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Acer 15.6 Inch HD Intel i3 2GHz 8GB 1TB Windows Laptop - Red - £350.99 @ Argos eBay Store
Found 9th OctFound 9th Oct
Argos warranty, so suppose it's not extra virgin. Doesn't say, but I think it's an i3-6. 8GB looks good. Brand New With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee Stand out from the crowd wit… Read more

I picked a refurbished version up a couple of weeks ago on Argos EBay for £217.99. It is a 6th gen i3.


Ideapad 320 posted on here is good at £299


Thank for the reply


This laptop is ok for navigate on the Internet watch movies, online or from hard drive, you can play games for example fifa 2017 or f1 2016, 2017 strategy games, if you want to play new games you will need a better laptop recommended with sdd, bigger graphic card and better processor.


No SSD and only 720p. Bought one similar for 330 in tesco last year.

Lenovo IdeaPad 510s 14 Inch Intel i3 2.4GHz 8GB 128GB Laptop - White £364.99 @ Argos / Ebay
Found 7th OctFound 7th Oct
I've just bought one of these, it's a lovely machine, really great screen and lightning fast to start up due to the SSD. My main reason for choosing this one was the screen resolut… Read more

Are u guys updating to Windows 1803? Is it ok to stay on 1607


It was a cold day when I got mine, probably why I noticed it!


No worries pal


This is a 7th gen processor not 6th gen


this! second hand market is leagues ahead for the price you get out of a particular hardware. but the mindset is always brand new, especially a laptop since users are weary of things that go wrong but don't realise how easy it is to factory reset the hardware so its brand new. The funny thing is I got this laptop with the i5 6200u about 3 years ago for £390 from very , and the 6200u is better than this i3 and the price has only one down £25? lol what a joke

Asus VivoBook Max X541UA-GO1302T Intel i3-6006U 4Gb 1Tb Silver W10 (refurb grade A) - £199.99 at xs only
Found 7th SepFound 7th Sep
It's a cheap laptop....go easy, not everyone needs to emulate Gates or Jobs. Refurbished Asus VivoBook Max X541UA-GO1302T Intel Core i3-6006U 4Gb 1Tb 15.6" 1366x768 Intel HD 520 G… Read more

Someone posted this Its HP Pavilion 15inch but also £499


since you want a 15inch, my recommendation is a Dell Precision 7510, this is a powerful machine and will make your son happy. The price is not £350 but you can get it for like £500. Get this and sell his old machine. A couple of these are on fleasbay for around 800 but an offer of 500 might do it.


Ok, give me till tomorrow and I will post some feedback. I notice his old HP had an AMD processor, an update will be a machine with an Intel processor, possible 8GB ram, 64bit OS machine and def a Win 10


Hi I'm looking for a refurbished laptop for my son 15",he has an HP that's 4 years old that is slow here's his old laptop ,so want an improvement on that,would like an ssd,is there anything you could recommend please,he does play games but I haven't got gaming laptop money so just something well made and nippy would be fine as he is in his last year of school and would be good to have something newer for college,I have £350 budget for refurbished laptop


I bought one and fitted an ssd, great laptop for the money. Thanks for the link

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LENOVO IdeaPad 330S i3-8130U 4gb Ram 128gb SSD 14" 1080p Laptop - £379.99 @ Currys
Found 24th AugFound 24th Aug
Good price for an 8th gen intel, ssd and full hd screen. Spare ram slot if you want to upgrade to 8gb. I know it's not going to break any records, but it's cheap for what it is. … Read more
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£429 now


Put a ssd in


i3-8130U > i5-7200U, so heat added. (


An SSD doesn't have any moving/ mechanical parts. You probably have the hard drive version.


It’s not the same for £349. The processor is weaker for that price.

Acer Swift 3 14 Inch Intel i3 2.4GHz 8GB 128GB Windows Laptop £404.99  Argos on eBay
Found 1st AugFound 1st Aug
Product details Product ID 4010262591 Product Key Features Features Built-in Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Bluetooth Colour Silver Operating System Edition Home Processor Typ… Read more
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Received mine and very happy with it for £364. Does anyone know if there is a slot for a second ssd?


Now 10% off with code PICKANY


The Base Clock only impacts anything if the cooling is to poor for the frequency to rise above it under full CPU load. If that was true here it would mean the 8th generation in this would run slower than the 7th generation CPU at its base speed. The only 15W i3 chips are Kaby Lake Refresh chips and not Coffee Lake so there is limited scope for improvements in power efficiency if any. I've lost track of Intel's 14nm variants but I think Coffee Lake gets the latest process and not Kaby Lake Refresh but that could be wrong. It's not exactly transparent as both are classed as 8th generation with Intel offering a masterclass in obfuscation


I genuinely believe that despite IPC practically standing still, the efficiency has increased for each generation. I am 99% sure the base clock speed definitely does affect the power consumption! I guess it comes down to whether you would buy a last-gen CPU or not. Personally, I would, but only with a really significant saving.


Which is somewhat arbitrary at best as surely provided the cooling is good enough the base line of 2.2GHz has no real bearing on actual performance and therefore power consumption. This is separate to any process improvements which might improve efficiency and the larger cache could even reduce power efficiency! (4 v 3MB).

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Lenovo IdeaPad 305 15.6 Inch Intel i3 2GHz 8GB 1TB Windows 10 Laptop - Blue Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee - £224.99 Argos eBay
Found 19th JulFound 19th Jul
Lenovo IdeaPad 305 15.6 Inch Intel i3 2GHz 8GB 1TB Windows 10 Laptop - Blue Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee - Argos eBay CPU, Memory and Operating System: Intel Co… Read more

I wonder how battery life is doing after refurbishment


If only it was full HD....

tc_Joness Purple one for £229.99

Acer 15.6 Inch HD Intel i3 2GHz 4GB 1TB Windows Laptop - Black Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee - Argos eBay - £179.99
Found 19th JulFound 19th Jul
Acer 15.6 Inch HD Intel i3 2GHz 4GB 1TB Windows Laptop - Black Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee - Argos eBay CPU, Memory and Operating System: Intel Core i3 dual co… Read more
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Does it have CD drive? Thanks


Out of stock now


It's EAN: 4713883300308 and seems to be Acer Aspire 1


If I used this just for word processing & web browsing, is it likely to be slow & unresponsive? I have gaming machines so am only interested in using this for work really. Any thoughts?


Nah, I was checking for decent i3/i5/i7 (preferably with 8gb RAM), sub £450 and came across them, so decided to share :)

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 :/

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

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
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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
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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
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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...

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