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Acer Aspire 7520 Gemstone Laptop 17" £299.97

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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55 / 1.8 GHz ( Dual-Core )
RAM - 1 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM ( 2 x 512 MB )
Hard Drive - 80 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Operating System - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Screen - 17' TFT active matrix 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ ) - 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Optical Drive - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - integrated
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce 7000M TurboCache supporting 896MB - 256 MB
Bluetooth - No
Warranty - 1 year warranty
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#1
Just phoned Acer. For an extra £99 they will upgrade to 4GB Memory! :w00t:
#2
I would have opted for a bigger Hard Drive:thinking:

Bought one of these for Mrs. Ofshorebairn for her to play her Sims on and to free up my PC.
The HD is partitioned into 2x 40GB.
Had to resize as the 'C'' Drive became pretty full pretty quickly.

Still a good looking machine and never had a bit of bother with it(so far), would recomend it
#3
Only has two memory slots and both are filled, so if you want to go up to 2GB RAM (for Vista) you'll need to ditch the existing RAM.
#4
Good display but the rest is mediocre.
#5
Cracking deal......and I would up it to 3GB ram and by an external HDD. Good deal

Voted hot

renagade27
#6
I got this from curry's about 6mths ago with 2gig ram & 160 gig HDD for £350 grt machine never had any probs with it although use pc for most of the stuff I do on the pc
#7
rehydrated;2712029
Just phoned Acer. For an extra £99 they will upgrade to 4GB Memory! :w00t:


I'll bet they will! Generosity without bounds!
For about 60 quid you can throw away the existing memory and put new in!
#8
renagade27;2712269
Cracking deal......and I would up it to 3GB ram and by an external HDD. Good deal

Voted hot

renagade27


I would love to watch!
Got a source of 1.5Gb SoDimm modules sorted out then? It's a Laptop, they normally only have TWO slots!
#9
nihcaj
I would love to watch!
Got a source of 1.5Gb SoDimm modules sorted out then? It's a Laptop, they normally only have TWO slots!


Crucial for the ram (remove the 2x512mb and replace with a 1+2Gb strip) and an external from ebuyer....................and if you want to watch!!! Feel free Mate......duh!!:w00t:

renagade27
#10
renagade27;2714576
Crucial for the ram (remove the 2x512mb and replace with a 1+2Gb strip) and an external from ebuyer....................and if you want to watch!!! Feel free Mate......duh!!:w00t:

renagade27


I do like to watch people doing the daft thing, it happens a lot on this site- save tuppence & spoil the job. In this case, slow the machine down unnecessarily to save precious little, when doing the OPTIMUM thing means little more. If you COULD get 1.5Gb SODIMMS, then it probably would stack up.

External drives are not part of the issue, but for the sake of getting the max ram, with max performance, it is 14 quid (possibly a bit less if you hunt around) cheaper.
[eg Crucial: 4Gb = £61.09 whereas 2Gb+1Gb = £46.98 less Quidco too!]

You will end up with about 2.6 or 2.7Gb Ram usable by the OS (after letting the Graphics card get what it wants from the total amount) and slower too by using odd ram modules (yes, even though you can do it usually, it works this way with Laptops, not only with desktop PC motherboards) - whereas by going it the whole hog, you end up with about 3.6 or 3.7Gb usable without the drawback of slowing things down by having a pair of un-matched RAM modules. Admittedly the OS restriction will mean that the 0.4 or 0.5 Gb of extra up to the total of 4Gb will not be used, but now RAM is SO cheap, the price difference is so little as to be insignificant, and with a laptop, all the performance you can get the better, as the slower drives etc. do nothing to help it fly along! eg. You could use the extra 1Gb of usable memory for a Ramdrive to help it along, (or use disk caching software) or it would mean a lot less swapping out to the swapfile on the slow laptop HD.

As someone who once made the silly mistake of buying a high specced laptop as a desktop replacement, the speed of laptop HDs (or rather the LACK of it) is something I totally forgot about, and lived to regret.
#11
nihcaj
I do like to watch people doing the daft thing, it happens a lot on this site- save tuppence & spoil the job. In this case, slow the machine down unnecessarily to save precious little, when doing the OPTIMUM thing means little more. If you COULD get 1.5Gb SODIMMS, then it probably would stack up.

External drives are not part of the issue, but for the sake of getting the max ram, with max performance, it is 14 quid (possibly a bit less if you hunt around) cheaper.
[eg Crucial: 4Gb = £61.09 whereas 2Gb+1Gb = £46.98 less Quidco too!]

You will end up with about 2.6 or 2.7Gb Ram usable by the OS (after letting the Graphics card get what it wants from the total amount) and slower too by using odd ram modules (yes, even though you can do it usually, it works this way with Laptops, not only with desktop PC motherboards) - whereas by going it the whole hog, you end up with about 3.6 or 3.7Gb usable without the drawback of slowing things down by having a pair of un-matched RAM modules. Admittedly the OS restriction will mean that the 0.4 or 0.5 Gb of extra up to the total of 4Gb will not be used, but now RAM is SO cheap, the price difference is so little as to be insignificant, and with a laptop, all the performance you can get the better, as the slower drives etc. do nothing to help it fly along! eg. You could use the extra 1Gb of usable memory for a Ramdrive to help it along, (or use disk caching software) or it would mean a lot less swapping out to the swapfile on the slow laptop HD.

As someone who once made the silly mistake of buying a high specced laptop as a desktop replacement, the speed of laptop HDs (or rather the LACK of it) is something I totally forgot about, and lived to regret.


Whatever..........lost me............:w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t:

bye bye!

renagade27
#12
For an extra £50 you can have 3GB ram - with next day free delivery - £349.49

https://www.simplyacer.com/ACER-LX.AMM0X.009%20+%202GB%20Ram-424121.html

Either way still a good deal in my opinion.
#13
marty
For an extra £50 you can have 3GB ram - with next day free delivery - £349.49

https://www.simplyacer.com/ACER-LX.AMM0X.009%20+%202GB%20Ram-424121.html

Either way still a good deal in my opinion.


Totally agree,

That's what i was trying to say in my comments but ................................
nihcaj.............comments baffled me:w00t:

Cracking deal

renagade27
#14
renagade27;2722307
Totally agree,

That's what i was trying to say in my comments but ................................
nihcaj.............comments baffled me:w00t:

Cracking deal

renagade27


It IS a cracking deal.

What I meant to say was:

4Gb is a lot better than 3Gb, more than you would think because of special clever reasons; but costs only £14 more.

The explanation why something is better or worse is usually what people say they want, but I am used to writing on sites where posters have an average reading age, but here I will try to remember in future and not bother :-(

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