HP 15inch laptop- AMD A10, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, 15.6in Full HD £349.99 @ Very
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HP 15inch laptop- AMD A10, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, 15.6in Full HD £349.99 @ Very

£349.99Very Deals
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Found 26th Nov
Was looking for a decent laptop for someone in the discussions section and came across this, thought I would share. Seems a decent price for a budget gaming laptop considering it has an A10 processor. It is full HD, should be able to upgrade the RAM for cheap and comes with a 128gb ssd too.

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I need a laptop that will run Illustrator and Photoshop, will the specs be sufficient for that? I've never used AMD graphics cards only Nvidia

Would this be ok for my 12 year old. For homework, YouTube, and the odd game? Thanks I know nothing about laptops!!

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It doesn't have it's own graphics card, it has an integrated one, however the integrated grpahics cards on this AMD processor will be better than an intel one of the same price range. It will handle illustrator and photoshop as well as anything at this price point would. Equally however I don't believe the software you want to use is that gpu intensive, it is more cpu dependent (processor) so a laptop with an I3 could potentially do just as well if not better depending on it's processor.

OMG it’s a mind field!!! Sorry if I sound thick! Just laptops arnt my bag! Do you think I would be ok buying this one? Or can you suggest another for around the same price? Thankyou

Angiebaby198029 m ago

Would this be ok for my 12 year old. For homework, YouTube, and the odd …Would this be ok for my 12 year old. For homework, YouTube, and the odd game? Thanks I know nothing about laptops!!


Really depends on what games he/she is wanting to play.

I guess as a parent it also depends whether they are capable of looking after their own laptop, if so I would buy a better laptop that could last them 3 years or potentially more. If not then something similar to this would be fine.

If you were going for a more premium device then something like this would suffice: ebuyer.com/803…068

The processor has a good passmark (3883) and the specs seem to suggest it is also a touchscreen.

I may have been tempted by this if I hadn't already bought another, but I would say the SSD upgrade would be a must (by the time windows in on it, plus standard bloatware, there's probably much less than 80GB usable space).

I don't quite think it's worth the extra that you could put on top of the sub £300 deals unless you really wanted touchscreen or the HP-brand, as it'd easily be £400 by the time you add some functional storage.
Edited by: "chuffedfox" 26th Nov

Looks good aside from only having an SSD no "decent" capacity storage.

You can get laptops in this price bracket with at least space & interfaces for both M2 & SATA, unless this has spare SATA but I couldn't see it in the specs.

Also 11 hour battery life? On an A10? Roflmao not unless the battery is a car battery.... Still lots of manufacturers stretch the bounds of reality there but to be aware of if you're expecting around 11 hours away from the mains.

For Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop etc I'd be looking at an i5 or preferably an i7 but if your budget is this price point then it'll do the job but just remember your storage is only 128GB so huge PSDs, EPS etc will soon eat all of that needing an external drive.
Edited by: "Rich44" 26th Nov

SSD, processor which scores 3883 points on cpubenchmark.net, full HD screen, good battery ... I would say this is a pretty good choice.

MarkShopper6 m ago

SSD, processor which scores 3883 points on www.cpubenchmark.net, full HD …SSD, processor which scores 3883 points on www.cpubenchmark.net, full HD screen, good battery ... I would say this is a pretty good choice.


Agreed.

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Angiebaby198056 m ago

OMG it’s a mind field!!! Sorry if I sound thick! Just laptops arnt my bag! …OMG it’s a mind field!!! Sorry if I sound thick! Just laptops arnt my bag! Do you think I would be ok buying this one? Or can you suggest another for around the same price? Thankyou


It would be fine for your son Angie. It can play AAA games at medium settings, you would need to spend at least £700 to play on high settings. This would be a good buy for a 12 year old, they're not really gonna notice the difference between medium and ultra, they just want to play the game itself.

Ok thanks very much! Your help is very much appreciated!

EagleUK1 h, 17 m ago

Really depends on what games he/she is wanting to play.I guess as a parent …Really depends on what games he/she is wanting to play.I guess as a parent it also depends whether they are capable of looking after their own laptop, if so I would buy a better laptop that could last them 3 years or potentially more. If not then something similar to this would be fine.If you were going for a more premium device then something like this would suffice: https://www.ebuyer.com/803890-msi-pl62-7rc-gaming-laptop-9s7-16jd21-068


He wants to be able to down load ‘steam’ and play games on that. Would this work out ok?

EagleUK1 h, 19 m ago

Really depends on what games he/she is wanting to play.I guess as a parent …Really depends on what games he/she is wanting to play.I guess as a parent it also depends whether they are capable of looking after their own laptop, if so I would buy a better laptop that could last them 3 years or potentially more. If not then something similar to this would be fine.If you were going for a more premium device then something like this would suffice: https://www.ebuyer.com/803890-msi-pl62-7rc-gaming-laptop-9s7-16jd21-068


£400 is my budget really. Thanks

Now I'm poorer than i was a minute ago. Thanks OP.

I believe the Amd A10 has more cores than the i5 meaning it’s the better processor?

Cracking machine for the money. Bargain I'd say

Don't buy from very.

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Angiebaby19801 h, 53 m ago

He wants to be able to down load ‘steam’ and play games on that. Would thi …He wants to be able to down load ‘steam’ and play games on that. Would this work out ok?


yup, steam installs fine on this laptop.

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savage271 h, 4 m ago

I believe the Amd A10 has more cores than the i5 meaning it’s the better p …I believe the Amd A10 has more cores than the i5 meaning it’s the better processor?


More cores does not mean a better processor always, imagine each core is a bottle of pop, you could have processor A which has 4 cores (4 bottles) but these are only 1ghz (500ml) or you could have processor B that has 3 cores (bottles) but each core is 4ghz (2 litres), clearly processor B will have more power in total. Also most applications tend to use only one core (especially with gaming) so it is better to have say a quad core 4.2ghz than an octacore (8core) 3 ghz. Hope this makes sense. The A10 is a good processor for this price though.
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 26th Nov

Angiebaby19803 h, 41 m ago

He wants to be able to down load ‘steam’ and play games on that. Would thi …He wants to be able to down load ‘steam’ and play games on that. Would this work out ok?


It really depends which games he wants to play from Steam. Steam games run from very old and basic (so ok to run on most modern pcs) to brand new and very resource intensive, most of which would struggle on this

Shame no optical drive, otherwise would have purchased.

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littleickle27 m ago

It really depends which games he wants to play from Steam. Steam games run …It really depends which games he wants to play from Steam. Steam games run from very old and basic (so ok to run on most modern pcs) to brand new and very resource intensive, most of which would struggle on this


I wouldn't really say this was true. This will run all games her 12 year old wants to play, the most graphically demanding games it may struggle to play on medium/high and the settings may need reducing further, but almost all games will run fine on medium with this laptop. Skyrim for example will run fine on this with medium settings, maybe some set to high even although this is not a new game so to speak.

It comes down to, at this price you won't find much better for gaming.


Bully- I don't think most people use optical drives anymore, you could always get a cheap £10 external drive for when you really do need one.

Best I've seen spec wise for the price.

Also comes with a 1TB HDD and A9 CPU. very.co.uk/hp-…s_1
Edited by: "Pure_Evil" 26th Nov

Can anyone verify touchscreen on this

Pure_Evil4 h, 15 m ago

Best I've seen spec wise for the price.Also comes with a 1TB HDD and A9 …Best I've seen spec wise for the price.Also comes with a 1TB HDD and A9 CPU. http://www.very.co.uk/hp-15-bw024nanbspamd-a9nbsp4gbnbspramnbsp1tbnbsphard-drive-156-inch-full-hd-laptop-grey/1600202570.prd?crossSellType=item_page.recs_1


Is this better than the one the OP posted? Thanks

Angiebaby198028 m ago

Is this better than the one the OP posted? Thanks


The A9 won 4/5 stats with the A10 having 2MB cache. Im no IT buff so this might swing something in its favour. This has 1TB memory, so you shouldn't really ever need an external hdd.

I have that A9 with a 1TB but with 8gb ram and works perfect even with 10 browsing windows open. Just clean off norton, update drivers and disable programs from auto starting on login.
Edited by: "Pure_Evil" 27th Nov

Very nice, but in desc should be "128GB" not "128Gb" as "b" stands for "bit". Most commonly bits are used in throughput, like SATA/LAN/Internet speed 550Mbit/1Gbit/4Mbit etc. and often abbreviated as "1Gb".
"B" stands for "byte" and is 8 times more, so 1Gb (1024 Mb) = 128MB.
No slappy things in informatics, please, all here is strict :-) Similar things are with commas, which present or not make big difference:
"no rape me"
and
"no, rape me".
Sorry for OT.

coconutz13 h, 25 m ago

Can anyone verify touchscreen on this


Very say yes it has touchscreen.




Depth: 38 CMDisplay Size: 15.6inHeight: 2.38 CMWidth: 25.38 CMDongle Required: NGraphics: AMD Radeon R5 GraphicsHard Drive Storage: 128 GbProcessor: AMD Quad-Core A10-9620P APU (2.5 GHz base frequency, up to 3.4 GHz burst frequency, 2 MB cache)RAM Memory: 4 GBScreen Resolution: 1920x1080

Touch Screen: Y

Wifi Enabled: YIntegrated AMD Radeon™ R5 Graphics128 GB M.2 SSDAMD Quad-Core A10-9620P APU (2.5 GHz base frequency, up to 3.4 GHz burst39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal FHD SVA anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only)1 USB 2.0. 1 HDMI15.6in Full HD1 multi-format SD media card readerUp to 11 hours estimated battery timeSupports battery fast charge: approximately 90% in 90 minutes
Edited by: "bobmoo79" 27th Nov

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biuro742 h, 31 m ago

Very nice, but in desc should be "128GB" not "128Gb" as "b" stands for …Very nice, but in desc should be "128GB" not "128Gb" as "b" stands for "bit". Most commonly bits are used in throughput, like SATA/LAN/Internet speed 550Mbit/1Gbit/4Mbit etc. and often abbreviated as "1Gb"."B" stands for "byte" and is 8 times more, so 1Gb (1024 Mb) = 128MB.No slappy things in informatics, please, all here is strict :-) Similar things are with commas, which present or not make big difference:"no rape me"and"no, rape me".Sorry for OT.


my shift key is playing up.aplogies for any offence caused to yourself.i hope this comment doesnt cause u undue distress.feel free to comment further on the poor way in which I have also 'wrote' this comment.

Need advice, not sure whether to buy this for my mother as a Christmas present. She wants a touchscreen and prefers HP.
Can anyone confirm whether the RAM is upgradable? Would like to make this 8GB.

I'm trying to find reviews / videos online about this laptop but cannot find anything!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated .

Awful processor for anything other than eBay, YouTube and PornHub. But a Full HD screen (probably won't be decent quality, but still) and an SSD for 350 notes isn't bad at all.

Not bad at all.

I bought the £449 one from eBuyer which has i5, 256GB, 8GB RAM and also FHD. I might well have been swayed by this one instead, though at least the eBuyer one is much more future-proof for my needs.

Help please.

Don’t know much about computers. Managed to get a door buster deal on Black Friday. Dell inspiron 15 5000 2 in 1 15.6inch touch screen for £549. Specs as per below



8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.4 GHz)
619-AHCY
Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
391-BDIY
15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles-IR Camera
370-ACRZ
8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
400-ASQI
256GB Solid State Drive
490-BCUW
Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Which one is better value for money. The one from very or dell? Is i5 processor better than a10?

Thanks

Good deal. I can vouch for the processor as I have one in my PC. It's not going to do much with the latest games, but paired with an SSD drive it will be very speedy and enjoyable for general use.

Oh_Tyler59 m ago

Awful processor for anything other than eBay, YouTube and PornHub. But a …Awful processor for anything other than eBay, YouTube and PornHub. But a Full HD screen (probably won't be decent quality, but still) and an SSD for 350 notes isn't bad at all.


Do you think this is any good? Thanks very.co.uk/hp-…0a9

Angiebaby198016 m ago

Do you think this is any good? Thanks …Do you think this is any good? Thanks http://www.very.co.uk/hp-15-bw024nanbspamd-a9nbsp4gbnbspramnbsp1tbnbsphard-drive-156-inch-full-hd-laptop-grey/1600202570.prd?_requestid=296178&Ntt=laptop%20a9


Other than the 1080p screen (laptops in this sort of range usually have nasty 720p ones) it's not got a lot going for it other than a decent price. But as you can get a half decent 128GB SSD these days for £30, and they are usually relatively easy to install, then a total of £360 for the two is good value in my opinion. 4GB RAM is more than enough for web browsing and watching videos.

Just ordered one, spec seems reasonable for the price. Can anyone advise on what type/spec of RAM to purchase, to buy a 4gb stick to upgrade this to 8Gb please? (I am guessing it is DDR4 2133MHz based on other HP types or similar but hard to find any general review/specs for this on the web).
Edited by: "AJR_66_-10716193595260128" 27th Nov

Is it a full version of office, or just a one year license?

OK, can't decide between this and the Acer Aspire. The Acer has no touch screen, but it has 8GB RAM. But is an A10 or an i3 6006 better for non-gaming use?

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asm8010 m ago

OK, can't decide between this and the Acer Aspire. The Acer has no touch …OK, can't decide between this and the Acer Aspire. The Acer has no touch screen, but it has 8GB RAM. But is an A10 or an i3 6006 better for non-gaming use?



I3 mate, bettter cpu for non gaming and battery life should be better also, plus you have the extra RAM.

EDIT!!: I looked up the CPU specs to be sure, go for the AMD one, the I3 is seriously underpowered even for non gaming this AMD will beat it easily. The AMD turbo's to 3.5ghz vs a 2ghz i3, no contest really.
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 27th Nov
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