HP Pavilion 15 laptop in various colours - Intel Core i3 5th gen, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Beats Audio - £349.99 Currys PC World online only
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HP Pavilion 15 laptop in various colours - Intel Core i3 5th gen, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Beats Audio - £349.99 Currys PC World online only

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Found 30th Apr 2015
So this laptop has been posted before at this price in refurbished condition, now it is available for £349.99 brand new as an online-only offer.

The key features are:
- 15.6" screen
- 5th generation Intel Core i3 processor
- 8GB RAM
- 1TB hard disk
- A purported 6hr battery life

It also has Beats Audio listed as a feature.

It's available in white, blue, silver, red, purple and pink.

41 Comments

Had an older model of this product line and it's worked perfectly for years heat

Nice find OP, the specs are pretty decent for the price.

For the same price you can get an i5. Just gotta wait till the restock. still hot if you want something now though.

just a quickie... what would have been better this laptop, or the HP with A8 processor without beats???

Editor

Good price for brand new.

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RichieRahh

just a quickie... what would have been better this laptop, or the HP with … just a quickie... what would have been better this laptop, or the HP with A8 processor without beats???



Well A8's are inferior to i5's so I would say go for this one, but if you are going to be using the laptop for advanced game graphics then maybe the A8.

nice spec and price hot

wasnt the refurb i5 £250? hotukdeals.com/dea…021

Obviously expired for the moment but would it be worth waiting to see if it comes back into stock?

Venus29

For the same price you can get an i5. Just gotta wait till the restock. … For the same price you can get an i5. Just gotta wait till the restock. still hot if you want something now though.



where is this?

Venus29

For the same price you can get an i5. Just gotta wait till the restock. … For the same price you can get an i5. Just gotta wait till the restock. still hot if you want something now though.



where is this?

cargill85

where is this?


Yes where?, I'm looking for a pair of laptops for my kids

As someone mentioned, yes you can get an i5 for about the same price but there is always a trade off somewhere. I recently shopped around for my son, he wanted a laptop and needed 8gb RAM. The budget was £350 and I couldn't find a 'new' laptop with an i5 for that price with 8gb RAM.

Personally I think this is a fair/good deal, certainly one worth posting. Sadly about a week to late for us, we ended up with an AMD processor in pretty much the same laptop from the HP employee store.

Heat

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76zedfour

wasnt the refurb i5 £250? … wasnt the refurb i5 £250? http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-p199sa-refurbished-15-6-laptop-i5-8gb-ram-1-5tb-hdd-blue-249-99-currys-2187021Obviously expired for the moment but would it be worth waiting to see if it comes back into stock?



I wouldn't have thought there's much chance of a refurb coming back in stock?

Refurbs are decent, I got the blue i5 last week, was £270 though. Need to keep checking the ebay site, they pop up and go quick when they're cheap

Anyone is welcome to my white i5 refurb for cost price if they can collect, I'm near Chester.

It's this model: hotukdeals.com/dea…985

I got it last week.
Edited by: "Adam_90" 30th Apr 2015

I got the same spec for Christmas last year only with i5 for 400?

Banned

good price thanks

how does it compare to this?

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

'new' one has a faster processor right? anything else?

Do I keep the i5 blue refurb a few weeks ago or buy this? decisions decisons

Low resolution screen - no touch screen - and for a little more money you can get both.

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MrPuddington

Low resolution screen - no touch screen - and for a little more money you … Low resolution screen - no touch screen - and for a little more money you can get both.



What would you suggest at around about this price?

Khairul

What would you suggest at around about this price?



This;

hotukdeals.com/dea…121

Plus a Samsung Evo 850 SSD drive.

Full HD/touchscreen, better keyboard/mouse/build quality, SO fast...and cheap

Purported battery life of 6 hours suggests this is false, probably is.

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fishmaster

Purported battery life of 6 hours suggests this is false, probably is.



Hah, I'm glad someone noticed! There's another subtle hint in there as well

Adam_90

Anyone is welcome to my white i5 refurb for cost price if they can … Anyone is welcome to my white i5 refurb for cost price if they can collect, I'm near Chester. It's this model: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-p189sa-refurbished-15-6-laptop-i5-8gb-ram-1-5tb-hdd-white-299-currys-2188985 I got it last week.



would love it..but not near chester! had an awful time with currys.. ordered the purple one and got OOS email.. so ordered the white with 10% off that they offered.. only to recieve an OOS email for that too. 7 days and 2 orders and still no laptop.. slightly miffed is an understatement.

I think I'll get one, thanks for the find!

heat added

These 'half way house' mid priced laptops are neither here nor there. They don't have the features, performance, screen resolution/quality or build quality of more expensive machines like the Asus N550JK (fantastic media machine, beautiful IPS 1080p panel, i7/850m graphics etc), yet don't offer much greater performance or features than budget 15.6" laptops.

If it were me, I'd give this a swerve and either pay £700 for the Asus or save £150 and get something like this (if I were after a basic 15.6" laptop) ebuyer.com/669…abu or the Medion that someone linked to earlier.

Edited by: "Picard123" 30th Apr 2015

Picard123

These 'half way house' mid priced laptops are neither here nor there. … These 'half way house' mid priced laptops are neither here nor there. They don't have the features, performance, screen resolution/quality or build quality of more expensive machines like the Asus N550JK (fantastic media machine, beautiful IPS 1080p panel, i7/850m graphics etc), yet don't offer much greater performance or features than budget 15.6" laptops.If it were me, I'd give this a swerve and either pay £700 for the Asus or save £150 and get something like this (if I were after a basic 15.6" laptop) http://www.ebuyer.com/669147-hp-255-g3-quad-core-laptop-k7h92es-abu or the Medion that someone linked to earlier.



Yep, the Medion is all good

However, if you are prepared to jump through the hoops, then the following HP Probook deal is superb;

hotukdeals.com/dea…028

These Pavilions should definitely be avoided though. Poor build quality, poor screens & naff keyboards/touchpads. Everything a laptop shouldn't be.

bought the i5 version as a refurb from outlet store on ebay... have to say that, while i like the sleek look of the keyboard i would be v nervous of how flimsy the lid/screen is. it is good an light but you can bed the stupid thing with the slightest poke of a finger. that, plus the stupid battery won't click/lock in place... am returning it as soon as i find a good ol' solid dell replacement.

good price, probably but as a product... CHILLAY!

marineville

bought the i5 version as a refurb from outlet store on ebay... have to … bought the i5 version as a refurb from outlet store on ebay... have to say that, while i like the sleek look of the keyboard i would be v nervous of how flimsy the lid/screen is. it is good an light but you can bed the stupid thing with the slightest poke of a finger. that, plus the stupid battery won't click/lock in place... am returning it as soon as i find a good ol' solid dell replacement.and, reading this, just oticed that the letter 'n' is stickig...good price, probably but as a product... CHILLAY!


luckyluby

would love it..but not near chester! had an awful time with currys.. … would love it..but not near chester! had an awful time with currys.. ordered the purple one and got OOS email.. so ordered the white with 10% off that they offered.. only to recieve an OOS email for that too. 7 days and 2 orders and still no laptop.. slightly miffed is an understatement.



personal opinion only but, having just got a refurb, decided i'm using any excuse to pass it back in the 28 day period... thankfully, the battery keeps dropping out so i don't have to look hard to find a fault. and it's reaaaaaally flimsy. didn't know you could buy origami laptops...

MrPuddington

Low resolution screen - no touch screen - and for a little more money you … Low resolution screen - no touch screen - and for a little more money you can get both.



Don't mean to diss your requirements, but Touchscreen on a laptop is an underused feature. I do concur with your contention that the screen is of a low resolution.

Polax

Don't mean to diss your requirements, but Touchscreen on a laptop is an … Don't mean to diss your requirements, but Touchscreen on a laptop is an underused feature. I do concur with your contention that the screen is of a low resolution.



Windows 8.1 apps are FAR better when used with touch. It of course isn't necessary, but it is a v.v.useful thing to have.
Personally, 1600x900 is the minimum screen resolution - and it needs to be IPS. Touch is a nice extra

wenttoabetterplace

This; … This; http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-akoya-s6415t-full-hd-multitouch-ahva-display-windows-8-1-15-6-intel-pentium-2197121Plus a Samsung Evo 850 SSD drive.Full HD/touchscreen, better keyboard/mouse/build quality, SO fast...and cheap



Not that hd screen is important or full hd if you're not doing any form of editing

Goonermad

Not that hd screen is important or full hd if you're not doing any form … Not that hd screen is important or full hd if you're not doing any form of editing



Not even remotely true. ANY desktop app benefits from high resolution screens. You just get far more content on screen.
I personally find internet browsing to be much better as you don't have to scroll nearly as much to get to the content. iTunes also displays far more information etc. In fact, it is just a huge improvement in every regard for me.
1366x768 has never been a good resolution. I'm not sure why it became the default (probably because people haven't experienced anything different and therefore don't know better).

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wenttoabetterplace

Not even remotely true. ANY desktop app benefits from high resolution … Not even remotely true. ANY desktop app benefits from high resolution screens. You just get far more content on screen.I personally find internet browsing to be much better as you don't have to scroll nearly as much to get to the content. iTunes also displays far more information etc. In fact, it is just a huge improvement in every regard for me.1366x768 has never been a good resolution. I'm not sure why it became the default (probably because people haven't experienced anything different and therefore don't know better).



Whilst I agree with you that a higher resolution screen is beneficial for anybody, I disagree with the reason you have given. A higher resolution is intended to provide a clearer image, not to fit more content on the screen. The reason why you get more content on a higher resolution screen is because the OS display objects' sizes are determined by pixels, and on a higher resolution screen more pixels are packed into a smaller area, thus making objects smaller.

The default size of objects on a Full HD is thus smaller than intended, and that is why Windows has built-in features to enable a user to enlarge everything. Sometimes Windows even recommends using a lower-than-maximum resolution called the native resolution. If all a person wants is to fit more content onto a screen and not necessary get a clearer picture, you can use Windows Display settings to make things smaller rather than investing in a higher resolution screen.

Basically, a higher resolution does give more content on-screen and sure, you can use that to your advantage, but that's a side-effect rather than an intended effect.

See pcworld.com/art…tml
and blogs.windows.com/blo…ts/

Khairul

Whilst I agree with you that a higher resolution screen is beneficial for … Whilst I agree with you that a higher resolution screen is beneficial for anybody, I disagree with the reason you have given. A higher resolution is intended to provide a clearer image, not to fit more content on the screen. The reason why you get more content on a higher resolution screen is because the OS display objects' sizes are determined by pixels, and on a higher resolution screen more pixels are packed into a smaller area, thus making objects smaller.The default size of objects on a Full HD is thus smaller than intended, and that is why Windows has built-in features to enable a user to enlarge everything. Sometimes Windows even recommends using a lower-than-maximum resolution called the native resolution. If all a person wants is to fit more content onto a screen and not necessary get a clearer picture, you can use Windows Display settings to make things smaller rather than investing in a higher resolution screen.Basically, a higher resolution does give more content on-screen and sure, you can use that to your advantage, but that's a side-effect rather than an intended effect.See http://www.pcworld.com/article/2098586/how-to-make-the-windows-desktop-look-good-on-high-dpi-displays.htmland http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2013/07/15/windows-8-1-dpi-scaling-enhancements/



Windows is pretty awful at DPI scaling....so whilst everything you say is true in principle - in reality, trying to use scaling to get more content on screen on a 1366 panel just leaves everything looking pretty awful!

I say this having purchased a 1080p 15.6" Medion and a 1366x768 15.6" HP laptop. I tried to make the HP screen work for me - but it just doesn't work.

1080p at native resolution on a 15.6" panel is pretty much perfect -- the icons are a more than acceptable size, and you get all the added benefits of a 1080p panel too (such as more content on screen and a better clarity of image/text).

Anyone having O2 currys/pcworld code to share? In case someone has saved the code when it was active till couple of days back and not planning to use, please PM

Cheap plastic body, the CD tray is loose and moving.

Haha, heat just for this "It also has Beats Audio listed as a feature."
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