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“Mini Silent 1037U IV based BQ660 PC”

Written on: 12/07/2014 by hob4bit (1 review written)

I just bought my third PC Specialist PC with 1037U ivy bridged based CPU. This is a silent PC with no fan at all. Total power draw was 21.5W for light use. I installed Debian Linux 7.5 and needed to install the 3.14 kernel from backports to enable the sound to work. The Windows tax was £79 which I removed. I also use traditional 1TB HDD instead of SDD on all my mini PCs. Why, because they are cheaper and larger. SDD may save power but are less reliable. The only thing I dislike is that… Read Full Review

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“Unwanted Operating System”

Written on: 12/07/2014 by Connolly170 (1 review written)

Having indicated that I did not require an operating system or any other programs installed I was disappointed to find a Microsoft OS on the computer (test period 30 days before payment, etc.) It was not too much of a problem because I just installed my own OS (definitely non Microsoft) over it, but I did have the time wasting of the automatic start-up of an unwanted system and the need to return to the BIOS settings to ensure that the DVD drive was the first to be seen. Once my Linux OS had… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Variety and Good Service”

Written on: 11/07/2014 by dimitrisp (1 review written)

I have ordered a few computers and one laptop from this company and all of them were excellent and very good quality. The service is reliable and you always know the progress of your order by using your online account. My requests via the website were answered promptly and quickly. When there was a problem with one computer case the company called me and we arranged everything quickly and to my satisfaction. Highly recommended… Read Full Review

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“Purchase of a gaming PC”

Written on: 11/07/2014

Ordering online was simple but you need to be careful you select the right choices (we mistakenly didn't select a wireless LAN) although the site checks your system for compatibility. Once it was ordered the information on progress was really good and it was delivered inside the estimated time. It arrived well packed and in good order. Contacted PC specialist when we discovered no wireless and they instantly called up our spec and gave advice. So far a very positive experience… Read Full Review

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“Good quality but slow build and unreliable delivery...”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by Emileef352 (1 review written)

Laptop is good so far but I have only had it for a few days. Shows the PC specialist logo at startup which I am not a fan of, and I am trying to remove it. Also the frame around the monitor is a little loose at the bottom but that is mostly cosmetic. Reasonably priced and has worked well so far. Build time took a while but that was expected when I ordered. Also they used DPD to deliver and they were typically unhelpful when they didn't stick to their posted delivery time and all of their… Read Full Review

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“The website is easy to use and very helpful to the...”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by JackHames (1 review written)

The website is easy to use and very helpful to the user for picking the right computer along with components. The pricing system is very good as it tells you the price of each component so you know where your money is going. It also offers you plenty of payment options which is good for the kind of prices they offer. My main problem was with the order process, although there is a product map explaining where your product is currently my laptop was waiting in pre-production for 2 weeks, as a… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant products”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by delamode.it (1 review written)

This is the second laptop i have purchased from here on behalf of my company. With being part of the IT team its important to make sure you source reliable PCs for the end users. I found that by ordering from PC Spec' that i can control the components that go in every machine. This is good in terms of both quality and the fact i can easily swap these out if/when they fail. The laptops i built, are very quick, look great and one user gave the feedback "i actually enjoy working on it". They… Read Full Review

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“Best way to buy a computer”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by h2310 (1 review written)

Choose what you want for yourself ather than a product made for nobody in particular. Website checks that it will work properly and then you wait a week or so for delivery. This is the second time i have ordered from PC Specialist. I bought a PC in 2010 which is working fine. This time another laptop, very pleased with it… Read Full Review

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“A high quality service”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by Yatesdl218 (1 review written)

Fast and simple way to order exactly what I wanted. Would highly recommend to friends… Read Full Review

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“Exactly as billed”

Written on: 09/07/2014 by yesitwasverynice (1 review written)

After being uanble to find the sort of specification I required in a laptop in 'off the shelf' models, I found the PCspecialist website. The site is easy to use and very honest in the information it provides regarding turn around times for orders. Essentially, I now have a laptop with a more than decent spec for far less than I would have paid had it come from another supplier, pre-built. Once I had submitted my original order, I made several changes, all of which were readily incorperated… Read Full Review

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“Exactly as billed”

Written on: 09/07/2014 by yesitwasverynice (1 review written)

After being uanble to find the sort of specification I required in a laptop in 'off the shelf' models, I found the PCspecialist website. The site is easy to use and very honest in the information it provides regarding turn around times for orders. Essentially, I now have a laptop with a more than decent spec for far less than I would have paid had it come from another supplier, pre-built. Once I had submitted my original order, I made several changes, all of which were readily incorperated… Read Full Review

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“Excellent”

Written on: 09/07/2014 by Princess240 (1 review written)

Excellent quality laptop, quick and powerful. Came with the specifications asked for. Time to receive is a long time so would recommend order sooner rather than later as will take awhile to receive due to build time. Overall fantastic laptop and would highly recommend… Read Full Review

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“Exceeded expectations”

Written on: 08/07/2014 by Freyarule (1 review written)

It had been a good 5 years since my last computer, so I was in need for an upgrade! After some research I found PC Specialist to be the best value for money for a custom built computer, as I had specific requirements for the computer and the preset computers found in other places were either too low in specs or too much money for me. So a custom build was the best option, and PC Specialist definitely delivered. After customising my computer using a variety of options, I was given the chance to… Read Full Review

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“Great value excellent dispatch time”

Written on: 08/07/2014 by Berry26 (1 review written)

This machine was amazing value for money not offered anywhere else, getting exactly what you want as a pc is excellent, instead of the off the shelf pcs from elsewhere which often don't even list there components in detail. The website is very user friendly and provides concice details of every peice. The help and after care provided by their staff is excellent. The entire process is tracked online so you can follow the build, in my case this was very quick four days from purchase to… Read Full Review

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“Fast and efficient ”

Written on: 07/07/2014 by moglli (1 review written)

As the title suggest the service was fast and efficient. I had my pc in no time, it was a plug in and play. excellent service, I will be recommending to others… Read Full Review

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“A Great Deal”

Written on: 07/07/2014 by Misterpicks (1 review written)

This is the third machine I have bought from PC Specialist and I am very happy with it. For people like me, who know what they want from a computer, they provide a great service and can't be beaten on price. The website is good and it is handy that it will remember your quotes although it would be good if it remembered them for a bit longer. These are not 'off the shelf' computers so delivery times are a little elastic but, given the excellent value they offer it is worth waiting a couple of… Read Full Review

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“Buying a new Win8.1 PC”

Written on: 07/07/2014 by MacLeod446 (1 review written)

After MS withdrawing support for Win XP, I decided it was time to upgrade my home system, now 8 years old. I wanted to be able to use 2 monitors for my genealogy work as well as general use. Not able to find a suitable machine at the usual stores, I stumbled upon pcspecialist online. There it is easy to get exactly the computer needed, either by starting from a suggested system or starting from scratch. Lots of help is available, especially via their excellent forums. Prices compare favourably… Read Full Review

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“Bought for my husbands birthday. Great laptop and...”

Written on: 06/07/2014 by Blackwell400 (1 review written)

Bought for my husbands birthday. Great laptop and wonderful service… Read Full Review

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“Laptop arrived nicely packaged, and built as...”

Written on: 05/07/2014

Laptop arrived nicely packaged, and built as specified. Took a little while to arrive and requested browser (chrome) wasn't installed but that's no big deal. Couldn't find better value laptop specifiable to the same degree anywhere else… Read Full Review

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“Pleased with the whole process!”

Written on: 05/07/2014 by ShanethIreland (1 review written)

With this being a large purchase, it's essential to be provided with a good overall service and that's exactly what you'll get with PC Specialist. I was allowed a plethora of choices concerning individual options and parts for my laptop and was guided through the whole process with regular email updates. Very pleased with laptop too… Read Full Review

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