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HP Pavilion 14-ce3504sa 14" Laptop - Intel® Core™ 10th Gen i5, 512 GB SSD 8 GB RAM / 32 GB Intel® Optane IPS FULL HD £499 at Currys PC World
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HP Pavilion 14-ce3504sa 14" Laptop - Intel® Core™ 10th Gen i5, 512 GB SSD 8 GB RAM / 32 GB Intel® Optane IPS FULL HD £499 at Currys PC World

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  • Achieve: Fast computing with the latest tech
  • Windows 10
  • Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Processor
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM / 32 GB Intel® Optane™
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
Excellent performance

Enjoy browsing on a laptop that can effortlessly handle big projects with the HP Pavilion 14-ce3504sa 14" Laptop. The 10th generation i5 processor adds speed and flexibility to your laptop, and can even open big applications like photo-editing suites in no time.

The Full HD screen with Micro Edge display makes it easy to see precise detail in photos and videos, as well as delivering an immersive movie-watching experience. And with a thin, lightweight design, it's easy to carry it around with you.

Streaming another episode? The Intel® WiFi 6 reliable connection will have it loaded in no time. Bye bye, buffering circle.

Faster with Optane™

Load applications faster with Intel® Optane™ Memory. It will learn your behaviours in what particular applications and files you open the most and help speed up the process.

Plus, with 512 GB of SSD storage, there's plenty of room for your applications, documents, photos and music. Thinner and lighter than traditional hard drives, SSDs have no moving parts, making your laptop even more durable.

All-day battery life

No room in your bag for your charger? No worries. Your HP Pavilion 14-ce3504sa has a battery life of over 10 and a half hours. That means you're able to get through your entire working day and keep entertained on the commute, all without needing power. And with HP Fast Charge, you can get 50% of your battery back from just 45 minutes of charging - perfect when you need a pick me up.

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Rots02/02/2020 14:28

500£, i just don't see it worth it.


Send a link for a similar spec laptop at the price.
Rots02/02/2020 14:28

500£, i just don't see it worth it.


Actively looking for a new laptop at the moment so if you can find better, or the same specs for less money please let me know
I bought one. Great little machine. No touch screen but thats a bonus with parkinsons
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This was posted recently but from what i can see the one i posted has Intel® WiFi 6 instead of 5 and an extra usb 3 port for the same price.
500£, i just don't see it worth it.
Rots02/02/2020 14:28

500£, i just don't see it worth it.


And what is worth it?
Rots02/02/2020 14:28

500£, i just don't see it worth it.


Send a link for a similar spec laptop at the price.
Decent deal, heat from me
I bought one. Great little machine. No touch screen but thats a bonus with parkinsons
ccnp02/02/2020 18:57

I bought one. Great little machine. No touch screen but thats a bonus …I bought one. Great little machine. No touch screen but thats a bonus with parkinsons


I'm tempted by it but it has load of bad reviews for the fan being really noisy and always on.
I have this and the fans are a nightmare. Loud doesn't touch it.
Forgot to say, the battery is awful. 2hrs with average usage. Where they get the 10hrs from is beyond me.
mikefearn8302/02/2020 19:16

I have this and the fans are a nightmare. Loud doesn't touch it.


I was about to get the HP envy and heard about the fan issue too. Seems like its a problem with alot of HP models.
mikefearn8302/02/2020 19:19

Forgot to say, the battery is awful. 2hrs with average usage. Where they …Forgot to say, the battery is awful. 2hrs with average usage. Where they get the 10hrs from is beyond me.


Average being web browsing only?
Rots02/02/2020 14:28

500£, i just don't see it worth it.


Actively looking for a new laptop at the moment so if you can find better, or the same specs for less money please let me know
General usage on the Web, playing music, office etc. U will be pushed to get much more than 2 / 2 half hours. I firmly believe this is due to the constant high rpm of the fans. It very rarely slows the fans down even using on a flat well ventalated table. The machine itself is very good, speedy, solid build etc, but I just can't understand how they got these issues so wrong.
mikefearn8302/02/2020 20:45

General usage on the Web, playing music, office etc. U will be pushed to …General usage on the Web, playing music, office etc. U will be pushed to get much more than 2 / 2 half hours. I firmly believe this is due to the constant high rpm of the fans. It very rarely slows the fans down even using on a flat well ventalated table. The machine itself is very good, speedy, solid build etc, but I just can't understand how they got these issues so wrong.


Good info thanks, will continue my search elsewhere
It's a real shame as it's got great potential. I'm onto my forth machine issued by curry's now. One for fans, once for a dodgy screen, and lastly a faulty trackpad. I'm seeing what the forth is like when it arrives, if its still poor then I'm getting something else. The fans have been the same throughout all.
mikefearn8302/02/2020 20:58

It's a real shame as it's got great potential. I'm onto my forth machine …It's a real shame as it's got great potential. I'm onto my forth machine issued by curry's now. One for fans, once for a dodgy screen, and lastly a faulty trackpad. I'm seeing what the forth is like when it arrives, if its still poor then I'm getting something else. The fans have been the same throughout all.


Quality control seems poor. I went for a dell instead never had one but the build quality seems good and fan hardly comes on.
mikefearn8302/02/2020 19:19

Forgot to say, the battery is awful. 2hrs with average usage. Where they …Forgot to say, the battery is awful. 2hrs with average usage. Where they get the 10hrs from is beyond me.


I'd imagine the always on Intel Optane is a battery drain.
irabbs702/02/2020 20:08

I was about to get the HP envy and heard about the fan issue too. Seems …I was about to get the HP envy and heard about the fan issue too. Seems like its a problem with alot of HP models.


Yep. Fan on my Envy a nightmare on an otherwise robust, even impressive, machine. Such a shame.
Nothing sorts it unfortunately, no updates, Bios etc will have any effect.
I’ve got an older model of this and the battery lasts far longer than 2 hours after a year and a half of use. Perhaps it is like someone said due to Intel Optane?
What does the intel optane actuallly do?
sammy_zammy02/02/2020 21:56

I’ve got an older model of this and the battery lasts far longer than 2 h …I’ve got an older model of this and the battery lasts far longer than 2 hours after a year and a half of use. Perhaps it is like someone said due to Intel Optane?


Yeh my wife has the model with the 8th gen i3 and the fans don't run all the time, aren't noisy and the battery is good.

Shame they seem to have got something so wrong with this model...
irabbs702/02/2020 22:03

What does the intel optane actuallly do?


Basically has a 32gb quick access drive where ur most used apps are cached to. U can also add ur fav programs etc to make it work for u. It makes the system very quick to be fair.
Sorry, too many failed HP laptops over the years:
Cooked GPU
Severe overheating (multiple - one to the point of cooked)
Failed warranty repair (multiple times( - either breaking something new or not repairing the fault or both: Trackpad, screen, keyboard, overheat, screen, screen, keyboard, screen, keyboard
Failing to fully follow through on promises for compensation and denying the exchanges ever took place (even though already given a new higher-spec. laptop as a replacement).

Others have had faults (particularly one Dell that scorched a desk), but HP have been consistently poor for too long for a once-proud marque. After getting a rep. like that I would not consider having one again, so there is no recovering.
I picked this up in November at the same price. This is my first windows 10 experience, and it's a horrible one. I had no idea I would be constantly searching for answers on how to fix blurred fonts. I eventually ditched chrome in favour of firefox which has been a vast improvement, even for images. I've had to accept that system menus just can't be fixed.

As for the fan issue, on my machine it only happens when it's charging. It's high pitched at times, but i make sure there's enough ventilation and it's fine. Battery time overall can last me up to 4hrs with general web browsing, slightly shorter with multi-tasking.

I wouldn't recommend this laptop, it's given me countless headaches with trying to look at blurred fonts. An extra USB port would be great as well. I only went for this model as there wasn't many laptops with 512GB storage i5 and 8GB RAM for this price point.
skywatcher7703/02/2020 00:19

I picked this up in November at the same price. This is my first windows …I picked this up in November at the same price. This is my first windows 10 experience, and it's a horrible one. I had no idea I would be constantly searching for answers on how to fix blurred fonts. I eventually ditched chrome in favour of firefox which has been a vast improvement, even for images. I've had to accept that system menus just can't be fixed.As for the fan issue, on my machine it only happens when it's charging. It's high pitched at times, but i make sure there's enough ventilation and it's fine. Battery time overall can last me up to 4hrs with general web browsing, slightly shorter with multi-tasking. I wouldn't recommend this laptop, it's given me countless headaches with trying to look at blurred fonts. An extra USB port would be great as well. I only went for this model as there wasn't many laptops with 512GB storage i5 and 8GB RAM for this price point.


There’s a “fix blurry apps” setting somewhere in settings. It’s to do with the screen being 1080p but scaling everything to 150%.
Laptops can be a bit like baking a cake. You can have the best ingredients, but it’s not a guarantee of a decent end product. Hence why apples work so well, even when they’re old. Can pick up a similar spec 2015 MacBook Pro and it would be better than this laptop 100%. Without a decent cooling solution, the laptop will never reach its potential. The screens are always rubbish. This is a glorified web surfer, you’d be better off getting a tablet like an iPad for general use. If just for word processing, you can pick up something for £200 or less that will do a great job. This falls into the category of glorified hard drive
skywatcher7703/02/2020 00:19

I picked this up in November at the same price. This is my first windows …I picked this up in November at the same price. This is my first windows 10 experience, and it's a horrible one. I had no idea I would be constantly searching for answers on how to fix blurred fonts. I eventually ditched chrome in favour of firefox which has been a vast improvement, even for images. I've had to accept that system menus just can't be fixed.As for the fan issue, on my machine it only happens when it's charging. It's high pitched at times, but i make sure there's enough ventilation and it's fine. Battery time overall can last me up to 4hrs with general web browsing, slightly shorter with multi-tasking. I wouldn't recommend this laptop, it's given me countless headaches with trying to look at blurred fonts. An extra USB port would be great as well. I only went for this model as there wasn't many laptops with 512GB storage i5 and 8GB RAM for this price point.


Have you tried changing the 'scaling' of the interface in Windows to its native (100%) setting?

Go to 'Display Settings' and the options are there; if you need the text a bit larger to make it easier to read, go to 'Ease of Access' then 'Display' and it will let you select a larger size of text across the entire system. (Totally agree its a daft move by MS on Win 10 to have scaling and text sizing under completely different sections of settings btw, but Microsoft's logic in their choices, well thats another topic entirely.)
foraminafera02/02/2020 22:36

Sorry, too many failed HP laptops over the years:Cooked GPUSevere …Sorry, too many failed HP laptops over the years:Cooked GPUSevere overheating (multiple - one to the point of cooked)Failed warranty repair (multiple times( - either breaking something new or not repairing the fault or both: Trackpad, screen, keyboard, overheat, screen, screen, keyboard, screen, keyboardFailing to fully follow through on promises for compensation and denying the exchanges ever took place (even though already given a new higher-spec. laptop as a replacement).Others have had faults (particularly one Dell that scorched a desk), but HP have been consistently poor for too long for a once-proud marque. After getting a rep. like that I would not consider having one again, so there is no recovering.



+1
We've had similar experiences with HP (overheating) for years before switching to Dell. Overheating is HP's achilles heel imho (although problems with their trackpads could be another contender)
Agree, other brands do run into trouble with their design every once in a while but an overall better customer service (from Dell, for example) usually sorts things out.
We've kind of settled on using Dell for computing and HP for printing for the last few years and are happy with this mix : - )
charltonator03/02/2020 01:05

Laptops can be a bit like baking a cake. You can have the best …Laptops can be a bit like baking a cake. You can have the best ingredients, but it’s not a guarantee of a decent end product. Hence why apples work so well, even when they’re old. Can pick up a similar spec 2015 MacBook Pro and it would be better than this laptop 100%. Without a decent cooling solution, the laptop will never reach its potential. The screens are always rubbish. This is a glorified web surfer, you’d be better off getting a tablet like an iPad for general use. If just for word processing, you can pick up something for £200 or less that will do a great job. This falls into the category of glorified hard drive


I'm completely unironically still using my MacBook Pro Retina from 2013 everyday - the retina screen still looks great, and it holds up for most tasks on the go like web browsing, docs, emails. Battery is still a few hours (tbh I sort of expected it to be toast now & it is at about 1000 cycles or so use). Granted its a different class of machine, and you are paying a premium, but the build quality has held up as even little things like the hinge on the screen and the trackpad still feel nice and rigid after all this time.

I have a windows desktop for things that really need the extra grunt, but short of media creation or gaming, many everyday tasks just don't need anywhere near the power they used to so hardware is naturally starting to last a bit better.
Dell defo worth spending more on
charltonator03/02/2020 01:05

Laptops can be a bit like baking a cake. You can have the best …Laptops can be a bit like baking a cake. You can have the best ingredients, but it’s not a guarantee of a decent end product. Hence why apples work so well, even when they’re old. Can pick up a similar spec 2015 MacBook Pro and it would be better than this laptop 100%. Without a decent cooling solution, the laptop will never reach its potential. The screens are always rubbish. This is a glorified web surfer, you’d be better off getting a tablet like an iPad for general use. If just for word processing, you can pick up something for £200 or less that will do a great job. This falls into the category of glorified hard drive


There are other alternatives to HP you know. Not everyone wants a mac book from 5 years ago I know it does the job but come on similar spec? To be fair to HP the spectre looks amazing I know it's double the price but it's beautiful and has great reviews. The lower end HPs do seem to have issues with quality control. But if someone wants a newish laptop for 500 or 600 there's loads alternatives out there to this laptop.
I’m wanting a Dell, as I’ve been told they’re the most robust and easy to use laptops with good customer service for a person like me!
It’ll be mainly for browsing, letters, excel, movies and mainly for storage of my photos/videos. What should I go for please?

(I’m a ‘safe’ person, hence why I drive a Jazz, use an iPhone 6 and have a HP printer!)
sammy_zammy03/02/2020 00:26

There’s a “fix blurry apps” setting somewhere in settings. It’s to do with …There’s a “fix blurry apps” setting somewhere in settings. It’s to do with the screen being 1080p but scaling everything to 150%.



Yep, been through that. It amazes me that it's even a setting, but it doesn't help on some menus.
IHateCaptchaCodes03/02/2020 01:06

Have you tried changing the 'scaling' of the interface in Windows to its …Have you tried changing the 'scaling' of the interface in Windows to its native (100%) setting? Go to 'Display Settings' and the options are there; if you need the text a bit larger to make it easier to read, go to 'Ease of Access' then 'Display' and it will let you select a larger size of text across the entire system. (Totally agree its a daft move by MS on Win 10 to have scaling and text sizing under completely different sections of settings btw, but Microsoft's logic in their choices, well thats another topic entirely.)



Unfortunately i have tried this as well. The larger the font, the worse it looks. I'm used to working on bigger monitors, which i thought was partly the issue when i got this, the fonts are small like a phone screen to make them sharp. I've thought the font is the problem as well, but i can't change the system font. As i say, chrome was the worst. Firefox seems to be nearly pin sharp on every page. I also went into each and every program to change the compatability settings with the scaling.

I largely couldn't understand why 95% of the laptops in Curry's were only 256GB. Yes, everythings in the cloud these days, but i would quickly run out of room once i have had installed what i needed and then start filling it with College work. Are we supposed to use external space??
mikefearn8302/02/2020 19:16

I have this and the fans are a nightmare. Loud doesn't touch it.


Hp help to reduce fan noise and power settings helps this problem
adamhendstock03/02/2020 09:17

Hp help to reduce fan noise and power settings helps this problem


Do u mean setting up a power plan.
Half size return key is a deal breaker for me
skywatcher7703/02/2020 00:19

I picked this up in November at the same price. This is my first windows …I picked this up in November at the same price. This is my first windows 10 experience, and it's a horrible one. I had no idea I would be constantly searching for answers on how to fix blurred fonts. I eventually ditched chrome in favour of firefox which has been a vast improvement, even for images. I've had to accept that system menus just can't be fixed.As for the fan issue, on my machine it only happens when it's charging. It's high pitched at times, but i make sure there's enough ventilation and it's fine. Battery time overall can last me up to 4hrs with general web browsing, slightly shorter with multi-tasking. I wouldn't recommend this laptop, it's given me countless headaches with trying to look at blurred fonts. An extra USB port would be great as well. I only went for this model as there wasn't many laptops with 512GB storage i5 and 8GB RAM for this price point.


You haven't set it up right. I have this laptop and had the same issue. There was some kind of setting in chrome that I had to turn off (Google it) and its great now, no blurred fonts
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