HP 250 G5 i3 15.6" Laptop, Full HD 1080P, W10, £329.99 @ Ebuyer
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HP 250 G5 i3 15.6" Laptop, Full HD 1080P, W10, £329.99 @ Ebuyer

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Edited by:"clinkadink"Found 23rd Oct
19/11/17 - price updated.

Price includes free 5 day delivery. But typically this only takes a couple of days.

HP Model 2EW13ES

  • Intel Core i3-5005U 2.0GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD
  • 15.6" Full HD + WIFI
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Weight 1.96 kg
  • Webcam + Bluetooth
  • Windows 10 Home

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Original Poster

ScroopEgerton1 h, 24 m ago

Thanks very much.. and in terms of upgrades/future-proofing it, the …Thanks very much.. and in terms of upgrades/future-proofing it, the important parts like RAM & memory are upgradeable etc?


As @Rich44 mentioned, memory and RAM are one and the same thing.

The laptop can be upgraded with RAM and storage. It comes with 1 stick of 4GB RAM, but has a spare slot for another stick of RAM. It supports up to 16GB (8GB in each slot).

The laptop comes with a 1TB (1,024GB) hard disk drive (HDD). These provide a lot of space for storing apps, games, etc. but are mechanical, and so have slower boot and app loading times. However, this can be upgraded.

The best performance upgrade for any laptop or computer that has an HDD, is to replace it with a Solid State Drive (SSD). These are not mechanical, there are no moving parts. So they are not only silent, but are significantly faster. E.g. a laptop with an HDD may take a minute to get to the Desktop. Whereas a laptop with SSD can boot to Desktop in under 10 seconds. And equally, it can launch apps, programs, files much faster than the more traditional HDD. However, SSD are still more expensive than HDD. Therefore, it wouldn't uncommon for someone to swap out a 1TB HDD and replace it with a 250GB SSD. The gain in speed and performance, far outweighs the reduction in storage space (especially with more and more being parked in the Cloud!).

Hope that helps.
Edited by: "clinkadink" 23rd Oct
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Display

  • 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal Full HD SVA anti-glare slim LED-backlit
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Weight 1.96 kg

Original Poster

'Put a SSD in it'

I said that because that's what everyone will say.....

Heat for finding an i3 for this price

Original Poster

Gollywood37 s ago

'Put a SSD in it'I said that because that's what everyone will …'Put a SSD in it'I said that because that's what everyone will say.....Heat for finding an i3 for this price


Too true.

Or

'for an extra £149 you could get the xxxxxxxxx'

For an extra £3 million you could get a super computer....

techradar.com/new…865
Edited by: "cmdr_elito" 23rd Oct

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cmdr_elito1 m ago

For an extra £3 million you could get a super computer....


Link please. I need it in my life.

cmdr_elito21 m ago

For an extra £3 million you could get a super …For an extra £3 million you could get a super computer....http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/the-most-powerful-supercomputers-in-the-world-and-what-they-do-1276865

For an extra £850,000 you can double the RAM

S0... joking aside- I'm looking for a laptop for my 11yo for Christmas, under £500. I've always used Macs so I've NO IDEA WHATSOVER what's good, bad, or what I need etc.. any advice gratefully received! For homework, maybe some gaming like Minecraft or Roblox etc, word, PP etc.. Usual stuff.

PM me maybe? Cheers!

ScroopEgerton5 m ago

S0... joking aside- I'm looking for a laptop for my 11yo for Christmas, …S0... joking aside- I'm looking for a laptop for my 11yo for Christmas, under £500. I've always used Macs so I've NO IDEA WHATSOVER what's good, bad, or what I need etc.. any advice gratefully received! For homework, maybe some gaming like Minecraft or Roblox etc, word, PP etc.. Usual stuff.PM me maybe? Cheers!

It's hard to find full hd laptop under £400 so this is great deal if you wanna get it

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ScroopEgerton9 m ago

S0... joking aside- I'm looking for a laptop for my 11yo for Christmas, …S0... joking aside- I'm looking for a laptop for my 11yo for Christmas, under £500. I've always used Macs so I've NO IDEA WHATSOVER what's good, bad, or what I need etc.. any advice gratefully received! For homework, maybe some gaming like Minecraft or Roblox etc, word, PP etc.. Usual stuff.PM me maybe? Cheers!


This laptop would be fine with all that stuff (the basics). Most of these youngsters games are browser based, so don't require anything powerful to run them. As for MS Office, the i3 is more than adequate. As @cr7hg said, you'd be hard pushed to find a full hd laptop for this price, let alone an Intel i3. Hope that helps.

TCB

Hi, anyone seen a model for similar money with i3 and an optical drive? Th

clinkadink30 m ago

This laptop would be fine with all that stuff (the basics). Most of these …This laptop would be fine with all that stuff (the basics). Most of these youngsters games are browser based, so don't require anything powerful to run them. As for MS Office, the i3 is more than adequate. As @cr7hg said, you'd be hard pushed to find a full hd laptop for this price, let alone an Intel i3. Hope that helps.


Thanks very much.. and in terms of upgrades/future-proofing it, the important parts like RAM & memory are upgradeable etc?

Memory IS RAM

Sorry couldn't resist

Original Poster

ScroopEgerton1 h, 24 m ago

Thanks very much.. and in terms of upgrades/future-proofing it, the …Thanks very much.. and in terms of upgrades/future-proofing it, the important parts like RAM & memory are upgradeable etc?


As @Rich44 mentioned, memory and RAM are one and the same thing.

The laptop can be upgraded with RAM and storage. It comes with 1 stick of 4GB RAM, but has a spare slot for another stick of RAM. It supports up to 16GB (8GB in each slot).

The laptop comes with a 1TB (1,024GB) hard disk drive (HDD). These provide a lot of space for storing apps, games, etc. but are mechanical, and so have slower boot and app loading times. However, this can be upgraded.

The best performance upgrade for any laptop or computer that has an HDD, is to replace it with a Solid State Drive (SSD). These are not mechanical, there are no moving parts. So they are not only silent, but are significantly faster. E.g. a laptop with an HDD may take a minute to get to the Desktop. Whereas a laptop with SSD can boot to Desktop in under 10 seconds. And equally, it can launch apps, programs, files much faster than the more traditional HDD. However, SSD are still more expensive than HDD. Therefore, it wouldn't uncommon for someone to swap out a 1TB HDD and replace it with a 250GB SSD. The gain in speed and performance, far outweighs the reduction in storage space (especially with more and more being parked in the Cloud!).

Hope that helps.
Edited by: "clinkadink" 23rd Oct

Original Poster

Sagor2 h, 9 m ago

Hi, anyone seen a model for similar money with i3 and an optical drive? Th


There is the Lenovo V110 Laptop for £334.91 on Ebuyer, but you sacrifice the Full HD screen and 500GB.

clinkadink3 h, 50 m ago

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You should edit TITLE "inc Windows 10" in Title to "FHD inc W10"; many will only see the title on phones & tablets etc

clinkadink27 m ago

There is the Lenovo V110 Laptop for £334.91 on Ebuyer, but you sacrifice …There is the Lenovo V110 Laptop for £334.91 on Ebuyer, but you sacrifice the Full HD screen and 500GB.


i had seen that one, but reviews seem to be not so favourable, but was considering the one with the 128gb ssd.

The laptop in this deal must have only just come down in price today.

Typical - I ordered the one in this deal last night: hotukdeals.com/dea…540
Edited by: "HappyShopper" 23rd Oct

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HappyShopper11 m ago

The laptop in this deal must have only just come down in price …The laptop in this deal must have only just come down in price today.Typical - I ordered the one in this deal last night: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-250-g5-i5-laptop-7th-gen-i5-1080p-screen-8gb-ram-at-ebuyer-for-44998-2812540


Do you have time to cancel the order?

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Sagor19 m ago

i had seen that one, but reviews seem to be not so favourable, but was …i had seen that one, but reviews seem to be not so favourable, but was considering the one with the 128gb ssd.


To be honest, the amount of times I have needed a DVD drive over the past few years, I could count on one hand. I would recommend a decent laptop (like the HP 250) and buying an external USB DVD drive. They cost under £20 and can be stowed away when not needed, or even used on any other PC or laptop.

amazon.co.uk/dp/…C8C

clinkadink12 m ago

Do you have time to cancel the order?


If only it was that simple:

1) Ordered a HP laptop direct from HP last week - delivered today - to be returned
2) Came across the HP/eBuyer deal I mentioned earlier so ordered that last night
3) Niece's birthday, it's for her, on Wednesday so need it by then
4) lol. getting tired of ordering and cancelling/returning laptops now

TBH, I think the extra £90 for the one I purchased is accounted for by the newer/faster CPU and double the amount of RAM.

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HappyShopper7 m ago

If only it was that simple:1) Ordered a HP laptop direct from HP last week …If only it was that simple:1) Ordered a HP laptop direct from HP last week - delivered today - to be returned2) Came across the HP/eBuyer deal I mentioned earlier so ordered that last night3) Niece's birthday, it's for her, on Wednesday so need it by then4) lol. getting tired of ordering and cancelling/returning laptops nowTBH, I think the extra £90 for the one I purchased is accounted for by the newer/faster CPU and double the amount of RAM.



HappyShopper7 m ago

If only it was that simple:1) Ordered a HP laptop direct from HP last week …If only it was that simple:1) Ordered a HP laptop direct from HP last week - delivered today - to be returned2) Came across the HP/eBuyer deal I mentioned earlier so ordered that last night3) Niece's birthday, it's for her, on Wednesday so need it by then4) lol. getting tired of ordering and cancelling/returning laptops nowTBH, I think the extra £90 for the one I purchased is accounted for by the newer/faster CPU and double the amount of RAM.


I didn't spot the cpu difference, thought it was only RAM. The i5 is 63% faster than the i3 in this deal. So I wouldn't worry - its definitely worth an extra £90 - and you get an extra 4GB RAM.

cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com…957

clinkadink6 m ago

I didn't spot the cpu difference, thought it was only RAM. The i5 is 63% …I didn't spot the cpu difference, thought it was only RAM. The i5 is 63% faster than the i3 in this deal. So I wouldn't worry - its definitely worth an extra £90 - and you get an extra 4GB RAM.http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-7200U-vs-Intel-Core-i3-5005U/m153577vsm24957


Thanks buddy.

Always nice when someone independent confirms what you are thinking.

clinkadink32 m ago

To be honest, the amount of times I have needed a DVD drive over the past …To be honest, the amount of times I have needed a DVD drive over the past few years, I could count on one hand. I would recommend a decent laptop (like the HP 250) and buying an external USB DVD drive. They cost under £20 and can be stowed away when not needed, or even used on any other PC or laptop.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AFWKC8C


clinkadink32 m ago

To be honest, the amount of times I have needed a DVD drive over the past …To be honest, the amount of times I have needed a DVD drive over the past few years, I could count on one hand. I would recommend a decent laptop (like the HP 250) and buying an external USB DVD drive. They cost under £20 and can be stowed away when not needed, or even used on any other PC or laptop.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AFWKC8C



Agree with this. Have ditched all optical drives in my laptops and desktops now and just own a USB DVD writer, that spends 99.9% of the time in its box

I have the G4 version of this which is almost identical (it has a slightly better CPU *i5*, but isn't FHD being the only real differences between the 2). It cost me £280 from eBuyer a year ago and once I'd swapped the original drive with a SSD and added another 4GB of RAM it's been a great "little" runner ever since. It's a bit on the heavy side compared to the Macs and Chromebooks I have and prefer, but out of all the Windows machines I've had over the years it's the best by far. Only downsides are:
1) HP250 G4 is not 1080 FHD, it's a 768p screen in height and it's very noticeable. Tweaking the Intel graphics GUI for a while can make a world of difference though. This is 1080 FHD though so shouldn't need as much tinkering with for a good display.
2) I don't know what HP's game is with these particular machines having 2 RAM slots and only filling one with 4GB, leaving the other empty then warning the user there are no serviceable parts inside and opening the machine may render the warranty void but it is absurd. Why not give it 8GB at least in the 1st place?? The damned things can't do anything bar open a browser with 4GB of RAM so you will need at least another 4GB of RAM just for running apps, uploading/downloading, streaming etc. Officially the G4 max RAM is 8GB (and it didn't void my warranty - I got that in writing when extending my cover for another 2 years) but I know it also works with 16GB [but voids all cover]. Since the G5 officially supports 16GB of RAM I'd suggest giving it exactly that for best results. You will need at least 8GB though in total. Even then the fan on mine comes on far too often. It's not like there's much inside that gets hot with the SSD fitted so can only guess the CPU/GPU would appreciate some extra help in the form of more RAM.
3)Not a major downside per se but if the bottom is just one big covering rather than having handy compartments you can open to access to get at the drive, RAM, wireless card etc then enjoy the nerve wracking experience of getting that plastic bottom off by force. Every time I have had to open mine I have to wrench it so hard from the main body of the laptop that just before it gives it feels like it's about to snap into bits.

I'd also turn off Windows updates for non-Microsoft firmware and software as M$oft always replace HP-specific drivers with their own generic ones which is a real PITA as they're often deficient to the ones HP supply, albeit a bit slower with the updates. Apart from those slight negatives you should enjoy it. If mine had a full HD screen I'm sure I'd use it a lot more than I've done so far. I don't game much but Kodi runs easily on mine and Steam powered games that aren't graphic-intensive run without a hitch too.
Edited by: "greenandwhite" 23rd Oct

How about one from John Lewis with SSD as compared to this which comes with 2 years warranty
m.johnlewis.com/len…129
Edited by: "tissues77" 23rd Oct

voted hot despite last year bought G6 i3 with 8GB ram for same price in PCworld .. but again was lucky bcz brexit didn't hit the pound as now .. is hard to find any value laptop atm .. everything was cheaper a year ago

tissues777 m ago

How about one from John Lewis with SSD as compared to this which comes …How about one from John Lewis with SSD as compared to this which comes with 2 years warrantyhttps://m.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-320-laptop-intel-core-i3-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-/p3288129


29% more expensive so not really comparable.

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greenandwhite12 m ago

I have the G4 version of this which is almost identical (it has a slightly …I have the G4 version of this which is almost identical (it has a slightly better CPU *i5*, but isn't FHD being the only real differences between the 2). It cost me £280 from eBuyer a year ago and once I'd swapped the original drive with a SSD and added another 4GB of RAM it's been a great "little" runner ever since. It's a bit on the heavy side compared to the Macs and Chromebooks I have and prefer, but out of all the Windows machines I've had over the years it's the best by far. Only downsides are:1) HP250 G4 is not 1080 FHD, it's a 768p screen in height and it's very noticeable. Tweaking the Intel graphics GUI for a while can make a world of difference though. This is 1080 FHD though so shouldn't need as much tinkering with for a good display.2) I don't know what HP's game is with these particular machines having 2 RAM slots and only filling one with 4GB, leaving the other empty then warning the user there are no serviceable parts inside and opening the machine may render the warranty void but it is absurd. Why not give it 8GB at least in the 1st place?? The damned things can't do anything bar open a browser with 4GB of RAM so you will need at least another 4GB of RAM just for running apps, uploading/downloading, streaming etc. Officially the G4 max RAM is 8GB (and it didn't void my warranty - I got that in writing when extending my cover for another 2 years) but I know it also works with 16GB [but voids all cover]. Since the G5 officially supports 16GB of RAM I'd suggest giving it exactly that for best results. You will need at least 8GB though in total. Even then the fan on mine comes on far too often. It's not like there's much inside that gets hot with the SSD fitted so can only guess the CPU/GPU would appreciate some extra help in the form of more RAM.3)Not a major downside per se but if the bottom is just one big covering rather than having handy compartments you can open to access to get at the drive, RAM, wireless card etc then enjoy the nerve wracking experience of getting that plastic bottom off by force. Every time I have had to open mine I have to wrench it so hard from the main body of the laptop that just before it gives it feels like it's about to snap into bits. I'd also turn off Windows updates for non-Microsoft firmware and software as M$oft always replace HP-specific drivers with their own generic ones which is a real PITA as they're often deficient to the ones HP supply, albeit a bit slower with the updates. Apart from those slight negatives you should enjoy it. If mine had a full HD screen I'm sure I'd use it a lot more than I've done so far. I don't game much but Kodi runs easily on mine and Steam powered games that aren't graphic-intensive run without a hitch too.



Some valid comments. Especially 768p vs. 1080p. I made the mistake of saving a few quid on not opting for Full HD once before. Never again.

This is the base model, being that it has reputable Intel i3 processor. Hence the basic 4GB RAM. What I do applaud is HP filling only one slot with a single 4GB module. If you want to upgrade, at least with this you can buy a single 4GB module and hey presto - you get 8GB of RAM. Unlike other vendors who frequently fill both slots with 2 x 2GB. You then have to chuck (or sell) both sticks and buy either 2 x 4GB modules or 1 x 8GB module (I always advise the latter).

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stuartc748 m ago

29% more expensive so not really comparable.


Ironically the i3 processor being 7th generation is 29% faster than the HP 250 G5's i3.

cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com…957

Graphics are slightly better too. But even though it has an SSD (vs the 1TB HDD in this post), it is a measly 128GB. Whether its worth an extra £100, only @tissues77 can decide.

Is this deal any good? ignoring the refurbished part.

ebay.co.uk/itm…851

Reduced by only 50 quid. How is this a hot deal? It's also an i3 and only has a 3 cell battery...

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KopCity1 h, 25 m ago

Is this deal any good? ignoring the refurbished …Is this deal any good? ignoring the refurbished part.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-Core-i7-3667U-240GB-SSD-Pro-Ultrabook-Win-8-1-Pro/152729334839?_trkparms=aid=555018&algo=PL.SIM&ao=2&asc=46150&meid=7afe03df4f67458c9c5e64b8169fa254&pid=100005&rk=4&rkt=6&mehot=pp&sd=253214257555&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851


Solid laptops, also 240GB SSD and touch screen, but lacks full HD, only a 3rd gen i7 which equates to 24% speed increase over this i3. Personally, I wouldn't part with £329 for 4 year old tech. But that is my opinion.

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mhd238 m ago

Reduced by only 50 quid. How is this a hot deal? It's also an i3 and only …Reduced by only 50 quid. How is this a hot deal? It's also an i3 and only has a 3 cell battery...


It has an i3 with Full HD for under £350, which probably meets the high percentage user base, i.e. for typical usage (e.g. internet, office, online games, social networking, etc.).

Personally think the HP i5 deal at £440 is the better deal (seen here)

£90 is getting you an i5 rather than i3, plus 8GB RAM compared to 4GB
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