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Asus Gaming Laptop - ASUS K550IU-GO075T £499.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Looks like for £500 this is the best deal I can see for a performance laptop

I see we're waiting for godot...

philpw121 m ago

What she said. Also interested in this deal.


What he said

bex854 h, 47 m ago

What laptop was this please?


What she said. Also interested in this deal.

keepitonthelow33 m ago

£600 got me a i5 and gtx 1050 is able to game at 1080p no problem


What laptop was this please?
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!

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.

AV19851 h, 34 m ago

Find something similar for cheaper?


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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?
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Medion Erazer X7847 - i56300HQ - 8GB DDR4 Ram - GTX 1060 6gb - 128gb SSD + 1tb HDD @ Save On Laptops for £799
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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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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

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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

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

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

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

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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An unusual spec, with a processor that falls between the i5-7200u and the i7-7500u on benchmarks, but with Iris Pro graphics ie Intel’s top built-in graphics solution. Not as power… Read more

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

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.
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LouisaLewisWasAston11 h, 14 m ago

I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot …I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot of knowledge and i'm desperate for advice. I have 2 sons. 1 wants a laptop and the other a PC. They both play games such as Overwatch which they are currently obsessed with. Usually they play on a xbox one but want to change this year to something they can play games on and do homework. I'm disabled so don't have much money. Any recommendations on what to get or what spec i should get? One of them is asking for an alienware or msi laptop but they are way too expensive for me. I don't really have a set budget just as cheap as possible but still good. Thanks for any help

Look at this on eBay ebay.co.uk/itm…395

320 quid for 2ns gen i5 and 1050ti should play most games 1080p medium. If anyone says this gen i5 too slow I will show them youtube videos showing that there has been little gain since 2nd gen i5 for gaming performance but at work now

LouisaLewisWasAston11 h, 4 m ago

I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot …I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot of knowledge and i'm desperate for advice. I have 2 sons. 1 wants a laptop and the other a PC. They both play games such as Overwatch which they are currently obsessed with. Usually they play on a xbox one but want to change this year to something they can play games on and do homework. I'm disabled so don't have much money. Any recommendations on what to get or what spec i should get? One of them is asking for an alienware or msi laptop but they are way too expensive for me. I don't really have a set budget just as cheap as possible but still good. Thanks for any help

I will help you find something later on ebay. I bought an old refurbished desktop and put a graphics card in it. Some will have them already. There are loads of youtube channels I watch talking about budget builds. A few years ago nvidia released a graphics card (750ti) powerful enough to play games at full hd graphics on an old business pc as did not use much power. That was my first entry into pc gaming.

Ignore what most people say on here. Youtubers show that a 2nd generation i5 is no different for games than a modern one. The graphics card is where the change has been.

I think for 300 you should easily be able to get a refurbished business pc with a graphics card already done as that is a decent mark up for any ebayer.

I would advise your son not to get a gaming laptop as laptops cannot be upgraded and batreries run out so encourage a better desktop for value for money

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LouisaLewisWasAston11 h, 3 m ago

I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot …I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot of knowledge and i'm desperate for advice. I have 2 sons. 1 wants a laptop and the other a PC. They both play games such as Overwatch which they are currently obsessed with. Usually they play on a xbox one but want to change this year to something they can play games on and do homework. I'm disabled so don't have much money. Any recommendations on what to get or what spec i should get? One of them is asking for an alienware or msi laptop but they are way too expensive for me. I don't really have a set budget just as cheap as possible but still good. Thanks for any help


Hi, No problem with posting here although the deal is now aging so it may be worthwhile asking the same question on a newer deal.

If they're looking for a decent gaming laptop, then I haven't seen one cheaper than this. The cheaper laptops tend to have a poorer graphics card which then limits the kind of games it's capable of running. If this is outside your budget then you'll need to compromise the spec to say a i5 processor, 4 GB RAM (absolute minimum - 8 is better) and say a GeForce 940MX or even a GeForce 940m graphics card. However, just to be clear, the lower spec will not be able to play xbox one standard games. Think PS3/Xbox and that's nearer the capability of these cheaper graphics cards.

If you want some kind of gauge then try videocardbenchmark.net and type in the processor or graphics card. Fyi, I'd say you want a processor that "benchmarks" beyond 4500 and graphics card that benchmarks in the region of 2000+. These figures are absolute minimum in my view but I'm happy to be corrected by those with greater expertise than I.
Hope that helps and good luck with searching.

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Entry-level graphics, but the CPU election AMD RYZEN or Intel eighth-generation processor?

I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot of knowledge and i'm desperate for advice. I have 2 sons. 1 wants a laptop and the other a PC. They both play games such as Overwatch which they are currently obsessed with. Usually they play on a xbox one but want to change this year to something they can play games on and do homework. I'm disabled so don't have much money. Any recommendations on what to get or what spec i should get? One of them is asking for an alienware or msi laptop but they are way too expensive for me. I don't really have a set budget just as cheap as possible but still good. Thanks for any help
Edited by: "LouisaLewisWasAston" 20th Oct
Medion Erazer X7847 GTX 1060 6GB Gaming Notebook Deal of the Day £899 @ Saveonlaptops
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Medion Erazer X7847 Intel Core i5-6300HQ Quad Core Processor 17.3" Full HD IPS Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 8GB DDR4 RAM 128GB SSD 1000GB HDD Dedicated Geforce GT… Read more
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My son bought one directly from medion with the i7 processor, it worked perfectly for a day expect the screen was knackered (lots of dead pixels). We sent it back and fucking Medion refused to repair/ exchange it then refused to give a refund as well. Shit company wouldn't buy from them again. Luckily we paid by PayPal and after2 months we finally got our money back

Voted cold!

That's the perfect spec for a £900 gaming laptop. Forget VR on this. You will need a high end graphics card for that. This is great for 1080 gaming.
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psg.8 h, 39 m ago

How would it be for emulators like dolphin and PS2? And modern non-VR …How would it be for emulators like dolphin and PS2? And modern non-VR games? My toaster pc is from 2009 and I need an upgrade


Should easily do both tbh

If you had to choose between this or this: https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J942-011-MSI-GP62-7RD(Leopard)-011UK_2078098.html

What would you go for?

My use is a mix of gaming and video editing in Premiere Pro and After Effects, so that's pushing me towards the MSi, due to the RAM being 16GB and the CPU being better. But the advantages of that 6GB VRAM and generally superior GPU has me stuck on which one to go for.
Saveonlaptops - MSI Laptop. i5-7300HQ  8GB RAM 128GB SSD and Dedicated Graphics: GTX-960M £599.97
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There's been a few fantastic Curry's deal with dedicated gfx cards. This isn't quite to those standards but I'll put it out there to see what others think. I'd welcome any "it's no… Read more
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Don't buy this laptop! Terrible and cheap plastic. You need to clean it every time you use it, as fingerprints are very visible on it (my hands are clean, while I am using it). Believe me - you probably will be better off paying £50 extra for a laptop with similar specs made by Asus or other company using better materials. Also GTX960m is comparable to GTX950.
Edited by: "Damians" 18th Oct

That's a cracking price, the 960m indeed qualifies as a gaming GFX chipset in my opinion.

RobertM02158 h, 6 m ago

What's new FM? edit: If it's the new Football Manager, this laptop is a …What's new FM? edit: If it's the new Football Manager, this laptop is a bit of an overkill. If you want a laptop with a decent gfx card but not as expensive how about this that's £100 cheaper? https://www.xsonly.com/collections/laptops/products/refurbished-asus-vivobook-k501uq-dm011t-i5-6200u-8gb-1tb-16gb-sshd-15-6-fhd-geforce-940mx-2gb-w10-90nb0bp2-m00420


You were right, I did mean Football Manager. Will have a look at the one you suggested, thanks

MSI as a company are crap. Anyone even considering buying an MSI product should do their homework beforehand

tonyenglish5 h, 42 m ago

I've got one of them and it's still going strong - a handy backup machine …I've got one of them and it's still going strong - a handy backup machine these days. I've replaced the HD with a solid state one and it's now got 16gb RAM. It goes pretty well for an old machine. However these are XPS laptops - There are often current versions of the XPS range that make their way onto the Dell outlet site (where I got mine) with hefty processors and dedicated graphics


Yeah stuck an SSD in ours too it runs beautifully, never really needed to upgrade, Intel nerf the processors IMO they need competition
Huawei Matebook 12 inch 4GB ram 128GB SSD Core M cpu £349 @ Saveonlaptops
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50 quid cheaper than the recent Currys eBay deal. Not for me as just brought the Dell Latitude on here a few days ago and much higher specced.

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mikew953 h, 24 m ago

399 now

Lol that was nearly a month ago sleepy head....

399 now

I've recently got the 10.1" tablet from Huawei the M2 premium with pen, okay its on android lollipop but as for sound, display and build quality I'm very pleased and I would think the build quality on the 2 above would also be good.

MikeLondon10 h, 57 m ago

hey are we sure this comes with the keyboard, it does not say whats …hey are we sure this comes with the keyboard, it does not say whats included.


Have you tried reading the item description on the sellers website? Takes all of 20 seconds...

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MikeLondon3 m ago

hey are we sure this comes with the keyboard, it does not say whats …hey are we sure this comes with the keyboard, it does not say whats included.


The link says 'Includes detachable keyboard' so I'd hope so....
MSI GP72MVR 7RFX(Leopard Pro)-615UK 17inch, i7 gtx 1060 gaming laptop £1099 -  saveonlaptops
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I know it's only the 3gb cut down 1060, but this still seems to be the best value 1060 out there - be really interested if anyone can find a better deal.
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Sorry, for that price I want 16GB Ram not 8GB.

Gormond5th Oct

Which games have needed more than 3GB?



Games like GTA 5 can eat more then 3gb at 1080p.

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aargh! I should really post this seperately but this is better with the ssd and ram increases, and the full fat 1060.

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Hot Hot Hot, most laptops you see at this price range are 1050's

RedRain6 h, 47 m ago

3GB is not ideal for 1080p gaming usage for me at that res on most games …3GB is not ideal for 1080p gaming usage for me at that res on most games has been well above on the newer games



If your monitor is only 1080p then it is irrelevant what the maximum possible res of the game will be because you will only be able to play it at 1080p, so, as others have said, having more than 3gig isnt going to be of much use
MSI laptop .i5 8gb ram ,128gb ssd+1tb hdd. Gtx1050ti 4gb graphics - £799 @ saveonlaptops. Includes msi camo squad bundle
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Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core Processor15.6" Full HD IPS ScreenMicrosoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit8GB DDR4 RAM128GB SSD + 1000GB 7200RPM HDDDVD RewriterDedicated GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4… Read more

Sadly, this is back up to £850 now.

Cover your tracks HERE

manowarbruno2 h, 16 m ago

I'm looking for a laptop and couldn't care less about the look of it, is …I'm looking for a laptop and couldn't care less about the look of it, is it is one a good deal?


Yes very good deal, great specs for the money.2 year warranty.Nice bonus with decent 2017 game and accessories,Also do not have to worry about fingerprints, smudges, scratches with this baby..you will never see them! Strong combination of decent CPU and GPU. at this pricepoint.Gaming laptops tend to all look the same so good to have something different and this one is certainly unique.

I'm looking for a laptop and couldn't care less about the look of it, is it is one a good deal?

Just wrap it up
Gaming Laptop: Acer Predator 15 G9-592 £899.97 GTX 980M, i5-6300HQ £899.97 @ Saveonlaptops
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Quite a good deal in my opinion. Very impressive battery life for a gaming laptop too (7-8 hours), drawbacks would be that it's from the Nvidia 900 series rather than the 1000 seri… Read more
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Good review here for the same laptop apart from the CPU

ZahrinAdwa28th Sep

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-980M-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-Mobile/m15596vsm164336It's no where near to the 1060



It depends on the type of 1060 as well. The 3gb max Q is probably weaker then a 980m for example (although it would keep all the advantages of being a newer card). The full 3gb version vs the 980m is very close so that extra power will matter.

In the end, for this laptop, I'd worry about that CPU. Laptop CPU's are still much weaker then desktop cpus.

Only 7 left in stock! Was 20 yesterday
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Rosco111246 m ago

Is it worth paying for the 3 year extended warranty?


If you decide to go for it .buy direct from Acer, 3 years extended £69, 4 years £99.

Is it worth paying for the 3 year extended warranty?