Acer Aspire E1-510 15.6" Netbook Celeron Quad Core N2920-4GB,500GB £299.99 @ Staples - includes Office 365 - HotUKDeals
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Seems a decent value bundle for a normal Home user - Intel Celeron wont pull up any trees but perfectly good for home use .Has 1x USB 3, 2x USB2 and a DVD Rewriter and is bundled with the 5 Computer Office 365 Home Premium (£60 in Currys ) . Obviously no good for gaming but looks a good affordable ,brand new home bundle .- Comments welcome .
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#1
Would be a great deal if it was another version of Office, but the 365 being subscription based just doesn't work for me, very much microsoft trying to make customers have to rely on paying them for the software every year into the future. I've noticed they seem to have realised that consumers are not keen on the idea either and now bundling it more and more to get people locked in to the service.

For most home users the old process of paying once and keeping the software until you needed to update was much better as I know plenty of people with office 2003 that's still more than suitable for their odd letter and home budget spreadsheet. The software was an expensive purchase at the time but the near 10 years or so of use more than makes up for it, sadly 365 is pretty much the same software with a few features most people wont use at pretty much same price as the older versions that did very much the same thing for a fixed price till you got a replacement copy years down the line.
#3
Oh Dear - obviously not a great deal if you don't want the Office deal ! I suppose I could have saved critics the effort by mentioning the Dabs deal, which I noted before posting . The deal I posted gives a decent home computer and the Office 365 for up to 4 other computers ,Ideal for a family or household . Yes £253 is a cheaper deal for the computer alone but if you want the Office with it -well over £310. And as for suggesting a very low spec dual core system (you will notice the difference ) - very poor -rdwarr -you really should know better !

Edited By: rogparki on Jul 05, 2014 22:40
#4
I don't see the problem with giving people a choice. Many people will not notice the difference between the quad-core and dual-core system because all they'll run on it is a browser and Windows.

I see you post a few deals for laptops. You may be interested to see the new version of Intel's "shop" which will give details and offers for all Intel-based machines. http://www.intel.com/buy/uk/en

I'm duty-bound to say that I work on the back-end database for it.

Edited By: rdwarr on Jul 05, 2014 22:50
#5
Astec123
Would be a great deal if it was another version of Office, but the 365 being subscription based just doesn't work for me, very much microsoft trying to make customers have to rely on paying them for the software every year into the future. I've noticed they seem to have realised that consumers are not keen on the idea either and now bundling it more and more to get people locked in to the service.

For most home users the old process of paying once and keeping the software until you needed to update was much better as I know plenty of people with office 2003 that's still more than suitable for their odd letter and home budget spreadsheet. The software was an expensive purchase at the time but the near 10 years or so of use more than makes up for it, sadly 365 is pretty much the same software with a few features most people wont use at pretty much same price as the older versions that did very much the same thing for a fixed price till you got a replacement copy years down the line.
I tend to agree , its a family/household deal to give a good laptop and access to Office for up to 4 other computers . I was well aware when posting that the same computer was available at DABS for £253 But I thought that not a deal (with Office would be £310 +) . Probably only a good deal for households with 3 or more computers . Please consider the deal as such.
#6
rdwarr
I don't see the problem with giving people a choice. Many people will not notice the difference between the quad-core and dual-core system because all they'll run on it is a browser and Windows.
Obviously not powerful enough for grandparents though (_;) Mine's a quad-core Xeon with 32GB.
Well Whoopee Doo ,nice system -bet that didn't cost £300 !
#7
rdwarr
I don't see the problem with giving people a choice. Many people will not notice the difference between the quad-core and dual-core system because all they'll run on it is a browser and Windows.

I see you post a few deals for laptops. You may be interested to see the new version of Intel's "shop" which will give details and offers for all Intel-based machines. http://www.intel.com/buy/uk/en

I'm duty-bound to say that I work on the back-end database for it.
I'll be honest -I'm still looking for an ideal replacement for mine in the £300-£500 bracket - haven't found one yet - for me . In the mean time I post deals that I've found that I consider to be good deals that I have found in my search . May not be ideal for everyone but hopefully useful to some .

Edited By: rogparki on Jul 05, 2014 22:58

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