Novatech 14" Ultrabook, i5-3317,4GB ram, 120GB Intel SSD, hd4000 Win7 £449.99
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Novatech 14" Ultrabook, i5-3317,4GB ram, 120GB Intel SSD, hd4000 Win7 £449.99

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Found 13th Nov 2012
this seems like a great deal on an ultrabook
has a 3rd generation i5
a very reliable intel SSD
keep in mind the 14" display is antiglare rather than glossy, so the colours won't look the same, however it will be easier to read outdoors.
Includes windows 7 licence and novatech will give you a £15 voucher if you upgrade to windows 8.
chassis is brushed aluminium.


bigbaz:
Don't forget Quidco 3%
Knocks another £13.50 off.

Screen
Size :
14" Anti-Glare LED Backlit Matte Screen
Resolution :
(1366 x 768)
Processor
Description :
Intel 3rd Generation Core i5 3317 Processor
Cache :
3MB
Clockspeed :
1.7GHz
Manufacturer :
Intel
Memory
Description :
4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory
Speed :
1333Mhz
Harddrive
Description :
Intel 520 Cherry Ville 120GB SSD Drive
Graphics
Description :
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Chassis
Audio Out :
2 x 1.5W Internal Speakers
Bluetooth :
Bluetooth
Dimensions :
333mm x 229.5mm x 18mm
Optical :
No Optical Drive
Graphics :
Integrated Graphics
Battery :
58.5WH 7.4V Polymer Cell Battery
Memory Capacity :
8GB
Memory Slots :
1
LAN :
Gigabit Lan
OS Compliance :
Windows 7
USB :
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Webcam :
1.3 Mega Pixel Webcam
Weight :
1.65KG
Screen :
14" (1366 x 768) LED Backlit Matte Screen
Card Reader :
3 in 1 digital media card reader
Wireless :
Yes
Chipset :
Intel HM77 Chipset
Operating System
Operating System :
Windows 7 Home Included

Don't forget 4% topcashback! topcashback.co.uk/nov…ch/
- ashfp

100 Comments

If the memory can be uprgraded easily then it looks to be a good price.

Don't forget Quidco 3%
Knocks another £13.50 off.

Good deal, heat added but need to check battey life, torn between this and the acer timeline m3

hmm, can't find a review for this ultrabook anywhere, can anyone help me out?

Original Poster

paul101

hmm, can't find a review for this ultrabook anywhere, can anyone help me … hmm, can't find a review for this ultrabook anywhere, can anyone help me out?



it's a fairly new one so there's no reviews out yet, however there are reviews for the older models which from my understanding are basically just slower versions of this (2nd gen i3 + crucial M4 instead of 3rd gen i5 + intel SSD) and this model also has usb3.

ultrabook-review.toptenreviews.com/nov…tml
techradar.com/rev…iew
pcpro.co.uk/rev…lus

Thanks, I've been looking at those reviews too and am worried that the build quality, and especially the keyboard may be poor.

Original Poster

paul101

Thanks, I've been looking at those reviews too and am worried that the … Thanks, I've been looking at those reviews too and am worried that the build quality, and especially the keyboard may be poor.



I would be getting this for my dad and the only concern I have with getting an ultrabook is the fact that you can't buy the battery and replace it yoruself, you have to send it and pay for labour etc...

If anyone gets this, could you please post as to how you find the battery life? I'm quite tempted, I've heard good things about Novatech and this looks a great spec for the price, but not sure about taking the plunge online as I've recently had to return 2 different laptops for different (equally problematic reasons) and this is a lot easier to do in store.

May go for it anyway, as it looks a great deal, but would be a great help if I had recommendations to go on

Desktop for me? Any ideas / deals on a high spec one? Monitor not needed.

Thanks

Original Poster

great-deals

Desktop for me? Any ideas / deals on a high spec one? Monitor not … Desktop for me? Any ideas / deals on a high spec one? Monitor not needed.Thanks


depends on what you need it for. tbh self building is always better than simply buying as it's cheaper and you get all the components you want!

I had a look at these on the website a while ago- nice value, but I'd like to know what they are like in the flesh.- build quality and screen. These are the laptops I think are similar (but with sometimes slower processors i3) As in cheap Lightweight...

Lenovo s400 (but they bought it out as a 2nd gen!) - 1.8kgs
HP Sleekbook - 2kgs
Acer Timeline M3 - 2kgs+ ?, but can get it with dedicated nvidia (price goes up though)
Asus S400 , not sure price , not out yet (has touch screen)

But none of these generally have full SSDs, they are not quite ultrabooks but that suits me fine.

Anymore ?

antiglare matte screens are a blessing, why would you want glare on your screen...

Played with the old model when I used to live near a store, by far the nicest laptop I'd played with for the price!

Original Poster

MaximusRo

antiglare matte screens are a blessing, why would you want glare on your … antiglare matte screens are a blessing, why would you want glare on your screen...



I agree, some people hate them though...

Mikiex

I had a look at these on the website a while ago- nice value, but I'd … I had a look at these on the website a while ago- nice value, but I'd like to know what they are like in the flesh.-



I've never been to one, but Novatech have bricks-and-mortar stores you can view and buy at.

This is a good deal.

I got a similar spec Dell 14z recently from the outlet, basically all the same except it has a half decent graphics card too (ATI 7570M) - that was £488 (refurb). If you don't intended on playing games then this is a good laptop and a good price, mine is VERY punchy indeed, everything is instant, boots up in 20seconds etc. 128GB SSD IS a bit small, especially if you have recovery & hibernation partitions, but external drives are cheap.

Battery life says up to 7 hours:

Battery Efficiency The nFinity’s combination of SSD and power saving f … Battery Efficiency The nFinity’s combination of SSD and power saving features give a realistic daily battery life of just over 7 hours*. Up to three times longer than an average notebook battery. * Battery life will vary dependent on applications & usage

Tempted...

Seems like a decent price. Always been happy with the service from Novatech as well, and its good that they don't install any bloatware.

seanyseansean

I've never been to one, but Novatech have bricks-and-mortar stores you … I've never been to one, but Novatech have bricks-and-mortar stores you can view and buy at.


Yes I know - but none near me

1366 x 768 means this would be an 'upgrade' to a lower res screen than my ancient dell so not worth considering for me. Why is this suddenly the default res for so many laptops?

Original Poster

mwa

1366 x 768 means this would be an 'upgrade' to a lower res screen than my … 1366 x 768 means this would be an 'upgrade' to a lower res screen than my ancient dell so not worth considering for me. Why is this suddenly the default res for so many laptops?



because it doesn't look too bad

Anyone know when this offer ends?

mwa

1366 x 768 means this would be an 'upgrade' to a lower res screen than my … 1366 x 768 means this would be an 'upgrade' to a lower res screen than my ancient dell so not worth considering for me. Why is this suddenly the default res for so many laptops?


If you can find a 1920*1080 screen for only slightly more i'd like to see please?

ashfp

Battery life says up to 7 hours:



Thanks, I saw the stated battery life but wanted to know what it is like in reality; stated battery life figures are often, in the words of a Sony 'customer service' staff member, "not achievable by the end user". Light use, with wifi on as used for the internet, would just appreciate knowing how people find this laptop if they happen to get one.

Original Poster

amethystl

Thanks, I saw the stated battery life but wanted to know what it is like … Thanks, I saw the stated battery life but wanted to know what it is like in reality; stated battery life figures are often, in the words of a Sony 'customer service' staff member, "not achievable by the end user". Light use, with wifi on as used for the internet, would just appreciate knowing how people find this laptop if they happen to get one.



I thought 7h are supposed to be achieved on wifi with 40% brightness to class it as an ultrabook. not 100% sure though. it could just be one of those site's tests.
Either way the 58.5Wh is about 5400mah which is quite high. my laptop has a 4400MaH with a full powered i3 (35w rather than 17) and I get about 5h on internet browsing with the screen on full brightness.
so 7h seems very reasonable. also according to the techradar review of the previous gen it lasts 7h34 minutes with wifi on (browsing) with a minimum of 3h (stress test). also, the intel SSD uses a little bit more power than the Crucial M4 used in the previous model so you might get a little more.

I've gone for it anyway, I'll feedback with regards to battery life and build quality when received.

The slimbooks they do also look interesting with dedicated graphics and not that much more weight 1.8kg

Purchased mine too, next day delivery. This review is very positive: dealizon.co.uk/nov…24/

paul101

Purchased mine too, next day delivery. This review is very positive: … Purchased mine too, next day delivery. This review is very positive: http://www.dealizon.co.uk/novatech-n1412-14-i5-3317-4gb-ram-128gb-ssd-ultrabook-515951624/


I went with the free postage and it would appear to be delivered next day anyway (it reached the delivery office this morning and was loaded onto delivery van in my town) which is great!

Just bought it i'll post any news when i get it. Although for me its says 21st Wednesday as expected delivery date.
Edit: Does anyone want to buy a 24" Early 2009 Imac.
Edited by: "klaftboy" 15th Nov 2012

My girlfriend got hers today and so far I'm quite impressed.

Build quality was the main thing that I was worried about due to reviewers saying the last model didn't have great build quality. The build quality on this model is great, the casing is rock solid and the top of the laptop is black (slighty brushed) aluminium and the rest of the laptop is built from a very high quality solid plastic. The keyboard doesn't flex when typing (apparently the last model did). The keyboard seems to pretty much be the right layout and I was able to touch type on it from the off. Not had much chance to review the speed yet, but booting up/shutting down and installing of applications is very quick. Although I wondered why there was only 94.7GB visible storage space, this turned out that there are two partitions (one 4GB hibernation and another 13GB which I assume is a recovery partition of some sort), but I'll be getting rid of these to make more room.

ashfp

My girlfriend got hers today and so far I'm quite impressed.Build quality … My girlfriend got hers today and so far I'm quite impressed.Build quality was the main thing that I was worried about due to reviewers saying the last model didn't have great build quality. The build quality on this model is great, the casing is rock solid and the top of the laptop is black (slighty brushed) aluminium and the rest of the laptop is built from a very high quality solid plastic. The keyboard doesn't flex when typing (apparently the last model did). The keyboard seems to pretty much be the right layout and I was able to touch type on it from the off. Not had much chance to review the speed yet, but booting up/shutting down and installing of applications is very quick. Although I wondered why there was only 94.7GB visible storage space, this turned out that there are two partitions (one 4GB hibernation and another 13GB which I assume is a recovery partition of some sort), but I'll be getting rid of these to make more room.



Good to hear i thought mine would have arrived by now, it was "loaded onto van for delivery" at 7:59am this morning.

Scratch that it just arrived this moment will post update later on. First impressions its very light and sexy!

ashfp

My girlfriend got hers today and so far I'm quite impressed.Build quality … My girlfriend got hers today and so far I'm quite impressed.Build quality was the main thing that I was worried about due to reviewers saying the last model didn't have great build quality. The build quality on this model is great, the casing is rock solid and the top of the laptop is black (slighty brushed) aluminium and the rest of the laptop is built from a very high quality solid plastic. The keyboard doesn't flex when typing (apparently the last model did). The keyboard seems to pretty much be the right layout and I was able to touch type on it from the off. Not had much chance to review the speed yet, but booting up/shutting down and installing of applications is very quick. Although I wondered why there was only 94.7GB visible storage space, this turned out that there are two partitions (one 4GB hibernation and another 13GB which I assume is a recovery partition of some sort), but I'll be getting rid of these to make more room.



Great review thank you! Decided to take the plunge and reserve one, will collect from Portsmouth tomorrow so here's hoping it lives up to expectations.

Gone for this 4.04% TCB should bring it an at about £430 ish

TCB tracked at £18.18

Any more reviews on this? Very close to giving it a go

Mine came yesterday morning and it's brilliant!!!! It's heavier than it looks, but thats only because it's so thin and professional looking. Can't recommend enough, easily worth the £450 in my opinion. The keyboard is very well laid out however the keys are very shallow (as with all ultrabooks). I've pit Win8 on mine and it runs great

You won't be dissapointed

Just picked mine up Agree with the comment about seeming heavy, however according to the statistics it's 0.3kg lighter than my old laptop, so must be just my perception! Surprised at how small it is, I was reluctant to go for a 14" screen but the machine itself is hardly any wider than my old one, and even seems a little less deep. Charging now, so I should have some fun playing with it later!

First impressions are very good, like the brushed aluminium look, and it's nice to have a black laptop rather than the silver most others seem to be!! Seems solidly built, and nice and slim.
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