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HP Pavilion 15-p228na selling at £150! Asda - Bristol
HP Pavilion 15-p228na selling at £150! Asda - Bristol

HP Pavilion 15-p228na selling at £150! Asda - Bristol

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Just saw this at the Bristol Asda store. Checked online and the cheapest I could find was 274 quid. At 150 this seems to be a bargain. Not the best of specs of course but good enough for this price. None left at the Bristol store as there were 3. I picked up 1, returned after about 10 minutes to the aisle and they were all gone! Good luck with the hunt!

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Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be great...

SPECS:
Intel Pentium N3540 (2.16 GHz, 2 MB cache, 4 cores) - [2 years old]
1TB 5400 rpm SATA - [*really* slow]
4GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM - [8GB MAX]
39.6 cm (15.6") LED (1366 x 768) Screen - [Pathetic resolution for screen size]

Original Poster

AColwill

Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be … Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be great...SPECS:Intel Pentium N3540 (2.16 GHz, 2 MB cache, 4 cores) - [2 years old]1TB 5400 rpm SATA - [*really* slow]4GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM - [8GB MAX]39.6 cm (15.6") LED (1366 x 768) Screen - [Pathetic resolution for screen size]



Buying this for my kids to do school stuff. Is this good enough for that?

Heat.....£229 last time it was mentioned on here hotukd

msubbu33

Buying this for my kids to do school stuff. Is this good enough for that?


Depends on how much you want your kids to hate you

great for basic spec laptop. the hard drive is the weakest link with speed

Which Bristol Asda did you find it in? Was it Cribbs Causeway or Filton?

msubbu33

Buying this for my kids to do school stuff. Is this good enough for that?


More than good enough.

msubbu33

Buying this for my kids to do school stuff. Is this good enough for that?



​of course it is good enough as your getting it for school work and not gaming

AColwill

Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be … Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be great...SPECS:Intel Pentium N3540 (2.16 GHz, 2 MB cache, 4 cores) - [2 years old]1TB 5400 rpm SATA - [*really* slow]4GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM - [8GB MAX]39.6 cm (15.6") LED (1366 x 768) Screen - [Pathetic resolution for screen size]


It's £150. What are you expecting? A Cray?

qbs

More than good enough.


Yeah, I have an N3540 equipped 13" thin and light laptop and I use it for so much uni work - it's fine.
Not super fast but with Windows 10 it is fast enough. My laptop has a 5400rpm drive in it also. MS Word/Excel and an internet browser really aren't all that demanding.

AColwill

Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be … Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be great...SPECS:Intel Pentium N3540 (2.16 GHz, 2 MB cache, 4 cores) - [2 years old]1TB 5400 rpm SATA - [*really* slow]4GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM - [8GB MAX]39.6 cm (15.6") LED (1366 x 768) Screen - [Pathetic resolution for screen size]



funny because 10 years ago I could do allsorts with a much lower spec machine than this one, play games, watch videos, browse the internet, use Office, the list is massive, yet a much more up to date machine won't do any of those?
You obviously have a much better system than this, shame it isn't good enough to let you post deals on a shopping forum, just trolling comments.
Edited by: "julieallen" 14th Oct 2016

julieallen

funny because 10 years ago I could do allsorts with a much lower spec … funny because 10 years ago I could do allsorts with a much lower spec machine than this one, play games, watch videos, browse the internet, use Office, the list is massive, yet a much more up to date machine won't do any of those?You obviously have a much better system than this, shame it isn't good enough to let you post deals on a shopping forum, just trolling comments.


Up till a week or so ago, my nearly 15 year old PC would have been more than adequate for schoolwork etc., but alas no more - it's run out of browser - CPU's too old for latest Firefox.

I'm not sure if posting 2 comments in 4 years qualifies as trolling.

qbs

Up till a week or so ago, my nearly 15 year old PC would have been more … Up till a week or so ago, my nearly 15 year old PC would have been more than adequate for schoolwork etc., but alas no more - it's run out of browser - CPU's too old for latest Firefox.I'm not sure if posting 2 comments in 4 years qualifies as trolling.


Can you please explain to me how it's possible to "run out of browser"?

spaghettihooha

Can you please explain to me how it's possible to "run out of browser"?



It's quite obvious they missed out the word 'updates' or similar.

As hardware advances, the newer software is more demanding too (usually pointlessly) and that's what cripples modern low-end hardware even if it's perfectly capable in it's own right (iPhone 4s or iPad 2 on iOS 9 are a good example of this or modern websites which flood the browser with BS adverts).

plewis00

It's quite obvious they missed out the word 'updates' or similar.As … It's quite obvious they missed out the word 'updates' or similar.As hardware advances, the newer software is more demanding too (usually pointlessly) and that's what cripples modern low-end hardware even if it's perfectly capable in it's own right (iPhone 4s or iPad 2 on iOS 9 are a good example of this or modern websites which flood the browser with BS adverts).


It wasn't obvious to me.

spaghettihooha

It wasn't obvious to me.



What even immediately after where he said 'CPU's too old for latest Firefox', you couldn't have put two and two together? Ok.

£150 is a good price for this machine. It's a slightly older spec, but the only PC you're getting for similar money these days is an HP Stream or similar, which is alot worse than the one in this deal. This PC will be fine for anything other than 3D gaming and even then, the older games like Half Life are still going to work.

Edited by: "Picard123" 14th Oct 2016

Original Poster

All, thank you for your comments. Can someone advise if I can upgrade the machine to Windows 10 without breaking the bank please? Thanks

AColwill

Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be … Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be great...SPECS:Intel Pentium N3540 (2.16 GHz, 2 MB cache, 4 cores) - [2 years old]1TB 5400 rpm SATA - [*really* slow]4GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM - [8GB MAX]39.6 cm (15.6") LED (1366 x 768) Screen - [Pathetic resolution for screen size]



How did we ever manage to get any work done 10 years ago, when this would have been state of the art!!!

I've only just got rid of my 14 year old Pentium 4 system which was still working fine and being used for graphic design/IT work - the only reason I shifted it was because Microsoft were dropping support for XP.

A system like this is fine for general household browsing, kids homework, office type stuff and basic IT work but not for any sort of gaming etc.
Edited by: "FocusST" 14th Oct 2016

msubbu33

Buying this for my kids to do school stuff. Is this good enough for that?



It's fine for kids school.
Ignore that idiot.

Heat added

terayon00

It's fine for kids school. Ignore that idiot. Heat added



Just realised. If you kids are splitting an atom in half for their school homework . Then it will be sh**

spaghettihooha

Can you please explain to me how it's possible to "run out of browser"?


As in "CPU's too old for latest Firefox"

Pretty nifty for a 150.

popoyaya

Pretty nifty for a 150.


nifty like an old persons mobility scooter is nifty?

qbs

As in "CPU's too old for latest Firefox"



I couldn't install an anti virus on an old Athlon or Sempron XP machine as they required SSE2 or one of those instruction sets, maybe something similar with the Firefox browser?

Zek

I couldn't install an anti virus on an old Athlon or Sempron XP machine … I couldn't install an anti virus on an old Athlon or Sempron XP machine as they required SSE2 or one of those instruction sets, maybe something similar with the Firefox browser?


That's the one. You might be able to install an older version of Avast. I've been ok with Avast and ZoneAlarm. When I get time, I'll get the previous version of Firefox and install that, then disable updates

bouncy99

nifty like an old persons mobility scooter is nifty?


Nifty as in it'll do everything you want for browsing, emails, office applications etc. Nobody said it was a gaming machine. But then some of us use PCs as computers, not games machines.

AColwill

Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be … Only thing this is decent for is watching videos.. and even that won't be great...SPECS:Intel Pentium N3540 (2.16 GHz, 2 MB cache, 4 cores) - [2 years old]1TB 5400 rpm SATA - [*really* slow]4GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM - [8GB MAX]39.6 cm (15.6") LED (1366 x 768) Screen - [Pathetic resolution for screen size]



​depends if they're adult videos or not

Bristol asda? Its a pretty big city.

Zek

I couldn't install an anti virus on an old Athlon or Sempron XP machine … I couldn't install an anti virus on an old Athlon or Sempron XP machine as they required SSE2 or one of those instruction sets, maybe something similar with the Firefox browser?



Don't be daft. Norton, McAfee etc have been around since the dawn of time and installed perfectly well on Athlon based machines (I used to have one).

With the £50 ssd that's on hukd, all in all £200 should make this into a decent machine?

msubbu33

All, thank you for your comments. Can someone advise if I can upgrade the … All, thank you for your comments. Can someone advise if I can upgrade the machine to Windows 10 without breaking the bank please? Thanks


Have a look at this

Picard123

Don't be daft. Norton, McAfee etc have been around since the dawn of time … Don't be daft. Norton, McAfee etc have been around since the dawn of time and installed perfectly well on Athlon based machines (I used to have one).


Unlike you, Zak isn't being daft. The problem arises when the security package updates to a version that can't be run by your hardware. That's happened to me with Avast, Malwarebytes, ZoneAlarm to name but a few. Older processors just can't cope. I keep my 15 year old Athlon based PC alive as my printer and scanner won't work on my Windows 10 PC.

Does anyone know of any of these left? I went to The Bletchley store last night and was unlucky. Many thanks in advance

msubbu33

Buying this for my kids to do school stuff. Is this good enough for that?




The intel pentium chips are waay faster than the pentiums of old, its the brand name for their tier of devices above celeron which represent their lowest tier cpu's, it will be good enough for the kids to write up homework and use the web for research, it will not play games bad the odd 2d game or older titles and wont be the fastest machine but compared to no laptop at all it will be a real boost.

bouncy99

Depends on how much you want your kids to hate you




5400 rpm hd isnt the end of the world, sure not ideal but on a mobile device it will save a bit of battery, the same with the lower res screen, nobody with well balanced kids who arnt tech savy is going to get hated for this, if you are on a budget and it is a choice between no laptop or this laptop youre gonna get this laptop, or look for a refurb somewhere thats better but again, i stipulated "tech savvy" before, low res screen, fine for typing and browsing, low speed lower power hd, crap for loading games but not an issue, fine for accessing documents and the cpu is still a quad core, sure nothing is the best, but you dont get the best for 150 quid.

bouncy99

Depends on how much you want your kids to hate you




5400 rpm hd isnt the end of the world, sure not ideal but on a mobile device it will save a bit of battery, the same with the lower res screen, nobody with well balanced kids who arnt tech savy is going to get hated for this, if you are on a budget and it is a choice between no laptop or this laptop youre gonna get this laptop, or look for a refurb somewhere thats better but again, i stipulated "tech savvy" before, low res screen, fine for typing and browsing, low speed lower power hd, crap for loading games but not an issue, fine for accessing documents and the cpu is still a quad core, sure nothing is the best, but you dont get the best for 150 quid.

LITTLE MISS STAR

Does anyone know of any of these left? I went to The Bletchley store last … Does anyone know of any of these left? I went to The Bletchley store last night and was unlucky. Many thanks in advance


just get a colossus then, they defiantly have that in bletchley

qbs

Unlike you, Zak isn't being daft. The problem arises when the security … Unlike you, Zak isn't being daft. The problem arises when the security package updates to a version that can't be run by your hardware. That's happened to me with Avast, Malwarebytes, ZoneAlarm to name but a few. Older processors just can't cope. I keep my 15 year old Athlon based PC alive as my printer and scanner won't work on my Windows 10 PC.



Oh, I see - you're trying to use 2016 software on 15 year old obsolete hardware?

That's seriously dumb.

Just go back in a time machine and install the AV from 11BC that was intended to be used with your machine.

Picard123

Oh, I see - you're trying to use 2016 software on 15 year old obsolete … Oh, I see - you're trying to use 2016 software on 15 year old obsolete hardware?That's seriously dumb.Just go back in a time machine and install the AV from 11BC that was intended to be used with your machine.


You really should look at (adult?) literacy classes. Where did I say I was using 2016 software? My "15 year old obsolete hardware" runs MS Office without any issue.
The problems I had only applied to a few security programmes, and all of the problems can be overcome either by running an older version, as I have done with Avast, while keeping the definitions up to date or using an alternative such as Superantispyware rather than Malwarebytes.
I don't have my antique instead of a more modern PC. I have it as well as.

Perhaps you should heed the words of Abraham Lincoln -"Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."


Edited by: "qbs" 15th Oct 2016
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