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Computers
Best 17' Gaming Laptop (For price!!) £1149 @ Laptops direct
First time go easy! 17' Gaming Laptop at a good price for the specs been searching for the past day or two after my XMG died after 4 years use. Very good specs for the price and 17' to boot: GeF… Read more
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Pank1136 m ago

Screen went. I move around a lot so it was inevitable but yours sounds a …Screen went. I move around a lot so it was inevitable but yours sounds a bit more problematic.... do you use a laptop cooler stand with fans ??Edit:More than just screen mobo also it's in for repair right now But due an upgrade anyways !


No I decided against extra cooling due to the fairly impressive internal cooling and fans. (see here )
The brand is Zoostorm but in all honesty, I can't fault that company at all, they've been exceptional during the warranty period replacing the screen and very helpful since it expired - for example giving me their supplier contact for batteries.

I'd probably lean towards Dell Outlet Alienwares next time around though.

My xmg has been excellent. Thinking of selling mine soon to upgrade. It's only a couple of years old and still has a years warranty so hopefully should get a decent price for it.

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Screen went. I move around a lot so it was inevitable but yours sounds a bit more problematic.... do you use a laptop cooler stand with fans ??

Edit:
More than just screen mobo also it's in for repair right now But due an upgrade anyways !
Edited by: "Pank11" 17th Sep

drasim8 m ago

What was the problem with yours? In 18 months I've had faulty screen, …What was the problem with yours? In 18 months I've had faulty screen, plastic breaking off around 3 sides, and now a faulty battery causing the charge point to become extremely hot which in turn affects the screen again. I've had to remove the battery to solve it, but not quite willing to spend the £60-70 to replace it just yet.


Gosh similar here and then the ransomwar
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Computers
ElectriQ 27" Curved Full HD Freesync 144Hz £219.97 @ Laptops Direct
Interesting to see what people think. Bit of a gamble since hands-on reviews seem scarce. On paper it's pretty good if you're not averse to 1080p @ 27". There's Quidco / TCB too and the Which trial f… Read more
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sam_of_london17th Sep

No 4K



Thankyou for that in-depth information that wasn't included in the description at all...

No 4K

Curved, 3msGTG and 3000:1 Contrast? Is this a TN or VA panel?

I am guessing all of the above (and the people posting HOT), have looked at the spec and the price, and not bothered looking at the brand.

ElectriQ have a TERRIBLE reputation, both for build quality and reliability; if this outlasts the warranty period it will be a minor miracle.

ElectriQute, that's what I would have called it.

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Gaming
ElectriQ 28" 4K Ultra HD 1ms Freesync Monitor - £199.97 @ Laptops Direct
Cheapest 4k monitor I can find Not awful reviews but not fantastic either. Would be good for xbox / playstation I imagine 4K UHD Display to enhance all your content with life-like detail 4K futur… Read more
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SackCity41 m ago

I scale 200% on my 4k monitor. I wouldn't scale any more than 100% on a …I scale 200% on my 4k monitor. I wouldn't scale any more than 100% on a 1080p monitor.


I think you've missed the point. Say you open a window on a 4K 28" monitor and the window is 1" by 1". Now say you set scaling to 200% on that monitor, the window becomes 2" by 2".

Now say you open that window on a 1080p 28" monitor, it'll be 2" by 2".

Your 4K monitor at 200% scaling is functionally the same as a 1080p monitor, you can't physically fit very much stuff on there. I don't like that, I like large amounts of content on screen at once. It's super helpful when programming as your monitors effectively replace your short-term memory so you can only modify/process what's on screen at the time.

CampGareth15th Sep

So it's functionally a 28" 1080p monitor, but sharper? Eh. I don't like …So it's functionally a 28" 1080p monitor, but sharper? Eh. I don't like that, 28" is too big for a 1080p monitor, something like 22 or 23" is ideal for that imo.


I scale 200% on my 4k monitor. I wouldn't scale any more than 100% on a 1080p monitor.

I paid almost three times this amount for an equivalent gsync monitor. Really wish I did my GPU research a bit better.

huh! ElectriQ?

i got the 55inch really bad tv poorly made the sound is terrible wanted to send back said you have to pay £60 postage you will be dissapointed
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Computers
HP 15-Ba044na A12-9700 8GB 1TB DVD-SM 15.6 Inch Full HD Windows 10 Laptop £449.99 @ Laptops Direct
Looking for a laptop for university, but can also play some games, that is below £500. Haven't found any better than this unless you have to have an i5 processor
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Thanks hanpan. It was great advice. Our head of it at work conditions me d it was great spec for the money. I'll keep looking! She will have to continue with her old one until something as good comes up again!

aidanjc14 h, 48 m ago

Really good advice from hanpan so decided to buy the spin 5 from Argos but …Really good advice from hanpan so decided to buy the spin 5 from Argos but unfortunately that is no longer available and I can't find it anywhere else for anything like that price with the 256 ssd. I'm trying to get a laptop for my daughter before driving her to Uni tomorrow! Every time I settle on a make and model there is no stock. It's like trying to find the Holy Grail!


Ah, I see now. I think you're right, it's been removed from the listings so it's presumably out of stock. That's a little disappointing.

aidanjc14 h, 46 m ago

Really good advice from hanpan so decided to buy the spin 5 from Argos but …Really good advice from hanpan so decided to buy the spin 5 from Argos but unfortunately that is no longer available and I can't find it anywhere else for anything like that price with the 256 ssd. I'm trying to get a laptop for my daughter before driving her to Uni tomorrow! Every time I settle on a make and model there is no stock. It's like trying to find the Holy Grail!


Oh, is it not showing in stock for you? I would check, but the website doesn't seem to be letting me right now.

Really good advice from hanpan so decided to buy the spin 5 from Argos but unfortunately that is no longer available and I can't find it anywhere else for anything like that price with the 256 ssd. I'm trying to get a laptop for my daughter before driving her to Uni tomorrow! Every time I settle on a make and model there is no stock. It's like trying to find the Holy Grail!

That's a lot of money, for a poor performance laptop...

You can get i5s around this price, and honestly getting anything less than an i5 at this point is pointless.
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Gaming
Gaming Laptop - 1TB, GeForce 1050 2GB, 8GB Ram, i5 7200u Processor - £684.97 @ Laptops Direct
Cheapest laptop I could find with the 1050, I've checked AO and they have also brought the price down but not as much as these days. Only drawback I can see is that it doesn't have an SDD and althou… Read more
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Lewis.Hammerton35 m ago

For that price, I'd go for this one with a far superior gtx 1060 graphics …For that price, I'd go for this one with a far superior gtx 1060 graphics card https://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-asus-rog-gl502vm-fy173t-core-i5-7300hq-3gb-gtx-1060-12gb-ddr4-ram-256gb-ssd-dvdrw-windows-10

Damn this looks better for sure! Do you know if it's an ips screen? Doesn't mention it although on review sites it does say matt ips display thank you lewis

3ak2 m ago

Is this one any good Paul? Link


I'd buy it if it was £200 less

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paul_merton4th Sep

Doesn't seem a great price to me - there have been a few gaming laptops …Doesn't seem a great price to me - there have been a few gaming laptops within the past couple of weeks that had 4GB 1050s, better processors (i5-7300HQ - twice as many cores) and also a 128 GB SSD plus a 1 TB HDD for only £15 more.

Is this one any good Paul? Link

3ak1 h, 0 m ago

Is building one fairly simple or do you recommend me just buying one? …Is building one fairly simple or do you recommend me just buying one? Thanks


It is fairly simple, as in if you sit down and watch youtube videos you'd learn to do it but I'd recommend buying your first time. Somewhere like Scan will do PCs to order. Just remember to get a nice monitor since you'll be staring at it any time you use the computer.
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Mobiles
Cubot R9 Starry Blue 5" 16GB 3G Dual SIM Unlocked & SIM Free £69.97 @ Laptops Direct
Think this is actually fairly normal for this phone, so not outstanding value on phone - but about the best deal I can find from a UK seller for a new phone under £70. 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage, Dual SIM… Read more
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Good value for money. 2 downsides:
- charging port is at the top of the phone
- back button is on the right and open apps on the left
You get a screen protector and basic case, UK charger and cable.
Edited by: "hotuk161" 10th Sep

This is the best spec UK phone I have seen in that price range, and i've been looking for a while. I'm not bothered about about 4G so this is a strong contender.

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Better UK phone under £70 I should say

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Looks like djbe's comment is fake - I can't find it anywhere for "the same price" & he/she isn't answering to the various questions, asking for proof.
So, I'm still looking for a better UK phone. Other one someone added was Chinese..

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robhull12 h, 1 m ago

http://www.dx.com/p/cubot-r9-quad-core-3g-phone-with-2gb-ram-16gb-rom-starry-blue-852472817#.Wa14A8h97IU£60.84 here.

Is this UK based?
Doesn't look like it..
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Computers
Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 4GB DDR4 2400MHz DIMM Memory £14.97 @ laptops direct
I'm either missing something or this is ridiculously cheap for what it is. Around £40 from other websites. Google the part number and Corsair's website states it is 1 x 4GB as opposed to 2 x 2GB.
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Ah ok, I paid with a debit card . . . . . 😏
I'll not be rushing back to laptopsdirect for parts for my build!

got my refund hours ago, if you paid with paypal just request refund.

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orig4 h, 18 m ago

hopefully hukd bans they're posts, have you had a refund yet ?had to go …hopefully hukd bans they're posts, have you had a refund yet ?had to go through paypal to get my money back.

Not yet. They said it'll take 3-5 working days. Funny how it doesn't take 3-5 working days for them to take the money off you.....

cancelled here too

cancelled too. did get a missed call and 2 emails stating exactly the same
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Computers
Gigabyte WindForce GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 - £224.97 @ Laptops Direct
Have been looking for a reasonably priced gtx 1060 (6gb version of course) ever since the Ethereum bit coin mining craze began this summer. Originally £317.97, now £224.97 (£93 off) Amazon have it o… Read more
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Card is up and running and drivers installed. Fans only kick in at 50 degrees and above. Albeit you can set them to run at lower temps using extreme utility. Pretty sure others have received this card. They have just not posted to say so.

The RX580 at £239 on Amazon is a good price for a similar card if you don't mind the power draw. It was £20 cheaper a few weeks back. Still deciding if I should cancel my order for that. (Pre orders are a pain.)

amazon.co.uk/dp/…LRV
3gb card is circa £199. Albeit not ideal for gaming.
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edlloydj1 h, 28 m ago

Thanks, I'll have a look. If I were to have a look for the same model as …Thanks, I'll have a look. If I were to have a look for the same model as this one though, what would you say is a reasonable price considering the inflation from mining?


So, GTX 1060 6GB imo, should be around 210, and GTX 1070 was like 300 on release?

Mining added pretty much £60-£150 more onto these cards..

Tbh, none of it is reasonable - but you're in desperate need of a card, so it depends what makes you feel good about your purchase, if you're fine with these prices, then go for whatever you can find cheapest.

I'm just playing the waiting game, even if it means waiting till Black Friday

SorJai26 m ago

If you're going to get one, …If you're going to get one, https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/palit-geforce-gtx-1060-dual-6gb-gddr5/ne51060015j9-1061d.htmlAt least this will be a little cheaper than £280, and more reliable than Laptops Direct.Or if you have free delivery at OcUK: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/ocuk-geforce-gtx-1060-dual-6144mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-21e-ok.html


Thanks, I'll have a look. If I were to have a look for the same model as this one though, what would you say is a reasonable price considering the inflation from mining?

It was very unusual for a site like that to under cut the market by so much. Definately a mistake. I wonder how much they lost on each sale?

Mine is now delivered and appears to be 6gb version. Maybe I got lucky. I think when they realised the issue they stopped it. They likely also noticed the huge sudden volume of sales.

Need to install it in a bit.

I wouldn't say unreliable. Pricing errors do happen. If they got 100+ orders what do you expect them to do? Especially if they take the money up front.
Edited by: "gummby" 5th Sep

edlloydj21 h, 50 m ago

Just rather disappointing tbf, now going to have to fork out £280 more or …Just rather disappointing tbf, now going to have to fork out £280 more or less as I really need one too


If you're going to get one, novatech.co.uk/pro…tml


At least this will be a little cheaper than £280, and more reliable than Laptops Direct.

Or if you have free delivery at OcUK: overclockers.co.uk/ocu…tml
Edited by: "xsor" 5th Sep
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Computers
Gigabyte WindForce GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 OC Graphics Card - Free Delivery available £196.97 @ Laptops Direct
Free Delivery available
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Jordan.Taylor13 h, 13 m ago

no shiz any one who buys a GTX Nvidia Series graphics card gets a free …no shiz any one who buys a GTX Nvidia Series graphics card gets a free game from nvida you get it when you register your product on the Nvidia website

No you don't I bought a GTX and you only get the game if purchased from specific retailers and this company isn't one of them

Jordan.Taylor8 h, 52 m ago

no shiz any one who buys a GTX Nvidia Series graphics card gets a free …no shiz any one who buys a GTX Nvidia Series graphics card gets a free game from nvida you get it when you register your product on the Nvidia website

No you don't, I recently bought a 1060 brand new from Scan and when I registered the graphics card I wasn't eligible for any free game.

aseddon1301 h, 17 m ago

What price did that come out at? Refuse to pay over the odds that's all.



Paid £249 for Zotac GTX 1060 6gb AMP edition from scan.

I do love the bargain hunt and tried to secure one for circ £220 until this mining craze killed prices until early next year.

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aseddon1301 h, 0 m ago

Waiting for 6gb to come to a normal price


Graphic cards wont really reduce in price due to Crypto Mining and people making money from them over time unfortunately.

Billythebubble20 m ago

Got fed up waiting and bought 6gb card at the weekend


What price did that come out at? Refuse to pay over the odds that's all.
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Computers
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8 Core AM4 Desktop CPU - £262.97 (With Which Trial) @ Laptops Direct
The standard price on this is good (£277.97) but take the £1 Which trial and get a £15 voucher emailed to you. £262.97 with free delivery is a pretty great price for such a good 8-core processor. Fro… Read more
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Zoea29th Aug

Ordered, thank you. Which code came quickly. Now to remember to cancel...

Go cancel!!!

Also,has anyone noticed Nvidia congratulating AMD on Threadripper twice:

wccftech.com/nvi…ck/

Even on their own website,Nvidia did a build with a Ryzen 7 1700X and a GTX1080TI:

geforce.com/wha…-ti

Ordered, thank you. Which code came quickly. Now to remember to cancel...

vulcanproject10 h, 44 m ago

This is a very good deal for this processor but the point is really …This is a very good deal for this processor but the point is really waiting a month for Coffee Lake makes sense. MOST people's workloads are not massively multi threaded, gaming absolutely ISN'T one of those and won't be so heavily threaded anytime soon. Unless you need 8 cores then 4 or 6 faster ones will be a better choice.Baffling the claim you shouldn't wait a month to see Coffee Lake and that is comparable to waiting 4-5 months for a minor 14nm+ Zen refresh.Pretty sure people don't know what they are talking about and are already confusing a minor Zen refresh with altered clocks early next year on 14nm+ with a decent IPC jump to 7nm Zen 2 not due until late next year....


I don't think anyone is saying not to wait for coffee lake, obviously if you can wait then see what Intel's side have to offer and then make an informed decision. If you want to build your pc right now then this processor offers a lot of good options for anyone who does a bit of everything. 8 core processors are going to be overkill for a lot of people, but the deal isn't suppose to be judged on its audience, but at the price point and overall deal it represents. If i was someone looking into buying a new cpu i would wait for coffee lake as even if you don't buy one from Intel, it may make Ryzen a little cheaper if they price drop to remain competitive.

hicks125 h, 47 m ago

I think you're mistaken, no one is comparing it to piledriver here which …I think you're mistaken, no one is comparing it to piledriver here which is a terrible example as that was more cores but significantly weaker ones with shared resources which meant it struggled hard in most scenarios except for fully threaded ones. Zen here is actually really good, the single threaded performance is solid and only trailing Intel by a small margin yet they offer more cores which overall is better as you no longer need to decide between great single threaded performance or great multithreaded performance, you get both.If you look at any benchmarks you will realise there is a difference between dual core, quadcore and above. The minimum fps tanks on dual cores and even quadcores, its an inconsistent mess on a lot of games even if the 'average' FPS is still reasonably high. the i7s from Intel provide a significant jump compared to the i5s and the R5/R7s also show this compared to the quadcore chips, its worth the premium now as most DX12 games have vastly improved multi threading performance out of the box.Just a note that Unreal 4 engine is a terrible example, that engine is not very well threaded at this point in time however Vulkan for PC is due to be implemented in to the engine soon with the aims to improve the multi threaded performance by a significant margin so that will change shortly. Most people dont just play a game, they can have their browser running in the background or a video stream sometimes which drastically impacts performance on quadcores, this doesnt impact as much (if at all) for the R7s due to having more resources available for this. Its hard to recommend an i5 now adays as its so limited, grab an AMD r5 1600 for <£180 (less than the normal i5) and you have a generally faster CPU in both gaming and compute scenarios. 'October is a month away and the 6 core mainstream intels is a big step change. The Zen refresh will be 4+ months after that and just that, a minor refresh'See im all for waiting for the next thing but to downplay Zen+ is a bit silly, AMD have already said it will provide a minimum of 15% IPC improvement (removing all the single threaded deficit compared to Intel and then some) and it will clock higher... this is going to be a substantial improvement compared to what Intels Skylake was (+100mhz... no IPC improvement!). Coffeelake will bring improvements by having more cores yes but the clock speeds are already taking a hit due to this so the single threaded advantage is disappearing. If you arent in a rush then sure its worth waiting to see how it actually pans out but you cant go wrong picking Ryzen now as the AM4 platform will be supported for a minimum of 2 more generations (3 years overall, minimum) so you wont have to pick up a new board if you decide to upgrade again for some reason, unlike Intel who at the moment are just retiring their current gen boards after just 8 months for a new socket which provides no significant reason for it!If you are doing purely gaming its worth considering dropping to the R5 1600 though as that is still 6 cores 12 threads, its very competitive in games and there is a significant amount of room to grow while also costing less than the normal i5 thats recommended. £180 so you can spend the money saved towards the GPU which is generally the most common bottleneck on systems no adays!


I'm not mistaken at all. You also isolated Piledriver, but failed to acknowledge not only does the dual core G4560 usually beat 8 thread Piledrivers in games it also often beats older Intel quads in games too. This is a super budget chip we are talking about here but we're barely at the stage of in game optimisation where 4 slow cores beat 2 fast ones!

It's only an illustration that by the time lots of slower cores beat less but faster ones in games, it won't really matter. Even budget chips will tonk everything with lots more cores by then. Buy what is best for your work loads now.

Then you wrote a whole lot I didn't really pay too much attention to because it wasn't true or proven, and then you confused a minor 14nm Zen refresh due in a few months with Zen 2's promised IPC improvements on 7nm, not due for at least a whole year yet.

It's one thing waiting a month for Coffee Lake and another 4 or 5 for a minor Zen refresh and further for big Zen improvements.

At this point it is easier to not go through and correct all your errors.
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Computers
Acer 14 HD Chromebook 32GB SSD 4GB Ram Refurbished - £199.97 @ Laptops Direct
OPINIONS APPRECIATED? I'm looking and this is best spec I have found for reasonable money TCB 2.1 Percent £15 Discount if sign up to which (can cancel immediately after) Key Features IMO SSD Full… Read more
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TeeBlackwell2 h, 0 m ago

Tesco are doing a decent laptop for £329, if that's a touch out of your …Tesco are doing a decent laptop for £329, if that's a touch out of your budget there's a cheaper model. Links here https://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-14-bw021na-14-amd-a6-quadcore-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-laptop-with-dvdrw-white/615-2571.prd?skuId=615-2571&pageLevel=sku&sc_cmp=ppc*PX+-+DNF+Electrical*PX+-+Shopping+GSC+-+Tesco+Brand+-+Computing*PRODUCT+GROUP615-2571*&gclid=Cj0KCQjw24nNBRChARIsALldLD1pcANNUVu_QQr2OobYa8KBjt3GUZguYhtTuSfLV0GQLcJC-_RvW_MaAnMHEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.dsand here:https://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-14-bs043na-14-intel-celeron-4gb-ram-500gb-hdd-laptop-silver/122-9216.prdVoucher code: Save £20 when you spend £150 or more on selected Electricals and Gaming with eCoupon code TDX-WFTW at the checkout.Prefer refurb? Head to PCBitz.com or BlackbarnComputers.com


Thankyou Teeblackwell for your response. After a Chromebook as already have a 'good' laptop 12g ram i5 etc however still slowish to boot
Like the concept of speed browsing and light weight.
Didn't know of th refurb websites thanks have saved!

Tesco are doing a decent laptop for £329, if that's a touch out of your budget there's a cheaper model.

Links here
tesco.com/dir….ds

and here:
tesco.com/dir…prd

Voucher code:
Save £20 when you spend £150 or more on selected Electricals and Gaming with eCoupon code TDX-WFTW at the checkout.

Prefer refurb? Head to PCBitz.com or BlackbarnComputers.com
Edited by: "TeeBlackwell" 28th Aug

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Thank you for your input.
If anyone spots a good spec deal please drop me a message.
Don't mind paying more of worthwhile. Want it to be quick and HD screen and light where possible.
Thanks all

The N3160 isn't a bad SOC.

The real efficiency is often let down by the poor quality of cheap eMMC.

Play store is available on the Beta channel. I picked up a refurbished 4gb one on Amazon a few months back for £140 (I think they mispriced it). I think its a great Chromebook.
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Computers
Refurbished HP Pavilion 550-203na Intel Core i5-6400 8GB 3TB 128GB SSD Radeon R5 Graphics Windows 10 Desktop in White - £429.97 @ Laptops Direct
Reasonably high spec computer for just over £400 the one I received was brand new in it's original packaging.
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What's this like for video editing?

£10 more now but gone for it. Will make first job to check all is inside as advertised. Will be used for mainly Office suite, School work, Video, photo browsing & PS4 remote play. Any user reviews or comments from early purchasers ?

Mine turned up today first thing i checked was if the SSD was in it and it was also looks new, so happy with mine. Thanks op

Soukmadik46 m ago

If you look at other sellers of the same model..... HP Pavilion 550-203na …If you look at other sellers of the same model..... HP Pavilion 550-203na they all mention the SSD https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/N164558Whttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Pavilion-550-203na-Desktop-PC-3TB-HDD-8GB-RAM-Windows-10-Blizzard-White-/131926951130and when you click the link, the description still states a 128 SSDSorry I posted this now,I definitely think they were trying to pull a fast one.Hope you get your money back OK


I did tell the women on the phone, that the specs on the hp site says its got a ssd drive in it .

She asked a case manger and he said it does not, sounded like he could not be bothered, I don't normally use a credit card,but I did on this .

The people you speak to on the phone, don't have a clue about computers or anything like it .

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philmitchell4 h, 51 m ago

Just got off the phone again, and the women said its been miss advertised …Just got off the phone again, and the women said its been miss advertised . I said two other people have bought this and there is a 128 ssd drive in the ones that was bought .They offered £50 off , but said no, so are taking it back for a refund .


If you look at other sellers of the same model..... HP Pavilion 550-203na
they all mention the SSD



and when you click the link, the description still states a 128 SSD

Sorry I posted this now,I definitely think they were trying to pull a fast one.Hope you get your money back OK
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Fashion
Apple Watch 2 42mm rose gold with navy strap - £295.97 with Which subscription @ Laptops Direct
Anyone in the market for a series 2 Apple Watch that didn't manage to get one from Nike or like me prefers the look of the rose gold/blue strap then this could be for you. The watch is on sale for £30… Read more
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Iceman7k27th Aug

Yep, no one pointing out where you can buy the same thing from cheaper …Yep, no one pointing out where you can buy the same thing from cheaper though 🤔 I used to think that's what this site was all about. People prefer to hear about a co-op in Inverness that sold them a bottle of becks for 30p in that store at that time only

I agree, this is the best deal on this watch anywhere out there.

Oh and just for the record, the Becks is now 40p in Inversneck!

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Linzoid1 h, 16 m ago

Standard for anything Apple mate


Yep, no one pointing out where you can buy the same thing from cheaper though 🤔 I used to think that's what this site was all about. People prefer to hear about a co-op in Inverness that sold them a bottle of becks for 30p in that store at that time only
Edited by: "Iceman7k" 27th Aug

Iceman7k4 h, 12 m ago

Haha. Another cold deal 😩

Standard for anything Apple mate

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Linzoid6 m ago

Who's this guy? 👀

Haha. Another cold deal 😩

Who's this guy? 👀
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Computers
Zotac GTX 1070 Mini 8GB Graphics Card - £344.97 - Free delivery laptopsdirect
Price is a little higher than the recent ebuyer/scan/amazon pre orders, however this deal is in stock now if you don't want to deal with the uncertainty and endless delays Price is with a £15 off co… Read more
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Not sure of the reason for cold votes, you would find it hard to find a new 1070 that is in stock for cheaper

(edit: maybe because for some reason it auto posted in the 'free' section)

As an update though, 'which?' were super fast (within 15mins of my sent email) to cancel the trial subscription. And despite me selecting the free delivery option (7days) I just received a text this morning informing me it was out for delivery today with a 1 hour delivery window estimate. So it appears to be one day shipping despite them quoting 7 days
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Computers
Acer Chromebook R11 - Refurbished (Open-box returns) - 32GB, 2GB RAM, Reversible touchscreen £99.97 @ Laptops Direct
I saw the Acer Chromebook 14 posted at this price yesterday and found the R11 at the same price. Although this is a much smaller device and lacks the metal finish of the Acer 14, it has a flippable-… Read more
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I did a stupid thing and registered the wrong email address in my haste to set this up. I know I need to do a powerwash to reset it up. It is much of a job to get the 100GB of free storage that comes with it moved to another account?

Edit - Oh and thanks again OP. It is a lovely device for the money.
Edited by: "Darkmemento" 24th Aug

Well, pray that you'll have no problems with this Chromebook. Acer are notorious for their zero after sales policy.

Thanks to everyone with feedback. Particularly on apps. Will wait to see if hits 100 again either here or ebay and then that is christmas sorted for someone!

Received mine. Dispatched Wednesday and arrived the next day. Good job Laptops Direct. Device obviously opened but in mint condition. Agree that the black bezel is seriously huge but overall very impressed so far. Installed the Times newspaper tablet app from the play store and it runs perfectly. Screen image quality is good, better than the Acer 14" chromebook 720p screen i tried recently. Early days but excellent value for £100. Well worth considering at £130.

The_IMF15 h, 41 m ago

Got mine today too. Just a rough stain which wiped off fine otherwise …Got mine today too. Just a rough stain which wiped off fine otherwise looks brand new.I have to say - the bezel on the display is quite horrific and the device feels a bit cheap but can't really complain for £100. Looks wise my other chromebook is way better looking in every way.Speed wise seems a bit better than the Lenovo N22 but that may be because it's a newer version of the OS on this than when I tried the N22 ages ago. Still definitely slower than the 4GB chromebook I have though.Noticeable lags - i.e. when making youtube video full screen and back again it takes a few seconds on this one. My other chromebook it's 1s or less.Overall £100 definitely a very good price for this spec.


Last chromebook I owned was the Lenovo N22 that was purchased from Amazon for £95 (5% student discount back then). The Acer is much better built compared to the N22 (the white makes it look fun compared to the dull boring black design). The N22 had a washed out screen, but I'm loving the Acer IPS panel. I hated the way the SD card would stick out on the N22 but not in the Acer. £100 for this chromebook I think is a steal.
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Refurbished Acer CB3-431-C9WH 14" Intel Celeron N3060 1.6GHz 2GB RAM 16GB SSD Chrome OS Chromebook in Silver £99.97 - laptopsdirect
For those looking for a minimal and fast laptop that just concentrates on email, browsing, video and a business suite you can't go wrong with a chromebook. They just work brilliantly well. This model … Read more
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bonzobanana3 h, 23 m ago

Went to my mother's house today and updated hers so she could use android …Went to my mother's house today and updated hers so she could use android apps. She can now use Skype. Seems pretty good.

Yeah it's not bad, all the apps I've used seem to work perfectly and the games run really well

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daniielnayylor23rd Aug

I just put my Acer cb3-431 4gb model into beta channel and immediately …I just put my Acer cb3-431 4gb model into beta channel and immediately just got the option to use the app store in the settings


Went to my mother's house today and updated hers so she could use android apps. She can now use Skype. Seems pretty good.

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daniielnayylor16 m ago

Them calling it "beta" should be a warning to people who want to use it …Them calling it "beta" should be a warning to people who want to use it though, it's buggy as hell, the app stores interface is awful (I guess because it's designed for smartphones) and every minute it will crash but the apps seem to work perfectly, typed up some work on Microsoft word, played some hearthstone and was watching top gear through the netflix at perfectly.


I guess once it's registered as an android device on your google account you can just use any browser to send apps to the chromebook or does that not work because its a chromebook and have to use the app store.

bonzobanana1 h, 47 m ago

Great news. Hopefully that's true for the whole range of CB3-431 models.

Them calling it "beta" should be a warning to people who want to use it though, it's buggy as hell, the app stores interface is awful (I guess because it's designed for smartphones) and every minute it will crash but the apps seem to work perfectly, typed up some work on Microsoft word, played some hearthstone and was watching top gear through the netflix at perfectly.

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daniielnayylor9 h, 3 m ago

I just put my Acer cb3-431 4gb model into beta channel and immediately …I just put my Acer cb3-431 4gb model into beta channel and immediately just got the option to use the app store in the settings


Great news. Hopefully that's true for the whole range of CB3-431 models.
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HP Omen 17 - Core i5 6300HQ - 8GB DDR 4 RAM - 1TB + 128GB SSD - GTX 1060 6GB - £984.97 @ Laptops Direct
Normal price is £999.99 but you can get £15 off if you pay £1 to sign up for a Which Magazine trial (you can cancel the trial before the monthly payment kicks in) Normal price is good for the spec, e… Read more
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Nice Spec 1060 6gb for less that £1000 is tough to come by in my experience, i have the 1050 omen and my only observation with this vs the one i have is that the CPU i got is current gen i5 yet this one with a better GPU and an SSD has an older CPU, i guess that's to keep the price low, its still a great chip as far as i'm aware, heat added.
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ElectriQ 28" 4K Ultra HD 1ms Monitor £199.97 @ Laptops Direct
4K UHD Display to enhance all your content with life-like detail 4K future-proof connections: 2 x HDMI (2.0) and 2 x Display ports 1 x Display port and 1 x HDMI cable included 1ms GTG / 5ms BTW and 60… Read more
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Does anyone who if this Monitor has Freesync over HDMI? Because if so it could be a good option for the One X.

Hey, seeing alot of conflicting reports on whether this is [email protected] over HDMI, anyone able to clear this up?
Thanks for the help if any can be provided.

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bouncy9914th Aug

Refresh Rate …Refresh Rate 30Hz, i mean wtf. You would never go below the standard 60Hz, and most people are looking at 144Hz! Dont know where the op is getting 60Hz from?

It's actually 60hz....

So this doesn't support 60Hz through HDMI?

lntghll17th Aug

Hardly future proof with no usbc sockets


Huh?
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Apple Watch 38mm Modern Buckle Watch Strap £49.99 @ Laptops direct
After buying my Apple Watch I've been looking for different bands and found this Official Apple Midnight blue Modern Buckle for 38mm watches They have small and medium at £49 Pri… Read more
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An A grade official Modern Buckle from Cex starts at £28. Can always return to a store or send back if not happy but it's quite a big saving even on this.

I got a cheap Milanese strap off eBay and it's nearly as good as the apple one for about 1% of the price

Why don't you buy spare clips, then you can attach any watch strap (except metal) to your Apple Watch

d666g13 m ago

What's the company like?

Apples quite a reliable brand, been around a while, worth a punt

Darn -bought my wife an Apple Watch recentlybut still you could buy a proper watch for £49.99.