Laptop 15" Nvidia 1050 Ti...£918 from PC specialist
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Laptop 15" Nvidia 1050 Ti...£918 from PC specialist

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Found 31st Jan
I've been checking out prices of 15" gaming laptops with the newly released Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU. So far they've all looked a bit on the pricy side but I've just noticed that PCSpecialist have reduced the price of their Optimum VIII laptop.

The website allows you to customise exactly what you want but £918 (Inc VAT) buys you...

a 15" 1080p IPS LED matte screen
an i5 7300HQ CPU
8 GB of DDR4 RAM
an Nvidia 1050 Ti with 4GB of DDR5
a 1TB HDD
a 128 GB M2. SSD
a copy of Windows 10 (subtract £92 if you have your own copy)

This is still more than I want to pay but this is a nice, quite pokey gaming laptop for a reasonable amount of dosh if you're looking for one.

Hope this helps someone...

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Great deal , if you really skimp to add the parts later , a 500gb HD , 2gb 1050ti , 4gb ram no SSD , no operating system , you can then bring it down to under 650 including VAT , not bad , I would though squeeze it to a 4gb 1050ti , use my own M2 , add my own extra 4gb

If anybody can get hold of unidays discount then you can get the HP Omen 1050ti 4gb with core i7 7700, 128gb ssd, 1tb hdd and 8gb ram for £899

So how does this 1050ti compare to 970m?

And what is the returns policy like?

ganon

So how does this 1050ti compare to 970m?



Very close, the 970m just edges it

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-Mobile-vs-Nvidia-GTX-970M/m223242vsm17319

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-970M-vs-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti
(note: the above isnt the mobile version of the 1050ti)

These are good tread if deciding between the two, compare the gaming benchmarks shows the 970m can still give a good punch, look at the resi evil 7 ultra fps
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html
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Edited by: "poison3k" 6th Feb

The 970m is slightly faster, but don't forget that the 1050Ti uses less power than the 970m and the 7th generation "Kaby Lake" processor on this laptop is also more power efficient than previous generations, so anything still on sale with a 970m is going to run a bit warmer - which might be worth considering if it is literally going to be sitting on your lap.

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The 970m is slightly faster, but don't forget that the 1050Ti uses less … The 970m is slightly faster, but don't forget that the 1050Ti uses less power than the 970m and the 7th generation "Kaby Lake" processor on this laptop is also more power efficient than previous generations, so anything still on sale with a 970m is going to run a bit warmer - which might be worth considering if it is literally going to be sitting on your lap.



I would in theory opt for a laptop with the older Nvidia 970M but they are still somewhat pricy. I did a very quick bit of Googling and this is typical at £1,165 (£247 more than the Optimus VIII)...

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NH.Q0SEK.002-Acer-Predator-G9-592-15.6_1919301.html

You can find a few 970M laptops on Amazon around the £800 to £900 mark but quite a few of these are refurbs or sold by individuals (usually called Richard). If I'm paying this much for a computer, I want it to be brand new from a bona fide manufacturer.

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Probably a dead thread now, but here's a thorough review of the new Dell Inspirion 7000 with the Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU...

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15-7000-7567-Gaming-Notebook-Review.196454.0.html

The main thing to take from this review is the criticism of the poor quality, blue-tinged FHD TN display. There's no option to upgrade to a FHD IPS panel unless you pay for the 4K screen. Considering they want £1,099 for the laptop, I'd say Dell are taking the mick, especially when people like PCSpecialist will do a similar machine with an IPS screen for less money.

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Down £20 now to £898.
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