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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

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


Most new laptop s have them . Usb c let's you connect to external hubs at much faster speed . Displayport / HDMI 2.0 let you use 4k monitor or connect to TV in 4k

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

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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.

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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.

Found 23rd MarFound 23rd Mar
BX80677I37350K, Dual Core Technology, 4.20GHz clock speed, 14nm Process, 4MB L3 Cache, Dual Channel DDR4 Controller, Integrated Iris DX12 Graphics, 3 Year Warranty

No, I was being facetious, slight difference. However, I lack knowledge on many a thing, however I thought I purchased a decent CPU for the price point in an I3 8100... therefore... What would your alternative be to an I3-8100 then may I ask?


Civ VI 720p 42fps? What part of this is against what I said? That sounds awful and I would never suggest that to someone. Say it again. 720p. The last time I watched/played/experienced 720p was 2011. I laughed people trying to sell a 720p TV in 2013, as it was 'so out of date' and they laughed and agreed, but said 'we gotta sell it, before people never touch it again.'. That was 5 years ago. Why would anyone play a modern game on an APU? a 1050 2gb can handle basically any game 1080p at near 60 FPS for most titles. I just could never suggest 720p low (or medium) gaming to anyone. I'd feel like a horrible person sticking them back 10 years in gaming technology. Now, don't take this wrong. There is a place in the market for the 2200g, it is a good price for something that can play non modern games (not a bad thing) and can watch shows and perform as a desktop. You can even transition into a new GPU. But AMD have done some shoddy things, with things like RAM, that makes me even leery about suggesting it.


Why is that a major issue? In a worse case in Civ VI it managed 42fps at 720p on med setting's. Now to help the Intel boys as best as I can a 7700k (twice a as many cores and threads) and DDR4-3200 so as not to hold the game back it only manages 29fps at 720p on low! So AMD are actually discouraging you from wasting money on overpriced ram when the logical thing to do is buy a GPU with the money! Back to the real world. If you have a specific program that requires fast single core performance (once overclocked) then this will be the cheapest way to do it. For most people a Ryzen or current gen Intel i3 will be a better bet.


You are right, this can run frogger just fine. But the memory thing? I'm completely right.


Actually no your wrong there. And another thing is it depends what game you're talking about. You can't compare how good it will run Crysis and Roblox, it just doesn't make sense.

Lenovo Idea Pad i3 processor 4gb RAM and 128gb SSD £329.99 @ Currys
Found 17th MarFound 17th Mar
Really looking for advice. This seems good and is fractionally smaller than normal laptops which is a bonus for me but also has an SSD albeit relatively small I think. Or is this o… Read more

Anyone got any tips on how to remove the base of the Lenovo Ideapad 320S to get to the memory slots, battery and spare drive bay? Couple of people have suggested they have managed to get into it. The downloadable service manual makes it look simple, but I'm not so sure! Once the numerous screws have been removed from the base of the laptop, it seems so very tight to get anything between the gap to unclip the base. All round trying to get a plastic plectrum style into this gap and twisting will surely mark the casing? I don't want to damage my brand new laptop just trying to add some extra ram!


Bought this last week and am happy with it. Quick, portable, nice feel to it (metal casing) and I like the keyboard. Touchpad... well I don’t tend to get on well with any of them so it’s much of a muchness. Would like to think I’m reasonably versed when it comes to tech specs, but certainly am no expert. But for general use and non-gaming, I don’t think you’ll get much better at this time for the same price.


Because it may be that production line changed panel over time. So there is old stock and new stock around. (With Lenovo, ) the exact part number is key. My guess is that Lenovo online store sells latest stock.


Yea, you would think Lenovo they would know, guess this is why the op asked the question, def says IPS on the Lenova store so no idea why the Lenovo rep would say they are TN?


Careful, try here from Lenovo's online web shop for current models £300 gets you a Pentium Gold 4415U with 14.0" FHD IPS (1920x1080). I presume that they have models with TN and IPS panels. The FHD is IPS.

i3 Laptop with SSD for £348.99 + £50 cashback - £298.99 @ Ebuyer
30/04/2018Expires on 30/04/2018Found 14th MarFound 14th Mar
I always struggled to find a cheap laptop with an decent processor and an SSD, and of course now that I don't need one a deal has come up for one. It is £298.99 with the cashback … Read more
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Good price with the cashback.


yes i know this..right position because you want to have brand new and only yours . i just placed them in case there is somebody who is like me.. love used ones for less..also its useful if you got some vouchers with you. (strong)


To be fair, I don't mind buying electronics from CEX because they have the 2 Year Warranty, but some people would probably be put off buying second hand


When I wondered if I could get a better deal in Easter sales, I didn't mean from Curry's but from anywhere. But I don't have to pick it up for 28 days and can still cancel 14 days after I pick it up, so I'll just wait.


OP .. it would help you + everyone else out, if you mentioned somewhere/put your Deal forward in someway as an HP Laptop?. (As nowhere in your Deal anywhere makes mention of it being an HP Device ... you're more likely to get more heat for your future Deal's via sticking to such simple principles, etc?). That my 2 Cents worth to you anyway. :-) Good Deal by the way. :-)

LENOVO IP 320s-14IKB 14" i3 Laptop - Grey *FHD* 4GB RAM 128GB SSD @ Currys eBay @ £329.99 + 5% Quidco
Found 9th MarFound 9th Mar
Windows 10 Intel® Core™ i3-7100U Processor RAM: 4 GB / Storage: 128 GB SSD Full HD display Optical disc drive: No Battery life: Up to 7 hours Weight: 1.69 kg Online Purchas… Read more
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Needs expiring...OOS


You can have both HDD and M.2 SSD. Lenovo ideapad manual p36. Just buy a 1TB 2.5'' HDD if you need extra storage.


Bought this laptop recently for a relative to use for document editing, odd bit of web browsing and it’s a nice little machine. Could probably use something similar myself. Regarding the 128gb SSD. That’s down to about 100gb useable on a vanilla system with just windows installed.


Straight forward trade off between speed (SSD) and capacity (HDD). Best solution is spend a bit more and get a laptop with both. Forced to chose one, unless i needed the capacity for data hungry applications, i'd go for speed as once you've experienced an SSD, you won't want to go back. Should be doing external backups of valuable data anyway. Not doing so is waiting for Sod's law to happen. Decent deal BTW considering the Full HD screen.


I deliberately restrict myself to 128gb on a home drive to stop me hoarding and cluttering up a home drive - it forces me to be more organised and also share stuff between machines easily. It works for me, YMMV. As a caveat I should say, i don't use windows, so i don't know how doable it is with that.

Intel Core i3-8100 1151 3.6GHz Coffee Lake Processor with Code - £89.97 with CHEAT10 @ Laptops Direct
Found 27th FebFound 27th Feb
Save 10% on the price Seems other coffee lake processors have 10% off with the price too Hardware-based Security 8th Generation Intel Core processors integrate hardware-level… Read more

I don't 'believe you' when you make this unfounded statement that is patently false. Intel's i3 CPUs are pretty clearly delineated from their i5 and i7s. They weren't selling their 'i3s as i7s' when AMD was providing utter garbage CPUs.


It’s not only the core but also the cache and turbo. Believe me, intel will sell this i3 as i7 without AMD


So AMD release such a poor range of CPUs for a decade that Intel get complacent and now they release one decent CPU and they are our saviours! You're 'avin a laugh mate.


I don't agree. This was a fairly obvious evolution for Intel as well, as you just alluded to, Intel was slowing down in each new generational upgrade. Anyone paying attention realized that people were NOT upgrading their i5 2500k. The best way to get them to jump on board? Offer more cores at the same price. The 8th Gen is still basically 5% faster than the previous gen on single core performance, and many games show the same benefit. Intel was going to up the core count at some point, they chose this point. This is Intel's doing, somehow giving credit to AMD, to me, is crazy. AMD had been failing CPUs so badly, while Intel were still (again according to you) incrementally improving their own process. So, no, zero credit to AMD for their near 8 years of CPU failures, I am very happy Intel didn't fail like AMD had been doing as we would be in a CPU dark age if it wasn't for Intel. AMD finally got their head out of the dirt and now have a good product to compete, lower prices for all, great! Competition is healthy.


If you look back to 5 years ago, intel’s new CPU is average 10% faster than the previous generation. In addition, the difference between i3 and i7 is huge. Also Generation gap is more than a year. If you look at the 8th Gen CPU, low voltage CPU is the same passmark as the previous gen of standard voltage. i3 has the most features of i7. We all believe this is from the competitor AMD. There is no reason why intel publish this huge upgrade without AMD.

Acer Aspire 5 15.6" Notebook A515-51 - Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Full-HD IPS Display, Aluminum Interior, 2 Year Warranty £399.99 With Code @ Acer UK
Found 26th FebFound 26th Feb
Voucher: SPECIAL100 Also 10% cash back from Acer on Quidco. Windows 10 Home 64-bit Intel® Core™ i3-6006U processor Dual-core 2 GHz 39.6 cm (15.6") Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:… Read more

Link me up buzz.


Also possible 10% cashback from TCB/QUIDCO and 2 year warranty,this would have been a good buy for me but just bought a Lenovo 310 for a £189 from AO before New Year


I guess this means that you bought this laptop...funny way to spend your time posting rather than finding the same specs for £320 lol


a quick stalk of their posts says.... yes, indeed they do


Do you really have to troll on every single post?


How easy is to delete window, or is it locked?


The Lenovo currently £329.99 at Currys PC World is a better deal - same spec - and it has a Full HD screen. And for a few more days Currys is offering a £50 or so trade in for old pcs.


this is much better as it has FHD :-D


i7 also used to mean quad-core for laptops (as long as it wasn’t ULV). There’s no easy way to know what you’ll get any more without prior research. Honestly they’re all usually the same silicon with different speed bins (higher turbo and base clocks). It is mostly marketing anyway, i5, i3, even Pentium is good enough for productivity work


Ok thanks, I tend to use this website when debating, is it legit?

Lenovo IdeaPad 320 Laptop, Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 14", £349.95 @ John Lewis
Found 14th JanFound 14th Jan
Similar the the Currys one except £30 more... for that you get 8gb RAM over 4gb... also you get John Lewis over Currys Personally I'd pay £30 just to not have to deal with Currys.… Read more
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320S £329 direct from Lenova if you'd prefer to deal direct. Not many left though.. It's not just HD it's IPS also much better than a TN panel.


Went to have look in currys today and lucky enough they had this and 320s side b side and the 320s is 100% times better and its cheaper.


Maybe one or two degrees which would happen naturally for the laptop when sold in hotter countries. In other words well within its limitations.


Oh, you said... If you overclock a CPU, you increase the heat output.


I just said there is no heat increase so thermal profile not affected. Also battery life hasn't changed, try again.

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