HP i7 8550u 8gb 2tb 15-bs101na Full-HD Laptop. Free sleeve and wireless mouse. - £679.01 @ HP (With code)
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HP i7 8550u 8gb 2tb 15-bs101na Full-HD Laptop. Free sleeve and wireless mouse. - £679.01 @ HP (With code)

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Edited by:"FroggyFresh"Found 7th Nov
With the code it brings this 8th gen i7 quad core laptop down to £679.01.

Code is CQ118AF02 and works on any i7 laptop - this is just the cheapest 8th gen. The build quality won't be incredibly high but you are free to look at their other offerings to see if any others take your fancy.

The new eighth gen processors are a great deal more powerful than previous generations while still using 15w.

This doesnt have an SSD but I understand it to have an empty m2 slot.

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How is this not hot for this spec with 8th gen i7?

People voting cold clearly aren't looking at this properly
Edited by: "Rich44" 7th Nov

Im not finding this deal HOT for this price 8th gen Core I or not it should have an SSD and dedicated graphics.

for less you can get a 7th gen Core i5 HQ with SSD and a GTX 1050. save for the 2TB HDD you would get 1TB..
Edited by: "haritori" 7th Nov

You are JOKING right? You expect all of that and an 8th Gen for £679? Have you seen the speed difference between 8th & 7th? You realise these 8th gen are proper quad core chips not rubbish dual core like all the previous U series have been? And on top of that not everyone needs a Gtx chip in there and even going back to 7th gen I've not found anything approaching the spec you've suggested for anything under £850

If you think that's so doable wheres your deal because all of that for this price I'll buy at least 2 right NOW

So please post a link
Edited by: "Rich44" 7th Nov

Original Poster

Note that laptops without a dedicated GPU and a 15w CPU will outlast those with a dedicated GPU by a considerable amount.
As for the SSD, add an M.2 drive for very little money. You then have a 2tb drive and an SSD.

'Heat' is relative. I'm sure someone will find this useful.

Remember, this code works on ANY i7 laptop on the HP site.
Edited by: "FroggyFresh" 7th Nov

I agree with Rich Froggy, this is a great deal for 8th gen

HEATED!!!

Rich441 h, 3 m ago

You are JOKING right? You expect all of that and an 8th Gen for £679? …You are JOKING right? You expect all of that and an 8th Gen for £679? Have you seen the speed difference between 8th & 7th? You realise these 8th gen are proper quad core chips not rubbish dual core like all the previous U series have been? And on top of that not everyone needs a Gtx chip in there and even going back to 7th gen I've not found anything approaching the spec you've suggested for anything under £850If you think that's so doable wheres your deal because all of that for this price I'll buy at least 2 right NOWSo please post a link



There were two deals last month, both on clearance @ Currys.

hotukdeals.com/dea…271


hotukdeals.com/dea…309

Maybe we will see similar deals during Black Friday week.
Edited by: "Speculator" 7th Nov

Speculator1 h, 44 m ago

There were two deals last month, both on clearance @ …There were two deals last month, both on clearance @ Currys.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-bc251na-156-i7-7700hq-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-currys-49997-2810271https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-bc250na-i5-156-gaming-laptop-was-84999-now-49997-currys-2810309Maybe we will see similar deals during Black Friday week.


For gaming I think this guy is right. The HQ chips look like they are more suited to gaming, the 'U' chips have reports that they do not sit at the turbo speeds for very long which means you could be at well under 2ghz, not ideal. The new 'U' chips are meant for powerful thin and light laptops that don't need sustained heavy workloads. If that suits your workload then I think the OP's laptop is a reasonable deal, though I would want one with an SSD.

Speculator4 h, 40 m ago

There were two deals last month, both on clearance @ …There were two deals last month, both on clearance @ Currys.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-bc251na-156-i7-7700hq-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-currys-49997-2810271https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-bc250na-i5-156-gaming-laptop-was-84999-now-49997-currys-2810309Maybe we will see similar deals during Black Friday week.


You've missed the point, clearance & last month

oddballmv3 h, 7 m ago

For gaming I think this guy is right. The HQ chips look like they are more …For gaming I think this guy is right. The HQ chips look like they are more suited to gaming, the 'U' chips have reports that they do not sit at the turbo speeds for very long which means you could be at well under 2ghz, not ideal. The new 'U' chips are meant for powerful thin and light laptops that don't need sustained heavy workloads. If that suits your workload then I think the OP's laptop is a reasonable deal, though I would want one with an SSD.


The 8th Gen U chips are better than 7th generation HQ. HQ chips are ideal for gamers but then you're talking bigger, heavier, power hungry machines and I haven't seen evidence of thermal problems on 8th gen turbo (yet)

I5 7300U Passmark 5135
i5 7300HQ Passmark 6847
i5 8250U Passmark 7659

So even going for the HQ variant for an equivalent 7th gen there's enough in it, obviously that's an artificial statistic but...

At the end of the day you can add RAM & SSD etc but you can't change the CPU so for my money unless the 7th gen really really crash in price then they don't represent particularly great value now.
Edited by: "Rich44" 7th Nov

Rich4456 m ago

The 8th Gen U chips are better than 7th generation HQ. HQ chips are ideal …The 8th Gen U chips are better than 7th generation HQ. HQ chips are ideal for gamers but then you're talking bigger, heavier, power hungry machines and I haven't seen evidence of thermal problems on 8th gen turbo (yet) I5 7300U Passmark 5135i5 7300HQ Passmark 6847i5 8250U Passmark 7659So even going for the HQ variant for an equivalent 7th gen there's enough in it, obviously that's an artificial statistic but...At the end of the day you can add RAM & SSD etc but you can't change the CPU so for my money unless the 7th gen really really crash in price then they don't represent particularly great value now.


I know what you're saying I was looking at one myself but a lot of people are saying the benchmarks are false because they only test the cpu for a short time. In the real world if you're using it constantly it will keep turbo-ing then scaling back. There were graphs that showed it and it didn't look great.

But IRL you don't necessarily spank the CPU relentlessly, even in games CPU usage is up & down.

Also passmark I quoted is the average from people who have uploaded results so.
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