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@SebastianRO Go for the i7, worth it for the hyperthreading alone.  Very little difference between Sky/Kaby anyway.

Great price by the way

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1 minute ago, bennytee said:

@SebastianRO Go for the i7, worth it for the hyperthreading alone.  Very little difference between Sky/Kaby anyway.

Great price by the way

So, FM actually benefits the hyperthreading ? Now, I am using my PC (AMD FX 6300) and the game is using all 6 cores, but in my case, there is no hyperthreading.

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Just now, SebastianRO said:

So, FM actually benefits the hyperthreading ? Now, I am using my PC (AMD FX 6300) and the game is using all 6 cores, but in my case, there is no hyperthreading.

It does.  Not as well as it could/should do but yes

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Just now, bennytee said:

It does.  Not as well as it could/should do but yes

Thanks very much for the info. In this case I will go with the Lenovo Y700 (which I like a little more than the Y520 because of the amazing sound quality it delivers).

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12 hours ago, bennytee said:

It does.  Not as well as it could/should do but yes

And even if it does now but not as well as it could/should do, future FM versions will benefit 100% of it, right?

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48 minutes ago, ilkork said:

And even if it does now but not as well as it could/should do, future FM versions will benefit 100% of it, right?

You would hope so yes.  

Shame we don't have more i5 processors on the benchmarking thread really to see the difference.  I'd love to see the genuine difference between the two systems that Sebastian mentions above

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Hi guys I was wondering if you could help me! I'm looking to buy a new computer to play FM on but I'm pretty shocking when it comes to technology. I don't want to spend very much on it but I obviously understand this will reduce the quality of pc I am buying.

http://www.very.co.uk/lenovo-ideapad-305-intelreg-pentiumreg-8gb-ram-1tb-storage-156-inch-hd-laptop-with-optional-microsoft-office-365-home-blue/1600022376.prd

 

This seems to have a good amount of RAM and storage but would this be able to run the game? Is there any you would suggest instead?

cheers

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On 4/18/2017 at 21:15, TomW 21 said:

Hi guys I was wondering if you could help me! I'm looking to buy a new computer to play FM on but I'm pretty shocking when it comes to technology. I don't want to spend very much on it but I obviously understand this will reduce the quality of pc I am buying.

http://www.very.co.uk/lenovo-ideapad-305-intelreg-pentiumreg-8gb-ram-1tb-storage-156-inch-hd-laptop-with-optional-microsoft-office-365-home-blue/1600022376.prd

 

This seems to have a good amount of RAM and storage but would this be able to run the game? Is there any you would suggest instead?

cheers

It'll run it you will just need to manage your expectations of how many nations you can run.  From what I can tell you can forget the 3D match engine on even the lowest settings although i'll happily stand corrected

i'd prefer this http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/a1-refurbished-acer-aspire-f5-571-39fd-intel-core-i3-5005u-4gb-1tb-windows-a1-nx.ga0ek.001/version.asp at that price point.

or this from the Dell outlet http://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdfh1&l=en&s=dfh&sign=PXhcOSHtr1T4IOw%2fPR7UdV857zbIB9a3e61QGGOc4bXjo1J59tieEA5KcGwkNWylZaNOj1ffDA5aK7o4M%2fQCH4rniXvMWm0a5kqcSjJX01PUPNaB0g%2bhGDMoAsmmaX5wpO9ABoly4UExT7%2bmu75J9XvUpJoHO0V%2bRsZzrxfQM8iDE8xj0sNlhKVuU6Hep2KlAOSPyXMYWapN%2bKttweM3m6liD3PQq%2bsftwPb0pqt%2bU6CbFbx7C48vY6%2fwOV6sI6j

it's a scratch and dent model but if you Google what Dell outlet scratch and dent actually means it tends to be finger print marks etc that you can clean off.

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This better illustrates the difference in the processors according to the passmark website

Top one is the Dell, then the Acer aspire, then the Lenovo

It's also worth noting that the i3 models have better graphics

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2484&cmp[]=2879&cmp[]=2579

 

 

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Hi all. 

I did post a couple of months ago regarding a new laptop, but haven't had time to purchase one.

My budget is around £1000. Purely just to play FM, which can process quick and mainly able to have a long life, as my old one only managed 3 years. 

I was told to wait for the new 7 series i7's. Which I know are now out. Not much knowledge when it comes to these things, so any recommendations would be much appreciated. 

 

Thanks 

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3 hours ago, bennytee said:

Thankyou. I've been looking myself and i've come across this one. Which seems be very similar to the one you've suggested but with a bigger screen, and 16gb RAM instead of 8gb RAM (same price)

http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=Z9E10EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB&lang=en-GB&jumpID=ps_xeuz482n9f/sf:_sku:Z9E10EA&k_clickid=EMEA|_kenshoo_clickid_&kpid=Z9E10EA&gclid=Cj0KEQjwuOHHBRDmvsHs8PukyIQBEiQAlEMW0ADTzXamwKCZY_mPUhbnVqtkk3-ddIGaW3edakWk5GoaAr_z8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CMHQ5pOfs9MCFQkj0wodRsMAXw


Also this one which seems very similar but alot cheaper. Ideally i'd go for the cheapest but is there a reason why its alot cheaper? 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-7QF-1670UK-Gaming-Laptop-Black/dp/B01NAP5GO3/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1492698875&sr=1-1&keywords=msi+gl62+7qf-1670uk




Any feedback would be much appreciated, thanks. 

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3 hours ago, nathcart said:

Thankyou. I've been looking myself and i've come across this one. Which seems be very similar to the one you've suggested but with a bigger screen, and 16gb RAM instead of 8gb RAM (same price)

http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=Z9E10EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB&lang=en-GB&jumpID=ps_xeuz482n9f/sf:_sku:Z9E10EA&k_clickid=EMEA|_kenshoo_clickid_&kpid=Z9E10EA&gclid=Cj0KEQjwuOHHBRDmvsHs8PukyIQBEiQAlEMW0ADTzXamwKCZY_mPUhbnVqtkk3-ddIGaW3edakWk5GoaAr_z8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CMHQ5pOfs9MCFQkj0wodRsMAXw


Also this one which seems very similar but alot cheaper. Ideally i'd go for the cheapest but is there a reason why its alot cheaper? 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-7QF-1670UK-Gaming-Laptop-Black/dp/B01NAP5GO3/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1492698875&sr=1-1&keywords=msi+gl62+7qf-1670uk




Any feedback would be much appreciated, thanks. 

The omen has a better graphics card, that said i'd go for the Pavilion myself as i prefer the way it looks and I prefer a bigger screen.

The MSI looks a bargain slightly older graphics card but minimal gains on FM. 

It's sold through amazon by SCAN, i'd go direct to them maybe and get this (bigger screen) https://www.scan.co.uk/products/173-msi-gl72-7qf-core-i7-7700hq-2gb-gtx-960m-16gb-ram-128gb-ssd-plus-1tb-hdd-dvdrw-usb-type-c-win-10  I recon it hits the sweet spot of price v features

two very good finds there

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1 hour ago, bennytee said:

The omen has a better graphics card, that said i'd go for the Pavilion myself as i prefer the way it looks and I prefer a bigger screen.

The MSI looks a bargain slightly older graphics card but minimal gains on FM. 

It's sold through amazon by SCAN, i'd go direct to them maybe and get this (bigger screen) https://www.scan.co.uk/products/173-msi-gl72-7qf-core-i7-7700hq-2gb-gtx-960m-16gb-ram-128gb-ssd-plus-1tb-hdd-dvdrw-usb-type-c-win-10  I recon it hits the sweet spot of price v features

two very good finds there

Think I'm gonna go for the MSI, just due to the price and graphics aren't an issue to me. Thanks for the feedback mate, much appreciated 👍

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Hi all,

I'm looking for a laptop with a budget of around £350-£500 to mainly play FM.

I only play in 2d but obviously graphics would be good to play other games if possible, i dont know much about what you need for FM so any help would be great.

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Z3F82EAABU-HP-15-ba047na_2015269.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CZ5840-1010SR(C)-GRADE-A---Cube-Chameleon-CZ-5840_1945781.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/X555DG-XO100T-ASUS-X555DG-XO100T_2008273.html

Would any of these be good^

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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11 hours ago, x Joshhy said:

Hi all,

I'm looking for a laptop with a budget of around £350-£500 to mainly play FM.

I only play in 2d but obviously graphics would be good to play other games if possible, i dont know much about what you need for FM so any help would be great.

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Z3F82EAABU-HP-15-ba047na_2015269.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CZ5840-1010SR(C)-GRADE-A---Cube-Chameleon-CZ-5840_1945781.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/X555DG-XO100T-ASUS-X555DG-XO100T_2008273.html

Would any of these be good^

Thanks in advance.

 

 

The second one easily is the best of the 3 

others to think about

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hewlett-packard-refurbished-hp-15-ay167sa-15.6-intel-core-i5-7200u-2.5ghz-a1-z3c95ea/version.asp

or this http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/grade-a1-hp-250-g5-core-i7-6500u-8gb-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-10-lapto-77382647-1-x0q77es/version.asp

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7 minutes ago, bennytee said:

Cheers for the reply mate.

Have you used them before and do you know if the grade a refurb will be fine?

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1 hour ago, x Joshhy said:

Cheers for the reply mate.

Have you used them before and do you know if the grade a refurb will be fine?

My current laptop was from these guys and was also an A1 refurb. I was very pleased with mine. In most cases these refurbs are just returns that haven't even been used, they describe it on their website as this

A1 Refurbished 
A1 are open boxed units which have been returned usually due to been unwanted. The units may have at very worst case have very faint minor /non-permanent blemishes. All units then undergo a full 25-point inspection by our experienced tech team ensuring they are in full working order. Once all relevant checks have been complete the units are then securely repacked ready to be resold. Please note although we can’t guarantee that these units are still in their original boxes with all their original accessories we can confirm that on average 85% of our stock is still in its original packaging.  

One or two of the guys on this thread in the last few pages have been really pleased with their refurbs   (check @cr_bruce towards the bottom of page 106)

I've heard good things about www.saveonlaptops.co.uk too though, can't go wrong with either IMO. 

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6 hours ago, bennytee said:

My current laptop was from these guys and was also an A1 refurb. I was very pleased with mine. In most cases these refurbs are just returns that haven't even been used, they describe it on their website as this

A1 Refurbished 
A1 are open boxed units which have been returned usually due to been unwanted. The units may have at very worst case have very faint minor /non-permanent blemishes. All units then undergo a full 25-point inspection by our experienced tech team ensuring they are in full working order. Once all relevant checks have been complete the units are then securely repacked ready to be resold. Please note although we can’t guarantee that these units are still in their original boxes with all their original accessories we can confirm that on average 85% of our stock is still in its original packaging.  

One or two of the guys on this thread in the last few pages have been really pleased with their refurbs   (check @cr_bruce towards the bottom of page 106)

I've heard good things about www.saveonlaptops.co.uk too though, can't go wrong with either IMO. 

Thanks for your help.

decided to order the second one, I'll let you know how it is when it arrives. 

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I really need a new laptop to play Football Manager properly, this is my present laptop, it can run at most 4 leagues and runs very slowly during game time.

 

ACER E 15 E5-511

Processor - Intel® Pentium ® CPU N3530 2.16GHZ

Installed Memory (RAM) -  8.00 GB

System Type – 64 bit Operating System x64 based processor

WINDOWS 10 HOME

 

When I first got it I thought it would run modestly well but I was mistaked, I'm guessing the processor is mediocre as it is processing through the game days that is sluggish.

 

 

I'd rather keep it below £400 (but haven't really budgeted yet so not sure)

I only use laptop for internet and football manager.

 

Any suggestions? 

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Hi Guys,

Any help would be much appreciated. Looking for a laptop mainly for football manager and a bit of uni work. Have a budget of £500 though will go slightly above if required.

I have found these three...

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6516701?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59158|cid:200223050|agid:12488287130|tid:pla-471244006712|crid:66128552330|nw:g|rnd:15186384066691253713|dvc:c|adp:1o4&gclid=CNqkr4u4wtMCFQaVGwodHPcNtw   Only has an i5 processor compared to i7 but does have a graphics card.

Or

https://www.debenhamsplus.com/p/1163082/acer-aspire-e5-575-core-i7-6500u-8gb-1tb-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop?refsource=Deadwords&gclid=CJ-Rw9S4wtMCFRPhGwodfAsG4g

This one with an i7 processor but as far as I'm aware no graphics card.

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6774938?rec=webRespPDP:6559201:alt:CWVTPUBOOT:6774938

Or even this one if it is significantly better than the others...

I am just stabbing in the dark to be honest and any better suggestions would be much appreciated as you guys seem to know what you are talking about!

Cheers

 

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Added a laptop suggestion.

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@CooperEd_

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hewlett-packard-refurbished-hp-15-ay167sa-15.6-intel-core-i5-7200u-2.5ghz-a1-z3c95ea/version.asp  - £339.97

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/grade-a1-hp-250-g5-core-i7-6500u-8gb-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-10-lapto-77382647-1-x0q77es/version.asp  - £493.97

http://www.ebuyer.com/770451-msi-gl62-7qf-gaming-laptop-9s7-16j562-1672  -  £599.98

Various budgets there, all significantly better than what you currently have.

It's a big jump to the third one in terms of price I know but it is significantly better than the others and I notice they do a 6 month interest free credit deal too, in terms of what you get for the money it's one of the best recommendations I've made, you'll notice i've also recommended it to the guy above

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18 hours ago, bennytee said:

@Scfleeds Seems like you'll stretch to 600 for the right laptop, check this out

http://www.ebuyer.com/770451-msi-gl62-7qf-gaming-laptop-9s7-16j562-1672

Full HD screen & great graphics card at that price point, processor blows the other 3 out of the water on all but power saving

Thanks for your help mate. Looks great but a couple of things I'm worried about.

When it says poor battery life how many hours are we talking? If was just using Word for a few hours, because I need it to be portable and have enough to last a day?

There has also been a couple of complaints about '100% disk usage' and error messages coming up regarding it. If I just play fm and use it for general usage will that be a problem for me? Also the fact it doesn't have an SSD seems to crop up a lot? How slow will the start up speed and general use speed be because I will need it to be pretty fast running as I will be doing presentations etc which will need to be opened and available quickly? I do need a proper usable, portable laptop as well as a gaming machine. I know that is a lot of questions I just want to make the right decision! If there is another one nearly as good on the gaming side but also fast with load up speed and usability I would prefer to go for that. Though obviously if this does all this I will go for it. I bow to your superior knowledge.

Thanks for all your help. :)

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11 hours ago, Scfleeds said:

Thanks for your help mate. Looks great but a couple of things I'm worried about.

When it says poor battery life how many hours are we talking? If was just using Word for a few hours, because I need it to be portable and have enough to last a day?

There has also been a couple of complaints about '100% disk usage' and error messages coming up regarding it. If I just play fm and use it for general usage will that be a problem for me? Also the fact it doesn't have an SSD seems to crop up a lot? How slow will the start up speed and general use speed be because I will need it to be pretty fast running as I will be doing presentations etc which will need to be opened and available quickly? I do need a proper usable, portable laptop as well as a gaming machine. I know that is a lot of questions I just want to make the right decision! If there is another one nearly as good on the gaming side but also fast with load up speed and usability I would prefer to go for that. Though obviously if this does all this I will go for it. I bow to your superior knowledge.

Thanks for all your help. :)

Okay if you need better battery life go for a processor with a at the end.  Less performance but better battery life.

As for the '100% disk usage' I don't have any personal information regarding this exact model i'm afraid but it looks like you've done your research.  Be aware though that as with all things people are more likely to leave a review if they have a problem.

In terms of an SSD, yes they are preferable but at your price point its all about balancing what you can get and they don't offer any real bonus to FM

Now I know your needs more accurately you'll be better off with something like this

 http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-core-i7-6500u-8gb-256gb-ssd-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-professional-lap-x0q13ea/version.asp

Obviously no dedicated graphics card but they are a big battery drain and on-board graphics should be sufficient for FM albeit with low settings

I only had a quick look though, i'll have a better look when i get home but its gonna be tight in terms of price.

I suppose you can turn the power saving settings on for the one i recommended earlier?

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22 minutes ago, bennytee said:

Okay if you need better battery life go for a processor with a at the end.  Less performance but better battery life.

As for the '100% disk usage' I don't have any personal information regarding this exact model i'm afraid but it looks like you've done your research.  Be aware though that as with all things people are more likely to leave a review if they have a problem.

In terms of an SSD, yes they are preferable but at your price point its all about balancing what you can get and they don't offer any real bonus to FM

Now I know your needs more accurately you'll be better off with something like this

 http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-core-i7-6500u-8gb-256gb-ssd-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-professional-lap-x0q13ea/version.asp

Obviously no dedicated graphics card but they are a big battery drain and on-board graphics should be sufficient for FM albeit with low settings

I only had a quick look though, i'll have a better look when i get home but its gonna be tight in terms of price.

I suppose you can turn the power saving settings on for the one i recommended earlier?

Thanks again for your help mate, that HP one looks good but if you could have a look and see if there any others about that would be much appreciated. Really useful having somebody who know's what they are actually talking about!

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@Scfleeds Cheers mate, i'd say the HP is the best I can see at the moment for your needs.  Decent price too.

Edit... Just seen this, http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5567-laptop/pd?oc=cn55717&model_id=inspiron-15-5567-laptop&awc=6733_1493369086_0dfd408e34e613424f224320933b27e5&CID=281125&LID=5567365&DGC=AF&DGSeg=ARB&ACD=2397230930616840

Add to basket then use code SAVE100 to get it for 600

Hope its not too late 

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19 hours ago, bennytee said:

@Scfleeds Cheers mate, i'd say the HP is the best I can see at the moment for your needs.  Decent price too.

Edit... Just seen this, http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5567-laptop/pd?oc=cn55717&model_id=inspiron-15-5567-laptop&awc=6733_1493369086_0dfd408e34e613424f224320933b27e5&CID=281125&LID=5567365&DGC=AF&DGSeg=ARB&ACD=2397230930616840

Add to basket then use code SAVE100 to get it for 600

Hope its not too late 

So after a bit of rangling with laptops direct I have cancelled that order and gone for this. Is it a much better laptop? Thanks for your help.

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1 hour ago, Scfleeds said:

So after a bit of rangling with laptops direct I have cancelled that order and gone for this. Is it a much better laptop? Thanks for your help.

I'd say so yes, much better, decent graphics card, SSD, 16gb RAM.  Did you get the discount too?  It's a steal at £600

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4 minutes ago, bennytee said:

I'd say so yes, much better, decent graphics card, SSD, 16gb RAM.  Did you get the discount too?  It's a steal at £600

Indeed :thup:.

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21 hours ago, bennytee said:

I'd say so yes, much better, decent graphics card, SSD, 16gb RAM.  Did you get the discount too?  It's a steal at £600

The i7 one was only available for 700 so went i5 for 600. Please tell me I did the right thing! Haha

Thanks for your help mate. 

Edit- or would it be worth my while paying 100 quid extra for the i7?

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53 minutes ago, Scfleeds said:

The i7 one was only available for 700 so went i5 for 600. Please tell me I did the right thing! Haha

Thanks for your help mate. 

Edit- or would it be worth my while paying 100 quid extra for the i7?

did you apply the discount code?

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1 hour ago, bennytee said:

did you apply the discount code?

I did yeh, got 100 quid off. Is it worth getting the better one? 

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3 hours ago, Scfleeds said:

And this is the specs of the one I've bought... worth it or not?

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I'd say so, obviously the i7 will be a little better but maybe not £100 better

also did you actually put in SAVE100 into the box at the bottom? because the i7 should have been £600

like this

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After about 5 years of good service, my laptop is finally, literally, falling to pieces. I didn't really do much research when i got it, and just went for an i5, as they were fairly new at the time. This i5 is a 2410M processor, and works alongside 4Gb RAM. It also has a great feature where it'll cook your knee, another where you can lift up the keyboard to store crumbs and things, and a screen bezel that needs to be cracked back into place before you can close the screen shut. However, i don't like those so much, so it's time to replace.

I use it mostly for internet and FM. Occasional Office work, if i take it away for work, and my daughter's starting to get into Minecraft, but that's about it.

I've noticed this one recommended earlier in the thread, and like the look of it: http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hewlett-packard-refurbished-hp-15-ay167sa-15.6-intel-core-i5-7200u-2.5ghz-a1-z3c95ea/version.asp

This seems very similar, but £10 more: http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbsihed-hp-pavilion-15-au191sa-15.6-intel-core-i5-7200u-2.5ghz-8gb-1tb-a1-z3d15ea/version.asp

This would be about the top of my budget, but looks a good deal: http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hewlett-packard-refurbished-hp-15-ay168sa-15.6-intel-core-i7-7500u-2.7ghz-a1-z3c97ea/version.asp

Thoughts?

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3 hours ago, Stan Free said:

After about 5 years of good service, my laptop is finally, literally, falling to pieces. I didn't really do much research when i got it, and just went for an i5, as they were fairly new at the time. This i5 is a 2410M processor, and works alongside 4Gb RAM. It also has a great feature where it'll cook your knee, another where you can lift up the keyboard to store crumbs and things, and a screen bezel that needs to be cracked back into place before you can close the screen shut. However, i don't like those so much, so it's time to replace.

I use it mostly for internet and FM. Occasional Office work, if i take it away for work, and my daughter's starting to get into Minecraft, but that's about it.

I've noticed this one recommended earlier in the thread, and like the look of it: http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hewlett-packard-refurbished-hp-15-ay167sa-15.6-intel-core-i5-7200u-2.5ghz-a1-z3c95ea/version.asp

This seems very similar, but £10 more: http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbsihed-hp-pavilion-15-au191sa-15.6-intel-core-i5-7200u-2.5ghz-8gb-1tb-a1-z3d15ea/version.asp

This would be about the top of my budget, but looks a good deal: http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hewlett-packard-refurbished-hp-15-ay168sa-15.6-intel-core-i7-7500u-2.7ghz-a1-z3c97ea/version.asp

Thoughts?

This https://uk-store.acer.com/aspire-f-15-notebook-f5-573-silver-3

Full HD screen, SSD drive

use code ASPIREF15 to bring it down from £550 to £467.49

or my advice, stretch your budget to this https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/7240-9067-StormForce-7240-9067_2060056.html?gclid=CL6piO_xytMCFcYp0wodKvwMWw you won't regret it @ £549.97 the CPU is a genuine quad core unlike the other i5's

What does that mean in real terms for FM?  Check the chart in the benchmarking thread, both processors are there and the 6300hq is nearly twice as fast

Here's a rough comparison of the cpu's on http://www.cpubenchmark.net

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The most stark thing about that table is that your 2410m is far from obselete really and if your laptop wasn't falling apart i'd say to hold off till you have more cash for the real quality laptops you can get at £800 plus

Also I recommend this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Targus-AWE55EU-Laptop-Cooling-Cooler/dp/B002Q8X3L2/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_147_tr_t_3/258-4813896-4488721?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VPV0NX0YWTFMGDCM7WA6 for your knees, trust me they'll thank you!

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12 hours ago, bennytee said:

I'd say so, obviously the i7 will be a little better but maybe not £100 better

also did you actually put in SAVE100 into the box at the bottom? because the i7 should have been £600

like this

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oh ****. got in contact with dell and it should be sorted. I ordered it over the phone and he said I couldn't do it. Thanks for your help mate, saved my skin.

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9 hours ago, bennytee said:

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The most stark thing about that table is that your 2410m is far from obselete really and if your laptop wasn't falling apart i'd say to hold off till you have more cash for the real quality laptops you can get at £800 plus

Also I recommend this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Targus-AWE55EU-Laptop-Cooling-Cooler/dp/B002Q8X3L2/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_147_tr_t_3/258-4813896-4488721?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VPV0NX0YWTFMGDCM7WA6 for your knees, trust me they'll thank you!

Thanks @bennytee. Some good recommendations there. I'd set myself an arbitrary limit of £500, and seeing what i could get for that sort of cash. However, the Stormforce is tempting (equivalent spec on Laptops Direct is £120 more), and i could probably use the finance to pay over a few months instead... Bad man, tempting me with shiny things.

Also, that table has made for interesting reading. I always assumed that the processor was just about obsolete, due to it's age. It takes an age to open up most applications and files, freezes regularly, and struggles with multitasking. Maybe it's just been dropped, stood on (by a child) and generally abused a bit too often.

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6 hours ago, Stan Free said:

Thanks @bennytee. Some good recommendations there. I'd set myself an arbitrary limit of £500, and seeing what i could get for that sort of cash. However, the Stormforce is tempting (equivalent spec on Laptops Direct is £120 more), and i could probably use the finance to pay over a few months instead... Bad man, tempting me with shiny things.

Also, that table has made for interesting reading. I always assumed that the processor was just about obsolete, due to it's age. It takes an age to open up most applications and files, freezes regularly, and struggles with multitasking. Maybe it's just been dropped, stood on (by a child) and generally abused a bit too often.

have you tried a fresh windows install?  Maybe get an SSD and install windows fresh?

I did this recently on a friends laptop and the difference was like night and day.

Mind you that Stormforce is a nice bit of kit :D

 

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43 minutes ago, CooperEd_ said:

Are refurb jobs a safe buy?

From laptops direct? 

Definitely. I have one myself and it's still going strong 2 years later. 

Go back through the last 3/4 pages of this thread, we discuss it in more detail 

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4 minutes ago, bennytee said:

Cracking deal, great find

Brilliant thanks!!  Ordered yesterday!

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2 minutes ago, scottc87 said:

Brilliant thanks!!  Ordered yesterday!

Seriously good price, I'd be more than happy to recommend to others at that price point. 

Get over to the benchmarking thread when it arrives and put it through its paces, the more timings we get the better, cheers

 

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Hi all, looking for some advice. My laptop is now pretty kaput and Im looking for  new one. It will basically be used for coursework, FM, social - no huge gaming.

Looking for a small laptop that i can travel with, ideally 14 inches or smaller. But i want one thats powerful, or at least powerful enough.

Budget around £500, but could stretch. Many thanks for your help :)

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13 hours ago, smp20 said:

Hi all, looking for some advice. My laptop is now pretty kaput and Im looking for  new one. It will basically be used for coursework, FM, social - no huge gaming.

Looking for a small laptop that i can travel with, ideally 14 inches or smaller. But i want one thats powerful, or at least powerful enough.

Budget around £500, but could stretch. Many thanks for your help :)

Liking the look of this http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-lenovo-yoga-510-14isk-142-core-i7-6500u-8gb-256gb-ssd-radeon-r5-a1-80s7007vuk/version.asp

Good i7 and good sized SSD, Full HD screen.  It's avaliable for the same price at Currys but this edges it because of the dedicated graphics card.

Real eye-opener this one, first time i've looked for sub 15 inch laptops, you definitely pay a premium for the portability.  

I'm looking to get one myself but i'll probably get an old second hand 12.5 inch ex business laptop.  I'm reluctant to suggest that for yourself though as it can really be hit and miss and no doubt i'll spend a while on the phone enquiring as to the condition of various models and try and bag myself an old workhorse for a bargain price.

 

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