DELL Inspiron 14 5000 14" AMD Ryzen 5 Laptop - 256 GB SSD, Silver £549 @ Currys
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DELL Inspiron 14 5000 14" AMD Ryzen 5 Laptop - 256 GB SSD, Silver £549 @ Currys

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Posted 17th Aug
Can also get £50 off this with trade in of old laptop. The chap also gave me £20 more off for signing up to care plan which can be cancelled as soon as you want to. Total cost came in at £479 after these two discounts
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  • Achieve: Fast computing with the latest tech
  • Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor
  • RAM: 8 GB / Storage: 256 GB SSD
  • Full HD display

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I posted it because I got it for £479. Thought some would be interested at that price. Constructive comments always good rather than the flippant.
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RRP for this is a bit of a joke, it's been on the market a month and £549 would have been steep let alone £679!
Agree I’ve been on the look out for a similar spec laptop for a good few months now.

£549 is the price you should be paying, anything more is a rip off.
I posted it because I got it for £479. Thought some would be interested at that price. Constructive comments always good rather than the flippant.
Leavemebe17/08/2019 20:12

I posted it because I got it for £479. Thought some would be interested at …I posted it because I got it for £479. Thought some would be interested at that price. Constructive comments always good rather than the flippant.


First isn't a discount, as its a trade in. If you got an old machine not worth anything, then you get £50 trade-in, its reasonable. Besides that, can't comment about it being a good deal or not. We got the laptop police for that
Overpriced
Leavemebe17/08/2019 20:12

I posted it because I got it for £479. Thought some would be interested at …I posted it because I got it for £479. Thought some would be interested at that price. Constructive comments always good rather than the flippant.


Good price for a 2nd Generation Ryzen laptop.
What is it like? Would really appreciate a mini review. Near impossible to find anything been so new.
Edited by: "win26" 17th Aug
Average price, I'd say, so not hot but not cold either - a reasonable deal!
mkara17/08/2019 20:25

First isn't a discount, as its a trade in. If you got an old machine not …First isn't a discount, as its a trade in. If you got an old machine not worth anything, then you get £50 trade-in, its reasonable. Besides that, can't comment about it being a good deal or not. We got the laptop police for that


It is a discount. Trade in gets you another £50 off.

And it is a very good deal. I dont what you xan expect for this price. And if you can find a dell 5000 series with a ryzen 3500u or better processor for less than this new, then comment back else dont bother. Dont link to a lenovo entry level ideapad as they are no where near this laptop.
I think this is the Dell Inspiron 14 5480 being sold at John Lewis for £570:
johnlewis.com/del…288

Its a decent price for it from currys. The previously similar specced machines typically have last years ryzen mobile processor, so there is a small performance increase. It also has an ethernet port (which is become increasingly rare). Also has 14'' form factor rather than 15.6''. Not sure how good the thermals are or if it has any fan noise.
win2617/08/2019 22:15

Good price for a 2nd Generation Ryzen laptop.What is it like? Would really …Good price for a 2nd Generation Ryzen laptop.What is it like? Would really appreciate a mini review. Near impossible to find anything been so new.



I'm confused I thought this new gen was 3rd?
win2618/08/2019 01:02

The A series were not Ryzen.


This is not A series, it's Zen+ which is 2nd gen Ryzen - mobile 3rd gen Ryzen aren't available yet.
Meathotukdeals18/08/2019 00:18

I'm confused I thought this new gen was 3rd?


It's the same deal with the 3xxxG that have integrated graphics. The A3200G and A3400G are still Zen+ rather than Zen2. Cheeky of AMD to name them as such.
mattclarkie18/08/2019 08:58

It's the same deal with the 3xxxG that have integrated graphics. The …It's the same deal with the 3xxxG that have integrated graphics. The A3200G and A3400G are still Zen+ rather than Zen2. Cheeky of AMD to name them as such.


There isn't a "a3200g"
taras18/08/2019 22:19

There isn't a "a3200g"


38291826-Hiwjo.jpgIs there not? Accidentally put an A in front but you didn't say there was no 3400G.
Yes there is a Ryzen 3 3200g and a Ryzen 5 3400g. Which are a generation behind but using the current generation numbering. Given that its only two products in that situation its ok. The reason they are a generation behind is that the graphics component has to be added to the die, hence the delay.

With zen 2, that isn't the case any-more, plus zen 2 (aka Maltese) was delayed by at least one quarter, so the next gen apus will be here quicker than zen 3
Doesn't seem amazing value at all when you consider it's only 9% faster than the 2500U in the Matebook D that Amazon had on Prime Day for £464.58 delivered.

9% faster CPU for 18% more money, also doesn't have Atmos (two speakers, rather than four), is made of plastic, has a much smaller battery, no blacklit keyboard, and is 12% heavier.

I know the Huawei isn't available for that price any more, but all the same, this isn't amazing value.
I'd be expecting touchscreen by now when it comes to windows 10 on a laptop. A keyboard with the option to use a touchscreen when needed, no one likes using that touchpad after they have used a touchscreen, it's like going back to the dark ages
Personally thats a good looking laptop
Got the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 for 548.99 from Dell a couple of weeks ago... i5-8265U, 8Gb Ram and 256gb SSD. This must just be the normal price surely?

I mean, I also got 50 Amex discount and about £36 via too cashback too.
Is this Ryzen any good for anything serious, or is it designed for microwaves?
All the big retailers bring in TV’s , laptops, etc and price establish them, usually 10-20% above what they are actually planning to sell at. They benefit twofold-:
1st they make extra margin on the early buyers and secondly after 28 days they can legally drop the price to what they were planning to and show a discount.
One could argue this is ethically wrong but it’s been going on for years.
The rule you get what you pay for sadly still applies ....
Soni8419/08/2019 11:06

Is this Ryzen any good for anything serious, or is it designed for …Is this Ryzen any good for anything serious, or is it designed for microwaves?



Depends what you mean by serious. After all, this is a laptop, not a desktop. For example, a Ryzen 5 3600 desktop CPU is nearly 150% times after than this. But puts out 65W of heat instead of 15W.
Edited by: "ollie87" 19th Aug
Guys always take the Care Plan for a discount because if you end up cancelling it, you can save even more.
On top of that, if you call the customer services, you have an agreement to get a refund on the first month you paid even with a discount.

So if a laptop was £500 and Care Plan was £5 a month (you pay the first month there) and they discounted you £20, you've paid £485 at the store and the £5 can be refunded within 45 days I believe if you phone them.

So essentially...you pay nothing just for agreeing to it and get more discount on top of discount if you do a trade in too.
abhijitdash12317/08/2019 23:09

It is a discount. Trade in gets you another £50 off. And it is a very good …It is a discount. Trade in gets you another £50 off. And it is a very good deal. I dont what you xan expect for this price. And if you can find a dell 5000 series with a ryzen 3500u or better processor for less than this new, then comment back else dont bother. Dont link to a lenovo entry level ideapad as they are no where near this laptop.



What like this one...lenovo.com/gb/…048

you telling me this Dell is better???
Thanks OP...was looking at the trade ins myself yesterday evening seems some really good deals if you got a useless laptop lying around...

Did you consider this:

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

It's slightly more expensive at £529 with trade in as you get £100 with this one...is it worth the extra?
BustyB29319/08/2019 19:19

What like this …What like this one...https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/ideapad/500-series/Ideapad-530S-14-AMD/p/88IP50S1048you telling me this Dell is better???


Any day. The IPS display will alone be more than worth it.
Thanks for posting on hotukdeals @Leavemebe we have added this to the Highlights section
abhijitdash12319/08/2019 21:00

Any day. The IPS display will alone be more than worth it.


Did you not realise they are both IPS... and the Lenovo chassis is superior....
I have the older model of this laptop but with an i7 processor, dedicated graphics same chassis etc.

Two things I would like to highlight from my experiences with this laptop are...

The build quality is amazing, chassis is well built/assembled, and very lightweight while still being extremely rigid.

However one major drawback is the heat ventilation grills are on the bottom of the laptop. The feet are not too big either. As result of this, after using the laptop for more than 30mins on a desk, with medium load on cpu and ram, the underside gets extremely hot. Along with this the fan is very loud when on higher loads.

I also tend to use my laptop in bed when im watching Netflix, and I have the huge problem that when im split screening and working while on Netflix, the underside gets very hot, the system is under high load and fan whirring uncontrollably.

Saying all this, I still have never had any overheating or blue screen errors, but still its worth noting that the heat management is terrible.

Being tech savvy, every 6 months I do open my laptop, clean the dust on the inside and renew my thermal compound.
Jay9120/08/2019 02:12

I have the older model of this laptop but with an i7 processor, dedicated …I have the older model of this laptop but with an i7 processor, dedicated graphics same chassis etc. Two things I would like to highlight from my experiences with this laptop are...The build quality is amazing, chassis is well built/assembled, and very lightweight while still being extremely rigid.However one major drawback is the heat ventilation grills are on the bottom of the laptop. The feet are not too big either. As result of this, after using the laptop for more than 30mins on a desk, with medium load on cpu and ram, the underside gets extremely hot. Along with this the fan is very loud when on higher loads.I also tend to use my laptop in bed when im watching Netflix, and I have the huge problem that when im split screening and working while on Netflix, the underside gets very hot, the system is under high load and fan whirring uncontrollably.Saying all this, I still have never had any overheating or blue screen errors, but still its worth noting that the heat management is terrible.Being tech savvy, every 6 months I do open my laptop, clean the dust on the inside and renew my thermal compound.



We have a couple of latitude, a few years old, the leg heat is bad when it’s on the lap, maybe it’s a common thing... but the thinner they make them, the less room for heat to disperse...
BustyB29320/08/2019 13:15

We have a couple of latitude, a few years old, the leg heat is bad when …We have a couple of latitude, a few years old, the leg heat is bad when it’s on the lap, maybe it’s a common thing... but the thinner they make them, the less room for heat to disperse...


It isn't, your laptop needs air and work better in cooler environment. On your lap/bed is the worst, lots of heat generated and trapped.
Only Chromebooks or passive cooled laptops/MacBook are OK for that.
Can someone please advise me about this deal:

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

Seems good with a 9th Gen i5 and 512GB SSD and dedicated graphics for £550 with a trade in laptop?
AsifIqbalKhokhar20/08/2019 21:05

Can someone please advise me about this …Can someone please advise me about this deal:https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-bc550na-15-6-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-512-gb-ssd-10193844-pdt.htmlSeems good with a 9th Gen i5 and 512GB SSD and dedicated graphics for £550 with a trade in laptop?


Looks excellent deal to me. But asking for advice on here you will get massive difference in opinion. Like comment on this thread about “dusting the inside of your thermal compound” . Go with you instincts.. can’t go wrong with that spec
try and see this in store if possible, cheap dell screens tend to be crappy from what i have seen
Leavemebe20/08/2019 21:57

Looks excellent deal to me. But asking for advice on here you will get …Looks excellent deal to me. But asking for advice on here you will get massive difference in opinion. Like comment on this thread about “dusting the inside of your thermal compound” . Go with you instincts.. can’t go wrong with that spec



I actually said "6 months I do open my laptop, clean the dust on the inside and renew my thermal compound.
Dillz_19/08/2019 14:48

Guys always take the Care Plan for a discount because if you end up …Guys always take the Care Plan for a discount because if you end up cancelling it, you can save even more.On top of that, if you call the customer services, you have an agreement to get a refund on the first month you paid even with a discount.So if a laptop was £500 and Care Plan was £5 a month (you pay the first month there) and they discounted you £20, you've paid £485 at the store and the £5 can be refunded within 45 days I believe if you phone them.So essentially...you pay nothing just for agreeing to it and get more discount on top of discount if you do a trade in too.


They share or sell your data, as you start to receive letters for credit cards you never asked. Be aware of this point when you sign the paperwork.
Pokora22/08/2019 18:32

They share or sell your data, as you start to receive letters for credit …They share or sell your data, as you start to receive letters for credit cards you never asked. Be aware of this point when you sign the paperwork.


Lol I work there but never have been sent that :/
You can get laptops with half decent GPUs at that price now
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