HP Pavilion 15 - i5 6300HQ - GTX950m 2Gb DDR5 - 1Tb 7200rpm - 128gb SSD - IPS screen £666.61 with code @ HP store
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HP Pavilion 15 - i5 6300HQ - GTX950m 2Gb DDR5 - 1Tb 7200rpm - 128gb SSD - IPS screen £666.61 with code @ HP store

£666.61
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Found 19th Dec 2016
As the title says, seems a pretty good deal using voucher code LASTCHANCE to get 11% off? Seems to beat the Acer deals with the U processors popping up recently, especially with the HQ, 7200rpm drive and IPS screen?

Also get £220 worth of software (bit of a stretch claiming that...)
GRID 2 Autosport, There Came an Echo, World of Tanks, Robocraft, Adventure Capitalist, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Game of Life, I SPY Challenger, Virtual DJ 8.1, Magix Fastcut 2.0, Corel Painter Essentials 5, Winzip 21, PCMover Express

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Original Poster

Considering buying unless someone can seriously sell the i3 Tesco deal at £479 to me.

Will never buy Hp again. Every Hp laptop or printer that I have ever bought kept losing the wifi password meaning I had to input it every time I wanted to use laptop or print. Got rid of them.... Never again

Love HP laptops. Only had issue with one. And HP support resolved for me promptly. Hot

And this beats the i3 acer with the low voltage u proccessor hands down. Worth the extra

The specs and price for this are excellent. Hot for sure. IPS screen is just gravy

gillhoose1888

Will never buy Hp again. Every Hp laptop or printer that I have ever … Will never buy Hp again. Every Hp laptop or printer that I have ever bought kept losing the wifi password meaning I had to input it every time I wanted to use laptop or print. Got rid of them.... Never again



In the case of the laptop, it's is the OS that maintains the password - hardware should not be relevant. Same can be said of the printer, though HP are also responsible for the software in that case.

Also if it was the same WiFi hardware, HP isn't the only common denominator.

Irrelevant now that you've sold them - why am I typing this.... have I not got anything better to do :-(
Edited by: "dps5pt" 19th Dec 2016

Well I don't know or care whether it was software or not but I had 5 Hp laptops and 2 printers all did the same. No Hp content in my house at all now. And guess what I don't have to keep putting in passwords. I'm happy

How does this compare to the below deal for demanding multi-window office work:

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

Original Poster

Dell is 130 more for arguably a worse CPU and GPU but bigger SSD and more RAM. Suspect you could upgrade the RAM in this deal and get a fair chunk of change.

Whilst their tech support was excellent for me had to send back 3 laptops and ask for refund in the end. Would never buy an HP laptop again - found the build quality very poor.

gillhoose1888

Well I don't know or care whether it was software or not but I had 5 Hp … Well I don't know or care whether it was software or not but I had 5 Hp laptops and 2 printers all did the same. No Hp content in my house at all now. And guess what I don't have to keep putting in passwords. I'm happy



5 Laptops with the same exact problem?

Sounds like PEBKAC to me.

mubashar

How does this compare to the below deal for demanding multi-window office … How does this compare to the below deal for demanding multi-window office work:http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000-15-6-laptop-silver-10153659-pdt.html



Well by cpu speed alone, that one youve linked to compared to op......
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=2863&cmp%5B%5D=2586&cmp%5B%5D=2632
Yours on left, OP's above on right. The one in the middle im looking at is £699

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/stormforce-wildfire-core-i7-6700hq-8gb-1tb-128gb-ssd-geforce-gt940-dvd-rw-7270-9069/version.asp

Of course you have different gfx to compare, but I wouldn't buy the one you have linked to for £799.

PlayChase

Whilst their tech support was excellent for me had to send back 3 laptops … Whilst their tech support was excellent for me had to send back 3 laptops and ask for refund in the end. Would never buy an HP laptop again - found the build quality very poor.


I had similar experience

splatsplatsplat

Well by cpu speed alone, that one youve linked to compared to … Well by cpu speed alone, that one youve linked to compared to op......http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2863&cmp[]=2586&cmp[]=2632Yours on left, OP's above on right. The one in the middle im looking at is £699http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/stormforce-wildfire-core-i7-6700hq-8gb-1tb-128gb-ssd-geforce-gt940-dvd-rw-7270-9069/version.aspOf course you have different gfx to compare, but I wouldn't buy the one you have linked to for £799.



Thanks for your feedback, highly appreciated. So my needs are:

> Work based activity with 20 plus windows opened at a time
> Working with large ppt files with audio and video
> Hobby based video editing

I am not concerned about gaming

Further, I would like to have:
> A reliable machine that will last many years
> SSD or easily upgradable
> Also with a standard HDD for storage (or option to easily upgrade)
> Nice metallic looking machine
> Not a thick heavy brick but need not be ultraportable
> Ideally ~15" IPS
> Good battery life
> Touch screen would be a bonus but not required
> Ideal loud speakers

> Was aiming for £600 budget (considering more if I get more for my money)

Do you still suggest the suggestion you made (StorrmForce)?
If the Dell I linked was priced the same as your StormForce, which would you recommend?
Never bought an "unbranded" laptop before, am I right to be a price hike for a branded machine instead?

I though I would be ok with a 7200u or 7500u processer for my needs. Do I need to go for a (6700)hq processer?
I understand a hq processer will cost more, heat more, make more noise, battery will not last as long, etc. - Still go for hq?
i5 vs i7?
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