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HP i7 full hd laptop £493.20 using code @ pcworld
HP i7 full hd laptop  £493.20 using code @ pcworld

HP i7 full hd laptop £493.20 using code @ pcworld

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10% off before Monday using 10% off code as per Currys/Pc world website.

Any good? obviously HDD not SSD which will get a few cold votes I am sure but other than that.

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Musicrab

Compare to this at the HP store...£500 @HP 256GB SSD rather than HDD and … Compare to this at the HP store...£500 @HP 256GB SSD rather than HDD and i5-7200U rather than i7 ** and voucher CQ117HPAF84 will give £10 off **



Slower processor, and smaller (but faster) storage. I would go for PCworld's offer and get an additional 128 ssd and put the 2TB hdd in place of cd rom. Even this i7 is no where close compared to my 5yr old i7 (3630QM).
Edited by: "ndl" 25th Jan

ndl

Slower processor, and smaller (but faster) storage. I would go for … Slower processor, and smaller (but faster) storage. I would go for PCworld's offer and get an additional 128 ssd and put the 2TB hdd in place of cd rom.

I think I agree; £40 max for an SSD and £10 max for a caddy (to replace DVD drive); and a doddle to image the existing C: to SSD (or clean install if you prefer).
But I probably wouldn't spend £500 on a laptop in the first place :-)
Edited by: "Musicrab" 25th Jan

OOS wherever I look. Any ideas where I can find one.

ndl

Slower processor, and smaller (but faster) storage. I would go for … Slower processor, and smaller (but faster) storage. I would go for PCworld's offer and get an additional 128 ssd and put the 2TB hdd in place of cd rom. Even this i7 is no where close compared to my 5yr old i7 (3630QM).



​Yup I retired my i7 3632QM laptop last year and it was still incredibly powerful, with proper quad cores not these fake power efficient i7s

Should I get a surface pro 4 which I've wanted for a while the i5 version for £650 or this? All advice is appreciated (:

imdov

Should I get a surface pro 4 which I've wanted for a while the i5 version … Should I get a surface pro 4 which I've wanted for a while the i5 version for £650 or this? All advice is appreciated (:



​(using it for picture editing, lightroom photoshop etc..)

imdov

​(using it for picture editing, lightroom photoshop etc..)


They're not really comparable products. One is an ultraportable tablet and this deal is for a full size, desktop replacement laptop.
If you don't know which one to buy, you should really start by thinking about the use cases you have for a laptop to figure out which suits your needs better.

imdov

​(using it for picture editing, lightroom photoshop etc..)


I am thinking to get MS Surface Pro too, because of pen and portability for editing pictures. I don't like touch pad for laptop, of course You can use graphic tablet like I am using on my desktop. Then question, why You would need laptop. If You don't have any PC for editing, different question. Also I think now is bad time to buy MS Surface Pro, as soon will be some new launches, so prices of current line should drop!

Typical oos goose chase from PC world

LewsTherin

​Yup I retired my i7 3632QM laptop last year and it was still incredibly p … ​Yup I retired my i7 3632QM laptop last year and it was still incredibly powerful, with proper quad cores not these fake power efficient i7s



Just sold my old 3 year old Z500 i7 3632qm, was still going strong but needed a better screen and couldn't bring myself to buy one of these new I7 processors, which lets face it are pretty crap. So bought a thinkpad W540 instead, will arrive tomorrow.

Ooh didn't know they had a 10% off code! Heat! I was going to get the Lenovo yoga 900 which is i7 but PC world don't have it but they do have the 900s which is just 999g but my question is- is a m7-6Y75 Processor good or is it crap compared to an i5 or an i7? It's all so confusing! I know it's expensive at £999.95 or like £899 with the 10% code but I'm willing to pay that amount for a light fast laptop- if a m7 processor is good that is. I'm getting desperate because my laptop died 2 weeks ago and I'm lost without one

little_deal_minx

Ooh didn't know they had a 10% off code! Heat! I was going to get the … Ooh didn't know they had a 10% off code! Heat! I was going to get the Lenovo yoga 900 which is i7 but PC world don't have it but they do have the 900s which is just 999g but my question is- is a m7-6Y75 Processor good or is it crap compared to an i5 or an i7? It's all so confusing! I know it's expensive at £999.95 or like £899 with the 10% code but I'm willing to pay that amount for a light fast laptop- if a m7 processor is good that is. I'm getting desperate because my laptop died 2 weeks ago and I'm lost without one



Overall the M7-6Y75 is a little slower than an i3 6100u but uses 1/3 the power and is passively cooled so will be fanless/silent.

Most i5/i7 chips in laptops nowadays are dual core 'u' variants and not much faster than their i3 brethren.

little_deal_minx

Ooh didn't know they had a 10% off code! Heat! I was going to get the … Ooh didn't know they had a 10% off code! Heat! I was going to get the Lenovo yoga 900 which is i7 but PC world don't have it but they do have the 900s which is just 999g but my question is- is a m7-6Y75 Processor good or is it crap compared to an i5 or an i7? It's all so confusing! I know it's expensive at £999.95 or like £899 with the 10% code but I'm willing to pay that amount for a light fast laptop- if a m7 processor is good that is. I'm getting desperate because my laptop died 2 weeks ago and I'm lost without one


I would do some research before buying. I was very unimpressed with the core m3 in the Microsoft Surface. There's review of that m7 processor here:

notebookcheck.net/Int…tml

Edited by: "captainbeaky" 26th Jan

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K1LLER HORNET

Overall the M7-6Y75 is a little slower than an i3 6100u but uses 1/3 the … Overall the M7-6Y75 is a little slower than an i3 6100u but uses 1/3 the power and is passively cooled so will be fanless/silent.Most i5/i7 chips in laptops nowadays are dual core 'u' variants and not much faster than their i3 brethren.



Thanks for replying, you have completely changed my mind about getting the yoga 900S! PC world told me that the m processors were just as fast as i7s and that I would be better getting an m one but I'm glad I was hesitant- my old laptop was so slow and the touch screen was laggy and constantly had to be re started during the day so if I'm going to spend that much money I want it to be as fast and smooth as possible

captainbeaky

I would do some research before buying. I was very unimpressed with the … I would do some research before buying. I was very unimpressed with the core m3 in the Microsoft Surface. There's review of that m7 processor here:http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-m7-6Y75-SoC.149445.0.html



Thank you for sending me that link, you've opened my eyes- I think I'll wait for a good deal on an i5 or an i7

Musicrab

I think I agree; £40 max for an SSD and £10 max for a caddy (to replace DVD … I think I agree; £40 max for an SSD and £10 max for a caddy (to replace DVD drive); and a doddle to image the existing C: to SSD (or clean install if you prefer).But I probably wouldn't spend £500 on a laptop in the first place :-)



Does this mean i can replace the DVD drive with a 128 ssd, in addition to the 1T hard drive already in place? Will it require OS reinstallation, or just remap the hard drive partition? Will the additional of 128ssd actually make hudg difference to hard drive writing speed, e.g. booting time? Thanks mate!

baihua1127

...Will the additional of 128ssd actually make huge difference to ... … ...Will the additional of 128ssd actually make huge difference to ... booting time?

A noticeable difference yes, but difficult to predict exactly. They are great on budget/older laptops. And Windows10 startup is quick anyway (due to startup from hibernated state); I'd predict a RESTART (which actually does a full shutdown and startup) reduced by at least 50% Others may chip in...

Anyway, a couple of checks before spending any money. 1. check it has a DVD drive. 2. check it has a standard HDD (may seem stupid but HP are putting SSDs - in M.2 format - into mid-range laptops).
Spec sheet for Pavilion 15-au193sa is here.

3. buy a DVD caddy; search Amazon for "caddy 12.7mm" and you'll find lots; ** double check laptop DVD depth; most are 12.7mm but slimline ones can be 7mm **

4. buy a SSD; you have 2 options now.
A. replace existing HDD with SSD and clean install with Windows10; licensing is done automatically and many people prefer a clean build; do whatever you want with the HDD e.g. add to DVD caddy or external caddy (HDD can be kept as is and would be a useful backup) or can be cleaned;
B. put in DVD caddy OR attach to computer via external caddy or USB/SATA lead; image C: to new SSD (although the HDD is way bigger than the SSD the C: partition will easily fit on the SSD); need to click box to make the SSD "bootable" - this option varies depending on imaging software that you use; finally swap HDD for SSD.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 27th Jan

No stock anywhere!

smokenlazer

COLD Windows 10


It's virtually impossible to find anything else these days. Get over it.

Spod

It's virtually impossible to find anything else these days. Get over it.



Do ya research. I bought a laptop last year with windows 7.

smokenlazer

Do ya research. I bought a laptop last year with windows 7.



No reason not to be on W10 now for most people.
If you are paranoid about privacy, there are lots of tweakers for win10 to stop it "phoning home"
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