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Refurbished dell laptop intel i5 3rd generation 8GB memory 128GB SSD £199.99 @ Gigarefurb

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I posted this deal a month or so ago and it got a great response. And i was happy with mine. I recommended them to people I know but it was out of stock when they came to order. They seem to be back i…
YG1985 Avatar13h, 41m agoFound 13 hours, 41 minutes ago72 Comments
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cookied
how bad is the hd4000 graphics? which games would you get away playing on it ? I have a load of older steam & origin games that I have collected & not played yet. I just got the c&c collection, how would it cope with them ?
Its not bad as such, just not designed for gaming.
It will play a lot of older games which were designed to run on a lot less.

Google the games you are thinking followed by hd4000 and im sure someones asked the same question before.
loop
DweebDude
loop
Is it worth upgrading the RAM to 12GB for an extra £36?
no
Why so?

Because unless you have dozens of tabs opened at the same time or do video editing or use a package that requires allot of RAM, 8GB is going to me more than enough, specially with the specs of this. I have 16gb of RAM on my PC ad I don't think I've ever used more than 5GB.
catbeans
Gkains
ovi_andre
hi.whats the screen resolution?
​HD means 1366*768.
Mind you this is an E6230 so that's an ultra portable laptop with 12.5" screen. FHD (1080P) would probably be painful on the eyes on such a small screen. HD+ (1440*900) might be nicer resolution but don't know if Dell ever offered that choice. Certainly Lenovo never did for their similar X230
Yeah my 5 inch phone screen is a massive 720p and it kill my eyes :|:{

Pfft, my 5.3" phone has a mind boggling 1440p screen, my eyes died ages ago.
how bad is the hd4000 graphics? which games would you get away playing on it ? I have a load of older steam & origin games that I have collected & not played yet. I just got the c&c collection, how would it cope with them ?
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HP Pavilion 15.6" Laptop with the latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 Processor - Gold £399.99 @ Currys

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Seems decent £200.99 off Windows 10 The latest Intel® Core™ i5 processor: Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor - Dual-core - 2.5 GHz / 3.1 GHz (Turbo Boost) - 3 MB cache RAM: 8 GB / Stora…
sharkalos Avatar1d, 17h agoFound 1 day, 17 hours ago12 Comments
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oh and the screen looks crap as well, learned the hard way that the "full HD brigade" are right in what they say, don't go for 1366 x 720 or whatever on a 15" screen

Edited By: moominfat on Jan 17, 2017 02:03: spelling
bought this today and was quite upset. for starters pc world now charge an extra £35 for "setting it up" eg downloading Windows 10 onto it which they reckon would have taken me 4 hours otherwise. you also get a Windows 10 recovery usb for this as well. the laptop is very very slow and constantly getting doughnut of death. HDD running at 100% for most of the time and then the battery only lasted about 2 hours nowhere near the 9 hours advertised. my 3rd gen i3 just broke and that was a lot faster than this :(
leeparsons
jasee
1366 x 768 resolution, unfortunately.
So voted cold
why does everyone say this comment. i guess you want 4k for that price?


768 res is half-baked mate, come on, you know that! cold
leeparsons
jasee
1366 x 768 resolution, unfortunately.
So voted cold
why does everyone say this comment. i guess you want 4k for that price?

It's because full HD has been out for many many years now yet laptop manufacturers insist on using a much lesser resolution. They must have bought 1,000's of the 15.6 inch panels as most of the newer sizes appear to be 1920 x 1080 or better. You will notice the difference at this size.
LesD
badger2609
There have been other deals on here for it already op
That was the Blue version! You're allowed to post every blooming colour separately on here. It helps to boost their click-through earnings.
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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series laptop, 7th gen i5, 8Gb RAM, 256GB SSD, FHD (w/code 'PREMIUM') £649.00 @ Dell

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Apply coupon code PREMIUM to get price 649£ Specs: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz) Windows 10 Home 64-bit English 8GB Single Channel DDR4 2400MHz,
themanseven Avatar2d, 7h agoFound 2 days, 7 hours ago11 Comments
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I am also wondering if people who are voting this cold can actually post links of better? don't understanding voting it cold if there isn't anything better although would like to be proved wrong! Also considering this is an ultra thin bezel meaning although it's 15inch is probs the smallest 15 inch out there which I like as I prefer more compact laptops.
dwain
I have a Dell XPS 15 (9550) i7 4K screen, it's onto its 3rd motherboard in 2 months, it's supposed to be a premium product........if it's premium, how is this going to fare?

Dwain.


Sounds like bad luck. We have 4500+ machines, mixture of dell, Hp and toshiba, we get very few issues with dell.

You can go out and buy a premium car for £60,000 and have issues with it.
I have a Dell XPS 15 (9550) i7 4K screen, it's onto its 3rd motherboard in 2 months, it's supposed to be a premium product........if it's premium, how is this going to fare?

Dwain.
Great laptop....
I have read the 15 7000 has a 'dull' brightness screen.....any real life comments on this please....
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HP stream 14' laptop 2gb /32gb blue £229 down to £159.00 instore sainsburys colchester

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nice price for good little laptop, from a well known name, and welcome for back to school
Housebrick Avatar2d, 9h agoFound 2 days, 9 hours ago5 Comments
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What spec?
if you lot keep rubbing it in be bald within the week lol
computer error ;)
oh oh big booboo there thanks for the verbal head slap much appreciated ArthurDent1
A 14ft laptop would be awesome for gaming and movies! I'm guessing it's 14" though.
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HP 15-ay167sa Laptop with Latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 8GB DDR4 1TB HDD 15.6" LED Windows 10 - Silver From SVP @ £329.99

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Great price for an I5 laptop, especially with it having the latest Kabylake processor and DDR4 ram. I know the screen resolution will put some off, but it's the best laptop I could find at this price
karl751 Avatar2d, 10h agoFound 2 days, 10 hours ago11 Comments
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uk3g
OK good specs but I'm struggling to understand why anyone would by this knowing that its ex display / demo. May have minor buffs on them and only supplied with 3 months warranty when for £10 more you can buy a brand new one with 12 months warranty on Curry's eBay. :(
The Curry's one isn't brand new either, that is also a seller refurb! Seems a bit odd as the processor hasn't been out long, unless they have been upgraded or something.

Strange the Curry's on eBay says its brand new unopened and unused.
uk3g
OK good specs but I'm struggling to understand why anyone would by this knowing that its ex display / demo. May have minor buffs on them and only supplied with 3 months warranty when for £10 more you can buy a brand new one with 12 months warranty on Curry's eBay. :(
The Curry's one isn't brand new either, that is also a seller refurb! Seems a bit odd as the processor hasn't been out long, unless they have been upgraded or something.
oops, teaches me not to read the small print! I thought it was new!
OK good specs but I'm struggling to understand why anyone would by this knowing that its ex display / demo. May have minor buffs on them and only supplied with 3 months warranty when for £10 more you can buy a brand new one with 12 months warranty on Curry's eBay. :(
Like the specs, good price.
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Cheaper Laptops in Debenham (i5 8GB 256GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6" - 1920 x 1080) £509.00

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HP 250 G5 Core i5-6200U 8GB 256GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Professional Laptop 15.6" - 1920 x 1080 Screen Intel Core i5 6200U - 2.3 GHz Processor 8 RAM 256 SSD Window…
cyrus26 Avatar2d, 11h agoFound 2 days, 11 hours ago5 Comments
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phuqfaze
THIS IS NOT DEBENHAMS!!!! Its just a rip-off company that's licensed the name.....beware as there is allsorts of bad reviews on this site
No it is Debenhams brand, https://www.debenhamsplus.com/content/about-us
aligned to Debenhams own Terms & Conditions.

Not bad reviews either
https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.debenhamsplus.com
Guys, when you vote cold, please do mention the better offer details/link so others can benefit too. Thanks
THIS IS NOT DEBENHAMS!!!! Its just a rip-off company that's licensed the name.....beware as there is allsorts of bad reviews on this site
with Quidco £482 at debenham. would still prefer to buy froma trusted website.
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Gaming laptop Alienware 17 r3 @ £1,049.00 delivered from DELL

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RRP 1318.99. Reduced to 1149. Use code PREMIUM to get another 100 off. OR, you can get 114.99 off if you are a student instead of the code. I know you can probably build a desktop for less. But for…
mkp666 Avatar2d, 13h agoFound 2 days, 13 hours ago11 Comments
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For about 100 quid more (yes I know this is a lot of money, but relatively speaking) you can get the Asus with 1060 and 6GB of GRam. You sacrifice an i7 for an i5 but the i5 is still quad core running at around 2.3Ghz boosting up to 3.2Ghz.
The Asus ROG laptops
1. Heat dissipation is the best in class at least as good as Alienware. Check the reviews
2. Build is excellent. Again check the reviews.
3. No idea about battery life.
4. The Graphics Amp (is an excellent idea but it will cost you an arm and a leg with the cost of a graphics card costing you a small kidney too. I would definitely go for this option if money is no object. If however you have a 1060, you will have only paid 100 pounds more to be able to play pretty much any game for the forseeable future at worst case medium settings and be VR ready too.



Edited By: Enet on Jan 14, 2017 20:17
Alot of programs can offload to graphics cards, if you Google to see if your programs can offload this could be faster but hotter than any macbook. Office 2016 and unlimited video converter run much faster when offloading for me.
torkyman
Would this be good as a non-gaming machine. I run numerous applications at once, photo-editing, creating & playing music etc and want a replacement for Dell XPS. Have got used to last 2 laptops being 17in which now is disproportionately expensive. Want a machine to be future-proofed as far as possible, and not running slow after 18 months. Thanks

Would go for a surface book tbh
torkyman
Would this be good as a non-gaming machine. I run numerous applications at once, photo-editing, creating & playing music etc and want a replacement for Dell XPS. Have got used to last 2 laptops being 17in which now is disproportionately expensive. Want a machine to be future-proofed as far as possible, and not running slow after 18 months. Thanks

I think you'll be better off spending on something more suited to your needs (ie not focused on gaming). You'll be getting very little use out of the graphics card on this one. If you like having bigger screens then save the extra for a good monitor you can plug your laptop into
The 10 series GPUs might be more expensive but that's because they are far far better. If you are dropping 1k on a laptop I'd suggest spending a couple of hundred more for something like this https://www.scan.co.uk/products/173-asus-rog-strix-gl702vm-gc003t-fhd-g-sync-i5-6300hq-8gb-ddr4-128gb-m2-sata-ssdplus1tb-hdd-3gb-gtx
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OMEN 15-ax202na Gaming Laptop 1050/i5 7300HQ - £787.55 at HP Store UK

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Hi Guys Ive had my eye on 1050 laptops and spotted this. Seems to be the best 1050 deal currently although hopefully they will get cheaper. Use the code CQ117HPAF67 to get 5% off and also of co…
Axeboy Avatar2d, 15h agoFound 2 days, 15 hours ago44 Comments
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I bought a different version of the Omen 15 for a xmas present, but it went straight back. The machine in general is fine, but the keyboard was the issue for me

It is backlit, but only in red, which might look 'gamery' but I didn't find a restful colour to look at. Also the printing on the keys is red, and when not backlit the contrast between that and the dark grey/black of the keys was so poor it made it hard to read at times.

shame as the previous years model had adjustable colour backlight and white lettering.

Ok, may in part be my poorer eyesight nowadays, but I think it was a poor design choice. There is a reason keyboards mostly have white lettering.
[b]Your text hxere[/b]
Yeah. Its a bit annoying as the first few days that the model was released it was actually much cheaper. I didn't go ahead and went to spec again a few days later and it had went up quite a bit :(

Probably just increased price due to low stock/popularity
Axeboy
118luke
On the lookout for a powerful laptop but not seen anything that ticks all the boxes yet.
Requirements:
i7 - a proper one thats quadcore+HT (not the pretend rebadged i3s that are Dual core)
Nvidia 10xx graphics
17" screen
SSD
8+ GB Ram
Absolute max budget is £800 - may stretch to £900, but only if its worthwhile to do so)
Nothing matches that quite yet unless you stretch to £1000.
However, try PC specialist for the 1050 4gb i7 17" model they have. "might" come in around budget depending on memory/hd/os options you take
Linky: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVIII-17/

yer just been speccing one up. Came in at £921 with 17 7700HQ and 1050Ti, but not available until 6th March :(
118luke
On the lookout for a powerful laptop but not seen anything that ticks all the boxes yet.
Requirements:
i7 - a proper one thats quadcore+HT (not the pretend rebadged i3s that are Dual core)
Nvidia 10xx graphics
17" screen
SSD
8+ GB Ram

Absolute max budget is £800 - may stretch to £900, but only if its worthwhile to do so)


Nothing matches that quite yet unless you stretch to £1000.

However, try PC specialist for the 1050 4gb i7 17" model they have. "might" come in around budget depending on memory/hd/os options you take

Linky: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVIII-17/

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Tescos Beef Jerky 25g £0.89!!! + High Protein £3 meal deal @Tescos Instore/Online

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Beef Jerky is always expensive so when I saw this price in Tescos I was quite surprised. You can also get it in the £3 meal deal. I got a chicken pasta + Protein drink + Beef Jerky. Making a 50g+…
ether707 Avatar3d, 7h agoFound 3 days, 7 hours ago30 Comments
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kev_the_great
blueshift86
Absolutely disgusting. You do realise this is from a dead animal right? An animal that was alive one and had thoughts and feelings? Do you meat eating guys ever think about anything else other than your tastebuds? Why eat meat when you can live a perfectly normal life on a plant-based diet? You could at a stroke cause a stop to this unnecessary death and suffering on animals yet you eat meat. I don't get it. Go Vegan and save the animals people! Animals do not need to die at our hands for food or clothing! Think about it!
No gainz with grains, mate


You realise grains are the things that make gains right lol
blueshift86
Absolutely disgusting. You do realise this is from a dead animal right? An animal that was alive one and had thoughts and feelings? Do you meat eating guys ever think about anything else other than your tastebuds? Why eat meat when you can live a perfectly normal life on a plant-based diet? You could at a stroke cause a stop to this unnecessary death and suffering on animals yet you eat meat. I don't get it. Go Vegan and save the animals people! Animals do not need to die at our hands for food or clothing! Think about it!

DAFUQ?

Take this crap elsewhere please...
blueshift86
Absolutely disgusting. You do realise this is from a dead animal right? An animal that was alive one and had thoughts and feelings? Do you meat eating guys ever think about anything else other than your tastebuds? Why eat meat when you can live a perfectly normal life on a plant-based diet? You could at a stroke cause a stop to this unnecessary death and suffering on animals yet you eat meat. I don't get it. Go Vegan and save the animals people! Animals do not need to die at our hands for food or clothing! Think about it!
load of rubbish,bet you hug trees,you sound like a very strange person
blueshift86
Absolutely disgusting. You do realise this is from a dead animal right? An animal that was alive one and had thoughts and feelings? Do you meat eating guys ever think about anything else other than your tastebuds? Why eat meat when you can live a perfectly normal life on a plant-based diet? You could at a stroke cause a stop to this unnecessary death and suffering on animals yet you eat meat. I don't get it. Go Vegan and save the animals people! Animals do not need to die at our hands for food or clothing! Think about it!

Millions of years of evolution says your wrong. Smile - see those canines and incisors?
Dentistry specifically evolved to eating meat, also useful for chewing up ridiculous hippy sentimentality.

Tasty as hell. Good price. Heat.

P.S I also approve of leather products and have panda head slippers, for my children...

Edited By: Tyranicus66 on Jan 14, 2017 19:06
plants have feelings too! #WeAreGroot
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Leapfrog My Own Leaptop Kids Laptop £10.00 @ Tesco

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Leapfrog kids Laptop available at half price. Very good reviews, Free Click & Collect. Argos selling for £17.99. Learn the alphabet, spell your name & more Customise My Own Leaptop to spe…
Raj27 Avatar3d, 11h agoFound 3 days, 11 hours ago6 Comments
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My son has one of these, we purchased it on Amazon ages ago for a similar price. He loves it and keeps him occupied in the car on long journeys!
oos?
Ordered thanks
ordered... perfect for my daughter...
Thank you op ordered one for my nephew
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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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Cheap. A lot of laptop for your money already been on here but now £50 cheaper
helpmenow Avatar3d, 11h agoFound 3 days, 11 hours ago14 Comments
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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 :(
mrobbo
interested to know why cold?

Originally, this deal was posted twice
QuirkyKuboid
Ordered, thanks OP! I really don't understand why this is cold. Great spec machine for the price including the John Lewis guarantee. I would much prefer greater storage capacity over the speed advantage of an SSD, and according to the website the optical drive supports blu-ray discs which seems to be quite hard to find in a laptop (the ones I've looked at anyway).
Hope I don't offend anyone, but it's quite annoying to see the laptop deal threads littered with comments (and presumably voted cold) such as "not full hd", "no ssd" or "you can get better for the price" with no supporting information as to where one can purchase the better deal (because the deal no longer exists). The trend for prices is surely upwards with the expected rise in inflation, so I doubt the amazing deals of the past are likely to be repeated any time soon.
By all means, leave a comment if a laptop is lacking in some way, but (IMO) a deal shouldn't be voted cold if the price point doesn't warrant it. The important thing is that people know what they are buying and they can make their own decision over whether they need the extra / missing features or not.

Well said.
Ordered, thanks OP! I really don't understand why this is cold. Great spec machine for the price including the John Lewis guarantee. I would much prefer greater storage capacity over the speed advantage of an SSD, and according to the website the optical drive supports blu-ray discs which seems to be quite hard to find in a laptop (the ones I've looked at anyway).

Hope I don't offend anyone, but it's quite annoying to see the laptop deal threads littered with comments (and presumably voted cold) such as "not full hd", "no ssd" or "you can get better for the price" with no supporting information as to where one can purchase the better deal (because the deal no longer exists). The trend for prices is surely upwards with the expected rise in inflation, so I doubt the amazing deals of the past are likely to be repeated any time soon.

By all means, leave a comment if a laptop is lacking in some way, but (IMO) a deal shouldn't be voted cold if the price point doesn't warrant it. The important thing is that people know what they are buying and they can make their own decision over whether they need the extra / missing features or not.
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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.
richt
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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HP Pavilion - Full HD - 256GB SSD - 6GB RAM - A10-8780P - Discrete R7 M360 GFX Card (2GB) - Windows 10 - REFURB (SEE NOTES) £336.00 @ Technoworld

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* Windows 10 Home 64 * 6 GB DDR3L SDRAM * SuperMulti DVD Burner * 256 GB M.2 SSD * AMD Quad-Core A10-8780P APU (2 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 2 MB cache) ‎ * Weight ‎ 2.29 kg ‎ * Display size (diago…
Funghi Avatar3d, 13h agoFound 3 days, 13 hours ago21 Comments
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goose51w
Is this worth buying at £370 ? Looks prity good to me ?


Mine is getting delivered I'll let you know what it's like.
Is this worth buying at £370 ? Looks prity good to me ?
7777777
tumbleweed34
7777777
This is a good laptop and at a good price but buying this for gaming is just plain stupid. Reduce resolution and details? I am still yet too see an lcd display that looks ok in non native res, add reduced details? Nope.
​In your opinion, what generation of game is this going to be able to handle? I'm a console gamer, so that's what I mean by generation.
If need be, could it be made more capable with different graphic cards/memory?
just my opinion, in fullhd, none bar the undemanding... and old ...and well optimised i.e.half life 2. it wont handle Just Cause 2 in fullhd and this was 2010 game, wont cope with diablo 3.This is NOT gaming laptop in the slightest.


​To be honest with you, I've played every Ps3 and Xbox 360 game that I want to, so the lack of power doesn't bother me.

I'm quite looking forward to trying games like Total War 2, X2, etc.

Should I choose to, could I add a different graphics card later on?
There is a chance this may become available again as the same company have the same item on Ebay - albeit at £370

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-15-AB128NA-Laptop-A10-8780-6GB-256GB-SSD-15-6-AMD-R7-M360-2GB-Dedicated-Card-/291995382257?hash=item43fc47f1f1:g:EDoAAOSwEzxYcu53

The same laptop is for sale at PCWorld (business) for over £500. Seems a decent price. Mine is still 'pending'.

Edited By: Searcher2 on Jan 14, 2017 20:44
tumbleweed34
7777777
This is a good laptop and at a good price but buying this for gaming is just plain stupid. Reduce resolution and details? I am still yet too see an lcd display that looks ok in non native res, add reduced details? Nope.
​In your opinion, what generation of game is this going to be able to handle? I'm a console gamer, so that's what I mean by generation.
If need be, could it be made more capable with different graphic cards/memory?
just my opinion, in fullhd, none bar the undemanding... and old ...and well optimised i.e.half life 2. it wont handle Just Cause 2 in fullhd and this was 2010 game, wont cope with diablo 3.This is NOT gaming laptop in the slightest.
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Refrurbished (scratch & dent) 12 Month Warranty Inspiron 15 - 5567 I5-7200U Latest Gen Kaby Lake 8GB Ram Full HD 1920X1080 £333.72 @ Dell

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Similar deal that I posted yesterday. 20 Quid more but get's you the I5-7200U Kaby Lake processor latest gen rather than the I5-6200U. Worth the extra 20 quid in my eyes. At the time of posting this t…
SkyBlues1990 Avatar4d, 6h agoFound 4 days, 6 hours ago71 Comments
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Got my order confirmation earlier today.
jrh_1979
Mine hasn't confirmed
Same here
Mine hasn't confirmed
PaulTheYid
SkyBlues1990
PaulTheYid
SkyBlues1990
PaulTheYid
SkyBlues1990
PaulTheYid
shonkygeeza
I have now received order confirmation :D:D:D
Me too! :D
Thanks Sky Blue!!!
Brilliant! What did your order confirmation say? Mine says 'Printed Wiring' oO
that's strange! where does it say that?
Under description on the pdf mine has Inspiron 15 5567 ...
All sorted the PDF is correct. Now just hope they're not demolished. Also your HDD caddy is a lot cheaper on eBay
cheers, ebay is blocked on my work machine, but from google results they seem to be around £6, so happy days! glad yours is all correct, as you say really hoping we have as much luck as everyone else seems to with 'scratch and dent'
Haha yeah mate we shall see. Also you've twisted my arm on removing the DVD drive so If you find a decent 6 quid on from the UK drop us a link. Only ones i've found are from Hong Kong 8)
HA, will do, although most sellers use the term 'UK' very loosely and they end up being imports anyway!

Haha true mate, just didn't want to wait on delivery though!
SkyBlues1990
PaulTheYid
SkyBlues1990
PaulTheYid
SkyBlues1990
PaulTheYid
shonkygeeza
I have now received order confirmation :D:D:D
Me too! :D
Thanks Sky Blue!!!
Brilliant! What did your order confirmation say? Mine says 'Printed Wiring' oO
that's strange! where does it say that?
Under description on the pdf mine has Inspiron 15 5567 ...
All sorted the PDF is correct. Now just hope they're not demolished. Also your HDD caddy is a lot cheaper on eBay
cheers, ebay is blocked on my work machine, but from google results they seem to be around £6, so happy days! glad yours is all correct, as you say really hoping we have as much luck as everyone else seems to with 'scratch and dent'
Haha yeah mate we shall see. Also you've twisted my arm on removing the DVD drive so If you find a decent 6 quid on from the UK drop us a link. Only ones i've found are from Hong Kong 8)
HA, will do, although most sellers use the term 'UK' very loosely and they end up being imports anyway!
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£100 off Inspiron 7000 & Gaming Series, XPS and Alienware PCs

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MEDION® AKOYA® E7421 17.3" Laptop £519.00 @ Medion Shop

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Intel® Core™ i5-6267U processorWindows 10 Home 128 GB SSD 1TB HDD 6 GB RAM 17,3” Full HD display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels £529 but save £10 if you sign up to newsletter so £519 with free delivery
the_ghost Avatar5d, 10h agoFound 5 days, 10 hours ago17 Comments
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well I can report battery lasted just under 4 hours on full brightness using a VPN to watch Netflix Canada HD 2 films via headphones. Boot is about 10 seconds, haven't tried games as I have gaming rig for that. Screen is nice on HD movies good viewing angles. the only thing I would say is the keyboard feels a bit cheap but finish of surround around keyboard is brushed stainless. I have lost around 70 gig of my d drive as recovery partition.


​As you've got it can you tell me how easy I'd be able to upgrade the ram? Is there an easily accessible slot that's not in use, or would I have to remove and replace the existing 6?

Planning on using this for software development when working from home so this looks good apart from needing more RAM.
well I can report battery lasted just under 4 hours on full brightness using a VPN to watch Netflix Canada HD 2 films via headphones. Boot is about 10 seconds, haven't tried games as I have gaming rig for that. Screen is nice on HD movies good viewing angles. the only thing I would say is the keyboard feels a bit cheap but finish of surround around keyboard is brushed stainless. I have lost around 70 gig of my d drive as recovery partition.
Karze
jameshothothot
hot for screen size and 1080p. uses Intel graphics. for anyone wanting to gane tesco has nvidia 950m for 479. i play xcom 2 on my 940m so that is a good deal
Could you please give me the link?


​sure

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gaming-laptop-gtx-950m-479-tesco-direct-2580321

don't let anyone tell you 950m is not for gaming. they want you to spend loads of money on something crazy. all I know is xcom 2 struggled on my i3 intel hd graphics even with settings config manually edited by retro gamer hut it flies on my 940m. 950m is much better. can youtube videos and your game to see how perform. sure you can always spend more but I like to buy cheap as can buy today's technology tomorrow at half price
jameshothothot
hot for screen size and 1080p. uses Intel graphics. for anyone wanting to gane tesco has nvidia 950m for 479. i play xcom 2 on my 940m so that is a good deal
Could you please give me the link?
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OldEngine
rehydrated
I have a couple of Commodore 64's in the loft if anybody is looking for a similar machine? :p
​Genuinely interested if it's not a joke :D

No Joke. I had a wee look the other day. One of them has the "slimline keyboard". Think it has the box as well...I'll sort it out and list it on here and send you a link :)


​Cheers :D
OldEngine
rehydrated
I have a couple of Commodore 64's in the loft if anybody is looking for a similar machine? :p
​Genuinely interested if it's not a joke :D

No Joke. I had a wee look the other day. One of them has the "slimline keyboard". Think it has the box as well...I'll sort it out and list it on here and send you a link :)
Uridium

Agree on the 840 G1 though, great great machine, If a little pricey for the spec. I've had one as a work laptop for the last 3yrs now, probably the best work laptop I've ever had (and I've been through a lot in the last 20yrs)

Especially considering it's only about 1.6KG. The two negatives I can think of is the limited hinge (think it's about 120-130° vs 180° for ThinkPads), and the M.2 slot being 2242. The latter is particularly disappointing if you look at the ~60mm space:
http://psg.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/127891i444FB0F0D992DF65/image-size/original?v=v2&px=-1
The fixed it for the G2+ but still only 2260 AFAIK.
The equivalent ThinkPad would be the T440s which doesn't have a service door and bizarrely only one SoDIMM slot + 4GB soldered (the T430s had two slots). While once past 4GB it is dual-channel, the max 12GB is asymmetric dual-channel: unsure if that affects iGPU performance but I call that decision bizarre since the biggest difference between Haswell and Ivy Bridge is the iGPU but it really needs dual-channel. This is not an issue for the T440p but then it's not 1.6KG either!
Gkains
Uridium
Dell E6420....Same CPU Gen as these, loads on eBay around this price and build quality way better than the T420...
throw in an SSD and they fly.
Are you sure?
The only Latitude I used recently was an E6430s and I found it way worse quality than a ThinkPad T series. The whole bottom comes of as one piece like cheap consumer laptops although it is manganese not plastic - still felt a lot worse than a Thinkpad and didn't gain anything unlike the EliteBook's tool-less service hatch.
Apparently, when buying new Dell is good because - allegedly - they consider the screen to be a CRU/FRU and won't invalidate the warranty if you change it.
In terms of build quality I would rate them:
1. Panasonic Toughbook (but very heavy and very, very expensive)
2. Lenovo Thinkpad or older HP Elitebooks (2570p, 8470p etc.)
3. Newer HP Elitebooks (840 G1/G2 etc.) but still amazingly light for such a serviceable laptop. Pity about the max 130° hinge opening
4. Dell Latitude

Yes the E6420/30 has a plastic bottom but the rest of the laptop is a huge lump of magnesium alloy, very solid laptops. Your quite right no service hatch, remove the plastic bottom plate for full access to all components. HDD access is also separate without removing the bottom plate.

Agree on the 840 G1 though, great great machine, If a little pricey for the spec. I've had one as a work laptop for the last 3yrs now, probably the best work laptop I've ever had (and I've been through a lot in the last 20yrs)

Edited By: Uridium on Jan 12, 2017 12:02
karlbnz
Good spot. Those are the official specs from Lenovo -guess because 8GB modules weren't easily available when the T420 was released. I know the T410 doesn't support 8GB modules.
The Thinkwiki's both mention 16GB max as well.
The English one without any caveats:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T420
While the German one does say that 8GB is the official, although plenty of users have successfully tried 16GB:
http://thinkwiki.de/T420
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Medion Erazer P6661 (Core i5-6200U, GTX 950M, 1TB HDD) £499.97 with £20 Which? discount/£519.97 at Laptops Direct

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Cheers :D

Pebbleheed
Mottmania
My daughter decided to get this one and ordered this morning. How are you getting on with yours Pebbleheed
Loving it.
The keyboard is nice for typing. Prefer it to my Mac one. And the graphics card is a nice boost over onboard graphics in the past.
I've played a few games on steam recently. All ran smoothly and were enjoyable. The display is also very nice.
All in all a good laptop.
Mottmania
My daughter decided to get this one and ordered this morning. How are you getting on with yours Pebbleheed

Loving it.

The keyboard is nice for typing. Prefer it to my Mac one. And the graphics card is a nice boost over onboard graphics in the past.

I've played a few games on steam recently. All ran smoothly and were enjoyable. The display is also very nice.

All in all a good laptop.
I use WHICH? for pretty well any purchase I make whether cars, electronics or financial products. Have to say there reviews have always come up trumps.

samjcribb
Mottmania
Happy to help. I'm a long standing WHICH? subscriber and gave them a call this morning and they confirmed it's just available if taking out the trial. Nonetheless my daughter has purchased this laptop.
samjcribb
Mottmania
Just by way of a factual correction the £20 off offer isn't available if you are already a member of WHICH?, only if you are taking up the free trial offer
.
Argh, sorry about that! Thanks for pointing it out. I just know I'm gonna forget to cancel my trial eventually...
Thank you. Do you find WHICH? useful in making purchases like this one? I'm typing this from my newly-arrived laptop and am getting on very well with it so far. Keyboard's nice, screen is lovely, battery life not too bad. Nice understated design. I'd say the touchpad and DVD drive are a little loose, but otherwise it's great.
Mottmania
Happy to help. I'm a long standing WHICH? subscriber and gave them a call this morning and they confirmed it's just available if taking out the trial. Nonetheless my daughter has purchased this laptop.
samjcribb
Mottmania
Just by way of a factual correction the £20 off offer isn't available if you are already a member of WHICH?, only if you are taking up the free trial offer
.
Argh, sorry about that! Thanks for pointing it out. I just know I'm gonna forget to cancel my trial eventually...

Thank you. Do you find WHICH? useful in making purchases like this one? I'm typing this from my newly-arrived laptop and am getting on very well with it so far. Keyboard's nice, screen is lovely, battery life not too bad. Nice understated design. I'd say the touchpad and DVD drive are a little loose, but otherwise it's great.
My daughter decided to get this one and ordered this morning. How are you getting on with yours Pebbleheed?

Pebbleheed
Mottmania
Would this be OK for my daughter who needs to replace her old and ailing Macbook Pro? She doesn't want to go down the Apple route and needs a decent laptop for web browsing, file mangement, word processing etc and playing the odd game or two; mainly Sims (she has a Playstation for more serious gaming). Having a DVD drive is an essential for her and her budget is max £600.
That's the EXACT situation I got mine for. I have a PS4 for serious gaming but this is good for my favourite oldies like command and conquer etc. although it seems to play some of the modern games too from what I've seen so far.
Remove McAfee when you get it and I'm sure she will love it. I do.
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Saw this today 5th floor John Lewis Oxford Street London. New stock with usual JL 2 yr guarantee. 2GB RAM & 32GB eMMC. No idea if at other JL stores. .Not on JL website. Runs out 15/1/17. Limited
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got it from amazon 99.99.. its ok :)
Corrected title to 100s & added photo. HTH
hoobieyoo
robofw9
Sorry it's a 100s: Blame tiny phone keyboards late at night ! I did upload a photo which hasn't appeared. Spec is 2gb RAM 32gb eMMC Atom 1.33gHZ CPU etc. I think colour is black only. Not what I was looking for but a really nice little machine, great price & John Lewis guarantee/service. What's not to like.
Do you know the John Lewis product code? May be on the receipt? I might ring up and get one put by if there are any left. Thanks

Not to worry I've found the product code

It is 82718971
It is out of stock in oxford street but they have stock in the Ipswich store. Am having one delivered. Thanks for the post

Edited By: hoobieyoo on Jan 11, 2017 15:06
robofw9
Sorry it's a 100s: Blame tiny phone keyboards late at night ! I did upload a photo which hasn't appeared. Spec is 2gb RAM 32gb eMMC Atom 1.33gHZ CPU etc. I think colour is black only. Not what I was looking for but a really nice little machine, great price & John Lewis guarantee/service. What's not to like.

Do you know the John Lewis product code? May be on the receipt? I might ring up and get one put by if there are any left. Thanks
Sorry it's a 100s: Blame tiny phone keyboards late at night ! I did upload a photo which hasn't appeared. Spec is 2gb RAM 32gb eMMC Atom 1.33gHZ CPU etc. I think colour is black only. Not what I was looking for but a really nice little machine, great price & John Lewis guarantee/service. What's not to like.
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HP 15-ba047na Laptop, AMD A12, 2TB, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD @ John Lewis - £399.99

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Slighty cheaper by £40 last checked on Offer until 15/1/17 WORTH IT OR NOT?? Product information Rigorously tested to ensure it meets the highest standards, the HP 15 is a simple, reliable l…
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amour3k
copels
Only a few days left to make my decision! I spotted this yesterday - how does it compare to the deal posted here?http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6017444
I'd be curious on the answer to this too please?. :-)
answered above, old i5 5th gen cpu , not FDH display, cheaper alternatives about

Thanx, wouldn't mind a notable cheaper alternative either mind?.

As I'm in the look out for a half decent Laptop now ..... :-)
amour3k
copels
Only a few days left to make my decision! I spotted this yesterday - how does it compare to the deal posted here?http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6017444
I'd be curious on the answer to this too please?. :-)
answered above, old i5 5th gen cpu , not FDH display, cheaper alternatives about
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copels
Only a few days left to make my decision! I spotted this yesterday - how does it compare to the deal posted here?http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6017444

I'd be curious on the answer to this too please?. :-)
It's £529.95 now, this need's expiring ...
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Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 460 WindForce 2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card @ laptopsdirect - £102.97 £104.97

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Surely we need to compare the 460 to the 1050 (non TI)?

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1050_Gaming_X/27.html

AKA, the 1050 is a better card for the same price.
works out at 110 delivered am i missing something ?
Shesakillerqueen1464
vulcanproject
I think a GTX1050 is a fairer comparison than a 3 year old Geforce 700 series. The 1050 wins btw, even with less memory. But even then neither of these cards are the greatest bang for buck.
actually these cards are the greatest bang for buck. they aren't the best cards obviously but by a power to price ratio these cards comfortably come top which would fit the saying "Bang for buck" perfectly.

An RX480 for example is a minimum of twice as fast as this card but you have been able get one for less than twice this price delivered. They are therefore not really top in a price to performance ratio, especially when you factor in higher end cards frequently are offered with free recent game codes that lower end cards typically lack. It should also be considered that compared to older but faster cards that often crop up or have stock cleared when the new cards launch, they are inferior from a price/performance ratio.

These cards are mostly for light gaming and probably the bare minimum you should purchase new, and will be quickly outdated for that purpose. Which is why when I judge cards I consider whether they are really good for the money. RX 460 is mediocre at best in this sense. £110 mediocrity. RX 470 is a much better proposition and offers a considerably superior experience on modern games, well worthy of the extra money. £175 quality. As long as you are not power and size constrained of course......
vulcanproject
I think a GTX1050 is a fairer comparison than a 3 year old Geforce 700 series. The 1050 wins btw, even with less memory. But even then neither of these cards are the greatest bang for buck.

actually these cards are the greatest bang for buck. they aren't the best cards obviously but by a power to price ratio these cards comfortably come top which would fit the saying "Bang for buck" perfectly.
Thanks again!! Deal and good advice!!
Hugely appreciated- esp the links and videos!! :-)
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Lenovo Yoga 900 6th Gen i7 8gb/256gb convertable QHD screen - Reduced Further £849.95 @ John Lewis

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missed it. gone up to £1200 now
missed it
eyezpy
blueshift86
I quite like this laptop. I think i'll get it if it drops to £800 or below. Considering the asus U305 M cpu series is going for £650ish, this is a steal. Would have liked 16gb ram and 512ssd though. Wish they had this option for sale. Really don't fancy the faff upgrading the ram and ssd down the line (one of the reasons holding me back from committing to buying this). If you do plan on putting in a 512gb drive, it'll cost £150+ for a 512gb one so keep this in mind.
Not from JL, but Very.co.k has it is at below £800.


​thats an i5
blueshift86
I quite like this laptop. I think i'll get it if it drops to £800 or below. Considering the asus U305 M cpu series is going for £650ish, this is a steal. Would have liked 16gb ram and 512ssd though. Wish they had this option for sale. Really don't fancy the faff upgrading the ram and ssd down the line (one of the reasons holding me back from committing to buying this). If you do plan on putting in a 512gb drive, it'll cost £150+ for a 512gb one so keep this in mind.
Not from JL, but Very.co.k has it is at below £800.
I quite like this laptop. I think i'll get it if it drops to £800 or below. Considering the asus U305 M cpu series is going for £650ish, this is a steal. Would have liked 16gb ram and 512ssd though. Wish they had this option for sale. Really don't fancy the faff upgrading the ram and ssd down the line (one of the reasons holding me back from committing to buying this). If you do plan on putting in a 512gb drive, it'll cost £150+ for a 512gb one so keep this in mind.

Edited By: blueshift86 on Jan 14, 2017 13:31
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HP 250 G5 Core i5-6200U 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Laptop - X0Q78ES - Laptops Direct - £402.92 (plus potential further £20 off with Which? promo offer!)

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Thought this ticked quite a few boxes for anyone out there looking for a half decent laptop with 256GB SSD, Windows 10, 8GB RAM, display not too bad with 1366 x 768, 15.6" screen, i5 6th gen. Also
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Hi I wonder if anyone can help me.. I'm not sure if I need the HD screen or not, will it affect my photo's that I will edit for my website etc? I don't do any gaming, it is for business only. Other than that it does sound like a good deal.
Hi I wonder if anyone can help me out. I don't know much about these things but I think I need an I7 (without the U) or I5 processor, 1tb SSD, 8gb Ram and possibly some photo editing all for under £500, is this possible? I'm setting up a business and have a few 1000 documents, photo's and downloads, my old laptop had very little memory and couldn't hold this and my latest laptop is rubbish, very slow
Isn't this the same model that made over 1900 degrees when it was £350?
bought this one display rubbish look cheap as well still.prefer lenova yoga at currys
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It's quite low spec, the CPU is weak. I wouldn't pay even £125 for this.
Erm title says argos, link goes to currys.

Seems a lot still for what you get, impressed by how low the battery life is on such a low powered machine.
Waterboy8535
Voted cold for Asus and their non-existent customer service when it goes wrong
CS is pitiful. Not voted
great find :)
romeotiberiupreda
uk3g
romeotiberiupreda
Why is my post been expired?
Its hasn't
I've sent u a picture by pm
Yes, just saw it. Must be a bug as its still live.
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HP 250 G5 Laptop, Core i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, DVD-RW, 15.6" full HD screen, Win 10 Pro £499.97 @ laptopsdirect

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seanmcr
Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
Got a link please?

Apologies, here is the FHD one - https://www.technoworld.com/deals/hp-250-g5-i3-5005u-15-6-4gb-256-ssd-win-10

It's actually £325 not £320, but still a great deal for a FHD, 256GB SSD etc.
seanmcr
Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
Got a link please?

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-core-i3-5005u-4gb-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-x0q79es/version.asp?tduid=0575baa723ed79f52b0caa813a6d4446&utm_source=HotUKDeals_1018132&utm_medium=tradedoubler&tduid=09cdea728d6733361a1ed1a18f3eb63c

If you do the Which deal you can get it for around £305.00 which is a bargain IMHO.
Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
Got a link please?
Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.

There's very little in it between this i5-6200U and the i3-61000U:
Intel Core i5-6200U @ 2.30GHz. MT = 3,933, ST = 1,497
Intel Core i3-6100U @ 2.30GHz. MT = 3,427, ST = 1,320
In both multi-threaded and single-threaded the i5 is about 14% faster. No surprise as they both are 2C/4T and run at the same base clock, just the i3 doesn't have turbo boost.
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.

For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
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ASUS X556UB laptop, 6th-gen i3, 1080p, 128GB SSD, 2GB NVIDEA graphics £475.00

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Title is incorrect. This laptop does not come with a hard disk. It is SSD only.

Edited By: mrcrypto on Jan 09, 2017 10:10: changed description to title
HotFeels
Terrible deal for a dual core



​I disagree

From Toms Hardware

"As you've surmised, the only difference between mobile i3 and i5 U processors is the i5 has turbo boost. That's it. So whereas the i3-6100U has a max frequency of 2.3 GHz, the i5-6200U will boost up to 2.7 GHz (2 cores) or 2.8 GHz (1 core) if temperature limits permit. That's about 20% faster, which is just barely on the threshold of what I'd consider a noticeable difference. (The i5 also has an obscure additional instruction TSX-NI, which helps multi-threaded transaction code like databases.)"

From Game Debate, re the graphics card.



Razakhawaja

21:56 Jul-04-2016
 
"This is a really good card for casual gamers. It won't give you 60fps on new games, but you will hit 30 on med/low settings. For older games, this card is sweet. 45+ fps on most games from before 2012"

I think its a nice all-rounder for the money especially with the Nvidia Graphics, SSD additional to the 1TB HDD and its a fairly sizeable HD screen.

Perhaps those who are voting cold underestimate 6th Gen processors or need more cores for multitasking?

I'd take it over some of the I5 U laptops posted here recently for more money with integrated graphics!
Terrible deal for a dual core
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Marussia Virgin Racing F1 (MV06LS) Laptop Sleeve £2.99 delivered @ Tesco sold by UK Sports Warehouse

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I was looking for a new sleeve for my laptop and couldn't find anything that looked good quality for a low price on eBay so I checked HUKD and this was listed 7 months ago and I was surprised to find
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innovative top opening = zip so you can put your laptop in. I've got 2 of these, decent quality for the price.
jase.2
prob lucky to get £2.99 for it bearing mind mind its an F1 team thats been out of business for ages


​shows how little I know about f1, but as a cheap laptop sleeve I don't mind. It's got to be better than the carp they sell for £3 on ebay
Ordered, cheers
prob lucky to get £2.99 for it bearing mind mind its an F1 team thats been out of business for ages
Thanks, ordered!
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Lenovo 510 15.6" IPS Full HD Anti-glare, Core i3, 4GB RAM, 1 TB HDD £369.99 @ Currys

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showing as £429 now
This is a better deal, it has an SSD and a touchscreen, plus it's cheaper. Same CPU and RAM
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-yoga-510-14-full-hd-2-1-with-faster-ssd-storage-349-currys-for-349-2585106
dps5pt
CarlottaMonroe
Still looking for that sweetspot of Full HD, at least 8GB Ram. SSD a bonus and as good a processor as possible!
Every laptop deal seems to have one thing missing or wrong with it for me to bite. That's me though, I certainly wouldn't vote something cold just because it doesn't meet the requirements in my head! :)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-yoga-510-14-full-hd-2-1-with-faster-ssd-storage-349-currys-for-349-2585106

Short on the RAM you want but very good price



​Totally forgot about the Yoga deal when I uploaded this!
CarlottaMonroe
Still looking for that sweetspot of Full HD, at least 8GB Ram. SSD a bonus and as good a processor as possible!

Every laptop deal seems to have one thing missing or wrong with it for me to bite. That's me though, I certainly wouldn't vote something cold just because it doesn't meet the requirements in my head! :)


​at this price just buy more ram still saving money
CarlottaMonroe
Still looking for that sweetspot of Full HD, at least 8GB Ram. SSD a bonus and as good a processor as possible!
Every laptop deal seems to have one thing missing or wrong with it for me to bite. That's me though, I certainly wouldn't vote something cold just because it doesn't meet the requirements in my head! :)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-yoga-510-14-full-hd-2-1-with-faster-ssd-storage-349-currys-for-349-2585106

Short on the RAM you want but very good price


Edited By: dps5pt on Jan 07, 2017 11:24
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i7 (6500U) 8gb 2tb HDD Full HD (1920x1080) Lenovo Ideapad 310 - £499.00 @ Amazon

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Priced reduced on this great spec laptop to just £499! Great for an full HD, i7 with 2tb! And before anyone else says it - I know it isn't SSD! ;)
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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
Hadi0
soled73
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.

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.
Karze
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.

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
soled73
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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Refurbished Lenovo IdeaPad 510S 14" Intel Core i5-6267U 2.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Laptop - £489.97 reduced from £637.97 @ Laptops Direct

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daft price for second hand
I posted this exact model at only £60 more brand new at currys/pc world at the moment. Unfortunately was voted cold brr
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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 - i7 (7th Gen), 8Gb (DDR4), 256Gb SSD or 1Tb HDD - £649.00 @ Dell

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dozstanford
oddballmv
K1LLER HORNET
When are the 1050/ti laptops coming out?
In the next week or so I would have thought. They won't be near this price, probably from £800 as they are now but worth the extra I would say.
If they were out next week they would be available for pre order, I haven't searched recently but a few weeks before Christmas the mainstream tech sites were citing March 2017, likely towards the end of the month. This is likely for the US and given the price point / performance I would imaging initial stock will sell very, very fast.

You can pre-order there are loads on Amazon for 20th Jan and in that area. It's just the Dell ones were confirmed as being available yesterday and they are already on the US website, just taking a bit of time for them to update the UK one.
oddballmv
K1LLER HORNET
When are the 1050/ti laptops coming out?
In the next week or so I would have thought. They won't be near this price, probably from £800 as they are now but worth the extra I would say.

If they were out next week they would be available for pre order, I haven't searched recently but a few weeks before Christmas the mainstream tech sites were citing March 2017, likely towards the end of the month. This is likely for the US and given the price point / performance I would imaging initial stock will sell very, very fast.
K1LLER HORNET
When are the 1050/ti laptops coming out?
In the next week or so I would have thought. They won't be near this price, probably from £800 as they are now but worth the extra I would say.
Q: 'What will stop me getting cashback?'

A: 'Using a promotional/voucher codes not posted and approved by TopCashback.'
When are the 1050/ti laptops coming out?
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HP Laptop - AMD 9, 8GB RAM, 2TB HD - £399.99 at Costco

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Agreed. Only uses R3 graphics card which is what is normally shipped with the E2 processor not the A9 (normally paired with R5)

For light use will be roughly comparable to i3 in terms of speed, but will draw more power as has half the number of cores than the Intel chips

Edited By: KittenFace on Jan 06, 2017 11:38
Amd A9 is a pretty terrible processor. Poor screen resolution. Voted Cold.
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Razer Orochi Elite 6400 DPI Notebook Gaming Mouse (OCUK) £34.99

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Don't like Razer quality but this looks cheap
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lovely mouse for laptop, got one myself :)
I don't recommend razer normally but if you like smaller mice in general or need one for your laptop this thing is great and fully ambidextrous.

I've had two orochi mice now and they work really well. I prefer having a mouse that doesn't fill my entire palm so if you're used to larger mice this will take some getting used to.

Its Bluetooth so doesn't require a wire and rechargeable batteries can be removed and replaced which is a plus. Also, unlike the logitech MX anywhere 2 I bought recently this is usable while wired whereas the logitech only allows charging while wired.

My only gripe with it is the side buttons not being as easy to press as they should be.
Hot, but not as hot as the Naga Hex Expert Action RPG/MOBA Gaming Mouse for£34.99 from £89.99 LINK- were 9 in stock after I got mine.
Ty for the heads up!


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Sorry, I made a mistake, the drive in the failing system is Sandisk 120gb.
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..
Event viewer will show errors if it can't write to the disk properly
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..

I'm talking about this
https://www.techchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/windows-detected-hard-disk-problem2.png
I have disabled it from notifying me, theres nothing important on that system.

Edited By: QuickProfits on Jan 06, 2017 15:11
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..

YOu never heard of that? I have seen if at least three times in failing drives in the past.
CampGareth
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..
Usually it's the other way for me, Windows saying "everything's fine, nothing to worry about" then when I finally get some SMART data out of it it's all 'Reallocated sectors: 90% of the disk is broken'.
LOL typical windows eh.. oh the joys..
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Lenovo 310 Full HD Laptop i5-7200U (Latest Gen), fast DDR4 8 GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD - £470.00 @ Amazon Germany

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German keyboard. useless
http://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin/_processed_/csm_main_8239805f95.jpg

Looking online, I've noticed that the QWERTZ keyboard has a much shorter right shift key. This may be a problem for touch-typists.

I've just tried to cancel my order but I think Amazon are going to ship regardless.

Is this causing any problems for anyone?
TheVeryMan
zeberdys
Anyone else ordered it apart from me?
Arrived today. Sweeeet.
Buttons changed (don't do this if you're ham fisted, mars bar fingered etc its on your own risk). Set keyboard and locale to UK and indeed qwerty touch type layout prevails (shft 3 = £ etc). Quiet, light & I'm happy oh and it flies.
Your choice about changing keyboards or leave as is but I'm happy typing this. I don't speak it but I figured out the initial German setup before changing it in the first 5mins.
Edit Lenovo livechat said 310 doesn't have miracast ... eh yes it does

Thanks for update looking forward to receiving mine any light bleed on screen remember curry offer that went mad some had issues.

So I take it you carefully pry off and swap Z&Y ?

Edited By: zeberdys on Jan 06, 2017 23:28
captainalexkirk
tom_gov
Terrorcide
utkarsh27
can we add more ram to it?
Apparently 1x4GB is soldered in - so you have one upgradeable slot. It's likely the maximum is 12GB
​dealbreaker
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^^ that, ..and only 120gb ssd, shocking 3hour battery, keyboard and a few more tech probs...
(speaking from experience, i bought the AMD A12 version of this Lenovo on black friday.. really regret it frankly! ..but i got mine for cheaper, at 330... so meh :P)
its like they took nice a really nice up to date i5 w SSD and FHD but put it in an old-ish undesirable laptop model ..kinda sad really. :(

Not sure - I've ordered it as the spec is otherwise really good compared to other models.

Has anyone spotted a better alternative at this price for a comparible spec?
zeberdys
Anyone else ordered it apart from me?

Arrived today. Sweeeet.
Buttons changed (don't do this if you're ham fisted, mars bar fingered etc its on your own risk). Set keyboard and locale to UK and indeed qwerty touch type layout prevails (shft 3 = £ etc). Quiet, light & I'm happy oh and it flies.
Your choice about changing keyboards or leave as is but I'm happy typing this. I don't speak it but I figured out the initial German setup before changing it in the first 5mins.

Edit Lenovo livechat said 310 doesn't have miracast ... eh yes it does

Edited By: TheVeryMan on Jan 06, 2017 21:40: update feature

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Computers are essential to everyday living for many people and laptops provide the portable personal computing solution to enable easy work, play and Internet access from just about any place. Selecting the best laptop for your needs can be difficult when there's such a wide range of choice. Laptops use different operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, or Chrome OS.  There's also a variety of styles, designs and features available to modern consumers, and 2-in-1 hybrids are becoming increasingly popular.

Finding the best laptop

Brief History of Laptops

The feasibility of desktop PCs and laptops became possible from the early 1970s, with the IBM 5100 being the first commercial portable computer to appear in 1975. The unique clamshell design of modern laptops appeared in the 1980s, but the expense of personal computers at that time meant their use was confined to organisations such as NASA and the US military. Developments such as colour screens, hard drives and read-only or writeable CDs and DVDs in the 1990s and early 2000s led to increased production, sales and affordability of personal computers, spawning generations of tech-savvy youngsters with sophisticated computing tastes and abilities.

Buying Considerations Before You Purchase Any Laptop

You'll need to consider a variety of aspects before buying a new laptop. These include:

  • Operating system
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  • Gamers will need good graphics capability and fast speeds
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Specifications and pricing feature strongly in the decision-making process. It's a good idea to work out exactly why the laptop is required and the most essential features. Modern laptops are very powerful and can do most everyday tasks demanded. In fact, it's quite common for buyers to opt for a laptop that offers a variety of features that won't be used, inevitably paying over the odds for their device.

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One of the primary decisions to make before buying a new laptop will be the most appropriate operating system:

Windows Operating System

Windows is the most common operating system, available on a variety of different devices. Windows 10 was launched in summer 2015 and is considered to best version of the operating system to date. Many buyers will find choosing the operating system comes down to questions of price - with so many different makes and models of laptops operating Windows, it does offer greater choice and flexibility than alternative operating systems. An added benefit of Windows is that users have abilities to tweak their Windows experience, creating custom desktops and interfaces that are more personal. Windows devices are often easier to upgrade in comparison to Macs.

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It's very easy to buy an inexpensive laptop operating Windows, but when you start comparing specifications and adding up costs of configuring laptops to meet requirements, Macs are likely to cheaper than similar Windows devices. For example, photo/video editing software is standard on laptops running Mac OS, whereas users need to pay extra for these packages with laptops running Windows. Always compare specifications across all manufacturers prior to buying and check around for the best discounts and deals on comparable laptops.

Windows users will find there's a greater choice of software applications than commonly available to other operating systems.

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An added disadvantage of any Windows device is that they tend to be targeted by spyware and viruses to a greater degree than Macs.

Mac OS X

Mac OS X is limited to Apple devices; however, most Mac fans will swear by its ease of use and flexibility. Apple products feature great design and specifications, with business users are particularly keen on their products. Laptops may initially appear to cost considerably more than comparable Windows devices, but the higher-end specification and software integration could make a Mac laptop work out to be comparable on pricing, or even cheaper than a Windows laptop. This is a particularly important aspect for professionals and business users who may require a dependable laptop with abilities to carry out tasks quickly and efficiently.

Macs have a good reputation for customer service and reliability, which is important for any user to consider. It's inconvenient to experience laptop downtime, particularly when deadlines are due. Although Mac OS X is only available on Apple devices users find the operating system dependable, there is never any problem integrating software and hardware. However, this is at the price of reliance upon Apple applications and it's virtually impossible to upgrade Macs at the bottom of the pricing scale. Gaming is also more limited with Macs, graphics upgrades are unavailable and there are less available games and models.

Google OS

Google OS is an alternative operating system owing its popularity to inexpensive Chromebooks. The system looks similar to Windows but has greater limitations. Google OS is good for surfing the web, but there is a lack of available applications. For many buyers looking for a laptop that's ideal for surfing the web, a Chromebook is ideal. It's always great to own a device with a high specification and abilities to carry out a multitude of tasks, but anybody who really just wants to access social media, emails and browse the Internet could be better advised to settle for the quick speeds of the Google operating system.

Chromebook

2-in-1 Hybrid Devices – Tablet/Laptop

To make buying prospects even more tricky, there are now a variety of tablets on the market offering the ability to switch between tablet mode or clamshell laptop mode. All such devices currently feature the Windows operating system and have detachable keyboards, with some users possibly finding that 2-in-1 hybrid devices give greater flexibility of use and provide far more benefits. These are powerful devices, not just lending access to all the software needed by students or business users, but also providing the opportunity to switch to tablet mode when travelling or during leisure times.

2-in-1 hybrid devices

The expense of 2-in-1 devices does put them out of the affordable price range of some buyers, it's also important to note that the Windows operating system won't offer as satisfactory a user experience as that of traditional laptops or desktop computers.

Mobility – Weight and Size

The weight and size of your prospective laptop purchase are very important if you will be carrying it around on a daily basis.

Students or businesspeople should ideally source a lightweight laptop with smaller screen if they plan to tote their computer around on a daily basis. Available screen sizes include 11 to 12 inches, 13 to 14 inches, 15 inches and 17 to 18 inches. CPU power for everyday use will be more than adequate from AMD A or Intel Core (i3 or i5).

The 13 to 14 inch screen sized laptops are best for portability and typically weigh in around 1.5 kg to 2 kg.

Ultrabooks

Another great option for the mobile usage are Ultrabooks. Already the name of these subnotebooks indicates that they´re ultraportable notebooks. Ultrabook is a trademarked brand by Intel, so all devices of this class feature an Intel Core processor. They are a direct competition to the Apple MacBook Air, although Apple’s subnotebook holds an Intel CPU as well, but is not sold under this brand. You´ll find a many Ultrabooks from manufacturers like Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony or Toshiba.

Keyboards are Vital for Business Users

The keyboard on laptops needs to be sturdy and large enough to use on a regular basis. Business users may wish to consider keyboards featuring a nub so that it's easy to move around on screen using the pointing stick while operating the keyboard. The full-sized keyboard on Mac devices is an attractive feature for business users, too. The touchpad on devices also needs to be robust and stand up to constant use without jumping. Most laptops are provided with Bluetooth and USB ports, so it's easy to add wireless devices when needed.

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Added Considerations to Aid Decision Making

A clamshell laptop

Look for a laptop with a minimum of two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. All laptops now incorporate WiFi and are compatible with most signals. Battery life on laptops is also important to consider. If you plan to use your device away from home and plug sockets, there's nothing more frustrating than constantly experiencing dead batteries. You need a device providing at least eight hours charge - checking expert reviews is better than just accepting manufacturer statements.

Choosing the right laptop for your needs over the next couple of years is important, it is possible to upgrade devices but adding extra internal hard drives or a DVD drive can work out expensive.

Which laptop is the right one for me?

Windows laptop

Opting for a laptop with Windows allows greater flexibility over pricing and specification of available portable computers. Windows notebooks can be inexpensive options, while features like fingerprint recognition, touch screens and high performance CPU (central processing unit) are increasingly common. Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo are popular laptop brands, with some of the HP models specifically aimed at business users.

Apple laptops

Apple laptops are ideal for iPhone or iPad users who will appreciate the familiarity of the intuitive interface and find the Launch Pad for apps useful, as well as abilities to make iPhone calls and texts. Touch screens are not available on Macs and they are expensive, but they do have a high resale value. Apple support services are also highly rated.

Chromebooks

Chromebooks use the Google OS, as already described. Prices are inexpensive and these devices are lightweight and easily portable all day. If you don't need much memory or need to install many programs on your device these can be great for surfing the net and accessing social networks, email and streaming. Popular brands include Lenovo, Chromebook and Toshiba.

2-in-1's

2-in-1's are ideal if you want tablet format flexibility for streaming movies and entertainment, with the option to add a keyboard to make the device more like a laptop. Prices for tablets featuring Microsoft programs are much more than the norm and the keyboard is an additional extra, however these mini devices feature all the punch you expect from a laptop. The 2-in-1 devices can be switched between different modes, such as clamshell, tablet or tent and stand modes, and may be supplied with detachable screens or flexible hinging to change mode. Popular brands include Microsoft and Lenovo.

2-in-1 Laptops

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Online Retailers for Laptops

There are several laptop retailers online - Amazon, Tesco Direct, Currys, PC World and Argos being some of the major providers. Read several expert reviews before buying any laptop device online and ensure you buy a product with the specifications you need. It's also a good idea to drop into a retail outlet to check out the physical look and feel of laptops, and even trial them before placing any order.

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