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Been looking for a 1080p laptop and this looks good

Windows 8.1
Intel® Core™ i5-4258U Processor
Memory: 6 GB
Graphics: Intel® Iris™
120GB SSD
Screen Size 13.3"
Resolution 1920 x 1080p
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1 Like #1
Ultrabook spec (1.5kg) with proper SSD. Heat from me!
#2
Same price on Amazon,though bit of scrolling required,several being offered for £100 or so more.White as well,be able to see it in the dark I suppose.
#3
Exactly what I want... But it's white :(
4 Likes #4
Was wondering why no one posted this and moreover why I was too lazy to do so myself......

Here's what I've got : Model number V3-371-558L

The +'s
i5-4258U - Damn quick CPU for this pricepoint
Ultra portable @ 1.5kgs
Battery life
SSD is on a SATA3 controller
Max Memory 16GB
1080p resolution

The -'s
I just could not get a good feel for the keyboard and touchpad, overall build quality and plastic feel did not appeal
TN panel gave me a display that simply looked lacklustre
The SSD ? What is it ? I could not find a reference as to whether it's an M2 or a 2.5" drive
Memory arrangement as 4+2 in single channel is a waste
CPU soldered on so no upgrades there
Upgrading SSD and Memory will invalidate your warranty if you care for things like that

..... so I came home and kissed goodbye to the one I reserved instore.

On the plus side I'm £450 better off and tbh my 7 year old bargain with upgraded CPU and SSD is still serving me well. It's just not as shiny :o

edit: Voting hot nonetheless as it is a pretty fast machine


Edited By: subliminalaura on Dec 28, 2014 21:35: more info
#5
subliminalaura
Was wondering why no one posted this and moreover why I was too lazy to do so myself......

Here's what I've got : Model number V3-371-558L

The +'s
i5-4258U - Damn quick CPU for this pricepoint
Ultra portable @ 1.5kgs
Battery life
SSD is on a SATA3 controller
Max Memory 16GB
1080p resolution

The -'s
I just could not get a good feel for the keyboard and touchpad, overall build quality and plastic feel did not appeal
TN panel gave me a display that simply looked lacklustre
The SSD ? What is it ? I could not find a reference as to whether it's an M2 or a 2.5" drive
Memory arrangement as 4+2 in single channel is a waste


WHat is the TN panel and does the memory arrangement mean that the RAM cannot be upgraded?
#6
Is this a touch screen?
#7
This is an absolutely cracking laptop for the money, decent screen good hard drive nice and portable with plenty of memory without the need to mess about changing anything.
#8
does anybody know if this is touch screen?
#10
I've been looking at this for a few days and finally went for it...couldn't find a better processor in a 13" screen for close to this price.

Beware though I did click and collect for this and they firstly gave me all the tut tut treatment for not buying their overpriced anti virus software...then the tech help cover. after all that they demanded about £30 more for a windows recovery memory stick. I refused and it turned out they didn't have any without in stock...

I was so annoyed I tried so hard again to find it anywhere else (I couldn't find it the same price on Amazon)...so ordered again for delivery...

Also no it's not touch screen.
#11
Be careful with click and collect. Currys/PC World are really pushing 'pre set up' models on people and charging £30+ for it when it's really unnecessary. I got a bog standard £179 laptop from them for Uni work and they told me it was the only model in stock. I said I didn't care I wanted what I paid for and they still tried to make me pay for the 'privelige' of them having stuffed it with useless crap and doing something I could have done at home myself.
#12
the awful screen and huge amount of bloat had me rake this back to currys when it was 499. awful screen makes awful waster of 449 or 499. cold.
#13
subliminalaura
Was wondering why no one posted this and moreover why I was too lazy to do so myself......

Here's what I've got : Model number V3-371-558L

The +'s
i5-4258U - Damn quick CPU for this pricepoint
Ultra portable @ 1.5kgs
Battery life
SSD is on a SATA3 controller
Max Memory 16GB
1080p resolution

The -'s
I just could not get a good feel for the keyboard and touchpad, overall build quality and plastic feel did not appeal
TN panel gave me a display that simply looked lacklustre
The SSD ? What is it ? I could not find a reference as to whether it's an M2 or a 2.5" drive
Memory arrangement as 4+2 in single channel is a waste
CPU soldered on so no upgrades there
Upgrading SSD and Memory will invalidate your warranty if you care for things like that

..... so I came home and kissed goodbye to the one I reserved instore.

On the plus side I'm £450 better off and tbh my 7 year old bargain with upgraded CPU and SSD is still serving me well. It's just not as shiny :o

edit: Voting hot nonetheless as it is a pretty fast machine


Thought would add some points to yours:

The Core i5 in this is fast but it's a pretty standard (but good) Ultrabook CPU, likewise saying it's soldered is unfair as all Ultrabook/U-class CPUs are and many (other than maybe myself and a handful of others) won't ever upgrade it anyway.
The memory is dual-channel flex-mode, not full single-channel so it's faster than one stick.
You didn't mention the Intel Iris graphics which are kind of worthy of attention, being faster than most other stock integrated graphics if you're after that kind of thing.
#14
emmacowley
subliminalaura
Was wondering why no one posted this and moreover why I was too lazy to do so myself......
Here's what I've got : Model number V3-371-558LThe +'s
i5-4258U - Damn quick CPU for this pricepoint
Ultra portable @ 1.5kgs
Battery life
SSD is on a SATA3 controller
Max Memory 16GB
1080p resolutionThe -'s
I just could not get a good feel for the keyboard and touchpad, overall build quality and plastic feel did not appeal
TN panel gave me a display that simply looked lacklustre
The SSD ? What is it ? I could not find a reference as to whether it's an M2 or a 2.5" drive
Memory arrangement as 4+2 in single channel is a waste
WHat is the TN panel and does the memory arrangement mean that the RAM cannot be upgraded?

The ram config can be upgraded but its a shame they didn't do 4+4gb as it would of run in dual channel which will serve better performance over all, not huge but it certainly would of helped with memory intensive tasks.

Edited By: carsick77 on Dec 29, 2014 08:01
1 Like #15
Almost purchased, but not multi touch. Killed it for me, otherwise great laptop
#16
carsick77
emmacowley
subliminalaura
Was wondering why no one posted this and moreover why I was too lazy to do so myself......
Here's what I've got : Model number V3-371-558LThe +'s
i5-4258U - Damn quick CPU for this pricepoint
Ultra portable @ 1.5kgs
Battery life
SSD is on a SATA3 controller
Max Memory 16GB
1080p resolutionThe -'s
I just could not get a good feel for the keyboard and touchpad, overall build quality and plastic feel did not appeal
TN panel gave me a display that simply looked lacklustre
The SSD ? What is it ? I could not find a reference as to whether it's an M2 or a 2.5" drive
Memory arrangement as 4+2 in single channel is a waste
WHat is the TN panel and does the memory arrangement mean that the RAM cannot be upgraded?

The ram config can be upgraded but its a shame they didn't do 4+4gb as it would of run in dual channel which will serve better performance over all, not huge but it certainly would of helped with memory intensive tasks.

Iris really benefits from dual channel...

I had similar unit from amazon, coming from 23" IPS you just cant use that TN panel. Went back.

Good for the price though!

Edited By: Ruffuz on Dec 29, 2014 09:41
#17
zerorevolutions
I've been looking at this for a few days and finally went for it...couldn't find a better processor in a 13" screen for close to this price.

Beware though I did click and collect for this and they firstly gave me all the tut tut treatment for not buying their overpriced anti virus software...then the tech help cover. after all that they demanded about £30 more for a windows recovery memory stick. I refused and it turned out they didn't have any without in stock...

I was so annoyed I tried so hard again to find it anywhere else (I couldn't find it the same price on Amazon)...so ordered again for delivery...

Also no it's not touch screen.

This was the same for me had to pay the extra for a presetup one,

Also dont forget the free intel pack offer (even though most of them are already free)
http://pcw.cdn.dixons.com/css/themes/pdf/wk21-pdf-intel-app.pdf
#18
carsick77
emmacowley
subliminalaura
Was wondering why no one posted this and moreover why I was too lazy to do so myself......
Here's what I've got : Model number V3-371-558LThe +'s
i5-4258U - Damn quick CPU for this pricepoint
Ultra portable @ 1.5kgs
Battery life
SSD is on a SATA3 controller
Max Memory 16GB
1080p resolutionThe -'s
I just could not get a good feel for the keyboard and touchpad, overall build quality and plastic feel did not appeal
TN panel gave me a display that simply looked lacklustre
The SSD ? What is it ? I could not find a reference as to whether it's an M2 or a 2.5" drive
Memory arrangement as 4+2 in single channel is a waste
WHat is the TN panel and does the memory arrangement mean that the RAM cannot be upgraded?

The ram config can be upgraded but its a shame they didn't do 4+4gb as it would of run in dual channel which will serve better performance over all, not huge but it certainly would of helped with memory intensive tasks.

I'm surprised it isn't running in dual channel anyway, most chipsets support asymmetrical dual channel these days.
#19
The main thing is the SSD...HDDs are the real bottleneck...I see loads of deals with i7 8GB RAM etc, but after a year, their HDD will fill up with crap and take ages to boot or load programs or run windows update....heat added.

Edited By: jonspurs on Dec 29, 2014 22:13: I mispelt heat with head
1 Like #20
jonspurs
The main thing is the SSD...HDDs are the real bottleneck...I see loads of deals with i7 8GB RAM etc, but after a year, their HDD will fill up with crap and take ages to boot or load programs or run windows update....head added.

Exactly.
I have a laptop with a mere 4gb RAM, core i5 same gen as this laptop, but a 256gb SSD and it's lightening. My brother has an 8gb RAM laptop with i7 and a mechanical HDD and my sub 10s bootup makes it look so old and slow. Obviously, for true horsepower and crunching he can do more stuff on his but for normal everyday use, the difference is massive.
#21
bman
jonspurs
The main thing is the SSD...HDDs are the real bottleneck...I see loads of deals with i7 8GB RAM etc, but after a year, their HDD will fill up with crap and take ages to boot or load programs or run windows update....head added.

Exactly.
I have a laptop with a mere 4gb RAM, core i5 same gen as this laptop, but a 256gb SSD and it's lightening. My brother has an 8gb RAM laptop with i7 and a mechanical HDD and my sub 10s bootup makes it look so old and slow. Obviously, for true horsepower and crunching he can do more stuff on his but for normal everyday use, the difference is massive.

Most users with a x64 system will do fine with 4gb ram and I completely agree with SSD's are the way to go over extra ram (if given the option).
#22
Looked at this earlier... Terrible screen compared to others in the shop. Shame because it has a good spec
#23
The screen is the reason I was attracted to this. Most windows laptops are 768 and I wanted 1080, but the screen is getting stick. What gives? Is it dull? Poor viewing angles? What?
#24
DennisReynolds
The screen is the reason I was attracted to this. Most windows laptops are 768 and I wanted 1080, but the screen is getting stick. What gives? Is it dull? Poor viewing angles? What?

same as, i want a 1080p 13" ... i looked at this but the screen has anti glare and the colours are washed out and dull. it had one of the worst screens in currys. was a nice laptop otherwise though.
#25
Can the screen really be that bad considering the HD resolution? I really want to buy this laptop based on the spec but the screen reviews have deterred me thus far.
#26
Aren't most laptops TN displays nowadays?
#27
emmacowley
Can the screen really be that bad considering the HD resolution? I really want to buy this laptop based on the spec but the screen reviews have deterred me thus far.

i really want this too but the screen isnt great. can only say check it out in store.
#28
I'll go have a look before I buy it
#29
Went and had a look at this evening with the intention of buying.

As others have said the screen is really bad. Not sure if it was the demo unit I tried or if there all like this but the touchpad was horrible to use, kept freezing and just felt useless...

Specs wise it seems perfect but it really is horrible to use.
#30
Bought one of these today and to fix the washed out look and dim screen is very easy :) all that you need to do is go to the Intel Iris graphics control panel and turn of the power saving features the screen then comes to life.
#31
xp3200
Bought one of these today and to fix the washed out look and dim screen is very easy :) all that you need to do is go to the Intel Iris graphics control panel and turn of the power saving features the screen then comes to life.
Any issues with the touchpad?
#32
dneill2006
xp3200
Bought one of these today and to fix the washed out look and dim screen is very easy :) all that you need to do is go to the Intel Iris graphics control panel and turn of the power saving features the screen then comes to life.
Any issues with the touchpad?


very responsive so far only been using it for a about an hour or so but no issues so far.
#33
xp3200
dneill2006
xp3200
Bought one of these today and to fix the washed out look and dim screen is very easy :) all that you need to do is go to the Intel Iris graphics control panel and turn of the power saving features the screen then comes to life.
Any issues with the touchpad?


very responsive so far only been using it for a about an hour or so but no issues so far.

Can u post a before and after photo of the screen pls? Thanks!
#34
Hi,
I bought it after Christmas. I've ordered it online from Currys. I must say I'm pleased with it. The screen is matt and is full hd. The ssd is 120gb from which 60gb are available ( I bought an external ssd as well). The screen is not touch so Windows 8.1 looks closer to Windows 7 by default. It is a light computer (lightest under 700gbp). It is all plastic apart of an aluminium rim around the screen. It is a fast and quiet laptop. It boots OS in 10-15 seconds (you need to remove some stupid bloatware which I think is is related with the OS rather than Acer). No disk drive. The charger is white and small similar with Macbooks. On instalation the touchpad freezed several times - I used a mouse and that was ok. After it did it's updates the touchpad is working perfectly now. In my opinion the screen is superior to macbook air even it's not an ips. My aim is to keep my work private. I haven't tested the battery yet.
Overall I think it is a good buy. There is a cheaper version with intel i3 , 500gb hd and cheaper screen. I don't know the prices but for someone who needs it to travel it got the same weight.
The main reasons I bought it are the weight and price. Otherwise I would have bought the macbook air but then it would have been difficult to install Windows OS on it (I need to use Windows for my work).
#35
I was going to buy this, was moments away from paying.

Had the poor lass at Currys take it to the till and everything, however the damned screen kept nagging at me. It is so insanely dull and bleak. :(

It's a shame, as I actually liked the lightweight 13.3" feel of the laptop for my needs. Went with the HP Envy in the end though.
#36
Took mine back this morning as it had a faulty card reader, while i was in store i took a look at the others on display and ended up coming away with a different make and model due to the SSD as you only have around 70GB to use :(
#37
Comment
xp3200
Took mine back this morning as it had a faulty card reader, while i was in store i took a look at the others on display and ended up coming away with a different make and model due to the SSD as you only have around 70GB to use :(


Were you happy with the screen in the end on the aspire? Just didn't look 1080p to me at all
#38
mr321
Comment
xp3200
Took mine back this morning as it had a faulty card reader, while i was in store i took a look at the others on display and ended up coming away with a different make and model due to the SSD as you only have around 70GB to use :(

Were you happy with the screen in the end on the aspire? Just didn't look 1080p to me at all

The above comments in this thread seem to suggest that once the default screen settings are changed from power saving to something a bit more normal then the screen really comes to life.
#39
mr321
Comment
xp3200
Took mine back this morning as it had a faulty card reader, while i was in store i took a look at the others on display and ended up coming away with a different make and model due to the SSD as you only have around 70GB to use :(

Were you happy with the screen in the end on the aspire? Just didn't look 1080p to me at all


To be 100% honest the screen was much better after turning off the power saving features but its not the best in the world there is much better out there but not in this price point. I convinced myself it was good enough until i found out the card reader was faulty i then swapped it for a different model.
#40
Went to go see this today at PC World.

Thin, lightweight, neat little laptop. I had no issues with the screen tbh, 1080p could be more appreciated on a bigger size display if anything. The touchpad was frozen on arrival solved by a reboot, no doubt a software glitch.

Very impressed with the boot time, from cold start it was in Windows between 6-8 secs, its incredibly fast.

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