Be careful, people over on Amazon complaining that it was sold as Full HD but they claim it is not. https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-VivoBook-S410UA-BV133T-14-inch-Nano-Edge/dp/B07665SX1J
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I don't know why people are voting cold! Heat :)
Had a Surface 3 since release and have 2 iPads in the house. The Surface is far more versatile, can connect to any device that works with Windows. Also I always smile when my wife borrows the Surface as a couple of here favourite websites won’t work on iPad and she hates the app versions. To me the Surface 3 and now Surface Go are what the iPad Pro should have been. Each to their own and I like my iPhones but I wouldn’t buy an iPad in any variant for myself.
I've got the 12.9 2018 iPad Pro. I'd never trade in an iPad for a surface because they're really just laptops in a tablet form factor. Instead, if you're looking for a tiny laptop that you could take anywhere then dock into a monitor then they're the best out there.
I've been thinking of trading my iPad Pro 9.7" for this. Anyone got one who can compare?
Seems 2 available now. I posted it. Thanked you for spotting it.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Spin-SP513-51-13-3-Convertible-Laptop-Intel-i3-6006U-2GHz-4GB-Ram-128GB-SSD/332749698255?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D6792fb8cd632490c8f28f5225162d490%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D332749698255%26itm%3D332749698255&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A96ce6a25-a20b-11e8-958e-74dbd1809493%7Cparentrq%3A478390921650a9cac765a9c6fffb4e6f%7Ciid%3A1 one left
That is a huge bargain @think - it should be posted as a new separate deal so people can see it. Is this at box ebay? If you don't post it I will.
£270.30 on Ebay today until 8pm with code PIGGYBANK
Worth noting 12 months interest free credit available, too....
I would go for the Asus k542uf at 449.10. i5 has all the power to do DAW (perhaps alongside a dedicated audio card? ) and support the avarage user at work. That laptop looks like a very good deal.
If you don't need gaming, then there is no point bothering with getting dedicated graphics. These dedicated graphics in particular are total trash. Save some money and drop them.
Wait till September. Intel is thought to announce new CPU’s/Chips. All these prices for then-previous chips will come down even further. I’m thinking since July of building a powerful gaming/video editing PC but just holding off till the news-no news comes out.
Looking for a laptop to do some work on, and to be used for a little DAW, not into gaming. What are people's thoughts?
7 gen pants
Note this has the crappy american style keyboard keys such as the flat enter key.
Out of stock
Add a HDD yourself or an external one. It's way more value for you.
only 128gb SSD? Seriously? Looking at a new laptop but that alone has put me off.
Resolution Type - Full HD Screen Size - 15.6 Inches Screen Type - LCD IPS
I've had the GL502VM-FY410T model for a year now. It's got similar spec to this one with an i5 7th gen and GTX1060 3GB and I also hate a noisy computer. However, it's not too bad and only gets noisy when playing graphically demanding games as the fans kick in but nowhere near as bad as an old desktop I had in the past.... really, it's not as bad as you might think and like I've done, you can get a laptop cooler pad for £10-20 from Amazon that helps keep the temperature down when gaming, meaning the fans rarely need to go full pelt......... great laptop by the way, although I'd install a fresh copy of windows to kill the bloatware. The big downside of the ROG Strix laptops is the average battery life and the fact that you can't really play games on them without the battery charger plugged in as frame rates will drop by 50% or more. Not a problem for me as it's a deskptop replacement and sits on my desk at all times but if you plan on gaming without the charger plugged in then that's not gonna happen!
I wouldn't worry too much about noise tbh. When these laptops are reviewed it's usually in a quiet room so the noise stands out. In a normal home environment it won't be as noticeable and you'll get used to it eventually. The price makes a little noise worthwhile imho.
The reason I have been watching this laptop over the last weeks, and eventually posting as a deal and purchasing, is because my mate bought it when last on offer and its performed brilliantly for him so far (early days I know). However I had a chat with him about noise issues and he's had no trouble whatsoever, gaming etc. It's generally very well reviewed elsewhere too. Appreciate someone has had noise problems with it, but just giving some other perspective.
I was just about to get this for around £1000, £719 is an incredible price but the noise complaints have put me off a little now, i know that will really annoy me.
Well change the thermal paste and undervolted the CPU. This cpu can be undervolted by 0.120v with o issues which is quite a massive undervolt. Do this and you will shave a good 15c off the CPU and 18c off the GPU and will make it much quieter underload. The toothpaste they use for thermal compound is crap.
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!
Not sure about the Thorpe Park deal but those 2 dudes having a ding dong about who has the most ‘likes’ is embarrassing.
The whole of Merlin is out of date. We used to have Merlin passes and saw them all go down hill over the years. Thorpe park seems desperate. Not been once this year and kids haven't missed it.
Thorpe Park is so tired looking and out of date. Needs an uplift, too many arcade machines
Chessington have the same deal, we just purchased tickets for tomorrow. We might do Thorpe Park next week! FFS, PAULTRD and MIKE_HUKD create your own thread and have it out in there!
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?
I know how max Q works. I also read up on the 1080 max Q before I posted. The 1080 max Q overall is faster than the 1070 non max Q. There are some times when the 1070 is a little faster but in general this is not the case.
That's not how MaxQ works. The card is clocked lower to make it draw less power, making it less powerful than a standard 1070, not more. They also usually have slightly different voltage and fan profiles to make them quieter. You can expect a MaxQ chip to be roughly 10% - 20% slower than a non MaxQ chip. But it can vary quite heavily depending upon the manufacturers implementation.
The 2060 is rumored to be just as powerful as the 1080 so I'd either wait a little for 1080 prices to drop even further or for laptops that use the 2060
The keyboard is fine despite its position, the 'touchpad' is a bit weird for the few times you would use it. If your left-handed it's a no go ;)
How do people find the keyboard being at the end of the laptop ? Resting palm etc
Sorry, I bagged the last 8GB one earlier (and it was slightly cheaper than this!) The Swift is a very good laptop though, form factor and build quality are great at this price range. I imagine people are voting cold based on it being 7th gen i3, and 4GB RAM. Still a very nice laptop though if the RAM was easily and cheaply upgradeable it would be a great machine for browsing and general productivity as well as being very portable with good battery life. Argos had a i5/8GB/256GB SSD version on their eBay a couple of weeks back @ £365. That would be a steal today if it was in stock!
SOLD OUT NOW
Shows as 24.99 brand new now, so works out at £21.24 with the discount still ordered
Ordered, thank you....
Anyone struggling to apply the code because they did the USA one last week.. make sure you applied your country change back properly. Go to the link below and make sure you press submit TWICE in order to apply the change back properly. Working for me now. cgi1.ebay.co.uk/ws1…how
Hope some of you got a good deal with this - enjoy.
Yep, same one. Link changed.
And these 2? Is somebody messing around? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253819255098
Appears to have been.
Is this the same? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153129238500
I'm trying to find out as Ideally I'd like to run my current 2k monitor along with a future purchase of a 4k ideally. My needs suit IPS over VA or TN panels so this is likely not the best for me.
Thanks any suggestions ? The £900 ryzen computer from box posted the other day had me tempted but I think I would like the portability (last custom build I used AMD and was happy with it) Thought I'd ask as generally people who look at these are either looking or know something and may save others some time. Thanks to all for any help (y)
on the website it says for £79 you can get the mendit 3 year collect and return warrenty... would people normally purchasing an expensive laptop like this go for it?
It will be decent yes, but a ryzen laptop with 8cores will crush this in video editing for the same price
I just bought a chromebook mostly for this purpose. You can download Ms Word from Playstore but can't edit documents unless you pay for a office365 subscription at £6 a month. This is to do with MS charging fees on chromebooks with screens bigger than 10". You can edit for free on MS Word online but be warned the templates I have set up for my buisness are all wrongly formatted using the online version. I'm not ready to pay MS a monthly fee yet for that so I converted all my templates to work with Google Docs... Which currently is free!
Just had email to cancel my order due to "part of the order no longer available from our suppliers." Ah well. Hopefully they're quick with refunds.
They walked 500 miles and then 500 more before falling at the door
You can download the Word Android app from the Play Store.
I had the omen for a bit. The screen was amazing but battery life and thermals were terrible. Speakers were mediocre too. Ended up returning it in the end.
got any link pls? most of the omen I see don't come close to the screen quality or the low weight of this one.
link please. I am also after good laptop and thin as possible.
HP Omen is a similar spec to this and cheaper
I have this exact model. Only paid 500 quid for it in may. Great piece of kit. This deal is 200 over priced
Bought one recently without mx150 for £520 so alot of money just for mx150. Great machine though but should be about £600.
I didn't say it was but you cannot compare a different spec especially one which is not actually available now. If you need a GPU then one without is no good no matter how cheap.
THIS I will concede . Good job. My gripe is this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-inspiron-15-5000-156-intelr-coretm-i5-laptop-2-tb-hdd-599-currys-3017971 - why is that hot?
https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-fx504-156-inch-full-hd-gaming-laptop-black-intel-i5-8300h-processor-8-gb-ram-1-tb-hdd-dedicated-nvidia-gtx-1050-2-gb-windows-10-3011253 Better in all the ways. You can add SSD for the price difference. You are welcome ;)
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
AFAIK there isn't a 3gb 1060 MaxQ. The 3gb is more striped back having less CU's (I think). The 6gb MaxQ is actually faster than the standard 3gb.
Our FX503-DM042T's have the 1060 3GB that isn't the Max Q version. We paid £709 from AO, reducing to £609 as the screen was advertised as IPS and in fact is an awful TN. Our CPU is the 7300HQ but our SSD is only 128GB.
Ooof, you win ;)
Back at ya ...x2.. triple stamped it, no erasies, touch blue make it true. And yeah, i can triple stamp a double stamp.
Back at ya mate
Why on earth is this in the Nintendo switch group?
Actually you don’t need this to play fortnite. Fortnite is completely free and you don’t need a PSN subscription. However your son will need this if he wants to play any other game online with his friends in multiplayer mode.
Hi. Yes this is what he needs.
Hi - excuse my lack of knowledge (I'm an old fart!) but my son is getting a PS4 for his birthday - is this what he needs in order to play online (e.g. Fortnite) with his mates or does he need something else? Thanks in advance MSWEBB
https://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Gaming-Network-Support/Will-US-PSN-cards-codes-work-in-the-UK/m-p/24427121 If you want a work around, you can create an account and set it to UK and redeem it. When you change profile on PS4 onto your main you should have PS+ on the alt. It wouldn't be on your account, but if it's shared on the PS4 you can practically go online.