NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB!  - HP Pavilion 15-an001na 15.6 inch Star Wars Special Edition Notebook £449.89 Costco
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NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB! - HP Pavilion 15-an001na 15.6 inch Star Wars Special Edition Notebook £449.89 Costco

£449.89
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Found 15th Aug 2016Made hot 15th Aug 2016
Specifications

Hard Drive/SSD: 1TB
Brand: HP
Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1x1)
Optical Drive: SuperMulti DVD burner
Battery Life: Up to 7.5 hrs
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Processor: Intel Core i5
Memory: 6GB
Finish: Ash Silver with Star Wars artwork design
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB
Weight: 2.09 kg
Screen Size: 15.6 inch
Processor Speed: Intel® Core™ i5-6200U with Intel® HD Graphics 520 (2.3 GHz, up to 2.8 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Dimensions: 38.45 x 26.11 x 2.52 cm
- See more at: costco.co.uk/vie…514

28 Comments

Review on YouTube

Looks to be a nice bit if kit, cheapest anywhere.

Battery life isnt great but as it's technically a desktop replacement that's no great shakes.

Back-lit keyboard...

Have some heat.

Good deal for the spec, heat added but meh to the Star Wars design

looks good for the money although id question whether the hard drive is a 1tb ssd. and probably a hybrid drive so only part ssd. it it is 1tb ssd its temptibg just for that and then sell the laptop on with a normal drive in it

it's a 5400rpm Mechanical drive..just to clarify for those wondering...
just a bad description by Costco

Wouldn't bother with one was too slow, screen was dull and lacking in brightness. Had it only two days and failed saying there was no os available. Sent it back for a refund had to wait over a week for it to be picked up still waiting for the refund and there customer service is shocking.

jk1988

there customer service is shocking.

(sic) Just to give a balance view, I've never once had an issue with Costco customer service.

Blasphemous

(sic) Just to give a balance view, I've never once had an issue with … (sic) Just to give a balance view, I've never once had an issue with Costco customer service.



​I hadn't until the point of wanting to return something. Waited over 15 mins to get through on two occasions. And on one occasion I was told I just need to put you on hold while I'll bring up your account (5 second job as I've worked in these type off call centres.) I was on hold for 5 minutes.

Beautiful laptop but it's like a toaster if you run games on it, my friend has one at uni

And Costco provide 2 year warranty on all laptops

Decent laptop tbh

jk1988

​I hadn't until the point of wanting to return something. Waited over 15 m … ​I hadn't until the point of wanting to return something. Waited over 15 mins to get through on two occasions. And on one occasion I was told I just need to put you on hold while I'll bring up your account (5 second job as I've worked in these type off call centres.) I was on hold for 5 minutes.



So apart from the waiting... how was the returning of the item?

AStonedRaichu

Beautiful laptop but it's like a toaster if you run games on it, my … Beautiful laptop but it's like a toaster if you run games on it, my friend has one at uni


4 slice or 2?

How would this handle strategy games like Warcraft, Total War, Age of empires? Also survivals like rust etc?

Thanks in advance.

AStonedRaichu

Beautiful laptop but it's like a toaster if you run games on it, my … Beautiful laptop but it's like a toaster if you run games on it, my friend has one at uni

TrickieNickie

How would this handle strategy games like Warcraft, Total War, Age of … How would this handle strategy games like Warcraft, Total War, Age of empires? Also survivals like rust etc?Thanks in advance.



2 slices, could probably cook an egg



Don't wee why not, runs diablo 3 pretty well just gets quite hot

I got this laptop, the hard drive was bottlenecking the cpu (in other words, the hard drive was too slow) so I had to replace it with a SSD. Its a good laptop with a SSD. I wouldnt honestly recommend this laptop with the hard drive it came with.

TrickieNickie

How would this handle strategy games like Warcraft, Total War, Age of … How would this handle strategy games like Warcraft, Total War, Age of empires? Also survivals like rust etc?Thanks in advance.



Its ok for gaming, but I would rather send the extra £ and get a better one.

Edited by: "1nstant" 15th Aug 2016

Not the best wasn't quite sure what was happening after the first call so had to ring up again. Had to wait a week for it to be picked up wasn't given a time as to when it would be picked. So had to wait in all day, as the driver turned up at the last minute as they pick up from 8-5.30. I was bit surprised that I couldn't take it to a local warehouse as I live near two costco ware houses.

Mikiex

So apart from the waiting... how was the returning of the item?

jk1988

Not the best wasn't quite sure what was happening after the first call so … Not the best wasn't quite sure what was happening after the first call so had to ring up again. Had to wait a week for it to be picked up wasn't given a time as to when it would be picked. So had to wait in all day, as the driver turned up at the last minute as they pick up from 8-5.30. I was bit surprised that I couldn't take it to a local warehouse as I live near two costco ware houses.



Online and instore are usually run as two separate parts of business for alot of companies. Always check returns policies upfront people, if in doubt ring them or tweet for clarification.

Can this play Robocop 2 at 800*600?

TrickieNickie

How would this handle strategy games like Warcraft, Total War, Age of … How would this handle strategy games like Warcraft, Total War, Age of empires? Also survivals like rust etc?Thanks in advance.



Will handle total war and Warcraft fine. Rust on low (Which people do by choice anyway tbh).

I love star wars, but wouldn't be seen dead in public with that lsptop.

Heat for the spec.

1nstant

I got this laptop, the hard drive was bottlenecking the cpu (in other … I got this laptop, the hard drive was bottlenecking the cpu (in other words, the hard drive was too slow) so I had to replace it with a SSD. Its a good laptop with a SSD. I wouldnt honestly recommend this laptop with the hard drive it came with.



I too have this laptop, but I don't see any hard drive "door" on the underside. Do you have to remove the bottom of the laptop to get into the HDD bay?

pukenukem

Can this play Robocop 2 at 800*600?



It runs James Pond 2 RoboCod OK, so should just about handle it.
Edited by: "TheMev" 15th Aug 2016

This laptop has an M2 slot too btw guys.

I'd want an SSD... to be clear, it's 2016, everyone should want an SSD.

I had this laptop last year, don't be fooled by the "NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB!" in the title, it is a truly awful GPU and performs worse than my desktop Skylake on-chip GPU.

Hard drive is incredibly slow and the laptop in general doesn't perform the same as it looks on paper with the specs it has. I don't recommend spending £450 on this. If you're going to be buying a laptop, save a little bit more and get a £500-600+ one.

The aesthetics of the laptop is beautiful though, even as a non Star Wars fan.
Edited by: "titchyyyyy" 16th Aug 2016

titchyyyyy

I had this laptop last year, don't be fooled by the "NVIDIA GeForce 940M … I had this laptop last year, don't be fooled by the "NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB!" in the title, it is a truly awful GPU and performs worse than my desktop Skylake on-chip GPU.Hard drive is incredibly slow and the laptop in general doesn't perform the same as it looks on paper with the specs it has. I don't recommend spending £450 on this. If you're going to be buying a laptop, save a little bit more and get a £500-600+ one.The aesthetics of the laptop is beautiful though, even as a non Star Wars fan.



Thanks for the heads up, mate.

I suspect that a few more GTX 900 series equipped laptops will head into the clearance sale now that the news on the specifications for the Pascal mobility lineup have been released.

titchyyyyy

I had this laptop last year, don't be fooled by the "NVIDIA GeForce 940M … I had this laptop last year, don't be fooled by the "NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB!" in the title, it is a truly awful GPU and performs worse than my desktop Skylake on-chip GPU.Hard drive is incredibly slow and the laptop in general doesn't perform the same as it looks on paper with the specs it has. I don't recommend spending £450 on this. If you're going to be buying a laptop, save a little bit more and get a £500-600+ one.The aesthetics of the laptop is beautiful though, even as a non Star Wars fan.



Exactly the same issues that I had. The HDD was terrible.
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