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Alienware Skylake Sale + further 10% off - £1664 @ Dell
Alienware Skylake Sale + further 10% off - £1664 @ Dell

Alienware Skylake Sale + further 10% off - £1664 @ Dell

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Expecting this will be voted cold by those who hate Alienware and Dell but thought I'd post as I think the deals aren't bad for a overall well reviewed laptop

They are currently offering £150 off older 6th gen cpu (Skylake) systems. By the looks of it the new kaby cpus will offer minimal increases in performance.

On top of this discount you can use the code GJ7$8DW5?37HL$ to get a further 10% off.

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Find a 0% two year credit card and it's £70 a month or under £2.50 a day. Or, the price of many's over priced over sweetened, overly roasted coffee each morning.

Worth it. Voted hot, still love Alienware but can't justify for me even with above.

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Asura

Dell have released their new Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Series (7567) if … Dell have released their new Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Series (7567) if you don't mind the 1050ti


they have got rid of the IPS display, apparently changed it to a really bad TN panel, shame really as i would have got one

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jayd95

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Just double checked and it should work and take you to the clearance page.

Loved Alienware until Dell bought them out. Now they suck.

jayd95

they have got rid of the IPS display, apparently changed it to a really … they have got rid of the IPS display, apparently changed it to a really bad TN panel, shame really as i would have got one



I had a look at the new Inspiron 15 and concluded it wasn't right for my needs.

What I want is a 15" laptop with a 4GB 1050 Ti at the lowest price & with the least frills. PC Specialist will sell you a version of their Optimus VIII for £936 (Inc VAT). It comes with a 1080p IPS screen, an i5-7300HQ, 4GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB HDD and Windows 10. Some folks might decry the low level of RAM, the lack of an i7 and the absence of an SSD. However the way I see it, these things don't massively impact on gaming performance so I can do without.

I'll almost certainly wait six months before parting with any cash. I'm expecting this kind of machine to fall to around £700 in the fullness of time and I'm in no hurry to upgrade.

Joe90_guy

I had a look at the new Inspiron 15 and concluded it wasn't right for my … I had a look at the new Inspiron 15 and concluded it wasn't right for my needs. What I want is a 15" laptop with a 4GB 1050 Ti at the lowest price & with the least frills. PC Specialist will sell you a version of their Optimus VIII for £936 (Inc VAT). It comes with a 1080p IPS screen, an i5-7300HQ, 4GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB HDD and Windows 10. Some folks might decry the low level of RAM, the lack of an i7 and the absence of an SSD. However the way I see it, these things don't massively impact on gaming performance so I can do without.I'll almost certainly wait six months before parting with any cash. I'm expecting this kind of machine to fall to around £700 in the fullness of time and I'm in no hurry to upgrade.



Depends on the game but let's say that 4GB of RAM leaves you with 3GB generally available after windows essential processes plus skype/whatever. That's not a lot, I just loaded up fallout 4 without DLC or mods, 2.3GB used from the get-go. Run out and your framerate will tank. The lack of SSD will just mean it takes a while to get in game, if you're patient that's fair enough, but if you also run out of RAM and end up relying on the HDD it's gonna be a sad time.

A lot of stuff marketed at gamers is useless to them sure but not all, bargain basement machines should at least match a £200 console specs wise.

*edit* even chrome is using 4.6GB atm.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 19th Jan

Joe90_guy

I had a look at the new Inspiron 15 and concluded it wasn't right for my … I had a look at the new Inspiron 15 and concluded it wasn't right for my needs. What I want is a 15" laptop with a 4GB 1050 Ti at the lowest price & with the least frills. PC Specialist will sell you a version of their Optimus VIII for £936 (Inc VAT). It comes with a 1080p IPS screen, an i5-7300HQ, 4GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB HDD and Windows 10. Some folks might decry the low level of RAM, the lack of an i7 and the absence of an SSD. However the way I see it, these things don't massively impact on gaming performance so I can do without.I'll almost certainly wait six months before parting with any cash. I'm expecting this kind of machine to fall to around £700 in the fullness of time and I'm in no hurry to upgrade.


To be fair you can scrap windows 10 on that config and save £92, just had a look with 8gb ram and a 256gb ssd its £900
Edited by: "jayd95" 19th Jan

CampGareth

Depends on the game but let's say that 4GB of RAM leaves you with 3GB … Depends on the game but let's say that 4GB of RAM leaves you with 3GB generally available after windows essential processes plus skype/whatever. That's not a lot, I just loaded up fallout 4 without DLC or mods, 2.3GB used from the get-go. Run out and your framerate will tank. The lack of SSD will just mean it takes a while to get in game, if you're patient that's fair enough, but if you also run out of RAM and end up relying on the HDD it's gonna be a sad time.A lot of stuff marketed at gamers is useless to them sure but not all, bargain basement machines should at least match a £200 console specs wise.*edit* even chrome is using 4.6GB atm.



I read this interesting article on RAM and gaming performance...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/does-more-ram-improve-gaming-performance/5/

GTA V, certainly the biggest game in my inventory (64 GB of download), seems to run fastest with 4GB of RAM! Other games tested see very little benefit for 8GB or 16GB of RAM. What I took from this is that if you have nothing else open when you're running your game, you're probably going to be okay with 4GB. If there's a problem, you can always add more down the road. Maybe VR changes things but I doubt I'll be getting into VR until the market matures and prices drop.

Jayd95, thanks for pointing out the fact that you can use your own copy of Windows 10. I've seen copies of HUKD for about £15 so that's a decent saving.

Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 19th Jan

RAM and SSD are cheap upgrades anyway
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