Agreed @ZamTheMan that does seem to be a good price; thanks for posting and welcome to HUKD
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Better off getting a 1050ti
Got mine from Cex a week ago. it's an amazing little machine. Paid £245 for A grade - as new.
Thanks for comments guys - much appreciated. I didn't know it comes up on CEX, I will keep my eyes open. Ended up cancelling my order and buying from same company on ebay for £329 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192352957268
Bought this at full price in December. Saw it on cex last month for 250, there were 3 of them. Its a solid Chromebook and Linux support appears to be incoming which would remove the need for dual boot.
Keep an eye out at CeX, comes with warranty (although I haven't had to use it before so can't comment) and sometimes come up for around the £250 mark.
Why what? Upgrading is completely pointless for people who just game, or so small it's now worth the money. If next gen is 8 core, well time to upgrade lol.
Yeah I guess, tbh this mobo is only for extreme overclockers, people buying it most likely have a i7 7700K and only play games so see no point upgrading to a 8700k
Sure, that's a fair comment too. If you were dead set on buying a CPU now, as always, there is 'something around the corner'. But the 8700k is simply better value than the 7700k. There is no dancing around it right now. The 7700k isn't selling cheaply, so why create a system for it? Recommending the 270 motherboard instead of the z370 because the 'z370 may not have an upgrade path' is ludicrous. We already can see the 270 is finished, so why would the 'z370 maybe not having a path' mean anything?
The new intel CPUs will most likely be 8 cores lol, if you are looking to upgrade CPU I wait for them.
I know you were all eagerly waiting, my headset just got refunded. Looks like there was a pretty big delay in registering that I'd dropped the parcel off, but all's well that ends well.
Samsung SM961 256GB, cloned using Reflect waiting for the other stick of 8GB to arrive
Which nvme did you get and how much was it? Have you upgraded RAM?
Did return today, refunded already. Great news :) Nice laptop for 725 quid.
dropped mine off at 19:30, refunded now. upgraded to 256GB NVME, still waiting for memory and ordered a grey Xbox One controller to match and a rather snazzy rucksack to carry it around :D
Nothing to do with updates though with this laptop, it’s just a bad bad model. Not fit for purpose
I am providing a suggestion/exemplar, not directing everyone to blindly buy it, doing your own research is essential. Correct, it is a different laptop, no argument with that. I am providing a guideline based on my own opinion with what I look for in terms of specs on a laptop. Additionally, it depends on your usage, to some it can be an investment contributing towards their work/business etc and you are investing your own money with products such as a laptop so I would consider it an investment for myself. This could be different for you. Personally I look for laptops within the specs I listed above as a guideline as productivity can be affected with slower laptops due to a waste of time with launching programs, freezes etc. To others, they may be satisfied with the laptop posted on here if they have time to spare to use a laptop with lower performance. This will all depend on what you intend to use it for, either for work or leisure as well as how much you can financially spend. Valid points. As I stated earlier, I am merely providing a suggestion based on some of the spec, not focused on the laptop or brand itself. With every deal posted on here I would heavily suggest doing thorough research before blindly buying as every laptop will not be tailored to each individuals preferences and it may have future issues other users may have experienced. Obviously each laptop will have benefits/drawbacks and there are chances of receiving a faulty unit. That is what warranty and return policies are there for.
I bought the Lenovo 520S with 8Gb ram and 256gb SSD on a recent "unmissable" Amazon deal that was only around for an hour or two, and it has already gone back. Not particularly faster for web browsing and Office than my 5yr old Asus low spec model, and attrocious battery life (less than 4 hrs). They all have their pros and cons !
Lenovo devices can have trouble starting - just google it and see how many reports you get. Both Lenovo products I have had start up issues, however the ASUS I got for someone else is still going well after 5 years, although they did get a new battery. Personally wouldnt touch Lenovo again and definitely not in preference to Asus.
completely different laptop and its not an investment and no argument, itts more expensive
Good deal same price on https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX503VM-DM093T-ASUS-FX503VM-DM093T-Gaming-Laptop_2259824.html
That bag's way to small for the laptop.
This laptop is pretty portable. It's much thinner that the usual gaming laptop. Not bad at all.
Not everyone has a lot of space, e.g. has kids, can take gaming laptop on train or away on business
Well if you did want a portable computer, say if you wanted to take it to a friend's place or your girlfriend's, or even move to a different room in your house, you're more likely to prefer taking a single self-contained device rather than lugging around a desktop and various peripherals with you (including a monitor). Unless you have weak bones and/or muscles, they're not that difficult to carry.
Perfect for my 1 year old grand-daughter
£9.99 in Home bargains https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/large-unicorn-soft-toy-plush-80cm-only-999-home-bargains-2926361
Yeah it’s LOH1153 deal only they or mods can alter it. I was simply commenting to help people to get the best price for these it would be worth adding a £1 item for the link. That would make it £22.98
Thank for the link (y) I don't mean to be picky but it means the post isn't correct at all if that's the case
There’s plenty of bits for a quid which it might be adding charity Christmas card might be a useful item http://www.thetoyshop.com/c/special-offers?sort=price-asc&q=%3Aprice-desc
To be honest all I play atm is PUBG so perhaps not worth it. Would also need to shift the 1070 for a reasonable fee to make the jump.
A significant amount, but not entirely bang for the buck. If there's any possibility you could hold out for a 1080ti, it's probably best to wait for that... Or even the 1180ti (cheeky). I think I may be on the same boat as you, currently have a 1070 but have been eyeing the 1080/1080ti's performance for future proofing of 1080p gaming, casual 1440p gaming or future 4k gaming haha. God willing bitcoins crash into an oblivion and helps us out!
How much of an improvement is this on the MSI GTX 1070?
not being sold by Amazon now
Seems like GPU is finally starting to go back to normal price *tear in the eye now if only Ram is going back down in price
Original thread - https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-zenbook-ux330ua-69997-at-saveonlaptops-2908927?page=1#comments-last
I have this machine I bought it around a week ago. The lid is metal but the base is not. The metal lid isn't really a pro other then the aesthetics - it is cold to touch! The battery life is said to be 5 hours but haven't used it enough to say so far. the charger for this machine is relatively small and light so if you get a decent laptop case you should be able to fit it in
Glad you like it but shame about it not being metal. But I thik lots are like that today - they look it but are actually plastic. What about noise? How quiet is it? I watched a few more youtube videos about it today and every review rated it highly. One had a discussion about it or the XPS 13 with people saying that the XPS was not worth £400 more. I hope you have lots of fun with it. Keep us informed please. I am going to have a further think about buying one.
So it is here. I actually don't think any of it is metal! The lid has a brushed metal effect but I think it's plastic. The rest of the unit is plastic. Still feels nice though and the weight of it is great for me Only annoyance so far is that the hinge on the lid is not very stiff so the screen can wobble a little bit if not used on a desk Not had it on enough to comment on battery life! Most of the time it has been on has been processing windows updates
I've watched a few reviews of it on youtube and they contradict one anoher about it being all aluminium or just the lid. Ha ha - they can't even get that basic thing right.
Sorry, but... what? :)
I reckon prior to their imminent 'woes', Royal Mail was probably their (more costlier) vehicle of choice and all that?. But in light of 'current events', then ... As Ce-Lo once sang in this smash hit song 'Forget You', where he said: "Just because I don't drive a Ferrari, doesn't mean I can't get you there?". Every little helps and all that?. :-)
WOW!. You originally bought a massive stash before the last 'Empire' went to pot (Woolworths). And now you're buying another stash and this current 'Empire' too (Maplins) is going to pot ... Maybe that's a 'sign' for you there somewhere, perhaps?, hehehehehe. ;-)
Arrived today (20 April) by Hermes - not Royal mail as stated by Maplin. Best before on AA batteries - 2023 and for 9V batteries - 2022.
Phew... Overnight received an update by email: Your item(s) have been dispatched Expected delivery date: Between Sat 21st Apr and Mon 23rd Apr I ordered: Maplin Extra Long Life AA Alkaline Battery 100-Pack Code: N53EL Quantity: 1 £9.00 Maplin Extra Long Life Alkaline 9V Batteries 6-Pack Code: N66EL Quantity: 1 £2.40
I signed up, and get that offer page, but clicking buy says its not available for my account.... ...but I then get an email from them offering similar upgrade: 1TB $13.49 /1 year (£9.45) ESALE350B030
Went to sign up and saw a "only the quick" deal. 0.49p for a 1tb, for the year. So double thanks to you sir
Seems this offer is for existing ASUS webstorage customers. You'll need to login and use the offer code provided in the original post. Not sure if it will work with new accounts. Screenshot of the offer I see:
It's a nice laptop. Build quality is great and the overall feel of it is nice, including the keyboard and trackpad. Battery life is poor but that's to be expected with a gaming laptop. Haven't played anything particularly intensive (Fortnite, CSGO, R6S) but it's holding up well with those. Overall I'm happy with my purchase.
That's good to hear. :) Let me know what you think of it, once you have had a play around. Then maybe I should go for it when it is back in stock and to hell with the balls, two kids are more than enough for me anyways. (y)
Just received mine and it says 24 months on the PC itself which is what they go off of when they take it in.
One year according to the Asus UK store.
Anyone know if it's 1 or 2 yr warranty, some sites say 1, some say 2
There you go if still looking 8gb cex £40
No it's 4 lighting zones
Does this support "per key RGB"?
there you go I slightly overstated the 50 percent the guy in the video saw fps range go from 80 -100 to 120 -140fps.
Do we have any links to CEX (or anywhere) for the 8GB upgrade... Would be nice to be running 16GB just for future proofing... Cheers,
ditto: Cancelled... anyone got lucky?
Mine got cancelled too, thanks for sharing OP, hopefully some people got it though.
Email has just come through with cancellation unfortunately. I doubt anyone actually got them at this price.
Took them nearly a week to say its a missprice? Even after a load of back and forth emails and phone calls.
Got it from AO.com, but it involved and initial discounted price combined with a £40 voucher code and then £100 refund because the spec was incorrect :) this is the thread
Just an alternative as I wouldn't need the extra ram, ssd is nice, but 128 would do. Gfx card would stop me though as I'd want a better one regardless where it is... unless of course it came up on here for about £400 :D
Thats a banging deal for that price and the specs you're getting. If you dont mind me asking can uou tell me where you purchased it from?
Just got an asus fx503vm with 3gig GTX1060 for £609 but it's a long story Chris
Just be aware that the TN panels on these are truly awful. (Think 2010 quality)
Just be aware that lots of us bought a deal last week on AO.com for the FX503 with GTX 1060. It was advertised as having an IPS screen but arrived with an awful TN panel. This machine doesn't say IPS in the description so I would assume its the same TN panel as our 503's. To make this deal even colder, our 503's have 128GB SSD and we only ended up paying £609. (£749 - £40 voucher code - £100 AO refund for incorrect display.)
But you said you have it in your laptop, so what money have you saved? You have paid a lot of money for something that compares to a gaming console.
The idiots that come here saying the 1050 isnt a gaming gpu have no idea what they are talking about so just ignore their bull****. The 1050 sits between a 960m and a 970m and its totally adequate for 1080p gaming on the go and the gaming benchmarks prove that. The 4gb version would be better tho.
People weren't interested when i posted that laptop, went cold
I’d rather save my money and buy something that I need.
Star Citizen is a mess It's unoptimized Even if it does use 11gb which is shouldn't You would still have 5gb left of ram, you don't need that much for background Most games only use 5gbs of ram or less for gaming You need 16gb at most currently unless you are using a multi monitor setup and need to use multiple heavy task programs at once
You don’t, but clearly others do, as they’ll be doing more demanding things than you do. When I play Star Citizen, that alone eats around 11GB, then there’s other programs and such I’ll be using, a reason I myself am planning to jump to 32GB.
Nice enough bit of kit ....until the next big thing comes along! XD Heat added.
Yeah my 1080ti struggles to hit 100fps in Minecraft at 720p. Shocking really all things considered.
More like 1440p 60 Hz not worth it. My 1080 Ti struggles to consistently hit 100 fps @ 1440p with max details.
Just be aware that the non IPS screens on these are truly awful. (Think 2010 quality.)
Anything better than a 1050 is better to have than a 1050 lol. The closest price I can find on other sites is £679.00, so this is quite a deal at the moment I think.
Well duh.... Hey a 1080ti would be nicer.... so would a 17.3 IPS screen, 120hz GSYNC etc etc Very lucky to find a 1050ti for 600 quid currently
Yes in the description on laptops direct it says single fan although the strix sticker is there on the desktop
Many thanks! Just what I wanted to see - confirms what I thought. It's using the a normal ASUS 1070 GTX rather than the STRIX version (triple fan). All in all I think you've grabbed a great PC at this price point considering the price of individual parts. Enjoy! (y)
Or did you want this screenshot
Is this what you wanted. I can't find any drop down box
I just saw this. Had already downloaded 4th one and selected run don't know where it disappeared as can't find it as nothing happened after that. Will try the 2nd one