1800x to the 6900k.
It's last gen and it suites them to run that comparison as it makes them look ok in single thread performance.
They know once the NDA lifts, people will compare the 7700k to all the Ryzen chips, and it will destroy them in nearly every single gaming benchmark.
Their trick is get some hype now, convince people that you must have 8 cores or you are a pleb, and then pre-order before real benches come out.
Big Intel fanboy alert.
You can cancel a pre-order and even send back items within a couple of days. This is AMD's brand new architecture, they're not using the bulldozer architecture.
I think Intel might be a little better in IPC performance but I don't think they'll destroy AMD with the 7700k single core performance.

And you say this with no benchmarks? Yet you say I'm a 'big intel fanboy'?
Nate1492
slayermatt
But, the 6900k performing only a tad better despite having the same cores/threads would heavily suggest single core performance is near identical. I mean there is all these whats and if's to throw in but at face value there really should not be any issues with CPU bottlenecks.
I do understand its not an Apples to Apples (going off of the 1700 perf not 1800) but its looking to be fine.
You're being hoodwinked by AMD.
The 6900k has bad single thread performance compared to the i7 7700k. That's why they are comparing the 1800x to the 6900k.
It's last gen and it suites them to run that comparison as it makes them look ok in single thread performance.
They know once the NDA lifts, people will compare the 7700k to all the Ryzen chips, and it will destroy them in nearly every single gaming benchmark.
Their trick is get some hype now, convince people that you must have 8 cores or you are a pleb, and then pre-order before real benches come out.
Big Intel fanboy alert.

You can cancel a pre-order and even send back items within a couple of days. This is AMD's brand new architecture, they're not using the bulldozer architecture.

I think Intel might be a little better in IPC performance but I don't think they'll destroy AMD with the 7700k single core performance.
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HP 280 G2 MT Desktop, i7 6th gen, 8GB DDR4, Win 10 Pro £535.94 or £385.94 with Trade in offer (*Available to businesses only) Ebuyer

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Headline price is nothing interesting, but trade in price means you get this lot for £385.94, which IMHO i thin is a cracking deal, trade in had to be undamaged and working but no other word on specs Read More
Headline price is nothing interesting, but trade in price means you get this lot for £385.94, which IMHO i thin is a cracking deal, trade in had to be undamaged and working but no other word on specs
philjstephenson Avatar4m, 4w agoFound 4 months, 4 weeks ago30 Comments
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I've done the HP trade in/ trade up deals several times and their customer service is excellent & helpful if any issues arise, don't worry about not getting your cashback or not being anything other than a sole trader in name only
opaninkofi
flamethrower
RogerN
Ta for tip on HP trade-in! Did not need featured PC, but just bought an HP Elite X21012 G1 - L5H17EA for £598 from Amazon, which is a decent substitute for Surface Pro 4 base model I was going to get until MS put UK prices into the stratosphere. Business model designed for user to maintain it and change parts (note RAM soldered). £300 cash back on the HP scheme, so just £300. If cash back goes wrong option to return easily to Amazon :D Item follows, if anyone else interested https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01A3VFJUG/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
good but that's from a market place seller. I'm pretty sure you won't get cashback unless if you buy directly from Amazon.

You are pretty wrong hp pays cashbook irrespective of retailer.


particularly when the marketplace seller is an approved HP dealer on the allowed list for cashback!
Has anyone changed the PSU on one of these and added a decent graphics card? I'm thinking about adding a 1060 6gb
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RogerN
Ta for tip on HP trade-in! Did not need featured PC, but just bought an HP Elite X21012 G1 - L5H17EA for £598 from Amazon, which is a decent substitute for Surface Pro 4 base model I was going to get until MS put UK prices into the stratosphere. Business model designed for user to maintain it and change parts (note RAM soldered). £300 cash back on the HP scheme, so just £300. If cash back goes wrong option to return easily to Amazon :D Item follows, if anyone else interested https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01A3VFJUG/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
good but that's from a market place seller. I'm pretty sure you won't get cashback unless if you buy directly from Amazon.

You are pretty wrong hp pays cashbook irrespective of retailer.
RogerN
Ta for tip on HP trade-in! Did not need featured PC, but just bought an HP Elite X21012 G1 - L5H17EA for £598 from Amazon, which is a decent substitute for Surface Pro 4 base model I was going to get until MS put UK prices into the stratosphere. Business model designed for user to maintain it and change parts (note RAM soldered). £300 cash back on the HP scheme, so just £300. If cash back goes wrong option to return easily to Amazon :D Item follows, if anyone else interested https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01A3VFJUG/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

good but that's from a market place seller. I'm pretty sure you won't get cashback unless if you buy directly from Amazon.
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MSI GS73VR 7RF (Stealth Pro) 17.3 Inch Gaming Laptop (Black) - (Kabylake Core i7-7700HQ, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 128GB SSD, 2TB HDD, GTX 1060, Windows 10) £1,499.90 Delivered @ Amazon (SaveOnLaptops Price Match)

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They seem to have matched SaveOnLaptops GS73VR 7RF Stealth Pro (GeForce® GTX 1060, 6GB GDDR5) The Latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Kabylake Processors • The 7th generation Intel Core H serie… Read More
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For the same price, I just bought the new model HP OMEN 17-w200na.
Only a 1TB instead of 2TB but boasts a mighty GTX 1070!

I've had a few Budweiser's, you win :)
For the same price, I just bought the new model HP OMEN 17-w200na.

Only a 1TB instead of 2TB but boasts a mighty GTX 1070!
Wouldnt this be a better option for £200 less. Seems very similar with a 1TB HDD instead of 2TB
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17.3" Optimus VIII i7-7700, Nvidia GTX 1050Ti & SSD & 8GB RAM - £868.00 @ PC Specialist

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High-end laptop for less than £900, CANT GET BETTER SPECS FOR LESS MONEY THAT I CAN SEE Should be able to play most high end games on good settings Just specced:- Processor (CPU) - Intel® Core™ i7 Read More
High-end laptop for less than £900, CANT GET BETTER SPECS FOR LESS MONEY THAT I CAN SEE Should be able to play most high end games on good settings Just specced:- Processor (CPU) - Intel® Core™ i7
118luke Avatar5m, 6d agoFound 5 months, 6 days ago55 Comments
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Mr.No
Cold, why buy a laptop when you can pick up a pen, paper and calculator for next to nothing?


Pahaha did you honestly feel the need to look up an old deal I posted just to troll?? Pathetic and sad, no wonder you need a flash lease car to bolster your ego. Shall I do the same with your posts now?
Cold, why buy a laptop when you can pick up a pen, paper and calculator for next to nothing?
The_Hoff
kha327
The_Hoff
Zeipher
The_Hoff
Such a strange build.
CPU - Significantly better than any other component.
GPU - Underwhelming given CPU is much more capable than it.
SSD - Too small to be useful. 60GB Fallout 4 texture pack anyone? Not that a 1050 would play it well enough.
RAM - 8GB, ok for today but in 18 months? I'd want 16.
I'd have much preferred to see a decent i5 with a 250GB SSD, a 1060 and 16GB of RAM.
Not voting.
My 850m graphics card plays FallOut 4 decently at 1080p, so why should a 1050 struggle?
8gb RAM is perfectly adequate these days, and I see nothing that suggests 16gb should be the new standard in the next 18 months, but I agree about the SSD. Way too small. Should come with an HDD too or even instead.
Yeah it seems they will push 50ish FPS with the right level of compromise. I'm pretty out of touch with the lower end of the market graphically :)
RAM wise, I was speaking with reference to a nicer balance of build, not necessarily that its a requirement for gaming today. 16GB has been the sweet spot for some time.
Something like this I think is a better buy:http://www.medion.com/gb/shop/gaming-laptops-medion-erazer-x7843-17-3-high-performance-gaming-laptop-130020268.html
More RAM
More storage
Better GPU
2 Year parts warranty
£150~ more, but £30 Quidco and perhaps some codes floating around. So could be nearer £100 more.
i am thinking of ordering the one you suggested, just wondering if you know of any discount codes? thanks

Sorry, i do not.


no problem, ordered anyway. thanks
kha327
The_Hoff
Zeipher
The_Hoff
Such a strange build.
CPU - Significantly better than any other component.
GPU - Underwhelming given CPU is much more capable than it.
SSD - Too small to be useful. 60GB Fallout 4 texture pack anyone? Not that a 1050 would play it well enough.
RAM - 8GB, ok for today but in 18 months? I'd want 16.
I'd have much preferred to see a decent i5 with a 250GB SSD, a 1060 and 16GB of RAM.
Not voting.
My 850m graphics card plays FallOut 4 decently at 1080p, so why should a 1050 struggle?
8gb RAM is perfectly adequate these days, and I see nothing that suggests 16gb should be the new standard in the next 18 months, but I agree about the SSD. Way too small. Should come with an HDD too or even instead.
Yeah it seems they will push 50ish FPS with the right level of compromise. I'm pretty out of touch with the lower end of the market graphically :)
RAM wise, I was speaking with reference to a nicer balance of build, not necessarily that its a requirement for gaming today. 16GB has been the sweet spot for some time.
Something like this I think is a better buy:http://www.medion.com/gb/shop/gaming-laptops-medion-erazer-x7843-17-3-high-performance-gaming-laptop-130020268.html
More RAM
More storage
Better GPU
2 Year parts warranty
£150~ more, but £30 Quidco and perhaps some codes floating around. So could be nearer £100 more.
i am thinking of ordering the one you suggested, just wondering if you know of any discount codes? thanks

Sorry, i do not.
The_Hoff
Zeipher
The_Hoff
Such a strange build.
CPU - Significantly better than any other component.
GPU - Underwhelming given CPU is much more capable than it.
SSD - Too small to be useful. 60GB Fallout 4 texture pack anyone? Not that a 1050 would play it well enough.
RAM - 8GB, ok for today but in 18 months? I'd want 16.
I'd have much preferred to see a decent i5 with a 250GB SSD, a 1060 and 16GB of RAM.
Not voting.
My 850m graphics card plays FallOut 4 decently at 1080p, so why should a 1050 struggle?
8gb RAM is perfectly adequate these days, and I see nothing that suggests 16gb should be the new standard in the next 18 months, but I agree about the SSD. Way too small. Should come with an HDD too or even instead.
Yeah it seems they will push 50ish FPS with the right level of compromise. I'm pretty out of touch with the lower end of the market graphically :)
RAM wise, I was speaking with reference to a nicer balance of build, not necessarily that its a requirement for gaming today. 16GB has been the sweet spot for some time.
Something like this I think is a better buy:http://www.medion.com/gb/shop/gaming-laptops-medion-erazer-x7843-17-3-high-performance-gaming-laptop-130020268.html
More RAM
More storage
Better GPU
2 Year parts warranty
£150~ more, but £30 Quidco and perhaps some codes floating around. So could be nearer £100 more.

i am thinking of ordering the one you suggested, just wondering if you know of any discount codes? thanks
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HP 15.6" Laptop - Silver - i7 8GB 1TB W10 £399.97 @ CurrysEbay

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Ok, not FHD but new and comes with 12 month warranty. PS. this sold out at 16:25 - somebody bought all 6 remaining. You can vote if you like but expiry is probably the best route. Sorry :-( Read More
Ok, not FHD but new and comes with 12 month warranty. PS. this sold out at 16:25 - somebody bought all 6 remaining. You can vote if you like but expiry is probably the best route. Sorry :-(
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Yes I noticed his post also. It would have been nice for others to also get a lookin but first off the mark and all that
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How do you know who bought them?
Because in post #2 there was a previous deal (linked in that post) where DudleyGuy said that the same laptops were for sale by DudleyGuy69 on Ebay. I'm not complaining - good for him for being quick off the mark.
PS. DudleyGuy's post in the thread I linked to has been deleted.
I bought the i5 from Hp for 399
How do you know who bought them?
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Damn, missed out on this and the last one.
I'm looking at this one but doesn't look like its got any (relevant) warranty.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Pavilion-15-AB269SA-Intel-Core-i3-8GB-RAM-1TB-Windows-10-15-6-034-Laptop-White-/152428431562
Thanks, I'll take a look.
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Would say the slightly higher Stormforce with the 960m would be better, unless you save up a bit more then you could get the HP Omen with the 1050.
Can't find anything on weight or screen resolution :(
Surely better with faster graphics rather than the quad core cpu? Can't see if screen is full HD or not?
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I too read those reports of Dell's abysmal TN screens. Here's a sample article if you're interested...https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/5rhfuc/the_inspiron_7567_tn_display_why_it_matters/
It put me right off buying Dell and was partly behind why I posted recently about PCSpecialist's Optimus VIII which comes with a proper IPS screen...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/laptop-15-nvidia-1050-ti-918-from-pc-specialist-2610311
How did you check/know this model has poor TN display quality ?

I don't think this John Lewis Dell laptop does have a bad TN screen. It's the latest generation of Dell's with the Nvidia 1050 that do.
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I too read those reports of Dell's abysmal TN screens. Here's a sample article if you're interested...https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/5rhfuc/the_inspiron_7567_tn_display_why_it_matters/
It put me right off buying Dell and was partly behind why I posted recently about PCSpecialist's Optimus VIII which comes with a proper IPS screen...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/laptop-15-nvidia-1050-ti-918-from-pc-specialist-2610311
How did you check/know this model has poor TN display quality ?
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I wish people who vote cold weren't benifit claimers who don't understand laptops!!!! Or if they did they would have the decency to explain themselves!!!!!
Sorry but I think you'll find the word is 'benefit' (with two e's); not benifit (with two i's).
That's what I love about truly ignorant people. They're not scared of exposing their self-evident stupidity to full public scrutiny.
Haha I agree maybe spell check would be a better option but am guessing your on benefits?
It should be 'you're on benefits', not your. Did you sleep through all those English lessons you had at school?
Oh, and no I'm not on benefits and no, I wouldn't help you find a cheap gaming PC...
Honestly never done much schooling so on all English accounts my bad x
I just happened to watch this on the BBC website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38882762
He's the ex-captain of the South African rugby term. He just died today of motor neurone disease aged 45. Now imagine that was you. If yes, would you still make fun of people all who claim benefits? No, I thought not...
With all due respect I was mocking people who vote cold on hotUKdeals who don't understand what there voting on, those who are unable to work for what ever the reason be I wouldn't judge mock or single out. I think venting through frustration about those who vote with no reason why (an no help to me) was what that comment was about but if I did offend anyone in any way shape or form I apologise
Apology accepted. Sorry to get all narky but not everything you read in The Mail and The Express is true. In fact much of it is downright lies. If we carry on down this path of knocking The Welfare State at every turn, we will end up like America which the epitome of uncivilisation.
Now what is it you want? How much have you got to spend? What games do you want to play?
If money is tight, then look out for something like this which IMO, was the best value gaming laptop that's been on HUKD recently...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gaming-laptop-gtx-950m-479-tesco-direct-2580321
This deal has now gone but for £479, you could have got a 1080p screen and an Nvidia 950m GPU. The screen and the GPU are the two things you absolutely need to fix on. The other stuff like the CPU, amount of RAM and HDD/SSD are secondary. Not all, but the great majority of games, are limited by the GPU, not the CPU. This laptop had a very humble Intel i3 but it would have been adequate. Most games will surprisingly run quite happily with 4GB of RAM. Finally you don't ABSOLUTELY need an SSD for a gaming laptop. Indeed for a lot of games, there is only a marginal benefit in loading times.
To put things in perspective, my laptop has an old i5-4200H CPU, an Nvidia 850m GPU (with 2 GB of DDR3), no SSD and a 5400rpm HDD an it plays many games quite happily in 1080p at 30 frames per second.
Thank you and I agree we have to be better.... i have about £1000 but I am more after one that will be future proof I want the best graphics with the best in i7 chip with fastest ram ( am not asking for much haha) as for games I have a ps4 pro an xbox one s but am a geek and like my gadgets so I want one just to have one. I was toying with a mac but I can't see me getting the use out of it so windows gaming laptop it is.... if I can find one
I appreciate your help not many would take the time out to be bothered see thank you in advance
And I have to have a ssd drive down to the fact it turns on fast I alreday have one in my desktop pc already i5 old is laptop so couldnt go back now I don't think
Okay, initial thoughts...
Are you sure you don't just want to upgrade your desktop? Nothing ages faster than a gaming laptop. You could splash out £640 on an Nvidia 1080 card, fit it to your existing desktop, be the envy of your mates, be totally VR capable for the next decade and still be in budget!
I can't do desktops for gaming. Small house so not enough space and I have to go the laptop route. In my experience £1000 spent on a laptop only goes so far. I would say a 1060 card, an i7, a 1080p screen plus an SSD is a big ask. Typically something like this will rush you about £1350.
If you accept can't go 1060 without busting the budget, then 1050 Ti is the way to go. The PCSpecialist Optimus VIII I specced out, updated to have an i7-7700HQ in place of the i5, comes in at £981. If you can wait a few months, this could drop lower but with the way the £ is going, who can tell?
One thing I thought interesting is that although officially, you can't do VR with the 1050 Ti, this guy says you can...https://youtu.be/G-k1LzjPIhY
The only reason I won't upgrade my desktop is I have a 2gb graphics card in it at min 32gb ram 256 ssd with an older i5 third gen chip and it's runs fine but it's never use is. The wife watches TV so I'd jump on laptop. I do have a ps vr that is really good but if I don't play it for a week then I get motion sick dependin on what game I play (rigs is a killer for it) so am not to fussed about the vr option the optimum v111 looks really good thank you I will play about with about few options on it see how costly it goes haha.
I do really appreciate your help with this
Yeah. Same at our house. Wifey puts Emmerdale on and that my cue to get the laptop out onto the dining table, put my headphones on and fire up Assassin's Creed! It may sound strange but it feels like we're doing something 'together' (which we wouldn't be if I'd got a gaming PC set up in the spare bedroom). The other thing I like about gaming laptops is that they can be folded up and put out of sight quickly. There's a 'tidiness' quality that laptops possess that PC's don't.
If you're interested in the Optimist VIII, then can I suggest you register on the site and have a trawl though the forums. I've haven't actually bought from them (in my case, Asus were cheaper) but I have come close and the PCSpecialist mob are very nice, very helpful people. You can ask all sorts of questions and people do make the effort to provide answers.
I will do thank you and yes my desktop is really good an really fast but on my main TV. I set it up so I can stream from the Internet for my net flix and Amazon subs but when it''s game time the boss over rules me haha so I thought **** it laptop it it's.
I agree about the easy to put away factor too as the boss also tells me off for it makin to much noise or me leaving it on haha very similar stories bud
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I wish people who vote cold weren't benifit claimers who don't understand laptops!!!! Or if they did they would have the decency to explain themselves!!!!!
Sorry but I think you'll find the word is 'benefit' (with two e's); not benifit (with two i's).
That's what I love about truly ignorant people. They're not scared of exposing their self-evident stupidity to full public scrutiny.
Haha I agree maybe spell check would be a better option but am guessing your on benefits?
It should be 'you're on benefits', not your. Did you sleep through all those English lessons you had at school?
Oh, and no I'm not on benefits and no, I wouldn't help you find a cheap gaming PC...
Honestly never done much schooling so on all English accounts my bad x
I just happened to watch this on the BBC website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38882762
He's the ex-captain of the South African rugby term. He just died today of motor neurone disease aged 45. Now imagine that was you. If yes, would you still make fun of people all who claim benefits? No, I thought not...
With all due respect I was mocking people who vote cold on hotUKdeals who don't understand what there voting on, those who are unable to work for what ever the reason be I wouldn't judge mock or single out. I think venting through frustration about those who vote with no reason why (an no help to me) was what that comment was about but if I did offend anyone in any way shape or form I apologise
Apology accepted. Sorry to get all narky but not everything you read in The Mail and The Express is true. In fact much of it is downright lies. If we carry on down this path of knocking The Welfare State at every turn, we will end up like America which the epitome of uncivilisation.
Now what is it you want? How much have you got to spend? What games do you want to play?
If money is tight, then look out for something like this which IMO, was the best value gaming laptop that's been on HUKD recently...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gaming-laptop-gtx-950m-479-tesco-direct-2580321
This deal has now gone but for £479, you could have got a 1080p screen and an Nvidia 950m GPU. The screen and the GPU are the two things you absolutely need to fix on. The other stuff like the CPU, amount of RAM and HDD/SSD are secondary. Not all, but the great majority of games, are limited by the GPU, not the CPU. This laptop had a very humble Intel i3 but it would have been adequate. Most games will surprisingly run quite happily with 4GB of RAM. Finally you don't ABSOLUTELY need an SSD for a gaming laptop. Indeed for a lot of games, there is only a marginal benefit in loading times.
To put things in perspective, my laptop has an old i5-4200H CPU, an Nvidia 850m GPU (with 2 GB of DDR3), no SSD and a 5400rpm HDD an it plays many games quite happily in 1080p at 30 frames per second.
Thank you and I agree we have to be better.... i have about £1000 but I am more after one that will be future proof I want the best graphics with the best in i7 chip with fastest ram ( am not asking for much haha) as for games I have a ps4 pro an xbox one s but am a geek and like my gadgets so I want one just to have one. I was toying with a mac but I can't see me getting the use out of it so windows gaming laptop it is.... if I can find one
I appreciate your help not many would take the time out to be bothered see thank you in advance
And I have to have a ssd drive down to the fact it turns on fast I alreday have one in my desktop pc already i5 old is laptop so couldnt go back now I don't think
Okay, initial thoughts...
Are you sure you don't just want to upgrade your desktop? Nothing ages faster than a gaming laptop. You could splash out £640 on an Nvidia 1080 card, fit it to your existing desktop, be the envy of your mates, be totally VR capable for the next decade and still be in budget!
I can't do desktops for gaming. Small house so not enough space and I have to go the laptop route. In my experience £1000 spent on a laptop only goes so far. I would say a 1060 card, an i7, a 1080p screen plus an SSD is a big ask. Typically something like this will rush you about £1350.
If you accept can't go 1060 without busting the budget, then 1050 Ti is the way to go. The PCSpecialist Optimus VIII I specced out, updated to have an i7-7700HQ in place of the i5, comes in at £981. If you can wait a few months, this could drop lower but with the way the £ is going, who can tell?
One thing I thought interesting is that although officially, you can't do VR with the 1050 Ti, this guy says you can...https://youtu.be/G-k1LzjPIhY
The only reason I won't upgrade my desktop is I have a 2gb graphics card in it at min 32gb ram 256 ssd with an older i5 third gen chip and it's runs fine but it's never use is. The wife watches TV so I'd jump on laptop. I do have a ps vr that is really good but if I don't play it for a week then I get motion sick dependin on what game I play (rigs is a killer for it) so am not to fussed about the vr option the optimum v111 looks really good thank you I will play about with about few options on it see how costly it goes haha.
I do really appreciate your help with this

Yeah. Same at our house. Wifey puts Emmerdale on and that my cue to get the laptop out onto the dining table, put my headphones on and fire up Assassin's Creed! It may sound strange but it feels like we're doing something 'together' (which we wouldn't be if I'd got a gaming PC set up in the spare bedroom). The other thing I like about gaming laptops is that they can be folded up and put out of sight quickly. There's a 'tidiness' quality that laptops possess that PC's don't.

If you're interested in the Optimist VIII, then can I suggest you register on the site and have a trawl though the forums. I've haven't actually bought from them (in my case, Asus were cheaper) but I have come close and the PCSpecialist mob are very nice, very helpful people. You can ask all sorts of questions and people do make the effort to provide answers.
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I wish people who vote cold weren't benifit claimers who don't understand laptops!!!! Or if they did they would have the decency to explain themselves!!!!!
Sorry but I think you'll find the word is 'benefit' (with two e's); not benifit (with two i's).
That's what I love about truly ignorant people. They're not scared of exposing their self-evident stupidity to full public scrutiny.
Haha I agree maybe spell check would be a better option but am guessing your on benefits?
It should be 'you're on benefits', not your. Did you sleep through all those English lessons you had at school?
Oh, and no I'm not on benefits and no, I wouldn't help you find a cheap gaming PC...
Honestly never done much schooling so on all English accounts my bad x
I just happened to watch this on the BBC website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38882762
He's the ex-captain of the South African rugby term. He just died today of motor neurone disease aged 45. Now imagine that was you. If yes, would you still make fun of people all who claim benefits? No, I thought not...
With all due respect I was mocking people who vote cold on hotUKdeals who don't understand what there voting on, those who are unable to work for what ever the reason be I wouldn't judge mock or single out. I think venting through frustration about those who vote with no reason why (an no help to me) was what that comment was about but if I did offend anyone in any way shape or form I apologise
Apology accepted. Sorry to get all narky but not everything you read in The Mail and The Express is true. In fact much of it is downright lies. If we carry on down this path of knocking The Welfare State at every turn, we will end up like America which the epitome of uncivilisation.
Now what is it you want? How much have you got to spend? What games do you want to play?
If money is tight, then look out for something like this which IMO, was the best value gaming laptop that's been on HUKD recently...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gaming-laptop-gtx-950m-479-tesco-direct-2580321
This deal has now gone but for £479, you could have got a 1080p screen and an Nvidia 950m GPU. The screen and the GPU are the two things you absolutely need to fix on. The other stuff like the CPU, amount of RAM and HDD/SSD are secondary. Not all, but the great majority of games, are limited by the GPU, not the CPU. This laptop had a very humble Intel i3 but it would have been adequate. Most games will surprisingly run quite happily with 4GB of RAM. Finally you don't ABSOLUTELY need an SSD for a gaming laptop. Indeed for a lot of games, there is only a marginal benefit in loading times.
To put things in perspective, my laptop has an old i5-4200H CPU, an Nvidia 850m GPU (with 2 GB of DDR3), no SSD and a 5400rpm HDD an it plays many games quite happily in 1080p at 30 frames per second.
Thank you and I agree we have to be better.... i have about £1000 but I am more after one that will be future proof I want the best graphics with the best in i7 chip with fastest ram ( am not asking for much haha) as for games I have a ps4 pro an xbox one s but am a geek and like my gadgets so I want one just to have one. I was toying with a mac but I can't see me getting the use out of it so windows gaming laptop it is.... if I can find one
I appreciate your help not many would take the time out to be bothered see thank you in advance
And I have to have a ssd drive down to the fact it turns on fast I alreday have one in my desktop pc already i5 old is laptop so couldnt go back now I don't think
Okay, initial thoughts...
Are you sure you don't just want to upgrade your desktop? Nothing ages faster than a gaming laptop. You could splash out £640 on an Nvidia 1080 card, fit it to your existing desktop, be the envy of your mates, be totally VR capable for the next decade and still be in budget!
I can't do desktops for gaming. Small house so not enough space and I have to go the laptop route. In my experience £1000 spent on a laptop only goes so far. I would say a 1060 card, an i7, a 1080p screen plus an SSD is a big ask. Typically something like this will rush you about £1350.
If you accept can't go 1060 without busting the budget, then 1050 Ti is the way to go. The PCSpecialist Optimus VIII I specced out, updated to have an i7-7700HQ in place of the i5, comes in at £981. If you can wait a few months, this could drop lower but with the way the £ is going, who can tell?
One thing I thought interesting is that although officially, you can't do VR with the 1050 Ti, this guy says you can...https://youtu.be/G-k1LzjPIhY
The only reason I won't upgrade my desktop is I have a 2gb graphics card in it at min 32gb ram 256 ssd with an older i5 third gen chip and it's runs fine but it's never use is. The wife watches TV so I'd jump on laptop. I do have a ps vr that is really good but if I don't play it for a week then I get motion sick dependin on what game I play (rigs is a killer for it) so am not to fussed about the vr option the optimum v111 looks really good thank you I will play about with about few options on it see how costly it goes haha.

I do really appreciate your help with this
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I pretty much felt dead inside when i missed this. ):
I so want
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Thanks OP I got the other one which was slightly cheaper around £115 less. Pretty good deal I'm planning to burn it for warmth because it's cheaper than firewood. Heat added

Looks like someone has a case of the green-eyed monster :)
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Thanks OP I got the other one which was slightly cheaper around £115 less. Pretty good deal I'm planning to burn it for warmth because it's cheaper than firewood. Heat added


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Thanks OP I got the other one which was slightly cheaper around £115 less. Pretty good deal I'm planning to burn it for warmth because it's cheaper than firewood. Heat added
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I know has been expired although it's still available as a John Lewis price mstch eith Currys PC World as already highlighted. This way you get 3 years guarantee instead of 1 year as deal with JL customer service, if the need arises.

As stated already, Currys PC World have it on offer for £1,100 but with 10% is your for £989.99. JL have agreed to price match so instead of getting 1 year guarantee, you can get 3 years. I think that's the best return on £1000 on a 13" ultrabook and don't see you getting more for less in the near future.
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Have one of these, its a nice, not cheap laptop, but surprisingly not touch screen. Also if important to you only has the type C ports mean you have to get an adapter to connect hdmi, LAN etc

Not a surprise, most manufacturers have now realised that a touchscreen goes largely unused. If the laptop converted to a tablet whereby it's handheld then a touchscreen is useful. There are applications where a touchscreen is useful for example drawing, as long as the touchscreen is pressure sensitive, wacom etc, but most consumers aren't using the laptop for that. I work for a large IT refurbisher and I sell laptops retail, almost no one wants a touchscreen on a laptop form factor.

Edited By: fishmaster on Feb 22, 2017 18:39
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I sat there looking at a Dell XPS 13 ultrabook from 2013 (an L322x) and realised we haven't moved on all that far. I do get ultrabooks and the need for thinner and faster but in terms of speed there haven't been massive gains, they're more efficient but we're losing overall capacity due to the quest for being thinner and being 'too thin' means you need a better case to protect it when not in use (hands up if you've ever caused a pressure mark inadvertently on a small machine).
I love seeing the latest tech trends but I couldn't find any compelling reason to choose something like this over a 'very good' ultrabook from a couple of years ago and save £500-600, unless I had money to burn and had to be seen with the bleeding edge.
I voted hot as I know this is a good price in terms of engineering and design (not necessarily value).
Yeah I think same with you... I don't know if it's just inflation, but am on the market for a laptop and all seem so hight in price, my Sony vaio I bought about 4 years ego is now falling in prices. I would imagine, the Dell Xps having better value if you want to sell it in the future. For instance I see 2 years old Dell being listed on eBay for no less than £600
Really nice looking laptops, personally I'm waiting for the X360 version with a stylus, or a cheap surface book.
I sat there looking at a Dell XPS 13 ultrabook from 2013 (an L322x) and realised we haven't moved on all that far. I do get ultrabooks and the need for thinner and faster but in terms of speed there haven't been massive gains, they're more efficient but we're losing overall capacity due to the quest for being thinner and being 'too thin' means you need a better case to protect it when not in use (hands up if you've ever caused a pressure mark inadvertently on a small machine).

I love seeing the latest tech trends but I couldn't find any compelling reason to choose something like this over a 'very good' ultrabook from a couple of years ago and save £500-600, unless I had money to burn and had to be seen with the bleeding edge.

I voted hot as I know this is a good price in terms of engineering and design (not necessarily value).

Edited By: plewis00 on Feb 22, 2017 08:30
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For around half the price & probably 70-80% of the performance, this may be worth considering: http://mcscom.co.uk/product/dell-xps-15-9530-i7-4712hq-2-30ghz-16gb-256gb-ssd-gt-750m-15-6-4k-uhd-touch-win10h-1yr-rtb-wty-mln347/

Not even in the remotely same ballpark.....the 750m is woeful compared to a 1050/960m and that's not even taking into account the fact that it's a completely different laptop!!

Edited By: Picard123 on Feb 06, 2017 19:47
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been looking at getting one of the new xps 15 for a very long time (at least a year) is the 1050 much better than the 960m? it looks like it would be. Ive started to think that design isn't anything, does anyone have an experience with an alienware ?? as I have seen the 1070 machines for around 1200/1300 on dell outlet, this seems cheaper than I could build a desktop for. But are they huge massive and heavy? I just don't know what I want, sleek design or raw power ?
Fairly certain you aren't going to find an Alienware laptop for cheaper than it would cost to self build an equivalent desktop, even on the outlet.
Have a look yourself if you don't believe me, that's why I've contemplated it.
http://m.dell.com/h5/m/uk/SecondaryInventorySearch?c=uk&l=en&s=dfh&cs=ukdfh1&key=7%252bHd8pbwoWiRnij6YQFP%252f346UV2NnOOB&puid=382a8662
£1248 -10%= 1128

I know its not apples for apples but that's a good price? Considering it comes with a screen keyboard and windows for that price.


I'm in the same boat as you. I have the 9550 is amazing 960 struggles on some of my Architectural software. I had a quote from Dell. For the alienware 15 and 13 with 6th gen 1050gtx for around 1400 to be honest they ate also saying the 9560 is not going to be vr ready and to get a alienware
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been looking at getting one of the new xps 15 for a very long time (at least a year) is the 1050 much better than the 960m? it looks like it would be. Ive started to think that design isn't anything, does anyone have an experience with an alienware ?? as I have seen the 1070 machines for around 1200/1300 on dell outlet, this seems cheaper than I could build a desktop for. But are they huge massive and heavy? I just don't know what I want, sleek design or raw power ?
Fairly certain you aren't going to find an Alienware laptop for cheaper than it would cost to self build an equivalent desktop, even on the outlet.
Have a look yourself if you don't believe me, that's why I've contemplated it.
http://m.dell.com/h5/m/uk/SecondaryInventorySearch?c=uk&l=en&s=dfh&cs=ukdfh1&key=7%252bHd8pbwoWiRnij6YQFP%252f346UV2NnOOB&puid=382a8662
£1248 -10%= 1128

I know its not apples for apples but that's a good price? Considering it comes with a screen keyboard and windows for that price.
Britneyfan
been looking at getting one of the new xps 15 for a very long time (at least a year) is the 1050 much better than the 960m? it looks like it would be. Ive started to think that design isn't anything, does anyone have an experience with an alienware ?? as I have seen the 1070 machines for around 1200/1300 on dell outlet, this seems cheaper than I could build a desktop for. But are they huge massive and heavy? I just don't know what I want, sleek design or raw power ?

Fairly certain you aren't going to find an Alienware laptop for cheaper than it would cost to self build an equivalent desktop, even on the outlet.
been looking at getting one of the new xps 15 for a very long time (at least a year) is the 1050 much better than the 960m? it looks like it would be. Ive started to think that design isn't anything, does anyone have an experience with an alienware ?? as I have seen the 1070 machines for around 1200/1300 on dell outlet, this seems cheaper than I could build a desktop for. But are they huge massive and heavy? I just don't know what I want, sleek design or raw power ?
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For that price you expect the case to be Gold platted, and the system to use vagina juice to cool it down.
8 pack stuff is overpriced , OCUK is overpriced all over.
Just spotted this pc on a different website and had to see what all the fuss is about. I don't understand those 8 pack systems from ocuk, you can build them for half the price, it's like they just double the price at the end cos it says 8 pack on. You'd have to be a fool to buy one of those systems.

And also "Your paying 24 grand but your getting cherry picked parts and it's been stress tested for hours"?...oh big deal. If you don't know how to stress test a pc yourself you shouldn't be in the enthusiast hobby of building computers.
Lol, love the review on the site...

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This is, hands down, the best decision I've ever made. And the box it came in is incredibly roomy too, which is a huge bonus, because I live in it now.
This has no place on HUKD
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seems good spec I have the i5 model, the fan is always noisy (even when turning the always on setting to off in the bios). My dell xps 1 on the other hand is practically silent


do Ctrl+alt+del. you will see the HP system update or a similar app. I found when this would come in, the pc would get hot and fan run wild. when i shut the process down all turned normal.... I read somewhere you need to update that app. I could nit be bothered. I too bought £650 i5 old one. very good. my brother bought this recently and design wise looks amazing!
seems good spec I have the i5 model, the fan is always noisy (even when turning the always on setting to off in the bios). My dell xps 1 on the other hand is practically silent
no GPU?
you're going to be bonus frag in cs:go
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The SSD should be the norm now in laptops, makes such a difference for me
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To save other people looking it up....
Resolution: 1366 x 768



I don't know why they do that. Putting a 720p screen on a laptop with an i7 inside.


what does it matter on a 15 inch screen the difference is not noticeable and if you want to casually play games you can not play them at 1080p anyway so I don't see the problem with this resultion. if anything I prefer the bigger icon ect


It's not even about games, it would make watching movies and YouTube videos look better. And it is extremely noticeable at 15", the pixel density is very bad.
Chick3nMast3r
mechanicalman
To save other people looking it up....
Resolution: 1366 x 768



I don't know why they do that. Putting a 720p screen on a laptop with an i7 inside.


what does it matter on a 15 inch screen the difference is not noticeable and if you want to casually play games you can not play them at 1080p anyway so I don't see the problem with this resultion. if anything I prefer the bigger icon ect

Edited By: brendanhickey on Jan 28, 2017 21:02: typo
Chick3nMast3r
mechanicalman
To save other people looking it up....
Resolution: 1366 x 768
I don't know why they do that. Putting a 720p screen on a laptop with an i7 inside.

It's not as bad as you think. The 6500u is an i7 in name only. It performs within 10% of the i3 6100u X)

uk3g
I wonder if there is a real difference in cost issue why they choose HD over FHD or do they believe consumers aren't interested in FHD screens

I read a while ago that cost difference is marginal. It could be that as you say they don't think the average consumer/target market will care/notice or perhaps it's to cut costs wherever they can or maybe it's to differentiate their product lines and perhaps squeeze as much as they can from anyone who wants the higher end products.

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Jan 28, 2017 20:01
I wonder if there is a real difference in cost issue why they choose HD over FHD or do they believe consumers aren't interested in FHD screens
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Get hold of student discount through unidays for HP store and the omen 15 with core i7 7700 and gtx 1050ti 128gb ssd 1tb hdd and 8 gb ram is £899
Just because you can't get this particular laptop cheaper doesn't mean it's a good deal. The specs don't gel well with each other. The 960m can't play any remotely demanding game at 4k and windows will look awful on it so overpaying for a 4k screen seems a little unnecessary. For a comparible deal there is an HP Omen with the 1050 http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=1AN98EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB
not sure why people voted cold.. though its now sold out...
none of colder can put a single comparable deal
Sad, that's why people not going to put effort to posting deals...
Enet
I would say that the i5 6300 version on Amazon more sense for this GPU. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-Laptop-FX8800P-Graphics-Windows/dp/B01HU6EBW4?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJ5ICYMAE3FNQWCJQ&tag=hawk-future-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B019WBDQ3K&ascsubtag=hawk-custom-tracking-21&th=1
But it's only 50 quid cheaper so unless you need the i7 I would try to find the i5 version cheaper still.

Not really comparable though - it's an i5, only full HD and 12gb of RAM it really should be at least £150 cheaper. Which only goes to show that this deal is pretty good.

Edited By: Bilbo1968 on Jan 29, 2017 12:38
I would say that the i5 6300 version on Amazon more sense for this GPU. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-Laptop-FX8800P-Graphics-Windows/dp/B01HU6EBW4?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJ5ICYMAE3FNQWCJQ&tag=hawk-future-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B019WBDQ3K&ascsubtag=hawk-custom-tracking-21&th=1

But it's only 50 quid cheaper so unless you need the i7 I would try to find the i5 version cheaper still.

Edited By: Enet on Jan 28, 2017 22:15: i5 get it when cheaper if you can
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Actually was in the process of looking for the parts to buy a new pc, this saves me the trouble. Even out of the box this thing will blow my 7 year old tower out of the water, anyone know how long it takes to get one of these shipped though? Ordered a chair from there last month and it took over a week :/
Should be a few days nothing too unusual in the build - give them a call and find out would be my advice

Thanks for that, i contacted them and they came back within the hour, 7 working days was what they quoted and i got it in 6, very happy with it so far, blows my old machine out of the water ^_^
shinkagato
Actually was in the process of looking for the parts to buy a new pc, this saves me the trouble. Even out of the box this thing will blow my 7 year old tower out of the water, anyone know how long it takes to get one of these shipped though? Ordered a chair from there last month and it took over a week :/
Should be a few days nothing too unusual in the build - give them a call and find out would be my advice
Actually was in the process of looking for the parts to buy a new pc, this saves me the trouble. Even out of the box this thing will blow my 7 year old tower out of the water, anyone know how long it takes to get one of these shipped though? Ordered a chair from there last month and it took over a week :/
Heated for reason Number 1`Removes the fun but this way you have someone to shout if it wont power up apart from yourself!
Gosh, l know that feeling.
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Hmm. I wonder why JL doesn't tell us the CPU, apart from the fact that it's an i7? I believe its a dual core (it says that!) i7-6500U which is ok I suppose but its not much faster than an i3. The rest of the spec is as expected with the main advantage being a 2 year warranty.

You're right. It's the anemic 6500u. i7 in name only.
Hmm. I wonder why JL doesn't tell us the CPU, apart from the fact that it's an i7? I believe its a dual core (it says that!) i7-6500U which is ok I suppose but its not much faster than an i3. The rest of the spec is as expected with the main advantage being a 2 year warranty.
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I'd wait for 7th gen cpu quite a big step up
Are you sure about this. Only the graphics side has been updated
It's about 15% on cpu and gpu, benchmarks put the core i5 7200u around the same as the core i7 6500u

4420 for the i7
4770 for the i5. so about 6.7% increase overal according to cpubenchmark.net

If you need a laptop now, pointless waiting for the 7th gen intels.

Yes an i5 can be better than an i7 .. you have to look at the model number and features :)
little_deal_minx
jayd95
taras
jayd95
I'd wait for 7th gen cpu quite a big step up
Are you sure about this. Only the graphics side has been updated
It's about 15% on cpu and gpu, benchmarks put the core i5 7200u around the same as the core i7 6500u
I'm so confused- I thought an i7 would be better than an i5? I keep changing my mind from this laptop and the Lenovo yoga 900s which has a M7-6Y75 processor but I don't know whether it's good or not. Confuseddddd

I have gone for this as the i7 is a much stronger processor than the M7.

I am yet to get it, but I wasn't willing to risk the under performance issues that people have noted on the m7's
jayd95
taras
jayd95
I'd wait for 7th gen cpu quite a big step up

Are you sure about this. Only the graphics side has been updated


It's about 15% on cpu and gpu, benchmarks put the core i5 7200u around the same as the core i7 6500u


I'm so confused- I thought an i7 would be better than an i5? I keep changing my mind from this laptop and the Lenovo yoga 900s which has a M7-6Y75 processor but I don't know whether it's good or not. Confuseddddd
taras
jayd95
I'd wait for 7th gen cpu quite a big step up

Are you sure about this. Only the graphics side has been updated


It's about 15% on cpu and gpu, benchmarks put the core i5 7200u around the same as the core i7 6500u
jayd95
I'd wait for 7th gen cpu quite a big step up

Are you sure about this. Only the graphics side has been updated
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Looks OK, I was just looking at a similar offering from HP, though it is less portable, it has additional storage capacity, bigger screen and longer battery life. I might end up getting one or the other.
http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=X9W74EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB&jumpID=ps_xeuz482n9f/sf:_sku:X9W74EA&k_clickid=EMEA%7C_kenshoo_clickid_&kpid=X9W74EA&gclid=CITQmprI4NECFRITGwod5HEKVg&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=COD7wJrI4NECFWaO7Qod8qEHNQ
can anyone tell me what the difference is between this and the 510?
its no longer listed on the John Lewis website and i think they are replacing them with the new series,
Good price for now but JL had it for £600 last month. Hopefully they bring it back down soon.
I like this but for me it's just a bit too heavy and chunky :(
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COLD Windows 10 :(
It's virtually impossible to find anything else these days. Get over it.
Do ya research. I bought a laptop last year with windows 7.

No reason not to be on W10 now for most people.
If you are paranoid about privacy, there are lots of tweakers for win10 to stop it "phoning home"
Spod
smokenlazer
COLD Windows 10 :(
It's virtually impossible to find anything else these days. Get over it.


Do ya research. I bought a laptop last year with windows 7.
smokenlazer
COLD Windows 10 :(
It's virtually impossible to find anything else these days. Get over it.
No stock anywhere!
baihua1127
...Will the additional of 128ssd actually make huge difference to ... booting time?
A noticeable difference yes, but difficult to predict exactly. They are great on budget/older laptops. And Windows10 startup is quick anyway (due to startup from hibernated state); I'd predict a RESTART (which actually does a full shutdown and startup) reduced by at least 50% Others may chip in...

Anyway, a couple of checks before spending any money. 1. check it has a DVD drive. 2. check it has a standard HDD (may seem stupid but HP are putting SSDs - in M.2 format - into mid-range laptops).
Spec sheet for Pavilion 15-au193sa is here.

3. buy a DVD caddy; search Amazon for "caddy 12.7mm" and you'll find lots; ** double check laptop DVD depth; most are 12.7mm but slimline ones can be 7mm **

4. buy a SSD; you have 2 options now.
A. replace existing HDD with SSD and clean install with Windows10; licensing is done automatically and many people prefer a clean build; do whatever you want with the HDD e.g. add to DVD caddy or external caddy (HDD can be kept as is and would be a useful backup) or can be cleaned;
B. put in DVD caddy OR attach to computer via external caddy or USB/SATA lead; image C: to new SSD (although the HDD is way bigger than the SSD the C: partition will easily fit on the SSD); need to click box to make the SSD "bootable" - this option varies depending on imaging software that you use; finally swap HDD for SSD.

Edited By: Musicrab on Jan 27, 2017 10:19: edit
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167 heat for a one off display item?!
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I believe this post is posted by one of the members of svp.
Not guilty m'lud
I believe this post is posted by one of the members of svp.
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Do modern laptops really go wrong?


probably more often than older laptops did because modern ones are built as a commodity, to a cost. Older ones were more likely to get a premium price so the was more margin to build to a better quality standard. Just my opinion.
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Can just build your own mitx pc for half that.
I've attempted to try and get a build for less this is the best I came up with. I would like to see if you can get this for half though only way i could see that is if you were to get most of the items on ebay/gumtree here's a similar build I've made. This is purely a price to performance build could easily oc to 4.4ghz probably would need a stronger cooler for 4.5ghz plus though.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchantCPU:Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£294.89 @ Amazon UK) CPU Cooler:Akasa K32 56.8 CFM CPU Cooler (£11.94 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard:ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£68.10 @ More Computers) Memory:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£79.99 @ Amazon UK) Storage:Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.95 @ Amazon UK) Video Card:MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card (£549.98 @ Amazon UK) Case:Aerocool DS Cube Black/White Silent Cube MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£59.99 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply:XFX XT 400W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£39.89 @ CCL Computers) Operating System:Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit (£83.90 @ More Computers) Total: £1228.63Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-23 13:16 GMT+0000

A lot of these parts are cheaper because they are nowhere near as good as the spec in the deal.
You're sacrificing a LOT of power consumption and a clock speed on your CPU, as well as having a micro mobo and a really cheap (and probably inefficient) cooler.

I feel that if you built this PC the computer would constantly be at full load and would be subject to overheating - if you could even run the 1080 on a 400w PSU anyway.
jimbo001
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fishyswaz
Ah right, because 4K 100hz is dead easy to do with todays GPU's isn't it.
Well 1440p is an expensive stopgap, especially when new 4k hdr (the new standard) monitors are being released.
You're better off waiting till nvidia release their next cards, the 1080 is sufficient for 4k at a reasonable frame rate atm anyway.
Sadly that's not the case - I've just got rid of a GTX 1080 SLI setup because it wasn't cutting the mustard for 4K 60hz (in part due to SLI support), and single 1080 and you're looking at 20-50fps with lowering settings. Sync tech can make up for it, but not at the bottom frame rates.
What diff is HDR going to bring to 4K? We're lacking the GPU grunt to make use of 4K - I'm all excited at the oc 4K panels they showed off recently, but until we get single 4K GPU's it's 1440p all the way. Maybe ultra-wide at a pinch.
I believe it's a generation away, consistent gaming at 4k.
It doesn't make sense to invest heavily in 1440p right now when the next standard is right around the corner.
I'd still be plugging away with my (then state of the art) Voodoo2 by your reckoning...
Of course the next big thing is right around the corner, but if we all waited then we would never buy anything!

But 4k gaming is very close!

I understand waiting for the next best thing is counter-productive but I don't see the point in 1440p.

It's pointless even on phone screens. Only place I'd like to see it is budget laptops!


Ultra expensive laptops? AORUS ROCKS!
Peejay1234
NitrousX123
slannmage
Can just build your own mitx pc for half that.
I've attempted to try and get a build for less this is the best I came up with. I would like to see if you can get this for half though only way i could see that is if you were to get most of the items on ebay/gumtree here's a similar build I've made. This is purely a price to performance build could easily oc to 4.4ghz probably would need a stronger cooler for 4.5ghz plus though.
And you couldnt run this system on a 400w psu could you, specially if you are planning to OC too, 1 1070 want s min of 500w

That is simply not true.

I run a 1070 and 6700k on 300w PSU.
jimbo001
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jimbo001
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jimbo001
fishyswaz
Ah right, because 4K 100hz is dead easy to do with todays GPU's isn't it.
Well 1440p is an expensive stopgap, especially when new 4k hdr (the new standard) monitors are being released.
You're better off waiting till nvidia release their next cards, the 1080 is sufficient for 4k at a reasonable frame rate atm anyway.
Sadly that's not the case - I've just got rid of a GTX 1080 SLI setup because it wasn't cutting the mustard for 4K 60hz (in part due to SLI support), and single 1080 and you're looking at 20-50fps with lowering settings. Sync tech can make up for it, but not at the bottom frame rates.
What diff is HDR going to bring to 4K? We're lacking the GPU grunt to make use of 4K - I'm all excited at the oc 4K panels they showed off recently, but until we get single 4K GPU's it's 1440p all the way. Maybe ultra-wide at a pinch.
I believe it's a generation away, consistent gaming at 4k.
It doesn't make sense to invest heavily in 1440p right now when the next standard is right around the corner.
I'd still be plugging away with my (then state of the art) Voodoo2 by your reckoning...
Of course the next big thing is right around the corner, but if we all waited then we would never buy anything!
But 4k gaming is very close!
I understand waiting for the next best thing is counter-productive but I don't see the point in 1440p.
It's pointless even on phone screens. Only place I'd like to see it is budget laptops!

I agree that 4k gaming is pretty close.

In fact it is here now. My GTX 1080 runs the likes of Rocket League perfectly in 4k at 60fps (and with everything turned up to full) on my 65" Samsung (my self build rig is not too different to the one in this thread).

Admittedly RL is a Direct X 9 game, but with a bit of twiddling in the settings most games run very well in 4k (remember things like anti aliasing aren't really required for 4k res so turning the likes of this off frees up many frames per second).

Other than that, 1440p is a good trade off - my TV doesn't display this res, but the game can be rendered in this res at extremely high settings with the Nvidia card and then upscaled to 4k and it looks damn fine compared to a standard 1080p display.


Edited By: meherenow on Jan 23, 2017 20:24: info
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Ah right, because 4K 100hz is dead easy to do with todays GPU's isn't it.
Well 1440p is an expensive stopgap, especially when new 4k hdr (the new standard) monitors are being released.
You're better off waiting till nvidia release their next cards, the 1080 is sufficient for 4k at a reasonable frame rate atm anyway.
Sadly that's not the case - I've just got rid of a GTX 1080 SLI setup because it wasn't cutting the mustard for 4K 60hz (in part due to SLI support), and single 1080 and you're looking at 20-50fps with lowering settings. Sync tech can make up for it, but not at the bottom frame rates.
What diff is HDR going to bring to 4K? We're lacking the GPU grunt to make use of 4K - I'm all excited at the oc 4K panels they showed off recently, but until we get single 4K GPU's it's 1440p all the way. Maybe ultra-wide at a pinch.
I believe it's a generation away, consistent gaming at 4k.
It doesn't make sense to invest heavily in 1440p right now when the next standard is right around the corner.
I'd still be plugging away with my (then state of the art) Voodoo2 by your reckoning...
Of course the next big thing is right around the corner, but if we all waited then we would never buy anything!

But 4k gaming is very close!

I understand waiting for the next best thing is counter-productive but I don't see the point in 1440p.

It's pointless even on phone screens. Only place I'd like to see it is budget laptops!
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Zoostorm Hurricane Intel i7, 16Gb RAM, 3Tb Hard Drive, 256Gb SSD PC @ Very £1,199.00 (additional 10% off for new customers)

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slightly more but better components and a 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty from Zoomstormhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/StormForce-Inferno-Gaming-Desktop-Dedicated/dp/B01LYHW43N
3.0TB HDD512GB SSD (M2)
Intel Core i7-6700K (Pre-OC’ed)

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer C Universal Water Cooling System
Asus Z170-P MotherboardKFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC Graphics CardRed LED Light Strips for Gaming ChassisZoostorm (IN WIN) 805 Tempered Glass Mid Tower CaseFSP 750w ATX PSU32GB (4x8GB) Kingston HyperX RAMWireless AC card.
Windows 10.
What was the price on this before it went back up?
about £1250, showing £1300 now or £2166 @ ebuyer

Edited By: watson44 on Feb 05, 2017 18:56
personally would never buy a pre build you dont know how it has been handled or put together by a monkey plenty of vids and guides about to help
Build your own or ask an expert.. it doesn't worth. One should never buy a pre-built PC in the 21th century.
watson44
slightly more but better components and a 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty from Zoomstorm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/StormForce-Inferno-Gaming-Desktop-Dedicated/dp/B01LYHW43N

3.0TB HDD
512GB SSD (M2)
Intel Core i7-6700K (Pre-OC’ed)

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer C Universal Water Cooling System
Asus Z170-P Motherboard
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC Graphics Card
Red LED Light Strips for Gaming Chassis
Zoostorm (IN WIN) 805 Tempered Glass Mid Tower Case
FSP 750w ATX PSU
32GB (4x8GB) Kingston HyperX RAM
Wireless AC card.
Windows 10.






What was the price on this before it went back up?
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FYI, I got a reply from Zoostorm who tell me that this model mostly uses a KFA2 GTX 1070 EXOC which is a mid-upper range 1070 in terms of speed.
And what about the Power supply? Everyone seems to be ignoring this aspect.

As did the email I got back from their Customer Service :) They just confirmed the GPU.

From what I know, it's likely to be a functional 'stock' PSU of the type that happily occupies any number of pre-builds you might find out there. It probably wont be a decent Bronze or whatever, but it should do the job. As a warrantied pre-build you'd be covered even if the PSU did fail, so the main downside would probably be the efficiency and cooling.
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MSI Aegis i7 GTX1070 1TB 256GB SSD Gaming Desktop Bundle @ Argos - £1,399.99

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back down to £1350 on Argos & ArgosEbay
its argos, it be cheaper in a few weeks with another one of their not so very rare sales:D
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Decent machine in a relatively small case, but at this price, it should've had an i7 K and 1080 to be competitive :(
I challenge you to build an ITX i7 6700k, GTX 1080, 16GB, 256GB Gen 3.0 M.2 SSD, 1TB SATA system for under £1400 including the case, PSU, Windows 10, Wireless, BT and gaming headset with each and every component coming with a 2 year warranty.
I'm not saying this is a good buy, but your claims for a £1400 pre-build not being "competitive" for not including a £300 CPU or a £600 GPU are, to be fair rather over expectant.
Challenge accepted, here's a pcpartspicker list that comes in at ~£1400 with a 6700K and GTX 1080 and Windows 10.https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/marklahn/saved/XcCFTW
It lacks the Wifi/Bluetooth, but I dare say most Desktop users don't need that, and if they do, dongles are fairly cheap. Btw, all parts are from the UK(and as such, EU), and includes at least 2 years warranty.
A Geforce 1080 is significantly faster than a 1070, it's relevant in my opinion. If this MSI Aegis was maybe £1200, it'd be okay, or £1500 with 6700k+gtx 1080. that's my opinion at least.
That's not an ITX build
You are being pedantic. The point is this isnt a good deal and a 1080 and better processor is available in the same price bracket so you are wrong.
No, Lahn accepted the ĉhallenge for ITX build so he should of selected a gaming ITX motherboard with Bluetooth ,Wi-Fi from pcpartpicker
It sounds like you aren't listening, but ITX build is possible too, just choose an ITX motherboard + case, problem solved?!?

It's not like the MSI Aegis is that tiny in that case either... If you really want tiny, there's the DAN A4SFX case or the Dr Zaber Sentry coming out that uses regular ATX components...
This Dell XPS desktop looks close to the spec of this and is £100 cheaper if using the discount code 'Premium'.
http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-8910-desktop/pd?oc=cdx89111&model_id=xps-8910-desktop

although offer ends today then it's back to £1399

Edited By: spannerzone on Jan 18, 2017 19:06
Well at least we didn't get 'I can build identical for £500' which is what I was expecting.... then the inevitable discovery of the £500 price list to exclude memory, hdd, Windows, case, DVD, power supply, motherboard etc.

:D

Edited By: spannerzone on Jan 18, 2017 19:02
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HP Pavilion Full HD 15.6" Full HD, i7, 2TB £549.00 @ Currys

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No mention at all about graphics card so must be low end !
in stock at Workington have tried about 30 or so locations none anywhere else oO
In stock in Greenock and Kilmarnock fwiw.
OOS in anywhere close to me, too!
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Lenovo Ideapad 310 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 2TB, 15.6" Full HD, Silver £449.99 @ John Lewis

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is this shop only deal? Showing 619.95 on the website.
£620. Outrageous.
RichieB
This is now £619.95 :(

OUCH!. :-(

This massive pricing in-flux reminds me of Black Friday! (Flux Capacitor Circuits anyone? ('pun' intended ... lol)
This is now £619.95 :(
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interested to know why cold?

Originally, this deal was posted twice
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Lenovo ideapad 310 15.6 inch Notebook (Silver) - (Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 2000 HDD, Windows 10) £449.95 @ Amazon

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The link takes you to Amazon where it says "5 new from £495.95", but following that link the cheapest is £541.98 + Del and the dearest is £595.99 + Del. So where did you get £449.95 from??????????

It was from the same website, but when the stock is all gone Amazon pull their price off. Sometimes the price will stay listed but says something like you can order it at that price and they will deliver whenever they get more in. If you want to go get it from johnlewis you get it at this price too but with a 3 year warranty.
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The link takes you to Amazon where it says "5 new from £495.95", but following that link the cheapest is £541.98 + Del and the dearest is £595.99 + Del. So where did you get £449.95 from??????????

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The link takes you to Amazon where it says "5 new from £495.95", but following that link the cheapest is £541.98 + Del and the dearest is £595.99 + Del. So where did you get £449.95 from??????????
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i7 5820k - £270.00 at CEX (3 Left as of now) and also i7 4930K for £170.

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A good 6 core CPU for £270 on Cex, comes with warranty. Only 3 left as of now. Also selling i7 4930K for £170 which is a fair price (only 2 left). https://uk.m.webuy.com/product-detail/computing…
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You think they may commit a cex crime?
To test a CPU properly,
yes of course.. but...
dnt buy from CEX use ebay or amazon wen ur paying more then £50
Perhaps CEX dismantle computers people take in and sell the parts separately? Probably easier/cheaper to keep up with warranty claims that way.

I bought a 6700K from them last month and it's working perfectly.

CPU's are very tough things to 'make faulty' - you can usually tell if there's going to be a problem if there's visible damage before it's installed... chips... burn marks, etc.

Edited By: mamboboy on Jan 11, 2017 20:11
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Always makes me wonder how they end up with stock like this... "I'll be back later darling, just off into town to pawn the kids iphone and this workstation CPU I found in the drawer" :|
I've got spare pc parts all over the place, cpu's/gpu's etc - I can either ebay them (hassle) or just flog to local CEX? Not really a big mystery. if you sell them old stuff and choose vouchers you get more value for it, which you can then use to buy a cheap upgrade to your cpu or something?
GwanGy
someone who could actually test cpu's and have the time to do so
not difficult to do , pop in slot, boot machine, if boots with no errors , fine, if not reject?

To test a CPU properly, you will need to put in under stress and get it to a high temperature for a duration of time. Its under these conditions that issues can occur.
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I've just bought the surface book instead, excellent little machine.
I have been looking for an ultrabook or similar but be aware HP seem to have an issue on battery drain on some of their Spectre units not that they want to admit to it or tell anyone see here https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Battery-drain-when-shut-down-HP-Spectre-x360/td-p/5529708

Perhaps that's why they are selling off cheap to employees

regards

zeberdy

seems battery discharges when turned off over a short period..
Diksa
I have been looking at ultrabook for the last couple of weeks. I missed the 710 at JL (out of stocks) for £599.
I wonder if there is a better alternative than this yoga 900?

I did consider the XPS at £999 (after their save100 offer) but it is still 150 quid more expensive.

Any suggestions please? I need it for work so I will mainly use MS Office and open large pdf files (maps).

Thanks!


Dunno if you mind refurbs:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/351960916435
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Ok so it's this or an HPx360 or an HP Spectre. My heads melted! My current laptop has died and I can't get it to charge either and all my pictures and documents are on it- does anyone technically minded know if my data can be recovered to put on my new laptop or is it gone forever? :( I appreciate any help, thanks.

Depending on what laptop it is you should be alright. Some have taken to removing the ability for users to access the hard drives. But anything from a couple of years ago should be fine. So crack it open, remove the hard drive and get a caddy or IDE/SATA to USB. Provided the drive is sound it should whirr up and you can access and you can transfer your documents onto your new computer.

Shouldn't be an issue at all, very simple job. Send me a message if you have any issues!
missed it. gone up to £1200 now
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i7 (6500U) 8gb 2tb HDD Full HD (1920x1080) Lenovo Ideapad 310 - £499.00 @ Amazon

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Just to say that this laptop is still a Very Good and well balanced piece of equipment and comes at a reasonable price and not to take anything away from Ops post or Soled's detailed comment.
Voted Hot.

Edited By: Karze on Jan 10, 2017 14:46
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Is this the best laptop, for home use, for 500 quid, anyone in the know here knows of then??? :)
It's very hard to give you a precise answer as your actual requirements will differ from another person, but I would say if you plan to spend £500, for general home use then this laptop is more than suitable for your needs. I don't think you will be disappointed....

my comments...hope they help

Item Weight 2.1 Kg - probably an average weight, not too heavy or light
Screen Size 15.6 inches - more than suitable for home use
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels - more than suitable for home use
Processor Type Core i7 - good spec and latest generation. Probably actually overkill for home use, but if you have the budget this is a good component to spend the money on to future proof it
RAM Size 8 GB - good amount
Hard Drive Size 2000 GB - lots and lots of space, so good. Would be super fast to boot if it included an SDD (solid state hard drive), but you may be able to add one later.
Graphics Card Description NVIDIA GeForce 920MX - Deff overkill for home use, this laptop will handle almost everything you will throw at it from a graphics point of view (i.e. latest games etc)
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1 - could have done with more usb 3 but not a deal breaker


Wrong; It does not have the latest generation chip; it has a skylake i7 chip NOT Kaby lake.

Just looked it up and I'm surprised to see you are also correct. I had assumed an i7 6xxx was the latest group of chips but I see this is dated July 2015, so yes not the latest but still good enough for a home PC.
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Graphics Card Description NVIDIA GeForce 920MX - ....this laptop will handle almost everything you will throw at it from a graphics point of view (i.e. latest games etc)
Thats INCORRECT, you need something like a Nvidia GTX 950 or higher to play some of the latest games in a acceptable capacity IMHO (or atleast get Nvidia 940MX if your really struggling for a budget).
Please check the graphics card benchmarks on http://www.notebookcheck.net/ for further info.

Yup, your right - I was writing on the assumption 'he' was going to play average games but not the latest/powerful - in which case a gaming laptop 'type' would be best. So yes you are correct
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brj080402
Is this the best laptop, for home use, for 500 quid, anyone in the know here knows of then??? :)

It's very hard to give you a precise answer as your actual requirements will differ from another person, but I would say if you plan to spend £500, for general home use then this laptop is more than suitable for your needs. I don't think you will be disappointed....

my comments...hope they help

Item Weight 2.1 Kg - probably an average weight, not too heavy or light
Screen Size 15.6 inches - more than suitable for home use
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels - more than suitable for home use
Processor Type Core i7 - good spec and latest generation. Probably actually overkill for home use, but if you have the budget this is a good component to spend the money on to future proof it
RAM Size 8 GB - good amount
Hard Drive Size 2000 GB - lots and lots of space, so good. Would be super fast to boot if it included an SDD (solid state hard drive), but you may be able to add one later.
Graphics Card Description NVIDIA GeForce 920MX - Deff overkill for home use, this laptop will handle almost everything you will throw at it from a graphics point of view (i.e. latest games etc)
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1 - could have done with more usb 3 but not a deal breaker



Wrong; It does not have the latest generation chip; it has a skylake i7 chip NOT Kaby lake.
soled73
Graphics Card Description NVIDIA GeForce 920MX - ....this laptop will handle almost everything you will throw at it from a graphics point of view (i.e. latest games etc)
Thats INCORRECT, you need something like a Nvidia GTX 950 or higher to play some of the latest games in a acceptable capacity IMHO (or atleast get Nvidia 940MX if your really struggling for a budget).
Please check the graphics card benchmarks on http://www.notebookcheck.net/ for further info.



Edited By: Karze on Jan 09, 2017 14:40
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Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to order and wait. Patience is a virtue when dealing with bargains.
you still calling this a bargain at -323. give up, lol
Lol temperature often doesn't reflect whether or not an item is a bargain. Just look at any PS4 deals now, just because of a Sony cock up a few months back.
don't stop believing, hold on to that feeeeeeeling..............
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Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to order and wait. Patience is a virtue when dealing with bargains.
you still calling this a bargain at -323. give up, lol
Lol temperature often doesn't reflect whether or not an item is a bargain. Just look at any PS4 deals now, just because of a Sony cock up a few months back.
bought it when it was 249.99 in 2014 and very happy with it I believe I don't need any processor change for at least 2 to 3 years
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Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to order and wait. Patience is a virtue when dealing with bargains.


fattyuk
anewman
Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to order and wait. Patience is a virtue when dealing with bargains.

just give up mate its over

Oh buts now a bargain at £299.50!
anewman
Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to order and wait. Patience is a virtue when dealing with bargains.
you still calling this a bargain at -323. give up, lol
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Alienware 15 R3 - i7 16gb 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD GTX 1060 £1,579.99 @ John Lewis

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Dunno if this is a good deal but looks pretty good compared to the base model on the alienware website which is at £1399 on the alienware website for base model its meant to have a really good build
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Do you have a source for your statement on bandwidth issues? I ask because it contradicts everything I've read about the amplifiers for the latest generation of Alienware.

Both Toms Hardware and aandatech commented on the fact that the interface doesn't use all 8 lanes of the PCIe interface. In fact it only used 4 of them. The last review I read stated that the performance was still not as good as having a desktop card and suggested this as the reason . So Ive just spent a few minutes to dig a little deeper. The April 2015 PC world suggests that the PCIe limitation shouldn't have a significant effect on gaming performance. The other reviews I have read suggest that performance issues might be down to the laptop class CPU bottlenecking.
Bottom line is that the performance boost is appreciable and there probably isn't a "major" performance penalty for using half PCIe but it will be dependent on the CPU. Drivers of course are also an issue.



Edited By: Enet on Jan 13, 2017 10:50
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You probably be able to get better gaming laptops for this price with better specs as well
In my family we have Alienware, MSI and Lenovo gaming laptops, I have also physically looked at Asus and Alienware is by far the best build quality and support I have dealt with.
what is the best gaming laptop overall from build quality/performance/gaming/battery life because i think i might get a gaming laptop later on this year so i was hoping for some advice
It depends how much you want to spend. I can't tell you what the best is, but I can tell you that the ASUS ROG series build quality is excellent. Aluminium lids, firm plastic base, excellent cooling, and depending which graphics card you get, pretty thin and light too (for a "powerful" gaming laptop).
I looked at the Alienware laptops and to be honest it looks like you are paying for the name more than anything else. I do like the idea of a thinner and reasonably powerful laptop with good battery life which you can then plug into their "amplifier" to add a desktop card. But with the Alienware (and I think MSI) price premium, plus the price of the amplifier, plus the external graphics card, why not just buy a decently powerful laptop with the latest generation graphics cards which are almost as powerful as their desktop equivalents. Also there are issues with bandwidth between the amplifiers and laptop being a choke point.

Do you have a source for your statement on bandwidth issues? I ask because it contradicts everything I've read about the amplifiers for the latest generation of Alienware.
Had an earlier version of this. No end of hardware issues. Poor and expensive support from Dell.
Personally, I'd rather have a laptop that looked half as good and hadn't spent most of the last year broken on a shelf.
The best would be Razer, as in money is no object best.
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You probably be able to get better gaming laptops for this price with better specs as well
In my family we have Alienware, MSI and Lenovo gaming laptops, I have also physically looked at Asus and Alienware is by far the best build quality and support I have dealt with.
what is the best gaming laptop overall from build quality/performance/gaming/battery life because i think i might get a gaming laptop later on this year so i was hoping for some advice
It depends how much you want to spend. I can't tell you what the best is, but I can tell you that the ASUS ROG series build quality is excellent. Aluminium lids, firm plastic base, excellent cooling, and depending which graphics card you get, pretty thin and light too (for a "powerful" gaming laptop).

I looked at the Alienware laptops and to be honest it looks like you are paying for the name more than anything else. I do like the idea of a thinner and reasonably powerful laptop with good battery life which you can then plug into their "amplifier" to add a desktop card. But with the Alienware (and I think MSI) price premium, plus the price of the amplifier, plus the external graphics card, why not just buy a decently powerful laptop with the latest generation graphics cards which are almost as powerful as their desktop equivalents. Also there are issues with bandwidth between the amplifiers and laptop being a choke point.