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17.3" Multimedia Design Notebook £499.99 @ Aldi

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Intel® Pentium® processor T4500 (2.3 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, FSB 800 MHz)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD based on PCI-Express technology
High Definition Audio2 with 2 loudspeakers and 1 subwoofer Dolby Home Theater® v3 certified
17.3" widescreen LED backlight display with HD+ resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels for brilliant film enjoyment in 16:9 cinema format thanks to picture perfect images and rich colour reproduction
4 GB DDR2 SDRAM memory1
320 GB S-ATA hard disk for more than 60,000 music tracks or photos (approx. 4 MB per track/photo)
Extension optical using the integrated second HDD-slot you can more than double your storage capacity with a standard 2.5" hard disk
8x multi-standard DVD/CD burner3 with DVD-RAM and dual layer support
Integrated 1.3 MP webcam with microphone
Latest wireless LAN IEEE 802.11n-standard technology4 with up to 300 Mbit/s. 802.11b/g compatible4
Network controller Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000 MBit/s.)
Ergonomic keyboard with especially flat design and integrated numerical keypad for a quick and comfortable typing action
MultiTOUCHpad With intuitive movements for scrolling, zooming or rotating you are able to control a variety of functions simply and easily with your fingers
8-cell li-ion high performance battery for extended battery life
4-in-1 multi-format memory card reader5
Comprehensive software package with original Windows® 7 Home Premium (OEM versions)
and much more
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#1
link doesnt work.
#2
Is that you Stig?
#3
#4
crgglerock



Thanks Buddy, I tried the edir but it failed:oops:
#5
Freezing!! asisde from windows 7 with this the recent Acer deals would smash this out of the water and they are still avaliable, sorry but very poor specs for the price you can pick up a simlar model from pc world.

This is £479.99 and has the new Core i3 Processor.
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/939939


Pretty much same specs here for £429.99 but dell.
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@2115062406.1264188127@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccchadejhdhflehcflgceggdhhmdfho.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=336586&category_oid=-35054

now i dont recommend pc world as you can get cheaper everywhere so this is how cold this deal is.
#6
haritori
Freezing!! asisde from windows 7 with this the recent Acer deals would smash this out of the water and they are still avaliable, sorry but very poor specs for the price you can pick up a simlar model from pc world.

This is £479.99 and has the new Core i3 Processor.
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/939939


Pretty much same specs here for £429.99 but dell.
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@2115062406.1264188127@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccchadejhdhflehcflgceggdhhmdfho.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=336586&category_oid=-35054

now i dont recommend pc world as you can get cheaper everywhere so this is how cold this deal is.


Both those deals are missing a gig of ram, separate graphics cards, the larger screen and also the 3 year warranty. Sorry those deals suck in comparison!
#7
karpy
Both those deals are missing a gig of ram, separate graphics cards, the larger screen and also the 3 year warranty. Sorry those deals suck in comparison!


dony say sorry, you obviously dont look at processor as a mian factor when buying.

firstly 3 gig over 4gig wont be noticeable!, and the OP deal doesnt have deidicated graphics its an onboard intel 4500MHD, otherwords crap!

both deals i posted beat the OP deal!, now search for the acer delas posted yesterday an dtoday and they will wipe the floor with all these deals and therefore this deal is ice cold.

forget what ive said and i bet this deal is cold in 20 mins!
1 Like #8
RAM is more important than processor with todays OS. Processors have barely moved on in over 5 years. Anyone with any IT knowledge will tell you this.
Apologies on GPU it is a low spec but not as low as the systems you provided. I was looking at the old ati system.
Larger HDD,
Larger Screen better Resolution,
Much Better Warranty - Medion Have awesome Customer Relations and have won what PC awards for best retailer for last 2 years.
#9
karpy
RAM is more important than processor with todays OS. Processors have barely moved on in over 5 years. Anyone with any IT knowledge will tell you this.
Apologies on GPU it is a low spec but not as low as the systems you provided. I was looking at the old ati system.
Larger HDD,
Larger Screen better Resolution,
Much Better Warranty - Medion Have awesome Customer Relations and have won what PC awards for best retailer for last 2 years.


I'm in the industry and can safely say that intel processors do make a difference comparing that CPU and an i3...especially with battery power
#10
I do love these nerd bitchfights.
#11
Max-Power
I'm in the industry and can safely say that intel processors do make a difference comparing that CPU and an i3...especially with battery power


Are you joking man? There is minimal difference between the I3 and T4400/T4500 processor with regards to battery consumption the only advantage is the L2 Cache and the processor FSB however this is bottle necked by the FSB of the RAM in these systems so is negligible. I'm with KARPY the processor hasn't moved on for 5 years and an extra gig of Ram with windows 7 is far more desirable than a slightly uprated processor. You are clearly not very good at reading the industry and or work for Dell or PC World ie a non educated sales man!

Also the cost of a larger screen, additional Ram, 3YR Warranty + HDD is far more costly than that of this processor.
#12
karpy
RAM is more important than processor with todays OS. Processors have barely moved on in over 5 years. Anyone with any IT knowledge will tell you this.

Are you serious? 5 years ago Intel had the original Pentium M which whilst a fantastic CPU for its day has been massively outclassed since in performance and power efficiency.
As for RAM it’s always been the case that you need as much as you need and no more as that will be wasted whereas extra CPU power can usually be utilised up to a point.
#13
Look at the cycle speeds of the last 5 years and nothing has changed. The only thing we have are smaller processors and more cores. I have a 5year old 2.4ghz 1mb of cache FX-53 processor that runs almost as quick as a modern processor. You tell me how we have advanced that much?
#14
KARLIUS
Look at the cycle speeds of the last 5 years and nothing has changed. The only thing we have are smaller processors and more cores. I have a 5year old 2.4ghz 1mb of cache FX-53 processor that runs almost as quick as a modern processor. You tell me how we have advanced that much?


whihc modern processor are you refering too?

Itel Atom, Celeron, Pentium D, Pentium Dual Core, Core 2 Solo, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7????

"the only thing we have are smaller processors and more cores"

WTF do you want more?

a 2.4 GHz single procesor bassed on 65nm will run hot and run at a speed of 2.4 GHz on a single thread.

a 2.4 GHz Quad Core based on 45nm will run cool and at speeds of upto 2.4GHz on upto four threads.

the latter can processes 4 x more information simualtainiously providing its programed in mind, but it can allow 4 x the power while still running a lot lot cooler, and using less power prolonging battery life

The Future holds Stacked cores as well as side by side cores, so GHz may not increase much now but the actual power of a processor has never gained momentum faster in its history.

We can only fit so much on a chip by adding cores it allows more to fit.
#15
KARLIUS
I have a 5year old 2.4ghz 1mb of cache FX-53 processor that runs almost as quick as a modern processor. You tell me how we have advanced that much?

That was a $750 single core 2.4GHz CPU that has the performance of roughly a 1.8GHz Core 2 Solo. So a $75 E6300 dual core @ 2.8GHz has over 3 times the performance for one tenth the price which equates to roughly 30 times the performance per dollar and for a lower power consumption.

[SIZE="3"][COLOR="Red"]Ostrich alert. :w00t:[/COLOR][/SIZE]
#16
haritori

a 2.4 GHz Quad Core based on 45nm will run cool and at speeds of upto 2.4GHz on upto four threads.

the latter can processes 4 x more information simualtainiously providing its programed in mind, but it can allow 4 x the power while still running a lot lot cooler, and using less power prolonging battery life


Which manufacturer website did you pull that from? Quad Core processors are all well and good but they will only process 4 threads Simultaneously if a piece of software is written to use four threads. In reality this doesn't happen and two of your cores ore more likely 3 are left doing nothing. Its exactly the same with 64 bit processors. 64 bit isn't utilised unless you have a 64 bit OS and 64 bit programs. Whats more if you have more than 4gb of RAM total in a 32 bit OS it can't be addressed so all you people with 6gb - 8gb of RAM on a 32 bit OS are just losing 4gb. Its the common misconception of modern day PC's and bull crap sales spiel. I suggest you pick up a book and do some actual reading not listening to sales jargon.

5 years ago the processor cost me £275. I never said costing has changed. If a processor hadn't got cheaper in 5 years then there would be problems. Plus the FX53 will still out perform the e6300 on 3d mark and i'll stake my home on that.
#17
I'm really enjoying this thread, i am really loving the fact that Karlius knows he said something really stupid but is carrying on trying to justify it, Processors are stills sticking to moore's law and will continue to do so for a good few years to come. Karlius how many people do you know with 6gb and 8gb systems with 32bit operating systems? I have never seen an 4gb+ system on sale with a 32bit os (for the very reason you said) and for us people that like to upgrade our systems and make our own know that you can not address more than 4gb of memory (graphics and ram).

as for software not making full use of the processor, well i would have agreed with you a few years back but not now, i was writing multi-threaded programs back in 2006 and if i was doing it them i am pretty sure the major software houses were to lot greater degree than me. I would agree with you in the fact that the average home user will not come anywhere close to in testing any of these components to anywhere close to what they are capable of.

Every machine on the market is only as good as it's weakest component and that does not matter if it is the graphics, RAM, Processor or whatever because anything that is below the specs of the others it will just constrain it.
#18
KARLIUS
Plus the FX53 will still out perform the e6300 on 3d mark and i'll stake my home on that.

Is it a house or a flat? How many bedrooms? I’ll ask a lawyer to draw up a legal document around that bet.

The E6300 2.8GHz Pentium dual core is a modern 45nm CPU with 1066FSB, 2MB cache so I can’t see how an FX53 could even come close!
#19
Major software houses such as MS right for duo core and not quad core.

Actually all moore's law says is the number of transistors on a processor will increase at a specific rate. The original theory was based on a single cell processor. As we have hit our peak on a single core processor It doesn't prove the theory it's something we discussed on my Doctorate 3 or so years ago. The amount of transistors has increased but the relative speed hasn't really altered.
#20
Agharta
Is it a house or a flat? How many bedrooms? I’ll ask a lawyer to draw up a legal document around that bet.

The E6300 2.8GHz Pentium dual core is a modern 45nm CPU with 1066FSB, 2MB cache so I can’t see how an FX53 could even come close!

Its simple the FX set of processors are targeted toward 3d rendering and therefore the e6300 which is marketed toward general calculations wouldn't stand a chance.
#21
Sorry forgot to comment on the actual deal in my last post.

If you want a budget 17.3" laptop then this is probably one of the best deals out there at the moment, really no point comparing 15" screen machines to this as they will always be cheaper because guess what? they have small screens.

This machine is probably no better in it's basic specs compared to other 17.3" at the same price but it has some other little features that make it a better buy, like for one it is not an acer (sorry i hate acers), two it comes with both 32bit and 64bit OS, three has an 8 cell battery, four it has a multi touch trackpad so you actually use some of windows 7's multi touch features, five an addition hard drive bay and six it has a 3 year warranty.
#22
curofone
Sorry forgot to comment on the actual deal in my last post.

If you want a budget 17.3" laptop then this is probably one of the best deals out there at the moment, really no point comparing 15" screen machines to this as they will always be cheaper because guess what? they have small screens.

This machine is machine is probably no better in it's basic specs compared to other 17.3" at the same price but it has some other little features that make it a better buy, like for one it is not an acer (sorry i hate acers), two it comes with both 32bit and 64bit OS, three has an 8 cell battery, four it has a multi touch trackpad so you actually use some of windows 7's multi touch features, five an addition hard drive bay and six it has a 3 year warranty.

Glad we seem to agree on this at least. Maybe I do have some weird views on processors compared to the norm but I still know a good deal when I see it.
#23
KARLIUS
Its simple the FX set of processors are targeted toward 3d rendering and therefore the e6300 which is marketed toward general calculations wouldn't stand a chance.

I assume you are joking otherwise there’s just no point in arguing with this level of ignorance.
The E6300 would crush even a dual processor Opteron 2.4GHz system of that generation in any real world test.
#24
KARLIUS
Glad we seem to agree on this at least. Maybe I do have some weird views on processors compared to the norm but I still know a good deal when I see it.


i never said i disagreed with you, i just said your comments about processes not moving on it 5 years was stupid because clearly they have, just because developers, other hardware and end users do not fully utilise what is on offer does not mean that processors have not moved on.

lets face how many people buying this machine are actually going to do anything other than browse the net, watch a couple of movies and make a few office documents on this?
#25
Agharta
I assume you are joking otherwise there’s just no point in arguing with this level of ignorance.
The E6300 would crush even a dual processor Opteron 2.4GHz system of that generation in any real world test.

Sadly mistaken The E6300 Runs at 3.2 Ghz and is throttled by an external cache and a low 800mhz FSB. While the FX-53 processor is slower it has dual 1mb cache chips on the core with 1000mhz FSB it has none of the bottle necks. Think you should do some reading onto the graphical power of the FX chip.
#26
curofone
i never said i disagreed with you, i just said your comments about processes not moving on it 5 years was stupid because clearly they have, just because developers, other hardware and end users do not fully utilise what is on offer does not mean that processors have not moved on.

lets face how many people buying this machine are actually going to do anything other than browse the net, watch a couple of movies and make a few office documents on this?


Sorry I was referring solely to the clock speed not the fact that we now have quad cores etc. And there are still processors from all those years ago that stand up to the test of time because software hasn't caught up with the technology.
#27
To those discussing chips etc, I may sound a bit slow, but I have no preferences on os or cpu or anything else like that - almost all pcs/laptops (like this eepc701) will drive office/firefox etc and that is my 80% use of these things.
However,
It would be useful to to many people to know if it will
- play GTA IV (or your choice of game) at full res
- play a dvd to a 1080p monitor/tv
- stream bbc iplayer hd
or whatever you think is a typical but stretching use of a laptop.
#28
While all will play the game the graphics cards won't give full res,
This laptop has HDMI out so will play DVD Fine]
Streaming on IPlayer down to BroadBand Connection
#29
KARLIUS
Sadly mistaken The E6300 Runs at 3.2 Ghz and is throttled by an external cache and a low 800mhz FSB. While the FX-53 processor is slower it has dual 1mb cache chips on the core with 1000mhz FSB it has none of the bottle necks. Think you should do some reading onto the graphical power of the FX chip.

LMFAO. You sly old dog you; good joke. ;-)
#30
£70.00 cheaper https://www.simplyacer.com/Acer_Aspire_7715z_693990.html

better processor, 1gb less ram

£60.00 cheaper https://www.simplyacer.com/Acer_Aspire_6930G_449059.htm

better processor, 1gb less ram, dedicated graphics

£50.00 cheaper https://www.simplyacer.com/Acer_Aspire_7735G_645491.html

better processor, same ram, dedicated graphics

https://www.simplyacer.com/Acer_Aspire_7738G_701313.html

£50 more for so much more.


sigh this deal is cold
#31
You guys are all wrong,you have not got a clue what your talking about

This is the one to go for

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w151/craggle_rock/Jokes/FisherPriceLaptop.jpg
#32
haritori
£70.00 cheaper https://www.simplyacer.com/Acer_Aspire_7715z_693990.html

better processor, 1gb less ram

£60.00 cheaper https://www.simplyacer.com/Acer_Aspire_6930G_449059.htm

better processor, 1gb less ram, dedicated graphics

£50.00 cheaper https://www.simplyacer.com/Acer_Aspire_7735G_645491.html

better processor, same ram, dedicated graphics

https://www.simplyacer.com/Acer_Aspire_7738G_701313.html

£50 more for so much more.


sigh this deal is cold


Personally i dont think this deal is either hot or cold, there has been a lot better aldi deals than this but it is certainly not cold, the medion has some extra features that other machines in this price bracket simply do not have such as the 8 cell batt, addition hard drive bay and a multi touch track pad and if you put a 3 year warranty on any of the machines you have mentioned it will put the price above that of the medion and if you add the warranty to the 7738g you are putting it into a different price bracket that many people will not be able to afford

oh and the first link you said the processor was better but it's not
#33
Does anyone know how the 4500 processor compares to the 4300? Cant find it on the CPU Benchbark tables.
#34
ajnicho
Does anyone know how the 4500 processor compares to the 4300? Cant find it on the CPU Benchbark tables.


Anyone?

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