Was literally just about to buy this from insight. Saved a few quid. Cheers
Cold only 7th Gen lot better deals out there
Was literally just about to buy this from insight. Saved a few quid. Cheers
Cold only 7th Gen lot better deals out there
Z8350 but 2GB ram unusual combination. This processor is also likely part of the list of exploitable Intel chips too.
Ideally after a laptop or chromebook at the least but thank you, might be useful to someone
If your happy with China, you could try this (Do not use express shipping): https://www.banggood.com/Jumper-EZpad-6-64GB-Intel-Z8350-Quad-Core-11_6-Inch-Win10-Tablet-PC-p-1119245.html?rmmds=cart&cur_warehouse=CN Apply code 242bec to reduce to £109 Then separate order (not sure you can stack codes), but the mouse/keyboard - £34 https://www.banggood.com/Original-Jumper-EZpad-6-Magnetic-Keyboard-p-1122397.html?rmmds=detail-top-buytogether-auto&cur_warehouse=CN There are some other 4GB Ram/64GB Storage tablets as well https://www.banggood.com/collection-156.html?bid=33571&rmmds=detail-middle-details Downsides to China: Warranty is pretty much worthless (sending it back is not practical) and you could get hit with import duty.
Was looking for something like this for my daughter. What concerned me was the 2gb/32gb set up. We all know how large windows updates can be. I opted for This instead. I know it's more expensive but worth it imo for the extra storage
I was looking at these and the HP Stream but these look far better. Have not pressed checkout yet...
Sorry but not seeing much of a deal here for a first gen i3, this is on a par with what you can get elsewhere. Picking just one supplier quickly I can see. http://www.rectech.co.uk/5,2031,laptops.laptops_under_100.dell_latitude_e5420_2.1ghz_250gb_3gb.html £90 gets you a 2nd gen i3 http://www.rectech.co.uk/5,2030,laptops.laptops_under_100.dell_latitude_e5420_2.5ghz_250gb_4gb.html £100 for the i5 version http://www.rectech.co.uk/6,1934,laptops.laptops_100_149.hp_elitebook_8470p_2.6ghz_320gb_4gb_958.html £120 gets you a 3rd gen i5 which is considerably faster
3 in stock
@cicobuff Lmao why are you like this? Oh and, your deals icey cold mate.
Oh and by the way, with regards to the 'last word' of course I am going to comment if I do not agree about deliberately interrupting the thread, I posted a comment, one you and your sidekick chose to jump on and heckle.
Oh dear...shall we try and engage your brain....I offered advice after doing some research, now whether you choose to like that advice or not is entirely up to you, a number of people found that advice useful and liked the comment.You in your infinite wisdom along with your sidekick chose to heckle me about this advice, asking for evidence....so I did.As I have said before damned if you do, damned if you don't.Like any reviews, you have to weigh up both the good and bad, the bad reviews for any item tend to come from those that have bought and used an item for a while...it is natural for any of us to change our opinion on something over time, so many a positive review on Argos is after someone has just bought something, including the dense individuals that don't know their pleather from their leather and their metal sprayed plastic from metal. The bad reviews clearly are from the ones that have had the chair break or become uncomfortable in no time at all.Now naturally with a chair built like a cheap sofa but with the disadvantage of balancing on a dodgy fulcrum point there is a recipe for disaster. It is not rocket science that such a cheap, badly ergonomic chair is not going to last or offer long lasting comfort.Now the real reason you keep heckling me is you know it was a crap decision. Not my problem, deal with it or take it back to Argos and get something better, you know...something that offers some structure of support....something with a metal framed base, something that replacement parts can be obtained easily and something that is serviceable.
You deliberately tried to disrupt the thread by posting certain comments and photos, hence you were trolling that thread. And given you're a Type 2 troll - "and they're always determined to have the last word"...will you follow predicted form and "have the last word" here....
would NOT buy Toshiba product and would NOT recommend. I am on a mission to let everyone I know know that their products are not worth the money you pay - and they technical service or support is non existent (except for mostly useless automated website assistant). When I did a bit of a research to look for a new PC it transpired that Toshiba is at the bottom of the quality and customer service rankings when it comes to PC's. I am not suprised. My laptop broke just outside warranty, retailer does not want to know and there is no way of asking Toshiba if the life expectancy of their laptops is no more that 2 years. - unless you actually write a letter and post it to the head office address. They do not have any type of call center for UK customers any more, and hardly any authorised repair centers in UK (I found one !). So while your Toshiba product lasts (and do not hold your breath) you are ok, when you are in trouble you are on your own :( with a hole in your wallet
No problem. Will update if I see anything interesting. Prices seem to be going up unfortunately. Dell outlet is popular for very good quality refurbs (with full warranty) -but expensive- and this is the other place I go to for cheaper Dells (filter is set to 12 month warranties) http://mcscom.co.uk/shop/dell-laptops/?orderby=price&filter_warranty=1745
You are right. The listed one has 16GB RAM and full HD. I was hoping to get enough memory for running computationally intensive simulations. Full HD also is nice for watching movies and etc. Thanks for sharing other options. :)
Hmm. Not sure about this one. Looking at 15inch, 256GB SSD and i5-6200U, we have these NEW... £480 @HP NB. 16GB RAM i5-7200U! £450 @Currys (Gold and White) £400 @Ebuyer Ok, so they're not FHD but some people may not need FHD. EDIT. For FHD you're probably looking at HP. e.g. £480 @Technoworld (but prices seem to be going up :( £500 @HP NB. with i5-7200U! ** and voucher CQ117HPAF84 will give £10 off **
Hope you enjoy it!!
I wouldn't bother. The reviews are saying it's 1ghz. You'll waste half of your life waiting for it to respond. Argos have the specs mixed up with the w30t? The processor is slower than bottom of the pile Atom's used in tablets.
Rocking horse & **** spring to mind
All stores showing no stock anywhere in Wales, but rang my local Extra. Girl I spoke to deserves a medal. Found 2 which I am picking up after 12 tomorrow. (Not beeing greedy - one for me and one for a grandchild). Well worth making a call I'd say. Thanks a lot op.
Probably would be if you could get it anywhere....
Interesting explanation of events?, hehehehe, thanx. :-)
Everyone has their price lol. It's the same scenario as the cheap tv's that fetch ridiculous heat on here. Put your money on something better. If this was a decent laptop it would be fetching some decent heat. the masses of hotdeals say it all. I give you an example. About a month or so ago Argos were selling off some refurbished 2 in 1's. I got one with a decent processor, about three and a half times the speed of the one posted. It had a 500gb hard drive and 4gb ram. It came with windows 8.1 which I quickly upgraded. It's a smaller screen at 11.6". The price was £104.99 and it was in really good condition. A processor is a key point in any device but Toshiba have made a massive mistake with this one as the other option of this laptop with an intel processor is much superior. With the W30D is like putting a 1.2 litre Fiesta engine in a Mondeo.
Well, IF they reduce this to ONLY just £100 (and/or less?), then I'll 'bite' at this?. :-) I'll use it simply as an over-hyped Media Player/Streamer more so than anything?, and on that note, a CPU that supposedly 'sucks', will more than suffice for my needs however. So I'll be more than fine with it as it stands ..... (just the right 'price' will now dictate such now?) lol. :-)
No stock any where I live
I used ****: http://www.****.co.uk/searchresult.php?itemnumber=1649941 Hduk won't let me post the link to the check site I used. I guess it doesn't pay them a referral fee or something. Anyway, it comes up in google first or second if you put in Argos stock checker.
Any good reviews out there?
OS is W10. 3 month warranty as A1 Refurbished unit
I'd rather get the Asus for the same price at Ebuyer that was posted recently. Nearly identical, except it has the much more beefier Pentium N3540.
Deffo worth spending a bit more to get 4GB of RAM and better processor so you can enjoy Netflix, youtube and maybe some basic mine crafting.
Would not recommend as the processor is very bad... It wont be able to run a youtube video in 720p without lags.
I've given this heat for the price as it will do for general browsing but the processor is terrible for anything else other than the above.
£120 for a faster processor, the SSD, 8 hours (vs under 3) battery life and that it's a Satellite Pro which is an entry level business model rather than an entry level consumer model. The build quality of a business model even at the low end is massively above any consumer machines under £500 (if not more expensive). Having gone that direction with my laptop needs I would never go back to buying consumer models.
Doesn't seem that great value to me, when you can get things like https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-100-15ibd-15-6-intel-i3-5005u-4gb-500gb-usb-3-0-bluetooth-webcam-windows-2437829 for £229. Granted the processor in this one is slightly faster. But from what I can see its an extra £120 for the SSD.
seem like a good price for that spec, potential 3% quidco too
passmark 3505 multitouch touchpad anti-reflective screen 2x USB2, 2x USB3, LAN, VGA, HDMI, WiDi SD/MMC/SDHC/SDXC card reader WiFi AC DTS sound Don't know it, but an SSD, i5 and Passmark of 3505 should make it snappy enough Seems a fair price....
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-12N Win 10 Home 64-bit Intel Core i5 (5th Gen) 5200U / 2.2 GHz ( 2.7 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache 4 GB DDR3L 128 GB SSD DVD SuperMulti Optical Drive 15.6" LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD Intel HD Graphics 5500 Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac , Gigabit Ethernet 4-cell battery - up to 8 hours Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip Graphite black, black (keyboard) (WxDxH)37.9 cm x 25.8 cm x 2.395 cm 2.1 kg 1 year warranty
Has anybody successfully created recovery media When I run Toshiba Recovery Media Creator it states NO HDD Recovery Area. I can see a total of 5 partitions. Googling hasn't been of any help. :|
Same spec in red for a tenner more if people have missed out. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361405175864?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
bought last piece today...not sure if any one returned...fingers crossed
Thanks OP, was looking for a laptop to replace my 6 year old dell inspiron that just died. Received my laptop on Wednesday. It's running smoothly, pleased with it so far!
Thank you. I think that was the number I rang but they were closed by the time i finished work. Just being impatient to see what the process was. Cheers
I have the i7 version of this. Keyboard is fine, as is battery life if you avoid the 4K version. Also supports Microsoft Hello in Windows 10.
They said they are honoring warranty claims so it's not a series issue.
Don't exxpect any future support. Toshiba has pulled out of the European consumer market. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/26/toshiba_no_consumer_pcs_in_europe/
I got this notebook few days ago. Netflix streaming with 75% brightness gave me 4.5hrs battery life. I'm expecting little better battery life once I do the clean install. Build quality is very good and not bad as reviewers say... once you installed the latest bios, fan noise is not a issue and touch pad is very responsive.
Agreed, the "competition" its comparing too are all high-price ultrabooks like the Dell XPS 13. Given this was reduced from £850 down to £500, at this price point the comparison isn't a fair one any more. Already posted at https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-satellite-radius-i5-8gb-256gbssd-499-99-save-350-pc-world-2423905, in case anyone wanted to see the other post.
That's actually pretty interesting , maybe the lack of quality control is the reason they were flogging them off so cheap because it sounds like these are prone to faults
Ive had the exact same issue with the touchpad as well as the loud fan. Its a shame really
What do you mean by updated the bios?
The touchpad was the main issue for me, as on occasion it'd just stop responding. My Radius also ran stupidly loud, even when there was minimal activity to the point I placed my earphones in simply to null the noise. There also seemed to be a lot of software bugs after updating Windows 10. The shortcut to toggle the keyboard backlight (Fn+Z), for example, simply just refused to work. Downgrading did remove the issues, but it's hardly a solution. It's a nicely built machine, just flawed
Mind if i ask what the fault was?
Pure junk returned and purchased another laptop not a refurb
Just got mine and upgraded to win 10. My initial thoughts are that it's usable for basic stuff, word, Skype and browsing. Speakers are pretty useless. No cd/DVDs drive which was unexpected (should've checked the specs). Overall looks ok for the money. No obvious signs of use for a return.
Any windows 7 or up device can be updated to 10. As above, these are very slow, I would not recommnd, even for basic use. People complain the Intel Celeron CPUs are slow but there are another level.
Very slow and yes will run win 10, is better if wipe drive and do fresh install of 10. Just remember these a very slow
is this any good ?
That's not a bad deal , infact it's damn good I have one of these and I paid £840 for it about 18 months ago
avoid satellite builds, if they are still making the fan at the base
not available in London or suburbs :-(
wouldn't trust them, especially if they can't update a website properly.
Try Probook 450, better looking and better quality business laptop, cheaper too if trade-up, 2.07kg.
my wife has this laptop. it's awesome for her, quick for emails surfing and she plays these gamefish games (not proper gaming) and for her it's great we paid 360 new and have been very happy this is a bargain
Someone bought it. It's gawn.
its pretty nifty for an average user
Great summary, baring in mind the price and intended usage I too think it's more then sufficient. Thanks for heat
I don't imagine that this is a gaming laptop but is probably pefectly fine - even excellent - for everyday use other than gaming. Email, Internet, office apps etc will all be handled easily by this and at a very reasonable price. My only gripe with refurbished laptops is the battery life. It tends not to be guaranteed at all due to the second-hand nature of the machine but if it is to stay plugged in anyway this may not be an issue. Heat added!
Great thanks - at least there is a 30 day money back just in case!
This may help people decide whether to buy one or not: https://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/ask/which-laptop-best-2409582?p=27535891
Noctu states it does have hdmi on the other thread
Link please. Ideapad 500s has 13, 14 and 15 inch. And could be both TN or IPS. 500s is something new which I have not looked into. It was normally U series got posted here. Even if it is IPS, it would be good to see in person to see how you like the screen. Not all IPS FHD performs the same. I have heard from people bought Radius and who went to Currys test Radius saying its screen is really really good. I have read reviews saying its screen is as good as XPS 13. From all those sources, I think Radius comes with very good screens, not just as any IPS.
It is ideapad 500s. It has a ips screen.
For people who want an nice Ultrabook, But do not want to spend XPS 13 kind money, This is a very good choice. Just be careful, if you choose 4k screen on this Ultrabook, you need to consider battery life, it is below average on both FHD and 4k. On 4k, it will definitely not last you a full day without charge, which may defeat part of your purpose of having an Ultrabook
Although you did not say which model of Lenovo. But I am pretty sure that Toshiba Radius is better. Lenovo at this price range does not have any nice Ultrabooks. At this price range, Lenovo is going to come with bad TN screens. I have seen few Lenovo Ultrabook deals at this price here. No exceptions.
It is a very good deal. It is a good model of ultrabook, only downside is the battery life. It is quite value for money consider the price of Ultrabooks. And it has good screen and build quality. Normally Ultrabook at this price range tend to have bad TN FHD screens. i7, FHD, or 4k screen also available for a little bit more. People vote cold probably did not realise it is an ultrabook and compare its price with a normal budget laptop.
I bought one of these about a week ago. Box intact, no marks, scratches, in fact looked immaculate. Problem was the big green line of pixels going right across the screen! Professionally refurbished and checked?? I somehow disagree! Needless to saw it has been returned.
I went for the i3 model, which when it arrived it looked perfect... but just found out then there's a problem with the sound - it will only play for 5-10 seconds then cuts out. For example if I'm on youtube it will stop, but if I reload the page, it will play again for 5-10 seconds then stop... I've tried different sources and it always happens. Headphones are fine... I've tried updating and reinstalling the driver and troubleshooting in windows, turning off all enhancement settings but no luck... if anyone has any suggestions that would be great! I updated to windows 10. Thanks.
Yes, with those refurbished is just a hit and miss. Sometime just as new, sometime faulty. They really need better quality control over those returns. As for you, just try until you got lucky, no other easy way. Buy a brand new is easier but will cost more.
Thanks, I went through the returns process via Ebay and was provided a returns label which I just added to the package and dropped it off at my local Collect+ store which was within a mile away so a painless exercise. I've ordered another, but if this one has any issues I will just return it and look for something else. I'm hoping it was a one off as I bought a refurb from Curry's and it has been perfect.
I got the similar i3 one but mine has come through missing pixels. The sheet that comes with it says to contact them and they'll arrange a repair or a replacement. Seems Argos use a third party company for their refurbs and it's their number you phone. Only open Mon-Fri so will be phoning then.
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