Amazon US - Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop 15.6", i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GTX 1060-6GB £903.47
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Amazon US - Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop 15.6", i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GTX 1060-6GB £903.47

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Found 16th Apr
Here's another Acer deal attempt which could go frosty, but here goes.

Note, it's coming from Amazon in the USA. (Obviously if you or someone you know are off to the US you'd be way better off buying it there than having it shipped over. Only £738 then.)

You will need a fee free credit card, like Halifax Clarity to get it at this price.


Laptop = $1049
Shipping = $22.25
Customs Import Fees Deposit = $214.25
Total = $1285.50

1 USD = 0.702813 GBP

£903.47 - delivered and UK customs taken care of.

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Acer

Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop - G3-571-77QK
15.6" Full HD
Intel Core i7-7700HQ

CPU
16GB DDR4 RAM
256GB SSD
GeForce GTX 1060-6GB,
VR Ready
Red

Backlit KB,
Metal Chassis



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Note it will have a US keyboard layout. It should be obvious but yeah...
Having it shipped over by a friend. Surely I'd have to pay a lot on shipping and customs?
dannyboy922 h, 53 m ago

Having it shipped over by a friend. Surely I'd have to pay a lot on …Having it shipped over by a friend. Surely I'd have to pay a lot on shipping and customs?


I've done it before. Take it out of the box and wrap it in your clothes in your suitcase. (Or take it with your hand-luggage)
It's not like your are going to buy a return ticket to take it back.
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dannyboy924 h, 2 m ago

Having it shipped over by a friend. Surely I'd have to pay a lot on …Having it shipped over by a friend. Surely I'd have to pay a lot on shipping and customs?



Yes indeed. If your friend sent it and it was opened by customs you'd get hit with 20% VAT. I was thinking more of if a friend is travelling to the US and returning back to the UK again, or a US friend is coming to the UK and could bring it personally. I doubt very much they could get decent shipping for the same price as Amazon of $22.25. Amazon price above includes shipping and VAT.
Edited by: "mrhairygorilla" 17th Apr
look at the original post it shows that Customs Import Fees Deposit = $214.25 are included. there are no extra taxes as amazon already collect these at purchase time. I buy a lot from amazon US and these are always included - there is never any additional cost over and above the final price the show. People keep posting about import fees from amazon US but they have clearly never bought anything from there.

Having said that clearly if you need to ship the item back or the warranty is not world wide then these would be a genuine reasons for not buying if you had any concerns. Keyboard layout may also an issue for most in this case - although i have US keyboard layout for a different laptop and it doesn't bother me personally at all. I don't really look at the keys when typing and you can re-map so the keys are correct in operation even if not visually.

at the current exchange rate with a fee free card i'd estimate the laptop including shipping, taxes etc to be £896
Edited by: "yoshi" 17th Apr
Such a bad deal when you weigh up everything.
Customs, shipping, WRONG KEYBOARD oh and if something goes wrong with this very hot gaming laptop then what ?
Dont be a fool, laptops have much much higher failure rates than desktop pcs.
Yeah I got Netgear Arlo from Amazon usa. Cheaper than buying in UK even after all fees - and there was nothing to pay on top off Amazon fees - and has worldwide warranty
wat17th Apr

Such a bad deal when you weigh up everything.Customs, shipping, WRONG …Such a bad deal when you weigh up everything.Customs, shipping, WRONG KEYBOARD oh and if something goes wrong with this very hot gaming laptop then what ?Dont be a fool, laptops have much much higher failure rates than desktop pcs.


customs are included see my post above. i'm not the poster but i know there will be no additional costs. although i agree about the other points.
dannyboy923 h, 48 m ago

Having it shipped over by a friend. Surely I'd have to pay a lot on …Having it shipped over by a friend. Surely I'd have to pay a lot on shipping and customs?


dannyboy923 h, 48 m ago

Having it shipped over by a friend. Surely I'd have to pay a lot on …Having it shipped over by a friend. Surely I'd have to pay a lot on shipping and customs?


look at the original post it shows that Customs Import Fees Deposit = $214.25 are included. Amazon include the custom fees at checkout, you can't avoid them. They use their own shipping logistics and know the cost of customs - they know where they are deliveing the item too, taxes etc and they are shown at checkout. The price shown by the OP is correct including all shipping and customs.
Having owned a US layout keyboard with my first laptop, I would never, ever go back to one. My role in technology means the keys I expect (like @ and ") need to be in the right place and it gets very annoying very quickly when you keep hitting the wrong ones with a US layout.

Yes, you can change the keyboard layout in Windows, but then what about the people who don't know that SHIFT 3 should be a £ symbol, as it won't show that on the keys themselves.
Who gives a monkey's about the US keyboard. For crying out loud its not like it's a different language!

Main differences between a US and UK keyboard:

  • an AltGr key is added to the right of the space bar
  • the # symbol is replaced by the £ symbol and a 102nd key is added next to the Enter key to accommodate the displaced #
  • @ and ” are swapped
  • the ~ is moved to the # key, and is replaced by a ¬ symbol on the backquote (`) key
  • the \ key is moved to the left of the Z key
  • the Enter key spans two rows, and is narrower to accommodate the # key
  • on laptop computers, the | and \ key is often placed next to the space bar

Hardly worth voting cold for when you consider you're saving over 300 quid for a laptop.

Can't please everyone I guess.
vesdekis7 m ago

Who gives a monkey's about the US keyboard. For crying out loud its not …Who gives a monkey's about the US keyboard. For crying out loud its not like it's a different language!Main differences between a US and UK keyboard:an AltGr key is added to the right of the space barthe # symbol is replaced by the £ symbol and a 102nd key is added next to the Enter key to accommodate the displaced #@ and ” are swappedthe ~ is moved to the # key, and is replaced by a ¬ symbol on the backquote (`) keythe \ key is moved to the left of the Z keythe Enter key spans two rows, and is narrower to accommodate the # keyon laptop computers, the | and \ key is often placed next to the space barHardly worth voting cold for when you consider you're saving over 300 quid for a laptop.Can't please everyone I guess.


You put so much effort into your own point of view, but then you went ahead and assumed I made any sort of vote whatsoever...

-1 point for Gryffindor.
dkl_uk2 m ago

You put so much effort into your own point of view, but then you went …You put so much effort into your own point of view, but then you went ahead and assumed I made any sort of vote whatsoever...-1 point for Gryffindor.


Who was talking about you? Do you see quotes in my comment? The world does not revolve around you big boy. Insecurities!
vesdekis2 h, 56 m ago

Who was talking about you? Do you see quotes in my comment? The world does …Who was talking about you? Do you see quotes in my comment? The world does not revolve around you big boy. Insecurities!


Yeah, alright then, petal.

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If you can swallow the US layout and warrenty issues, this is a cracking deal. Heat
Disregarding the keyboard layout if you're after a good gaming laptop at a decent price (sub £1000) then I highly recommend it.

Recently purchased one on a different deal and everything I've thrown at it has been flawless. Witcher 3, 1080P, Ultra settings is as smooth as a baby's bum. Same with Arkham Knight, Shadow of Mordor and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Tried Witcher 3 at 4K and that was a bit of a slideshow (as expected), not tried the others yet. Did try F1 2012 at 4K and that got an FPS of 88 so it's certainly possible to play older games in 4K.

A great gaming laptop IMO.
chrisnbourne2 h, 4 m ago

Disregarding the keyboard layout if you're after a good gaming laptop at a …Disregarding the keyboard layout if you're after a good gaming laptop at a decent price (sub £1000) then I highly recommend it.Recently purchased one on a different deal and everything I've thrown at it has been flawless. Witcher 3, 1080P, Ultra settings is as smooth as a baby's bum. Same with Arkham Knight, Shadow of Mordor and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Tried Witcher 3 at 4K and that was a bit of a slideshow (as expected), not tried the others yet. Did try F1 2012 at 4K and that got an FPS of 88 so it's certainly possible to play older games in 4K.A great gaming laptop IMO.


I'm considering getting the 17" model as the screen is superior.
i bought the 17inch, amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1, just before Christmas when it was around £930 and came with the HP VR headset bundle so i can say the laptop is solid and works well. However the 17inch 1060 is no longer great value at £1400 with no VR bundle. I finally went for this one after sending back the Acer as i wanted something with a bit more power amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1 Again it was cheaper before christmas as £1350 including the HP VR bundle - but as eveyone says you can never go back in time to get deals.
Edited by: "yoshi" 23rd Apr
yoshi6 h, 51 m ago

i bought the 17inch, …i bought the 17inch, https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074HBQWQV/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1, just before Christmas when it was around £930 and came with the HP VR headset bundle so i can say the laptop is solid and works well. However the 17inch 1060 is no longer great value at £1400 with no VR bundle. I finally went for this one after sending back the Acer as i wanted something with a bit more power https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B076D5173F/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Again it was cheaper before christmas as £1350 including the HP VR bundle - but as eveyone says you can never go back in time to get deals.


Wow. So it is possible to snag a cracker of a deal. I think I'll be waiting for something truly outstanding before shelling out. Thanks.
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