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ASUS DUAL GEFORCE RTX 2070 OC EDITION 8GB GDDR6 £316.71 (plus poss cashback) at Encore PC
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Posted 27th Dec 2019Posted 27th Dec 2019
Following on from an earlier deal, I found a code online to take 12% off the £359.90 sale price at Encore (inc free delivery). Also went via Quidco for a 3.6% cashback which could… Read more
Kosmonaut

This is because Ryzen is over hyped.

Parallax

Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.

Parallax

I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.

3anana

I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.

diceyan

Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?

n1ttygr1tty

yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price

dbizal

I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D

dbizal

I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol

n1ttygr1tty

its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super

tommyboy21

Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.

teeepot

Sweet, I think they have some cheap every day, I've seen it in and out of stock at the lower price for the past week.

taras

or spend around 30 quid more and get the 2070s .. cold as an icecube

Dilbert

It’s out of stock at that price. It’s £357.59 now. Still much better than this one though!

teeepot

Palit 2070 is £339.98 on aria https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+NVIDIA+GeForce+RTX+2070+8GB+Dual+Turing+Graphics+Card+?productId=72108

MMazin

You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.

MMazin

As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...

umirza85

That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol

MMazin

Chromebook?

umirza85

Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.

AKNews

I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.

bitcoin5

Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3

DJ.Mole

Hello 1980’s lol

rudey_98

I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these

surfbored

Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)

JohnWestbridge

How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?

aidan.conway

Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5

andywedge

Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price

otonytonton

What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?

AndySX

Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance

Intz

That t460 with ips has some wear on the lid and keys are bit shiny mind you. But found this one also in a very good cosmetic order, looks like brand new, ips screen, 16gb ram, i7, ssd, needs windows just, personally i would buy this one for myself if i needed a new laptop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-x250-Core-i7-16GB-RAM-Notebook-Laptop-UK-BUYERS-ONLY/264337939046?hash=item3d8bc4da66:g:TRMAAOSwZA9c6qLv Review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv0JOKsCwY

crazy_kalz

Okay. Thank you for your help. I will try to win this, if you find anymore let me know.

Intz

Or try to win this one for good price, it has IPS panel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-T460s-20F9-0042UK-I5-2-30Ghz-8gb-Ram-Wndows-7-Pro-64bit-256gb-SSD-drive/401773782928?hash=item5d8b956790:g:5tQAAOSwYb9c6Wf1

Intz

Yeah i like these T450 and T450s models too. Just let you know this one you chose is TN screen and has that piece out of the side where fan is, other than that decent price and has already ssd and 8gb ram in, plenty for smooth internet browsing and programs fast opening times

crazy_kalz

Thanks. What do you think of this one? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264320870120

NerdfaceUK

12% off - AWGEXMAY19 Added an SSD upgrade, £132 total.. 8)

martinelsen

mate, i could tell there was a little struggle going on there - appreciate your input man (y)

leegp79

I'm not sure howTo take your response back to me

leegp79

Sorry about my disjointed Message I sent It's because I dictate to my phone as I find it a lot easier than typing and sometimes it translates the words incorrectly and if you don't check what you said it ends up looking like a mish mash Of words That have noNatural rhythm to the sentence

F4STFORW4RD

'leegp7924/05/2019 20:46 It's a bit like cars The newer than mother The price Is higher than another model' Great advice. The sort you might obtain from Google Translate.

brainsys

Spot on. At this screen size you should expect more. I have the 1600x900 T530. 1920x1024 would be a better fit. Otherwise why not go for a more compact 11./12" Thinkpad which is better suited to a 1366x768 screen? The bigger screen size is poinless without a better resolution. In fact it looks worse.

martinelsen

I think you have to sign up to their newsletter for the 10% off - the screen res I would expect to be 1366x768

gordo1964

I’d be tempted to spend another £100 and get a 540 or 550 i5

praevalens

Any idea on screen res as there were two versions. Also website says subscribe and get 10% off your first order.

Sancho

Thanks for the response. Mine seems to drop even when turned off. Not sure if I should contact the supplier? I'll have to test it more tonight.

ryan_reynolds

I installed Windows 10 Pro from USB and it was already activated. Would have used KMSpico to activate anyway

ryan_reynolds

2.5 hours I get roughly

Sancho

How is the battery life on your laptop?

Sancho

What's the battery life like on your x230? Mine is dropping 20% in 20 minutes.

Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB DUAL OC Video Card £323.91 @ Encore PC
536° Expired
Posted 25th Dec 2019Posted 25th Dec 2019
I was looking for a good graphics card without spending a fortune and thought that this was a good price especially with an extra 10% off, for signing up to the newsletter. I paid … Read more
Kosmonaut

This is because Ryzen is over hyped.

Parallax

Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.

Parallax

I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.

3anana

I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.

diceyan

Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?

n1ttygr1tty

yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price

dbizal

I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D

dbizal

I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol

n1ttygr1tty

its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super

tommyboy21

Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.

teeepot

Sweet, I think they have some cheap every day, I've seen it in and out of stock at the lower price for the past week.

taras

or spend around 30 quid more and get the 2070s .. cold as an icecube

Dilbert

It’s out of stock at that price. It’s £357.59 now. Still much better than this one though!

teeepot

Palit 2070 is £339.98 on aria https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+NVIDIA+GeForce+RTX+2070+8GB+Dual+Turing+Graphics+Card+?productId=72108

MMazin

You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.

MMazin

As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...

umirza85

That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol

MMazin

Chromebook?

umirza85

Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.

AKNews

I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.

bitcoin5

Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3

DJ.Mole

Hello 1980’s lol

rudey_98

I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these

surfbored

Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)

JohnWestbridge

How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?

aidan.conway

Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5

andywedge

Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price

otonytonton

What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?

AndySX

Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance

Intz

That t460 with ips has some wear on the lid and keys are bit shiny mind you. But found this one also in a very good cosmetic order, looks like brand new, ips screen, 16gb ram, i7, ssd, needs windows just, personally i would buy this one for myself if i needed a new laptop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-x250-Core-i7-16GB-RAM-Notebook-Laptop-UK-BUYERS-ONLY/264337939046?hash=item3d8bc4da66:g:TRMAAOSwZA9c6qLv Review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv0JOKsCwY

crazy_kalz

Okay. Thank you for your help. I will try to win this, if you find anymore let me know.

Intz

Or try to win this one for good price, it has IPS panel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-T460s-20F9-0042UK-I5-2-30Ghz-8gb-Ram-Wndows-7-Pro-64bit-256gb-SSD-drive/401773782928?hash=item5d8b956790:g:5tQAAOSwYb9c6Wf1

Intz

Yeah i like these T450 and T450s models too. Just let you know this one you chose is TN screen and has that piece out of the side where fan is, other than that decent price and has already ssd and 8gb ram in, plenty for smooth internet browsing and programs fast opening times

crazy_kalz

Thanks. What do you think of this one? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264320870120

NerdfaceUK

12% off - AWGEXMAY19 Added an SSD upgrade, £132 total.. 8)

martinelsen

mate, i could tell there was a little struggle going on there - appreciate your input man (y)

leegp79

I'm not sure howTo take your response back to me

leegp79

Sorry about my disjointed Message I sent It's because I dictate to my phone as I find it a lot easier than typing and sometimes it translates the words incorrectly and if you don't check what you said it ends up looking like a mish mash Of words That have noNatural rhythm to the sentence

F4STFORW4RD

'leegp7924/05/2019 20:46 It's a bit like cars The newer than mother The price Is higher than another model' Great advice. The sort you might obtain from Google Translate.

brainsys

Spot on. At this screen size you should expect more. I have the 1600x900 T530. 1920x1024 would be a better fit. Otherwise why not go for a more compact 11./12" Thinkpad which is better suited to a 1366x768 screen? The bigger screen size is poinless without a better resolution. In fact it looks worse.

martinelsen

I think you have to sign up to their newsletter for the 10% off - the screen res I would expect to be 1366x768

gordo1964

I’d be tempted to spend another £100 and get a 540 or 550 i5

praevalens

Any idea on screen res as there were two versions. Also website says subscribe and get 10% off your first order.

Sancho

Thanks for the response. Mine seems to drop even when turned off. Not sure if I should contact the supplier? I'll have to test it more tonight.

ryan_reynolds

I installed Windows 10 Pro from USB and it was already activated. Would have used KMSpico to activate anyway

ryan_reynolds

2.5 hours I get roughly

Sancho

How is the battery life on your laptop?

Sancho

What's the battery life like on your x230? Mine is dropping 20% in 20 minutes.

ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 8GB graphics card for £449.90 @ Encore PC
-167° Expired
Posted 29th Nov 2019Posted 29th Nov 2019
Possibly being discontinued in favour of the RTX2070 SUPER but seems to be the best price I could find online and a lot of card for the money.
Kosmonaut

This is because Ryzen is over hyped.

Parallax

Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.

Parallax

I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.

3anana

I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.

diceyan

Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?

n1ttygr1tty

yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price

dbizal

I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D

dbizal

I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol

n1ttygr1tty

its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super

tommyboy21

Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.

teeepot

Sweet, I think they have some cheap every day, I've seen it in and out of stock at the lower price for the past week.

taras

or spend around 30 quid more and get the 2070s .. cold as an icecube

Dilbert

It’s out of stock at that price. It’s £357.59 now. Still much better than this one though!

teeepot

Palit 2070 is £339.98 on aria https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+NVIDIA+GeForce+RTX+2070+8GB+Dual+Turing+Graphics+Card+?productId=72108

MMazin

You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.

MMazin

As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...

umirza85

That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol

MMazin

Chromebook?

umirza85

Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.

AKNews

I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.

bitcoin5

Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3

DJ.Mole

Hello 1980’s lol

rudey_98

I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these

surfbored

Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)

JohnWestbridge

How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?

aidan.conway

Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5

andywedge

Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price

otonytonton

What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?

AndySX

Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance

Intz

That t460 with ips has some wear on the lid and keys are bit shiny mind you. But found this one also in a very good cosmetic order, looks like brand new, ips screen, 16gb ram, i7, ssd, needs windows just, personally i would buy this one for myself if i needed a new laptop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-x250-Core-i7-16GB-RAM-Notebook-Laptop-UK-BUYERS-ONLY/264337939046?hash=item3d8bc4da66:g:TRMAAOSwZA9c6qLv Review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv0JOKsCwY

crazy_kalz

Okay. Thank you for your help. I will try to win this, if you find anymore let me know.

Intz

Or try to win this one for good price, it has IPS panel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-T460s-20F9-0042UK-I5-2-30Ghz-8gb-Ram-Wndows-7-Pro-64bit-256gb-SSD-drive/401773782928?hash=item5d8b956790:g:5tQAAOSwYb9c6Wf1

Intz

Yeah i like these T450 and T450s models too. Just let you know this one you chose is TN screen and has that piece out of the side where fan is, other than that decent price and has already ssd and 8gb ram in, plenty for smooth internet browsing and programs fast opening times

crazy_kalz

Thanks. What do you think of this one? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264320870120

NerdfaceUK

12% off - AWGEXMAY19 Added an SSD upgrade, £132 total.. 8)

martinelsen

mate, i could tell there was a little struggle going on there - appreciate your input man (y)

leegp79

I'm not sure howTo take your response back to me

leegp79

Sorry about my disjointed Message I sent It's because I dictate to my phone as I find it a lot easier than typing and sometimes it translates the words incorrectly and if you don't check what you said it ends up looking like a mish mash Of words That have noNatural rhythm to the sentence

F4STFORW4RD

'leegp7924/05/2019 20:46 It's a bit like cars The newer than mother The price Is higher than another model' Great advice. The sort you might obtain from Google Translate.

brainsys

Spot on. At this screen size you should expect more. I have the 1600x900 T530. 1920x1024 would be a better fit. Otherwise why not go for a more compact 11./12" Thinkpad which is better suited to a 1366x768 screen? The bigger screen size is poinless without a better resolution. In fact it looks worse.

martinelsen

I think you have to sign up to their newsletter for the 10% off - the screen res I would expect to be 1366x768

gordo1964

I’d be tempted to spend another £100 and get a 540 or 550 i5

praevalens

Any idea on screen res as there were two versions. Also website says subscribe and get 10% off your first order.

Sancho

Thanks for the response. Mine seems to drop even when turned off. Not sure if I should contact the supplier? I'll have to test it more tonight.

ryan_reynolds

I installed Windows 10 Pro from USB and it was already activated. Would have used KMSpico to activate anyway

ryan_reynolds

2.5 hours I get roughly

Sancho

How is the battery life on your laptop?

Sancho

What's the battery life like on your x230? Mine is dropping 20% in 20 minutes.

LENOVO THINKPAD X240 - I7-4600U 2.10GHZ - 4GB RAM - 250GB HDD refurbished £165 @ Encore - pc
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Kosmonaut

This is because Ryzen is over hyped.

Parallax

Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.

Parallax

I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.

3anana

I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.

diceyan

Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?

n1ttygr1tty

yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price

dbizal

I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D

dbizal

I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol

n1ttygr1tty

its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super

tommyboy21

Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.

teeepot

Sweet, I think they have some cheap every day, I've seen it in and out of stock at the lower price for the past week.

taras

or spend around 30 quid more and get the 2070s .. cold as an icecube

Dilbert

It’s out of stock at that price. It’s £357.59 now. Still much better than this one though!

teeepot

Palit 2070 is £339.98 on aria https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+NVIDIA+GeForce+RTX+2070+8GB+Dual+Turing+Graphics+Card+?productId=72108

MMazin

You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.

MMazin

As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...

umirza85

That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol

MMazin

Chromebook?

umirza85

Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.

AKNews

I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.

bitcoin5

Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3

DJ.Mole

Hello 1980’s lol

rudey_98

I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these

surfbored

Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)

JohnWestbridge

How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?

aidan.conway

Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5

andywedge

Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price

otonytonton

What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?

AndySX

Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance

Intz

That t460 with ips has some wear on the lid and keys are bit shiny mind you. But found this one also in a very good cosmetic order, looks like brand new, ips screen, 16gb ram, i7, ssd, needs windows just, personally i would buy this one for myself if i needed a new laptop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-x250-Core-i7-16GB-RAM-Notebook-Laptop-UK-BUYERS-ONLY/264337939046?hash=item3d8bc4da66:g:TRMAAOSwZA9c6qLv Review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv0JOKsCwY

crazy_kalz

Okay. Thank you for your help. I will try to win this, if you find anymore let me know.

Intz

Or try to win this one for good price, it has IPS panel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-T460s-20F9-0042UK-I5-2-30Ghz-8gb-Ram-Wndows-7-Pro-64bit-256gb-SSD-drive/401773782928?hash=item5d8b956790:g:5tQAAOSwYb9c6Wf1

Intz

Yeah i like these T450 and T450s models too. Just let you know this one you chose is TN screen and has that piece out of the side where fan is, other than that decent price and has already ssd and 8gb ram in, plenty for smooth internet browsing and programs fast opening times

crazy_kalz

Thanks. What do you think of this one? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264320870120

NerdfaceUK

12% off - AWGEXMAY19 Added an SSD upgrade, £132 total.. 8)

martinelsen

mate, i could tell there was a little struggle going on there - appreciate your input man (y)

leegp79

I'm not sure howTo take your response back to me

leegp79

Sorry about my disjointed Message I sent It's because I dictate to my phone as I find it a lot easier than typing and sometimes it translates the words incorrectly and if you don't check what you said it ends up looking like a mish mash Of words That have noNatural rhythm to the sentence

F4STFORW4RD

'leegp7924/05/2019 20:46 It's a bit like cars The newer than mother The price Is higher than another model' Great advice. The sort you might obtain from Google Translate.

brainsys

Spot on. At this screen size you should expect more. I have the 1600x900 T530. 1920x1024 would be a better fit. Otherwise why not go for a more compact 11./12" Thinkpad which is better suited to a 1366x768 screen? The bigger screen size is poinless without a better resolution. In fact it looks worse.

martinelsen

I think you have to sign up to their newsletter for the 10% off - the screen res I would expect to be 1366x768

gordo1964

I’d be tempted to spend another £100 and get a 540 or 550 i5

praevalens

Any idea on screen res as there were two versions. Also website says subscribe and get 10% off your first order.

Sancho

Thanks for the response. Mine seems to drop even when turned off. Not sure if I should contact the supplier? I'll have to test it more tonight.

ryan_reynolds

I installed Windows 10 Pro from USB and it was already activated. Would have used KMSpico to activate anyway

ryan_reynolds

2.5 hours I get roughly

Sancho

How is the battery life on your laptop?

Sancho

What's the battery life like on your x230? Mine is dropping 20% in 20 minutes.

AKG K92 CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES £32.94 Encore PC
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AKG K92 CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES £32.94 Encore PC
£32.94£356%
I have posted a decent deal previously for these for £35.00 on Amazon but this deal is better. These AKG K92 headphones are £29.99 plus delivery fee. Delivery fee details: Stan… Read more
Kosmonaut

This is because Ryzen is over hyped.

Parallax

Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.

Parallax

I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.

3anana

I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.

diceyan

Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?

n1ttygr1tty

yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price

dbizal

I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D

dbizal

I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol

n1ttygr1tty

its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super

tommyboy21

Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.

teeepot

Sweet, I think they have some cheap every day, I've seen it in and out of stock at the lower price for the past week.

taras

or spend around 30 quid more and get the 2070s .. cold as an icecube

Dilbert

It’s out of stock at that price. It’s £357.59 now. Still much better than this one though!

teeepot

Palit 2070 is £339.98 on aria https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+NVIDIA+GeForce+RTX+2070+8GB+Dual+Turing+Graphics+Card+?productId=72108

MMazin

You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.

MMazin

As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...

umirza85

That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol

MMazin

Chromebook?

umirza85

Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.

AKNews

I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.

bitcoin5

Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3

DJ.Mole

Hello 1980’s lol

rudey_98

I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these

surfbored

Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)

JohnWestbridge

How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?

aidan.conway

Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5

andywedge

Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price

otonytonton

What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?

AndySX

Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance

Intz

That t460 with ips has some wear on the lid and keys are bit shiny mind you. But found this one also in a very good cosmetic order, looks like brand new, ips screen, 16gb ram, i7, ssd, needs windows just, personally i would buy this one for myself if i needed a new laptop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-x250-Core-i7-16GB-RAM-Notebook-Laptop-UK-BUYERS-ONLY/264337939046?hash=item3d8bc4da66:g:TRMAAOSwZA9c6qLv Review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv0JOKsCwY

crazy_kalz

Okay. Thank you for your help. I will try to win this, if you find anymore let me know.

Intz

Or try to win this one for good price, it has IPS panel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-T460s-20F9-0042UK-I5-2-30Ghz-8gb-Ram-Wndows-7-Pro-64bit-256gb-SSD-drive/401773782928?hash=item5d8b956790:g:5tQAAOSwYb9c6Wf1

Intz

Yeah i like these T450 and T450s models too. Just let you know this one you chose is TN screen and has that piece out of the side where fan is, other than that decent price and has already ssd and 8gb ram in, plenty for smooth internet browsing and programs fast opening times

crazy_kalz

Thanks. What do you think of this one? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264320870120

NerdfaceUK

12% off - AWGEXMAY19 Added an SSD upgrade, £132 total.. 8)

martinelsen

mate, i could tell there was a little struggle going on there - appreciate your input man (y)

leegp79

I'm not sure howTo take your response back to me

leegp79

Sorry about my disjointed Message I sent It's because I dictate to my phone as I find it a lot easier than typing and sometimes it translates the words incorrectly and if you don't check what you said it ends up looking like a mish mash Of words That have noNatural rhythm to the sentence

F4STFORW4RD

'leegp7924/05/2019 20:46 It's a bit like cars The newer than mother The price Is higher than another model' Great advice. The sort you might obtain from Google Translate.

brainsys

Spot on. At this screen size you should expect more. I have the 1600x900 T530. 1920x1024 would be a better fit. Otherwise why not go for a more compact 11./12" Thinkpad which is better suited to a 1366x768 screen? The bigger screen size is poinless without a better resolution. In fact it looks worse.

martinelsen

I think you have to sign up to their newsletter for the 10% off - the screen res I would expect to be 1366x768

gordo1964

I’d be tempted to spend another £100 and get a 540 or 550 i5

praevalens

Any idea on screen res as there were two versions. Also website says subscribe and get 10% off your first order.

Sancho

Thanks for the response. Mine seems to drop even when turned off. Not sure if I should contact the supplier? I'll have to test it more tonight.

ryan_reynolds

I installed Windows 10 Pro from USB and it was already activated. Would have used KMSpico to activate anyway

ryan_reynolds

2.5 hours I get roughly

Sancho

How is the battery life on your laptop?

Sancho

What's the battery life like on your x230? Mine is dropping 20% in 20 minutes.

FUJITSU ESPRIMO E420 - I5-4440 3.10GHZ + Free Shipping £100 @ Encore-pc
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FUJITSU ESPRIMO E420 - I5-4440 3.10GHZ + Free Shipping £100 @ Encore-pc
£100£19549%
Found this while searching for a good refurbished desktop to replace my ancient 2nd gen i3. I didint want a ultra slim form factor like the dell, as I wanted to put a graphics ca… Read more
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Kosmonaut

This is because Ryzen is over hyped.

Parallax

Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.

Parallax

I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.

3anana

I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.

diceyan

Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?

n1ttygr1tty

yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price

dbizal

I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D

dbizal

I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol

n1ttygr1tty

its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super

tommyboy21

Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.

teeepot

Sweet, I think they have some cheap every day, I've seen it in and out of stock at the lower price for the past week.

taras

or spend around 30 quid more and get the 2070s .. cold as an icecube

Dilbert

It’s out of stock at that price. It’s £357.59 now. Still much better than this one though!

teeepot

Palit 2070 is £339.98 on aria https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+NVIDIA+GeForce+RTX+2070+8GB+Dual+Turing+Graphics+Card+?productId=72108

MMazin

You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.

MMazin

As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...

umirza85

That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol

MMazin

Chromebook?

umirza85

Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.

AKNews

I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.

bitcoin5

Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3

DJ.Mole

Hello 1980’s lol

rudey_98

I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these

surfbored

Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)

JohnWestbridge

How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?

aidan.conway

Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5

andywedge

Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price

otonytonton

What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?

AndySX

Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance

Intz

That t460 with ips has some wear on the lid and keys are bit shiny mind you. But found this one also in a very good cosmetic order, looks like brand new, ips screen, 16gb ram, i7, ssd, needs windows just, personally i would buy this one for myself if i needed a new laptop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-x250-Core-i7-16GB-RAM-Notebook-Laptop-UK-BUYERS-ONLY/264337939046?hash=item3d8bc4da66:g:TRMAAOSwZA9c6qLv Review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv0JOKsCwY

crazy_kalz

Okay. Thank you for your help. I will try to win this, if you find anymore let me know.

Intz

Or try to win this one for good price, it has IPS panel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-T460s-20F9-0042UK-I5-2-30Ghz-8gb-Ram-Wndows-7-Pro-64bit-256gb-SSD-drive/401773782928?hash=item5d8b956790:g:5tQAAOSwYb9c6Wf1

Intz

Yeah i like these T450 and T450s models too. Just let you know this one you chose is TN screen and has that piece out of the side where fan is, other than that decent price and has already ssd and 8gb ram in, plenty for smooth internet browsing and programs fast opening times

crazy_kalz

Thanks. What do you think of this one? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264320870120

NerdfaceUK

12% off - AWGEXMAY19 Added an SSD upgrade, £132 total.. 8)

martinelsen

mate, i could tell there was a little struggle going on there - appreciate your input man (y)

leegp79

I'm not sure howTo take your response back to me

leegp79

Sorry about my disjointed Message I sent It's because I dictate to my phone as I find it a lot easier than typing and sometimes it translates the words incorrectly and if you don't check what you said it ends up looking like a mish mash Of words That have noNatural rhythm to the sentence

F4STFORW4RD

'leegp7924/05/2019 20:46 It's a bit like cars The newer than mother The price Is higher than another model' Great advice. The sort you might obtain from Google Translate.

brainsys

Spot on. At this screen size you should expect more. I have the 1600x900 T530. 1920x1024 would be a better fit. Otherwise why not go for a more compact 11./12" Thinkpad which is better suited to a 1366x768 screen? The bigger screen size is poinless without a better resolution. In fact it looks worse.

martinelsen

I think you have to sign up to their newsletter for the 10% off - the screen res I would expect to be 1366x768

gordo1964

I’d be tempted to spend another £100 and get a 540 or 550 i5

praevalens

Any idea on screen res as there were two versions. Also website says subscribe and get 10% off your first order.

Sancho

Thanks for the response. Mine seems to drop even when turned off. Not sure if I should contact the supplier? I'll have to test it more tonight.

ryan_reynolds

I installed Windows 10 Pro from USB and it was already activated. Would have used KMSpico to activate anyway

ryan_reynolds

2.5 hours I get roughly

Sancho

How is the battery life on your laptop?

Sancho

What's the battery life like on your x230? Mine is dropping 20% in 20 minutes.

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LENOVO THINKPAD X230 - I5-3320M - 4GB RAM - 250GB HDD - GRADE C - £88 (With Code) @ Encore-PC
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Perfect for everyday computing, these Intel i5 powered 12.5” Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Laptops offer amazing value for money. They come ready with 4GB RAM and a 250GB Hard Drive - both … Read more
Kosmonaut

This is because Ryzen is over hyped.

Parallax

Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.

Parallax

I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.

3anana

I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.

diceyan

Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?

n1ttygr1tty

yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price

dbizal

I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D

dbizal

I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol

n1ttygr1tty

its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super

tommyboy21

Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.

teeepot

Sweet, I think they have some cheap every day, I've seen it in and out of stock at the lower price for the past week.

taras

or spend around 30 quid more and get the 2070s .. cold as an icecube

Dilbert

It’s out of stock at that price. It’s £357.59 now. Still much better than this one though!

teeepot

Palit 2070 is £339.98 on aria https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+NVIDIA+GeForce+RTX+2070+8GB+Dual+Turing+Graphics+Card+?productId=72108

MMazin

You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.

MMazin

As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...

umirza85

That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol

MMazin

Chromebook?

umirza85

Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.

AKNews

I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.

bitcoin5

Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3

DJ.Mole

Hello 1980’s lol

rudey_98

I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these

surfbored

Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)

JohnWestbridge

How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?

aidan.conway

Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5

andywedge

Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price

otonytonton

What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?

AndySX

Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance

Intz

That t460 with ips has some wear on the lid and keys are bit shiny mind you. But found this one also in a very good cosmetic order, looks like brand new, ips screen, 16gb ram, i7, ssd, needs windows just, personally i would buy this one for myself if i needed a new laptop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-x250-Core-i7-16GB-RAM-Notebook-Laptop-UK-BUYERS-ONLY/264337939046?hash=item3d8bc4da66:g:TRMAAOSwZA9c6qLv Review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv0JOKsCwY

crazy_kalz

Okay. Thank you for your help. I will try to win this, if you find anymore let me know.

Intz

Or try to win this one for good price, it has IPS panel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-T460s-20F9-0042UK-I5-2-30Ghz-8gb-Ram-Wndows-7-Pro-64bit-256gb-SSD-drive/401773782928?hash=item5d8b956790:g:5tQAAOSwYb9c6Wf1

Intz

Yeah i like these T450 and T450s models too. Just let you know this one you chose is TN screen and has that piece out of the side where fan is, other than that decent price and has already ssd and 8gb ram in, plenty for smooth internet browsing and programs fast opening times

crazy_kalz

Thanks. What do you think of this one? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264320870120

NerdfaceUK

12% off - AWGEXMAY19 Added an SSD upgrade, £132 total.. 8)

martinelsen

mate, i could tell there was a little struggle going on there - appreciate your input man (y)

leegp79

I'm not sure howTo take your response back to me

leegp79

Sorry about my disjointed Message I sent It's because I dictate to my phone as I find it a lot easier than typing and sometimes it translates the words incorrectly and if you don't check what you said it ends up looking like a mish mash Of words That have noNatural rhythm to the sentence

F4STFORW4RD

'leegp7924/05/2019 20:46 It's a bit like cars The newer than mother The price Is higher than another model' Great advice. The sort you might obtain from Google Translate.

brainsys

Spot on. At this screen size you should expect more. I have the 1600x900 T530. 1920x1024 would be a better fit. Otherwise why not go for a more compact 11./12" Thinkpad which is better suited to a 1366x768 screen? The bigger screen size is poinless without a better resolution. In fact it looks worse.

martinelsen

I think you have to sign up to their newsletter for the 10% off - the screen res I would expect to be 1366x768

gordo1964

I’d be tempted to spend another £100 and get a 540 or 550 i5

praevalens

Any idea on screen res as there were two versions. Also website says subscribe and get 10% off your first order.

Sancho

Thanks for the response. Mine seems to drop even when turned off. Not sure if I should contact the supplier? I'll have to test it more tonight.

ryan_reynolds

I installed Windows 10 Pro from USB and it was already activated. Would have used KMSpico to activate anyway

ryan_reynolds

2.5 hours I get roughly

Sancho

How is the battery life on your laptop?

Sancho

What's the battery life like on your x230? Mine is dropping 20% in 20 minutes.

Stone branded notebook - Intel i5-4210M CPU @ 2.6GHz - 4gb/250gb  15.6" Win 10 - Grade C refurbished only £110 delivered at Encore PC online
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Stone branded notebook - Intel i5-4210M CPU @ 2.6GHz - 4gb/250gb 15.6" Win 10 - Grade C refurbished only £110 delivered at Encore PC online
£110£12915%
Nice deal for a 4th gen i5 laptop - It's a grade C refurb but if you're not fussed with looks I reckon this is a bargain. These superb Stone machines have a Intel Core i5-4210M CP… Read more
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Kosmonaut

This is because Ryzen is over hyped.

Parallax

Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.

Parallax

I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.

3anana

I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.

diceyan

Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?

n1ttygr1tty

yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price

dbizal

I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D

dbizal

I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol

n1ttygr1tty

its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super

tommyboy21

Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.

teeepot

Sweet, I think they have some cheap every day, I've seen it in and out of stock at the lower price for the past week.

taras

or spend around 30 quid more and get the 2070s .. cold as an icecube

Dilbert

It’s out of stock at that price. It’s £357.59 now. Still much better than this one though!

teeepot

Palit 2070 is £339.98 on aria https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+NVIDIA+GeForce+RTX+2070+8GB+Dual+Turing+Graphics+Card+?productId=72108

MMazin

You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.

MMazin

As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...

umirza85

That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol

MMazin

Chromebook?

umirza85

Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.

AKNews

I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.

bitcoin5

Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3

DJ.Mole

Hello 1980’s lol

rudey_98

I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these

surfbored

Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)

JohnWestbridge

How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?

aidan.conway

Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5

andywedge

Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price

otonytonton

What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?

AndySX

Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance

Intz

That t460 with ips has some wear on the lid and keys are bit shiny mind you. But found this one also in a very good cosmetic order, looks like brand new, ips screen, 16gb ram, i7, ssd, needs windows just, personally i would buy this one for myself if i needed a new laptop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-x250-Core-i7-16GB-RAM-Notebook-Laptop-UK-BUYERS-ONLY/264337939046?hash=item3d8bc4da66:g:TRMAAOSwZA9c6qLv Review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv0JOKsCwY

crazy_kalz

Okay. Thank you for your help. I will try to win this, if you find anymore let me know.

Intz

Or try to win this one for good price, it has IPS panel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-T460s-20F9-0042UK-I5-2-30Ghz-8gb-Ram-Wndows-7-Pro-64bit-256gb-SSD-drive/401773782928?hash=item5d8b956790:g:5tQAAOSwYb9c6Wf1

Intz

Yeah i like these T450 and T450s models too. Just let you know this one you chose is TN screen and has that piece out of the side where fan is, other than that decent price and has already ssd and 8gb ram in, plenty for smooth internet browsing and programs fast opening times

crazy_kalz

Thanks. What do you think of this one? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264320870120

NerdfaceUK

12% off - AWGEXMAY19 Added an SSD upgrade, £132 total.. 8)

martinelsen

mate, i could tell there was a little struggle going on there - appreciate your input man (y)

leegp79

I'm not sure howTo take your response back to me

leegp79

Sorry about my disjointed Message I sent It's because I dictate to my phone as I find it a lot easier than typing and sometimes it translates the words incorrectly and if you don't check what you said it ends up looking like a mish mash Of words That have noNatural rhythm to the sentence

F4STFORW4RD

'leegp7924/05/2019 20:46 It's a bit like cars The newer than mother The price Is higher than another model' Great advice. The sort you might obtain from Google Translate.

brainsys

Spot on. At this screen size you should expect more. I have the 1600x900 T530. 1920x1024 would be a better fit. Otherwise why not go for a more compact 11./12" Thinkpad which is better suited to a 1366x768 screen? The bigger screen size is poinless without a better resolution. In fact it looks worse.

martinelsen

I think you have to sign up to their newsletter for the 10% off - the screen res I would expect to be 1366x768

gordo1964

I’d be tempted to spend another £100 and get a 540 or 550 i5

praevalens

Any idea on screen res as there were two versions. Also website says subscribe and get 10% off your first order.

Sancho

Thanks for the response. Mine seems to drop even when turned off. Not sure if I should contact the supplier? I'll have to test it more tonight.

ryan_reynolds

I installed Windows 10 Pro from USB and it was already activated. Would have used KMSpico to activate anyway

ryan_reynolds

2.5 hours I get roughly

Sancho

How is the battery life on your laptop?

Sancho

What's the battery life like on your x230? Mine is dropping 20% in 20 minutes.

Refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad L530 - I3-3120M 2.50ghz - 4gb RAM - 250gb HDD - Grade C - only £90 delivered at Encore-PC online
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Refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad L530 - I3-3120M 2.50ghz - 4gb RAM - 250gb HDD - Grade C - only £90 delivered at Encore-PC online
£90
Another Thinkpad for under £100 inc delivery - Its a grade C refurb but if youre not worried about looks, then this will perform fine. These superb Lenovo ThinkPad L530 machines h… Read more
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Kosmonaut

This is because Ryzen is over hyped.

Parallax

Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.

Parallax

I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.

3anana

I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.

diceyan

Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?

n1ttygr1tty

yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price

dbizal

I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D

dbizal

I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol

n1ttygr1tty

its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super

tommyboy21

Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.

teeepot

Sweet, I think they have some cheap every day, I've seen it in and out of stock at the lower price for the past week.

taras

or spend around 30 quid more and get the 2070s .. cold as an icecube

Dilbert

It’s out of stock at that price. It’s £357.59 now. Still much better than this one though!

teeepot

Palit 2070 is £339.98 on aria https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+NVIDIA+GeForce+RTX+2070+8GB+Dual+Turing+Graphics+Card+?productId=72108

MMazin

You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.

MMazin

As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...

umirza85

That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol

MMazin

Chromebook?

umirza85

Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.

AKNews

I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.

bitcoin5

Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3

DJ.Mole

Hello 1980’s lol

rudey_98

I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these

surfbored

Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)

JohnWestbridge

How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?

aidan.conway

Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5

andywedge

Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price

otonytonton

What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?

AndySX

Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance

Intz

That t460 with ips has some wear on the lid and keys are bit shiny mind you. But found this one also in a very good cosmetic order, looks like brand new, ips screen, 16gb ram, i7, ssd, needs windows just, personally i would buy this one for myself if i needed a new laptop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-x250-Core-i7-16GB-RAM-Notebook-Laptop-UK-BUYERS-ONLY/264337939046?hash=item3d8bc4da66:g:TRMAAOSwZA9c6qLv Review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv0JOKsCwY

crazy_kalz

Okay. Thank you for your help. I will try to win this, if you find anymore let me know.

Intz

Or try to win this one for good price, it has IPS panel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-T460s-20F9-0042UK-I5-2-30Ghz-8gb-Ram-Wndows-7-Pro-64bit-256gb-SSD-drive/401773782928?hash=item5d8b956790:g:5tQAAOSwYb9c6Wf1

Intz

Yeah i like these T450 and T450s models too. Just let you know this one you chose is TN screen and has that piece out of the side where fan is, other than that decent price and has already ssd and 8gb ram in, plenty for smooth internet browsing and programs fast opening times

crazy_kalz

Thanks. What do you think of this one? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264320870120

NerdfaceUK

12% off - AWGEXMAY19 Added an SSD upgrade, £132 total.. 8)

martinelsen

mate, i could tell there was a little struggle going on there - appreciate your input man (y)

leegp79

I'm not sure howTo take your response back to me

leegp79

Sorry about my disjointed Message I sent It's because I dictate to my phone as I find it a lot easier than typing and sometimes it translates the words incorrectly and if you don't check what you said it ends up looking like a mish mash Of words That have noNatural rhythm to the sentence

F4STFORW4RD

'leegp7924/05/2019 20:46 It's a bit like cars The newer than mother The price Is higher than another model' Great advice. The sort you might obtain from Google Translate.

brainsys

Spot on. At this screen size you should expect more. I have the 1600x900 T530. 1920x1024 would be a better fit. Otherwise why not go for a more compact 11./12" Thinkpad which is better suited to a 1366x768 screen? The bigger screen size is poinless without a better resolution. In fact it looks worse.

martinelsen

I think you have to sign up to their newsletter for the 10% off - the screen res I would expect to be 1366x768

gordo1964

I’d be tempted to spend another £100 and get a 540 or 550 i5

praevalens

Any idea on screen res as there were two versions. Also website says subscribe and get 10% off your first order.

Sancho

Thanks for the response. Mine seems to drop even when turned off. Not sure if I should contact the supplier? I'll have to test it more tonight.

ryan_reynolds

I installed Windows 10 Pro from USB and it was already activated. Would have used KMSpico to activate anyway

ryan_reynolds

2.5 hours I get roughly

Sancho

How is the battery life on your laptop?

Sancho

What's the battery life like on your x230? Mine is dropping 20% in 20 minutes.

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Kosmonaut

This is because Ryzen is over hyped.

Parallax

Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.

Parallax

I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.

3anana

I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.

diceyan

Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?

n1ttygr1tty

yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price

dbizal

I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D

dbizal

I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol

n1ttygr1tty

its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super

tommyboy21

Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.

teeepot

Sweet, I think they have some cheap every day, I've seen it in and out of stock at the lower price for the past week.

taras

or spend around 30 quid more and get the 2070s .. cold as an icecube

Dilbert

It’s out of stock at that price. It’s £357.59 now. Still much better than this one though!

teeepot

Palit 2070 is £339.98 on aria https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+NVIDIA+GeForce+RTX+2070+8GB+Dual+Turing+Graphics+Card+?productId=72108

MMazin

You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.

MMazin

As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...

umirza85

That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol

MMazin

Chromebook?

umirza85

Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.

AKNews

I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.

bitcoin5

Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3

DJ.Mole

Hello 1980’s lol

rudey_98

I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these

surfbored

Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)

JohnWestbridge

How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?

aidan.conway

Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5

andywedge

Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price

otonytonton

What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?

AndySX

Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance

Intz

That t460 with ips has some wear on the lid and keys are bit shiny mind you. But found this one also in a very good cosmetic order, looks like brand new, ips screen, 16gb ram, i7, ssd, needs windows just, personally i would buy this one for myself if i needed a new laptop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-x250-Core-i7-16GB-RAM-Notebook-Laptop-UK-BUYERS-ONLY/264337939046?hash=item3d8bc4da66:g:TRMAAOSwZA9c6qLv Review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv0JOKsCwY

crazy_kalz

Okay. Thank you for your help. I will try to win this, if you find anymore let me know.

Intz

Or try to win this one for good price, it has IPS panel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-T460s-20F9-0042UK-I5-2-30Ghz-8gb-Ram-Wndows-7-Pro-64bit-256gb-SSD-drive/401773782928?hash=item5d8b956790:g:5tQAAOSwYb9c6Wf1

Intz

Yeah i like these T450 and T450s models too. Just let you know this one you chose is TN screen and has that piece out of the side where fan is, other than that decent price and has already ssd and 8gb ram in, plenty for smooth internet browsing and programs fast opening times

crazy_kalz

Thanks. What do you think of this one? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264320870120

NerdfaceUK

12% off - AWGEXMAY19 Added an SSD upgrade, £132 total.. 8)

martinelsen

mate, i could tell there was a little struggle going on there - appreciate your input man (y)

leegp79

I'm not sure howTo take your response back to me

leegp79

Sorry about my disjointed Message I sent It's because I dictate to my phone as I find it a lot easier than typing and sometimes it translates the words incorrectly and if you don't check what you said it ends up looking like a mish mash Of words That have noNatural rhythm to the sentence

F4STFORW4RD

'leegp7924/05/2019 20:46 It's a bit like cars The newer than mother The price Is higher than another model' Great advice. The sort you might obtain from Google Translate.

brainsys

Spot on. At this screen size you should expect more. I have the 1600x900 T530. 1920x1024 would be a better fit. Otherwise why not go for a more compact 11./12" Thinkpad which is better suited to a 1366x768 screen? The bigger screen size is poinless without a better resolution. In fact it looks worse.

martinelsen

I think you have to sign up to their newsletter for the 10% off - the screen res I would expect to be 1366x768

gordo1964

I’d be tempted to spend another £100 and get a 540 or 550 i5

praevalens

Any idea on screen res as there were two versions. Also website says subscribe and get 10% off your first order.

Sancho

Thanks for the response. Mine seems to drop even when turned off. Not sure if I should contact the supplier? I'll have to test it more tonight.

ryan_reynolds

I installed Windows 10 Pro from USB and it was already activated. Would have used KMSpico to activate anyway

ryan_reynolds

2.5 hours I get roughly

Sancho

How is the battery life on your laptop?

Sancho

What's the battery life like on your x230? Mine is dropping 20% in 20 minutes.