LENOVO IdeaPad 310 15.6"  i3, 4GB 1TB HDD **FHD**  £329.98 @ Currys
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LENOVO IdeaPad 310 15.6" i3, 4GB 1TB HDD **FHD** £329.98 @ Currys

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Found 20th Aug 2017Edited by:"Musicrab"
If you want FHD this will do; update to SSD at your convenience.
4GB memory is OK in my experience - how easy is it to upgrade? No idea.
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Processor- Intel® Core™ i3-6006U Processor
RAM: 4 GB DDR4 (12 GB maximum installable RAM)
Storage: 1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm
Screen size: 15.6"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Wireless: 802.11 ac

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Heated for what it is.

These big brands are receiving a serious walloping from some of the Chinese laptops coming out through online stores like AliExpress, GearBest etc.

Yes this has a full HD screen, but you could go for an all-metal Jumper EZbook Pro with 4GB/256GB SSD/Full HD and an Intel Apollo lake processor for around £225 delivered (a few on here now). Given that this has a mechanical HDD, the benefits of the faster i3 processor will be squandered significantly and I'd suspect the Ezbook's performance will probably be quite similar. You need another £70-80 to add an SSD to this. The eZbook will also be significantly lighter (ultrabook format) and have around 7h on battery.

Some very interesting Apollo Lake 'ultrabooks' coming out of China these days with all metal unibodies/Full HD screens/64-256GB eMMC or SSD, including the well-reviewed Civiltop Air/TBook Air and Onda Xiaoma 21/31/41 - the 21 a dead ringer for the new MacBook.
Edited by: "hcc27" 21st Aug 2017
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Not a bad deal, would prefer a different brand personally.

Heat added
TheGuvner3 m ago

Not a bad deal, would prefer a different brand personally.Heat added


Is there a good budget brand? I'd exclude Acer and Toshiba from personal experience; HP is adequate; Dell is good.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 20th Aug 2017
To answer your question: Ram upgrade is a trap door - easy. 4GB would enough for most people.
youtube.com/wat…e5g
Lenovo is a decent brand IME though not necessarily robust. Can't recommend Currys however, they've no idea the Sale of Goods Act/Consumer Act exist.
damadgeruk22 m ago

Lenovo is a decent brand IME though not necessarily robust.


Unless it's a ThinkPad.
Gordon.Bell15 h, 34 m ago

To answer your question: Ram upgrade is a trap door - easy. 4GB would …To answer your question: Ram upgrade is a trap door - easy. 4GB would enough for most people.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgFtAECfe5g



So you can keep HD and add SSD.Nice.
Heated for what it is.

These big brands are receiving a serious walloping from some of the Chinese laptops coming out through online stores like AliExpress, GearBest etc.

Yes this has a full HD screen, but you could go for an all-metal Jumper EZbook Pro with 4GB/256GB SSD/Full HD and an Intel Apollo lake processor for around £225 delivered (a few on here now). Given that this has a mechanical HDD, the benefits of the faster i3 processor will be squandered significantly and I'd suspect the Ezbook's performance will probably be quite similar. You need another £70-80 to add an SSD to this. The eZbook will also be significantly lighter (ultrabook format) and have around 7h on battery.

Some very interesting Apollo Lake 'ultrabooks' coming out of China these days with all metal unibodies/Full HD screens/64-256GB eMMC or SSD, including the well-reviewed Civiltop Air/TBook Air and Onda Xiaoma 21/31/41 - the 21 a dead ringer for the new MacBook.
Edited by: "hcc27" 21st Aug 2017
hcc2717 m ago

These big brands are receiving a serious walloping from some of the …These big brands are receiving a serious walloping from some of the Chinese laptops


Well Lenovo is Chinese so...
hcc2747 m ago

... but you could go for an all-metal Jumper EZbook Pro with 4GB/256GB …... but you could go for an all-metal Jumper EZbook Pro with 4GB/256GB SSD/Full HD and an Intel Apollo lake processor for around £225 delivered


Cool - when these are available with a usable warranty (perhaps they are now?), I'm in!
I've one of these, bought from John Lewis last year. Its pretty good for the money, better that our equivalent DELL(albeit with an i5 processor) one of the things I like is that its quick to start up, with a shorter delay than others. After a while of using this for office based work and a little bit of image editing I would happily buy another one when needed.
Edited by: "livingfree" 21st Aug 2017
damadgeruk3 h, 31 m ago

Lenovo is a decent brand IME though not necessarily robust. Can't …Lenovo is a decent brand IME though not necessarily robust. Can't recommend Currys however, they've no idea the Sale of Goods Act/Consumer Act exist.

That's so true in my experience. Two places I try not to shop in, Curry's/PC World and Game
Heat from me far better than recent deals posted where it's 1366x768 and nearly £400 just because of more ram and larger hdd. Ram and hdd are a doddle/cheap to improve compared to the screen.
Got this but with 8gb ram from j lewis (2 year warranty) £359
Damn, i just paid £320 for a HP probook 650 G2 with a 1366x768 screen
damadgeruk5 h, 55 m ago

Lenovo is a decent brand IME though not necessarily robust. Can't …Lenovo is a decent brand IME though not necessarily robust. Can't recommend Currys however, they've no idea the Sale of Goods Act/Consumer Act exist.


Agreed.
They would also have happily done me out of a -10% offer at checkout time, had I not already been aware.
Required the operator to take brain out of neutral and nearly 2 extra minutes of register screen navigation to find the code necessary to apply the -10%. Operator would have happily applied the non discounted price to my card.
Management at fault for zero on-going training.
They've reduced it by a whole penny from when it was posted 6 weeks ago.

hotukdeals.com/dea…573
(Heads-Up)Amex have have 3% cashback on the moment.
4GB RAM, i3-U, slow 5400rpm hard disk, and a brick like overall weight....all for £330.

I am seriously underwhelmed.
hcc277 h, 15 m ago

Heated for what it is.These big brands are receiving a serious walloping …Heated for what it is.These big brands are receiving a serious walloping from some of the Chinese laptops coming out through online stores like AliExpress, GearBest etc.Yes this has a full HD screen, but you could go for an all-metal Jumper EZbook Pro with 4GB/256GB SSD/Full HD and an Intel Apollo lake processor for around £225 delivered (a few on here now). Given that this has a mechanical HDD, the benefits of the faster i3 processor will be squandered significantly and I'd suspect the Ezbook's performance will probably be quite similar. You need another £70-80 to add an SSD to this. The eZbook will also be significantly lighter (ultrabook format) and have around 7h on battery.Some very interesting Apollo Lake 'ultrabooks' coming out of China these days with all metal unibodies/Full HD screens/64-256GB eMMC or SSD, including the well-reviewed Civiltop Air/TBook Air and Onda Xiaoma 21/31/41 - the 21 a dead ringer for the new MacBook.



with pretty poor quality control (if you read some of the reviews for them) and zero warranty - not a reassuring combination.

as long as that remains the case, i (and i suspect the large majority of people) would rather pay the extra for a reputable brand with a warranty. not to say they are perfect in the slightest, but at least you have some kind of safety net, rather than being left with a 'bargain' £225 brick if something goes wrong - and going by reviews/forums that appears to be not uncommon.
raf35y12 h, 58 m ago

Got this but with 8gb ram from j lewis (2 year warranty) £359


So, you theoretically payed LESS for your lot x-years back, then that of what today's lot are going to pay for their lesser lot today like?

My Flux Capacitor has nothing on you huh?, LITERALLY ... lol. :-D

You did well there, hehehe.
These are bottom of the range, they do the job in same way as smart price beans fill a hole. I think you would perhaps wish you'd spent a bit more on something nicer. But at least having 1080p screen is a good basis.
winchman4 m ago

These are bottom of the range, they do the job in same way as smart price …These are bottom of the range, they do the job in same way as smart price beans fill a hole. I think you would perhaps wish you'd spent a bit more on something nicer. But at least having 1080p screen is a good basis.


Nah, the Pentium model is the bottom of the range. This is decent specs for the money, and has been for a while.
amour3k2 h, 56 m ago

So, you theoretically payed LESS for your lot x-years back, then that of …So, you theoretically payed LESS for your lot x-years back, then that of what today's lot are going to pay for their lesser lot today like?My Flux Capacitor has nothing on you huh?, LITERALLY ... lol. :-DYou did well there, hehehe.

This was 1 month ago price still valid, 2 year warranty not 2 years ago, you nob.
We bought this laptop for a friend of mine ...and oh my lord...it was painfully slow....we ended up returning and exchanging it for the the £399 AMD A9-9420 same specs albeit the processor (being delivered on wednesday) which we tested on in the shop and seemed to perform better the the I3- 6006U. I have lost confidence with the current batch of I3's by intel.
sikiliza6937 m ago

we ended up returning and exchanging it for the the £399 AMD A9-9420 same …we ended up returning and exchanging it for the the £399 AMD A9-9420 same specs albeit the processor (being delivered on wednesday) which we tested on in the shop and seemed to perform better the the I3- 6006U.


Interesting. The A9 CPU is, in theory, two thirds the performance of the i3. In real life the difference may not be that noticeable. BUT if the i3 was slow then something was up...e.g.
1. had the LENOVO completed all its Windows Updates? (it may have been preparing for the Creator's Update)
2. had anti-virus done its thing? (downloaded the latest updates AND done its first full scan)
3. may be, as suggested above, that the hard disk in the LENOVO is a bit of a dog?

In summary, did you look in Task Manager and verify that nothing was running when you thought it was running slow?
Edited by: "Musicrab" 21st Aug 2017
winchman2 h, 49 m ago

These are bottom of the range, they do the job in same way as smart price …These are bottom of the range, they do the job in same way as smart price beans fill a hole. I think you would perhaps wish you'd spent a bit more on something nicer. But at least having 1080p screen is a good basis.


It's still a crappy TN panel though. Lenovo use some decent IPS panels in their higher end stuff, but not in this....
Sp0oner9 h, 7 m ago

Heat from me far better than recent deals posted where it's 1366x768 and …Heat from me far better than recent deals posted where it's 1366x768 and nearly £400 just because of more ram and larger hdd. Ram and hdd are a doddle/cheap to improve compared to the screen.


This still has a crappy low end TN panel though....
Picard12328 m ago

This still has a crappy low end TN panel though....


For the money this is it's fine. If you want a quality screen pay the money for one like I did and got a 4k XPS 15. This is a budget laptop and is great for the money when you see what else is at this price.
Sp0oner4 m ago

For the money this is it's fine. If you want a quality screen pay the …For the money this is it's fine. If you want a quality screen pay the money for one like I did and got a 4k XPS 15. This is a budget laptop and is great for the money when you see what else is at this price.


I wouldn't say it's great value at all - I'd say its pretty poor value. This is Lenovo dumping stock of older/slower/low quality components onto consumers who don't know any better.
Try comparing what you get elsewhere at this pricepoint. That is what makes it a good deal. Compare apples with apples not the usual HUKD comparison of apples with oranges. Like I say if you want decent components then you expect to up your budget considerably.
For the people complaining about the the TN screen (its probably fine):

If you want Full HD IPS screen, this medion is the cheapest I could find (same spec with 8GB instead of 4GB, 2 year warranty, but £50 more - £379).
medion.com/gb/…rl=

If you can find a better deal to this or the medion, Full HD, sub £400, can you provide a link (no intel N processors). Thanks
Edited by: "Gordon.Bell" 22nd Aug 2017
good deal for me, stick an SSD in there and it'll fly. I've stuck a 64gb one in my dads i3 2nd gen and that boots up within a couple seconds.
Daughter is after a new lappy, is this one in the above post better or this on ebay ebay.co.uk/itm…649


Thanks.
wellhellothere1 h, 2 m ago

Daughter is after a new lappy, is this one in the above post better or …Daughter is after a new lappy, is this one in the above post better or this on ebay


The Ebay Lenovo is interesting. It is a faster laptop but does not have a CD/DVD drive and does not have a Full High Definition screen like this HUKD. Also described as BRAND NEW CONDITION its a refurbished laptop -possibly by Lenovo themselves or approved third party- but is does have a 1 year Lenovo warranty.

Note I haven't said which is better. That's up to you but the Silver one may not look as dull as the Ebay one (irrespective of the prospective owning gender!); Also if you go to Curry's don't let them sell you something you don't need.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 22nd Aug 2017
wellhellothere22nd Aug

Daughter is after a new lappy, is this one in the above post better or …Daughter is after a new lappy, is this one in the above post better or this on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-Ideapad-310-AMD-A10-9600P-Quad-Core-8GB-DDR4-1TB-Windows-10-Laptop/172613893682?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649#viTabs_0Thanks.


September is a big month for laptop sales - kids going to Uni etc. I would hang around a little while longer and keep your eyes on HUKD.....
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