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Acer Aspire ES 15.6 Inch Intel Pentium 4GB 1TB Laptop £199.99 @ Argos

£199.99 @ Argos
Extra 10% via quidco, http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/10-quidco-cashback-fast-track-home-delivery-purchases-argos-2585907. £199.99 instead of £299.99 CPU, Memory and Operating System: •Intel… Read More
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7m, 1h agoFound 7 months, 1 hour ago
Extra 10% via quidco, http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/10-quidco-cashback-fast-track-home-delivery-purchases-argos-2585907.

£199.99 instead of £299.99

CPU, Memory and Operating System:

•Intel Pentium n4200 quad core processor.

•2.6GHz processor speed.

•4GB RAM.

•1TB SATA-III hard drive.

•Microsoft Windows 10.

Display features:

•15.6 inch screen.

•High definition display.

•Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

DVD optical drives:

•DVD plus RW/DVD-RW (read/write).

Graphics:

•Intel HD Graphicshd graphics 505 graphics card.

•Shared graphics card.

Interfaces and connectivity:

•SD media card reader.

•Secure Digital (SD), .

•2 USB 2.0 ports.

•1 USB 3.0 port.

•1 Ethernet port.

•1 HDMI port.

•Bluetooth.

•Wi-Fi enabled.

Multimedia features:

•VGA webcam.

•Built-in mic.

•HD Audio sound system.

General features:

•Up to 6.5 hours battery life.

•Size H2.46, W38.18, D25.8cm.

•Weight 2.4kg.

•EAN: 4713392842092.
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#1
My parents got this as a "light use" computer to replace an ancient desktop. Does them nicely. Big, chunky, robust plastic.
suspended 1 Like #2
Appears to be a good price for what you get, almost disposable at £3.85 a week.

Had shocking CS from Acer and Argos in the past when I bought a laptop from deal on here with a 3 year "warranty"

Was cheaper to buy a refurbished hp from newandusedlaptops than fix the alleged fault. Which has done me 3+ years now

Seems to be a good price for what you get though - hot!
#3
Sorry no. Because of the 1366 x 768 pixels display (not full HD) which seems to go with a nasty low resolution display.
1 Like #4
•High definition display.
•Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

ermmm should that be 1920 x 1080 Display resolution??

is it a typo on argos part as its always seems to be
1 Like #5
aj2001
•High definition display.
•Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
ermmm should that be 1920 x 1080 Display resolution??
is it a typo on argos part as its always seems to be
High definition display - "you can't use your fingers to count pixels" - definition by Argos
1 Like #6
aj2001
•High definition display.
•Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
ermmm should that be 1920 x 1080 Display resolution??
is it a typo on argos part as its always seems to be

Not a typo. It seems to be common practice for laptops with 1366x768 displays to be sold as high definition, even though you'd really struggle to find a laptop with a lower resolution display.
1 Like #7
Anything with more than 720 lines/pixels horizontally qualifies for the standard 'HD ready'. So there are displays even more old fashioned than this which are supposedly "HD".

Bit out of date standard now.
suspended 1 Like #8
le_jaeger
Anything with more than 720 lines/pixels horizontally qualifies for the standard 'HD ready'. So there are displays even more old fashioned than this which are supposedly "HD".
Bit out of date standard now.

Any deals on eye tests or laser surgery to upgrade my eyes? I watch content on my TV at home and a tablet when travelling.

Not sure where this obsession with HD has come from really. Did people complain about their CRT and Trinitron TVs at the time?

Anyone with any technical knowledge know whether these specs are good for the money?

Thanks
1 Like #9
thought for the price this seemed good value, but obviously the screen lets it down according to the experts on here. So can the experts please let me know where i can find a similar spec laptop but with the proper HD screen at this price so i can go and buy it.
#10
KareemSaid
Appears to be a good price for what you get, almost disposable at £3.85 a week.
Had shocking CS from Acer and Argos in the past when I bought a laptop from deal on here with a 3 year "warranty"
Was cheaper to buy a refurbished hp from newandusedlaptops than fix the alleged fault. Which has done me 3+ years now
Seems to be a good price for what you get though - hot!
#11
no one said the screen is bad, the laptop I am typing on is also 1366 x 768 pixels and its fine. Its six years old though so you just expect the screen res to be upgraded like everything else is.

I voted hot and I think its a good price, I paid more than this new item for a display model lenovo g550 pentium dual-core t4300, 3gb ram, 250gb hdd and 15.6" screen, and windows 7. oh and no hdmi port.

As always do you own research.
#12
I'm happy to spend £50-£100 more on a laptop, but is there much more bang for my buck than this, or is this pound for pound the best deal around at the moment?
#13
jedijacobs
I'm happy to spend £50-£100 more on a laptop, but is there much more bang for my buck than this, or is this pound for pound the best deal around at the moment?


If your willing to spend £150 more this would be a good one for you.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-yoga-510-14-full-hd-2-1-with-faster-ssd-storage-349-currys-for-349-2585106

Edited By: k55ojo on Dec 25, 2016 18:19: mistake
#14
My absolute max is £299.99 for a laptop as they tend to go wrong and be upgraded after a year or two anyway, so is this pretty much as good as you'll get for £199.99?
Saw a few deals over Black Friday but they were either impossible to get or different specs.
Any advice on this would be great peeps.
Aside from people saying it isn't a "full HD" screen, is there anything to be wary of with this model?
I watch YouTube, surf multiple pages on the net at the same time, use a few apps etc. Bit of word processing etc.
Hope this'll be good enough.
Reviews are scarce, so if people can give personal experience, that would be good.
Thanks.
#15
jedijacobs
My absolute max is £299.99 for a laptop as they tend to go wrong and be upgraded after a year or two anyway, so is this pretty much as good as you'll get for £199.99?
Saw a few deals over Black Friday but they were either impossible to get or different specs.
Any advice on this would be great peeps.
Aside from people saying it isn't a "full HD" screen, is there anything to be wary of with this model?
I watch YouTube, surf multiple pages on the net at the same time, use a few apps etc. Bit of word processing etc.
Hope this'll be good enough.
Reviews are scarce, so if people can give personal experience, that would be good.
Thanks.

It's the best "proper" laptop (good size screen, decent hdd storage, dvd drive) I've seen for this money new anyway.
1 Like #16
jedijacobs
My absolute max is £299.99 for a laptop as they tend to go wrong and be upgraded after a year or two anyway, so is this pretty much as good as you'll get for £199.99?
Saw a few deals over Black Friday but they were either impossible to get or different specs.
Any advice on this would be great peeps.
Aside from people saying it isn't a "full HD" screen, is there anything to be wary of with this model?
I watch YouTube, surf multiple pages on the net at the same time, use a few apps etc. Bit of word processing etc.
Hope this'll be good enough.
Reviews are scarce, so if people can give personal experience, that would be good.
Thanks.

Ah, what a shame, I found a cracker for £300 but it would be over budget. (Sorry, couldn't resist!! X) )
I'm actually wondering the same thing - for around this price, what would be the best value available? It's easy to get tied up in 'full HD' but as someone else said, not so many years ago we'd have been paying £1000s for this spec and thinking the screen was absolutely amazing. My eyes have only got worse, so I doubt I'd notice the difference too much.
1 Like #17
people on here will always pick fault with any bargain ignoring the price. But for 200 quid this seems a good deal, even currys best effort around this price would give you a celeron processor. For someone with a few quid more argos have a lenovo for 269 that has i3 processor and 8 gig.
#18
ceridunn
people on here will always pick fault with any bargain ignoring the price. But for 200 quid this seems a good deal, even currys best effort around this price would give you a celeron processor. For someone with a few quid more argos have a lenovo for 269 that has i3 processor and 8 gig.


Can you please provide a link for this? Thanks
#19
jedijacobs
My absolute max is £299.99 for a laptop as they tend to go wrong and be upgraded after a year or two anyway, so is this pretty much as good as you'll get for £199.99?
Saw a few deals over Black Friday but they were either impossible to get or different specs.
Any advice on this would be great peeps.
Aside from people saying it isn't a "full HD" screen, is there anything to be wary of with this model?
I watch YouTube, surf multiple pages on the net at the same time, use a few apps etc. Bit of word processing etc.
Hope this'll be good enough.
Reviews are scarce, so if people can give personal experience, that would be good.
Thanks.

Comes with mouse and bag.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-g50-80-15-6-inch-ci3-8gb-1tb-laptop-silver-2585630


Edited By: k55ojo on Dec 25, 2016 20:25: added
#20
Cheers :D
#21
mrdude
ceridunn
people on here will always pick fault with any bargain ignoring the price. But for 200 quid this seems a good deal, even currys best effort around this price would give you a celeron processor. For someone with a few quid more argos have a lenovo for 269 that has i3 processor and 8 gig.


Can you please provide a link for this? Thanks


Google it , I am .
#22
pvfc247
mrdude
ceridunn
people on here will always pick fault with any bargain ignoring the price. But for 200 quid this seems a good deal, even currys best effort around this price would give you a celeron processor. For someone with a few quid more argos have a lenovo for 269 that has i3 processor and 8 gig.
Can you please provide a link for this? Thanks
Google it , I am .

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-g50-80-15-6-inch-ci3-8gb-1tb-laptop-silver-2585630

Edited By: k55ojo on Dec 25, 2016 20:25: added
#23
Can anybody tell if this has gigabit ethernet? Trawled the web for over an hour but can only find similar models.
#24
k55ojo
jedijacobs
My absolute max is £299.99 for a laptop as they tend to go wrong and be upgraded after a year or two anyway, so is this pretty much as good as you'll get for £199.99?
Saw a few deals over Black Friday but they were either impossible to get or different specs.
Any advice on this would be great peeps.
Aside from people saying it isn't a "full HD" screen, is there anything to be wary of with this model?
I watch YouTube, surf multiple pages on the net at the same time, use a few apps etc. Bit of word processing etc.
Hope this'll be good enough.
Reviews are scarce, so if people can give personal experience, that would be good.
Thanks.

Comes with mouse and bag.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-g50-80-15-6-inch-ci3-8gb-1tb-laptop-silver-2585630



Is the £79 worth spending?
Aside from what I've outlined I'll use the machine for, is it worth it?
Not worried about a bag and mouse either as I have both.
Cheers.
#25
I don't know where Argos is getting the 2.6GHz from.

Pentium N4200 is a 1.1GHz processor (with 2.5GHz boost).
http://ark.intel.com/products/95592/Intel-Pentium-Processor-N4200-2M-Cache-up-to-2_5-GHz

Argos has a nasty habit of quoting "burst speed" as actual CPU speed.
Acer (correctly) calls this a 1.1GHz cpu (14" version linked)
https://www.acer.com/ac/en/GB/content/model/NX.GJ4EK.003

This is a 6W cpu, designed for IoT & chromebooks, so I wouldn't call this a "proper" laptop.
This is basically a chromebook with a HDD and a little more ram.

"is the £79 worth spending (for an i3)?"
Absolutely, yes. The i3u (15w) is a dramatically more powerful cpu.
#26
jedijacobs
k55ojo
jedijacobs
My absolute max is £299.99 for a laptop as they tend to go wrong and be upgraded after a year or two anyway, so is this pretty much as good as you'll get for £199.99?
Saw a few deals over Black Friday but they were either impossible to get or different specs.
Any advice on this would be great peeps.
Aside from people saying it isn't a "full HD" screen, is there anything to be wary of with this model?
I watch YouTube, surf multiple pages on the net at the same time, use a few apps etc. Bit of word processing etc.
Hope this'll be good enough.
Reviews are scarce, so if people can give personal experience, that would be good.
Thanks.
Comes with mouse and bag. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-g50-80-15-6-inch-ci3-8gb-1tb-laptop-silver-2585630
Is the £79 worth spending?
Aside from what I've outlined I'll use the machine for, is it worth it?
Not worried about a bag and mouse either as I have both.
Cheers.

As stated earlier. Some people want the specs of a £400 machine for £199. You won't get this. You outlined what you use your laptop for and I would clearly define this as 'light use' This is absolutely fine for light use. Very good value for money!
#27
k55ojo
jedijacobs
I'm happy to spend £50-£100 more on a laptop, but is there much more bang for my buck than this, or is this pound for pound the best deal around at the moment?


If your willing to spend £150 more this would be a good one for you.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-yoga-510-14-full-hd-2-1-with-faster-ssd-storage-349-currys-for-349-2585106


Would the Lenovo be better spec wise than this? Grateful for any advice people can give.

http://www.ebuyer.com/760637-hp-250-g5-i5-laptop-x0q78es-x0q78es-abu

I can see that the Lenovo has a higher res screen but has less RAM and i3 instead of i5.

Edited By: mattwalsh25 on Dec 26, 2016 10:21: more info
#28
Can anyone tell me how this compares to an AMD Athlon X2 250 processor? I can't find the n4200 on CPUboss.com.

The Athlon is in my desktop and it's a few years old but I run software that needs similar or better specs so no point me buying something inferior.

I've ordered for reservation but I've 4 days to make up my mind.
#29
Is this better or worse than a Dell XPS 15?
#30
Well I took the plunge! Just collected it an hour ago and unpacking it now. Hopefully better than my Packard bell TJ64 note. Any settings tweeks would be appreciated from any of you tech gurus. Thanks to the OP for the post.
#31
flity7
Well I took the plunge! Just collected it an hour ago and unpacking it now. Hopefully better than my Packard bell TJ64 note. Any settings tweeks would be appreciated from any of you tech gurus. Thanks to the OP for the post.


Very interested to hear how it is.
I've reserved 2 (one for me and one for my parents).
Keep us posted.
Enjoy x
#32
N3lson

"is the £79 worth spending (for an i3)?"
Absolutely, yes. The i3u (15w) is a dramatically more powerful cpu.

For general browsing and word processing what difference will this make?

Better for him to either save the money or replace the HDD in this with an SSD and pocket some change, as that would be the most noticable upgrade for uses such as this, in my opinion at least.
#33
SpaceChip
N3lson

"is the £79 worth spending (for an i3)?"
Absolutely, yes. The i3u (15w) is a dramatically more powerful cpu.

For general browsing and word processing what difference will this make?

Better for him to either save the money or replace the HDD in this with an SSD and pocket some change, as that would be the most noticable upgrade for uses such as this, in my opinion at least.



Much appreciated.
As long as I can have multiple pages open, steam YouTube/iplayer seamlessly, do word processing and general day to day activities, I think this is quite a good buy.
I don't play any games (apart from facebook games) and don't really need tip top tech.
I do have some DJ software but don't use it much.
Any further reviews or details at all, please let me know.
Also, screen and speakers... all ok?
#34
Anyone know if these will be good for digital art with a drawing tablet?
#35
Is the 10% Argos Quidco offer still on?, or ..... thanx. :-)
#36
amour3k
Is the 10% Argos Quidco offer still on?, or ..... thanx. :-)


possibly, hasn't been updated yet ot quidco site.
#37
k55ojo
amour3k
Is the 10% Argos Quidco offer still on?, or ..... thanx. :-)
possibly, hasn't been updated yet ot quidco site.

That's what I was thought too?, lol.

Thanx.
1 Like #38
My first ever post on here because of this laptop. I have an apple Macbook Pro as my normal computer along with an iMac, Toshiba Chromebook and a fairly new Asus PC which my daughter uses for college. I took the plunge for this offer at Argos on this laptop as I needed a PC for certain software which will not work on my Mac. For less than £200 you really cannot go wrong. After removing all the bloatware which came with the laptop and 2 hours of Windows updates I can safely say it handles Excel, Word e.t.c and browsing without any problems at all. I have had many laptops over the years and for just your basic needs this is spot on. Quidico is currently showing £6 cashback as well.
#39
adgedan out of interest what do you recommend removing I have bought one too, but don't want to remove something important by mistake. I only want it for Word/excel, Skype and browsing. Thanks for any advice.

One issue I do have is I get a network 2.0 or something microsoft software is missing on start up,would that be because I installed an old printer, as it seems to do it since then.
#40
rated cold laptop specs are 1.1 GHZ not the 2.6 GHZ advertised taking mine back today.

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