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Acer Aspire 3 15" Windows 10 Intel Core i3 4GB RAM 1TB Storage - £299 @ Tesco (free C&C)
Found 16th JunFound 16th Jun
Decent price. Free click & collect or 3£ for delivery.

Just put myself down for one. Hope it lives up to expectation! Thanks OP.


I have this machine with SSD and it is rapid for the light use I require it for. From start-up to having Chrome up and ready to go is 20 secs. I'm not sure what its like with the listed HDD but it may be worth finding one with SSD for rapid speed. Its definitely worth it.


So the one posted before with the 120 ssd is better?


Ordered thanks. Will be fine for daughter. :-)


Cant find it at all, link?

Decent home pc for under £500?? DELL Inspiron 5680 Intel® Core™ i3 GTX 1050 Gaming PC - 1 TB HDD - £499.99 @ Currys
Found 13th JunFound 13th Jun
My old pc which was several years old has died and I need to replace it, and this caught my eye. I'm honestly really out of touch with what would be a half decent pc for home use … Read more
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While I get where you are coming from, I would point out that on the other side, a small investment in time learning how the components work together will save a huge amount of time and money in the future. Consider this, you would be able to effectively troubleshoot your system when, and I do mean when, not if, something goes wrong down the road. Instead of sinking lots of money and losing potentially weeks sending the PC off for repairs, you would be able to fix 90% of the issues that commonly come up in a few minutes, or at least know what part needs replacing. Just something worth considering..


I think you need to buy a console then.


Thankyou OP. I'm in the market for a new desktop. I have elderly parents, a young family. I have a busy social life and I run two businesses. I have *zero* interest in building a PC. Why on earth would i want to waste half a day of my time building one. Why would i want to waste time waiting for all the separate parts to turn up. Who is going to research which parts i need? which parts are compatible with each other? What if one part is faulty? what if another part doesnt turn up? What if the vendor send the wrong item? Who goes back to the post office to send it back? What happens when theres a problem in the build? Who is going to diagnose it? What if i'm not home when courier delivers and he doesnt want to leave the package in my shed? Who takes all the empty packaging back to the recycling centre? I've noticed this theme in all the Desktop deals. The PC builders come along and say 'you can build it cheaper'. Those parts dont just magically turn up unpackaged waiting for you on a workbench so that all you have to do is plug it together in 20 mins like a piece of Lego. If you enjoy it, then great. Good for you. But there are some ridiculously patronising views in this thread. Everybody has different circumstances. I value my time. If my PC is milisecond slower than yours then more fool me. There will always be someone with a bigger and better PC. There is clearly a massive market for us who just want to order a PC. It turns up, we plug it in and it just works.


But we all started with the first time. Technology nowadays makes it even easier than it ever was, and the amount of video tutorials also helps. The fact that most jumpers are even self explanatory, and that there are some tweaks on the design to avoid any missteps makes it a great time to build your own


Whilst I agree that 'build your own' is usually the stronger and preferred option. You have to put yourself in the shoes of those who have never self built before. Yes, the plug and play nature of most modern hardware does lend itself to following a tutorial to 'mechanically' put the thing together. But getting a viable operating system on and configured has nuances between systems, and its this that most novices have apprehension about. Also don't discount the experience required when it comes to troubleshooting and diagnostics. How many times, even as very experienced builders, have we been caught out by a dodgy bios setting or jumper. This is not to put anyone off self build. Do it, its an enlightening and rewarding, if sometimes frustrating, experience and there is a ton of support out there. More a note to all those people who have built before and take for granted the attitude and confidence required to take the first step.

HP 14" Laptop Intel I3-7100U 128GB eMMC - New - £314.97 PC World Ebay
Found 12th JunFound 12th Jun
Everyday: All-rounder for work and play Windows 10 Intel® Core™ i3-7100U Processor RAM: 4 GB / Storage: 128 GB eMMC Battery life: Up to 11.5 hours 128GB eMMc 4096MB DDR4 SDR… Read more

Worked for me


Got it clarified from EBay CS that the promo code applies only on full priced products and not on any discounted products


Haven’t used the code before, still doesn’t work.... While meddling with the ebay app trying to apply the code....I accidentally touched the 1 touch PayPal pay n the order got placed 😧....


Says this in the listing "SAVE AN EXTRA 10%! USE CODE "PREPHOME10" AT CHECKOUT!" so should work, I bought the last black one earlier and it was fine. Only one use per customer?


Says coupon cannot be used for this product :/

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Acer Spin 5 13.3" Convertible (2 in 1) Laptop/Tablet - Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Full-HD IPS Touchscreen £289.99 @ Revolutiontradinguk Ebay
Found 9th JunFound 9th Jun
Nice Little Laptop. The top casing and the keyboard surround is metal. High quality IPS screen used, it's Full-HD with touch function, can be used as a big tablet. Excellent batter… Read more

HP Chromebook X2. I hadn't heard of that one. So I done a quick search after reading your comment. What a lovely machine! I am going to order one for myself now. I've been looking for something like that for a while. Ticks all the boxes and looks great. I only popped on here to buy a new keyboard for my pc. This evening has turned out quite expensive lol. Thanks :{


What about that new Chromebook the X2 (can't remember who makes it).


(The seller is fine)



I like the pixel c, but it's heavier than it looks. Lovely bit of kit tho.

Acer 14" Swift 3 SF314-51 Laptop - Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Ful-HD IPS, Aluminium Casing, Fingerprint Reader, USB Type-C (Refurbished) £307.99 @ Argos Ebay
Found 5th JunFound 5th Jun
Worth it at this price, well reviewed good looking and premium, if I'm not mistaken it has backlit keyboard too. Limited quantity available. This deal will not last, so be quick. … Read more

I’d get the deal i posted in previous comment(above),and buy an SSD. Theres this integral SSD 128GB deal for about £24,put it in,it makes a better machine


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There is a video on how disassemble it on you tube and it does not seem like something I would choose to do unless necessary - it easier to attach another hard drive via USB. If you do want to replace you can either buy a larger NVME type ssd (check the manual if it is nvme or sata as the slot is the same for both and some laptops will only take one or the other). It has 12 screws which need tobe removed then removing the case, requires patience. You will likely mark the back trying to prise it apart. You can see a slot for an NVME type SSD on the right hand side (although it may be sata). Then there is a normal sata type hard drive connector on the bottom left hand side, to the left of the battery. The heat pipes will be covered with some tape - dont remove that, although it appears to have been removed in this image so you can see the innards.


Is it easy to upgrade the hard drive on this acer ???


I am a student

Intel Core i3-3220 2c/4t CPU (3.30Ghz) LGA1155 £10 @CEX
Found 27th MayFound 27th May
Price is £10 + £1.50 delivery, or £10 collected obviously. Seems a decent price for a dual core, quad thread i3 cpu, comes with 24 months warranty too! Technical Details: 3.3GHz … Read more

But I've just done exactly that - upgraded two old PCs from a Pentium G840 to this i3-3220 - about 50% quicker on benchmarks, better graphics, runs cooler and supports 1600MHz memory - well worth £10 (plus you can sell the old cpu for £5 on ebay).


Just get a modern CPU and your problems will be solved.


OK, I'm done arguing with someone who doesn't even read posts properly and can't admit when wrong. So you can post a few of those "numerous threads online about playback issues with the i3 3220 and 1080p H.265" just to show to everyone how wrong I am. That should be easy since you've apparently already found them.


Numerous threads online about playback issues with the i3-3220 and 1080p H.265. There's no hardware decoding on that CPU. It won't be 'just fine' at all - it will chug.


What are you even talking about! I didn't mention encoding at all, I said that *decoding* took significantly less than half of the total CPU available on a 2nd generation quad core. I didn't think I'd need to spell it out that that means it should work fine on a 3rd generation dual core CPU, but apparently I do... You seem to have overlooked the fact that I pointed out that playback seeking issues may have absolutely nothing to do with CPU decoding ability, as well as completely ignoring the example I gave you which backs up my own experiences.

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7th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 7350K 4.2Ghz Socket LGA1151 (Kaby Lake) Processor £89.99 @ NOVATECH INC.DELIVERY
Found 16th MayFound 16th May
Dual Core Technology, 4.2GHz clock speed, 4MB L3 Cache, Dual Channel DDR4/DDR3L Controller, 14nm, Integrated HD 630 Graphics must be mispriced, can see that next best is at more t… Read more
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OOS since yesterday.


my apologies, I gave a very quick look and did not notice it was the K. Just about then but you are right, the 6600 is better. £90 is for cex second hand otherwise is at over £160 brand new


Youre looking at the K model, the non-K 6600 (£90) is a much better buy. Also, you need to look at the whole context in which an i3 is ever considered an upgrade: Firstly, you need a Z170 or Z270 (enthusiast grade) chipset to overclock. If you have one of these chipsets, you are almost certainly already using an i5 or i7. Secondly, most people who consider an i3 an upgrade will be on non-overclockable chipsets such as H110 or B150, or on OEM systems such as Advent/Lenovo. Hence there is no point getting a K chip. Finally, doesnt matter how you cut it, 4 physical cores give more performance than 2 cores + HT.


buying a second hand i5 6600@£130 from cex does not make sense. This one after OC is more powerful even so it is not my type of cpu


Why anyone would buy a NEW dual core (even with HT) in 2018 is beyond me, especially on a dead platform. If you must stay on 1151, Go to CEX and get an i5 6600 for the same price and much better performance. Otherwise, you should be buying Ryzen for a new build.

Acer Aspire 3 - £379.99 @ Very
Found 11th MayFound 11th May
Intel Core i3, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, 15.6 inch Full HD Laptop (Black) with McAfee Livesafe. Looking to get the best laptop around which is capable for using Adobe software?
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Looks alright however personally I would want an i3 over an amd chip. Not too sure on how much difference it would make but i3 gets the better write ups


Thanks for the insight, haven't bought a laptop in years so generally have no clue about them and their costs. What's your opinion on this?


I got the same one but with a 1TB HDD for 350 and that was over a year ago

HP 250 G6 Intel Core i3 Dual Core Full HD 4GB Ram £299.98 @
Found 27th AprFound 27th Apr
Intel Core i3-6006U Dual Core Processor 15.6" Full HD Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 4GB DDR4 RAM 500GB HDD DVD Rewriter Integrated Graphics USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth… Read more
SteTheDon Does this meet your requirements.


This laptop on eBuyer is the closest I've seen to your spec list.


I want. i3 or better, FHD 15.6 display, 8Gb ram, 256ssd for <=£400. Always seems to be something missing from that list, but surely a manufacturer could hit those specs for that price, if they did they'd clean up at the bottom end of the laptop market.




At least it's FHD, so that's a step in the right direction...

Acer Spin 5 13.3" Convertible Laptop - Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Full-HD IPS Touchscreen, Backlit Keyboard £329.97 @ BOX UK
Found 20th AprFound 20th Apr
Discounted from £379. Acer Spin 5 is the most affordable laptop with backlit keyboard. It has clear full HD screen with IPS tech that gives you excellent wide-viewing angles. Its … Read more

Now £349.97.


Memory and ssd are upgradeable. The review posted above was pretty decent considering the price but personally think I would want the i5 version with 8gb ram.


I got one of these for my Father in Law last week and he's chuffed with it. I know you can wipe Win10 easily enough but there wasn't much guff preinstalled and the casing has a metal finish on the top and keyboard surround. There was an identical price version but without the backlit keyboard. We paid an extra fiver for 2 day delivery and placed the order at 4.30pm. It arrived via DPD at 9.45 am the next day.


True but you could only really describe usb c as very niche at this moment in time. Hdmi will handle 4k whilst ssd is still fine in usb 3. Is usb c worth a 100 premium which is ultimately what we are talking about since 6th gen and 7th gen cpu are largely identical


This is obviously older stock. Doubt you'll want to do anything with a faster hub or 4k TV with only 4GB ram. Windows 10 has become real bloatware and 8GB is what you really need nowadays to run it smoothly. This is good for general browsing and 1080p stuff. Heat for fullhd screen and backlit keyboard. Touchscreen and tent mode a bonus

HP Pavilion x360 Core i3 7th Gen convertible laptop with 8GB Ram and 128GB SSD in gold and silver £399 with code @ HP
Found 16th AprFound 16th Apr
Original price is £549, there is a £150 saving by applying voucher code PAVILION150 which will discount it to £399
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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.

HP 250 G6 i3 Laptop 2SY33ES £298 after cash back (or £348.99 without) - Ebuyer
Found 15th AprFound 15th Apr
Cash back deal available until 30th April Processor Intel® Core™ i3-6006U 2GHz 3MB cache 2 cores Memory 4 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM Configuration: 1 x 4 GB 2 SODIMM Hard Drive 128GB … Read more

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

BUDGET BUILD: i3-3220, 4GB (DDR3) RAM, 320GB HDD, Win7. £59.99 @ ebay - refurbedit
Found 11th AprFound 11th Apr
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Thanks mate


You can easily run it on an i3. As I said above, I'm running it on a Raspberry Pi 3. Just bear in mind the newer gen will be more power efficient.


Can anyone please advise if an I3 processor or i5 could be ok for PLEX server? There are so many generations of above to choose it’s hard to know where to begin. Would an I5 generation 3 or 4 do? Or an I3 generation 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 do?


Sorry for the late reply, most good fan brands get their fans tested by various people; do a search for low noise fans, and you will find a lot of sites that review and rate them; often divided into sizes and price bands as well. Noctua make some of the best quiet fans, also very reliable, although not the cheapest. You have to balance how much air they move (CFM), against noise (dbl), and RPM. High RPM usually means more noise, but if it is a high CFM, you can run usually it at 50% and it can be very quiet, and yet still push more air than some of the "silent" fans.


Is there a way of knowing how quiet a fan is before testing? My current desktop sounds like a 747, but unsure what to replace it with?

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 15.6" Laptop (Matt Black) - Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD £379.99 Amazon
Found 11th AprFound 11th Apr
Seems to be a decent price for a Dell 8gb ram i3, although no SSD. About this item Features Anti-glare panel offers rich colours and crisp text for an optimal experience Gloss… Read more

Sorry Antony I think you have taken it out of context and I may of used incorrect wording, you said that its terrible at the price and I asked for a link to ‘justify’ your response thats all, sorry if i upset you


It's an i3 <non-specific>!


Don't remember any insults, personal comments or anything 'unjustifiable' doing what this site is supposed to be about. Providing an opinion on the quality of a deal. Bar the 8gb ram there is nothing special about this deal sorry if that offends your sensibilities.



Pre-owned VIGLEN GENIE CORE i3 3220 SFF DESKTOP PC - 3.00GHz/4GB/500GB/WINDOWS 10 PRO - £63.98 @ eBay / dna-outlet
Found 6th AprFound 6th Apr
Condition: Good, used cosmetic condition. Some marks and scratches are present. This is a powerful PC that has been processed through our system. The PC has been securely data wipe… Read more

Brilliant (y) Glad it's better than I thought ...


Datasheet here - Viglen Website Motherboard link would suggest that it is a Vig640M, at least mine was as it has an HDMI output!, the 642m doesn't


Just received mine....IT HAS HDMI output!.....WOOOOOO


Damn, must have confused it with the next case size up... Apologies.


Correct. It's a Vig642M motherboard. It doesn't. There's no room.

RM DESKTOP 214 CORE I3 3220 3.30GHz/4GB RAM/250GB HDD/WIN 10 + WARRANTY ebay @dna-outlet - £63.98
Found 5th AprFound 5th Apr
CPU BENCHMARK: 4230 Condition: Good, used cosmetic condition. Some marks and scratches are present. This is a powerful PC that has been processed through our system. The PC has be… Read more

Why would you need an external hdd?


Gonna need a lot of odds and sods to make it usable but with win 10 pro pretty good! For a family pc just for Amazon and online shopping is a bargain if you have a monitor, wi-fi dongle, external h/d etc. And of course I will be playing all those fab FPS games on hi-res. (Ok maybe not the last bit). :|

VIGLEN GENIE CORE i3-2120 SFF DESKTOP PC - 3.30GHz/4GB/320GB/WINDOWS 10 PRO - ebay @dna-outlet - £63.98
Found 5th AprFound 5th Apr
Cheap i3 for office use. Condition: Good, used cosmetic condition. Some marks and scratches are present. This is a powerful PC that has been processed through our system. The PC h… Read more

Mine just arrived, faulty so going back. Shame (annoyed)


That's a stunning price! Good little machine these, work have a few hundred of the i5 version. Mildly customised MSI motherboard, you'll need a low profile graphics card to upgrade it. Case is a tad fiddly to get into for those used to tool-less Lenovos and Dells. As regards the PSU comment further above, we've not had any issues out of the ordinary.


would be an interesting combination ngl. (lol)


Oops, yeah not sure where that came from!


Lenovo thinkcentre ;)

Refurb HP Prodesk 400 G1 SFF PC Core i3 4130 3.4Ghz 1TB Win 10 Home £112.99 -  ITZOO
Found 5th AprFound 5th Apr
I'd appreciate your thoughts on this desktop PC. It is a refurb - but 1TB and 4GB and and a i3 processor. Included a further 10% discount for signing up to newsletter. I am loo… Read more
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Worth of boast worlds


Why would you want to? Been aware of hackintosh for a while and have a laptop that meets the specs - but why?


Guys You know your stuff. Can you advise a cheap graphic card that would output HDMI and can be stuck into this, obviously Hackintosh compatible This way I could bump graphic and not have to worry about DVI businesses


Lol you are correct, it's way before my time, I was still in school back then.


Thanks will order one then...

StormForce Tornado Gaming Desktop PC (Black) - (Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Dedicated Graphics, DVD/RW, Wi-Fi, Windows 10) £549.14 Amazon
Found 3rd AprFound 3rd Apr
Expect some bottle-necking! Intel Core i3-6100 Processor NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Unsure of whether 3gb or 6gb, although specification says 6gb) 8GB RAM Windows 10 3 Year … Read more
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You could have a 6ghz dual core it still wouldn't be enough of a processor for any game today. The i3 6100 however is a dual core with hyperthreading so it effectively has 4 threads to use for gaming. 4 physical cores is of course better than a dual core with hyperthreading however.


3.8ghz of dual core + a lot of games not optimised for multi core


i3-6100 is only dual core processor.


And the 100 quid 1080 TI's.


Love those crap Chinese gtx 970s on ebay featuring 1gb dram.

Intel Core i3-3240 (3.4Ghz) LGA1155 at CEX for £15
Found 29th MarFound 29th Mar
Intel Core i3-3240 (3.4Ghz) LGA1155 2 years warranty.

You've got to be trolling surely? GEN8 At the moment it's simply a Windows Server 2012 R2 Plex box. I keep meaning to add more RAM for FreeNAS but I never got round to it haha.


I have a pentium g2030 zoostorm for £100 from HUKD a few years ago its ok, I used it as a fileserver...but TBH its turned off now as it got replaced by a lenovo I7 3770 for £125, which is awesome for handbrake


Good price, but there cant be many people out there with a 1155 socket Motherboard who has a worse CPU than this and needs to upgrade?


I sometimes wish I had an old crap computer so that I could make use of deals like this.


Perfect timing! Been looking at replacing the microserver but this will breath some life back into the old girl.

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