Optimus V Exige - PC Specialist Gaming / Desktop Replacement Laptop (240GB SSD and a 1TB SATA in a Laptop!) £799 @ pcspecialist
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Optimus V Exige - PC Specialist Gaming / Desktop Replacement Laptop (240GB SSD and a 1TB SATA in a Laptop!) £799 @ pcspecialist

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Found 2nd Feb 2015
Wowsers! All in a laptop...first deal to post so apologies if I did this wrong

Below is the detailed specification for the 17.3" Optimus V.

Chassis & Display
Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-4710MQ (2.50GHz) 6MB

Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X IMPACT 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (1 x 8GB)

Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M - 2.0GB DDR5, 640 CUDA Cores - DirectX® 11
Free Item: NVIDIA F2P - STRIFE IN-GAME CURRENCY VOUCHER (With Select GPUs)

Memory - Hard Disk
240GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)

2nd Hard Disk
1TB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (5,400rpm)

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)

Memory Card Reader
Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)

Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING

Sound Card
Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack

Bluetooth & Wireless
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® N-7260 HMC (300Mbps, 802.11BGN) + BLUETOOTH

USB Options
3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD

Battery
Optimus Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.96WH)

Power Lead & Adaptor
1 x UK Power Lead & 120W AC Adaptor

Keyboard Language
OPTIMUS SERIES UK KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD

Operating System
Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365

Anti-Virus
BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL

Notebook Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE

Webcam
INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM

Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)

72 Comments

Unfortunately, laptops in the same price range and specs can be bought from a well known manufacturer like Asus or Lenovo. The tjong that not all branded models might have on this range is the ssd and the video card can often be the gtx850 instead off the 860 model. ( but still, asus g750jm has 860 version and costs only 870 pounds and offers outstanding cooling)

So, a laptop with tiny edge over branded models having shady googling and built quality is not a great deal on my opinion.


Good luck in future finds!

The Kingston V300 has pants reviews, I put one on my netbook and returned it as, although cheap, you get what you pay for sometimes.

The secondary drive, 5400rpm with 8mb cache - for gaming? No.

Better off, as said above, going for a branded machine as above. It may have an X year warranty, but who is to say the company will still exist in X years - I would be very surprised if any of the big retailers whom sell the likes of Lenovo or Sony would disappear overnight, let alone both the retailer and manufacturer.

SkyHai

Unfortunately, laptops in the same price range and specs can be bought … Unfortunately, laptops in the same price range and specs can be bought from a well known manufacturer like Asus or Lenovo. The tjong that not all branded models might have on this range is the ssd and the video card can often be the gtx850 instead off the 860 model. ( but still, asus g750jm has 860 version and costs only 870 pounds and offers outstanding cooling)So, a laptop with tiny edge over branded models having shady googling and built quality is not a great deal on my opinion.Good luck in future finds!


Can you throw in a link or shop name for that price? I've been looking for gear like that but the prices are more like £999

GrantG182

The Kingston V300 has pants reviews, I put one on my netbook and returned … The Kingston V300 has pants reviews, I put one on my netbook and returned it as, although cheap, you get what you pay for sometimes.The secondary drive, 5400rpm with 8mb cache - for gaming? No.Better off, as said above, going for a branded machine as above. It may have an X year warranty, but who is to say the company will still exist in X years - I would be very surprised if any of the big retailers whom sell the likes of Lenovo or Sony would disappear overnight, let alone both the retailer and manufacturer.



Apparently they have been in business for twelve years as a British company. There are few of those around! Even less in the computer world who actually manufacture their own laptops (it seems). Sony is not without troubles. The Japanese economy is suffering. The Yen is now only worth about 190 yen to the pound whereas a few years ago it was about 120 ro the pound. Lenovo is much more challenging but who knows what may happen in China in the next few years

Edited by: "jasee" 2nd Feb 2015

GrantG182

The Kingston V300 has pants reviews, I put one on my netbook and returned … The Kingston V300 has pants reviews, I put one on my netbook and returned it as, although cheap, you get what you pay for sometimes.The secondary drive, 5400rpm with 8mb cache - for gaming? No.Better off, as said above, going for a branded machine as above. It may have an X year warranty, but who is to say the company will still exist in X years - I would be very surprised if any of the big retailers whom sell the likes of Lenovo or Sony would disappear overnight, let alone both the retailer and manufacturer.



I have changed nearly 7 laptops in past 1 year and based on my experience I can tell non of them was without problems if there own.

Not there best stuff but over £100 saving on normal price

pc specialist seems to be pretty good. These laptops come in as bare bones from China and then they get built to what specs you pick. They have a forum and the customer base is normally on it offering advice.

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KulawyJoe

Can you throw in a link or shop name for that price? I've been looking … Can you throw in a link or shop name for that price? I've been looking for gear like that but the prices are more like £999



Here is one: saveonlaptops.co.uk/G75…tml

You can find it Cheever in other shops I bet.

You won't get the ssd, but, the chassis of this model and the 751 series is the best in the bussines.
It will run cool and silent. ( check reviews if you like)

If you plan on upgrading to ssd you can do it within 5 mins because rog series are designed to do it with ease.

Anyway, they will cost you a bit more(do the math)
But In my opinion having a tested and reliable product over something that might or might not perform good thermally and audibly is a good choice and I'm veiling to pay a bit more.

Original Poster

You pay your money, you make a choice. Personally I'd be happy with a well supported British company with a track record any day.

So still no deal actually equivalent to this? Comparing to a less specced lappy £100 dearer, some strange cold calls here.

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threluja

You pay your money, you make a choice. Personally I'd be happy with a … You pay your money, you make a choice. Personally I'd be happy with a well supported British company with a track record any day. So still no deal actually equivalent to this? Comparing to a less specced lappy £100 dearer, some strange cold calls here.



Do you have any idea how big of a problem overheating and noise is for laptop market?

There are plenty of horror stories out there, and the custom laptops seem to rake in the most of them.

Correct me if I'm wrong

With all that being said... Who knows, maybe this laptops build is magnificent gray and noise wise.

Heat*

SkyHai

Unfortunately, laptops in the same price range and specs can be bought … Unfortunately, laptops in the same price range and specs can be bought from a well known manufacturer like Asus or Lenovo. The tjong that not all branded models might have on this range is the ssd and the video card can often be the gtx850 instead off the 860 model. ( but still, asus g750jm has 860 version and costs only 870 pounds and offers outstanding cooling)So, a laptop with tiny edge over branded models having shady googling and built quality is not a great deal on my opinion.Good luck in future finds!



Except this is a rebranded Clevo who are a well known brand (think Alienware but without the price gouging) that produce barebones systems and sell these mainly to OEMs like PC specialist.

expertreviews.co.uk/lap…iew

A review of the barebones version is available at the following link

notebookcheck.net/Rev…tml

Original Poster

SkyHai

CommentDo you have any idea how big of a problem overheating and noise is … CommentDo you have any idea how big of a problem overheating and noise is for laptop market? :)There are plenty of horror stories out there, and the custom laptops seem to rake in the most of them.Correct me if I'm wrong



Yep, install near on 10,000 a year in the job I do, mostly Dells I must admit to. This has good heat dissipation.

pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

I went for this Acer but I would've gone for this if I had seen this deal earlier. The Acer has got good reviews so I'm optimistic.

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bigf00t

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/acer-v-nitro-black-edition-17-3-laptop-10029121-pdt.html#cat-0I went for this Acer but I would've gone for this if I had seen this deal earlier. The Acer has got good reviews so I'm optimistic.



You'll be happy with it, first rule after a purchase, leave hotukdeals for a few months....never truer when buying computer gear

Too ugly.

I think price is without VAT. Whenever I click configure price with VAT works out higher.
Edited by: "ssimonian" 2nd Feb 2015

Don't understand why you'd buy a laptop for gaming. I had a custom PC made for gaming at the cost of £810.00. A little more than this and much more of a better PC.

ssimonian

I think price is without VAT. Whenever I click configure price with VAT … I think price is without VAT. Whenever I click configure price with VAT works out higher.




"Price for this Laptop:
£665.83 ex VAT.
£799.00 inc VAT and Delivery."

SkyHai

Heat*



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hvc123xo

Don't understand why you'd buy a laptop for gaming. I had a custom PC … Don't understand why you'd buy a laptop for gaming. I had a custom PC made for gaming at the cost of £810.00. A little more than this and much more of a better PC.



How else will I play games in bed at 4am?

herrbz

How else will I play games in bed at 4am?



Nvidia Shield

You lost me at "desktop replacement". Not tried getting a GeForce Titan inside my laptop but I'm fairly sure it'd be pretty tight in there after.

How come a deal like this will get > 100 deg, but my Y50 deal only gets a mere 20 degrees?
hotukdeals.com/dea…429

For the same price, you get equivalent specs (in a smaller and better form factor - 17inch is pretty unpopular these days), plus its made by a decent manufacturer unlike all these crappy custom manufacturers. Being made by Lenovo , it probably has a better cooling/thermal design, less likely to have hardware/motherboard failures, and better warranty support.

Jeez you people.

threluja

You'll be happy with it, first rule after a purchase, leave hotukdeals … You'll be happy with it, first rule after a purchase, leave hotukdeals for a few months....never truer when buying computer gear



Seriously, I waited almost 2 weeks before I bought the Acer, hoping a really good deal would pop up on here. The only thing that came close was the German Y50 but I wasn't too happy with the German keyboard, power cable, and the reviews all say the screen is rubbish. Oh well, don't let me down Acer and PC World
Edited by: "bigf00t" 2nd Feb 2015

Awesome price man!!!

Allot of cold callers won't appreciate and understand the quality of this laptop.

HEAT FROM ME!

Original Poster

Yep don't click on configure, this is a special build and a cheap price for that. Configuration is how much it usually costs.

jjfisher93

Too ugly.



I'm sorry to hear that.

Maybe you could get some minor cosmetic surgery, or perhaps try accessorising?

Bought the same model (Optimus V) back in October with a 120GB SSD and for more money so this is hot from me!

The design is barebones but very sturdy, runs quietly as well. I've mostly used it for game development and it handles the Unreal 4 Engine very well.

There was certainly nothing wrong with PC Specialist when ordering from them, they are one of the best companies I have ordered from in terms of giving you plenty of information on the status of your order. If you don't want to pay extra for a brand name / fancy chassis then it's a good deal.

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Elevation

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I was correcting a mistake, not indicating my support for the deal.Sir.

I ordered the 13.3" Optimus V and was very happy with the build quality, performance and the fact that there was only one panel to remove to access all the internal gubbins on the mainboard!

Made installing the MSATA SSD a breeze.

Have ordered the 15.6" Genesis V for me dad, hoping it's of similar quality!

PC SPECIALIST IS AWESOME!!

borrismoose

Bought the same model (Optimus V) back in October with a 120GB SSD and … Bought the same model (Optimus V) back in October with a 120GB SSD and for more money so this is hot from me!The design is barebones but very sturdy, runs quietly as well. I've mostly used it for game development and it handles the Unreal 4 Engine very well. There was certainly nothing wrong with PC Specialist when ordering from them, they are one of the best companies I have ordered from in terms of giving you plenty of information on the status of your order. If you don't want to pay extra for a brand name / fancy chassis then it's a good deal.




Must agree re PC Specialist as a company. I know others are complaining about them being unknown but I've purchased two computers from there and everything was perfect. Two years later the laptop is still running fine.

This is a decent deal. Voted hot op.

People are confusing "unknown" with "not a high street brand", PCSpecialist are well known and well regarded among PC gaming comnunities. I've been recommending them on the Tech forum I moderate for £500+ gaming and workhorse laptops almost exclusively since last year thanks to the almost limitless configuration options and the fact that they are competitively priced with similarly spec'd machines from elsewhere 99% of the time. I've had numerous forum users and university friends who have been extremely happy with their purchases.

I have a PC Specialist laptop - this chassis but with an 880M in it. No problems with cooling at all even with a much more power hungry card in it. Very good build quality, no issues in 6 months.

Also, no bloatware on it, unlike any major manufacturer, and you can use the latest nVidia drivers, unlike many branded laptops where they make you wait months for the 'official' one. Hot!

IanBear always wipe and reload a prebuilt OS...

IanBear

I have a PC Specialist laptop - this chassis but with an 880M in it. No … I have a PC Specialist laptop - this chassis but with an 880M in it. No problems with cooling at all even with a much more power hungry card in it. Very good build quality, no issues in 6 months.Also, no bloatware on it, unlike any major manufacturer, and you can use the latest nVidia drivers, unlike many branded laptops where they make you wait months for the 'official' one. Hot!



What's the touchpad like?

hvc123xo

Don't understand why you'd buy a laptop for gaming. I had a custom PC … Don't understand why you'd buy a laptop for gaming. I had a custom PC made for gaming at the cost of £810.00. A little more than this and much more of a better PC.



ive been gaming at work for the last two years thanks to this little beauty.

bought from pc specialist after an awful experience with dell and can only say good things about them

If there's one thing I hate on certain laptop keyboards, it's a half return key. Looks like this has one
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