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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-K501U...oAAOSwmCVZAEh-

    ASUS K501UB 15.6" Gaming Laptop Core i5-6200U 8GB RAM, 1TB+16GB SSHD, Windows 10

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1921724983...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    ASUS VivoBook X556UA 15.6" ASUS Core i7 Laptop Intel-6500U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD

    Both £499

    I enjoy browsing internet, watching youtube/movies, basic stuff if that helps.
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    I'd be choosing the K501UB

    The VivoBook X556UA advantages are the i7 which is about 8% faster than the i5, and an optical drive which I personally would have no use for but it is an added feature.

    The K501UB though has an SSD, though at only 16gb I'd assume it acts as more of a cache for the main drive but still should make it more responsive and quicker to boot/restart. It has more USB 3 ports, a larger battery, weighs less, and has dedicated graphics. A 940M isn't exactly a powerhouse GPU but it's still much better than the HD 530 onboard the i7-6500U.

    So it's a trade-off of 8% peak CPU performance for an all round better laptop. You'll find the K501UB quicker day to day with the SSD and the dedicated GPU will make it better if you do game.
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    (Original post by BigYoSpeck)
    I'd be choosing the K501UB

    The VivoBook X556UA advantages are the i7 which is about 8% faster than the i5, and an optical drive which I personally would have no use for but it is an added feature.

    The K501UB though has an SSD, though at only 16gb I'd assume it acts as more of a cache for the main drive but still should make it more responsive and quicker to boot/restart. It has more USB 3 ports, a larger battery, weighs less, and has dedicated graphics. A 940M isn't exactly a powerhouse GPU but it's still much better than the HD 530 onboard the i7-6500U.

    So it's a trade-off of 8% peak CPU performance for an all round better laptop. You'll find the K501UB quicker day to day with the SSD and the dedicated GPU will make it better if you do game.
    Thanks.

    So will this below one be a better laptop than either of those two, as it has a larger SSD capacity, whilst having a I5 7th gen core? Battery life apparently up to 9 hours, weighs 2kg.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Pavilio...Y5MMK#viTabs_0

    And do you know any better laptop for 500 pounds? I don't really play games.
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    (Original post by Octavian89)
    Thanks.

    So will this below one be a better laptop than either of those two, as it has a larger SSD capacity, whilst having a I5 7th gen core? Battery life apparently up to 9 hours, weighs 2kg.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Pavilio...Y5MMK#viTabs_0

    And do you know any better laptop for 500 pounds? I don't really play games.
    There's not a great deal of difference between 6th and 7th gen Core i processors. Slight improvement in performance and slightly better power usage.

    With that over the Asus, you're giving up the dedicated Geforce graphics chip for a larger SSD. Tough to call depends if gaming ability matters to you, personally I'd be inclined towards the Asus but if it doesn't matter then the bigger SSD will be beneficial.

    And it won't do 9 hours battery life, around 6 maybe but no way 9.
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    Just get a mac.
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    (Original post by finance_goy)
    Just get a mac.
    The guy might have a point, spending double the price for lower specs seems like a solid plan.
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    (Original post by BigYoSpeck)
    The guy might have a point, spending double the price for lower specs seems like a solid plan.
    It's about software dude. Run crappy Windows and crash.
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    (Original post by finance_goy)
    It's about software dude. Run crappy Windows and crash.
    Operating systems are highly subjective, if someone likes macOS over Windows then there's no right or wrong to that. Just a matter of personal preference.

    Given the original poster has only suggested Windows devices though it's fair to assume they are happy with Windows. And given the systems are all £500 it's probably also reasonable to assume they have a fixed budget.
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    (Original post by BigYoSpeck)
    There's not a great deal of difference between 6th and 7th gen Core i processors. Slight improvement in performance and slightly better power usage.

    With that over the Asus, you're giving up the dedicated Geforce graphics chip for a larger SSD. Tough to call depends if gaming ability matters to you, personally I'd be inclined towards the Asus but if it doesn't matter then the bigger SSD will be beneficial.

    And it won't do 9 hours battery life, around 6 maybe but no way 9.
    Thanks, ok this is the final one I have looked at then ill buy buying one.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Asus-K501U...kAAOSwxu5ZHs5u

    Asus K501UX 15.6" Full HD Gaming Laptop Core i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 1TB+128GB SSHD

    Windows 10, NVIDIA GF GTX 950M 2GB Dedicated Graphics

    That is from the same company, seems to have better specs- graphics card also has 128 gb SSHD, yet its 30 pounds cheaper than the laptops I already mentioned. Is there any obvious reason for this, are the speakers, screen worse or something?
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    (Original post by finance_goy)
    It's about software dude. Run crappy Windows and crash.
    You are the reason people dislike mac users on the internet. And I say this as a mac user on the internet.
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    You are the reason people dislike mac users on the internet. And I say this as a mac user on the internet.
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    (Original post by Octavian89)
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-K501U...oAAOSwmCVZAEh-

    ASUS K501UB 15.6" Gaming Laptop Core i5-6200U 8GB RAM, 1TB+16GB SSHD, Windows 10

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1921724983...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    ASUS VivoBook X556UA 15.6" ASUS Core i7 Laptop Intel-6500U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD

    Both £499

    I enjoy browsing internet, watching youtube/movies, basic stuff if that helps.
    Can I be a bit left-field and suggest this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-CB5-31...rds=Chromebook

    It runs ChromeOS so you can browse the internet and watch the movies. It also has Android Apps too which means you can run full Office 365 if you side-load it on, and it should provide 10-12 hours of battery life too.
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    (Original post by Octavian89)
    Thanks, ok this is the final one I have looked at then ill buy buying one.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Asus-K501U...kAAOSwxu5ZHs5u

    Asus K501UX 15.6" Full HD Gaming Laptop Core i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 1TB+128GB SSHD

    Windows 10, NVIDIA GF GTX 950M 2GB Dedicated Graphics

    That is from the same company, seems to have better specs- graphics card also has 128 gb SSHD, yet its 30 pounds cheaper than the laptops I already mentioned. Is there any obvious reason for this, are the speakers, screen worse or something?
    I see no glaring omissions, just seems like a higher end model with a bigger discount. It may not be as cosmetically nice as the lower spec option. I'd want to be sure there aren't cosmetic blemishes on the screen with a refurb.
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    (Original post by BigYoSpeck)
    I see no glaring omissions, just seems like a higher end model with a bigger discount. It may not be as cosmetically nice as the lower spec option. I'd want to be sure there aren't cosmetic blemishes on the screen with a refurb.
    I bought it, I will check on delivery to see how screen etc is. Thanks for your help!
 
 
 
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