Refurbished HP Pavilion 550-203na Intel Core i5-6400 8GB 3TB 128GB SSD Radeon R5 Graphics Windows 10 Desktop in White - £429.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Refurbished HP Pavilion 550-203na Intel Core i5-6400 8GB 3TB 128GB SSD Radeon R5 Graphics Windows 10 Desktop in White - £429.97 @ Laptops Direct

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Found 26th Aug 2017
Reasonably high spec computer for just over £400 the one I received was brand new in it's original packaging.
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What are the graphics? Is it IGP? Only seems to state R5 2GB

Edit: Nevermind appears to be r5 330
Edited by: "thrustmaster" 26th Aug 2017
Picked up a refurbished HP Omen from this company only this week. Delivery was quick 'elected' for the free option. Although it didn't have the original packaging, it was like new. Also had 7 months HP warranty left.
Ordered one for my daughter , I used the £15 off which offer, used direct debt, will just cancel when the £1 is taken .

Thanks OP .
Can you share the £15 voucher code please
krayhard139 m ago

Can you share the £15 voucher code please


He is referring to this £1 Which trial. There is also 2% cashback on quidco (not sure if the code and quidco can be used together).
By the way found the full spec of the desktop here. Does anyone know if this is a good deal? (i.e. could I spend £50-100 and get something better?)

I think from doing a look around it has a weird graphics card and low power supply. In terms of gaming at low settings would this be okay?

But cannot really find anything comparable for a similar price (or around £500).
Got this today and no ssd in it .

Phoned up and the lady was helpful , and someone is going to pick it and change it .
Edited by: "philmitchell" 31st Aug 2017
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philmitchell2 h, 49 m ago

Got this today and no ssd in it .Phoned up and the lady was helpful , and …Got this today and no ssd in it .Phoned up and the lady was helpful , and someone is going to pick it and change it .


Just checked mine and it has 128 gb Samsung ssd, and a 3 TB WD data storage installed.

I'm not impressed with their

"full 25-point inspection by our experienced tech team ensuring they are in full working order."

As the operating system is on the SSD hard drive, someone must have reinstalled it on the main hard drive.
Soukmadik7 m ago

Just checked mine and it has 128 gb Samsung ssd, and a 3 TB WD data …Just checked mine and it has 128 gb Samsung ssd, and a 3 TB WD data storage installed. I'm not impressed with their "full 25-point inspection by our experienced tech team ensuring they are in full working order."As the operating system is on the SSD hard drive, someone must have reinstalled it on the main hard drive.


You have hit the nail on the head there . The operating system was on the 3 tb drive . I done the updates and wondered why it took a little bit longer than it should for it to boot back on after a full restart .

So looked in my computer , was nothing there , and in the device manager nothing there .
What do you guys think of it? (other than the problems you just mentioned that is ) I've just gone for this today, as it seemed like a decent price with the code, hopefully mine will have the SSD in tho
Edited by: "halfbakedjake" 31st Aug 2017
halfbakedjake17 h, 49 m ago

What do you guys think of it? (other than the problems you just mentioned …What do you guys think of it? (other than the problems you just mentioned that is ) I've just gone for this today, as it seemed like a decent price with the code, hopefully mine will have the SSD in tho


I did use it before boxing it back up again, I did like the comp, and will have it back if I get another one .
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I'm very happy with mine,worked first time out of the box (allowing for 20 minutes of updates) rapid start up and nice audio.

I'm not a gamer so I can't say how well it will perform for games.
Just got off the phone again, and the women said its been miss advertised . I said two other people have bought this and there is a 128 ssd drive in the ones that was bought .

They offered £50 off , but said no, so are taking it back for a refund .
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philmitchell4 h, 51 m ago

Just got off the phone again, and the women said its been miss advertised …Just got off the phone again, and the women said its been miss advertised . I said two other people have bought this and there is a 128 ssd drive in the ones that was bought .They offered £50 off , but said no, so are taking it back for a refund .


If you look at other sellers of the same model..... HP Pavilion 550-203na
they all mention the SSD



and when you click the link, the description still states a 128 SSD

Sorry I posted this now,I definitely think they were trying to pull a fast one.Hope you get your money back OK
Soukmadik46 m ago

If you look at other sellers of the same model..... HP Pavilion 550-203na …If you look at other sellers of the same model..... HP Pavilion 550-203na they all mention the SSD https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/N164558Whttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Pavilion-550-203na-Desktop-PC-3TB-HDD-8GB-RAM-Windows-10-Blizzard-White-/131926951130and when you click the link, the description still states a 128 SSDSorry I posted this now,I definitely think they were trying to pull a fast one.Hope you get your money back OK


I did tell the women on the phone, that the specs on the hp site says its got a ssd drive in it .

She asked a case manger and he said it does not, sounded like he could not be bothered, I don't normally use a credit card,but I did on this .

The people you speak to on the phone, don't have a clue about computers or anything like it .
Mine turned up today first thing i checked was if the SSD was in it and it was also looks new, so happy with mine. Thanks op
£10 more now but gone for it. Will make first job to check all is inside as advertised. Will be used for mainly Office suite, School work, Video, photo browsing & PS4 remote play. Any user reviews or comments from early purchasers ?
What's this like for video editing?
Now received. Not encountered SSD before. I can see the SSD in Device Manager & Disk Management marked up as Disk 0 and 'unallocated' but nowhere else. Windows is on the HDD. I can't even see how I would save something to the SSD as only 'C' HDD drive appears to be option ?. Assume at moment SSD is doing nothing and unless I do something will carry on doing nothing?. Were others the same?. Any advice on what to do to bring SSD into play ? Thanks.
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mckayc1 h, 28 m ago

Now received. Not encountered SSD before. I can see the SSD in Device …Now received. Not encountered SSD before. I can see the SSD in Device Manager & Disk Management marked up as Disk 0 and 'unallocated' but nowhere else. Windows is on the HDD. I can't even see how I would save something to the SSD as only 'C' HDD drive appears to be option ?. Assume at moment SSD is doing nothing and unless I do something will carry on doing nothing?. Were others the same?. Any advice on what to do to bring SSD into play ? Thanks.


the operating system should be on the SSD

right click the windows sign (bottom left}.. click system... then.... storage... if the operating system is not on the SSD {119 GB drive C} then I would return it.
Hdd is drive C and system drive - 2.8 tb approx free. Frustrating as otherwise all seems good. SSD appears is there, just not being used.
Edited by: "mckayc" 21st Sep 2017
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philmitchell31st Aug

Got this today and no ssd in it .Phoned up and the lady was helpful , and …Got this today and no ssd in it .Phoned up and the lady was helpful , and someone is going to pick it and change it .



mckayc20 h, 48 m ago

Hdd is drive C and system drive - 2.8 tb approx free. Frustrating as …Hdd is drive C and system drive - 2.8 tb approx free. Frustrating as otherwise all seems good. SSD appears is there, just not being used.


The operating system should be on the SSD I wonder if you have received the one philmitchell returned and they have stuck a SSD in to it. I would return it, or expect at least £100 off the original price
After a week of research now done a fresh instal of Win 10 on SSD and started over. All now fine and happy with PC. Just a shame had to spend time sorting what should have been the delivery state.
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