Lenovo U31 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 128GB, FHD Display 13.3", White, 2 year guarantee included, Free Delivery £499.99 at John Lewis
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Lenovo U31 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 128GB, FHD Display 13.3", White, 2 year guarantee included, Free Delivery £499.99 at John Lewis

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Found 13th Jan 2016
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The Lenovo U31 laptop will step up when you need it to perform. Constructed with a 13.3-inch FHD display for bright, sharp images and multi-touch trackpad to make scrolling, zooming and selecting even easier. It's loaded with fifth-generation Intel Core i7 and Windows 10 to keep you ahead of the game.

Powerful fifth-generation processor
The fifth-generation Intel Core i7 processor allows for seamless multi-tasking, gaming and multiple-window browsing to let you get your work done at speed. Applications run at a fast, efficient pace to guarantee you can instantly move from pinging your email to editing your photos to upload on Facebook, followed by completing your presentation for work tomorrow.

Windows 10
Complete Windows 10 Home package, giving you access to all of your favourite apps and an improved navigation. Providing an instant start up, quick movement between applications, prompts for available updates and personalised experience, Windows 10 is an expert at delivering the everyday with an individual touch. It's fitted with the Cortana, which learns what's important to you and retrieves relevant updates when needed. Windows 10 also comes with 15GB of free OneDrive storage, Continuum 3 to adjust your apps and content, and Xbox app to easily connect with your gaming community.

Sharp stereo sound
No distortion and maximum volume can be enjoyed thanks to the stereo speakers with Dolby DS 1.0 Home Theatre certification, making the films you're set to watch even more spectacular.

Mulitple connections
The U31 laptop features two ultra-fast USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 to let you attach your mouse, printer and smartphone charger. Plus, it has RJ45 to let you plug in an Ethernet cable when you find your Wi-Fi playing up.
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Yes Hassan!
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hmm, why the heat for a 128gb ssd? thats terrible storage for this price?
Seems a bit expensive, Dell do a 15" with much better graphics card and a faster quad core i7 for 200 more.
philjstephenson

hmm, why the heat for a 128gb ssd? thats terrible storage for this price?




Not really, and I wish more laptops in the lower price range would have a 128GB SSD rather than a 1TB HDD.

Is this the one with the really crap battery life?

happenstance

Seems a bit expensive, Dell do a 15" with much better graphics card and a … Seems a bit expensive, Dell do a 15" with much better graphics card and a faster quad core i7 for 200 more.



That's 40% more....
Seems decent value. Wonder if the screen is IPS and anti-glare. If it is, this would make it a really good buy for me (if I didn't already own a dell inspiron 13.
128GB is indeed a bit restrictive. 256GB SSDs are so cheap these days. Shame manufacturers don't recognise that you'd need more storage on a premium laptop.
The battery life is a killer for me. Why do so many companies selling laptops/phones etc insist on adding extras but cut on the basics?


Edited by: "GGMI" 13th Jan 2016
happenstance

Seems a bit expensive, Dell do a 15" with much better graphics card and a … Seems a bit expensive, Dell do a 15" with much better graphics card and a faster quad core i7 for 200 more.



Yeah but I bet the Dell weighs an absolute ton. And a 15" machine isn't portable.
For about £60 more you could have the 13.3" Lafité II from PC Specialist.

It's a 13.3 inch FHD IPS display and the machine gets a 7.5 battery life, is made of aluminium and has a backlit keyboard. Also comes with a three year warranty.

Spec it to a similar performance:
Core i5-6200U (yes, i5, not i7 but look here: cpubenchmark.net/com…php?cmp[]=2470&cmp[]=2556
8GB Kingston RAM
128GB M.2 2280 SSD (leaves room to slap in a 2.5 inch HDD or SSD)

£560
Edited by: "ollie87" 13th Jan 2016
Got three laptops at home, haven't turned any of them on in over 3 years. Really not a fan of them, totally anti-social.
I'd be all over this if they'd just provide a plain black one.....
ro53ben

Got three laptops at home, haven't turned any of them on in over 3 years. … Got three laptops at home, haven't turned any of them on in over 3 years. Really not a fan of them, totally anti-social.



Cool.
ro53ben

Got three laptops at home, haven't turned any of them on in over 3 years. … Got three laptops at home, haven't turned any of them on in over 3 years. Really not a fan of them, totally anti-social.

So they're totally out of date security wise and won't be ready to use for the entire day that you try to turn them on?

This is a hot deal; hard drive could be bigger, is the SSD accessible?
ro53ben

Got three laptops at home, haven't turned any of them on in over 3 years. … Got three laptops at home, haven't turned any of them on in over 3 years. Really not a fan of them, totally anti-social.



Surely this logic applies to every computer deal...?
djbenny1

Is this the one with the really crap battery life?That's 40% more....


2 pence is 100% more than 1 pence
but sometimes its worth it
lucifon

Surely this logic applies to every computer deal...?



Ignore him - blatant trolling.
Duplicate post... it's been this price for weeks, search back...
ollie87

Yeah but I bet the Dell weighs an absolute ton. And a 15" machine isn't … Yeah but I bet the Dell weighs an absolute ton. And a 15" machine isn't portable.



15" laptops are portable...
happenstance

Seems a bit expensive, Dell do a 15" with much better graphics card and a … Seems a bit expensive, Dell do a 15" with much better graphics card and a faster quad core i7 for 200 more.



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Looking for something similar but refurbished/used for about half the price. Can anyone point me towards any such deals? Not expecting or need anything as powerful though. Thanks
djbenny1

Is this the one with the really crap battery life?That's 40% more....


No the battery gets 8 hours real usuage. dell.com/uk/…top

So that's 2-3 times more than this.
ollie87

Yeah but I bet the Dell weighs an absolute ton. And a 15" machine isn't … Yeah but I bet the Dell weighs an absolute ton. And a 15" machine isn't portable.


2.5 vs 1.5kg, guess it depends what you need it for. I find 13" too small.

If this has a rated batery life as 4 hours, your probably be lucky to get 3 out of it.
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ollie87

For about £60 more you could have the 13.3" Lafité II from PC S … For about £60 more you could have the 13.3" Lafité II from PC Specialist.It's a 13.3 inch FHD IPS display and the machine gets a 7.5 battery life, is made of aluminium and has a backlit keyboard. Also comes with a three year warranty.Spec it to a similar performance:Core i5-6200U (yes, i5, not i7 but look here: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2470&cmp[]=25568GB Kingston RAM128GB M.2 2280 SSD (leaves room to slap in a 2.5 inch HDD or SSD)£560




Ok this was 10 years ago, but I spent 2k on my ultimate dream machine desktop from PC Specialist ... what should have been an awesome machine was a nightmare ... the people they have putting them together couldnt care less about you or your dream machine ... i received it with an un screwed in floppy drive which was hanging around inside hitting all the other components in transit ... they put cheaper hard drives in than the ones i ordered... on first turning it on, the first thing i saw was 'your PC did was not shut down properly' ... It went backwards and forwards 3 or so times ... and then i got really ill and was not able to ever get my money back and the machine never worked ... They should have scrapped that pc and built a new one but they refused and I must have spent 200+ hours trying to get it to work ... worst company i have EVER dealt with in 45 years and i have never been in the position to afford a dream machine before or since ... one of the worst experiences of my life and I will cut and paste this into any PC Specialist deal I ever see here, and maybe one day theyll understand to respect people
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Drummerboy

I'd be all over this if they'd just provide a plain black one.....



Click on the red colour option ... its actually all black with a thin red stripe ... actually looking again the underside maybe red ... its hard to tell
Edited by: "deleted956871" 13th Jan 2016
chrisread2000

Ok this was 10 years ago, but I spent 2k on my ultimate dream machine … Ok this was 10 years ago, but I spent 2k on my ultimate dream machine desktop from PC Specialist ... what should have been an awesome machine was a nightmare ... the people they have putting them together couldnt care less about you or your dream machine ... i received it with an un screwed in floppy drive which was hanging around inside hitting all the other components in transit ... they put cheaper hard drives in than the ones i ordered... on first turning it on, the first thing i saw was 'your PC did was not shut down properly' ... It went backwards and forwards 3 or so times ... and then i got really ill and was not able to ever get my money back and the machine never worked ... They should have scrapped that pc and built a new one but they refused and I must have spent 200+ hours trying to get it to work ... worst company i have EVER dealt with in 45 years and i have never been in the position to afford a dream machine before or since ... one of the worst experiences of my life and I will cut and paste this into any PC Specialist deal I ever see here, and maybe one day theyll understand to respect people



This was indeed a very long time ago. My experience with PC Specialist and other enthusiast PC distributors in the UK has always been highly positive. I got PC Specialist to change my laptop's display for a better one with no extra cost on my behalf, quite good I think!
chrisread2000

Ok this was 10 years ago, but I spent 2k on my ultimate dream machine … Ok this was 10 years ago, but I spent 2k on my ultimate dream machine desktop from PC Specialist ...



You bought a pre-built desktop? Why?
happenstance

No the battery gets 8 hours real usuage. … No the battery gets 8 hours real usuage. http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pd?oc=cn95701&model_id=inspiron-15-7559-laptopSo that's 2-3 times more than this.



Don't be daft.
lucifon

Surely this logic applies to every computer deal...?



Potentially, yes. I guess it depends on how you are set-up.

I used to go home from work fire up the laptop every night. I'd sit there whilst supposedly watching TV wth my wife, but the laptop would be on and I'd be surfing the net. I'd constantly miss important bit of TV shows and she's say "did you see that?" - usually I hadn' as I was too busy staring at the internet. I realised I wasn't doing either of us any favours being this way, so I changed.

I put the laptop down and watched TV properly. I enjoyed the shows more as I tracked the dialogue properly and knew what was going on.

To continue my online interests, one night a week I don't gointo the living room at all. I use a desktop PC in anothe room. I can focus on that, without having to pretend I am watching TV. I often do online gaming etc and have quality computer time. Meanwhile, my wife watches the TV shows I don't enjoy whilst I'm not around.

So instead of having 5 average evenings, I have 4 good TV evenings and great online evening. I also don't get neck/back ache trying to get comfy on the sofa with a laptop.

Each to their own but, as I see it, you're either online or you aren't. If you are, you don't need a laptop in front of the TV - in much the same way as trying to do homework in from of the TV never worked as a kid. Go in the next room, finish your homework and then come back and enjoy the TV.
ro53ben

Potentially, yes. I guess it depends on how you are set-up.I used to go … Potentially, yes. I guess it depends on how you are set-up.I used to go home from work fire up the laptop every night. I'd sit there whilst supposedly watching TV wth my wife, but the laptop would be on and I'd be surfing the net. I'd constantly miss important bit of TV shows and she's say "did you see that?" - usually I hadn' as I was too busy staring at the internet. I realised I wasn't doing either of us any favours being this way, so I changed.I put the laptop down and watched TV properly. I enjoyed the shows more as I tracked the dialogue properly and knew what was going on.To continue my online interests, one night a week I don't gointo the living room at all. I use a desktop PC in anothe room. I can focus on that, without having to pretend I am watching TV. I often do online gaming etc and have quality computer time. Meanwhile, my wife watches the TV shows I don't enjoy whilst I'm not around.So instead of having 5 average evenings, I have 4 good TV evenings and great online evening. I also don't get neck/back ache trying to get comfy on the sofa with a laptop.Each to their own but, as I see it, you're either online or you aren't. If you are, you don't need a laptop in front of the TV - in much the same way as trying to do homework in from of the TV never worked as a kid. Go in the next room, finish your homework and then come back and enjoy the TV.



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Hi, looking for something similar for a girl.
New, up to 500 pounds, size:13-14, good screen (brightness and ideally over the regular HD resolution), decent battery, so 6h lets say, and good trackpad. Normal processor (or U series, but not Intel M at 800Mhz) and over 4gb or at least upgradable in the future

My current options are and the downsides are (from research):
- laptop here (weak battery, hdd only 128, not sure if upgradable)
- HP 440 G3 (small screen resolution and trackpad)
- pcspecialist one (slow charging time, strange trackpad)
- HP Envy 13, only 4GB ram, non upgradable, heats up quite a lot aparently
- Asus Zenbook 303LA/UA (costs way more than 500)

Any other options? (please no 15 inch 2.5kg laptops)
Thanks
SebastianD

Hi, looking for something similar for a girl.New, up to 500 pounds, … Hi, looking for something similar for a girl.New, up to 500 pounds, size:13-14, good screen (brightness and ideally over the regular HD resolution), decent battery, so 6h lets say, and good trackpad. Normal processor (or U series, but not Intel M at 800Mhz) and over 4gb or at least upgradable in the futureMy current options are and the downsides are (from research):- laptop here (weak battery, hdd only 128, not sure if upgradable)- HP 440 G3 (small screen resolution and trackpad)- pcspecialist one (slow charging time, strange trackpad)- HP Envy 13, only 4GB ram, non upgradable, heats up quite a lot aparently- Asus Zenbook 303LA/UA (costs way more than 500)Any other options? (please no 15 inch 2.5kg laptops)Thanks



I never realised this was a "I need a new computer but am too lazy to look for it myself just do all the research for me and tell me what to buy- kthanxbai" forum.
SebastianD

Hi, looking for something similar for a girl.New, up to 500 pounds, … Hi, looking for something similar for a girl.New, up to 500 pounds, size:13-14, good screen (brightness and ideally over the regular HD resolution), decent battery, so 6h lets say, and good trackpad. Normal processor (or U series, but not Intel M at 800Mhz) and over 4gb or at least upgradable in the futureMy current options are and the downsides are (from research):- laptop here (weak battery, hdd only 128, not sure if upgradable)- HP 440 G3 (small screen resolution and trackpad)- pcspecialist one (slow charging time, strange trackpad)- HP Envy 13, only 4GB ram, non upgradable, heats up quite a lot aparently- Asus Zenbook 303LA/UA (costs way more than 500)Any other options? (please no 15 inch 2.5kg laptops)Thanks



pcspecialist.co.uk/not…te/

Spec it with:

4GB RAM
256GB M.2 2280 SSD

£408.00 delivered.

Job done.
Although I read this site from time to time, am not sure which are the common trolls so please excuse my naivity.

@Zub: you did see I added 5 laptops that I researched and found, my question was if there's a better option. Please re-read the post.
@ollie87: One of the 5 laptops was the new version of the lafite. As I said the downside of it is the slow charging time (reviews were mentioning in the range of 8hours - hexus.net/tec…e=7 and bad trackpad surface quality). Still so far looks as one of the best options.
have a word with yourself, not worth £200 more for that nevermind this deal.
SebastianD

Hi, looking for something similar for a girl.New, up to 500 pounds, … Hi, looking for something similar for a girl.New, up to 500 pounds, size:13-14, good screen (brightness and ideally over the regular HD resolution), decent battery, so 6h lets say, and good trackpad. Normal processor (or U series, but not Intel M at 800Mhz) and over 4gb or at least upgradable in the futureMy current options are and the downsides are (from research):- laptop here (weak battery, hdd only 128, not sure if upgradable)- HP 440 G3 (small screen resolution and trackpad)- pcspecialist one (slow charging time, strange trackpad)- HP Envy 13, only 4GB ram, non upgradable, heats up quite a lot aparently- Asus Zenbook 303LA/UA (costs way more than 500)Any other options? (please no 15 inch 2.5kg laptops)Thanks



This is a great option - currys.co.uk/gbu…tml. Got one with a 5000 series intel processor last year for my partner and she absolutely loves it.

Edited by: "lucifon" 13th Jan 2016
ro53ben

Potentially, yes. I guess it depends on how you are set-up.I used to go … Potentially, yes. I guess it depends on how you are set-up.I used to go home from work fire up the laptop every night. I'd sit there whilst supposedly watching TV wth my wife, but the laptop would be on and I'd be surfing the net. I'd constantly miss important bit of TV shows and she's say "did you see that?" - usually I hadn' as I was too busy staring at the internet. I realised I wasn't doing either of us any favours being this way, so I changed.I put the laptop down and watched TV properly. I enjoyed the shows more as I tracked the dialogue properly and knew what was going on.To continue my online interests, one night a week I don't gointo the living room at all. I use a desktop PC in anothe room. I can focus on that, without having to pretend I am watching TV. I often do online gaming etc and have quality computer time. Meanwhile, my wife watches the TV shows I don't enjoy whilst I'm not around.So instead of having 5 average evenings, I have 4 good TV evenings and great online evening. I also don't get neck/back ache trying to get comfy on the sofa with a laptop.Each to their own but, as I see it, you're either online or you aren't. If you are, you don't need a laptop in front of the TV - in much the same way as trying to do homework in from of the TV never worked as a kid. Go in the next room, finish your homework and then come back and enjoy the TV.



What night do you iron your socks
SebastianD

One of the 5 laptops was the new version of the lafite. As I said the … One of the 5 laptops was the new version of the lafite. As I said the downside of it is the slow charging time (reviews were mentioning in the range of 8hours - http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/laptop/87641-pc-specialist-lafite-ii/?page=7 and bad trackpad surface quality). Still so far looks as one of the best options.



Slow charge time isn't really a problem when it has such a long battery life - use it like a smartphone. Just charge it at night.

Trackpad isn't amazing but no worse than most PC laptops - MacBooks being the gold standard of trackpads.

Plus it's an aluminium build so it'll be beefier than most plastic machines at this price.
lucifon

This is a great option - … This is a great option - http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-x360-13-s150sa-13-3-2-in-1-silver-10137882-pdt.html. Got one with a 5000 series intel processor last year for my partner and she absolutely loves it.


Thanks. The reason I left it out, is that she doesnt like the tablet-laptops for some reason, but I'll suggest it again. Do you know if the hdd can be replaced?
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