HP 15-ak085na i7-6700HQ 1920x1080 8 GB RAM 2TB £549 @ Currys/PC World
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HP 15-ak085na i7-6700HQ 1920x1080 8 GB RAM 2TB £549 @ Currys/PC World

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Found 17th Jan 2016
A good price for a 6th gen i7 hq laptop with full hd screen...
Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor
Windows 10 (pre-installed)
Memory: 8 GB
Storage: 2 TB
Intel® RealSense™ 3D camera
1920 x 1080
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Hmmm no mention of graphics. To me, general leptops arent really worth this kind of money without a dedicated graphics card. i7 or not.
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MojoMan0427

Hmmm no mention of graphics. To me, general leptops arent really worth … Hmmm no mention of graphics. To me, general leptops arent really worth this kind of money without a dedicated graphics card. i7 or not.


I would assume it doesn't have a dedicated graphics card, so it will have Intel HD graphics 530. There are hardly any performance differences between this and low end dedicated graphics cards. So it might be worth considering, since the battery life would be significantly better than one with a dedicated card. For me it is a deal breaker, since I use my laptop at home only, and would like the performance of a high end card.
Nvidia GTX 950M graphics
axgod2

Nvidia GTX 950M graphics



​Where is that?

Great deal then in that case.

According to HP's own site it is 'Intel® HD Graphics 530'. It is also the same price direct from them:

www8.hp.com/uk/…758!tab=specs

MojoMan0427

​Where is that?Great deal then in that case.



MojoMan0427

​Where is that?Great deal then in that case.


MojoMan0427

Hmmm no mention of graphics. To me, general leptops arent really worth … Hmmm no mention of graphics. To me, general leptops arent really worth this kind of money without a dedicated graphics card. i7 or not.



It really depends what you do with the laptop, as to whether it matters or not, I rarely play games on mine, so the fact it has a dedicated, battery eating, heat producing graphics card is a little pointless, yet somehow I quite often manage to max out all the cores on my i7. I only chose this laptop because it was the size, weight, construction and price I wanted to pay, removing the dedicated card is not an option, sadly.

mike
Cold no dedicated graphics
Specs say Intel 530 though features says:
The NVIDIA® GTX 950M graphic card and Intel Quad core processor gives you the weapons you need to take on any beast. No grinding necessary.
I have bought it on 28 December 2015, and its perfect for me , no issue because it has 6th generation Quad core processor with 6700HQ, I've bought this for programming purposes as i'm a software developer, and simply it is more then enough for me, great spec for this price, the drawback is just the it back cover is poor quality means if you turn off the light you can see the light coming from the back cover visible, although no problem for me and for work purposes it is more then good,
Wireless card not sufficent (ac)
tompow

Cold no dedicated graphics



Cold huh. Look forward to you providing an alternative with same specs and dedicated graphics for the same price.

Edit: voted hot.

Edited by: "Crammage" 17th Jan 2016
drkangel21

Wireless card not sufficent (ac)



Whats your broadband speed ?
If you don't mind adding £91 for better screen, faster laptop and better GPU...
Here for £640: pcspecialist.co.uk/not…15/
You can have...
Screen: 15.6 IPS Full HD
CPU: Intel® Core i7-6700HQ
GPU: GeForce GT 940M
RAM: Kingston 8Gb 1600 Mhz
Storage: SSD Kingston V300 120Gb
OS: Windows 10 Home 64bit (DVD included)
honey00701

Whats your broadband speed ?



200mbps

My iphone downloads faster than my previous laptop, could only get 50mbps
Edited by: "drkangel21" 17th Jan 2016
nice-new

If you don't mind adding £91 for better screen, faster laptop and better … If you don't mind adding £91 for better screen, faster laptop and better GPU...Here for £640: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/cosmosIV-15/You can have...Screen: 15.6 IPS Full HDCPU: Intel® Core i7-6700HQGPU: GeForce GT 940MRAM: Kingston 8Gb 1600 MhzStorage: SSD Kingston V300 120GbOS: Windows 10 Home 64bit (DVD included)


Different brands. Could be a big difference in other areas. Build quality, screen, speakers, keyboard, trackpad, cooling, etc.
Had a friend have a PCSpecialist laptop, and it was very noisey (fan) and ran hot.
Edited by: "NitrousUK" 17th Jan 2016
drkangel21

200mbpsMy iphone downloads faster than my previous laptop, could only get … 200mbpsMy iphone downloads faster than my previous laptop, could only get 50mbps



Then there is no much big difference between WiFi: 802.11ac ( Max : 1300 ) and WiFi: 802.11n ( Max 600 ) as you have 200mbps
cheers
Before anyone gets excited at the possibility of this having dedicated Nvidia graphics, you should check the bitterly cold previous two threads to save disappointment.

hotukdeals.com/sea…5na
Edited by: "Lorian" 17th Jan 2016
I started the original thread on these ,have since found out there's no dedicated graphics,the screen is not IPS and very poor,no AC WiFi,also no backlit keyboard,all these things were originally advertised on Curry's site!!
So you're getting a great CPU in a crippled laptop
MojoMan0427

Hmmm no mention of graphics. To me, general leptops arent really worth … Hmmm no mention of graphics. To me, general leptops arent really worth this kind of money without a dedicated graphics card. i7 or not.



Realsense (plus the i7 of course) is the main cost bump for this, it's a great business laptop if you're doing a load of video conferences.
Crammage

Cold huh. Look forward to you providing an alternative with same specs … Cold huh. Look forward to you providing an alternative with same specs and dedicated graphics for the same price.Edit: voted hot.


PC specialist. Anyone?
nice-new

If you don't mind adding £91 for better screen, faster laptop and better … If you don't mind adding £91 for better screen, faster laptop and better GPU...Here for £640: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/cosmosIV-15/You can have...Screen: 15.6 IPS Full HDCPU: Intel® Core i7-6700HQGPU: GeForce GT 940MRAM: Kingston 8Gb 1600 MhzStorage: SSD Kingston V300 120GbOS: Windows 10 Home 64bit (DVD included)



Would you recommend the above for someone using adobe programs?
99% Currys/PCW will NOT honour your order only will cash order and refund you several days later.
Happened to me on the last 6 orders over the last few months.
My guess is they try and see how many pre-orders they can get and try to get them from manufacturer who cares if they dont succeed they just refund the herd.

This is a typical email you wil receive on delivery day.
-------------------------------------------------
Dear ....
Thank you for shopping with us. These popular items are out of stock at present. We have cancelled your order (CUR1631.........) and your account will be refunded shortly. We look forward to welcoming you back on line soon.
Cancelled product(s):

1 x ..............
Amount to be refunded: £ ..
£ ...- DELTA
If you have any questions you can either ask online or call us on 0344 561 0000 (we’re open for calls Mon-Fri 8am – 8pm, Sat 8am – 6pm and Sun 9am –6pm).


ctoumi

99% Currys/PCW will NOT honour your order only will cash order and refund … 99% Currys/PCW will NOT honour your order only will cash order and refund you several days later.



This laptop is only a quid less than HP's suggested retail price (SRP, see link), so unllikely to be a mis-price.

www8.hp.com/uk/…758
mbuckhurst

... so the fact it has a dedicated, battery eating, heat producing … ... so the fact it has a dedicated, battery eating, heat producing graphics card is a little pointless, yet somehow I quite often manage to max out all the cores on my i7.



Well no, it would only used the "battery eating, heat producing" dedicated graphics for games, it would use the less power hungry intergrated graphics for your desktop stuff (unless you tell it to use the decated gfx)
If you game, don't buy. If you want an everyday laptop with hi-res screen and a fast processor for internet and home office use, this is hard to beat for value. As for the narrower than expected viewing angle - I sit with mine directly in front of me so it's no issue. Bought online, I read the description on their advert and the backlit keyboard and graphics card was not included in the actual buying page. They are mentioned the the specifications for the entire range of this model but the individual pages for each separate sub-model the details are correct. For a 6th gen i7 with a good graphics card and backlit keyboard you'd expect to pay £200 more for anything but the worst brands, For an HP of this specification i rate it as a good deal, and I work in IT
Can someone that has this laptop comment on the battery life? Also, has anyone tried upgrading RAM or HDD. Really thinking about purchasing one so any general comments would be appreciated. Thanks
Even the built in GPU for gen 6 intel cores will probably cover a decent amount of folk for a bit of light gaming. It's not going to run anything too intensive with all the bells and whistles and certainly won't be totally stutter free. For some VERY light gaming duties it'd probably do for some folks though. It's roughly equivalent to a 920M.

Full details here (along with some same benchmark scores in games).
notebookcheck.net/Int…tml
honey00701

Then there is no much big difference between WiFi: 802.11ac ( Max : 1300 … Then there is no much big difference between WiFi: 802.11ac ( Max : 1300 ) and WiFi: 802.11n ( Max 600 ) as you have 200mbpscheers


There is a difference however if you regularly transfer large files to and from your AC enabled laptop to a server or NAS box for example that would almost certainly be connected via a gigabit LAN port.
Would THIS run Rome Total War 2 smoothly, stutter free on low graphics settings?
webb204

I started the original thread on these ,have since found out there's no … I started the original thread on these ,have since found out there's no dedicated graphics,the screen is not IPS and very poor,no AC WiFi,also no backlit keyboard,all these things were originally advertised on Curry's site!! So you're getting a great CPU in a crippled laptop



Per HP's website, this exact model HP Pavilion 15-ak085na is FHD IPS anti-glare screen.
www8.hp.com/uk/…758!tab=specs
For the specifications, the price is hot.

I just do not know how is the build quality, screen, keyboard etc. Per HP website, the screen is FHD IPS anti-glare, it could be good which is promising.

On the other hand, it is a HP consumer laptop, which is not very promising.
or don't use Windows remove windows 10 all together and use Linux. brings down the price similar to this deal.
huangxq2

Per HP's website, this exact model HP Pavilion 15-ak085na is FHD IPS … Per HP's website, this exact model HP Pavilion 15-ak085na is FHD IPS anti-glare screen.http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=9192758#!tab=specs


As I've already stated the screen is NOT IPS ,it is a very poor AU OPTRONICS TN type panel,i have checked 2 different machines using device manager to get the type
webb204

As I've already stated the screen is NOT IPS ,it is a very poor AU … As I've already stated the screen is NOT IPS ,it is a very poor AU OPTRONICS TN type panel,i have checked 2 different machines using device manager to get the type



So HP website description is wrong, is it the case?

You may be right. Even higher model HP Envy got bad screen as people reported.

As far as I know the only HP laptop come with good screen is their highest model Ultrabook HP Spectre X360 comes with 13.3 inch IPS FHD or UHD screen.

Edited by: "huangxq2" 19th Jan 2016
789HHEELLOO

I would assume it doesn't have a dedicated graphics card, so it will have … I would assume it doesn't have a dedicated graphics card, so it will have Intel HD graphics 530. There are hardly any performance differences between this and low end dedicated graphics cards. So it might be worth considering, since the battery life would be significantly better than one with a dedicated card. For me it is a deal breaker, since I use my laptop at home only, and would like the performance of a high end card.



​Dumb question but what are dedicated graphics cards useful for, apart from playing certain games at the highest frame rate / quality ?

My MSI i7 laptop has both Intel built in graphics and a dedicated nvidia card, but I have never actually bothered to configure the dedicated card. The builtin seems fine (I don't run gpu intensive games). I think the Nvidia card is unused. I'm on Linux btw.

In the early 90s I splurged on a PC with a V7 video card, as it was needed to get the best resolution. But that is/isn't the case now?
huangxq2

So HP website description is wrong, is it the case?You may be right. Even … So HP website description is wrong, is it the case?You may be right. Even higher model HP Envy got bad screen as people reported.As far as I know the only HP laptop come with good screen is their highest model Ultrabook HP Spectre X360 comes with 13.3 inch IPS FHD or UHD screen.


Yes it is wrong
kknb0800

Can someone that has this laptop comment on the battery life? Also, has … Can someone that has this laptop comment on the battery life? Also, has anyone tried upgrading RAM or HDD. Really thinking about purchasing one so any general comments would be appreciated. Thanks



Battery life is almost 5 hours with full charge , ( watching you tube videos , surfing internet or doing some tasks ) you can upgrade maximum RAM to 16GB and i think 2TB is enough ? but you can extend it if you want .
Hope this helps
careless_adi

There is a difference however if you regularly transfer large files to … There is a difference however if you regularly transfer large files to and from your AC enabled laptop to a server or NAS box for example that would almost certainly be connected via a gigabit LAN port.



Yes true in that case :-)
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