HP Pavilion x360 15" Intel Pentium Gold 4GB 1TB Laptop Gold £359.99 with code HP10 @ Argos
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HP Pavilion x360 15" Intel Pentium Gold 4GB 1TB Laptop Gold £359.99 with code HP10 @ Argos

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Found 9th Nov
What do you guys think, this or the earlier posted laptop for Acer Swift 1 13.3 at argos, for £349 (it went up from £329 - *pants* ). It has an ips 1080p screen, but poor processor. I dont know how good this processor is, but it does have touchscreen :), and is £50 off. Just something simple and fun to bring my mum into the computing world

Code HP10 reduces to £359.99
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Poor CPU? Pentium 4415U has a Passmark of 3218, nothing wrong in that, it's about the same as an old i5

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz


4Gb of RAM should still be fine for most people - if you have more RAM, then of course Windows will grab it. But I think you can run Windows 10 with 1Gb although I think Microsoft has now upped the minimum requirements to 2Gb. Anyway Argos answers says the RAM is upgradeable but voids your warranty....I personally don't think you would have to bother

The real problem is the screen....it's not 1080p, it's only 720p....and it's probably not IPS, it doesn't say IPS anywhere. And IPS is a big feature if it were true. IPS screens are amazingly better than crappy TFT panels. If you are shelling out £400 then I would want one, but for some strange reason they are still not common like they are on tablets and phones
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I don't know. Seems nice but 4GB Ram nowadays is just not enough. I quickly checked my system and Windows 10 on its own eats away 4.1G RAM and if I have a browser open with some tabs, and a word processor I am in 6-7G easily.

These are only deals if you can upgrade the RAM later, but most of these devices actually have the RAM soldered to the motherboard.

Tech Specs:

  • Intel Pentium 4415u dual core processor.
  • 2.3GHz processor speed.
  • 4GB RAM.
  • 1TB HDD storage.
  • Microsoft Windows 10.
Display features:

  • 15.6 inch screen.
  • High definition display.
  • Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
Graphics:

  • Intel HD Graphics610 graphics card.
  • Shared graphics card.
Interfaces and connectivity:

  • SD media card reader.
  • Secure Digital (SD), .
  • 2 USB 3.1 ports.
  • 1 USB Type-C port.
  • 1 HDMI port.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Wi-Fi enabled.
Multimedia features:

  • HD webcam.
  • Built-in mic.
  • Bang & Olufsen Sound sound system.
Software included: Netflix; 1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers.

General features:

  • Up to 11.5 hours battery life.
  • Size H2.03, W24.58, D37.78cm.
  • Weight 2.14kg.

32403424-8YOTl.jpgIs 4 gb enough!?
Edited by: "groenleader" 9th Nov

Windows will run fine with 4GB the issue will be other applications, if you use Chrome you might have issues with just 4GB.

Poor CPU? Pentium 4415U has a Passmark of 3218, nothing wrong in that, it's about the same as an old i5

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz


4Gb of RAM should still be fine for most people - if you have more RAM, then of course Windows will grab it. But I think you can run Windows 10 with 1Gb although I think Microsoft has now upped the minimum requirements to 2Gb. Anyway Argos answers says the RAM is upgradeable but voids your warranty....I personally don't think you would have to bother

The real problem is the screen....it's not 1080p, it's only 720p....and it's probably not IPS, it doesn't say IPS anywhere. And IPS is a big feature if it were true. IPS screens are amazingly better than crappy TFT panels. If you are shelling out £400 then I would want one, but for some strange reason they are still not common like they are on tablets and phones

Original Poster

Catman997 h, 59 m ago

Poor CPU? Pentium 4415U has a Passmark of 3218, nothing wrong in that, …Poor CPU? Pentium 4415U has a Passmark of 3218, nothing wrong in that, it's about the same as an old i5https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+4415U+@+2.30GHz4Gb of RAM should still be fine for most people - if you have more RAM, then of course Windows will grab it. But I think you can run Windows 10 with 1Gb although I think Microsoft has now upped the minimum requirements to 2Gb. Anyway Argos answers says the RAM is upgradeable but voids your warranty....I personally don't think you would have to botherThe real problem is the screen....it's not 1080p, it's only 720p....and it's probably not IPS, it doesn't say IPS anywhere. And IPS is a big feature if it were true. IPS screens are amazingly better than crappy TFT panels. If you are shelling out £400 then I would want one, but for some strange reason they are still not common like they are on tablets and phones

Thanks

@johnf007 if you use code HP10 will reduce price to £359.99

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Chanchi3239 m ago

@johnf007 if you use code HP10 will reduce price to £359.99



wow, decent. Thanks

I bought a HP Stream 11" for my wife last year, and when I upgraded to Windows 10 have had nothing but problems with it.it won't even stay connected to the WiFi. Would this be because of the RAM? I'm at a complete loss, but it's practically made the laptop useless as Windows 10 Upgrade took up all the available memory. Been looking at Lenovo IdeaPad 14" with 4gb Ram and 1TB..
.but could do with help from someone who is a bit tech savvy
Edited by: "DazLFC" 10th Nov

I bought a similar one for the missus a year ago, RAM upgrade to 8GB cost me £20. Might be wrong but don't think these come with the RAMs soldered.

DazLFC4 h, 8 m ago

I bought a HP Stream 11" for my wife last year, and when I upgraded to …I bought a HP Stream 11" for my wife last year, and when I upgraded to Windows 10 have had nothing but problems with it.it won't even stay connected to the WiFi. Would this be because of the RAM? I'm at a complete loss, but it's practically made the laptop useless as Windows 10 Upgrade took up all the available memory. Been looking at Lenovo IdeaPad 14" with 4gb Ram and 1TB...but could do with help from someone who is a bit tech savvy


No. It’ll be something wrong with the WiFi chip, or maybe even the router itself (when we turn my grandmothers computer on, it stops the WiFi working momentarily for some reason). I would suggest trying to revert back to windows 8 or even 7 and see if it makes a difference

Just don't. Anything below i5 CPU is useles these days. There are some nice deals on this site where you can buy a real computer:
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DazLFC6 h, 48 m ago

I bought a HP Stream 11" for my wife last year, and when I upgraded to …I bought a HP Stream 11" for my wife last year, and when I upgraded to Windows 10 have had nothing but problems with it.it won't even stay connected to the WiFi. Would this be because of the RAM? I'm at a complete loss, but it's practically made the laptop useless as Windows 10 Upgrade took up all the available memory. Been looking at Lenovo IdeaPad 14" with 4gb Ram and 1TB...but could do with help from someone who is a bit tech savvy


If the wifi was fine when you were on windows 7/8 then it's likely that windows 10 has not installed the best drivers for your wifi chip. Your best bet may be to look up the driver page for your specific laptop model on HP's website and manually install the correct wifi drivers. You could start by searching : HP [model number] drivers on google

People don’t understand RAM and how it’s used now. If you have lots of RAM applications will use it, as RAM is there to be used. If you have less they’ll use less, applications won’t necessarily be slower either, it’s highly dependant on what you’re doing. Chrome uses lots of RAM if you have a lot of RAM available purely because it’s a cheap way of making an application feel faster than it is.

Pagefiling is less of an issue now too, since SSDs are a lot faster.
Edited by: "ollie87" 11th Nov

DazLFC19 h, 16 m ago

I bought a HP Stream 11" for my wife last year, and when I upgraded to …I bought a HP Stream 11" for my wife last year, and when I upgraded to Windows 10 have had nothing but problems with it.it won't even stay connected to the WiFi. Would this be because of the RAM? I'm at a complete loss, but it's practically made the laptop useless as Windows 10 Upgrade took up all the available memory. Been looking at Lenovo IdeaPad 14" with 4gb Ram and 1TB...but could do with help from someone who is a bit tech savvy


Check the drivers are all using the latest versions, if they are then try using an older version for the WiFi see if that helps.

Failing that I'd flatten Windows & start again with a fresh install of 10 (backup your stuff first). I'm always wary when people say they're having problems & it's after an upgrade.

Good luck

HP should stick to HP Beans

Csirkefogo9th Nov

I don't know. Seems nice but 4GB Ram nowadays is just not enough. I …I don't know. Seems nice but 4GB Ram nowadays is just not enough. I quickly checked my system and Windows 10 on its own eats away 4.1G RAM and if I have a browser open with some tabs, and a word processor I am in 6-7G easily.These are only deals if you can upgrade the RAM later, but most of these devices actually have the RAM soldered to the motherboard.

I think your system is just bogged down by stuff. I can browse the web, stream YouTube and virtualise a second instance of windows 10 on Hyper V using around 80% of 4GB on a 6 year old processor, with no performance issues.
Edited by: "victorovich1990" 12th Nov

sylviasmith94411th Nov

Would this be …Would this be better?https://www.ebuyer.com/795696-lenovo-miix-320-intel-atom-z8350-4gb-64g-emmc-10-1-windows-10-pro-80xf002kuk



No that Atom CPU is horrible much worse than this one.

This is a good deal with the 10% off,however does not have a 1080p screen - OP please update.

Heated.

Acer Swift 1 is still £329, just checked.

Does anyone know if this is touchscreen?
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