John Lewis + 2 year warranty included @ £369.95.  Lenovo H520 Desktop PC, Intel Core i5, 3.0GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB, Black & Silver
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John Lewis + 2 year warranty included @ £369.95. Lenovo H520 Desktop PC, Intel Core i5, 3.0GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB, Black & Silver

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Found 30th Jul 2013
Seems a decent deal with the i5 processor & the excellent windows 8 64 bit. Includes 2 year warranty. Upgrade again possible to 3 years. John Lewis are renowned for the best customer service, being second to none.

Honest home pc.

Product information

The H520 is a family desktop PC designed to handle your everyday computer tasks and multimedia entertainment with ease. With a powerful Intel processor and enough storage to please the whole family, this is the ideal computer for those who want a desktop to breeze through their daily use.
Key Features:
Intel’s Core i5 processor works with 4GB of RAM to make this a powerful machine. The i5 is designed to boost its speed when performing intensive tasks, allowing you to do anything from writing documents and browsing the web to photo editing without loosing speed.
Store all of your documents, music, videos, programs and much more on the large 1TB hard drive. With enough room to keep the whole family happy, this hard drive is perfect for keeping multiple users data for convenient access.
Connect peripherals and external storage devices with the six USB ports (including two USB 3.0) and the 6-in-1 card reader for easy data transfer.
Watch or create your own DVDs and CDs with the integrated DVD RW drive, or backup information onto a physical source.
This computer comes with a USB keyboard and mouse
Software Included:
Lenovo Software Suite
Bluetooth Information YES Brand Lenovo Camera N/A CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information CD/DVD Read & Write Computer Software Helpline Information Free 90 day computer support Dimensions H409 x W175 x D360 mm Ethernet port Information YES Graphics card Information Shared graphics Graphics Card Memory Information Shared HDMI Information 1 Included Keyboard and mouse Internal Storage Information 1TB Memory Card Slots Information 6-in-1 card reader Model name / number Lenovo H520 Monitor Information NO NFC NO Operating system Information Windows 8 (64 Bit) Ports Information 4x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 Processor Information Dual-core Intel 3rd Gen. i5-3330 Processor Speed Information 3.0GHz to 3.2GHz with Turbo Boost RAM 4GB Screen finish Information N/A Speakers Not included Touch Screen NO TV tuner card Information NO Wireless Networking 802.11b/g/n

35 Comments

Note that with a lot of these, the warranty is void if you open it up to install new components. Most retailers aren't that smart though and put the "void" sticker in really easy to remove places (if at all)
Good deal though for a cheap home PC with an OS


Also, inb4 the muppets complaining about Windows 8.
Edited by: "tehwabbit" 30th Jul 2013

Looks like it has a cheap and nasty PSU fitted, ( no on/off switch ).

Shame about the dreadful Windows 8....(_;)

They don't void warranty. Only dodgy 3rd party companies try and do this

They will often get you to open the case if you need hardware support as part of their troubleshooting.


Also, inb4 the muppets complaining about Windows 8



Muppets Complaining Windows 8.... Must have missed that Episode

Not really a good price but for Windows 8 included its acceptable.

cburns

Muppets Complaining Windows 8.... Must have missed that Episode



Windows 8? Menah, Menah.

tehwabbit

Also, inb4 the muppets complaining about Windows 8.


it's a poor OS, why are people muppets if they don't like it?

Is there an easy way to downgrade it to Windows 7 if I have the disc? Is it as simple as putting the disc in, and installing like how you would upgrade an OS?

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TH3R4POR

it's a poor OS, why are people muppets if they don't like it?



Muppets precisely because of statements like this.

The OS is actually EXCELLENT - it's just an upgraded version of Win7 with better security plus much faster - why's that anything but a better OS?

Of course it's not that user friendly at first usage for Mr Stuck-in-the-Mud - but you either get used to it in 30 mins or simply install Classic Shell free of charge (or similar) and you get back the Win7 interface.

Which will return in the update BLUE next month in any case - also FOC.

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AzNDeals

Is there an easy way to downgrade it to Windows 7 if I have the disc? Is … Is there an easy way to downgrade it to Windows 7 if I have the disc? Is it as simple as putting the disc in, and installing like how you would upgrade an OS?



I think I just gave you a better workaround - ie keep Win8, install Classic Shell - and get back a Win7 GUI whilst retaining all the Win8 advantages.

Edited by: "squillion" 30th Jul 2013

Nothing really to complain about for that price. Kind of wish it had slightly more RAM (e.g. 6 GB) but 4 GB is acceptable for basic computing.

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Looks like it has a cheap and nasty PSU fitted, ( no on/off switch … Looks like it has a cheap and nasty PSU fitted, ( no on/off switch ).Shame about the dreadful Windows 8....(_;)



Top left hand corner of casing I think you'll find.

UnoriginalGuy

Nothing really to complain about for that price. Kind of wish it had … Nothing really to complain about for that price. Kind of wish it had slightly more RAM (e.g. 6 GB) but 4 GB is acceptable for basic computing.


I have 4GB on my gaming rig and it's fine. Wouldn't exactly call it basic (Gigabyte 7950, i5 @ 4.5 GHz)

squillion

it's not that user friendly at first usage for Mr Stuck-in-the-Mud - but … it's not that user friendly at first usage for Mr Stuck-in-the-Mud - but you either get used to it in 30 mins or simply install Classic Shell free of charge (or similar) and you get back the Win7 interface.



Actually, its not that easy for a lot of seasoned professionals:
"Tammi Reller, head of marketing and finance for the Windows admitted that "the learning curve is definitely real" speaking on how difficult users have found getting to grips with Windows 8"
pcadvisor.co.uk/new…ue/

But thanks for the BLUE headsup

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Windows 8.1 to go RTM in “late August”

http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_RetirementParty_sm1.jpg

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Must say I've been running Win8 for 8 months or so now and have never been to the Apps Store nor would envisage needing to.

I've deleted pretty much all the pre-installed Apps.

mamboboy

I have 4GB on my gaming rig and it's fine. Wouldn't exactly call it basic … I have 4GB on my gaming rig and it's fine. Wouldn't exactly call it basic (Gigabyte 7950, i5 @ 4.5 GHz)



i have 4g on my pc which runs simcity on various high settings and whips through generally day to day useage

squillion

Must say I've been running Win8 for 8 months or so now and have never … Must say I've been running Win8 for 8 months or so now and have never been to the Apps Store nor would envisage needing to.I've deleted pretty much all the pre-installed Apps.



yeah me too, had it a few days and cant see a problem, instantly deleted 90 % of the apps, left mail, desktop, weather and news and a few others and its quite a good interface for speed. just clicked the option in internet setting so that any all websites open up in the main desktop browser (rather than the alternate 'tablet' brower) and its pretty good. not seeing much of a downside yet.

Crumpsall

Top left hand corner of casing I think you'll find.


??? On the PSU ???

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Looks like it has a cheap and nasty PSU fitted, ( no on/off switch … Looks like it has a cheap and nasty PSU fitted, ( no on/off switch ).Shame about the dreadful Windows 8....(_;)



To be fair, the R&D department of Levono is a more reliable source of PSU purchasing advice than Corsair's marketing department, so despite the facts that this PSU might not cost £80 when sold separately, be painted in fancy colours, and feature words adhering to a generally agressive nature that would appeal to teenage boys in its model name, it probably isn't 'nasty' at all.



??? On the PSU ???[/quote]

To be fair on many pre-built machines like this not many would have a psu with on/off. I certainly haven't seen any at that sort of price point.

dxx

To be fair, the R&D department of Levono is a more reliable source of PSU … To be fair, the R&D department of Levono is a more reliable source of PSU purchasing advice than Corsair's marketing department, so despite the facts that this PSU might not cost £80 when sold separately, be painted in fancy colours, and feature words adhering to a generally agressive nature that would appeal to teenage boys in its model name, it probably isn't 'nasty' at all.



Maybe if it was all one department with the same staff but I very much doubt that it's anything like that.

Crumpsall

Top left hand corner of casing I think you'll find.



The red switch? That's for switching from 110v to 220V input.

A quick Google suggests that you can't add anymore hard drives to this and that it will at best only take a half height low power graphics card. Still a good price for people looking for a basic slim desktop!

Windows 8

Pointless

You can always remove windows 8 and put something decent on instead. It's the hardware you're paying for, so make sure that's right for you.

windows 8 seems more towards the future nd touchscreen,nd if ur like me u have ur desktop connected to ur tv then its no better.i loved xp nd windows 7 took a while to get used to but now i,m really happy with it,apart from having to have a windows account to view ur OWN photos etc,which is bullying nd wrong in my opinion.just an opinion tho,each to their own.nd my pc has 4 meg of ram nd uses half of that on idle,8 meg should be the minimum

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the excellent windows 8 64 bit


I see that everybody would say anything to try to get more heat... Win8 was a major failure, MS shares dropped because of reduced sales, although they offered it for 1/3 the price of Win7, and finally they admitted to change it and release 8.1 that will basically make it decent.

Interesting stuff, this looks good but a little overspecced for the use i think.
any bright sparks recommend a desk for old man, uses it for word-processing accounts and surfing (no graphics needed),
tried telling him a real cheapie would do but no avail. Wants 2.5plus clock speed (yes dont ask or comment) and min 500 hard drive, preferable win 7 but can happily put that on for him. Zoostorm? any thoughts and pointers gratefully accepted. Thanks

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phunny12000

windows 8 seems more towards the future nd touchscreen,nd if ur like me u … windows 8 seems more towards the future nd touchscreen,nd if ur like me u have ur desktop connected to ur tv then its no better.i loved xp nd windows 7 took a while to get used to but now i,m really happy with it,apart from having to have a windows account to view ur OWN photos etc,which is bullying nd wrong in my opinion.just an opinion tho,each to their own.nd my pc has 4 meg of ram nd uses half of that on idle,8 meg should be the minimum



horses for courses, until a week ago my PC had 1 gig of ram for internet browsing, you tune etc etc it was fine. My pc now has 4g and whips though day to day stuff and simcity on high settings, no need to go for extra ram for no reason if your just a day to day casual user.

still available in some stores - MK has some
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