• Danny Joyce | Editor

I Finally Got A New Laptop!

After a few years of dealing with a temperamental, and slowly giving up laptop, I was delighted to finally pick up a new one this week!


In this day and age I can't think of many more infuriating things than slow technology, and I reckon I'm not the only one who feels this way. Slow to connect, battery no longer charging and a damaged power port.. the laptop I had been using has served me well, but it's time for a change. So, over the last short while I started to look at new laptops to find the perfect one for my needs.

Needless to say, Currys was my first stop to see what's available these days. Currys have a fantastic range, great prices (especially when there's a sale on) and I've always found their staff to be genuinely interested in finding the right product for your needs.


I went to my local Currys with three laptops in mind that I'd browsed on their website, but I kind of had my heart settled on one.. the HP 14s-dq2502na 14" Laptop

I don't need a super high tech gaming laptop, like most I just to get online nice and swift etc. I'm a website Editor so I do need a fast processor, decent storage, a good battery life and something lightweight for editing on the move.. this laptop just seemed to tick all the boxes.


After having my mind half made up, I had a chat with one of the (very friendly, helpful & extremely knowledgeable!) staff members in Currys just to make sure. We discussed a few options but I was fully reassured by the conversation that this laptop was perfect for what I need.


I delightedly I made my way home with my new tech toy and had the joy of unboxing it.. it was even more lightweight than I realised! Like a child at Christmas I got around to setting it up within a matter of minutes and was on my way to a less stressful edit of the website.

The HP 14s-dq2502na 14" Laptop is a fantastic "all rounder", it's fast, light and has a good battery. I'd genuinely recommend this to any potential buyer, and more so, I recommend popping in to Currys to have a chat with the Team to get advice as it really helps to make sure you're getting the laptop that will suit you best. This particular laptop was only €389, so not overly expensive, but still a very good laptop at the price nonetheless.


I was kindly gifted this Laptop from Currys, for which I'm ever so grateful for. I have a lot of updates and designs to add to this website, I'm now looking forward to delving in at a quick pace now thanks to this acquisition, I've been so restricted lately with the old unit.

The Laptop's Features: • Weight - It's very lightweight (only 1.46kg) exactly what I need for on the go editing. A lot of the time I just need to have it handy, so at this weight it's perfect. • Battery - The battery life is very good, at up to 9.5 hours, more than enough to see me through a day of editing and browsing. It's also worth noting that with the HP fast charge feature, it will reach 50% charge in just 45 minutes. • Processor - Intel® Pentium® Gold 7505 • Storage - This has 4gb RAM and128gb of storage so a decent amount of data for running programs etc • Screen - The laptop has a stunning Full HD display with anti-glare panel, making it very easy to watch movies/shows via your favourite streaming service. Also built in are two forward facing speakers, and the sound quality is pretty sharp! • This also features a Free Upgrade to Windows 11 when it's available. • It has all the ports you need. There's a USB-C for fast charging and data transfer and two more USB ports for your peripherals. And with a HDMI cable, you can hook up a monitor or TV, turning it into a workstation or a super-smart set top box.

This particular laptop can be found online here, or in Currys stores nationwide. For more information on their laptop and accessories range, visit Currys.ie


Slán go fóill,

Danny