HP Pavilion 17-Ab301na Gaming laptop £699.95 @ John Lewis
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HP Pavilion 17-Ab301na Gaming laptop £699.95 @ John Lewis

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Found 30th Dec 2017
Hi all,

I’ve just seen this nice laptop for anyone who wants to snag before offer goes.

This went down to £750 during black Friday I believe but jumped back up to over £1000 and seem to go back on offer.

Spec seem good and full HD

Would be a decent gaming laptop
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well worth it even if you take the crap gpu out.
I’ve always wondered, do gaming laptops CPU’s not throttle significantly when under load and failing to alleviate the heat?
I'd certainly be up for this - but as far as I can see no SSD . Don't do gaming or photo editing so beats me why such a great spec still with a spinning disc (1990's technology ) ? Still we seem to be eventually getting there (hopefully the excess spinning disc stocks are nearly exhausted )
Note to Laptop manufacturers : Please just give buyers what they want for say £400

a) I5 Processor
b) 256 or 512 SSD
c) 4gb at least RAM

Anything less should be confined to sub £250 "starter" laptops .

Just my thoughts
rogparki11 m ago

I'd certainly be up for this - but as far as I can see no SSD . Don't do …I'd certainly be up for this - but as far as I can see no SSD . Don't do gaming or photo editing so beats me why such a great spec still with a spinning disc (1990's technology ) ? Still we seem to be eventually getting there (hopefully the excess spinning disc stocks are nearly exhausted ) Note to Laptop manufacturers : Please just give buyers what they want for say £400 a) I5 Processor b) 256 or 512 SSD c) 4gb at least RAMAnything less should be confined to sub £250 "starter" laptops .Just my thoughts


I don't think it's too difficult to get that combo, but for £400 you would probably end up with the dreaded 1366 x 768 screen.
Fairly mediocre laptop. 1050 gpu is alright for the price and the rest of the spec is reasonable. Personally I'd spend the extra 100-200 and get a laptop with a 1060 gpu, you'll get far more bang for your buck and considerably better gaming performance.
ezzer7226 m ago

I don't think it's too difficult to get that combo, but for £400 you would …I don't think it's too difficult to get that combo, but for £400 you would probably end up with the dreaded 1366 x 768 screen.



They obviously have shed loads of screens and spinning discs to get rid of ( probably at 50p a time to the manufacturer) until they are cleared I cant see a reasonable standard that I quoted being the norm - but I would wager it will be in the next year as manufacturers realise they can't fob us off with 1990 s technology any longer and bin/recycle all the spinning discs and low res screens as no one will buy them .
rogparki8 m ago

They obviously have shed loads of screens and spinning discs to get rid of …They obviously have shed loads of screens and spinning discs to get rid of ( probably at 50p a time to the manufacturer) until they are cleared I cant see a reasonable standard that I quoted being the norm - but I would wager it will be in the next year as manufacturers realise they can't fob us off with 1990 s technology any longer and bin/recycle all the spinning discs and low res screens as no one will buy them .


I would guess that they are still producing the parts, there will definitely be cost differences (especially the HDD/SSD element).

I think the problem is more a case of most people on here want all of the top specs for £400 (some want top spec for £250 - I read the comments!).

In summary there are a variety of laptops in the marketplace From £199 - £2,000 (and above) depending on needs/budget etc. If people want all the right bits, they just need to pay a bit more.
rogparki47 m ago

I'd certainly be up for this - but as far as I can see no SSD . Don't do …I'd certainly be up for this - but as far as I can see no SSD . Don't do gaming or photo editing so beats me why such a great spec still with a spinning disc (1990's technology ) ? Still we seem to be eventually getting there (hopefully the excess spinning disc stocks are nearly exhausted ) Note to Laptop manufacturers : Please just give buyers what they want for say £400 a) I5 Processor b) 256 or 512 SSD c) 4gb at least RAMAnything less should be confined to sub £250 "starter" laptops .Just my thoughts


Exactly Jesus. What do we want? A good deal. When do we want it? NOW!!! :
ezzer724 m ago

I would guess that they are still producing the parts, there will …I would guess that they are still producing the parts, there will definitely be cost differences (especially the HDD/SSD element).I think the problem is more a case of most people on here want all of the top specs for £400 (some want top spec for £250 - I read the comments!).In summary there are a variety of laptops in the marketplace From £199 - £2,000 (and above) depending on needs/budget etc. If people want all the right bits, they just need to pay a bit more.



Maybe I'm wrong but I just feel that the manufacturers are getting obsolete stock at knock down prices in order to sell otherwise decent spec machines at seemingly cheap prices . False economy in my view -but there always those who will buy them
ezzer7211 h, 52 m ago

I don't think it's too difficult to get that combo, but for £400 you would …I don't think it's too difficult to get that combo, but for £400 you would probably end up with the dreaded 1366 x 768 screen.


Why dreaded? on a 15" screen that is the ideal resolution.
trevcjohnson6 m ago

Why dreaded? on a 15" screen that is the ideal resolution.


In that case, why have all the mid range and premium 15” laptops got 1080p or higher displays?
ezzer722 h, 3 m ago

In that case, why have all the mid range and premium 15” laptops got 1080p …In that case, why have all the mid range and premium 15” laptops got 1080p or higher displays?



I can think of a number of reasons but your own comment hints at one reason.
Adopted_Scouser23 h, 16 m ago

I’ve always wondered, do gaming laptops CPU’s not throttle significantly wh …I’ve always wondered, do gaming laptops CPU’s not throttle significantly when under load and failing to alleviate the heat?

Maybe years ago. My 1060 doesnt go beyond 63c and boosts to 1886mhz.
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