Not really anything to add to the above. the website is easy to use and instructions are clear. even the payments on the never never were painless to sort out. got regular emails once the order was placed so I always knew what was going on. the courier was ok - opted to collect from the depot. not ideal but pretty standard. PC itself seems great so far. Very happy.
I could not be happier. The communication was fantastic from my initial order through to delivery.
When I came to PC Specialist, I was looking to buy the best available gaming desktop and expected to pay top price for it. However, after perusing the forums, I received great advice on what I required, and ended up paying much less than my original quote. PCS has a great array of pre-defined systems, each addressing a certain level of need, from frugal to top spec. These systems, when bought as they are, carry a big discount, making the price very attractive.
I bought the Define X1, and my expectations have been surpassed: this is a fabulous gaming desktop, benchmarking at the very top of its range. Couldn't be happier than I am right now with my selection, and the overall purchase process.
I really likes the service I received, the ability to choose my own components was a big plus. However because if when I ordered my order was delayed due to lots of other students ordering too. I contacted pcspecialist and received a helpful reply that day
Ordered a PC from these guys and it arrived as advertised - good build and very fast..!
Very happy with the notebook so far. Once the building process started, everything went rather quickly and transparent with the online overview. Fast Shipping.
BUT the notebook doesn't even fit (can't zip it) in the bag I ordered with it for 50eur. I would advise to purchase accessories separately in a store to make sure they fit.
I bought this laptop for my son to suit his specific use. I know it's going to be perfect for him and will be just right for him for many years.
Customer support and updates on progress have been super.
Great product and solid build. Good customer service. Would use again
Ordered my Proteus III 15.6" Laptop on the 27-8-2016 and it arrived on the 14-9-16 which is amazing when it is being hand built, configured, tested and shipped to another country. I had spent months searching for the perfect laptop that would be able to render simulations in real time for college (and play games). The Proteus I configured was more than capable of doing this and the one i recieved exceded my expectations ten fold. I ordered the laptop to this configuration:
Chassis & Display Proteus Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor 6700HQ (2.6GHz, 3.5GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM) 16GB HyperX IMPACT 2133MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M - 6.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
Memory - Hard Disk 1TB WD SLIM BLUE 2.5" WD10SPCX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (5400 rpm)
External DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 8x Samsung Slim USB 2.0 External DVD-RW
Memory Card Reader Integrated 4 in 1 Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC)
Thermal Paste ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-8260 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11AC) + BLUETOOTH
USB Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
Battery Proteus Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200mAh)
Keyboard Language PROTEUS SERIES 15.6" BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD
Operating System Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence
DVD Recovery Media Windows 10 (64-bit) Home DVD with paper sleeve
Anti-Virus BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Webcam INTEGRATED 720P 30 FPS HD WEBCAM
Warranty 3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 6 to 8 working days
This is exactly what I recieved except it took longer then stated to build but i didn't think it would be possible to stick to that date and it took 11 days to build instead which was better than I had anticipated. If I was to buy another laptop I would definitly buy from PCSpecialist again and would recommend others go there too. The total cost of my laptop was 1,338 euros and was well worth it. I looked around on other websites and for the same laptop i was looking at around 3,000 - 4,000 euros so that is a huge price gap for what is definatly better service. I am one very satisfied buyer.
Was looking on Amazon for a new laptop and found the 13.3" Lafité II. Liked the look of it but had not heard of PCSpecialist before, so went to the website to check them out. On the website - which my only gripe with was that it was not particularly mobile friendly - I saw that I could get myself a custom built rig for a rather decent price so having read a few reviews, which were very positive, I decided to go for it.
The customisation section was great with helpful popups explaining the options available. I really liked the fact that I could opt-out from having to purchase a Windows licence and save myself some extra money as whatever laptop I was going to buy, PCSpecialist or not, was getting Arch Linux put on it.
After configuring and making payment I had a look into the order status and there was a flow chart explaining each stage of the build process with estimated time scales attached which was nice to see as you could guestimate how long it was likely for the laptop to be built and dispatched. At each stage of the process I was emailed to tell me that the laptop had begun it's next stage and the order details even told me who was responsible for signing off the previous stage - a nice reassuring touch.
Once dispatched, via DPD, I had an estimated delivery date. As it happens it turned up a day after that date (I guess living in the Highlands has it's disadvantages).
The laptop itself is great. It has a nice solid feel, the keyboard is good (in relative laptop terms), and the screen is very nice. Overall a nice solid laptop at a great price!
My desktop arrived safe and sound in plenty of protective packaging. And was quick and easy to set up. Literally just remove the foam protection from within the tower, connect cables, (dual monitors, speakers, mouse, keyboard) and start. There was no messing about. With 3000Mhz RAM, a SSD hard drive, and a 4Ghz i7 processor, everything is done super fast and without any strain on computer resources.
The boot time is usually around 6-8 seconds from pressing the power button, to me already opening programs on the home screen. In the online games I play, i'm always the first to load and be ready, I've benchmarked it with numerous programs, and every type of test I get more than double the score of my friend's gaming computer. With 16GB RAM, I can have numerous games open, tons of youtube videos open in browser, and torrents running all simultaneously without any performance hindering. (I have a bad habit on never just doing one thing at a time, always have to have three or four programs open at once).
Its amazing having ultra/max graphics settings on all games, even with 4k texture/gpu pack mods and trying to test my desktop or push it to limits and I have yet to do that. The fans and temperatures always remain quiet and constant, and the processor resources never seem to strain.
I had some minor problems with my laptop I ordered from PC Specialist, so I looked around a bit before choosing to buy my desktop from them too, but I couldn't find any site that offered what they do. They had the:
Greatest hardware choice;
Checked for hardware compatibility;
and a good waranty.
When I next need another laptop or computer, I will most certainly pick PC Specialist again without a doubt!
An easy to use website, but also able to contact staff at PC Specialist who was very helpful in answering queries I had before I placed my order. Order took a little longer than envisaged, but it was still a reasonably quick service. My second computer with PC Specialist and I have been quite happy with the service each time.
Ordered a really good laptop as my old one was getting very very vert slow and overheating a lot. Easy Website to use. It took about 2 weeks to arrive but was well worth the wait! The tracking system made it easy to see how my laptop was progressing and estimate a delivery date. The laptop was a decent price and will be used as a work laptop. Nice screen, nice keypad, nice cable, nice all round really. I/'m rambling because to the left it says min 250 words. I mean its a good laptop but what more can I say.?
Well its quiet, doesn't over heat yet it is very very very very very nice...oh i give up
Very easy web site to use. Managed to configure my own laptop using the very easy to use site. Frequent emails letting me know how the build was going. Fast delivery. Laptop was easy to set up once i received the laptop from PC specialist. A good experience so far. No problems so far.