Zoostorm 11.6" Touchscreen Laptop (New with dead battery) £59.99 @ Zoostorm Ebay
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Zoostorm 11.6" Touchscreen Laptop (New with dead battery) £59.99 @ Zoostorm Ebay

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Found 4th Apr 2017
Same as deal a couple of days ago credit to unohu

Back in stock now

Mine arrived today and it's definitely brand new, very happy with it for the price

Battery is dead and be aware they are pretty rare so expect to pay £40 for replacement from UK or ~£29 from China is best I've found so far
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SClub

Pretty poor sequential disk write performance though, more akin to emmc?



Can confirm it's definitely MSATA

http://i68.tinypic.com/dev6kj.jpg
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Is it just the battery that is at fault?
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aishakhan894

Is it just the battery that is at fault?



Well mine works perfectly (when plugged in) and according to the listing: "Laptop is fully working, brand new retail return, but must be plugged in at all the times or you need to buy a new battery (replacing the battery will fix the issue) 3 months warranty ! (laptop only)"

So if they're telling the truth then yeah
So you get £60 off for a faulty battery but a genuine replacement battery costs £40. Not enough of a bargain for me.
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TheBiker

So you get £60 off for a faulty battery but a genuine replacement battery … So you get £60 off for a faulty battery but a genuine replacement battery costs £40. Not enough of a bargain for me.



Fair enough that's a good point but some people only use it plugged in like me so for them it's a non-issue
derp1664

Fair enough that's a good point but some people only use it plugged in … Fair enough that's a good point but some people only use it plugged in like me so for them it's a non-issue


Fair enough but if you want to restore portability its not really a bargain, merely £20 off and the hassle of sourcing a replacement battery.
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TheBiker

Fair enough but if you want to restore portability its not really a … Fair enough but if you want to restore portability its not really a bargain, merely £20 off and the hassle of sourcing a replacement battery.



To be fair they are selling for ~£200 elsewhere though aswell so it's a decent discount either way imo
TheBiker

Fair enough but if you want to restore portability its not really a … Fair enough but if you want to restore portability its not really a bargain, merely £20 off and the hassle of sourcing a replacement battery.



£20 is about 20% off I've seen things go hotter with less of a saving...
Edited by: "Bilbo1968" 4th Apr 2017
derp1664

To be fair they are selling for ~£200 elsewhere though aswell so it's a … To be fair they are selling for ~£200 elsewhere though aswell so it's a decent discount either way imo


Sounds better I was going by their quoted Ebay price.So perhaps they are a bargain.
Op can you post a few pics of the battery pack? The pics look like it's a 3 cell pack. If it's not glued with in an inch of it's life and you are handy with a soldering iron you might be able to swap out the 18560's for around £10.
Have you got a link for the batteries please?
Any links for the battery please?
it doesn't look likely but does the screen fold all the way open, tablet style?
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GAVINLEWISHUKD

Op can you post a few pics of the battery pack? The pics look like it's a … Op can you post a few pics of the battery pack? The pics look like it's a 3 cell pack. If it's not glued with in an inch of it's life and you are handy with a soldering iron you might be able to swap out the 18560's for around £10.



Good idea might be worth looking into
http://tinypic.com/r/168ijkn/9
http://tinypic.com/r/rlxbbc/9
tinypic.com/r/1…5/9
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spammy

it doesn't look likely but does the screen fold all the way open, tablet … it doesn't look likely but does the screen fold all the way open, tablet style?



Nope it doesn't
whats the performance like for basic internet office software use, thanks
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rambobambo

whats the performance like for basic internet office software use, thanks



I'd say that's what it's perfect for. Respectable performance given the price
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/zoostorm-touchscreen-laptop-7270-9013-1313586/review/2

Worth noting the keyboard is slightly smaller than standard for typing though
derp1664

Good idea might be worth looking into … Good idea might be worth looking into http://tinypic.com/r/168ijkn/9http://tinypic.com/r/rlxbbc/9http://tinypic.com/r/120q995/9



From your links it 4x 2200mAh 18650 batteries. Here is 4x 2600mAh cells from a reputable brand (Samsung) for just over £11.
The thing is, if they haven't changed the batteries, how do they, or anyone else, know that it's not the charging circuit rather than the battery? You'd have to stump up £40 to find out, and if it was the charging circuit you'd be left with a useless paperweight.

Anyway, I thought these cheapy low spec laptops were regarded as pretty poor performers even when new and in good condition?
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VDisillusioned

The thing is, if they haven't changed the batteries, how do they, or … The thing is, if they haven't changed the batteries, how do they, or anyone else, know that it's not the charging circuit rather than the battery? You'd have to stump up £40 to find out, and if it was the charging circuit you'd be left with a useless paperweight. Anyway, I thought these cheapy low spec laptops were regarded as pretty poor performers even when new and in good condition?



All they need is one working battery to test all of them so it's not that hard to believe imo.
Performance is reasonable given price; see the techradar review linked above
Could you sell on the Windows licence?
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justanotherpunter

Could you sell on the Windows licence?



Not really because there's no COA sticker anymore they use OEM licenses integrated into the UEFI BIOS
VDisillusioned

The thing is, if they haven't changed the batteries, how do they, or … The thing is, if they haven't changed the batteries, how do they, or anyone else, know that it's not the charging circuit rather than the battery? You'd have to stump up £40 to find out, and if it was the charging circuit you'd be left with a useless paperweight. Anyway, I thought these cheapy low spec laptops were regarded as pretty poor performers even when new and in good condition?



From the sticker the batteries are 3 years old. Once they drop below 3v for long periods they are not recoverable.
Chances are the cells are dead rather than the charge circuit.

The problem come in how it's sealed. If it's screws or clips it's not so bad. It's the ones that are hot glued or plastic welded that are a pain. You end up destroying it just getting in.
derp1664

I'd say that's what it's perfect for. Respectable performance given the … I'd say that's what it's perfect for. Respectable performance given the price http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/zoostorm-touchscreen-laptop-7270-9013-1313586/review/2Worth noting the keyboard is slightly smaller than standard for typing though



​isnt thehard disk only 32 gb... techradar review lists 500gb
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rambobambo

​isnt thehard disk only 32 gb... techradar review lists 500gb



Yes it's a different configuration but same base model. Techradar one has 500GB regular HDD, this has 32GB SSD
derp1664

Yes it's a different configuration but same base model. Techradar one has … Yes it's a different configuration but same base model. Techradar one has 500GB regular HDD, this has 32GB SSD



Any idea if a hard drive and ssd can co-exist? i.e. does the ssd occupy the same slot or a different one

Really tempted by this. These style of machines are normally 2Gb RAM, a slower processor and no touchscreen
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tanked

Any idea if a hard drive and ssd can co-exist? i.e. does the ssd occupy … Any idea if a hard drive and ssd can co-exist? i.e. does the ssd occupy the same slot or a different oneReally tempted by this. These style of machines are normally 2Gb RAM, a slower processor and no touchscreen



It comes with an additional 2.5" hard drive caddy in the box and 2 sets of screws labelled "HDD" and "HDD1" so it seems likely yes. The only reference to the SSD I have found so far says it's MSATA interface so that would not occupy the same place.
Can't say for sure until I take it apart (probably will do that later) but seems like should be fine
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tanked

Any idea if a hard drive and ssd can co-exist? i.e. does the ssd occupy … Any idea if a hard drive and ssd can co-exist? i.e. does the ssd occupy the same slot or a different oneReally tempted by this. These style of machines are normally 2Gb RAM, a slower processor and no touchscreen



Quick google found this:
http://canardpc.com/forums/threads/45694-Le-topic-des-feedbacks-(toujours-un-mat%C3%A9riel-par-post)/page88

Press CTRL + F and type W310
or look at post #2618

Looks like internal shots with occupied MSATA port and space for a 2.5" SATA drive simultaneously
Edited by: "i_have_crabs" 4th Apr 2017
To the people saying it's not much of a saving once you factor in a replacement battery, this deal is clearly not for you. The majority of people benefitting from this deal are the ones who will use it plugged in at all times and who won't bother or need to buy a replacement battery.
Edited by: "waynester21" 4th Apr 2017
Hot! Got one for my Mum.
This is probably a stupid question but here goes.
Can i put a 500gb hdd in this?
Edited by: "dennissabre" 4th Apr 2017
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dennissabre

This is probably a stupid question but here goes.Can i put a 500gb hdd in … This is probably a stupid question but here goes.Can i put a 500gb hdd in this?



Yep they include the HDD caddy & screws for a normal 2.5" laptop hard drive

EDIT: Lol that profile pic X)
Edited by: "i_have_crabs" 4th Apr 2017
It's £59 for an all in one tiny desktop that's brand new (old stock) so while it can't be used as a laptop without spending some money, it can be used as a cheap desktop.

The celeron 1037u isn't too bad, it's an Ivy bridge CPU rather than an atom based CPU... I've got one in a media PC with 4GB ram and a 120GB ssd and it can do 1920x1080 HD video from iplayer, youtube .... just about, depending on the browser you may or may not get frame drops, I found Edge worked better than Firefox or Chrome in most cases. But it nearly always maxed out the CPU running an HD video.

Hot from me though.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 4th Apr 2017
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'New with dead battery', the other day it was 'new with fault' X) X) X) what is this sorcery?
My other half always has her laptop plugged in, so may as well give this a go! Cheers.
Sounds like a bargain to me- I always use mine plugged in (with the battery left out).

Only caveat I would say is laptops advertised with 32gb SSD's tend to actually not have SSD's, but eMMC's (which is basically an SD card glued to the motherboard), which don't have the same performance as a proper SSD. I haven't looked to see if this is the case with this one (and it might not be), but it might be something to be aware of/look into before you buy one.
Its still a bargain either way though.
got an error on my laptop

says plugged in, not charging 41% available

Any ideas?
I bought one just to see if I can flip the screen so its open and flush with the base so I can wall mount it or set it into a wall. I like the idea of a touch screen wall pc for weather, calendar, home automation, a bit like a magic mirror but touch screen
Edited by: "StevenBrown" 4th Apr 2017
InTheKnow444.....sounds like you have an energy manager program running. They never charge to 100% for preserving the life of the cells. Type in energy manager in windows search box and see if thats an app your running.
Is this fanless??
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 4th Apr 2017
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