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Acer Aspire 3 15.6 Inch Intel i5 Dual Core 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB Windows Laptop - Black Refurbished with a 12 month Argos guarantee £246.99 @ eBay
Found 4th AprFound 4th Apr
Only downer here is the 1366 x 768 screen, but for this price you can’t really complain. The rest of the spec is pretty great! And with 12 month warranty

Says OOS so I expired it for now. But looks like they come in occasionally, like most Argos refurb stuff


good price , heat added.


Chromebooks have a very light hardware requirement so actually if a Chromebook suits your needs it will be a lot faster than this laptop with a slow hard disk fitted - the only good thing about this laptop is the 7th gen CPU otherwise the rest of the spec is pretty dreadful. I mean, since refurbs are being included, as an example, I bought an HP Elitebook 840 G3 (Skylake 6th gen) with 256GB SSD and a full HD panel for £200 this week.


Eh? This will be more useful and powerful than Chromebooks and tablets at this price range.


This is just a basic laptop with a old-gen Core i5, it’s not even brand new, it’s a refurb and has a slow hard disk. The processor is actually fine but as it’s a refurb, there are many other options with SSDs, better displays, etc.

ASUS TUF FX505GD 15.6 Inch Slim Bezel FHD Gaming Laptop (Nvidia GTX1050 4GB Graphics, Intel i5-8300H, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM) £699.99 Amazon
Found 1st AprFound 1st Apr
As far as entry gaming laptops go, £699 for this from ASUS is a good start. Sub-£700 with GTX 1050 4GB, with 8GB Ram and 256GB SSD, this should do the job for anyone playing LoL, D… Read more

Is this a laptop designed for gamers?


I don't get some people on here and you're not supposed to necessarily Focus solely on the graphics card and more on the processor and this processor is a good processor and you can't compare it to some of the other crappy or ones with a better graphics card it doesn't work like that


Totally agree Chris. Picked up a FX503 this time last year for £709 which has the 1060 3GB. Cold from me.


When 1050ti deals are regularly popping up at this price or below it's NOT good value to be buying this, even less value when you consider 1060 deals have been popping up relatively close to this price and likely will get even cheaper now that people are pushing the RTX lines.

Intel i5-9400F SKT1151 Processor £166.70 @ Amazon UK
Found 31st MarFound 31st Mar
Back in stock at lower price. :|
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Not much of an upgrade especially in gaming, also you'd need a new motherboard, pushing the overall cost way beyond the point of diminishing returns IMHO. If you're not in a rush, at this stage it's worth waiting ryzen 3, at least for the probable sales on the current product stack.


Would this be a decent upgrade from my i5 7600k? Am trying to decide if I should stick to intel or wait and swap my board for Ryzen 3000 when that drops..


You want to pair a 1000£ gpu with a 160 cpu. I think you know the answer :)


2080TI might be overkill with this processor. Check the reviews. I think 2080 with this would be fine for 1440p gaming.



Refurb Medion P6679 15.6 Inch Intel i5 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB GTX950M Gaming Laptop - Black £345.99 @ Argos ebay
Found 22nd MarFound 22nd Mar
Medion P6679 15.6 Inch Intel i5 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB GTX950M Gaming Laptop - Black CPU, Memory and Operating System: Intel Core i5 7200u dual core processor. 2.5GHz processor speed.… Read more

So are any of the remaining laptops worth it for graphic design work?


Which one of these would be suitable for Adobe illustrator, adobe Photoshopetc? It will be used for graphic design work instead of games


Oh. Wel,i dont recall.


ya it wus mate you evin post in that thred


This. It wasnt posted!!!

HP Omen 15.6 IN Intel i5 8GB 128GB 1TB GTX1050 Gaming Laptop £729.99 Argos
Found 14th MarFound 14th Mar
Hi Guys, Found this HP Omen laptop on Argos Clearance. This is generally a good laptop which has decent specs for most of you out there. This will be a decent gaming machine for … Read more
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2060 based laptops have been £100 more


Wow, great spot! I think you should take the dive. But then again you could wait a little longer, i'm sure a better spec machine will come out sooner or later (for the same price)


Im very tempted by this 1 for £1,080:

Refurbished Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tiny PC, Intel i5-3470t 2.9Ghz 3rd gen at Ebay /  compuclear
Found 22nd FebFound 22nd Feb
It seems good price. This is Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF) with dimensions 18.2cm x 17.8cm x 3.3cm. The lowest for No HDD, No Ram, No Windows and No Wifi is £84.99. The highest… Read more

The good thing about these machines is: they come with 12 months warranty. And as you said - they are decent components, meaning a lot of years worries free. And even if something fails after 12 months you can get replacement very cheap - for instance PSU for ~£20... with 12 months warranty. I usually buy brand new IT equipment however I am unable to justify recent spike in pricing of some components. For instance not so long ago you could buy microserver from HP for £120 - now it costs 3x this. But we can see RAM and SSDs prices dropping, so hopefully things will be back to normal soon. However for the time being it is worth buying refurbished PC, for two reasons - saving money and saving planet from harmful waste by reusing it for as long as possible :).


As Luke says, they go pretty fast and stock changes almost daily. However they seem to be sold out of EVERYTHING right now; perhaps mentioning them has caused a surge of HUKD'er visiting and purchasing, because there was plenty of stock when I looked a few days ago. When they have any, their stock seems to be all ex-lease business gear, so high quality components, if not cutting edge; so it wont set the world on fire, but is made so well it will run reliably for years to come. I would much rather buy s/h business class gear than brand new budget consumer gear for the same price.


They usually go pretty fast. I recently bought from them Optiplex 7020 with i5 4590 for £135 but it still needed additional 4GB RAM (had some spare) and adding drive (had some spare SSD). Pretty sweet deal for office machine, whereas new ones of similar spec cost around 2-3x more.


Do you happen to have a link to that Deal by any chance?, thanx.


In fairness, there are 4 cores vs 2 cores and 2 threads. So depends what you need it for. Personally I would always go 4 cores BUT at reasonable speed. Problem with cheap chinese stuff is they are build poorly meaning a lot of thermal throttling and all of the sudden you have your 2.4GHz CPU running at crazy 1.1GHz or less... so not as good as you might have thought...

Refurbished Medion P6681 15.6 Inch Intel i5 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB GTX1050 4GB Gaming Laptop - Black, £449.99 at Argos / eBay
Found 21st FebFound 21st Feb
Refurbished with a 12 month Argos guarantee CPU, Memory and Operating System: Intel Core i5 7200U dual core processor. 2.5GHz processor speed. 8GB RAM. 1TB HDD storage. Micr… Read more

All your comments are ridiculous hyperbole and exaggeration... The GTX 1050 was one of the best all-round value and performance GPUs of the last couple of years and is still fine now. Gaming is a broad spectrum and doesn't automatically mean '4K at Ultra' which is what you've been suggesting. The GPU is 'average' compared to everything out there, but it's miles better than any IGP and it will run all games, even if you need to turn some graphics settings down. To me, and others, GTX 1050 is about the minimum (for this generation) you can call a gaming laptop and many others will agree that good discrete graphics is the baseline. The laptop is so well-priced that adding an SSD for £20-30 is not the end of the world.


Haha ok so, for the record no an SSD isn't required I never said that but it is if you wish to have a better experience and reduce load times and hitching it is. Period. That GPU is average at best. You'd probably argue that eating in mcdonalds is the same as a Michelin star restaurant because, hey your stomach was full when you left but there's a clear difference in quality. If you want an ok laptop at a good price then this is fine but don't call it a gaming laptop.


What are u talking about? Gpu - mid range CPU - low/mid Res - no need more Ssd - for gaming? Not necessarily So not so bad proposition for money


I don’t recall ever suggesting that. My comment was based on you saying that it will ‘never play the latest AAA games on ultra’ as if that’s the benchmark for anything... The fact is it will play AAA games fine which you can’t do on a basic Intel IGP system and the half-decent discrete graphics is what makes it an entry-level gaming laptop at a respectable price.


This is barely mid range for a "gaming" laptop. Suggesting otherwise is fairly stupid and very misleading information. I didn't say it wasn't a good price or deal just that it was not fit for gaming. Graphics card - low end Processor - low to mid Screen res - poor for gaming SSD - Oh there isn't one What part of the above is good for gaming?

Acer Swift 3 (15.6") - Intel i5 8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, Backlit, F-Print Reader £375.29 @ Argos Ebay Refurbished (select accounts only)
Found 20th FebFound 20th Feb
These cost £600 new and are rarely available on Argos ebay, Very good price and high specs, premium build all metal, backlit keyboard, IPS display, light weight for a 15.6" laptop.… Read more



Just different form factor, you wouldn't want to take your monster gaming laptop to a business meeting, conference room etc. Would look a bit odd.


Laptop in this post £416. Laptop in my link £458. Difference = £42 If you can use the code, that would take 10% of them both, reducing the price difference to £38 (forgive the rough maths). So not £100 more expensive, nor £80 more expensive. Why should we trust the rest of your opinion when you cant do the sums?? However yes the backlit keyboard and the ssd are great benefits for the laptop the post is about, I said so in another post. However, the graphics card is a great benefit to the one I linked, giving people choice. Whilst you may be critical of the look and some of the components of the medion, and thats you prerogative, to say it is a poor laptop at this price is a bit much. Find me another i5 - 8 series laptop with a gtx1050 at around £400 (£450 without the code) with full HD and a warranty. And yes, it would benefit from having an SSD installed, something that is cheap to do, its not perfect.


Yes, £80 is almost £100 if the deal were to be as advertised. But that's besides the point, the Medion still looks to be a poor laptop.



Medion P6679 15.6 Inch Intel i5 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB GTX950M Gaming Laptop - £345.99 @ eBay / Argos
Refreshed 8th MarRefreshed 8th Mar
An absolute beast for the price (yes its a refurb). Only thing missing is an SSD. Ive upgraded mine myself, took less than 10 minutes, check YouTube there’s plenty tutorials. My SS… Read more
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No the heat causes phone damage, and on 5G I expect things are about to get hotter and not only in speed (excited)


I agree about 5G, I personally thought 4G was a bit of a gimmick. When you say "degrading" i'm not sure if you mean the battery or the phone itself, but as far as i'm aware the battery wears out less if it's on constant trickle charge as opposed to frequent full charge and discharge cycles. And I'm sure a replacement smartphone battery would work out cheaper than the extra cost of a 5G variant laptop.


Tethering a smartphone degrades it, the price of 5G gouging no chance would I dare do that. Wait for prices to fall for a cheap 5G mobile solely for tethering and that’s gonna be a long wait...


True, that's why i wouldn't tether without plugging the phone on charge whilst tethering and would also use a portable power pack in remote locations without any power. But i also would not pay more for a 5G variant when there is an option to tether from a smartphone.


Phone battery V notebook, 5G will drain your battery quicker than a Nigerian prince your bank account

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Refurbished Medion P6689 15.6 Inch Intel i5 1.6GHz 8GB 1TB GTX1050 4GB Gaming Laptop - Black, £458.99 at Argos/ebay
Found 20th FebFound 20th Feb
Model number: 30023993. General Information: Up to 4.4 hours battery life. Gaming at its best on a 15.6inch Full HD Screen. Includes a DVD- RW. Size H2.8, W38.4, D27cm. Wei… Read more

I wish it had a rabbit in a hat with a bat


Put on credit card


Does it come with the three games in the pictures


The price is good and this laptop could be the one I returned back my issue was that GTX 1050 was not starting no matter where I force it and NVIDIA drivers do not detect it. Overall the PC is all plastic, very little air intake holes also made me thinking that there might be heat issues. Screen is IPS but miles away from my old MSI GE62 in colors(but hey it was also more expensive laptop than this medion) . Also no backlit keyboard. HDD is very very slow, I had forgotten how slow these things were with SSD prices being so low lately.


It's not that bad, I'd be reasonably satisfied with a GTX 1050 for laptop gaming.

MICROSOFT 13.5 Inch Surface Laptop - Platinum Intel i5 128gb SSD - £499.97 delivered @ Currys eBay
Found 19th FebFound 19th Feb
Spotted this stunning Surface laptop earlier. Think the price is alright. Limited availability. Windows 10 S offers speed and security - Power and portability to stay activ… Read more
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Moan moan! 😴😴😴. Yesterday's news. Get over it. And I've eaten the cake! Was lovely 😘


You spread fake information and call it facts without any kind of proof for what you're saying. Don't be surprised that people get sceptical. You're like a 4 year old saying you didn't eat the whole cake when your face is covered in chocolate (lol) no point in a debate, you just repeat yourself. Have a good time speaking to your imaginary friends in Microsoft (lol)


I'll change it to...... The moody crowd that don't stop moaning and want written proof! 😘😘😘


No, you said that Microsoft said 128GB wouldn't be enough. None of us said anything like that. You really should change your username ;)

Lenovo V130 Intel i5-7200U, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD - £444.42 @ Ebuyer
Found 9th FebFound 9th Feb
This laptop has an Intel i5-7200U (2.5GHZ) with 8GB of DDR4 RAM 1x 4GB+ 1x 4GB (soldered) and a 256GB SSD. It also has AC wifi with Dolby stereo speakers and many more features.
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Would you share me the link for.dellinspironnplease


Exactly this.



Lol, where?


I got inspiron 13 7370 with same config as yours (8th gen i5, 8gb ram and 256gb ssd) for 380 few days ago :)

Acer Predator G3-710 Intel i5 3GHz 8GB 1TB 128GB Nvidia GTX1060 Gaming PC, Refurbished £615.99 at Argos/ebay
Found 31st JanFound 31st Jan
Refurbished with a 12 month Argos guarantee Model number: Predator G3-710. With a powerful fan in the back, the IceTunnel thermal system enables the air inflows from the left s… Read more

Received this today only came with 4GB ram (lol) (lol) (:I


Actually, I should have qualified that AMD statement a bit more... If you're after ultra budget and light gaming (ie 1080p mid settings) then AMDs are fine, especially since in these cases they can be easily stuck under the TV (saving on not buying a monitor) and used as a browsing and streaming HTPC, since AMDs are, historically at least, lower power consumption and lower noise levels, ideal for the living room..


AMD comment aside :-p This is fantastic advice I really appreciate it. I'll get hunting! Really keen to get some ultra budget rig going, there's enough hardware out there to build something half decent.


the graphics card is excellent and is top tier for 1080p 60hz gaming so if you have it playing through full HD tv or similar monitor then this is about the best matched card for this resolution and frequency, the more expensive higher performance cards are for use with a higher resolution or higher frequency monitor and so would be unnecessary and overkill for 1080p in the majority of cases.


This basically... lewis_gibbon: Buy an old quad core optiplex for 50 quid, buy a low profile 1050 for 100, sorted. There's deals in here with Dell and other refurbs for £50-£100, get the fastest/newest quad core you see (the first number is which generation, this 7400 is Gen 7, other numbers are how high up the range it is, higher is usually better), put a cheap SSD in for Windows and a few games, use the HDD as storage.. (I'll get flak for this, but do not buy AMD processor for gaming... ) Make sure you get one that allows a Dual Slot graphics card. A tower pc will fit full size graphics card, others just check it will fit a low profile card in... If you see deals on here ask people, there's enough of us "hexperts" around... (highfive)

Refurbished Medion P6681 15.6 Inch Intel i5 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB GTX1050 4GB Gaming Laptop, £449.99 at Argos/ebay
Found 28th JanFound 28th Jan
Refurbished with a 12 month Argos guarantee Work and play? The Medion P6681 can do it all with its Intel Core i5-7200U 7th Generation CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics with… Read more

Bit cheeky to ask here, but is this Asus the one with all the thermal throttling problems?


OOS it looks like. Both this and the linked one in the comments are stonking good prices though


Anyone know what the returns policy is like on argos eBay? Can you return to a store or do you have to post it back and have to pay the postage fees?


At this level, most games are more GPU dependent so having that GTX 1050 makes a huge difference. At sub £500 it is a real bargain.


I got one of these a couple of months ago during the ebay black friday £50 off for 400 - found it to be a very nice laptop that fulfils all my gaming needs (1080p medium) for a nice price. It has a spare m.2 slot for an SSD and a spare ram slot (I've used both for a 256gb SSD and a further 8gb RAM :)) At 450 I would still buy it as it's a good price. Voted hot!

Refurbished MSI Trident Intel i5 3GHz 8GB 1TB 128GB GTX1060 VR Ready Gaming PC - Black, £598 at Argos / Ebay
Found 28th JanFound 28th Jan
Refurbished with a 12 month Argos guarantee Model number:9s6-b90611-216. General Information: Size H34.6, W7.18, D23.2cm. Weight 3.17kg. CPU and Memory: Intel Core i5 quad… Read more

I agree, people are really pulled in by the advertising, I have a GTX770 which runs my 2560x1600 screen perfectly fine on the games I want to play. There are alot of people who don’t like strategy games like me, and instead like to count the FPS on their FPS though... :D


If you don’t keep a constant eye on the outlet you will only get to see the dregs which no one wants to buy. In March 2016 just before BREXIT hit I bagged an XPS 6700, 24GB DDR4, 2TB HDD, 32gb SSD, Nvidia GTX 750Ti 2GB brand new for £582. Such a bargain, but you have to catch them as soon as they are posted.


I don't know why people still suggest that you couldn't game over 1080p with such a high spec GPU. My GPU is onto a 1050ti and smashes everything I throw at it in 1080p. It can easily cope with a resolution or framerate bump!


I've looked at the Dell outlet in the past and was very underwhelmed, Most of the stuff was still marked up too high.


Just try looking up the model number that's displayed on the page as argos are poor/ not always correct at descriptions. P. s There hardly going to sell a pc with only usb 2 when there's a 1060 card in it that was only released around 2+ years ago.

Refurbished Medion P7651 17.3" Intel i5 8250U 8GB 1TB GTX1050 4GB Gaming Laptop, £565.99 at Argos/ebay
Found 25th JanFound 25th Jan
Refurbished with a 12 month Argos guarantee MEDION ERAZER P7651 is a high-end gaming laptop with the Intel Core i5-8250U eighth-generation processor, reaching speeds up to 3.4 … Read more

Good deal but unfortunately I had to send a refurb Medion back to eBay/Argos yesterday as it was failing to boot constantly. Just waiting for my refund and hopefully no problems.


Do holding out on a 1060 to get in my price range

14" Lenovo Ideapad 3305-14IKB Laptop, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Full HD 1920 x 1080p, i5-8250U Processor - £509 with code @ Currys
Found 24th JanFound 24th Jan
Cheapest option for the spec, with a responsible build quality. 8th Gen i5 (decent version of it, i5-8250U Processor) 512GB SSD 8GB Ram Full HD 1920 x 1080p display. Only downside… Read more

Last chance for LAPTOP40 today apparently - just as an info point - for some reason this does not have a backlit keyboard, though the other cheaper i3 does.


Seriously tempted by this one, anybody got one who can give a few pros and cons?


Yes you can, properly.


Is Quad core.


Does anyone know if you would be able to play football manager on this please?

Refurbished Medion P6679 15.6 Inch Intel i5 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB GTX950M 4GB Gaming Laptop, £345.99 at Argos/ebay
Found 13th JanFound 13th Jan
Refurbished with a 12 month Argos guarantee CPU, Memory and Operating System: Intel Core i5 7200u dual core processor. 2.5GHz processor speed. 8GB RAM. 1TB HDD storage. Micr… Read more

spec suggests it has an optical drive so in theory that could be swapped with the correct adapter and ssd could be added


Any extra room in this to add ssd?


GPU is better than every £600-700 laptop that has no gpu only integrated intel. It will play Fortnite, LoL, Dota2 at 1080p 60fps. You can sell the 1tb drive for £40~ and replace with an ssd.


True. This will cope with most games on lower settings though. It will do The FortNight fine ;)


agree, its a very reasonable price, but my concern would be that a user buying this and expecting it to be able to play games at high(ish) settings with a decent frame rate might regret the purchase at later date.

Refurbished Medion P6681 15.6 Inch Intel i5 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB GTX1050 4GB Gaming Laptop, £449.99 at Argos/ebay
Found 13th JanFound 13th Jan
Refurbished with a 12 month Argos guarantee NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4096MB VRAM. CPU, Memory and Operating System: Intel Core i5 7200U dual core processor. 2.5GHz proce… Read more

Wouldn't go near this with a dual core CPU personally


Is there any reason this would lack against the Asus (John Lewis) posted earlier? Thanks! I also can't seem to find if this has an IPS screen, which I know is quite important nowadays but if I'm missing anything else it'd be appreciated!


I been waiting ages for a good gaming laptop i5 7/8th gen gfx1060 and 8gb ram to drop in price!!!!

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