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ACER ASPIRE 5920G Blu Ray 2ghz 4GB 250GB Laptop + Microsoft Office Home & Student + Backpack + Wintv Digital TV Receiver - £588.05 @ Dixons

£588.05 @ Dixons
Use voucher code HOME5 for this price. Back to School/University Package: Acer Aspire 5920G Dual Core Laptop PC with Blu-Ray Drive & Windows Home Premium: This powerful laptop delivers a stu… Read More
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8y, 9m agoFound 8 years, 9 months ago
Use voucher code HOME5 for this price.

Back to School/University Package:

Acer Aspire 5920G Dual Core Laptop PC with Blu-Ray Drive & Windows Home Premium:

This powerful laptop delivers a stunning mulitmedia performance at a breakthorugh price. Not only does it feature a powerful Core 2 Duo T5750 processor running at 2GHz with an impressive 4Gb of memory and 250Gb hard drive but it also has a Blu-Ray combo drive so you can watch movies in stunning high definition when you're not working or browsing the internet.

This stylish wireless enabled laptop has a 15.4" widescreen display powered by an ATi Radeon Mobility HD3470 Graphics Card with 256Mb of dedicated memory.

Microsoft Office 2007 Home & Student Edition:

The 2007 Microsoft ® Office system is the essential office software suite for home PC users. It has improved menus and tools which enable you to quickly and easily create great looking documents, spreadsheets and presentations and manage your communication and information in one place. This is the most dynamic refresh of Office to date. Complete with Word, Excel, Powerpoint & OneNote, this has everything you need for everything from essays, assignments, presentaions, and spreadsheets.

Swordfish Sumatra Laptop Backpack:

Suitable for 15.4" laptops, this backpack allows you to carry and protect your laptop in style without the risk as it looks like a normal backpack.

Hauppauge WinTV USB Digital Terrestrial TV Stick:

Enables you to watch digital freeview television & listen to digial radio on your laptop and even record digital tv to your hard disk!
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#1
http://www.dixons.co.uk/product/500/FO/854900.jpg
#2
good price... heat added!!
#3
Blu-Ray Drive:thumbsup:
Seems a good deal
#4
ODonnyBoy;2891924
Blu-Ray Drive:thumbsup:
Seems a good deal


What is it going to do for you, on the 15.4" screen, that a grotty old VCD wouldn't do? Until such time as everyone has moved over to blu-ray, and that's what everything is on, I am in no particular rush to pay a premium to have it, and by that time I may well have worn out a few laptops first!

I can relate to having one on a media centre PC, pumping out to a 50"HD LCD, if I had a big collection of BR Discs but at the moment, and on a laptop, it's as pretentious as a diamond studded gold tooth on a set of dentures!
#5
nihcaj
What is it going to do for you, on the 15.4" screen, that a grotty old VCD wouldn't do? Until such time as everyone has moved over to blu-ray, and that's what everything is on, I am in no particular rush to pay a premium to have it, and by that time I may well have worn out a few laptops first!

I can relate to having one on a media centre PC, pumping out to a 50"HD LCD, if I had a big collection of BR Discs but at the moment, and on a laptop, it's as pretentious as a diamond studded gold tooth on a set of dentures!


A blu ray drive is not just for watching films, this will enable you to read any type of blu ray disc for what ever reason.

Very good spec laptop for the price, personally I'm waiting for a good deal on a laptop with a blu-ray writer.
#6
nihcaj
What is it going to do for you, on the 15.4" screen, that a grotty old VCD wouldn't do? Until such time as everyone has moved over to blu-ray, and that's what everything is on, I am in no particular rush to pay a premium to have it, and by that time I may well have worn out a few laptops first!

I can relate to having one on a media centre PC, pumping out to a 50"HD LCD, if I had a big collection of BR Discs but at the moment, and on a laptop, it's as pretentious as a diamond studded gold tooth on a set of dentures!


Yeah decent price even without a BR... considering the fact that it comes with office as well!! thats nearly £80 on its own. And yes you can use the HDMI for the HD content on a HD capable TV!! all in all its a good buy.. its a premium yes.. but less of a premium than others in the market!!
#7
unileeds;2892556
Yeah decent price even without a BR...


No, it is only the BR that makes it anything like a reasonable deal. 600 quid for an Acer Laptop, you have got to be kidding, even if it has a discrete graphics card!
USB TV sticks are not exactly a clincher on any deal :-(

The pages of this site are day on day FULL of laptops with as good or better deals, (depending on potential purpose) it is only the BR that makes this stand out, and IF you need BR, then it is OK, but not many people have any need for it yet, (nor probably for some time to come!)

Now, if it was able to WRITE BR and discs were as cheap as blank DVDs, then we might all be rushing in, although seeing as it is a DSG retailer, probably not :-(
#8
marty;2892346
A blu ray drive is not just for watching films, this will enable you to read any type of blu ray disc for what ever reason.


At the present moment these are....... what.... & where?

BR must be one of the slowest uptake of electronics technologies so far, with the possible exception of 8 Track or Philips Laserdisks! :-(
Time will come, more than likely unless someone leapfrogs it with something bigger & better, I am not a dinosaur, but that time is not yet.
#9
If any student does think this is ideal for for carrying to uni then please think twice. I did the same-bought a 15'' and regretted it. Carrying a 15'' for hours is painstaking. Its best to invest in a lighter 12''-14''. I know the screen size is ideal but u will end up leaving it at home,though I do see a lot of my peers with similar sized laptops.
Hell, am well built and still find it heavy. wonder how they do it!
#10
nihcaj
What is it going to do for you, on the 15.4" screen, that a grotty old VCD wouldn't do? Until such time as everyone has moved over to blu-ray, and that's what everything is on, I am in no particular rush to pay a premium to have it, and by that time I may well have worn out a few laptops first!

I can relate to having one on a media centre PC, pumping out to a 50"HD LCD, if I had a big collection of BR Discs but at the moment, and on a laptop, it's as pretentious as a diamond studded gold tooth on a set of dentures!
The resolution is more important than the size of the screen as to whether the HD pictures make a noticeable difference in quality, I'm sure this laptop has a resolution at least twice as high as standard DVD pictures, so HD resolutions will look a lot better when you're close to the screen (as you would be watching a screen of this size).
#11
blu ray is pointless. by the time its mainstream you can buy a player / writer for £ 50
#12
Kerch
The resolution is more important than the size of the screen as to whether the HD pictures make a noticeable difference in quality, I'm sure this laptop has a resolution at least twice as high as standard DVD pictures, so HD resolutions will look a lot better when you're close to the screen (as you would be watching a screen of this size).


Resolution 1280x800. Weight 3.36kg.

Two no-noes for a notebook of this size. You also forgot quality of screen as an important consideration for watching HD films. Apart from that only VGA out, no DVI let alone HDMI output. BR = pointless.
#13
cats
blu ray is pointless. by the time its mainstream you can buy a player / writer for £ 50


So what? This is advertised as a student machine and most college rooms don't have enough room for an extra TV and DVD/Bluray player. Putting it in the laptop makes a lot of sense.
#14
Just read the software specification for this item and it reads:

Software Titles Included WORKS & OFFICE TRIAL
#15
Hmm... not that good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-5920G-Hard-drive-Dedicated/dp/B0010X94O4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&t=o0fa-21&s=electronics&qid=1220693382&sr=8-1

Acer Aspire 5920G Notebook Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0Ghz, 15.4" Display, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard-drive, DVD±RW, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M Dedicated Graphics, WiFi, Vista Home Premium

No Blu-Ray but £138 cheaper and a faster processor. If you want, an extra 2GB of RAM is about £20.
#16
Full specification

Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
Processor speed (2 GHz, 667 MHz, 2 MB Cache) The higher the number of Megahertz (MHZ) the faster the processor should be
Memory Size 4 GB MB
Memory Type DDR2 RAM
Hard Drive Capacity 250 GB The bigger the capacity the more you can store
Optical Drives BLU RAY DISC COMBO DRIVE
CD-ROM Speed 24 x Enabling access to CD ROM data. The higher the number the faster the speed
CD-RW Speed. 24 x Enabling you to access and store data on CD-RW disks. The higher the number the faster the speed
DVD-ROM Speed 8 x Enabling you access to data on DVD. The higher the number the faster the speed
DVD-RW Speed Not Specified x Enabling you to store data on DVD. The higher the number the faster the speed
Floppy Disk Drive NO Floppy disks are 3.5" square and store a small amount of data. CDs,DVDs and memory sticks are now usually used instead
Screen Size/Type 15.4" CrystalBrite widescreen
Graphics Card Type ATi Mobility Radeon HD3470 To enable images to be displayed on your monitor
Graphics Memory dedicated 256 MB The higher the memory the better quality images you are display
TV-out YES Allowing you to plug your laptop into a TV to watch DVDs
Sound Type Intel HD Audio support To enable you to have sound from your computer which is great for games, movies and music
Modem Type 56kbps Enabling communication with others via the telephone line. A modem is used for the Internet, e-mail and faxing
Wireless Enabled YES Allows you to connect to an existing wireless network such as in a office or a wireless hot spot
No. of USB Connections 4 The more connections the computer has the more equipment you can connect to your computer e.g. a modem, printer, scanner, digital camera, PDA
No. of Firewire Connections 1 High speed data transfer link for digital video and other media. Ideal for quickly downloading video images from a camcorder to PC
Infrared Port Included YES Allowing you to connect to other devices with infrared such as an infrared enabled mobile phone
Other Interfaces 5 in 1 card reader
Battery Type Li-ion
Battery life (up to) 2.5 hours
Software Titles Included WORKS & OFFICE TRIAL
Weight 3 kg This is the weight of the appliance in KG
Height 308 mm
Width 364 mm
Depth 270 mm
Colour Gloss black exterior with white keyboard.

I have this exact model except mines has the hd drive and hdmi connection which you can pick up for about £450. I would highly recommend this machine. :-D
#17
guv
But Bluray has a higher resolution than this machine can disply and it doesn't have the correct output's to a TV to make it worthwhile. How does that make sense?


Depends on whether you're referring to 768p or 1080p. I think it'd be a tad optimistic to expect a 1080p resolution on a laptop with a screen this size but it'll do 768p. Would still look a damn sight better than a VCD which is what one other member ranted it wouldn't do.
#18
I am an early adopter of Blu Ray (PS3) and have started buying all my movies in Blu Ray but even I have to admit that this isn't worth it. You won't get a proper HD experience on a laptop which is evident by the fact that they are supplying you with a lame graphics card to run Blu Ray movies. If you put the equivalent card (8400GS) in a PC it would have problems displaying 720p. If it was a writer as well then it would be a different story but it isn’t.

Its also worth considering that you can buy a Blu Ray\HD DVD combo (read only) drives for £80 now and Blu Ray rewritable for under £150 (and the prices are likely to drop further in time).

As for Blu Ray being slow on the uptake:

http://blocksandfiles.com/article/5566

Yes, that does include PS3’in the number but it also counts PS2’s as DVD players and even if you don’t include the PS3’s (which is 5 million in ALL of Europe not just Western Europe which these numbers are from) then your still left with a DVD player beating number.
#19
What about this - £140 cheaper, faster processor, better graphic card but without blu ray, bag, Office and TV thingy

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-5920G-Hard-drive-Dedicated/dp/B0010X94O4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1220701641&sr=1-4

Acer Aspire 5920G Notebook Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0Ghz, 15.4" Display, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard-drive, DVD±RW, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M Dedicated Graphics, WiFi, Vista Home Premium
Buy new: £599.99 £449.99

Now that is a good deal!!
#20
Is this laptop able to write DVDs?
#21
reaper200
You won't get a proper HD experience on a laptop which is evident by the fact that they are supplying you with a lame graphics card to run Blu Ray movies. If you put the equivalent card (8400GS) in a PC it would have problems displaying 720p.
Sorry but you don't know what you're talking about.
I have the original first generation of this laptop (£800 last year) and the graphic card is perfectly capable of 1080p output via HDMI at full framerate.

It sounds to me like people are trying to pick on this laptop because a) it's an Acer and b) it's got a bluray drive. So what if it's an Acer? That's like people refusing to buy a Skoda now because of the reputation they had in the 80's. As for the bluray drive, it may be a premium but it also futureproofs you a little when BR discs become more mainstream in the next year or two.

Heat added/
#22
reaper200
.. which is evident by the fact that they are supplying you with a lame graphics card to run Blu Ray movies. If you put the equivalent card (8400GS) in a PC it would have problems displaying 720p.


But the the 34xx graphics cards are capable of handling and have the hardware to offload most of the video work off the processor. Not that good for games but for processing video or as a card sitting in an HTPC etc it's perfectly fine.
#23
raf35y
What about this - £140 cheaper, faster processor, better graphic card but without blu ray, bag, Office and TV thingy

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-5920G-Hard-drive-Dedicated/dp/B0010X94O4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1220701641&sr=1-4

Acer Aspire 5920G Notebook Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0Ghz, 15.4" Display, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard-drive, DVD±RW, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M Dedicated Graphics, WiFi, Vista Home Premium
Buy new: £599.99 £449.99

Now that is a good deal!!


I have this exact laptop and I'd highly recommend it. I did a lot of searching for a mid/low-end price range laptop that could actually handle playing games, and this fits the bill completely. As a bonus, it has an HD-DVD drive... I know it's obsolete, but the disks are usually only £3-£5 nowadays, and it's got a HDMI output so you can connect it up to a big screen tv.
#24
oh also, I saw people were talking about whether the new 5920g would be nice and convenient to carry about as a student, and I'd say nah, probably not (presuming it weighs about the same as mine). It's not ridiculously heavy, but you aren't going to throw it in your backpack and forget about it either. I still carry it about though. Because I'm stacked. And hot. Wait, that's irrelevant.
#25
5920G comes with a graphics card (which most laptops don't, at least not a dedicated one) which makes it suitable for gaming.

Price is good if you can't get things like Office cheap (or free from Uni if you go there).
#26
ZenithUK
Sorry but you don't know what you're talking about.
I have the original first generation of this laptop (£800 last year) and the graphic card is perfectly capable of 1080p output via HDMI at full framerate.
Heat added/


I apologise. From the little i read on some tech forums i was given the impression that the 3470 wasn't good for HD Playback but i still think it would have problems displaying true HD @1080p. This laptop only supports 720p. You need a resolution of 1920x1080 minimum to get a full HD picture.
#27
For people that have already moved to the Blu-ray format AND like the ability to be able to watch their Blu-ray discs on their laptop a Blu-Ray reader is worthwhile as otherwise they wouldn’t be able to play their discs at all.
So regardless of screen resolution or whether it has a HDMI output it’s still a worthwhile feature for Blu-ray owners. Even if the picture quality isn’t significantly better than with a standard DVD on this laptop it’s a big step up from not being able to play your discs at all.
#28
Yeah, but in that case they might as well get a laptop without a blu ray drive, save about £150 and buy a standalone Blu Ray player or a Blu Ray Reader & Writer for the PC.
#29
reaper200
Yeah, but in that case they might as well get a laptop without a blu ray drive, save about £150 and buy a standalone Blu Ray player or a Blu Ray Reader & Writer for the PC.

But that doesn’t even allow them to play their Blu-ray discs on their laptop and that option is no cheaper anyway! :thinking:

Note: Ripping Blu-ray discs to HDD on a desktop PC and transferring them to the laptop is not a practical solution for many due to the time it takes and the amount of disc space.
#30
I've just ordered this package and then came across this thread.

Are you saying it does not have HDMI port? Or is the consensus that it does have port but not sufficient power to display 1080p resolution?

Surely any laptop with a blu ray drive will have a HDMI port?! From my pre-purchase research, I also thought all 5920Gs had a HDMI port. I can't find confirmation anywhere and note that having the Radeon 3470 card is quite rare.

The only one which is on sale outside of PC World, Currys etc is Pixmania
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/1514414/art/acer/aspire-5920g-6a3g16mi.html

This suggests it does have an HDMI port.

Can anyone confirm? I'm pretty anxious about my purchase now, particularly as online and not as easy as returning something to a shop.
#31
anyone??
#32

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