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    Help me choose between 2 in laptops

    Looking at two near identical yoga 510's only difference I can see is one has an i7 6500u and the other one has a i7 7500u.
    Should I pay the extra £27 for the 7th gen?

    currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
    currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

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    I wouldn't buy any, but it's worth to pay little more for bit newer and bit faster cpu.

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    marislaudams

    I wouldn't buy any, but it's worth to pay little more for bit newer and … I wouldn't buy any, but it's worth to pay little more for bit newer and bit faster cpu.


    any reason why you wouldn't get one of those?

    Putting aside the issues with Curries, also putting aside the cost of each unit. It is probably worth the 30 pound difference for the upgrade. Any more than that would be a stretch.

    I think the i7 7500u is cheaper since on the photo is says 10% off marked price.

    marislaudams

    I wouldn't buy any, but it's worth to pay little more for bit newer and … I wouldn't buy any, but it's worth to pay little more for bit newer and bit faster cpu.


    10% off the 7500u with code LAPTOP10 making it £657.


    Edited by: "Kennnnnny" 8th Feb

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    Kennnnnny

    10% off the 7500u with code LAPTOP10 making it £657.


    They both have 10% off with that code, just the picture of the 7500u shows it in the picture aswell. So with both 10% cheaper it is £27 difference for an upgrade to 7500u.

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    Enet

    Putting aside the issues with Curries, also putting aside the cost of … Putting aside the issues with Curries, also putting aside the cost of each unit. It is probably worth the 30 pound difference for the upgrade. Any more than that would be a stretch.


    What are the issues with curries? And the costs are -10% with a code. Is that still too much?

    Curries support is poor, and their staff poorly trained. They will try to up sell you expensive add ons and insurance. If you find a knowledgeable person there then they are an enthusiast and self taught.
    The price issue is difficult because this is a 2 in 1 laptop so there will always be a price premium. Looking at the reviews, the screen is average at best and the GPU is a waste of space.
    Look around at the reviews of comparable 2 in 1 laptops.
    Edited by: "Enet" 8th Feb

    Original Poster

    Enet

    Curries support is poor, and their staff poorly trained. They will try to … Curries support is poor, and their staff poorly trained. They will try to up sell you expensive add ons and insurance. If you find a knowledgeable person there then they are an enthusiast and self taught. The price issue is difficult because this is a 2 in 1 laptop so there will always be a price premium. Looking at the reviews, the screen is average at best and the GPU is a waste of space. Look around at the reviews of comparable 2 in 1 laptops.


    Thanks for your input, The reason I was looking at the yoga 510 was that it has 8gb ram, i7 processor, 256gb ssd and 1080 screen. It was the cheapest I could find on currys website for these specs as a minimum even when comparing it with conventional laptops. Should I be looking elsewhere to get a better machine for similar money?
    Thanks

    quincie87

    [quote=marislaudams] any reason why you wouldn't get one of those?



    I'm too old to waist my time with a slow pc. As you know i7 U is not a real i7. If you expecting powerhouse than you will be disappointed.

    If you want to use it outside home a lot, or limiting yourself with youtube, chrome, solitaire and ms office than OK, but I don't see reason to spend that much money for such tasks.

    As well I don't understand meaning of putting AMD R5 M430 in it - to heat your lap when you holding your laptop? Cos performance wise it's total rubbish and I don't see any other benefit over Intel HD 620

    quincie87

    Thanks for your input, The reason I was looking at the yoga 510 was that … Thanks for your input, The reason I was looking at the yoga 510 was that it has 8gb ram, i7 processor, 256gb ssd and 1080 screen. It was the cheapest I could find on currys website for these specs as a minimum even when comparing it with conventional laptops. Should I be looking elsewhere to get a better machine for similar money?Thanks



    ​I would recommend looking at comparison reviews first. On my first Google I found a straight shootout between 3 similar laptops. Then make up a shortlist. Unless money is no object my advice is take a some time and do a little research. For example do you really want a 2 in 1 laptop?
    HtH!

    Original Poster

    Thanks for your replies guys. I don't mind laptop or 2 in 1 as long as its light weight. Yeah I'm taking my time in choosing. So far I think I want a minimum of:
    8gb ram
    256gb ssd
    1080 screen
    I have seen there are other cheaper laptops that have these specs but all have i5 processors or lower. Would these be ok for editing raw photos?
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