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HP Pavilion 15-p189sa 15.6” Laptop - White at Currys/PcWorld.
HP Pavilion 15-p189sa 15.6” Laptop - White at Currys/PcWorld.

HP Pavilion 15-p189sa 15.6” Laptop - White at Currys/PcWorld.

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Fantastic price for what is actually a good spec laptop and is comparable to any macbook. 1.5TB HDD as standard which can easily be swapped out for a SSD to make the machine even faster again.

Its a web only price but just reserve it to your local and then thats the price you'll pay. Merry Christmas!

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Also in Red, Pink, Purple, Blue and Silver for the same price

i was looking at this so is this a good spec for the price then, how much would it cost to get a decent SSD and get someone to change it over for me?

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To get an ssd would cost about 60 quid for a 240gb one. If you don't need the cd drive then replace the cd drive with the ssd and install win7 on it.

adamc11

To get an ssd would cost about 60 quid for a 240gb one. If you don't need … To get an ssd would cost about 60 quid for a 240gb one. If you don't need the cd drive then replace the cd drive with the ssd and install win7 on it.



Yes, because Windows 8.1 is so terrible? Morons who hate things just because of change, bleh.

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rvcshart

Yes, because Windows 8.1 is so terrible? Morons who hate things just … Yes, because Windows 8.1 is so terrible? Morons who hate things just because of change, bleh.



Well merry Christmas to you too, moron. The reason behind installing windows 7 on the ssd is because you will already have 8.1 on the hdd. So why don't you get an education first, moron. You can even flip them and have 8.1 on the ssd - depends on your preferred OS.

adamc11

CommentWell merry Christmas to you too, moron. The reason behind … CommentWell merry Christmas to you too, moron. The reason behind installing windows 7 on the ssd is because you will already have 8.1 on the hdd. So why don't you get an education first, moron. You can even flip them and have 8.1 on the ssd - depends on your preferred OS.



So some sort of a ssd caddie would be required?

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Daniel_Saeed

So some sort of a ssd caddie would be required?



Yes indeedy but you could probably pick one up in the store with the laptop for a few bob and and the ssd as well. Do the job in an afternoon and hey presto! Lol.

Really good specs for the price but shame it's only 10/100 Ethernet so it's a non starter for me

Comes with a lot of bloatware but I would clean reinstall the OS anyway so it would be completely stock Windows.
Edited by: "redflash" 25th Dec 2014

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redflash

Really good specs for the price but shame it's only 10/100 Ethernet so … Really good specs for the price but shame it's only 10/100 Ethernet so it's a non starter for me :(Comes with a lot of bloatware but I would clean reinstall the OS anyway so it would be completely stock Windows.



Completely agree with you on both counts. But I hope you're not planning to install windows 7 at the risk of being labelled a moron. Still, the spec for the average user is great for that kind of money and even as a mac user I am buying one of these as a back up/ something to run non mac compatible programmes on.

hiya,can i change hard drive altogether with ssd? coz i want to keep optical drive too?

hiya,can i change hard drive altogether with ssd? coz i want to keep optical drive too?

hiya,can i change hard drive altogether with ssd? coz i want to keep optical drive too?

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Yes you can straight up swap the one for the other just make sure to get a copy of windows 8.1 (because 7 is for morons who hate change) before you do so that you can clean instal on the ssd

slightly more expensive but is this one a better spec
pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

darkpark

slightly more expensive but is this one a better … slightly more expensive but is this one a better spechttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-v3-371-13-3-laptop-white-10029103-pdt.html#cat-0



are you sure? notebookcheck.net/Mob…tml rates the CPU in the Acer lower than the one in the HP

I just bought one. I've got an ssd from my old laptop running win7. Any hints on how I get this into the DVD drive for dual boot win7/win8.1. Also keen to hear tips on sticking 8.1 on the ssd and keeping dvd drive.

I just bought one. I've got an ssd from my old laptop running win7. Any hints on how I get this into the DVD drive for dual boot win7/win8.1. Also keen to hear tips on sticking 8.1 on the ssd and keeping dvd drive.

10/100 Ethernet is good for home usage. If you're a heavy data transferer between your local network then you need GigabitEthernet, else you should be fine. +Your ISP puts the cap on WAN so you owning GigabitEthernet doesn't help that much (maybe a little ;D). Other than the Ethernet this one seem ace for a laptop.

darkparkslightly more expensive but is this one a better … darkparkslightly more expensive but is this one a better spechttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-v3-371-13-3-laptop-white-10029103-pdt.html#cat-0


No! No! No! No! it's not "economical"

redflash

Really good specs for the price but shame it's only 10/100 Ethernet so … Really good specs for the price but shame it's only 10/100 Ethernet so it's a non starter for me :(Comes with a lot of bloatware but I would clean reinstall the OS anyway so it would be completely stock Windows.



To do this would you need a copy of the OS or will that come with it?

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You'll need a copy of the software because the key code will be on the actual laptop or in the box etc

knack

To do this would you need a copy of the OS or will that come with it?



It will come with the Windows Licence Key then using that you should be able to download the Windows 8.1 iso from Microsoft, I would then reinstall the OS using that and the drivers from HPs website, that way you have it completely stock no bloatware.

I would disc image the SSD first though so I have a backup of how it came out of the box, as reinstalling the OS would erase any recovery partitions and such.

theres a couple of these reduced on currys/pc world ebay store.
damaged boxes, but for £371 its a bargain!

ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

darkpark

slightly more expensive but is this one a better … slightly more expensive but is this one a better spechttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-v3-371-13-3-laptop-white-10029103-pdt.html#cat-0



I've somehow ended up deciding between these two models myself - so which one do you guys think is better? I'm tempted by the SSD cause I'd like to be able to do some easy video editing if necessary (can't afford a Mac atm), but it's not essential and the HP one seems better otherwise?
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