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Posted 17th Oct 2019

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics (2.1 GHz base clock, up to 3.7 GHz max boost clock, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
  • 35.6 cm (14") diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
  • 8 GB memory; 256 GB SSD storage
  • AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics; Dual speakers; HP Fast Charge; (1x1) Wi-Fi; Kensington Mini Security slot
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For once an HP laptop that actually has a product page for this specification. Still not sure if they're doing the idiotic 4gb ram soldered or not.

Also the colour gamut says only 45% of NTSC, so even being an IPS panel, that makes it pretty terrible colour reproduction right?
myktaylor17/10/2019 09:26

Was looking at this …Was looking at this currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-5-a515-43-15-6-amd-ryzen-5-laptop-256-gb-ssd-black-10193913-pdt.html but thought this HP might be a bit more portable for school work. Soldered 4Gb ram will break the deal as I was hoping to upgrade the memory to 16gb at some point. Anyone know for sure? (HP site useless and couldn't find a YouTube vid).



I did find this review of a possibly similar laptop with 3700U instead (a few other specs differ), it's so hard to tell with HP ambiguous naming, but if this was the same motherboard it implies that the memory is two dimm slots. Interestingly they also bring up the display as being a bit of a let down both in colour and response time.

I've been trying to search the HP site for a manual, hoping it would have a maintenance section or something, but so far I can only find the tech specs, no manuals or anything to absolutely confirm the two dimm slots.
Ticks all the boxes if your not looking to upgrade anything. Hot from me.
Darkle17/10/2019 09:52

I did find this review of a possibly similar laptop with 3700U instead (a …I did find this review of a possibly similar laptop with 3700U instead (a few other specs differ), it's so hard to tell with HP ambiguous naming, but if this was the same motherboard it implies that the memory is two dimm slots. Interestingly they also bring up the display as being a bit of a let down both in colour and response time.I've been trying to search the HP site for a manual, hoping it would have a maintenance section or something, but so far I can only find the tech specs, no manuals or anything to absolutely confirm the two dimm slots.



support.hp.com/gb-…als
Edited by: "alared" 17th Oct 2019
voted hot although i just got this from currys instead : currys.co.uk/gbu…tml


practically same specs and same price
Edited by: "IceRaptor" 17th Oct 2019
alared17/10/2019 11:04

https://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/hp-14-dk0000-laptop-pc/25040281/model/29448885/manuals



Aw you are a special kind of awesome!

OK, from the looks of the images in the manual that there are two replaceable dimms.38685436-N5eRB.jpg
And the memory replacement procedure specifies 4gb and 8gb replacement sodimms,
38685436-JnCRH.jpg
So that would make this possibly able to be upgraded to 16gb (with 2gb shared to the Vega 8 graphics)
IceRaptor17/10/2019 11:37

voted hot although i just got this from currys instead : …voted hot although i just got this from currys instead : https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-s340-14-amd-ryzen-5-laptop-256-gb-ssd-grey-10193270-pdt.htmlpractically same specs and same price


Can`t you take it back and get this one?
Your one has a TN panel, this one is ISP.
the person who its for has bad history with HP so insisted on anything but HP.
Looks a good laptop for the price but the model number is very close to the one below. Is the only difference no NVMe?

hotukdeals.com/dea…827

Also what are these like for drivers and does the Type C support a Type C powered monitor for example?
alared17/10/2019 11:04

https://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/hp-14-dk0000-laptop-pc/25040281/model/29448885/manuals


Thanks alared. Looking at the maintenance and service guide both RAM sticks appear to be swapable. Now I am torn between this and the Aspire 5 with similar specs. This has slightly better connection options with the USB-C etc. but I'm still not sure. Anybody got any advice please?
The Aspire 5 is £100 dearer than this one and it`s 15".

Maybe you should look at this one:

box.co.uk/Len…tml

I like this HP deal and for the £449-95, it`s hard to see how it can be beaten on spec and price.
The big bonus on this deal is the two year JLP warranty.
Edited by moderator: "trimmed link" 17th Oct 2019
IceRaptor17/10/2019 11:37

voted hot although i just got this from currys instead : …voted hot although i just got this from currys instead : https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-s340-14-amd-ryzen-5-laptop-256-gb-ssd-grey-10193270-pdt.htmlpractically same specs and same price



I prefer the 2 year warranty from JL, plus this one specifies a IPS panel; Lenovo's are often awful TN panels (I have one)
myktaylor17/10/2019 13:38

Thanks alared. Looking at the maintenance and service guide both RAM …Thanks alared. Looking at the maintenance and service guide both RAM sticks appear to be swapable. Now I am torn between this and the Aspire 5 with similar specs. This has slightly better connection options with the USB-C etc. but I'm still not sure. Anybody got any advice please?


Hi, it's me. The Aspire 5 15.6" has better built quality, part Aluminium. I think your son would like a bigger screen for gaming. If you're not in a rush, a deal will pop up soon. I'd have a look and compare in Currys first.

This HP was £388 before, just a bit expensive for a plastic built laptop. The Acer Swift 3 was £450 and that is full metal with Backlit keyboard.
Edited by: "win26" 17th Oct 2019
win2617/10/2019 17:54

Hi, it's me. The Aspire 5 15.6" has better built quality, part Aluminium. …Hi, it's me. The Aspire 5 15.6" has better built quality, part Aluminium. I think your son would like a bigger screen for gaming. If you're not in a rush, a deal will pop up soon. I'd have a look and compare in Currys first.This HP was £388 before, just a bit expensive for a plastic built laptop. The Acer Swift 3 was £450 and that is full metal with Backlit keyboard.


Ha, thanks again win26. I thought I'd made up my mind from last time then this HP popped up and I was back to square one . I was thinking this had better connectivity with USB-c etc. (Even though the Currys spec. lists the Aspire 5 as having USB-c, I don't think it has). When you say the Acer Swift 3, was that the one you meant from the other thread because the link read Acer Swift 3 but took you to an Acer Aspire 5 deal?
win2617/10/2019 17:54

Hi, it's me. The Aspire 5 15.6" has better built quality, part Aluminium. …Hi, it's me. The Aspire 5 15.6" has better built quality, part Aluminium. I think your son would like a bigger screen for gaming. If you're not in a rush, a deal will pop up soon. I'd have a look and compare in Currys first.This HP was £388 before, just a bit expensive for a plastic built laptop. The Acer Swift 3 was £450 and that is full metal with Backlit keyboard.


This HP came out in July 19, when, where was it £388?
myktaylor17/10/2019 18:16

Ha, thanks again win26. I thought I'd made up my mind from last time then …Ha, thanks again win26. I thought I'd made up my mind from last time then this HP popped up and I was back to square one . I was thinking this had better connectivity with USB-c etc. (Even though the Currys spec. lists the Aspire 5 as having USB-c, I don't think it has). When you say the Acer Swift 3, was that the one you meant from the other thread because the link read Acer Swift 3 but took you to an Acer Aspire 5 deal?


You're right, the Aspire 5 has no USB type C, I have checked on the official site, but it does have backlit keyboard. oh, The Swift 3 here, but that was with an eBay code.

hotukdeals.com/dea…911
Edited by: "win26" 17th Oct 2019
win2617/10/2019 18:26

It was the 512 SSD version with Office from AO. Well that was with an eBay …It was the 512 SSD version with Office from AO. Well that was with an eBay code though.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-14-dk0008na-14-laptop-ryzen-5-3500u-8gb-ram-512gb-ssd-ips-screen-includes-office-365-38810-at-ao-ebay-with-code-3289827


Yes , that was an old model number dk0008na that they no longer make and can`t be bought anywhere now.
A good deal at the time but can`t be got now.

This current deal was on here in Sept @ £499-95, so down by £50 now.

hotukdeals.com/dea…182
alared17/10/2019 14:16

The Aspire 5 is £100 dearer than this one and it`s 15".Maybe you should …The Aspire 5 is £100 dearer than this one and it`s 15".Maybe you should look at this one:https://www.box.co.uk/Lenovo-IdeaPad-530s_2756982.html?I like this HP deal and for the £449-95, it`s hard to see how it can be beaten on spec and price.The big bonus on this deal is the two year JLP warranty.



I had already looked at the Lenovo and after a chat with win26 I had decided to go for the Acer, I had just found it on a half decent deal when this HP came up. At the risk of them selling out before I decide which one to buy... ao.com/pro…e 5. Use code LAPTOP50 to bring it down to £449.
The HP looks better on paper except for the smaller SSD. It has USB-C, 2 x USB 3, SD card reader, better battery life, it's lighter and you get 12 months Dropbox and 2 year warranty. Always chasing that elusive bargain - roll on Black Friday
win2617/10/2019 18:24

You're right, the Aspire 5 has no USB type C, I have checked on the …You're right, the Aspire 5 has no USB type C, I have checked on the official site, but it does have backlit keyboard. oh, The Swift 3 here, but that was with an eBay code.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-swift-3-14-amd-ryzen-5-3500u-8gb-ram-256gb-full-hd-ips-all-aluminium-backlit-kb-fp-scanner-44910-with-code-at-currys-ebay-3289911



The Acer site says the Aspire 5 A515-43 has a fingerprint scanner, as does Currys, but AO says not. I can't see one in the images, is it likely to be hidden (in the power switch or something) or has Acer (and Currys) got it wrong? It's a mine field out there!
myktaylor17/10/2019 22:16

The Acer site says the Aspire 5 A515-43 has a fingerprint scanner, as does …The Acer site says the Aspire 5 A515-43 has a fingerprint scanner, as does Currys, but AO says not. I can't see one in the images, is it likely to be hidden (in the power switch or something) or has Acer (and Currys) got it wrong? It's a mine field out there!



Yes, Does not have scanner. Currys got it wrong but the more expensive silver version at Acer UK has it.
Read this thread from the poster. hotukdeals.com/dea…376

I would say the 530s is a nicer laptop, but for gaming. You would need the graphic capabilities of the Ryzen.
Edited by: "win26" 18th Oct 2019
Tried to work out from the service guide but failed - does this one have an NVMe drive?
GFunk18/10/2019 10:45

Tried to work out from the service guide but failed - does this one have …Tried to work out from the service guide but failed - does this one have an NVMe drive?


It says: 256 GB M.2 SSD
Darkle17/10/2019 08:54

For once an HP laptop that actually has a product page for this …For once an HP laptop that actually has a product page for this specification. Still not sure if they're doing the idiotic 4gb ram soldered or not.Also the colour gamut says only 45% of NTSC, so even being an IPS panel, that makes it pretty terrible colour reproduction right?


I asked HP...

Thank you for contacting HP Store.
 
The 14-dk0011 has two accessible RAM slots, therefore can be upgraded after purchase.
 
...straight from the horses mouth.
myktaylor,

Are you any closer in your search for a laptop?

I was going to press the button on this HP but I`m not sure about the 14" size screen now.

Do you think Black Friday will come up with anything apart from a load of over-hyped rubbish?

What put you off the Lenovo from BOX at £499
alared18/10/2019 13:47

myktaylor,Are you any closer in your search for a laptop?I was going to …myktaylor,Are you any closer in your search for a laptop?I was going to press the button on this HP but I`m not sure about the 14" size screen now.Do you think Black Friday will come up with anything apart from a load of over-hyped rubbish?What put you off the Lenovo from BOX at £499

Hi alared.
The Lenovo looks like a really good deal. I am looking for my son who needs a laptop for school (he has dyslexia) so he needs it to run office and text to speech software but he also wants one he can play games on, gaming laptops are too heavy for him to carry to school and back, plus they tend to be battery hungry so probably won't last the day (not to mention the possibility it could get damaged etc.). I was hoping the Ryzen 5/vega 8 would be powerful enough to keep him happy until he's a bit older and we can trust him with a separate, proper (albeit low end) gaming set up. The HPs smaller form factor appealed to me as it's lighter and takes up less room on his school desk. I just need to find something with these specs at the lowest price possible without being cheap and nasty. The hunt goes on, for now...
Did anyone push the button on this. I'm interested in the build quality and performance if anyone can help?
myktaylor20/10/2019 16:57

Did anyone push the button on this. I'm interested in the build quality …Did anyone push the button on this. I'm interested in the build quality and performance if anyone can help?



I need to mark you as a follow or something myk, I feel like we're on the same journey here, trying to avoid being landed with buyers remorse.

Although I didn't find any professional reviews (it's very hard with HP part numbers being so obscure), I did find this guy on youtube a similar model and spec, it has the Ryzen 3500U, but I think he has a bigger HD or something.

Then another video shows the machine (headphone warning loud music at the start) being taken apart for an upgrade, so not a review as much as a guide, but it will give you a good look.

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After the last laptop I bought in 2012 (Dell Lattitude 15R N5010) turned out to be such a pit of buyers remorse, I'm really trying to avoid being trapped again. The screen is an awful 1366x768 ghosty mess, I can't even change out the panel to 1080p because they cheaped out on the connector on the board, upgrading the hard drive required an obscene amount of disassembly, the processor was 2 core when I thought it was 4 (my bad) and it was the previous gen than I thought (also my bad, was going into hospital at the time and didn't have a lot of time to really research), every time I've brought this thing out I've just felt pangs of buyers remorse, and I want to make sure I do the right research this time.

So many laptops in the budget range seem to be full of bad screens, soldered un-upgradeable memory and sometimes un-upgradeable storage.

The one brand that keeps coming up well in terms of specs is Lenovo, but I have a hard time even considering this brand given its very sketchy history with installing bloat and spyware, going so far as to hide it in the BIOS so that even a clean install of windows would be compromised. These things were only found out after the fact, and I feel like the apple tends not to fall far from the tree, and it makes me wary of even considering the brand. But please let me know if these concerns aren't needed now.
Follow me if you think it'll help, I do like a bargain but that also makes me a bit indecisive, always searching for something a bit cheaper or better value, that's why we're here right?
Computers are always a minefield and buyers remorse is common in my experience, the technology moves on so fast you can always find a better spec at a cheaper price a couple of months down the line. It took me ages surfing the net and these pages looking for the right gaming laptop at the right price. There is always a slightly better machine for an extra few quid, I eventually ended up spending more than I had planned to get the highest spec I could, the deal was pretty good and the next jump up was quite significant, more than i was willing to pay. The same laptop is still available on the same site for more than I paid so I'm fairly happy I got a good deal but I expect you could get a better spec machine for similar money now. I'm in the same boat now, started at £2-300 and now looking at £500 units. I have drawn the line there as I have to buy some expensive software to go with it (but there's always that slightly better one for 550...).
The only experience I've had with Lenovo is the kids tablets. I bought two reconditioned units from Argos eBay, one died and got sent back, the other is still going 3 years later without a hitch and the lad loves it (a bit too much) but then he doesn't care about bloatware.
I was hoping to have a look at one of these HPs in Currys but they don't have them 😡. When I finally find what I'm looking for I will post it, either on the thread where I find it or in my own deal post if I find it myself.
Happy searching and good luck (let us know what you decide too).
myktaylor20/10/2019 19:03

Follow me if you think it'll help, I do like a bargain but that also makes …Follow me if you think it'll help, I do like a bargain but that also makes me a bit indecisive, always searching for something a bit cheaper or better value, that's why we're here right? Computers are always a minefield and buyers remorse is common in my experience, the technology moves on so fast you can always find a better spec at a cheaper price a couple of months down the line. It took me ages surfing the net and these pages looking for the right gaming laptop at the right price. There is always a slightly better machine for an extra few quid, I eventually ended up spending more than I had planned to get the highest spec I could, the deal was pretty good and the next jump up was quite significant, more than i was willing to pay. The same laptop is still available on the same site for more than I paid so I'm fairly happy I got a good deal but I expect you could get a better spec machine for similar money now. I'm in the same boat now, started at £2-300 and now looking at £500 units. I have drawn the line there as I have to buy some expensive software to go with it (but there's always that slightly better one for 550...).The only experience I've had with Lenovo is the kids tablets. I bought two reconditioned units from Argos eBay, one died and got sent back, the other is still going 3 years later without a hitch and the lad loves it (a bit too much) but then he doesn't care about bloatware.I was hoping to have a look at one of these HPs in Currys but they don't have them 😡. When I finally find what I'm looking for I will post it, either on the thread where I find it or in my own deal post if I find it myself.Happy searching and good luck (let us know what you decide too).



Yeah, that's the thing with bargain hunting isn't it, you start to find so many things that only bump the price a small amount for such a benefit, but 4 of those things and suddenly you're £100 more than you started.

The problem I have is that I'm trying to make sure the Laptop isn't just a passing fancy, and that once I have it I'll use it 2 or 3 times then it'll end up in the laptop bag with the other one. So I'm doing research now, and maybe aiming for a present to myself around christmas

It started when I played about with Steam in home streaming, which I can use on my low end Linx 10 tablet. but it's only a 10 inch screen, and I have to use a separate mouse and keyboard, so the setup becomes a bit janky. So I pulled out the old laptop and immediately start feeling all the regret, starting with the screen, then realising even all these years later about the CPU, and it's heavy.

So my initial thought was just to look for a cheap laptop with an i5 and a good 1080p screen. I started in the same price range as you, around £200-300 refurbs from ebay, but there was so much inconsistency, and having to check for reviews of each one (one thing I didn't mention previously about the Dell is the fan is always on and loud, so I'm always trying to check for noise levels).

Then I start seeing that the modern Intel 8xxx processors with the 620UHD graphics can actually play some titles, not great but OK, so I try and see if it's possible to find something in that range, but that deffo puts me into the £300s, then I realise that at this level there's Ryzen 2500U and 3500U laptops available, and the Vega 8 is nearly twice the frames for the same money (But as we found out in that other deal, sometimes they've added in a worse 540x).

I already own a Ryzen 1700x for my desktop PC and love it, and despite that I'm looking to do streaming from that PC to the laptop, I figure if it's only another £50 to have some native gaming capability, then what's the harm?

And that's where I've fallen into the trap of all these manufacturers that want to solder 4gb to the mobo limiting future trouble shooting or upgrading, especially since Ryzen benefits so much from dual channel. What a mess.

Anyway, I've cool story bro'd you enough. I've already got 3500U as a keyword, I'm going to add Ryzen and Laptop to my notifications.

See you on the hunt!
I like this deal and looking at JLP, this is a genuine £50 cut as they do give you the price history.
It is available online but whether they have one in store where you can inspect it , I don`t know.
This model only came out in July 19 and is still a current model on the HP site.
A lot of the posts on here are for laptops that have been on the shelf or in warehouses for months.
The two year warranty is an added bonus.
The only thing that concerns me is the 14" screen, because I`m not after portability.
I`m afraid on B Friday we will see all the old tat being rolled out again.

Darkle, your first link to youtube above showing a review of the 0008na.
That model was on here about a month ago from AO.com for £380.
Looking at the comments on here about it, they were old stock and needed updating, including contacting HP about the
warranty which did not show as 1 year.
alared21/10/2019 10:56

Darkle, your first link to youtube above showing a review of the …Darkle, your first link to youtube above showing a review of the 0008na.That model was on here about a month ago from AO.com for £380.


I just have no idea how to read HP model numbers, it's so obscure.
alared21/10/2019 10:56

I like this deal and looking at JLP, this is a genuine £50 cut as they do …I like this deal and looking at JLP, this is a genuine £50 cut as they do give you the price history.It is available online but whether they have one in store where you can inspect it , I don`t know.This model only came out in July 19 and is still a current model on the HP site.A lot of the posts on here are for laptops that have been on the shelf or in warehouses for months.The two year warranty is an added bonus.The only thing that concerns me is the 14" screen, because I`m not after portability.I`m afraid on B Friday we will see all the old tat being rolled out again.Darkle, your first link to youtube above showing a review of the 0008na.That model was on here about a month ago from AO.com for £380.Looking at the comments on here about it, they were old stock and needed updating, including contacting HP about the warranty which did not show as 1 year.



Searching the web for a decent review of this model and found one on Which? The important stuff was locked unless you pay but they did say it was a John Lewis exclusive and is only available via JLP or the HP website direct, explains why information is hard to come by.
TOP TIP - I couldn't find a way of checking JLP stock online but if you download the John Lewis app it has a stock checker on it. The closest John Lewis to me is 30 miles away and they didn't have one, the closest store that had one was in Cardiff, nearly 90 miles away - a bit too far. I had a look at an HP 14" laptop with a matt IPS screen in Currys as a guide, it was quite a nice display but the comments on here are correct - not the brightest (fine for indoor use and my requirements though).
For anyone that is interested (looking at you Darkle) I have just placed my order for one of these (mainly swung by the portability and 2 year guarantee), I couldn't wait for Black Friday just in case alared was right about the old tat (I've seen it before), hopefully it's the right decision- time will tell. Happy hunting.
Oh yeah, thanks OP - voted hot
myktaylor21/10/2019 23:28

Searching the web for a decent review of this model and found one on …Searching the web for a decent review of this model and found one on Which? The important stuff was locked unless you pay but they did say it was a John Lewis exclusive and is only available via JLP or the HP website direct, explains why information is hard to come by.TOP TIP - I couldn't find a way of checking JLP stock online but if you download the John Lewis app it has a stock checker on it. The closest John Lewis to me is 30 miles away and they didn't have one, the closest store that had one was in Cardiff, nearly 90 miles away - a bit too far. I had a look at an HP 14" laptop with a matt IPS screen in Currys as a guide, it was quite a nice display but the comments on here are correct - not the brightest (fine for indoor use and my requirements though).For anyone that is interested (looking at you Darkle) I have just placed my order for one of these (mainly swung by the portability and 2 year guarantee), I couldn't wait for Black Friday just in case alared was right about the old tat (I've seen it before), hopefully it's the right decision- time will tell. Happy hunting.



Can't wait to hear what you think about it. Particularly interested in noise level and sustained gaming performance (throttling).

This model ticks practically every box, including 2 replaceable ram sticks and a nice 14 inch screen.
I' LL also await your opinion. It ticks all except the 14" screen for me. Mine won't be leaving the house, so portability is not a concern. I'm off to Curry's today to compare 15/14 side by side.
When you get your laptop, i would appreciate if you could tell me the total length of the charger and cable.
alared22/10/2019 12:55

When you get your laptop, i would appreciate if you could tell me the …When you get your laptop, i would appreciate if you could tell me the total length of the charger and cable.


5 day delivery so possibly won't be until next week but sure. Currys might be able to help too (if you've got a good one).
Thanks, I just assumed you had a JLP click and collect (Waitrose) near to you and was getting it tomorrow.
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