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Toshiba P300 3TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive £69.99 @ Amazon

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Same price on eBuyer but quicker delivery if you have Prime. Seemed a good price for a 7200rpm drive, there's a 5400 version for about the same. 2 year guarantee.
SimonInd Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago31 Comments
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Actual technical question: these P300 would be more adequate being used as a "write once, read many times" drive (like where you install software, games, etc), or a "write many times" drive (like your downloads, photos, videos data repository) ?
jimunix
GwanGy
Maybe we've reached peak disk? SSD's are being announced left right and centre at fantastic capacitys. And if you look at say an M.2 there's very little to it and you can get 2,4 and 60Tb drives. Is this the last gasp for consumer spinning drives?
beyond the speed increase (not always there) the ecological burden of SSD's is far less, less power, less material used more robust.
What fantastic times we live in, when you can hold your entire datas in something no larger than your
​It appears not. SSD drives remain stubbornly circa 6x more expensive than spinners. Regarding power, some sources say SSDs of 1TB and above consume more leccy than spinning rust, and generate more heat in consequence (seriously - and don't shoot the messenger).
Finally, capacities are weedy (for reasonable money). SSD does not appear to scale as linearly as simple platters, and even 1TB models rely on a lot of sideband technologies which aren't used in smaller models.
No expert, no axe to grind, just reporting what I have read.

Samsung has managed to put 60tb into a 2.5" drive - (don't ask how much - cos i didn't look)
GwanGy
Maybe we've reached peak disk? SSD's are being announced left right and centre at fantastic capacitys. And if you look at say an M.2 there's very little to it and you can get 2,4 and 60Tb drives. Is this the last gasp for consumer spinning drives?
beyond the speed increase (not always there) the ecological burden of SSD's is far less, less power, less material used more robust.
What fantastic times we live in, when you can hold your entire datas in something no larger than your


​It appears not. SSD drives remain stubbornly circa 6x more expensive than spinners. Regarding power, some sources say SSDs of 1TB and above consume more leccy than spinning rust, and generate more heat in consequence (seriously - and don't shoot the messenger).

Finally, capacities are weedy (for reasonable money). SSD does not appear to scale as linearly as simple platters, and even 1TB models rely on a lot of sideband technologies which aren't used in smaller models.

No expert, no axe to grind, just reporting what I have read.
jasee
catbeans
sam_of_london
Full size drive. Very heavy and easily damaged. Wish it was laptop drive.
Laptop disks shock easier than these and if you drop them you have a good chance they would shatter compared to the metal disks inside this. These drives are very good for shock due to a few features.
I've never heard of a HD actually shattering. The heads are the delicate part. Of course if they hit the surface they will cause bad sectors, but this may not be catastrophic. Laptop drives are designed to better survive movement. I've not heard of any difference between the materials used for laptop and 3.5" drives.


​Many years ago I dismantled a laptop drive and was surprised to find transperant platters, seemingly made out of glass or similar. The only 3" drive I ever took apart had quite thick, shiny metal platters.
jasee
catbeans
jasee
catbeans
sam_of_london
Full size drive. Very heavy and easily damaged. Wish it was laptop drive.
Laptop disks shock easier than these and if you drop them you have a good chance they would shatter compared to the metal disks inside this. These drives are very good for shock due to a few features.
I've never heard of a HD actually shattering. The heads are the delicate part. Of course if they hit the surface they will cause bad sectors, but this may not be catastrophic. Laptop drives are designed to better survive movement. I've not heard of any difference between the materials used for laptop and 3.5" drives.
I have shattered two glass laptop disks, they use glass to decrease shock damage originally however this isn't so much an issue now in modern metal platters with all the doohickeys they have developed. So though the glass is better for minor shock or movement while in use, they can shatter, if you say drop them out the window, down thr stairs, or hit them with a hammer :p
Yes that is probably why they don't shatter. I don't drop any of my hard disks out of windows, down stairs or hit them with a hammer. I expect if I put them first in liquid nitrogen, then it would be even more likely to happen
I just use them! Then they don't shatter, EOS!

Yeah, I have just dropped a laptop or 2.5 drive with glass platters and had them break. They are great though for data security and easy to despose of though.

Edited By: catbeans on Aug 16, 2016 22:33
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Xbox One Elite (1TB SSD/Hybrid HDD + Elite Controller) and £10 Xbox Gift Card £249.99 delivered @ Microsoft Store

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Previously £299.99, this has just been reduced to £249.99 and includes a free £10 Xbox Gift Card. 1TB solid state hybrid drive Xbox One console Xbox One Elite wireless controller Games load faste…
theyiddo Avatar2d, 23h agoFound 2 days, 23 hours ago24 Comments
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madmaxpayne
Why send an affiliates link to get free money - pls ban this guy


Grow up.

It was not an affiliate link. It was a corporate discount link, as I work for a company that gets discount from various other companies (similar to the NHS discounts thread). I was hoping it would work for everyone as many have in the past, but I guess not.

After being a member of this site for over 10 years, and posting nearly 300 deals, it might have been appropriate if you'd shown me a little more respect rather than shouting your mouth off and asking for me to be banned.


Takes you via tradedoubler
theyiddo
madmaxpayne
Why send an affiliates link to get free money - pls ban this guy


Grow up.

It was not an affiliate link. It was a corporate discount link, as I work for a company that gets discount from various other companies (similar to the NHS discounts thread). I was hoping it would work for everyone as many have in the past, but I guess not.

After being a member of this site for over 10 years, and posting nearly 300 deals, it might have been appropriate if you'd shown me a little more respect rather than shouting your mouth off and asking for me to be banned.


It is an affiliates link
madmaxpayne
Why send an affiliates link to get free money - pls ban this guy


Grow up.

It was not an affiliate link. It was a corporate discount link, as I work for a company that gets discount from various other companies (similar to the NHS discounts thread). I was hoping it would work for everyone as many have in the past, but I guess not.

After being a member of this site for over 10 years, and posting nearly 300 deals, it might have been appropriate if you'd shown me a little more respect rather than shouting your mouth off and asking for me to be banned.
theyiddo
Have just checked the link I was sent, and it looks like it was an employee benefits discount link. I would recommend you all use this link to get to the Xbox consoles page, and hopefully the discount will appear then:

Microsoft Discount link



Why send an affiliates link to get free money - pls ban this guy
Tescos have this at £299.99, but you get a 20 quid discount voucher when you spend over £150 so £279.99.. maybe of use to someone, i got one the other day, very very nice bit of kit and quite a bit faster that my old 500gb version
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HyperX Savage 960 GB SATA 3 2.5 (7 mm) SSD - Black/Red £199.99 @ Amazon

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Its about £80 cheaper comparing to other retailers. Performance - high speed Phison S10 controller for enhanced productivity Distinct design - vibrant red casing to give an edge to the enh…
Anthonis Avatar3d, 3h agoFound 3 days, 3 hours ago1 Comment
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would be a great deal if that 850 pro deal didn't exist
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Full HD IPS - Lenovo E560 15.6" Intel Core i5-6200U 8GB 192GB SSD DVDRW Windows 7 Professional/Windows 10 Professional £486.00 @ Debenhams plus

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Free Delivery Interactive 3D Camera Technology 15.6" - 1920 x 1080 Screen Full HD IPS Intel Core i5 6200U - 2.3 GHz Processor 8 GB RAM 192 GB SSD Hard Drive Windows 7 Pro…
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Agharta
qbs
'Operating system provided Windows 7 Pro' - the Windows 10 upgrade bird has flown.
This is a completely different scenario and the bird is still in the coop. :)
It’s a business class PC and comes with as Lenovo state:
“Windows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro.”
In effect you have a full license for Win10 Pro and can choose to use the pre-installed Win7 Pro for as long as you like and move to Win10 in the future if you prefer at any time.
This is only available with Windows Pro on certain business PCs and not on consumer PCs with the Home version.
MS have been doing this for years.
Absolutely nothing in either the product summary or tech spec to confirm that.
Look on the Levono site as that's what I was directly quoting from and search for Windows Downgrade rights which is a long term thing.
Agharta
qbs
'Operating system provided Windows 7 Pro' - the Windows 10 upgrade bird has flown.
This is a completely different scenario and the bird is still in the coop. :)
It’s a business class PC and comes with as Lenovo state:
“Windows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro.”
In effect you have a full license for Win10 Pro and can choose to use the pre-installed Win7 Pro for as long as you like and move to Win10 in the future if you prefer at any time.
This is only available with Windows Pro on certain business PCs and not on consumer PCs with the Home version.
MS have been doing this for years.
Absolutely nothing in either the product summary or tech spec to confirm that.
BigYoSpeck
qbs
'Operating system provided Windows 7 Pro' - the Windows 10 upgrade bird has flown.
You can still get it:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade?tduid=(14c348e893a91089cb2980533c6ee123)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-0FBZfNm6YPFXNhiu3o52rA)()
No need to pretend to have accessibility issues as it comes with a Win10 license and media I presume.
qbs
'Operating system provided Windows 7 Pro' - the Windows 10 upgrade bird has flown.
This is a completely different scenario and the bird is still in the coop. :)
It’s a business class PC and comes with as Lenovo state:

“Windows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro.”

In effect you have a full license for Win10 Pro and can choose to use the pre-installed Win7 Pro for as long as you like and move to Win10 in the future if you prefer at any time.
This is only available with Windows Pro on certain business PCs and not on consumer PCs with the Home version.
MS have been doing this for years.
qbs
'Operating system provided Windows 7 Pro' - the Windows 10 upgrade bird has flown.

You can still get it:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade?tduid=(14c348e893a91089cb2980533c6ee123)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-0FBZfNm6YPFXNhiu3o52rA)()
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Kingston 120GB mSATA Solid State Drive £15.42 Delivered @ Box.co.uk

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Proper read/write speed is around 470/170 which isnt bad given the price: http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Kingston-SSDNow-V300-120GB-vs-Kingston-SSDNow-mS200-mSATA-120GB/1892vsm536 A cheap mS…
JimBobJr Avatar1w, 21h agoFound 1 week, 21 hours ago10 Comments
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Oos
Not available
Listed £49.99
malm
they are selling it on ebay for £19.67 if you really want one same company.
Listing # ?
Amazon back up price go ebay.
malm
they are selling it on ebay for £19.67 if you really want one same company.
missed postage nine pounds odd.,not so great ,go AMAZON.
JimBobJr
URL hasnt updated (it was originally amazon @ £20) so here is proper link: Box.co.uk
order quickly because i was on box website it was showing £ 12 when i checked it out, shown £49.99 , i just ordered from amazon, it is very good price,i think it is wrong price ,i hope they honor it,
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HP Pavilion x360 13-s150sa 13.3" 2 in 1 - Silver £479.97 @ PCWorld

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it was on £499.99 last Christmas, this is lowest i have seen . Technical specifications for HP Pavilion x360 13-s150sa 13.3" 2 in 1 - Silver OVERVIEW Type 2 in 1 Operating system Windows 10 (…
bavi014 Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago11 Comments
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TheRatedSeller
this or the surface pro??

This doesn't detach from the keyboard so it's never going to do the tablet trick as well as a surface device, but then back in it's favour, as good as the type cover is for the surface, it's just not quite like having a real sturdy laptop keyboard especially if you ever use it on your lap.

But as a tablet device the 3:2 aspect of a surface is much better than a 16:9 slab. I've got a Dell Venue 11 which does fully detach, but I rarely use it like that because 16:9 just isn't great as a portrait held tablet. Even the slight step to 16:10 is much better but with a 3:2 aspect the surface is perfect. Also this doesn't have the level of stylus support the surface has.

This is however a massive chunk cheaper than a surface even close to it in specs. I love the surface devices, and I do believe the build is worth the price premium, but with my own money I just wouldn't take the plunge when devices like this are available.
this or the surface pro??
djbenny1
​I didn't vote hot on this deal but I felt compelled to vote cold on yours as it seems like am awful deal compared to this one.

It's cute that he's convinced himself it's a great deal though


​I didn't vote hot on this deal but I felt compelled to vote cold on yours as it seems like am awful deal compared to this one.
I should have made clear that my original purchase was for my 70 year old mother so a bigger screen and cheaper was ideal for her
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480GB Kingston HyperX Fury SSD with 2.5" to 3.5" adapter £94.99 Ebuyer

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Reasonable price for a fairly decent SSD with 3 year warranty and free delivery. Also includes 2.5" to 3.5" adapter for desktops.
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boomish
spannerzone
Just google V300 bait and switch and all will be revealed
I like others thought exactly the same of Kingston but this makes interesting reading - http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/harsh-reality-false-bait-switch-ssd-claims-learning-run-flash/
( I probably still won't get a Kingston, however I won't buy a Samsung, 2 failures so far & they are always overhyped, Crucial for me)
This deal has expired btw
That seems to justify changing components because the product line was always a value product which it might have been but the original reviews were based on the first batch and buyers bought on that basis.... for them to say it's OK to now revert to lower performance components because it was always a budget value product is still dishonest as they made no effort at all to identify any change.

More SSD's seem to be taking the budget route so all you can do is rely on reviews..... which is fine until a manufacturer changes the ingredients halfway through and makes no point of mentioning this whatsoever.

It's like buying a car that gets great reviews only to find 6 months later they put in a totally different engine and tell no one.

Edited By: spannerzone on Aug 20, 2016 12:34
spannerzone
Just google V300 bait and switch and all will be revealed
I like others thought exactly the same of Kingston but this makes interesting reading - http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/harsh-reality-false-bait-switch-ssd-claims-learning-run-flash/
( I probably still won't get a Kingston, however I won't buy a Samsung, 2 failures so far & they are always overhyped, Crucial for me)
This deal has expired btw

Edited By: boomish on Aug 20, 2016 12:18
spannerzone
Just google V300 bait and switch and all will be revealed


Thanks! I didn't know that. I've now blacklisted Kingston for all my memory needs.
http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/HyperX-Fury-240GB-vs-SanDisk-Ultra-II-240GB/m13145vs2548

Yup. Very close performance, very close price.

And yeah Kingston have been a bit naughty in the past.
Just google V300 bait and switch and all will be revealed

Edited By: spannerzone on Aug 15, 2016 17:02
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Dell Latitude E6230, Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 2.60GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 7 Pro £190.80 delivered Gigarefurb Grade B (Grade B Refub) @ Gigarefurb £179.00

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Grade B This Dell Latitude E6230 refurbished laptop comes pre-loaded with the new Windows 7 Professional to suit your business needs. The sleek and compact Dell Latitude E6230 provides outstandi…
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Anyone used Gigarefurb before? One big concern I have with refurb's is battery life. I know my works Dell's suffer after a year or so. Wondering what guarantees they give since so mention specifically of battery's on their site.
rajeshdahiya2
shanecr
ordered one from cex with a slightly better cpu and with 2year warranty for £130 today.
Link??

There are few on CeX website.

A condition with SSD, £145
B condition with SSD, £130 (may be out of stock online)

CeX sell those with HDD at higher prices. It is most likely that their price only considered hard drive size, and ignored the hard drive is SSD or HDD.

So make sure always buy SSD version from CeX, value for money.


Edited By: huangxq2 on Aug 13, 2016 11:13: typo
shanecr
ordered one from cex with a slightly better cpu and with 2year warranty for £130 today.


Link??
ordered one from cex with a slightly better cpu and with 2year warranty for £130 today.
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SanDisk 960GB Ultra II SATA III 2.5inch SSD £169.98 Ebuyer

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Use Code: SSD SanDisk Ultra II SSD literally does every task faster than a typical hard disk drive. What used to take minutes happens in just a few seconds. On a whole range of important metrics, S…
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wonkothesane
It would be nice if you told us all WHERE you found it!


​It would be NICE if you clicked "get deal", found the site, and then maybe added it to the deal like other HUKD users do when they are being NICE. It's the guys 3rd deal, don't be so obnoxious.
Good find but considering the 480GB version has often been at the £75 mark I'd expect these to cost less than £150.

jimunix
If you have upgraded a spinning disk to SSD in a laptop, did it make the laptop cooler and quieter ? Some people say SSDs emit less heat than spinners, but other sources point out that they consume more power, especially the larger capacity units like this.

Power savings are marginal.
Overall system resposivness with an SSD vs HDD are substantial.

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Aug 12, 2016 12:30
Magister
wonkothesane
It would be nice if you told us all WHERE you found it!
Are you completely incapable of clicking the "Get Deal"? Try it and all will be revealed.

I did. However, it's polite practice here to name the vendor in the deal title.
If you have upgraded a spinning disk to SSD in a laptop, did it make the laptop cooler and quieter ? Some people say SSDs emit less heat than spinners, but other sources point out that they consume more power, especially the larger capacity units like this.

Edited By: jimunix on Aug 12, 2016 12:13
msharif911
I have this drive in my PC and it has made a great difference. The price however isnt so good. I bought mine through that Barclaycard thing they stopped about a year ago for about the same money back then.


​use flubit.co.uk now, same thing but better imo (_;)
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Crucial MX300 275GB SATA 2.5" Internal SSD £63.59 @ Crucial

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Funny capacity. I read this range kinda should be bx, not mx but knowing specs and real-world gains it's not gonna make a noticeable difference EDIT: I read it as 375GB... fool... delete delete…
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Voted hot, managed to get it for £53.88 via Flubit.
chapchap
Why is this a deal and why are people (idiots) voting it hot?
When comments backfire, No. 8294362
Getting hotter all the time ... :p
Jinkz
#Hot4chapchap
:D
MrHot
fishmaster
Joefez
As for the capacity, once it's been formatted you're more likely to end up with a 250GB drive, than a 250GB unformatted drive that ends up around 230GB formatted. I guess it kind of makes sense that they format down to 'standard' sizes. At least If you have 4 of them you will actually have 1tb of free space rather than 898GB or something silly like that

It's nothing to do with the actual formatting, it's the actual real storage size that you see, anyway this article explains it >

http://www.howtogeek.com/123268/windows-hard-drive-wrong-capacity/

It's the difference between the manufacturer's rating of storage versus the real storage size of the platter or NAND chips.

A Gigabyte is 1000, the real term for the actual storage is Gibibyte which is 1024. Consumers are used to Gigabytes but computer storage always works in Gibibytes.

2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024. Computers work with the power of two because of the binary system they use, it takes the same amount of address space to save 7KB as it does 8KB.


​Whilst that is true, different formats will yield different free space due to the partition table.


​What he said.
fishmaster
Joefez
As for the capacity, once it's been formatted you're more likely to end up with a 250GB drive, than a 250GB unformatted drive that ends up around 230GB formatted. I guess it kind of makes sense that they format down to 'standard' sizes. At least If you have 4 of them you will actually have 1tb of free space rather than 898GB or something silly like that

It's nothing to do with the actual formatting, it's the actual real storage size that you see, anyway this article explains it >

http://www.howtogeek.com/123268/windows-hard-drive-wrong-capacity/

It's the difference between the manufacturer's rating of storage versus the real storage size of the platter or NAND chips.

A Gigabyte is 1000, the real term for the actual storage is Gibibyte which is 1024. Consumers are used to Gigabytes but computer storage always works in Gibibytes.

2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024. Computers work with the power of two because of the binary system they use, it takes the same amount of address space to save 7KB as it does 8KB.


​Whilst that is true, different formats will yield different free space due to the partition table.
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Medion Everyday PC - i3-6100, 128GB SSD, 2TB HDD, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Home (B-Grade) £289.00 Medion Shop

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* IN ORDER TO PURCHASE FOR £289.00 INSTEAD OF £299.00 YOU WOULD NEED TO SIGN UP TO THE NEWSLETTER WHICH ALLOWS YOU A £10 DISCOUNT * Manufacturer refurbished: An item that has been professionally re…
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hey i think the price has increased to £349 now?

anyone got any alternatives?

i would definitely have bought this if i saw it in time!
anyone recommend a graphics card to go into this around £100 budget? thanks
adr0ck
medion only started selling this pc about 3 weeks ago and they already have aload that are refurbished?
Seems a bit odd?

I believe that a lot of 'refurbished' PCs are actually cancelled/returned orders that cannot technically be sold as new even though they may never have been used.
abzycar
MBeeching
zx636r
xela333
zx636r
Can you whack a cheap graphics card in this?

Yes, how cheap?
Don't really know......up to 50 quid.

Crikey, that is cheap. Might as well stick with onboard or find a cheap pre-owned card.


I have heard that gt610s are better than integrated lol


(Not GTX, GT610)
MBeeching
zx636r
xela333
zx636r
Can you whack a cheap graphics card in this?

Yes, how cheap?
Don't really know......up to 50 quid.

Crikey, that is cheap. Might as well stick with onboard or find a cheap pre-owned card.


I have heard that gt610s are better than integrated lol
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HP ProBook 450 G3 P4P52ET#ABU Core i5-6200U 4GB 128GB SSD £504.00, Potentially £304 with HP CASHBACK @ Technoworld

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Specifications Operating system Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro 64)7 Memory slots 2 SODIMM Memory, standard 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) Op…
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I would be looking to buy a cheap windows XP off eBay that meets the criteria in HP T&Cs
https://tradeuptohp.com/gb/en/pages/tradein/terms

buy an old XP for £30ish then send it to HP for £200 cashback
So what are people buying to trade in against this? Is there anything cheap that we should be on the lookout for?
shadowwebs
How does the cashback work on this one
https://tradeuptohp.com/gb/en/pages/tradein/home
How does the cashback work on this one
I won't tell if you don't
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i_am_kk
good specs but small screen. just 12.5"



Perfect portable size
Upgrade the E6230 to Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4/LE with the Intel AC7260 (half-height version). Can be found for a little over £12.
The same place that puts the price up once an item gets 'deal' status. Smells dodgy to me.
good specs but small screen. just 12.5"
Great specs. Only thing, I have had mixed experiences with Dell.
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HP 250 G5 Laptop i5 skylake 6200u 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) 8gb RAM(2133mhz) 256gb SSD DVD±RW £409.97 @ Laptopsdirect £424.97

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**price has increased to £424.97** I've been looking around for a laptop for my missus and this was the best I could find which ticked the following boxes: - Intel i5 processor 6th gen - Full H…
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honeyg
Thanks OP and to those who shared their reviews. I gifted it to my wife and she loved it. Thank u guys! :)

Glad you found this post useful!
I've been using our laptop for the last week and it's been great - quiet, cool, fast with a great HD screen. Although we had a scratch on our unit the performance has been perfect.
madridpaid_the_referee
Seems like I missed out on this deal, price is now £450. Anywhere else I could get this for cheaper.


​the post before yours :-) I think you might be able to get cashback on that too...
Seems like I missed out on this deal, price is now £450. Anywhere else I could get this for cheaper.
Olio
salsachicknik
Olio
I was just coming back to say that the chat (available from the laptop, did not find it from their website until I saw your post) sorted it within minutes. They said they will send me DVDs...
Much better!
Could you let us know when you get the DVDs please. Went online this afternoon and they said they'd send me some so just wondering how long it'll be. Many thanks for the tip.
Got them just now, delivered by DHL
3 DVD: system recovery 1/2 and 2/2, and "Application and driver recovery DVD" (only 1 app and 1 driver? ;)).
Excellent service from HP, I have to say.
Which cds do I use for what and in what order? :)
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HP 250 G5 i3-5005U 4GB 256GB SSD £359.97 @ Saveonlaptops

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NEW Intel® Core™ i3-5005U Dual Core Processor 15.6" Full HD Screen Windows 7+10 Professional Edition 64-bit 4GB DDR3 RAM 256GB SSD
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superfreddy
Cold. The 128GB is £249

I do not think so dude. It is quite a difference between FHD and HD.
Cold. The 128GB is £249
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Lenovo B51-80 i5-6200U 4GB RAM 128GB SSD £368.35 @ Amazon

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Product Type: Ultrabook, Processor:Intel Core i5-6200U Memory: 4 GB DDR3L, Storage: 128 GB SSD OS Provided: Windows 7 Professional 64 + Windows 10 Professional 64 -bit Professional Display diagonal…
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vtailor
Doesn't look like this is full HD

It's not. This has been posted lots of times and Amazon have never changed the description. Since OP is only bothered about heat I reported it to the mods before any more people get tricked into buying it and having to return it.
Doesn't look like this is full HD
BarGin
How do you get Windows 10 Pro on this as mentioned in the spec. now that we have gone past the free upgrade period? Do they send an upgrade DVD?
Some business class systems are sold with what is called downgrade rights. So they come with a license for the current version of Windows Professional but also the right to use an older version. In this case 7 is installed and it will come with the media for 10. So you can move to 10 whenever you like, say after a bump on the head when you lose your common sense. :p
It only applies to the Professional version for selected PCs.

Edited By: Agharta on Aug 06, 2016 13:31: Bump
Alvie
BarGin
How do you get Windows 10 Pro on this as mentioned in the spec. now that we have gone past the free upgrade period? Do they send an upgrade DVD?
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

That loophole is to be closed very soon. You'll need to use the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk to confirm you're an accessibility user.

http://betanews.com/2016/08/03/microsoft-to-close-free-windows-10-loophole/

Edited By: fishmaster on Aug 06, 2016 08:42
I got this. Build quality was awful and I ended up sending it back because the CPU fan stopped working completely.

Dell Vostro 3559 is a much better price. No SSD but you can sell the HDD you get with it and buy a cheap SSD (I'd advise 256GB since the HD 520 can play a few newish games)

Also it does NOT have a full HD screen. It's 1366x768
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Refurb Dell latitude e6230 12inch laptop £190, vat registered at Gigarefurb for £190.80

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I posted this earlier but it was expired because the price was wrong! It's a refurbished Dell Latitude e6230 with decent specs and a 128GB SSD. 12.5" screen, 3rd gen i5 and 8gb ram. Nice deal for
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sidog
Arrived today from Gigarefurb. It isn't what I would class as Grade A, there are a number of faint scratches on the lid and some far more noticeable ones around the edges/ports. However, that is purely cosmetic. The laptop seems pretty good, very fast and twice as good as the HP 250 G4 I bought recently on a Tesco deal (which is going back). And because Im using this for travelling it's far better sized (much smaller).
Was the Tesco one refurbished? What was the condition like?
Nah, the Tesco one is new. It was the 4GB RAM, i3, 128GB SSD that got 800+ heat. Very good deal for what it is. Obviously not for gaming but general use its fine.
sidog
Arrived today from Gigarefurb. It isn't what I would class as Grade A, there are a number of faint scratches on the lid and some far more noticeable ones around the edges/ports. However, that is purely cosmetic. The laptop seems pretty good, very fast and twice as good as the HP 250 G4 I bought recently on a Tesco deal (which is going back). And because Im using this for travelling it's far better sized (much smaller).

Was the Tesco one refurbished? What was the condition like?
Arrived today from Gigarefurb. It isn't what I would class as Grade A, there are a number of faint scratches on the lid and some far more noticeable ones around the edges/ports. However, that is purely cosmetic. The laptop seems pretty good, very fast and twice as good as the HP 250 G4 I bought recently on a Tesco deal (which is going back). And because Im using this for travelling it's far better sized (much smaller).
stringsonfire
Upgrade the E6230 to Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4/LE with the Intel AC7260 (half-height version). Can be found for a little over £12.

stringsonfire
Upgrade the E6230 to Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4/LE with the Intel AC7260 (half-height version). Can be found for a little over £12.
For the purpose of travelling SE Asia I don't think I will require it. Got enough inputs to copy data over and not sure what else I will use Bluetooth for.

If it's still alive (and not nicked) when I get back I might look into one of those cards. Cheers.
BobaF3TT
Did it come with clean Windows 7 or Windows 10? Someone else posted a link to CeX but it had no image or mention of warranty etc. Is it like cash converters?

It came with Windows 10, but I reinstalled it anyway because I don't entirely trust them (only takes one dodgy employee...)

There are no pics of the laptops. It's a total risk as you're basically buying blind. The warranty is 2 years, though it's not as good as the 1 year gigarefurb one. They'll either repair it, or refund you the 'current' value.
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HP Spectre X2 (2in1 - Core M3) 4GB 256GB SSD + Stylus + Keyboard - £589.00 @ HP store (with code AFF100)

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mseeds1
i got the x360 for £699 512gb ssd i7 model :D
Great price :) how did you get it?



​their website allowed stacked discount codes :D and then they sent me the wrong machine so gave me £50 off
mseeds1
i got the x360 for £699 512gb ssd i7 model :D
Calm down, spill the beans or get out of Dodge.
mseeds1
i got the x360 for £699 512gb ssd i7 model :D
Great price :) how did you get it?


Edited By: Alvie on Aug 05, 2016 22:37
i got the x360 for £699 512gb ssd i7 model :D
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Lenovo Yoga 510 i5-6200U AMD R5 + 8GB RAM 128GB SSD £599.00 @ Currys/PCWorld (£539.10 after cashback)

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Just one thing. These DO NOT have an R9 chipset. I spent over an hour in my local PCs world trying to get to the bottom on it and it has an r5 chipset. With ddr3 ram NOT the stated ddr4. Take warning if you've bought one check the specs.
I rang PCs world on Sunday who said oh really have 10% off any laptop. However. As on now Tuesday evening it's still on the website as an R9 machine. Shocking
Looks like they fixed it now
Just one thing. These DO NOT have an R9 chipset. I spent over an hour in my local PCs world trying to get to the bottom on it and it has an r5 chipset. With ddr3 ram NOT the stated ddr4. Take warning if you've bought one check the specs.

I rang PCs world on Sunday who said oh really have 10% off any laptop. However. As on now Tuesday evening it's still on the website as an R9 machine. Shocking
Sorry to disappoint, but this is a listing error on the Currys website. I know this because I have seen it in store, and the spec sheet lists the dedicated graphics as an r5 m430 or some such.

I actually bought the slightly more expensive i7 version of this exact laptop last week. That was priced at £750 with the R9 M380. I did think to myself it was too good to be true but I bought it anyway. There is nowhere on the exterior packaging that discloses the model of graphics card. naturally, the first thing I did when I got it home is go to device manager, and there was the much weaker R5 M430 listed.

I've bought a Yoga 700 instead, which has a 940m - still a bit pants, but about the best you're going to get in a convertible laptop at the moment.
I m in the market for a new laptop and went to Currys to see this laptop. The screen is sharp and its 'relatively' light but the plastic body didnt feel too solid. May be ok at this price point but there are some other cheaper laptops out there with a better chasis (e.g. Asus E403).


Edited By: wh431 on Aug 07, 2016 14:41
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adamkaty
I was about to buy this, however when I checked the lenovo website for current models none of them have the r9 m380.
I was kinda foolish to believe that a laptop this price would have the r9 m380. Its comparable to a gtx 960m.
No it's not. You're thinking of the M390 which is very much comparable to the 960m and a whole heap more expensive. The M380 is more like a 945m in terms of performance and not a million miles from a 950m. Not blistering, but not slow either.
The Lenovo store site not showing that it's got a dedicated graphics card is nothing unusual. There are plenty of reviews of this model that confirm (with pictures that the dedicated graphics models do exist).

Yeah, im a little out of touch at the moment. I cant be that hard to copy the specs off the box onto the Currys website.
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Fairly cheap for what it is. Decent 3rd gen i5, SSD and 8GB RAM. About to buy a couple for the office, no one seems to be offering Win7 anymore. 12.5" Dell Latitude E6230, backlit keyboard (possib…
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cheeky slipping the price up by 30% for that reason am ooot


I saw that too before I checked out. online chat said it was an error in the pricing.
Ashe
peterissa71
Yeah figured the site name would give it away. thanks though
You didn't mention the site name in your post.


​sorry it's my first deal, I didn't realise the link didn't show. Anyway they changed the price so my listing got expired :(
peterissa71
Yeah figured the site name would give it away. thanks though
You didn't mention the site name in your post.
cheeky slipping the price up by 30% for that reason am ooot
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Samsung SM951 NVMe 512GB M.2 SSD - 2150MB/s Read £196.02 @ CCL Free shipping

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corrazy
robodan918
Picked up a 512gb 950 pro nvme drive for 170 in March brand new
5 years warranty too
This just isn't that hot a deal
congrats, got the link so i can buy at the same price today?
Nope because HOT deals come and go
This, not being a hot deal, I wouldn't buy
Also with the sm961 having been released (Google it, it's amazing), and 960 pro a few months off, I wouldn't even recommend buying a 950 now -even though I've been very happy with it

I'm aware of the 961, and how good (and it's 960 bro) are was trying to take the pi$$ lol. Actually have it on my parts list for new build though i only need the 128 for OS, still hunting out cheapish qnap NAS
NitrousX123
Does this have the same connection as the Samsung 950 Pro? Cos I'm going to be building a rig on Asrock Extreme 6/AC. I know the 950 Pro works
Get the sm961 (not sm951 or 950 pro)
corrazy
robodan918
Picked up a 512gb 950 pro nvme drive for 170 in March brand new
5 years warranty too
This just isn't that hot a deal
congrats, got the link so i can buy at the same price today?
Nope because HOT deals come and go
This, not being a hot deal, I wouldn't buy

Also with the sm961 having been released (Google it, it's amazing), and 960 pro a few months off, I wouldn't even recommend buying a 950 now -even though I've been very happy with it
Does this have the same connection as the Samsung 950 Pro? Cos I'm going to be building a rig on Asrock Extreme 6/AC. I know the 950 Pro works
robodan918
Picked up a 512gb 950 pro nvme drive for 170 in March brand new
5 years warranty too
This just isn't that hot a deal
congrats, got the link so i can buy at the same price today?
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Sandisk Z410 480GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD £99.99 Del @ eBuyer

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Please note this is the Z410. Cheapest price around by quite a margin when posted. Sandisk Z410 480GB SATA III 2.5" SSD The SanDisk Z410 is a value/performance SSD designed for essential-class
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The only in-depth review I could find is pretty scathing

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7726/sandisk-ssd-plus-z410-sata-iii-review/index.html

“The SSD Plus and Z410 are not TweakTown recommended.

Pros: Faster than an HDD

Cons: High Cost to Performance Ratio, Low Read Performance Low Sustained Write Performance, All Plastic Enclosure “

It could be the fact that their value for money benchmark is higher than ours due to cheaper US prices, but it still makes me wary. Scan.co.uk’s regular price is only £8 more, so it might be worth waiting rather than panick buying because of a one-day deal
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Adata sp550 m.2 2280 480gb 560mb/s read and 510 mb/s write ssd Got an email today off amazon with the m.2 ssd drive at £15 !! With prime Nearly had heart attack !! Anyway I pressed link and got to
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Tada!

http://i.imgur.com/5GF7ady.jpg


Nice one mate, at least someone benefitted from it All
Tada!

http://i.imgur.com/5GF7ady.jpg
I've got a feeling...:)
Got an order update for the 120GB version. This one might ship after all.

[edit] and a despatch notice on 14/8. Didn't expect that.

Edited By: dheydl on Aug 15, 2016 00:11: updated info.
I got the canned cancellation email. I went straight on chat to complain about it as I find it annoying that Amazon just send you their canned message and that is that, they should take more responsibility for their errors. I managed to get an extra 30 days prime added on, nothing amazing but better than nowt I guess. Very tempted to fire off a formal complaint to Jeff Bezos email too...

Edited By: ST3123 on Aug 05, 2016 14:14
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Absolute bargain in my opinion, SSD, 8GB ram, 1080p screen. Haven't seen anything new of this spec, for close to this price. Plus you can buy now pay later (up to a year) Quidco 2% for all new cust…
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just a little feedback on the machine for anyone interested

it runs really well, nice and snappy at browsing, office, you tube etc... build seems really good quality, keyboard is nice to use

only minor nag, and it might be just me, but the mouse is not that nice compared to others i have used, seems u need to really hit the sweet spot for right click and the mouse itself seems a little over responsive even with the mouse settings adjusted

all that said, for £370 I am well happy, thanks again to the OP for a great deal
there was around 100GB
now down to 499, this is the funniest thing i have seen, 3 prices in one day
jamestheace
I have this laptop, i think its awesome. I dont do any gaming, just web browsing, and photo editing, and its perfect. Really fast, from boot up to being in your web browser in an instant. Battery has been good for me too, i dont use it all the time, maybe around 10 hours or so, and i charge it one or two times a week

Out of interest, before you put any of your own files onto the laptop, how much available space was there with just windows 10 installed ?
I have this laptop, i think its awesome. I dont do any gaming, just web browsing, and photo editing, and its perfect. Really fast, from boot up to being in your web browser in an instant. Battery has been good for me too, i dont use it all the time, maybe around 10 hours or so, and i charge it one or two times a week
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AMD Fx-6300 and Adata 120GB SP550 Bundle £89.99 @ Novatech

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considering the processor is this price on amazon as it is, a 120GB SSD thrown in seems quite good. SSD has Read/write of 560MBs/410MBs Bought from Novatech before, they're a UK based Company, and
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Not for me but a quick check on amazon says the ssd is basically free. So voted hot.
Spark
Rhythmeister
Spark
crstanley84
Spark
Wow this CPU is old.
Paired with 8gb ram and Geforce 970 I get 60fps/high on all modern games at 1080p.
No you don't and I know that you don't because I ran a 970 with 16GB and an FX-6600 for around 8 months last year.
​Well now, outside in DOOM, on Ultra at 1920x1080, I get 120-180 frames/ second which dips down to about 60 indoors with lots going on. I use this CPU at 4.5GHz, a Palit GTX 1060 and have 16GB of Ballistix Sport in a 2nd hand Biostar A880GZ 8)
Doom is a Vulkan game. Try The Witcher 3 or GTA V and see how far you get.
GTA V certainly doesn't like it as much! It still whoops the **** off it on the XBone anyway so I'm happy :)
Rhythmeister
Spark
crstanley84
Spark
Wow this CPU is old.
Paired with 8gb ram and Geforce 970 I get 60fps/high on all modern games at 1080p.
No you don't and I know that you don't because I ran a 970 with 16GB and an FX-6600 for around 8 months last year.
​Well now, outside in DOOM, on Ultra at 1920x1080, I get 120-180 frames/ second which dips down to about 60 indoors with lots going on. I use this CPU at 4.5GHz, a Palit GTX 1060 and have 16GB of Ballistix Sport in a 2nd hand Biostar A880GZ 8)

Doom is a Vulkan game. Try The Witcher 3 or GTA V and see how far you get.
A great processor and very overclockable, but also getting old (released 2012). As much as it pains me to say it, from my experience a newer gen i3 would be a better investment and would be less of a bottleneck on a high-end graphics card (e.g 980ti/1070/1080). I really do miss using this processor!

On Novatech however, their customer service seems to have dropped in the past few years, for me anyway.

Edited By: CHAOSEN3 on Aug 01, 2016 11:39
Spark
crstanley84
Spark
Wow this CPU is old.
Paired with 8gb ram and Geforce 970 I get 60fps/high on all modern games at 1080p.

No you don't and I know that you don't because I ran a 970 with 16GB and an FX-6600 for around 8 months last year.


​Well now, outside in DOOM, on Ultra at 1920x1080, I get 120-180 frames/ second which dips down to about 60 indoors with lots going on. I use this CPU at 4.5GHz, a Palit GTX 1060 and have 16GB of Ballistix Sport in a 2nd hand Biostar A880GZ 8)

Edited By: Rhythmeister on Aug 01, 2016 01:33: Adding information
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SanDisk 960GB Ultra II SATA III 2.5inch SSD TODAY ONLY (29/07/2016) - £169.98 with code @ ebuyer

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A Good Quality Brand of SSD drive in SanDisk This offer is TODAY Only 29/07/2016 Original Price is £199.98 Type in Promo Code: SSD to achieve Price and it is FREE Delivery Comparison of Pr…
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aron500
I've seen it for £140 on amazon before. Just patiently waiting for it again
Same.
Now I've seen it 140ish I ain't budging for anymore than that.
aron500
I've seen it for £140 on amazon before. Just patiently waiting for it again


​i got that deal, £143.00 first purchase from Amazon, then they kicked me off the site, will never use them again lol don't wait! lol
Defo seen it cheaper before from Scan (bought one from them) and Amazon, price does go up and down.
I've seen it for £140 on amazon before. Just patiently waiting for it again
ok for today's prices, but it has been far less previously
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Samsung SSD 750 EVO 250 GB Basic. 2.5" SATA 6 GB/s / 3D V-NAND / Samsung 3core MGX / 540 MB/s read, 520 MB/s write / 97K IOPS / 1.5Mh MTBF / 256-Bit-AES Cheapest price I've seen right now, sold by
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wobblerBT
yes, me too, so it will be back to £55.99 tomorrow :)

That's fine. I got £10 Audible promotional voucher and £5 off when you bought £30 Amazon voucher. In the end, I am paying £42.99 for this SSD. Not a bad price after all.
yes, me too, so it will be back to £55.99 tomorrow :)
Thanks. Bought one!
£57.99 now :)
Its about £50 here, but not sure about gearbest, never dealt with them
http://www.gearbest.com/hdd-ssd/pp_351328.html
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HP 250 G5 i5 8GB RAM 256 GB SSD £422.97 at Saveonlaptops £407.97

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I thought this was a reasonable deal but will wait for HUKD community to guide me before buying this laptop. A review is available here http://impressivenotebook.com/hp-250-g5-x9u07utaba-laptop-review…
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Free bull guard security with the laptop now as well. Deal keeps getting sweeter.
http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/BullGuard-Internet-Security-RRP-£39.95--_1749638.html
£407.97 now
Shame it's a TN panel and not an IPS one, otherwise a rather fine deal.
Good spec, very tempted. Thanks for posting
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OCZ Trion 480GB SSD @ Amazon Spain - 104€ / £87.00

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This deal is now £299 and no £20 Tesco discount as it now comes from a third party supplier :-(
tegr96
has this expired? it is £299 now

Yes this deal has expired. I'm glad I got mine in time. Great buy
has this expired? it is £299 now
I ordered this last week. It is worth what i paid for it. Just be aware that HP think the warranty has only 6 months remaining as the clock started to tick in January according to the bundled HP support tool. There is a page on the HP site where you can enter the serial and product code to check remaining warranty and dispute it if necessary (will involve sending invoice showing purchase date) but it doesn't work for me as my numbers are not recognised. I can't be bothered to call the helpline at this point so i'll just contact Tesco within the next 12 months should i have a hardware problem. Also, the laptop does not use a standard SATA interface SSD but one using the M2 interface so bear this in mind if you wish to upgrade..

Edited By: TheBowelsOfLove on Aug 12, 2016 15:28
Code expired. But still ordered
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Capacity 480GB Interface: SATA Revision 3.0 (6 Gb/s) Read/Write Speed: up to 535 MB/s, up to 445 MB/s £84.99 using code SSD for today only
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Not a bad price at all, hot from me 8)
not bad, bought the ultra version for a tenner less on the last prime event. (i have this mode also)
Not a bad price ,but fairly common price these days.
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Muffinss
nbgrobbo
Muffinss
nbgrobbo
Muffinss
@maddogb
You are stuck 30 years in the past.
The reason I swore at you is because your stupidity frustrates me. 30 years my ass.
I love how you pick an insult and use it in favour for your own opinion but totally ignore anything else.
The reason you don't need an i7 for gaming is because it only gives you a couple fps over an i5 whereas a 1060 will give you 60%+ better gaming performance. If you call <£60 for 60%+ more performance a bad buy or "a lot more money for no benefit" you truly deserve all the insults you'll get.
Not to mention, you can get windows licences for £20.
Also forgot to mention that the "B-Ware" prebuilt here probably has a trash unbranded PSU also.
You also attempted to make the point that the 1060 will be outdated in a couple months. The build with the 1060 has a CPU that is a year younger than the i7 in OP and a graphics card which is 2 years younger.
Can you ladies take it to private messaging
No because this argument is helpful to the people reading this thread.
Can anyone that finds these ladies at dawn comments 'helpful' make themselves known please
​well it may be an argument but it's still informative<

The silence from everyone else is deafening.
nbgrobbo
Muffinss
nbgrobbo
Muffinss
@maddogb
You are stuck 30 years in the past.
The reason I swore at you is because your stupidity frustrates me. 30 years my ass.
I love how you pick an insult and use it in favour for your own opinion but totally ignore anything else.
The reason you don't need an i7 for gaming is because it only gives you a couple fps over an i5 whereas a 1060 will give you 60%+ better gaming performance. If you call <£60 for 60%+ more performance a bad buy or "a lot more money for no benefit" you truly deserve all the insults you'll get.
Not to mention, you can get windows licences for £20.
Also forgot to mention that the "B-Ware" prebuilt here probably has a trash unbranded PSU also.
You also attempted to make the point that the 1060 will be outdated in a couple months. The build with the 1060 has a CPU that is a year younger than the i7 in OP and a graphics card which is 2 years younger.
Can you ladies take it to private messaging
No because this argument is helpful to the people reading this thread.

Can anyone that finds these ladies at dawn comments 'helpful' make themselves known please


​well it may be an argument but it's still informative<
Muffinss
nbgrobbo
Muffinss
@maddogb
You are stuck 30 years in the past.
The reason I swore at you is because your stupidity frustrates me. 30 years my ass.
I love how you pick an insult and use it in favour for your own opinion but totally ignore anything else.
The reason you don't need an i7 for gaming is because it only gives you a couple fps over an i5 whereas a 1060 will give you 60%+ better gaming performance. If you call <£60 for 60%+ more performance a bad buy or "a lot more money for no benefit" you truly deserve all the insults you'll get.
Not to mention, you can get windows licences for £20.
Also forgot to mention that the "B-Ware" prebuilt here probably has a trash unbranded PSU also.
You also attempted to make the point that the 1060 will be outdated in a couple months. The build with the 1060 has a CPU that is a year younger than the i7 in OP and a graphics card which is 2 years younger.
Can you ladies take it to private messaging
No because this argument is helpful to the people reading this thread.

Can anyone that finds these ladies at dawn comments 'helpful' make themselves known please
nbgrobbo
Muffinss
@maddogb
You are stuck 30 years in the past.
The reason I swore at you is because your stupidity frustrates me. 30 years my ass.
I love how you pick an insult and use it in favour for your own opinion but totally ignore anything else.
The reason you don't need an i7 for gaming is because it only gives you a couple fps over an i5 whereas a 1060 will give you 60%+ better gaming performance. If you call <£60 for 60%+ more performance a bad buy or "a lot more money for no benefit" you truly deserve all the insults you'll get.
Not to mention, you can get windows licences for £20.
Also forgot to mention that the "B-Ware" prebuilt here probably has a trash unbranded PSU also.
You also attempted to make the point that the 1060 will be outdated in a couple months. The build with the 1060 has a CPU that is a year younger than the i7 in OP and a graphics card which is 2 years younger.
Can you ladies take it to private messaging
No because this argument is helpful to the people reading this thread.
Muffinss
@maddogb
You are stuck 30 years in the past.
The reason I swore at you is because your stupidity frustrates me. 30 years my ass.
I love how you pick an insult and use it in favour for your own opinion but totally ignore anything else.
The reason you don't need an i7 for gaming is because it only gives you a couple fps over an i5 whereas a 1060 will give you 60%+ better gaming performance. If you call <£60 for 60%+ more performance a bad buy or "a lot more money for no benefit" you truly deserve all the insults you'll get.
Not to mention, you can get windows licences for £20.
Also forgot to mention that the "B-Ware" prebuilt here probably has a trash unbranded PSU also.
You also attempted to make the point that the 1060 will be outdated in a couple months. The build with the 1060 has a CPU that is a year younger than the i7 in OP and a graphics card which is 2 years younger.

Can you ladies take it to private messaging
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Samsung 850 Evo 4TB SSD only £1,130.00 at Amazon.de

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Specs/etc http://www.anandtech.com/show/10480/samsungs-850-evo-ssd-4-tb-listed-for-1499 This is £1199.99 on Amazon.co.uk, pre-order price guarantee, or the same price from Overclockers.co.uk. A…
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I thought this was a laptop. Now I'm realising its only a SSD. £1,000 for memory?!?
Fudge that !
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A good price if you *really* need 4TB in a single SSD drive.
You could save over a hundred quid by putting in 2x 2TB drives instead. If you need a single volume you can run them in RAID 0 (stripe) mode - you would get better performance than a single drive but at the expense of twice the chance of a drive failure: http://www.ebuyer.com/718382-samsung-850-evo-2tb-2-5inch-ssd-mz-75e2t0b-eu
It's not a good deal at all. As far as I can see at the moment they're the only option if you want a high capacity SSD. For that price you could buy yourself an epic X99 system...

I wouldn't even fork the money out if they knocked 50% off. It's bad enough modern day GPUs cost more than half a grand, let alone a bleedin haed drive!
A good price if you *really* need 4TB in a single SSD drive.
You could save over a hundred quid by putting in 2x 2TB drives instead. If you need a single volume you can run them in RAID 0 (stripe) mode - you would get better performance than a single drive but at the expense of twice the chance of a drive failure: http://www.ebuyer.com/718382-samsung-850-evo-2tb-2-5inch-ssd-mz-75e2t0b-eu
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Funny thing is, this is the 850 Evo which is the cheaper version of the series. I wonder how much a 850 Pro would cost!
A 1TB Pro costs about 35-40% more than a 1TB Evo, so assuming that would still be true (I don't see why it wouldn't be) a 4TB Pro would likely be ~£1550.
nice admission

point still stands
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Back in stock at £35.
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I bought this a couple of days ago but to afraid to put it in. Can anybody advise me please on how to do a clean install of Windows on this drive?
My desktop is running Vista and I want to swap the HDD to SSD. I want to install windows 7 on the SSD. I've got windows 7 iso on a disc and a license key.
How do I start the process, what order do i go in, do the drivers install automatically?
I don't know much about computers so any help would be appreciated.
Do you have an upgrade or full license for Windows 7 as it makes a difference sometimes.
Keep in mind that you also have an option to go straight to Windows 10 for the next 7 days.
I have a full license.
So you want to keep Vista on the HDD and put Windows 7 on the SSD?
Im going to pull out the HDD and put the SSD in its place with win7 on it
That's the easiest option. Which bits are you not clear on?
1. You will need to make bootable media from your Win7 ISO so ask if you need help with that.
2. Disconnect the HDD power and data cables.
3. Physically install the SSD. You can probably use the same power connector and data cables from the HDD. The drives are very light and not fragile so you can attach with Velcro or blutack.
4. Boot from your Windows 7 media. Better to use a USB stick but a DVD is fine. To do this you may need to hit F12 (Function key 12) a number of times just after powering on which will bring up a boot menu from which you choose the drive with Windows on.
5. It may not be F12 on your PC so try other Function keys or you may need to go into the BIOS to set the boot device list or order. To get into the BIOS try the Delete key when you first power on or F2 for a Dell I think!
6. As it’s using Vista it may be quite old so it may not give you the option to boot from USB but no problem from a DVD. If that is a problem you will need to create a bootable DVD which isn’t too hard.
7. Once you are able to boot from the Win7 media just follow the onscreen instructions.
An alternative is to go straight to Windows 10 which you can do using your Windows 7 key and you can download the Win10 ISO direct from MS. For an older PC this may be riskier than Win7 due to hardware/driver support. I can’t say.
Thank you and everyone else for your input.
I've managed to install it. Windows is just updating now (230 updates) thank you for letting me know about the free update to win10. If I don't like it can I go back to win7? Do MS give a new license key or will the win7 key work?


Lol, I just finished a post and saw you don't need any more reassurance.

Re licence keys: Run Belarc before and after these kinds of processes. It does lots including retrieve whatever keys it can. You can save the report from the browser it opens in.
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I bought this a couple of days ago but to afraid to put it in. Can anybody advise me please on how to do a clean install of Windows on this drive?
My desktop is running Vista and I want to swap the HDD to SSD. I want to install windows 7 on the SSD. I've got windows 7 iso on a disc and a license key.
How do I start the process, what order do i go in, do the drivers install automatically?
I don't know much about computers so any help would be appreciated.
EDIT: Now that I have a proper keyboard to type on...
1. Take old drive out, put in a jiffy bag in a cupboard. It's your safety net, you have no worries once your old drive is stored safely. (this is specific to computers where only one drive can fit, if you can fit more, just unplug it)
2. Put new drive in, put Windows CD in and turn it on.
3. Follow instructions. Windows 7 figures things out for itself pretty well.
Nothing can go wrong with the old drive disconnected, it is exactly as simply as ^that.
They're usually set to boot from the CD but if not, keep tapping F12 immediately after you switch it on for the 'temporary boot order' menuYou definitely need a screwdriver small enough...You definitely need to find a guide to help with which screws to undo (ifixit is mostly very good)It helps to still be able to Google while your main rig is downYou should run Belarc before taking the old drive out and save the report somewhere, it has your licence keys and other useful audit-type infoGet on with it tho, Win10 is only free to end of this month... (you can go back to 7 but get the Win10 on there so you have claimed your free licence!)
Thank you. What about the drivers? Does windows automatically search and install those?

Mostly yeah. Particularly for a Vista machine, Windows 7 probably knows it well. I usually go to the motherboard website and grab all the motherboard drivers in advance but it often turns out to be a waste of time.

If you do find the right bit of the right website and understand all the stuff, you might as well get chipset, graphics, wired and wireless network and sound. (This is the bit that's difficult to throw out accurate advice without seeing the motherboard and its website)

- Install Windows, get as far as desktop and manually run Windows update
- 'Activate' Windows (Install MS Office if you have it and activate that too)
- Manually run Windows update again and again until it swears there's no more updates... There will be lots of rebooting and lots of downloading....
- Tell us if you see any yellow question marks in device manager. Take a screen shot? That tells us if it needs any more drivers

Re Vista and 7 on the same computer

If you want to be sure you can run old-Windows if you want to, you will be able to to that without installing a 'dual boot' setup.

There's not many things I hat but one is having a dual boot I can't get rid of after years of never needing it.

After new-Windows is installed, your old drive can be plugged back in as a data-drive. Old-Windows will not run from it but all your stuff will be in there somewhere.

If you ever DO have to run old-Windows, unplug the new drive, maybe change boot order in BIOS, old-Windows will boot...




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Edited By: wide on Jul 24, 2016 12:55: coz I'm a slow thinker and i don't mind editing p
sally09
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I bought this a couple of days ago but to afraid to put it in. Can anybody advise me please on how to do a clean install of Windows on this drive?
My desktop is running Vista and I want to swap the HDD to SSD. I want to install windows 7 on the SSD. I've got windows 7 iso on a disc and a license key.
How do I start the process, what order do i go in, do the drivers install automatically?
I don't know much about computers so any help would be appreciated.
Do you have an upgrade or full license for Windows 7 as it makes a difference sometimes.
Keep in mind that you also have an option to go straight to Windows 10 for the next 7 days.
I have a full license.
So you want to keep Vista on the HDD and put Windows 7 on the SSD?
Im going to pull out the HDD and put the SSD in its place with win7 on it
That's the easiest option. Which bits are you not clear on?
1. You will need to make bootable media from your Win7 ISO so ask if you need help with that.
2. Disconnect the HDD power and data cables.
3. Physically install the SSD. You can probably use the same power connector and data cables from the HDD. The drives are very light and not fragile so you can attach with Velcro or blutack.
4. Boot from your Windows 7 media. Better to use a USB stick but a DVD is fine. To do this you may need to hit F12 (Function key 12) a number of times just after powering on which will bring up a boot menu from which you choose the drive with Windows on.
5. It may not be F12 on your PC so try other Function keys or you may need to go into the BIOS to set the boot device list or order. To get into the BIOS try the Delete key when you first power on or F2 for a Dell I think!
6. As it’s using Vista it may be quite old so it may not give you the option to boot from USB but no problem from a DVD. If that is a problem you will need to create a bootable DVD which isn’t too hard.
7. Once you are able to boot from the Win7 media just follow the onscreen instructions.
An alternative is to go straight to Windows 10 which you can do using your Windows 7 key and you can download the Win10 ISO direct from MS. For an older PC this may be riskier than Win7 due to hardware/driver support. I can’t say.
Thank you and everyone else for your input.
I've managed to install it. Windows is just updating now (230 updates) thank you for letting me know about the free update to win10. If I don't like it can I go back to win7? Do MS give a new license key or will the win7 key work?
Glad to hear you made it, you can upgrade to window 10 and it will automatically activate you for as many times you like on the same PC. After the first time you can then clean install too. I admit that the problem with w8,8.1and 10 is that they never had any proper start menu, hence all the bad publicity they had, for the rest w10 I personally think is the best. There is a way round to that f you find that a bit uncomfortable with w10, this is the best program you should install and get the feel of window7 in regards to the start problem: http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/
it is very popular and safe
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in reality is a lot more than 100% gain if we put in account that would not use the same again for the window installation and the ram backup which would usually work at around 30gb loss if the system got at least 8gb ram. In reality it is only the equivalent of another £10 more for a true double the space.
1. Good point about spare space after a Windows install although my only 2.5" SSD is in a caddy as an external drive so it doesn't impact me.
2. I presume you are talking about Hibernation when you refer to RAM backup so 30GB is a lot for an 8GB system when only 8GB is required.
no, he is right:
2) the system will reserve an extra amount of the size of the ram in case a failure, check the amount left of the disk in gb, take off a stick of ram and after you check the disk again, you will see it is gone up in size by the same amount of the ram memory you took off, if 2gb=2gb if 4=4gb and so on.
1. Prioritize RAM over an SSD.
2. When you have enough RAM you can disable the paging file completely or set it to a fixed value like 2GB just in case.
3. Hibernation is generally not necessary on a desktop which this is being used for so disable that.
4. Now the operating system is only using 2GB at maximum or none hence why the 30GB figure is unusually high unless you have 32GB of RAM and are using hibernation and a page file.
2) people does fiddle with that a lot, there is an important purpose for having the whole as it is without touching the original structure at all, of course the paging files can be reduced but should not be touched, that is why a decent drive size should be fitted a let the rest work automatically for the best results when the pc is in use.
3) 30gb or near after installation, I do not know a lot about hibernation as the PC should be switched off at all times when unattended, fire is the main reason, I actually switch off the main, will stop anyone getting in to the system while we are away. safety of any kind first of all
I haven't used a pagefile in a long time. The only time I encountered issues is when memory leaking software increased commit charge above my physical memory capacity.
Did you work out what rogue software caused that?
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ideapad 510S 14" Full HD IPS - 128GB SSD - DDR4 8GB RAM - i3-6100u - £404.99 @ Lenovo

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Use coupon to get this price: 5VCLEN Deal working again as of 06/08/2016 with red and silver in stock. I think this is a great price for a Full HD screen with SSD and one of the latest intel pro…
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Just to let people know this offer is still on and the code still works. Silver and red are in stock too - just bought one. Cheers OP!
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Just tested the code 5VCLEN and it gives 10% off. Red and silver is in stock at the moment if anyone is interested still.

Just silver in stock now, but no matter. Just to let you know that the 5VCLEN code (which has changed from 5% off to 10% since i posted it) seems to work at 10% off any item in the entire store, even this yoga tablet for example
http://imgur.com/t3OpdwH

Frustratingly for me this code doesnt stack with student discount, so the ideapad is £404 with this code, and £404 with student discount haha, so not such a great deal for me, and the original code did stack bringing it to something like £380, which i should have jumped on if i had the money ready.

Lastly like i said it works for everything in the store so you might be better spending £20 more and getting a yoga 510 which has the IPS display (this one says optional?) and also has touchsreen, Downside is less ram and a 1tb hard drive instead. Heres the link: http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/yoga/500-series/yoga-510-14/




Edited By: TheLonelyDodo on Aug 06, 2016 13:29
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I don't suppose that you can connect this to a external screen/projector at all?
Currently do so from my Dell Vostro 3700 laptop using hdmi and would like to do same via rgb or hdmi if at all possible on this one.
Cheers.

Yeah it has HDMI. Here is the full port listing: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 with Always-on Charging, 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack, 1x HDMI, 1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN
I don't suppose that you can connect this to a external screen/projector at all?

Currently do so from my Dell Vostro 3700 laptop using hdmi and would like to do same via rgb or hdmi if at all possible on this one.

Cheers.
Just tested the code 5VCLEN and it gives 10% off. Red and silver is in stock at the moment if anyone is interested still.
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