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ASUS X556UA Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6" Full HD, Black, for £499.95, at John Lewis
ASUS X556UA Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6" Full HD, Black, for £499.95, at John Lewis

ASUS X556UA Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6" Full HD, Black, for £499.95, at John Lewis

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ASUS X556UA Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6" Full HD, Black, for £499.95, at John Lewis.

For the price I thought it was a great deal. Here is the full spec below from the John Lewis website:

Battery life Information Up to 5 hours
Bluetooth Enabled No
Brand ASUS
Camera (front-facing) Information VGA webcam Camera (rear-facing) Information No CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information CD/DVD Read/Re-write Computer Support Helpline Information Free 90 day computer support Dimensions H2.55 x W38.2 x D25.6cm Graphics card Information Intel HD Graphics 520 Graphics card type Information Shared Hard drive Information 1TB SSD Keyboard Chicklet Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) 4712900407525 Memory (RAM) Information 8GB Memory Card Slots Information 1x SD Model name / number X556UA-DM326T NFC enabled Information No Operating system Information Windows 10 (64 bit) Ports Information 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1), 1x Headphone-out and Audio-in Combo Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1x VGA Port (D-Sub), 1x HDMI Processor Information Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Processor speed Information 2.5GHz to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost Screen finish Information Gloss Screen Resolution Information 1920 x 1080 pixels Screen size Information 15.6" Screen Type Backlit LED Sound SonicMaster built-in speakers and microphone Touch Screen No Voice Recognition Information No Weight 2.3kg Wireless Display Information No Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11a/c

Link again:
johnlewis.com/asu…fts

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Anyone know what the screen quality is like on these?

No Bluetooth, seriously?

Completely agree. No BT is a pain.

I need something similar- it has to cost up to £450, i5 is enough, but with 1080p IPS screen.

can anyone tell me how it compares against this laptop for £50 more

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

would the i7 v i5 make a big difference as the i5 has a better graphics (i think!)


Edited by: "cadguycad" 7th Dec 2016

i7 blinds some people but honestly this laptop is kinda crap for the price. Cold

Guys whoever votes cold or comments stupid statements care to explain why?

Laptop is solid for the price. Any FullHd screen will blow other screens anyday and for this proce its amazing. HOT. And who said no Bluetooth?

And anyone voting cold can you please post another laptop with better specs and warranty and then come back to this thread. Else :-)
Edited by: "abhijitdash123" 7th Dec 2016

£399 better spec? I7 6700hq processor will wipe the floor with this one and 2tb hd.
m.ebay.co.uk/itm…r=1
Edited by: "wacko911" 7th Dec 2016

Overclocked i3 for £500

i might be wrong but currys lenovo 310 amd A10 has better graphics capabilities then intel shared graphics. FHD. bluetooth. DVDRW drive 8GB DDR4 . 349.00 search currys ideapad 310.

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cadguycad

can anyone tell me how it compares against this laptop for £50 … can anyone tell me how it compares against this laptop for £50 morehttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-510s-14-laptop-red-10146134-pdt.htmlwould the i7 v i5 make a big difference as the i5 has a better graphics (i think!)



To start with, the form factor on your Curry's link is ONLY 14"? (as opposed to my 15.6"?), graphics, performance, speed, etc?, are ALMOST guaranteed to 'perform' (so to speak?), yes?.

Eg. on a few different cheap £50-£120 Android Tablets I've owned in the past, as well as £80+ Windows Tablets that I'm currently using also, when I'm streaming Media from these via WiFi, &/or via an App installed on respective Tablet's to play some previously purchased HD Video's (that have then been 'locally' downloaded & the like ... ) they allllllll play the respective streams & stuff FLAWLESSLY!! (DESPITE processor, &/or ram wise for any of the above are all shizzle!, but yet?).

On account of their incredibly SMALL form factors, where the equivalent of Rocket Fuel is not required to fire up such a thing for 'A Class' optimal criteria's, etc?.

Try claiming the with a full fledged Laptop costing in the region of £200-£250? (yes, anything up to more than DOUBLE anything I've previously paid for any of my Tablets in the past!, but yet ..... )

You'd more realistically looking at a £300+ Laptop with 1001 times better than that of any 'average' Tablet costing anything up to less than a quarter of the said Laptops price, or whatever?.

The form factor plays key to the otherwise mis-preconceived 'boost' a 14" Laptop has, over that of the very same specc'ed 15.6" bigger brother?, so .....

That how I interpret it anyway? (I'm more than open to any re-clarification on/of any of my above stated statement too mind?). :-)

Your link is SSD, whereas mine is not.

Mine is i7, whereas yours too, is not.

It could come down to a simple case of Horses for Courses too I guess?, lol. :-)

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abhijitdash123

Guys whoever votes cold or comments stupid statements care to explain … Guys whoever votes cold or comments stupid statements care to explain why? Laptop is solid for the price. Any FullHd screen will blow other screens anyday and for this proce its amazing. HOT. And who said no Bluetooth?And anyone voting cold can you please post another laptop with better specs and warranty and then come back to this thread. Else :-)



Thanx.

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wacko911

£399 better spec? I7 6700hq processor will wipe the floor with this one … £399 better spec? I7 6700hq processor will wipe the floor with this one and 2tb hd.http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/322348012669?_mwBanner=1



I've had 'issues' with HP Laptops in the past (& so have 1 or 2 people, who I personally know), & via 1 or 2 earlier HP Laptop HUKD Thread's in the past (some 6 months back, to only just under 3 months back also?), a FEW HUKD user's have similarly had their own fair share whack of HP Laptop 'negatives' too mind?, so ..... :-(

In a nutshell, I won't be personally bothering myself with it?, hehehe (though your very much more than welcome to prove me otherwise ..... )

Lol. :-)

amour3k

To start with, the form factor on your Curry's link is ONLY 14"? (as … To start with, the form factor on your Curry's link is ONLY 14"? (as opposed to my 15.6"?), graphics, performance, speed, etc?, are ALMOST guaranteed to 'perform' (so to speak?), yes?.Eg. on a few different cheap £50-£120 Android Tablets I've owned in the past, as well as £80+ Windows Tablets that I'm currently using also, when I'm streaming Media from these via WiFi, &/or via an App installed on respective Tablet's to play some previously purchased HD Video's (that have then been 'locally' downloaded & the like ... ) they allllllll play the respective streams & stuff FLAWLESSLY!! (DESPITE processor, &/or ram wise for any of the above are all shizzle!, but yet?).On account of their incredibly SMALL form factors, where the equivalent of Rocket Fuel is not required to fire up such a thing for 'A Class' optimal criteria's, etc?.Try claiming the with a full fledged Laptop costing in the region of £200-£250? (yes, anything up to more than DOUBLE anything I've previously paid for any of my Tablets in the past!, but yet ..... )You'd more realistically looking at a £300+ Laptop with 1001 times better than that of any 'average' Tablet costing anything up to less than a quarter of the said Laptops price, or whatever?.The form factor plays key to the otherwise mis-preconceived 'boost' a 14" Laptop has, over that of the very same specc'ed 15.6" bigger brother?, so .....That how I interpret it anyway? (I'm more than open to any re-clarification on/of any of my above stated statement too mind?). :-)Your link is SSD, whereas mine is not.Mine is i7, whereas yours too, is not.It could come down to a simple case of Horses for Courses too I guess?, lol. :-)



now I'm more confused than before! lol

ignoring the diff in screen size and cost, do you think there's much diff in performance? also the i7 has a better warrenty 3yr v 1yr.

parkz

i might be wrong but currys lenovo 310 amd A10 has better graphics … i might be wrong but currys lenovo 310 amd A10 has better graphics capabilities then intel shared graphics. FHD. bluetooth. DVDRW drive 8GB DDR4 . 349.00 search currys ideapad 310.



Don't get a laptop that has anything AMD in it. GPU might be more powerful on paper, but when the chip is sweating away inside your laptop and constantly being throttled back you'll regret not getting an i7 or i5 chip.

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cadguycad

now I'm more confused than before! lolignoring the diff in screen size … now I'm more confused than before! lolignoring the diff in screen size and cost, do you think there's much diff in performance? also the i7 has a better warrenty 3yr v 1yr.



Hehehe, from what I've gathered over time via HUKD is this, SSD Drives farrrrrr outweigh that of their standard HDD Drive equivalents? (hands down!).

But saying (apart from the that that the SSD on your Curry's link is about 1/4 of that of my linked HDD), SSD's (IF you really want one, that is?), can be had for between £30-£100 odd?.

I don't care how 'FANCY' your Bargain Hunting Skills are yeh?, your NEVER (for now at least?, lol), going to get a Laptop CPU upgrade from an i3 to an i7 for anything LESS than the best part of £10+?, so ..... (that's like a fresh/new basic Chromebook right there?, or a couple of simple Android AND Windows Tablets straight!) :-(

You'll be basically blatantly paying wayyyyyyyyy over the odd's, yeh? (not good!).

If you want/need an SSD that much, buy one separately via somewhere?, eg. Amazon, PC World, Dabs.com, Maplin, and .... then migrate your then current pre-existing Windows 10 OS from my above Laptop link, and put it onto your new/fresh, and now waiting SSD Drive instead like?, or .....

That's my personal suggestion to you anyway?, lol. :-)

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amour3k

Hehehe, from what I've gathered over time via HUKD is this, SSD Drives … Hehehe, from what I've gathered over time via HUKD is this, SSD Drives farrrrrr outweigh that of their standard HDD Drive equivalents? (hands down!).But saying (apart from the that that the SSD on your Curry's link is about 1/4 of that of my linked HDD), SSD's (IF you really want one, that is?), can be had for between £30-£100 odd?.I don't care how 'FANCY' your Bargain Hunting Skills are yeh?, your NEVER (for now at least?, lol), going to get a Laptop CPU upgrade from an i3 to an i7 for anything LESS than the best part of £10+?, so ..... (that's like a fresh/new basic Chromebook right there?, or a couple of simple Android AND Windows Tablets straight!) :-(You'll be basically blatantly paying wayyyyyyyyy over the odd's, yeh? (not good!).If you want/need an SSD that much, buy one separately via somewhere?, eg. Amazon, PC World, Dabs.com, Maplin, and .... then migrate your then current pre-existing Windows 10 OS from my above Laptop link, and put it onto your new/fresh, and now waiting SSD Drive instead like?, or .....That's my personal suggestion to you anyway?, lol. :-)



My bad!, your link is for that of an i5?, lool. :-)

Similar principles to that what I've already mentioned above already, will still (in-part, or in-full) apply same way?. :-)

wacko911

£399 better spec? I7 6700hq processor will wipe the floor with this one … £399 better spec? I7 6700hq processor will wipe the floor with this one and 2tb hd.http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/322348012669?_mwBanner=1


Ahh just missed out on this someone else snapped it up, recommend anything else?

vFARAZx

Ahh just missed out on this someone else snapped it up, recommend … Ahh just missed out on this someone else snapped it up, recommend anything else?


Sorry there was 4 when I posted it. Awesome deal but I too have had problems with HP quality control.

abhijitdash123

Guys whoever votes cold or comments stupid statements care to explain … Guys whoever votes cold or comments stupid statements care to explain why? Laptop is solid for the price. Any FullHd screen will blow other screens anyday and for this proce its amazing. HOT. And who said no Bluetooth?And anyone voting cold can you please post another laptop with better specs and warranty and then come back to this thread. Else :-)



​Yo Baller you need to understand that this is just dualcore with hyper-threading enabled. So peasants version i7 which not much better than i5 which will have just lower frequency.

Guys you are buying a laptop from a retail store that offers 3 year warranty and exemplary customer service.

Those who want to compare this to ebay, please buy one from ebay This thread is not for you.

People who had HP laptops and had problem. I appreciate you had problems, but have you heard people say my HP laptop was wonderful? Never right. People only complain when things go wrong. They dont post when things go fine for years.

My friends had HP laptops and both of them have it since 2010, so no question of reliability for them

wacko911

£399 better spec? I7 6700hq processor will wipe the floor with this one … £399 better spec? I7 6700hq processor will wipe the floor with this one and 2tb hd.http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/322348012669?_mwBanner=1


Release Year: 2015

We are in 2017

Thought it was 2016 still

jaydeeuk1

Don't get a laptop that has anything AMD in it. GPU might be more … Don't get a laptop that has anything AMD in it. GPU might be more powerful on paper, but when the chip is sweating away inside your laptop and constantly being throttled back you'll regret not getting an i7 or i5 chip.



​ive been an avid intel fan for every pc and laptop ive owned but this AMD chip is good. the entire specs are good for 349. full hd and 8gb ddr4 ram plus opticle drive bluetooth etc you cant argue thats a lot of laptop for the money. it performs flawlessly.
Edited by: "parkz" 8th Dec 2016

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parkz

​ive been an avid intel fan for every pc and laptop ive owned but this A … ​ive been an avid intel fan for every pc and laptop ive owned but this AMD chip is good. the entire specs are good for 349. full hd and 8gb ddr4 ram plus opticle drive bluetooth etc you cant argue thats a lot of laptop for the money. it performs flawlessly.



I totally agree!.

All I'd previously known in the past were INTEL's too?, BUT of the last few AMD's I've had in the past too!, well .....

Let's just say that (at that particular point in time at least?), I PREFERRED the AMD's to any of that of any INTEL offering at the time!. :-)

Yep!, AMD's are sooooooooooooooo heavily under rated, by everyone!!!. :-(

Not IPS
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