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ASUS Gaming ZX553VD-DM970T £799.97 @ Save On Laptops
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Looking for a gaming laptop as I have to sell my pc to make space got about £800 what people’s thoughts on this one ASUS Gaming ZX553VD-DM970T Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Pro… Read more
Is the screen IPS?
caisley13 m ago

This this one for £999 …This this one for £999 https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-179BC3-615-MSI-GP72MVR-7RFX(Leopard-Pro)-615UK_2152491.html


Yep, seems decent. Obviously only 60hz refresh rate but that's probably ok for you.
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ritchiedrama4 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-i7-7700HQ-Graphics-Windows-Leopard/dp/B074LMNWZB/So something like this when there is a sale/promotion looks like the kinda laptop I'd recommend, spec wise.That being said, any laptop I buy would also have to be 100+ refresh rate, so would cost more, but for you/others maybe not an issue.


This this one for £999

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-179BC3-615-MSI-GP72MVR-7RFX(Leopard-Pro)-615UK_2152491.html
caisley1 m ago

Will be sitting on the sofa with a laptop don’t have space for pc/desk a …Will be sitting on the sofa with a laptop don’t have space for pc/desk anymore. Baby’s eh


I'd consider a mini-itx case connected to a TV with a wireless keyboard such as: amazon.co.uk/Log…PI/

Can sit on the sofa, do everything a laptop can do, with better spec/ more upgrade ability, and cheaper.

Or as I said, the laptop above, or similar (when in a sale).
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ritchiedrama4 m ago

Is building a mini-itx pc not an option?


Will be sitting on the sofa with a laptop don’t have space for pc/desk anymore. Baby’s eh
HP 250 G6 Intel i7-7500U 8gb 256gb ssd 15.6 FULL HD DISPLAY £529.97 @ Saveonlaptops
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HP 250 G6 Intel Core i7-7500U Dual Core Processor 15.6" Full HD Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Integrated Intel HD Graphics USB3 | HDMI | Bluetoot… Read more
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Laptops direct have been doing this deal for a few months now aswell as Debenhams Plus.
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phannon8620 m ago

Whilst the spec is good for the price, I've had nothing but problems with …Whilst the spec is good for the price, I've had nothing but problems with mine.Bluetooth is the least reliable I've had on any device, just randomly drops and doesn't recover unless you reboot. Multiple bluescreens and blackscreens (doesn't recover unless you physically pull the battery).I'm on my second one and still having issues. I'd keep well clear.


I think it’s HP stuff in general...., a lot of cheap plasticky hardware coming from there of late
Whilst the spec is good for the price, I've had nothing but problems with mine.

Bluetooth is the least reliable I've had on any device, just randomly drops and doesn't recover unless you reboot. Multiple bluescreens and blackscreens (doesn't recover unless you physically pull the battery).

I'm on my second one and still having issues. I'd keep well clear.
Edited by: "phannon86" 6th Jan
I like saveonlaptops. Used to buy for our company from them a lot and they usually had very good offers and prices were always competitive.
Smadmad2 h, 0 m ago

Sorry. Ebuyer box.com were selling at this price a couple of days ago but …Sorry. Ebuyer box.com were selling at this price a couple of days ago but have both put up the price to £579.


Still £529? box.co.uk/2SY…tml (but box = saveonlaptops ?)
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ASUS i7-7500U Vivobook A556UQ-DM1469T £549.99 @ Saveonlaptops
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I've been looking for a new laptop and this seemed like a good price for an i7 with good processor speed, full HD and 8GB Ram...
Preet_Singh1 h, 5 m ago

Sorry not sure what you mean by this. This is an i7 Processor according to …Sorry not sure what you mean by this. This is an i7 Processor according to the retailer, is it not ?


Yes, this is an i7 in this laptop. I think what he/she is trying to say is that the i7-7500U is actually a dual-core processor. Out of the older Core i7s, only those ending in HQ/MQ/UQ are quad-core. The new 8th generation i5s (Core i5-8xxx) are quad-core and at the same TDP as the ones they replace. So, these would be much better than previous dual-core i7s.

Case in point, from cpubenchmark:
i7-7500U @ 2.70GHz, Average CPU Mark 5216, Single Thread Rating: 1933
i5-8250U @ 1.60GHz, Average CPU Mark 7514, Single Thread Rating: 1916
PurplePerson27th Dec

Of course it's a dual-core i7, so not of any great significance. Would …Of course it's a dual-core i7, so not of any great significance. Would hate for people to buy this thinking they were getting something like an actual i7.


Sorry not sure what you mean by this. This is an i7 Processor according to the retailer, is it not ?
doctorf8 h, 59 m ago

Just make sure it’s UK stock. If it’s not, ASUS will refuse all warranty cl …Just make sure it’s UK stock. If it’s not, ASUS will refuse all warranty claims, stating that their products have a regional warranty only.They would not budge an inch when I tried to return under warranty.



Isn't it the retailer who's responsible for accepting returns not the manufacturer? resolver.co.uk/con…nts
Just make sure it’s UK stock. If it’s not, ASUS will refuse all warranty claims, stating that their products have a regional warranty only.
They would not budge an inch when I tried to return under warranty.
PurplePerson15 m ago

Of course it's a dual-core i7, so not of any great significance. Would …Of course it's a dual-core i7, so not of any great significance. Would hate for people to buy this thinking they were getting something like an actual i7.


Yeah I’ve just got the XPS 13 with 8th gen proper quad core. Better getting i5 8th gen due to mm it is only for short periods of power but any none HQ i7 7th gen laptop over £400 is a tough sell now.
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Medion Erazer X7847 £849.97 @ Saveonlaptops
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Good price for a 6gb 1060 17" laptop. Intel Core i5-6300HQ Quad Core Processor 17.3" Full HD Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 8GB DDR4 RAM 128GB SSD 1000GB HDD Ded… Read more
richt37 m ago

It's quite an outdated 6th gen i5 processor, so have to vote cold.


It's hardly limiting a gtx 1060 though is it?
It's quite an outdated 6th gen i5 processor, so have to vote cold.
Voted cold because it's been this price for at least a couple of weeks. I was looking at laptops and it was this price on the 11th December and hasn't moved since.
Gaming pc, Medion Erazer X5361 G, £799.97 @ Save On Laptops
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Intel Core i5-7400 Quad Core Processor 16GB DDR4 RAM 2TB HDD Microsoft Windows 10 Home Geforce® GTX 1070 8GB DDR5 Graphics Card Not a bad price for a prebuilt one if you don't want… Read more
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Reigan24th Dec

What the hell does that even mean you dumb phoneposter? also this …What the hell does that even mean you dumb phoneposter? also this """"gaming""" pc is horrible.


Phoneposter is now in the running for most retarded insult of 2017
cowsindahouse24th Dec

Flog the 7400, sling a 6400 in and whack it up to 4.5ghz if the …Flog the 7400, sling a 6400 in and whack it up to 4.5ghz if the motherboard allows.......profit...... Already drunk!


yes profit.. just need to hope they put in a compatible z170 motherboard in which I highly doubt.

more like a B250M
Dronelover38 m ago

If I were you with 100quid difference I will go for this one instead.


Yeah I figured the better GPU is worth it alone
ArcAndPie13 m ago

This or the 1060 Amazon deal for £699? I'm only interested in 1080p gaming …This or the 1060 Amazon deal for £699? I'm only interested in 1080p gaming on high/ultra and tends to be older games rather then newer ones (as I have a PS4 pro for stuff like that) or games that are only on PC like a lot of MMORPGs or RTS games


If I were you with 100quid difference I will go for this one instead.
This or the 1060 Amazon deal for £699? I'm only interested in 1080p gaming on high/ultra and tends to be older games rather then newer ones (as I have a PS4 pro for stuff like that) or games that are only on PC like a lot of MMORPGs or RTS games
HP 250 G6 15.6" Laptop Windows 10 - Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Full-HD £399.97 @ Saveonlaptops
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Merry Xmas everyone! Intel Core i3-6006U Dual Core Processor 15.6" Full HD Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Integrated Graphics USB3 | HDMI… Read more
Mad to buy this so close to Jan sales...
Or you can get the i5 version for £449 at Ebuyer with free delivery!

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Just over 3000 on passmark for the CPU, not too bad for basic stuff at all. Good price.
Very good specs especially considering the price.
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jimmyw5669 m ago

Pretty decent for that price, shame about the processor, if it was an 8th …Pretty decent for that price, shame about the processor, if it was an 8th gen i5 I would be all over that.


They have i7 for £529. CLICK
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Acer Aspire F15 (i3-6100u, geforce 950m 4gb, 8gb ram, SSD, HDD) £579.97 @ Save On Laptops
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Was laptop shopping with my younger bro when i found this, while a bit odd with the lower end CPU, it should be a pretty fast machine, also features a CD/DVD drive which seems to b… Read more
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Rellika5 h, 14 m ago

If you have time then wait for the next round of big sales (boxing day & …If you have time then wait for the next round of big sales (boxing day & Jan) and set up a keyword alert for 'laptop' and watch the deals come rolling in


I can wait indeed. Super will hold on.
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Rich4424 m ago

Msi PL62 7RC is £599 at ebuyer.com which imho is the much better buy here, …Msi PL62 7RC is £599 at ebuyer.com which imho is the much better buy here, it doesn't come with an SSD but it does have an empty M2 socket.Has a much better CPU and slightly better graphics too.


the reason it wouldn't have fit my brother's requirements is no disc drive, I know you can buy external ones, but he preferred an all in one solution, other than that, yeah it's a good deal
Msi PL62 7RC is £599 at ebuyer.com which imho is the much better buy here, it doesn't come with an SSD but it does have an empty M2 socket.

Has a much better CPU and slightly better graphics too.
jamesclarke136 m ago

I'm on the hunt for a decent laptop max budget is about 600.Must be light, …I'm on the hunt for a decent laptop max budget is about 600.Must be light, sleek and modern. I'm only going to use it for uni work, general browsing, YouTube videos, downloading music to store on my USB/iPod that's it really.is this good for the price? Wondering if it will get any cheaper come Boxing Day.. hmmm


If you have time then wait for the next round of big sales (boxing day & Jan) and set up a keyword alert for 'laptop' and watch the deals come rolling in
I'm on the hunt for a decent laptop max budget is about 600.

Must be light, sleek and modern.

I'm only going to use it for uni work, general browsing, YouTube videos, downloading music to store on my USB/iPod that's it really.

is this good for the price? Wondering if it will get any cheaper come Boxing Day.. hmmm
Asus Gaming Laptop - ASUS K550IU-GO075T £499.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Some other recent laptop deals posted prompted a discussion as to whether additional HDDs could be added and some came without a DVD - this has both as standard as well as a good s… Read more
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Would this laptop run Rome Total war 1 I use to play this game when it first came out not played it in years and would love another round at but not clued up on what I need and my budget is only around 600 please help a fellow gamer
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The DVD was included when I purchased mine (Black Fri) but did not get included in the shipment (is an external USB unit), I contested this and got one sent. However, Saved on Laptops are same as BOX,co.uk and BOX strip out the DVD and sell on ebay for £29,99, howver, If you buy through BOX you can get TopCashback though.
Great price, however note "Not Included (On this Model) - External Optical Drive Available Seperately for £29.99"
bjrosl11th Dec

Ugh, a laptop that can game in 1080p resolution is gonna cost way more …Ugh, a laptop that can game in 1080p resolution is gonna cost way more than £500. Unless you have a lot to spend, which raises the question of why you'd be on this site, 1080p gaming budget is firmly for desktops.


There was a HP laptop with a 1050 that runs at 1080p few month back thats the best deal ive seen though
Looks like for £500 this is the best deal I can see for a performance laptop
Lenovo ideapad 710s plus. I7, 512gb SSD, fingerprint reader etc at Saveonlaptops for £749.99
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It seems a good deal to me! Similar to the XPS 13 (without the QHD screen) but much cheaper with the bigger SSD and good reviews!
good deal IMO, just the sort of spec I was looking for. Looks like OOO now. If anyone missed it and is looking for similar, I went with the ASUS ZenBook UX430UQ at £710.10

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It's a decent laptop, I'm just a bit disappointed about the lack of HDMI.

Despite this, heat from me!
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Joey.Bloggsy8 h, 37 m ago

I bought lapto from this company a few years ago and two weeks in the 'G' …I bought lapto from this company a few years ago and two weeks in the 'G' popped out and broke, they did not want to know!Maybe just me but I will never buy anything from them again.


Wouldn't that be a warranty issue with the manufacturer, not SOL?
Generally speaking: im not trying to upset anyone, everyone has own test but my point is that for that spec 750 pounds its to high.
junk152 h, 31 m ago

Pay 850 for 13 inch and 8gb - no way! Cold.


13" is the perfect size for carrying around and not feeling to heavy imo. This looks a good deal.
Lenovo Ideapad 710S Plus - Intel Core i7-7500U, 13.3" Full HD IPS Screen, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - £699.97 @ Saveonlaptops
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curlred173 h, 26 m ago

Oh, was talking about the Lenovo in the deal. Some letters/nrs just won't …Oh, was talking about the Lenovo in the deal. Some letters/nrs just won't type, it's like I'm typing blank. SInce the moment I start it. I tried all the tricks I found on websites, but nothing works. Will ask for a return, I can't have a laptop with keyboard issue since day one


Get an exchange, especially if it's from amazon, Same problem? get your money back
Springerbhoy11 m ago

I haven't noticed any problems although I've not used it that much, mainly …I haven't noticed any problems although I've not used it that much, mainly updating. Try phoning asus>


Oh, was talking about the Lenovo in the deal. Some letters/nrs just won't type, it's like I'm typing blank. SInce the moment I start it. I tried all the tricks I found on websites, but nothing works. Will ask for a return, I can't have a laptop with keyboard issue since day one
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Springerbhoy16 h, 11 m ago

ASUS today announced the release of the VivoBook S14, a 14-inch laptop …ASUS today announced the release of the VivoBook S14, a 14-inch laptop with the latest quad-core Intel 8th-generation processors and a tantalizing price.The new notebook is also fairly slim and lightweight, so you can easily take it with you while on the road.Here’s an overview of its specifications:14-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel displayIntel Core i7-8550U (1.8GHz, 8MB L3 cache)8GB LPDDR3 1,866MHz RAM512GB M.2 SATA SSD39Wh battery328 x 226.5 x 14.8mm1.2kgThe above configuration will cost you S$1,598, but there’s also an even more affordable model with a Core i5-8250U (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 cache) processor and a smaller 256GB SSD. That retails at just S$1,298, but the Core i5 chip is still a nice step up over the previous generation’s dual-core design.As far as the specifications go, they’re super competitive for the price they’re going at.


Nice to know we got a good deal!
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curlred171 h, 51 m ago

I bought this laptop and the keyboard buttons don't work properly I bought this laptop and the keyboard buttons don't work properly Pretty sad, since all the rest seems great. Anyone else had a similar problem?


What's the problem you're experiencing with the keyboard, I haven't had any issues with mine so far.
curlred171 h, 46 m ago

I bought this laptop and the keyboard buttons don't work properly I bought this laptop and the keyboard buttons don't work properly Pretty sad, since all the rest seems great. Anyone else had a similar problem?


I haven't noticed any problems although I've not used it that much, mainly updating. Try phoning asus>
ASUS Gaming ZX553VD-DM968T Gaming laptop £599.98 @ Saveonlaptops
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Seems like a good deal? Just need an m.2 SSD and should be good to go. *Edit* It comes with a free travel mug ...Deal breaker for me ASUS Gaming ZX553VD-DM968T Intel Core i5-730… Read more
jakewieczorek3 h, 17 m ago

Probably a lost cause but when I go through the price is now 649.99- was …Probably a lost cause but when I go through the price is now 649.99- was there by any chance a saver code or discount code to get the original price or did they just put it up? cheers


They put it up.
Probably a lost cause but when I go through the price is now 649.99- was there by any chance a saver code or discount code to get the original price or did they just put it up? cheers
Any thoughts on this?
Medion Erazer X7847 - i56300HQ - 8GB DDR4 Ram - GTX 1060 6gb - 128gb SSD + 1tb HDD @ Save On Laptops for £799
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From midnight this will be dropped to £799 for BF, the web page still has the current price of £999. Keep an eye out for the price drop Flash sale - 24 hours only. Limited stock (… Read more
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Nathe5 m ago

I’ve already got the ball rolling on sending it back. Just curious if this …I’ve already got the ball rolling on sending it back. Just curious if this a common fault or if I’ve just been unlucky.


Ahh ok, fair enough.

Not heard this as a common fault tbh. Probably just bad luck
BirchieBirch11 m ago

Send it back to the shop you bought it from and ask for a replacement. …Send it back to the shop you bought it from and ask for a replacement. Don't let them fob you off with a repair, as it will take weeks, possibly months, because it has to go back to Germany as there aren't any Medion service centres in the UK. If they give you any grief, just quote the Consumer Rights Act which states: Satisfactory quality Goods shouldn't be faulty or damaged when you receive them. You should ask what a reasonable person would consider satisfactory for the goods in question. For example, bargain-bucket products won’t be held to as high standards as luxury goods. You also have a '30-day right to reject' any faulty goodsUnder the Consumer Rights Act you have a legal right to reject goods that are of unsatisfactory quality, unfit for purpose or not as described, and get a full refund - as long as you do this quickly. Hope that helps



I’ve already got the ball rolling on sending it back. Just curious if this a common fault or if I’ve just been unlucky.
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Nathe2 h, 54 m ago

Did anyone else order one of these? Got mine yesterday and the speakers …Did anyone else order one of these? Got mine yesterday and the speakers don't work :-/


Send it back to the shop you bought it from and ask for a replacement. Don't let them fob you off with a repair, as it will take weeks, possibly months, because it has to go back to Germany as there aren't any Medion service centres in the UK.

If they give you any grief, just quote the Consumer Rights Act which states:

  • Satisfactory quality Goods shouldn't be faulty or damaged when you receive them. You should ask what a reasonable person would consider satisfactory for the goods in question. For example, bargain-bucket products won’t be held to as high standards as luxury goods.

You also have a '30-day right to reject' any faulty goods

Under the Consumer Rights Act you have a legal right to reject goods that are of unsatisfactory quality, unfit for purpose or not as described, and get a full refund - as long as you do this quickly.

Hope that helps
Did anyone else order one of these? Got mine yesterday and the speakers don't work :-/
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Now £849. Still a bargain, if you ask me
Gigabyte P57W V7-CF1 - i7 7700HQ - 16gb DDR4 RAM - GTX 1060 6gb - 256gb SSD + 1TB HHD - 17.3" 1080p IPS Screen - DVD Writer. @Save On Laptops
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First things first. This is listed as 'Coming soon', you can add it to your basket but not sure if you can actually pay for it as I haven't tried. The price looks to be a little lo… Read more
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This comes up at 989.10 using code bfgaming10. But it' still not as good a deal.
I know it's a bit late, but just for anyone who finds a very good deal like this and queries it:
I was one of the lucky ones who got one of these laptops. It appears to be new stock (not a return or anything) and is a lovely machine. Box never did explain the reason for the low price to me though, and at this stage I won't argue!
My order has been cancelled and refunded too. Looks like they had no stock to start with. It was probably a fishing tactic as on my invoice they had also added the GTX1070 8GB for £1400 and were trying to push me to buy that as a replacement when I called them.
Edited by: "slimshadey" 21st Nov 2017
BirchieBirch3 h, 40 m ago

What time was that if you don't mind me asking?


I have been refunded
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ThreefingerSalute7 m ago

TopCaskback is also 11% and expires in 5 days.


Cheers for the info. Good man!
ASUS ROG STRIX GL753VE-GC139T (i7-7700hq/1050ti/2TB&128GB/17.3") - £899.97 @ Saveonlaptops
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why cold?
ASUS Zenbook UX510UW-FI095T (i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 15.6" 4K screen, GeForce GTX960 graphics) - £1099.97 @ Saveonlaptops
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This seemed like a great price for a machine with a 4K Ultra HD screen and a solid overall spec. 4K laptops are still a niche product, so there's less competition and therefore les… Read more
A 950? what year is this? Not sure this is much of a deal.
However I disagree with some comments that Dell is a better bet for quality. I’d say they are fairly equal with Asus (as someone who buys laptops for an SMB). The reason you don’t see many ASUS in prod is they are not usually one of the brands the big resellers push (as much as any other reason).
iamdes12th Nov

Whenever i see a laptop with 16GB of RAM it makes me feel old and think 'i …Whenever i see a laptop with 16GB of RAM it makes me feel old and think 'i remember the day when 2 GB was cutting edge'. Am i that past it?!


My first PC came with 2mb of RAM in 1989-1990 and I paid handsomely for an IT Guy to upgrade it to 4Mb a couple of years later, around the time lemmings came out so about 1991.. I also upgraded from a 386sx to a 486dx
This or the Dell Inspiron 5000 8th gen i7 for video editing?
barry.turner12th Nov

Who's got a grand for a laptop? I just spent £850 on a Jag!


What could possibly go wrong?
trigger happy voters. clearly have no idea that this is by no means a deal.
HP 250 G5 (i7-7500U, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, Full HD) - £529 @ Save on Laptops
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A decent enough spec for just over £500, and there seems to be an M.2 slot that you could stick an SSD into (please do your own checks before buying) - 120-128GB M.2 SSDs are aroun… Read more
Genki30th Oct

Isn't this discussion of dual core vs quad core ignoring the fact that …Isn't this discussion of dual core vs quad core ignoring the fact that until the 8th gen chips are widely available (which could be any day now) the choice year after year has generally been EITHERA) light, portable laptop with a long battery life: 15W TDP 2-core processor (U series)B) heavier to much heavier laptop with a relatively short battery life: 45W TDP 4-core processor (HQ series)If you don't game, some flavour of A) is likely to be enoughIf you game, you're almost certainly going to want/need some flavour of B)In other words, you're either an A) person (and thinking about a laptop such as this one) or a B) person (and this laptop will be a disappointment)If we treat A) and B) completely separately, then the following rules of thumb are generally true:Rule 1: Performance improves each generation (sometimes only a tiny bit, but...)Rule 2: The i7 of a particular generation is faster than the i5 of that same generation, which is faster than the i3 of that same generationSo for example the 7th generation A) processors are the i3-7100U, the i5-7200U and the i7-7500U. Both my above rules of thumb work, if we look at the Passmark scoresRule 1:7th gen i7-7500U: 1,934 single thread, 5,217 CPU mark6th gen i7-6500U: 1,644 single thread, 4,423 CPU mark5th gen i7-5500U: 1,547 single thread, 3,965 CPU markRule 2:i7-7500U: 1,934 single thread, 5,217 CPU marki5-7200U: 1,742 single thread, 4,698 CPU marki3-7100U: 1,324 single thread, 3,653 CPU markAs you can see, when you look across generations, the i5 often trumps the i7 of a previous generation:i5-7200U: 1,742 single thread, 4,698 CPU marki7-6500U: 1,644 single thread, 4,423 CPU markOf course, there may be other benefits to the most modern processors, such as better integrated graphics. The A) folk likely won't want/need a dedicated graphics card, because that impacts weight and battery life and they're not gamers.


For the first time in about 15 years I'm having to purchase my own laptop.
After having spent a day of research into laptops imho I think you've hit the nail on the head and confirmed my own conclusions.

I found this on laptopsdirect which seems a good deal.

32422477.jpgMany thanks for the informative post Genki
Edited by: "AndrewGarner" 12th Nov 2017
Quick question : would this be good enough for sims / roblox? As I’m looking for a laptop for 11 year old daughter.

thanks
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Isn't this discussion of dual core vs quad core ignoring the fact that until the 8th gen chips are widely available (which could be any day now) the choice year after year has generally been EITHER
A) light, portable laptop with a long battery life: 15W TDP 2-core processor (U series)
B) heavier to much heavier laptop with a relatively short battery life: 45W TDP 4-core processor (HQ series)

If you don't game, some flavour of A) is likely to be enough
If you game, you're almost certainly going to want/need some flavour of B)

In other words, you're either an A) person (and thinking about a laptop such as this one) or a B) person (and this laptop will be a disappointment)

If we treat A) and B) completely separately, then the following rules of thumb are generally true:
Rule 1: Performance improves each generation (sometimes only a tiny bit, but...)
Rule 2: The i7 of a particular generation is faster than the i5 of that same generation, which is faster than the i3 of that same generation

So for example the 7th generation A) processors are the i3-7100U, the i5-7200U and the i7-7500U. Both my above rules of thumb work, if we look at the Passmark scores
Rule 1:
7th gen i7-7500U: 1,934 single thread, 5,217 CPU mark
6th gen i7-6500U: 1,644 single thread, 4,423 CPU mark
5th gen i7-5500U: 1,547 single thread, 3,965 CPU mark

Rule 2:
i7-7500U: 1,934 single thread, 5,217 CPU mark
i5-7200U: 1,742 single thread, 4,698 CPU mark
i3-7100U: 1,324 single thread, 3,653 CPU mark

As you can see, when you look across generations, the i5 often trumps the i7 of a previous generation:
i5-7200U: 1,742 single thread, 4,698 CPU mark
i7-6500U: 1,644 single thread, 4,423 CPU mark

Of course, there may be other benefits to the most modern processors, such as better integrated graphics. The A) folk likely won't want/need a dedicated graphics card, because that impacts weight and battery life and they're not gamers.
Edited by: "Genki" 30th Oct 2017
Spies27th Oct

i7 in a laptop is a waste of time. Pretty much identical to an i5.

It is when talking about the U processors such as this but the HQ i7s are very much worth it over the i5s. It's not a comment that applies to all laptops just the ones with low voltage CPUs
Edited by: "TomScrut" 30th Oct 2017
I wish Intel would stop mucking about with these useless dual core i7's that are so feeble an Athlon can catch them, yes obviously it's due to power savings but...

Whole point of an i7 was PROCESSING SPEED so why produce ULV version that runs like a dog.

Intel almost seem to be polluting their product line ups with inferior chips into the i3, i5 & i7 lines
Gemini NC14 with SSD Expansion 14.1" Full HD IPS Screen £179.97 Delivered @ Saveonlaptops
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clivey33145 h, 42 m ago

can you tell me the upgrade you got? as i want to do same thanx


I dont have this laptop,,i just quoted a review on the tesco website
lumsdot24th Oct

Reviews on Tescos website I was recommended this laptop by my friend and I …Reviews on Tescos website I was recommended this laptop by my friend and I am so glad I went ahead with the purchase. It is very thin and handy in an aluminium body. The box packaging is sleek and the logo is aesthetic. It feels almost like holding a Mac Book Air. The actual speed lets me multitask loads of programs without slowing down. The battery is reasonable, I spent about 4 hours watching YouTube videos and surfing and it only used half of the battery life! It's easily upgradable to the 256GB SSD storage through a panel on the underside of the laptop, which I actually did myself buying one from Amazon. The screen is a perfectly high quality IPS screen. Its perfect for work and watching HD videos. I would definitely recommend this laptop to anyone that reads this you wont regret it. Very decent laptop!!Great Laptop I have been enjoying this laptop for 3 weeks now, and recommend to my sister who is also very please. Laptop is made out of aluminium and is really thin. Battery Lasts 8 hours and is really fast on the internet.



can you tell me the upgrade you got? as i want to do same thanx
I got mine delivered yesterday. Not bad for the price. I upgraded to the windows fall creator version and cleared old windows files. Have 14gb left in the drive. Browsing and YouTube seems fine. Not good for multitasking. The only additional component I have installed is Norton security. There is a micro SD slot. I am planning to put a 64gb card and use it for any additional software to be installed.
spannerzone6 h, 25 m ago

perform like a 2 legged dog untill you install an SSD.


Not necessarily. Just depends on the eMMC they've used. A Sammy 5.1 spec and speeds will be fine - certainly faster than an HDD. That said, this whole laptop is a poor deal so its waste of money buying this and then sticking an M.2 drive in.
Edited by: "Picard123" 25th Oct 2017
COLD

3350
3GB RAM
32GB eMMC (Win10 must take up most of that).

The Jumper EZB 3 Pro is easily the better deal for £160 delivered.
Decent Lenovo laptop Lenovo V110 £334.91 @ SaveOnLaptops
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I think good price for a decent spec lenovo
OP must try harder!
Cold.

Lazy post.

Not a single spec listed
LankyChris11 m ago

Processor Intel Core i3-6006U Dual Core (2GHz, 3MB Cache)Screen 15.6" …Processor Intel Core i3-6006U Dual Core (2GHz, 3MB Cache)Screen 15.6" (1366 x 768 HD Resolution)Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bitRAM 4GB (DDR4) RAMSolid State Drive No SSD Storage IncludedHard Drive 500GBOptical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)Graphics Integrated (Intel HD Graphics)



Screen 15.6" (1366 x 768 HD Resolution) isn`t full HD resolu.tion so voting cold.
Who are they trying to kid. ALL laptops should be full HD nowadays
Bang average specs for price
Processor Intel Core i3-6006U Dual Core (2GHz, 3MB Cache)
Screen 15.6" (1366 x 768 HD Resolution)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
RAM 4GB (DDR4) RAM
Solid State Drive No SSD Storage Included
Hard Drive 500GB
Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
Graphics Integrated (Intel HD Graphics)
Acer Aspire E5-575 Core i5-6267U, Full HD, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM £529.97 @ SaveOnLaptops
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Original Poster
Congrats on getting an amazing deal. Reading through that thread, looks like the vast majority of orders were cancelled. But a deal’s a deal even if it lasts mere minutes!
Speculator38 m ago

I …I wasn'thttps://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-bc251na-156-i7-7700hq-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-currys-49997-2810271?page=5#comment-32235917



You did well there, a very decent spec for £499 but that's a fairly unusual deal (or price error?) so may not see something so good for another 6 months or more, luck of the draw of course.
Genki3 h, 38 m ago

I'm pretty sure Speculator was joking, as the processor in that machine …I'm pretty sure Speculator was joking, as the processor in that machine alone is > £300.



I wasn't

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Original Poster
Intel Iris 550 integrated graphics have an average Passmark of 1,650.

Intel HD 620 integrated graphics (built into processors like the i5-7200u and the i7-7500u) have an average Passmark of just 1,152.

That's a significant difference. You're sacrificing less than 10% raw CPU power vs the i7-7500u to gain 30% extra graphics speed.

Depends what you want to do with the laptop, but the trade-off still looks good to me.

If you prefer the i7-7500u though, you can get the HP 250 G5 with Full HD, 8 GB RAM and 1TB HDD for £549
saveonlaptops.co.uk/2EW…tml

Either way, an extra £60-80 for an SSD and you have a great little machine.
Edited by: "Genki" 22nd Oct 2017
spannerzone1 h, 3 m ago

Yeah the lack of SSD will annoy and cause cold votes but as said above, …Yeah the lack of SSD will annoy and cause cold votes but as said above, once it goes cold more will follow the trend and vote cold. I am sure many members on here just vote cold for the helll of it.



Still, having said all that, I wouldn't buy it, and I'm in the market for almost exactly this type of thing - A solid mid-range laptop that can play basic games, without being a gaming laptop.