Full HD latest 8th Gen HP 15-bs158sa 15.6" Laptop £399  PC World
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Full HD latest 8th Gen HP 15-bs158sa 15.6" Laptop £399 PC World

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LocalFound 10th Jan
I was in Pc World yesterday getting a laptop when I came across this which seems to be a good deal.

I know this hasn't got an SDD or 8gb but these can be added at some point

A sub £400 laptop with a good screen with the latest Gen i5 processor, not sore if I've seen better at this price point.
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G5 hp have SSD 250gb also full hd plus 8gb all for 50£ more , so coldddd
Edited by: "flash2k" 10th Jan
flash2k14 m ago

G5 hp have SSD 250gb also full hd plus 8gb all for 50£ more , so coldddd


I can't find any G5 with 256gb SSD at that price, all the ones I can find are also 6th and 7th gen. Given the HUGE leap in performance for 8th gen you'd be a fool to buy another laptop based on better ram or HDD, two parts that can easily be upgraded.
ctdctd27 m ago

I'd pay the extra £50 for the full HD, 7th Gen i5, 8GB Ram and 256GB SSD …I'd pay the extra £50 for the full HD, 7th Gen i5, 8GB Ram and 256GB SSD from eBuyer.Much better overall package IMO.HP 250 i5In fact, I did - using it now and very pleased with it!


HP have PANTS build quality though, Lenovo are far superior
Brought this boxing day out of box was a bit slow disk constantly getting thrashed at 100%. Luckily with this there's a M2 ssd slot brought a 120gb M2 ssd roughly £50 now it fly's allows you to keep 1gbb hd as well now . Though roughly 10 screws and a scarry snapping lid off to get to slot not sure if warranty gets void or not .
Potentially wayto get some money off at Curry's negotiate with sales rep to buy their monthly warranty then sales rep can give you money off (they get a commsion for selling warrenty) mines was £20 then within 14 days cancel warranty so got mine for £380 at the end . If you do need a warrenty the hp ones £23 for another year or £32 for 3 years details comes up after laptop installs it's bloatware.
As gen 8 processor much better than ebuyer gen 7 processor getting pushed here.
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G5 hp have SSD 250gb also full hd plus 8gb all for 50£ more , so coldddd
Edited by: "flash2k" 10th Jan
Already posted
flash2k9 m ago

G5 hp have SSD 250gb also full hd plus 8gb all for 50£ more , so coldddd


Where? With 8th i5?
flash2k14 m ago

G5 hp have SSD 250gb also full hd plus 8gb all for 50£ more , so coldddd


I can't find any G5 with 256gb SSD at that price, all the ones I can find are also 6th and 7th gen. Given the HUGE leap in performance for 8th gen you'd be a fool to buy another laptop based on better ram or HDD, two parts that can easily be upgraded.
you_gotta_be_kidding36 m ago

I can't find any G5 with 256gb SSD at that price, all the ones I can find …I can't find any G5 with 256gb SSD at that price, all the ones I can find are also 6th and 7th gen. Given the HUGE leap in performance for 8th gen you'd be a fool to buy another laptop based on better ram or HDD, two parts that can easily be upgraded.


Ebuyer bro
ctdctd27 m ago

I'd pay the extra £50 for the full HD, 7th Gen i5, 8GB Ram and 256GB SSD …I'd pay the extra £50 for the full HD, 7th Gen i5, 8GB Ram and 256GB SSD from eBuyer.Much better overall package IMO.HP 250 i5In fact, I did - using it now and very pleased with it!


HP have PANTS build quality though, Lenovo are far superior
Already been posted around a week ago
Brought this boxing day out of box was a bit slow disk constantly getting thrashed at 100%. Luckily with this there's a M2 ssd slot brought a 120gb M2 ssd roughly £50 now it fly's allows you to keep 1gbb hd as well now . Though roughly 10 screws and a scarry snapping lid off to get to slot not sure if warranty gets void or not .
Potentially wayto get some money off at Curry's negotiate with sales rep to buy their monthly warranty then sales rep can give you money off (they get a commsion for selling warrenty) mines was £20 then within 14 days cancel warranty so got mine for £380 at the end . If you do need a warrenty the hp ones £23 for another year or £32 for 3 years details comes up after laptop installs it's bloatware.
As gen 8 processor much better than ebuyer gen 7 processor getting pushed here.
EazyDuz1 h, 46 m ago

HP have PANTS build quality though, Lenovo are far superior



I would have agreed a couple of months back but after Lenovo's 4th attempt at supplying me a laptop where the wiring in the hinge doesn't fail I've given up and gone back to HP. But I guess everyone's mileage may vary.
voted cold.. its HP

seriously these hundreds of £300-400 laptops that keep getting posted are throwaway laptops .. will break down or become useless in 2-3 years
Edited by: "yoyo59" 10th Jan
Loaded with bloatware so first thing you do is uninstall all that rubbish. decent deal for the price tho
Banned
excellent feature!! voted up. thanks OP!
EazyDuz3 h, 22 m ago

HP have PANTS build quality though, Lenovo are far superior


I’ve had rather different experience. I buy a lot of notebooks for the school I work at. Currently HP and Dells are behaving. I bought 8 Lenovo’s two years ago (all same model), all but one had terrible problems with the trackpads - ghost inputs, sudden loss of control etc.
Haven’t had any problems with last years versions of these HPs so I’d guess they’re safe bets.
yoyo597 m ago

voted cold.. its HP seriously these hundreds of £300-400 laptops …voted cold.. its HP seriously these hundreds of £300-400 laptops that keep getting posted are throwaway laptops .. will break down or become useless in 2-3 years



Well... yeah £300-400 is not a lot to spend on a laptop. If you want someone cheap and throw-away that's fine.
you_gotta_be_kidding6 h, 4 m ago

I can't find any G5 with 256gb SSD at that price, all the ones I can find …I can't find any G5 with 256gb SSD at that price, all the ones I can find are also 6th and 7th gen. Given the HUGE leap in performance for 8th gen you'd be a fool to buy another laptop based on better ram or HDD, two parts that can easily be upgraded.


60-90% leap depends what u doing not overall with same spec . But they are not same u got poor 4gb and HDD. So is will be slower than my option hp g5 250!
EazyDuz3 h, 37 m ago

HP have PANTS build quality though, Lenovo are far superior


Lenovo use to be good but getting worst every year. Hp can surprise or let u down . All depends on model really .
Good deal if you NEED a big hard drive, but if you don't and you want a faster computer instead, you need SDD
Looks like a very solid laptop for the price, ram is a little low but it should suffice for most.
I was going to buy this laptop having been waiting to get a decent priced 8th generation i5 but the 4gb ram and HDD was the sticking point.
If you're going to be doing anything semi-intensive or want it to still be working well in a few years then both of those need upgraded in my opinion

I saw a guy on youtube removing the case and it's as a previous comment said: about 10 screws then you need to prise off the casing (which is always a concern with so many fiddly plastic bits that could snap). To upgrade the ram it got even worse - you needed to remove the screws to the motherboard as the ram housing was on the underside of the motherboard (as you view it when you remove the casing). (Youtube Link )

Doing all that is always risky as there's lots of cables and ribbons attached to various parts of the case you need to be careful with.Surely this also voids the warranty so if you mess it up you can't take it back.

The manual refers to the RAM slots as "non-customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slots" which shows you their line of thinking (though they are accessible with care as outlined)

on the face of it i thought this was the perfect deal, but i guess i'll need to wait a bit for a deal with at least 8gb ram and an SSD for not too much more (hopefully)
Edited by: "bespinvad" 10th Jan
bespinvad19 m ago

I was going to buy this laptop having been waiting to get a decent priced …I was going to buy this laptop having been waiting to get a decent priced 8th generation i5 but the 4gb ram and HDD was the sticking point.If you're going to be doing anything semi-intensive or want it to still be working well in a few years then both of those need upgraded in my opinionI saw a guy on youtube removing the case and it's as a previous comment said: about 10 screws then you need to prise off the casing (which is always a concern with so many fiddly plastic bits that could snap). To upgrade the ram it got even worse - you needed to remove the screws to the motherboard as the ram housing was on the underside of the motherboard (as you view it when you remove the casing). (Youtube Link )Doing all that is always risky as there's lots of cables and ribbons attached to various parts of the case you need to be careful with.Surely this also voids the warranty so if you mess it up you can't take it back.The manual refers to the RAM slots as "non-customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slots" which shows you their line of thinking (though they are accessible with care as outlined)on the face of it i thought this was the perfect deal, but i guess i'll need to wait a bit for a deal with at least 8gb ram and an SSD for not too much more (hopefully)


Agreed, which is why I refer the HP Business range which are designed to be opened much more easily to replace disks, memory etc. and IMO have a better build quality. The consumer HP Pavilion range, like many consumer oriented laptops are more of a challenge to get into.

Think this is a good price for an 8th gen processor

Speed benchmark: 8836
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…042


Compared with roughly equivalent 7th gen e.g. i5-7260U
Speed benchmark: 5763
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…993
I hated seeing deals like this now, I spent £800 on a laptop for because I wanted a decent processor with a 1080p display.. and they were nearly impossible to find, now, they're everywhere
I've been looking at this as my current machine is dying and the 600GB Hard drive is almost full but don't know if it's better to wait for a 2TB at a similar price - their seems to be very few 2TB machine's out there at the moment though!
flash2k7 h, 56 m ago

G5 hp have SSD 250gb also full hd plus 8gb all for 50£ more , so coldddd



The change in generations this time is way bigger than previously.

i5-7200U - 2 core processor
15-8250U - 4 core processor (with lower base frequency)

I would expect the latter to perform much better. Benchmarks.
PhilQuirke6 m ago

I've been looking at this as my current machine is dying and the 600GB …I've been looking at this as my current machine is dying and the 600GB Hard drive is almost full but don't know if it's better to wait for a 2TB at a similar price - their seems to be very few 2TB machine's out there at the moment though!


Just buy an external hdd.
Would this play call of duty? My old Asus struggles with cod2.
whatsthescenario25 m ago

Just buy an external hdd.


Most of the Hard Drive is iTunes Media so would prefer it on the inbuilt hard drive rather than having to deal with an external one. I also need to replace the battery so might as well just buy a new Machine if I'd be paying out over £100 to upgrade a 5 year old machine anyway.
Edited by: "PhilQuirke" 10th Jan
Mannn...I'm so out of touch with computers these days! I understand how my dad felt when I spoke about computers 15-20 years ago now!
Spend a bit more and get asus, had few .. and my k55a still goin strong after like 5 years
liveinabin3 h, 21 m ago

all but one had terrible problems with the trackpads - ghost inputs, …all but one had terrible problems with the trackpads - ghost inputs, sudden loss of control etc.


I hear you there!

I know it was a few years ago, but in 2010, I had the misfortune to buy Lenovo G550 Currys or Comet and that also had trackpad issues.

I thought that maybe given the time, things may have improved with Lenovo but obviously not.

What used to happen was that the the mouse pointer would move to random areas of the screen without user input or so it seemed.

Being a eyes-down-typer, I would only notice once I'd typed a paragraph and looked up at the screen to discover no text in the Word document, message board etc and that the cursor had moved to say the search bar some other random area of the screen.

It turned out that the wrist rest, which was also track pad surround (as is the case with most laptops), was sensing movement and moving the mouse pointer. Very infuriating.

I ended up using a wireless mouse and disabling the track pad when I actually did have to use it.

God, I hated that laptop!
I’m looking for a good desktop deal but can’t seem to find a lot. Has anyone seen anything good for a mid range pc?
This or the Lenovo Yoga 520?
delycov6 h, 50 m ago

Brought this boxing day out of box was a bit slow disk constantly getting …Brought this boxing day out of box was a bit slow disk constantly getting thrashed at 100%. Luckily with this there's a M2 ssd slot brought a 120gb M2 ssd roughly £50 now it fly's allows you to keep 1gbb hd as well now . Though roughly 10 screws and a scarry snapping lid off to get to slot not sure if warranty gets void or not .Potentially wayto get some money off at Curry's negotiate with sales rep to buy their monthly warranty then sales rep can give you money off (they get a commsion for selling warrenty) mines was £20 then within 14 days cancel warranty so got mine for £380 at the end . If you do need a warrenty the hp ones £23 for another year or £32 for 3 years details comes up after laptop installs it's bloatware.As gen 8 processor much better than ebuyer gen 7 processor getting pushed here.


I have the same laptop and interested in updating this to SSD and additional 4GB RAM. I am not too familiar with technology (although very curious), I have few questions:

What is the difference between M.2 SSD and regular SATA SSD? Is this laptop supporting M.2?
How difficult is to install the M.2 SSD? Did you follow any specific guide on the internet for installing this?
Finally, did you use your M.2 SSD as the main boot drive with windows? How did you copy over from the existing 1TB HDD?

It will be great if you can let me know on these. Thanks.
flash2k10 h, 24 m ago

G5 hp have SSD 250gb also full hd plus 8gb all for 50£ more , so coldddd


Do you have a link?
flash2k10 h, 38 m ago

G5 hp have SSD 250gb also full hd plus 8gb all for 50£ more , so coldddd


Link?
Naheem_Zaffar3 h, 23 m ago

The change in generations this time is way bigger than previously.i5-7200U …The change in generations this time is way bigger than previously.i5-7200U - 2 core processor15-8250U - 4 core processor (with lower base frequency)I would expect the latter to perform much better. Benchmarks.


Thank AMD for that. Intel were very very sneaky and for several generations they haven’t really needed to bother with big improvements to performance because AMD were so far behind. Intel got a boot up their behind when Ryzen was released and have had to revert to actually following their old processor conventions (i3 being Dual core + HT, i5 being Wuad core and i7 being Quad core + HT
flash2k11 h, 38 m ago

G5 hp have SSD 250gb also full hd plus 8gb all for 50£ more , so coldddd


Link please. Need to buy one.
M2 ssd looks like memory stick ie memory chips rather than normal SSD which looks like and fits the hard disk slot .


Once lid with 10 ish screws off and nerve racking taking case of use a credit card not to damage case then access to M2 slot easy and ram just as easy. Use this to locate M2 slot

h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/…580

Use some free cloning software e.g macrium or western digital supply I think acronis I used macrium . There's 5 partitions on original hd only need to copy the 1st 3 not the last 2 recovery ones . With macrium couldn't use clone disk feature can't go large to small hence copied relevant partitions this automatically resized the windows partition.


Hardest part was going into bios esc key and changing boot order need to use f5 key that threw me for a few hrs kept booting off origanal drive as I still had both drives .


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