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ASUS X551CA 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 Home)
ASUS X551CA 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 Home)

47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Such good value that you can accept the cons!, 12 Aug. 2014
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Paid about £295 (deal of the week) for the Intel Core i3. Excellent value as you would normally get the ‘lesser’ Intel Celeron or Intel Pentium for this price! Secure packaging.

Pros: Such good value that you can accept the cons! Light weight, quick start, great screen resolution, good battery life, made out of good quality material, quiet and full keyboard.

Cons:
- Expect to leave fingerprints all over your laptop because the material is a hard plastic type; the natural oils from your skin will transfer.
- If you touch type fast, there is a slight bothersome 'hollow' sound from tapping the keys (not as noticeable if you type slowly).
- Upgrading to Windows 8.1 can take at least 6 hours because you need to do about 93 Windows updates first before you can upgrade to Windows 8.1.
- No indicator light when caps lock or num lk are on/off.
- Your DVD player may not play DVDs, you’ll have no idea why and no indication of what to do! Try downloading codecs for your DVD player (mine only worked after downloading Windows 8 codecs AND K-Lite codecs combined). Also, remember to set the DVD Region.
- The Windows 8.1 sliding ‘charm’ window will keep opening up when you’re working which can be irritating. To my knowledge, there is no way to stop it except to avoid using the far right hand side of your mouse pad (mouse pad has shortcut qualities).
- If you’re working from a USB stick, expect Windows Explorer to work slowly and stall frequently.
- There may be quite a few pointless pre-installed programmes that you’ll want to remove.

Many people complain about Windows 8.1; it’s not great but if you approach using it slowly and logically, you just need time to find your way around the operating system. This laptop doesn't come with MS Office installed (no surprise given the inexpensive price) but offers a trial version of Office 365 and paid upgrade option.
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Natural Health Practice Nutri Support 90 Capsules
Natural Health Practice Nutri Support 90 Capsules
Offered by Verdure Plus
Price: £20.77

5.0 out of 5 stars It works! But best to exercise too., 10 Aug. 2014
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Second time use. This time I used after long-term chronic illness which affected my abdomen. Has had marked impact on reducing stomach size; visible after day 4. Don't be surprised if you feel a little unwell (headaches, nausea, loose bowels, detox rash) for a while. I put this down to my body releasing toxins and general waste. Out of 30 days I was unwell for 7.

You may be able to get a better result quicker if you also exercise! Marilyn Glenville writes about exercise on her website and gives information about avoiding stress and more. I exercised daily and definitely achieved better results than when I exercised before taking these capsules.


1 Ltr Neem Oil, Virgin
1 Ltr Neem Oil, Virgin
Offered by Naissance
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product and great value!, 13 April 2014
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Try to not let the smell put you off buying this product as it has so many benefits.

Having used neem oil for many years, make no mistake, in it's natural 'virgin' state it has a VERY pungent smell (like fermented onion/garlic in a large quantity). I suspect that most people are able to get used to it; some may just not be able to tolerate it at all. Mix a small amount with a base oil/other compatible essential oils to substantially reduce the smell.

Quickly dispatched; well packaged in a sturdy plastic tub (not the one advertised). Advertised as '1 litre' (volume) but be aware that tub states '1 kg' (weight). Arrived in a thick (waxy) fluid state (rather than solid) and has remained that way. Excellent value for this amount of product.

Can be used neat, mixed with a base oil/compatible essential oils or water if you want to spray. Reduces blemishes, enhances skin quality and effectively promotes healing. Also good as insect repellent and in treating fungal nails.


Gamma Meditation System
Gamma Meditation System
by Jeffrey Thompson
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 14 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Gamma Meditation System (Audio CD)
Excellent value, very calming, aids meditation, great as background music, useful in Reiki practice/energy work; I have bought pretty much all of Jeffrey's music.


Music for Brainwave Massage (Sound Medicine)
Music for Brainwave Massage (Sound Medicine)
by Jeffrey Thompson
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £12.34

5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, 14 Oct. 2011
Excellent value, very calming, aids meditation, great as background music, useful in Reiki practice/energy work; I have bought pretty much all of Jeffrey's music.


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