All Intel Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2018
Only 15.6" screen guys... COME ON (annoyed)
Personally I'd pay the extra and get https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-erazer-x6603-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i5-hq-156-fhd-ips-screen-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-1tb-hdd-gtx-1050ti-4gb-win10-67997-delivered-box-3022835
you got a link for the Mountain Orc deal?
What? 1050 in the gaming laptop?
Personally i'd love to have a 1050ti
how would this handle 10 to 15 chrome tabs open? need something small and light for travel and work with only Chrome which seems to be quite resource hungry.
I got a black power lead, it doesn't fit tightly. You can rotate it 360 degree easily & it would still continue to charge ... (y)
I find that the white power lead doesn't fit tightly into the Chromebook. Not an issue and it charges fine (and quickly) but I wondered if it is just mine ?
Not sure how well games like this work. Some apps like DJ software are horribly laggy and unusable.
Play Store and Android apps are part of the OS, no sideloading needed.
ok so specs wrong on screen size but is it worth the money? had a freshman uni starter that needs laptop
Indeed, screen size totally wrong for starters.
Inaccurate description probably
Looks like a great deal, why expired??
Yes, mine arrives tomorrow
Anyone get a despatch email?
This sold out hours ago
As with everything there is entry level, and top end and then everything in between. This is an entry level gaming laptop. And that's why it is the price it is and the parts it has. For the money I would build my own desktop computer, have a mouse and bigger screen etc. But then I couldn't fold it and move it into another room or using it while travelling. Luckily I don't need to, so I don't buy this laptop. Others might and to me this is aim squarely at the young student popping of to university but still wish to game a bit. Switch games on offer are still too expensive for what they are. ;-) That's as a long time Nintendo user.
I’d say so, the games are just a nice bonus I bought it without realising all the games came with it
I guess it depends on the user. I have less local storage now than ever before. My phone, Surface, and desktop all have 128GB of storage. All three have loads of space left because pretty much everything is stored in the cloud.
I’ve got a few Surface Pros - love the devices. Gven how quickly and easily such a tiny hard drive can be gobbled up, and how cheap SSDs are this year, I find it criminal manufacturers still offer this small amount. Absolute min in my opinion should be 256GB at the same price. I know you can add an Micro SD card but throughputs are nowhere near. The norm 5 years ago for capacity for 500GB (spinners obviously) and I often feel like we’ve gone backwards as not everyone likes to store there stuff in cloud storage as an alternative. I guess with more recently you can get 1TB Surface Pros which is much better.
Will JL price match?! :D
I've got the original Surface Pro with a USA keyboard. Never been a big deal for me. I could have blank keys and type just fine. Still, not sure it's worth it at this price. Why is that a problem?
I sound like a broken record...128GB SSD in 2018...
With £50 trade in on old laptop, brings down to £249!
I am not saying the price is good but it's a fairly fast little laptop as they have the nvme fast SSD drives I have the older model with the 4415u pentium and it's great the Lenovo 320s , I bought it with a broken screen and fitted a replacement FHD IPS panel it's great .
Cold. Full HD IPS screen with i3 processor has been selling for less than 50 pounds more.
For the next few minutes you can get the 15" cheaper on eBay with the code PIGGYBANK...won't be any use after 8 o'clock though!
Same price at Amazon / prime - although slightly delayed delivery
But this is for people who actually want that niche and it's not that small as otherwise Intel and others wouldn't still be releasing new models all these years later. So there's clearly a larger demand for these than you think.
Not saying there is no use scenario, just saying it's really a small niche, most people would be better of with other solutions, ie all in one's (expensive) or laptop docking which doesn't actually take much room, and has more use .
The point of these is that they are tiny and can be mounted behind a monitor if required or placed in a cramped location neither of which is true of laptops. If you want a laptop then buy a laptop but if you want a tiny desktop then something like this is appropriate. I built a NUC system for my mother years ago and a laptop made no sense to her as she has an iPad and just wanted something small to sit under her desk; it actually sits on the sub-woofer.
Surely overkill to use a 300-500 mini pc as a media centre?
Just posted it myself. Wait on it going live, trust me (strong)
It says link is deleted or moderated pal
Found another one. Check this one out. Same specs as this only with an mx130 (low end graphics) and instead of slow HDD you get fast SSD. You can plug your 2TB HDD via USB no problem. Hope it helps and saves a bit for you. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-k542uf-laptop-i5-8th-gen-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-mx130-fhd-156-3019729
I was draw in by the 2gb hard drive on the dell but I’m guessing I’d just have to plug in the 2TB usb harddrive I already use for backing up?
Hi Wubalub, It would just be for backing up phone (256gb iPhone, which I shoot loads of videos in 4K) and my girlfriend to use for office and power point
Lol, am now the Solitaire king...
Dominate Solitaire with this laptop.
I ordered one of these, it's coming tomorrow, regardless of all the nay sayers, I think I'll be quite pleased ..
I own this & It's a good laptop. I mainly use it at night in my bed to watch tv programmes, movies etc or if I'm not too tired, I will use it to game via Steam which I love using it for as well especially Football Manager. Off-charge it's not very good but passable. Watching tv & long movies through it, the battery lasts 2 hours tops but if you keep it on charge all the time, it's perfect. The graphics while gaming are ok but won't run games at max, not with the GFX in it, lol, like most of you mentioned. Perfect also for students who like to game and do their course work on it.
For less than £100 more you can get a vastly more capable Asus GTX 1050-powered laptop. At least that’s considered a gaming machine. This’ll be fine as an all-rounder but not if you want to play lots of games.
I've had a similar experience, used to love my surface and recommended them to many people but never again.
It's not the same thinf, you don't get the name, the quality huild (Inspiron is bad compared to this), the nice screen, the better battery life and also the fact that it works as a tablet with great pen support. :)
Fair enough, lol. BUT, with wayyyyyy cheaper 'alternatives' already out there for arguably the same thing, etc?. Like eg: Dell Inspiron 5000 13.3-Inch 2in1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop - (Silver) (Intel i5-7200U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10). (For around half the Surface Pro price). And/or, eg: Dell Latitude 12 2in1 i5-7Y54, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2880x1920. (And again, for around half the Surface Pro price too). Etc etc etc ... So, with them things in mind, do these Surface 'Devices', still represent economical value for the money they are demanding? (Those eye watering Surface prices, reminds me a wee bit of some of the Apple Device prices too ... lol). Ps. My previous/earlier Surface price comparisons above, was a genuine query by the way?. (I wasn't b!tching off for the sake of it ... ). I would genuinely like to know, etc?, thanx. :-)
Didn't Apple use a similar trick to get out of replacing iPhone batteries under warranty?
I had a similar experience with my screen on SP3. I think it's ridiculous that if there is any cosmetic damage in the form of wear and tear it voids warranty. It's a joke and the should not be able to get away with it. If it is proven that the damage caused the disrepair then fair enough, but if not, it's a joke.
you would need an external monitor if screen is only 12", unless you get 2, one for each eye.
Not made the move yet, waiting to see Google's next hardware news, not long to go (y) 😃
No worries! It is, except this guy's cable management would give me a heart attack. Have you got a Chromebook?
Thanks for the feedback buddy, appreciated
Ah the deliberate mistake 😋 :p 😝 :p 😋
I don’t need a diktionnary 😝 a 25% increase over the 1050 for the TI is worth it. Yes the 1060 is 100% more powerful but as you say you’re not going to get that at this price range, it just would have been nice.
So with this 240GB M.2 for £44 (not NVMe at this price) would make a speedy general purpose laptop... https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/western-digital-green-240gb-sata-m2-2280-internal-ssd-240gb-4349-amazon-3016127
When AO messed up earlier this year with our machines, (saying it had IPS when it hadn't,) they gave us £100 refund taking our price to £609. Ours also had 128 SSD + 1TB HDD. The 1060 is ace but I agree that you wont get one for near £600. We were just lucky.
That model number also shows it's a 120Hz panel so I would not be surprised if yours was a TN and this is IPS though.
Bought a couple of these before when they were cheap and they've done very well. Both still going strong with no issues.
How did they refurbish this motherboard? Wiped the dust off it?
i have this motherboard, in fact I'm selling this motherboard with a i5 6600 at the moment. Great board for the price.
great price - but the cost of a decent CPU for it will spoil the deal
Damn nice little boards these bought one from novatech cheap about a year or so ago so worth keeping an eye out if they get more.
Some oeople dont half like the sound of their own “ voice” on here.
Because they are the cheapest of the cheap LCDs. Expect around 100:1 contrast ratio, maybe 300:1 if you’re lucky and poor colour saturation and accuracy. It’s not so much the resolution as a ‘standard HD’ panel just has the worst stats all round because it’s made to the lowest cost. If it was a ‘standard HD’ IPS panel it’d be significantly better - but you’ll never find one on a budget machine like this... also even the ‘worst’ full HD panels are still pretty good.
...because it's like buying a 720p TV. Why would you want something like that?
Because the viewing quality is rubbish as if watching television from back in the 80s!! Hehe
Pentium at this price - cold...
Please try updating the drivers to the latest version (asus website)
My wife is having issues of it being non responsive at times, including with the sytlus, and turning itself off. Not a good start after 4 days with it... hoping there is an easy solution as I know I won’t get another at that price and don’t really want a refund... I want one that works!
Anyone else have any thoughts on this - good/bad. How are you finding it?
It did indeed. I haven't used that yet but I must say the touch response on the screen to fingers is very good.
Did it come with a stylus?
Got this laptop from JL and it's stunning. Low profile - backlit keyboard - great screen and keyboard - really crisp when undertaking any tasks I've set. Love it
i see, missed your joke there. i am a bit slow on picking up on jokes :D
But the i5 is faster (excited)
na, standard delivery is between 2 to 5 days unless i pay for next day delivery. i am not in any hurry to have the laptop so standard delivery was fine :)
:D if you had spent the extra £70 on the i5 version, it would have arrived by now :o
Yes you’re probably right, I’m not sure what other competition there is around for £900 though as there seem to be some new models being released
Also looking at the very fx504 laptop for 900. Surely a 120hz much better ips screen, larger ssd, and 8th gen i5 are worth the extra £150 or am I wrong?
Yeah me too, want a 1060 6gb around the £700 mark
Does look as if the very one is a better screen and newer processor, both look good to me but £150 more is a lot, I’m looking for one myself at the moment, just a shame there isn’t that much choice at very
I think that's the FX503, much difference between the 2 ?
Apologies. It totally escaped me that he was referring to a HDD. I was about to ask where I can get one from for £37!
Fair play, but each part also will have a warranty
Clearly a typo...there’s always one (lol)
1Tb SSD for £37?
I'd pay the extra £150 to have it ready to go and fully warrantied
I've had my zenbook (ux301la, the newer i7 5th gen model) for about two years and it's been brilliant, love how slim and lightweight they are but they feel great quality-wise Really tempted to go for this flip one as sadly mine doesn't flip!
Had my Zenbook for just over two years and it then failed to turn on. Motherboard problem that could not be fixed. Loved it whilst it worked but for 700 poor value for money.
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