HP 250 G4 Core i5-5200U + 4GB RAM + 500GB Hard Drive + 15.6" £329.00 @ Ebuyer
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HP 250 G4 Core i5-5200U + 4GB RAM + 500GB Hard Drive + 15.6" £329.00 @ Ebuyer

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Found 10th Oct 2015
I'm looking for a Core i5 config laptop and this is the cheapest price laptop I have found. I hope this is helpful for some one.

Processor - Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz, Turbo boost up to 2.7GHz, 3MB Cache
Memory - 4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM, Configuration 1 x 4GB, Expandable to 8GB, 2 SODIMM
Hard Drive - 500GB 5400rpm
Optical Drive - DVD Writer
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64bit
Display - 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal HD SVA Anti Glare Flat LED-backlit Resolution: 1366 x 768
Graphics - Intel HD Graphics
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deleted1032520
Decent for the money, add some memory and an SSD and it would be a reasonably quick machine. Hot from me.
true...one more 4gb stick would do the trick!!! good find though
Just got Apple MacBook Pro from 2012 for £400. Gonna put there Samsung Evo SsD and 8GB RAM :-)
I'm not able to decide which one to buy from the below three.
I will use laptop mainly for web browsing & watching movies etc (not interested in playing games)
My budget is £300 to £350 pounds. Can someone please help!!

Option 1) HP 250 G4 - Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz + 4 GB RAM + 500 GB HD £329 (this deal)
ebuyer.com/717…abu?
A bit expensive but i5 processor, so go for this one & upgrade RAM

Option 2) Asus X555LA - Core i3-5005U 2 GHz + + 4 GB RAM + 1 TB HD £294.94
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Y0LWQAW/?tag=ho01f-21
Buy this one & upgrade RAM

Option 3) Lenovo G50 - Core™ i3-4005U 1.7GHz + 8 GB RAM + 1 TB HD £299.97
http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80L0000DUK-Lenovo-G50_1851720.htm
No need to upgrade RAM, but I have to compromise on processor (this one got 4th generation i3 processor)

Please advise. Thanks.









Edited by: "coolsingada" 10th Oct 2015
1366 x 768
Go for HP
don't buy a 'u' processor
RustyLogic

don't buy a 'u' processor


May I know why?
coolsingada

May I know why?



They are low performance parts designed for battery life rather than performance - they have similar performance to second generation (i.e. Core i5 2xxx) 'M' parts.

e.g.
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-5200U+%40+2.20GHz&id=2440
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-2540M+%40+2.60GHz

There is nothing wrong with them, you just need to know what you are buying and why If you want a laptop that is as thin and light as possible, with as long a battery life as possible, they are great; otherwise get a 'M' version that's slightly heavier and thicker, and you'll find it has much more performance.
Edited by: "tickedon" 11th Oct 2015
i had the same issue, what to buy for internet browsing only and ended up with a Toshiba chromebook CB30-B-104.
it has 4gb ram and a full HD 1080 screen, with up to 10 hrs battery life and silent with no internal fans. It is amazingly fast on start up and works well as it has no other programs to load up that you never use. Think about a chromebook?
tickedon

They are low performance parts designed for battery life rather than … They are low performance parts designed for battery life rather than performance - they have similar performance to second generation (i.e. Core i5 2xxx) 'M' parts. e.g. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-5200U+%40+2.20GHz&id=2440http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-2540M+%40+2.60GHzThere is nothing wrong with them, you just need to know what you are buying and why If you want a laptop that is as thin and light as possible, with as long a battery life as possible, they are great; otherwise get a 'M' version that's slightly heavier and thicker, and you'll find it has much more performance.



Any m ones you recommend around this sort of price point?
coolsingada

I'm not able to decide which one to buy from the below three.I will use … I'm not able to decide which one to buy from the below three.I will use laptop mainly for web browsing & watching movies etc (not interested in playing games)My budget is £300 to £350 pounds. Can someone please help!!Option 1) HP 250 G4 - Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz + 4 GB RAM + 500 GB HD £329 (this deal)http://www.ebuyer.com/717118-hp-250-g4-laptop-n0y97es-abu?A bit expensive but i5 processor, so go for this one & upgrade RAMOption 2) Asus X555LA - Core i3-5005U 2 GHz + + 4 GB RAM + 1 TB HD £294.94http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Y0LWQAW/?tag=ho01f-21Buy this one & upgrade RAMOption 3) Lenovo G50 - Core™ i3-4005U 1.7GHz + 8 GB RAM + 1 TB HD £299.97http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80L0000DUK-Lenovo-G50_1851720.htmNo need to upgrade RAM, but I have to compromise on processor (this one got 4th generation i3 processor)Please advise. Thanks.



I've found one for £400 so no good to you unless you have a spare laptop / pc that you can trade in :-

saveonlaptops.co.uk/594…tml

Intel Core i5-4210U Dual Core Processor
14" Full HD Screen
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
6GB DDR3 RAM
8GB SSD + 500GB Hybrid HDD
Integrated Graphics
USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth
recommendations for a touchscreen laptop??
unapologetic

recommendations for a touchscreen laptop??



What's your budget and what's it going to be used for ?
quglarz

Just got Apple MacBook Pro from 2012 for £400. Gonna put there Samsung … Just got Apple MacBook Pro from 2012 for £400. Gonna put there Samsung Evo SsD and 8GB RAM :-)



Don't forget to use trimforce enable command in terminal.

macrumors.com/201…rt/
Ordered this yesterday for £294 labelled as damaged box but perfect condition. With that saving I'll buy another 4gb ram, so I'm pleased with the deal I got.

No point looking at M processors unless you are willing to spend at least another £100.
4GB RAM is ample for the basic needs described, honestly. An SSD would be a far far better buy than additional memory.
not all i5 are great. this is a dual core processor. not so good..
suchitmehta7

not all i5 are great. this is a dual core processor. not so good..


all of the U cpus are pretty much the same
adamkaty

all of the U cpus are pretty much the same


yes, that is right
pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

please could someone have a look, I'm looking for the best buget core i5 with 8 GB ram found this just wondering if its any good

specs

- Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor
- Dual-core
- 2.2 GHz / 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost
- 3 MB cacheMemory (RAM)8 GBStorage1 TB HDD, 5400 rpmSCREENScreen size15.6”Screen typeLED
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suchitmehta7

not all i5 are great. this is a dual core processor. not so good..



​All i5 are dual core when using on-board graphics, can only get quad with dedicated graphics which pushes price up considerably!
adam.mt

4GB RAM is ample for the basic needs described, honestly. An SSD would be … 4GB RAM is ample for the basic needs described, honestly. An SSD would be a far far better buy than additional memory.


No it wouldn't.
morello321

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-x555la-15-6-laptop-black-10135223-pdt.htmlplease could someone have a look, I'm looking for the best buget core i5 with 8 GB ram found this just wondering if its any good specs - Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor- Dual-core- 2.2 GHz / 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost- 3 MB cacheMemory (RAM)8 GBStorage1 TB HDD, 5400 rpmSCREENScreen size15.6”Screen typeLED


try looking on the dell outlet site. I just got similar speck for just over £300
DoktorMesmer

No it wouldn't.



for a lot of people it would , me included.
RustyLogic

don't buy a 'u' processor


I think a 2.7Ghz dual core i5 seems fine for the price, especially since it wouldn't be used for gaming...
fishmaster

Don't forget to use trimforce enable command in … Don't forget to use trimforce enable command in terminal.http://www.macrumors.com/2015/06/12/os-x-el-capitan-trim-support/


Thx very much FishMaster
personaljesus24

try looking on the dell outlet site. I just got similar speck for just … try looking on the dell outlet site. I just got similar speck for just over £300



​any link for that need a laptop asap thanks
morello321

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-x555la-15-6-laptop-black-10135223-pdt.htmlplease could someone have a look, I'm looking for the best buget core i5 with 8 GB ram found this just wondering if its any good



Go to dell UK site and look for this one,NEW! Inspiron 15 5000-Series 5559, £449.
Windows 10, 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz)
8gb mem, 1TB hard drive.
Far superior to anything mentioned here,
A direct link to Dell doesn`t work.


Edited by: "alared" 11th Oct 2015
really like the dell offers any recommendations on 14 or 15.6" HD screen, as future proof as possible
curry's prices look OK but their warranties are sooooo expensive
alared

Go to dell UK site and look for this one,NEW! Inspiron 15 5000-Series … Go to dell UK site and look for this one,NEW! Inspiron 15 5000-Series 5559, £449.Windows 10, 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz)8gb mem, 1TB hard drive.Far superior to anything mentioned here,A direct link to Dell doesn`t work.



Thanks had a look however they dont have a FULL HD screen at that price of 449 , they have a 15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Truelife LED-Backlit Display is that enough?
the specs however a good just the screen?
any help
The Asus spec looks great. Would like that spec and the start up features but with a touch screen. Any recommendations ?
just wondering is your laptop supposed to be silent? I'm new to laptops, mines making some sounds
Would this run minecraft with good fps multiplayer, thank you.
morello321

just wondering is your laptop supposed to be silent? I'm new to laptops, … just wondering is your laptop supposed to be silent? I'm new to laptops, mines making some sounds


The fan.
alared

The fan.



​yes
Can anyone knows how to upgrade ram? As i already purchased ram but i do not know how to install it. I used youtube to find video for 250 G4 but there are no videos related to this laptop. Can anyone guide me on how to update ram. Thanks and waiting for help
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