Acer Aspire X1300 Quad core PC with 19" monitor, £299 instore @ Tesco - HotUKDeals
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Bought this instore today at Tesco Extra, Long Eaton and thought it was a good deal after debating whether to get the Packard Bell iMedia X4520uk for £100 more @ Currys instead.

Originally posted by garbage456 here for £349:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/538307/acer-asx1300-9450e-2gb-320gb-quad-c

Spec from side of the box:
Aspire X1300
OS Windows Vista PC (eligible for the "free" Windows 7 upgrade according to Acer website)
CPU AMD Phenom X4 9650 quad-core
RAM 2GB DDR2
HDD 320GB
OPTICAL DVD-Super multi drive with LabelFlash
VIDEO NVIDIA Geforce 8200 integrated
LAN Integrated 10/100/1000
Wire PS2 keyboard and Mouse
BIOS R01-B3

Garbage456 has listed some more detail regarding the specs but I was only after a cheap browse and home office PC so price and spec suited me fine.

NOTE: There was one left on the shelf after I bought one at closing time Sunday 13th.
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#1
they have the same one at shoreham by sea store in west sussex looks like clearance stock
been there for 6days now but its £319 with 19"
#2
Power Hungary CPU and small case might be a bad combination, how noisy is it?
#3
Hooked it up to the TV, put a DVD on and browsed the internet and it was pretty quiet to be honest, certainly quieter than the P4 PC fitted with an AKASA AK965 cooler currently hooked up to the TV.
#4
I was quoted £12.78 for the "free" upgrade to Windows 7 via the Acer website if that helps anybody.

I've also noticed that there is no SPDIF out on the rear panel to hook up to my Yamaha AV amp...serves me right for buying on impulse I guess. Then again, it gives me a reason to upgrade my amp to a HDMI enabled one...more expense, lol!
#5
Good deal but these do seem to suffer from overheating problems as described by another post

Google "'acer sff overheating problems"
#6
jazid
Good deal but these do seem to suffer from overheating problems as described by another post

Google "'acer sff overheating problems"


It would be a great deal, if it wasn't an Acer. Also you won't get overheating issues immediately, but they will gradually build up.
#7
zabbyh
It would be a great deal, if it wasn't an Acer. Also you won't get overheating issues immediately, but they will gradually build up.


Could you clarify - i.e. if you use it for 3 hours day would it take severals weeks to overheat. if so, does anyone know why?

There is also a warranty seal on the case meaning not messing with the internals if you also want your warranty.
#8
the graphics is crap, it will handle hd playback and football manager, and thats it... you would need an akasa fast fan which is audiable, but not intrusive, for a tenner to shift the heat that awful case wouldnt and u wud need a graphics update to make any games playable, GTS250 or GT240 nvidia cards would cost between 50-90 quid.
#9
zabbyh
It would be a great deal, if it wasn't an Acer. Also you won't get overheating issues immediately, but they will gradually build up.


I would also like to know how you know this problem builds up over time. The only reason I can think of is a build up in dust and that normally happens on all PCs. I've also googled "SFF overheating problem" and they all seem to relate to the L200 model which is a much smaller case.

Thanks for the heads up anyway peeps and I'll keep an eye on temperatures in the meantime. If drastic action is required I have a spare case to pop it into as I don't think I could build a PC at this spec for much less than this. Hopefully the problem was only specific to that particular model.
#10
LightningPete
the graphics is crap, it will handle hd playback and football manager, and thats it... you would need an akasa fast fan which is audiable, but not intrusive, for a tenner to shift the heat that awful case wouldnt and u wud need a graphics update to make any games playable, GTS250 or GT240 nvidia cards would cost between 50-90 quid.


Power Supply likely to limit graphics upgrades

erayzer
I would also like to know how you know this problem builds up over time. The only reason I can think of is a build up in dust and that normally happens on all PCs. I've also googled "SFF overheating problem" and they all seem to relate to the L200 model which is a much smaller case.

Thanks for the heads up anyway peeps and I'll keep an eye on temperatures in the meantime. If drastic action is required I have a spare case to pop it into as I don't think I could build a PC at this spec for much less than this. Hopefully the problem was only specific to that particular model.


It wouldnt be hard to improve general cooling with an aftermarket HSF and an extra case fan i suspect, or replacing the existing case fan.
#11
have you lot not thought about the average joe pc for chatting and browsing and console for gaming ???

if you get it from comet and refused the warrenty a few time they virtually chuck at you
#12
vulcanproject
Power Supply likely to limit graphics upgrades


Not to mention the low profile case means a lot of cards simply won't fit in the first place.
#13
zabbyh
It would be a great deal, if it wasn't an Acer. Also you won't get overheating issues immediately, but they will gradually build up.


Nothing wrong with Acer, and fine for the price.

Steve
#14
wanderer
have you lot not thought about the average joe pc for chatting and browsing and console for gaming ???

if you get it from comet and refused the warrenty a few time they virtually chuck at you


That was my point really. There aren't many PCs you can buy with a 19" monitor for less than £300 let alone a quad core one, particularly if you are not going to "overtax" with gaming etc etc.
#15
erayzer
That was my point really. There aren't many PCs you can buy with a 19" monitor for less than £300 let alone a quad core one, particularly if you are not going to "overtax" with gaming etc etc.


If you are using it for browsing and chatting you dont even need a quad core. Heck you dont even need a dual. Buy a netbook.
#16
Folks,
Voted hot because this is a quad core PC for under £300 from a shop where you can pick it up (instead of waiting for delivery).

I have an old AMD X2 dual core, and it has been a very reliable PC. No overheating issues at all. But I'm using a full sized case. This smaller case, with an AMD Quad CPU would worry me a bit.
#17
vulcanproject
If you are using it for browsing and chatting you dont even need a quad core. Heck you dont even need a dual. Buy a netbook.


I have 2 netbooks! Acers (AA1) no less, from the Asda deal on here way back. Linux was too much trouble getting things to work with it, so installed a stripped down copy of XP and dismantled it and upgraded the RAM. Result...disappointed with how slow things still were, and don't even get me started on the battery life...lol. Netbooks are useful for portability but they are too limited for general everyday use.
#18
erayzer
I have 2 netbooks! Acers (AA1) no less, from the Asda deal on here way back. Linux was too much trouble getting things to work with it, so installed a stripped down copy of XP and dismantled it and upgraded the RAM. Result...disappointed with how slow things still were, and don't even get me started on the battery life...lol. Netbooks are useful for portability but they are too limited for general everyday use.


You can just about run visual studio on an Atom N270, but I agree that it is slow!!!

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