HP Pavilion 15 Gaming Laptop - i5-6300HQ, 8gb RAM, 4gb GTX 950M graphics, 128gb SSD, 1tb HDD, 1920 x 1080 FHD IPS screen @ Ebuyer £569.99
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HP Pavilion 15 Gaming Laptop - i5-6300HQ, 8gb RAM, 4gb GTX 950M graphics, 128gb SSD, 1tb HDD, 1920 x 1080 FHD IPS screen @ Ebuyer £569.99

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Found 9th Feb 2016
This is the cheapest I've seen for an Intel quadcore laptop with FHD screen, 950M graphics, SSD, second drive, Windows 10 etc.

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Good laptop, but not a gaming one with 950M. Heat added.

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nw104hh

Good laptop, but not a gaming one with 950M. Heat added.


Why? I've seen much more expensive gaming laptops also with the 950M like:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…OLE

Good for the money and 950m is not a bad card, just expect medium not detail

950M is mi

CountFilth

Why? I've seen much more expensive gaming laptops also with the 950M … Why? I've seen much more expensive gaming laptops also with the 950M like:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016O5G0SA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_2&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE



950M is mid range 128 bit graphic card + full hd screen on HP and you won't be able to play most of the modern games in high settings i'm afraid...

Any Ideas what this graphic card is like for video editing, Adobe premier cs6?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-740M.138026.0.html

There are some games benchmarks at the bottom of the page...
Edited by: "nw104hh" 9th Feb 2016

nw104hh

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-740M.138026.0.htmlThere … http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-740M.138026.0.htmlThere are some games benchmarks at the bottom of the page...



Sorry for sounding a bit dumb but when it comes to GPUs i am clueless

I have checked this link but i am unable to tell which is the closest bench mark and which one would reflect Adobe premier cs6

Is there a major difference between this i5 and an i7?

Coolio1988

Sorry for sounding a bit dumb but when it comes to GPUs i am clueless I … Sorry for sounding a bit dumb but when it comes to GPUs i am clueless I have checked this link but i am unable to tell which is the closest bench mark and which one would reflect Adobe premier cs6



For Adobe Premier this card is more than enough...

Ksign99

Is there a major difference between this i5 and an i7?



pcadvisor.co.uk/buy…91/

About this time last year I bought an Asus N551JK laptop that I saw on HUKD for £565. It had a 1080p 15.6" screen, an Intel 4200H CPU and an Nvidia 850M GPU (virtually the same as the 950M on this HP). So far it's handled every game I've thrown at it with consummate ease. One of the things I've realised since moving up to 1080p gaming is that whilst detail is nice, it's really all about the game. Playing something like Portal is just as much fun in 768p as it is in 1080p. Voted hot as this is probably the best value gaming laptop I've seen in HUKD since I saw the Asus.

Sure, it is about the game, but playing in 1080p makes it even more enjoyable...

Even if the gpu may be lower kid ranges, the specs are a great find alone for this price.

Ksign99

Is there a major difference between this i5 and an i7?



It's mainly cache size and hyper-threading capabilities. As with most tech I would say, if you can afford it then get the higher spec but if you can't then you'll probably won't miss the better performance most of the time imo.

Tiny bit of quidco/TCB too

interested in buying this one but i cant find any reviews

There you go mate just took you over 100!

My son bought the lesser model no ssd and no full hd screen for £619 from costco after looking for over a week for a half decent laptop with a mid range gpu and he thought he got a bargain. Be hard to find a laptop with the same spec for cheaper.

Overall for a quad core with 8g and a decent GPU, (The RAM can be upgraded to 16gb as well)

Definitely a thumbs up from me

Hot! Great spec for the money, only weights 2.32kg as well. The 950m will handle just about any game just fine, although you're not going to be putting everything on max of course.

Fantastic laptop, bought this from HP direct before Christmas.
950M has been handling GTA V on mid-to-high graphics at around 30fps, up to 50fps on low-medium. Not bad considering!

CountFilth

Why? I've seen much more expensive gaming laptops also with the 950M … Why? I've seen much more expensive gaming laptops also with the 950M like:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016O5G0SA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_2&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE



But that's a ridiculous price for that spec. Vastly overpriced. They're adding in a rucksack to make it look like a better package, along with some marketing.

The Dell Inspiron 7559 has a better package: http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pd

Same CPU, Better 960M GPU, Better HDD (it also has 8GB flash onboard) , Same RAM, much easier to get parts for if you drop it in 3 years time, a better collect & return warranty (or 2 years next business day for £64 right now).

You'd be really hard pressed to find a reason to buy the MSI at £952. More so given you can easily find the Dell for ~£50 cheaper not direct, or by asking / haggling with them on live chat.

nw104hh

Good laptop, but not a gaming one with 950M. Heat added.


Got a 3 year old HP laptop with a 630M and it's still absolutely fine for most games - although I am starting to use home streaming from my desktop more and more. If I upgraded it would be mostly to get a slightly better nVidia GPU to be able to use ShadowPlay.

Great spec for the price, though IMO doesn't look that great and HP don't have the best reputation. Has DVD drive though, potential for a 3 device storage setup!

nomnomnomnom

But that's a ridiculous price for that spec. Vastly overpriced. They're … But that's a ridiculous price for that spec. Vastly overpriced. They're adding in a rucksack to make it look like a better package, along with some marketing.The Dell Inspiron 7559 has a better package: http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pdSame CPU, Better 960M GPU, Better HDD (it also has 8GB flash onboard) , Same RAM, much easier to get parts for if you drop it in 3 years time, a better collect & return warranty (or 2 years next business day for £64 right now).You'd be really hard pressed to find a reason to buy the MSI at £952. More so given you can easily find the Dell for ~£50 cheaper not direct, or by asking / haggling with them on live chat.



I mean its still 150 pound more even if you haggle lol.

This price seems very good.

reddragon105

Got a 3 year old HP laptop with a 630M and it's still absolutely fine for … Got a 3 year old HP laptop with a 630M and it's still absolutely fine for most games - although I am starting to use home streaming from my desktop more and more. If I upgraded it would be mostly to get a slightly better nVidia GPU to be able to use ShadowPlay.



630m good for games? Wake up please

nw104hh

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/buying-advice/pc-components/whats-difference-between-intel-core-i3-i5-i7-3417091/



That relates to desktop CPUs as far as I can tell from quickly browsing it. There aren't any quad core i5 in laptops and even the i7 is rarely quad core now in laptops.

Guys would you say this is the best laptop under £600 thanks

nw104hh

630m good for games? Wake up please


Did I say good? No, I said fine. But if you want to get into it some more we're going to have to define what we mean by 'good' and also what we mean by 'games'. Because PC gaming these days runs the gamut from indie games that could be run on a phone to really demanding games that even SLI Titans struggle with. I have a desktop as well and that has a GTX 980 - is that good for games? I think it is, but I don't play the kind of games on my laptop that I play on my desktop, and everything that's run on my laptop runs at high or highest settings. Sometimes I do want to play something a bit more demanding on my laptop whilst watching TV or something and that's when I use streaming - and even if I had a 950M I'd still be have to stream the more demanding games. If you're that bothered about playing everything at full settings then you're going to have a decent desktop build, not a laptop at all.

fishmaster

That relates to desktop CPUs as far as I can tell from quickly browsing … That relates to desktop CPUs as far as I can tell from quickly browsing it. There aren't any quad core i5 in laptops and even the i7 is rarely quad core now in laptops.



Read the whole article, tt relates to laptops as well... and you are wrong, there are quad core i5 in laptops, for example i5-6300HQ...

Joe90_guy

with consummate ease.



I can tell you used to play ISS 64 as a youngster...

Uns

Hot! Great spec for the money, only weights 2.32kg as well. The 950m will … Hot! Great spec for the money, only weights 2.32kg as well. The 950m will handle just about any game just fine, although you're not going to be putting everything on max of course.



Don't be silly.

reddragon105

Did I say good? No, I said fine. But if you want to get into it some more … Did I say good? No, I said fine. But if you want to get into it some more we're going to have to define what we mean by 'good' and also what we mean by 'games'. Because PC gaming these days runs the gamut from indie games that could be run on a phone to really demanding games that even SLI Titans struggle with. I have a desktop as well and that has a GTX 980 - is that good for games? I think it is, but I don't play the kind of games on my laptop that I play on my desktop, and everything that's run on my laptop runs at high or highest settings. Sometimes I do want to play something a bit more demanding on my laptop whilst watching TV or something and that's when I use streaming - and even if I had a 950M I'd still be have to stream the more demanding games. If you're that bothered about playing everything at full settings then you're going to have a decent desktop build, not a laptop at all.



You are right, desktop is for gaming, not laptop, but there are some decent cards in laptop that can handle games in high settings, but 950m isn't one of them...

reddragon105

Did I say good? No, I said fine. But if you want to get into it some more … Did I say good? No, I said fine. But if you want to get into it some more we're going to have to define what we mean by 'good' and also what we mean by 'games'. Because PC gaming these days runs the gamut from indie games that could be run on a phone to really demanding games that even SLI Titans struggle with. I have a desktop as well and that has a GTX 980 - is that good for games? I think it is, but I don't play the kind of games on my laptop that I play on my desktop, and everything that's run on my laptop runs at high or highest settings. Sometimes I do want to play something a bit more demanding on my laptop whilst watching TV or something and that's when I use streaming - and even if I had a 950M I'd still be have to stream the more demanding games. If you're that bothered about playing everything at full settings then you're going to have a decent desktop build, not a laptop at all.



I'm sorry to go off topic, what do you mean when you stream from your desktop? Do you mean something like teamviewer? I'm very interested in being able to get a bit more mobility but i have a beast desktop, but doesnt something like teamviewer have any latency involved?

Rossyb14

I'm sorry to go off topic, what do you mean when you stream from your … I'm sorry to go off topic, what do you mean when you stream from your desktop? Do you mean something like teamviewer? I'm very interested in being able to get a bit more mobility but i have a beast desktop, but doesnt something like teamviewer have any latency involved?


Steam Home Streaming. Yes, it's basically a remote desktop, but specifically for video games. There are other ways of doing it but Steam can do it for you and it works very well. All you need to do is install and login to Steam on both computers and then one computer can stream a game to the other one over your local network - so in my case I've got a pretty decent desktop in my study and I can use it to play games on my laptop in the living room when I'm watching TV - so the desktop is running the game but you're viewing/controlling it on the laptop. If it's a non-Steam game you can still use Steam Home Streaming with it if you add a shortcut to the game in your Steam library.

Starting to change my mind actually. CPU has no hyperthreading and 65W TDP! I'm sure battery life is amazing......

J0n35y

I can tell you used to play ISS 64 as a youngster...



When I was a youngster, we didn't really have computers. We had slide rules which aren't that great for any sort of gaming. I do sort of remember Pong being in pubs at uni but it cost money to play as I was truly skint back then so I watched more than played. The first game I really played was the first Duke Nukem in 1991. It was so brilliant back then...sigh...

A1RN

Starting to change my mind actually. CPU has no hyperthreading and 65W … Starting to change my mind actually. CPU has no hyperthreading and 65W TDP! I'm sure battery life is amazing......



Intel site states 45w TDP (potentially 35W if TDP down is enabled by HP)

nw104hh

630m good for games? Wake up please



I think he only plays Mine Sweeper.

Would consider, though has it got HDMI 2.0 or other means of connecting 4k TV/monitor?

nw104hh

Read the whole article, tt relates to laptops as well... and you are … Read the whole article, tt relates to laptops as well... and you are wrong, there are quad core i5 in laptops, for example i5-6300HQ...



I was wrong. Thanks as I said I skipped through the article and as I work with refurb laptops, I haven't had any with quad core i5's in them. I'll have to research if there were any quad core i5's in laptops before 6th gen.
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