17.3" Dell Inspiron 17 5770 i5-8250u processor Laptop - Silver £729.99 -  Currys
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17.3" Dell Inspiron 17 5770 i5-8250u processor Laptop - Silver £729.99 - Currys

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Found 17th Jan
Is this any good? I'm looking for at least a 15", speedy machine. I'm thinking I want either 8th gen i5 or 7th gen 17 processor, SSD, at least 8 GB of RAM. Tell me why this is cold.

  • Windows 10
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor
  • RAM: 8 GB / Storage: 1 TB HDD & 128 GB SSD
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon 530
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Not a bad deal by any means. Personally not a fan of a 17 inch laptop but price is OK for the spec - especially 8th gen.
Got my other half a similar spec one late last year, hers is 15“ (not touch) with the 8th gen I7 and 16gb ram and paid around £810 from recollection.
The only downside she's found I the fan is loud when it kicks in.
It depends on what you need the laptop for, if it's just everyday surfing then this is over spec's for what you need, if you want it for gaming then it could do with a better graphics card and more ram.
I'd agree with TWD. It's neither a gaming laptop or a business laptop, but it's designed for home use - probably aimed at people who "think" they need a really hot spec.

Personally, for this kind of money you could pick up a proper gaming laptop or a half decent professional model.
newsgroupmonkey21 h, 7 m ago

I'd agree with TWD. It's neither a gaming laptop or a business laptop, but …I'd agree with TWD. It's neither a gaming laptop or a business laptop, but it's designed for home use - probably aimed at people who "think" they need a really hot spec.Personally, for this kind of money you could pick up a proper gaming laptop or a half decent professional model.


Thanks for your feedback. Do you have an example of a professional model you think is a good deal?
woolygun21 m ago

Thanks for your feedback. Do you have an example of a professional model …Thanks for your feedback. Do you have an example of a professional model you think is a good deal?



Off my head no, but have a look for the following:

HP - Probooks, Elitebooks.
Something like this (if and when the price comes down which it does)
store.hp.com/UKS…NTB


Don't be tempted with something that doesn't have a label or a pavilion model. Envy are OK. The Omni ones aimed at gamers, but well built. They're a bit odd to look at mind - backlit keys, often funky colours and so on.

Dell. Avoid Inspirons. Look for Latitude, Vostro or Precision workstations.
Keep your eye on the Outlet. Most of the business ones are unsold returns and so on
dell.com/uk/…=bt

Toshiba - Portege, Tecra, Satellite Pro
Asus - depends on the range, but generally they have a few. THey also do 17" business laptops.
Lenovo - X series (small) T series (much bigger), but they don't appear to do 17" except in the P series which is bonkers money.

Basically, if it looks dull and lifeless, it's probably a business machine!
newsgroupmonkey19th Jan

Off my head no, but have a look for the following:HP - Probooks, …Off my head no, but have a look for the following:HP - Probooks, Elitebooks.Something like this (if and when the price comes down which it does)http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=2RR84EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTBDon't be tempted with something that doesn't have a label or a pavilion model. Envy are OK. The Omni ones aimed at gamers, but well built. They're a bit odd to look at mind - backlit keys, often funky colours and so on.Dell. Avoid Inspirons. Look for Latitude, Vostro or Precision workstations.Keep your eye on the Outlet. Most of the business ones are unsold returns and so onhttp://www.dell.com/uk/dfb/p/?c=uk&cs=ukdfb1&l=en&s=dfb&~ck=btToshiba - Portege, Tecra, Satellite ProAsus - depends on the range, but generally they have a few. THey also do 17" business laptops.Lenovo - X series (small) T series (much bigger), but they don't appear to do 17" except in the P series which is bonkers money.Basically, if it looks dull and lifeless, it's probably a business machine!


What do you mean by avoid inspirons? What do u think of this laptop? currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
You seem to have good knowledge of laptops and I could use some help please
Its only an i5u. Cold. U can get i7 for this price with a 1060 gtx... but not sure of how the amd 530 in this compares to 1060.. but still cold
Edited by: "RLR92" 22nd Jan
sazal20th Jan

What do you mean by avoid inspirons? What do u think of this laptop? …What do you mean by avoid inspirons? What do u think of this laptop? https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-13-7373-13-3-touchscreen-2-in-1-grey-10169905-pdt.htmlYou seem to have good knowledge of laptops and I could use some help please



Sorry, that was out of context. I was asked about "business" or professional laptops. I've no issue with Inspirons - I have 3 or 4 right now (I look after after the IT in a local hobby club). I've genuinely not had any issues with them, but they're not built like the Latitudes.

The 13.3" ones are a great size - small enough to carry, but not a netbook. I'm using a 12" Latitude right now and it would be slightly too small for everyday use if I didn't have a dock and a large screen.

The difference between business and domestic machines is components. Think about how long a business machine is designed to be on - 5 days a week, 8 hours a day. Domestic machines are more likely to be used a few days a week for no longer than 3 hours a day.
My personal machine at home is an Elitebook because I kept overheating everything else when I forgot to turn it off!
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