Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro  with i5-8250U, 8GB DDR4 & 256GB NVMe SSD - £687.04 @ GearBest
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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro with i5-8250U, 8GB DDR4 & 256GB NVMe SSD - £687.04 @ GearBest

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Found 5th Nov
I have accidentally come across it - it seems a pretty good deal to me.

And... I wanted to share it with you guys.

Grab yourself one before the offer is gone - it stops on Tuesday at 12.00 PM.

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Looks like a nice machine, but I couldn't bring myself to risk almost £700 on GearBest.

Chinese version? How would you change it to English in a legit way?

What could go wrong? You have PayPal guarantees if anything goes wrong, right?

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Muir30 m ago

Looks like a nice machine, but I couldn't bring myself to risk almost £700 …Looks like a nice machine, but I couldn't bring myself to risk almost £700 on GearBest.


You still have PayPal Protection, though.

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doublespresso15 m ago

Chinese version? How would you change it to English in a legit way?What …Chinese version? How would you change it to English in a legit way?What could go wrong? You have PayPal guarantees if anything goes wrong, right?


Yeah, I had a Chinese version Mi Notebook Air - I factory reset it, bought a 2£ Windows 10 Pro Licence off eBay, installed it - everything worked fine without any issue.

Don't see why people complain so much about 'Chinese Version'....

MrJohnGreeg2 m ago

Yeah, I had a Chinese version Mi Notebook Air - I factory reset it, bought …Yeah, I had a Chinese version Mi Notebook Air - I factory reset it, bought a 2£ Windows 10 Pro Licence off eBay, installed it - everything worked fine without any issue. Don't see why people complain so much about 'Chinese Version'....


Warranty?

MrJohnGreeg12 m ago

Yeah, I had a Chinese version Mi Notebook Air - I factory reset it, bought …Yeah, I had a Chinese version Mi Notebook Air - I factory reset it, bought a 2£ Windows 10 Pro Licence off eBay, installed it - everything worked fine without any issue. Don't see why people complain so much about 'Chinese Version'....


Is it legit?

I assume you had to download the Windows 10 English version and install it from a USB stick?
Is there a step by step guide?

BTW is the Keyboard qwerty US version?

MrJohnGreeg20 m ago

Yeah, I had a Chinese version Mi Notebook Air - I factory reset it, bought …Yeah, I had a Chinese version Mi Notebook Air - I factory reset it, bought a 2£ Windows 10 Pro Licence off eBay, installed it - everything worked fine without any issue. Don't see why people complain so much about 'Chinese Version'....



Unless Windows proposes a region lock on it's activation, you shouldn't need to buy another copy of Windows. The machine technically will have a key saved to the machine so you should be free to simply re-install Windows using a English Windows image without re-buying. It WILL ask you for a licence key but you can skip this and Windows will activate as normal.

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M0nk3h14 m ago

Unless Windows proposes a region lock on it's activation, you shouldn't …Unless Windows proposes a region lock on it's activation, you shouldn't need to buy another copy of Windows. The machine technically will have a key saved to the machine so you should be free to simply re-install Windows using a English Windows image without re-buying. It WILL ask you for a licence key but you can skip this and Windows will activate as normal.


Yeah, as that might be true for some - for mine it did not work - even though I did exactly as you said. Really depends - but you can find licenses very easily now; and let' say 5£ for a license is not that much.

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doublespresso24 m ago

Is it legit?I assume you had to download the Windows 10 English version …Is it legit?I assume you had to download the Windows 10 English version and install it from a USB stick?Is there a step by step guide?BTW is the Keyboard qwerty US version?


It's perfectly legit for personal use. I believe the things stand quite differently when it come to enterprises.

Yeah, I used the Windows Media Creation tool from Microsoft website and it worked flawlessly. If you Google the name of it, on the page you will also find a guide.

Yeah, all Xiaomi laptops come with QWERTY US keyboard - something I do not find odd, even though I have got used to the UK layout after using the US layout for 12 years.

MrJohnGreeg3 m ago

https://www.gearbest.com/about/warranty-and-return.html



Shipping fee pat able by the customer & non-refundable.

Wonder how much a couple of kilos to China costs.....

MrJohnGreeg6 m ago

https://www.gearbest.com/about/warranty-and-return.html



Shipping fee payable by the customer & non-refundable.

2kg to China on 4 day delivery is £50!!!

I REALLY want to overlook that and buy a couple of laptops for the kids as they've got some great prices on top CPUs with SSD and even a Geforce 940 for example but the warranty thing just puts me off

VOYO i7 Notebook https://gearbest.app.link/mFJ6DKbMPH
Edited by: "Rich44" 5th Nov

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Rich4415 m ago

Shipping fee payable by the customer & non-refundable.2kg to China on 4 …Shipping fee payable by the customer & non-refundable.2kg to China on 4 day delivery is £50!!!I REALLY want to overlook that and buy a couple of laptops for the kids as they've got some great prices on top CPUs with SSD and even a Geforce 940 for example but the warranty thing just puts me off VOYO i7 Notebook https://gearbest.app.link/mFJ6DKbMPH


Yeah, I wanted to get the maxed out version myself but I got a beast PC instead.

Your best best is looking for something around the UK - in case they breakdown you will want to get a replacement quickly.

My experience with the WiFi camera which arrived this weekend would put me off spending £15 never mind £500+

MrJohnGreeg12 h, 42 m ago

It's perfectly legit for personal use. I believe the things stand quite …It's perfectly legit for personal use. I believe the things stand quite differently when it come to enterprises.Yeah, I used the Windows Media Creation tool from Microsoft website and it worked flawlessly. If you Google the name of it, on the page you will also find a guide.Yeah, all Xiaomi laptops come with QWERTY US keyboard - something I do not find odd, even though I have got used to the UK layout after using the US layout for 12 years.

£, @, #, and smaller return key are annoying; it annoyed me when I lived in the US.

pealy7 h, 35 m ago

My experience with the WiFi camera which arrived this weekend would put me …My experience with the WiFi camera which arrived this weekend would put me off spending £15 never mind £500+


Bit of a pointless comment if you don't expand on what that 'experience' was
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