It was a genuine answer, I'm not up on computer jargon.
looked like a hp 400 g1 i3 19inch monitors would have been 1280x1024, unless you are really unlucky one connected via DVI, the other via VGA shame it wasn't a HP 800 g1...2x DVI + VGA for a 3 monitor setup
It was a genuine question
Yeah, that's what I figured, I can't remember the specs off hand, I was going to add them when I log onto the pc a little later. It's a G3258 I think, I was going to overclock it but never got round to it then the update to the bios on the mobo blocked that. Most of the time my usage is around 6-7gb of ram (I've got 8gb but off the top of my head, no idea what the speeds are)
Posted 6th Dec 2020Posted 6th Dec 2020
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK E544 - i3-4100M 2.50GHz - 4GB RAM - 250GB HDD - Grade C £139.50 with code @ Stone Refurb£139.50
Cold. You buy promise of frustration and disappointment. Get a new chromebook at that price.
I don't see the deal here. When they say refurbished they mean they formatted it. You could get a better second hand laptop for your money than this.
They have the same model at £135 before discount here: https://www.stonerefurb.co.uk/fujitsu-lifebook-e544-i3-4000m-2-40ghz-4gb-ram-250gb-hdd-grade-c-1 I’d be wary of the specs anyway as there are a lot of machines with specs that don’t exist or wrong model numbers so you might end up with something else.
And save yourself 700g in weight and some bulk. These older laptops are OK if you never move them but they can't compete with the design and size of current ones.
This feels a bit too dated to me at this point. Personally, would prefer to spend slightly more on a used Acer Swift 1 with Pentium n4200. Similar processor performance, but more modern features and a better FHD IPS screen etc.
Posted 15th Nov 2020Posted 15th Nov 2020
2011 iMac i5-2400s 2.50GHz - 16GB RAM - 500GB HDD - GRADE C £168 with code @ Stone Refurb£168 Free P&P Free
Windows 10 working flawlessly on the imac. I managed to install it within a 120gb paritition
Mine came with a 16gb ram for £168, Then i bought a magic keyboard and mouse for £45. Total £213. Top condition. Bargain. Let me know if theres any further deal Im thinking to install windows 10 on a partition !
Quite happy with my machine now. £138 delivered after a £30 refund, then 4 x 8gb RAM gives me a immaculate iMac with i5 and 32gb RAM for £218 all in. I may even get the £18 selling the old 4x2gb RAM on eBay 🙏
How did you get on? I got a £30 refund from them for not upgrading the ram.
I think the same applies to me because there was a lot of dust on the imac and im waiting for the power cord to come to know exactly about the ram. Will update u tomorow on that
Posted 17th Oct 2020Posted 17th Oct 2020
LENOVO ThinkCentre M92p - i5-3470T mini pc at Stone Refurb £115£115 Free P&P Free
LENOVO ThinkCentre M92p - i5-3470T mini pc. Brilliant little machine for the price. Received one yesterday... Few delays but that was courier related (DPD) was expecting full size … Read more
As I said, no one will be buying a £80 OS who is buying hardware from AliExpress. I was simply providing an alternative to those who wanted a 4k option as a lot of people will be moving from 1080p options (if they haven't already).
I too suffer from massive hands syndrome. Everything looks small compared to them. :( .
Posted 27th Dec 2019Posted 27th Dec 2019
ASUS DUAL GEFORCE RTX 2070 OC EDITION 8GB GDDR6 £316.71 (plus poss cashback) at Encore PC£316.71
Also no BIOS update is going to change a 40sec boot time to 1sec, if you're counting from POST completion to login screen. If you're talking cold boot to settled Windows desktop at 40s, as I say I think that's a good number. There's an article on Tom's somewhere I think, or Anandtech maybe, where they pare every BIOS and Windows option they have right down to reduce boot time, that should give you guidance on the art of the possible. Finally, there are boot time analysis tools that tell you where the delays are in the Windows booting process, may be worth running one of those if you've not done so yet.
I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry. What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience. In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.
I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.
Many thanks for your reply very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0 am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?
Posted 25th Dec 2019Posted 25th Dec 2019
Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB DUAL OC Video Card £323.91 @ Encore PC£323.91
I was looking for a good graphics card without spending a fortune and thought that this was a good price especially with an extra 10% off, for signing up to the newsletter. I paid … Read more
yeah I went for it too, hopefully it doesn't take the full estimated time, lol back out of stock again on amazon, guess we got it in time, hopefully it wont be cancelled anytime soon, I still think its a misprice lol, cant see that card anywhere near this price
I bought it... couldn't resist at that price :D
I will check it out later. Hopefully it can come next week lol
its back on amazon, if u were intrested, I just bought £50 gift card, and got £6 free, also if you use vouchercloud theres an offer of buy £30 u get £5 gift card also, so theres £11 back already:) rtx 2060 super
Just got this for £316.71 (using a code). Plus a possible 3.6% Quidco. Good price for a decent card. In the argument of MSI vs Nvidia, I went for the latter because CUDA cores speed up my rendering when producing videos.
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Posted 29th Nov 2019Posted 29th Nov 2019
ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 8GB graphics card for £449.90 @ Encore PC£449.90
Possibly being discontinued in favour of the RTX2070 SUPER but seems to be the best price I could find online and a lot of card for the money.
You could sell the MacBook air and stretch to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/another-laptop-bf-deal-from-ebuyer-home-laptop-lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-3341988 Really underrated machine on HUKD, yet it has mostly all boxes ticked.
As much as I disagree with this deal. If you are looking for sub £200, this laptop is quite good. Try to upgrade ram and get a ssd at £40 both and you have a decent running machine. Otherwise Chromebooks are your only choice. But then again, it is a grade c so maybe not...
That would have been great but unfortunately it'll have to be a windows machine. I even have a macbook air lying around but they don't want anything to do with it lol
Parents i7/8gb Yoga 2 Pro from a few years back just packed up. Is there something around to £200ish price range that would be a sufficient replacement? Looking for something quite thin and portable, and a touch screen would be a plus. Really just for Office type work and browsing the internet/movies.
Posted 9th Sep 2019Posted 9th Sep 2019
AKG K92 CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES £32.94 Encore PC£32.94£356% off
I have posted a decent deal previously for these for £35.00 on Amazon but this deal is better. These AKG K92 headphones are £29.99 plus delivery fee. Delivery fee details: Stan… Read more
I like how they sounds, so I don't care how they look. Besides, I find this, "all money spent on the sound, not on the looks", rather charming.
Did just that.. thank you all, ordered some for myself and a set for a gift <3
Hello 1980’s lol
I have these from a previous deal- great for watching tv shows as they are excellent with spoken audio. Don’t produce bass too well but that’s what you would expect from k92’s. Also good with classical music or audio books. Very long cable on these
Thanks @kilrah Anyone thinking of buying should check those comments too so they know what these cans can, and cannot, do :)
How come this deal is now unavaliable there seems to more of these item's in stock ?
Folks, this cup is throttled on its boost speed, is it not? I'm sure an i5 3470 in, say a Dell 7010 is a quicker cpu than this later gen cpu? Both only take half height GPUs, so it's a toughie to recommend? 3.2 ghz max on a single core v about 3.5-3.6 ghz on the older gen i5
Only Refurbished Grade B now available at this price
What like are the outputs on this cant see the spec does it have a HDMI Ect ?
Depends how many clients you'll have connected simultaneously. But for comparison, I've an HP Proliant N36L with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo N36L (1.3 Ghz) K325 CPU that I bought back in 2011 and use for Plex. I mainly stick to 720p and it serves to two or three local clients fine. It'll transcode 1080p content to one client just fine but struggles above that, I wouldn't touch 4K with it. Here's a performance comparison: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-N36L#performance