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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
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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.
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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?
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.
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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


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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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'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
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'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.
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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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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: --
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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
killer_cob
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 :(
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.
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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.
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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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Asus PC i5-6400 4GB memory 500GB disk Win7 Professional mini tower desktop £271.35 @ BT Shop (£3.49 del)

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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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HP ProBook 455 G3, AMD A8-7410, 4GB RAM, 500GB, Win 7 Pro £282.00 delivered @ Technoworld

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THIS IS NEW CHEAPER PRICE I HAVE FOUND FOR THIS PRODUCT, plus you can upgrade RAM to 12GB by getting an additional 8GB RAM for only £34.50, https://www.mrmemory.co.uk/memory-ram-upgrades/hp/probook/45…
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Powerful Windows 7 Dell Latitude E6230 I5 3rd Gen Sata3 Controller Up To 16Gb at Ebay/newandusedlaptops4u - £109.00

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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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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.


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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EBAY Refurbished Powerful Windows 7 Dell Latitude E6230 CHEAP Laptop FAST Core i5 HDMI 1 Year Warranty £109.99 sold by newandusedlaptops4u

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Intel i5 3rd Gen 2.6 GHz HDD : 320GB RAM : 4GB 12.5'' screen 1366x768 HD USB 3.0 Win 7 upgradeable to Win 10 These laptops are a lot better and better value than a new £250+ laptops you see p…
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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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Refurbished Lenovo X201 (i5,4GB,160GB,Windows 7) Laptop £99.99 Delivered @ newandusedlaptops4u via eBay

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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.
Bossworld
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.

Edited By: johnstalvern on Jul 14, 2016 16:16
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HP Elitebook 8470p/2570p i5, 4GB, NO HDD / CHARGER (Used) - £126.00 @ SCC Trade

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These two units are pretty similar aside from screen size. Yes, these are listed as Grade C, however I emailed them and they said that they're fine but they've had their HDDs pulled (presumably for…
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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
edash
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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Just found this and taken from there website OptiPlex 9020 Small Form Factor Intel® Core i5-4590 (Quad Core, 3.30GHz Turbo, 6MB) - vPro Technology 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory 128GB Solid St…
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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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**** All credit goes to oUkTuRkEyIII for the original post here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/microsoft-windows-7-pro-8-40-windows-8-1-pro-8-69-windows-10-pro-9-56-opium-pulses-2436228 **** I…
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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

Regards
Flea

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
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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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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.
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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
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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 "
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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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Lenovo 2 in1 Yoga 12 ThinkPad Intel i7 Touch Win7 Laptop + Free Delivery + Kensington 15.6" Laptop Backpack + FREE Wireless 3 Button Mouse £647.00 @ Scan

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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
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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

Edited By: Crosshash on Jun 06, 2016 11:46
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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
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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.
DatAlbino
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
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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:
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.
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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
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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.
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/


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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?
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thanks. i saw someone in another forum asking about gaming pc for £500. This seems to be a good gaming pc for £350 then for anyone curious. I've seen on youtube my machine should look a lot lot better than a ps4 on graphics on gta v! Not sure how the i3 does on that (same graphics card and presume game runs just as well on i3) but really think this is the type of kit people should be buying to get those cheap steam games!
Yes another stick of ram for £15.59 gets you 4GB from Crucial.
jameshothothot
good gaming machine with gtx 750ti for 100 quid? maybe need more memory. others can comment. i got a refurbished i5 business pc and stuck the card in and play arkham city 60fps on 1080p

It'll do, with more memory of course.
good gaming machine with gtx 750ti for 100 quid? maybe need more memory. others can comment. i got a refurbished i5 business pc and stuck the card in and play arkham city 60fps on 1080p
spannerzone
I think it's pretty good price for a desktop that has everything to get you up and running. Currently £1 dearer on Dell. The i5 version might be worth considering at £280 or use the money and get an SSD that'll make this fly nicely

Agreed, this is a good price for a decent home/office machine - something like this would normally be £300+ at least.
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markrfc
Anyone received theirs yet?
Mine arrived at the end of last week and so far its working perfect and exactly as described on the advert. Cant fault it really.
Was your keyboard nipple missing?

Yeah i noticed that from the pictures before buying. I remove them from my keyboards anyway as i occasionally hit them with my thumb when typing.
GOTSmells
markrfc
Anyone received theirs yet?

Mine arrived at the end of last week and so far its working perfect and exactly as described on the advert. Cant fault it really.


Was your keyboard nipple missing?
markrfc
Anyone received theirs yet?

Mine arrived at the end of last week and so far its working perfect and exactly as described on the advert. Cant fault it really.
Anyone received theirs yet?
£199 now ?
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vmistery
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vmistery
Exactly that. An i7 with 4GB RAM, No GPU and little storage seems an odd combo. Depending on the use case you probably want to upgrade at least some of it!
It's a business desktop.
It's designed for number crunching. Not playing games. In that context, it's not unbalanced. (Although more RAM would help I guess but GFX are almost totally irrelevant to most business use desktops.)
But you could use some of the components to build a good gaming machine. The CPU + SSD are not worth the price of this so I guess it depends if you have any use for, or what the resale value is, of the remaining components.
Suppose you could try and cram a GFX card in this case, but your options would be limited.
It certainly is a business desktop, just about to get 30 for work hence the deal. I upgrade them to 8GB minimum as even the most basic desktop user here more than maxes out 4GB at times once Outlook, browser, excel, work the CRM system etc are loaded so I think it should really be standard on a system with an i7.
​if you are looking to buy for business http://m.ebuyer.com/739526 is a better deal!
Not when this was £379 it wasnt :D that one is only an i3

Must have been asleep still :(
RAhmed1234
vmistery
sancheez
vmistery
Exactly that. An i7 with 4GB RAM, No GPU and little storage seems an odd combo. Depending on the use case you probably want to upgrade at least some of it!
It's a business desktop.
It's designed for number crunching. Not playing games. In that context, it's not unbalanced. (Although more RAM would help I guess but GFX are almost totally irrelevant to most business use desktops.)
But you could use some of the components to build a good gaming machine. The CPU + SSD are not worth the price of this so I guess it depends if you have any use for, or what the resale value is, of the remaining components.
Suppose you could try and cram a GFX card in this case, but your options would be limited.
It certainly is a business desktop, just about to get 30 for work hence the deal. I upgrade them to 8GB minimum as even the most basic desktop user here more than maxes out 4GB at times once Outlook, browser, excel, work the CRM system etc are loaded so I think it should really be standard on a system with an i7.
​if you are looking to buy for business http://m.ebuyer.com/739526 is a better deal!
Not when this was £379 it wasnt :D that one is only an i3

Edited By: vmistery on Apr 14, 2016 13:36
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vmistery
sancheez
vmistery
Exactly that. An i7 with 4GB RAM, No GPU and little storage seems an odd combo. Depending on the use case you probably want to upgrade at least some of it!
It's a business desktop.
It's designed for number crunching. Not playing games. In that context, it's not unbalanced. (Although more RAM would help I guess but GFX are almost totally irrelevant to most business use desktops.)
But you could use some of the components to build a good gaming machine. The CPU + SSD are not worth the price of this so I guess it depends if you have any use for, or what the resale value is, of the remaining components.
Suppose you could try and cram a GFX card in this case, but your options would be limited.

It certainly is a business desktop, just about to get 30 for work hence the deal. I upgrade them to 8GB minimum as even the most basic desktop user here more than maxes out 4GB at times once Outlook, browser, excel, work the CRM system etc are loaded so I think it should really be standard on a system with an i7.


​if you are looking to buy for business http://m.ebuyer.com/739526 is a better deal!
http://m.ebuyer.com/739526 is only £310 same spec!
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My new SSD drive arrived,installed without a problem.:D
Here is my deal for the gtx 950 75w I now have installed in my Vostro 3900. Thought you guys would be interested to know that it installs fine.
Good to know.... does it fit ok into the case ?

Yes, and overclocks to 1400 MHz processor and 7GHz memory with no stability issues. That's with an additional 4gb RAM installed and mechanical drive replaced with 480gb SSD. That's with two Xbox controllers charging and a Bluetooth and mouse dongle installed as well. Loads of room for the card.
Here is my deal for the gtx 950 75w I now have installed in my Vostro 3900. Thought you guys would be interested to know that it installs fine.
Good to know.... does it fit ok into the case ?
Here is my deal for the gtx 950 75w I now have installed in my Vostro 3900. Thought you guys would be interested to know that it installs fine.
When the new one arrives l will be more patient and report back.
Thanks spannerzone
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don't guys, I got a i5 X220 in decent condition for £64 the other day, just without a hard drive. keep an eye out on newly listed and you can get some great stuff - take a look at the Dell E6220 at around £90 for a 2nd gen i5 machine
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heat from me, got one for £68 with the 20% code, perfect for my daughters coursework.
​What 20% code? Is it a recent one? Cheers

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/20-off-everything-ebay-4pm-10pm-wooooo-code-cuk20-2423386
jough
heat from me, got one for £68 with the 20% code, perfect for my daughters coursework.


​What 20% code? Is it a recent one? Cheers
jonmac73
would this be any better than an aging Dell Inspiron 1.something Ghz Core 2 Duo with 3Gb RAM I think.
Have an SSD I could put in.

I tend to use CPU benchmarks as a guide but if you're going to put an SSD in anyway then any Core 2 Duo that is 2.00ghz or more is generally worth having, I wouldn't buy one less than 2.00ghz or less than about 1300-1400 benchmark score.
out of stock now
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I don't know how old the PC is but the CPU came out in the first quarter of 2011, HD Graphics 2000, what's the appeal, is there a big software bundle, what am I missing here?
You are missing passmark scores of nearly 6000.
It may be old , but its definately not slow. Show me PCs this fast that are cheaper.
That said, the price should be closer to £150 - they often are from refurbishers selling on Ebay.
Exactly and there is nothing wrong at all with the CPU, specifically it's the 2011 integrated HD Graphics 2000 and dated sub system spec that bother me, that to bring it faintly up to date with a cheap graphics card for HD video work, if that matters to the customer of course, and/or perhaps a larger HD, a USB 3.0 card, a wifi card, etc, the appeal at that price wains further, perhaps. £150 seems closer to the mark, as far as I can see.
Noclouds
I don't know how old the PC is but the CPU came out in the first quarter of 2011, HD Graphics 2000, what's the appeal, is there a big software bundle, what am I missing here?

You are missing passmark scores of nearly 6000.
It may be old , but its definately not slow. Show me PCs this fast that are cheaper.
That said, the price should be closer to £150 - they often are from refurbishers selling on Ebay.
I don't know how old the PC is but the CPU came out in the first quarter of 2011, HD Graphics 2000, what's the appeal, is there a big software bundle, what am I missing here?
Be aware you can't easily upgrade the power supply on these ( its a 320w in the tower case versions) . They use a non-standard design. The motherboard has a non standard power plug arrangement, so also can't be changed.
So if you want to upgrade the graphics card you are limited to PCI-E powered cards only. The GTX 750TI is about the fastest you can fit.

These go for around £150 on Ebay . Often cheaper if you go for the smaller form cases - these have lower rated power supplies though..

The 8300 model also has the same non-standard power supply and motherboard arrangement, so don't go for this thinking its any better for a cheap gaming PC.
The HP pro3500 does have a standard power supply and motherboard - so is better for gaming use as you can cheaply and easily upgrade the power supply if you wish.
How many internal drive slots does this have?
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Paired up with a decent graphic card would this run decent games ?



Easily yes but unless you go for a low power card, your going to need to change the PSU in this.
Paired up with a decent graphic card would this run decent games ?
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Upgrading the HP was easy...Also got the 2TB Samsung M9T
Can I ask what caddy you used inside the laptop? I'm trying to find one for it atm for the sata bay and really struggling

I also struggled to find a caddy. In the end I fitted the Samsung 2.5" HDD straight into the bay. I left two of the side screws with the rubber caps on that were on the drive inside the drive enclosure. They are diagonally opposite and the Hard Drive seems fairly secure in situ without a caddy. A small blob of blue tak before screwing the case cover back down also helps.

Edited By: kar999 on May 23, 2016 10:04
Upgrading the HP was easy...

Also got the 2TB Samsung M9T

Can I ask what caddy you used inside the laptop? I'm trying to find one for it atm for the sata bay and really struggling
I emailed the assistance team and receive a very swift response confirming they'd received it on the 14th April and that they'd make it a priority (which they certainly didn't need to do) to process it.

Ten minutes later, I received a separate email confirming the trade in value I was expecting (£200). Great service!
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have you checked your progress online?

Yes and it's still showing as "approved".
I've checked other numbers fairly close to mine (higher and lower) and they are mostly showing as "approved" and will be paid within 30 days.
That's what's concerning me, why hasn't mine been validated yet :-)


​Mine just stayed approved for a few weeks after I sent the tradeup back to hp, no indication that, they had received it or anything. Then last night got an email saying it had been received, tested and that I would be getting the tradeup cashback paid to my bank account. I guess they're just working through them.
I got seperate emails confirming both the 'trade up' (£125) and the cashback (£50)
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Just had the cashback refused because I already applied for the trade-in. Seems like HP have changed from both cashbacks to either/or. Used to be a good deal getting both cashbacks. With only single cashback it's not worth it IMO. Shame as I used to like upgrading my laptops this way.... HP Probooks aren't necessarily worth that premium price IMO without the dual cashbacks so will think twice in future.


I do not want to disagree.

I think even without the £50 cashback, it still works out cheaper than a budget consumer laptop at £300.

Do you agree?

So you have not paid anything extra for its premium quality over a budget consumer laptop.

Edited By: huangxq2 on Apr 22, 2016 19:13
ouch ... that's not happened before - a worrying development and not in any T&C's is it?
Just had the cashback refused because I already applied for the trade-in. Seems like HP have changed from both cashbacks to either/or. Used to be a good deal getting both cashbacks. With only single cashback it's not worth it IMO. Shame as I used to like upgrading my laptops this way.... HP Probooks aren't necessarily worth that premium price IMO without the dual cashbacks so will think twice in future.
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Has anyone received their trade-in cashback ?

Nope not yet. It says it can be up to 2 months for payment and I did get a strange email titled: RE: RECTIFICATION - HP Inc. UK Vendor Setup confirmation request so perhaps it is moving. On the tracking page it was set to Approved for ages and not received but now says Query, so it looks like something has gone wrong....

EDIT: Mine has just turned to Validated this afternoon

Edited By: chrischarles on Apr 19, 2016 20:52: Updated
Has anyone received their trade-in cashback ?