HP Pavillion 15 AB289SA Red/Blue/Silver 8GB RAM 2 TB HDD £299.99 @ SVP
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HP Pavillion 15 AB289SA Red/Blue/Silver 8GB RAM 2 TB HDD £299.99 @ SVP

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Found 10th Mar 2016
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64
Processor family: Intel® Core™ i5 processor
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6200U with Intel® HD Graphics 520 (2.3 GHz, up to 2.8 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Memory: 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
Internal drive: 2 TB 5400 rpm SATA
Optical drive: SuperMulti DVD burner
Display: 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal HD BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 520
Ports, 1 x HDMI, 1 x headphone/microphone combo, 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x RJ-45:
Audio features: B&O PLAY; Dual speakers
Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1x1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 combo (Miracast compatible)
Battery type: 4-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion
Dimensions (W x D x H): 38.45 x 26.11 x 2.52 cm
Weight: 2.29 kg
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ex display units - 3 month warranty
Pls note -
Ex demo units from a major retailer in immaculate A+ grade
Aside from only 3month warranty.....is this a descent spec'd laptop?
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Savvy1

Aside from only 3month warranty.....is this a descent spec'd laptop?




Depends what you want it for? It's a low power i5 with a slow hard drive and average screen.

xela333

​Depends what you want it for? It's a low power i5 with a slow hard drive … ​Depends what you want it for? It's a low power i5 with a slow hard drive and average screen.



Anything better out there for £300?
Jonnyblock

Anything better out there for £300?



Doubt it, whilst this is a 6th gen which is the latest generation of Intel CPU, it's built for power saving and battery life, so it's a reasonable balance of power and battery life. 2TB HDD well some one might need it in a laptop. 8GB RAM that'll almost never get fully utilised by the majority of users, the graphics won't get you gaming that well, but it will be a long long time before a laptop at £300 plays games well, of course it depends on the game, latest titles like The Division nah.

TL;DR

Seems about the best you can get for this price.

I work as a laptop refurbisher, as soon as you get this laptop, press F2 as soon as it boots up and do the in depth diagnostics, you can check battery, RAM and hard disk. If everything checks out ok then you should be good, if it fails on any of those three then send it back.
Benchmark is actually OK for a dual core machine / something at this price.
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz
The warranty puts me off a bit though.
"The units have been professionally re-boxed"
Professionally huh?!
Cold for not stating all the facts
Houstieboy

"The units have been professionally re-boxed" Professionally huh?!



Where can I train to be a professional re-boxer? Do city & guilds run a course?
Would this run Elite Dangerous at okay fps? Its a nice lookin laptop
skarmachild

Would this run Elite Dangerous at okay fps? Its a nice lookin laptop



It might do if you run it at 1024*768 resolution.

notebookcheck.net/Int…tml
CountFilth

Benchmark is actually OK for a dual core machine / something at this … Benchmark is actually OK for a dual core machine / something at this price. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-6200U+%40+2.30GHzThe warranty puts me off a bit though.



As I said above press F2 as soon as the laptop boots and you have access to a nice looking diagnostics page, where you can do in depth checks, as I mentioned you want to test battery, HDD and RAM, there are other component tests you can do as well. Run the tests and if it doesn't check out OK then send it back.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 10th Mar 2016
Milki_bar_Kid

Where can I train to be a professional re-boxer? Do city & guilds run a … Where can I train to be a professional re-boxer? Do city & guilds run a course?


Way above city & guilds standard, you're looking at 3 years at Uni.
Houstieboy

Way above city & guilds standard, you're looking at 3 years at Uni.



and 60 grand debt, but you will be professhnul.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 10th Mar 2016
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Milki_bar_Kid

Where can I train to be a professional re-boxer? Do city & guilds run a … Where can I train to be a professional re-boxer? Do city & guilds run a course?


How about most shops, it's on the job training I believe...
It's showing as 249.99 in my cart?
hatelybear

It's showing as 249.99 in my cart?


+50 vat
Yep just noticed cheers
steve clarke

Best check this out before you order! … Best check this out before you order! https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.svp.co.uk reputation is everything!



I've never used them since they were ars*y to me on the phone in 2001 when I asked them about blank DVDs, probably a totally different setup now, well they have to be, but never used them since then.
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hatelybear

It's showing as 249.99 in my cart?



​guys
this is £399 NEW on HP website plus quidco etc
Screen resolution seems very low for a 15 incher. I would expect higher resolution to be paired with those decent specs.

Not voter either way as I'm not up to date on laptop prices.
It is an ok deal, not hot for me.

Refurbished HP consumer laptop with i5 for £300, although latest generation.

You could get brand new business laptop, Probook with i5-5200u for £330.

Or brand new Probook with A10-8700p (better GPU than i5-5200u) for £320 or £290 after cashback.

HP consumer laptop and business laptop, quality are quite different.
Edited by: "huangxq2" 11th Mar 2016
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Nomnomchoons

Screen resolution seems very low for a 15 incher. I would expect higher … Screen resolution seems very low for a 15 incher. I would expect higher resolution to be paired with those decent specs.Not voter either way as I'm not up to date on laptop prices.




That's exactly the same resolution of 90% if 15 inch laptops unfortunately
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skarmachild

Would this run Elite Dangerous at okay fps? Its a nice lookin laptop




Your going to have a bad time if you try and run elite dangerous on this.
are there any other reputable companies that sell this product for this price - svp looking at the reviews seem a bit micey ?
huangxq2

It is a refurb.The price is in the right range. The price is not … It is a refurb.The price is in the right range. The price is not ridiculously cheap.As laptop price this days goes, refurb consumer laptops, i3 is £200, i5 is £250 to £300. This one has 6th gen i5, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, so £300 is actually normal.





its not the price i have issue with its the company - they do seem to have a ropey reputation.
misterboumsong

its not the price i have issue with its the company - they do seem to … its not the price i have issue with its the company - they do seem to have a ropey reputation.



I got you. Initially I thought that you think the price is too cheap to be true, which is not the case.

Never bought from them personally, cannot vouch. 3 month warranty is not giving peace of mind.

I suggest find something else as this price is not that hot consider how much brand new business laptops only cost.
I've bought this exact laptop from svp.co.uk last week. I too was a bit worried about some of the reviews of the company but I can tell you that for me atleast, my concerns were completely unwarranted. Placed my order on Thursday and it arrived by Courier on Monday (free delivery). It allows you to pay via PayPal so you have buyer protection from 180 days of purchase.

As far as the laptop goes I'm very happy for the price I paid. For a refurbished model it arrived well packaged and the laptop itself did not have a mark or scratch on it, I'd go as far as to say it looked brand new.

Initial experience of using the laptop can be summed up as follows
- Good Design / Colour
- Good Keyboard (has separate number pad for spreadsheets etc.)
- Really Quiet
- Excellent Battery Life.
- Boots up fast
- Runs smoothly and quickly. (streamed a HD music video of YouTube with no issues whatsoever)

The negatives are the screen which isn't the best resolution (but is matte so deals with reflection well) and the mouse pad is pretty poor very though I dislike mouse pads in general.

Not had a great amount of time to analyse the HD 520 graphics but there are plenty of YouTube videos displaying it's capability, some even seem to show GTA V running at low settings.

I searched long and hard for an approx £300 laptop with decent specs and this fits the bill nicely. Really couldn't find anything similar for the money even at used/refurb level. Yes the warranty is a risk but judging by the condition mine arrived in, I'm hopeful that this won't be an issue.
I knew this was going to be a refurb looking at the spec for the price, great specs other than the screen but tbh 768p is passable for a 15.6 inch screen.
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