Acer Aspire 6930 Gemstone Blue 16in Laptop T6400 Core 2 Duo, 1GB nVidia GeForce 9600M GT, 4GB, 250GB £449.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Acer Aspire 6930 Gemstone Blue 16in Laptop T6400 Core 2 Duo, 1GB nVidia GeForce 9600M GT, 4GB, 250GB £449.99 @ Argos

£449.99 @ Argos
Home Delivery Only - Win 7 upgrade available from Acer * The Aspire 6930G features the Gemstone design and a stunning 16in Acer CineCrystal wide screen display which makes movies and images com… Read More
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Home Delivery Only - Win 7 upgrade available from Acer

* The Aspire 6930G features the Gemstone design and a stunning 16in Acer CineCrystal wide screen display which makes movies and images comes to life. Powerful enough to handle multiple tasks with ease; this notebook can be enjoyed by the whole family.
* Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 dual core processor.
* 2.0GHz processor speed.
* 2MB cache.
* 4GB DDR2 RAM.
* 250GB SATA hard drive capacity.
* DVD-RW/+RW drive.
* 16in HD widescreen.
* Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
* nVidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics card with 1GB graphics memory.
* 1 Ethernet port.
* Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled - b/g/n.
* 3 USB ports.
* 1 HDMI port.
* 5 in 1 media card reader - media card compatibility: Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (MS), , xD picture card (xD), Multi Media Card (MMC).
* Integrated 0.3MP webcam.
* Microsoft Windows Vista Premium
* Microsoft Works 8.5 software application.
* Preloaded with a 60 day trial of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.
* Adobe Acrobat reader.
* 2.5 hours battery life.
* Size (H)4.39, (W)38.5, (D)27.75cm.
* Weight 3.4kg.
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#1
good spec
suspended#2
yeah but terrrible brand (typed from an acer laptop!)

Would not recommend these to anyone tbh!
#3
i had an acer laptop which is 5 years old and still works as good as new
#4
Bought this in early february no problems now running windows 7 64 bit on it. There is an error on the argos epec there are 4 usb ports the esata port can be used as USB 2.

There is one thing i dont like about this is the battery life is poor possible due to the dedicated 9600gt graphics card which is 1GB GDDR2 not GDDDR3.

just remembered another thing this is preinstalled with windows vista home premium 32 bit and not 64 bit.
#5
Looks great for that price
#6
Acer laptops generally get great reviews in Computer Shopper, the 6930 got 4 (out of 5) stars.
#7
I've said this a few times but as a 'professional' user of laptops I would never touch an Acer again. They are just not up to the build quality required for serious use. The hinges, paint etc. are just not designed to withstand serious work, opening several times a day etc. Otherwise they may be fine for a couple of years amateur use. (no offence intended to anyone)
#8
BlackCloud
I've said this a few times but as a 'professional' user of laptops I would never touch an Acer again. They are just not up to the build quality required for serious use. The hinges, paint etc. are just not designed to withstand serious work, opening several times a day etc. Otherwise they may be fine for a couple of years amateur use. (no offence intended to anyone)


I agree, the quality is not as good as some other brands, but they should be fine for domestic use, wifi surfing at home etc, I think compared to a Sony Vaio the Acer would show wear and tear on the keyboard, hinges etc a lot quicker. But I suppose you pay your money and take your choice, you get a good spec on Acer at a good price.
#9
Looks nice but be aware.

"You may receive a substitute of the same specification."

So you may not get a blue one.
#10
I got this laptop a year ago ish, returned it to comet many a times for taking 10 mins to load up and generally being much slower than my sony vaio even tho that had better specs, after comet refused to do anything about it and only using it for less than 3 months i sold it on ebay !
#11
Bazz2k
yeah but terrrible brand (typed from an acer laptop!)

Would not recommend these to anyone tbh!


Surely one model being unsatisfactory doesn't make their entire range crap?
#12
friendlytiger
I got this laptop a year ago ish, returned it to comet many a times for taking 10 mins to load up and generally being much slower than my sony vaio even tho that had better specs, after comet refused to do anything about it and only using it for less than 3 months i sold it on ebay !


Did you happen to install "Antivirus 2009" or "Registry Fixer" on this machine?
#13
For the money this is the best spec. that has been posted recently.

You'll obviously need to dump Vista though.
#14
TehJumpingJawa
For the money this is the best spec. that has been posted recently.

You'll obviously need to dump Vista though.


Acer in Korean means 'you are wasting your money'.

Acer make shiny laptops for simple people who are fooled by cosmetic looks.
1 Like #15
Nesima
Acer in Korean means 'you are wasting your money'.

Acer make shiny laptops for simple people who are fooled by cosmetic looks.


:w00t:

Know what you are getting.
If you are going to be careless with your laptop, then Acer build quality might not suit you.
If you are a brand wh0re who thinks a Sony or Samsung sticker will make your machine faster, then don't buy Acer.

If you want the spec. of a mid-range laptop (~£700-800) for the price of a budget laptop(~£350-500), then you can do much worse than buy this machine.

Apparently staff discount is not available for internet only deals though; shame as I have an accomodating friend who works for Argos.
#16
I'm surprised Acer has not gone out of business due to all these terrible laptops they are turning out :whistling:

Some of these 'label' groupies are becoming as bad as mactards.
#17
I can't find this laptop's configuration anywhere else......

I believe Argos have the laptop model number wrong.

The specification of this laptop makes it a Acer Aspire 6935G.
The mfg code is LX.ATP0X.305 - hopefully that should make it easier for people to do price comparisons.

:edit:

The dabs product description for this laptop has it with a BD-ROM ! as does play.com!

If correct, this makes this deal smoking hot!
Can someone who has bought this laptop confirm?

Don't you just love retailers trying to sell things they don't have the faintest idea about =]
#18
Nesima
Acer in Korean means 'you are wasting your money'.

Acer make shiny laptops for simple people who are fooled by cosmetic looks.


If you prefer to pay £300 more for Dell or HP label do it, because inside is same stuff....
#19
TehJumpingJawa
I can't find this laptop's configuration anywhere else......

I believe Argos have the laptop model number wrong.

The specification of this laptop makes it a Acer Aspire 6935G.
The mfg code is LX.ATP0X.305 - hopefully that should make it easier for people to do price comparisons.

:edit:

The dabs product description for this laptop has it with a BD-ROM ! as does play.com!

If correct, this makes this deal smoking hot!
Can someone who has bought this laptop confirm?

Don't you just love retailers trying to sell things they don't have the faintest idea about =]


The spec at 'play.com' only has 3GB RAM.

Is it worth losing the blu - ray for an extra 1GB of RAM and a better graphics card - the 9600, and not the 9300?
#20
Can someone confirm if this has bluray please
#21
hotukdealz
I agree, the quality is not as good as some other brands, but they should be fine for domestic use, wifi surfing at home etc, I think compared to a Sony Vaio the Acer would show wear and tear on the keyboard, hinges etc a lot quicker. But I suppose you pay your money and take your choice, you get a good spec on Acer at a good price.


I would have to agree. My brother bought the Acer 9114 wmli in the summer of 2006 for around £1250. Not cheap. Purchased the extended 3 year warranty too. The hinge for the 180 degree rotate-able webcam broke so it was sent off under warranty to acer - an inherent problem with the chasis. My brother kept the laptop otherwise in pristine condition cleaning out the exhaust vents internally etc. Lets just say it came back with more problems and required a further 5 visits over the 3 years of ownership around studying time. The 6th time it cam back, it was dead on arrival after acer assured me it was checked/turned-on before sending it out.
The build quality was ok until Acer technical support got their hands on it. The customer services are terrible when it was in the UK, now moving to India.
The good people at trading standards a dealing with the case at the moment for the poor service and their consistent lying.

So purchase at your own risk, include the 2 or 3 year extended warranty if available. It's a good deal when compared to the low end systems at this price.
#22
Gallus
The spec at 'play.com' only has 3GB RAM.

Is it worth losing the blu - ray for an extra 1GB of RAM?


Not the one I was looking at:

LX.ATP0X.305 @

play.com

dabs
laptopsdirect

and finally Acer's own spec. sheet

#

* Aspire 6935G-644G25Bn
* LX.ATP0X.305
* Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium , Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T6400 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB), 16" WXGA Acer CineBrite™ TFT LCD, 2*2GB RAM, 250GB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive, Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive, Mobile Intel® PM45 Express Chipset with nVidia 9600M GT- 512MB VRAM, Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® , 6 cell Li-ion Battery, 6-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MMCplus™, MS, MS PRO, xD), 1.0 MP HD Crystal Eye Webcam, Bluetooth 2.0, Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution, Dolby® Home Theatre Digital Surround Sound Technology, McAfee® Internet Security Suite 60 Day Trial


So, if this laptop IS the LX.ATP0X.305, it almost certainly will have a Bluray drive.

:edit:

Just noticed the Argos laptop lists the 9600m gt as having 1gb of dedicated graphics memory - which is at odds with the spec. of the LX.ATP0X.305.

hmmmmmmmmmmm
#23
TehJumpingJawa
Not the one I was looking at:

LX.ATP0X.305 @

play.com

dabs
laptopsdirect

and finally Acer's own spec. sheet

So, if this laptop IS the LX.ATP0X.305, it almost certainly will have a Bluray drive.


That one is £200 more expensive.

I am trying to find out if it's a better deal to lose the blu-ray drive and gain an extra 1GB RAM and the upgraded graphics card - the 9600, as opposed to the 9300.
#24
£450 is entering blu ray territory and as said above Acer build quality is simply not up to Dell, HP, Toshiba standards.
#25
Good deal, only avalible in certain areas, cant get it down south
#26
Why don't my posts show up?

Two posts are missing.

What a pile.........
#27
This laptop has apparently appeared on hukd before

There was confusion over the exact spec. back then too; though no-one mentioned a bluray drive in that Thread, so maybe a false alarm. (but they did mention that the processor might not be a T6400!)
#28
spock1958
I'm surprised Acer has not gone out of business due to all these terrible laptops they are turning out :whistling:

Some of these 'label' groupies are becoming as bad as mactards.


Yes, it's brand bias... :roll:

When so many people say they've had trouble with the build quality of cheap Acer laptops can you not take that as a hint that there might actually be something wrong with them? They have inherent design faults, a prime example being a lack of reinforcement around the hinge area (which is prone to snap as a result).

It's not a case of "don't buy them because they WILL break!" but more a case of "be aware that they are not well built machines.". This is definitely a bargain, but one with an element of risk to it. It's akin to buying an Xbox 360, it's not guaranteed to break but there is a high failure rate. Any buyers should be prepared to deal with that.
#29
scoob65
£450 is entering blu ray territory and as said above Acer build quality is simply not up to Dell, HP, Toshiba standards.


Well I have to disagree. I bought a HP DV6-1216SA and its broken down on me like 3 times in the past 2 months. Whereas my sisters Acer 5920g is still going strong after a 1.5years without a single breakdown.

Acer Laptops build qualities have changed quite a bit from what the use to be. There laptops have improved A LOT.
#30
You can't argue with the spec for the money, but the build quality will not be great. it'll work fine if you treat it well in all probability, but if you're planning on moving around a lot with one I'd expect issues within 2 years of purchasing.
#31
This whole myth that the brand determines the quality needs to be dispelled here.

What determines the quality is the price - Acers are cheap and generally a bit low-quality but if you buy a cheap Sony, Toshiba, HP you'll suffer the same issues of costing cutting in terms of materials and longevity (hinge breakage/keyboard issues etc.)

The earlier poster talking aloofly about "professional" use - if you're a "professional" you'd probably invest in something a bit better made - but which likely costs twice as much as this. Just like a craftsman doesn't use the cheap power-tools you get at Netto I suspect :)

Doesn't mean those power-tools don't work for people who make far less use of them or that with care and attention they won't last anyway.

The spec on this laptop for the money is excellent - VERY few laptops offer decent dedicated graphics under the £600/700 pricepoint.so this will play more games, but as a result it's battery won't last as long

(e.g. if you don't want to play games - get something else).
#32
I don't care what the make is. I used Sony, Apple Mac before. They all failed after a year or so. So paying more for reliability is not always true.

It is almost impossible to say NO to this kind of spec for £449. Absolute bargain. This deal is going to get very very hot.

I wish I could justify myself to buy one of these. Deal like this don't normally come around again until next Festive season.
#33
fullmoon;7350206
I don't care what the make is. I used Sony, Apple Mac before. They all failed after a year or so. So paying more for reliability is not always true.

It is almost impossible to say NO to this kind of spec for £449. Absolute bargain. This deal is going to get very very hot.

I wish I could justify myself to buy one of these. Deal like this don't normally come around again until next Festive season.

There's a deal on laptops on here every few days, so I'm sure something similar or better will come along soon.

I just wish that laptop makers would let users configure online their own specs to order as you can with some PC builders. Almost every laptop that appears on here looks good at first glance, but there is almost always one weak link.

There are too many individual models. FFS Acer has around 150 different laptops in its list for Windows 7 upgrades alone, so there must be in excess of 200 different Acer laptops, and no doubt a similar number from other manufacturers. How the hell can anyone compare realistically.
#34
It does not feature blu ray, blu ray is on the more expensive models in 6930g series. As i said earlier i bought this laptop. There are previous threads on this laptop at argos and comet if you do advanced search or google search,
#35
Man if this has bluray I think I'm sold as it has a dedicated gfx card

Edit: nvm :(
#36
I have the same laptop but with a better processor. No blue ray on the 9600m GT models. Its great for the price but I got mine with a p7450 processor from Comet.
#37
Interesting debate about quality V spec. Average life of laptop is probably 2 to 3yrs as it will either break or become obsolete. This ticks all the boxes but quality of construction may not be good according to some so it will break rather than require upgrading/obsolete in a couple of years. I am amazed how they have fitted all that stuff in this sized laptop and how it's cooled. You must be able to cook your dinner on it with all the hardware installed.Too hot for me!
#38
I have this, and I wish I didn't buy it.

The Keyboard is SHOCKING quality. You touch it, and the whole thing sinks a little.

The sound quality is terrible even with the "subwoofer" (far from it).

Worst laptop ive ever had.
#39
To post number 31 or who every else. This model of laptop features a 9600M GT 1GB DDR2, which is a mid-class 2 GPU as defined by notebookcheck or simply put medium spec'ed graphics card. The inherent problem with these medium spec'ed GPU's as compared to their baby brother e.g. 9300 or 9400 is that they have a relatively high thermal output. Even within this chasis, you would expect a recommended lifespan of 3 years. The problem becomes amplified if the chasis is of a poor built quality i.e. thermal management. The acer 9114 wlmi however it had dual exhaust vents and was relatively cooler as compared to a uniwill P53IN4 (alienware m5550 or rock pegasus 665) reaching 78oC and 95oC under-load respectively. Lets also not forget the nVidia GPU failure fiasco affecting officially 8-series mobile GPUs although possibly 7-series & even 9-series cards.

Furthermore, a colleague of mine purchased an acer in the summer of 2006, a 15.4" without a dedicated GPU. Despite his sometimes rather heavy handed approach (loose hinges & light screen damage), it's still functioning after a battery & PSU change.

A good deal as I mentioned. Just my 2 cents.
#40
Nice machine. For the money.

No Windows 7 though. Acer charge £15-£20 [url]www.acer.com/windows7upgrade[/url]

If you're heavy handed or move your laptop around a lot from room to room with multiple users this is likely to fall apart within 2 years. No bad thing if it's had that much use really but you'd maybe be as well to buy a much cheaper machine or maybe even 2 and split them.

Acers can fall apart quickly but that can be said of many brands with budget style machines. Acer owns Packard Bell, Gateway and eMachines and are -last I looked- 2nd biggest in the world. So they know a bit about making computers and quite a bit about rebranding as I reckon they've been knocking out stuff (Toshiba/Advent) for the budget end of the Taiwanese-made market.

Work out what you need and want and then fix a budget. There's a lot out there. Personally, I like Acers because they cram in a lot of nice goodies for the money, but there's no point paying for something you won't use.

Have a look at Tesco as they do some very nice Compaqs (HP owned and bang up to date with a few nice features) and have a few reduced the now and they come with Windows 7 (Vista will run poorly compared to W7 on that Acer).

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