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Asus Zenbook UX310UA 13.3 Inch Ci3 7100u 7th Gen 4GB 256GB SSD Laptop - £499 @ Ebay Argos
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Got this delivered today from Ebay Argos, it's very slim and made from aluminium. Has an i3 7100u with 256GB SSD and 4GB ram. Comes with USB to LAN dongle, VGA dongle and a sleeve.… Read more
joepineapples9015 h, 6 m ago

*[disclaimer] may take more than one actual second to boot*.


? No it boots up in a second....?! Instant on I would say or similar...!
Nujol11 h, 54 m ago

boots in a second,


*[disclaimer] may take more than one actual second to boot*.
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paul11093 h, 14 m ago

Does the system fan stay on nearly all the time on this model or only when …Does the system fan stay on nearly all the time on this model or only when doing something strenuous? I've heard it's on 95% time which would annoy me in a quiet room. Cheers


Yes the fan is on all the time, you can hear it an a quiet room.
paul11092 h, 46 m ago

Does the system fan stay on nearly all the time on this model or only when …Does the system fan stay on nearly all the time on this model or only when doing something strenuous? I've heard it's on 95% time which would annoy me in a quiet room. Cheers


Different specs but a comprehensive review:
notebookcheck.net/Asu…tml

Take a look as they may well have reviewed the QHD+ Touch screen version as well which will have worse battery life for sure.
Does the system fan stay on nearly all the time on this model or only when doing something strenuous? I've heard it's on 95% time which would annoy me in a quiet room. Cheers
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Acer Swift 1 Laptop (13.3 inch 1080p IPS) Pentium (N4200) 4GB 128GB - Silver - £299.99 @ Argos
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Intel Pentium quad core processor. 1.1GHz processor, up to 2.56 GHz 4GB RAM. 128GB Solid State drive Microsoft Windows 10. Display features: 13.3 inch screen IPS High definition d… Read more
It’s 400 quid now...
I got one of these @ £299.99. Writing this on it now. Quality piece of kit. Would recommend.
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phillipe.bosher28th Dec 2017

If anybody has the time, how does this offer compare? They seem pretty …If anybody has the time, how does this offer compare? They seem pretty similar, minus resolution... https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-320s-14ikb-14-laptop-grey-10169166-pdt.html


Much better screen on the Acer, not just the resolution but the quality also. It’s an IPS screen with 125% of RGB output. Colours look great.
Would this drive fit in as an extra drive? I have the 128gb version and not the 64 like in the film. I assume you can add an extra drive to the 128 version?

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wadz033 h, 40 m ago

I haven't seen anymore deals on it, comparing this to my 7yrold laptop, …I haven't seen anymore deals on it, comparing this to my 7yrold laptop, it's a huge improvement. I will be using it for basic word processing, and some light browsing. Perfect size, weight, and battery, can't really ask for more at £240 ish. Also, I've not owned a laptop with ssd before, untill this one and my god does it boot up fast. I think id still be as happy had I paid £300 for it.


That's an amazing deal, great value.
T-bao Tbook X8S Intel Celeron N3450 1.1GHz Quad Core 15.6 inch Windows 10 6GB RAM 64GB Ultrabook Laptop £158.53 Delivered from Geekbuying
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Really good specs for the money. This is the deluxe 15.6" version of the well reviewed TBook4. Please note this is an ultrabook and not a tablet like Geekbuying states. Highlig… Read more
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Publix1 m ago

I wonder what & how much "work" you accomplish with Intel Celeron N3450 @ …I wonder what & how much "work" you accomplish with Intel Celeron N3450 @ 1.10GHzscoring 1,796 and 64GB storage?(W10 takes up > 70GB on my 256GB Lenovo 510s scoring 5,620.)



Depends on the kind of work that you do. Some people can easily accomplish more with a pen and paper than you can with your Lenovo.
purplefleece2 h, 14 m ago

I bought on previous TBao offer here from Gearbest. Some people commented …I bought on previous TBao offer here from Gearbest. Some people commented that Windows 10 was not authentic but it was on mine and activated perfectly. It has a good enough screen and fine viewing angles so for work stuff all fine.


I wonder what & how much "work" you accomplish with Intel Celeron N3450 @ 1.10GHz
scoring 1,796 and 64GB storage?

(W10 takes up > 70GB on my 256GB Lenovo 510s scoring 5,620.)
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malang5 m ago

Cheapest Shipping is approx £30



Yeah you're right, they've just removed the free delivery option. Sorry.
Cheapest Shipping is approx £30
6gb of RAM and quad core means this is likely to be pretty reasonable as a web browser office machine perhaps media player depending on the (any) limitation of the "HD Graphics 500" bye Intel
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dodocool Laptop Sleeve 13-13.3 Inch Carrying Case (£7.59 Prime) (£11.58 Non-Prime) Apple MacBook Air/ Pro, Computer, Notebook, Ultrabook Tablet Sold by aoputek and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Managed to order one of these through prime for £7.59 as Xmas present. had it gift wrapped too. Click on the promotion message Save £4.40 Coupon Code: PJZMJJ7N Fulfilled by Amazo… Read more
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I have a similar one for my surface pro and they are very good
Any good 15" ones around?
Ordered thank you
Jumper ezbook 3 plus ultrabook  8GB - 128GB - M3 7Y30 - FHD £340.92 @ Litghtinthebox
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Price point looks pretty good for the spec, initially assumed it would be a lower end CPU when I first saw, mainly because a lot of tech stuff will say "Plus model" and the differe… Read more
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Wow, processor in this gets 3599 in passmark. that's double the score at a lower wattage than the N3450 found in most of these Jumper/Chuwi/LapBook deals. 8GB ram and an SSD complete the spec nicely, shame about TN panel though. Would've bought if IPS.
Review here...



too bad it's a TN panel so viewing is compromised when tilted.
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Acer swift 3, Thin Aluminium body, intel core i3, 8Gb, 128 GB SSD, 14' 1080p display ultrabook. - £449 @ Argos
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This is the lowest price that i have seen for the model . Good reviews as well. Looks like a 2016 model There is also a i5 model for 100 more quid. https://www.argos.co.uk/produc… Read more
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REAL_DEAL4th Sep

anyone picked this up yet, going tomorrow for mine, anyone find a decent …anyone picked this up yet, going tomorrow for mine, anyone find a decent lappy bag ( to use in uni)


I went for this one amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1.

I've just picked it up from the Amazon collection point. It seems like a really nice product and the laptop fits perfectly. It's more of a sleeve than a bag though so you'd probably want to use it inside another bag for uni unless you're happy carrying it.
Picked up tonight - looks good and feels premium! and £22.50 cashback tracking?????
FYI I've been unable buy either i3 or i5 on a few occasions (just to test stock cos don't like the gold) but both show no stock & unavailable for home delivery. Likely due to being discontinued product.
alandumican23 m ago

is this the 2017 model


2016 model, 2017 model has a black bezel, an extra USB 3.0 port and somehow a worse (less bright) screen.
Also, the 2017 model is 0.2kg heavier
Bought this on Sunday, just wanted to share my experience dealing with Argos as a heads up.

Took it home on Sunday afternoon, first thing I noticed after removing from the box was that it has finger print marks on the shell and a very small scratch. Nothing major, hard to see, which was strange as security seal was intact.

I reserved another one, Went back in today and customer services immediately referred me to Acer, saying they do not deal with issues with Acer products, or any other electronics for that matter, but instead ask customers to contact the manufacturer to correctly identify the problem. In the end though, they were fine swapping mine out, as it was only an exchange.

So just wanted to say, Argos are saying if the item does develop a fault, I need to contact Acer.
Has anyone had a similar experience?
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ACER 14" Spin 7 Convertible ultrabook TOUCHSCREEN: i7, 8GB RAM, 256 SSD (Was £1,199) Now- £899.10 - (£809 with 12% Quidco Cash back)
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thebigvalbowski1 h, 19 m ago

Coming up as £999


Go to checkout, then the 10% back to school discount should automatically apply giving you a price of £899.10. Remember to use Quidco track before checkout to get the 12% cashback.
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ACER Swift 7 Ultrabook i5, 8GB RAM, 256 SSD, 1.65kg (was £999) - Now £719 - (£647 with12% Quidco cashback) @ Acer UK
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Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54 processor (4M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz) Windows 10 Home 64-bit 13.3" IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, Acer CineCrystal™, Corning Gorilla Glass™ 8GB LPDDR3 RAM +… Read more
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Just showed up in tracking for me now about an hour after I made the claim, so all clear from me now as well.
Brilliant, thanks all!
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Delivery is due next Monday for me by DHL, it's being shipped from Poland.
MrAndMrsA10 h, 34 m ago

Anyone who purchased: did your cashback track? Quidco has been a bit naff …Anyone who purchased: did your cashback track? Quidco has been a bit naff recently. Thanks for any response!


Yep tracking Quidco fine
ACER Swift 7 Ultrabook i5, 8GB RAM, 256 SSD, 1.65kg (was £999) £633.59 @ Acer UK
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Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54 processor (4M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz) Windows 10 Home 64-bit 13.3" IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, Acer CineCrystal™, Corning Gorilla Glass™ 8GB LPDDR3 RAM +… Read more
LOL_851 h, 30 m ago

Oh yeah for sure. SSD is the way forward. Another issue with most laptops …Oh yeah for sure. SSD is the way forward. Another issue with most laptops (deals posted) is a tiny 128. I spent an age researching and searching for a decent/cheap 256gb.


Yes totally, if I get an SSD and no storage disk then it has to be at least 256GB but I think in this price range that's generally what you get?
LOL_8555 m ago

Speed?


Everyone knows the biggest bottleneck in a modern PC is hard disk vs. SSD. While I agree that if I paid £650 for a laptop I would kind of expect an i5, if you gave me the option of an i3 and a 1TB SSD or better display (for example), I'd take that over an i5. I bet in a blind test you could not tell the difference between an i3 and an i5, especially when we're talking ultraportables where it's predominately productivity work or internet, not gaming or content creation.
plewis0012 m ago

Why? You haven't even asked what these people are using their computers …Why? You haven't even asked what these people are using their computers for, other than bragging rights and a little bit of extra Turbo Boost what exactly do you think you get from an i5 or i7 that you don't get with an i3?


Speed?
LOL_852 h, 52 m ago

I was just stating I paid £650 for a similar spec? i7 this years or last …I was just stating I paid £650 for a similar spec? i7 this years or last blows the i3s out the water on any benchmark test. People keep posting i3 deals which I'd avoid. Pay that bit extra of i5 or i7


Why? You haven't even asked what these people are using their computers for, other than bragging rights and a little bit of extra Turbo Boost what exactly do you think you get from an i5 or i7 that you don't get with an i3?
plewis0012 h, 31 m ago

Well this is a Y-series ULV i5; and i3 is the same silicon and architecture …Well this is a Y-series ULV i5; and i3 is the same silicon and architecture as your i7 so what's your point? i7 is mostly marketing for the uninformed - you pay a lot more and basically just get Turbo Boost that isn't sustained when it hits TDP.


I was just stating I paid £650 for a similar spec? i7 this years or last blows the i3s out the water on any benchmark test. People keep posting i3 deals which I'd avoid. Pay that bit extra of i5 or i7
Asus Zenbook UX430UA i7 512GB 14" Ultrabook, £899 (£825 after cashback) @ AO.com
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Have been thinking about an Asus Zenbook and this one seems quite good. £75 is from cashback by redemption from ao.com. 2.1% further cashback from TCB until Sat 26th am. It weig… Read more
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petermcgregor143 h, 24 m ago

If it's just for the wife an no games are going to be played. Why not get …If it's just for the wife an no games are going to be played. Why not get something around £400-500 that's 14inch and just as sleek. You're paying for high performance parts for this that really won't be utilised much. An i3 and standard hard drive would be fine for what it will be used for. Your choice though :-)


For ~£150 you can get an Asus EEE Book and chuck in a decent sized SSD even, though a wee bit fiddly and you need to be confident switching over the OS from the eMMC.
If it's just for the wife an no games are going to be played. Why not get something around £400-500 that's 14inch and just as sleek. You're paying for high performance parts for this that really won't be utilised much. An i3 and standard hard drive would be fine for what it will be used for. Your choice though :-)
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 26th Aug 2017
I had issues with the screen going off on mine, had to send it back for exchange. The screen on the new one I received flickers from time to time.
Bugger ! might have bought this last week instead of the Dell
I had looked at ones but there are so many refurbished ones available I got a bit dubious about the quality. Any owner out there that would know?
Jumper laptop ultrabook EZbook3S 14 inch Intel Celeron-N3450 Quad Core 6GB DDR3 256GB SSD Windows10 Intel HD 1080p £227.87 Delivered @ LightInTheBox
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Great price for this Ultra book from Jumper. Granted, the processor is a bit naff but given it's price, it's definitely worth considering if it fits your budget. Quad Core Celeron,… Read more
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thehottest10 h, 18 m ago

has anyone been charged import duty on these?


Mine went through customs without being asked to pay duty.
has anyone been charged import duty on these?
jun1919th Aug

I don't understand the retailer which was always considered as trouble …I don't understand the retailer which was always considered as trouble company now suddenly nobody points out or reporting any bad thing and flooded with lot of laptop deals, either is someone profit behind those deals or maybe there is a miracle a bad company and is now peoples favourite, I understand if someone take risk for cheap mobiles but for such amount I am surprised


Any retailer that sells in high volumes is going to have a proportion of 'bad' orders. There are people here who think that Ebuyer is Satan on Earth. I've ordered from Amazon before and the majority of the time, they've been fine but I ordered a printer from them once and they sent me a inkjet refill and claimed that was item in the listing (it wasn't). Tooks weeks of wrangling to sort out. Ordered a Christmas gift from them once and they didn't mention it was coming from Amazon Italy through a notorious courier company known for its bad/slow service. Never arrived in time for Christmas. Told them that if their product was not in the UK warehouse, they should say so in the listing but they're not interested in changing anything as making more money (and paying little to no UK corporation tax) by leveraging their European network is more important to them.

No idea what Gearbest were like the past but I've ordered things from them in the last couple of years and haven't had a problem. Delivery is slow, returns are going to be problematic, CS probably isn't great but you buy from them knowing that they're not going to be John Lewis. That's why the stuff is alot cheaper.

As for this particular thread/deal, its for Lightinthebox which is a truly awful retailer. Personally, I wouldn't touch them with a 100ft bargepole. It's also not the best product for the price, yet it's posted by the Editor of HUKD. I see that you edited your post but in response to your question about profit, I make nothing on the deals that I post, but you might want to the person who posted this particular deal if he makes any money on it (Hint: see the full website link that this deal uses....) This deal seems also to have magically gone 'hot' even when it makes no sense for it to get the heat that it does....
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I don't understand the retailer which was always considered as trouble company now suddenly nobody points out or reporting any bad thing and flooded with lot of laptop deals, either is someone profit behind those deals or maybe there is a miracle a bad company and is now peoples favourite, I understand if someone take risk for cheap mobiles but for such amount I am surprised
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Xiaomi Air 13 Laptop i5-6200u 8GB 256GB SSD discrete GPU £525 @ Gearbest
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Compelling alternative to a Macbook Air or Dell XPS 13. Main selling points are: -discrete NVidia Graphics -Samsung SM951 NVMe SSD (Read 2150MB/s, Write 1200MB/s, 90k/70k IOPS)… Read more
Tequila

seems like they forgot to put their logo on the lid.looks incomplete and … seems like they forgot to put their logo on the lid.looks incomplete and weird.


I love the non-brandedness.

I bought one of these on the 6th. Turned up yesterday and it's a lovely little laptop!

Looks great, feels great, performs great. Can't fault it.

I did a fresh install of windows as it comes with Chinese Windows. There's guides on how to do it tho so not too bad.

TBH Gearbest support we're great when I was nagging them about where it was. From being shipped, it took 10 days to reach me. Tracking updates included. No customs charges.

My only complaint is with Yodel at the very end of the parcels journey. Unfortunately I was at work when it was deleivered and the update from Yodel said 'left in a safe place'. Great! I thought. It'll be with the next door neighbour. However, when I arrived home it was wedged up next to the front door! Absolutely unbelievable.

All in all a great laptop.
Edited by: "Flushdraw" 22nd Jul 2017
seems like they forgot to put their logo on the lid.
looks incomplete and weird.
madridpaid_the_referee21st Jun

I bought this under a month ago at same price and received it within 2 …I bought this under a month ago at same price and received it within 2 weeks of ordering. I did a clean install of Windows 10 English bought from ebay, as on the chinese version even if you change the language there are a few things still in chinese.Only other thing to note is that it has a US keyboard layout, two slight differences I can tell are that the @ key is moved to shift and hold 2 key, and I don't see a pound sign on the keyboard.Can't fault the laptop performance in general, I love the screen.

​There was no need to buy windows, just reinstall windows 10 single language, but in English, and then re-activate.
I bought this under a month ago at same price and received it within 2 weeks of ordering. I did a clean install of Windows 10 English bought from ebay, as on the chinese version even if you change the language there are a few things still in chinese.

Only other thing to note is that it has a US keyboard layout, two slight differences I can tell are that the @ key is moved to shift and hold 2 key, and I don't see a pound sign on the keyboard.

Can't fault the laptop performance in general, I love the screen.
Denotari

Bought this 1 month ago, just yesterday i found out it s lost somewhere … Bought this 1 month ago, just yesterday i found out it s lost somewhere in china.I wish i ve had these warnings when i bought it



If you paid by credit card just Section 75 it.

regards
Flea
Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 Laptop PC - 25% off Dell Outlet prices until 16 June - start at £742
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This deal appears to have been extended until 30 June for anyone interested.
CampGareth

Except the Alienware 13 weighs 2.6kg, making it pretty useless as a … Except the Alienware 13 weighs 2.6kg, making it pretty useless as a laptop in my opinion as it's too heavy to use on a lap or carry around. I appreciate what you're saying but gaming laptops have been practically unchanged for a decade, they gain more performance each year but every generation is hot, heavy, has a short battery life and can be incredibly expensive as laptop GPUs command a premium price. This makes them bad at being laptops but great at being compact desktops. With thunderbolt 3 we suddenly have devices in the 1kg range that can be good laptops that also play games when at a desk. They're not ideal, but I think it's a much better compromise.



There's no way 2.6kg is too heavy to carry around or use on your lap, if we're talking about an SLI 17/18in machine then sure - totally agree with you on that front as that's what was the end of the portable DTR's for me. My daily laptop used to be a 17in machine around 4kg and it was really no problem to carry around at all (still carry three to four kg's of laptops every day and I'm not going to make any bold claims about upper body strength), just a little hefty for using on a train seat - 2.6kg is still absolutely lightweight, it's just the way the market is that appears heavy because it's more than a common ultrabook.

As for gaming laptops being practically unchanged for a decade, that's just so bizarre I'm wondering if you're just trolling now. Being able to have a machine just 2.5kg in weight with a 45W quad core and nearly six hours of batterylife is insanely good for a gaming laptop, it's magnitudes better than older gaming laptops - I thought getting near desktop performance in a 4kg machine and two hours battery life was good, the leaps and bounds gaming laptops are making now are incredible.

Thunderbolt is not some magical connection as some people seem to think it is - gaming on a 1kg ultrabook with a discrete GPU is just horrible. I truly wonder if the people who keep recommending it have actually tried this? I actually have as I liked the idea of it but it really doesn't work. Ultrabooks are good for light work that doesn't need any cpu or gpu horsepower regardless of whether they have a magical thunderbolt connection or not - trying to make them do any more than that is just a lesson in frustration.

John
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Johnmcl7

While technically a ulv processor with a discrete processor is not as … While technically a ulv processor with a discrete processor is not as slow for gaming, it's still rubbish for it - gaming is a function of both the CPU and the GPU so while having a beefy GPU can help with the eye candy, it doesn't overcome the very weak GPU. Dell did try it for a spell with the AW13 but abandoned it and more sensibly went with a 45W quad core part instead which also features a dedicated external GPU system in addition to an onboard GTX 1060. That is a decent portable gaming system, an ultrabook with a ulv processor and a TB port absolutely is not.Just because a ulv processor isn't quite as painfully slow as the Core-m doesn't stop the ulv being painfully slow either, I wouldn't remotely consider a core-m or ulv platform if I was planning gaming or any application that required any sort of cpu horsepower as they're both useless at it.John


Except the Alienware 13 weighs 2.6kg, making it pretty useless as a laptop in my opinion as it's too heavy to use on a lap or carry around. I appreciate what you're saying but gaming laptops have been practically unchanged for a decade, they gain more performance each year but every generation is hot, heavy, has a short battery life and can be incredibly expensive as laptop GPUs command a premium price. This makes them bad at being laptops but great at being compact desktops. With thunderbolt 3 we suddenly have devices in the 1kg range that can be good laptops that also play games when at a desk. They're not ideal, but I think it's a much better compromise.
CampGareth

Seconding this, hook a core M up to an external gpu and they really feel … Seconding this, hook a core M up to an external gpu and they really feel constrained compared to a U series chip, but then so do the Us compared to the quad cores. I suspect it's a sustained load thing with the M series though, with web browsing once it's done rendering the page that's it for a while and it can go to sleep. With gaming it's going to be under load for an hour or more so will end up throttling down to 1GHz or less. *edit* also the price of the latitude 7275 (I. E. Dell xps 12, a 12" tablet with dual thunderbolt 3s, core M, 8GB ram and a small battery) is ridiculous. The going rate on ebay is 400 GBP or so, but dell are charging 800 minimum.



While technically a ulv processor with a discrete processor is not as slow for gaming, it's still rubbish for it - gaming is a function of both the CPU and the GPU so while having a beefy GPU can help with the eye candy, it doesn't overcome the very weak GPU. Dell did try it for a spell with the AW13 but abandoned it and more sensibly went with a 45W quad core part instead which also features a dedicated external GPU system in addition to an onboard GTX 1060. That is a decent portable gaming system, an ultrabook with a ulv processor and a TB port absolutely is not.

Just because a ulv processor isn't quite as painfully slow as the Core-m doesn't stop the ulv being painfully slow either, I wouldn't remotely consider a core-m or ulv platform if I was planning gaming or any application that required any sort of cpu horsepower as they're both useless at it.

John
Joshimitsu91

You're missing the point.The i5-7200U is a 15W TDP processor, the i5-7Y54 … You're missing the point.The i5-7200U is a 15W TDP processor, the i5-7Y54 is 5W. For web browsing etc. both will be fine. Anything more than that and the i5-7Y54 is going to noticeably trail behind.Given that both these laptops have thunderbolt someone may look to replace their desktop/laptop setup with an XPS and thunderbolt dock. Doing that you will be more limited with the i5-7Y54 than you would the i5-7200U.I never claimed one of these processors was suitable for video editing and 3D. I simply said to be aware one processor is slower than the other. You are using your own use case to represent everybody.



I'm not missing the point but you clearly missed my point entirely - anything more than web browsing etc. and the ulv will also horribly trail behind, it's a painfully slow processor for anything that needs any cpu grunt. You keep saying how the XPS 13 is viable as a desktop replacement because it has thunderbolt but thunderbolt for what exactly? There's nothing you can do with thunderbolt that will help the painfully slow ulv platform.

It's nothing to do with my 'own use case' - I've used a variety of processors and a variety of different tasks, there's nothing the ulv processor does noticeably better than a Core-m, rather hilariously I've seen people criticise the Core-m for being slow at video transcoding and 3D gaming....yet the ulv processor while it may be technically slightly faster is still laughably slow to be viable at the task and no use as a desktop replacement.
Xiaomi Air 13 Laptop i5-6200u 8GB 256GB discrete GPU £549 @ Gearbest
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Compelling alternative to a Macbook Air or Dell XPS 13. Main selling points are: -discrete NVidia Graphics -Samsung SM951 NVMe SSD (Read 2150MB/s, Write 1200MB/s, 90k/70k IOPS)… Read more
£525 at the moment.
karlbnz

Less 3% Quidco for new customers … Less 3% Quidco for new customers https://www.quidco.com/gearbest/?st=gearbest or 3.15% topcashback https://www.topcashback.co.uk/gearbest/ brings it down to £519



Wish you posted it earlier. Damn!! 15 pounds gone
cantonbean

Great spot. I sent a question asking about the RAM. The CPU upgrade is … Great spot. I sent a question asking about the RAM. The CPU upgrade is minimal but if can get 16GB RAM in it then I'll sell my older version. If you were buying new it's a no brainier with that code.



Unfortunately, upgrading a ram is not an option.
I can live with 8gb, i7 and dedicated gpu so pulled the trigger.

In next 2-3 years, we'll have second version of this with 16gb or better notebooks so will update it then.
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makkan00

Guys, just found some codes. For this version, apply GAirS13 to bring the … Guys, just found some codes. For this version, apply GAirS13 to bring the price down to £536.For extreme version, apply Air13Noto bring the price down to 636.52Remember that you have to choose HK ware house to get these discounts. OP, can you update your thread with these codes. Cancelled this and ordered extreme version. Thanks OP.



Less 3% Quidco for new customers quidco.com/gea…est or 3.15% topcashback topcashback.co.uk/gea…st/ brings it down to £519
makkan00

Guys, just found some codes. For this version, apply GAirS13 to bring the … Guys, just found some codes. For this version, apply GAirS13 to bring the price down to £536.For extreme version, apply Air13Noto bring the price down to 636.52Remember that you have to choose HK ware house to get these discounts. OP, can you update your thread with these codes. Cancelled this and ordered extreme version. Thanks OP.



Great spot. I sent a question asking about the RAM. The CPU upgrade is minimal but if can get 16GB RAM in it then I'll sell my older version. If you were buying new it's a no brainier with that code.
Acer Swift 3, Intel Core i3, 8Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, 14 inch Full HD Laptop - Luxury Gold £449.99 or £404.98 via buy now pay later @ Very
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7th gen i3, FHD, SSD, backlit keyboard. great reviews for this model. 449.99 with 10% back if you buy now pay later (I believe you can pay it all off in one)
Absolutely daft that this deal should be voted cold because that is a good price.
Same price on amazon (449)

Amazon

Not sure Id buy a laptop with 128gb ssd. bit small
Really good price, this model keeps coming up in my ongoing search for a sub-£500 ultra(ish)book.

Just a shame about the colour. And that it's Very credit.
Xiaomi Air 13 Ultrabook at Gearbest for £619.81
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GearBest: £619.81 (free shipping, 10-30 business days) First of all, credit due: Original thread about the 12” version that deserves most credit, to djdope: Then credit to djbe… Read more
Cheers.. Great laptop for the money. Unfortunately the price has increased since djbenny1 highlighted the deal.
sorry but i'd rather get this

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-yoga-510-14-2-in-1-black-10146249-pdt.html

cold as a gigantic iceberg
£620 spend at Gearbest....basically forget that money if you have a problem
Acer Swift 3 Laptop - 14in, i3, 8GB, 128GB SSD - £422.10 with new customer code at ao.com
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This looks like it fits my bill for a decent, light laptop for under £500. To get this price you need to get £30 off for new customer code, it seems to just need an email addre… Read more
brj080402

That red Acer is tempting me now!


I got the red Acer ES15 now after all, but from AO.com where they have £20 off for new customers (go to site after deleting cookies and code was displayed) so it was £319, best specs for this screensize and price I could find with having 128gb SSD, descent processor check cpubenchmarks, the screen is a bit reflective, the SD card sticks out and doesn't go fully into it, they have it in black too on AO
That red Acer is tempting me now!
Looks like the next model up is £510 if the same code is available, it has i5 with 256gb ssd.
msaquib

What do you think about this? … What do you think about this? http://ao.com/product/nxgk9ek003-acer-laptop-black-46154-251.aspx


Looks brilliant just what I am after, I was gonna buy this ebuyer.com/757…028 but now you threw that into the mix...choices...
Just what I would go for except would like 256gb. Nice size.
Similar price with a 256GB SSD and 3 year warranty.
shop.bt.com/pro…000
Edited by: "winchman" 18th Feb 2017
HP Envy 15" FHD IPS, i5-7200u, 8GB RAM, 256GB NVMe £649 @ HP
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HP Envy 15" FHD IPS Panel i5-7200U (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) 8GB DDR4 2133MHz (2x4GB) 256GB NVMe M.2 Backlit Keyboard 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 HP Sleep and Charge) 1… Read more
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ganon

Will this be good for 1080p video editing?



It will do it but it's a dual core mobile chip so set your expectations appropriately.
7200u Passmark Score
7300HQ Passmark Score
Seems to be the same one I posted 6 weeks back hotukdeals.com/dea…901

Will this be good for 1080p video editing?
Edited by: "ganon" 9th Feb 2017
Has this got HDMI 2.0 with 4k/60fps?
Original Poster
jasee

I don't know why the OPs of these deals can't be bothered to put the full … I don't know why the OPs of these deals can't be bothered to put the full spec.



There's a lot of unnecessary information in the full spec but I've included the main bits. If you are interested and need more information it's only 2 clicks away.
It's also difficult to format it all in the main post but that's a good idea highlighting in bold and I'll do it from now on in the first post where it'll be easier.

Thank you.

ganon

I think I'm gonna go for it. anyone know of the viewing angles are good?



It has an IPS panel so viewing angles should be good.

Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 9th Feb 2017
jasee

Also not tried, don't use Adobe. But surely if these are valuable it … Also not tried, don't use Adobe. But surely if these are valuable it makes sense to store these externally either directly by USB or NAS


Sure they are also backed up but it's for ease of access and potentially stopping cataloguing problems
Dell XPS 15 Notebook, Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Full HD, 15.6", Silver, Free 3 Year Guarantee, £1299.95 from John Lewis
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I've been searching for a 15.6" screen powered by a Quad Core i7 processer with a dedicated graphics card, decent RAM and SSD, ultrabook dimension and weight and clothed in alumini… Read more
damcnaught

For around half the price & probably 70-80% of the performance, this may … For around half the price & probably 70-80% of the performance, this may be worth considering: http://mcscom.co.uk/product/dell-xps-15-9530-i7-4712hq-2-30ghz-16gb-256gb-ssd-gt-750m-15-6-4k-uhd-touch-win10h-1yr-rtb-wty-mln347/



Not even in the remotely same ballpark.....the 750m is woeful compared to a 1050/960m and that's not even taking into account the fact that it's a completely different laptop!!
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Britneyfan

Have a look yourself if you don't believe me, that's why I've … Have a look yourself if you don't believe me, that's why I've contemplated it. http://m.dell.com/h5/m/uk/SecondaryInventorySearch?c=uk&l=en&s=dfh&cs=ukdfh1&key=7%252bHd8pbwoWiRnij6YQFP%252f346UV2NnOOB&puid=382a8662£1248 -10%= 1128I know its not apples for apples but that's a good price? Considering it comes with a screen keyboard and windows for that price.



​I'm in the same boat as you. I have the 9550 is amazing 960 struggles on some of my Architectural software. I had a quote from Dell. For the alienware 15 and 13 with 6th gen 1050gtx for around 1400 to be honest they ate also saying the 9560 is not going to be vr ready and to get a alienware
Joshimitsu91

Fairly certain you aren't going to find an Alienware laptop for cheaper … Fairly certain you aren't going to find an Alienware laptop for cheaper than it would cost to self build an equivalent desktop, even on the outlet.


Have a look yourself if you don't believe me, that's why I've contemplated it.
m.dell.com/h5/…662
£1248 -10%= 1128

I know its not apples for apples but that's a good price? Considering it comes with a screen keyboard and windows for that price.
Britneyfan

been looking at getting one of the new xps 15 for a very long time (at … been looking at getting one of the new xps 15 for a very long time (at least a year) is the 1050 much better than the 960m? it looks like it would be. Ive started to think that design isn't anything, does anyone have an experience with an alienware ?? as I have seen the 1070 machines for around 1200/1300 on dell outlet, this seems cheaper than I could build a desktop for. But are they huge massive and heavy? I just don't know what I want, sleek design or raw power ?



Fairly certain you aren't going to find an Alienware laptop for cheaper than it would cost to self build an equivalent desktop, even on the outlet.
been looking at getting one of the new xps 15 for a very long time (at least a year) is the 1050 much better than the 960m? it looks like it would be. Ive started to think that design isn't anything, does anyone have an experience with an alienware ?? as I have seen the 1070 machines for around 1200/1300 on dell outlet, this seems cheaper than I could build a desktop for. But are they huge massive and heavy? I just don't know what I want, sleek design or raw power ?
LENOVO YOGA 710 14" 2 in 1 - Black + 10% OFF (Code : INTEL10) £692.99 @ PC World
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Get the awesome looking LENOVO YOGA 710 14" 2 in 1 - Black for only £692.99 with the code INTEL10 - Valid until the end of Jan. Just bought one for myself! Only downside is it's t… Read more
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Looks OK, I was just looking at a similar offering from HP, though it is less portable, it has additional storage capacity, bigger screen and longer battery life. I might end up getting one or the other.
store.hp.com/UKS…HNQ
can anyone tell me what the difference is between this and the 510?
its no longer listed on the John Lewis website and i think they are replacing them with the new series,
Good price for now but JL had it for £600 last month. Hopefully they bring it back down soon.
I like this but for me it's just a bit too heavy and chunky
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