is it with SHDD or SSD? (skeptical)
Wow, you're really going at it with all the used deals aren't you XD
is it with SHDD or SSD? (skeptical)
Wow, you're really going at it with all the used deals aren't you XD
I don't see as to why not?. If AO are on either TopCashBack, or on Quidco?, then yes, I assume so ...
Can you combine it with Quidco or another cashback service?
I love steak. Nice bonus
Would avoid these, I returned an FX503 because of display problems when gaming... horrendous flickering at top of screen... corners were cut when making these clearly. Graphics card isn’t the best on this either! I had a GTX 1060 3GB version and it took way too long to startup, shutdown, update and restore...
Hot for asus missus has got one 5 years now and still is going strong
Argos heading states 128gb but ongoing information says 256gb. Flip a coin and hope for the best.
Would you like some chips with that spam sir?
Good price for a i7 - heat added
Odd description on the Argos VS Lenovo spex for this model? The argos one states 256gb but this model "normally" ships from lenovo with a 1tb hdd + 128gb ssd! Might be worth a punt if it is the dual drive variant, cpu is dog slow on this as only dual core, but it has the really nice matt finish, full HD 1920 x 1080p ips screen in it (y)
As I3's market for £400 a i7 refurb at a similat price is great value SSD isnt that expensive to upgrade later
Good spec but missing a Hybrid of SSD/M.2 - Shared graphics as well but it is only just over £400 so to be expected.
this cpu is a joke. Much like the coffee lake release and the 28core @ 5ghz we are all getting later this year...... Sad company. Mind, given people were wetting themselves over getting 8700k's for a bargain 400, this actually looks like a good price.
I'm still using my Haswell-E 5820K, one of the best CPU's ever made. OC's like a boss.
I think they said 50,000. The largest retailer in Germany sells ~3000 i7-8700Ks per month.
Ok so the whole "limited edition" jargon is rubbish, theres loads of these. However how can you turn your nose up at a 6 core, 12 thread cpu that stock boosts to 5ghz? This is a great piece of kit and whilst it wont hold its value forever, it certainly wont plummet in price like people say. Just look at the 4790k, still sells for £200 on ebay and that launched 4 years ago. Id gladly buy this cpu if I had the money and needed it. That being said I have a 4790K and dont envisage ever needing to upgrade it, least not in the next 10 years.
Over priced .. that said i did the sweepstake ..
Total War is an RTS I assume? Generally speaking, you should always opt for the better GPU if you're using a laptop for gaming, but an RTS is sometimes the exception as they rely on the CPU more. That said, I'd still go with the 1060. I can't imagine it'd have any problem running the game mentioned and it'll run pretty much anything else you need on decent settings
Any good ?
Please do, I'm considering it for gaming
Okay. I've gone for it! Will update with my assessment in a few days.
Great deal. Heat added. Sorely tempted - am after something to do graphics and video editing. This would be pretty good.
Been that price for a long time on Amazon. Aria price matched amazon on the website as I ordered a few things from there (now £294 + del.). Great customer service from them btw :)
It's now back down to the price it was a few weeks ago, when I was considering buying one. In the end, I opted for the Ryzen 2700X and got it from this seller, CPU-World. I'd recommend them. It was a decent price and the DPD shipping was good. I was told the arrival date and on that due date I got a text message telling me it was arriving within a one hour window starting from 30 minutes after the text was sent. And sure enough, that's when it arrived. (y)
No worries at all, hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for that. I ordered one yesterday. I've been looking to replace my very old laptop for a while now. This will be a considerable improvement!
Hi there, its fine, although havent done much with it yet tbh. Initial thoughts are SSD big improvement and pretty fast generally, screen fine (at the correct angle!), looks ok although obviously not the most expensive build. Track pad bit annoying, but will get more used to it, windows and bloatware probably mpst annoying thing, as you may expect. What you'd expect I guess, and definite, if not revolutionary, improvement on my 4/5 year old laptop. As i said above, ive done ALOT of looking last couple of months for a good deal in this range and I think you can't get anything better at the moment for price you've quoted, even including refurbs market.
About right for an 8th Gen, it's not classed as a gaming laptop. It's Sata SSD and a removable cover at bottom so can add an extra HDD or SSD.
Is it living up to expectation? I'm considering purchasing one of these myself. 11% cashback at Quidco (or 10.5% at TopCashback). Only £480.59 if cashback pays out. https://uk-store.acer.com/aspire-5-notebook-a515-51-grey
Sounded so good til it got to GTX 1050.
isnt the TI a 4gb model only card, therefore if this is being advertised as 2gb model then its a non TI, even colder and no way sufficient for gaming. Let alone that price tag. Of course the site could be listing the specs incorrectly
Agreed :) COLD...
Some cold laptops lately
GTX 1050Ti Laptop for this price? 2GB Graphics? Sorry I think this is very cold.
You are hilarious! I'm stating facts, not slinging mud as you just did. I know what I'm doing and have the qualifications to prove it. I'm not backing anything up? LOL. I've provided sources with benchmarks in post 6, all you've done is state I'm wrong and not proved otherwise. Keep trying. ;) Good offer from CEX though. I hadn't thought of that.
To be quite frank (like you are) you don't know what you're talking about. You haven't backed anything up, you've just looked for anything that can be taken out of context i.e. using a very specific workload as a benchmark for the overall performance difference of a whole generation of CPUs. It's like judging a bodybuilder in a competition based on their chest alone & not there whole body.If your own personal research is bad it's not my job to correct it for you, the ownace is on you. Side note: this cpu is £140 at cex https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail?id=scpuinti77740x and still, in my opinion it's not worth it unless you have a compatible motherboard already.
got this from amazon at xmas for £179....motherboard cost me £299.....vr just flies now with my 1080ti....and games are real smooth at ultra high settings....im happy with it
Ok, best that you wait 10 years and pick one up then.
1) CPU from OcUK when they cleared out, forums only special offer IIRC. Aorus board from Scan. It was about £160 when I bought. They put the price up to £180+ by the time it hit this site a few days later. 2) Personally I don’t care about the LEDs. Higher end boards get better power delivery which aids in overclocking, USB 3.1, more M.2 slots, better audio etc. The rough equivalent features wise is the Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 which is ~£180. 3) 7820X probably, if the price drops. 8 core, 4.5Ghz Turbo stock. Lets see what the next refresh brings. ;) 4) Yeah, writing is on the wall for the consumer chip on the HEDT platform idea, but that doesn’t make it a bad chip if the price is attractive enough, which is what I said in my first post. You can still buy a 7700K and that’s dead-er than the 7740X as regards platform … and more expensive and slower.
Probably only had one then... expired.
Now out of stock.
heat for username (excited)
Good deal same price on https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX503VM-DM093T-ASUS-FX503VM-DM093T-Gaming-Laptop_2259824.html
That bag's way to small for the laptop.
This laptop is pretty portable. It's much thinner that the usual gaming laptop. Not bad at all.
Not everyone has a lot of space, e.g. has kids, can take gaming laptop on train or away on business
Well if you did want a portable computer, say if you wanted to take it to a friend's place or your girlfriend's, or even move to a different room in your house, you're more likely to prefer taking a single self-contained device rather than lugging around a desktop and various peripherals with you (including a monitor). Unless you have weak bones and/or muscles, they're not that difficult to carry.
Precision was/is not designed for gaming.
It's not a gaming gpu
Why is everyone obsessed on gaming laptops..... Is this a decent all rounder? Sorry not having a go just an observation.
firepro cards are for workstations not gaming so probably a good option for a cheap CAD pc rather than a gaming rig
Not a gaming laptop this is a workstation replacement
That is a popular misconception. Amazon covers the purchases in line with their "Satisfaction Guarantee" but that is all. Look, they are great with returns and you may be lucky, but I wasn't with two purchases, a camera and a laptop.
Not sure why this is cold (lol)
Amazon warehouse goods come with 1 year warranty.
Not voting but I would not buy something for 770 without a warranty. this only has 30 days option to return. Manufacturers do not honour warranties for Warehouse purchases in general so look out for that and check what Amazon are offering.
What is a "gaming" backpack? Does it have rgb lights on it? It better have or that's false advertising for sure.
Newer CPU traded off for a smaller SSD.
Not wanting to hijack your deal, but there's the new MSI GP63 with a brand new 8th Gen i7 for £1249(pre-order) at OverClockersUK. most of the other specs are in common with your one. Hope this helps somebody! EDIT: oh it doesn't have the free bag that one has. https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-gp63-leopard-8re-nvidia-gtx-1060-6gb-gddr5-15.6-fhd-120hz-i7-8750h-gaming-laptop-lt-279-ms.html
Just be aware that lots of us bought a deal last week on AO.com for the FX503 with GTX 1060. It was advertised as having an IPS screen but arrived with an awful TN panel. This machine doesn't say IPS in the description so I would assume its the same TN panel as our 503's. To make this deal even colder, our 503's have 128GB SSD and we only ended up paying £609. (£749 - £40 voucher code - £100 AO refund for incorrect display.)
But you said you have it in your laptop, so what money have you saved? You have paid a lot of money for something that compares to a gaming console.
The idiots that come here saying the 1050 isnt a gaming gpu have no idea what they are talking about so just ignore their bull****. The 1050 sits between a 960m and a 970m and its totally adequate for 1080p gaming on the go and the gaming benchmarks prove that. The 4gb version would be better tho.
People weren't interested when i posted that laptop, went cold
I’d rather save my money and buy something that I need.
This CPU continues to really impress me. In my opinion anyone even considering a non K 8700 over the 8700K for the relatively small difference in price you would be regretting it down the line and you would actually be getting a lower price to performance ratio! It's 100% worth the extra few £££ to go or the K unlocked chip, pics below show the extra performance increase of all 6 cores at 5ghz.
Nope. I'm not making the mistake of buying a locked CPU and board again. Anyone buying a locked 8400 should at least buy an unlocked Z370 board so there is an upgrade path later on. The 8600k is the lowest I would consider at the moment. Otherwise the Ryzen 1600 makes more sense.
My friend is actually looking at the 8600k & 8400 he cant decide which one to go for. I said go for 8600k for the sake of £50 ish but I didn't know new boards were out, how much can you get a new budget board for?
Yeah I was really put off by all the debate and bad reviews mentioning heat and needing to de-lid etc nearly didn't buy one. 1.285 volts at 5ghz mid - high 70s temps under load seems okay + only get around 50 - 60s during gaming and there is quite a considerable performance increase at 5ghz over the stock or non K 8700 after overclocking in benchmarking results. I must have got lucky too! Can always disable the hyper threading for lower temps and higher clocks and run it as a higher binned 8600k too takes a couple of seconds in bios.
If you are looking for good value, the 8400 at sub 150, paired with one of the new budget motherboards would be a really good deal. 6 physical cores that turbo up well.
The SSD and RAM don't bother me at all as these are easily upgraded. The 3GB GPU makes this a no go for me
Tempted, but any others to consider for this money?
1060 with only 3GB Only 128GB SSD Only 8GB RAM The MSI bundle makes it a little better of a deal but the GE62 is apparently much better than this.
Pretty sure this has already been posted. Would have snapped it up.if it wasn't for the 3GB GPU
I have yes but only Mario kart and Zelda. Both work pretty much perfectly at 1080p and even with the higher Res texture packs. It does struggle above 1080p however.
Tempted, but any others to consider for the money or similar money?
Have you tried cemu?
I got an MSI laptop last week. Similar specs. The 7700hq with the 1050ti and I love it. Ironically I've not played a single pc game on it but things like pcsx2 and dolphin run like butter in 1080p and even above ( via TV out).
With all these gaming laptop deals lately. It's hard to convince myself I don't need them. I got a slightly out of date gaming pc that collects dust other than work. That's my excuse not to buy a laptop. but man, the want is becoming difficult to ignore! (horror)
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