HP Pavilion 15-aw065sa 15.6" Laptop - Silver - £379 Currys
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HP Pavilion 15-aw065sa 15.6" Laptop - Silver - £379 Currys

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Found 27th Aug 2016Made hot 28th Aug 2016
After lots of searching for a new laptop this is the best I came across. Looks like a decent deal for a HD screen. Am I missing anything?

AMD A9-9410 APU

8Gb Ram

2TB HD

Windows 10

15.6" Screen

1920 x 1080 resolution

2 x USB 3.0

1.06% with Top Cash back knocking just under 4 quid off it.

Deal ends Monday (29th) apparently.

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It is indeed awesome for the price.

Shouldn't there be a merchant name in the deal title?

Pretty good price for the spec. Shame it has an AMD cpu (I get the impression they are quite inferior to Intels). Also worth noting that this has a Full HD screen, not just an HD screen (quite a big difference, especially in price). 9.5 hours' battery life sounds a little bit optimistic though...

Shambles

Shouldn't there be a merchant name in the deal title?



Yes there should ...

Original Poster

amour3k

Yes there should ...



​Sorry guys, merchant is Currys.

Comparing this to:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-envy-15-ah100na-laptop-289-delivered-from-hp-student-store-2496531

which is £349 if you can't get HP deals by being a student or through an employee benefits scheme.

This Pavillion has 2TB / R5 / A9-9410 vs the Envy's 1TB / R6 / A10-8700P.
I'm not sure about the CPU, the Pavillion is dual-core but clocked higher than the Envy's quad-core. I can't find real-world benchmarks but Passmark puts the Pavillion's A9 below the Envy's A10 at 2652 vs 3518:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=2542&cmp%5B%5D=2841

People seem to be rating the Envy's solid aluminium build, which makes it sightly heavier at 2.12kg vs 2.04kg.

The A10 CPUs are more suited to laptops, anyway. They're certainly fast enough for most office needs and the built in graphics are quite impressive for the price, able to cope with many recent games at low to medium settings and even some less recent on high.

This new A9 chip I'm not so sure about, but it looks like a budget version of the A10
Edited by: "pbyron1" 28th Aug 2016

Ricardo99

​Sorry guys, merchant is Currys.



Don't be sorry they're alright.

3guesses

Pretty good price for the spec. Shame it has an AMD cpu (I get the … Pretty good price for the spec. Shame it has an AMD cpu (I get the impression they are quite inferior to Intels). Also worth noting that this has a Full HD screen, not just an HD screen (quite a big difference, especially in price). 9.5 hours' battery life sounds a little bit optimistic though...



I wouldn't worry too much about the AMD CPU, it's going to be fine for just about everything.

Intel constantly beat AMD in being the best in any given field. It's a bit like comparing a Vauxhall to a Ford, they will both get you where your going and both have a good set of features but the Ford is better in almost every appreciable way... but the Vauxhall costs less and still gives you everything you really need from a car.

Edited by: "meglaman2000" 28th Aug 2016


meglaman2000

I wouldn't worry too much about the AMD CPU, it's going to be fine for … I wouldn't worry too much about the AMD CPU, it's going to be fine for just about everything. Intel constantly beat AMD in being the best in any given field. It's a bit like comparing a Vauxhall to a Ford, they will both get you where your going and both have a good set of features but the Ford is better in almost every appreciable way... but the Vauxhall costs less and still gives you everything you really need from a car.


knowing me, didsburydan, knowing you alan partridge, a-haaaaa
Edited by: "didsburydan" 28th Aug 2016

Elevation

Don't be sorry they're alright.



I will never buy anything from Currys/PC World again. Purchased a Toshiba Chromebook for £280 and 5 weeks later the screen shows some purple spots in various places. They send it off to Toshiba who say we have damaged it (we haven't) and now want me to pay either £300 for a repair or £65 to return it unrepaired. Still trying to sort out but what a shambles of a company.

Not bad spec for the price, but it's a HP and it's a Pavilion. HP generally has gone down hill in the build quality and reliability stakes, but the Pavilions are notorious for fan faults / failures / overheating because of the same poor design they've been using for years. I've had to repair or replace the fans on this style of laptop several times and it's a ball ache because everything has to come out to get to it, even the motherboard.

I'd love to love HP again (particularly as I worked for one of their biggest resellers and was HPE accredited), but they've cut too many corners to keep costs down and ended up with an inferior product.

Begize

I'd love to love HP again (particularly as I worked for one of their … I'd love to love HP again (particularly as I worked for one of their biggest resellers and was HPE accredited), but they've cut too many corners to keep costs down and ended up with an inferior product.



Just to clarify that HP (who make laptops, amongst other things) and HPE (who make servers, amongst other things) are now two different companies, although with the same heritage.

emptyspiral

I will never buy anything from Currys/PC World again. Purchased a Toshiba … I will never buy anything from Currys/PC World again. Purchased a Toshiba Chromebook for £280 and 5 weeks later the screen shows some purple spots in various places. They send it off to Toshiba who say we have damaged it (we haven't) and now want me to pay either £300 for a repair or £65 to return it unrepaired. Still trying to sort out but what a shambles of a company.



If you purchased it through a credit card (which you should of done) then put it to them and let them sort it for you

See this which article HERE
Edited by: "Bugeyed" 28th Aug 2016

emptyspiral

I will never buy anything from Currys/PC World again. Purchased a Toshiba … I will never buy anything from Currys/PC World again. Purchased a Toshiba Chromebook for £280 and 5 weeks later the screen shows some purple spots in various places. They send it off to Toshiba who say we have damaged it (we haven't) and now want me to pay either £300 for a repair or £65 to return it unrepaired. Still trying to sort out but what a shambles of a company.


I agree terrible company , i ended up emailing the ceo! Then i got a result !

emptyspiral

Don't be sorry they're alright.


I will never buy anything from Currys/PC World again. Purchased a Toshiba Chromebook for £280 and 5 weeks later

Easy answer, take it up with Currys, your contract is with them, go to small claims court if need be

Original Poster

Anyone know if I can fit a hard drive Bay to this taking out the optical drive? I have a 256gb SSD in my desktop I'd like to use if possible.
Edited by: "Ricardo99" 28th Aug 2016

emptyspiral

I will never buy anything from Currys/PC World again. Purchased a Toshiba … I will never buy anything from Currys/PC World again. Purchased a Toshiba Chromebook for £280 and 5 weeks later the screen shows some purple spots in various places. They send it off to Toshiba who say we have damaged it (we haven't) and now want me to pay either £300 for a repair or £65 to return it unrepaired. Still trying to sort out but what a shambles of a company.



Hi emptyspiral,

I used the Resolver website to successfully sort out an issue with a 3.5 year old Samsung LCD TV I'd bought from Currys/PCWorld (6 year life-span is the expectation from a device such as this). Very easy to use and gives you standard letters to use which tell the vendors what they must do next AND the time-frame in which to do it. The escalations are already defined on the website, so it'll go up through the organisation until the relevant @ss£s have been kicked. Your contract is with Currys/PCW, so Resolver will help you get the outcome you need. After 5 weeks, the device you bought sounds as if it is simply unfit for purpose. Get your money back from Currys and let them take it up with Toshiba as that part is not your problem or responsibility.

Good luck!

Resolver is free by the way, so in terms of HUKD, cheaper than small claims court. (Although that is also an option!) Also, your credit card company is free to approach and should be able to instigate a chargeback on your behalf.

meglaman2000

I wouldn't worry too much about the AMD CPU, it's going to be fine for … I wouldn't worry too much about the AMD CPU, it's going to be fine for just about everything. Intel constantly beat AMD in being the best in any given field. It's a bit like comparing a Vauxhall to a Ford, they will both get you where your going and both have a good set of features but the Ford is better in almost every appreciable way... but the Vauxhall costs less and still gives you everything you really need from a car.



I'm thinking more in terms of heat production.

fishwibbler

Hi emptyspiral,I used the Resolver website to successfully sort out an … Hi emptyspiral,I used the Resolver website to successfully sort out an issue with a 3.5 year old Samsung LCD TV I'd bought from Currys/PCWorld (6 year life-span is the expectation from a device such as this). Very easy to use and gives you standard letters to use which tell the vendors what they must do next AND the time-frame in which to do it. The escalations are already defined on the website, so it'll go up through the organisation until the relevant @ss£s have been kicked. Your contract is with Currys/PCW, so Resolver will help you get the outcome you need. After 5 weeks, the device you bought sounds as if it is simply unfit for purpose. Get your money back from Currys and let them take it up with Toshiba as that part is not your problem or responsibility.Good luck! 8)Resolver is free by the way, so in terms of HUKD, cheaper than small claims court. (Although that is also an option!) Also, your credit card company is free to approach and should be able to instigate a chargeback on your behalf.



Thanks for all your comments. I have written to my credit card company but no reply yet. Will have a look at Resolver

Need help on what laptop to get. I want a laptop that has: full hd screen 1920x1080 with it being fairly large probably 15.6", Windows 10, good battery life, fast and reliable with a great looking design not too fussy on memory but a decent ran size would be nice as well 8gb RAM. Anyone got any ideas also I would like to keep to a budget of under £400 is the Hp pavilion a good choice I like the look of the design but not sure how it performs and if the wifi dropping all the time is an issue here. Any help would be appreciated thanks !
Edited by: "Jimmy999999" 31st Aug 2016

I also have the same question as above...l need a good laptop but under £400 for work...is HP Pavilion 15-aw065sa 15.6 good?

as above I would love some advice on which laptop I should buy for Uni this year. I'm starting first year soneed one I can rely on. Ive been reading reviews all afternoon and am more confused now than when I started. Also have 400 to spend.
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