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Refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad Powerful T420 Laptop Windows 7 Pro i5 2.5Ghz 8Gb 128GB SSD £199.99 @ Eflex Ebay outlet

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ITEM SPECIFICATION Model: IBM LENOVO THINKPAD T420 Processor: 2.5 GHZ i5 Intel Memory: 8Gb Screen Size: 14.1" Widescreen DVDDrive: Yes, Included Operating System: Windows 7 Professiona…
luvsadealdealdeal Avatar2w, 4d agoFound 2 weeks, 4 days ago37 Comments
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credit to Old Turkey for pointing me in the right direction :)
Gkains
Sp0oner
Gkains
Sp0oner
Hope these are better than the T400 I bought my Son from a deal off here (another reseller) that lasted all of about 3 months before developing an issue where the screen intermittently works on boot up.
Wouldn't buy another refurb now without a decent warranty which shows confidence in what they are selling.
It's not only about robust construction though as anything no matter how well made can break.
No, the reason these kind of machines are corporate favourites is that they are easy to fix by design and the manufacturers provide hardware maintenance manuals.
So while your experience was unfortunate, as long as you are patient and willing to follow the manual it should have been possible to fix it. Most likely a lose connection so taking off the keyboard and wiggling the lead might have sorted it.
I still have it here and tried booting it up for the last few days and every time now the screen is failing to come on, can hear Windows successfully boot with the sound played at logon screen. As you say i'll have to find the manual for it and try taking it apart to see if it's fixable.
Nothing to lose (which is what I always say when something is broken I want to fix it myself).
While the manuals are obviously the 'proper' way to go, don't forget the 21st century's #1 DAY (Do-Anything-Yourself) tool: youtube videos.
If you've never done something like this before, I'd watch those first even if you can't find someone taking your exact model apart. They're good for getting a feel of what's involved. Then use the PDF manual to look up any specifics.

I've just opened the lid and the row of lights on the bottom of the screen were lit up meaning it was working so wondering if just a loose connection to the screen.

Edited By: Sp0oner on Jan 05, 2017 14:14
Sp0oner
Gkains
Sp0oner
Hope these are better than the T400 I bought my Son from a deal off here (another reseller) that lasted all of about 3 months before developing an issue where the screen intermittently works on boot up.
Wouldn't buy another refurb now without a decent warranty which shows confidence in what they are selling.
It's not only about robust construction though as anything no matter how well made can break.
No, the reason these kind of machines are corporate favourites is that they are easy to fix by design and the manufacturers provide hardware maintenance manuals.
So while your experience was unfortunate, as long as you are patient and willing to follow the manual it should have been possible to fix it. Most likely a lose connection so taking off the keyboard and wiggling the lead might have sorted it.
I still have it here and tried booting it up for the last few days and every time now the screen is failing to come on, can hear Windows successfully boot with the sound played at logon screen. As you say i'll have to find the manual for it and try taking it apart to see if it's fixable.

Nothing to lose (which is what I always say when something is broken I want to fix it myself).
While the manuals are obviously the 'proper' way to go, don't forget the 21st century's #1 DAY (Do-Anything-Yourself) tool: youtube videos.
If you've never done something like this before, I'd watch those first even if you can't find someone taking your exact model apart. They're good for getting a feel of what's involved. Then use the PDF manual to look up any specifics.
Gkains
Sp0oner
Hope these are better than the T400 I bought my Son from a deal off here (another reseller) that lasted all of about 3 months before developing an issue where the screen intermittently works on boot up.
Wouldn't buy another refurb now without a decent warranty which shows confidence in what they are selling.
It's not only about robust construction though as anything no matter how well made can break.
No, the reason these kind of machines are corporate favourites is that they are easy to fix by design and the manufacturers provide hardware maintenance manuals.
So while your experience was unfortunate, as long as you are patient and willing to follow the manual it should have been possible to fix it. Most likely a lose connection so taking off the keyboard and wiggling the lead might have sorted it.

I still have it here and tried booting it up for the last few days and every time now the screen is failing to come on, can hear Windows successfully boot with the sound played at logon screen. As you say i'll have to find the manual for it and try taking it apart to see if it's fixable.
Balfington
I got a refurb Thinkpad a while back, an X301. It certainly feels solid but the screen is the most mediocre laptop screen I've ever come across. You can't mod them either.


​"them"? there are a lot of models you can switch the panels out in under an hour.
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ASUS Zenbook UX303UA 13.3-Inch Laptop Notebook - (Brown) (Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHz Processor, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 256 GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics, Windows 7 Professional + Windows 10 upgrade) £659.99 @ Amazon

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When you purchase this product you are entitled to a free Windows 10 upgrade from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 Memory: 8GB DDR3 RAM (1600MHZ) Storage: 256 GB SSD Proc…
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SEASONS UPGRADES!!! Windows 7: Professional (OEM) Genuine & Authentic Microsoft Operating System £9.92 - then upgrade to Windows 10 for free, it'll never get bricked because it's legit (Opium Pulses) - or for 97p more get Windows 8.1 OEM (see link in

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Windows 7: Professional (OEM) - A GENUINE OEM LICENSE KEY for WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL. Just in case it gets bricked by Microsoft, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free using the assistive technolog…
luvsadealdealdeal Avatar4w, 3h agoFound 4 weeks, 3 hours ago41 Comments
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quidstretchy
foxyuk
I'm still on xp lol will this work
don't do it , we're all enjoying using your computer


Please explain ?
foxyuk
I'm still on xp lol will this work
don't do it , we're all enjoying using your computer
lugsy3
chtyrone2
lugsy3
scouseware2
Will site take PayPal? Don't want to gift my data and find out it doesn't
Yes I bought w10 pro for £15 for my new build about 8 weeks ago, no problems whatsoever.
and where did this w10 pro key come from? I may want to test this site.
I have no idea to be honest where they get them from but it activated ok.

they get them from 'retired' corporate PCs or where corporate buys 500 licences but has 100 spare etc

totally legit in EU
chtyrone2
lugsy3
scouseware2
Will site take PayPal? Don't want to gift my data and find out it doesn't
Yes I bought w10 pro for £15 for my new build about 8 weeks ago, no problems whatsoever.
and where did this w10 pro key come from? I may want to test this site.
I have no idea to be honest where they get them from but it activated ok.
Good price

Voted HOT, HOT, HOT!
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GE Geek - IT toolbag - A repository for your IT needs

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A compilation of relevant and noteworthy articles, programs and websites from the Net which can be quite handy for Tech Savvy people and people wanting to learn. Quite a useful repository for most
EuroGamer Avatar1m, 4d agoFound 1 month, 4 days ago8 Comments
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Looks good thanks
That credit would fall upon myself and thank you. Glad you find it useful. As a gesture of good will I have placed a link on our main page back to this domain (In our next update). Cheers
ty op
Thanks OP :)
cheers op
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HP 280 G2 MT X9D73ES#ABU Core i7-6700 8GB 1TB DVDRW Win 7/10 Pro £480.00 @ Technoworld

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HP Desktop computer with awesome processor. I think this seems to be a great deal for a high power processor if that's what you're after. £480 is a good price for a full blown desktop with this spec t…
christophermcbean Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago25 Comments
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According to pcworld business the pc is as follows: https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P240319P HP 280 G2 - Micro tower - 1 x Core i7 6700 / 3.4 GHz - RAM 8 GB - HDD 1 TB - DVD SuperMulti - HD Graphics 530 - GigE - Win 7 Pro 64-bit (includes Win 10 Pro 64-bit Licence)...

Cons:
It only has 180W Power Supply Unit (PSU) which means if you want to add a graphics card and another hard drive you will have to upgrade it.

It's a Micro case!... v small... might give major issues putting in other devices such as a powerful and often large graphics card... see http://www.buildcomputers.net/computer-case-sizes.html

Whilst I'm considering it I think there are several aspects to beware of... the PSU needs enough power to supply all of your devices (and even the GTX 960 I'm considering wants around 90-100W just for itself... putting a larger / more powerfull PSU in a micro case is most likely difficult.

You can almost gaurantee for this low price it would have a stock CPU fan = cheap and noisy... anywhere between £20-£30 could buy you a much better fan, which you would have to be careful would fit into a Micro Case, or go water cooling for £50+ which would fit... although a micro case usually only has between 2-4 fans.

You can almost gaurantee for this low price the memory would be the slowest possible for an i7-6700 which I believe is PC4-17000 Effective speed 2133Mhz = not a big deal.

Pros:
Windows 10 64 bit = roughly £160!
I7-6700 = roughly £290
Compatible motherboard = £50+
then consider the Hard Drive, the PSU, the DVD Drive = roughly £100

All of the pros alone make it viable to purchase a midi case and 500W+ PSU for circa £100 and it still be a bargain!


Edited By: sinfull on Dec 18, 2016 16:19: Accuracy
Voting hot as I do think this is cheap... but just wanted to say that in my experience these type of HP desktop PCs are quite noisy.
Panda221
What do you think is the fastest Graphics card you could fit in here ?! I'm looking for a cheap solid VR machine.


​1050ti is the best card that doesn't require external power as far as I am aware, which would be the simplest option for this PC I reckon. Having said that, it looks like its only a 180w PSU, so it will be pushing it with one of them!

Edited By: TomScrut on Dec 05, 2016 18:37: corrected
beard7
gowf
beard7
Danjw91
I'd change your title otherwise this will go super cold. To me it's an i7 6700 cpu for £480 when you can get it for like £250. By looking at the link it's within a built pc.


​where is this £250?


The cpu itself costs about £250 bought separately, is what he means


​yeah I know, I meant where can you buy the CPU for £250. cheapest I can see is £297.


​I found it for £275 when I had a look. You weren't searching for the K were you?
What do you think is the fastest Graphics card you could fit in here ?! I'm looking for a cheap solid VR machine.
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HP 250 G5 Intel Core i7-6500U 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - £525.26 - BT Shop

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Looks like a good deal for a laptop with 256GB SSD, Full HD(1920x1080) and Core i7 (6th Gen) 6500U. £525.26 from BT Shop, can order now, but there is no confirmed delivery date.
anoop Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago3 Comments
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markfleet
The Windows 10 version is £468.99 ?
But isn't FHD
The Windows 10 version is £468.99 ?
The Windows 10 version is £468.99 ?
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Spybot Anti-Beacon: block and stop tracking (telemetry) issues present in Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 - speed up your computer

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Does what it say on the tin/ title. However, I'm actually interested to see if others find this speeds up your internet browsing experience. For us - family of 5 with various devices - we suffered fro…
luvsadealdealdeal Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago37 Comments
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mateypeeps
As requested:
Vodafone (ruddy Virgin can't be bothered with Weymouth yet!).
Before 19/17 Mbps
After 37/18 Mbps
Many thanks for the info, heat added.


cheers

I knew it wasn't just me!

been a week now & best consistent speed we've ever had
As requested:
Vodafone (ruddy Virgin can't be bothered with Weymouth yet!).
Before 19/17 Mbps
After 37/18 Mbps

Many thanks for the info, heat added.
pimpadron
luvsadealdealdeal
pimpadron
This program unfortunately stopped Skype working on my computer:(
just reinstall skype
No, reinstalling doesn't work. Skype, now owned by Microsoft, requires personal data to work properly (on Windows 10 at least).
The biggest problem with Skype is it needs to talk to a lot of IP ranges to be useable, I have a huge chunk of servers defined as skype exceptions on my firewall to allow it to work.
Just checked my Virgin speed, 217 m down, 13 up!!, fantastic speeds!!
pimpadron
luvsadealdealdeal
pimpadron
This program unfortunately stopped Skype working on my computer:(
just reinstall skype

No, reinstalling doesn't work. Skype, now owned by Microsoft, requires personal data to work properly (on Windows 10 at least).

that being the case (and it seems to be a variant of the warning they give: Windows Mail (Windows Store App) stopped working!

Windows Mail needs the OneDrive Sync system services to work. If you want to use Windows Mail anyway, you need to make sure the optional OneDrive Service immunization is not applied, and reboot if you had to undo it.) - you could either turn it off when you want to use Skype or remove it entirely
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HP EliteBook 840 G2 Intel Core i7-5500U 4GB 500GB 14" Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (BTShop £676.59)

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Says reduced to £1116 but actually reduced to £676.59. Only 2 in stock and this could be a misprice so may never happen. Product overview Display Size: 14in Processor Model: I7-5500U Operating
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nipstyler
Would have given extra heat for Windows 7 professional. A rare opportunity to get a copy of a spyware free OS

No it isn't, just like OS X (and iOS and Android) aren't. Windows update will install some telemetry patches.


​Yes and unlike windows x you can just uninstall them and hide the KBs you don't want to install. Look it up...
nipstyler
Would have given extra heat for Windows 7 professional. A rare opportunity to get a copy of a spyware free OS

No it isn't, just like OS X (and iOS and Android) aren't. Windows update will install some telemetry patches.
rd3d2
Overpriced for such an old model
Agree.
naivri
Terrible deal, you can pay less for a bigger screen, better processor, more RAM and a better GPU.
Look out for Dell Inspiron 1559 deals

Dell Latitude series are a fairer comparison, not the Inspiron ones. Bear in mind build quality, which is what you tend to get with business machines. They are designed to last a lot longer. Lenovo x220 is a good example. 5 year old ones still run very well and can compete with modern laptops in terms of performance.
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HP 250 G5 Intel Core i5-6200U 4GB 500GB 15.6" Windows 7 Pro FHD- £390.33 Inc Delivery - BT Shop

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Seems like a good price for an FHD Core I5 Skylake. Summary Product Description:HP 250 G5 - 15.6" - Core i5 6200U - 4 GB RAM Operating SystemWin 10 Pro 64-bit / Win 7 Pro 64-bit downgrade -
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pops999
No DVD but otherwise the same.

Who needs a DVD in a laptop?


​Me :D
Musicrab
PS. this 14" HP, with 256GB (M.2) SSD, is still available using the HP tradeup deal for about £334.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/best-300-laptop-deal-hukd-hp-probook-440-g3-14-core-i5-6200u-8-gb-ram-256-gb-ssd-2482529
Now back in stock at Technoworld (recommended - used before); That's £600 - £300 tradeup cashback.
https://www.technoworld.com/hp-probook-440-g3-p5t15ea-abu-core-i5-6200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-14in-bt-cam-win-7-10-pro

Edited By: Musicrab on Oct 11, 2016 13:56
le_jaeger
MockYourDeal
£320 on CPC site. Looks the same processor and all, worth checking them as its a alot cheaper

Wow! Can you post a link, please?


Sorry didn't realise the price was without VAT. when you go to checkout it adds up VAT to make it 390
PS. this 14" HP, with 256GB (M.2) SSD, is still available using the HP tradeup deal for about £334.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/best-300-laptop-deal-hukd-hp-probook-440-g3-14-core-i5-6200u-8-gb-ram-256-gb-ssd-2482529
pops999
pablomalin
No DVD but otherwise the same.
It's the exact same laptop.
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HP Elitebook 8570W i7 Quad Core 2.6GHz 20GB RAM 500GB Sata HDD 2GB Nvidia Quadro DVD-RW Win 7 Pro Grade A1 Refurbished £606.94 delivered @ Morgans

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I've been looking for a good spec hard wearing workstation laptop but they don't come cheap. Had my eye on this for a while and for £600 it's seems a great deal for the money. Ok it's a 3 year old lap…
Dealminboys Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago7 Comments
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Ordered, thanks!
Saw this in Morgan's email. Not voting either way, but think it's a lot of money for pretty old technology.

To put it in perspective, I purchased a Dell 7559 with 4K touchscreen, i7-6700HQ, 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD and 4GB Nvidia GT960M, illuminated keyboard, Win 10 Pro, with 3 years next business day on-site, certified refurbished (but new) for £619 quite recently.

OK, without a time machine, we can't go back to past deals, but we can sure look out for them in the future.
£606 for a refurbished. No thanks.
8570W!! Quite high wattage for a laptop oO

I'll get me coat...
I'm not convinced that this is a great deal. A Quadro K1000M is quite old and not even as fast as a GTX 950M and the Core I7 is only 3rd generation, even though it is quad core.

Do they replace the HDD on a refurb or just scrub it? If it's just scrubbed then we've no idea how much use it has had. That would make it a bad deal as I wouldn't want to take on a used 3 year old HDD. Even if it has been replaced, I'd say it was marginal.

I don't really know who this will appeal to. It's not a gaming machine with that graphics card and it's over-specced and over-priced for a basic office/internet laptop. It's also quite heavy.

It's not cold for the spec at the price, but I can't quite bring myself to vote hot either.
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HP 250 G5 / Intel Core i5-6200U / 15.6" FHD anti-glare / 1 x 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / DVD SM DL / Windows 10 Pro DG Windows 7 Professional / Laptop / Notebook PC - £430.78 Delivered @ Misco

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General Product Type Notebook Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Edition / Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition downgrade Preinstalled OS Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Editi…
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£443.99 Inc VAT atm.
Top cashback 4.54% apparently = £423.83.

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

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


​Just curious as I am looking to buy a laptop, but what would you recommend as better for around this price point??
Misco is fine. But I'd like to say that: on a laptop, my biggest complaint at budget levels is keyboard and trackpad. Had a cheap Lenovo and it was awful. Got a good HP now. Envious of my wife's MacBook
Would not but from Misco personally. Reviews on https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.misco.co.uk are not good
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HP ProBook 450 G3 Core I5 6200U 2.3 GHz 4GB 128GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6 Inch Windows 7 Professional Laptop (W4P30ET) @ Laptops Direct - £569.97

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Possibly £344.98 after £225 trade in or even less with another 2.02% off tcb
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Sorry peeps. Mis read their website. I'll admit myself its actually a pretty cold deal
surprise, surprise another crappy 1366x768 panel.
thats the price AFTER the £225 trade-in
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HP 250 G5 Core I7-6500U SKYLAKE 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD Win 7 Pro 64-Bit 15.6" FHD Laptop £479.00 debenhamsplus

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Good deal Additional 2.2% cashback from topcashback. FREE STANDARD DELIVERY
mohsin0310 Avatar4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks ago31 Comments
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256 GB SSD Hard Drive - very small these days....
shamim000
​good find!

Thanks a lot :) I can do with 'budget i7', 'all right-ish', and budget look - as it is supposed to be the first laptop for teenage use.
I think it is future-proof enough and price tag is not too heavy - but it is just me.
trustmeimlying
GeekyGreek
jonspurs
mohsin0310
Good deal but no windows 10 free upgrade unfortunately.
Actually...you can :-Dhttps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade
The model on Debenhams Plus is "Item Code: X0N34EA"
Look it up on HP http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=X0N34EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB and you will find that it says "Windows 7 Professional 64 (license and media for Windows 10 Pro 64 included)".
This is standard practice with business laptops which ship with Windows 7.
It is £475 (plus £0 to £20 extra for delivery options) here http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-g5-intel-core-i7-6500u-2.5ghz-8gb-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-7-10-x0n34ea/version.asp
is laptopsdirect trustworthy though?
I don't know I read the blurb and if anything goes wrong you cannot approach Debenhams in this case you have to go through HP. I hate it when shops abnegate their responsibility and I need a physical presence I can return something to but that is just me.
GeekyGreek
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mohsin0310
Good deal but no windows 10 free upgrade unfortunately.
Actually...you can :-Dhttps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade
The model on Debenhams Plus is "Item Code: X0N34EA"
Look it up on HP http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=X0N34EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB and you will find that it says "Windows 7 Professional 64 (license and media for Windows 10 Pro 64 included)".
This is standard practice with business laptops which ship with Windows 7.
It is £475 (plus £0 to £20 extra for delivery options) here http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-g5-intel-core-i7-6500u-2.5ghz-8gb-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-7-10-x0n34ea/version.asp
is laptopsdirect trustworthy though?
chocolatum
Price increased to £499 yesterday.
showing as £479 still £5 for next day delivery or free delivery if needed I ordered it then cancelled I think I will wait and probably order something from John Lewis


Edited By: hairyboxxox on Sep 01, 2016 17:00: additional
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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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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
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'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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[Online] Dell Lattitude 3550, i5-5200U, 8GB, Win8Home, 1TB, HDD £274.00 Dell

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[UPDATE] The Delivery is free now! This makes the Deal even better than at first -> £273.96 You can even keep the backlit keyboard and stay under £300 [email protected] Copy and paste the link into
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Had to send mine back, it stopped turning on. No problems with getting it picked up, UPS were there the next day.

Re. Cashback, I tried via tcb but business purchases, which this was, don't count unfortunately.
My cashback was rejected for some reason :(.. i sold the case though, so about £280 all in all. Can't complain!


Edited By: ihaveaquestion on Sep 23, 2016 15:50: --
razzledazzle99

It's technically for businesses but anyone can register for it I believe, you contact the VIP sales team via chat and you send them the E-value code, beside the add to basket button. I'm not sure if you can configure it as you want as above for £299+delivery, the discount might only be applied on the price not inc. VAT).
I'd be interested to hear if anyone tried it with a sales agent, would make a sweet deal all the sweeter!

A business sale may not be covered by the distance selling regulations for consumers. Returns policy may be different. Dell previously refused to accept returns on this basis. Which means some people have to claim they are damaged and refuse to accept.
Mine has now been shipped but from China
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Managed to get an order submitted (I had one in my basket from last week). Fingers crossed as i want it for my son's Christmas present.

And now cancelled :(
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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.
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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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Ordered days back. Order was accepted but now been told bt will be cancelling. Waste of time
I'm looking for a desktop pc with a high end i5 (6600k) or preferably i7 (6700k), at least 16gb of ddr4 ram, but no need for a dedicated gpu at all. Does anybody know of a good option? Everything I find has a GPU bundled or is an unknown manufacturer.
Well due to an over zealous fraud check, my dad ended up with two. Ones just been refused delivery so watch for it coming back in stock.
Any similar deals to this kicking about atm?. Need one now and its OOS
Still shows "Product out of stock. Due date unavailable."
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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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[/quote]No I got the Lenovo se21-e decent but faulty trackpad
Got the dell up and running as hackintosh bar wifi & Bluetooth which Iv ordered a card for[/quote]
Thanks for coming back to me. I bit the bullet in the end and bought the Lenovo Yoga 300 from Argos refurb site. Got a nice pleasant surprise when it arrived. Posted as having 32gb eMMC drive and 2gb ram and it has 4gb ram and 500gb hard drive. In very nice condition with just a couple of marks.
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Mine arrived today
Not bad scuffed on sides and 1 dent at front and some sticky tape residue on bottom which I cleaned off
Cheap Chinese adapter but battery reported 6hrs though real world video use have about 2.30-3hrs which is ok
HDMI port was a little funny till I blew out dust still not sure about it but I messaged via eBay and was offered 2 months extra warranty which I will accept , I can pick up a dock for display to tv , 4gc ram in one slot
Runs hotish at 70c but I'm gonna artic silver it which should bring it down
Mainly bought to make it hackintosh
Ps bought the cheap toshiba and Lenovo from Argos
Toshiba decent build quality but too slow
Lenovo felt OK but poor build quality keys feel too flexible and trackpad doesn't even work properly , hence both going back
Overall I think this is a good machine but you have to lower condition expectations bar that it seems fine
Ps came with win 7 wouldn't go to win 10 with all the drm issues I'm hearing about
I assume you bought the Lenovo Yoga 300 from Argos Ebay at £104.99. Can I ask what spec yours was, i.e. 32gb 2gb ram etc as it was advertised. A couple of people said they got different specs but not posted any pictures.


No I got the Lenovo se21-e decent but faulty trackpad

Got the dell up and running as hackintosh bar wifi & Bluetooth which Iv ordered a card for
Took a look at mine this morning, they send me a dell 6220 (sandy bridge) instead of 6230 :(


Edited By: mervine on Aug 04, 2016 14:17: typo
gokhan
Mine arrived today
Not bad scuffed on sides and 1 dent at front and some sticky tape residue on bottom which I cleaned off
Cheap Chinese adapter but battery reported 6hrs though real world video use have about 2.30-3hrs which is ok
HDMI port was a little funny till I blew out dust still not sure about it but I messaged via eBay and was offered 2 months extra warranty which I will accept , I can pick up a dock for display to tv , 4gc ram in one slot
Runs hotish at 70c but I'm gonna artic silver it which should bring it down
Mainly bought to make it hackintosh
Ps bought the cheap toshiba and Lenovo from Argos
Toshiba decent build quality but too slow
Lenovo felt OK but poor build quality keys feel too flexible and trackpad doesn't even work properly , hence both going back
Overall I think this is a good machine but you have to lower condition expectations bar that it seems fine
Ps came with win 7 wouldn't go to win 10 with all the drm issues I'm hearing about

I assume you bought the Lenovo Yoga 300 from Argos Ebay at £104.99. Can I ask what spec yours was, i.e. 32gb 2gb ram etc as it was advertised. A couple of people said they got different specs but not posted any pictures.
Mine arrived today

Not bad scuffed on sides and 1 dent at front and some sticky tape residue on bottom which I cleaned off

Cheap Chinese adapter but battery reported 6hrs though real world video use have about 2.30-3hrs which is ok

HDMI port was a little funny till I blew out dust still not sure about it but I messaged via eBay and was offered 2 months extra warranty which I will accept , I can pick up a dock for display to tv , 4gc ram in one slot

Runs hotish at 70c but I'm gonna artic silver it which should bring it down

Mainly bought to make it hackintosh

Ps bought the cheap toshiba and Lenovo from Argos

Toshiba decent build quality but too slow
Lenovo felt OK but poor build quality keys feel too flexible and trackpad doesn't even work properly , hence both going back

Overall I think this is a good machine but you have to lower condition expectations bar that it seems fine

Ps came with win 7 wouldn't go to win 10 with all the drm issues I'm hearing about

Edited By: gokhan on Aug 03, 2016 01:11
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i5 aint exactly "fast". Tech from 2010!
So go on then, what do you do with your laptop that requires a faster processor?
I'm using a 2007 Dell D620 with a Core2Duo processor and 4gb RAM as we speak with a 120GB SSD fitted and its happily running Win10, Office 365 and i can watch movies and downloads on it, and surf the net on it.
I'm a video editor.
i5 will only suite web browsing, downloading movies etc. Will lag with gaming, with content creation, and with heavy multitasking.
There's a reason why this laptop is cheap, and it's not because Dell are in a good mood.
2GB ram is the absolute minimum to run windows 10 64bit, leaving a paltry 2gb for anything else you want to use, like word, like web browsing, like video playback etc.
Just want to use it to browse the web? Get a tablet instead.
I have 4 purpose built systems I built by the way.
So why are you even on this thread commenting on something that clearly doesnt suit your needs anyway?? Why does it even interest you?
I do heavy duty data analysis in Excel as part of my daytime job and this deal wouldnt suit it, but it doesnt mean i cant see the merits of it.
Uh huh, the reason they are cheap is because they are used and probably 3+ years old. Would you pay as much for a 3 year old car as you would a new one??
And an i5 WONT lag with gaming. Gaming is heavily dependent on the GRAPHICS card, not the processor. I'm surprised an "expert" such as yourself didnt know that. Put a heavy duty graphics card on the front of an i5 and it'll handle 98% of all games. I'd an Alienware 13 last year running an i5 and a GeForce 860M graphics card and it was great. And this ISNT a gaming laptop. It has not got the graphics card for it. It would be foolish to think otherwise.
4GB is MORE than enough for general use. I've this Core 2 Duo D620 with 4GB RAM on at the minute. I've 5 tabs open in Chrome, Excel 2016 open, Word 2016 open and on the fifth tab in Chrome, i'm running an HD movie clip on you tube.
CPU usage is sitting at between 33 and 39% and memory is sitting at 1.7GB used, and the machine is perfectly usable with no lag on the video or in moving between apps. And thats a **** 9 year old Core2Duo processor :rolleyes:
Why use a laptop instead of a tablet? Gee, well ever tried typing on a tablet? Or shifting between multiple tabs in Chrome? Or maybe doing a bit of spreadsheet work? Or typing an email? Maybe you poke your keyboard with one finger so a tablet is great for you, but most people prefer the convenience of a keyboard. And if they dont - get a tablet and ignore this thread because its not relevant.
Built four computers yourself? Woohoo! Your mum must be so proud!

I was going to comment myself but then saw you'd addressed everything! But as predicted here is the self-proclaimed IT expert who is a video editor AND has built 4 computers himself!

I'm sure they're aware that a 'professional' video editor probably has thousands of pounds at his disposal and therefore would not be considering a 3 year old laptop, that many people use GPU encode/transcode and that a broad statement such as 'i5 will lag' and suitable for basic web browsing doesn't ring true - better tell Intel and the public as i3, Celeron, Pentium and Atom are all obsolete. Let's ignore the fact that much of the time, i7 CPUs are the same silicon as an i5 with a slightly higher base clock, turbo and maybe 1MB more cache...
Can anyone recommend a cheap external cd drive to go with this laptop Windows 10?
ronray
I picked mine up today. I was initially a little disappointed when I saw the outside of the case because it had some scuffs. But I was surprised to find the screen and keyboard both looked virtually unused. On top of this the battery also seems pretty good. It's been running for about an hour and it's still reporting about 3 hours left. So overall I'm very happy.

Chances are the keyboard has been replaced at some point as they're easy to swap out, so its good its been done :)

RE: the outer case, check ebay as you could probably pick up a new one for a few £ and they' not hard to fit
I picked mine up today. I was initially a little disappointed when I saw the outside of the case because it had some scuffs. But I was surprised to find the screen and keyboard both looked virtually unused. On top of this the battery also seems pretty good. It's been running for about an hour and it's still reporting about 3 hours left. So overall I'm very happy.
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i5 aint exactly "fast". Tech from 2010!
So go on then, what do you do with your laptop that requires a faster processor?
I'm using a 2007 Dell D620 with a Core2Duo processor and 4gb RAM as we speak with a 120GB SSD fitted and its happily running Win10, Office 365 and i can watch movies and downloads on it, and surf the net on it.
I'm a video editor.
i5 will only suite web browsing, downloading movies etc. Will lag with gaming, with content creation, and with heavy multitasking.
There's a reason why this laptop is cheap, and it's not because Dell are in a good mood.
2GB ram is the absolute minimum to run windows 10 64bit, leaving a paltry 2gb for anything else you want to use, like word, like web browsing, like video playback etc. Want to add plugins to chrome or firefox like flash, pdf viewers, silverlight? Adblocker? You'll just end up using virtual memory, which on a yesterday-tech mechanical hard drive is going to slow down even further.
Just want to use it to browse the web in internet explorer? Get a tablet and bluetooth keyboard instead, you'll have a much wider range of apps to suit low power devices.
I have 4 purpose built systems I built by the way.
And yet people constantly fail to understand why I still use Windows XP...
I use VideoReDo to edit videos on a Core2Duo with 3GB memory (and no pagefile) quite happily. And I can have Firefox and Chrome with lots of tabs open no problem. Have recently bought a couple of secondhand i5 (4th gen) laptops (total cost ~£230) and am working on getting XP running on them - the Toshiba L50t with a 120GB SSD absolutely flies. And apparently you can hack XP to removed the 3.5GB memory limit - not that I would condone such behaviour...
XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, so you won't be protected against any OS exploits your virus checker doesn't catch.
True, but then I am pretty careful. I have multiple machines, all with ZoneAlarm firewall and Avast anti-virus; I regularly do a fresh re-install of the operating system; on my main machine I only browse to reputable sites as well as using several browsers, with one specifically restricted for secure online activities (eg online banking). If you act like an idiot, then maybe you do need all the constant updates from Microsoft to prevent your machine being compromised, but if you're sensible you can take full advantage of the improved performance you get from using a lighter-weight O/S like XP pretty safely.
Putting a 3rd party between your machine's OS and malware protection does not in any reality make it more protected.

Sorry, you'll have to explain that statement a bit more.
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seems its gone up to £399.99 now! oO
showing as £399 now, this still available anywhere?
Er, link now leads to cost of £399, not quite the deal as posted. Maybe time to expire..?
I ordered one of these and just been updating it. However it is constantly shutting down and is extremely hot to touch near the power supply. I guess it will be going back.
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There's every chance that an ex corporate machine doesn't get moved much. I've maybe taken my HP640 to three or four meetings, and taken it home a similar number of times - the rest of the time it just lives on a docking station. Hence the keyboard/trackpad also remain unused.

Yeah, my experience is that generally the ex-business ultraportables are in excellent condition. I think those that get the bigger ThinkPads tend to use them as a primary computer, but an ultraportable is generally for those who don't want the weight (and therefore can't justify the weight; probably not mission critical).

I've bought maybe three X200 (two girlfriends -- at different times -- and myself), one X60, two X61s, and my current X230. I also frequent eBay for ThinkPads and my experience is that you're 100% right.

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...suppose Astec you wont think too much of this 2470p touch screen that is like new that I bought last week either
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(ps its actually 2.53ghz cpu, error in the listing)

That's a first gen i5 processor which is 1 year newer than my X200 and being honest wholesale/spares units about the going rate. Not saying it's a bad deal, just that I'm frustrated with SCC/SCH having decided to up their prices.

What I'm pointing out here is not that you didn't get a good deal, more than SCH trade have moved the boundaries. I picked up a B grade 8440p for £140 in August 2013. A short time later after I picked up that bargain (it still had 6months warranty) they upped the price to £168 so an increase of £28. The prices now vary in the last few weeks between £168 and £192 despite the fact that the hardware is another 3 years older since the price has increased. I check the pages nearly daily and have yet to see a single machine in their 'grade B' range to be cheaper than what I picked up 3 years ago.

Interestingly I'm unaware of any computers of note in the last 20 years that have appreciated in value as the curve is generally towards the dropping in value. This is the crux of my point that SCH have lost their way being a good value supplier to now just being average as I can get similar deals in about a dozen different suppliers with some cases being better listed to know what you are going to get. It's why I've not purchased from them in 3 years despite a number of successive purchases before that time and why I encourage others to consider buying elsewhere.

Edited By: Astec123 on Aug 05, 2016 00:31
I started buying from them in 2012 and never got such bargains, I paid more than that for a X61 (in 2012 though). My invoices on my account only start in 2013 as I think I bought the first few without creating an account, the first invoiced one is a X200 in Q3 2013 for £71.25. It was missing a key from the keyboard and had a crack in the case that was impossible to fix without epoxying it quite a bit. My dad still uses it daily! (I did replace the missing key)

I still think these are good value but personally I've always got excellent batteries (all HP machines with > 90% design capacity remaining) from the machines bought from SCCTrade.

They've got a few Elitebook 2560p/8460p machines for 88 quid, also some X201 and X220 machines for 88 quid too - woohoo! Must resist... I have enough already... sure what would I use them for...
...suppose Astec you wont think too much of this 2470p touch screen that is like new that I bought last week either
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(ps its actually 2.53ghz cpu, error in the listing)

Edited By: edash on Aug 04, 2016 21:19
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Bought an HP 2570p from SCC trade on Monday for £88 delivered today (had a price drop).Grade C, a few small dings on the lid otherwise perfect. Had the win 7 sticker under the battery, following a clean install of windows 10 it still activated (using the win 7 key) even though its past 29 July, so SCC do still have a few deals :)https://s31.postimg.org/vw6bkuqcr/Capture.pngforum image hosting

I'm not so convinced, while it's a pretty a reasonable deal given the specs, it's a lot of risk to buy given that you have to get the PSU and risk it being a complete dud on arrival as they are sold as such with no helpful information. If you just purchased a 2570p it would be at from 2012 so now 4 years old.

I picked up an X200 in Q1 2013 which released in Q3 2008 as below (missing only a hard disk and otherwise in pretty much unused condition) so 4 years and 6 months old. The missing hard drive is one key way with SCH/SCC to get a machine that's isn't a wreck, otherwise you really just take a big risk.

http://i.imgur.com/4ccV6uo.png

Those sorts of deals were a regular feature on SCH trade but now there are very few unmissable deals from them which is a big shame considering how many items I'd purchased from them.



Edited By: Astec123 on Aug 04, 2016 21:02
Bought an HP 2570p from SCC trade on Monday for £88 delivered today (had a price drop).Grade C, a few small dings on the lid otherwise perfect. Had the win 7 sticker under the battery, following a clean install of windows 10 it still activated (using the win 7 key) even though its past 29 July, so SCC do still have a few deals :)

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Timewarp Friday Dell desktop deal - it's been a while since I found a decent Dell desktop deal and while I was perusing the usual retail outlets I stumbled across this, sure it's probably 3 to 4 years old but it's got a semi decent i3 sandy bridge CPU and for £114.95 incl delivery and 1 year warranty looked half decent for a cheapo desktop. Bung in a £25 SSD and the thing will fly*
It's not an i5 Desktop for £250 like my previous wonderful deals but hey, it's cheap and might suit someone.
*actual levitation or flight not guaranteed.
​Where can we gat a £25 ssd?? thankd

eg Integral 120GB HUKD
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/integral-120gb-p-series-4-sata-iii-2-5-ssd-drive-23-99-mymemory-2459568
You MAY want to get to MyMemory site via a £back site rather than a direct link of course!


​Thanks, searched but couldn't find anything. now bought one ,cheers
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Cheers for this! Ordered it and think I got the last (only?) one. Will take the fella belows advice and stick a gtx 750ti in it and make it a wee Steam box.
That particular PC you've purchased doesn't look like it will support a dual slot expansion card. I'm sure you'll find some other use for it though :p
The specs here (http://www.cnet.com/products/acer-x2610g-ui32120w/specs/) say
1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCIe 2.0 x16
That's enough isn't it?
I'm not stating that it won't fit on the motherboard. But that model is a small form factor PC and only supports slim, single slot PCI cards. a typical 2 slot GPU like the 750ti simply is too large to fit inside this chassis.
Edit: After doing some brief research, you are in luck as I've found a 750ti that will fit, barely. This one to be precise, as it comes with a shorter replacement IO plate. I'd look inside the case first to ensure that there was enough breathing room for cooling though.

well found! I got this one but sold out https://www.overclockers.co.uk/kfa2-geforce-gtx-750ti-oc-low-profile-2048mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-retail-75igh8hx9kx-gx-058-kf.html
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Timewarp Friday Dell desktop deal - it's been a while since I found a decent Dell desktop deal and while I was perusing the usual retail outlets I stumbled across this, sure it's probably 3 to 4 years old but it's got a semi decent i3 sandy bridge CPU and for £114.95 incl delivery and 1 year warranty looked half decent for a cheapo desktop. Bung in a £25 SSD and the thing will fly*
It's not an i5 Desktop for £250 like my previous wonderful deals but hey, it's cheap and might suit someone.
*actual levitation or flight not guaranteed.
​Where can we gat a £25 ssd?? thankd

eg Integral 120GB HUKD
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/integral-120gb-p-series-4-sata-iii-2-5-ssd-drive-23-99-mymemory-2459568
You MAY want to get to MyMemory site via a £back site rather than a direct link of course!
spannerzone
Timewarp Friday Dell desktop deal - it's been a while since I found a decent Dell desktop deal and while I was perusing the usual retail outlets I stumbled across this, sure it's probably 3 to 4 years old but it's got a semi decent i3 sandy bridge CPU and for £114.95 incl delivery and 1 year warranty looked half decent for a cheapo desktop. Bung in a £25 SSD and the thing will fly*

It's not an i5 Desktop for £250 like my previous wonderful deals but hey, it's cheap and might suit someone.

*actual levitation or flight not guaranteed.


​Where can we gat a £25 ssd?? thankd
thanks mate :)
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why cold?

Im guessing because it looks he joined just to posr this and therefore probably works for the company.

Though that does look like a good price, for this exact PC. Though same specs can probably be had for less.
Good price for a well-specced SFF - heated!
This will do nicely as a Plex server and HTTP in-one... assuming there's room for a 3.5" HDD in there.
why cold?
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I have called them, they are new boxed and they are in stock for delivery tomorrow but limited stock

Why would you call them when you work there? ;)
this looks very good value for a fairly powerful pre assembled workstation
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For anyone interested just noticed that Opium Pulses have 1100+ Windows 7 licenses back in stock - bit more expensive though, currently $15.71 which equates to £12.45 (though part of this will be due to the fall in the pound)

I bought a couple last time round for laptops I was refurbishing (worked fine inc upgrade to W10 though i had to activate them by the phone method)
hi is there a more straightforward way to download this what do i do?
thanks seems very complicated with all this torrent stuff
I was an technical preview tester months before the Windows Insider release. It went through many builds with options being added, removed, and changed. Microsoft actively got feedback from testers and adapted it during development. Personally I am quite happy with the final product that has emerged, it is quicker, slicker, more user friendly and makes my job a hell of a lot easier.

Most of my supported SME's have either totally migrated or have a cross section of Windows 7/8.1 and 10. More often than not the feedback I receive is very positive and users would not move back once they are trained correctly about the features it offers to increase their productivity. One thing I can tell you without a doubt is that your average business user doesn't give too hoots to what OS the computer runs, so long as it lets them do their job without hassle.

The people who pick fault with the Windows app store on the desktop version of Windows... well, anyone can work out the issue there. Desktop Windows has more apps than you can shake a stick at, maybe try the alternative app store that you used on Windows 7, you know the one, is called Google, where you can search for even more new programs that edit your dog pictures to make it look like their smiling at you. Oh and that still works fine on Windows 10. ;)

So I guess its apples and pears, like anything in life, choice is key, use what you want. But I remember the same discussions happened when Windows 98 and Windows 7 came out, people were naysayers and evangelised that Windows 95 or XP was better. Some people hate change, human nature.

But anyways, back to this deal... dubious at very best. But with Opium Pulses not being an authorised Microsoft OEM seller, more likely than not breach of copyright, will it work? Yes. If a business used one would it stand up in a court of law in a copyright infringment case? I doubt it.

Just chill and take it easy, use a flavor of Linux if you dare! :D

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Edited By: Fleabum on Jun 22, 2016 09:15
nothing wrong with windows 10 - its a great OS - i would like to see a list of specific faults from the whingers (no doubt i'll get one)
the shambles (on some genuine W7 installs) is the upgrade procedure from 7 to 10 - its a total joke - hanging on 99% download / hanging on "checking for updates" etc
fishmaster
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hi can anyone tell me how to put it on my pc downloaded a torrent file but it does not do anything anyone got a step by step guide including suitable torrent file whatever that is cheers
Install Torrent client (Tixati is a good one)
Download Torrent, preferably Generation2 or murphy78 releases as they aren't pirated.
Then download and install Rufus and use it to 'burn' the ISO to DVD or USB.
thanks for that not your fault but not straight forward and i have never heard of all theses things if I follow the sequence I should be alright then cheers
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no box just the cd's in plastic bag
Thanks for info. there is a DVD windows 7 recovery media for windows 7 products SP1, but it's not " Windows 7 Professional "
I upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as I got it takes 2 to 3 hours to download and install

My pint is that "where is the Windows 7 Professional CD" as they advertised and you see in the picture next to the PC in case if the PC needed a fresh reinstall in the future.


​it's installed on pc with licence no on side of desktop the CD will reinstall for you
it's installed and you have Recovery CD which will install it if you need it you also have win 7 serial no
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aa64xyz
no box just the cd's in plastic bag
Thanks for info. there is a DVD windows 7 recovery media for windows 7 products SP1, but it's not " Windows 7 Professional "
I upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as I got it takes 2 to 3 hours to download and install

My pint is that "where is the Windows 7 Professional CD" as they advertised and you see in the picture next to the PC in case if the PC needed a fresh reinstall in the future.
pc2009
aa64xyz
no box just the cd's in plastic bag

Thanks for info. there is a DVD windows 7 recovery media for windows 7 products SP1, but it's not " Windows 7 Professional "


I upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as I got it takes 2 to 3 hours to download and install
aa64xyz
no box just the cd's in plastic bag

Thanks for info. there is a DVD windows 7 recovery media for windows 7 products SP1, but it's not " Windows 7 Professional "
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Sorry for confusing everyone..
350.40 £ is at techno world but for some reason the seller is blocked at HotUKDeals. Free delivery with them..

https://www.technoworld.com/hp-prodesk-400-g3-3-2ghz-i5-6500-micro-tower?gclid=CPqS7tjyls0CFQmNGwodz1MA1Q

Tradeuptohp.com shows the above desktop eligible for 125£ cashback depends on how much you / where you purchase it for you get this desktop for 225.40 £ or 260 £ approx.

https://tradeuptohp.com/gb/en/pages/tradein/qualifying
Shows £379.97 + delivery
So by my reckoning its £384.92 including standard delivery.

Your suggestion that it's £350.40 but £250 after cashback seems ambitious to put it mildly. Can you clarify how you reach these figures?.
Thanx OP .. what's the criteria for your £100 cash back?, as per your Deal Description .....

Thanx. :-)
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This has been up before, but it's edged down in price by £52.98 compared to the other deal posted and you get a free backpack and mouse. I kinda wish I needed one, nice machine! £929.99 on Amazon!
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Just ordered, thanks OP
Crosshash
I have one of these (bought for me for work), and have been really impressed. The tablet mode is really useful, but it is heavy and quite large so only really useable when sat down. Screen is good, although the resolution is lower than I would like. Very fast for office based tasks - mine is locked down so can't comment on video editing / games etc.

It's a 1080p display in a 12" screen. How is that too low a resolution? You're not going to get a QHD at this price point


​The Asus Zen book UX305CA is QHD for this price.
I have just purchased this - planning a full video review will keep you guys in the loop. Thank you for posting this deal OP.
Deal with these shysters at your peril, expect absolute pain dealing with their after sales jokers.
I have one of these (bought for me for work), and have been really impressed. The tablet mode is really useful, but it is heavy and quite large so only really useable when sat down. Screen is good, although the resolution is lower than I would like. Very fast for office based tasks - mine is locked down so can't comment on video editing / games etc.

It's a 1080p display in a 12" screen. How is that too low a resolution? You're not going to get a QHD at this price point

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Is it not £377 after the cash back? £427 before cashback
​the price has now gone up so it was correct yesterday.
And cashback seems to be reduced to £50
tan159
Is it not £377 after the cash back? £427 before cashback


​the price has now gone up so it was correct yesterday.
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Okay lets see if I can get this right now...

CPU £150, RAM £20, HDD £30, DVD writer £15, Windows 8.1 Pro (Upgrade to 10) £25, stock mboard £20, stock PSU £30, case £50 (thats generous) even if you charged £20 quid for stock keyboard and mouse would = around £350, that's 20 quid less than the deal.

For £377 you could build this, upgrade to 8GB RAM, pick up a cheap mboard for 30-40 and a slightly more powerful PSU (230V ain't much) and you've still broken even. If you can build a pc this isn't for you.

However if you can't or are looking for a cheap starter pc, this is a good deal, its a good cpu with enough storage and Windows, will do an office or basic email/work desktop fine.

If you have something worth 125 quid or more I suggest selling it and using the money for better compenents, thats just me tho


​I'm all for self build if you can do it. However you are not going to get a decent quality mumsy board for £20. Secondly I find that the power supplies in branded PC last a long time whereas similar quality psu's are very expensive.
Is it not £377 after the cash back? £427 before cashback
slightly more powerful PSU (230V ain't much)
You'd hate America. They use 110 volts!

The point is you can get cashback when you send them an old PC back, which brings the price to significantly lower than any home build like-for-like project.

Also I'd love to know where you're sourcing full genuine Win8.1 for anywhere near £25 (from a reputable vendor)
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I previously stuck up a couple of HP laptop deals that seemed to go well and heres another i found on ebay. Its another HP Elitebook but this time has a larger 14" screen display and the specs are:
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Now cheaper in price to £139.99
GOTSmells

I previously stuck up a couple of HP laptop deals that seemed to go well and heres another i found on ebay. Its another HP Elitebook but this time has a larger 14" screen display and the specs are:
Intel Core I5 VPro 2nd generation 2540m 2.6Ghz

Goscsh Schmell
How dare you Sir come into the rarerified atmosphere of our forum and blantantly say " I previously stuck up a couple". Have you no shame old boy ? My grandad fought in two world wars to prevent things like this and i will have you know that he has said even though he is in a wheelchair he is quite prepared to go over the trenches if her majesty declares war on who ever whenever. What makes me even more incensed is you use the word previously as though this is not the first time you have done this.
What you have written sir belongs inside a comic tabloid which is trying to pass itself of as a newspaper , I will not give it respectability or publicity by naming it but may well at a future date give it / them Polonium. I asking all decent members to complain about articles like the one i have mentioned which clearly lower the tone of this great forum and for the editor to take strong action. The fact that i have interuppted my reading of Bondage and Sadism magazine shows quite clearly how angry i feel about this matter, I would like to think in the near future that we could have a B&S magazine as a sister forum to hotdealsUK, we are living in enlightened times.
why buy a laptop that has to be kept plugged in because its battery is duff.
I bought a probook from them last month, guaranteed to have a battery life of 30mins minimum - the battery only lasted about 5, but to their credit when I contacted them they refunded the cost of a replacement. A little bit of hassle but I use my laptop whilst plugged in the majority of the time anyhow so waiting a short time for a replacement battery was no big deal.
This Elitebooks are a really premium build so HOT for the price.
Be aware though, the touchpad is huge which means when you're typing, is too easy to nudge the touchpad and move the cursor by mistake. It can drive you crazy!
I can see where are u coming from, it looks like a brick. But what can you expect at this price.
Masteryates
This Elitebooks are a really premium build so HOT for the price.

Be aware though, the touchpad is huge which means when you're typing, is too easy to nudge the touchpad and move the cursor by mistake. It can drive you crazy!


​The easy solution for that is to turn there trackpad off and user the trackpoint. That's what I did on a ThinkPad X220. Of course, some people hate trackpoints so that won't work for them.
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Im on the lookout for a basic cheap netbook to use on holidays and found this on amazon and beay but its cheaper on ebay plus it also has free delivery. Its no world beater in terms of performance
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Noooooooo! Been lurking on the frontpage for months but had to comment. You can get a 2nd gen i5 laptop for that price if you look carefully, my Dell E6220 (12", 7x+ faster CPU - i3 2330M) was only £39.99 and my ThinkPad X220 (12", 10x+ faster CPU - i5 2550M) was £64.
Looks like its back to the drawing board for me then!
I have this one as well. it crawls with windoze 7 on it. Not that much faster with Lubuntu. Sorry but a waste of money.
I have this exact netbook and this is really not what you need. It is old and very slow. Windows was never any good on it and upgrading it to 2GB doesn't make it much better. It's better with a more lightweight Linux OS installed, but still pretty painful.

You probably should be looking for a refurbished Chromebook instead...
False economy with tablets available around the £50-60 mark and full on hybrid devices not much more.

Single core, none touch, low resolution, mechanical drive and bulky.
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Anyone know the weight on this?

According to the results of a google search, 2kg
I'm not of a technology mind.lol
My daughter needs a new lap top for school etc. Would this be a good buy? Thanks.
I'd say she would be better off with a larger screen. 12.5 is great for being portable but if it's just going to sit on a desk or her lap 99% of the time then something 14inch or larger would be best. What is your budget?
The main thing's would be battery life with it not being connect to the mains and speed of the laptop.
I'm not of a technology mind.lol
My daughter needs a new lap top for school etc. Would this be a good buy? Thanks.
I'd say she would be better off with a larger screen. 12.5 is great for being portable but if it's just going to sit on a desk or her lap 99% of the time then something 14inch or larger would be best. What is your budget?
Thanks for the reply. Tbh as cheap as possible but up to £300 ish. l had not thought of the screen size.
Anyone know the weight on this?
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Seems like a good deal for a high end Lenovo convertible. These are in excess of £1000 elsewhere that I have seen. Recently listed on HUKD priced at £700 less the extras on offer: http://www.hot…
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So what spyware have Lenovo installed this time?
They hav been caught 3 times so far - see http://thehackernews.com/2015/09/lenovo-laptop-virus.html
I wouldn't trust my data to a Lenovo after all that without a complete install from scratch.
Do you own a computer, device or software made by;
Dell - http://boingboing.net/2015/11/23/not-just-lenovo-dell-ships-co.html
HP - https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/04/25/critical-flaws-hp-data-protector/
Toshiba - http://www.pcworld.com/article/3012061/security/vulnerabilities-found-in-lenovo-toshiba-dell-support-software.html
Asus - http://thehackernews.com/2016/02/asus-router-security-hack.html
Acer - http://thehackernews.com/2011/06/40000-users-data-source-codes-server-of.html
Windows - http://thehackernews.com/2016/02/windows-security-update.html
I could do for many others, they have all been embroiled in various things that mainstream press would be able to make a big issue out of and that's just a quick hack and slash job. If I had the time and interest in going into depth I could easily make a much longer list. You need to open your eyes that the mainstream media tends to want to be anti China, Lenovo being a Chinese firm. I almost guarantee that you saw Superfish in the mainstream news. I guarantee some of the arguably much bigger security issues that have hit in recent years you won't have seen on the pages of the Guardian, The Times, The Sun and the TV news. (I've tried to use recent examples from the last 12 months just to highlight the point, if I wanted to go for the biggest for the various companies I would feel I'm sensationalising it just like the press do).
Furthermore, while Lenovo bundled the software, they didn't develop it and just like software such as Nero, Symantec software the company that supplies it has an agreement to offer the software on the product being sold. The expectation being that the code is secure. Lenovo/Dell/HP/ASUS etc don't check the code, they expect it to be up to scratch. The same as you as an end user expect it to be.
Security flaws and vulnerabilities pop up on a regular basis and arguably there have been in the last 5 years a heck of a lot of other security flaws that end users generally wont have seen. The key matter is how firms deal with the aftermath of the discovery of a flaw.https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1319282-year-in-review-the-7-biggest-security-flaws-of-2015http://marcrogers.org/2015/02/19/will-the-madness-never-end-komodia-ssl-certificates-are-everywhere/
I will end on the topic of Superfish and how Lenovo got a PR nightmare but all the other companies effected pretty much got off without a word being said about them outside of mentions in articles of a more technical nature eg. http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/ssl-hijacker-behind-superfish-debacle-imperils-big-number-of-users/
There's a big difference between security flaws being found and bundling software which turns out to be spyware. Lenovo have been caught 3 times in 1 year - and that's just the ones we know about. That's a shocking record. So I stand by what I said - I wouldn't trust a Lenovo with its bundled software. I would do a Windows install from scratch.
Please tell me what make and model of computer you use.

Home build deskside with CentOS Linux 7. Core I7 5820K with Asus X99 motherboard.
I also have a Google Nexus (Asus) tablet for odds and sods.

I don't see how that's relevant though.


Edited By: Spod on May 15, 2016 18:00
Spod
Astec123
Spod
So what spyware have Lenovo installed this time?
They hav been caught 3 times so far - see http://thehackernews.com/2015/09/lenovo-laptop-virus.html
I wouldn't trust my data to a Lenovo after all that without a complete install from scratch.
Do you own a computer, device or software made by;
Dell - http://boingboing.net/2015/11/23/not-just-lenovo-dell-ships-co.html
HP - https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/04/25/critical-flaws-hp-data-protector/
Toshiba - http://www.pcworld.com/article/3012061/security/vulnerabilities-found-in-lenovo-toshiba-dell-support-software.html
Asus - http://thehackernews.com/2016/02/asus-router-security-hack.html
Acer - http://thehackernews.com/2011/06/40000-users-data-source-codes-server-of.html
Windows - http://thehackernews.com/2016/02/windows-security-update.html
I could do for many others, they have all been embroiled in various things that mainstream press would be able to make a big issue out of and that's just a quick hack and slash job. If I had the time and interest in going into depth I could easily make a much longer list. You need to open your eyes that the mainstream media tends to want to be anti China, Lenovo being a Chinese firm. I almost guarantee that you saw Superfish in the mainstream news. I guarantee some of the arguably much bigger security issues that have hit in recent years you won't have seen on the pages of the Guardian, The Times, The Sun and the TV news. (I've tried to use recent examples from the last 12 months just to highlight the point, if I wanted to go for the biggest for the various companies I would feel I'm sensationalising it just like the press do).
Furthermore, while Lenovo bundled the software, they didn't develop it and just like software such as Nero, Symantec software the company that supplies it has an agreement to offer the software on the product being sold. The expectation being that the code is secure. Lenovo/Dell/HP/ASUS etc don't check the code, they expect it to be up to scratch. The same as you as an end user expect it to be.
Security flaws and vulnerabilities pop up on a regular basis and arguably there have been in the last 5 years a heck of a lot of other security flaws that end users generally wont have seen. The key matter is how firms deal with the aftermath of the discovery of a flaw.https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1319282-year-in-review-the-7-biggest-security-flaws-of-2015http://marcrogers.org/2015/02/19/will-the-madness-never-end-komodia-ssl-certificates-are-everywhere/
I will end on the topic of Superfish and how Lenovo got a PR nightmare but all the other companies effected pretty much got off without a word being said about them outside of mentions in articles of a more technical nature eg. http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/ssl-hijacker-behind-superfish-debacle-imperils-big-number-of-users/
There's a big difference between security flaws being found and bundling software which turns out to be spyware. Lenovo have been caught 3 times in 1 year - and that's just the ones we know about. That's a shocking record. So I stand by what I said - I wouldn't trust a Lenovo with its bundled software. I would do a Windows install from scratch.

Please tell me what make and model of computer you use.
Astec123
Spod
So what spyware have Lenovo installed this time?
They hav been caught 3 times so far - see http://thehackernews.com/2015/09/lenovo-laptop-virus.html
I wouldn't trust my data to a Lenovo after all that without a complete install from scratch.
Do you own a computer, device or software made by;
Dell - http://boingboing.net/2015/11/23/not-just-lenovo-dell-ships-co.html
HP - https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/04/25/critical-flaws-hp-data-protector/
Toshiba - http://www.pcworld.com/article/3012061/security/vulnerabilities-found-in-lenovo-toshiba-dell-support-software.html
Asus - http://thehackernews.com/2016/02/asus-router-security-hack.html
Acer - http://thehackernews.com/2011/06/40000-users-data-source-codes-server-of.html
Windows - http://thehackernews.com/2016/02/windows-security-update.html
I could do for many others, they have all been embroiled in various things that mainstream press would be able to make a big issue out of and that's just a quick hack and slash job. If I had the time and interest in going into depth I could easily make a much longer list. You need to open your eyes that the mainstream media tends to want to be anti China, Lenovo being a Chinese firm. I almost guarantee that you saw Superfish in the mainstream news. I guarantee some of the arguably much bigger security issues that have hit in recent years you won't have seen on the pages of the Guardian, The Times, The Sun and the TV news. (I've tried to use recent examples from the last 12 months just to highlight the point, if I wanted to go for the biggest for the various companies I would feel I'm sensationalising it just like the press do).
Furthermore, while Lenovo bundled the software, they didn't develop it and just like software such as Nero, Symantec software the company that supplies it has an agreement to offer the software on the product being sold. The expectation being that the code is secure. Lenovo/Dell/HP/ASUS etc don't check the code, they expect it to be up to scratch. The same as you as an end user expect it to be.
Security flaws and vulnerabilities pop up on a regular basis and arguably there have been in the last 5 years a heck of a lot of other security flaws that end users generally wont have seen. The key matter is how firms deal with the aftermath of the discovery of a flaw.https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1319282-year-in-review-the-7-biggest-security-flaws-of-2015http://marcrogers.org/2015/02/19/will-the-madness-never-end-komodia-ssl-certificates-are-everywhere/
I will end on the topic of Superfish and how Lenovo got a PR nightmare but all the other companies effected pretty much got off without a word being said about them outside of mentions in articles of a more technical nature eg. http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/ssl-hijacker-behind-superfish-debacle-imperils-big-number-of-users/

There's a big difference between security flaws being found and bundling software which turns out to be spyware. Lenovo have been caught 3 times in 1 year - and that's just the ones we know about. That's a shocking record. So I stand by what I said - I wouldn't trust a Lenovo with its bundled software. I would do a Windows install from scratch.
Hot from me.
Spod
So what spyware have Lenovo installed this time?
They hav been caught 3 times so far - see http://thehackernews.com/2015/09/lenovo-laptop-virus.html
I wouldn't trust my data to a Lenovo after all that without a complete install from scratch.

Do you own a computer, device or software made by;

Dell - http://boingboing.net/2015/11/23/not-just-lenovo-dell-ships-co.html
HP - https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/04/25/critical-flaws-hp-data-protector/
Toshiba - http://www.pcworld.com/article/3012061/security/vulnerabilities-found-in-lenovo-toshiba-dell-support-software.html
Asus - http://thehackernews.com/2016/02/asus-router-security-hack.html
Acer - http://thehackernews.com/2011/06/40000-users-data-source-codes-server-of.html
Windows - http://thehackernews.com/2016/02/windows-security-update.html

I could do for many others, they have all been embroiled in various things that mainstream press would be able to make a big issue out of and that's just a quick hack and slash job. If I had the time and interest in going into depth I could easily make a much longer list. You need to open your eyes that the mainstream media tends to want to be anti China, Lenovo being a Chinese firm. I almost guarantee that you saw Superfish in the mainstream news. I guarantee some of the arguably much bigger security issues that have hit in recent years you won't have seen on the pages of the Guardian, The Times, The Sun and the TV news. (I've tried to use recent examples from the last 12 months just to highlight the point, if I wanted to go for the biggest for the various companies I would feel I'm sensationalising it just like the press do).

Furthermore, while Lenovo bundled the software, they didn't develop it and just like software such as Nero, Symantec software the company that supplies it has an agreement to offer the software on the product being sold. The expectation being that the code is secure. Lenovo/Dell/HP/ASUS etc don't check the code, they expect it to be up to scratch. The same as you as an end user expect it to be.

Security flaws and vulnerabilities pop up on a regular basis and arguably there have been in the last 5 years a heck of a lot of other security flaws that end users generally wont have seen. The key matter is how firms deal with the aftermath of the discovery of a flaw.

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1319282-year-in-review-the-7-biggest-security-flaws-of-2015

http://marcrogers.org/2015/02/19/will-the-madness-never-end-komodia-ssl-certificates-are-everywhere/

I will end on the topic of Superfish and how Lenovo got a PR nightmare but all the other companies effected pretty much got off without a word being said about them outside of mentions in articles of a more technical nature eg.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/ssl-hijacker-behind-superfish-debacle-imperils-big-number-of-users/


Edited By: Astec123 on May 13, 2016 20:09
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Just upgraded one of my Laptops to W10 as deal ending soon and thought have a look now it has had some service packs. !! BEWARE !! the whole exercise including numerous failed downloads took 40 hours! Was stuck on the 99% install progress point for 20 hours alone before it finally progressed and then another 2 hours widdling about as is Windows install practice.

End result - everything works but dear God is an ugly ugly interface... My Atari ST looks cooler!

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Hi, Has anyone on here been able to successfully register their Win-7 bought from Opium Pulses with Microsoft please? Also where exactly can an OEM version (again that successfully registers with Microsoft) be downloaded from please as Opium Pulses aren't being very helpful. Far from helpful tbh. As for PayPal they did not want to know when the transaction was disputed further to being told the product offering was far from 'legit' as Microsoft refuses to allow for successful product registration. Credit card charge-back needed from what's been gathered. Avoid - Avoid - Avoid.
Forget that, just reading through the comments now!...
Why is this expired?