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Posted 4th Sep 2019

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Hey all. Thinking of buying this for someone starting uni. Is there anything better for the price or a bit more? Looks like a good deal..

Technical specifications for DELL Inspiron 15 3000 15.6” Intel® Pentium® Gold Laptop - 128 GB SSD, Silver
OVERVIEW
Type Laptop
Operating system Windows 10 S
PERFORMANCE
Processor - Intel® Pentium® Gold 5405U Processor
- Dual-core
- 2.3 GHz
- 2 MB cache
RAM - 4 GB DDR4 (2666 MHz)
- 16 GB maximum installable RAM
Storage 128 GB SSD
SCREEN
Touchscreen No
Screen size 15.6"
Screen type LED
Resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080p
Screen features - LED backlighting
- Anti-glare
CONNECTIVITY
WiFi - Dual-band AC WiFi
- 1x1
Ethernet Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
USB - USB 3.1 x 2
- USB 2.0 x 1
Video connections HDMI 1.4 x 1
Audio connections 3.5 mm jack
SOUND
Audio software - Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Speakers Yes
MEDIA
Disc drive No
Memory card reader SD
FEATURES
Camera - HD RGB webcam
- Compatible with Windows Hello
Mouse / trackpad Multi-touch trackpad
Keyboard Membrane keyboard with numeric keypad
Other features Microphone
POWER
Battery type 3-cell Lithium-ion
Battery life Up to 5 hours
GENERAL
Colour Silver
Box contents - Dell Inspiron 15 3000 15.6” Intel® Pentium® Gold Laptop
- AC adapter
- Documentation
Dimensions 20 x 380 x 258 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 2 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
Software * Full version of Microsoft Office not included
* Full version of anti-virus / internet security not included

- Microsoft Office 2013 trial version
- McAfee Live Safe trial version
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The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) and heavy (2kg). I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone. At that price you'd probably be better looking at Chromebooks.

Assuming you want to stick with a Windows machine from high street stores - better options, in my opinion, for a uni student would be:

This 14" HP for £350. Still only has 4gb of ram, but at least has an i3 processor and weights under 1.5kg. Will be slow but usable.

Edit: This 15.6" Asus from John Lewis for £450. Only weights 1.6kg which is good for a 15.6" laptop. More importantly, it has a Ryzen 5 processor (slightly better than an Intel i5-8250) and 8gb of ram, so will be a fairly capable machine and should still be adequate in three years time. Also comes with a three year John Lewis warranty. However, its significantly more so it depends on your budgetary requirements.
Edited by: "Uns" 4th Sep 2019
cjp6804/09/2019 20:49

Comes with Windows 10 S? Avoid.


Switching out of S mode takes minutes...

purplefleece04/09/2019 18:30

Bit heavy to carry around but light price


2kg is heavy now?

This is a brilliant laptop for the money. Sub £300 for a Whiskey Lake chip and full HD display? I doubt that’ll be beaten any time soon. 4GB RAM is cheaply upgraded. It’s not a ‘basic Pentium chip’ either, these myths...
Edited by: "plewis00" 4th Sep 2019
Uns04/09/2019 19:02

The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) …The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) and heavy (2kg). I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone. At that price you'd probably be better looking at Chromebooks.Assuming you want to stick with a Windows machine from high street stores - better options, in my opinion, for a uni student would be:This 14" HP for £350. Still only has 4gb of ram, but at least has an i3 processor and weights under 1.5kg. Will be slow but usable. Edit: This 15.6" Asus from John Lewis for £450. Only weights 1.6kg which is good for a 15.6" laptop. More importantly, it has a Ryzen 5 processor (slightly better than an Intel i5-8250) and 8gb of ram, so will be a fairly capable machine and should still be adequate in three years time. Also comes with a three year John Lewis warranty. However, its significantly more so it depends on your budgetary requirements.


What do you mean by ‘basic Pentium processor’? Have you even looked this up? It’s a Pentium Gold based on the 8th gen architecture, and it’s actually newer and faster than the i3-7020U in the HP which costs £50 more. You should look it up before perpetrating myths based on ‘it’s a Pentium/Celeron so it must be slow’...

Ryzen 5 machines aren’t faster than i5-8250U but are close enough, you can also find them for £300-350 if patient, £450 is overpriced.
Uns04/09/2019 22:31

The i3 is older but has the same clock speed with a larger cache and …The i3 is older but has the same clock speed with a larger cache and better graphics performance.The Ryzen 5 also narrowly beats the i5-8250u.However, I'm willing to admit they are both very close and the pentium is much better than I'd excepted. Pentiums have clearly moved on in the past couple of years and I'll remember that for the future. But, I stand by my initial reaction that I wouldn't recommend this laptop. As a student you're likely to be moving and using your laptop a lot so having something light and fast is a must in my opinion.


I thought you might link to CPUbase. i3-7020U is Kaby Lake and the Pentium 5405U is Whiskey Lake so it should have fractionally better IPC, the i3 has 1MB more cache and the graphics can boost a bit higher - but no-one is gaming on this.

The Ryzen 5 2500U isn't faster than the i5-8250U but it's close enough to not matter:
cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com…273
I've just seen it's the 3500U with a slightly higher base and boost clock.

You make too many assumptions... you can't just look at Pentium and assume it's bad (and the inverse, that an i3/5/7 is immediately better) nor assume if it's for a student they don't want to move it too much; that's down to the user, 2kg isn't even heavy and if mobility is important, buy something lighter and/or metal chassis. I wouldn't recommend carting around any lower-end plastic chassis machine as they're just not durable enough, especially cheap consumer HPs, that weight saving has to come from somewhere.
Edited by: "plewis00" 4th Sep 2019
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Bit heavy to carry around but light price
Edited by: "purplefleece" 4th Sep 2019
Not much of a discount
The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) and heavy (2kg). I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone. At that price you'd probably be better looking at Chromebooks.

Assuming you want to stick with a Windows machine from high street stores - better options, in my opinion, for a uni student would be:

This 14" HP for £350. Still only has 4gb of ram, but at least has an i3 processor and weights under 1.5kg. Will be slow but usable.

Edit: This 15.6" Asus from John Lewis for £450. Only weights 1.6kg which is good for a 15.6" laptop. More importantly, it has a Ryzen 5 processor (slightly better than an Intel i5-8250) and 8gb of ram, so will be a fairly capable machine and should still be adequate in three years time. Also comes with a three year John Lewis warranty. However, its significantly more so it depends on your budgetary requirements.
Edited by: "Uns" 4th Sep 2019
Comes with Windows 10 S? Avoid.
cjp6804/09/2019 20:49

Comes with Windows 10 S? Avoid.


Switching out of S mode takes minutes...

purplefleece04/09/2019 18:30

Bit heavy to carry around but light price


2kg is heavy now?

This is a brilliant laptop for the money. Sub £300 for a Whiskey Lake chip and full HD display? I doubt that’ll be beaten any time soon. 4GB RAM is cheaply upgraded. It’s not a ‘basic Pentium chip’ either, these myths...
Edited by: "plewis00" 4th Sep 2019
plewis0004/09/2019 20:57

Switching out of S mode takes minutes...2kg is heavy now?This is a …Switching out of S mode takes minutes...2kg is heavy now?This is a brilliant laptop for the money. Sub £300 for a Whiskey Lake chip and full HD display? I doubt that’ll be beaten any time soon. 4GB RAM is cheaply upgraded.


Needs 8gb ram but then would be ok for general tasks.
afroylnt04/09/2019 21:20

Needs 8gb ram but then would be ok for general tasks.


It’s a cheap and easy upgrade and 4GB RAM is fine to start, especially at this price point.
Expect indeed
Uns04/09/2019 19:02

The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) …The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) and heavy (2kg). I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone. At that price you'd probably be better looking at Chromebooks.Assuming you want to stick with a Windows machine from high street stores - better options, in my opinion, for a uni student would be:This 14" HP for £350. Still only has 4gb of ram, but at least has an i3 processor and weights under 1.5kg. Will be slow but usable. Edit: This 15.6" Asus from John Lewis for £450. Only weights 1.6kg which is good for a 15.6" laptop. More importantly, it has a Ryzen 5 processor (slightly better than an Intel i5-8250) and 8gb of ram, so will be a fairly capable machine and should still be adequate in three years time. Also comes with a three year John Lewis warranty. However, its significantly more so it depends on your budgetary requirements.


What do you mean by ‘basic Pentium processor’? Have you even looked this up? It’s a Pentium Gold based on the 8th gen architecture, and it’s actually newer and faster than the i3-7020U in the HP which costs £50 more. You should look it up before perpetrating myths based on ‘it’s a Pentium/Celeron so it must be slow’...

Ryzen 5 machines aren’t faster than i5-8250U but are close enough, you can also find them for £300-350 if patient, £450 is overpriced.
plewis0004/09/2019 21:59

What do you mean by ‘basic Pentium processor’? Have you even looked this up …What do you mean by ‘basic Pentium processor’? Have you even looked this up? It’s a Pentium Gold based on the 8th gen architecture, and it’s actually newer and faster than the i3-7020U in the HP which costs £50 more. You should look it up before perpetrating myths based on ‘it’s a Pentium/Celeron so it must be slow’... Ryzen 5 machines aren’t faster than i5-8250U but are close enough, you can also find them for £300-350 if patient, £450 is overpriced.


The i3 is older but has the same clock speed with a larger cache and better graphics performance.

The Ryzen 5 also narrowly beats the i5-8250u.

However, I'm willing to admit they are both very close and the pentium is much better than I'd excepted. Pentiums have clearly moved on in the past couple of years and I'll remember that for the future.

But, I stand by my initial reaction that I wouldn't recommend this laptop. As a student you're likely to be moving and using your laptop a lot so having something light and fast is a must in my opinion.
Uns04/09/2019 22:31

The i3 is older but has the same clock speed with a larger cache and …The i3 is older but has the same clock speed with a larger cache and better graphics performance.The Ryzen 5 also narrowly beats the i5-8250u.However, I'm willing to admit they are both very close and the pentium is much better than I'd excepted. Pentiums have clearly moved on in the past couple of years and I'll remember that for the future. But, I stand by my initial reaction that I wouldn't recommend this laptop. As a student you're likely to be moving and using your laptop a lot so having something light and fast is a must in my opinion.


I thought you might link to CPUbase. i3-7020U is Kaby Lake and the Pentium 5405U is Whiskey Lake so it should have fractionally better IPC, the i3 has 1MB more cache and the graphics can boost a bit higher - but no-one is gaming on this.

The Ryzen 5 2500U isn't faster than the i5-8250U but it's close enough to not matter:
cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com…273
I've just seen it's the 3500U with a slightly higher base and boost clock.

You make too many assumptions... you can't just look at Pentium and assume it's bad (and the inverse, that an i3/5/7 is immediately better) nor assume if it's for a student they don't want to move it too much; that's down to the user, 2kg isn't even heavy and if mobility is important, buy something lighter and/or metal chassis. I wouldn't recommend carting around any lower-end plastic chassis machine as they're just not durable enough, especially cheap consumer HPs, that weight saving has to come from somewhere.
Edited by: "plewis00" 4th Sep 2019
Thanks everyone. I think it would do the job.
Curveball: what about this from Aldi??
aldi.co.uk/14-…200
kitrox04/09/2019 23:22

Curveball: what about this from Aldi?? …Curveball: what about this from Aldi?? https://www.aldi.co.uk/14-inch-2in1-4gb-512gb-notebook/p/021969307480200


That is an awful laptop for the money I'm afraid. Same low-spec processor and budget spec as the OP's post but for an extra hundred pounds. Avoid.
Thanks for posting @kitrox we have added this to the Highlights pages
plewis0004/09/2019 22:38

I thought you might link to CPUbase. i3-7020U is Kaby Lake and the Pentium …I thought you might link to CPUbase. i3-7020U is Kaby Lake and the Pentium 5405U is Whiskey Lake so it should have fractionally better IPC, the i3 has 1MB more cache and the graphics can boost a bit higher - but no-one is gaming on this.The Ryzen 5 2500U isn't faster than the i5-8250U but it's close enough to not matter:https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-8250U-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2500U/m338266vsm378273I've just seen it's the 3500U with a slightly higher base and boost clock.You make too many assumptions... you can't just look at Pentium and assume it's bad (and the inverse, that an i3/5/7 is immediately better) nor assume if it's for a student they don't want to move it too much; that's down to the user, 2kg isn't even heavy and if mobility is important, buy something lighter and/or metal chassis. I wouldn't recommend carting around any lower-end plastic chassis machine as they're just not durable enough, especially cheap consumer HPs, that weight saving has to come from somewhere.


Agree, for the money this is great value and a very capable machine. Too many people post opinion as fact on these types of threads. If you want something light to take lecture notes with, get a tablet.
Uns04/09/2019 19:02

The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) …The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) and heavy (2kg). I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone. At that price you'd probably be better looking at Chromebooks.Assuming you want to stick with a Windows machine from high street stores - better options, in my opinion, for a uni student would be:This 14" HP for £350. Still only has 4gb of ram, but at least has an i3 processor and weights under 1.5kg. Will be slow but usable. Edit: This 15.6" Asus from John Lewis for £450. Only weights 1.6kg which is good for a 15.6" laptop. More importantly, it has a Ryzen 5 processor (slightly better than an Intel i5-8250) and 8gb of ram, so will be a fairly capable machine and should still be adequate in three years time. Also comes with a three year John Lewis warranty. However, its significantly more so it depends on your budgetary requirements.


All of the machines you list are significantly more expensive than the deal quoted.
It'll be fine for Uni. I have something similar for a work spare and there are no performance issues. You don't need to spend more, Chromebook is a good altetnative too.
Uns05/09/2019 20:44

That is an awful laptop for the money I'm afraid. Same low-spec processor …That is an awful laptop for the money I'm afraid. Same low-spec processor and budget spec as the OP's post but for an extra hundred pounds. Avoid.


It’s a 2-in-1 convertible with touchscreen, has a 512GB NVMe SSD and 3 year warranty, it’s not great but it’s not as terrible as you make out either. Pentium Gold is not ‘low spec’. And the OP is the person who posted both laptops... 4GB RAM at £400 is a bit stingy but I’ve seen more expensive machines start with this.
plewis0005/09/2019 22:43

It’s a 2-in-1 convertible with touchscreen, has a 512GB NVMe SSD and 3 y …It’s a 2-in-1 convertible with touchscreen, has a 512GB NVMe SSD and 3 year warranty, it’s not great but it’s not as terrible as you make out either. Pentium Gold is not ‘low spec’. And the OP is the person who posted both laptops... 4GB RAM at £400 is a bit stingy but I’ve seen more expensive machines start with this.


Thanks, it was the 3yr warranty and the larger SSD that looked appealing there. Maybe more convenient to transport too.
kitrox05/09/2019 22:50

How does it compare to this one: …How does it compare to this one: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-c340-14-amd-ryzen-3-2-in-1-laptop-128-gb-ssd-grey-10193703-pdt.html


That’s too expensive for a Ryzen 3 laptop, you can get the 5 at that price. So not great - over £400 the laptop options you have vastly widen.
Uns04/09/2019 19:02

The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) …The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) and heavy (2kg). I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone. At that price you'd probably be better looking at Chromebooks.Assuming you want to stick with a Windows machine from high street stores - better options, in my opinion, for a uni student would be:This 14" HP for £350. Still only has 4gb of ram, but at least has an i3 processor and weights under 1.5kg. Will be slow but usable. Edit: This 15.6" Asus from John Lewis for £450. Only weights 1.6kg which is good for a 15.6" laptop. More importantly, it has a Ryzen 5 processor (slightly better than an Intel i5-8250) and 8gb of ram, so will be a fairly capable machine and should still be adequate in three years time. Also comes with a three year John Lewis warranty. However, its significantly more so it depends on your budgetary requirements.


The Chromebooks are pretty decent and optimised for uni students too. A few of my friends who do non-intensive work like just writeups and surfing the web have done well with it.

For computing related degrees it isn't good though
The Dell laptops I have bought previously lasted on average 2-3 years. My Macs have lasted around 10 years.

For this reason alone, this gets a cold vote.

Kindest regards
plewis0005/09/2019 23:05

That’s too expensive for a Ryzen 3 laptop, you can get the 5 at that p …That’s too expensive for a Ryzen 3 laptop, you can get the 5 at that price. So not great - over £400 the laptop options you have vastly widen.


Are you able to recommend anything around £4-500? Much appreciated!
kitrox05/09/2019 23:39

Are you able to recommend anything around £4-500? Much appreciated!


Acer swift 3 A1 refurbished. All metal, backlit keyboard. £560 new.
ebay.co.uk/itm…ile

Lenovo ideapad 330s. Good laptop if you can find any stock.
argos.co.uk/pro…982

Anygood?
Edited by: "win26" 6th Sep 2019
Uns04/09/2019 19:02

The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) …The one you've linked is slow (basic pentium processor with 4gb of ram) and heavy (2kg). I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone. At that price you'd probably be better looking at Chromebooks.Assuming you want to stick with a Windows machine from high street stores - better options, in my opinion, for a uni student would be:This 14" HP for £350. Still only has 4gb of ram, but at least has an i3 processor and weights under 1.5kg. Will be slow but usable. Edit: This 15.6" Asus from John Lewis for £450. Only weights 1.6kg which is good for a 15.6" laptop. More importantly, it has a Ryzen 5 processor (slightly better than an Intel i5-8250) and 8gb of ram, so will be a fairly capable machine and should still be adequate in three years time. Also comes with a three year John Lewis warranty. However, its significantly more so it depends on your budgetary requirements.


Looks fine to me:

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…437
win2606/09/2019 03:50

Acer swift 3 A1 refurbished. All metal, backlit keyboard. £560 …Acer swift 3 A1 refurbished. All metal, backlit keyboard. £560 new.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACER-Swift-3-15-6-AMD-Ryzen-5-Laptop-256-GB-SSD-Refurbished/123856604872?epid=21020810238&hash=item1cd66dcec8:g:HUkAAOSwGYZdQG-J&redirect=mobileLenovo ideapad 330s. Good laptop if you can find any stock.https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8625982Anygood?


The Swift 3 looks good. Any reason why the 15.6" is better than this 14"?

rover.ebay.com/rov…645
firstofficer05/09/2019 23:11

The Dell laptops I have bought previously lasted on average 2-3 years. My …The Dell laptops I have bought previously lasted on average 2-3 years. My Macs have lasted around 10 years.For this reason alone, this gets a cold vote.Kindest regards


What a sanctimoniously stupid message. I bet you only posted that because you think people will look up to you because he can afford a Mac do you think someone looking at a £300 laptop even cares about a Mac? No, because Apple doesn't cater to that end.

And please tell me more about these Macs that last 10 years which have butterfly-switch keyboards that fail after 1-2 years, the MBP15 that has been banned on flights or the MBP13 2016 where the SSD may give up - but it's integrated onto the logic boards or where the display cable snaps. Apple's QC is diabolical, cost doesn't equal quality.
kitrox05/09/2019 23:39

Are you able to recommend anything around £4-500? Much appreciated!


What @win26 said. There is lots of choice above £400 but it depends what you ultimately want as only you know that. But you can expect an SSD and 8GB as a baseline. 1080p display is nice but not guaranteed. Ryzen 5 is a good chip at this price point but you may want Intel (personal preference).

This is a great spec machine but build quality is average:
hotukdeals.com/dea…827
I've got this. It's great for me. Web browsing, word, basic excel, audacity for audio editing, all works well. The only issue for me is I now wish I'd got a smaller one, it is quite large. Processor seems decent, if I need to upgrade the ram I will, 128gb is enough for me and the ssd boots fast.
Its fine for computer science too. I run Python and SQL. No problemo.
Intel® Pentium® Gold 5405U Processor - No thanks, unless you just browsing internet or/and editing simple documents in word. That will struggle even if you want to watch 10180p to 4K streams on external display(like Netflix, YouTube etc..)
Microsoft Office 2013 included is this a joke ? 2013 ? ...probably not because procesor will struggle to handle Office 2019...
matys8806/09/2019 11:28

Intel® Pentium® Gold 5405U Processor - No thanks, unless you just browsing …Intel® Pentium® Gold 5405U Processor - No thanks, unless you just browsing internet or/and editing simple documents in word. That will struggle even if you want to watch 10180p to 4K streams on external display(like Netflix, YouTube etc..)Microsoft Office 2013 included is this a joke ? 2013 ? ...probably not because procesor will struggle to handle Office 2019...


Why don’t you look it up or is that too much to ask? It’s basically an 8th gen i3 with less cache. People like you shouldn’t be allowed to give advice because you are too easily swayed with marketing - eg Pentium and Celeron = bad, must have i7 because it’s the best. It’ll decode 4K fine (see that Intel UHD graphics there...) and it’ll run Office 2019 or 365 absolutely fine. But we’re grateful for people like you, if there wasn’t people to buy unnecessarily powerful computers they don’t need we would never be able to pick them up for a fraction of the cost down the line - so we should thank you really

simandoo06/09/2019 11:24

I've got this. It's great for me. Web browsing, word, basic excel, …I've got this. It's great for me. Web browsing, word, basic excel, audacity for audio editing, all works well. The only issue for me is I now wish I'd got a smaller one, it is quite large. Processor seems decent, if I need to upgrade the ram I will, 128gb is enough for me and the ssd boots fast.


RAM is cheap so it’s not much to upgrade later - it’s a shame it doesn’t come with 8GB but we can let it off at this price. It’s a big machine but then for everyone who wants a smaller one someone will want a bigger one too! 14” is the usual target size for most I guess.
Edited by: "plewis00" 6th Sep 2019
No touchscreen, no Thunderbolt. No hdmi 2.0 either . Waste of money. Lots much better specs on eBay .
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 6th Sep 2019
matys8806/09/2019 11:28

Intel® Pentium® Gold 5405U Processor - No thanks, unless you just browsing …Intel® Pentium® Gold 5405U Processor - No thanks, unless you just browsing internet or/and editing simple documents in word. That will struggle even if you want to watch 10180p to 4K streams on external display(like Netflix, YouTube etc..)Microsoft Office 2013 included is this a joke ? 2013 ? ...probably not because procesor will struggle to handle Office 2019...


To be fair, even my ryzen 2700 would struggle with 10180p streams
sam_of_london06/09/2019 11:55

No touchscreen, no Thunderbolt. No hdmi 2.0 either . Waste of money. Lots …No touchscreen, no Thunderbolt. No hdmi 2.0 either . Waste of money. Lots much better specs on eBay .


1st part is a load of bollocks for £300. Also doesn't come with a 2080 and 18hr battery life. Agree with the much better specs on ebay... they're also much more expensive
sam_of_london06/09/2019 11:55

No touchscreen, no Thunderbolt. No hdmi 2.0 either . Waste of money. Lots …No touchscreen, no Thunderbolt. No hdmi 2.0 either . Waste of money. Lots much better specs on eBay .


As always, thanks for your pointless input on this low-cost £300 laptop. Not everyone wants or used a touchscreen. Hardly anyone wants Thunderbolt outside HEDT, prosumer or professional use - any many of them don’t. HDMI 2.0 is a waste of money.

Random punt on eBay or buy on the high-street from Currys... got any links to these mythical laptops with these specs for this price?
plewis0006/09/2019 11:41

Why don’t you look it up or is that too much to ask? It’s basically an 8th …Why don’t you look it up or is that too much to ask? It’s basically an 8th gen i3 with less cache. People like you shouldn’t be allowed to give advice because you are too easily swayed with marketing - eg Pentium and Celeron = bad, must have i7 because it’s the best. It’ll decode 4K fine (see that Intel UHD graphics there...) and it’ll run Office 2019 or 365 absolutely fine. But we’re grateful for people like you, if there wasn’t people to buy unnecessarily powerful computers they don’t need we would never be able to pick them up for a fraction of the cost down the line - so we should thank you really RAM is cheap so it’s not much to upgrade later - it’s a shame it doesn’t come with 8GB but we can let it off at this price. It’s a big machine but then for everyone who wants a smaller one someone will want a bigger one too! 14” is the usual target size for most I guess.


Well calm down a little bit. You look like you love all marketing what they show you...
All you just said it is written on paper(marketing) but reality is different.
i3 processors are just basic processors for basic tasks. Now Intel introduced Celeron and Pentium family to 'indicate' that they want to sell even slower processors with less consumption of energy. To achieve that they had to cut there and there on performance, which is already basic/poor(you name it), so they cut some cache or/and reduce CPU clock speed.

I know it has simple graphic implemented in CPU which(on paper/marketing) should handle 4K and then what ? Try to open 4K video on this laptop for 2 hours(average good movie) and then come back to me ok ? I guarantee to you that after an hour your 4K video will start freezing due to CPU being over-heated and system will reduce CPU speed to reduce heat(known as power throttling) then 'fun' begins as you cant watch movie anymore...
Im sure you are also aware of that TDP-down for this CPU is 800MHz !! So if it's hot system reducing speed from 2.3GHz to 1.5GHz

Also this set up has 4GB RAM which has to be shared between CPU and GPU. Good luck with watching movie even in 1080p i would say...


I do understand this laptop is cheap as chips but I wouldn't spend any any money on that configuration.
I'd rather buy someting for 100-150 pounds extra and spread the cost over 4-5 months.
Edited by: "matys88" 6th Sep 2019
sam_of_london06/09/2019 11:55

No touchscreen, no Thunderbolt. No hdmi 2.0 either . Waste of money. Lots …No touchscreen, no Thunderbolt. No hdmi 2.0 either . Waste of money. Lots much better specs on eBay .


Right on cue with the pointless comments!
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