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HP Pavilion i7 - HD Laptop - £549 Currys
HP Pavilion i7 - HD Laptop - £549 Currys

HP Pavilion i7 - HD Laptop - £549 Currys

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Looking for a versatile laptop, a good all rounder. This looks like a good deal to me, what do you think?

Main specs: i7-7500U / 8gb RAM / 2tb hard drive / 1080p
- MBeeching

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Good storage/CPU/screen/battery but once you've experienced the performance of an SSD I couldn't imagine owning a computer without one. So allow an extra £50 for an SSD and DVD drive caddy to put the 2TB hard drive in.

Looks okay, though the original price seems rather inflated (HP's rrp is £550)
It would really benefit from an SSD drive for everyday tasks and I wouldn't recommend it for gaming, the Intel 620 will struggle even at 720p.

Musicrab

Good storage/CPU/screen/battery but once you've experienced the … Good storage/CPU/screen/battery but once you've experienced the performance of an SSD I couldn't imagine owning a computer without one. So allow an extra £50 for an SSD and DVD drive caddy to put the 2TB hard drive in.



​Does it not have an M2 slot for Ssd? So it would be possible to keep both easily.

Good price BUT no SSD and dual core i7

Bobbite

​Does it not have an M2 slot for Ssd? So it would be possible to keep b … ​Does it not have an M2 slot for Ssd? So it would be possible to keep both easily.

This is the manual (**double check if you're going to add an SSD of either format**)
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05273198

It supports M.2 as follows...

M.2 SATA-3 SSD
M.2 SATA configurations: 128GB 256GB

HDD+SSD configurations: 1TB (5400) 9.5mm HDD + 128GB M.2 SATA-3 SSD
**I assume 1TB is an example and the 2TB existing drive could be used **

Also, for the Optical drive it says: 9.0mm tray load - SATA - Fixed (not modular)
** does "not modular" mean it cannot be removed!? **
EDIT: manual says that the base and battery have to be removed before optical drive can be removed; a similar process has to be followed to insert an M.2 SSD. Perhaps, then, too much trouble for most people.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 2nd Jan

Currys avoid!

adi0604

Currys avoid!



Yes, but if they really do have a bargain then you might want to take a risk, but make sure you buy online rather than in store as you have no rights if you buy in store

adi0604

Currys avoid!


Bombay belly! Try extra chutney with it.

Musicrab

Good storage/CPU/screen/battery but once you've experienced the … Good storage/CPU/screen/battery but once you've experienced the performance of an SSD I couldn't imagine owning a computer without one. So allow an extra £50 for an SSD and DVD drive caddy to put the 2TB hard drive in.



I do not understand why they make laptops of this spec without an ssd..

chrisharry12345

I do not understand why they make laptops of this spec without an ssd..



​Because people see i7 and think that the system will be really fast not realising that having just a hard drive will make the system sluggish.

The more people that realise how much better an ssd is then im sure the market will adapt.

This has a CD/DVD?! This is 2017.
This doesn't have an SSD?! This is 2017.

adi0604

Currys avoid!



​Your right. Better off getting it from pc world

luckyshtyler

HP!....avoid!!!


I prefer Tomato Ketchup too

looks good

how does it compare to the John Lewis one...HP AMD 12 7th Gen for £459???
Edited by: "oliver11042004" 2nd Jan

same laptop with same spec apart from 256GBP ssd instead for £30 more, straight from HP

Good to see the boycott of HP trickling into them offering cheap deals but still would not buy

Sunni

This has a CD/DVD?! This is 2017.This doesn't have an SSD?! This is 2017.



We're 2 days in. Calm down.

saw a similar deal in ebuyer and amazon. i think it's the non Full HD screen version for 450 and abit more expensive for FHD.

Actually ordered one of these earlier today to collect tomorrow from Portsmouth. Phone call later to say they only had the display model in stock so were cancelling my order.

Have gone online since and no stores in portsmouth or southampton have stock in store - have to pay online for next day delivery to store. Bit frustrating as you'd expect that a laptop that's being advertised on tv would be in stock in store. Gone for it anyway as it sounds like a good deal.

adi0604

Currys avoid!

Shard

Yes, but if they really do have a bargain then you might want to take a … Yes, but if they really do have a bargain then you might want to take a risk, but make sure you buy online rather than in store as you have no rights if you buy in store


But lord help you if you have any problems - I lost several hours of my life chasing a tripod I bought from them, the problem only being it was lost by the courier. Nothing happened until I wrote a 1star review on Trust Pilot and amazingly they responded within hours.

I dread to think what hassles a faulty laptop would be if you needed support.

However, writing scathing but honest reviews does often get resutls.

I got this full HD i5 with 256GB SSD from HP site for £499: http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=Z5D50EA&opt=ABU

If you want full HD i7 with 256GB SSD instead of traditional 2TB HD, then go for this: store.hp.com/UKS…ABU

Edited by: "abs" 2nd Jan

Not bad but that 2TB disk is for marketing numbers and not having an SSD at this price point seems very cheap of HP. Dual-core CPU and no discrete graphics is also an odd choice - I'm sure it will be good for some users.

Also can't believe Currys are claiming 'save £200', who would pay £749 for it?!
Edited by: "plewis00" 3rd Jan

Sunni

This has a CD/DVD?! This is 2017.This doesn't have an SSD?! This is 2017.


I like my DVD drive, will likely be getting a new laptop with one.

abs

I got this full HD i5 with 256GB SSD from HP site for £499: … I got this full HD i5 with 256GB SSD from HP site for £499: http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=Z5D50EA&opt=ABUIf you want full HD i7 with 256GB SSD instead of traditional 2TB HD, then go for this: http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?sel=NTB&id=Z5D56EA&opt=ABU



What is the I5 laptop like? Im looking at purchasing this one but cannot find any reviews about it?
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