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HP 15s-fq0008na 15.6" Laptop, Full HD, 8th gen i5, 8GB of RAM , 512GB SSD
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HP 15s-fq0008na 15.6" Laptop, Full HD, 8th gen i5, 8GB of RAM , 512GB SSD

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Key Features
  • Up to 10 hours battery life
  • Full HD screen - for a stunning, clear picture
  • 512GB SSD offers loads of storage & super-fast loading
  • 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor
  • 8GB of RAM delivers seamless multitasking

Catch up on your emails and binge-watch your favourite shows with this stunning HP laptop. No longer will you be tethered to your desk by charging cables, thanks to the whopping 10-hour battery life. And even when completely drained, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 45 minutes. The display is stunningly clear with its 15.6-inch Full HD resolution. Plus, you’ll have tonnes of storage for your photos, music and documents, as well as super-speedy loading with the massive 512GB SSD. And even if you have a million and one things to do, the impressive 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and 8GB of RAM mean you can switch seamlessly from task to task.

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jyonda02/02/2020 09:27

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-14-ce3501sa-14-laptop-intel-core-i5-512-gb-ssd-silver-10198859-pdt.htmlThis for example would be well worth an extra £50.


Not really, its a 14" instead of 15" so loses the number pad, some of us need one.
Ctap = Client To Authenticator Protocol??
Calm down guys. Its defo worth paying 50 quid extra for the newer gen i5 however if someone if on a strict budget of 450 then i can see why they would go for this. Also if someone doesn't want to fool around with opening laptops then the difference between 8th gen and 10th gen isn't alot i mean im using 8th gen atm its rapid. So lets leave it at that guys .
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Good deal?
jyonda02/02/2020 08:55

Not really.


Why not, good spec's, decent brand, 5 star reviews. What can you get better for the money?
Does this have a backlit keyboard?
jyonda02/02/2020 08:55

Not really.


Lets see a better deal then? Maybe comment with link or blimey even post your own deal?
TWD02/02/2020 09:12

Why not, good spec's, decent brand, 5 star reviews. What can you get …Why not, good spec's, decent brand, 5 star reviews. What can you get better for the money?


The 8th gen i5 processor. Currys have a 10th gen i5 HP laptop with same 8gb ram and 512 SSD spec for £499.
snappyfish02/02/2020 09:23

Lets see a better deal then? Maybe comment with link or blimey even post …Lets see a better deal then? Maybe comment with link or blimey even post your own deal?


currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

This for example would be well worth an extra £50.
jyonda02/02/2020 09:27

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-14-ce3501sa-14-laptop-intel-core-i5-512-gb-ssd-silver-10198859-pdt.htmlThis for example would be well worth an extra £50.


But that's an extra £50
snappyfish02/02/2020 09:31

But that's an extra £50


And worth every penny. I still wouldn't be buying a 8th gen i5 at £449.
jyonda02/02/2020 09:27

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-14-ce3501sa-14-laptop-intel-core-i5-512-gb-ssd-silver-10198859-pdt.htmlThis for example would be well worth an extra £50.


Not really, its a 14" instead of 15" so loses the number pad, some of us need one.
It's a good deal including the fact it's not through currys, one of the few companies that makes ryanair look competent and caring about their customers
googley202/02/2020 09:49

Not really, its a 14" instead of 15" so loses the number pad, some of us …Not really, its a 14" instead of 15" so loses the number pad, some of us need one.


currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

This is £399. 10th gen i5 HP 15.6 inch. Upgrade the ram and it's still cheaper. 256gb SSD probably sufficient but can be upgraded if necessary too.

Still a much better deal due to 2 gens difference in processor.

Not available for delivery but still stock in store.
IbilboI02/02/2020 09:58

It's a good deal including the fact it's not through currys, one of the …It's a good deal including the fact it's not through currys, one of the few companies that makes ryanair look competent and caring about their customers


Machines with a 10th gen i5 processor can be had for similar if not less money so no it's not a good deal.
And for general office use, internet browsing etc, does 8 gen to 10 gen make a substantial and obvious difference??
IbilboI02/02/2020 10:16

And for general office use, internet browsing etc, does 8 gen to 10 gen …And for general office use, internet browsing etc, does 8 gen to 10 gen make a substantial and obvious difference??


I think I've proven with examples already that better deals exist so go ahead and waste your money if you like.
jyonda02/02/2020 10:02

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-15s-fq1505na-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-256-gb-silver-10198289-pdt.htmlThis is £399. 10th gen i5 HP 15.6 inch. Upgrade the ram and it's still cheaper. 256gb SSD probably sufficient but can be upgraded if necessary too. Still a much better deal due to 2 gens difference in processor.Not available for delivery but still stock in store.


Can RAM and SSD be upgraded by curry’s or is it simple DIY?
aliy102/02/2020 11:06

Can RAM and SSD be upgraded by curry’s or is it simple DIY?


It's simple enough to do yourself and there's no way I'd ask Currys to mess about with my machine. If you want a professional to do an upgrade then find a small local IT shop to do it for you.
jyonda02/02/2020 10:23

I think I've proven with examples already that better deals exist so go …I think I've proven with examples already that better deals exist so go ahead and waste your money if you like.


I mean, not really. You've linked to a laptop that has a processor with a ~10% improvement (according to PassMark) but which has half the RAM and half the storage. Most people won't notice the 10% improvement and would prefer the extra RAM and storage (or, at least, to not have to deal with upgrading them).
Aristotle02/02/2020 11:10

I mean, not really. You've linked to a laptop that has a processor with a …I mean, not really. You've linked to a laptop that has a processor with a ~10% improvement (according to PassMark) but which has half the RAM and half the storage. Most people won't notice the 10% improvement and would prefer the extra RAM and storage (or, at least, to not have to deal with upgrading them).


It was £50 cheaper too. Resale value on a 10 Vs 8th gen will be significantly different too.
jyonda02/02/2020 11:19

It was £50 cheaper too. Resale value on a 10 Vs 8th gen will be …It was £50 cheaper too. Resale value on a 10 Vs 8th gen will be significantly different too.


So? If you bought both of these laptops now which would sell for more money? This one of course.
Aristotle02/02/2020 11:22

So? If you bought both of these laptops now which would sell for more …So? If you bought both of these laptops now which would sell for more money? This one of course.


You are forgetting the £50 difference but even then I don't think your 8th gen i5 would get any more on the 2nd hand market today and even less in 2-3 years.
jyonda02/02/2020 11:34

You are forgetting the £50 difference but even then I don't think your 8th …You are forgetting the £50 difference but even then I don't think your 8th gen i5 would get any more on the 2nd hand market today and even less in 2-3 years.


I'm not forgetting the £50 difference, you are forgetting the cost of a 512GB SSD and another 4GB of RAM. If you honestly think that your laptop (a laptop that currently has 4GB or RAM in 2020) would sell for more than this laptop both now and in 2-3 more years then there's not much more I can say to you.
Aristotle02/02/2020 11:40

I'm not forgetting the £50 difference, you are forgetting the cost of a …I'm not forgetting the £50 difference, you are forgetting the cost of a 512GB SSD and another 4GB of RAM. If you honestly think that your laptop (a laptop that currently has 4GB or RAM in 2020) would sell for more than this laptop both now and in 2-3 more years then there's not much more I can say to you.


512 SSD and 8gb ram will cost £80. Sell the 256 and 4gb for £30 and upgrade. Then you have same ram and storage (if you really needed it anyway) with a much better processor and improved longevity for the same money. If you can't grasp this then I think you must just like bickering on the internet.

If you really want the exact same machine it can also be bought from Very for £439.99 (plus £3.99 postage, click and collect free). I still would not be buying an 8th gen i5 for this money.
jyonda02/02/2020 11:49

512 SSD and 8gb ram will cost £80. Sell the 256 and 4gb for £30 and u …512 SSD and 8gb ram will cost £80. Sell the 256 and 4gb for £30 and upgrade. Then you have same ram and storage (if you really needed it anyway) with a much better processor and improved longevity for the same money. If you can't grasp this then I think you must just like bickering on the internet.If you really want the exact same machine it can also be bought from Very for £439.99 (plus £3.99 postage, click and collect free). I still would not be buying an 8th gen i5 for this money.


Tbh some people are not computer literate and cba opening the laptop up. So it would suit them to buy the bigger ssd and ram
irabbs702/02/2020 11:51

Tbh some people are not computer literate and cba opening the laptop up. …Tbh some people are not computer literate and cba opening the laptop up. So it would suit them to buy the bigger ssd and ram


These aren't the only two choices. The main point is not to buy a machine which is 2 gens out of date at this price.
jyonda02/02/2020 11:49

512 SSD and 8gb ram will cost £80. Sell the 256 and 4gb for £30 and u …512 SSD and 8gb ram will cost £80. Sell the 256 and 4gb for £30 and upgrade. Then you have same ram and storage (if you really needed it anyway) with a much better processor and improved longevity for the same money. If you can't grasp this then I think you must just like bickering on the internet.If you really want the exact same machine it can also be bought from Very for £439.99 (plus £3.99 postage, click and collect free). I still would not be buying an 8th gen i5 for this money.


256GB SSDs regularly go for ~£22 new, you are going to get at best £20 for both the SSD and RAM if you are lucky. And you are not factoring in the fact that you have to spend time replacing the parts, selling the old parts etc., nor the fact that 95% on HUKD won't want to do either. Also, you constantly make reference to the word "longevity". Do you have links that demonstrate the 10th gen processors are expected to last longer than the 8th gens? Or are you just blindly making this assumption because they are newer?

Go ahead and buy both laptops if you like and then immediately put them on Ebay, I assure you that this one will sell for more. If I'm wrong, I'll pay you twice the difference.
Aristotle02/02/2020 12:00

256GB SSDs regularly go for ~£22 new, you are going to get at best £20 for …256GB SSDs regularly go for ~£22 new, you are going to get at best £20 for both the SSD and RAM if you are lucky. And you are not factoring in the fact that you have to spend time replacing the parts, selling the old parts etc., nor the fact that 95% on HUKD won't want to do either. Also, you constantly make reference to the word "longevity". Do you have links that demonstrate the 10th gen processors are expected to last longer than the 8th gens? Or are you just blindly making this assumption because they are newer?Go ahead and buy both laptops if you like and then immediately put them on Ebay, I assure you that this one will sell for more. If I'm wrong, I'll pay you twice the difference.


So you do just like bickering on the internet.
jyonda02/02/2020 12:01

So you do just like bickering on the internet.



I assume then that I have made some valid points if the best reply for someone who has 600+ comments on HUKD is to suggest that all I do is bicker on the internet.
Aristotle02/02/2020 12:05

I assume then that I have made some valid points if the best reply for …I assume then that I have made some valid points if the best reply for someone who has 600+ comments on HUKD is to suggest that all I do is bicker on the internet.


It's more that your 'points' don't really stack up and you ignore important points such as the price £50 difference. To try and argue there's little or no difference between an 8th gen i5 and 10th gen i5 in terms of either performance or residual value is already absurd.

What exactly have you contributed to this discussion? What actual examples or research have you shared. Nothing. Just criticism and opinion with no substance hence you must enjoy bickering because there's nothing else there.
jyonda02/02/2020 12:15

It's more that your 'points' don't really stack up and you ignore …It's more that your 'points' don't really stack up and you ignore important points such as the price £50 difference. To try and argue there's little or no difference between an 8th gen i5 and 10th gen i5 in terms of either performance or residual value is already absurd.What exactly have you contributed to this discussion? What actual examples or research have you shared. Nothing. Just criticism and opinion with no substance hence you must enjoy bickering because there's nothing else there.


I have already said that the difference between both processors in terms of performance is 10%, and I have stated that evidence is PassMark. I don't need to argue that there is little difference, I have just demonstrated it to you. With a fact.

If you wish to talk about evidence, then go ahead. Where is you evidence that suggests that 10th gen processors have significantly greater longevity? Or that your laptop doesn't have the RAM soldered in and is definitely upgradable? Or even at what point did I imply that there was not a £50 price difference?

I have criticised your "deal" fairly as I have given actual evidence that I do not consider it a deal because of the small difference in processor power and price compared to the large difference in RAM and storage. All you have done is thrown around words like "longevity" without backing it up with evidence. So go ahead, reply with some links that shows that the 10th gen processors have significantly better longevity and that the RAM is not soldered in if you care about evidence so much.
Edited by: "Aristotle" 2nd Feb
Aristotle02/02/2020 12:24

I have already said that the difference between both processors in terms …I have already said that the difference between both processors in terms of performance is 10%, and I have stated that evidence is PassMark. I don't need to argue that there is little difference, I have just demonstrated it to you. With a fact.If you wish to talk about evidence, then go ahead. Where is you evidence that suggests that 10th gen processors have significantly greater longevity? Or that your laptop doesn't have the RAM soldered in and is definitely upgradable? Or even at what point did I imply that there was not a £50 price difference?I have criticised your "deal" fairly as I have given actual evidence that I do not consider it a deal because of the small difference in processor power and price compared to the large difference in RAM and storage. All you have done is thrown around words like "longevity" without backing it up with evidence. So go ahead, reply with some links that shows that the 10th gen processors have significantly better longevity and that the RAM is not soldered in if you care about evidence so much.


Where are your links?
I never said I included links, but I shall do the googling for you. cpubenchmark.net/com…558
Aristotle02/02/2020 12:28

I never said I included links, but I shall do the googling for you. …I never said I included links, but I shall do the googling for you. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-Core-i5-8265U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-1035G1/3323vs3558


It was quite ironic that you felt entitled to demand them from me without bothering to do so yourself at any point. Then you say you're doing me a favour!
jyonda02/02/2020 12:30

It was quite ironic that you felt entitled to demand them from me without …It was quite ironic that you felt entitled to demand them from me without bothering to do so yourself at any point. Then you say you're doing me a favour!


Because I stated my fact when I assumed you were just going to look it up, go "oh yeah he's right", admit you were wrong and then move on with your life. Rather than all the bickering you've done since as you clearly don't like to admit that there's a small chance in your mind that you might be incorrect.

So where are your links that show the longevity and upgrade-ability?
Calm down guys. Its defo worth paying 50 quid extra for the newer gen i5 however if someone if on a strict budget of 450 then i can see why they would go for this. Also if someone doesn't want to fool around with opening laptops then the difference between 8th gen and 10th gen isn't alot i mean im using 8th gen atm its rapid. So lets leave it at that guys .
irabbs702/02/2020 12:37

Calm down guys. Its defo worth paying 50 quid extra for the newer gen i5 …Calm down guys. Its defo worth paying 50 quid extra for the newer gen i5 however if someone if on a strict budget of 450 then i can see why they would go for this. Also if someone doesn't want to fool around with opening laptops then the difference between 8th gen and 10th gen isn't alot i mean im using 8th gen atm its rapid. So lets leave it at that guys .


It's worth paying the extra £50 if you can definitely upgrade the RAM. It certainly isn't if you are stuck with 4GB.

And I of course agree with you on the processor difference.
Edited by: "Aristotle" 2nd Feb
Aristotle02/02/2020 12:34

Because I stated my fact when I assumed you were just going to look it up, …Because I stated my fact when I assumed you were just going to look it up, go "oh yeah he's right", admit you were wrong and then move on with your life. Rather than all the bickering you've done since as you clearly don't like to admit that there's a small chance in your mind that you might be incorrect.So where are your links that show the longevity and upgrade-ability?


Well I don't really have to because by your own admission the gen 10 offers an increase of approx 15% in performance. Kind of a no-brainer. Ironic again as I would have thought you would have spotted this and gotten on with your life too.

About four hours ago somebody asked if this was a good deal. I gave my opinion as 'not really'. I was asked why and asked to provide examples which I did.

It's not really that I have to defend the alternative I provided, I only have to demonstrate that there are better options for similar money and I've done that.

Anything I say is of course just my opinion and I hoped it helped somebody make an informed decision to purchase or not. You on their other hand have just spent the whole time splitting hairs and not bothering to support any of it.

Maybe you can tell us why you think this is a very good deal and make the case for that instead?
Aristotle02/02/2020 12:43

It's worth paying the extra £50 if you can definitely upgrade the RAM. It …It's worth paying the extra £50 if you can definitely upgrade the RAM. It certainly isn't if you are stuck with 4GB. And I of course agree with you on the processor difference.


I'm talking about the 2 different deals someone posted as alternatives. The £500 has similar spec but newer gen i5. The £399 deal has 10th gen but less ram and ssd. So imo the £500 with newer gen i5 same ssd and same ram is worth paying £50 more but those with a strict budget may want spend less for the 8th gen i5 which imo the performance of is fine for most users. But the £399 which has 4gb ram and half the ssd is a decent deal for those who are willing to open the laptop up etc but if they want to pay £50 more then get the deal I posted here(double ram and ssd but 8th gen) . Its simple really not sure why there is a big argument?
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