All Operating System Discounts, Offers and Sale - July 2020
Cracking first thread; thanks for posting and welcome to hotukdeals @IYBYISYL :D
Alternative at Costco (if you're a member) ASUS Vivobook, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14 Inch Laptop, X409JA-EK024T - £449.89
Price increased overnight. 479.99 now😔
TBH I was not expecting the R3 to go down in price, I was expecting the R5 to have higher starting prices. There are a few R3 laptops with great specs for £450-500, I will be very surprised to see these within the £300-350 range, apart from the CPU, the specs are too good to be so cheap. I have a feeling the R5 will go up in price.
Be careful who you are sending your personal / private data to! There are free tools all over the internet - and most of them dodgy! Store apps are no exception!
Free apps on Microsoft store are almost always functionally worse (than elsewhere) and full of spam advert and IAPs in my experience.
And if you want (or need) to avoid Microsoft - there is always good old Libreoffice.
Yes, you can. For about the last five years, anyway. You just open the pdf with Word.
the newer version of word does convert. i have the 2007 version, which doesn't do so, but the office 365 version does the conversion for you when you open a PDF document in word. i have re-installed this app anyway in case as i had installed it before but removed it as it wasn't that great at converting PDF to word.
Who expired this, its still available for another 6 hours +
I checked - yes it will spin up drives each time it monitors them unfortunately. Something to be aware of. For me that's a killer in my 8 HDD microserver. Boo.
does it keep your drives spun up to monitor them?
This is invaludable, used it for years. You can get it without signing up from https://downloads.sharewareonsale.com/files/hub/sharewareonsale.com/SharewareOnSale_Giveaway_Hard_Disk_Sentinel_hub.exe
It doesn't seem to impact on the machine resources at all, but keeps me informed of temperature of drives as well as their health. It flagged two externals over the course of a year or two that have had issues with deteriorating health and I was able to manually copy the files over to another drive that weren't already backed up in each instance well before the drives became inaccessible. I find it most useful for keeping track of drive temperatures and have a series of fans I use with externals to stop them frying. Even if the absolute temperatures are not accurate, the temperature drops when the fans are applied are visible and give me peace of mind. The paid for pro version does allow the portable version (as was mentioned by Musicrab) and some other benefits (like monitoring network drives, I think), but for most people the freebie offered here, or the basic free version via the site will cover their needs. I work with huge amounts of data and external and network drives, so my needs are different. I was contemplating the paid for version anyway (but just hadn't got into gear to do anything about it) and the 45% discount in links is very welcome. £26 for 5 machines is an incredibly cheap way to support the software that has probably already saved me weeks of data recovery if I hadn't got timely notifications of health. The pro version also appears to have some back-up functions that I intend to look into as I was about to set-up automated back-ups and was investigating the many software packages like Acronis, Macrium, or EaseUs
thanks for the response, to start of I'd stick with 1080p and build the channel. Probably upgrade equipment slowly. Thinking of canon m50, the sony a6400 is slightly too expensive. m50 mark 2 would be nice but probably out next year. For the money SFF beats laptops and thats what i'll lean towards in future purchase
Pretty much any computer can do video editing. It's the speed of the processing that's the issue. This will work. A computer is upgradable. Laptop less so. I actually prefer a tower (easily accessible (standard ATX) power supplies etc) the issue with sff like this is if the power supply dies, it's usually expensive to replace. Id say i5 3ghz minimum processor though... Ram can be upgraded later. (I did video edits on a 2ghz dual core... It works...) Also note... YouTube is leaning on 4k now.
This is ddr4 ... The pc3 was referring to another link (y)
Depends how fast... It won't be the fastest... But a gpu and more ram will defo help
I bought two HP 800 G1s from itzoo, same form factor as this Lenovo. One with i5 4590, the other with i5 4570. On the first one i added 8gb of RAM for total of 16, kept the HD as secondary but reinstalled the OS on a new 480gb Kingston A400 SSD and the PC flies for any office and general work. It is very quite too. I have been using it for months now while working from home. The second one i gave temporarily to a friend to work from home, but will take it back now. I will add a WD Blue 3D SSD I bought months ago and need another 2*4gb of DDR3. The CEX prices seem OK, unfortunately DDR3 prices went up in the last months. On both orders itzoo service was very good and delivery fast.
Went for 4 x 4: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ballistix-sport-8gb-kit-4gbx2-ddr3-1600-mts-pc3-12800-dimm-240-pin-amazon-prime-3500159
Perfect. thanks. In that case I'll probably just stick another 4gb on mine and see how it runs
No, a single stick of 4gb. Trying to work out the best expansion... Another 4gb? A single 8gb? A pair of 8s?
Can I ask what the ram configuration is? Does it have 2 x 2gb sticks?
This arrived, it's not refurbished, it's brand new...oh, plenty of blue USB slots.
We all know that we don't get anything in life for free. Since this discussion however, it seems the gov are already looking at alternatives, including a possible voucher handout!? Whether a handout or drop in VAT, the working class are going to be hit big time, after all someone's got to pay back all this billions from Covid!
as long as the retailers pass it on
It's already been done in other countries and they are talking about the UK doing the same to help boost the economy. However, it won't stop them from increasing other taxes no doubt (mad)
Like a reduction in VAT will be passed on in current circumstances.
I think if you look at the benchmarks the difference isn’t great and the average user would not notice the difference.
I can't believe this has been voted cold.
I bought a key on eBay for my pc, the seller said it was one time use only, then I bought another for a friend a couple of days later from a different seller. The key was identical, but was accepted on both laptops :/ Will this be a problem later?
It's NOT an OEM licence. It's a lifetime licence so you can move it to any PC
Shouldn't buy anything if you don't no how to use it (lol)
How would you do that, phone up Microsoft and say "hi, I bought a £3 Windows 10 Pro licence on Ebay, can you confirm it's genuine?"
No longer free
Thanks Op But this is rubbish, bad english and its not worth it. Probably a data collecting idea. Its a no from me.
can't find any stock
Gumtree is full of stolen goods...
No it's a TN. At this price range, they usually are.
Buying and loading older versions of Windows (7 or 8.1) is not recommended and will still give problems. Chromebooks ship with their own basic operating system, but have very limited performance. You could go the Macbook route, but these are expensive, and there is a learning curve. Windows 10 is actually quite stable. My guess is some software has corrupted your settings, or less likely there is some hardware failure somewhere. If you really have exhaused all avenues, I suggest you back up your data and reset or reinstall Windows. If you are unsure about how to go about this, it's best to get someone competent to help you or pay a few quid at a computer repair shop. If you are not currently using an SSD and have a spare £25, it would be good to replace the hard disk with a 240GB SSD, for the reasons mentioned previously. Good luck.
Any advice on which Laptop to buy that doesn’t operate on windows 10 & therefore the dreaded blue screen of death? I’ve followed online forum advice on how to get rid of this problem & NOTHING works, so considering buying a new laptop!
Not a PC, it seems more of a gorgeous Chromebook
Had to vote the deal down because the description of the "processor" is so dumb,.
I just bought an Asus C433TA. It's my first PC and it's REALLY nice. £400 from John Lewis
3 years apparently.
True, but neither is the HP (looks like it's a standard 1 year warranty by the looks of it). I guess it's horses for courses. For me the lower price and stronger processor is worth the trade off.
Those are not new with a 3 year warranty though..
Thanks! I didn't pay attention as I've got used most of the i3 posted lately were 10th gen. However even with 8th gen I still believe the price is decent, not amazing, but it can still do a lot and it does not look bad either. It is probably EOL, can't see why they will continue making these, as for £100 more you probably get a considerably better laptop. Good to see prices for everyone.
Have a look at a new Levono AMD c340 as an alternative other processors including i3 available.
Yes 3500u last gen model. The new gen 4500u equivalent is faster per core, 6 core vs 4 core and has a faster graphics chip. The 4000 based systems are a little thin on the ground right now as theyve not long started to come out due to COVID related delays but they are a much better investment.
so this deal is a 3000?
maybe the zenbook deal is better https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B085FC2G6D/?th=1
what about the R3 option for £329.99 ?
Long and short look for a newer design. The new AMD 4000 series are MUCH better than a normal generational improvement and much better than anything Intel has at competing power draw and price. Theres little reason to go for an AMD 3000 laptop if you can find a 4000 series based design in the same price ball park, they are that much better. Its be like going for a Ford Ka when you can get Tesla for around the same price :D
I bought this for kids (6 & 8 ) just after release after they begged me. They totally enjoyed it, but it was over very quickly and they haven't been keen to go back to it. I would recommend signing up to MS game pass for a month for 4 quid instead as I don't think there is enough content here to last much longer than that.
Excellent game. Plenty of loot to find and most of the levels are different each time. Definitely recommend for this price. For those that don't know about the hero edition. New content is being released July 1st that you unlock through having the hero pass.
You can upgrade to an i3, i5, i7 click. I've just put an i5-4440s in mine.
Could you slot another Intel CPU in to this?
Jeez thanks for the info. Nothing like feeling legit lol. Avoids the endless arguments on here too. As for Itzoo customer service I would second that. Great company to buy Tech from.
You'll do better than that if you play your cards right!! I stall a fresh wine does onto the pc and you'll auto license it, as it has already been in Microsofts database. It zoo very kindly give you a SECOND COA sticker on the side of the pc, scratch it off and you have a free copy of Windows 10 Home. The one on the PC itself you'll find is usually Win10 Pro!! Not bad, eh?:-) Not even worth £30 someone said??? Itzoo are a great Company to be fair to them and customers service is second to none....
It's not only your reading comprehension... Did you fall asleep on your keyboard and press send?
My comprehension is bad. One last try to get your brain to work. Gamers are "high" end, compared to normal users. (good grief, I canty beleive Im having to explain this) So, extrapolate.. (wait, thats too long) Consider, "even if" (<- not the emphasis) gamers are not majority 4k. Look here is an example % [-----GAMERS------, ______________________________________ NORMAL USERS____________________] ^--------------- If these guys are not majority 4k. Then... ^-------------- These guys almost certainly wont be You see, I am not talking about what gamers need. I am explaining I' will leave it with you, this is obvsiouly too much for your noggin to cope with
4k is the new standard for TVs, so get used to it. Also, I recommend a reading comprehension course - everyone in this thread is talking about plex servers and media players etc, whereas you start posting links to Gaming apps like Steam, completely missing the point.
You could argue in an empty room. Won't concede you were wrong about 4k being the norm. But if you feel it is, power to you. Ignore all facts and guidance. You da man.
So you missed my point entirely and instead are now trying to argue a point against a position that I never took. Just move on. You misunderstood or failed at reading my comments in detail (likely you skim read them and started mashing on your keyboard). In all of my posts, I refer to the use of these machines as media servers/players, not regular desktop PCs. Even the OP suggested PLEX. It's fine to be wrong sometimes, you don't have to try to "win" every debate.
Hi mate am looking for a productivity pc and some light mp gaming (dont mind low settings too much should do till i fork out for next gen console and i use my ps4) was wondering if 8gb ram would be enough for that or if i should upgrade straightaway?
There are few good deals on here for add honestly I think all of them are equally good. Saw a deal with LG monitor here too earlier if I'm not wrong I think it's from box.
What SSD upgrade would you recommend? Also, can you recommend a monitor. Thanks
Anyone knows if this is a mini tower if not can someone recommend a mini or micro tower ? Thanks
Thnx Mat (y)
Is it worth it even if it's free? I suspect not.
Thanks mate. Once a boy always a boy :D
Votes palicomp 145Votes @ 358heat / breakdown: 2.46 CCL: 135 votes @ 334heat / breakdown: 2.47 AWD: 98 Votes @ 240 heat / breakdown: 2.44 IMO: means nothing, seeing as one persons vote can be as little as 1degress to someone else being upto 7. but info who follows this system...
Can anyone please explain why 3000mhz Ram is a detriment with the Ryzen 3600 CPU? Is this the main issue: "Ryzen only supports even CAS latencies, so only C14, C16, C18 etc. You would have to run the 3000 C15 memory at 2933 C16." ?!?
Will do, thanks
Yes, ram speed for the 3000 series should be 3600mhz. Certainly not lower than 3200mhz cl16
u can jump upto the 3200mhz +12 inside, just updated the post, but have a check on all 3 deals posted tonight.
That will be the company and their problem. I just shared deal.
You can't pay £20 and never have to pay for music again. It has to be illegal mate.
No It’s from the official website. Check out the link yourself. You can get this software for lifetime with £20 something or less.