All Computer Accessories Discounts, Offers and Sale - July 2019
I think they are re-badged Lenovo? The Medion has had great reviews and I paid just under £700 with the eBay offer and some nectar points. When it was working it seemed brilliant - amazing specs for the money - right up to when it stopped working, less than 5 hours after first switch on! So make of that what you will.
Been looking for a new laptop. Been looking at ASUS which my existing one is or Dell. Is Medion, MSI any good? Not sure if these were just bargain brand laptops that may not be reliable, robust, not last a few years?
Bought one brand new last Friday from Ebuyer... Lasted less than 5 hours - it wont power on this morning :( Not a great start to life with a Medion...
Looks like Medion have put together a similar laptop called the X15801 with an i5-9300H & Nvidia 1660 ti. With a bit of luck, this will be showing up in Argos Clearance for around £750 when I next upgrade in 18 months time. https://www.medion.com/de/shop/p/high-end-gaming-notebooks-erazer-x15801-intel-core-i5-9300h-windows-10-home-39-6-cm-15-6-fhd-display-gtx-1660-ti-256-gb-pcie-ssd-1-tb-hdd-16-gb-ram-high-end-gaming-notebook-30026652A1 Update...looks like the X15801 is just one of a set new Medion products. The higher ones add options such as i7/i9 CPUs & 144Hz displays. There's also one with an RTX 2070. https://www.hartware.de/2019/05/22/maximale-power-mit-der-neuen-erazer-gaming-notebook-linie-von-medion/
Your very welcome. I couldn't even find a second hand one cheaper.
Red must really be a bad colour for Logitech. They seem to be getting rid of all their 'red' wireless mouse, one model at a time (cheeky)
I have ES explorer, I can't remember if I tried it. The app is poor when setting WiFi etc. Gave up in the end.
Fair enough, is there other App's that could perhaps be used for this instead perhaps?. Like, eg. ES File Manager/ES Explorer, etc etc etc?, or ... thanx.
Because it is so temperamental to use. App is very poor.
Hmmmmmmmmmm, I have no idea as to why you believe that, but good for you anywayzzzzzz ...
I have one of these. It makes a very good paper weight.
Mine arrived today looks fab no damage or scratches, waiting to build it
overall very good. still need to build the rig but the case looks better than in the pictures. here is a review I found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7MQpf8ZgLg Apparently the case isn't best suited for water cooling
hows the overall build quality? any apparent negatives with the design up close?
3 fans in the front and 1 in the back
Amazon has priced matched but it's temp out of stock.
Not on a high horse, simply pointing out flawed logic. Xiaomi products tend to be cheap and high quality. I wonder how many people assumed they were junk the first time they appear on HUKD? You're just making an assumption that these cables are cheap and therefore low quality. If you want to pay a premium for established brands, I wouldn't blame you. However, that's different from assuming a lesser known brand + cheap price = poor quality. Unless you have evidence.
Even more boring seeing someone get on their high horse. People who can be bothered to do 5 mins research can find decent products at reasonable prices. I don't buy cheap anymore. I buy quality. I regularly get quality products in sales and even if they still seem expensive, they are always better.
Based on what? If you've got evidence or some reviews, present them. Otherwise you're just offering conjecture. Many sellers on Amazon buy cables from China and with Amazon fees on top, the price has to triple before making a profit. Yet people think they're buying quality because they're paying 3 times as much from Amazon. No, you're buying the same product with Amazon's fees added on + the seller's profit margin. The product is exactly the same. You're simply cutting out some of the middlemen buying direct from China. Also, I'm not saying these cables will be high quality either, as I don't know. It's just boring seeing this same comment on every thread put forward like it's a fact. The assumption that high cost = good quality and cheap = poor doesn't always work that way.
It's not my deal. Again, contribute a SINGLE deal first then come tell us all about what's helpful. You've been here over 4 years and have contributed nothing. Yet you're telling people who contribute how it's done. It's like watching somebody stroll into a homeless shelter and tell the volunteers how they should work harder and improve, whilst never once lifting a finger. Why do you feel you're in a position to offer advice on improving deal creation or maximising heat? You've never posted one (lol) Honestly, people like you are the reason many just stop contributing. Why post deals for ungrateful nitpickers that only take and never give. It probably wouldn't irk me if you leeched quietly, but the fact you leech and then start telling contributing members how to contribute better? If you can't see how that's unappreciative, I honestly don't know what to tell you. Maybe you need to post a few deals and have long-standing members who've never contributed nitpick your deals, then you'll understand why it's unappreciative after you take time out of your day to share and instead of even a thank you, you get criticism. Let's see how long you continue to contribute after facing this level of entitlement.
I think most people know at this price this is not going to be good. A small saving on the cost of the cable. A massive loss on how long the device will last after using these things. In the past few years the number of junk items posted on here as 'deals' has increased significan'tly. It's madness to just look at the price and completely ignore quality.
Received. Looks very well made and it is much much much... heavier than the enclosure for my old 256GB SATA m.2 SSD. Now all I need is for 2TB SSDs to drop a little more in price so that I can leave my portable USB hard drive at home. Thanks for posting OP!
Thanks for the update. I’ve decided to return as there are probably better ways I could spend the £15 such as actually putting towards an nvme I can use direct in my mobo.
It's changed again since that article was published. It's now: USB 3/USB 3.1 Gen 1/USB 3.2 Gen 1 = 5Gb/s USB 3.1/ USB 3.1 Gen 2/ USB 3.2 Gen 2 = 10Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen2x2 = 20Gb/s
Can I clarify that this website is correct msi.com/blog/usb-3-1-gen1-gen2-explained so my mobo which just says 3.1 will in fact be 3.1 gen 2 due to this change in naming convention? This is what it says in my mobo info ‘Fast USB 3.1 Solution The latest USB 3.1 offers a staggering 10Gb/s transfer speed, 2x faster than USB 3.0 and backward compatibility with existing USB devices.
Just tested mine - connected to a regular USB 3.0 port (Gen1 - 5 Gbps) I get read/write speeds of 440 MB/s - when I connect it to a Gen2 port on my Z270 motherboard I get in excess of 1000 MB/s so if you only have Gen1 ports this enclosure won't be any quicker than a regular SATA SSD. Still useful for cloning existing M.2 drives to a new NVMe drive.
FYI If you wish to run Docker, only the + version with Intel processor will work (apart from some long winded work arounds using old versions).
No, this is the play version... https://www.synology.com/en-uk/products?bays=2
Yeah if the server is transcoding for itself something either is wrong or if you are using subtitles (as I think it has to decode to insert them)
Na, everything is wired except chromecasts. No I don't think it is hardware transcoding, though not 100% sure, to be honest when it happens we are trying to watch something so I am not able to dig into it at the moment it happens, then always forget to go back and test later. So it could be the decoder compatibility, but the network thing does add complexity which is generally not a good thing for IT. Which is why getting a server that can reliably transcode everything is probably the best option. What I don't get about the shield though is, I expected it to be capable of software decoding anyway, which it apparently cannot. I just find the architecture a bit odd, in the sense that even when playing back locally, it reports that it is 'transcoding' the file. I mean, if the server component is able to decode the stream and then encode it again, only for the client component to decode it for playback, why can't the client just decode it in the first place?
Is the shield acting as server on wifi? If cabled the network speeds shouldn't be an issue at that end. Does Plex definitely hardware transcode on the Shield?
How much bigger are these than the original ones? They look quite a bit longer. I've had one on my keys forever and it could probably do to be replaced.
These are pretty solid and do the job but can get very hot. Hopefully this deal will too!
Price change to £62
This vs sanddisk extreme?
Hi does this work with dji action camera or gopro 7? Thanks
I had a SanDisk die on me last week ;(
From my personal experience: 2 out of my 3 Lexar Micro SD cards failed within 9 months - moved to Sandisk since then and never had any issues!
Woow... That's really cool deal
Watch out boys, we've got a hard man over here!
This a fantastic laptop but not at that price. I paid over half less than this.
You've definitely mastered the art of charm and winning people over. Someone will surely be along shortly to provide you all the knowledge and assistance you require, in fact I'm certain of it (flirt)
They have all been under a deal buttercup.
It's a deals site. Not a "is this good?" forum? Take it to some computer forums, studmuffin.
Please let us know how it's like :)
Thanks was looking for one of these
OK occasional keyboard but not good enough for regular use.
I’ve used this keyboard for years including for gaming and it’s great
The white one is a only a bit pricier, and you can buy just one.
As cheap keyboards go, this is the best. I do programming and gaming on this. It's low profile, VERY reliable, keys are nice and perhaps most importantly (for office/ recording) very quiet.
We use these at work also, only negatives are after a year or two the letters on the keys will come off. Usually the ladies in the office with their various lotions and potions seem to be the main culprits?
Really helpful thank you. I’m going to use it as the main OS drive to replace the dell standard m.2 128gb, as I’ve already got a 2tb 2.5” SSD for games and media
The Sabrent is a much faster drive both read and write 3500/3000, but depending what you use it for then the difference is minimal and mostly unnoticeable apart from maybe a second faster boot up times. average user wouldn't notice. The main thing is the endurance and warranty I guess. Sabrent is 2 years warranty but if you register it directly with them then you get 5 years (dunno what their customer service is like though) and I think the endurance is around 600TBW but would have to check. The Intel is 5 years warranty and 200TBW endurance. I guess it comes down to branding a bit but overall the sabrent appears to be decent from what I've read. I don';t have personal experience though. If it goes back to £99 again I may just bite. hope this helps :)
Sabrent looks to be a better drive.
what I have read is that QLC is really meant for large storage drives that you don't write to oftern as there life span is not as good as MLC
I'm quite a light user, just use the m2 for boot and gaming, I have other SSD's in my system that I put games on. I reckon if you are a heavy user you may run into issues, not sure. I believe they are specced at 200TBW according to tomshardware review, so 200 terabytes write. If I look at my stats for my main SSD that I've used for 4.5 years, Ive only written 23 TB so this intel m2 will last me a lifetime.
I stupidly went for economy delivery, looks like I've got to wait another 4 days 😬
I think it's the best looking keyboard, sadly I didn't like the weird angled keys so stuck to the K95.
There are media keys when using the FN +F keys. But you are right, not dedicated.
The lack of dedicated media keys is a dealbreaker for me personally. Not sure why they thought that dedicated mute and unmute buttons were a better idea than standard media keys.
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Patriot Burst 480GB SSD £44.99 Patriot P200 512GB DRAMless TBW: 320TB Patriot Burst 480GB 32MB DRAM TBW: 425TB Buy the Patriot Burst SSD range instead, simples (y)
Uses a Silicon Motion SM2258XT with 3D TLC nand, not sure the nand manufacturer though, no details on that specifically.
The controller is DRAMless so personally I would avoid.
Anandtech does give a review and controller used but none the wiser. The entry level tag leads me to think it's not going to be made with the goodies, otherwise the review does say it's a capable ssd.
all depends on the the memory and controller used.
These are marked as £16 in Morrisons Newport but they scan at £10. They are stacked near the entrance so no wonder they arent selling if people think they are £16
The brand ‘Weather tight’ is airtight, so keeps out water and bugs and airborne dust, I have graduated to ‘weather tight’ from really useful boxes, I have a LOT of these really useful boxes and only a couple have become damaged over the years. They are strong, easy to carry and stack well and the price has come down a lot. I just wish they were airtight too. (y) 🏼
Good post but they're different items / boxes than the ones specified in the deal. (y)
Possibly regional deal. They knew nothing about them when I called the stores in our area.