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Sony BDPS5200 3D Smart Blu-ray Player with Super Wi-Fi
Sony BDPS5200 3D Smart Blu-ray Player with Super Wi-Fi
Offered by Picsio
Price: £98.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for watching DVDs and Blurays, 7 Dec. 2014
Great for watching DVDs and Blurays, but internet streaming is very temperamental and buggy. Frequent problems with loading Netflix and iPlayer where it only works on the 2nd or 3rd attempt and keeps losing account information. Looking at online forums this is something many people have found. If you can live with that, the picture quality is great, so given it's not very expensive it may be worth the money.
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Asus K55A 15.6-inch Laptop (Aluminium) - (Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.3GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
Asus K55A 15.6-inch Laptop (Aluminium) - (Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.3GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Let down by trackpad and keyboard, 26 May 2013
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I bought this to replace my previous Asus laptop that I had used for 5 years and had been very happy with. This laptop has a lot going for it for a cheap laptop - looks great, good build quality, great performance and good widescreen display. However, I have to say overall I'm a bit disappointed. Windows 8 is a bad as everyone says - obviously not Asus's fault - but it does mean you spend a lot of time navigating around to get stuff done. Asus has tried to compensate for the lack of a touchscreen by providing a large trackpad that allows you to control the interface via a range of gestures. Unfortunately, the responsiveness of the trackpad seems much worse than on my old laptop - frequently you find your self swiping multiple times to move the mouse pointer because it keeps "dropping" it, and you'll accidentally rest another finger on the pad while moving the pointer and it will interpret it as a gesture.

The keyboard too is a bit disappointing. It unnecessarily has a numerical keypad, and to fit it in they've had to squash the cursor keys together between the main keyboard and the numerical pad. What that means is that there's no space to instinctively tell you where each section of the keyboard is - so if you're in a spreadsheet you can't easily find the cursor keys, and if you're writing it's harder to search out the backspace and carriage return keys.

These problems can all be overcome by adding an external keyboard and mouse and with the new version of Windows 8 you'll hopefully be able to use the Desktop section entirely, at which point this becomes a great laptop. It's fast, and the major benefit over my old laptop is waking from sleep in literally a second. Just not ideal as a portable device, so you may feel you need a tablet to go with it. One final slight downside to note is it has a fairly noisy fan that comes on from time to time (there may be a BIOS setting to limit this but I haven't looked).


Motorcycle L Plate Kit, Supplied With All Fittings, 1.5mm Thick Front & Rear Plates, Genuine LD Brand
Motorcycle L Plate Kit, Supplied With All Fittings, 1.5mm Thick Front & Rear Plates, Genuine LD Brand

1.0 out of 5 stars Flimsy, 11 Aug. 2012
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Absolutely awful. Snapped off within the first two weeks. Made from a very flimsy foam material. The rigid plastic ones I had before lasted for 2 years before snapping. I've now found some at my local CBT centre.


The Ultimate Cocktail Book (Wordsworth Reference)
The Ultimate Cocktail Book (Wordsworth Reference)
by Ned Halley
Edition: Paperback

21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Quantity over quality, 21 Feb. 2010
At first glance, this book looks great - loads of recipes, interesting little side anecdotes dotted throughout, and helpful informatio about ingredients. However, the book falls down in one important area - most of the recipes are wrong. I'm no cocktail expert, but my suspicions were raised when I looked up a cocktail I have drunk all over the world - White Russian - and saw it listed as containing Creme De Methe. I assure you, the Dude would never drink something that tasted of toothpaste!

Another example is Long Island Ice Tea, which is lists as - 3 units vodka, dash of cola. Now, a quick google search will tell you it's missing at least 4 or 5 ingredients, depending on whose recipe you look at. Also, those ingredients wouldn't even make a long drink which is even inferred by its name!

I recommend you avoid, or at least double-check each recipe before you make it.
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