Xiaomi Mi Pro 15.6 inch i5-8250U 8GB 256GB SSD MX150 £650.70 (£582.38) @ LightInTheBox
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Xiaomi Mi Pro 15.6 inch i5-8250U 8GB 256GB SSD MX150 £650.70 (£582.38) @ LightInTheBox

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Found 25th Nov 2017Edited by:"Turret"
Optional; £16.45 insurance against any import duty fees. If you keep with the default shipping you'll likely avoid any import fees anyway.
10.5% cashback at TCB = £582.38

Unlike other website, if you have an issue you can send this to their EU warehouse. No need to ship it all the way to China.



Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro

Is a cost-effective notebook which supports fingerprint recognition. Equipped with a 15.6 inch FHD display,brings your photos and videos to life. Powered by Intel Core processor, featuring NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, ensures high performance. 256GB huge hard disk storage brings you smooth using experience. Dual band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi supported, ensures you high-speed surfing.

Main Features:
● Microsoft Windows 10 OS
Offers more powerful performance brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience
● Intel Core i5-8250U Quad Core 1.6GHz, up to 3.4GHz
Ultra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power
● NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU
Dual graphics supported, better and faster in playing games and watching videos
● 8GB DDR4 RAM for Advanced Multitasking
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications
● 256GB SSD Storage Capacity
Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more
● Front Camera for Photos and Face-to-face Chat
1.0MP front camera allows you to capture memorable moments or chat with friends
● HDMI Output Expands Your Viewing Options
You can connect the device to an HDTV or high-definition monitor to set up two screens side by side or just enlarge pictures
● Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi
802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless Internet, allows you to connect to the Web while within range of an available wireless network
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    71 Comments
    Am I missing something - an 8th Gen quad core intel, good connections and reasonable spec, nice design, yet cold?
    As a laptop for this money, this is a fantastic deal.
    If it were on Amazon UK for this, it'd be super hot.
    However, people dont like the cheap Chinese importers reliability, and also the problems with warranty etc.
    Also, they typically ship with (only) Chinese Windows 10 installed, so you need to be tech literate (and possibly need to buy new English Windows but dont quote me) to sort this out.
    Still, hot from me.

    Edit: And for context, it's currently £664.79 at Gearbest
    Edited by: "Msic" 25th Nov 2017
    chinese windows is a problem - have to add the cost of a new os
    Heat from me, great looking laptop and reviews are pretty good too. Also for completeness, this laptop has a second NVMe slot in case you run out of space. The only issue for me would be the import costs
    Warrant y puts most people off, and understandably.
    Chinese language version can be sorted easily enough, for free, legitimately via the windows USB installer, but admittedly not for those who want to unbox, switch on and start working on it. Great deal in my view.

    I dont know much about the reseller though.

    Hot from my btw.
    I also for to mention but it’s definitely worth waiting for 8th Gen Intel CPU, this one is 40% faster than the previous gen equivalent, it’s worth having a look at reviews


    Also not sure if it will work but there is 10.5% on Topcashback
    Edited by: "fmo" 25th Nov 2017
    I've taken the plunge.
    With Topcashback (assuming it tracks ok) it is a lot of Laptop for <£600.
    Better than any BF deal i've seen IMO.
    I ordered on Thursday and TCB tracked at around £59 as I used discount codes.
    Still hasn't been shipped despite indicating a 24 hour processing time.

    Possible high import tax + handling fees and no warranty (or send to China warranty) probably prevents it going hot.
    Edited by: "thomas01155" 25th Nov 2017
    Original Poster
    fmo4 h, 8 m ago

    I also for to mention but it’s definitely worth waiting for 8th Gen Intel C …I also for to mention but it’s definitely worth waiting for 8th Gen Intel CPU, this one is 40% faster than the previous gen equivalent, it’s worth having a look at reviews [Video] Also not sure if it will work but there is 10.5% on Topcashback


    This is 8th gen?

    thomas011551 h, 32 m ago

    Possible high import tax + handling fees and no warranty (or send to China …Possible high import tax + handling fees and no warranty (or send to China warranty) probably prevents it going hot.


    Pay £16.45 extra and any import fees are refunded. Warranty is included and if you did need to send it back, you send it to their warehouse in the EU
    Majority of people aren't charged anyway.

    -

    Not so sure why this is cold. This laptop has got hot every time it has been posted previously at a higher price
    Edited by: "Turret" 25th Nov 2017
    Hot from me!
    Turret1 h, 14 m ago

    This is 8th gen?Pay £16.45 extra and any import fees are refunded. …This is 8th gen?Pay £16.45 extra and any import fees are refunded. Warranty is included and if you did need to send it back, you send it to their warehouse in the EUMajority of people aren't charged anyway.-Not so sure why this is cold. This laptop has got hot every time it has been posted previously at a higher price



    Yes definitely 8th gen, so 4 core and 8 threads (with hyperthreading), the performance boost is definitely worth it
    Apparently you can download the windows media creation tool to update Windows, install with English then update and it will recognise the existing installed key.

    I’ve just ordered so will tell you how it goes!
    Original Poster
    JamesS_R1 h, 10 m ago

    Apparently you can download the windows media creation tool to update …Apparently you can download the windows media creation tool to update Windows, install with English then update and it will recognise the existing installed key. I’ve just ordered so will tell you how it goes!



    I read the same although apparently you need to link your online Microsoft account before reformatting to store the key, and then re-login to Microsoft account to restore the activation once you've installed the English OS.
    Turret4 h, 11 m ago

    I read the same although apparently you need to link your online Microsoft …I read the same although apparently you need to link your online Microsoft account before reformatting to store the key, and then re-login to Microsoft account to restore the activation once you've installed the English OS.


    I think that is when doing a fresh install and is something like a ‘digital account’ key tied to you MS account. This seems a bit different as it does an upgrade rather than fresh install. I’ve done the fresh install, but not the upgrade, so not 100%. Will let you know how it goes when it arrives!
    Edited by: "JamesS_R" 25th Nov 2017
    JamesS_R56 m ago

    I think that is when doing a fresh install and is something like a …I think that is when doing a fresh install and is something like a ‘digital account’ key tied to you MS account. This seems a bit different as it does an upgrade rather than fresh install. I’ve done the fresh install, but not the upgrade, so not 100%. Will let you know how it goes when it arrives!



    The key is installed in Bios. Just make sure that when you use the media creation tool, you download the single language version, as this is what the license is for.
    Edited by: "badboyofrock" 25th Nov 2017
    Just posting to let those who ordered and are eager to get their hands on the laptop know that mine was shipped 3 days after purchase after I raised a ticket - they'd previously quoted a shipping date of 'before 26/12/2017' despite stating a handling time of 24 hours!
    Current price as 27/11/17 is £602.05 and including topcashback's potential 10.5% for online purchases the total cost after cashback is £538.83.
    Edited by: "MK5HashTag66" 27th Nov 2017
    Trust pilot ratings from previous UK customers of lightinthebox are completely abysmal - and there are many.
    Cancelled order after reviewing Trustpilot customer reviews about Lightinthebox
    "Optional; £16.45 insurance against any import duty fees."
    Am I missing something? It's charging £55 for me. I'd take the plunge if it was around £16 like in the OP.32628049-z0heX.jpg
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    T0ddH0ward22 m ago

    "Optional; £16.45 insurance against any import duty fees."Am I missing …"Optional; £16.45 insurance against any import duty fees."Am I missing something? It's charging £55 for me. I'd take the plunge if it was around £16 like in the OP.[Image]


    Just checked myself and unfortunately it looks like this was a Black Friday offer. The price is indeed now showing at £55
    Has anyone received it yet?
    Quick update:
    Before reinstalling windows, activate Office 16 and link it to your live account. This will allow you to use it after you reinstall windows!

    You might get a region error when activating Office initially but Microsoft support can unlock the region on the online customer support chat window.
    Edited by: "bsv92" 8th Dec 2017
    Well mine arrived fine, refund from the duty / import all went fine too. They actually raised a ticket for me beforehand.
    Install Windows Home fresh install. I tried single language language but it wouldnt activate and said it should be windwos 10 home. All activated fine for me.

    Exceptional notebook for the money. Impecable customer service too, really straightforward. Took about a 8 days from ordering to it being in my hand.
    I would recommend.
    bsv928th Dec 2017

    Quick update:Before reinstalling windows, activate Office 16 and link it …Quick update:Before reinstalling windows, activate Office 16 and link it to your live account. This will allow you to use it after you reinstall windows!You might get a region error when activating Office initially but Microsoft support can unlock the region on the online customer support chat window.



    antmatz12th Dec 2017

    Well mine arrived fine, refund from the duty / import all went fine too. …Well mine arrived fine, refund from the duty / import all went fine too. They actually raised a ticket for me beforehand.Install Windows Home fresh install. I tried single language language but it wouldnt activate and said it should be windwos 10 home. All activated fine for me.Exceptional notebook for the money. Impecable customer service too, really straightforward. Took about a 8 days from ordering to it being in my hand.I would recommend.



    Hi, I'm looking at ordering one of these and would appreciate your feedback. Would you still choose this over rivals such as this one? hotukdeals.com/dea…110 - no back-lit keyboard :-(

    Did TCB payout?
    Has the non-UK keyboard been a problem?
    Is the screen resolution or gloss as bad as some of the reviews make out?
    Do you know if they've fixed the issues with the slow SD card port?

    I don't play games, just need it for office, some basic graphics editing and web development.
    Thanks in advance.
    Guan24th Jan

    Hi, I'm looking at ordering one of these and would appreciate your …Hi, I'm looking at ordering one of these and would appreciate your feedback. Would you still choose this over rivals such as this one? https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-ip320s-14-inches-intelr-coretm-i7-8550u-8-gb-ram-256-gb-ssd-1080p-screen-59999-pc-world-2880110 - no back-lit keyboard :-( Did TCB payout?Has the non-UK keyboard been a problem? Is the screen resolution or gloss as bad as some of the reviews make out? Do you know if they've fixed the issues with the slow SD card port? I don't play games, just need it for office, some basic graphics editing and web development. Thanks in advance.


    Hi.

    I have used an Ideapad 320 which looks very similar to the one you've linked although the one I used had a 7th gen Intel i5; the Xiaomi has far higher perceived build quality. I personally wouldn't pay anywhere near £600 for the IP320s if it is similar in build and materials to the Ideapad 320.

    I find the screen resolution perfectly fine for the screen size. I do notice reflections from the gloss screen sometimes but it's practically a non-issue for me. I personally have no requirements for a higher resolution screen; I use mine for Microsoft Office applications, watching videos, surfing and occasional gaming. I actually think the screen is one of its best attributes.

    The US keyboard hasn't been a big problem, I've set my layout to the UK standard in Windows 10 however this means that I have to remember where certain symbols are on the keyboard i.e. \"@. One thing that I do find irritating during normal use is that the touchpad clicker is slightly looser than I would have expected. I also find the need to use a CN-UK plug adapter with the charger a little inconvenient.

    TCB tracked and confirmed at £59.85, still awaiting payment. I would highly recommend this laptop as long as you can live with the limitations above.

    Hope this helps.
    bsv921 h, 11 m ago

    Hi.I have used an Ideapad 320 which looks very similar to the one you've …Hi.I have used an Ideapad 320 which looks very similar to the one you've linked although the one I used had a 7th gen Intel i5; the Xiaomi has far higher perceived build quality. I personally wouldn't pay anywhere near £600 for the IP320s if it is similar in build and materials to the Ideapad 320.I find the screen resolution perfectly fine for the screen size. I do notice reflections from the gloss screen sometimes but it's practically a non-issue for me. I personally have no requirements for a higher resolution screen; I use mine for Microsoft Office applications, watching videos, surfing and occasional gaming. I actually think the screen is one of its best attributes.The US keyboard hasn't been a big problem, I've set my layout to the UK standard in Windows 10 however this means that I have to remember where certain symbols are on the keyboard i.e. \"@. One thing that I do find irritating during normal use is that the touchpad clicker is slightly looser than I would have expected. I also find the need to use a CN-UK plug adapter with the charger a little inconvenient.TCB tracked and confirmed at £59.85, still awaiting payment. I would highly recommend this laptop as long as you can live with the limitations above.Hope this helps.



    Thanks for getting back to me... Ordered this morning. Cheers.
    Guan25th Jan

    Thanks for getting back to me... Ordered this morning. Cheers.


    I agree with all BSV92's comments.

    You will not be disappointed. You will not get anything in a UK retailer this premium, at this price point. Build quality is superb. Screen is glossy and yes reflection can be annoying, but compared to the 720 5YO LCD screen i was using, it is like night and day. I really like the screen. Colour, brightness and contrast are all very good. US keyboard doesn't bother me too much, i've used a us keyboard on a mac so you get used to the changes for the " and @ keys.
    >1080p for me means text would be a struggle. 1080p is the sweet spot at 15" at least for my use cases anyway.

    If you are reliant on UK warranty and customer service then look elsewhere.
    If you are happy sorting through the initial setup and changeover to UK version of windows, you will be happy with your decision.

    Cash back confirmed, but still awaiting payout.

    Enjoy.
    antmatz15 h, 14 m ago

    I agree with all BSV92's comments.You will not be disappointed. You will …I agree with all BSV92's comments.You will not be disappointed. You will not get anything in a UK retailer this premium, at this price point. Build quality is superb. Screen is glossy and yes reflection can be annoying, but compared to the 720 5YO LCD screen i was using, it is like night and day. I really like the screen. Colour, brightness and contrast are all very good. US keyboard doesn't bother me too much, i've used a us keyboard on a mac so you get used to the changes for the " and @ keys. >1080p for me means text would be a struggle. 1080p is the sweet spot at 15" at least for my use cases anyway.If you are reliant on UK warranty and customer service then look elsewhere. If you are happy sorting through the initial setup and changeover to UK version of windows, you will be happy with your decision.Cash back confirmed, but still awaiting payout.Enjoy.


    Thanks for getting back to me. Only had the 'Expedited Express' shipping option so paid for the customs and duty insurance at £59.14 for both. TCB cashback hasn't tracked, have to wait a week before I can raise a ticket.
    Looking forward to it, will be adding another 256GB SSD and dual booting with Elementary OS.
    Cheers.
    Why is this expired?
    gm89uk30th Jan

    Why is this expired?


    Not sure but it's even cheaper now, I just picked it up and hopefully with the top cashback it will end up on £545 something
    Nesquikk_M3rd Feb

    Not sure but it's even cheaper now, I just picked it up and hopefully with …Not sure but it's even cheaper now, I just picked it up and hopefully with the top cashback it will end up on £545 something


    How'd you get it down to £545 , and where from? Thanks
    AadilF16 m ago

    How'd you get it down to £545 , and where from? Thanks


    From lightinthebox, but when I bought it, it said free shipping so I did not pay anything for shipping, and with the cashback it would end up roughly around £545,

    BUT I just received an email today saying they can't ship it if I don't pay a fee of £43, told them to get lost and just refund my money, so never mind that comment sorry mate,
    Nesquikk_M2 m ago

    From lightinthebox, but when I bought it, it said free shipping so I did …From lightinthebox, but when I bought it, it said free shipping so I did not pay anything for shipping, and with the cashback it would end up roughly around £545,BUT I just received an email today saying they can't ship it if I don't pay a fee of £43, told them to get lost and just refund my money, so never mind that comment sorry mate,


    Didn't you pay the import duty insurance? Mine comes to around £610 in total with import insurance + shipping (I have around £40 credit on their website). I'll see how much the cashback gives.
    AadilF121 m ago

    Didn't you pay the import duty insurance? Mine comes to around £610 in …Didn't you pay the import duty insurance? Mine comes to around £610 in total with import insurance + shipping (I have around £40 credit on their website). I'll see how much the cashback gives.


    It came up to £600 with everything ticked, but as I mentioned it was 0 for shipping, and with the 10.5% cashback it was around that price,

    But as I said, they emailed me today saying that they want another £43 for shipping, so in total it would be around £600 something, and not £545, so I decided to just have my money refunded, as they are currently being difficult and want more money to get my item shipped
    Nesquikk_M4 m ago

    It came up to £600 with everything ticked, but as I mentioned it was 0 for …It came up to £600 with everything ticked, but as I mentioned it was 0 for shipping, and with the 10.5% cashback it was around that price,But as I said, they emailed me today saying that they want another £43 for shipping, so in total it would be around £600 something, and not £545, so I decided to just have my money refunded, as they are currently being difficult and want more money to get my item shipped


    Is that Lightinthebox that emailed you or DHL? So yeah, with cashback mine should be around £550. Once the duty stuff comes through, I'll contact their customer support so they can refund me the import duty money.
    AadilF115 m ago

    Is that Lightinthebox that emailed you or DHL? So yeah, with cashback mine …Is that Lightinthebox that emailed you or DHL? So yeah, with cashback mine should be around £550. Once the duty stuff comes through, I'll contact their customer support so they can refund me the import duty money.


    Lightinthebox emailed me, really ****** that I been waiting a week for it to be processed and sent,
    I also send them an email a few days ago since this laptop said it would ship within 24 hours and my order still had not been shipped, they emailed me back saying it has been packaged and will be shipped within 48 hours????????
    And today they emailed me saying it won't be shipped unless I pay a shipping fee...
    Edited by moderator: "Edited out swearing" 9th Feb
    Nesquikk_M34 m ago

    Lightinthebox emailed me, really ****** that I been waiting a week for it …Lightinthebox emailed me, really ****** that I been waiting a week for it to be processed and sent,I also send them an email a few days ago since this laptop said it would ship within 24 hours and my order still had not been shipped, they emailed me back saying it has been packaged and will be shipped within 48 hours????????And today they emailed me saying it won't be shipped unless I pay a shipping fee...


    Open a dispute with PayPal, tell them the problem, and that you did not expect any hidden fees.
    AadilF120 m ago

    Open a dispute with PayPal, tell them the problem, and that you did not …Open a dispute with PayPal, tell them the problem, and that you did not expect any hidden fees.


    Did not know that was possible, cheers mate,

    But what is the outcome of trying that?
    Edited by: "Nesquikk_M" 9th Feb
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