Acer Aspire F 15 F5-573G Core I5-7200U 8GB 1TB + 256GB SSD DVD-RW GeForce GTX 950M 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Gaming Laptop £649.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Acer Aspire F 15 F5-573G Core I5-7200U 8GB 1TB + 256GB SSD DVD-RW GeForce GTX 950M 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Gaming Laptop £649.97 @ Laptops Direct

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Found 4th Aug 2017
Looking to buy a new mid range gaming laptop .Not really clued up but thought this looked a good deal .Any comments advice would be appreciated
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I'm also in the market for a mid range laptop. Checking HDUK daily to find what I'm after.

Currently, this is the best deal I have found at this pricepoint:
amazon.co.uk/ASU…050

I would say this laptop is a better deal, as it has a newer graphics card (1050 4GB is quite a bit better than the 950M), CPU is also slightly better and it comes with a mouse and backpack for free.

I'm still holding fire waiting for one of the better ASUS laptops (ROG series) to come on sale before I pull the trigger, though.
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Yeah iam torn every time I look I add another hundred to the cost to jump up a notch hardware wise .It's where to draw the line with what i actually need
In terms of make I'd vote for Asus. I know these are not budget laptops (could be called budget gaming rigs I guess) but the budget Acers I've seen are rather badly built. Good question - are warranties a year each?
Keep checking out Dell Outlet Store

Other day they were doing 20% of Alienware products.

Managed to pick up Alienware 17 R4 for £935 delivered. Came with i7 7th Gen, 8GB Ram, 1TB Hard Drive, 8GB RX 570, something called Tobii Eye Tracking. It said scratch and Dent but it looked pristine in Brand new condition not a mark anywhere.

All we have done is added 128GB PCI SSD we got for £30 from Amazon couple of weeks ago.
Really caught in two minds at the moment - my laptop (an acer 5532 - C2D, 3GB, W7) is really struggling now, and wanting to replace it with something that will be much faster and more powerful... ideally, i'd like an i5 or i7 (or their AMD equivalent), 8gb, SSD + 1TB HDD, with W10... I particularly was looking for an SSD, after seeing how they can really speed up startup...i'm not really confident about adding in HDDs or SSDs internally later, so was looking for a setup that didn't need to much changing.


I was seriously looking at this F15 F5-573G, and it seems to cover all I was looking for - even if i'd like it to be a little lower in price ideally! Then today, while looking for something else, I was in Currys, and saw some of the HP X360 touchscreen 2 in 1 laptops, and they were great to use...

This appears to be the best version they had available, at £699 (with potentially a further £70 cashback)... i5-7200U, 8gb, 256gb SSD (no HDD though)
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

The version i'd had a play with instore was this, at £549 with £50 more cashback to follow... i3, 7100U, 128gb SSD.
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml


So I was in a little dilemma, and then saw a touchscreen X360 refurbished at £479...AMD A12-9700P, 8gb, 128gb SSD, 1TB HDD - 90 days warranty though (extendable to a year for £29)...
laptopsdirect.co.uk/ref…-50




I just wondered if any of you had used any of these and had any advice - it was really good being able to use the touchscreen while still having a proper laptop setup - but am aware it could be a bit of a novelty...


What has made it more confusing, is that I always take forever to make a decision - and in seeing the number of laptops refurbished that are knocking around, where you see the i5 / 8gb / SSD etc inserted into much older machines like the Lenovo T420 or X220 - which I have used for work so would consider these as a much lower budget option - are these worth considering as they are so much cheaper, or can the laptops not cope well even with the 8gb, SSD etc?

any advice is welcomed
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