Hp Pavilion Mini PC - Core i3, 4gb ram & 1tb drive - £299.95 @ John Lewis with 2 year guarantee
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Hp Pavilion Mini PC - Core i3, 4gb ram & 1tb drive - £299.95 @ John Lewis with 2 year guarantee

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Found 11th May 2015
If your not interested in building something from the ground up with a NUC this tiny mini PC could be a great space saving option for the office or the living room.

Currently £50 off rrp making it £299.99...
Available at the HP store for the same price but JL offer the 2 guarantee making this a better option in my eyes. As with all Windows 7/8 pcs this will qualify for the free upgrade to windows 10 on release!

Processor Brand Intel
Processor Type Core i3
RAM Size: 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size 1 TB
Operating System Windows 8.1
4 usb 3.0 ports

72 Comments

I think it is a decent deal if you are looking to save space, but building your own really is easy and it cost me in total

230£ to build a 5-th gen nuc with an 120GB ssd and 8GB ram and newer i3 than this. (I am running win 10 preview on it but might move to Linux or buy a copy of windows in the future...)

Just to give perspective on the comparison cost. (Of course I have been stalking deals for a month to get stuff at above price, but you can do it easily for 250-260£).

Great for the price and with windows OS. If youre not a gamer this is probably as good as you need for everyday stuff. I have i3 4gb RAM.

Oh look its so small and cute. Careful you dont lose it now.
Edited by: "chaplin" 11th May 2015

I googled NUC to see what it stood for? .. I thought the 'N' may have been something like 'Network' or something? (in much the same way as the 'N' is in NAS Network Attached Systems are?), lool.

This via WiKi is what I rather got:

Next Unit of Computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…ing

Kodi friendly?

nas_19

Kodi friendly?


No, it hates Kodi

or get the same spec in a laptop...that comes with a screen, keypad and mouse built in and be able to actually be able to use the thing

I don't see the point of this. It's overpriced for what it is

Is this really a good deal? Isn't it better to buy an equivalent laptop roughly about the same price that includes a dvd drive and a screen too

Great for connecting to a big tv, heat added.

webmonkey

Is this really a good deal? Isn't it better to buy an equivalent laptop … Is this really a good deal? Isn't it better to buy an equivalent laptop roughly about the same price that includes a dvd drive and a screen too



It's smaller than a laptop, though. You might just as well as "why buy a phone when you can get a tablet for the same price/less". Yes, but it's not a phone.

Can anyone tell the exact CPU model, I am mostly intersted which GPU variant is integrated into that.

alex16

It's smaller than a laptop, though. You might just as well as "why buy a … It's smaller than a laptop, though. You might just as well as "why buy a phone when you can get a tablet for the same price/less". Yes, but it's not a phone.



yes, the size does make it look cute but if you consider the inclusion of a large monitor and keyboard you are not really saving that much space comparing to a laptop.

dbzitb

or get the same spec in a laptop...that comes with a screen, keypad and … or get the same spec in a laptop...that comes with a screen, keypad and mouse built in and be able to actually be able to use the thing



Maybe a laptop would be better for you. Luckily, these are made for people with different requirements.

barns

I don't see the point of this. It's overpriced for what it is



I do see the point of this. If it's overpriced, I look forward to you providing a cheaper alternative with the same form factor and performance.

webmonkey

yes, the size does make it look cute but if you consider the inclusion of … yes, the size does make it look cute but if you consider the inclusion of a large monitor and keyboard you are not really saving that much space comparing to a laptop.



The size doesn't make it "look cute" - it makes it "more expensive". I don't want one of these but I imagine it could be quite nice to use headless as a fileserver/media player/firewall plaything if you're a nerd.

webmonkey

Is this really a good deal? Isn't it better to buy an equivalent laptop … Is this really a good deal? Isn't it better to buy an equivalent laptop roughly about the same price that includes a dvd drive and a screen too



Yes.

No.

Thank you.

i3 for 299. I will not touch this

webmonkey

yes, the size does make it look cute but if you consider the inclusion of … yes, the size does make it look cute but if you consider the inclusion of a large monitor and keyboard you are not really saving that much space comparing to a laptop.



Can you link me to a laptop with a 50" screen please?

Thanks in advance.

wildcolor

i3 for 299. I will not touch this



Thanks, that's a really useful addition to the deal.

I do see the point of this as I actually have some similar as a MC.

I mostly use mine for movies and skype on the living room with the family but I bought something way slower and spent £150.

If I had the money I'd like to get this

11 inch laptop with same specs and price would be better imo

Crammage

I do see the point of this. If it's overpriced, I look forward to you … I do see the point of this. If it's overpriced, I look forward to you providing a cheaper alternative with the same form factor and performance.


I just don't know why it's worth paying more to have something so tiny, when a normal PC will do the same job and cost about £100 (ebay parts)

Messiah

11 inch laptop with same specs and price would be better imo



Because this paired with a large TV and a laptop with a 11" screen are comparable.

barns

I just don't know why it's worth paying more to have something so tiny, … I just don't know why it's worth paying more to have something so tiny, when a normal PC will do the same job and cost about £100 (ebay parts)



Bingo.

nas_19

Kodi friendly?


Overkill. Will run it without a problem but why spend more than double for less? You could have a decent Android based box with a 2tb external drive for around £100-£150.

barns

I just don't know why it's worth paying more to have something so tiny, … I just don't know why it's worth paying more to have something so tiny, when a normal PC will do the same job and cost about £100 (ebay parts)


Because its tiny and not everyone wants a pig ugly big box sat at the side of their TV!

Crammage

Bingo.



So you like very very small things... kudos to you ;-) but what's the point? Is it worth paying 3x as much to have something 3x as small, is space really such an issue to you? You live on a boat?

Crammage

Can you link me to a laptop with a 50" screen please? Thanks in advance.



Personally for me laptop would be fine for doing office work, web browsing. If this was capable of playing games I would actually consider something like this where a big screen would make a huge difference.

Although the Alien Alpha deal that was on last year was better I think, Just over £40 more would have included a graphics card,

hotukdeals.com/dea…e=9


Edited by: "webmonkey" 11th May 2015

webmonkey

Personally for me laptop would be fine for doing office work. If this was … Personally for me laptop would be fine for doing office work. If this was capable of playing games I would actually consider something like this where a big screen would make a huge difference. Although the Alien Alpha deal that was on last year was better, approx £50 would have included a graphics card, http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-alienware-alpha-only-399-342-16-with-possible-10-15-vip-discount-50-off-until-2074016?page=9#comments




webmonkey

Personally for me laptop would be fine for doing office work. If this was … Personally for me laptop would be fine for doing office work. If this was capable of playing games I would actually consider something like this where a big screen would make a huge difference. Although the Alien Alpha deal that was on last year was better, approx £50 would have included a graphics card, http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-alienware-alpha-only-399-342-16-with-possible-10-15-vip-discount-50-off-until-2074016?page=9#comments



Exactly.

For you, a laptop would be better. That doesn't mean to say it will be for everyone else.

For those like me who want something small and relatively powerful discreetly located under the TV, this is much better than a laptop.

barns

So you like very very small things... kudos to you ;-) but what's the … So you like very very small things... kudos to you ;-) but what's the point? Is it worth paying 3x as much to have something 3x as small, is space really such an issue to you? You live on a boat?



Some of us don't need to buy big things to mask our insecurities my friend.

No, I don't live on a boat.

Yes, it's worth it to me that I don't have a tower under my TV.

Crammage

Exactly. For you, a laptop would be better. That doesn't mean to say it … Exactly. For you, a laptop would be better. That doesn't mean to say it will be for everyone else. For those like me who want something small and relatively powerful discreetly located under the TV, this is much better than a laptop.



I'm not saying a laptop is better than this, I'm just saying its not really a hot deal thats all

webmonkey

I'm not saying a laptop is better than this, I'm just saying its not … I'm not saying a laptop is better than this, I'm just saying its not really a hot deal thats all



Then provide an alternative that is.

Same form factor and performance, cheaper price.

People really need to be more open minded.

You may think that a laptop would be better since you can get the same specification for lower price, and you can use the laptop seperately.

Whereas, I do not like the idea of link the laptop to my TV in my living room. For my living room, I would rather have a HTPC which can be disguised as a Blu-ray player and put underneath of my TV stand.

Link a laptop to the TV in the living room just does not give the right feeling. Feels cheaper, messy, and not thoughtful.
Edited by: "huangxq2" 12th May 2015

Cute, but it seems rather pointless as you can buy a laptop with this spec for this price or less, and simply plug it into an external monitor (if you want a big screen) and have the added benefit of portability when you need it. This thing uses laptop components anyway.

Nice idea, but for the money, COLD.

Couldn't find it cheaper so heat from me because I like the tiny form factor (and John Lewis/2yr warranty) but that... unless you are wedded to the cute tiny form factor and don't mind being a generation behind the new NUC and Brix models (that come without hard drive/memory and operating system), I suppose a laptop with the same spec, in that a laptop comes with the additions of screen/keyboard/trackpad/portability through battery, makes more sense, something like a ASUS X555LA for £299, very similar CPU, same HD 4400 graphics.

Picard123

Have you not heard of Chromecast?




I play from my server, or external hard drives. never tried Chromecast.

huangxq2

Whereas, I do not like the idea of link the laptop to my TV in my living … Whereas, I do not like the idea of link the laptop to my TV in my living room...... Feels cheaper, messy, and not thoughtful.



Have you not heard of Chromecast, Plex, or Intel Compute stick? Spending £300 on this as a 'HTPC' is completely unnecessary.

Crammage

Then provide an alternative that is. Same form factor and performance, … Then provide an alternative that is. Same form factor and performance, cheaper price.



Crammage

Then provide an alternative that is. Same form factor and performance, … Then provide an alternative that is. Same form factor and performance, cheaper price.



since you are planning to use this under your tv then go for it. I suppose it is more convenient than a laptop in the living room.

Picard123

Cute, but it seems rather pointless as you can buy a laptop with this … Cute, but it seems rather pointless as you can buy a laptop with this spec for this price or less, and simply plug it into an external monitor (if you want a big screen) and have the added benefit of portability when you need it. This thing uses laptop components anyway.Nice idea, but for the money, COLD.



http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Michael-Scott-Closes-The-Door-Awkwardly-On-The-Office.gif

Perfect for work as a back up pc. No don't want a lap top. I want a small pc hooked to 22'' monitor with separate keyboard and mouse.
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