Acer Aspire M3641 - Acer Aspire M3641- 4GB - 2.44MHZ - 640GB HD - with Blu-Ray Combo - £469.34 DELIVERED @ PCWorld - HotUKDeals
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The fabulous Acer Aspire M3641 has a phenomenal amount of power under its metaphoric hood.

The Acer Aspire M3641 boasts an Intel® Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor and comes complete with Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium, which gives your all the latest software features.

With 4GB DDR2 667MHz memory, you can pretty much run as many programs as you like, simultaneously, and the 640GB SATA hard drive (7200rpm) will allow you to store a movie library that will be the envy of your friends.

Incorporating NVIDIA® GeForce 7100 graphics, a 12-in-1 media card reader, 1x IEEE 1394 FireWire® port, 8 USB ports plus a Blu-Ray Reader and DVD Rewriter, the Acer Aspire M3641 will positively purr like a kitten whilst undertaking even the most challenging computing task.

Intel® Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor
2.40GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
4GB DDR2 667MHz memory
640GB SATA hard drive (7200rpm)
NVIDIA® GeForce 7100 graphics
Blu-Ray Reader and DVD Rewriter
12-in-1 media card reader
8x USB ports (4x front, 4x rear)
1x IEEE 1394 FireWire® port

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Full specification Benefit
Processor Type Intel. Core 2 Quad Q6600
Processor speed 2400 The higher the number of Megahertz (MHZ) the faster the processor should be
RAM Memory 4096 MB
Hard Disk Capacity 640 GB
No of USB connections 8 The more connections the computer has the more equipment you can connect to your computer e.g. modem, printer, scanner, digital camera, PDA
No. of Firewire Connections 1 High speed data transfer link for digital video and other media. Ideal for quickly downloading video images from a camcorder to PC
Keyboard YES
Mouse YES
Onboard LAN YES
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#1
very good deal.
#2
For comparison, if you would rather have discrete graphics card instead of integrated , and prefer not to buy Acer, (or buy from a DSG group company!) - this Dell is the £10 from the same price & very similar spec other than slightly less ram, and a bit less HD space as a trade off for the graphics!
http://www.dmxdimension.com/recommend/d015006

either looks a good option, and so I suppose it confirms each is good for the money that is, IF you need Blu Ray which I must admit I am not being drawn into yet!
#3
i noticed this acer on pc world store on saturday but they were selling it for £559 with a crab monitor...i asked to buy the tower alone and they wanted £500...how did you get it for £469? your link is not working by the way.
Also regarding the dell deal...it is less ram, less hard disk drive and also no HDMI port which the acer has
#4
i found it now for £469 which is great....but what people think about this HP from Morgan computers...i know it is refurbished but it comes with one year warranty...also no blueray but much better graphics
http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=5059&CategoryID=142&SubCategoryID=183
#5
sam1970;4193184
i found it now for £469 which is great....but what people think about this HP from Morgan computers...i know it is refurbished but it comes with one year warranty...also no blueray but much better graphics
http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=5059&CategoryID=142&SubCategoryID=183


What is there to think about!

It is dearer, OK more ram on the graphics, but if it was new I wouldn't touch Morgan (messed me about last time!) and I would need one monster of a discount to be buying second-hand gear! :-(
#6
sam1970;4192925
Also regarding the dell deal...it is less ram, less hard disk drive and also no HDMI port which the acer has


Wow! major problems! :?

For one thing, are you sure?
It supports TWO monitors, and I am sure it has DVI,... so use an adaptor.
Ram is SO cheap now, who is at all worried about the amount of RAM in a machine - don't get it from the system builder though - what does it cost now?... about Tuppence a stick these days? :whistling:

With 3 Gb of RAM AND dedicated graphics, I don't think it is even worth worrying about as not all the "extra" RAM, if you up it to 4Gb will be fully used - I have 4Gb, with an integrated graphics card, my partners machine is only 3Gb, but has dedicated graphics, so I didn't bother upping it to 4Gb, even though it is not a great expense.

The HD space is nowt nor something either way... 20 quid extra if Dell add it, when you build it, but my attitude is, get it when you need it, you will need a drive for backing up to anyway whatever you buy, so buy a bigger USB drive when you do to make up for the shortfall!

Whatever machine you buy, wherever you buy it, minor adjustments like these are just of no real consequence, unless you are wanting the moon on a stick!
banned#7
This is a cracking spec for the price, good to use for gaming and as a media center.
#8
Had this pc since december good pc although rather annoying that it comes with 32 bit so you cant use the full 4gb ram
banned#9
Ain't the 32 bit down to your o/s rather than the actual machine? If you installed a 64bit version of an o/s then you could use full 4gig but then some progs probably wouldn't work due to compatiblity.
#10
divy98
Ain't the 32 bit down to your o/s rather than the actual machine? If you installed a 64bit version of an o/s then you could use full 4gig but then some progs probably wouldn't work due to compatiblity.

Yeh i was just saying you get 32 bit with it thats all:thumbsup:
#11
thanks, I have passed this on to my brother.
http://www.hdotd.com/hubble/dd055f53a45702fe05e449c30ac80df9.gif
#12
Good price for the spec..
#13
not bad spec though the graphics card lets it down
banned#14
if you want a 64 bit version of vista does the processor have to be a 64 bit....i want to get this pc but need to know if this will have a 64 bit processor?
#15
ebybrit;4196535
if you want a 64 bit version of vista does the processor have to be a 64 bit....i want to get this pc but need to know if this will have a 64 bit processor?


If you don't know the answer to that question, can I I suggest that you find out why you need 64 bit Windows anyway?
banned#16
nihcaj
If you don't know the answer to that question, can I I suggest that you find out why you need 64 bit Windows anyway?


didnt someone mention the fact that the 32 version doesnt allow you to use more then 3gb?
#17
How loud is this one, looks good and temted to go for it but fed up with fans running late at night
#18
Not a bad deal but a couple of perspectives to take into account.

Acer (and Packard Bell) normally are built for home office and business use and for gaming you need to make normally two adjustments :

1) They use motherboard graphics - ok so I can a graphics card but read the next point.
2) Any decent graphics card requires at least a 420w PSU and these machines are normally around 300w.

In addition the RAM installed is normally 667 speed as opposed to 800 and the motherboard can in certain instances not support the speed of the components.

I cannot find the details but worth being aware.
#19
ebybrit;4196743
didnt someone mention the fact that the 32 version doesnt allow you to use more then 3gb?


Of course, but even that is not QUITE fully true, as you will find if you do a bit of searching on the net, or even the pages of this site. It isn't as straightforward as that, you get a good bit more, so only a little of the extra 1Gb of RAM is "wasted"

If you are not the "techie" enough sort to know know whether or not the processor is 64 bit, which of course it is, then odds-on you won't find 32 bit a problem any more than you will find the 64 bit vitally necessary. Some benchmarks show some things run SLOWER on 64 bit machines, although a good few run better, again neither is a lot different!

If you are thinking of something like 8Gb of RAM or more, and if your software and drivers for other hardware that you might have are available and up to the job then get it, there is no other way of using that much RAM, but otherwise, why bother?
#20
[email protected];4197150
Acer (and Packard Bell) normally are built for home office and business use and for gaming you need to make normally two adjustments :

1) They use motherboard graphics - ok so I can a graphics card but read the next point.
2) Any decent graphics card requires at least a 420w PSU and these machines are normally around 300w.

In addition the RAM installed is normally 667 speed as opposed to 800 and the motherboard can in certain instances not support the speed of the components.

I cannot find the details but worth being aware.


I wold go further and question why look at this sort of stuff for gaming at all!.... it is most definitely the only area nowadays that I would be looking to build a machine myself if it was for gaming (not that I do game!) - otherwise you could end up replacing half the components and wasting more money.

That said, lots of people have used them for gaming, and the PSU on the Dell is OK to a point (it is 360W) with a range of "better" graphics cards, but as I say why would you, it is as daft as buying a 4 wheel drive for use trolling around town shopping - plenty of people waste their time and money on that too!
#21
ok peeps i use to work for morgan computers the tottemham court road branch a few years back and i cant tell you the countless times i saw machine being brought back for repair it was rediculous.

At that time we had a return to back warranty cause we never sent the computers off for repair that much i can tell you right now, the hire sales peeps with customer service background who know about computers but yet none of us actually were qualified other than 1 guy who was called mike. dont know if he is still there but bar him the rest of us was carry out the repair on customers machine.

The moral of the story is dont buy from them they get alot of **** refurb goods the customer service is lousy they dont do refunds and they warranty is ****.

hope you have found this inside information useful to you if you were considering to buy from them.
#22
hecticc;4197282
ok peeps i use to work for morgan computers the tottemham court road branch a few years back and i cant tell you the countless times i saw machine being brought back for repair it was rediculous.

At that time we had a return to back warranty cause we never sent the computers off for repair that much i can tell you right now, the hire sales peeps with customer service background who know about computers but yet none of us actually were qualified other than 1 guy who was called mike. dont know if he is still there but bar him the rest of us was carry out the repair on customers machine.

The moral of the story is dont buy from them they get alot of **** refurb goods the customer service is lousy they dont do refunds and they warranty is ****.

hope you have found this inside information useful to you if you were considering to buy from them.


Nothing I didn't know from just ONE simple experience of them!

You will find there is a huge following for "refurbs" on this site though, even when they are nearly the full price, and whatever you or I say, it won't make a blind bit of difference! :-(
#23
nihcaj
I wold go further and question why look at this sort of stuff for gaming at all!.... it is most definitely the only area nowadays that I would be looking to build a machine myself if it was for gaming (not that I do game!) - otherwise you could end up replacing half the components and wasting more money.

That said, lots of people have used them for gaming, and the PSU on the Dell is OK to a point (it is 360W) with a range of "better" graphics cards, but as I say why would you, it is as daft as buying a 4 wheel drive for use trolling around town shopping - plenty of people waste their time and money on that too!

Agreed - you need to why you are buying and what you are using it for. There is a excellent balanced machine at Cyberpower systems which won the Computer Shopper award for £400 systems. Dont know too much about them - only 4 years old. http://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/gamer_infinity_620/. No Blu Ray but comes with ATI 4670 and seems pretty good allrounder.
#25
Hi

what do you think of this one.........

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-6345.aspx

?????
#26
Hi all

what do you think of this one from the medion shop...

Medion Electronics
PC Akoya® P7316D - £ 499.00
Genuine Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8200 2.33 GHz, 1TB HDD, 4GB DDR2-SDRAM.

The graphics card - NVIDIA® GeForce® GT120 is this 9500? I've read they have been renamed??

https://www.medionshop.co.uk/?areaID=43EB8CC70986328AE10000000A00004A&shoplanguage=en&et_cid=1&et_lid=1&partnerID=107975596
#27
prodigy8
Hi

what do you think of this one.........

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-6345.aspx

?????


That one uses an AMD Phenom processor instead of the Intel Core 2 Quad - I currently rate the Intel higher than the AMD. That one also doesn't have a Blu-Ray drive. So you'd be better off with the M3641.
#28
HSpin
That one uses an AMD Phenom processor instead of the Intel Core 2 Quad - I currently rate the Intel higher than the AMD. That one also doesn't have a Blu-Ray drive. So you'd be better off with the M3641.


ok cheers, what about the medion one i posted above

does say it has a blu ray drive though ,on the tesco website......

'Blu-ray Disc™ reader with DVD RW drive'
#29
how easy is it to upgrade the graphic card on the PC world acer? i believe it is integrated so can it be replaced with a better card?
#30
sam1970;4199984
how easy is it to upgrade the graphic card on the PC world acer? i believe it is integrated so can it be replaced with a better card?


No idea if they allow you to open it up without voiding the warranty - anyone know?

Dell are fine about this, and even give info on doing it in manuals!
#31
i am not fussed about the warranty...anyway pc world warranties are pants
#32
prodigy8
Hi

what do you think of this one.........

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-6345.aspx

?????

Definitely a better deal, i dnt really care for blueray trash.
#33
cant believe no-ones mentioned the fact that PC world pcs come crammed full of the "tech guys" branded software rubbish.. normally takes a few hours sometimes a day to actually get it all off.. often a format is necessary to actually clear the PC of their un-necessary crud they insist on infecting their new pcs with. for this simple reason i'd steer clear of PC world myself.. but thats just my opinion obviously..
#34
burpitt;4207101
cant believe no-ones mentioned the fact that PC world pcs come crammed full of the "tech guys" branded software rubbish.. normally takes a few hours sometimes a day to actually get it all off.. often a format is necessary to actually clear the PC of their un-necessary crud they insist on infecting their new pcs with. for this simple reason i'd steer clear of PC world myself.. but thats just my opinion obviously..


It's not something that would bother me so I wouldn't think of it to mention!... laptop or desktop, whoever makes or sells it, they always put SOME crud on, and even as it comes, Windows (every version!) needs a LOT of tweaking around for it to run the way I want it, and even more important setting up data back-up options so I would be doing this before Ghosting the hard disk itself for future quick restoring of the operating system too.

Even the most basic user could do with a little bit of research on this sort of thing, a little work early on gives a lot of freedom later on, better speed & reliability and increases knowledge on how to use the machine.

I know most don't though, and a huge number don't even bother with the most basic backup regime then moan and groan about how lousy such and such PC is, and how rubbish Windows is! :-(

PC World is part of DSG, and that is good enough reason not to buy from them if you can possibly avoid it!
#35
Actually my HP desktop had the same garbage junk software installed and same as my Philips branded laptop so PC World are not the only company to do it....
banned#36
took delivery of the acer this morning...and its fantastic....connecting it to my 22" lcd tft and game play is ace.

so for those who are tempted id go for it and those who hate everything about it...well dont bother!
#37
ebybrit;4211729
took delivery of the acer this morning...and its fantastic....connecting it to my 22" lcd tft and game play is ace.

so for those who are tempted id go for it and those who hate everything about it...well dont bother!

well done...i am thinking of buying it today...just one question..has it got one optical drive (blueray) or two (blueray and DVD writer)...thanks
#38
ouch...price back to £499...deal expired
banned#39
glad i bought mine when i did!
#40
sam1970
well done...i am thinking of buying it today...just one question..has it got one optical drive (blueray) or two (blueray and DVD writer)...thanks


its a bluray dvd rw combo

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