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ASUS K501UX i5 GTX 950M 128SSD £579.99 @ Ebuyer
ASUS K501UX i5 GTX 950M 128SSD £579.99 @ Ebuyer

ASUS K501UX i5 GTX 950M 128SSD £579.99 @ Ebuyer

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i5-6200u
GTX 950M
8GB RAM
128SSD but also has a second slot for another drive or you could go for this for £50 more which has 2nd hard drive installed
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1080p screen
Lightweight
Numberpad on keyboard

Think this is a brilliant entry level gaming computer.


15.6" LED Back-lit, Anti Glare
Ultra Slim 200nits 16:9
Resolution: FHD 1920 x 1080

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This is a great price for the specs. It's a kinda gaming hybrid - it's not going to play the newest games on max 1080p but it will play most at 720p on high or max. It will lightning quick for normal applications and loading Windows etc. I think this would be superb for students.

is it capable to run two monitors with gtx 950?

maciejlibera

is it capable to run two monitors with gtx 950?



It has an HDMI so it will run a second display, you can even get USB 3.0 display adapters and run more from it. Not for gaming though, it's not going to play games running from multiple monitors well at all.

ace_rees

This is a great price for the specs. It's a kinda gaming hybrid - it's … This is a great price for the specs. It's a kinda gaming hybrid - it's not going to play the newest games on max 1080p but it will play most at 720p on high or max.

It's truly mystifying to me that people actually do this. Naturally it's going to be blurry, and those "high" or "max" settings will be washed out along with it once the GPU/display upscales the image. So you're left with the worst of both worlds.

Why not have a 100% crystal clear experience at native res on ~medium settings, the way god intended?

maciejlibera

is it capable to run two monitors with gtx 950?



You don't need a dGPU for that. Even the crap Intel ones will do that.

Glacc

It's truly mystifying to me that people actually do this. Naturally it's … It's truly mystifying to me that people actually do this. Naturally it's going to be blurry, and those "high" or "max" settings will be washed out along with it once the GPU/display upscales the image. So you're left with the worst of both worlds.Why not have a 100% crystal clear experience at native res on ~medium settings, the way god intended?



​Because this way he can tell his friends he's running games on high / max

givemedealsplz

​Because this way he can tell his friends he's running games on high / m … ​Because this way he can tell his friends he's running games on high / max



Just to let you know I'm not buying it .... I have an Alienware laptop and a home built PC which is running everything on max. I really don't get why you even felt the need to comment....

Glacc

It's truly mystifying to me that people actually do this. Naturally it's … It's truly mystifying to me that people actually do this. Naturally it's going to be blurry, and those "high" or "max" settings will be washed out along with it once the GPU/display upscales the image. So you're left with the worst of both worlds.Why not have a 100% crystal clear experience at native res on ~medium settings, the way god intended?



Because not everyone can afford to do that. So just to let you know I'm not buying it but my point is valid for students who only occasionally game on the PC or laptop most would have a ps4 or Xbone (which don't play games maxed out either compared to their PC cousins). Maybe that means the console market should be shut down and made redundant..... Again I don't think your comment is helpful for people deciding if they should buy this or not. So I stand by what I said. Also just to let you know I have a desktop for gaming and Alienware laptop which I use for portable gaming occasionally. A couple of years ago people were spending £1000+ for an Alienware 14 with a 720p screen with 4th gen I5 and 750m. This is quicker than that and half the price and most who have a Alienware have them for a good few years before selling them around this sort of price.

Does 'metallic finish' mean plastic?

Glacc

It's truly mystifying to me that people actually do this. Naturally it's … It's truly mystifying to me that people actually do this. Naturally it's going to be blurry, and those "high" or "max" settings will be washed out along with it once the GPU/display upscales the image. So you're left with the worst of both worlds.Why not have a 100% crystal clear experience at native res on ~medium settings, the way god intended?



Also it depends on the game. If it looks nicer on a lower res then do that. If it looks nicer on 1080p on lower settings do that. The main reason of doing it is down to the amount of graphics Memory available if it doesn't have 4gb (which I haven't researched) then typically you have to lower the resolution.

ace_rees

Because not everyone can afford to do that. So just to let you know I'm … Because not everyone can afford to do that. So just to let you know I'm not buying it but my point is valid for students who only occasionally game on the PC or laptop most would have a ps4 or Xbone (which don't play games maxed out either compared to their PC cousins). Maybe that means the console market should be shut down and made redundant..... Again I don't think your comment is helpful for people deciding if they should buy this or not. So I stand by what I said. Also just to let you know I have a desktop for gaming and Alienware laptop which I use for portable gaming occasionally. A couple of years ago people were spending £1000+ for an Alienware 14 with a 720p screen with 4th gen I5 and 750m. This is quicker than that and half the price and most who have a Alienware have them for a good few years before selling them around this sort of price.



I think you completely missed the point of Glacc's post.
He's saying that with this laptop, rather than lower the resolution to play at high/max settings and have the display stretch the 720p, it'd be smarter to just play at 1080p at medium settings, it'd actually LOOK nicer than the stretched image.

ace_rees

This is a great price for the specs. It's a kinda gaming hybrid - it's … This is a great price for the specs. It's a kinda gaming hybrid - it's not going to play the newest games on max 1080p but it will play most at 720p on high or max. It will lightning quick for normal applications and loading Windows etc. I think this would be superb for students.



Those i5u processors are not lightning quick in fact I still have my Dell l502x with a i7 2730qm which IS lightning fast, i upgraded to a Dell XPS 12 with 5th gen i5u and about the same spec as above (aside from dedicated GFX) and it was horrible to use for photo editing or anything demanding. its a real consideration for people looking ofr real power in a portable. i can even feel my MBPr i5 struggle on intensive stuff.

Edited by: "haritori" 12th Aug 2016

Pretty sure this is a TN screen 200 nits brightness which is a shame... This laptop is so close too what I'm looking for - tempted.

If it had had a touch screen, I'd have been in...

Is this laptop overkill for a non-gamer? I'm looking for a powerful laptop for HD video editing (Prem Pro), I guess it's just CPU and RAM I need to worry about?

merkin51

Is this laptop overkill for a non-gamer? I'm looking for a powerful … Is this laptop overkill for a non-gamer? I'm looking for a powerful laptop for HD video editing (Prem Pro), I guess it's just CPU and RAM I need to worry about?



Premiere uses GPU for rendering these days.

Cold. At this size price/size go for quad-core. I paid £100 more, two years ago, for an ASUS with 1080p IPS and a i7-4710HQ, touch-screen, HDMI and mini-DP output. This computer is also only limited to 12GB RAM.

Original Poster

JS94

Does 'metallic finish' mean plastic?


Yes it does

Original Poster

A1RN

Cold. At this size price/size go for quad-core. I paid £100 more, two … Cold. At this size price/size go for quad-core. I paid £100 more, two years ago, for an ASUS with 1080p IPS and a i7-4710HQ, touch-screen, HDMI and mini-DP output. This computer is also only limited to 12GB RAM.


What model would that be?

Original Poster

merkin51

Is this laptop overkill for a non-gamer? I'm looking for a powerful … Is this laptop overkill for a non-gamer? I'm looking for a powerful laptop for HD video editing (Prem Pro), I guess it's just CPU and RAM I need to worry about?


I've heard the screen is not the best for video/photo editing. Not sure about the technicalities of editing though tbh

Does anyone know what size the slot for a second hard drive is? i.e. What thickness for the hard drive?

Anyone had a go at upgrading the SSD? I will buy this if replacing the SSD isn't a ball ache. It doesn't look like it has an access hatch so I'm guessing it is.
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