HP Pavilion 15 quad core i5 from John Lewis
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HP Pavilion 15 quad core i5 from John Lewis

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Found 29th Nov 2015
I'm laptop hunting as mine is coming to the end of it's life! Found this on John Lewis which looks pretty good barring the old style disk. I've never had an HP before so I don't know what the build quality is like but someone may like them?

Specs:
Processor Quad-Core Intel Core i5-6300HQ
Processor speed 2.3GHz to 3.2GHz with Turbo Boost
Screen 15.6 IPS LED @ 1920 x 1080
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (4GB)
RAM 8GB
Ports 1x HDMI; 1x headphone/microphone combo; 1x USB 2.0; 2x USB 3.0; 1x RJ-45; 1x multi-format SD media card reader
Hard drive 1TB
Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
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Hi, used a HP 11 AMD A4 1250 (1Ghz) 4GB laptop for about 3 years and just picked up HP 15 i3 4005 (1.7Ghz), 8GB, ITB laptop from JL for £249 with 2years warranty in blackfriday deal. Not the fastest processor in the world but seeing as it was a replacement for a A4 1Ghz should still see a massive improvement as its only going to be used for internet, streaming and Word and general light multitasking....Stayed with HP as build seems very good and JL returns policy/warranty is excellent. Item was purchased with JL on BlackFriday and arrived Saturday...so excellent service all round.
What are the specs, I am thinking for that sort of price you should be able to grab a HP ENVY
Looks good to me...Decent processor and dedicated graphics and that 3 year warranty.I have a 1 year old HP,with the AMD A10/R7 graphics,rate it vastly better than my previous Acer/Lenovo/Dell/Asus.Runs most games on Medium settings just fine.You don't get an HD screen and you get an old fashioned hard drive,but those would push the price to over a grand.
ksaleem

What are the specs, I am thinking for that sort of price you should be … What are the specs, I am thinking for that sort of price you should be able to grab a HP ENVY



Quad-Core Intel Core i5-6300HQ(2.3GHz to 3.2GHz with Turbo Boost), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (4GB)
there's a lenovo one at curry's for 649, first glance looks like better spec, 50 quid cheaper and then £100 cash back

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
davesmith10

there's a lenovo one at curry's for 649, first glance looks like better … there's a lenovo one at curry's for 649, first glance looks like better spec, 50 quid cheaper and then £100 cash backhttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-500-15-6-laptop-white-10137915-pdt.html



​depends on the usage. .. as mentioned in an earlier post the one from curry's is U processor which is good for battery saving but not great for gaming whereas the deal posted by op here is hq processor which is the one for gaming
This is a first: that Skylake CPU is the first time Intel have done a mobile i5 which is quad core. It also likes like it is the first mobile i5 without HyperThreading

ark.intel.com/pro…959
http://i.imgur.com/DzXa0wT.png
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Hence why it's passmark score is a lot lower than the previous i7 mobile quads:
Intel Core i5-6300HQ @ 2.30GHz = 5,501
Intel Core i7-5700HQ @ 2.70GHz = 8,677
Intel Core i7-6700HQ @ 2.60GHz = 8,040

Still faster than previous mobile i5's though which is no surprise as 2C/4T is really an i3 on the desktop.

davesmith10

there's a lenovo one at curry's for 649, first glance looks like better … there's a lenovo one at curry's for 649, first glance looks like better spec, 50 quid cheaper and then £100 cash backhttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-500-15-6-laptop-white-10137915-pdt.html



The i7 on the lenovo benchmarks much lower than the i5 on the HP (4374 vs 5501), the graphics card has half the onboard memory, the RAM is slightly higher on the Lenovo (12 vs 8 ). I'm a bit dubious about Lenovo given their tendency to pre-install spyware, but I don't know if PH does the same anyway!?

Edited by: "evildrneil" 29th Nov 2015
davesmith10

there's a lenovo one at curry's for 649, first glance looks like better … there's a lenovo one at curry's for 649, first glance looks like better spec, 50 quid cheaper and then £100 cash backhttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-500-15-6-laptop-white-10137915-pdt.html



​not better spec at all, worse GPU and ultra low power i7 which wont be good for intensive use
i paid around this for my lastest laptop

it was 600 from very acer v series

i5
12 gb ram
2 tb hdd
2 gb graphics
full hd
back light keyboard

cracking laptop well happy
if you after a new laptop ave a good look at this i have it and its cracking desgin and spec it has everything possible reviews are outstanding

expertreviews.co.uk/lap…iew
ashmac

if you after a new laptop ave a good look at this i have it and its … if you after a new laptop ave a good look at this i have it and its cracking desgin and spec it has everything possible reviews are outstandinghttp://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/1403980/acer-aspire-v3-574g-review



That one runs an ultra low voltage version of the last generation i5 which is dual core, the HP has a new generation quad core. I know that's not an issue for a lot of people as most processors are overkill for day to day stuff but I do some pretty processor intensive number crunching
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