HP Spectre 13-v104na Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3", Full HD, Natural Silver Very light laptop. £959 @ John Lewis
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HP Spectre 13-v104na Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3", Full HD, Natural Silver Very light laptop. £959 @ John Lewis

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Found 11th Feb
We were looking for an ultraportable laptop to replace our 2010 Ultrabook which is lovely and light but getting slow. This is 7th generation i5, so £350 cheaper than the latest model with 8th gen but still powerful enough to be responsive. Bought one today and it's fast, light and looks fantastic.
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Thanks for posting @stuart3 , it does look very good
The specs are not amazing but the laptop isn’t about specs it’s about the design which many people won’t get and vote it cold unfortunately
luketelfer11th Feb

The specs are not amazing but the laptop isn’t about specs it’s about the d …The specs are not amazing but the laptop isn’t about specs it’s about the design which many people won’t get and vote it cold unfortunately


Its also about terrible hinge designs on hp laptops. Twice I've had repairs done on a x360 envy
This will no doubt be a good laptop, but there are 8th gen devices hitting this price point, or not much more. There's a reasonable difference between the 7th and 8th gen chips, particularly in cores and so far as I know, efficiency.
No offence but this deal is terrible
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tomhood982 h, 30 m ago

No offence but this deal is terrible



Thanks for that great, actionable consumer advice and constructive criticism, Tom!

Weight is a big consideration so all the £300 breeze blocks were out - I'm guessing your thinking of them?

We actually did a bunch of research and 2 shop visits and this was the best option - for us.

We also checked out the Lenovo Ideapad with same i5 for £500 but the finish for a full time laptop felt very inferior and the screen wasn't as nice, for us it was just not worth getting something for £500 we didn't like vs something fantastic for £950.

The current generation Spectre is £350 more for passmark (something like) 7,200 vs this at 6,000 (this is to replace a 2,000 passmark laptop) and we didn't think this worth the stretch.

The Acer Swift had poor cameras highlighted in reviews.

The Dell is great - I have one at work - except that the webcam is in a stupid position and so that was out.

We would have considered the most recent Ideapad 710s except it OOS everywhere in the UK.
laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-…ler I7 with double the ssd size for £40 more. Definitely better deals to be had out there than this one.
There has been many laptop deals with 8th gen processor from curries but john lewis still has all the 7 gen stock.
Not sure why.
Cold from me.
stuart311th Feb

Thanks for that great, actionable consumer advice and constructive …Thanks for that great, actionable consumer advice and constructive criticism, Tom!Weight is a big consideration so all the £300 breeze blocks were out - I'm guessing your thinking of them?We actually did a bunch of research and 2 shop visits and this was the best option - for us.We also checked out the Lenovo Ideapad with same i5 for £500 but the finish for a full time laptop felt very inferior and the screen wasn't as nice, for us it was just not worth getting something for £500 we didn't like vs something fantastic for £950.The current generation Spectre is £350 more for passmark (something like) 7,200 vs this at 6,000 (this is to replace a 2,000 passmark laptop) and we didn't think this worth the stretch.The Acer Swift had poor cameras highlighted in reviews.The Dell is great - I have one at work - except that the webcam is in a stupid position and so that was out.We would have considered the most recent Ideapad 710s except it OOS everywhere in the UK.


mate you dropped a grand on an i5 w/ no dedicated gpu. i know you'll say you want portability but even an mx150 would fit in this form factor. you paid an apple premium for thinness, just lift some weights lad and you'll be able to handle my 17 inch monster
tomhood9816 h, 2 m ago

mate you dropped a grand on an i5 w/ no dedicated gpu. i know you'll say …mate you dropped a grand on an i5 w/ no dedicated gpu. i know you'll say you want portability but even an mx150 would fit in this form factor. you paid an apple premium for thinness, just lift some weights lad and you'll be able to handle my 17 inch monster


A monster that's only really suited for basement use with its abysmal non portable battery life.
People really don't understand laptops on this site. A BMW and a mondeo, both decent cars, both fully functional, subjectively I find the bmw nicer and would rather own a car I'm proud of owning. Sometimes, it's not just cramming 'spec' for as little money as possible, and if that's the case, alibaba is the place to shop. The spectre is a premium product, with great battery life, pen functionality for note taking and PDF editing, a decent processor for average use, of word, excel, social photo or video editing (not professional by any means) and browsing the net, and if you were to get a similar tablet and a normal laptop, both of decent quality, you'd be spending this all park anyway. But the ignorant will stay ignorant...
Edited by: "itsmattyjayy" 15th Feb
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itsmattyjayy15th Feb

People really don't understand...


THANK YOU!

It's fine for people to point out different/better offers, or alternatives for specific use cases, but I just don't get some people who seem to get mad at people just because you use different criteria to make purchase decisions than them!

Love the car analogy; often it's okay to have an average item, but sometimes it's nice to have something that just feels a bit special.
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