Acer Aspire 531 XP 160Gb HDD 1Gb RAM £229 @ PC World - HotUKDeals
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The Acer Aspire One 531 comes in black finish. It has a 160GB Hard Drive and is extremely light weight at 1kg perfect for long journeys.

* Processor - Intel Atom N270 for portability
* Operating System - Genuine Windows XP Home
* Memory & storage - 1GB & 160GB hard drive
* Screen and weight - 10.1" display and 1kg
* Features - Wireless, Webcam, 3hrs battery
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#1
The Acer Aspire one at dabs.com at £199 is a better option IMHO. Remember with both that MFR's quoted battery life of around 3 hours probably means in practice you get 2 hours before you have to seek out a mains supply.
#2
good deal
#3
Good deal.Heat added.Also this price in Dixons if you don't have a PC World close to you.
#4
Personally I would go for the 751 for £249, although that is a bit bigger.
#5
I wouldn't touch a 531 or 751....they have issues with the graphics card. A very well known problem with these netbooks.

And yes i have owned both!! lol:oops:
#6
Seems a bit steep, I've just bought a Dell mini 1011 with similar spec from Dell Outlet for £175
#7
Id never have an acer aspire again! awful awful thing
1 Like #8
jasonsowden
I wouldn't touch a 531 or 731....they have issues with the graphics card. A very well known problem with these netbooks.

And yes i have owned both!! lol:oops:



Depends what you want your Netbook to do.

ALL netbooks are a compromise - none of them do what their larger cousins are capable of.

A lot of this DOES seem to be down to the stuff Intel have produced for 'ultra mobile' computing in terms of both processors and graphics chips however.

Adding another 1GB of RAM will help a few issues, but not the grpahics performance by much.

The only problem I've found is that none of the netbooks with an Intel GMA500 chip can run BBC iPlayer (and similar iPlayers) smoothly.

Acer quality has improved - much better than they used to be.
#9
withabix
Personally I would go for the 731 for £249, although that is a bit bigger.


Did you mean 731 or 751?
When I checked PC World/Currys, the 751 (11.6") was £299 with 3 cell battery.
Comet had the 751 for £249 with 3 cell or £299 with 6 cell though.
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Lonyo;6479982
Did you mean 731 or 751?
When I checked PC World/Currys, the 751 (11.6") was £299 with 3 cell battery.
Comet had the 751 for £249 with 3 cell or £299 with 6 cell though.


[FONT=Verdana]He's referring to another deal thread that is present on HotUKDeals and I've listed the link below for you & the other members (note that it is still active).

Acer Aspire One 11.6" Netbook / Laptop £249.99 @ Comet! + 3.5% Quidco!? - HotUKDeals Forum
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/493808/acer-aspire-one-11-6-netbook-laptop/?t=493808

Edit - Updated the other thread to include a 3% off discount code for any item/s purchased over £150.00p at Comet. The discount code is 3150AW and is valid until October 14th.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]
Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#11
withabix
The only problem I've found is that none of the netbooks with an Intel GMA500 chip can run BBC iPlayer (and similar iPlayers) smoothly.


As I understand it, there is no hardware decoding for flash video, so it doesnt matter what graphics card you throw at it. This is why the new ION netbooks will play 1080p mp4 without breaking a sweat but still struggle with high res flash videos. With flash its all down to your CPU and RAM.
#12
Lonyo
Did you mean 731 or 751?
When I checked PC World/Currys, the 751 (11.6") was £299 with 3 cell battery.
Comet had the 751 for £249 with 3 cell or £299 with 6 cell though.


751 !
typo!

Have corrected now
#13
Hi, I have been scouring the market looking for a netbook around the £250 mark, Im really tempted on the Samsung NC10 6 cell version which Ebuyer have in for £268.59 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168414. Was also tempted on the Asus 1005HA which play have for £249.99 http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/655/862/-/11439350/Asus-Eee-PC-1005-HA-BLK083X-Seashell-Intel-Atom-N270-1-6GHz-1GB-160GB-10-Windows-XP-Netbook-Black/Product.html?searchtype=genre. The main difference is the Samsung giving you bluetooth for an extra £18.
#14
Popester
Hi, I have been scouring the market looking for a netbook around the £250 mark, Im really tempted on the Samsung NC10 6 cell version which Ebuyer have in for £268.59 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168414. Was also tempted on the Asus 1005HA which play have for £249.99 http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/655/862/-/11439350/Asus-Eee-PC-1005-HA-BLK083X-Seashell-Intel-Atom-N270-1-6GHz-1GB-160GB-10-Windows-XP-Netbook-Black/Product.html?searchtype=genre. The main difference is the Samsung giving you bluetooth for an extra £18.


But you can get an almost flush Bluetooth adapter for a USB port for about £3 delivered!
#15
withabix;6482520
But you can get an almost flush Bluetooth adapter for a USB port for about £3 delivered!


[FONT=Verdana]Agree and IF your not wanting to purchase it from Deal Extreme (think that's the reseller's name in Hong Kong) you can also purchase one for £5.00p or less from Amazon UK and also Play UK.

Edit - Listed below is an example one from Play.com, which you can get cashback for from Quidco and TopCashBack as well - it's going for £4.99p and includes free delivery as well.

Play.com (UK) : Bluetooth USB Dongle : Computing - Free Delivery
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/9223771/Bluetooth-USB-Dongle/Product.html

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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