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ASUS VivoBook Slate Grey 14" IPS FHD NanoEdge Screen Laptop (I7-8565U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD), £499 at AO
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ASUS VivoBook Slate Grey 14" IPS FHD NanoEdge Screen Laptop (I7-8565U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD), £499 at AO

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Good specs, lightweight, FHD IPS panel laptop at a reasonable price.

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Fire through all your tasks with this laptop from Asus. You’ll have no problem working on-the-go thanks to the combination of the lightweight design and 6 hour battery life, and you’ll be able to see everything clearly on the Full HD display. Plus, there’s a 256GB SSD so you can enjoy plenty of storage for your photos and files, as well as quick load times. And, it’ll tackle any demanding creative software with ease, thanks to the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and 8GB of RAM.
Key Features
  • Lightweight laptop with a 6 hour battery life
  • Full HD screen - for a stunning, clear picture
  • 256GB SSD offers plenty of storage & super-fast loading
  • 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
  • 8GB of RAM delivers seamless multitasking

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kuds1815/02/2020 19:35

Is this a good deal


Pretty sure that's the point of this site
a-j15/02/2020 20:00

Dunno, but at very least it depends what you're after; I'd probably go for …Dunno, but at very least it depends what you're after; I'd probably go for this instead: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-s145-15-intel-core-i7-1065g7-8-gb-ram-512-ssd-free-bag-for-48999-at-lenovo-3406866



The Lenovo is HD (1366 x768 ) vs this ASUS at FHD (1920 x 1080)? Personally, I wouldn’t consider anything less than FHD at this price point. After all, most of your interaction with a PC is through the screen...
Edited by: "Eotris" 15th Feb
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Is this a good deal
kuds1815/02/2020 19:35

Is this a good deal


Pretty sure that's the point of this site
Where do you see IPS? No mention of panel type in the specs
cjdshaw15/02/2020 19:57

Where do you see IPS? No mention of panel type in the specs


Earlier post here
Anyone have this, build quality and keyboard?
gio_pi15/02/2020 20:04

Anyone have this, build quality and keyboard?


techifie.com/201…ce/

Think the above review has slightly lower specs but I'm guessing the build and display will be the same. Hope this helps.
a-j15/02/2020 20:00

Dunno, but at very least it depends what you're after; I'd probably go for …Dunno, but at very least it depends what you're after; I'd probably go for this instead: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-s145-15-intel-core-i7-1065g7-8-gb-ram-512-ssd-free-bag-for-48999-at-lenovo-3406866



The Lenovo is HD (1366 x768 ) vs this ASUS at FHD (1920 x 1080)? Personally, I wouldn’t consider anything less than FHD at this price point. After all, most of your interaction with a PC is through the screen...
Edited by: "Eotris" 15th Feb
Eotris15/02/2020 23:56

The Lenovo is HD (1366 x768 ) vs this ASUS at FHD (1920 x 1080)? …The Lenovo is HD (1366 x768 ) vs this ASUS at FHD (1920 x 1080)? Personally, I wouldn’t consider anything less than FHD at this price point. After all, most of your interaction with a PC is through the screen...


Slightly newer and faster CPU, twice as large (and probably faster) SSD, and a far better GPU; like I said it depends what you're after. 768p should be fine for working on the go; I've 1080p at the moment and have to run it at 1.5x magnification for things to be a comfortable size. Plus, if you want to game on it, you won't need to push as many pixels for native res.
Edited by: "a-j" 16th Feb
a-j16/02/2020 00:11

Slightly newer and faster CPU, twice as large (and probably faster) SSD, …Slightly newer and faster CPU, twice as large (and probably faster) SSD, and a far better GPU; like I said it depends what you're after. 768p should be fine for working on the go; I've 1080p at the moment and have to run it at 1.5x magnification for things to be a comfortable size. Plus, if you want to game on it, you won't need to push as many pixels for native res.


This is much better than the Lenovo on account of the display alone. SSDs are cheap now, the CPU is newer and faster but it's basically all still Intel Skylake from 2016 and anyone who is planning to 'game' on an Intel integrated GPU needs a reality check! If you really want to game on a budget then buy a Ryzen 5 machine and save yourself £100 at the same time or pay a little more for something with a GTX 1050 and make it half-enjoyable.

If you choose 768p panels for 'native res' then I guess downscaling from 1080p won't bother you either.
a-j15/02/2020 20:00

Dunno, but at very least it depends what you're after; I'd probably go for …Dunno, but at very least it depends what you're after; I'd probably go for this instead: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-s145-15-intel-core-i7-1065g7-8-gb-ram-512-ssd-free-bag-for-48999-at-lenovo-3406866


Hd screen
a-j15/02/2020 20:00

Dunno, but at very least it depends what you're after; I'd probably go for …Dunno, but at very least it depends what you're after; I'd probably go for this instead: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-s145-15-intel-core-i7-1065g7-8-gb-ram-512-ssd-free-bag-for-48999-at-lenovo-3406866


The screen on that one is absolutely terrible
Good find
a-j15/02/2020 20:00

Dunno, but at very least it depends what you're after; I'd probably go for …Dunno, but at very least it depends what you're after; I'd probably go for this instead: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-s145-15-intel-core-i7-1065g7-8-gb-ram-512-ssd-free-bag-for-48999-at-lenovo-3406866


With a screen resolution like that? Really?
Anyone know if there are state of the art laptops that still come with cd/blu ray reader
This or the Lenovo Ryzen (gold one) from John Lewis?
Daves_mate16/02/2020 15:58

This or the Lenovo Ryzen (gold one) from John Lewis?


This purely for the screen
I've had an Asus Vivobook for two years now, here are some pro's and con's:

Pro:
Ultra light (1.2kg). This deal seem to be bigger at 1.6kg
Very good battery (5-6 hours) when browsing+youtube
very fast boot and fast in general (unless you are looking to do some CAD,video editing)

Cons:
- Hinge broke after 1 year. ASUS were nice enough and did replace it free of charge. The hinge issue seem to plague the vivobook (do forum research on this). After the hinge was fixed, I never had any issues with it.
- Screen resolution ( I found myself zooming in and out of websites too often). This deal though seem to be IPS FHD so this shouldn't be an issue.
- Touch pad is okayish
- No UP/Down button (You need to press Fn + UP/Down).
- Small HD (although 256gb seems fine for now)

The following is the Vivobook I bought:
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

In general I would still recommend the laptop.
Daves_mate16/02/2020 15:58

This or the Lenovo Ryzen (gold one) from John Lewis?


The Lenovo S540 off course.
You get 2 year warranty from John Lewis, and it's all metal with backlit keyboard.
Edited by: "win26" 16th Feb
How does this compare to the lenovo at John lewis
muttyhc2k1116/02/2020 18:38

How does this compare to the lenovo at John lewis


This is better
Edited by: "123454321" 16th Feb
Only has USB 2.0 ports, which is disappointing when you can get the latest i5 version with optane memory which will be as good for if not better for the same price at John Lewis which has USB 3.1 and USB C.
Edited by: "Miclricl" 16th Feb
Miclricl16/02/2020 18:39

Only has USB 2.0 ports, which is disappointing when you can get the latest …Only has USB 2.0 ports, which is disappointing when you can get the latest i5 version with optane memory which will be as good for if not better for the same price at John Lewis which has USB 3.1 and USB C.


Looking up the model number it looks like it has usb 3. uk.store.asus.com/asu…tml
12345432116/02/2020 16:46

This purely for the screen


But the Lenova also has FHD screen (ips too I believe) so why is this better?
Daves_mate16/02/2020 23:27

But the Lenova also has FHD screen (ips too I believe) so why is this …But the Lenova also has FHD screen (ips too I believe) so why is this better?


Asus screens>lenovo screens
Rami_Radwan16/02/2020 15:43

Anyone know if there are state of the art laptops that still come with …Anyone know if there are state of the art laptops that still come with cd/blu ray reader


No, because they are 'state-of-the-art' and Blu-ray is not! Ok, but seriously, the space and weight an optical drive takes up is space they can use to make it thinner, install larger batteries or better cooling so it would be incredibly niche for them to include an ODD in 2020. I haven't seen a laptop with one since 2015 now I think of it.
12345432116/02/2020 23:32

Asus screens>lenovo screens


Hmm, that's nowhere near a clear enough argument. Neither make their own screens and you make it sound like Lenovo isn't a quality brand (which it is).
Does anyone know whether this is plastic or metal construction?
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