Here's another option, I think is a better buy. 8th Gen i5 with an IPS £540. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-A515-51-50Y5-15-6-Inch-Notebook/dp/B078KG7B62/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1524656645&sr=1-1&keywords=Acer+aspire+5
All HP Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2018
In my previous posts, including the very one you quoted you can see me state for most people this CPU is fine (even including a car analogy...) so I'm not sure what you're getting at. You are obviously included in "most people". In my original post I also stated that people won't find a better deal at this given price point...? I'll assume you're misunderstanding the nature of my previous posts which were purely informative which to summarise in basic terms: it's an old CPU, it will do normal tasks fine, good deal for most people at this price point but there are better options if you spend more. To be crystal clear when I say most people, anyone who is not a power user is definitely included in most. Side note: Your understanding/analysis of what calculations are used for & computer performance is misguided. I'll spare you the detailed explanation to why but from my perspective this is very painful to read.
Thanks Jeremy, Had a go but couldnt. Will expire post.
Fair enough, might be worth doing a quick edit and pasting this as the image link then
Yes they release new versions all the time. Strangely I have a 10 year old computer with an SSD drive in it and it doesnt do anything much different to my 2 year old computer. Switch it on in Windows 10 and both look the same. Maybe my new computer can work out quadratic equations a few milliseconds faster. Ive never tried. Like 90% of the population I browse the internet, watch Youtube, take the occasional look at Facebook, upload photos and send emails. In fact I am sure my 15 year old computer in the shed will do all this adequately too. I have little interest in Specs but for the money I think this HP Z230 is a steal for your average user. As a small Office Workstation I am sure it will be adequate for some.
Read above but if you need spoon feeding " I didnt put the picture in. It came up automatically when I put the link in. Deal links to the HP Z230 (if anyone can change the Dell pic please do)." Are you offering a 12 month warranty with your advertised PC and and an excellent back up service. If so then your deal is a bargain too. This is simply a post of reasonably priced machines from a decent seller with excellent aftersales service. I have bought several items from Itzoo and so far cant fault them. Also the prices are in my price bracket as I cant afford anything flash. These processors are fast and efficient. and with an SSD drive are as fast as I need for everyday use. I am not a Nuclear Physicist or Gamer. I hope the post is of use to some.
This is just a knock off computer is rubbish, I've worked for currys. Anything AMD and its under 600 700 mark is a no go
In newer laptops the CPU's are solder on to the mobo. Even if you could upgrade the CPU, different gen CPU's have different sockets. You can't just put any old AMD CPU in, I would love to see you try.
Upgrade to A10 . Lots of old Amd CPU on eBay if you know how to open laptop and change CPU.
Lol old amd cpu, please buy to clear Room for something useful.
I bought this a week ago, its the slowest ever I have dealt with. All these years I never recommended an AMD process to anyone and I thought lets give it a try and not a good experience. even for a basic use.
The A3 printing probably won't get used much, but this printer has 2 paper trays and is cheaper than the 7720 model. So the A3 paper can stay in the paper tray. The 7740 is slightly bigger in height & depth by about 20-30mm. Mine arrives today, so I will let you know how I get on with it. Thanks for posting OP.
Not as many as it used to be, but seems to be a lot more entry level SME / SOHO style A3/A3+ choices for not much more £! Here is a very interesting read that was commissioned by Samsung AG a long time ago, as for uses today, posters, large format photos, spreadsheets, timetables and booklets would be my main guess as to what uses would be top now they are more affordable. http://www.concorde.co.uk/i/cms/files/TheTruthAboutA3-A4_4pp.pdf
Who prints what on A3? I've got an A3 printer but simply never used it. Anything as big as A3 or larger (useful for posters) I've had printed (better and cheaper and hopefully more long lasting) I suppose iti might be useful for booklets (A4 size) Oh and presumably faxing (which I do use) in A3 requires the same model of fax/printer at the other end. Compatible XL inks from £35 per set on Ebay Bit of a white elephant this unless you're seriously into A3
Voted printy hot @bitcoin5
I bought two of these when they were effectively £20 each on Black Friday. The printer is good and I had no issues with the cashback other than it took a while. Whilst I got an absolute bargain I'd say these are good for £80 given it's A3.
Its a 4 cartridge printer isnt it? HP 952 cartridges according to the description
You can't have HP instant ink on A3 printers ;) they don't allow it I believe.
Nice find. I've never had a problem with HP cashback or tradeins. The 2 cartridge design is not so great however, although I suppose it could be mitigated with HP's InstantInk program. Depends on usage patterns really.
Yes, every time the printer detects you are low on ink, they send you new cartridges in the post
Could you replace the instant ink with the regular cartridges eg the ones that originally came with the printer if you had a particularly big printing job, to save going over allowance? I need to replace my printer anyway and would go for this deal on set-up
I am £1.99 plan paying almost a year and this equal to cartridge cost and never replaced cartridge yet. I don’t print much so I think better to cancel subscription and if cartridge finish buy and replace cost less than what I pay
Old school :)
Computer :/ What's that?! (lol)
Nobody buys a 300 quid laptop to do anything intensive
Maybe use chrome as your browser?
Agreed, it needs an SSD and it'll probably be fairly decent... seems unbelievable any laptop still being sold without an SSD.
My work HP laptop is similar to this and cost £500. It has always been really slow so I swapped my hard drive for one of the £25 SSD's from mymemory and it is now super quick. Windows is usuable within 25 seconds and programs open almost instantly.
Not a bad price or deal - you don't have a massive choice under £300 but that is a very anaemic CPU. Personally, I wouldn't buy anything less than AMD Ryzen-class if I was buying an AMD machine now.
AMD laptops :p
Regardless, it's night and day in terms of screen quality. Text looks really sharp. I'd never go with a low quality screen again.
This one doesn't have a dedicated gpu so don't expect to play anything on it. (league of legends wont run well 30fps~
I paid the £3.99 as unwanted item, however they credited me £5 (which I didn’t ask for) when I did a live chat to find a location for the pass the parcel. £730 for this spec of laptop is good and beats the AO deal of £709 for a lower spec fx502vm which I returned as it was advertised as having a ips screen not the woeful TN screen it had.
FWIW I did the "product performance not adequate" or something option for the return, which is true since the headset isn't the best (though its retailing new for £380 everywhere atm so still a bargain if you did want it). Return was free for that option.
Alright, I'll try and do the same thing. Thanks!
Pass My Parcel, same drop off service as Collect+ where you can drop it off at a local shpo. For me the same shops that were doing Collect+ are doing Pass My Parcel, they might be a re-branded Collect+ for all I know.
There’s still one 15inch in stock
£10 more but in stock here https://www.ballicom.co.uk/z7c50ea-abu-omen-by-hp-870-270na.p1398986.html Even when Laptops Direct had them in stock they weren't available until 15th May while these have them in stock now
Mate I use Davinci Resolve the free version, it takes a while to get use to but is top notch!
I like how the very first thing it mentions under "Featuring" is "USB 2.0 Connector", a technology released 18 years ago! Edit: Tempted to buy this for my dad and swap out the graphics card as his PC is over 8 years old and getting pretty slow. 1TB should be fine for him and his current PC has no SSD, 4GB RAM so starting to show its age. That's the only way I can justify to myself forking out for a new graphics card to replace a RX480 8GB!
Does anyone know how many PCI slots this has (for soundcards, wifi etc)?
Has to be at least an i3 and ssd in 2018 for me.
These were £329 over Easter weekend too. My dad got one and traded in his old laptop and got £50 off
It scores 2000, so it's comparable to an atom cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+A9-9420&id=3059
Intel atom i guess... LoL but with all seriousness I have a laptop with AMD A8 chip and I'm not too happy with its performance.
What would be the closest Intel chip to this AMD?
It is IPS?
Still showing 2 available at the moment for me with the most recent link
There was only one in stock which I purchased through the student computers link. The ebay on was ended as soon as I made my purchase so I am guessing that studentcomputers and the ebay seller are on and the same. At the moment there are 2 available on ebay for £299.99 with a make an offer see link
all gone, but great find
This or the p8 ? https://m.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_641529.html
This is the 2GB version, not sure what else is onboard to warrant this price (compared to TBX103F).
Cheap but you are paying what you get for. Especially how the previous iteration of this tablet had a better screen compared to this. e.g. Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70 - 1200x1920 pixels this- Lenovo Tab 4 - 800 x 1200 pixels Also won't get many software updates with my experience with Lenovo
just bought one, looked at this yesterday for a higher price... only wanting a basic tablet for general use... this should be ideal
Think this is the correct version but keyboard & case sets can be bought for around £25. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Folio-Case-Cover-Tempered-Glass-Keyboard-For-Lenovo-Tab-4-10-Inch-Tablet-/202268728776?_
Yeah, price has dropped to £199.98 with Amazon since ordering from Ebuyer. Just sent them a price match claim email for £18 while registering for the Cashback and 3YR Warranty with HP.
Just bought direct from HP using my companies discount company for 209.99.. But then I read that they have a Price Match scheme, where they match and take a further 5% off.. So send them the link the amazon deal. Fingers crossed.
Now discontinued at Ebuyer Just got one from Amazon for £199.98 with Prime delivery
Mine arrived today. It’s a bit of a beige lump but very impressed with build and print quality. Colour is perfectly serviceable on glossy paper. Reckon by the time I need a replacement set of toner it will be available on aftermarket
Ordered yesterday at £218, saw it had dropped, called them and had the previous order cancelled and ordered again at £199 (£99 after cashback)
What's tariff insurance?
Take out insurance options, adds a bit. Btw I'm in Spain.
Chuwi has twin LTE 4g SIM card option.
Heat added. Ordered, thanks
Don’t buy their refurbs ! I bought a 800 quid monitor from them(refurbished ), after 6 months it broke and they refused to repair or replace it. I had to raise a sec75 claim with my credit card. Luckily Acer has decent support and replaced it for me despite being refurbished, so I eventually dropped the claim .They are an absolute joke of a business
I emailed them to ask about the SSD drive size and it comes with 128GB.
Wouldn't touch this company, bought a refurb chromebook and was obviously untested return, screen fault manifested after a couple of hours. Lousy customer service too.
Can this play Crysis?
Can anyone point me in the direction of a 15.6" laptop at a good price made by a reliable company that would be suitable for playing games on,not top games that are the most graphic intensive
It's got a displayport
1600 passmark. Yikes. Get an atom like my t100 for longer battery life https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+A4-4300M+APU&id=1813
Rubbish specs for the money. Might as well spend extra 100 quid and get something with an i3 or i5. Old dual core amd processor will struggle.
Must be nearly a decade old this surely?
This must be ancient! I don't see any HDMI connection
oh interesting, yeah 15 inch screen and it's only 720p or whatever. But the CPU scored 7700 on passmark so I figured it was good.
Was it a 15 or 17 inch? You can often find them for that price either in sales or refurbished deals such as the Dell Outlet. It is when you come down below 15 inch screens that you get a huge spike with prices. But the manufacturers and retailers are taking the mick now offering i3, 128GB drives and 4GB of memory in laptops but then wanting circa £500 for them.
Yeah, I got one 6 years ago that's an i7, 8gb ram, 1tb HDD, I swear I only paid £350 brand new! Seems crazy n
No, none near that price. I was just making the point that Intel has controlled the CPU market for computers for so long that they have been able to maintain a high premium for CPU's whilst actually giving us very little in performance gain for a good 10 years now. This is now very obvious when, for the first time in a decade Intel has competiton from AMD, that Intel is suddenly capable of bringing out a new CPU range that is 50% faster than last generation chips. Look at i3 laptops now - they are reducing the size of the hard disks in them, reducing the size of the RAM, et are still asking for £400 to £600 for i3 laptops. Ludicously expensive. /rant over.
No, no, I get you, wasn't having a go, was just asking if you had seen any as I'm in the market for something for simple stuff. Thought you might know.
They've offered me £25 via online quote, not £50.
I am claiming this is my opinion for everyone else
Wow a whole 20% that most people will never even notice and nowhere near 20% anyway that's a made up statistic. 6006 is perfectly usable I've got 3 kids playing games on it right now. People whine & whinge but it's perfectly usable. Most people don't have something to trade in and if they do it'll likely be old & doesn't meet requirements like dodgy battery, worn out etc Can't understand why when challenged to find like for like better spec for same money or less you bring up something that has a prerequisite of a previous working laptop, really daft not even close to comparable.
So you're claiming youre right for everyone else? Nope
Decent customer that 6006 especially at this price point
Not all laptops with usb3 are capable of transmitting video over the usb3 port, even with a usb3 to HDMI adaptor. You need to check the spec.
You can either get a DisplayLink monitor which uses USB3 to send the video signal or a USB3 docking station with video outputs.
He stated laptop
Not sure if you mean a desktop or laptop. Very rare to find a desktop with only one monitor port. VGA for a second monitor is more than good enough for most things, Unless you are into games or video processing, this monitor is more than good enough. A suitable computer for games is around £1300, and obviously the moinitor will be in a different league.
Depends if you can get a docking station for your laptop? I run 2 external monitors from my HP (G850)laptop but it’s in a docking station