Lenovo AMD 8Gb 1TB desk top ideacentre 310S - Black £299.99 @ Lenovo UK
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Lenovo AMD 8Gb 1TB desk top ideacentre 310S - Black £299.99 @ Lenovo UK

£299.99£3309%Lenovo UK Deals
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Found 9th Dec 2018
This is best deal out there I have seen and I have looked hard.
Cheapest on eBay I found was £330+
Curry’s higher priced too.

Also Quidco available and free (no big deal I suppose) delivery.

Processor
AMD® A6-9225 (2.6 GHz)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Memory
8GB (1 x 8GB DDR4)
Storage
1TB HDD (7200 rpm)
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Shocking 'deal'.
RiverDragon85 m ago

Shocking 'deal'.


Why? Please show me this model cheaper. I have looked for ages so genuinely interested where it can be found.
The CPU for the money is click. If you knocked off £50-80 and threw in a monitor then it's a deal.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 9th Dec 2018
This is best deal out there I have seen and I have looked hard.
Really? I guess it depends on your definition of "best deal". You could, for a similar price get a better spec'd base unit second hand. Or certified refurb, better spec'd with a monitor. New machines can be had direct from Dell starting from £318.99 & HP from £349. Personally if I was in the market for a PC with a reasonable spec I would (build my own) go for a second hand unit or a refurb...
If it helps please find any Lenovo 8Gb 1TB that is current model and better price than this. There isn’t better.
Self build or used machines are not the same thing. Well aware unbranded, higher performance crap can be bought cheaper. Been there, had the failures.
Edited by: "watchcam" 9th Dec 2018
watchcam1 h, 11 m ago

If it helps please find any Lenovo 8Gb 1TB that is current model and …If it helps please find any Lenovo 8Gb 1TB that is current model and better price than this. There isn’t better.Self build or used machines are not the same thing. Well aware unbranded, higher performance crap can be bought cheaper. Been there, had the failures.


You would be much better off with something like this;

ebuyer.com/862…129

Better processor and an SSD for same price. Missing windows but that's a cheap fix
Edited by: "madmikeyb83" 9th Dec 2018
madmikeyb8316 m ago

You would be much better off with something like …You would be much better off with something like this;https://www.ebuyer.com/862860-zoostorm-amd-desktop-pc-7290-3129Better processor and an SSD for same price. Missing windows but that's a cheap fix


I spotted that one but wanted a known brand. Bought cheaper PC in the past and they barely last a year.
Recently bought a Lenovo laptop and was impressed with build quality versus HP.
That Zoomstorm was in my list though.
With desktops its more about the quality inside. Zoostorm make good stuff and the ryzen cpu is far, far sduperior to the old AMD A6 in your selection. Lenovo are by no means a sign of high quality
Edited by: "madmikeyb83" 9th Dec 2018
I haven't done a full search but I came across this the other day which IMO is a much better deal:

meshcomputers.com/Def…gle
madmikeyb8330 m ago

With desktops its more about the quality inside. Zoostorm make good stuff …With desktops its more about the quality inside. Zoostorm make good stuff and the ryzen cpu is far, far sduperior to the old AMD A6 in your selection. Lenovo are by no means a sign of high quality


My personal experience (I may have been unlucky) has been poor with B/C brands. As mentioned originally I know lesser brands can have better chip sets.

I think Lenovo is well built if my recent laptop is anything to go by. Much better than my HP experience.

Zoo storm I haven’t experienced. They may be ok but at end of day it costs a certain amount to make a PC and if they are spending more in processors they have less in the build cost to spend on other components. (Especially if you consider also Lenovo are a bigger company with bigger buying power)
Edited by moderator: "typo" 9th Dec 2018
watchcam17 m ago

My personal experience (I may have been unlucky) has been poor with B/C …My personal experience (I may have been unlucky) has been poor with B/C brands. As mentioned originally I know lesser brands can have better chip sets. I think Lenovo is well built if my recent laptop is anything to go by. Much better than my HP experience.Zoo storm I haven’t experienced. They may be ok but at end of day it costs a certain amount to make a PC and if they are spending more in processors they have less in the build cost to spend on other components. (Especially if you consider also Lenovo are a bigger company with bigger buying power)


Yes, you are correct, bigger buyers have more power, but I think the thing I'm trying to point out here is that Lenovo or not, this is a bad deal because the processor is not good. The ebuyer deal is substantially better and you are putting too much trust in lenovo I think.
I have an eBuyer Zoostorm A8 - just pips the Ryzen 3 on benchmarks. 8Gb & 1Tb. But it only cost me £249 or thereabouts 3 or 4 years ago. I'm surprised you can't get the same value these days.

The Zoostorm has been steadily as a rock. More than I can say for some refurbished Dell Optiplexes. So recommended.
don't waste your time with that CPU. Its on par with a Core 2 Duo from 2009.

2018 price 2009 performance.

Spend a bit more and get much better.
watchcam9th Dec

If it helps please find any Lenovo 8Gb 1TB that is current model and …If it helps please find any Lenovo 8Gb 1TB that is current model and better price than this. There isn’t better.Self build or used machines are not the same thing. Well aware unbranded, higher performance crap can be bought cheaper. Been there, had the failures.


As others have said - Lenovo is no real sign of build quality. The quality comes from the components that you use. You're always better self-building if you want quality and the ability to upgrade. Often companies such as Lenovo and in particular Dell, have either custom parts, fittings or firmware that make upgrading either difficult or annoying.

There are only about 7-8 parts that go into a computer and it's as easy as lego to put these together.

Case
PSU
Motherboard
CPU (or APU)
RAM
Storage (SSD and/or HDD)
Operating System

Youtube can show you everything that you need to know.

If you're after something super-cheap and new I'd recommend something like an Athlon 200ge APU - it has over 2x the performance of this CPU and is actually good enough to do some low-end modern gaming @ 720p - so things like Fortnight are possible. You can put together one of those for more than £60 less than this - plus it's easy to upgrade to a better CPU later on so long as you buy a decent 500W PSU up-front.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 14th Dec 2018
Thanks, too late and it has arrived. Really pleased with the Lenovo laptop recently bought.
Understand what you say but the cases out there look cheap? Unless you go crazy. This is a homework machine for my son and wanted something reliable.
watchcam3 m ago

Thanks, too late and it has arrived. Really pleased with the Lenovo laptop …Thanks, too late and it has arrived. Really pleased with the Lenovo laptop recently bought.Understand what you say but the cases out there look cheap? Unless you go crazy. This is a homework machine for my son and wanted something reliable.


Off the shelf is always easier, I suppose. I'm just too mean to not do everything myself - even if it takes longer and has more risk. At least I learn something along the way!
Maybe I should have gone that route. Time will tell
I wouldn't spend £300 on an old A6 powered desktop. The newer AMD Ryzen CPU is far superior, so if you are ready to invest in a new desktop for the next few years, it's worth spending a little more and avoiding old, unimpressive CPU tech.
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