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Hi

bought a computer for my daughter 4 days ago from currys/pc world.

It was described as a social computer which means just basic use.

I said thats fine she's only 11 so as long as she can play basic games and watch you tube that's ok.

The assistant said yes.

 

got it home and it was absolutely terrible.

I think it took 6+ hours for all the updates,

not sure exactly on the time but went to bed and left it on overnight.

 

 

The next day my daughter put it on it did even more updates for half an hour and on the left side of the screen a name popped up (something??) whatmann?

I just had a feeling it had been used before (was sealed when bought though).

 

 

she managed to just add a desktop pic and couldn't do anymore because it was that slow.

I decided to take it to my sisters house incase it was down to my Internet running slow, so tried again there.

 

 

We could barely open a page without it freezing, took about 15 mins trying to open 3 tabs and wouldn't close them straight away either also YouTube was buffering so no music either and the front speakers set at 100% played at about 20/30%.

 

Checked reviews later and they were all terrible,

I've looked online about taking it back and people have all put their experiences saying they won't refund as item open and used,

but if I didn't open and try how would we know.

 

 

I really don't want to be stuck with this as it won't be and can't be used, I genuinely think it's faulty.

Does anyone have any advice on my rights with returning it?

Thank you.

 

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If it is faulty, you can return it.

If it was misdescribed (based on facts), you can return it.

Where it gets difficult is if it isn't faulty, and hasn't been misdesecribed / misrepresented, but becomes a matter of opinion as to what a 'basic', 'social' PC should do.

 

Probably the key issue is why it is slow.

 

In theory it meets the minimum spec to run Windows 10

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications

although this only means it could run Windows 10, not will run it at any reasonable speed.....

Needling to do lots of updates : not a reason to return the PC, as any replacement will also need the Windows updates. You need to look at its speed / performance once all relevant updates are done.

 

Youtube buffering? You need to establish if it is the PC that is the issue, or youtube/the internet connection. Again, you can't reliably do this while performing updates....

 

This PC has a AMD E1-7010 Processor, which might be the cause of your woes, if you are placing too much demand on it.

It also only has 4Gb of RAM, which again may be the cause of the woes. If the RAM is fully utilised it may have to use a 'swapfile' in place of RAM, which will lead to data being written to the hard drive all the time. If this is this case you'd heard the hard drive working constantly.

 

Malware might be a problem too, so if all else fails scan it with malwarebytes.

There are many more possibilities, (including running 2 'competing' anti-virus programs that then conflict)

 

So, start Win-doze, and make a cup of tea, natter to your friends, and let it do everything it does until it has completed all its housekeeping.

Then open up "Task manager' (press the windows button, or click the windows icon in the bottom left of the screen).

Go to the "Windows System" part of the menu that appears, and Task manager should be clickable there to start it.

 

Open up one window of your browser, and try an play one video from youtube.

Task manager should give you an indication of CPU and memory usage on its default "processes" page, but next to the processes tab is a 'performance' tab that will let you look at CPU usage, memory usage and more.

 

Down the bottom of the 'performance' page there is a clickable link to "open resource monitor" : if need be you might be asked to look here for further details.

 

Post back with some indication of if there is something clearly making it slow, or some resource that seems 100% utilised much of the time.

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under CRA you can return it for no reason at all within 14 days

within 30 days if faulty

and you should be given a full refund

 

 

I believe the store has a 28 days returns policy anyway

but watchout for their unlawful restocking fee!!


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Under cra you cant just return goods in 14 days for no reason, that would in effect force a returns policy on all retailers.

The item was bought in store, not online.

 

That's not to Say you cant return it as not as described but you need to follow the advice in post 2

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under CRA you can return it for no reason at all within 14 days

within 30 days if faulty

and you should be given a full refund

 

 

I believe the store has a 28 days returns policy anyway

but watchout for their unlawful restocking fee!!

 

That wold only apply to online purchases, not in store purchases.

PC World does have a 28 days return policy, but only on unopened items.

I've never heard of PC World/Currys charging a restocking fee though.

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thanks guys did see it wasn't ordered online was on a small screen phone

 

 

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