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NEW Lenovo Yoga Book, 64GB SSD, 4GB Ram: with Windows £509.99, with Android, £429.99 @ Lenovo with potential 5% cb through Quidco

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Ok so this may not be an actual deal (I guess its RRP) but nowhere else it selling it yet and store says In Stock for 2-3 business day delivery. If you want to be first to own and wow someone heres y…
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I see that it isn't advanced enough to recognise apostrophes though. Only joking :p
using one now, gotta say its a brilliant device! not a powerful beast but for productivity on the go its brilliant. keyboard and stylus are VERY impressive
Looks half decent
i agree. the most innovative laptop styled product I've seen in a while. I imagine if successful the more powerful yoga line could expand on the design concept
I have to say I really like the form factor. It is rare to see decent new design of laptops these days so I welcome this as hopefully a stepping stone to more innovation. If this was more Ultra-book than Net-book I would be seriously considering it I like the form factor so much.

Edited By: Darkmemento on Sep 30, 2016 11:55
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SanDisk 32GB Ultra microSDHC with Adapter Transfer speeds of up to 80MB/s - MemoryBits £8.09

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A great microSDHC card for over £2.50 off and get an extra 5% off when you buy 2! This is great for android phones and tablets and is waterproof, so even if your phone gets wet your photos will be s…
gerogej85 Avatar4d, 4m agoFound 4 days, 4 minutes ago1 Comment
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£7.99 or 2 for £14.99 at base
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Levono B50 15.6" Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128 SSD £349.95 @ Tesco

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The Lenovo B50-50 (PN 80S2000BUK) At A Glance: - Intel Core i5-5200U Dual Core Processor - 15.6 HD Screen - Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit - 4GB DDR3 RAM - 128GB Storage - DVD Rewr…
LewisCapper Avatar5d, 11h agoFound 5 days, 11 hours ago3 Comments
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is this better or worse than an ideapad 510s?
Once you've had SSD, there ain't no going back.
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ASUS Zenbook UX305CA Intel Core M3-6Y30 Processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 £579.93 @ AMAZON

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Been looking for a laptop/ultrabook for some time, this is £750 in PC world at the moment. Brilliant specs, ports, screen, super thin and premium built, under 1kg weight and silent due to no fan.
Quinnaay Avatar1w, 16h agoFound 1 week, 16 hours ago3 Comments
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Damn that didnt last long! the additional 10% off has been removed! expired sorry folks.
£621.40 ?
Screen res almost seems too high but looks good specs; assume the screen is touch enabled.
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Apple MacBook Air, i5, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, 13.3", 3 year warranty £549.00 from John Lewis

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Reduce to clear, more than 10 in stock.
pablomalin Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago143 Comments
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Marky264
or John Lewis Staff have decided to take It for themselves on to of their discount.

Discount doesn't apply for goods that are clearance. Price match and Special order stuff (ie new stuff they bring in for sales) is fine to discount.
kristmace
Uridium
Agharta
chenzz
there is something called product design. and that's where Apple beats every single competitor.
If you have ever thought about the Dell copycat XPS, or the ASUS ones, you would be amazed how ugly they are, if put next to a macbook.
I've used a MacBook Air 13 and a recent XPS 13 and the XPS has a more premium build quality with much better components as well especially the screen.
I liked the Air, a good basic design but old specs, but the O/S is not for me.
They are both good but different and neither are inexpensive.
an XPS 13 is more comparable to a Macbook Pro Retina to be honest...base XPS13 is almost double the price of this Macbook air..
It is double the price... but with double the RAM, double the SSD size, a 6th gen processor instead of a 5th gen, an i7 instead of an i5 and 1920x1080 resolution instead of 1440x900.
I think the OP is a good deal and voted hot, but the XPS13 is in another league in terms of price an spec.

Yes that's why I said an XPS is more comparable to a Macbook Pro Retina
Uridium
Agharta
chenzz
there is something called product design. and that's where Apple beats every single competitor.
If you have ever thought about the Dell copycat XPS, or the ASUS ones, you would be amazed how ugly they are, if put next to a macbook.
I've used a MacBook Air 13 and a recent XPS 13 and the XPS has a more premium build quality with much better components as well especially the screen.
I liked the Air, a good basic design but old specs, but the O/S is not for me.
They are both good but different and neither are inexpensive.
an XPS 13 is more comparable to a Macbook Pro Retina to be honest...base XPS13 is almost double the price of this Macbook air..

It is double the price... but with double the RAM, double the SSD size, a 6th gen processor instead of a 5th gen, an i7 instead of an i5 and 1920x1080 resolution instead of 1440x900.

I think the OP is a good deal and voted hot, but the XPS13 is in another league in terms of price an spec.
Livid, John Lewis May or May not have lost my order during Transit for Click & Collect to my local store... They have to Investigate as It'll be the 3rd Day tomorrow as It was Expected to be Picked up by Friday at 2pm. No one contacted me about it so I'm not happy with the poor service. Rang up demanded to speak to a manager after being told "We'll look into it" So basically the Deliver Driver has either stolen it or John Lewis Staff have decided to take It for themselves on to of their discount. I said I wasn't happy with a Refund & I want a MacBook Air or equivalent MacBook as they can't replace it as It's Out Of Stock obviously. Hmmm.
rofflespoffle
shindigger
m5rcc
Still overpriced, like all Apple products.
Do remember why Apple are sitting on cash pile of $216bn and struggling to think what to do with it...
They could have a stab at paying some tax.
They do pay some tax. They will contribute to the UK economy significantly more than you or anyone in your family combined over their lifetime do.

I should effing well think so too!
Is that sposed to be some sort of endorsement?:|
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Acer Aspire F15 Intel® Core™ i5 6200u, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD & 128Gb SSD, 15.6inch Full HD Laptop with 4Gb NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M Dedicated Graphics | very.co.uk £649.99 (549.99 after cashback when using BNPL)

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Right, promise this is my last very computing deal! After looking for a decent laptop for the last few weeks and taking in all of your comments hopefully I have got it right this time! Pretty sure thi…
chrisredmayne Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago51 Comments
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called Very and they confirmed there in NO such £100 offer for the purchases above £450. Can some one give the link that shows this offer on the Very website?
shredder
Not a gamer would this be any good for Photoshop


​perfect for photoshop and lightroom
foes4you
chrisredmayne
foes4you
The latest i5 class are not much faster, intel cant increase the speed until new technology is available, the graphics is low end, its about the smallest ssd that is useful, I would look for a 2nd gen i5 and put in your own ssd
This is such a crazy comment...
Are you suggesting a 2nd gen i5 without a graphics card could play games like this...https://youtu.be/-zaYUrxRaHE
And the whole point is it already haa a HDD and SSD, I've replaced a drive before I know it's not the hardest thing ever but I'd prefer not to. When your paying 550 you don't wanna be messing around. The laptop your suggesting would just be good enough for browsing etc
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6200U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-2300/m36796vsm291
old i5 Plus 25% faster

But your missing the point, a i5 no matter what would not be able to handle games as good as this machine! Most of the time its the GPU that's running things when Ive been using it. Any computer with a SSD can do basic computing tasks your paying the extra to be able to play better games and use better software.
chrisredmayne
foes4you
The latest i5 class are not much faster, intel cant increase the speed until new technology is available, the graphics is low end, its about the smallest ssd that is useful, I would look for a 2nd gen i5 and put in your own ssd
This is such a crazy comment...
Are you suggesting a 2nd gen i5 without a graphics card could play games like this...https://youtu.be/-zaYUrxRaHE
And the whole point is it already haa a HDD and SSD, I've replaced a drive before I know it's not the hardest thing ever but I'd prefer not to. When your paying 550 you don't wanna be messing around. The laptop your suggesting would just be good enough for browsing etc
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6200U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-2300/m36796vsm291
old i5 Plus 25% faster
foes4you
The latest i5 class are not much faster, intel cant increase the speed until new technology is available, the graphics is low end, its about the smallest ssd that is useful, I would look for a 2nd gen i5 and put in your own ssd

This is such a crazy comment...

Are you suggesting a 2nd gen i5 without a graphics card could play games like this...

https://youtu.be/-zaYUrxRaHE

And the whole point is it already haa a HDD and SSD, I've replaced a drive before I know it's not the hardest thing ever but I'd prefer not to. When your paying 550 you don't wanna be messing around. The laptop your suggesting would just be good enough for browsing etc
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Lenovo Ideapad 510s Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 8Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD Storage, 14 inch Full HD Red Laptop £479.99 after £100 cashback £379.99 @ Very

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Intel® Core™ i5-6200U 8Gb RAM 128Gb SSD storage 14 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-glare display Windows 10 Home 64-bit 802.11 a/c Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 4.0 720p HD camera Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1
RiverDragon8 Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago83 Comments
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Anyone knows if this can still be done today? For 100 pounds back? How's the laptop? Thank you
Yeah its annoying isnt it. I have got an external keyboard i could use but whats the point of that
johnzoro
Is anyone else having problems with the right shift being really small and having an up key next to it?
Yes! Thought it was just me. I use the shift to capitalise the first letter of a word when required, and am hitting the wrong key constantly.
Is anyone else having problems with the right shift being really small and having an up key next to it?
cannot seem to find the cashback link, anyone got it?
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Toshiba Q300 480Gb Solid State Drive £89.99 with Discount Code @ BT Shop (2% Quidco)

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Toshiba Q300 480Gb Solid State Drive £89.99 with Discount Code 480GBFIVER. Free Delivery. Possible 2% cashback with Quidco too.
paulemails Avatar1w, 3d agoFound 1 week, 3 days ago8 Comments
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Muffinss
paulemails
Muffinss
bought this almost 6 months ago for £80 and it wasn't even a deal
That was 6 months ago! Can you find it for cheaper now?
No but this is not a deal.

I would say it is currently a deal though .. unless there's cheaper or a few places are selling it at the same price. I've been looking for an ssd this week and need to get one before the week-end is over. hukd is one of the places I keep checking for a kind soul to let me know where I can get it cheap. If you keep discouraging them without posting one for cheaper then you are not contributing and people like me are worse off. I think you are perfectly entitled to comment that you got it cheaper before .. that definitely helps because if I could wait I would but to say its not a deal without proper justification is a bit unhelpful for some.


Well said - thanks.

I know that the SSD market boomed a few months ago and suppliers are struggling to keep up with demand, I've been told it will last till at least the end of the year so if this is true expect prices to stay at this price. A 480gb for £80 is unlikely now.
Muffinss
paulemails
Muffinss
bought this almost 6 months ago for £80 and it wasn't even a deal
That was 6 months ago! Can you find it for cheaper now?
No but this is not a deal.

I would say it is currently a deal though .. unless there's cheaper or a few places are selling it at the same price. I've been looking for an ssd this week and need to get one before the week-end is over. hukd is one of the places I keep checking for a kind soul to let me know where I can get it cheap. If you keep discouraging them without posting one for cheaper then you are not contributing and people like me are worse off. I think you are perfectly entitled to comment that you got it cheaper before .. that definitely helps because if I could wait I would but to say its not a deal without proper justification is a bit unhelpful for some.
paulemails
Muffinss
bought this almost 6 months ago for £80 and it wasn't even a deal
That was 6 months ago! Can you find it for cheaper now?
No but this is not a deal.
Muffinss
bought this almost 6 months ago for £80 and it wasn't even a deal
That was 6 months ago! Can you find it for cheaper now?
DabsDotCom
Hey guys - just a note, this is on free delivery so will be £89.99 after voucher on site.

Updated, Thanks
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Sandisk Cloudspeed Eco Gen II 480GB £106.79 @ amazon

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Designed for server use primarily. Optimized for read-intensive cloud workloads – video/media streaming and content repositories – where sustained data throughput is critical to satisfy end users of c…
winchman Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago5 Comments
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So its specialized for server performance, would this be suitable for home/gaming use too as I cannot find much info.
i entered 5 year warrenty. obviously the 5 never registered properly on the mobile.
floppydesk
thats not a bad price for a enterprise server ssd with a year warrenty. on par with retail for price. whats write speed ?
Why did you say 1 year warranty ?
According to sandisk..the warranty is: The lesser of 5 years or maximum endurance used
floppydesk
thats not a bad price for a enterprise server ssd with a year warrenty. on par with retail for price. whats write speed ?
According to the Amazon page it uses MLC flash and has a sequential write of 460MB/s. Not that it matters.
thats not a bad price for a enterprise server ssd with a year warrenty. on par with retail for price. whats write speed ?
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3 inch Tablet with Pen Intel Core i5-6300U 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Pro - Silver £699.99 @ Amazon

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Back down to £699.99 was 764.99 last week Powered by Windows 10, Surface Pro 4 turns from a tablet into a full powered laptop while running all of your desktop software The 12.3 inch PixelSense
dealsuk157 Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago6 Comments
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There are perfectly usable third-party keyboards for £20 and up:

£21: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B019TNVVMY
£28 (backlit): http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AJOX7LU
CoolDude0123
WBRacing
Using my SP4 right now. Got my ipad for surfing and this for when I need to do proper work.
Now all I need to do, is convince myself to do some bloody work....
lol. I'm the same as you only I'm using the iPad right now instead. Quite funny really as I expected to enjoy this more due to it suiting my needs better for work stuff but the iPad just happens to be handier, lighter and easier to hold/carry so it's the first thing I pick up to do my everyday stuff. Maybe I will finally get round to doing some work on the Surface Pro 4 when I get the keyboard. lol
Oh yeah, you definitely need the keyboard! Kills me that they don't include one and charge as much as they do for one. Having to add an extra ~£100 to the price though. urgh! It delayed my purchase by well over a year until I was able to get a great deal on one. With the ageing Macbook lineup and improvement with Win10 they could be really eating into Apples market, but alas no, just like Google and their Nexus devices, they seem to like snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
WBRacing
Using my SP4 right now. Got my ipad for surfing and this for when I need to do proper work.
Now all I need to do, is convince myself to do some bloody work....
lol. I'm the same as you only I'm using the iPad right now instead. Quite funny really as I expected to enjoy this more due to it suiting my needs better for work stuff but the iPad just happens to be handier, lighter and easier to hold/carry so it's the first thing I pick up to do my everyday stuff. Maybe I will finally get round to doing some work on the Surface Pro 4 when I get the keyboard. lol
Using my SP4 right now. Got my ipad for surfing and this for when I need to do proper work.

Now all I need to do, is convince myself to do some bloody work....
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Dell Latitude 12 7275 2-in-1 tablet m5-6Y57 8Gb 256Gb m.2 SSD 12.5″ FHD W10P 1yr WTY- Refurb @ MCS - £422.34

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Took a punt and got one of these after getting an email from MCS as I had been looking on Dell outlet and they are double the price. I love it, pretty much in a new condition and much quicker than my
AndyBoBandy Avatar2w, 21h agoFound 2 weeks, 21 hours ago45 Comments
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benjymous
How usable are machines like this as a laptop? (I mean can you use the keyboard on your lap, or does it really need a flat stable surface?)

You can but it's quite annoying because of the kickstand, despite that fact I consider the keyboard dock to be very stable, had no problems when I had laptop on the bed and I was moving around making it wobble, I was afraid it would fall but it kept very well:)
How usable are machines like this as a laptop? (I mean can you use the keyboard on your lap, or does it really need a flat stable surface?)
Mine arrived - really cool piece of kit. Son's birthday present - he should be pleased. Thanks to Andybobandy for posting!

Edited By: james8169 on Sep 22, 2016 18:30
Elbandito
Ordered pen from amazon for 29ish with nus discount. Delivery was 1-2 months but my estimated delivery date changed today to 27th September, so guess I'll get it within a week.

Had similar good news yesterday from Amazon on pen delivery date.
Received mine today. Went for 256gb nvme model for 443ish with shipping. I'm quite pleasefunny with the device, came practically brand new with sealed accessories and keyboard. Ordered pen from amazon for 29ish with nus discount. Delivery was 1-2 months but my estimated delivery date changed today to 27th September, so guess I'll get it within a week.

Overall, I'm very happy with the device. Nice screen (not 4k but imo for this size full hd is more than enough, keyboard is good too (not as good as my macbook pro bur still good), annoying as no full usb port only usb c, but I rarely use it anyway, can't comment on battery. Really wanted to try windows as been a mac user for past few years with windows 7 being the last version of Windows I use. So far I have to admit I like it, definitely keeping it instead of ipad air 2 it replaces (hard to really compare the 2), anybody else received theirs already?
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(Bundle) MSI Z170A GAMING PRO + 128GB Samsung SM951 SSD £127.99 @ CCL

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Motherboard itself is around £117 so £10 for a 128GB M.2 SSD with speeds up to 2000MB/s read and 650MB/s write and value of £70 seems decent to me Motherboard is RGB and has onboard USB 3.1 Is "…
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Very bad service from this company - Ordered and they billed my cc for this deal, then a week later when I chase up they say they refunded my cc charge (without notifying me) and wont be supplying this - In the meantime I've ordered memory and a cpu which I now don't need. Spoke to them on the phone and this is something that happens very often.
mamboboy
Used this board in my new build today. Seems great so far, however two downsides...
-left hand led's are permanently red - annoying as I just wanted a cool warm colour. you can disable all the lights in bios though.
-cmos jumper and battery are under where the gpu goes, so every time you need to reset the bios, you'll more than likely need to take the GPU out. such a stupid design choice!
I paid £113.48 via Flubit so v. good price if you need an SSD! :)

one of the msi apps can control the lights, you can set them to fluctuate colours with music etc. i had a play when i first set up this board for my son last xmas, but then turned them off in the bios too since the case I got didn't have a window


Edited By: cowsindahouse on Sep 17, 2016 03:04: edit
It seems that they are out of stock. Does anyone asked them if they are going to add more stock with this offer, or if it was just an offer until they sell all the MOBO's that they had?

Regards
mamboboy
Used this board in my new build today. Seems great so far, however two downsides...
-left hand led's are permanently red - annoying as I just wanted a cool warm colour. you can disable all the lights in bios though.
-cmos jumper and battery are under where the gpu goes, so every time you need to reset the bios, you'll more than likely need to take the GPU out. such a stupid design choice!
I paid £113.48 via Flubit so v. good price if you need an SSD! :)
Gaming pro is a pretty budget board, 170A is just such an expensive chipset this time around that it's only relatively expensive compared to the past it's bottom of the barrel on the chipset. Honestly the number of times you need to clear the bios manually on a modern board is pretty low, the bios itself is usually to a degree self correcting and if you are in a state where it can't self recover manually doing it doesn't always help.

If you want the fancy post lights and buttons on the board you need to spend a bit more cash than this.
Great deal but sold out.
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Crucial MX200 500GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive SSD £85.18 on amazon

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Cheapest it has ever been. The Crucial MX200 delivers 550 MB/s sequential reads on both compressible and incompressible data, and outperforms a typical hard drive by 400 MB/s. Even better, the perf…
muton Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago23 Comments
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Received today !.
Thanks again "mutton".

Edited By: oneladyowner on Sep 24, 2016 00:01
My father bought a vhs player for £1000 in the early 80s
this was on the warehouse for £77 so I got it for £61 after 20% off. not sure how much of a risk this is.
alexmtmorgan
2 years ago I bought the MX100 512gb for ~£165. How times have changed!

Glacc
alexmtmorgan
2 years ago I bought the MX100 512gb for ~£165. How times have changed!
6 years ago I bought OCZ Vertex 2 60GB for £100. 8)

Bargain!
7years ago I bought an Intel X25-M 80GB for £220. Moved it over to the TV media centre but still going strong :)
alexmtmorgan
2 years ago I bought the MX100 512gb for ~£165. How times have changed!

Back in 1986 ....i paid £130 to upgrade my Atari ST from 512k to 1Mb......

Your heard right £130 for 512k of memory....LOL
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Samsung PM961 256GB Polaris M.2-2280 PCI-E 3.0 X 4 NVME SSD £82.80 @ CCL Online

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Great price for one of Samsung's latest M.2 SSDs, an ideal partner for a Skylake based PC. Spec: Controller: Samsung Polaris Protocol: NVMe Form Factor: PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 Single-Sided 2280
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quadlt
Cheaper over at Novatech for 77.99.

You are the real MVP.
For those interested, here are the read and write speeds I'm getting with this drive:

http://i67.tinypic.com/2qu2gz7.png
Will this work in a 2014 MacBook Air?
Minined
Free delivery too if you don't mind waiting.
Nah, I do mind waiting. That's why I'm buying this drive.
Panda221
Rrrr thought this was the SM961 !

I wish!
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KingDian S280 240GB SSD £43.99 (KingDian fulfilled by Amazon)

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Was posted from AliExpress a few days ago, but now similar price from UK Amazon, so fast delivery and no customs issues Originial post (worth a look for speeds and other reviews): http://www.hotukd…
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Im the OP that posted the deal for same drive but on Aliexpress.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kingdian-s280-240gb-ssd-42-65-39-45-using-quidco-aliexpress-kingdian-official-store-2504885?p=28747018

Here is a mini review
Order time & date: 06:11 Sep. 04 2016
Received yday (16/09/206)

12 DAYS FROM CHINA.

For those not familiar shopping from China, the package was sent via ePacket, this is like first class service from China. Package was tracked (all stuff from Aliexpress is tracked) and you'll get a text message from royal mail on the day they going to deliver it and another once its delivered. Really amazing service.

It arrived in a jiffy bag, the ssds are in a simple packaging.
You get a free pen, its quiet nice, I was dissapointed since I ordered two drives I was expecting two pens, oh well.

The drives are really nice, they are 7mm thin. The only other 2.5 inch drive that I've handled was a 9mm hdd (2.5 inch) and gosh I was wondering if its an empty shell. These thing weigh so small, I honestly thought its a toy.

I've just installed it on my machine and understand that my machine is a piece of sh**, my dad got it its an
amd e1-2100 1ghz.
I've heard that the speed of the machine has an effect on the drive speed?
anyway Everything went smoothly.
Here is the crystal disk mark
http://i.imgur.com/yx9nnKA.png
holy sh**, moving tabs in chrome is instant.
Remember my laptop is slow so I'm sure the speeds are not the best you would get on your laptop. They will be better and what I am seeing everyone else posting.

But seriously I cant believe I waited this long to take the plunge.

Okay a few notes. Every company has mistakes and the stats for kingdian are as follow
http://i.imgur.com/oX6LhF5.png

they are amazing! If your willing to wait an extra 9 days, order from aliexpress and you get 7.5% cashback from quidco (not guarenteed) but I think its worth it. I will be buying more for friends and family.

I hope it helps a few people

Edited By: Enterpart on Sep 17, 2016 18:46
Lose =/= loose
I have never been offered any goods myself ... maybe you should buy one and test it out, put the vid up on utube??
Or if someone wants to send me one ??
GwanGy
dont rely too much on amazon reviews as there is tons of fake/paid reviews, dont underestimate chinese fakery...
I think a lot of these reviews are for Kingxxxx products all lumped together.

chinese offer X amount of money and free stuff to buyers to write on certain websites (cough amaz...) and they get more discounts/gifts for further reviews (cough lies, over exaggerate)... i was offered discount and gifts for such reviews from some known chinese websites... i dont do such things, i only do confirm delivery and product worked and thats it... i hate it when people lie about something **** to get a few extra quid/gift, which comes back to bite them in the future...

also dont get me wrong, i dont own anything king... nor hate them, just wouldnt trust them for my/my clients' computer needs, as it too risky... unknown brand too much good review as if its too good to be true... only thing i would trust is amazon's word on repaying or replacing faulty stuff! point of good not always a good thing as the outcome is you need to replace something important when it breaks! like a critical component as hdd/ssd u may loose precious time and data... sometimes money isnt everythg
m1chaels
Shame SSDs have gone up so much recently, I wanted a 120 OS drive and the deals at about £20 now all seem to be £30+ :(


​Did you vote for Brexit?
dont rely too much on amazon reviews as there is tons of fake/paid reviews, dont underestimate chinese fakery...
I think a lot of these reviews are for Kingxxxx products all lumped together.
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BEST £300 LAPTOP DEAL ON HUKD - HP ProBook 440 G3 - 14" - Core i56200U - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD - £600.00 delivered @ Technoworld BUT POTENTIALLY £300 with trade-up cashback

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Here's an industry spec laptop - aluminium case etc and decent memory/ SSD. With a little fun & games you get cashback of £300 from Trade up to HP https://tradeuptohp.com/gb/en/pages/tradein/qualifyin…
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yorkie
I'm baffled why this has gone cold? I know you have to mess about with the cashback but HP are hardly a two bit shonky company.
Yes you only have to read half of the comments on this deal understand people have not even read it though properly. Check out this link same laptop and cashback deal 360% heat oOhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/best-300-laptop-deal-hukd-hp-probook-440-g3-14-core-i5-6200u-8-gb-ram-256-gb-ssd-2482529?p=28728451
bestbuy123
the trade in is soo fussy my laptop valued at 50 pound smh
confused with this comment ?
I'm baffled why this has gone cold? I know you have to mess about with the cashback but HP are hardly a two bit shonky company.
taras
its not a £300 laptop.. though.

Since when is a Core I5 laptop with SSD and full HD not a £300 laptop? Where can you find a similar spec for less money?
its not a £300 laptop.. though.

this will probably better for most people
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-250-g5-intel-core-i5-6200u-15-6-fhd-anti-glare-1-x-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-dvd-sm-dl-2509956

And then sell your laptop on gumtree ..
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HP 250 G5 / Intel Core i5-6200U / 15.6" FHD anti-glare / 1 x 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / DVD SM DL / Windows 10 Pro DG Windows 7 Professional / Laptop / Notebook PC - £430.78 Delivered @ Misco

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£443.99 Inc VAT atm.
Top cashback 4.54% apparently = £423.83.

specs not too shabby.
I have this Laptop. It has excellent specs. Plus the SSD is really fast. I can boot up machine in 12 seconds. £430 is a good price. I paid £474 direct from HP. All depends on weather you trust MISCOs 2.1/10 pish poor rating to actually deliver your product with no aggravation. Personally I didn't want to take. Risk so i ordered from HP. At least there customer service is exceptional.
elbs
this isn't really that good a deal, FHD screen aside, IMO..

i wouldn't pay 430 quid for those specs taking away the FHD. i don't think the screen is worth the extra personally


​Just curious as I am looking to buy a laptop, but what would you recommend as better for around this price point??
Misco is fine. But I'd like to say that: on a laptop, my biggest complaint at budget levels is keyboard and trackpad. Had a cheap Lenovo and it was awful. Got a good HP now. Envious of my wife's MacBook
Would not but from Misco personally. Reviews on https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.misco.co.uk are not good
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Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C8D2 - 11.6" - Celeron N2840 - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD £149.99 @ Very

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Good reviews, £50 off. Better model than Argos £199 chromebook.. Product Description Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C8D2 - 11.6" - Celeron N2840 - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD Product Type Chromebook Operat…
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Not buying until it comes with your screen and play store ​
Change the record - we know you don't like them.

This is one of them that is due to get Android store - https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/chrome-os-systems-supporting-android-apps
Not buying until it comes with your screen and play store ​
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Dell Inspiron 3050 Micro Desktop, Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD £159.95 @ John Lewis

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It seems a bargain but not sure? So thought I'd list it.Apparently a quad core. Until they verify then suggestions are this is a dual core CPU not a quad they are advertising it as, however I am aw…
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It's not quad core. http://ark.intel.com/products/78866/Intel-Celeron-Processor-J1800-1M-Cache-up-to-2_58-GHz
That it's ssd is improvement over the usual at low end, and the number of ports is a bonus, but it's hard to see much value in it. Got a favourable review here though http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/1403976/dell-inspiron-micro-desktop-review-miniature-excellence
Yes it is quad core as it states in the advertisement otherwise it's false advertisement a breech of consumer law if sold as such.I doubt John Lewis will make such a mistake.
Yeah I'm sure John Lewis are more aware about the specs of Intel processors than Intel. X)
Stop fishing for fuel to argue with you look really silly,after all where did I state Intel know less about specs of their own processors that' right I remember now I didn't say that lol Pondlife.Just emailed john lewis any way to get verification,there is a pentium quad core version of the 3050 micro desktop,is celeron j1800 supposed to say the pentium processor model name in the ad I don't know? Unlikely but unknown here until they respond.Either way it'stating quad core in that ad.

WIZARDZSYS, the only one in this thread in the wrong is you, stop blaming others please
No the only admittedly wrong doing here is in the advert and it's an easy mistake to make John Lewis have now amended that to dual core CPU not quad core CPU,I have asked for the thread to be closed any way.


Edited By: WIZARDZSYS on Sep 14, 2016 18:24
xela333
WIZARDZSYS
Pondlife
WIZARDZSYS
Pondlife
It's not quad core. http://ark.intel.com/products/78866/Intel-Celeron-Processor-J1800-1M-Cache-up-to-2_58-GHz
That it's ssd is improvement over the usual at low end, and the number of ports is a bonus, but it's hard to see much value in it. Got a favourable review here though http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/1403976/dell-inspiron-micro-desktop-review-miniature-excellence
Yes it is quad core as it states in the advertisement otherwise it's false advertisement a breech of consumer law if sold as such.I doubt John Lewis will make such a mistake.
Yeah I'm sure John Lewis are more aware about the specs of Intel processors than Intel. X)
Stop fishing for fuel to argue with you look really silly,after all where did I state Intel know less about specs of their own processors that' right I remember now I didn't say that lol Pondlife.Just emailed john lewis any way to get verification,there is a pentium quad core version of the 3050 micro desktop,is celeron j1800 supposed to say the pentium processor model name in the ad I don't know? Unlikely but unknown here until they respond.Either way it'stating quad core in that ad.

WIZARDZSYS, the only one in this thread in the wrong is you, stop blaming others please
No the only admittedly wrong doing here is in the advert and John Lewis have now amended that to dual core CPU not quad core CPU,I have asked for the thread to be closed below any way.
This deal should be removed please admin as the advert is miss-written here is John Lewis response to asking if it was quad core as it did state this in the advertisement

Dear John Lewis Customer,

Thank you for your email.

I can confirm that this has been an error on our website and it should in fact be advertised as dual core. I have taken the relevant steps to rectify this issue and thank you for bringing it to our attention.

If you require any further assistance, please contact me on 01144 524 057.

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Taylor
JohnLewis.com

Please visit our website at http://www.johnlewis.com or contact us at [email protected]. Alternatively you can telephone us on 03456 049 049, lines are open between 7am and Midnight, 7 days a week, where a customer service representative will be happy to assist you.

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WIZARDZSYS
Pondlife
WIZARDZSYS
Pondlife
It's not quad core. http://ark.intel.com/products/78866/Intel-Celeron-Processor-J1800-1M-Cache-up-to-2_58-GHz
That it's ssd is improvement over the usual at low end, and the number of ports is a bonus, but it's hard to see much value in it. Got a favourable review here though http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/1403976/dell-inspiron-micro-desktop-review-miniature-excellence
Yes it is quad core as it states in the advertisement otherwise it's false advertisement a breech of consumer law if sold as such.I doubt John Lewis will make such a mistake.
Yeah I'm sure John Lewis are more aware about the specs of Intel processors than Intel. X)
Stop fishing for fuel to argue with you look really silly,after all where did I state Intel know less about specs of their own processors that' right I remember now I didn't say that lol Pondlife.Just emailed john lewis any way to get verification,there is a pentium quad core version of the 3050 micro desktop,is celeron j1800 supposed to say the pentium processor model name in the ad I don't know? Unlikely but unknown here until they respond.Either way it'stating quad core in that ad.




WIZARDZSYS, the only one in this thread in the wrong is you, stop blaming others please
AndyRoyd
WIZARDZSYS
Pondlife
It's not quad core. http://ark.intel.com/products/78866/Intel-Celeron-Processor-J1800-1M-Cache-up-to-2_58-GHz
That it's ssd is improvement over the usual at low end, and the number of ports is a bonus, but it's hard to see much value in it. Got a favourable review here though http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/1403976/dell-inspiron-micro-desktop-review-miniature-excellence
Yes it is quad core as it states in the advertisement otherwise it's false advertisement a breech of consumer law if sold as such.I doubt John Lewis will make such a mistake.
Accidental and disappointing maybe, but a mistake it is when referencing the J1800 as a quad core as it is actually a dual core. It was debated to death over a year ago when it was being shifted at £99.99 http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-inspiron-micro-desktop-brand-new-intel-j1800-ssd-win-8-1-incl-del-vat-99-dell-2278770?p=25941353


​It was actually a better Deal wayyyyyy back then!!.

Then the same Product more than 1+ years later ends up being sold again for NOT less, but rather for 50% MORE instead? (talk about flogging a dead horse ... )

You win some/lose some, huh?, lol.
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APPLE MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display (2015) - SSD model - £949.00 (With code) @ Currys

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This price is achieved by using the £50 off & 10% cashback offers available directly from the page as per the listing. Probably squeeze a bit more off it by going through quidco or Topcashback too!
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Cheaper at Apple with 15% off NUS discount and 3 years worldwide Apple warranty.
unfortunately you are wrong on both counts now!
1. It is only 10% max and depends on the product (annoying but ok)
2. They have removed the extra 2 years cover (totally annoying!)
It is still a good but nowhere near as good as before! Still at least I got my iPad Pro with free beats last week before they put all the prices in the UK up via Apple direct!

Wa seh liao.. Bastad la peng guo nowadays.
Baccus
cantonbean
qwerta369
Cheaper at Apple with 15% off NUS discount and 3 years worldwide Apple warranty.
unfortunately you are wrong on both counts now!
1. It is only 10% max and depends on the product (annoying but ok)
2. They have removed the extra 2 years cover (totally annoying!)
It is still a good but nowhere near as good as before! Still at least I got my iPad Pro with free beats last week before they put all the prices in the UK up via Apple direct!
I stand corrected. Will adjust the header accordingly. Thanks
no thanks required! I wish you were still right! I got that deal on my imac 3 years ago...it was a much better deal...especially on a £2k plus model the extra 5% was a fair bit more off!
cantonbean
qwerta369
Cheaper at Apple with 15% off NUS discount and 3 years worldwide Apple warranty.
unfortunately you are wrong on both counts now!
1. It is only 10% max and depends on the product (annoying but ok)
2. They have removed the extra 2 years cover (totally annoying!)
It is still a good but nowhere near as good as before! Still at least I got my iPad Pro with free beats last week before they put all the prices in the UK up via Apple direct!
I stand corrected. Will adjust the header accordingly. Thanks
qwerta369
Cheaper at Apple with 15% off NUS discount and 3 years worldwide Apple warranty.

unfortunately you are wrong on both counts now!
1. It is only 10% max and depends on the product (annoying but ok)
2. They have removed the extra 2 years cover (totally annoying!)

It is still a good but nowhere near as good as before! Still at least I got my iPad Pro with free beats last week before they put all the prices in the UK up via Apple direct!
Baccus
Yes Osrick I did mention in the header that a new one is rumored to be coming out in Nov but this is still the best price available for the most up to date model that can be bought at this present time.


Are you American?
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HP ProBook 450 G3 Core I5 6200U 2.3 GHz 4GB 128GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6 Inch Windows 7 Professional Laptop (W4P30ET) @ Laptops Direct - £569.97

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Possibly £344.98 after £225 trade in or even less with another 2.02% off tcb
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Sorry peeps. Mis read their website. I'll admit myself its actually a pretty cold deal
surprise, surprise another crappy 1366x768 panel.
thats the price AFTER the £225 trade-in
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Medion Akoya P5390 (B-Grade) ; i5-6400, 8gb ram, 128gb SSD, 2TB, GTX960, Win10 £499.00 delivered @ Medion shop

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Looking for a bit of an all round family pc plus some reasonable gaming (cs go & minecraft for the kids) and came across this one. I couldn't come close to building a PC with this spec for the price s…
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Was just about to post this and came across it, now £20 cheaper. How are other people getting on with their machines, is it worthwhile?
Just recently upgraded my GTX960 to a 1070.

The 960 is a great wee card and will play all modern games fine. Not on ultra 4k, but 1080 fine. I am obviously excluding poor ports like arkham knight which my 1070 even struggles with at points and it cost nearly the same as this whole PC just or the card.

Overwatch I ran on ultra 60fps constant. World of Warcraft I used to play on Ultra during Warlords of Draenor (more high now with Legion launching and the engine upgrading significantly) without dropping a frame while streaming to Twitch.

In conclusion, don't listen to the snobs, the GTX960 is a great GPU for a budget.

EDIT: before I get pounced on, I mean specifically for this deal. If I was building a budget gaming PC I wouldn't put in a 960, but I couldn't build one for £500

Edited By: naivri on Sep 15, 2016 10:02: disclaimer added
xela333
haritori
xela333
jameshothothot
seems overkill for light gaming!
I use a gtx 750ti and get 1080p 60fps on rainbow six siege, batman arkham city etc. I think you can find something more like £300 with a gtx 750ti in it on ebay. There was a post of a medion refurbished for £220 with those specs!
this seems overkill

Yes but what settings you running those at? with Batman, it's going to have to be low
750ti will run everything out right now med-high at 1080p, obviously some high end games will have to be more med side, but Batman is just a product of poor development.

As above, not it won't. Unless your happy with below 30fps. It's a good card, not that good

xela333
haritori
xela333
jameshothothot
seems overkill for light gaming!
I use a gtx 750ti and get 1080p 60fps on rainbow six siege, batman arkham city etc. I think you can find something more like £300 with a gtx 750ti in it on ebay. There was a post of a medion refurbished for £220 with those specs!
this seems overkill

Yes but what settings you running those at? with Batman, it's going to have to be low
750ti will run everything out right now med-high at 1080p, obviously some high end games will have to be more med side, but Batman is just a product of poor development.

As above, not it won't. Unless your happy with below 30fps. It's a good card, not that good


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aTAUFUj15I

Arkham City on Ultra, 30FPS. 750ti and i3, my boys have 750ti and i3's and they run everything 1080p med to high and get over 30fps..

I hate how people like you just state no it wont, with nothing to back it up.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Batman-Arkham-City-Benchmark.jpg

Edited By: haritori on Sep 14, 2016 20:02
Heat from me - I built a machine with pretty much exactly that spec about 2 months ago (to play Doom) and it cost me about £600!
nimmeh
https://www.medion.com/gb/shop/newsletter extra £10 off if you sign up for newsletter before purchasing.

It seems you can only use one voucher at anytime, meaning you couldn't get it for £499.99 with the additional £10 off. 2.1% TopCashback though.
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Kingston Technology 480GB Solid State Drive V300 £282.69 now £111.36 @ Amazon

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61% off. Pretty good deal, to be honest with you.
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You can have an integral p4 480gb for under 100, sometimes under 90 and it runs close to Samsung evo 850 speeds. Unfortunately, as others have said, this is a terrible price for a poor quality ssd.
Isn't this the bait and switch drive?
Of course it's 15 Mb a second slower than one than one that costs 5x as much :{
I hope you're being honest
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Intel® M3 Processor 4Gb RAM 128Gb Solid State Drive Wi-Fi 12.3 inch Tablet and Cover £734.98 @ Very (+£100 credit back when using BNPL)

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I posted the i5 version here earlier and notice Very also have the entry level M processor on clearance too. £100 credit back to your account when using BNPL
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They will credit it. I bought a Lenovo Y50 when Lenovo had the cashback offer on over a year ago and it was also on sale at Very with the additional offers of 100 credit and the new customer discount. I used all offers and just hoped for the best. Got all of them and ended up with an i7 gaming laptop for under 500 quid.
Had zero problems with very and bought various other products since.
What's wrong with very?
" This offer can’t be used in conjunction with other offers." Probably won't credit the money as it is on sale.
my general rule of thumb is never buy anything from Very. They are the worst! just sayin
£635 for the unit and the cover is a great price. I just paid £663 for that but Microsoft threw in a pair of Master & Dynamic earphones as well so i guess there's no point looking to change.
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HP Pavilion 15 i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Laptop - £479.99 @ Currys

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Thought the deal wasn't too bad. Especially with the SSD.
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This price, this specs, not even FHD.

And it is a normal laptop, not Ultrabook, not business laptop.


It is not worth the price.

Super cold.
1366 x 768 is the answer to why this is cold.
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BT shop - Lenovo B50-50 i3-5005U 4GB 128SSD 15.6" DVDRW Windows 10 - £259.99

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This is the best deal I could currently find on an i3/ssd laptop with a 15.6 inch screen. Please be so kind and comment if you are aware of any better offers :)
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I've just bought the one with hybrid disk (8GB SSD and 500GB HDD) for £220 (open box deal and £20 off applying Which code) @ Laptops Direct and I think it's the best of both worlds. Starts up in 5 seconds and still has a load of space for music, movies and pics. Only downsize is really cheapish build of keyboard and casing. Still good homework laptop for college kids with basic online gaming abilities (Xbox does the trick most of the time anyway).
Hello cwiara025,

Hope it's not too late to comment. I personally do not find it to be a good deal, the key points are processor speed and hard disk capacity. I did quite a bit of research and found one HP for £299.xx at Laptops Direct. It's an I3 -5005U, with 2GHs processor speed, 8GB Ram and 1 Tera byte hard disk capacity. Instead of paying £259.xx for a laptop with 4GB and only 128 GB harddisk, I would rather pay £40 more and buy the one with 8GB ram and 1 T hard disk HP laptop. Hope this helps.

Louie
_Katie
Great deal. 128GB is fine for most people.
Certainly true for a light use laptop. For my main desktop though I've got a 500GB SSD and I wouldn't be without it.

And for those people querying the need for an SSD the answer is no - just no. No PC should be sold without one these days, at the very least for your boot disk.

Looking closer at this deal I think this is a brilliant machine for the money - processor is OK for day to day stuff (miles better than the Pentium in my work PC), SSD will make startup fast, it has a LAN port (not all basic laptops do), it has USB 3.0, it has a DVD/RW drive. And it's made by Lenovo, so quality will be pretty decent. All in all given the cheap price this will make a great PC for kids and light home users.

Edited By: biglugs1 on Sep 15, 2016 23:14: add more thoughts
Great deal and it's still available!
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Surface Pro 4 128GB SSD, 4GB, Intel i5 - £720.00 with free headphones + 10% Quidco @ Microsoft

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Got one of these the other day in the Currys deal and I love it, this seems like a great deal too! Down from £849 to £720 and you get free Master and Dynamic headphones (RRP £159) and 10% Quidco (e…
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10% from quidco, unlikely.
Good cashback amount. But overpriced
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Black Acer Aspire E 15 AMD A9 Processor, 8Gb DDR4 RAM, 1Tb Hard Drive & 128Gb SSD, 15.6 inch Laptop £379.99 Very

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Seems a good price for a laptop with a SSD and a HDD. £329.99 if you take the Buy Now Pay Later option as you get £50 creditback.
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Seems poor. Only dual core with fairly basic gpu for AMD. Not good value. This offer is still on for a much more powerful AMD laptop with a 1080p screen.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-envy-15-ah150sa-15-6-amd-a10-8700p-8gb-ram-2tb-hdd-b-o-speakers-full-hd-laptop-2504809
me_tmp
Single thread rating of a9-9410 according to passmark is the same as i5-6200u so it's not bad! Educate yourself. I think it's a good deal. 2! hard drives, ram ddr4! Thanks
TheNothing

Agreed! Decent deal considering the processor, 2 hard drives and a ton of latest ram
Single thread rating of a9-9410 according to passmark is the same as i5-6200u so it's not bad! Educate yourself. I think it's a good deal. 2! hard drives, ram ddr4! Thanks
TheNothing
amd 9 for £379?!! you can be amd 10 for a lot less!
Barely faster than a celeron..... Cold for me
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Sandisk SSD Plus with 480GB for ~£83.00 incl. delivery @ Amazon Spain

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Hey guys. You get the Sandisk SSD Plus with 480GB and MLC Nand for ~£83 (= 98,89€) @ Amazon Spain (delivery costs included). Pay in Euro, not in GB (always avoid the Amazon currency converter, i…
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xyz123
Can this be used as an external drive with a caddy?
it could be, but if i understand correctly it's pretty pointless as the speed advantage of an SSD is lost when using through a USB port which can only handle slower transfer speeds.
SSDs are best used for installing your operating system and programmes/games on and not really worth it for storing files unless really high resolution videos. unless you are transferring huge amounts to an external drive in one go I wouldn't bother.
I could be completely wrong if someone wants to correct me.

upset brown pant
xyz123
Can this be used as an external drive with a caddy?
it could be, but if i understand correctly it's pretty pointless as the speed advantage of an SSD is lost when using through a USB port which can only handle slower transfer speeds.
SSDs are best used for installing your operating system and programmes/games on and not really worth it for storing files unless really high resolution videos. unless you are transferring huge amounts to an external drive in one go I wouldn't bother.
I could be completely wrong if someone wants to correct me.

SSD won't suffer from fragmentation (anywhere near as much) .
USB 3 is very fast.
Read and write at same time is better.
No moving parts means dump it in your bag, no worries.
Larger capacities does not equal more current to spin more platters.


(I thought of more than I thought I would think of...!)
I'm putting mine up for sale if anyone's interested. It cost £84.62 via my Supercard and I would be looking that for it, including postage. It just arrived this morning. I opened it to make sure there was no damage during delivery (it was just bunged through the letterbox) but I haven't tested it. The security label on the connectors is still intact and it comes with a 3 year warranty. There wasn't even an invoice with it, which is strange for Amazon.

I bought it on a whim and would be better off with the cash. If you're interested PM me and I'll open a For Sale listing.

Proof of price

https://i.imgsafe.org/4305ed9003.png




Edited By: mickrick on Sep 10, 2016 17:10: even smaller pic
Gone?
Cold. Wait for the ultra2 at this price.
Now gone up to €126.99
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A1 Refurbished HP Spectre x360 15-ap005na Silver Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz 16GB 512GB Windows 10 4K 15.6" Touchscreen Convertible Laptop £999.97 @ Laptops Direct

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This is my first deal. Let me know what you think - whether its a good price, and a decent laptop. 15.6" - 3840 x 2160 Screen Intel Core i7 I7-6500U - 2.5 GHz Processor 16 GB RAM 512 GB H…
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seems a fair price for a well speced laptop this has touch screen and finding an outlet dell takes time and if you want a sub 1k laptop few will be disappointed, on the chip then it's still top 3 I7
rk505
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If this was new I would be inclined to say hot. The Dell XPS 15, a more powerful laptop, can be got for £1k -£1.1k with a 6700hq and GTX 960m with the same specs otherwise if you shop around and that is new.
Much appreciated, i did see the DEll XPS 15, but thought it was out of my range - i will look for an online deal. Cheers
The performance of the quad core i7 in the xps, rather than this low power i7 will be huge - so if you need anything that requires a lot of grunt, I know which one I'd go for. The Dell Outlet is a great option if you have time to browse and bide your time.
rk505
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If this was new I would be inclined to say hot. The Dell XPS 15, a more powerful laptop, can be got for £1k -£1.1k with a 6700hq and GTX 960m with the same specs otherwise if you shop around and that is new.
Much appreciated, i did see the DEll XPS 15, but thought it was out of my range - i will look for an online deal. Cheers
The ebay resellers have amazing prices. I would check there
TheElderRat
If this was new I would be inclined to say hot. The Dell XPS 15, a more powerful laptop, can be got for £1k -£1.1k with a 6700hq and GTX 960m with the same specs otherwise if you shop around and that is new.


Much appreciated, i did see the DEll XPS 15, but thought it was out of my range - i will look for an online deal. Cheers
If this was new I would be inclined to say hot. The Dell XPS 15, a more powerful laptop, can be got for £1k -£1.1k with a 6700hq and GTX 960m with the same specs otherwise if you shop around and that is new.

Edited By: TheElderRat on Sep 05, 2016 11:06
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Lenovo B50-50 Intel Core i3-5005U, 4GB, 128GB SSD, W10 Laptop £265 @ Laptopdirect

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15.6" - 1366 x 768 Screen Intel Core i3 5005U - 2 GHz Processor 4 GB RAM 128 GB SSD Hard Drive Windows 10 Operating System DVD-RW Optical Drive HD Graphics 1 year warrant
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is this laptop screen led?
I agree, at this price it looks great.
Ordered and heat added, thanks for posting.
therealclarkkent
pablomalin
for less than a tenner more you could get a FHD i5 Dell.
Do you have a link please?
Looking for a new laptop
I think they mean this deal, but it may be difficult to get it for that price now - read the comments.
pablomalin
for less than a tenner more you could get a FHD i5 Dell.

Do you have a link please?
Looking for a new laptop
for less than a tenner more you could get a FHD i5 Dell.

Edited By: pablomalin on Sep 05, 2016 06:14
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Lenovo B50-50 Intel Core i3-5005U 4GB 128GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Laptop £264.97 @ Laptops Direct

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15.6" - 1366 x 768 Screen Intel Core i3 5005U - 2 GHz Processor 4 GB RAM 128 GB SSD Hard Drive Windows 10 Operating System DVD-RW Optical Drive HD Graphics 1 year warranty Foun…
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​Points from tesco tho & not having to deal with laptops direct.....
Exact same Specs as http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-250-g4-15-6-inch-laptop-core-i3-5005u-windows-10-4gb-ram-128gb-ssd-usb-3-0-dvd-2486418 which expired not long ago only £36 quid more and without the convenience of TESCO click and collect. Not cold or hot from me. If there was a meh button i'd press it.
need i5 quid core + 8gb ram... :(
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Samsung SSD 850 Pro 2TB @ Amazon.de £479.70 incl. delivery

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Possible misprice. Costs less than the 2TB EVO. Unfortunately still too expensive for me, even though this is basically half price :(
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K1LLER HORNET
Nate1492
K1LLER HORNET
Nate1492
K1LLER HORNET
Xadryxil
How much would this much ssd storage have cost just 5yrs ago?! Amazing price really, but who needs 2tb of ssd?
Im really struggling to fill my 500GB SSD. Probably used under 80GB.
Games/Media on a second drive.
But you aren't putting games and media on your SSD? It's easy to struggle to fill if you put nothing on it.
Games on SSD is the only way to play.
I've got around 1.1TB of PC Games. I don't think I could justify spending this much money to put my games on an SSD to save a few seconds on load times every once in a while.
I'd probably be better off with a couple of hard drives in RAID 0.
You don't have to store all the games you own on the SSD, just the ones you play.
And if you think its "just a few seconds of load time" you are gravely mistaken.
Sorry for the music.. but this is the fairest test I've seen.
WoWhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFP2wg6t650
30 seconds simply on the game loading for wow...
And if you ever play a game the loads a lot, like NBA 2k16, you will save hours of load time.
It's your time though, if you are happy with minutes of your life wasted every time you start up a game, while you have tons of space available on your SSD, that's your choice.
Moving games back and forth is not something I want to do.
Despite the setup I have I don't game anywhere near enough to justify the cost.
Then again I could put a few big titles like Doom, Titanfall and Gears 4 when it comes out onto the C Drive. But again Origin is a pain in the ass to move game files. Steam is easier but still a hassle.

I would simply install games you want on the SSD and when you are 'done' but not sure, back them up to HDD just in case, and delete off SSD.

And certain games are hugely improved, like BF4 and other frostbite engine games. Civ games, and certain other heavy load games.
Too small for my porn collection.
Nate1492
K1LLER HORNET
Nate1492
K1LLER HORNET
Xadryxil
How much would this much ssd storage have cost just 5yrs ago?! Amazing price really, but who needs 2tb of ssd?
Im really struggling to fill my 500GB SSD. Probably used under 80GB.
Games/Media on a second drive.
But you aren't putting games and media on your SSD? It's easy to struggle to fill if you put nothing on it.
Games on SSD is the only way to play.
I've got around 1.1TB of PC Games. I don't think I could justify spending this much money to put my games on an SSD to save a few seconds on load times every once in a while.
I'd probably be better off with a couple of hard drives in RAID 0.
You don't have to store all the games you own on the SSD, just the ones you play.
And if you think its "just a few seconds of load time" you are gravely mistaken.
Sorry for the music.. but this is the fairest test I've seen.
WoWhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFP2wg6t650
30 seconds simply on the game loading for wow...
And if you ever play a game the loads a lot, like NBA 2k16, you will save hours of load time.
It's your time though, if you are happy with minutes of your life wasted every time you start up a game, while you have tons of space available on your SSD, that's your choice.

Moving games back and forth is not something I want to do.
Despite the setup I have I don't game anywhere near enough to justify the cost.
Then again I could put a few big titles like Doom, Titanfall and Gears 4 when it comes out onto the C Drive. But again Origin is a pain in the ass to move game files. Steam is easier but still a hassle.
K1LLER HORNET
Nate1492
K1LLER HORNET
Xadryxil
How much would this much ssd storage have cost just 5yrs ago?! Amazing price really, but who needs 2tb of ssd?
Im really struggling to fill my 500GB SSD. Probably used under 80GB.
Games/Media on a second drive.
But you aren't putting games and media on your SSD? It's easy to struggle to fill if you put nothing on it.
Games on SSD is the only way to play.
I've got around 1.1TB of PC Games. I don't think I could justify spending this much money to put my games on an SSD to save a few seconds on load times every once in a while.
I'd probably be better off with a couple of hard drives in RAID 0.

You don't have to store all the games you own on the SSD, just the ones you play.

And if you think its "just a few seconds of load time" you are gravely mistaken.

Sorry for the music.. but this is the fairest test I've seen.

WoW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFP2wg6t650

30 seconds simply on the game loading for wow...

And if you ever play a game the loads a lot, like NBA 2k16, you will save hours of load time.

It's your time though, if you are happy with minutes of your life wasted every time you start up a game, while you have tons of space available on your SSD, that's your choice.
Nate1492
K1LLER HORNET
Xadryxil
How much would this much ssd storage have cost just 5yrs ago?! Amazing price really, but who needs 2tb of ssd?
Im really struggling to fill my 500GB SSD. Probably used under 80GB.
Games/Media on a second drive.
But you aren't putting games and media on your SSD? It's easy to struggle to fill if you put nothing on it.
Games on SSD is the only way to play.

I've got around 1.1TB of PC Games. I don't think I could justify spending this much money to put my games on an SSD to save a few seconds on load times every once in a while.

I'd probably be better off with a couple of hard drives in RAID 0.
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Acer Aspire F 15 | F5-573 i5 8gb ram 256gb ssd win10 £449.99 @ Acer Store

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acer aspire, i5 6200u, 8gb ram, 256gb ssd, win 10, £449.99, looking for a half decent spec laptop (i3/5, 8gb ram) with min 256gb ssd drive, seems ok for the price, also acer offer 3 year warranty for
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I bought this laptop after seeing this post because I had been searching for a while for a laptop that had 8 GB RAM, SSD storage, Full HD, i5-6200u (what they recommend for photography). Thanks for posting this I am so pleased with it. It even has a back-lit keyboard and aluminum cover. I also have a DSLR and I am beginner at Photography and I think this laptop will be perfect for me. I was looking at the Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch (starting at £1599) and I think getting this has saved me a lot of money.
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davestead
Looks good. I'm not up there when it comes to tech so hoping someone can help. Everyone says to get at least 1tb storage so how does it work if only 128/256 SSD?
you can use an external hard drive (1tb around £50ish) or even memory sticks, all connect by usb.

Thanks. If you need an external one, why not just build one in? Seems strange to me... must be getting too old. Lol.
davestead
Looks good. I'm not up there when it comes to tech so hoping someone can help. Everyone says to get at least 1tb storage so how does it work if only 128/256 SSD?
you can use an external hard drive (1tb around £50ish) or even memory sticks, all connect by usb.
Looks good. I'm not up there when it comes to tech so hoping someone can help. Everyone says to get at least 1tb storage so how does it work if only 128/256 SSD?
gooeynote
​I don't think Acer build quality as good as hp. Acer keyboards seem to depress down when typing

see, i have experience the other way around and HP does add alot more bloat than acer. Different people different experiences right :)
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Lenovo Ideapad 510s Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 8Gb RAM 128Gb SSD Storage 14 inch Full HD Laptop £379.99 + £3.99 P&P @ Very

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£100 back on all computers £450+ when choosing buy now pay later. Offer ends 15th Sept. £3.99 P&P Intel® Core™ i5-6200U 8Gb RAM 128Gb SSD storage 14 inch FHD(1920 x 1080)IPS Anti-glare displa…
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Enterpart
KiritoTaira
What's it contains graphics wise? 550, Iris or Radeon maybe? Anyone tried to play any games on it?
the soc has HD Graphics 520 integrated, is that any good? I won't be using it for gaming personally

shouldplay gta 5 according to this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFY7o9UO06w
unless im getting it mixed up ??
extended..

£50 Back on all computing £299 - £449

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£100 Back on all computing £450+

When you choose Buy Now Pay later.

Offer must end 29th September 2016.

£50 or £100 will automatically be applied as a credit to your account by 8th November 2016. You don’t need to do anything to get this.
DocRobotnik
Is this definitely the i5 version? The 128GB version at this price point is meant to be the i3, I'm sure?
Happy to be wrong.

Definitely i5 with 128gb ssd. Great little laptop, great build & very quick.
DocRobotnik
Is this definitely the i5 version? The 128GB version at this price point is meant to be the i3, I'm sure?

Happy to be wrong.


​theres a pic of the box in the thread that says i5 somewhere !!

SSD: The New Generation of Storage Devices

Designed to replace standard rotating Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), Solid-State Drives (SSDs) are the next-generation solution that let you upgrade older systems to the superior performance and reliability benefits of solid-state technology.

This information-packed buyer's guide to SSDs will explain everything you need to know about how SSDs work and how this differs from traditional HDDs, the pros and cons of buying an SSD, and the various form factors you can buy when upgrading to an SSD. Then we'll discuss the best brands selling SSDs online, when to grab a bargain on SSDs, and finally, what to look for when buying an SSD. First, though, a brief history of the SSD.

Although SSDs have been around since the 1970s, it wasn't until 1991 that SanDisk, a leader in the SSD manufacturing industry, developed the first flash SSD that makes use of the 2.5-inch form factor that we see in the market today. Since then, a number of other well-known flash storage manufacturers have entered the field, bringing faster, more reliable and cheaper versions every year.

SanDisk 240 GB SSD

What is a Solid-State Drive?

SSDs and HDDs are the two main types of data storage used on personal computers, each offering a number of different features you'll need to consider when choosing one or the other for your next upgrade. There is a third option that combines the two types in one device, which we'll discuss in a later section.

HDDs use a column of actual rigid (hard) disks to store data. A drive motor spins the disks, while a read/write head moves to specific segments on the disk platter to read and write data. SSDs, on the other hand, don't have any spinning disks, springs, gears, bearings, spindles or any other fragile mechanical parts with the potential to break. Instead, SSDs use an integrated circuit of flash memory chips, keeping the drive working even after accidental impacts. In contrast to the volatile flash memory found in RAM modules, flash chips in SSDs are able to retain saved data after the drive has stopped receiving power.

SSD flash technology usually comes in two flavours: MLC and SLC. SLC (single-layer cell) flash chips inside the SSD store a single bit of info in each memory cell, which generates fewer errors per write cycle to produce much faster transfer speeds, lower power consumption and 100,000 program/erase cycles per cell - ten times the write endurance of MLC (multi-layer cell) technology. This makes SLC the better yet pricier solution for mission-critical industrial applications, where stable performance is essential. MLC, on the other hand, stores two to four bits of info in each memory cell, making it the more affordable and higher storage choice for consumer-grade devices. There has been a recent trend towards TLC (three-layer cell) technology, which allows manufacturers to offer users high capacity entry-level drives at a lower price point but SSDs with TLC flash chips suffer from a lower endurance limit and slower read/write speeds than MLC and SLC.

Managing all of this activity and finding and storing data is the job of the flash memory controller. The more intelligent and efficient the controller, the faster, more consistent, and longer lasting the drive will be. Leading flash memory controller developers include SandForce, JMicron, and Samsung, which some say makes Samsung drives better for performance and reliability, due to developing their own controller for their drives.

What's the Big Deal About SSDs?

If an entire herd of buffalo can only travel as fast as its slowest buffalo, so too then can your computer only perform as fast as its weakest component. It's possible you have a computer system with the latest operating system, high-tech graphics card, lightning-fast processor, and an absolute gig-fest of RAM. Now imagine how slow it'll be while waiting for your hard drive to physically scan and find individual pieces of data scattered across multiple spinning platters within a hard drive.

An SSD doesn't have this scan and seek issue. As a result, you can boot up your computer faster, access stored data instantly, run software applications without delay, and complete everyday computing tasks like never before. This makes SSDs perfect for running multiple applications on office workstations and complementing the advanced components of top end gaming computers.

To give you an idea of how fast SSDs are, an SSD boasting a sequential read/write speed of around 500 MB per second could boot a Windows 7 PC in about 30 seconds and transfer a full 4.7 GB DVD file in about 20 seconds; depending on the quality of other components, of course. Remember the buffalo!

What's more, SSDs are incredibly easy to install thanks to their use of industry-standard SATA connectors. Recently manufactured SSDs come with a SATA III interface that's backwards compatible with SATA II (3 GB/s) and SATA I (1.5 GB/s). Bear in mind that the performance of your SSD will be limited to the SATA connection version on your computer.

To check the SATA version on your Windows computer:

  1. Open the “Start Menu”, right-click on “Computer”and select “Manage”.
  2. Click on “Disk Drives” and note the make and model of your drive.
  3. Visit the drive manufacturer's website to view specifications of your drive's make and model and note the SATA version.

To check the SATA version on your Mac:

  1. Open “About This Mac” and select “System Report“.
  2. Look at the value next to “Link Speed” and use the following list to determine your SATA version.
  • 1.5 Gigabit = SATA I (SATA 1.0)
  • 3 Gigabit = SATA II (SATA 2.0)
  • 6 Gigabit = SATA III (SATA 3.0)

Portable Sandinsk SSD device

Buying a SSD – Pros and Cons

Apart from fast performance and straightforward install, here are some of the other main advantages of upgrading to an SSD:

  • Reliable data transfer: With built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality, an SSD automatically detects and corrects errors during data transfer, which prevents data corruption and missing files.
  • Longer lifespan: SSD don't attempt to store data in adjacent blocks like HDDs. Rather, SSDs use a wear-levelling algorithm to evenly distribute data erasures and re-writes, which helps ensure consistent, long-life operation of its flash chips.
  • Shock and vibration resistance: No moving parts inside means there is less risk that bumps and jolts will cause the drive to break and fail - great for laptop users working on the move.
  • Lower power consumption: Compared to mechanical hard drives, SSDs don't need a lot of power to run or an energy draining fan to keep cool, giving notebook users longer battery runtime to complete jobs.
  • Drive monitoring: SSDs offer support for the S.M.A.R.T. command (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology), which helps detect and alert you to any possible drive failures before they happen.

The downsides of upgrading to an SSD include:

  • High price: Despite prices falling year on year and using TLC or MLC flash chips rather than the more expensive SLC alternative, SSDs still far exceed HDDs in terms of cost per Gigabyte.
  • Low storage: And because the cost per Gigabyte is much higher compared to HDDs, consumer SSDs are normally developed with between 64 GB and 1 TB of storage space before they become more expensive than the actual machine they will be installed in.

Who Should Buy an SSD?

Whether buying a new computer, upgrading to a new storage drive or trying to find a new external drive, there are a few things to consider depending on the specifications of your system and personal requirements.

Desktops usually come with a 3.5-inch hard drive screwed into one of the available drive bays. When upgrading your desktop, you have the choice of replacing the hard drive or installing the new SSD into one of the empty bays. Whichever way you choose will require a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch drive bracket to make the SSD fit snugly in the bay.

Installing an SSD into a notebook computer is much more straightforward. Simply locate the current hard drive and pull it out from its slot. Swap in the new drive and you're done. However, not all portable computers come with a drive that uses the standard 2.5-inch form factor. Manufacturers of ultra portable devices install an mSATA and half-slim SSD due to their thin and light properties. To give you an idea of their size, an mSATA SSD is about the same size as a traditional business card. SSD modules using the mSATA and half-slim interface leverage the performance and durability of the SATA interface, yet don't have the bulk or heft of standard 2.5" SSDs, which makes them perfect for Ultrabooks.

The move towards using such a small flash storage device has given rise to the hybrid drive. Also known as Hybrid SSD/HDDs or SSHDs (Solid-State Hybrid Drives), these drives combine all the necessary storage demands of a traditional hard drive with an SSD cache for performance improvements when running frequently-accessed programs.

Apple computers are a little trickier to upgrade, but not impossible. Even though the SSD within your Mac may be fast enough for your needs, it may not be large enough to store your data files. Always check with the drive dimensions, specifications, and compatibility with the SSD manufacturer before buying and installing a new SSD in your Apple computer.

For graphic designers, there is no one SSD that's best for completing design jobs. Video editing and using demanding graphic software like Photoshop can be performed with any of the higher-end SSDs on the market. Similarly for gamers, it's challenging to pinpoint a single SSD that will deliver a lag-free gaming experience better than other drives. What to look out for when choosing an SSD for design or gaming, however, are the sequential read/write transfer speeds, high 4K random file write speeds, and support for features like Native Command Queuing (NCQ), which optimises the order in which received drive commands are completed to ensure maximum performance during high-end gaming and advanced multimedia computing.

Users and businesses interested in using SSDs in a RAID setup will be happy to know that not only can SSDs be set up in a RAID configuration, but they will also produce jaw-dropping boot and load times. Plus, with RAID controllers integrated into most modern motherboards, you won't need to upgrade to a fancy new motherboard, although doing so will generate a further turbo boost in performance.

External Drives

It is possible to buy external Solid-State Drives featuring all the same benefits of internal SSDs but in a compact, portable form factor. You likely won't be able to match the same speeds you get when using an internal SSD because of the much lower maximum speeds offered in USB 3.0 compared to a SATA III connection, which eliminates one of their greatest attributes over their hard drive counterparts.

An external SSD is still handy for students, commuters, travelling executives, tourists, and so on, who like to work on the move. Because they don't have lots of moving parts inside them, external SSDs can be made much smaller and lighter. Some even go as small as the size of a credit card; although the storage capacity will suffer the smaller the drive becomes. And as long as it's fully compatible with Windows To Go, a portable SSD can allow Windows 8 Enterprise users to run their bootable Windows 8 corporate workspace from any compatible desktop or notebook computer that meets Windows 7 or Windows 8 certification requirements.

Can the Performance of an SSD be Improved?

As already mentioned, SSDs do not have moving parts that heat up during extended use. That means less energy consumption and the reduced need for a computer cooling system to maintain optimum performance. There are a number of other things you can do to get the best out of your drive.

The most obvious one is to use your SSD for your operating system and other program files and use a high-capacity external hard disk drive to store all your documents, music, photos, and video files. The two benefits of doing this include keeping the SSD clean for booting your computer and launching software applications in a flash, as well as reducing the number of writes made to the SSD, which can extend the life of the drive. If you don't like the idea of keeping an external HDD connected to your computer, if you're always on the go for instance, then you could opt for a hybrid SSD/HDD to get the best of both worlds in a single device.

Many flash storage manufacturers produce their own SSD software tool to keep your new SSD running clean, fast, and totally error-free for a long time to come. This usually means automatically updating firmware when available, running diagnostic scans and sending alerts and offering support for unique SSD functions such as S.M.A.R.T., TRIM, and Secure Erase, which guarantees the permanent deletion of all data on the drive for future use.

Windows 7 (or later) users can enable TRIM, which allows the operating system to communicate with the drive to automatically remove deleted data and prevent the need for running a Secure Erase. TRIM (not an acronym) helps to maintain efficient write speeds and reduce long-term SSD wear by automatically wiping blocks of data internally rather than waiting for a new write command in the future.

What to Look for When Buying an SSD

If you've decided to upgrade your computer storage, it's well worth checking out this list of things to pay attention to first before buying an SSD.

The first thing you'll want to check is the SATA compatibility with your computer. You won't attain the super high performance of an SSD with a SATA III interface after installing it in a SATA II computer that you would if your system was built to support SATA III drives. See the guide above to check the SATA version on your Mac or Windows computer.

Have you thought about how you'll transfer everything from your current drive to the new one? The good news is that some SSD manufacturers will include dedicated software to clone (also known as image) the current hard drive in your computer to your new SSD, including the operating system, applications, and data. The bad news is that you'll need to make sure that the capacity of the SSD you buy is greater than or equal to the capacity of your current HDD. If not, you can still clone Windows and software programs but backup the data to another source or repurpose the current drive as an external drive.

Transcend MLC 1 TB SSDIf you'd like to upgrade your desktop PC to an SSD, make sure the drive comes boxed with a desktop bracket. Otherwise, you'll have to shell out for one from another source. It won't cost the drive manufacturer much to include one and it'll save you time and hassle when installing the drive into a 3.5-inch drive bay.

See if the drives you're looking at come bundled with other features. For example, the new SATA Device Sleep (DevSleep) feature that's supported by some SSDs help notebooks compatible with DevSleep save more battery power compared to other power states like standby mode by shutting down the SATA interface completely. Yet DevSleep lets you resume working on your computer immediately when you hit the power button.

The last thing you want to happen is a dead drive after a few months or years of operation, especially if you invest in an expensive large capacity SSD. For this reason, make sure you look for an SSD with at least a three-year limited warranty from a reputable company with easy-to-access customer support.

Well-known Producers of Solid-State Drives

There are a number of big brands manufacturing SSDs; from entry-level 64 GB MLC versions to supercharged yet outrageously-priced SLC drives. Some leading manufacturers offering an impressive line-up of SSDs include OCZ, Kingston, Transcend, Corsair, Crucial, Samsung, and SanDisk. Samsung and SanDisk are also two manufacturers putting eye-catching external Solid-State Drives on the market.

When is the Best Time to Purchase a SSD?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the two days of the year to keep your eyes peeled for deals on Solid-State Drives. It's common for bargain hunters to score up to 75% off brand new SSDs during Black Friday and Cyber Monday among other system components that can keep your SSD performing at its absolute best.

And remember to access the unique SSD page on HotUKDeals to stay up to date about the hottest deals on Solid-State Drives.