One of the better Dell laptops I've had previously, well done if you managed to get one.
Shame their sold out I had the i7 ultra book with carbon lid from work, solid machine.
One of the better Dell laptops I've had previously, well done if you managed to get one.
Shame their sold out I had the i7 ultra book with carbon lid from work, solid machine.
Dont get the way people vote on here, given a Ryzen 3 for a lot more than this was getting huge heat and the two are similar in performance. Baffles me heat from me anyway
Other than a slight clockspeed bump, Coffee Lake i3 8th gen is the same as Kaby Lake which isn't far off Skylake so a benchmark doesn't mean a lot. Big saving or not, I'd say both are overpriced. You're paying a premium for a 17" machine I guess, and they've fallen out of favour so I guess that's why. You need to ask why people are voting cold then, but I don't think it's a great deal.
But you would have to add ram and ssd to the new laptop too, so still a big saving. And the i3 8.... benchmarks faster than the
It's a refurb and it's an i3 8th gen which is largely meaningless over a 7th or 6th gen, people only really want the i5 or above 8th gen as they're the quad-core that make a big difference. But £300 and having to upgrade things to make it worthwhile seems a bit of a stretch. It might be £60 cheaper than brand new but that's not a good deal either. That's my take anyway, I didn't vote.
I have no knowledge really to judge this on...but COLD just to see if it winds you up a bit more :p (lol)
Can almost ditto on that. I just gave my 2013 13" Retina MacBook Pro to my partner and I only upgraded as I wanted a 15". Everything apart from the battery life was spot on with it, and the battery can be serviced (at a cost) by Apple.
Why would I need to buy a new one at £1700 if my existing machine is working perfectly well, as it has done for 8 years? Even if I can afford a new one? I don't treat it with kid gloves either, I've knocked it off the table more times than I can remember. I used to use Windows laptops and of course I thought twice about upgrading every 3 or 4 years, but my hand was forced due to increasingly poor performance over time, or just stopping working. It was a pain in the backside to have to start researching decent models and comparing prices, then transferring stuff from the old laptop...and that's only if it were possible, because it sometimes wasn't due to a catastrophic breakdown. Long story short, Mac owners don't usually *need* to upgrade every 3 or 4 years. Quit with the inverted snobbery, please.
Guess so, I just don't like the OS and the initial big investment
Though let's face it the real reason everyone keeps their macbooks so long is that they can't afford a new one @£1700 you have no option but to make it last. Though people try and justify it to themselves by saying it's more reliable it's really just people with macs know they have to treat it with kid gloves as they can't afford another one. Had a friend at uni with a macbook who refused to leave it at his desk or in his house and took it with him everywhere and was super careful with it compared to people like me with a win laptop. While if you bought a windows laptop at half the price you wouldn't think twice about upgrading to a better model in 2 or 3 years which isn't an option for macs unless you are loaded.
£100 a year for a laptop is very reasonable I think. Do you get six years of use out of your £600 Windows laptop? I guess my point is that Macs can cost more, however they last longer and retain their value.
Thanks I’ve ordered the last one and heat added.
This length of 1 m is not good for data transfer.
Would have voted hot if 2 in 1
FOR ANYONE WHO BUYS THIS LAPTOP For the love of god, make sure the first thing you do is update the BIOS & Graphics drivers. Once you've done that - you will be so much happier with the laptop.
hot! a load of benchmarks here edit: not sure full playlist works. here is playlist: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=itEwS99mo4a6q3iMe-OnJesI2M58MTU0NDk5Mjc4OEAxNTQ0OTA2Mzg4&q=https://bit.ly/2HHW7eC&v=VY0fskTxx_4&event=video_description video below is first for rainbow six seige
SUMMONER. The display on this HP is not an IPS. It's a SVA (TN). AO's description is wrong 14" diagonal HD SVA anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Seems this is the one I got actually.. Didnt read all the specs.. Looks very similar (annoyed)
Yup, it was that price for about 11 days. from about Nov 12th to 23rd.
Yeah it is. This Lenovo is usually going to be better built and the CPU performance might be marginally superior. But you just can't turn down the vastly superior graphics performance on the Ryzen, for £100 less.
Think the HP Ryzen 5 + AMD Radeon Vega 8, IPS FHD, 8GB, 256GB at £449 is better deal.
https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-520s-14ikbr-14-inch-fhd-notebook-81bl008kuk-mineral-grey-intel-core-i5-8250u-8-gb-ram-256-gb-ssd-47999-amazon-3114318#comments Was £479 last month so just wait for another drop
Great laptop bar the fact the fans can get noisy occasionally and the battery capacity should be bigger
Nick, I'd go for this from Currys. The box is damaged but the laptop it's new/unused. Ryzen 5 is better than i5 7th generation and it's got an IPS screen. Brand new price is £549. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LENOVO-IdeaPad-330S-15-6-AMD-Ryzen-5-Laptop-256-GB-SSD/123461911573?epid=24024263797&hash=item1cbee74415:g:IKsAAOSw~odb2dDf&redirect=mobile
Is this one alright? https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-swift-3-ultra-thin-laptop-14-with-accessories-bundle-seagate-2tb-external-drive-wireless-mouse-laptop-sleeve-39996-acer-uk-3139193#comment-36516480
Terrible price. 7th gen processor for £450? Single channel memory aswell so this thing will chug compared to anything remotely more modern (like an 8250u, or even the 8130u) No idea how this got this much heat.
I'm wanting a fairly basic laptop, but would like Full HD screen, SSD and backlit keyboard. I'm struggling to find a reasonable laptop with a backlit keyboard......then I see this deal. But when I click through, it has a red "x" next to Backlit keyboard. Where did you get the specs that show that it does have a backlit keyboard?
Only in your head.
I'd never use one of those. Horrible keyboards. At least this futijtsu has a uk enter key.
Both are TN. Only the Full Hd version of Fujitsu has an IPS screen. 39.6 cm (15.6-inch),LED backlight,(HD),Anti-glare display,compound,1,366 x 768 pixel,500:1,220 cd/m² 39.6 cm (15.6-inch),LED backlight,(Full HD),Anti-glare IPS display,compound,1,920 x 1,080 pixel,700:1,250 cd/m²
I am thick with this - which one has TN screen ? The Fujitsu or the Lenovo ?
Better colour reproduction on an IPS. It's the same type of display used on phones. Just Google TN vs IPS.
What do you mean a tn screen please?
It is a nice laptop, especially for my boy, Fortnite is about the most demanding game he will be playing for a while!
I wish i had purchased it when it was reduced to £799 for half an hour with free accessories too, before Box increased the price.
I have the leopard which is a nice machine, went for this from box over the machine from ebuyer and am happy, well, my son will be on Xmas morning 😁
Trying to work out which is best value out of this, Or: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-gl62mvr-7rfx-1060-gaming-laptop-77998-ebuyer-3108233 Or: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-gp72mvr-7rfxleopard-pro-814uk-a-decent-17-inch-gaming-laptop-for-the-money-84999-box-3121758 Obviously a bit of a price gap but for me it's a case of buying this one for a shorter amount of time, or one of the others for a bit longer. I mainly play strategy games etc so don't necessarily need something that can play Battlefield V and make my eyes bleed. Ideally want to play Civ 6 new expansion, new Anno game, Total War etc without waiting around!
It couldn't run LOL on low settings (I did switch to the discrete GPU). Tried updating the graphics drivers which was only one version higher but couldn't update kept getting an error message and spent the entire day following the troubleshooting on amd site to no luck. Even after an clean wipe. Laptop seemed to stutter for a split second occasionally doing everyday tasks and Internet slowed down to unusable once or twice. Spoke to someone on the phone who advised me to take it to store with a ref no he gave.
You should have posted that deal! (party)
we sell these laptops out for £50 at our company once replaced
Got it from eBay. Did it for my E7250 and E7440 machines. Can’t find original link, it was a while back now.
Back in stock, check my other deal or go directly to ITZOO and use discount code. Slightly more expensive than last time.
Thanks - it’s just trying to find it
Thanks poster, ordered one for the wife for Xmas. Seems a decent machine.
How about the new Acer swift 1 with N5000 processor? https://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-Swift-1-SF114-32-N5000-SSD-FHD-Laptop-Review.303606.0.html
I bought one of these a few months back when JohnLewis had them at £399. Love it - great Chromebook for £399. Does everything I need and love being able to install Play store Android apps.
You seem as if you know what you're talking about so I'd love your advice, please! Are there any comparable windows laptops out there at this price in terms of spec (or better?) Reason I ask is that I'm not invested in any particular ecosystem and would predominantly be using my laptop for streaming and casual use - though the idea of being able to play low end 2d games would be great? I also use the likes of AceStream and unsure if this can be used for it? Anything from Amazon at this pricepoint would be great as I've a £100 voucher to use and my laptop's on the blink (dreaded robotic lag stutter that could be down to a few reasons!). Thanks!
Although Chrome OS has many advantages and is great at the day to day stuff like surfing, streaming videos, social media and light office work it does have limitations. I would check if he/she has a Google Cloud compatible printer otherwise printing will be a bit faffy. Chromebooks do not support printing from local printers via USB port like Windows does. Happy to be corrected but i don't think Photoshop is available for Chromebooks but there are alternative photo and video editing android apps that will run on Chromebooks. There is more choice and more powerful software available to Windows users. Depends on how serious he/she is about photo editing. Perhaps someone who actually does photo editing on a Chromebook can comment.
Got plenty of experience of purchasing refurbed tech for myself and family. 1) Argos: Not good, a bit of a lottery. Some of their refurbs must clock up thousands of miles repeatedly going back and forth to different customers. Quick wipe with a damp cloth, if it powers up ... in the 'A' grade bin it goes. 2) Currys ebay: Bought 4 phones, printers etc and never had any problems with them. After ten months use an LG G4 got the dreaded bootloop. They cheerfully refunded in full. 2) Manufacturers e.g. Asus: Usually top notch, as new. 3) CEX: Surprisingly good. Bought laptop, ereader, Bose speaker etc. Only once had something that wouldn't function ( a Microsoft bluetooth folding keyboard) everything else, A+ condition. Not 100% sure if i'd buy a phone from them though - you never know where they've been ;). Everything comes with a 2 yr guarantee. 4) Ebay sellers: Choose the seller v. carefully (e.g. plenty of genuine positive feedback) and the purchase is usually as promised. I'd urge caution about relying on a refurb as a gift. If there is a fault when you receive it then sods law says there will be no more available. Definitely i'd recommend thorough testing before you hand it over to the recipient. Some years ago i bought a Nexus 7 refurbed tablet (from Argos ebay as it happens) and it had a fault that only became apparent after 30 minutes use. That aside, choose carefully and there are fantastic refurbed bargains to be had.
Comes down to what whoever grades/refurbs them consider to be acceptable and/or 'good'. I've personally never had anything from them that wasn't like new, but I accept there's always a risk it won't be that way.
They say A Grade is their top refurb and show a B grade in the video explaining their refurb grades and it was in better condition than what I received. It looked like they'd given the screen a wipe with a dirty wet wipe and called it a day. It's not really a refurb, it's just second hand.
Yep, always a gamble for any refurb. I bought this one with the intention of giving it as a present too. Hope you get sorted for Christmas. (y)
I hope whoever bought them gets a better condition one than I got (different chromebook from argos ebay). Mine was scratched and dirty for an A Grade refurb. Intended to be a Christmas present. I've requested a return but can't find another one at a similar price.
Thats exactly what I'm doing, cant decide between gaming pc or laptop but my 1060 plays decent atm ebough to enjoy assassins creed and other games... would be nice maxing graphics now but if i wait for similar money i can get a huge boost in performance in the 1st quater or so of next week hopefully.
ROG Strix GL503VS Scar Edt 1070 What? Why the blazes???
unless u need laptop right now, i would hold out for the new year... the new laptop nvidia rtx cards will be announced.. so expecting further price drop on these ... early report suggest the rtx 2060 will be better then this gtax 1070 used here ...
great deal ...if only i have that much money ;-/
Would really expect a better processor for this price The below only £90 more with an 8750 https://www.box.co.uk/9S7-17C522-625-MSI-GP73-Leopard-8RF-625UK_2409913.html
if you ever worked in medium to large firm, you will understand what that process will involve Raise an IT request in system Line manager approves Cost allocated Project allocated to IT consultant IT consultant change website text reviewed and approved by manager In the line to release Change published It could easily take up to 2 months if someone is on vacation.
That’s funny because that should take literally a few minutes
they are aware of the error and are trying to change the description.
They know it and left it? (shock)
all the compliants are about the video card different to the description
Flamedeer, just click report already posted
Can you tell me if that would play call of duty? Ive been Looking at the Ryzen jobbies. But that's the only games I would want to play.
Except this one at +61 and the same one i posted at -20, the cheaper price is cold, go figure. Agree on ryzen as i just bought an 15.6" HP laptop rizen 3 with ssd for £329
People like AMD Ryzen. Anything AMD CPU in a laptop before Ryzen is cold
I thought you were saying the xiaomi was badly made!
The new Macbook Pros are having a lot of issues. I know of 3 people who've come to meetings (they're designers or digital ad agency people) who have had the k/board, screen and tracker pads replaced in under 3 months. They don't appear to be built like the previous generation of Macbooks which were very solid.
This laptop has a licence for Windows for a single language. All you need to do is download the installer for the version already installed, but choose English language only. When you install, select English only. As you only have 1 language installed, what you'll end up with is an activated copy of Windows but in English. I've done it a few times. https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool
Who said they were badly built? Confused.....
The build quality is pretty on point. It's fully aluminium and has minimal flex.
Pretty much all you need. Good deal.
Thanks OP, just placed an order for free Saturday delivery (highfive)
Yea there’s a few new sealed ones on there website
Yea I think an admin changed it, I’ve modified it.
Ok, your topic title said Used
Maybe somebody used the Amex deal to get it at £599 and sold it to them for a few quid more 😁
It says it’s new sealed
Lot of misinformation in this thread. Battery should be good still they don't deteriorate that quickly! will have latest android updates for a while yet. Camera is still one of the best out there. Would totally get this if I didn't hate large phones.
Got a pixel normal size and it's on pie ;)
I think Google phones get updates for 2 years from release. Maybe someone can correct me if necessary.
I have this phone. Software and camera are great. But, the bezels make it look dated and it's too big to fit nicely in one hand. I wouldn't pay this price for a used example
Well mine just arrived. Got to say I'm impressed. The colour isn't as garish as I thought!
They are doing that right now. 8)
Just proves how important punctuation is.
Surface Laptop 2,.Core i7. Not Surface Laptop, 2 Core i7.
Good spot, thank you.
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