HP 250 G5 15" laptop i3, 4GB, 256GB SSD, FHD, W10Pro - £389.99 @ Ebuyer
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HP 250 G5 15" laptop i3, 4GB, 256GB SSD, FHD, W10Pro - £389.99 @ Ebuyer

£389.99
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Found 10th AprMade hot 10th Apr
Difficult to find new 15" laptops with 256GB SSD and FHD under £400.
This is one. (Plenty of stock; not sure for how long at this price.)

Note. Upgrading this computer (e.g. adding memory) requires the bottom of the laptop to be unscrewed which is not for the faint-hearted; see youtube clip in posts.

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PcSpecialist_

if you have a budget of £1000 I would make your own mate as this really … if you have a budget of £1000 I would make your own mate as this really isn't this good. Building is a lot cheaper and this isn't that great... for a good £500 pc try this GTX 1050 Graphics card, H110M Motherboard any 550W Power supply, don't need a cooler unless the fans r too loud, any case of your choice, 8gb of ram and 1TB of memory


Haha, I love how you label yourself 'PCspecialist', but don't know the difference between a laptop and a desktop, AND refer to storage as memory!

How's business?
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Instead of my budget going up n up to a grand, I'm thinking this would probably do for me.

Any opinions out there? especially with the screen.

Edit, it says 15.6" screen, no?
Edited by: "Joey.Bloggsy" 10th Apr

FHD and SSD for under £400 is hard to argue with. That's fine for browsing the new and office work. It's not much fun getting the back off of these if you want to upgrade the RAM. I much prefer manufacturers like Dell who leave panels over the RAM for easy upgrades. Hard to beat for the money though.
This shows you how to get the back off: youtube.com/wat…_5E

Spod

It's not much fun getting the back off of these if you want to upgrade … It's not much fun getting the back off of these if you want to upgrade the RAM. I much prefer manufacturers like Dell who leave panels over the RAM for easy upgrades. Hard to beat for the money though.This shows you how to get the back off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xEn6RIb_5E

That's ludicrous, especially given their models where the entire bottom panel pops off without tools to access everything.

Its not really ludicrous, you'll only ever likely open it once to add more memory.

Spies

Its not really ludicrous, you'll only ever likely open it once to add … Its not really ludicrous, you'll only ever likely open it once to add more memory.

... or upgrade the SSD, or replace a depleted battery, or clean the CPU fan...

Granted none of which are everyday tasks but why make it so complicated? As I said, on an EliteBook it just pops off.

Does anyone know if you could install Windows 7 pro on this machine?

Never had any issues opening up hp laptops. Usually just a screw and then the whole back slides off. Can't be any easier!

Voted hot btw.

Guys, just to give you a compare, check the deal for similar one on last Black Friday. hotukdeals.com/dea…516

hatchers

Does anyone know if you could install Windows 7 pro on this machine?



Not sure why you wouldn't. It's got a built in DVD drive so all you need is a valid disc.

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rbz5416

That's ludicrous, especially given their models where the entire bottom … That's ludicrous, especially given their models where the entire bottom panel pops off without tools to access everything.

Yes, that is crazy considering most people would want 8GB RAM, although 4GB is ok if you don't have too many programs and/or browser tabs open.

Joey.Bloggsy

Instead of my budget going up n up to a grand, I'm thinking this would … Instead of my budget going up n up to a grand, I'm thinking this would probably do for me.Any opinions out there? especially with the screen.Edit, it says 15.6" screen, no?


if you have a budget of £1000 I would make your own mate as this really isn't this good. Building is a lot cheaper and this isn't that great... for a good £500 pc try this GTX 1050 Graphics card, H110M Motherboard any 550W Power supply, don't need a cooler unless the fans r too loud, any case of your choice, 8gb of ram and 1TB of memory

masai

Never had any issues opening up hp laptops. Usually just a screw and then … Never had any issues opening up hp laptops. Usually just a screw and then the whole back slides off. Can't be any easier!Voted hot btw.


Not watched the video then? X)

JacobWilson2

Guys, just to give you a compare, check the deal for similar one on last … Guys, just to give you a compare, check the deal for similar one on last Black Friday. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-au110na-15-6-laptop-i3-7100u-8gb-ram-256-ssd-hp-store-2559516



​Sub HD screen and time machines haven't been invented yet.

Original Poster

This makes a good comparison
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-aw054sa-15-6-laptop-silver-10152519-pdt.html
(similar CPU, 8GB RAM, bigger mechanical hard drive; not FHD); I'd replace the DVD drive with a caddy and a 120GB SSD (approx £50 all in** to give a much faster machine)

** need to check DVD drive size first etc.

Edited by: "Musicrab" 10th Apr

rbz5416

... or upgrade the SSD, or replace a depleted battery, or clean the CPU … ... or upgrade the SSD, or replace a depleted battery, or clean the CPU fan...Granted none of which are everyday tasks but why make it so complicated? As I said, on an EliteBook it just pops off.



I have an 820 G3 and it does not pop off. They've changed the design it's now lots of screws. The G1 and G2 were a slide tab

Edited by: "harrybeeee1" 10th Apr

I have the HP250 I5 with 128GB which Tesco had last year for £280 very impressed

PcSpecialist_

if you have a budget of £1000 I would make your own mate as this really … if you have a budget of £1000 I would make your own mate as this really isn't this good. Building is a lot cheaper and this isn't that great... for a good £500 pc try this GTX 1050 Graphics card, H110M Motherboard any 550W Power supply, don't need a cooler unless the fans r too loud, any case of your choice, 8gb of ram and 1TB of memory


nice laptop buddy oO

rbz5416

That's ludicrous, especially given their models where the entire bottom … That's ludicrous, especially given their models where the entire bottom panel pops off without tools to access everything.


it is quite bad but many of dells are not so easy either
hardly anyone leaves access panels nowadays

Edited by: "brilly" 10th Apr

Not wishing to side track this post,but still slightly topical.I have a HP pavilion dv6 - 6b50sa would this or what would be its replacement ? i dont do gaming just surf the net and stream at times,so mines probably over qualified for use but i like it.And still do.Thanks for any help

This is on Debenhams Plus for £350 I think

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mrtea1967

I have a HP pavilion dv6 - 6b50sa would this or what would be its … I have a HP pavilion dv6 - 6b50sa would this or what would be its replacement ?

Similar. If yours was in a good condition but perhaps little sluggish, a Windows reinstall and/or SSD would be the next step before a new computer.

If refurbished isn't a problem check out this, only bad point is the screen. Price is ex VAT

mcscom.co.uk/pro…08/

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Simples77

This is on Debenhams Plus for £350 I think


£410? debenhamsplus.com/p/1…top

This is on Debenhams Plus for £350 I think

https://www.debenhamsplus.com/p/1132246/hp-50-g5-intel-core-i3-5005u-4gb-500gb-15.6-inch-windows-10-home-64-bit-laptop?refsource=Deadwords&gclid=CjwKEAjw2qzHBRChloWxgoXDpyASJAB01Io0lXTnkwzHvc-AkbRCHq7odKOS4FPIWfznXBey5XiNtBoC4U3w_wcB

Is this not it then?

Original Poster

Simples77

https://www.debenhamsplus.com/p/1132246/hp-50-g5-intel-core-i3-5005u-4gb-500gb-15.6-inch-windows-10-home-64-bit-laptop?refsource=Deadwords&gclid=CjwKEAjw2qzHBRChloWxgoXDpyASJAB01Io0lXTnkwzHvc-AkbRCHq7odKOS4FPIWfznXBey5XiNtBoC4U3w_wcBIs this not it then?

Similar but yours has a 1366 x 768 Screen (some people are really fussy about the screens) and a mechanical drive.

Doesn't seem like the i5 processors offer much over the i3 in their mobile form, aside from turbo boost?

Wouldn't bother with this, too expensive for an i3, 4gb ram. The combination with an SSD is crazy on this laptop

What's crazy about an i3 with an SSD?
A core2duo with an SSD can still run great..

Original Poster

Dammit. Just missed this 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM HP
http://www.ebuyer.com/767251-hp-255-g5-amd-laptop-z3a60es-z3a60es-abu
£335 or £225 with tradein. Checking actual offer end date now...

1366x768 screen resolution.

Musicrab

Dammit. Just missed this 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM … Dammit. Just missed this 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM HPhttp://www.ebuyer.com/767251-hp-255-g5-amd-laptop-z3a60es-z3a60es-abu£335 or £225 with tradein. Checking actual offer end date now...


Sorry to be dim but how do you get trade-in price please?

Spies

​Sub HD screen and time machines haven't been invented yet.


Time machine not required by those looking to compare prices, that's how we gauge whether they're hot.
Yes, I get the comparison is poor FHD vs HD though this time machine nonsense is just that. We're here to save money, knowing an item was cheaper means it likely will be again in the future.

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jheales

What about this one? It has 8Gb of memory so less liable for an upgrade … What about this one? It has 8Gb of memory so less liable for an upgrade in the near future. No DVD though.HP 250 G5 i3 Laptop 8GB 256Gb SSD Windows 10 Home

Spies

1366x768 screen resolution.

Musicrab

Dammit. Just missed this 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM … Dammit. Just missed this 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM HPhttp://www.ebuyer.com/767251-hp-255-g5-amd-laptop-z3a60es-z3a60es-abu£335 or £225 with tradein. Checking actual offer end date now...

Yes, sorry, these off topic because not FHD. I personally don't mind - guess it depends what you're used too. But nice to know you can get 8GB and 256GB SSD for not-too-silly-money.
Regarding the HP tradeup, details here https://hp.tradeuptohp.com/gb/en/pages/tradein/qualifying
They NORMALLY do monthly offers but the one I linked to above - code Z3A60ES - was available for £224 with tradeup but was only available for the first week of this month. Dammit.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 11th Apr

Spod

FHD and SSD for under £400 is hard to argue with. That's fine for … FHD and SSD for under £400 is hard to argue with. That's fine for browsing the new and office work. It's not much fun getting the back off of these if you want to upgrade the RAM. I much prefer manufacturers like Dell who leave panels over the RAM for easy upgrades. Hard to beat for the money though.This shows you how to get the back off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xEn6RIb_5E



thats a terrible design!

PcSpecialist_

if you have a budget of £1000 I would make your own mate as this really … if you have a budget of £1000 I would make your own mate as this really isn't this good. Building is a lot cheaper and this isn't that great... for a good £500 pc try this GTX 1050 Graphics card, H110M Motherboard any 550W Power supply, don't need a cooler unless the fans r too loud, any case of your choice, 8gb of ram and 1TB of memory


Haha, I love how you label yourself 'PCspecialist', but don't know the difference between a laptop and a desktop, AND refer to storage as memory!

How's business?

PcSpecialist_

if you have a budget of £1000 I would make your own mate as this really … if you have a budget of £1000 I would make your own mate as this really isn't this good. Building is a lot cheaper and this isn't that great... for a good £500 pc try this GTX 1050 Graphics card, H110M Motherboard any 550W Power supply, don't need a cooler unless the fans r too loud, any case of your choice, 8gb of ram and 1TB of memory



Good luck squeezing that 550W power supply into a laptop case ...

EDIT - Damn - ezzer72 beat me to it! That'll teach me not to get distracted 1/2 way through typing a response!

Edited by: "Spod" 11th Apr

rand0m

thats a terrible design!



Probably designed for speed/cheapness of construction. Typical HP, don't give a damn about user experience unless you are paying for top-end kit. Still, it's better than their cheap Stream rubbish. That stuff really is abysmal. They supply those with 32GB eMMC drives which can't be upgraded, and running Windows 10, which steals more drive space every time there is a Windows upgrade! HP do produce some shockingly bad kit at the low end.

Edited by: "Spod" 11th Apr

ezzer72

Haha, I love how you label yourself 'PCspecialist', but don't know the … Haha, I love how you label yourself 'PCspecialist', but don't know the difference between a laptop and a desktop, AND refer to storage as memory!How's business? :):)


Not a laptop spoon a pc I think I know the difference it's better to make a pc than using a laptop

Spod

Good luck squeezing that 550W power supply into a laptop case ...EDIT - … Good luck squeezing that 550W power supply into a laptop case ...EDIT - Damn - ezzer72 beat me to it! That'll teach me not to get distracted 1/2 way through typing a response!


I actually meant building a pc instead of a laptop you wouldn't even be able to fit the motherboard into the laptop
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