LENOVO H500s Desktop PC £229.99 @ Currys
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LENOVO H500s Desktop PC £229.99 @ Currys

£229.99Currys Deals
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Found 18th Aug 2014
Looks like a pretty good price for a 500GB desktop PC or do people know of better BUDGET desktop pc deals ?

Pentium J2900 is soldered onto the motherboard. CANNOT BE UPGRADED.

The CPU uses 10 watts max. This means it will use less energy than any laptop on the market right now.

It is likely that there is no PCI express slot so you wont be able to put a graphics card in.

Here is how the prices fare up.

Keyboard & Mouse £10,
Case + PSU: £20,
Motherboard with integrated CPU £50
8GB Ram £60,
500GB Hard Disk £30,
DVD-RW £10
Windows 8.1 £50

I could build the PC of the same price but without a warranty obligation.

Only buy this if your a non-gamer home user.

- Controversy

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Thanks for posting. Image added

The cost of electricity for a laptop compared with a desk top computer means that a laptop saves you money in the end unless you need a high end gaming machine. I was amazed at the cost of tuning a laptop.

Original Poster

hb22

Thanks for posting. Image added



Thanks - I missed that and was puzzling on adding to update page

eye will

The cost of electricity for a laptop compared with a desk top computer … The cost of electricity for a laptop compared with a desk top computer means that a laptop saves you money in the end unless you need a high end gaming machine. I was amazed at the cost of tuning a laptop.



And in the real world...

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cold pentium

Not exactly a great CPU, you'd be better off paying a bit extra and getting a i3 laptop than this, just think the extra cost the same as adding a monitor to this deal.

The advantage of a Desktop is the CPU and GPU you'll get a much more powerful than the mobile version for the same price...this offers you neither.

Try this one, looks to include a screen for £199. Argos ebay
ebay.co.uk/itm…60c

kenwebb1953

Try this one, looks to include a screen for £199. Argos … Try this one, looks to include a screen for £199. Argos ebayhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-H500S-Desktop-PC-Tower-/361002944012?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item540d73c60c



I don't think the monitor is included (although the ohoto most certainly gives that impression). Looking at the catalogue you can see the same item on the main Argos site and the monitor is not included
Cat item 247/3161

Even without the monitor that looks like a decent price.

kenwebb1953

Try this one, looks to include a screen for £199. Argos … Try this one, looks to include a screen for £199. Argos ebayhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-H500S-Desktop-PC-Tower-/361002944012?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item540d73c60c



Nah it looks like it's the same PC only with less RAM, if you look at the supplied photo it's actually an Acer not Lenovo, so somebody messed up there.

Original Poster

OK, looks like there's not much out there for a similar price with a better spec

Do not buy this if your planning on upgrading the CPU. J2900 CPU are soldered onto the board.

This computer has a CPU which uses 10 watts max. It will use less power than a laptop. I am serious. Here is the link for the CPU.

http://ark.intel.com/products/78868/Intel-Pentium-Processor-J2900-2M-Cache-up-to-2_67-GHz

It is ranked near to a Core Quad at 2000 benchmark points. This means this is a average performing CPU which is most suited to web browsing, office work, watching videos and running low GPU intensive games.

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

Looking for a decent PC for max £200 - not for gaming just for basic web access and word etc. So don't need anything with amazing specs. Thing is it's for my parents and I would prefer not to have Windows 8. So a decent PC with Windows 7 for under £200. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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