HP 15-ac017na refurbished 15.6" laptop in purple, Pentium 3825U, 1.9GHz, 4GB, 1TB £169.99 Argos eBay
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HP 15-ac017na refurbished 15.6" laptop in purple, Pentium 3825U, 1.9GHz, 4GB, 1TB £169.99 Argos eBay

£169.99
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Found 2nd Sep 2016Made hot 3rd Sep 2016
Solid workhorse laptop, ideal for back to school/university. The Pentium 3825u CPU is a 5th generation core model, roughly equivalent to an i3. Also has DVD plus RW optical drive, card reader, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 HDMI port. WiFi, Bluetooth, and LAN.

Originally with Windows 8.1, may have Windows 10 installed when refurbished.

If you're inclined to upgrade it, around £70 would buy a 250GB SSD and another 4GB RAM.

Update 2 : All the silver and blue finish models have sold. They still have more in purple (link follows) - although they're another £10 more expensive for some reason, I've not expired the deal, but now use the link below :

ebay.co.uk/itm…182

12 Month warranty from Argos, free delivery.

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2600 passmark is actually decent.

I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.
most common problem is heating issues.
Edited by: "vithya" 2nd Sep 2016

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vithya

I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.most common problem is … I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.most common problem is heating issues.


I also WORK with laptops. Your comment is a massive sweeping statement!!

vithya

I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.most common problem is … I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.most common problem is heating issues.


The HP ProBooks are quality and reliable

vithya

I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.most common problem is … I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.most common problem is heating issues.



With only a 15W cpu it would take only minimal cooling to keep this under control. In a full size laptop chassis such as this though I shouldn't imagine any grief keeping it cool unless it's just plain faulty, in which case you return it for another.

It's the same with devices from any manufacturer, when devices are this cheap a certain percentage are going to have faults. It has a 12 month warranty and they are some pretty usable specs for a dirt cheap device. If you're expecting it to be built like a Thinkpad then you're going to be very disappointed but if you're in the market for a device this cheap and you have realistic expectations of what it is then it's a perfectly good laptop,

Good deal imo. Heat added

Me and everyone I know with an HP laptop has eventually ended up with a cracked left hinge which prises up the casing and **** up the system fan. Does anyone know if HP resolved this issue?

Good deal. Heat added. Suitable for school going teenager.

Thumbs up, a lot of people in the ask section wanting a laptop for their child for school should consider this.

Jakabok

Me and everyone I know with an HP laptop has eventually ended up with a … Me and everyone I know with an HP laptop has eventually ended up with a cracked left hinge which prises up the casing and **** up the system fan. Does anyone know if HP resolved this issue?



HP only make their business range of laptops. Their consumer range is made by Quanta. So all consumer HP laptops just have a HP badge on them. HP business laptops such as Elitebooks are real HP laptops.

trustedreviews.com/opi…are

vithya

I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.most common problem is … I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.most common problem is heating issues.


yeee and not just that, they did not honour the last misprice at £1.58 for the top of the range £2000 laptop. Never going to buy from them X)

I am on the lookout for a new laptop but would never buy a hp I have had endless problems with the fan and over heating. it's gonna be cheaper buying a new one than getting it fixed every other month

Is this not suitable for a basic small business? Word processing, file storage, Internet etc. Just students/kids?

Hot Deal. My Dell is very usable and only has the N2830 2.16ghz celeron with 982 passmark, this one has 2629 so should be pretty snappy.

rachelrainbow

Is this not suitable for a basic small business? Word processing, file … Is this not suitable for a basic small business? Word processing, file storage, Internet etc. Just students/kids?


It would easily be fine for that, it's fairly powerful compared to most budget laptops, and even the lower powered models would cope with what you want

vithya

I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.most common problem is … I working with laptops... would not buy a hp.most common problem is heating issues.


I have had a HP since Vista and is still very reliable.Bought the highest spec at the time and am still happy with it. The kids want it now as their Acer bought after it is so slow its almost unusable.

I guess durability depends on model, spec and how it is used

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Original Poster

All the silver finish models have sold. They still have a few in Blue here :
ebay.co.uk/itm…976
And more in purple - but they're another £10 more expensive for some reason :
ebay.co.uk/itm…182

Wow, great price for someone looking for a everyday browsing budget laptop. I took the dive and bought a HP last year, despite believing and listening for years for people nattering on about their reliability. I've had zero issues with mine, no overheating and the battery performance is still solid. Great buy!

Jakabok

Me and everyone I know with an HP laptop has eventually ended up with a … Me and everyone I know with an HP laptop has eventually ended up with a cracked left hinge which prises up the casing and **** up the system fan. Does anyone know if HP resolved this issue?



Could be worse, could have cracked left m|nge

Damnit bought a Lenovo Yoga from currys the other day wish I'd seen this.

timothyw9

Damnit bought a Lenovo Yoga from currys the other day wish I'd seen this.


Surely the Yoga is better, isn't it? Which model was it?

163 gflops for the gpu where as the i3 4005u which is an older generation but is 304 gflops and there has been some offers on those from argos recently.

So if you are planning to do some light gaming that might be a better option.

Cpu wise fairly similar.

cpu-monkey.com/en/…536

Seems the pentium has better single thread performance and I would expect better battery life too as its 2 advantages over i3 4005u depending on battery fitted. Also being a later chip possibly other refinements in wifi, bluetooth etc just based on being a later manufactured unit.

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Good back to school deal.

Saw this on amazon.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

Cheapest I could find for a 4GB sodimm and if you buy 2 there is only 1 postage amount. Basically £10 each. I needed 2 for upgrading 2 laptops. Still great value at about £12 if only buying 1.

Arrived today. Half the keyboard doesn't work...
Being returned tomorrow, guess you get what you pay for

mick201107

Arrived today. Half the keyboard doesn't work...Being returned tomorrow, … Arrived today. Half the keyboard doesn't work...Being returned tomorrow, guess you get what you pay for



Doesn't sound like you got what you paid for at all. It's possible the laptop had a bit of a bash during transit and the keyboard connector dislodged.

mickael28

Surely the Yoga is better, isn't it? Which model was it?



This one - currys.co.uk/gbu…tml @ £229

I suppose when you factor in portability and the fact its a 2 in 1 then its still a good deal, but this is still probably a better deal given the specs.

arrived yesterday. swapped out ssd, cloned disk across, configured, decluttered etc so all in all spent about 3 hours on it. disconnected my usb wireless mouse and then realised the trackpad doesnt work. no way has this been refurbed correctly as that would be first thing spotted (obviously only a 'tard using a wireless mouse wouldn't!)

Have to say its light and fast with an ssd so gonna go for another.

76zedfour

arrived yesterday. swapped out ssd, cloned disk across, configured, … arrived yesterday. swapped out ssd, cloned disk across, configured, decluttered etc so all in all spent about 3 hours on it. disconnected my usb wireless mouse and then realised the trackpad doesnt work. no way has this been refurbed correctly as that would be first thing spotted (obviously only a 'tard using a wireless mouse wouldn't!)Have to say its light and fast with an ssd so gonna go for another.



Just out of curiosity did the trackpad not work straight after disconnecting the mouse or have you attempted fully rebooting the system?

Windows disables laptop trackpads when a mouse is attached, it is possible it just hasn't been re-enabled rather than the trackpad being broken.

Of course if you've rebooted the system without the mouse attached and the track pad isn't working then it's likely at fault but worth testing further before writing off as broken if you have used a plugged in mouse.

I think refurb often means a quick check and then ok to sell. Just had to return a i3 laptop grade B as the keyboard top left was slightly raised (a bit of plastic came off when pressed I think), also the right button of the trackpad is not always registering being pressed and lastly a few scratch marks on the screen, very tiny but right in the middle and can't be removed. I bought a A10 laptop for myself the other day not grade B though and its utterly brilliant, very pleased but wanted a i3 laptop for someone else sub £200.

BigYoSpeck

Just out of curiosity did the trackpad not work straight after … Just out of curiosity did the trackpad not work straight after disconnecti.........


I booted with a windows live and linux disk and trackpad doesnt work. its 100% a hardware issue.

gone up to £210

umarh

gone up to £210



That is a pain! I was looking at these too :(I'm looking at these guys at the moment they have 15% off gigarefurb.co.uk/ref…ops

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