Too expensive for 1060
Decent discount but probably a little overpriced for a 1060 laptop, even with the 8th gen i7
Too expensive for 1060
Decent discount but probably a little overpriced for a 1060 laptop, even with the 8th gen i7
Good for you. I was an Asus enthusiast, until one day they tried to screw me over for brand new and faulty laptop. I waited 3 months and they lost my laptop and tried to blame me. They then found the laptop. Sent it back with a nice deep scratch in it and then tried to accuse me again. Luckily I had photos of the laptop before I had sent it. The problem here is that I never had a single problem with any of the Asus products I had. It was hell having to open a small courts claim against them after just opening the box to a brand new laptop. I would have not had any ground to stand on regarding the scratch if I had not taken photos. Unfortunately all it takes is 1 bad experience to tarnish Customer Loyalty. I don't know how things are now with them but a few years back they used a third party company to do the repairs and they had heaps of bad reviews
Why would you use wireless for gaming ? I dont get it. Wired connection is much better . Even for long distance, from broadband socket , powerline wons
With all those antennas, I suppose it could take out an eye, or as others have stated, used as a trap, looks like it'll hurt a tonne to step on...
what was it making a fuss about :/
'Battle-ready hardware' :/
The thin one seems to have more screen wobble as he moves it around the desk than the thicker one Wonder how much the thicker one costs. Ah, the thicker one with the MX150 card is selling for between £500 and £600 in the US and India but in good old Blighty between £720 and £850 - aren't we blessed!? Both have 42wh batts which are really too small IMPO but apparently charge rapidly. Here is a review which mentions the flex. As I suspected it is designed to rival the Acer Swift 3 - the thicker one looking identical to the Swift 3 but with thinner bezels - so we should see a bit of a price war between Acer and Asus with these two. Clearly this Asus was designed for the India and Russian markets originally. https://gadgets.ndtv.com/laptops/reviews/asus-vivobook-s14-s406u-review-price-in-india-1846755
The 8250u actually has 4 physical cores and hyper threading so a great processor for the price.
Ok so I’ve pulled the trigger. Stock due in 2 days and should get it Tuesday 8)
Having a look at some videos on YouTub it seems that the s406 base is thicker than the s410 to accommodate discrete graphics. Is this possibly why there was flex in the other guys review? I can’t see anyone else complaining of the same issue on s410 variants
Will do , it's the same chassis. That's how they get this spec of laptop down to £499, and why a Zenbook with a metal enclosure is £ more.
I would go for the Asus k542uf at 449.10. i5 has all the power to do DAW (perhaps alongside a dedicated audio card? ) and support the avarage user at work. That laptop looks like a very good deal.
If you don't need gaming, then there is no point bothering with getting dedicated graphics. These dedicated graphics in particular are total trash. Save some money and drop them.
Wait till September. Intel is thought to announce new CPU’s/Chips. All these prices for then-previous chips will come down even further. I’m thinking since July of building a powerful gaming/video editing PC but just holding off till the news-no news comes out.
Looking for a laptop to do some work on, and to be used for a little DAW, not into gaming. What are people's thoughts?
Alleged sub-standard CPU aside, is the rest of the Laptop (RAM, SSD considerations, etc, etc, etc), any good though?, or ... thanx.
7 gen pants
Note this has the crappy american style keyboard keys such as the flat enter key.
Did anyone else get We are really sorry but unfortunately there has been an issue processing your computing order. Please don't worry, we will be in contact shortly to get everything sorted for you anyone know what ao usually do in these ci
Good whilst it lasted. Well done to all who got one.
Out of stock
Add a HDD yourself or an external one. It's way more value for you.
Not necessarily. Some gaming laptops have very benign fan signatures. I used to have a Lenovo Y series gaming laptop and the fan was incredibly unobtrusive - virtually silent during browsing - and with just low pitch 'woooosh' when gaming under load, whereas other gaming laptops I've used have ridiculously annoying high pitched fan signatures.
Looks like everyone is happy with the fans noise, but I had to return mine because of that reason... :/ :/ :/
I've had the GL502VM-FY410T model for a year now. It's got similar spec to this one with an i5 7th gen and GTX1060 3GB and I also hate a noisy computer. However, it's not too bad and only gets noisy when playing graphically demanding games as the fans kick in but nowhere near as bad as an old desktop I had in the past.... really, it's not as bad as you might think and like I've done, you can get a laptop cooler pad for £10-20 from Amazon that helps keep the temperature down when gaming, meaning the fans don't always need to go full pelt......... great laptop by the way, although I'd install a fresh copy of windows to kill the bloatware. The big downside of the ROG Strix laptops is the average battery life and the fact that you can't really play games on them without the battery charger plugged in as frame rates will drop by 50% or more. Not a problem for me as it's a deskptop replacement and sits on my desk at all times but if you plan on gaming without the charger plugged in then that's not gonna happen!
I wouldn't worry too much about noise tbh. When these laptops are reviewed it's usually in a quiet room so the noise stands out. In a normal home environment it won't be as noticeable and you'll get used to it eventually. The price makes a little noise worthwhile imho.
The reason I have been watching this laptop over the last weeks, and eventually posting as a deal and purchasing, is because my mate bought it when last on offer and its performed brilliantly for him so far (early days I know). However I had a chat with him about noise issues and he's had no trouble whatsoever, gaming etc. It's generally very well reviewed elsewhere too. Appreciate someone has had noise problems with it, but just giving some other perspective.
Same price at Amazon / prime - although slightly delayed delivery
But this is for people who actually want that niche and it's not that small as otherwise Intel and others wouldn't still be releasing new models all these years later. So there's clearly a larger demand for these than you think.
Not saying there is no use scenario, just saying it's really a small niche, most people would be better of with other solutions, ie all in one's (expensive) or laptop docking which doesn't actually take much room, and has more use .
The point of these is that they are tiny and can be mounted behind a monitor if required or placed in a cramped location neither of which is true of laptops. If you want a laptop then buy a laptop but if you want a tiny desktop then something like this is appropriate. I built a NUC system for my mother years ago and a laptop made no sense to her as she has an iPad and just wanted something small to sit under her desk; it actually sits on the sub-woofer.
Surely overkill to use a 300-500 mini pc as a media centre?
Won't let me pm you so here's the link. uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/hamedali/saved/njxLD3 With this build the RAM and case are cheaper brands so you can spend a bit more to get better brands. The motherboard can support the new 8th gen socket. Also I dropped the SSD to 120gb to match the price of this tower, that can also be increased for a bit extra. Hope this helps!
Any chance you can pm me part list
I'd wait just a little longer and hopefully after Mondays announcement from Nvidia we should start and see the 10 series gpu prices come down.
Good deal, However if you're willing to build your own you can upgrade the i5 7400 to an i5 8400 as well as add a 240gb SSD for fast boot times. You can have these upgrades while having the 1060 6gb for under £700
Not to do with this deal particularly but I did recently buy this exact machine from John Lewis as an ex demo for £595. Great machine but too much bloat. Once I did a clean windows install it flew. The description here says no mouse or keyboard but mine came with both in the box. Very happy with it.
AFAIK there isn't a 3gb 1060 MaxQ. The 3gb is more striped back having less CU's (I think). The 6gb MaxQ is actually faster than the standard 3gb.
Our FX503-DM042T's have the 1060 3GB that isn't the Max Q version. We paid £709 from AO, reducing to £609 as the screen was advertised as IPS and in fact is an awful TN. Our CPU is the 7300HQ but our SSD is only 128GB.
Ooof, you win ;)
Back at ya ...x2.. triple stamped it, no erasies, touch blue make it true. And yeah, i can triple stamp a double stamp.
Back at ya mate
And a Dell XPS is also double the price of this even for a refurb unit. And it still comes with the maintenance annoyances that come with MS Windows. I say this as someone who actually does quite fancy an XPS 13, and when a suitable deal (for a refurb) and spec (8th Gen i5, preferably 16GB RAM) pops up will most likely jump on it (if I'm quick enough). But I can own and enjoy both an XPS 13 AND a Chromebook and appreciate both devices for what they offer, not beat them over their head with a stick for what they don't. I'd still install Linux on it of course. I'm not a masochist. I'll also admit that I really fancy a Pixelbook, and while the current price is pretty prohibitive, if they popped up in Currys tomorrow for £500-£600 I'd be straight down for one. I don't get your hate.
Err. I own two as well. An Acer C720 and an Acer R11. And I actually USE them (well the R11 anyway) most days (it is the only laptop I DO use). I would say I understand Chromebooks pretty well.
Google says Chromebook is the best option for getting all those things for under £400. Thanks that does answer my question. The answer is you can't get a Windows laptop new in the UK for the same or lower price than this Chromebook that: 1) Has the same build quality, attractive design and weight. 2) Has the same quality keyboard. 3) Boots up as fast. 4) Isn't slowed down (or outright broken) by updates. 5) Has the same battery life. 6) Charges as quickly. 7) Features a 360 degree hinge. Glad we finally settled that.
Friend is probably overstating our relationship but I can't prove your argument for you, if I could do that then we wouldn't be disagreeing would we? I'll ask again where is the Windows laptop available for sale new in the UK for £400 or under that: 1) Has the same build quality, attractive design and weight. 2) Has the same quality keyboard. 3) Boots up as fast. 4) Isn't slowed down (or outright broken) by updates. 5) Has the same battery life. 6) Charges as quickly. 7) Features a 360 degree hinge. If you can't or won't do that then please stop quoting me and replying to me because that is all I'm interested in and I've asked you several times."
I wouldnt be happy with that either :)
There are only three 7th gen i7 mobile CPU's that are faster than the slowest 8th gen i5 mobile CPU (i5-8250u). And those 7th gen i7 cpu's are stupidly expensive and very power hungry for mobile processors. Just because its an i7 does not mean its good.
you cant have looked much if this this the chepest i7 you found. this is old tech
i7 Dual Core, thats why its cheap.
Is Full HD 1080 x 1024 the new post brexit HD specs?
These deals are very cexy.
The other machine is better.
Oh well, was in stock she posted. Will expire
Out of stock.
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Because they are the cheapest of the cheap LCDs. Expect around 100:1 contrast ratio, maybe 300:1 if you’re lucky and poor colour saturation and accuracy. It’s not so much the resolution as a ‘standard HD’ panel just has the worst stats all round because it’s made to the lowest cost. If it was a ‘standard HD’ IPS panel it’d be significantly better - but you’ll never find one on a budget machine like this... also even the ‘worst’ full HD panels are still pretty good.
...because it's like buying a 720p TV. Why would you want something like that?
Because the viewing quality is rubbish as if watching television from back in the 80s!! Hehe
Pentium at this price - cold...
why do people hate non full hd so much!! its perfectly fine but perhaps not at 15.6 inches
Please try updating the drivers to the latest version (asus website)
My wife is having issues of it being non responsive at times, including with the sytlus, and turning itself off. Not a good start after 4 days with it... hoping there is an easy solution as I know I won’t get another at that price and don’t really want a refund... I want one that works!
Anyone else have any thoughts on this - good/bad. How are you finding it?
It did indeed. I haven't used that yet but I must say the touch response on the screen to fingers is very good.
Did it come with a stylus?
Apologies. It totally escaped me that he was referring to a HDD. I was about to ask where I can get one from for £37!
Fair play, but each part also will have a warranty
Clearly a typo...there’s always one (lol)
1Tb SSD for £37?
I'd pay the extra £150 to have it ready to go and fully warrantied
I've had my zenbook (ux301la, the newer i7 5th gen model) for about two years and it's been brilliant, love how slim and lightweight they are but they feel great quality-wise Really tempted to go for this flip one as sadly mine doesn't flip!
Had my Zenbook for just over two years and it then failed to turn on. Motherboard problem that could not be fixed. Loved it whilst it worked but for 700 poor value for money.
3 in stock
@sam0 do you have to pay over the phone if you ring up AO to price match? Thanks for any help! Edit: seems you do, though you could order it and ring them retroactively to get the reduction too, but then there's no 100% guarantee you'll get the lower price I suppose so went for the phone order. Thanks OP!
I just got another cheap laptop with the same layout. the HP 255 from ebuyer, and it's just bad to use. There's no right ctrl button, no backslash next to the left shift, I don't even remember where the hash tag is without looking at it. And a lot of the time you go to hit enter, and hit the little button above it, because it's just really wide, taking up 2 key spaces. The misaligned arrow keys don't look pleasant to use either. It's nothing like I've ever used before, and I've been using laptops for 15+ years. It seems to be a US layout, but everything about it points to it using this layout, regardless of the country.
Should have realised that, me being a nurse and all!
just look at reviews yourself if you are interested as there is some inaccurate comments on here quite often. Notebookcheck review for the Asus 503 noted it had a good layout with great keys and that the keyboard was a strong point of the laptop, I would imagine the same is for the 504.
This is the 60hz AHVA panel version, according to it-supplier. They've good reviews on facebook and pricespy, they were very helpful when I phoned to check on the panel yesterday. Looks fine to me (pic) styling might be a bit OTT for some but layout is fine.
Display diagonal: 35.6 cm (14"), Display resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels, Ultra Slim 200nits, Glare//NTSC: 45%//TouchSays touch there. Love the laptop so far... Beautiful piece of kit
Contact Amazon to speed up shipment, they have it in stock, my order just got stuck for some reason and needed someone to move it forward
I don't think touchscreen was mentioned anywhere. How's the laptop in general ?
Received it today, no touch screen which is contradictory to the specs mentioned.
To answer my own question , it's a SanDisk
I've bought a HTC 10 so won't be getting this now but I think it's a real bargain for under a hundred quid
also this price @tobydeals.co.uk Which is the better retailer to deal with? :/
∆ who knows?
I just had a pop up message appear asking for my email address to get the code sent to me
I looked at lots of reviews for the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL I posted - Amazon Warehouse, and I think you're right, it's just the battery that's the main difference. I'll see if I can find reviews comparing the two. Edit: Seems I was wrong. Here's a comparison here https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8425&idPhone2=8197 The ZC553KL (Zenfone 3 Max) has a bigger screen at 5.5" versus 5.2" for the ZE520KL. ZE553KL has Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core 1.4GHz, vs ZE520KL Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core 2.0 GHz. Adreno 505 vs Adreno 506. 1080p@30fps vs 2160p@30fps video. 4100mAh vs 2600mAh battery. MicroUSB vs USB-C. Oleophobic Coating vs Gorilla Glass 3. (?) (assuming gsmarena is correct).
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