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LENOVO IdeaPad 310 Full HD - 5-6200U Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive - Currys, £369.99
LENOVO IdeaPad 310 Full HD - 5-6200U Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive - Currys, £369.99

LENOVO IdeaPad 310 Full HD - 5-6200U Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive - Currys, £369.99

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Saw this Laptop advertised on TV and have seen HUKD wanting a full HD laptop so here one is.
I know people don't like currys but decent price for the specs i think. Shame about the lack of SSD though

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LENOVO IdeaPad 310 i5-6260U Processor
Edited by: "informant2014" 9th Dec 2016

id give up half the storage and ram for an ssd/hybrid

PAULTRD

Cheaper @ JL … Cheaper @ JL http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-310-laptop-intel-core-i3-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-/p2901213?sku=236268306&s_kwcid=2dx92700013104729548&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CPr3puOm59ACFYi17Qod5jgOuA&gclsrc=aw.ds


This is also a lower spec i3 CPU I would spend the £30.00 for the cpu

Original Poster

Thats an I3, would rather pay £30 to have a i5

Original Poster

megaman666

id give up half the storage and ram for an ssd/hybrid


Can you find one for under £400 though?

PAULTRD

Cheaper @ JL … Cheaper @ JL http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-310-laptop-intel-core-i3-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-/p2901213?sku=236268306&s_kwcid=2dx92700013104729548&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CPr3puOm59ACFYi17Qod5jgOuA&gclsrc=aw.ds

informant2014

[quote=PAULTRD] Cheaper @ JL … [quote=PAULTRD] Cheaper @ JL http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-310-laptop-intel-core-i3-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-/p2901213?sku=236268306&s_kwcid=2dx92700013104729548&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CPr3puOm59ACFYi17Qod5jgOuA&gclsrc=aw.ds


That's not full HD either

Anyone know for sure that it has an i5 6260U? The full specifications listing says it's just an i5 6200U.

PAULTRD

Cheaper @ JL … Cheaper @ JL http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-310-laptop-intel-core-i3-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-/p2901213?sku=236268306&s_kwcid=2dx92700013104729548&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CPr3puOm59ACFYi17Qod5jgOuA&gclsrc=aw.ds



Not the same laptop, it has an i3 rather than an i5 and is also not full hd...would rather spend the extra £30 on this but no ssd on either unfortunately.
Edited by: "poison3k" 9th Dec 2016

Same price - and it's the i5 model - at John Lewis but that John Lewis include a three year warranty.

http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-310-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-/p2901246?sku=236268313&s_kwcid=2dx92700013104729575&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=COae-c-s59ACFZCdGwodq7sNlg&gclsrc=aw.ds

I am trying to establish whether the Curry's model really does have an i5 6260U cpu, rather than the i5 6200U that it says in the Curry's specification list it has.

informant2014, below, says Curry's are saying it's just an i5 6200U as per the full specification list, rather than the i5 6260U model that Curry's state under 'Product features' (the i5 6260U has the better Iris 540 graphics). Kudos to the OP for amending the subject line to reflect the new info.
Edited by: "Noclouds" 9th Dec 2016

Noclouds

Anyone know for sure that it has an i5 6260U? The full specifications … Anyone know for sure that it has an i5 6260U? The full specifications listing says it's just an i5 6200U.


Live chat at currys have now said i5-6200 @1450hrs

informant2014

Live chat at currys have now said i5-6200 @1450hrs

Thanks. That being so, hopefully they correct the typo, otherwise it's false advertising. If it was the i5 6260U, I would have been interested.

PAULTRD

Cheaper @ JL … Cheaper @ JL http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-310-laptop-intel-core-i3-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-/p2901213?sku=236268306&s_kwcid=2dx92700013104729548&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CPr3puOm59ACFYi17Qod5jgOuA&gclsrc=aw.ds



It's cheaper coz this one got i3 rather than i5
Edited by: "napior" 9th Dec 2016

napior

It's cheaper coz this on got i3 rather than i5


Yes... Certified tool... My bad

wasnt this the same one that was on black friday for £299?

With the addition of a HDD caddy for the 1TB drive and a 120/240GB SSD to use as a boot drive this will be a fantastic laptop for "normal" people's needs for years to come.

I would bet that, when paired with an SSD, most of these i5-xxxxU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 1080p display ~£300-400 laptops will fall apart long before they become obsolete due to having insufficient power to deal with day to day computing tasks.

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Any idea how difficult it is to replace the SSD in this?
Trying to replace the one in my old computer is what properly bricked it

Just a word of warning - I tried three of these in John Lewis when I was picking up my Dell i7 17" from a previous hotukdeal last week. The track pad buttons are the worst I have ever used. Really clunky / sticky.

kopking23

wasnt this the same one that was on black friday for £299?



​ No that was a 510 with i3 and 4gb. I bought one, upped it to 8gb ram and fitted a 750gb ssd.

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Theoretically if i could get this for £345 (discounts through work) would it be preferable to http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-250-g5-i5-6200u-2-3ghz-8gb-ddr4-256gb-ssd-laptop-x0q78es-369-99-ebuyer-2567410?p=29445624
or even is it better to wait for something else or just go with this even though its not SSD and i won't upgrade it

could anyone point me in the right direction i know nothing about laptops and i want 1 for my 15 year daughter i have under £500 to spend. think she would use it for a mix or things. thanks

almondb

Theoretically if i could get this for £345 (discounts through work) would … Theoretically if i could get this for £345 (discounts through work) would it be preferable to http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-250-g5-i5-6200u-2-3ghz-8gb-ddr4-256gb-ssd-laptop-x0q78es-369-99-ebuyer-2567410?p=29445624or even is it better to wait for something else or just go with this even though its not SSD and i won't upgrade it


If you're not willing to stick an SSD in this then personally I'd say don't buy either machine.

The HP only has 256GB of storage (albeit solid state storage) and has a horrible 1366x768 display. Quite why we're heading into 2017 with people still buying new £300-400 laptops with 15.6" 1366x768 displays I do not know, I can only assume they've never had the pleasure of using a laptop with a 15.6" 1080p display.

As for the Lenovo, if you're going to stick with the 1TB HDD as the OS drive, then I wouldn't buy it. In the same vein as 1366x768 displays, why people are still using mechanical HDDs as OS drives heading into 2017 I have no idea. Again, I can only assume they've never experienced a computer with its OS installed on an SSD and therefore don't realise what they're missing out on.

12lou

could anyone point me in the right direction i know nothing about laptops … could anyone point me in the right direction i know nothing about laptops and i want 1 for my 15 year daughter i have under £500 to spend. think she would use it for a mix or things. thanks


Assuming gaming isn't one of those things, this (with an SSD, which you could easily buy and stay under £500 in total) will be a perfectly reasonable option. That is assuming the track pad, keyboard, aesthetics etc are to your daughter's liking; obviously they're not really as objectively measurable as performance.

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matt101101

If you're not willing to stick an SSD in this then personally I'd say … If you're not willing to stick an SSD in this then personally I'd say don't buy either machine.The HP only has 256GB of storage (albeit solid state storage) and has a horrible 1366x768 display. Quite why we're heading into 2017 with people still buying new £300-400 laptops with 15.6" 1366x768 displays I do not know, I can only assume they've never had the pleasure of using a laptop with a 15.6" 1080p display. As for the Lenovo, if you're going to stick with the 1TB HDD as the OS drive, then I wouldn't buy it. In the same vein as 1366x768 displays, why people are still using mechanical HDDs as OS drives heading into 2017 I have no idea. Again, I can only assume they've never experienced a computer with its OS installed on an SSD and therefore don't realise what they're missing out on.



I've got a SSD kicking around at home. Any idea how expensive it would be to pay a professional to install one including the OS? Could then just put this 1tb one in a caddy for additional storage

almondb

I've got a SSD kicking around at home. Any idea how expensive it would be … I've got a SSD kicking around at home. Any idea how expensive it would be to pay a professional to install one including the OS? Could then just put this 1tb one in a caddy for additional storage


No idea, I'd never even consider paying someone to do anything to any of my computers and I fix computers for friends and family for just the cost of the parts.

How much it costs depends on how easy it is to get to the drive in this specific laptop. Well designed machines have a door on the bottom which allows easy access to the HDD and RAM, however some machines (*cough* Dell *cough*) require the whole damn thing taking apart to get to the HDD.

You could look on YouTube for a disassembly guide, that should give you an idea of how long it'd take.

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matt101101

No idea, I'd never even consider paying someone to do anything to any of … No idea, I'd never even consider paying someone to do anything to any of my computers and I fix computers for friends and family for just the cost of the parts. How much it costs depends on how easy it is to get to the drive in this specific laptop. Well designed machines have a door on the bottom which allows easy access to the HDD and RAM, however some machines (*cough* Dell *cough*) require the whole damn thing taking apart to get to the HDD. You could look on YouTube for a disassembly guide, that should give you an idea of how long it'd take.



Thanks for getting back so quick. Looks pretty easy to do (much more so than my last one). Just need to make sure i can install an operating system to the new drive. i'll have a look at how to do that successfully this weekend. (edit: looks easy if you've got a copy of windows already installed and running )
Edited by: "almondb" 9th Dec 2016

Looking at these deals for potential photoshop editing on the move - I'm thinking i5 with SSD and 16GB ram better than i7 with 8GB? Haven't got the budget for i7 and 16GB hehe. Thoughts?

almondb

Thanks for getting back so quick. Looks pretty easy to do (much more so … Thanks for getting back so quick. Looks pretty easy to do (much more so than my last one). Just need to make sure i can install an operating system to the new drive. i'll have a look at how to do that successfully this weekend. (edit: looks easy if you've got a copy of windows already installed and running )


Yeah, getting the OS onto the SSD is really easy, just clone the HDD using something like Macrium Reflect. With a caddy you don't even need to buy a cable to do the cloning with, which saves you a few quid.

If getting the old HDD out is just a case of opening a door on the bottom of the laptop, installing an SSD boot drive is a really easy process.

If you decide to go ahead and get stuck at any point, feel free to drop me a PM and I'll try and help. I've swapped many systems from HDD to SSD over the years, so I've probably run into most of the common issues (not that there are many) before.
Edited by: "matt101101" 10th Dec 2016

bluep

Looking at these deals for potential photoshop editing on the move - I'm … Looking at these deals for potential photoshop editing on the move - I'm thinking i5 with SSD and 16GB ram better than i7 with 8GB? Haven't got the budget for i7 and 16GB hehe. Thoughts?


These Intel "u" processors aren't like their desktop siblings, the i5s and i7s are both dual-core hyper threaded chips.

There's no where near as big difference in performance between an i5-xxxxU and an i7-xxxxU as there is between, for example, a desktop i5-6600k and i7-6700k in multi-threaded workloads.

On the other hand, RAM can always be upgraded at a later date, whereas (for all practical purposes) a laptop CPU cannot...

go for the white one its full hd. 8GB DDR4 and AMD A10 much better then the i3 in this deal. 349.99

parkz

go for the white one its full hd. 8GB DDR4 and AMD A10 much better then … go for the white one its full hd. 8GB DDR4 and AMD A10 much better then the i3 in this deal. 349.99


This has an i5-6200u (which is, if anything, slightly more powerful than an A10-9600P), not an i3
This has a FHD display
This has 8GB of DDR4 RAM

Which anyone would prefer to buy is somewhat academic, but let's at least get the facts correct.

Seems to have an issue with the key board layout? Shift keys are out of place?

If you'd like to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 to an SSD, you only need a USB drive that is 8GB or larger in capacity. Did it last week on this particular laptop with an old 8GB USB stick.
To prepare the USB stick follow steps 1-3 found here.
Edited by: "bsv92" 10th Dec 2016

matt101101

This has an i5-6200u (which is, if anything, slightly more powerful than … This has an i5-6200u (which is, if anything, slightly more powerful than an A10-9600P), not an i3This has a FHD displayThis has 8GB of DDR4 RAMWhich anyone would prefer to buy is somewhat academic, but let's at least get the facts correct.



​good point

PAULTRD

Cheaper @ JL … Cheaper @ JL http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-310-laptop-intel-core-i3-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-/p2901213?sku=236268306&s_kwcid=2dx92700013104729548&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CPr3puOm59ACFYi17Qod5jgOuA&gclsrc=aw.ds



JL's is the i3. Currys is i5.

planehazza

JL's is the i3. Currys is i5.



Yes... several people have commented...

PAULTRD

Yes... several people have commented...


Sorry, didn't see. I tend to forget HUKD's comment layout is not like a typical forum. Your's must have been a top comment, not a most recent.

planehazza

Sorry, didn't see. I tend to forget HUKD's comment layout is not like a … Sorry, didn't see. I tend to forget HUKD's comment layout is not like a typical forum. Your's must have been a top comment, not a most recent.


It's ok. Hands up I'm a tool for not spotting it

I bought this HP from tesco when it was £299 for black friday, its really slow for browsing etc, is this better or is there something else??
thanks tesco.com/dir…657

Original Poster

Have bought this now but would not recommend. Not particularly quick, lots of problems on set up, the keyboard is a funny layout (arrow keys and shift key in wrong place) and the touch pad is simply terrible.
That said I ordered at 7pm yesterday and it arrived at 8am this morning free delivery so currys have done a good job
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