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HP Pavilion 14" Intel® Core™ i5 Laptop - 128 GB SSD, Silver £499 @ Currys
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HP Pavilion 14" Intel® Core™ i5 Laptop - 128 GB SSD, Silver £499 @ Currys

£499£699.9929%Currys PC World Deals
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Posted 16th Nov 2018
Windows 10
Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor
RAM: 8 GB / Storage: 128 GB SSD
Full HD display

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Really good deal
only thing worries me is storages, with all them window updates
Pricklerickle1 m ago

only thing worries me is storages, with all them window updates


128gb is plenty for that - its the other stuff you put on thats the main thing
Pricklerickle10 m ago

only thing worries me is storages, with all them window updates


A much larger drive isn't much cash, but it's just annoying to have to swap it out and faff around with reinstalling windows etc.
with a 512Gb drive in it this would be pretty good.
Some customer reviews mention that it's noisy? I thought these things were near silent these days with modern processors and ssd drives?
They’re right.

This particular model Pavilion 14 is noisy.

I got this one (same specs other than the fact I had the 256GB SSD) and it was rather noisy so I decided to return it.
Edited by: "taker" 16th Nov 2018
Noise was my only concern on this one.
I’ve got a 2017 x360 model and the fan noise is quite audible even under light load (few chrome tabs, email etc). Put it under moderate load and it is loud.
You can add a 2.5 inch ssd in there. Was looking at it but it only has a single memory slot which put me off.
IPS LED display good.

None of that TN c***
Got this one about 2 months ago, at £100 more (then student discount on top so worked out about the same price, and needed it for uni). It’s a really nice laptop, what people say about it being noisy is true but it’s certainly not bad. Looks really nice too.
sammy_zammy17/11/2018 00:31

Got this one about 2 months ago, at £100 more (then student discount on …Got this one about 2 months ago, at £100 more (then student discount on top so worked out about the same price, and needed it for uni). It’s a really nice laptop, what people say about it being noisy is true but it’s certainly not bad. Looks really nice too.



what is the exact model number? Thanks

also does it have a backlit keyboard?
Edited by: "David.Pleat" 17th Nov 2018
David.Pleat17/11/2018 14:10

what is the exact model number? Thanksalso does it have a backlit keyboard?


It is an HP Pavilion 14-ce0002sa (although on the bottom it says ce0502 and in settings it says ce0xxx - I believe these are all the same laptop but different retailers have slightly different model numbers to stop people buying elsewhere).

The keyboard is not backlit. Also the product description on the Currys website is wrong - there is no fingerprint scanner, only 2 USB 3.1 1st gen / 3.0 ports and no DisplayPort. For the actual correct specs, Google the model number and the HP official documentation should come up.

It's a brilliant laptop though that doesn't really have any compromises. Ask if there's anything in particular else you'd like to know.
sammy_zammy17/11/2018 18:15

It is an HP Pavilion 14-ce0002sa (although on the bottom it says ce0502 …It is an HP Pavilion 14-ce0002sa (although on the bottom it says ce0502 and in settings it says ce0xxx - I believe these are all the same laptop but different retailers have slightly different model numbers to stop people buying elsewhere).The keyboard is not backlit. Also the product description on the Currys website is wrong - there is no fingerprint scanner, only 2 USB 3.1 1st gen / 3.0 ports and no DisplayPort. For the actual correct specs, Google the model number and the HP official documentation should come up.It's a brilliant laptop though that doesn't really have any compromises. Ask if there's anything in particular else you'd like to know.



thanks for the reply!

No fingerprint scanner to log in would annoy me I think, I'm used to that on my 8 year old Dell.

Do you have a link to the dcumentation? Not seeing anything when I google for the exact model. I assume it is just integrated graphics? What all have you been using it for, anything intensive like video editing or photoshop? If so how did it cope?

Think Currys have a good deal with quidco which appeals, will call in and have a look at one maybe tomorrow.

Thanks again.
David.Pleat17/11/2018 18:25

thanks for the reply!No fingerprint scanner to log in would annoy me I …thanks for the reply!No fingerprint scanner to log in would annoy me I think, I'm used to that on my 8 year old Dell.Do you have a link to the dcumentation? Not seeing anything when I google for the exact model. I assume it is just integrated graphics? What all have you been using it for, anything intensive like video editing or photoshop? If so how did it cope?Think Currys have a good deal with quidco which appeals, will call in and have a look at one maybe tomorrow.Thanks again.



h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/…pdf

Yeah, it’s just your standard Intel UHD 620 I’m afraid. I’ve mostly used it for Word processing, Excel, browsing etc - here it’s brilliant, fast, responsive, etc even with loads of tabs open - of course helped by the SSD. Startup takes about 8 seconds.

The only intensive tasks is a light bit of gaming (just Lego games). In the Lego Movie videogame then it can run at 720p at a not solid but fairly stable 45-60fps with some fancy graphics settings turned on. In Lego Jurassic World which is for some reason more intensive it manages to keep 30fps at 720p.

I’ve got it hooked up to a 1080p Monitor and it can run stuff on both of these with no struggles at all. Plus the screen looks lovely with its IPS panel and sharp 1080p screen, and the contrast is very good indeed.

This is a very good laptop for general use but nothing too intensive, especially at this price which is a steal. On the outside the design is top-notch. But if you want something a bit more powerful then I’d probably suggest an i7 Pavilion or an Envy.

Edit: for a more standard comparison, I just downloaded Civilisation V using the Intel starter pack that Intel devices come with. At 1080p it runs at 15fps. I’ve put it down to 768p and it runs at 25fps. The same but with all graphics settings off/minimum then it runs at 35fps. So it’s not brilliant for intensive tasks but by no means runs dreadfully for a light bit of casual occasional gaming or similar
Edited by: "sammy_zammy" 17th Nov 2018
Cracking deal! I’m very tempted.
blinky-blinky16th Nov

You can add a 2.5 inch ssd in there. Was looking at it but it only has a …You can add a 2.5 inch ssd in there. Was looking at it but it only has a single memory slot which put me off.


You'd need to buy the hard drive bracket and hard drive cable from hp spare parts i believe in order to install it. The problem is HP don't have either part in stock and haven't for months. Whats annoying me with a lot of these laptops later from HP & Lenovo is the move in recent years to making it harder to upgrade RAM and storage. A few years ago you would have access doors on the back allowing easy access now you have to take the whole bottom of the laptop off to get to the parts.
Edited by: "jordanc93" 18th Nov 2018
sammy_zammy17/11/2018 18:56

https://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/getpdf.aspx/c06001669.pdfYeah, it’s just y …https://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/getpdf.aspx/c06001669.pdfYeah, it’s just your standard Intel UHD 620 I’m afraid. I’ve mostly used it for Word processing, Excel, browsing etc - here it’s brilliant, fast, responsive, etc even with loads of tabs open - of course helped by the SSD. Startup takes about 8 seconds.The only intensive tasks is a light bit of gaming (just Lego games). In the Lego Movie videogame then it can run at 720p at a not solid but fairly stable 45-60fps with some fancy graphics settings turned on. In Lego Jurassic World which is for some reason more intensive it manages to keep 30fps at 720p.I’ve got it hooked up to a 1080p Monitor and it can run stuff on both of these with no struggles at all. Plus the screen looks lovely with its IPS panel and sharp 1080p screen, and the contrast is very good indeed.This is a very good laptop for general use but nothing too intensive, especially at this price which is a steal. On the outside the design is top-notch. But if you want something a bit more powerful then I’d probably suggest an i7 Pavilion or an Envy.Edit: for a more standard comparison, I just downloaded Civilisation V using the Intel starter pack that Intel devices come with. At 1080p it runs at 15fps. I’ve put it down to 768p and it runs at 25fps. The same but with all graphics settings off/minimum then it runs at 35fps. So it’s not brilliant for intensive tasks but by no means runs dreadfully for a light bit of casual occasional gaming or similar



Thanks for this info.

Is it noisy?
taker22 m ago

Thanks for this info. Is it noisy?


When the fan occasionally randomly goes full blast it is certainly audible but definitely not loud. If I put my head up to it I can sometimes hear a quiet scratchy sound but that’s probably just my unit (and is very quiet indeed).Definitely not enough to be a reason not to buy this laptop.
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