HP Pavilion 15-p264na A10 Quad Core 15.6" 8GB 1TB Radeon HD 7620G Laptop £259.99 @ Argos/eBay
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HP Pavilion 15-p264na A10 Quad Core 15.6" 8GB 1TB Radeon HD 7620G Laptop £259.99 @ Argos/eBay

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Found 18th Jul 2015
Good price for Quad core, 8GB Ram, 1TB HDD, 2 USB 3.0 Ports & Windows 8.1 (Free Windows 10 Upgrade)

Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Warranty

£399.99 New: argos.co.uk/sta…tml

CPU, Memory and Operating System:
AMD A Series AMD Quad-Core A10-4655M APU quad core processor
2GHz processor speed
8GB RAM
1000GB SATA hard drive
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Free Windows 10 Upgrade)

Display features:
15.6 inch screen
High definition display
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
DVD optical drives:
DVD+RW (read/write)

Graphics:
AMD Radeon HD 7620G

Interfaces and connectivity:
1 USB 2.0 port
2 USB 3.0 ports
1 Ethernet port
1 HDMI port
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi enabled

Multimedia features:
HD webcam
Built-in mic
Beats Audio sound system

21 Comments

Interested to see what people think. I'm after a laptop that's good for fast Web browsing, film & photo storage. Surprised Argos eBay store has such bad feedback.
I've voted hot because of the little knowledge I have this looks like a good price.

Original Poster

Villatilidie

Interested to see what people think. I'm after a laptop that's good for … Interested to see what people think. I'm after a laptop that's good for fast Web browsing, film & photo storage. Surprised Argos eBay store has such bad feedback. I've voted hot because of the little knowledge I have this looks like a good price.


This laptop is easily fast enough for them tasks.

trimax

This laptop is easily fast enough for them tasks.


Cheers mate, do you think it's over kill? I'm trying to get the right balance.

What's the difference between this one and the other one you just posted? They seem pretty similar. Thanks for posting.

Original Poster

love24

What's the difference between this one and the other one you just posted? … What's the difference between this one and the other one you just posted? They seem pretty similar. Thanks for posting.


This one has a slightly faster processor & graphics.

Good price yes but not for a refurb. (Though that depends how willing you are to wait and shop, but there is better for less posted on this site. (On mobile so finding a link right now would be a nightmare but if I remember when I get home I'll edit this with it.

Villatilidie

Cheers mate, do you think it's over kill?



Old quad cores like this one (it's two generations out of date) are generally best for nobody. Faster dual cores are preferable from a performance perspective and while lots of slow cores can be a route to power efficiency this wasn't a very efficient chip when it launched and there are newer chips that do it much better.

It's competent but certainly not excessive.

Villatilidie

Interested to see what people think. I'm after a laptop that's good for … Interested to see what people think. I'm after a laptop that's good for fast Web browsing, film & photo storage. Surprised Argos eBay store has such bad feedback. I've voted hot because of the little knowledge I have this looks like a good price.



If purely for storage and nothing else, there are better choices out there plus you should be budgeting the cost of an external drive to backup to.
Other important aspects if you want to do more are screen resolution, does the standard 768 show enough on screen for you. Do you need a screen that works in the sun? Are you going to adjust your photos so is colour reproduction close enough for you. Trackpad position, some prefer off centre. Keyboard, are you going to be using it a lot, maybe worth getting a separate for a lot typing.

Recommend playing with the in store demos at your high street. If you can't maybe buy from somewhere like Amazon were you can get it returned without too much hassle.

Just for more emphasis, backups. Even setting up a small batch file with some simple switches for robocopy can prevent you losing your data in the case that something happens with your laptop.

Thanks Glix and Endlesswaves for you tips and advise. Very much appreciated

Good price
Edited by: "jonconlon" 20th Jul 2015

Quad core AMD in a laptop? Can be used as a portable heater in winter then. This thing will cook itself to death.

Also, RE the comments above about wanting to use it for storing photos and videos, sounds insane. Why are you storing your backups on site? Use Dropbox or something.

EndlessWaves

Faster dual cores are preferable from a performance perspective



While that's a very broad statement to make, it purely depends on what you're using it for, yes in this case it could have six or eight cores and it'd still be smashed by a Pentium level laptop.

But if we're talking a i5 vs an overclocked G3258 in a proper gaming build the i5 will win in the more modern games, it will also be better at encoding audio/video, will probably destroy it in the compression benchmarks too.

You're much better off buying this for less money: pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml, yes it's got less RAM but for most people they won't be using 8GB. Yes it's got less storage, but who is storing 1TB of information on a laptop? You're just asking for trouble.

Just look here: cpuboss.com/cpu…55M, it uses nearly half the power, puts out nearly half the heat, while being faster in all benchmarks but the heavily multithreaded one.

Quite an old AMD laptop now, it's on a 32nm fabrication process but most other AMD's at retail now are on 28nm and Intel's on 22nm. The main strength of this laptop is the GPU but because its a generation out of date you'll probably find the newer A8 laptops as good with other improvements elsewhere and the price will be similar. Worth checking other deals on hotukdeals. The HP cashback and tradein promotion is still going to the end of the month on certain models.



Actually it's a lowered model so heat output should be no different from one of the standard power Intel chips.

ollie87

Quad core AMD in a laptop? Can be used as a portable heater in winter … Quad core AMD in a laptop? Can be used as a portable heater in winter then. This thing will cook itself to death.

EndlessWaves

Faster dual cores are preferable from a performance perspective

ollie87

it uses nearly half the power, puts out nearly half the heat, while being … it uses nearly half the power, puts out nearly half the heat, while being faster in all benchmarks but the heavily multithreaded one.



Obviously a i5 using the same design as the Pentium would be because they're otherwise identical. It's no surprise that a £140 chip will beat a £40 chip from the same company that it's being sold alongside.

A reasonable comparison would be a second hand i5, I guess you can pick up an i5-750 for that sort of money or one of it's AMD contemporaries. If they had similar maximum performance then the dual cores would be a better choice than the quad cores.



TDP is a measure of maximum possible heat output. While it does reflect maximum power output, it's only very tenuously related to what typical heat output and power draw would be. Partly because it's measured differently by Intel and AMD, partly because different chips have different power saving features.

Given that their 'typical power consumption' figures are an identical 81.24% of TDP for both they're clearly nothing of the sort
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 20th Jul 2015

Potentially dim question here, but is this a better machine than the A8 desktop recently posted?

Can someone point me in the direction of a reasonably priced laptop for gaming for my son with an idea of what spec to look for. Thanks.

lisaenglish71

Can someone point me in the direction of a reasonably priced laptop for … Can someone point me in the direction of a reasonably priced laptop for gaming for my son with an idea of what spec to look for. Thanks.



What is reasonably priced to you and how good a gaming laptop?

Ebuyer do a A10 laptop without windows (has Ubuntu) for £300. However there is £50 cashback and a £100 trade in deal. Also win 7 COA's can be got from ebay for about £15 which would get you a free upgrade to windows 10. If you had something to trade in then after all discounts etc it would cost you about £164 but it requires a bit of mucking about to get that price and to install the latest windows.

Bought this with the 20% off voucher eBay sent me, paid £209.99. Thanks op.

I bought one as well for 209.99 but i was wondering if we still be able to get a free window 10 by next week when its arriving

bonzobanana

What is reasonably priced to you and how good a gaming laptop?Ebuyer do a … What is reasonably priced to you and how good a gaming laptop?Ebuyer do a A10 laptop without windows (has Ubuntu) for £300. However there is £50 cashback and a £100 trade in deal. Also win 7 COA's can be got from ebay for about £15 which would get you a free upgrade to windows 10. If you had something to trade in then after all discounts etc it would cost you about £164 but it requires a bit of mucking about to get that price and to install the latest windows.



Was hoping there would be a main stream laptop that would be good enough to play games upto about £500 as its only for my 11 year old son but he informs me he needs one for games, my old laptop goes pixelated when trying to play City Skylines so I assume it's not good enough, the other games are Ark Survival evolved.

Has anyone got a message regarding the adaptor
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