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30-10-2019, 12:38   #1711
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Have money

this any good;

https://www.dell.com/en-ie/outlet/Pr...laptop&seg=DFH
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30-10-2019, 16:55   #1712
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Primary use?
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30-10-2019, 17:01   #1713
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young fella at home, youtube, some internet games etc
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30-10-2019, 18:22   #1714
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Sorry, might be just me, dont see price on that dell laptop. Whats the price and/or whats your budget?
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30-10-2019, 19:24   #1715
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Inspiron-15-3585-Laptop.jpeg
Inspiron 15 - 3585 Laptop
€431.12

3 in stock

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OrderId: OR484A82C2
PROCESSOR: AMD Ryzen(TM) 5 2500U (4 Core, 2.0 Ghz, 6MB Cache, 15W)
SOFTWARE: Windows 64 Bit
OS: Windows 64 Bit
256GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive Hard Drive
8GB (2X4GB) 2666MHz DDR4 Non ECC MEMORY
15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti Glare LED Backlit Display LCD
AMD Radeon Vega Graphics GRAPHICS
42 Battery Size
ADAPTER :45W AC Adapter
BATTERY :3 Cell, 42 WHr Battery
COLOR :Black LCD Back Cov
Internal UK Irish Non Backlit Keyboard
Dell Outlet Inspiron 15 - 3585 Laptop
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30-10-2019, 19:31   #1716
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Not bad, but you can get an identical spec'd HP laptop new for the same price here. I recommended it here on another thread. Does the job for most tasks and light gaming.
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04-11-2019, 15:07   #1717
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Right think I finally found one. €409. SSD memory, 256gb of it which is loads for what I do. No disk drive but I can buy one of them. 15.6" screen but not too heavy. In Argos so I can collect it tonight or whenever and not wait for delivery. Thoughts?

https://www.argos.ie/static/Product/...t%3ELAPTOP.htm
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Right think I finally found one. €409. SSD memory, 256gb of it which is loads for what I do. No disk drive but I can buy one of them. 15.6" screen but not too heavy. In Argos so I can collect it tonight or whenever and not wait for delivery. Thoughts?

https://www.argos.ie/static/Product/...t%3ELAPTOP.htm
It's a dog slow processor and only 4GB RAM. That 4GB RAM is soldered on so if you've want to upgrade you'd probably only add another 4GB in. 37W/h battery too sounds poor for battery life.

If you're just doing the basics its fine but I personally would not recommend it.
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07-11-2019, 12:47   #1719
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https://www.currys.ie/ieen/computing...93268-pdt.html

What would the above be like?

Or anyone recommend something sub €400 for herself, main use will be MS Office and Internet usage.

Dont need anything fancy,

4gb probably loads?
128gb storage should be plenty
Good battery life.
14 or 16 screen size
Doesn't need a disk drive
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09-11-2019, 21:43   #1720
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Anyone know where I might find a HP Spectre x360 with 10th Gen CPU for sale in Ireland? Have checked all the usual sites but can only find last year's model with 8th Gen and thicker bezels.

Basically my old laptop has packed it in and I'm looking for a good quality replacement. Loking for a good all round device, I work in software so need something beefy and with good usability and build quality but also looking for something comfortable to use for lazing on the couch or in bed and light and portable. The Spectre seems to tick every one of those boxes..
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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone could advise on these two laptops currently in Curry's:

Lenovo Idea Pad S340 for €479
HP Pavilion ce3501sa for €579

Both have 8GB RAM, SSD drive and Intel Core i5 processor. It will be an everyday use laptop and not for gaming, though with occasional streaming of movies/TV etc. I'd rather buy in-store as I have One4All vouchers to use.

The guy in the store was pointing me towards the HP model, saying he felt it was the most suitable for what I'm looking for. But I'm wondering if the difference is worth the extra €100? The HP one does have more storage (512 GB vs 256 GB, plus 32 of Intel Optane; not entirely sure what that is tbh!) and I gather that battery life can be an issue with Lenovo and is possibly better with HP. However having googled more on HP it seems that a good few people have issues with their laptops being quite noisy, with more than one mention of the fan sounding like a "jet engine" - is this really a common issue with HP or just a few outliers?

My current laptop is an Acer Aspire E15 which I've had almost 5 years, mostly had positive experiences with it but I can't find currently find an Acer within my budget that has everything I'm looking for.
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01-01-2020, 22:20   #1722
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You can't really google a brand to get an idea of an individual laptop. Some HPs will have really loud fans (especially older laptops that needed better cooling) but this one more than likely won't as the processor is relatively low power. Battery life should be similar on both. Personally, I'd go with the HP for the better screen (IPS vs TN) and the extra storage (For my use 256GBs can be a bit too limiting).
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Thanks AlmightyCushion, take your point about the model being more relevant than the brand when it comes to noise, just that with this particular model I'm looking at it seems like it has been an issue for some:

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebo...w/td-p/7312781
https://www.reevoo.com/p/hp-pavilion...top-512-gb-ssd
https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/th...ssor.18870329/

Maybe these are all exceptional cases and many people have bought it and not had any problems with noise, I'm guess I'm just trying to work out how likely it is to be an issue before taking the plunge.

Also thanks for highlighting the display difference, I hadn't really paid too much attention to that bit.
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Can anyone give me their thoughts on this?

https://www.currys.ie/ieen/computing...98289-pdt.html

Haven’t a clue what I should be looking for or avoiding(I’m upgrading from a 10yr old HP notebook! Lol)
I’ll be using it mainly for printing edible images, editing images in PowerPoint, small business book keeping and general home computing/ internet browsing etc(no gaming)

Any suggestions as to what I should be looking for? Budget is €500, but I’m happy to get something cheaper if it does what I need it to do. Don’t want to spend €500 if a €300 one does the same job.
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Can anyone give me their thoughts on this?

https://www.currys.ie/ieen/computing...98289-pdt.html

Haven’t a clue what I should be looking for or avoiding(I’m upgrading from a 10yr old HP notebook! Lol)
I’ll be using it mainly for printing edible images, editing images in PowerPoint, small business book keeping and general home computing/ internet browsing etc(no gaming)

Any suggestions as to what I should be looking for? Budget is €500, but I’m happy to get something cheaper if it does what I need it to do. Don’t want to spend €500 if a €300 one does the same job.
fine except you should buy another 4gb or ram on Amazon to bring it up to 8gb
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