14" HP Pavilion Pro i7 8550U, 1080P IPS, 940MX, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD £598.98 @ Currys (with code)
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14" HP Pavilion Pro i7 8550U, 1080P IPS, 940MX, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD £598.98 @ Currys (with code)

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Found 4th FebEdited by:"Nobull"
Hi all. This is a really well specced machine with a blazing fast 8th gen i7 (8129 on passmark), dedicated 940MX Nvidia graphics (not what I would call 'gaming laptop' class by any means, but paired with this CPU should run most games on low settings at 1080p or drop it down to 720p for newer titles). 8GB RAM, a decent 1080p IPS screen and an okay sized SSD.

EDIT: Worth mentioning this has USB C and 2 full size USB 3 ports, plus an ethernet adapter. Plus Backlit keyboard.

To get this price, you have to pay via Currys 'your plan' which is essentially a credit agreement and use the code: YOURPLAN100. You can then pay off 'early' (i.e. after the first month) at no extra cost.


Thought this was a pretty good deal. I know this was available at Dixons Travel for £630 (£30 more) but not everyone can get to Stansted duty free!


As a heads up, Quidco also offering 5% cashback on HP machines atm so potentially bringing this down to around £570 which is a real bargain IMO.


For anyone interested, you can also get the Ryzen-equipped (2500U) for around £670 using this method for any AMD fans which has a 128GB SSD plus 1TB HDD. But I don't think the spec is as good (slightly better graphics, slightly worse CPU), so bizarrely, you are paying a premium for AMD (when will this end!?): currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
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Tantrix113 m ago

Completely fine. Should give you 6000fps on the most intensive VR games …Completely fine. Should give you 6000fps on the most intensive VR games out there..


What the point of this comment it's not funny. Somebody might make an expensive purchase based on your wind up. It's not even funny so hard to see as a wind up.
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Shame no decent mechanical hard drive too but not bad for 8th gen at all.
Can you add another HDD like other laptops?
Looks really good for the price!
Deepdiver4 m ago

Can you add another HDD like other laptops?

Check th HP wrbsite for the maintenance mmanual but Im fairly sure there is a free 2.5" bay
Is this metal? Looks like metal
TO GOOD
blackster29 m ago

Is this metal? Looks like metal


Not sure if the pavilion range is metal but I have an Envy and it is full aluminium
would this be ok for VR ?
blackster51 m ago

Is this metal? Looks like metal


Think I've read somewhere it's an all metal build.
Backlight key board does anyone know
ELVIS_THE_PELVIS6 m ago

Backlight key board does anyone know


According to the HP website: "Full-size island-style backlit keyboard"
Hardly any stock available in store and no home delivery option offered. Annoying.
Out of Stock! (Expired ?)
1982john35 m ago

would this be ok for VR ?


lol no
Available in Darlington and surrounding
1982john1 h, 47 m ago

would this be ok for VR ?


Think you're better off building a PC for that
1982john2 h, 9 m ago

would this be ok for VR ?


No where near good enough. The Geforce 940MX has been used a lot in this generation. The previous 7th gen's used Geforce GTX950M which is slightly better, however you need a GTX1060 or better for VR.
1982john4 h, 21 m ago

would this be ok for VR ?


Completely fine. Should give you 6000fps on the most intensive VR games out there.. (Joke) for VR i recommend a GTX 960 or more, even which would be low fps.
Edited by: "Tantrix1" 4th Feb
Tantrix113 m ago

Completely fine. Should give you 6000fps on the most intensive VR games …Completely fine. Should give you 6000fps on the most intensive VR games out there..


What the point of this comment it's not funny. Somebody might make an expensive purchase based on your wind up. It's not even funny so hard to see as a wind up.
alexus2 m ago

What the point of this comment it's not funny. Somebody might make an …What the point of this comment it's not funny. Somebody might make an expensive purchase based on your wind up. It's not even funny so hard to see as a wind up.


6000fps is believable? Take a break son.
alexus43 m ago

What the point of this comment it's not funny. Somebody might make an …What the point of this comment it's not funny. Somebody might make an expensive purchase based on your wind up. It's not even funny so hard to see as a wind up.


Oh lighten up. What idiot reads the first part of his sentence then doesn't read the immediate next word = 'joke' and then buys a graphics card/laptop based on a stranger's post on the internet. Sorry, but if their research consisted of 'I read the first sentence of a random post by this guy Tantrix1 on HUKD and bought this laptop for VR expecting 6000fps' then they only have themselves to blame.
plewis001 h, 1 m ago

Oh lighten up. What idiot reads the first part of his sentence then …Oh lighten up. What idiot reads the first part of his sentence then doesn't read the immediate next word = 'joke' and then buys a graphics card/laptop based on a stranger's post on the internet. Sorry, but if their research consisted of 'I read the first sentence of a random post by this guy Tantrix1 on HUKD and bought this laptop for VR expecting 6000fps' then they only have themselves to blame.



Sorry. I fell asleep after two lines,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
My point of view is that for a lot of people find it hard to keep upto date with the latest computer jargon and what's to expect is possible. Good offers don't last long and trolling is sometimes unhelpful. I except it might have been my current mood. Not easiest day.
I have this. Excellent laptop. 4k video editing is great and it definitely can be used to game, you just won't be maxing anything out and potentially dropping resolution on some titles. The back of the lid and the keyboard plate are metal. The bottom removable shield is plastic. It does have a backlit keyboard, has a spare ram slot and does have an empty hdd bay. Mine didn't come with the required ribbon to connect an extra hdd though so I doubt they are included as standard. Can't find any info on what connector will work. There are 12 pins. Most hp ribbons have 10 by my eBay research. If anyone finds the appropriate connector, please let me know!

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Edited by: "FroggyFresh" 4th Feb
Thanks for posting. Was showing as not in stock at my local Currys, but when I went in store it turned that they had one left. I bought it and first impressions are very good.
Hackinstosh compatible?
This or £599.99 Lenovo Ideapad? Cheers
Wedge12342 m ago

This or £599.99 Lenovo Ideapad? Cheers


Link?
Whenever i go to a laptop deal on HUKD within the first few comments i always see "unfortunately it doesn't have".

This burns me! Seriously, if you comment like that then please also paste a link to a deal which has whatever you think this doesn't for the same price

Sunday rant over, have a great week y'all
If you can wait a few months I would, the Intel and Amd Ryzen mobile chips will be in shops and they’ll blow this away.
Vatman9558 m ago

Thanks for posting. Was showing as not in stock at my local Currys, but …Thanks for posting. Was showing as not in stock at my local Currys, but when I went in store it turned that they had one left. I bought it and first impressions are very good.


Can you take out the credit deal in-store? Cheers!
out of stock in Nottingham area, derby ....
thewolf8u1 h, 12 m ago

If you can wait a few months I would, the Intel and Amd Ryzen mobile chips …If you can wait a few months I would, the Intel and Amd Ryzen mobile chips will be in shops and they’ll blow this away.


How many months?
Wedge123446 m ago

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-ip320s-14ikb-14-laptop-grey-10169399-pdt.html


This has dedicated graphics, that doesn't. So this is better specced. But there's nothing else in it. I just got my missus the cheaper version of that Lenovo. It's a well reviewed machine so definitely not a bad choice if you can't find this HP in stock. I got her the i5 version for £470. For me it wasn't worth the extra for a processor that's not hugely faster.
thewolf8u1 h, 36 m ago

If you can wait a few months I would, the Intel and Amd Ryzen mobile chips …If you can wait a few months I would, the Intel and Amd Ryzen mobile chips will be in shops and they’ll blow this away.


I thought this too but the 2500u & 2700u have been out for months and hardly any good laptops are out with them, and those that are, are far more expensive (take the HP 360 I linked to in OP at £100 more for eg). And the ryzen chips aren't much faster than this it are they? Bit better graphics but CPU performance meant to be on a par. The intel chip with Vega graphics will be far better graphics but don't expect to see it in laptops for less than a grand.
Nobull15 m ago

This has dedicated graphics, that doesn't. So this is better specced. But …This has dedicated graphics, that doesn't. So this is better specced. But there's nothing else in it. I just got my missus the cheaper version of that Lenovo. It's a well reviewed machine so definitely not a bad choice if you can't find this HP in stock. I got her the i5 version for £470. For me it wasn't worth the extra for a processor that's not hugely faster.


Thanks mate!
Doncaster store has some instock, reserved one but may not gonna make it.
Address:
Unit 1 Danum Retail Park, York Road
Doncaster, DN5 8AS
FroggyFresh8 h, 20 m ago

I have this. Excellent laptop. 4k video editing is great and it definitely …I have this. Excellent laptop. 4k video editing is great and it definitely can be used to game, you just won't be maxing anything out and potentially dropping resolution on some titles. The back of the lid and the keyboard plate are metal. The bottom removable shield is plastic. It does have a backlit keyboard, has a spare ram slot and does have an empty hdd bay. Mine didn't come with the required ribbon to connect an extra hdd though so I doubt they are included as standard. Can't find any info on what connector will work. There are 12 pins. Most hp ribbons have 10 by my eBay research. If anyone finds the appropriate connector, please let me know![Image] [Image]


Check your service manual, because I'm not sure this is the correct plug you're looking at.

I have a similar model, the 14" same chassis but with an i5 and intel graphics. My motherboard is slightly different than yours:
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Obviously your model has the GPU and the extra Video RAM chips, and a beefier heatpipe to cope with. Your m2 slot is in a different location, otherwise you can see the similarities. For mine, I had to buy the original cable from HP because the ones I found on ebay, had a different pinout (even though they were the same ribbon externally).
diktiomenos1 h, 44 m ago

Check your service manual, because I'm not sure this is the correct plug …Check your service manual, because I'm not sure this is the correct plug you're looking at. I have a similar model, the 14" same chassis but with an i5 and intel graphics. My motherboard is slightly different than yours:[Image] Obviously your model has the GPU and the extra Video RAM chips, and a beefier heatpipe to cope with. Your m2 slot is in a different location, otherwise you can see the similarities. For mine, I had to buy the original cable from HP because the ones I found on ebay, had a different pinout (even though they were the same ribbon externally).



its been a while since ive tinkered with a laptop, can you answer a few questions;

why is a ribbon needed?

do m2 slots only accept m2 ssd's or is it possible to use a sata 2.5" hdd on these hp laptops?

thanks
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