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    Which laptop - PC Specialist Optimus VIII or Acer Aspire VX 15

    After a Decent Laptop with some Graphical Grunt and Processor Speed for Photo Editing.

    AO.com have 10% across Laptops running until 23/02/2017 which makes this Acer Aspire VX 15 with i5 7300HQ, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050 4GB, 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD for £810 or better still £780 after £30 voucher plus potential Quidco Cashback ontop

    ao.com/pro…spx

    Also seen this one on PC Specialist Optimus VIII customised one which gives same i5 7300, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 2GB GTX 1050, Same FHD 15.6 Display, but no windows OS

    pcspecialist.co.uk/not…15/

    Anyone had any dealing with quality of PC Specialist and there CS.

    Any recommendations, needs HDMI out at least as will be used with Ugee Tablet

    Is Acer at £780 a good buy, I only ask as my budget is £80 and it seems only old 960M and 950M ones are in my budget. This one seems to be pretty powerful. I want at least a few years form it as for work tend to replace every 36 months.

    Desktops aren't possible as I sometimes have to take Kit with me which is why its got to be a laptop.

    Thanks

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    charleaward81

    After a Decent Laptop with some Graphical Grunt and Processor Speed for … After a Decent Laptop with some Graphical Grunt and Processor Speed for Photo Editing.



    Are you sure your photo editing applications make enough use of a GPU to be worth the extra weight, cost, noise and heat? Many don't.

    Can't really say what the laptops would perform like as haven't looked at them in ages, but I've dealt with pc specialist both personally and professionally. Support was excellent for parts and one return

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    EndlessWaves

    Are you sure your photo editing applications make enough use of a GPU to … Are you sure your photo editing applications make enough use of a GPU to be worth the extra weight, cost, noise and heat? Many don't.



    Looking at reviews and news online heat isn't much of a concern for the new 10xx cards and laptops but obviously depends on build quality. Being brand new models I am expecting it to last a good few years. I did have Lenovo U410 for travels which is now going to scrap as hinge just randomly snapped other day, but that thing is now so slow its unbearable, my little desktop which is what I have to replace is a few year old i5-4440, same specs as laptops above except more ram, it was doing ok using Intel HD Graphics but my new Nikon D810 is seriously bogging it down, Put a HD 6770 in and it helped somewhat but due to new projects have to have the Desktop Performance and decent upgrade options in portable form. Either laptops will have upgrades to 16GB though as our main AIO has 16GB DDR4 so will just swap them over

    Surface book was on cards but prices shot up and have stayed there for few weeks now. Plus a new recent camera spend has depleted the budget somewhat to around £800. Not overly concerned on weight, would sacrifice a kilo for more performance.

    Just want best for the budget.

    I have the 17" version of the Optimus viii with an i7-7700 and 1050Ti and 12Gb Ram, can't fault it really, apart from the tinny speakers. Build quality isn't anything special but it's functional. Reminds me of laptops from about 10 years ago to look at. Screen is bright and clear.

    Acer on the other hand have been nothing but trouble in our family. We've had 2 laptops by them, one has a very insensitive touch pad (was like that from new) and the other had screen problems and keyboard problems.
    I vowed not to buy another

    Hp omen has 1050ti and i5 as well, similar price range. argos.co.uk/pro…914?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59158%7Ccid:200223050%7Cagid:12488287130%7Ctid:aud-144400486596:pla-471244011312%7Ccrid:66128552330%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:7649566866402875083%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o2&gclid=CP-DvNfZoNICFQ4R0wod6IQOZQ

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    gowf

    Hp omen has 1050ti and i5 as well, similar price range. … Hp omen has 1050ti and i5 as well, similar price range. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6781914?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59158%7Ccid:200223050%7Cagid:12488287130%7Ctid:aud-144400486596:pla-471244011312%7Ccrid:66128552330%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:7649566866402875083%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o2&gclid=CP-DvNfZoNICFQ4R0wod6IQOZQ



    Thanks but at almost exact same spec as Acer its nearly £70 more expensive and no type c or latest usb 3.1, acer would be much better buy.

    Amazon also have same one for £829.99
    Edited by: "charleaward81" 21st Feb

    charleaward81

    Thanks but at almost exact same spec as Acer its nearly £70 more … Thanks but at almost exact same spec as Acer its nearly £70 more expensive and no type c or latest usb 3.1, acer would be much better buy. Amazon also have same one for £829.99




    The two you've added are both 1050, 2gb cards. The one I've added is a 1050 ti which is 4gb which provides a little more future proofing.

    For PC Specialist, use code "TRAIN" for £15 off.

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    gowf

    The two you've added are both 1050, 2gb cards. The one I've added is a … The two you've added are both 1050, 2gb cards. The one I've added is a 1050 ti which is 4gb which provides a little more future proofing.



    You do realise you are still wrong.

    That HP omen is only a 2GB GTX 1050!

    The PC specialist as advertised is 2GB whilst the new Aspire VX 15 are 4GB only as per Acer website.

    Here is paper from HP for OMEN you linked to. Also please take a moment to read the listing on Argos clearly, as it does say GTX 1050 i5 , hopefully you didn't see I and just presume without actually reading properly

    HP OMEN Specs Sheet direct from Manufacturer for UPC/EAN 190781141310
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