That was quick. Sorry chaps
That was quick. Sorry chaps
After activating a home built PC with a Dell Win 10 pro OEM key I see the Windows product key on the PC is now the generic Win10 pro key i.e. VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T and not the key I used for the activation. Windows says it is permanently activated using a digital key. Is this correct or should it show the OEM key I entered for activation? Am I likely to get a problem later? Thanks
I have a couple of windows 7 discs but no serial numbers on them, they came with my old Dell Laptops which I used on my current PC and then upgraded to windows 10 free when it came out. They would just install without asking for a code. What can I do to get Windows 10 Pro?
Yeah mine was exactly the same. Had to put the key again
It's surprising to me how many people still haven't upgraded. Getting onto Win10 gives enhanced security which everyone should be mindful of.
After putting in a windows 8 pro code and it upgrading and restarting, I'm gettng that windows found no product key on my device. It does say Windows 10 Enterprise but also says it is not activated... Edit: Nevermind. Just had to enter the key again to activate. Odd.
Fixed for a fiver.
Yes, no probs at all
can this support 2x1440p monitors via miniDP?
Why would it have? It's an office desktop...usually connected with an Ethernet cable in an office. if you need Wi-Fi plug a £5 USB adaptor in.....
It has gone a bit chilly in here :D It's a decent laptop at a decent price. That's all I can say.
Why is this deal cold? (confused)
HEAT OP 8)
Downloaded it. Pretty nice map and it takes me back to when I played minecraft shortly after it was originally released.
Didn't expect my comment to blow with likes, but I guess it's something motivating (lol) . And definitely, I even got donations every month. £200 a month easy. Of course I was young so I did spend some money on little things I really wanted that parents wouldn't get me or said was too expensive. But I did put a lot into advertisement and software developers. Forgot to mention, I even learnt Java from it because I started to make plugins for my own server and release them on the website called Bukkit. They have thousands of downloads.
Load up the game and go into the in game store. Its right there the moment you go in the store, top left, biggest tile.
I'm too old to have had that experience so it's good to hear something positive about it. Based on this I'll be sure to encourage my future kids to play.
Thats out of staoc.
Not sure whether to get this one or the Lenovo v330 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-v330-14arr-14-ssd-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-2500u-quad-core-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-325-delivered-using-code-at-laptop-outletebay-3229540 anyone have any thoughts? How's the display on the hp as the Lenovo disply doesn't seem great.
Try this link https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-hp-pavilion-15-cw0509sa-amd-ryzen-5-2500u-8gb-256gb-radeon-rx-v-a2-4av46ea/version.asp
Link goes to 404 page,!
True, I didn't notice that. This image on the page is what got my attention.
and the difference between the upgraded screen is night and day.
I disagree having owned the x230 and x220 (for work purposes). My opinion though !
ITZOO do tell you the resolution though and given the price, I usually run with it. Agreed. But it’s £79 so the only other thing you’ll get near this price is usually a refurb netbook which has its own slew of issues mostly - slow, no storage or RAM and no expansion. The screen is poor but it’s fine to get by with. For some reason it’s hard to find 12.5” 1080p panels - I have an Elitebook 820 G3 I could do with upgrading the display on.
There are lots of good value ex corp thinkpads to be had through ebay and gumtree sellers who are either recycling business or people who have some contact with the leasing / disposal companies. Just watch out for the screen resolution though as even t4xx series are being sold with 1366 x 768 screens and they don't necessarily tell you. They can be upgraded though if you are tecnically inclined.
I took a punt on one of these from this seller last time - PC, monitor, keyboard & mouse. Couldn't even run Excel or Word to do kid's homework. Don't wast your money, it's a piece of junk.
I was very happy with the price and machine, very good condition and clean (inside and out), though I just missed out on same machine with larger hard-drive & same memory from same seller for just £50 delivered! My advice to others looking on ebay or other sites would be get same memory 8GB (Win 10 seems to use around 2GB most of the time) plus I would suggest get the Desk Top not SFF as SFF very limited for upgrades (graphics card for example) and look closely at condition, as many have damage, rubber feet missing, no OS and of course check the feedback/reviews of the seller. (y)
May be worth turning it off and taking the CMOS battery out for a while. Then reseat and fire it up. If hardware related then Failed hard drive, ram may have moved (try reseating it) or bad power supply.
I got a significantly more powerful Thinkcentre for £50 (I think) from a recent post here. One of those or a docked ThinkPad would be a better idea imo
The monitor is fine there is something wrong with booting or something.
I use a cheap bluetooth adapter and have had no problems at all I've also had official bluetooth adapters in the past (360) and I've seen or felt no difference
Depends on the game for me. Games which started on or became popular with consoles don't feel right with KB&M and visa versa. The likes of Gears of War, Forza and COD just feel build for controllers from the ground up. On the flip side playing Valve/Source games with a controller is just unnatural.
I only use one controller (Xbox one pro white one with Bluetooth). Never had a problem. I’ve never tried pairing two Bluetooth devices to one dongle so I couldn’t comment anymore. I’ve added heat to the post because it probably is a good buy
So when I have 2 or more controllers connected, unless I’m 1-2ft away from my Bluetooth dongle the input lag is unbearable, again your mileage may vary depending on the room you’re in and all but for me this dongle has worked best for my situation.
I use a cheap Bluetooth USB dongle works perfectly. Will link if anyone is interested. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mpow-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Supports/dp/B06XPCVB4F/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=Bluetooth+pc&qid=1556114898&s=gateway&sr=8-3
I guess it all depends - personally if I was going to replace an aging machine I would replace it with something a little more modern... I was merely providing a suggestion to a more complete solution for a reasonable price...
It all depends on what your benchmark is (and what your requirements are!) - keyboards & mice can be found in the poundshop, obviously for people on a budget they aren't going to spend £300 on a mechanical keyboard... I think I gave the best solution for the money. The OPs deal would need another £70~£80 spent on it to make it usable - unless you can share a link to cheaper screens.
Looks like it's sold out
I bought one for £40.50, using the famous "twitter10" discount code, about 6 weeks ago and it's been really good.
I prefer a full size keyboard and mouse. That laptop has an awful screen resolution, and a slow processor. I agree that the headline price on this PC is misleading if you need to buy the screen Kbd and mouse, though.
Is the spec good? Can you play Minecraft on this or should I be looking at dedicated graphics?
There is a tab that says "why buy refurbished" on the Web page and this shows it is a1 and gives a brief description on what that means
Yep, he posted it as A2 and edited after I checked / commented
You sure it's not A1? Doesn't it say A1 in the description? :/ Don't know whether or not to buy it now.
Whoops my bad (y)
Yeah that's a sff (y)
Hey, thanks for the reply. It's only got 2 slots - it's like in the picture on the itzoo site or like this, so pretty sure it is SFF not USFF (was going on comments earlier in thread): https://www.amazon.com/Dell-OptiPlex-3020-Desktop-Computer/dp/B00H7OVW2C From what I've read it should take 2 x 8gb max. Which is fine by me. Not had a chance to power it on yet. looks like I was a little lucky though, spotless, and double the quoted ram. :)
Does it have a pci express slot, will be a black slot, approx 4" long running parallel to the PSU ?? Not even sure dell did a usff in the 3020 range, can u post a picture ?? the motherboard of a 3020 SFF only as 2 memory slots - https://goo.gl/images/Q7CVsd
Looks like I received the USFF as there are only 2 banks and there is 8gb in it already. Glad I held off ordering any ram!
Thanks! Been wanting this for a while and this price is great!
For that price its a steal, been using it for years. You are also supporting a charity and software developer. Heat from me !
I've used the free version of this for years and it's great. https://www.displayfusion.com/Compare/
For £60 more can get new 14inch with SSD (256GB rather than HDD 1TB). https://www.ebuyer.com/855754-lenovo-v330-14arr-ryzen-5-laptop-81b1001euk EDIT: However, Acer Aspire 3 A315 range has service hatches for disk and memory and so is easy to upgrade.
This is their Grade 2, the warranty is 3 months. Products are in good conditionMinor cosmetic markings & minimal use
Cheers op, great find!
I bought it shortly after posting the deal and didn't have any problem. I may even have had my VPN activated at time of purchase even. Perhaps try a different browser and/or deleting cookies and cache etc.
anyone else having problems trying to buy this, it says "Not available in your geographical location", but my details are set to UK and the pricing is in GBP?
lol. like it. bad jokes on a Friday morning. keep them coming....
No, it's 'P', cos it's like an "Arrrgghh" but it's only got one leg.
Yeah meant as in a WoW type sub, but sounds like there isn't, thanks (y)
I've just paid for the Home version via PayPal. The key was delivered as a PDF on email and worked fine, no request for any details.
Seriously now, Windows is an absolute joke of an operating system compared to Mojave.
Apple (lol) 20-10 years ago perhaps.
Windows is a POS. MacOS for the win.
Screen is perfect i tried all laptops' oled screen available, hp, lenovo and dell and this one is real deal, screen is simply perfect oled phone equivalent, hp has just oled backlight, lenovo yoga oled screen has known issue with brightness and dell has like first gen oled tv screen, shame it has only 4gb of ram...
it has a much nicer display ,but yes other than that Surface will be better. 4GB RAM is simply crippling,
Surface is a much better deal and product
Surface pro 6 still a better deal, with an exception of usb c type missing
Hmm prices have indeed gone up. Maybe my youtube video has pushed up prices! You want the e5 1620 cpu as better than the 1603 or 1607. This only has 8gb ram and finding the right ram for best price can be a hassle for workstations. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254101564773 This is around 230. For 245 one with an ok 650 graphics card if your gaming is more fortnite level! Also has a hdd so a better deal https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173875916012 Cex has 500gb hdd for 6 quid. That plus a 240gb ssd for 25 quid does you fine. Though 480gb ssds for 41 quid now!
It was listed for 200 I think but I got 15pc off ebay post christmas deal. 16gb ram. It was a good seller. I will look again when at home but I have the advert in my video and you can see the great condition it came in!
64GB RAM - WOWSER
Thanks I will, how much did you pay from eBay, as had a look and seemed a lot more expensive?
microsoft should either give it away free or charge a nominal fee. the more people they tie into their ecosystem the better it is financially for them; user base. perhaps microsoft is just another greedy giant?
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html Alternatively install but don't activate, or pay more for a real licence
Where can I buy Windows legally for cheap? I had a version of Windows 10 bought on ebay 3 years get cancelled recently.
Watch out for these snakes when it comes to Windows software, I had no luck or help with office software I purchased from them, I have purchased games from them in the past that worked fine, they just got a unreliable software supplier.
Not illegal. You need to read up on the laws before making such claims and spreading falsehood
Do these have VESA mount?
New ddr4 ram and nvme ssd is much faster. But this will not nvme ssd or ddr4 ram.
Check youtube, I remember somebody put a link on HUKD on one of the previous deal for this product and looked quite easy.
How easy are these to upgrade regarding Ram and adding an ssd please
No touchscreen or 4k. Old junk
Deal temperatures are the heart of hotukdeals If you think a deal is hot, vote it up by clicking the red plus. Otherwise, cool it down by voting cold.
Read what other members have to say about a deal and share your own opinion.
Have you found a good deal yourself? Share it here and other members will vote on how hot the deal is.
If you think a deal is hot, click through to the shop to snap up the deal before it’s expired.
Find here other ways to view the deals. You can view it in either grid, list or text only view.
When clicking this gear icon you can find other ways to view the deals. You can view it in either grid, list or text only view.
Through our main menu you can navigate to certain categories or shops you are interested in.