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Acer Aspire 7520 laptop, 17", Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core TK-53 £349.97

£349.97 @ Laptops Direct
My first deal posted so be gentle... I bought this laptop for £350 when it was in stock a week or so back, and it's superb for the money - I'm absolutely delighted with it. Really nice 17" Crystalbrit… Read More
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9y, 6m agoFound 9 years, 6 months ago
My first deal posted so be gentle... I bought this laptop for £350 when it was in stock a week or so back, and it's superb for the money - I'm absolutely delighted with it. Really nice 17" Crystalbrite widescreen (the glossy type). I've upgraded to 2Gb RAM for £26 (Play.com) and sold the 1Gb it comes with for £15.

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_7520-5A1G08Mi_Laptop_LX.AMM0X.001/version-1.asp

Nothing I've seen at £350 (including Dell) really matches this for a 17" laptop. Full spec:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53 - 1.7GHz, up to 1.6GHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache
RAM: 1GB DDR2
Hard Drive: 80GB Serial ATA
Screen: 17" Widescreen TFT (1440x900)with CrystalBrite Technology
Optical Drive: DVD±RW Super Multi Double Layer
Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium

It doesn't say on the specs but I can confirm it has a card reader and firewire port. The 1G RAM comes as 2 x 512Mb.

Currently showing more than 20 in stock, last week they sold out more or less straight after I ordered mine, so be quick! I think laptopsdirect have 2% quidco too.
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#1
Nice price for a 17" Laptop.
#2
website shows it at £399.97
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arcsbite
website shows it at £399.97


The £400 one is a different model (7520-6A1G08Mi) - follow the link on my original post. I would put a direct link up so it goes directly to the right model when you click "go to deal" only I don't know how yet!
#4
ahh I see.
thanks.
how does it run? is it snappy? I'd have thought 17" was overkil when it's only running at 1.7Ghz
#6
arcsbite
ahh I see.
thanks.
how does it run? is it snappy? I'd have thought 17" was overkil when it's only running at 1.7Ghz


I think it's great, especially with 2Gb RAM installed (max is 4Gb apparently). Though I haven't tried it for games or really power-hungry uses. Very few laptops in this price band have a dual core CPU or a 17" screen, let alone both.

I don't really know what relation the processor is supposed to have to the screen size? I really just wanted something with a big screen and didn't really imagine how the processor should affect the choice of screen.
#7
arcsbite
ahh I see.
thanks.
how does it run? is it snappy? I'd have thought 17" was overkil when it's only running at 1.7Ghz


Screen size isn't affected by processor speed, the resolution is still the same as a 15" screen, I reckon this is a good deal, not a gamers machine though...mind you for that price as the OP says dual core and 17" screen at a bargain price.
#8
shame its the white key design...if it had been like the 9304 i would have snapped it up
#9
Got this laptop in oct,bought 2gb ram from orca for about £46 del,laptop really needed more ram now is great,very fast:thumbsup:
#10
I bought this laptop for a friend last month.
Removed all the ACER bloatware, and it runs like a dream, even on the 1GB that it came shipped with.

Screen was excellent, and laptop was ideal as a desktop replacement.

Recommended.

Jav

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