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Surface Pro 4, i5, 4GB Ram, 128GB Storage with Pen and Typecover!! £724.00 with code @ Very (First order)

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb Storage, Wi-Fi, 12.3 inch Tablet with TypeCover and pen included. LOW STOCK SO HURRY! The offer is £799 initially but if you create a…
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb Storage, Wi-Fi, 12.3 inch Tablet with TypeCover and pen included. LOW STOCK SO HURRY! The offer is £799 initially but if you create a…
SSPENC3RR Avatar19h, 13m agoFound 19 hours, 13 minutes ago12 Comments
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The 4GB config really shouldn't exist in the Pro lineup imo.
4Gb is fine for most users, the SSD is fast enough for the virtual memory and there is a reason why 128Gb SSD devices hardly every come with 8Gb: page file and the hibernation file are much bigger so less free disk space.
Not the first time I have seen this comment here although I am not sure disk thrashing is the brightest idea when it comes to an ssd's life span - just saying.
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K1LLER_HORNET
The 4GB config really shouldn't exist in the Pro lineup imo.
4Gb is fine for most users, the SSD is fast enough for the virtual memory and there is a reason why 128Gb SSD devices hardly every come with 8Gb: page file and the hibernation file are much bigger so less free disk space.

Again a user fails to read and comprehend my comment.
I said 4GB shouldn't be included in the Pro lineup.
Put it in the Surface family but start the Pro sku with 8GB. That's what I said. Not that the 4GB model shouldn't exist. It just makes little sense to have it in a Pro branded device imo.

I guess 'Pro' must mean most casual users and their nan's nowadays.
Anyone think it will be even cheaper after they announce the sp5? Got to admit I'm tempted by the price.

edit: Just noticed code says it can't be used with sale items.

Edited By: gebbet on Mar 25, 2017 01:11
K1LLER_HORNET
The 4GB config really shouldn't exist in the Pro lineup imo.

4Gb is fine for most users, the SSD is fast enough for the virtual memory and there is a reason why 128Gb SSD devices hardly every come with 8Gb: page file and the hibernation file are much bigger so less free disk space.
K1LLER_HORNET
The 4GB config really shouldn't exist in the Pro lineup imo.


​I've got SP3 Pro i5 4gb Ram which Run spreadsheets off without issue. Don't really need anything more than 4gb unless your running several intensive apps
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INTEGRAL V Series 2.5" Internal SSD - 120 GB £39.99 @ PCWorld

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daddylanc Avatar1d, 15h agoFound 1 day, 15 hours ago5 Comments
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not a bad price, just nothing out of the ordinary
Cheaper than anything else, unless you have a time machine.

This has been OOS for months - PCWorld usual trick - unless you actually located one and purchased it, you should know better !
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not a bad price, just nothing out of the ordinary

Cheaper than anything else, unless you have a time machine.
not a bad price, just nothing out of the ordinary
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40 quid for a 120gb isn't a good price

I'll give you 10 minutes to find me a better price. Do you accept?
40 quid for a 120gb isn't a good price
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Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5" Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD) £79.99 @ Amazon

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I've been looking to upgrade my PS4's internal drive for a while and have been waiting for the price on this to come down. Just dropped to £79.99 on Amazon so I've bitten! - FireCuda blends SSD wit…
I've been looking to upgrade my PS4's internal drive for a while and have been waiting for the price on this to come down. Just dropped to £79.99 on Amazon so I've bitten! - FireCuda blends SSD wit…
LordAlu Avatar1d, 22h agoFound 1 day, 22 hours ago25 Comments
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why do u keep mentioning 8gb? its a 2Tb drive...did i miss something?
"Solid State Hard Drive" means a small solid state drive and a big hard drive are combined into one unit and appear as one unit to whatever it gets plugged into. The solid state portion is 8GB, the hard drive is 2TB. You see a 2TB drive but up to 8GB of data can be accessed way faster than a regular hard drive. Unfortunately 8GB is an absolutely tiny amount of data so these drives are barely better than a pure hard drive in real world use.
Yes it only has 8GB of NAND, but do you know what the purpose of a load screen is during a game?
Games use loads screens to read what's needed into memory (RAM) first and how much memory does a PS4 have, 8GB.
So it shouldn't be to difficult to understand why these drives have there use, reading data into memory from NAND is much faster and is exactly what's happening in the video above.
Except that has problems in practice, like how does the drive know to cache the next level? It doesn't understand what a level is, it only knows blocks. It can guess that maybe if you read 1MB of blocks that maybe the following 1MB of blocks would also be useful so it can load that, but if that first 1MB is the start of a 50GB read then caching that little bit extra isn't useful. For all of that huge read btw it's spending all its time waiting for the HDD portion to come back with data, the interface to the computer is a few times faster than the HDD so every time it loads a block it immediately gets sent over to the computer, the cache is totally useless there.
One of the places it does work are when you're writing less than 8GB and not asking for a sync to HDD. In that situation you get SSD-writing speeds which aren't great because, well, it's a terrible SSD, maybe 1 flash chip being written to instead of the 8-16 simultaneously of a full-blown SSD.
The other place is in re-reading frequently accessed data that fits in the cache, maybe for a page file? Not much to say here, if you've accessed it once it'll probably still be in cache when you access it again assuming you don't wait too long.
Here's a review to back this up (reviews are kinda hard to find): https://youtu.be/4kRswpJfJhQ?t=262
The results? It's the same or worse than a regular HDD. I'm surprised it doesn't benefit in the areas outlined above. The PS4's a weird case btw, it seems like it's terrible at HDD accesses. Like seriously awful. Why on earth should it take more time to load low resolution textures from an SSD than it takes a PC to load high resolution ones from the same SSD. There's a bottleneck somewhere there and it isn't the drive.
Maybe you should read all posts in a thread including mine, or watch the video I posted above, I never said it was a psychic drive, of course it doesn't know in advance what level is coming next.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-firecuda-2tb-2-5-solid-state-hard-drive-sshd-79-99-amazon-2644072?p=30343880
I'm also only talking about PS4 use, I couldn't care less about anything else when you can use an SSD, PS4 isn't going to be loading anything above 8 GB during an in game load.
They have very limited use, but personally I don't want to wait forever when I die in a game.
FYI - Most of those tests that guy runs in the video are pointless with SSHD, at least without more info on previous loads, Crystal Disk Mark would only ever test the mechanical part of the drive.
Well since they're not advertised as being exclusively compatible with games consoles maybe we should evaluate their usefulness in other scenarios? I wouldn't judge a car exhaust on its ability to be a chimney for a house but this is a generic, plain old hard drive that'd fit in nearly any computer made in the last decade or two.
My use case is as a NAS drive since 2.5" drives that could spin down the HDD and use the SSD as a write cache until that fills up would be ideal for saving power. The random write performance could be pretty great, random reads could be better than normal if it eagerly reads surrounding blocks. While it could do all of this it is instead junk for this usage because they've chosen an unsuitable algorithm. C'mon seagate, rename this brand "gamercuda" and bring out an enterprise version (not too expensive mind you) with a good algorithm for servers.

I think you misunderstand how these drives work, in any case would you really want to use an SMR drive in a NAS?
4Real2016
CampGareth
4Real2016
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Cherried
why do u keep mentioning 8gb? its a 2Tb drive...did i miss something?
"Solid State Hard Drive" means a small solid state drive and a big hard drive are combined into one unit and appear as one unit to whatever it gets plugged into. The solid state portion is 8GB, the hard drive is 2TB. You see a 2TB drive but up to 8GB of data can be accessed way faster than a regular hard drive. Unfortunately 8GB is an absolutely tiny amount of data so these drives are barely better than a pure hard drive in real world use.
Yes it only has 8GB of NAND, but do you know what the purpose of a load screen is during a game?
Games use loads screens to read what's needed into memory (RAM) first and how much memory does a PS4 have, 8GB.
So it shouldn't be to difficult to understand why these drives have there use, reading data into memory from NAND is much faster and is exactly what's happening in the video above.
Except that has problems in practice, like how does the drive know to cache the next level? It doesn't understand what a level is, it only knows blocks. It can guess that maybe if you read 1MB of blocks that maybe the following 1MB of blocks would also be useful so it can load that, but if that first 1MB is the start of a 50GB read then caching that little bit extra isn't useful. For all of that huge read btw it's spending all its time waiting for the HDD portion to come back with data, the interface to the computer is a few times faster than the HDD so every time it loads a block it immediately gets sent over to the computer, the cache is totally useless there.
One of the places it does work are when you're writing less than 8GB and not asking for a sync to HDD. In that situation you get SSD-writing speeds which aren't great because, well, it's a terrible SSD, maybe 1 flash chip being written to instead of the 8-16 simultaneously of a full-blown SSD.
The other place is in re-reading frequently accessed data that fits in the cache, maybe for a page file? Not much to say here, if you've accessed it once it'll probably still be in cache when you access it again assuming you don't wait too long.
Here's a review to back this up (reviews are kinda hard to find): https://youtu.be/4kRswpJfJhQ?t=262
The results? It's the same or worse than a regular HDD. I'm surprised it doesn't benefit in the areas outlined above. The PS4's a weird case btw, it seems like it's terrible at HDD accesses. Like seriously awful. Why on earth should it take more time to load low resolution textures from an SSD than it takes a PC to load high resolution ones from the same SSD. There's a bottleneck somewhere there and it isn't the drive.
Maybe you should read all posts in a thread including mine, or watch the video I posted above, I never said it was a psychic drive, of course it doesn't know in advance what level is coming next.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-firecuda-2tb-2-5-solid-state-hard-drive-sshd-79-99-amazon-2644072?p=30343880
I'm also only talking about PS4 use, I couldn't care less about anything else when you can use an SSD, PS4 isn't going to be loading anything above 8 GB during an in game load.
They have very limited use, but personally I don't want to wait forever when I die in a game.
FYI - Most of those tests that guy runs in the video are pointless with SSHD, at least without more info on previous loads, Crystal Disk Mark would only ever test the mechanical part of the drive.
Well since they're not advertised as being exclusively compatible with games consoles maybe we should evaluate their usefulness in other scenarios? I wouldn't judge a car exhaust on its ability to be a chimney for a house but this is a generic, plain old hard drive that'd fit in nearly any computer made in the last decade or two.

My use case is as a NAS drive since 2.5" drives that could spin down the HDD and use the SSD as a write cache until that fills up would be ideal for saving power. The random write performance could be pretty great, random reads could be better than normal if it eagerly reads surrounding blocks. While it could do all of this it is instead junk for this usage because they've chosen an unsuitable algorithm. C'mon seagate, rename this brand "gamercuda" and bring out an enterprise version (not too expensive mind you) with a good algorithm for servers.
Why did you have to go and post this, when I was enjoying a nice peaceful Friday evening, not a care in the world. Now you've got me fuming, wishing I had waited a couple of weeks and saved £20. Incidentally, I gave this heat. Haven't a clue why it's not hot!
CampGareth
4Real2016
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Cherried
why do u keep mentioning 8gb? its a 2Tb drive...did i miss something?
"Solid State Hard Drive" means a small solid state drive and a big hard drive are combined into one unit and appear as one unit to whatever it gets plugged into. The solid state portion is 8GB, the hard drive is 2TB. You see a 2TB drive but up to 8GB of data can be accessed way faster than a regular hard drive. Unfortunately 8GB is an absolutely tiny amount of data so these drives are barely better than a pure hard drive in real world use.
Yes it only has 8GB of NAND, but do you know what the purpose of a load screen is during a game?
Games use loads screens to read what's needed into memory (RAM) first and how much memory does a PS4 have, 8GB.
So it shouldn't be to difficult to understand why these drives have there use, reading data into memory from NAND is much faster and is exactly what's happening in the video above.
Except that has problems in practice, like how does the drive know to cache the next level? It doesn't understand what a level is, it only knows blocks. It can guess that maybe if you read 1MB of blocks that maybe the following 1MB of blocks would also be useful so it can load that, but if that first 1MB is the start of a 50GB read then caching that little bit extra isn't useful. For all of that huge read btw it's spending all its time waiting for the HDD portion to come back with data, the interface to the computer is a few times faster than the HDD so every time it loads a block it immediately gets sent over to the computer, the cache is totally useless there.
One of the places it does work are when you're writing less than 8GB and not asking for a sync to HDD. In that situation you get SSD-writing speeds which aren't great because, well, it's a terrible SSD, maybe 1 flash chip being written to instead of the 8-16 simultaneously of a full-blown SSD.
The other place is in re-reading frequently accessed data that fits in the cache, maybe for a page file? Not much to say here, if you've accessed it once it'll probably still be in cache when you access it again assuming you don't wait too long.
Here's a review to back this up (reviews are kinda hard to find): https://youtu.be/4kRswpJfJhQ?t=262
The results? It's the same or worse than a regular HDD. I'm surprised it doesn't benefit in the areas outlined above. The PS4's a weird case btw, it seems like it's terrible at HDD accesses. Like seriously awful. Why on earth should it take more time to load low resolution textures from an SSD than it takes a PC to load high resolution ones from the same SSD. There's a bottleneck somewhere there and it isn't the drive.

Maybe you should read all posts in a thread including mine, or watch the video I posted above, I never said it was a psychic drive, of course it doesn't know in advance what level is coming next.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-firecuda-2tb-2-5-solid-state-hard-drive-sshd-79-99-amazon-2644072?p=30343880

I'm also only talking about PS4 use, I couldn't care less about anything else when you can use an SSD, PS4 isn't going to be loading anything above 8 GB during an in game load.

They have very limited use, but personally I don't want to wait forever when I die in a game.

FYI - Most of those tests that guy runs in the video are pointless with SSHD, at least without more info on previous loads, Crystal Disk Mark would only ever test the mechanical part of the drive.



Edited By: 4Real2016 on Mar 24, 2017 16:51: ;)
4Real2016
CampGareth
Cherried
why do u keep mentioning 8gb? its a 2Tb drive...did i miss something?
"Solid State Hard Drive" means a small solid state drive and a big hard drive are combined into one unit and appear as one unit to whatever it gets plugged into. The solid state portion is 8GB, the hard drive is 2TB. You see a 2TB drive but up to 8GB of data can be accessed way faster than a regular hard drive. Unfortunately 8GB is an absolutely tiny amount of data so these drives are barely better than a pure hard drive in real world use.
Yes it only has 8GB of NAND, but do you know what the purpose of a load screen is during a game?
Games use loads screens to read what's needed into memory (RAM) first and how much memory does a PS4 have, 8GB.
So it shouldn't be to difficult to understand why these drives have there use, reading data into memory from NAND is much faster and is exactly what's happening in the video above.

Except that has problems in practice, like how does the drive know to cache the next level? It doesn't understand what a level is, it only knows blocks. It can guess that maybe if you read 1MB of blocks that maybe the following 1MB of blocks would also be useful so it can load that, but if that first 1MB is the start of a 50GB read then caching that little bit extra isn't useful. For all of that huge read btw it's spending all its time waiting for the HDD portion to come back with data, the interface to the computer is a few times faster than the HDD so every time it loads a block it immediately gets sent over to the computer, the cache is totally useless there.

One of the places it does work are when you're writing less than 8GB and not asking for a sync to HDD. In that situation you get SSD-writing speeds which aren't great because, well, it's a terrible SSD, maybe 1 flash chip being written to instead of the 8-16 simultaneously of a full-blown SSD.

The other place is in re-reading frequently accessed data that fits in the cache, maybe for a page file? Not much to say here, if you've accessed it once it'll probably still be in cache when you access it again assuming you don't wait too long.

Here's a review to back this up (reviews are kinda hard to find): https://youtu.be/4kRswpJfJhQ?t=262

The results? It's the same or worse than a regular HDD. I'm surprised it doesn't benefit in the areas outlined above. The PS4's a weird case btw, it seems like it's terrible at HDD accesses. Like seriously awful. Why on earth should it take more time to load low resolution textures from an SSD than it takes a PC to load high resolution ones from the same SSD. There's a bottleneck somewhere there and it isn't the drive.

Edited By: CampGareth on Mar 24, 2017 14:57
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HP Omen 15.6" Gaming Laptop, i5-7300HQ, 8GB RAM, GTX 1050, 128 GB SSD, 1TB HDD + Free Xbox Elite Controller £764.99 @ PC world

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If you're in the market for a decent gaming laptop on a budget, this seems like a great deal to me. Note that to get it at this price you have to use the discount code below, which expires after to…
If you're in the market for a decent gaming laptop on a budget, this seems like a great deal to me. Note that to get it at this price you have to use the discount code below, which expires after to…
SgtPepper Avatar3d, 23h agoFound 3 days, 23 hours ago13 Comments
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Screen is crappy and keyboard area gets too warm during use but if you like this particular laptop, then its a good price at the current time.
Good deal, very tempting, voted hot.
Ideally want at 1050 ti, or even a 1060 for gaming, although haven't seen any decent deals for any.
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If you're after something more discrete, as far as I can tell this is essentially the same laptop (and at the same price) but in silver.
No Elite Controller (worth £100-£120) with that one though.
Good spot - I forgot to check that. Thanks.
And there is no SSD
Doh! I should have checked more carefully before suggesting this as an alternative, as this and the lack of free controller make it nowhere near as good as the Omen.
Actually, it does have the SSD, so just the controller you miss out on with the Pavillion. That's still enough to make the Omen a significantly better deal though.


Edited By: SgtPepper on Mar 21, 2017 18:24
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If you're after something more discrete, as far as I can tell this is essentially the same laptop (and at the same price) but in silver.
No Elite Controller (worth £100-£120) with that one though.
Good spot - I forgot to check that. Thanks.
And there is no SSD
Doh! I should have checked more carefully before suggesting this as an alternative, as this and the lack of free controller make it nowhere near as good as the Omen.
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ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 Laptop, 13.3" QHD+, Intel i5 7th gen, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, £854.95 @ John lewis

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Looking for a convertible with a bit of power to replace my ageing macbook pro. Good balance of specs, build quality and price. Was a mac fan, but can not justify their current prices/quality. +2 yea…
Looking for a convertible with a bit of power to replace my ageing macbook pro. Good balance of specs, build quality and price. Was a mac fan, but can not justify their current prices/quality. +2 yea…
balluji Avatar5d, 1h agoFound 5 days, 1 hour ago9 Comments
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maybe wait for SP5?
Yeah was thinking that too... how long we gotta wait? Can't find info lol
my guess is before April as they are saying spring 2017
balluji
maybe wait for SP5?


Yeah was thinking that too... how long we gotta wait? Can't find info lol
maybe wait for SP5?
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Tempted - this or a surface pro - need it for uni work (part time ou student- have my desktop for gaming ). Does anyone know of it can use a stylus and does it compare to surface pro stylus ?

I was in the same position with this and a surface pro. I found a SP for £900 new though and couldn't resist because i wanted to draw, too. The SP is fantastic but mine has half the storage of this and no 4k. Oh and no HDMI out...

Edited By: Kimbrehhh on Mar 20, 2017 14:42
gmoore
balluji
gmoore
Tempted - this or a surface pro - need it for uni work (part time ou student- have my desktop for gaming ). Does anyone know of it can use a stylus and does it compare to surface pro stylus ?
I was looking at surface pro too, but equivalent would be surface book which is another level and another price level. Stylus works but not with surface features.
Thanks so it's like a capacitive stylus instead of the type the surface pro has? Would it be ok for writing up maths assignment answers?
BYO stylus I'm afraid.
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HP Envy 13" QHD+ IPS Touchscreen, i5 7200u, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD £764.95 @ John Lewis

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Product specifications: Accessories Included: Power Adapter Battery life: Up To 12 Hours Bluetooth Enabled: Yes - 4.0 Brand: HP Camera (front-facing): HP TrueVision HD Camera With Dual
Product specifications: Accessories Included: Power Adapter Battery life: Up To 12 Hours Bluetooth Enabled: Yes - 4.0 Brand: HP Camera (front-facing): HP TrueVision HD Camera With Dual
K1LLER_HORNET Avatar6d, 3h agoFound 6 days, 3 hours ago7 Comments
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The price is good, but id rather pay a bit extra and get HP Spectre as Envys battery is nowhere near as good as on Spectre, so im not voting cold or hot.
btw Hornet, don't be such a cry-baby and stop moaning every time people vote cold... the crowd has spoken and they don't like this particular deal :)

:(:(:(

waysan
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Would the Asus Zenbook not better choice at this exact price? No touchscreen but better reviews (from very quick look). I've been looking at £400-500 light 14in laptops and I see you get an i5 and 4K screen for your extra £300 but not all that much else apart from maybe more storage.
Which model in particular are you looking at?
I've been avoiding Asus machines as of late as many lack a backlit keyboard which is inexcusable imo.
https://www.johnlewis.com/asus-zenbook-ux330-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-13-3-rose-gold/p3139963?navAction=jump&colour=Rose+Gold Also available in silver and has backlit keyboard.

Looks good to me.
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waysan
Would the Asus Zenbook not better choice at this exact price? No touchscreen but better reviews (from very quick look). I've been looking at £400-500 light 14in laptops and I see you get an i5 and 4K screen for your extra £300 but not all that much else apart from maybe more storage.
Which model in particular are you looking at?
I've been avoiding Asus machines as of late as many lack a backlit keyboard which is inexcusable imo.
https://www.johnlewis.com/asus-zenbook-ux330-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-13-3-rose-gold/p3139963?navAction=jump&colour=Rose+Gold Also available in silver and has backlit keyboard.
The price is good, but id rather pay a bit extra and get HP Spectre as Envys battery is nowhere near as good as on Spectre, so im not voting cold or hot.
btw Hornet, don't be such a cry-baby and stop moaning every time people vote cold... the crowd has spoken and they don't like this particular deal :)
waysan
Would the Asus Zenbook not better choice at this exact price? No touchscreen but better reviews (from very quick look). I've been looking at £400-500 light 14in laptops and I see you get an i5 and 4K screen for your extra £300 but not all that much else apart from maybe more storage.

Which model in particular are you looking at?
I've been avoiding Asus machines as of late as many lack a backlit keyboard which is inexcusable imo.
Would the Asus Zenbook not better choice at this exact price? No touchscreen but better reviews (from very quick look). I've been looking at £400-500 light 14in laptops and I see you get an i5 and 4K screen for your extra £300 but not all that much else apart from maybe more storage.
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HP Envy 13" FHD IPS, i5 7200u, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD £674.95 @ John Lewis

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Product specifications: Accessories Included: Power Adapter Battery life: Up To 10 Hours And 45 Minutes Bluetooth Enabled: Yes - 4.0 Brand: HP Camera (front-facing): HP TrueVision HD Ca…
Product specifications: Accessories Included: Power Adapter Battery life: Up To 10 Hours And 45 Minutes Bluetooth Enabled: Yes - 4.0 Brand: HP Camera (front-facing): HP TrueVision HD Ca…
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Seems a good deal, not sure why so cold?
voted hot, wonder what would be very considering the cold votes
Sorry cold voters, what was I thinking posting this?
It isn't a cheap plastic laptop with a 1366x768 TN panel and standard warranty.

Silly me. Maybe next time :{
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15.6" Matte Full HD IPS LED i7 Quad Core Processor 7700HQ 8GB Ram Graphics GTX 1060 - 6.0GB Boot 128gb SSD Storage 1tb £1,278.00 @ PC Specalist

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Chassis & Display Proteus Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080) Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor 7700HQ (2.8GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo)FREE VR Game Bundle with se…
Chassis & Display Proteus Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080) Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor 7700HQ (2.8GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo)FREE VR Game Bundle with se…
Dave2843 Avatar1w, 4h agoFound 1 week, 4 hours ago2 Comments
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Pcspecialist, UK based. Provider of bespoke gaming laptops. Great team.
Looks decent.
What is this company like in terms of warranty / after care?
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LAPTOP, 14" HP, FULL HD, i5 7200U, SSD £521.95 John Lewis

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Thinking about buying this, seems a good deal with 10% off till 21/03 and 2 year warranty. Please advise if anything better for similar money. Thanks
Thinking about buying this, seems a good deal with 10% off till 21/03 and 2 year warranty. Please advise if anything better for similar money. Thanks
no1gary Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago15 Comments
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Will mainly be kept at home. Main usage will be browsing, watching videos and playing one game now and again. Will the SSD be better for this than the usual HDD? Thanks

SSD is always going to be better and laptops generally always have two HDD caddies. I would (personally) put a normal HDD in once storage became an issue later down the line. Much better than having a HDD, then wanting to format the entire laptop when I decided an SSD was needed. If you're not ever going to take it out of the house, then there's no reason not to buy a bigger screened "desktop replacement" style laptop.

Realistically, the only thing that's going to eat storage space these days are the big AAA games (My GTAV folder for instance is nearly 70GB) but those types of games are going to struggle on 80-90% of laptops anyway. Everything else is streamed these days; Netflix, iPlayer, Spotify, Google Play Music, whatever.

I understand I generally qualify as a "power user" so I am being very picky waiting for the right work laptop for me.

Edited By: Profgunnington on Mar 24, 2017 09:43: more stuff
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Would this laptop not be better? https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-17-x032na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-amd-radeon-r5-17-3-full-hd-black/p2859489
Same price with a larger screen, more hard drive space?
Depends whether you want to take it out of the house or not. 17" desktop replacement laptops are a paint in the **** to carry around. Especially that one weighing 2.7kg, whereas the 14" listed here is only 1.49kg.

Will mainly be kept at home. Main usage will be browsing, watching videos and playing one game now and again. Will the SSD be better for this than the usual HDD? Thanks
stretnuh
Would this laptop not be better? https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-17-x032na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-amd-radeon-r5-17-3-full-hd-black/p2859489
Same price with a larger screen, more hard drive space?

Depends whether you want to take it out of the house or not. 17" desktop replacement laptops are a paint in the **** to carry around. Especially that one weighing 2.7kg, whereas the 14" listed here is only 1.49kg.
Thanks everyone,

Went on to order this

https://www.johnlewis.com/dell-inspiron-15-5000-series-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-amd-radeon-r7-15-6-black/p3116027

Bigger screen, bigger ssd, separate number pad which I like, not much more money

Edited By: no1gary on Mar 21, 2017 15:49: mistake
stretnuh
Would this laptop not be better? https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-17-x032na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-amd-radeon-r5-17-3-full-hd-black/p2859489

Same price with a larger screen, more hard drive space?


Depends what you want. ​That's not got an SSD and is an older generation I5-6200U so will be slower for some stuff but you're trading that off against the bigger screen.
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Lenovo 510s 8GB 128GB SSD FHD i3-7100U 14inch WHITE only £429.99 at Lenovo.com

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Not expecting much heat given recent similar deals but I think this is a genuine deal and one of the best I've seen for similar spec'ed laptops in the past few months. (Only a few left apparently.)
Not expecting much heat given recent similar deals but I think this is a genuine deal and one of the best I've seen for similar spec'ed laptops in the past few months. (Only a few left apparently.)
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Noclouds
I meant not disrespect to the OP but to Lenovo for their inaccurate spec listing. Customers have a right to accurate information. Returning a laptop on the back of inaccurate information from the vendor, if it bothers you, is a bit of a pain.
That's what I thought - no umbrage taken.:)
I meant not disrespect to the OP but to Lenovo for their inaccurate spec listing. Customers have a right to accurate information. Returning a laptop on the back of inaccurate information from the vendor, if it bothers you, is a bit of a pain.
andiieee1919
waysan
waysan
Now out of stock! I did say only a few left.
Though it seems you can still add it to your basket - anyone bought one??
I added to my basket but it wouldn't complete as out of stock
Thanks - I've tried to expire.
waysan
waysan
Now out of stock! I did say only a few left.
Though it seems you can still add it to your basket - anyone bought one??
I added to my basket but it wouldn't complete as out of stock
Thanks for posting. Pls let us know next time you find such a deal.
And don't let the naysayers get you down...
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Erazer X7841 Gaming Laptop - i7 6700HQ, GTX 970M, 16 GB RAM, 256 SSD £1,019.00 @ Medion

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I've been looking for a while for a gaming laptop. One of my German friends suggested this, apparently they are a big company over there? What do you think? CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor
I've been looking for a while for a gaming laptop. One of my German friends suggested this, apparently they are a big company over there? What do you think? CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor
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Thew 970m performs slightly better than the 1050ti mobile version.
118luke
I posted a PCspeciallist model which costs less than this and a 1050Ti card and 7700 i7 processor.


Where ?
musssy
Considering you can get a gtx1060 laptop for this price, you can understand why it went cold. But I also agree with you, generally gaming laptops deals tend to go cold unless it's cheap (<£1000)


Where ?
Considering you can get a gtx1060 laptop for this price, you can understand why it went cold. But I also agree with you, generally gaming laptops deals tend to go cold unless it's cheap (<£1000)
catbeans
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catbeans
Bilbo1968
Let's face it posting a gaming laptop on here is death - too many armchair experts.
Plenty of gaming laptops go hot, just alot of people post not knowing the market when they see money off deals, it is what it is.
Only ones that have been going hot lately are the HP Omen ones - rest have been voted cold as ice.
Because of the specs, this one has old specs when lastest gen graphics cards and processors can be had for the same price or cheaper.

Did I mention this one? In general, virtually all laptops go cold - it's a fact and it's the same with desktops which bring out the 'build your own' brigade.

Edited By: Bilbo1968 on Mar 16, 2017 22:17
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Kingston SSDNow KC400 512 GB SATA 3 Internal Solid State Drive @ Amazon for £86.71

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Bargain for a 512GB SSD at current prices. Not sure it'll be honoured, but worth a try. Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months. Price increased to £87.05 as of 7:36am - whw
Bargain for a 512GB SSD at current prices. Not sure it'll be honoured, but worth a try. Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months. Price increased to £87.05 as of 7:36am - whw
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Was wondering how others had got on. I've had bottles of wine cancelled and various other things (not just PC parts), so it's just bad luck.
Steelman111
After what Kingston did with the V300's I'm probably never going to buy a Kingston SSD again, it also makes me doubt the quality of all of their other products.
Think about that for a moment. Even if it was just once in their history - they were caught downgrading SSD's and selling them to people who were under the belief that they were getting the same SSD that the reviewers had gotten when in fact they were getting a shoddy cheaper version that didn't perform as well, how can you trust that the company isn't doing it elsewhere but hasn't been found out yet?.
That one mistake has lost them someone who would otherwise have bought this product and I won't be the only one that feels the same about what they did.

Hope you dont drive anything from the VW group or own a samsung phone then
Cancelled as well, a bit disappointing but not going to complain as I have had some very good deals on Amazon lately and they have honoured some other mispriced items I have ordered. Still a shame though and I was quite surprised too as it isn't really an unfeasible low price as I don't think the SSDNow range is a particularly high end range. Perhaps the kind of price they might have on a lightening deal, though maybe a bit low for an everyday price.

That said, storage prices are atrocious lately and retailers have the perfect excuse for their rip off prices in brexit. Would advise anyone wanting a HDD/SSD to hold off right now or get absolutely fleeced with present pricing, if you absolutely have to have one get it on eBay or something, don't support the current pricing model.

Anyway back on topic, Amazon definitely seem to cancel PC and component misprices much more readily than other categories, I don’t think I have had one under-priced PC part get through yet have had headphones and some food items, Can only assume the profit margins aren’t wide enough on the PC gear for them to absorb much loss….
Sad times. Cancelled too.
TehJumpingJawa
Surprised they claimed it was a misprice; while cheap it was hardly beyond the realms of imagining. Inability to source stock would have been completely understandable.

matedodgy
Totally agree.
I'm not surprised they cancelled this as a misprice, as opposed to saying they couldn't source stock. Even when SSDs were cheap, these KC400s were never one of the drives which were dropping down to the ~£130/TB mark.

According to CCC, the cheapest Amazon have ever sold the KC400 in 512GB capacity for is ~£125 and that was June last year. It's no surprise that with a much weaker Pound and much higher NAND prices, they're not willing to sell you one now for £87.

Edited By: matt101101 on Mar 17, 2017 19:27
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Asus Zenbook UX330 Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3" £764.95 John Lewis

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Normally £850, 10% off till 21/03/17. I don't actually know if this is a good deal or not, hence posting to seek opinions and what, if any, heat it gets. If it should be elsewhere as it's also quit…
Normally £850, 10% off till 21/03/17. I don't actually know if this is a good deal or not, hence posting to seek opinions and what, if any, heat it gets. If it should be elsewhere as it's also quit…
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little_deal_minx
Do you know if the 10% off is just on this computer? I'm looking for the yoga 900s but it doesn't seem to be in the offer?
Maybe the 10% off has been applied to all the listed prices.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac216/Fotostorage/IMG_0841_zpsud3agxvu.jpeg






Yes your right yayy! It wasn't included yesterday but I checked again today and it now is :D . Unfortunately I bought one from PC world in silver yesterday but I think I'll have no problem returning it when it arrives and then get the 900s from John Lewis- they have the gorgeous champagne gold, 2 year guarantee and the extra pen which I think is worth the added £90 on the PC world price <3

Edited By: little_deal_minx on Mar 17, 2017 15:39: .
Thank you - I bought it! I had the microsoft surface book for a month but it kept freezing - I am hopeful that this doesn't. It arrived today and the colour is beautiful. - makes me smile!

Edited By: sarabifran on Mar 18, 2017 10:49: more information
little_deal_minx
Do you know if the 10% off is just on this computer? I'm looking for the yoga 900s but it doesn't seem to be in the offer?
Maybe the 10% off has been applied to all the listed prices.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac216/Fotostorage/IMG_0841_zpsud3agxvu.jpeg





Edited By: captainbeaky on Mar 16, 2017 21:14
nileshpandya17
Seems like a good deal to me. Certainly cheaper than what I could find elsewhere. I've got the UX305 and it's brilliant, which this is the upgrade of. Exceptionally lightweight, start up in seconds and no issues with overheating. If you want something a bit cheaper, then i would still recommend it (might be superseded by the 310 now, which is circa £600), but this is still definitely good value.


I've been looking at the 305 too as you can get it in white (the colour means a lot to me!oO ). There was a deal on here a year ago for it at curry's for £499 and £100 trade in on top. But it's not dropped below £599 for months now. There's a refurb deal currently on here for it for £380 at the moment.
I thought I'd settled on this but your comments on the 305 are throwing me back!
little_deal_minx
Do you know if the 10% off is just on this computer? I'm looking for the yoga 900s but it doesn't seem to be in the offer?


​I noticed it was only on specific laptops but don't know if the yoga was included sorry.
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HP Omen Gaming Laptop - 7th Gen i5 Quad Core, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD & 1TB HDD, GTX 1050 Graphics, Full HD, with FREE XBOX ONE ELITE CONTROLLER £829.99 @ Amazon

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There have been a few laptop deals recently which have gone cold, and there is a perceived lack of activity in the category because of this. Gaming laptops are rarely deals because they are essentiall…
There have been a few laptop deals recently which have gone cold, and there is a perceived lack of activity in the category because of this. Gaming laptops are rarely deals because they are essentiall…
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brilly

wow thats some crap logic, noone cares about the amazon deal other than you as it was not as good - anyway i'll depart and let you burble away to yourself now
You asked for a better deal and I posted a link to a better deal as it's £65 less! X)
yes... you posted a better deal than a deal that wasn't the best deal - wow oO
brilly

wow thats some crap logic, noone cares about the amazon deal other than you as it was not as good - anyway i'll depart and let you burble away to yourself now

You asked for a better deal and I posted a link to a better deal as it's £65 less! X)
Picard123
brilly
Picard123
brilly
Profgunnington
brilly
Picard123
brilly
Picard123
brilly
you must be using special search for special people
my search only shows things that actually exist right now and not what might be
as you seem to be the only one perhaps you should be able to see how noone else cares
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=273eSvOwpKk
not sure i can handle a video from a potential future but carry on posting
it just reminds people how utterly vacuous your posts were
you were asked to back up your repeated ramblings and couldn't do so
now you just call attention to the fact every time you post an inane link/image
You sound like someone who's bitter and frustrated that they overpaid for a mediocre laptop and missed out on something better....
just someone based in reality
try it some time
That picard guy sounds like a massive troll. I don't know why you engaged them for so long. I came to this link looking for different opinions and potentially better deals, but it's devolved to you two bickering back and forth for literally zero reason. If in doubt; ignore!
i find myself suitably chastened :p
£65 cheaper already. You only had to wait 4 days. ROTFL!!! X)http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-omen-15-6-gaming-laptop-i5-7300hq-8gb-ram-gtx-1050-128-gb-ssd-1tb-hdd-free-xbox-2641986
couple of points:
i didn't want this laptop - i posted only to point out your multiple errors
the amazon deal is not a reference as already stated - john lewis was
so its cheaper than an inferior model at john lewis or more expensive than a lesser model at john lewis
£65 saved, is £65 saved X)

wow thats some crap logic, noone cares about the amazon deal other than you as it was not as good - anyway i'll depart and let you burble away to yourself now
brilly
Picard123
brilly
Profgunnington
brilly
Picard123
brilly
Picard123
brilly
you must be using special search for special people
my search only shows things that actually exist right now and not what might be
as you seem to be the only one perhaps you should be able to see how noone else cares
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=273eSvOwpKk
not sure i can handle a video from a potential future but carry on posting
it just reminds people how utterly vacuous your posts were
you were asked to back up your repeated ramblings and couldn't do so
now you just call attention to the fact every time you post an inane link/image
You sound like someone who's bitter and frustrated that they overpaid for a mediocre laptop and missed out on something better....
just someone based in reality
try it some time
That picard guy sounds like a massive troll. I don't know why you engaged them for so long. I came to this link looking for different opinions and potentially better deals, but it's devolved to you two bickering back and forth for literally zero reason. If in doubt; ignore!
i find myself suitably chastened :p
£65 cheaper already. You only had to wait 4 days. ROTFL!!! X)http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-omen-15-6-gaming-laptop-i5-7300hq-8gb-ram-gtx-1050-128-gb-ssd-1tb-hdd-free-xbox-2641986
couple of points:
i didn't want this laptop - i posted only to point out your multiple errors
the amazon deal is not a reference as already stated - john lewis was
so its cheaper than an inferior model at john lewis or more expensive than a lesser model at john lewis

£65 saved, is £65 saved X)
Picard123
brilly
Profgunnington
brilly
Picard123
brilly
Picard123
brilly
you must be using special search for special people
my search only shows things that actually exist right now and not what might be
as you seem to be the only one perhaps you should be able to see how noone else cares
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=273eSvOwpKk
not sure i can handle a video from a potential future but carry on posting
it just reminds people how utterly vacuous your posts were
you were asked to back up your repeated ramblings and couldn't do so
now you just call attention to the fact every time you post an inane link/image
You sound like someone who's bitter and frustrated that they overpaid for a mediocre laptop and missed out on something better....
just someone based in reality
try it some time
That picard guy sounds like a massive troll. I don't know why you engaged them for so long. I came to this link looking for different opinions and potentially better deals, but it's devolved to you two bickering back and forth for literally zero reason. If in doubt; ignore!
i find myself suitably chastened :p
£65 cheaper already. You only had to wait 4 days. ROTFL!!! X)http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-omen-15-6-gaming-laptop-i5-7300hq-8gb-ram-gtx-1050-128-gb-ssd-1tb-hdd-free-xbox-2641986
couple of points:
i didn't want this laptop - i posted only to point out your multiple errors
the amazon deal is not a reference as already stated - john lewis was
so its cheaper than an inferior model at john lewis or more expensive than a lesser model at john lewis
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HP OMEN 15-ax205na Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD £836.95 John Lewis

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Windows 10 Home 64 Latest generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ processor 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal Full-HD (1920 x 1080) display 8GB RAM with 128GB SSD and 1TB storage NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 105…
Windows 10 Home 64 Latest generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ processor 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal Full-HD (1920 x 1080) display 8GB RAM with 128GB SSD and 1TB storage NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 105…
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Price has gone up now ...
Neanderthal
ussasx
Neanderthal
I'm in the market for a gaming laptop, I want one good enough to do VR so that I can bring it into the living room when I want roomscale or more often than not, just have it upstairs for normal gaming.
I was hoping the 1070 or even the 1080 equipped machines would be dropping in price. Work has given me a 2k budget.
I've looked at the Omens before but they only have 3 USB ports which is a bit restrictive for me.
Try Scan. UK Built Machines on Clevo Chasis.
i7-7700HQ
GTX 1070
15" 4K Display
16GB DDR4
256Gb SSD
Win 10
Built and delivered for 1700. The advantage is you can customise every part to suit what you want.
Customer service and post sales are excellent!https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/configurator/3xs-lg15-vengeance-gsync
Cheers for this, I've ordered one from Scan. Went for a 17" screen but to bring it in on price it was just FHD rather than 4K.

Let me know what you think :)
ussasx
Neanderthal
I'm in the market for a gaming laptop, I want one good enough to do VR so that I can bring it into the living room when I want roomscale or more often than not, just have it upstairs for normal gaming.
I was hoping the 1070 or even the 1080 equipped machines would be dropping in price. Work has given me a 2k budget.
I've looked at the Omens before but they only have 3 USB ports which is a bit restrictive for me.
Try Scan. UK Built Machines on Clevo Chasis.
i7-7700HQ
GTX 1070
15" 4K Display
16GB DDR4
256Gb SSD
Win 10
Built and delivered for 1700. The advantage is you can customise every part to suit what you want.
Customer service and post sales are excellent!https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/configurator/3xs-lg15-vengeance-gsync

Cheers for this, I've ordered one from Scan. Went for a 17" screen but to bring it in on price it was just FHD rather than 4K.
Cantona007
Burnz0
Cantona007
Burnz0
Cantona007
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Burnz0
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I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, especially for a gaming laptop. HP laptops are very cheaply built, not as solid as Dell or ASUS. You can get an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price!
You don't need 16GB for gaming, it's a common misconception and makes little to no difference for majority of games. The problem here is the 2GB VRAM being the heavy hitter.
I don't believe the reasons people shooting it down are completely credible though, until I see some links. This is sub-£900 and John Lewis. There maybe be better deals, but this is a very good laptop for the price from what I've seen in the past.
I didn'y say you require 16GB RAM but you would expect more than 8GB! This laptop does not have an optical drive either; some of us still buy software on discs or play dvd's.
Intel say the 7th gen chips are about 13% faster than the 6th gen, but many tests say that 6th gen are just as good. Try looking at Laptops Direct or SCAN.
Burnz0
richt
I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, especially for a gaming laptop. HP laptops are very cheaply built, not as solid as Dell or ASUS. You can get an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price!
You don't need 16GB for gaming, it's a common misconception and makes little to no difference for majority of games. The problem here is the 2GB VRAM being the heavy hitter.
I don't believe the reasons people shooting it down are completely credible though, until I see some links. This is sub-£900 and John Lewis. There maybe be better deals, but this is a very good laptop for the price from what I've seen in the past.
Actually you do in some games though ones that do tend to be bad ports/optimised. Within a year or two it's going to be common so might as well have it now.
I disagree, name me a game and I will happily upload a video of it running it on 8GB RAM. What titles are being ported in the next year that makes you think this?
For best performance batman arkam knight needed 12GB on release though it doesn't know, Quantom Break and Mankind Divided has 16GB recommended though they are bad ports. You don't need16GB per se if you don't really care about performance much but if you value that then that is the recommended specs. I don't know if any titles being ported but it's common sense that as times go on games will require more and more ram.
I've also heard of people having better performance in some games with double the amount of ram even though it's not even on recommended specs. Watch Dogs 2 for example.
As you mentioned, Arkham Asylum doesn't need more than 8GB now but check out this article for the game on its bad release. Even the bad port (release) only had 1/2 fps drop, and this text was run with a GTX 980, which was one of the best cards out at the time (and much better than this laptops). It had to be powerful enough for the RAM to be the bottleneck, or else the test would be pointless.http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/08/why-you-still-only-need-4gb-of-ram-for-a-great-gaming-pc/
Even when games are VERY badly ported, with maxed out other hardware, the fps difference is 1 or 2 frames per second. I can't show you a video on games that arn't out yet, but I highly doubt you would need 16GB RAM on a GTX 1050Ti for a performance boost lol. I might do my own youtube video showing the absolute BARE-MINIMAL performance difference this makes, because it really is one of the most common misconceptions.
In short more RAM won't make a difference in this gaming laptop, the VRAM will. Even if it was possible to put 800GB RAM in, it still would make no difference because there is only 2GB VRAM. This will be your bottleneck here, and all laptops of similar spec. People voting cold for the 8GB RAM are honestly voting it cold for the wrong reasons.
This is a decent laptop for the price in my opinion, even for the Graphics Card.
EDIT: I also don't blame you or anyone for thinking differently for thinking RAM is super important for gaming. There are websites out there that say you need lots of RAM, but if you notice they link the source as if to say "this didn't come from us". This is because alot of people believe the information to be incorrect. Steam always overshoot the Hardware requirements, mainly because they don't want to troubleshoot people who meet the actual borderline hardware requirements. Some of the Steam games that "require" 8GB can be run on my Grandma's toaster PC for example.
Arkham Knight not Arkham Asylum. Arkham Knight had hell of lot more FPS drops than just one or two.....It also a crash fest of a game.

The link was for Arkham Knight lol, I just typed it wrong but I'm assuming you didn't click it. Whatever game you play on this laptop won't be bottlenecked by the RAM, doesn't actually matter what Batman game it is.

Let's say the MAX you could play Arkham Knight was "high" at 1080p at 60fps on this laptop (I don't know, but lets assume this is correct), if you gave it an extra 8GB RAM (to 16GB) it wouldn't improve. That's the simplest way to explain it.

Edited By: Burnz0 on Mar 20, 2017 15:25: Last para
Burnz0
Cantona007
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I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, especially for a gaming laptop. HP laptops are very cheaply built, not as solid as Dell or ASUS. You can get an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price!
You don't need 16GB for gaming, it's a common misconception and makes little to no difference for majority of games. The problem here is the 2GB VRAM being the heavy hitter.
I don't believe the reasons people shooting it down are completely credible though, until I see some links. This is sub-£900 and John Lewis. There maybe be better deals, but this is a very good laptop for the price from what I've seen in the past.
I didn'y say you require 16GB RAM but you would expect more than 8GB! This laptop does not have an optical drive either; some of us still buy software on discs or play dvd's.
Intel say the 7th gen chips are about 13% faster than the 6th gen, but many tests say that 6th gen are just as good. Try looking at Laptops Direct or SCAN.
Burnz0
richt
I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, especially for a gaming laptop. HP laptops are very cheaply built, not as solid as Dell or ASUS. You can get an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price!
You don't need 16GB for gaming, it's a common misconception and makes little to no difference for majority of games. The problem here is the 2GB VRAM being the heavy hitter.
I don't believe the reasons people shooting it down are completely credible though, until I see some links. This is sub-£900 and John Lewis. There maybe be better deals, but this is a very good laptop for the price from what I've seen in the past.
Actually you do in some games though ones that do tend to be bad ports/optimised. Within a year or two it's going to be common so might as well have it now.
I disagree, name me a game and I will happily upload a video of it running it on 8GB RAM. What titles are being ported in the next year that makes you think this?
For best performance batman arkam knight needed 12GB on release though it doesn't know, Quantom Break and Mankind Divided has 16GB recommended though they are bad ports. You don't need16GB per se if you don't really care about performance much but if you value that then that is the recommended specs. I don't know if any titles being ported but it's common sense that as times go on games will require more and more ram.
I've also heard of people having better performance in some games with double the amount of ram even though it's not even on recommended specs. Watch Dogs 2 for example.
As you mentioned, Arkham Asylum doesn't need more than 8GB now but check out this article for the game on its bad release. Even the bad port (release) only had 1/2 fps drop, and this text was run with a GTX 980, which was one of the best cards out at the time (and much better than this laptops). It had to be powerful enough for the RAM to be the bottleneck, or else the test would be pointless.http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/08/why-you-still-only-need-4gb-of-ram-for-a-great-gaming-pc/
Even when games are VERY badly ported, with maxed out other hardware, the fps difference is 1 or 2 frames per second. I can't show you a video on games that arn't out yet, but I highly doubt you would need 16GB RAM on a GTX 1050Ti for a performance boost lol. I might do my own youtube video showing the absolute BARE-MINIMAL performance difference this makes, because it really is one of the most common misconceptions.
In short more RAM won't make a difference in this gaming laptop, the VRAM will. Even if it was possible to put 800GB RAM in, it still would make no difference because there is only 2GB VRAM. This will be your bottleneck here, and all laptops of similar spec. People voting cold for the 8GB RAM are honestly voting it cold for the wrong reasons.
This is a decent laptop for the price in my opinion, even for the Graphics Card.
EDIT: I also don't blame you or anyone for thinking differently for thinking RAM is super important for gaming. There are websites out there that say you need lots of RAM, but if you notice they link the source as if to say "this didn't come from us". This is because alot of people believe the information to be incorrect. Steam always overshoot the Hardware requirements, mainly because they don't want to troubleshoot people who meet the actual borderline hardware requirements. Some of the Steam games that "require" 8GB can be run on my Grandma's toaster PC for example.

Arkham Knight not Arkham Asylum. Arkham Knight had hell of lot more FPS drops than just one or two.....It also a crash fest of a game.

Edited By: Cantona007 on Mar 20, 2017 11:44
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It's, what, technically almost two business life cycles old and presumably isn't bundled with a new battery and the problem with laptops that old age isn't the CPU, which is fine, or even that the CPU has a much higher power draw than U-series ultrabook CPUs, the disadvantage with laptops of that age (assuming the vender has cleaned out the matted dust and, vastly less likely, cleaned off and applied fresh thermal paste to the CPU) that use integrated graphics is the comparatively poor performance of Intel HD Graphics 3000, though if it's mainly for office duties and won't often be used away from the desk where it lives, that probably won't matter much to the buyer. If a student looking for a laptop of this age, I would ask your relatives if they have something this old in a cupboard somewhere that they would be prepared to part with for little money, then add the cost of a new battery that holds a charge for longer than an hour or so.
Adiebear
Great info, appreciated as looking for a new laptop and I'm on a budget, do you know how much your looking at for an SSD and where to look? Thinking of going for the last laptop in your list ( even though I prefer windows 7)
Cheers

To prefix this if you are getting the T430 then this advice applies, if you're getting the T431 then it doesn't at all. Best option is to keep an eye on HUKD and set up alerts for the term SSD.

Price wise you're talking for a good deal on traditional 2.5inch disks of
128gb - £30
256gb - £50-55
512gb - ~£100 mark
1tb - Forget it, not currently good value for money.

Those capacities being just placeholders as SSD's do tend to come in a variety of capacities around those figures. Also to add that you can get cheaper less good options and more expensive range topping ones. All depends on your needs.

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Adiebear
Great info, appreciated as looking for a new laptop and I'm on a budget, do you know how much your looking at for an SSD and where to look? Thinking of going for the last laptop in your list ( even though I prefer windows 7)
Cheers
Astec123
Cold from me, this is overpriced as these can be picked up for about £140 generally. As to the suggestion that they are too old, I still have an X61 that works fine still and it's from 2008. These are built to last and have plenty of grunt when you compare them to modern laptops at equivalent price ranges even to this deal. Pay £220 for one and it should run rings around any new machine at the same price point, get an X220 for ~£140 and you will find no new laptop that's as powerful at that price and quite a range of consumer range refurbs that can't keep up even with more of a budget towards them.
Price wise some examples of things I've seen lately that make this seem a non deal to me. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gaming-laptop-Lenovo-ThinkPad-12-5-500GB-Intel-i5-2-5GHz-8GB-Win-7-10-Webcam-/201823044012?var=&hash=item2efd9741ac:m:mYg2L4HWOerlObyY_r8OTLA
Ignoring it's claimed as a 'gaming laptop' which it isn't, the spec is the same and adding an SSD brings it to the same price as this deal but you get a 320gb drive for the same money and otherwise the same machine. http://www.rectech.co.uk/8,1759,laptops.laptops_over_200.lenovo_thinkpad_t431s_1.9ghz_250gb_4gb.html
T431s which is a newer T series model at the same price range as the X series of this deal. More posting this to show it's overpriced for what you're getting. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAST-Lenovo-Thinkpad-T430-Laptop-i5-3320M-Windows-10-8GB-Ram-320GB-HDD-Warranty-/232202114065?hash=item3610531411:g:Tn4AAOSwB09YCiFi
T430 again next generation of T series machine, double the RAM and a traditional disk with change to spare to upgrade it to an SSD for the same amount of money.
Don't stick with Windows 7, it is slower, less secure and goes end of life in under 3 years. If you can get Windows 10 go for that

Windows 7 is slower on low end hardware, on the sort of options being discussed here then it's perfectly fine. With reference to 3 years for End of life, it's pretty unlikely that in most use cases that someone would not move on from this machine in that time.

Edited By: Astec123 on Mar 16, 2017 13:34
Adiebear
Great info, appreciated as looking for a new laptop and I'm on a budget, do you know how much your looking at for an SSD and where to look? Thinking of going for the last laptop in your list ( even though I prefer windows 7)
Cheers
Astec123
Cold from me, this is overpriced as these can be picked up for about £140 generally. As to the suggestion that they are too old, I still have an X61 that works fine still and it's from 2008. These are built to last and have plenty of grunt when you compare them to modern laptops at equivalent price ranges even to this deal. Pay £220 for one and it should run rings around any new machine at the same price point, get an X220 for ~£140 and you will find no new laptop that's as powerful at that price and quite a range of consumer range refurbs that can't keep up even with more of a budget towards them.
Price wise some examples of things I've seen lately that make this seem a non deal to me. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gaming-laptop-Lenovo-ThinkPad-12-5-500GB-Intel-i5-2-5GHz-8GB-Win-7-10-Webcam-/201823044012?var=&hash=item2efd9741ac:m:mYg2L4HWOerlObyY_r8OTLA
Ignoring it's claimed as a 'gaming laptop' which it isn't, the spec is the same and adding an SSD brings it to the same price as this deal but you get a 320gb drive for the same money and otherwise the same machine. http://www.rectech.co.uk/8,1759,laptops.laptops_over_200.lenovo_thinkpad_t431s_1.9ghz_250gb_4gb.html
T431s which is a newer T series model at the same price range as the X series of this deal. More posting this to show it's overpriced for what you're getting. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAST-Lenovo-Thinkpad-T430-Laptop-i5-3320M-Windows-10-8GB-Ram-320GB-HDD-Warranty-/232202114065?hash=item3610531411:g:Tn4AAOSwB09YCiFi
T430 again next generation of T series machine, double the RAM and a traditional disk with change to spare to upgrade it to an SSD for the same amount of money.

Don't stick with Windows 7, it is slower, less secure and goes end of life in under 3 years. If you can get Windows 10 go for that
Great info, appreciated as looking for a new laptop and I'm on a budget, do you know how much your looking at for an SSD and where to look? Thinking of going for the last laptop in your list ( even though I prefer windows 7)

Cheers

Astec123
Cold from me, this is overpriced as these can be picked up for about £140 generally. As to the suggestion that they are too old, I still have an X61 that works fine still and it's from 2008. These are built to last and have plenty of grunt when you compare them to modern laptops at equivalent price ranges even to this deal. Pay £220 for one and it should run rings around any new machine at the same price point, get an X220 for ~£140 and you will find no new laptop that's as powerful at that price and quite a range of consumer range refurbs that can't keep up even with more of a budget towards them.
Price wise some examples of things I've seen lately that make this seem a non deal to me. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gaming-laptop-Lenovo-ThinkPad-12-5-500GB-Intel-i5-2-5GHz-8GB-Win-7-10-Webcam-/201823044012?var=&hash=item2efd9741ac:m:mYg2L4HWOerlObyY_r8OTLA
Ignoring it's claimed as a 'gaming laptop' which it isn't, the spec is the same and adding an SSD brings it to the same price as this deal but you get a 320gb drive for the same money and otherwise the same machine. http://www.rectech.co.uk/8,1759,laptops.laptops_over_200.lenovo_thinkpad_t431s_1.9ghz_250gb_4gb.html
T431s which is a newer T series model at the same price range as the X series of this deal. More posting this to show it's overpriced for what you're getting. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAST-Lenovo-Thinkpad-T430-Laptop-i5-3320M-Windows-10-8GB-Ram-320GB-HDD-Warranty-/232202114065?hash=item3610531411:g:Tn4AAOSwB09YCiFi
T430 again next generation of T series machine, double the RAM and a traditional disk with change to spare to upgrade it to an SSD for the same amount of money.
Product is simply amazing. But it can be gotten for a lot cheaper. CPU is still absolutely fine for most users, keyboard and trackpad/trackpoint are superb and built quality is awesome. I spilled a lot of water on mine and it was fine once it dried (though I accidentally melted the keyboard off)

I'd recommend an SSD for everyone, 8GB of RAM if you are a tab **** and an IPS screen if you like colours. The 93Wh battery lasts all day which is pretty great.
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Seems decent for the money. Someone mentioned this as am alternative to the Xiaomi Air 12 I'm this thread: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xiaomi-air-12-laptop-banggood-for-398-22-2632526 Personall…
Seems decent for the money. Someone mentioned this as am alternative to the Xiaomi Air 12 I'm this thread: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xiaomi-air-12-laptop-banggood-for-398-22-2632526 Personall…
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sold out :(
only a 3 month warranty
adam45417
I was about to buy this until I saw the delivery charge of £19.99 to N.I...

It's still under £400 and still a bargain at that price. A premium Core M machine is well worth it - very nearly a Windows version of the 'retina Macbook'.
I was about to buy this until I saw the delivery charge of £19.99 to N.I...
in stock now
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Seen this was posted a few years ago, but it seems like a nice deal for 240gb. Any feedback more than welcome :)
Seen this was posted a few years ago, but it seems like a nice deal for 240gb. Any feedback more than welcome :)
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Don't mention the ridiculous price of ram! Oops :)
I've been thinking about getting a hybrid 2TB Seagate firecuda for around £95, anyone recommend or?

From experience, I think hybrid hard disks (SSHDs) are a total waste of time and are marketing over and above function. I would think you'll just get annoyed that they seem barely quicker than a hard disk most of the time. When I had mine as well, I would get micro-stuttering - every 5 seconds or so the computer would freeze for maybe 0.1 seconds but it would interrupt videos, moving the cursor, etc. In the end I put a pure SSD in it and wish I had done from day one. That was on a Seagate Momentus XT and it was widely documented on forums with no fix.
cheap..just payed 80£ yesterday for 240gb in Argos for a Kingstone :))))
Don't mention the ridiculous price of ram! Oops :)

I've been thinking about getting a hybrid 2TB Seagate firecuda for around £95, anyone recommend or?


Edited By: utopiangames on Mar 16, 2017 09:13: Edit
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eddyboi
Holy moly, SSD prices have rocketed. Used to be like £25 for 120gb, this is so sad.
Yeah, they really have. They will come down again when we're not in the middle of a NAND shortage when GBP is (hopefully...) worth a bit more, but it's definitely going to be more of a medium term wait than a short term one.
In all honesty, I'd say that if you've managed to do without an SSD so far (bearing in mind they've been relatively affordable for mere mortals for 5+ years now), continue to do so. If you can wait for lower prices, do. If you cannot wait, buy in the knowledge that you're paying a lot in comparison to what SSDs have cost in the relatively recent past.
EDIT: For reference, I paid a fiver more than this for a 480GB SSD in summer 2016 and about 8 quid more than this for a 525GB SSD back in late November. It's a sad time to need to buy an SSD. :(
This has first-world problems written all over it :3
I think any issue involving an SSD is a first-world problem! X)
After all, an ancient 40GB piece of spinning rust will run Windows 7/8.1/10 and day to day, normal programs just fine.
Don't think that's possible, at least for the things I do on a PC. Games alone take more space (then again I'd use a HDD for that as space is limited on a SSD).
I'm glad in some way I built my PC early 2016, prices on parts have either stayed the same or risen (minus my GPU). Just hope I don't need another SSD anytime soon as it's so much more smoother than running off a mechanical drive, can't imagine life pre-SSD. :{
Yes, but huge 40GB+ games aren't "normal" programs for most people to have on their PC; I meant Windows plus stuff like MS Office and Chrome, not GTA V! :p
Parts prices have been horrible since the referendum and the drop in GBP value, SSDs and RAM have been hit doubly hard due to the shortages of components used to make them. GPU prices have been pretty unpleasant too; in the USA the reference 1080Ti is $50 more than the reference 980Ti was at launch ($649 vs $699), but about £150 more (£550 vs £700) here in the UK! Hopefully GBP recovers when they finish faffing about with Brexit.
I wouldn't fancy having spinning rust in my computers now, as of November last year I have no mechanical HDDs in my computers...it's wonderful, something I've been looking forward to since I bought my first SSD back in 2012. 8)

I ended up getting 120gb that was on here a while ago for £25. For me it was entirely worth the fact that windows starts in about 10 secs, but I think that is because I'm old enough now to remember turning on a PC making a cup of tea and coming back to Windows just loading. I only have Windows and Vegas Pro running on it, everything else is on a standard HD.
lol not paying these prices
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stevie457
Could somebody recommend a suitable replacement for me please?
My toshiba satellite has now had a complete hard drive failure. So will be upgrading to an SSD. Don't think i warrant a 480gb, maybe something a little less and around the £60-£70 mark. Been waiting for a good deal for a while now, closest I got was to the office outlet deal...
You could look at getting a SSHD. More capacity for less money.
If you're set on an SSD maybe have a look at some used / second hand offers. Should be able to find something online. I got a good deal on a 500gb Samsung Evo 850 recently, second hand.

That's a really good tip. A 4TB hybrid drive is a better proposition for storing Steam libraries and such. Keep the smaller SSDs for system drives or for the AAA titles.
stevie457
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stevie457
Could somebody recommend a suitable replacement for me please?
My toshiba satellite has now had a complete hard drive failure. So will be upgrading to an SSD. Don't think i warrant a 480gb, maybe something a little less and around the £60-£70 mark. Been waiting for a good deal for a while now, closest I got was to the office outlet deal...
You could look at getting a SSHD. More capacity for less money.
If you're set on an SSD maybe have a look at some used / second hand offers. Should be able to find something online. I got a good deal on a 500gb Samsung Evo 850 recently, second hand.
Thank you so much vardx, just read up on them and sounds like something very suitable. I'll need to check the model no of my laptop first to make sure I get the right size one. Any brand recommendations?
No problem at all!

I don't have any first hand SSHD experience, but I've seen Seagate have a lot of competatively priced models on amazon with plenty of good reviews.

Regarding compatibility, based on what you've said so far, I think any 2.5" drive should work for you. You could also go for a mechanical drive. I recently installed a 1tb 2.5" 7200RPM Hitachi drive in my own laptop, alongside an SSD. Works very well and I got a great price on it, at just 38 pounds.
vardx
stevie457
Could somebody recommend a suitable replacement for me please?
My toshiba satellite has now had a complete hard drive failure. So will be upgrading to an SSD. Don't think i warrant a 480gb, maybe something a little less and around the £60-£70 mark. Been waiting for a good deal for a while now, closest I got was to the office outlet deal...
You could look at getting a SSHD. More capacity for less money.
If you're set on an SSD maybe have a look at some used / second hand offers. Should be able to find something online. I got a good deal on a 500gb Samsung Evo 850 recently, second hand.

Thank you so much vardx, just read up on them and sounds like something very suitable. I'll need to check the model no of my laptop first to make sure I get the right size one. Any brand recommendations?
stevie457
Could somebody recommend a suitable replacement for me please?
My toshiba satellite has now had a complete hard drive failure. So will be upgrading to an SSD. Don't think i warrant a 480gb, maybe something a little less and around the £60-£70 mark. Been waiting for a good deal for a while now, closest I got was to the office outlet deal...

You could look at getting a SSHD. More capacity for less money.

If you're set on an SSD maybe have a look at some used / second hand offers. Should be able to find something online. I got a good deal on a 500gb Samsung Evo 850 recently, second hand.
tan159
AMD bought out OCZ?
Nope!

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/08/amd-teams-with-toshiba-to-make-its-own-ssds/

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Lenovo V110-15ISK 80TL Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz 4GB 128GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Laptop seems cheap to me? £379.97 @ Servers Direct

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Wouldn't touch a Lenovo laptop, they're so plasticy and poorly put together, even Acer make better laptops!

I'm sure Lenovo do some sort of high end stuff but their lower end stuff is pretty poor, so specs alone just don't cut it...
Regardless of lack of full HD, seems like a great spec laptop for the price. Hot :)
p4zzle
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doublefour
That price is ex-VAT. It's £379 inc VAT.
(I made the same mistake with an HP laptop on their site earlier today...!)
Oh really? Damn
Don't sweat it, it happens :) Cheers for posting
We all make mistakes :DSee here Haha, I have no excuse at all though :([/quot
NeoTrix
p4zzle
[quote=doublefour] That price is ex-VAT. It's £379 inc VAT.
(I made the same mistake with an HP laptop on their site earlier today...!)
Oh really? Damn
Don't sweat it, it happens :) Cheers for posting
We all make mistakes :DSee here Haha, I have no excuse at all though :(
OK cheers mate.
Shame though, my hunt for a laptop continues.
NeoTrix
p4zzle
doublefour
That price is ex-VAT. It's £379 inc VAT.
(I made the same mistake with an HP laptop on their site earlier today...!)
Oh really? Damn
Don't sweat it, it happens :) Cheers for posting
We all make mistakes :DSee here Haha, I have no excuse at all though :([/quot
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p4zzle
[quote=doublefour] That price is ex-VAT. It's £379 inc VAT.
(I made the same mistake with an HP laptop on their site earlier today...!)
Oh really? Damn
Don't sweat it, it happens :) Cheers for posting
We all make mistakes :DSee here Haha, I have no excuse at all though :(
OK cheers mate.
p4zzle
doublefour
That price is ex-VAT. It's £379 inc VAT.
(I made the same mistake with an HP laptop on their site earlier today...!)
Oh really? Damn

Don't sweat it, it happens :) Cheers for posting
We all make mistakes :DSee here Haha, I have no excuse at all though :(
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Dell Latitude 12 7275 m5 128gb ssd for nearly half price £549.00 @ NGT:IT

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Just bought one of these for nearly half of what dell are selling them for. Awesome machine and I got a warranty
Just bought one of these for nearly half of what dell are selling them for. Awesome machine and I got a warranty
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Had a 2K and m7 version of this before, it looks amazing, slim bezel, however I don't like it. I had both keyboards, the folio keyboard works like a surface and the premium keyboard works like a tablet stand because it doesn't have a hinge. Will recommend the folio as you can adjust the viewing angle. Other than that, Typing is perfect on both.
The tablet doesn't have any USB port, but comes with USB c with thunderbolt supported which is very powerful. The only problems are most of the keyboard or mouse I had is USB which means I need to take the adapter with me.
Battery life is short, maximum 4 hours on wifi video watching on my 2K model. This is the most important reason why I don't like it.
Some high pitch sound when you use it with the folio keyboard. The refurbished of this laptop can sometimes be found on eBay for around £350 from a trade seller. I got mine as a replacement from dell as my 7350 was broken.
I end up sold this tablet on eBay and bought latitude 11 5175 with keyboard. The looking is not as great as the 7275 but the battery time is 6 hours on its own and 10 hours with battery. In addition the stylus is inside the keyboard dock which is quiet handy.

That's my biggest problem with it. It's a fantastic looking tablet but 30Wh just isn't enough battery capacity. I've got a Dell XPS 13 instead but the single and only 20gbit thunderbolt 3 port gets me down :/
LewsTherin
This site trustworthy? Most sites that end in. biz are scammy.

Many of my business customers buy their monitors from this company. For example last week one of them purchased a professional 24" Dell refurbished panel for £109 delivered with a year warranty (was like new just brown box packaged). They offer next day DPD with 1 hour time slot delivery.

Regards
Flea
Saw this and had a heart attack thinking I had paid far too much however, those other ones have an RTB warranty and that price doesn't include shipping or VAT.
#stillhappy
Had a 2K and m7 version of this before, it looks amazing, slim bezel, however I don't like it. I had both keyboards, the folio keyboard works like a surface and the premium keyboard works like a tablet stand because it doesn't have a hinge. Will recommend the folio as you can adjust the viewing angle. Other than that, Typing is perfect on both.
The tablet doesn't have any USB port, but comes with USB c with thunderbolt supported which is very powerful. The only problems are most of the keyboard or mouse I had is USB which means I need to take the adapter with me.
Battery life is short, maximum 4 hours on wifi video watching on my 2K model. This is the most important reason why I don't like it.
Some high pitch sound when you use it with the folio keyboard. The refurbished of this laptop can sometimes be found on eBay for around £350 from a trade seller. I got mine as a replacement from dell as my 7350 was broken.
I end up sold this tablet on eBay and bought latitude 11 5175 with keyboard. The looking is not as great as the 7275 but the battery time is 6 hours on its own and 10 hours with battery. In addition the stylus is inside the keyboard dock which is quiet handy.
For a tenner more MCS offer similar refurbs but
- m7 instead of m5 processor
- double RAM (8Gb instead of 4Gb) and storage (256Gb instead of 128Gb)
- WWAN (=mobile 4G)
http://mcscom.co.uk/product/dell-latitude-12-7275-2-in-1-m7-6y75-upto-3-10ghz-8gb-256gb-m-2-ssd-12-5-fhd-wwan-uk-slim-keyboard-w10p-1yr-rtb-wty-mll308/
There are three different models left, they had a few more with higher spec/prices too but these have been sold
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Quick £55.87 Used - Very Good
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2260 WHICH IS AN Unusual size ,normally 2280 or 2240 (40,60,80cms x 22cms wide)
Which is actually a bonus as generally a large slot will be able to take the smaller ones (by moving the standoff screw), but the reverse is not possible.
For instance, this would fit the HP Elitebooks 820 and 840 G2 (G1 only takes 2240 was very stupid of HP) whereas a 2280 would not.

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Gavin01
never worked how you know if these fit laptop ? I've got dell 6320 with i5 ?
Looking at this teardown video I'm going to say this will not fit your laptop as there is no mSata\M.2 slot of the required size\spec. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVWS-VsukUM
The one spare slot that you can see at 4:41 in the video is designed for a WAN card if I remember correctly
mSATA and M.2 are in no way comparable.
A Sandy Bridge laptop is never (AFAIK) going to to have M.2 slot as they only came later. AFAIK, I think it was Dell whose Latitude SB and IB laptops didn't have SATA connected to their mSATA slots so even an mSATA drive won't work. See for instance:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19475918
BTW, for business laptops rather some random poster on youtube, they generally have a repair manual.


Edited By: Gkains on Mar 06, 2017 08:28
Gavin01
never worked how you know if these fit laptop ? I've got dell 6320 with i5 ?

Looking at this teardown video I'm going to say this will not fit your laptop as there is no mSata\M.2 slot of the required size\spec.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVWS-VsukUM

The one spare slot that you can see at 4:41 in the video is designed for a WAN card if I remember correctly
2260 WHICH IS AN Unusual size ,normally 2280 or 2240 (40,60,80cms x 22cms wide)
never worked how you know if these fit laptop ? I've got dell 6320 with i5 ?
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Totally agree especially if you want to use it as a boot disk PC or Mac. If you will only be storing data on it you wont notice any lag.

This recommended M300 cut my MacOS 10.10 boot time to login prompt from 65 seconds to 16 on a 2009 MacBook Pro. The Staples MC100 will be around 30 secs from past experience.
Xyzac
theQube
It's funny (but also mildly frustrating, as I'm after a second one) seeing these pop-up on eBay now with a ~£50 mark-up. If anyone is looking to off-load one (and obviously make a little on it) please get in touch.
You're better off picking this up instead, considering its newer. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crucial-MX300-525-GB-SATA-2-5-Inch-Internal-SSD-NEW-UK-STOCK-LOWEST-ON-EBAY-/112318808867?hash=item1a26b90323:g:bfYAAOSw4GVYNzGA
I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I feel the need to have matching drives - you're absolutely right though (I had seen that deal) and common sense should prevail...
theQube
It's funny (but also mildly frustrating, as I'm after a second one) seeing these pop-up on eBay now with a ~£50 mark-up. If anyone is looking to off-load one (and obviously make a little on it) please get in touch.

You're better off picking this up instead, considering its newer. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crucial-MX300-525-GB-SATA-2-5-Inch-Internal-SSD-NEW-UK-STOCK-LOWEST-ON-EBAY-/112318808867?hash=item1a26b90323:g:bfYAAOSw4GVYNzGA
It's funny (but also mildly frustrating, as I'm after a second one) seeing these pop-up on eBay now with a ~£50 mark-up. If anyone is looking to off-load one (and obviously make a little on it) please get in touch.
minted83
The firmware upgrade posted is old. These already contain the MU02 update.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
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Crucial MX300 525 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive with 9.5 mm Adapter - Grey/Blue £129.00 @ Amazon

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great deal on good sized SSD.
great deal on good sized SSD.
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Good price for good ssd!!! Bought it months ago for £81 with a bit of luck on sales 8) price/quality even for this £££ is good to go :)
matedodgy
I know we don't have time machines and such, but I picked up a 1tb ssd from Amazon in Jan 16 for £142. So if I had £130 in my pocket for an ssd, I'd set up some price watches and try and get something bigger for a similar price.
Some on HUKD clearly DO have time machines, why else would people tells us they got products for much cheaper prices in the past? the only logical conclusion is that they're advising us to go back in time to save money. But they're the fools, any time traveller knows that you go forward to save the big money, I go forward 10 years and find these 1tb ssd drives in the local dump.
donslibi
matedodgy
I know we don't have time machines and such, but I picked up a 1tb ssd from Amazon in Jan 16 for £142. So if I had £130 in my pocket for an ssd, I'd set up some price watches and try and get something bigger for a similar price.
What brand? And was it new?

Yeah, Amazon new SanDisk Ultra II SSD 960 GB Sata III 2.5-inch Internal SSD up to 550 MB/s, £142.99. Lots of deals of this type on hotukdeals 8-12 months ago. Shame that prices have gone up since as others have said due to demand.
The 1tb is £230 on amazon just now which is a good deal as the 750gb is £190
seems like a good price in current climate , i managed to get evo 256GB for £65 from amazon after waiting 3 weeks.
i am going to wait for later in the year to get 1TB drives as prices are way to high at the mo
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Sandisk Plus SSD 240gb (Amazon PrimeNow first order only) - £59.57 (otherwise £67.57)

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Probably get cold vote for this, but maybe worth it for those looking for a cheap SSD upgrade like I am. I don't need the best IOP or transfer speed, but anything better than the 5400rpm drive in t…
Probably get cold vote for this, but maybe worth it for those looking for a cheap SSD upgrade like I am. I don't need the best IOP or transfer speed, but anything better than the 5400rpm drive in t…
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can I use this code of I've had an Amazon prime membership before? though I've never made PrimeNow order before

This is only for PrimeNow and only for 1st order, so you'll need to be in a PrimeNow area. The deal is a bit limited.. sorry.


​ in answer to my own question, yes it worked. It was my first primenow order, I've had Amazon prime trial before. code worked, though I used it on yesterdays deal for wiley swift 2 phone
no joy, first order of a new primenow member... not really much a deal for majority..
109place
can I use this code of I've had an Amazon prime membership before? though I've never made PrimeNow order before

This is only for PrimeNow and only for 1st order, so you'll need to be in a PrimeNow area. The deal is a bit limited.. sorry.
can I use this code of I've had an Amazon prime membership before? though I've never made PrimeNow order before
Brrrr!! Getting cold here, I'll grab my coat.

Just got my PrimeNow order, excellent!! Same day delivery is cool. :)
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MSI 17.3 Inch FHD Gaming Laptop (Black) - (Intel i7 7700HQ, 16 GB DDRIV RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, GTX 960M Graphics Card, Windows 10) - £899.00 @ saveonlaptops

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Seems like a great price for a top spec 17.3" laptop - Maybe not for hardcore gaming but a great all rounder. Processor: Kabylake Core i7-7700HQ+HM175 Memory: DDR IV 8GB x 2 Storage: 128GB SSD +
Seems like a great price for a top spec 17.3" laptop - Maybe not for hardcore gaming but a great all rounder. Processor: Kabylake Core i7-7700HQ+HM175 Memory: DDR IV 8GB x 2 Storage: 128GB SSD +
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Not too sure if you fancy this OP but I have the 6th Gen MSI GP72 6QF Leopard Pro Laptop on For Sale:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/for-sale-trade/msi-gp72-6qf-leopard-pro-laptop-i7-6700hq-16gb-ddr4-128ssd-1tb-hdd-gtx-960m-2gb-2619751

I would love £850 but as this has a newer processor I might have to consider lowering the price. Though I am open to Offers :)
Chuggee
oddballmv
960m is so out of date now. There are 1050 and even some 1050ti laptops for this price.
​Links? I'd be more than happy if they included an Quad Core HT i7, SSD boot drive and 16GB of RAM at the same price. :)
And it would be a better deal to post instead of this.
You can't quite get the ssd as well but could buy one seperately but for a medium settings laptop i would say https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J962-207-MSI-GL62M-7RD-207UK_2065202.html is a better option. In my opinion saving up a bit more and going for https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Fangbook_4_XTREME_G-SYNC_1060 would be great, desktop processor etc.

Hadn't spotted the OP is not much of a gamer though, in which case the MSI might prove better for his needs.
oddballmv
960m is so out of date now. There are 1050 and even some 1050ti laptops for this price.


​Links? I'd be more than happy if they included an Quad Core HT i7, SSD boot drive and 16GB of RAM at the same price. :)

And it would be a better deal to post instead of this.

Edited By: Chuggee on Mar 02, 2017 21:53: .
960m is so out of date now. There are 1050 and even some 1050ti laptops for this price.
Unfortunately the graphics card is the most important part of the gaming laptop. Only go for GTX10 series cards now preferably 1060 upwards. A 1050 will barely cope with GTA not maxed out. 1060 will do VR but apparently will work with GTX 970 and above.
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Crucial MX300 275gb 2.5" Sata-3 SSD £74.95 at AWD-IT

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Following up from the MX100 256gb in store Staples deal. Newer MX300 model with a few more gb's for £74.95 delivered. Form Factor 2.5-inch internal SSD Total Capacity 275GB Warranty Limited 3-ye…
Following up from the MX100 256gb in store Staples deal. Newer MX300 model with a few more gb's for £74.95 delivered. Form Factor 2.5-inch internal SSD Total Capacity 275GB Warranty Limited 3-ye…
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Does this come with an adapter to fit it into a desktop?


​No, adapter is not included
Does this come with an adapter to fit it into a desktop?
has been £60 on Amazon, been rising to £88
275gb? That's a weird capacity
The 750gb was around £125 pre Christmas sales, currently around £190 though, for reference.

Edited By: pacifika on Mar 02, 2017 08:21: Clarify offer
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Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" SATA SSD - £63.99 Office Outlet - In Store, Greenbridge, Swindon

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A discontinued model from Crucial, but about the cheapest I've seen for a new, brand-name 256GB SSD after the recent price increases. An end-of-line offer, in-store only I think. They also had a few 5…
A discontinued model from Crucial, but about the cheapest I've seen for a new, brand-name 256GB SSD after the recent price increases. An end-of-line offer, in-store only I think. They also had a few 5…
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I got the last 256gb in Swindon today, thanks cjed for sharing
Can confirm those prices at Office Outlet at Southampton West Quay retail branch. Was couple of display boxes on shelf around 3 of each 250GB and 500GB.
Just had a 512gb one from Kidderminster .... Priced on shelf at £149.99... Goes through the till at £95.99...
There was one left at 4pm tonight.....
Good god , somebody bought staples ? Really bad store (maybe becoz of the impending selloff) , but a good price ...
The Staples brand or the uk stores were sold last year and the owner of HMV bought them and rebranded them as Office Outlet.
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HP Omen Gaming Laptop 15-ax202na i5 7300HQ 8GB ram, 128GB SSD, 1TB HD, GTX 1050 with 20% off if BNPL - £663.00 @ Littlewoods

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Littlewoods are doing two offers: £663 20% account credit back in April if you buy a computer over £349 and select to buy now pay later (over 104 weeks - be careful to read the offer precisely
Littlewoods are doing two offers: £663 20% account credit back in April if you buy a computer over £349 and select to buy now pay later (over 104 weeks - be careful to read the offer precisely
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hi! is that offer of 20% account credit back in April still available?
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FREE XBOX ONE ELITE CONTROLLER
Not sure if this has been said but if not : Claim a FREE Xbox Elite Controller worth £119.99 when you buy this HP Omen Laptop. For full redemption instructions, and to claim your controller, please visit http://www.hppromotions.uk.com. T&C's Apply. Offer ends 17/04/2017*


The kicker is in the T&C of course - you must have bought your machine between 06/03/2017 – 17/04/2017.

So many that took this deal for the 20% back will not qualify.
FREE XBOX ONE ELITE CONTROLLER
Not sure if this has been said but if not : Claim a FREE Xbox Elite Controller worth £119.99 when you buy this HP Omen Laptop. For full redemption instructions, and to claim your controller, please visit http://www.hppromotions.uk.com. T&C's Apply. Offer ends 17/04/2017*

Edited By: mraconnor on Mar 13, 2017 13:44
steviecrocker
naughtymonk
This is now £770.96 direct from HP with e-voucher (CQ217HPAF23) plus you can then claim a free Xbox Elite controller after 30 days.
I'd still rather have the money off assuming Littlewoods stay true to their cashback promotion but not bad for a deal direct from the manufacturer!
Looks a deal worth posting on its own.

Go for it! Voucher expires today according to the site I copied the code off (vouchercodes).
naughtymonk
This is now £770.96 direct from HP with e-voucher (CQ217HPAF23) plus you can then claim a free Xbox Elite controller after 30 days.

I'd still rather have the money off assuming Littlewoods stay true to their cashback promotion but not bad for a deal direct from the manufacturer!


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

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


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


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

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

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

Any opinions?

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

unless very are drop shipping from dell then i dont see why they cant look at the side of a box for you anyway
brilly
heathergreen1
Okay, I've been digging a bit more. I searched for the EAN number and found this:https://www.barcodelookup.com/5397063969333
It clearly states that the machine is a 15-5000 series with a GTX-960 graphics card. If you click on the amazon link on that webpage:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-Intel%C2%AE-16384-GTX960M/dp/B01MZIDOSL%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJL6OJYQM2ZLPMWEA%26tag%3Dbarcodelookup-uk-21%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB01MZIDOSL
it leads you to a "currently unavailable" listing for a laptop with i7, 256gb hard drive and GTX-960 features. It all just got a bit more interesting. Very tempted to order it now!
date first available 7th feb
my laptop broke a few weeks back and have spend countless hours trawling around sites including dell and have never seen a new or old 5000 series with gtx960m
if you look at the top one in that range it is this spec but with the m445x (look for cn55717)
ends up 720@ dell as well coincidentally
Cheers Brilly. I think I'll hold fire then - if that's the case then it's more hassle than it's worth. :)
heathergreen1
Okay, I've been digging a bit more. I searched for the EAN number and found this:https://www.barcodelookup.com/5397063969333
It clearly states that the machine is a 15-5000 series with a GTX-960 graphics card. If you click on the amazon link on that webpage:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Inspiron-Intel%C2%AE-16384-GTX960M/dp/B01MZIDOSL%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJL6OJYQM2ZLPMWEA%26tag%3Dbarcodelookup-uk-21%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB01MZIDOSL
it leads you to a "currently unavailable" listing for a laptop with i7, 256gb hard drive and GTX-960 features. It all just got a bit more interesting. Very tempted to order it now!
date first available 7th feb
my laptop broke a few weeks back and have spend countless hours trawling around sites including dell and have never seen a new or old 5000 series with gtx960m
if you look at the top one in that range it is this spec but with the m445x (look for cn55717)
ends up 720@ dell as well coincidentally
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Cheapest new Intel Core i3 laptop posted in 2017 Laptops Direct: HP ProBook 450 £220 after HP cashback, Which? discount & TCB - spec G3 Core i3-6100U 2.3GHz 4GB 128GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Pro with downgrade rights to Windows 7 Pro £449.94

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This is - at £220 - the cheapest Intel Core i3 laptop deal posted in 2017. I've got a couple of these similar spec & they are very zippy - CPU Benchmark 3754 - & come with a rugged aluminium case.
This is - at £220 - the cheapest Intel Core i3 laptop deal posted in 2017. I've got a couple of these similar spec & they are very zippy - CPU Benchmark 3754 - & come with a rugged aluminium case.
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let's re-visit this deal & vote it hot, oh my brothers
msaquib
So which machines can be traded in? I cannot see anything on there terms and conditions.

pls scroll up to my deal description above (very first post outlining the deal)

plus it's all in the T&Cs link
So which machines can be traded in? I cannot see anything on there terms and conditions.
msaquib
I have a 7inch ZTE tablet with 3rd party charger. Will that be accepted for trade in?

no - which is obvious from the T&Cs
I have a 7inch ZTE tablet with 3rd party charger. Will that be accepted for trade in?
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MEDION AMD A10, 8 GB, 240 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, Radeon R7 Graphics - £549.00 @ Medion Shop UK

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Hi All, Was crawling the web for a decent spec AMD PC and found this. Not that well known brand in the UK, but after some research found that it was part of Lenovo! Seems a decent spec for the p…
Hi All, Was crawling the web for a decent spec AMD PC and found this. Not that well known brand in the UK, but after some research found that it was part of Lenovo! Seems a decent spec for the p…
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gowf
I think the quality of the processor isn't great. For the price you're looking at you can easily get a prebuilt PC with either a fx processor or an i3 with a moderate gpu, both will easily outshine the individual graphics and CPU aspects of the a10.
Agree completely, i built an all new ground up PC using an A10-7850K.... it replaced a 1st Gen i7 and even with double the ram ( 16gb ) and an RX390 with 4Gb DDR5 it runs crap - its slow to encode video, it trips over stuff if im running more than 3 things at once, its HOT as hell even though ive got a wraith on it for cooling - the problem is the FX chips run hotter than the A10 - wait for the Rysen and hope its better or do the Intel route and play safe, expensive, but SAFE!
samfa
Thanks for the reply. I was looking for a pre-built solution really as I'm too lazy to build my own. Do you know when Rysen is out?


​it's not difficult to build your own
didn't even look at the spec because that is one terrible looking case, case is about £5 retail but looks like something from the 90s
I'd expect something better for this price, literally just went to the first site that came to the top of my head and found a PC much cheaper with more ram, same performance CPU, and only very slightly slower GPU. for £170 less, just stick a SSD inside and you've saved yourself over a £100. That's just a quick search, you spend a bit longer you can find much better deals.

http://www.ebuyer.com/747127-zoostorm-evolve-desktop-pc-7260-3060
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Lenovo YOGA 900S, M7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD £989.95 at John Lewis

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10% off until tomorrow, apparently delivered within 3-4 days. Lenovo YOGA 900S with 3-yr warranty, including: Active Pen Intel Core M7 8GB RAM 256GB SSD 12.5" Touch Screen, 2560 x 1440 resoluti…
10% off until tomorrow, apparently delivered within 3-4 days. Lenovo YOGA 900S with 3-yr warranty, including: Active Pen Intel Core M7 8GB RAM 256GB SSD 12.5" Touch Screen, 2560 x 1440 resoluti…
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It has no memory card slots so does that mean you can only download to USB or you can't add memory with a memory card just with a USB
looks to be better than a macbook..
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HP Pavilion 15 7th Generation i5-7200U 8GB 256GB SSD £455.00 @ Amazon

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Specification Intel Core i5-7200U (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB) Intel HD Graphics 620 256GB SSD Hard Drive SATA SuperMulti DVD burner 39.6 cm (15.…
Specification Intel Core i5-7200U (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB) Intel HD Graphics 620 256GB SSD Hard Drive SATA SuperMulti DVD burner 39.6 cm (15.…
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I have reported several similar offers to Amazon Security over the last two months.
The seller asks you to contact them separately from Amazon, then organises payment by other channels, with no reassurance that you will ever see the item!
Prices are always 25% below trends, simply to catch and con the unwary.

PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THESE TRICKS!
Where's my barge pole to not touch this with.
Fake company
Getting more odd. 4 colours now available. And a strange company "WẸ CAN'T DlSPATCH T0 ALL ADDRẸSSES; BẸF0RE "ȦDD T0 BASKẸT"; C0NTȦCT US: [email protected]"

Edited By: Musicrab on Feb 19, 2017 22:53
And sold by a textile company. A bit weird.

The Soft Furnishing Specialist est 1975

We are a family run business backed by our dedicated sales staff.We currently have five retail outlets. Our main aim is quality value for money and total satisfaction. We are specialist soft furnishing suppliers to hotels, nursing homes, public houses, landlords, schools, local authority, and housing associations and Full fitting professional service is available.

Edited By: Rarnik on Feb 19, 2017 21:40

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)

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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.

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