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Acer Aspire XC-703 Desktop PC & 18.5" Monitor Bundle 4GB 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 £179.00 Delivered @ Tesco Outlet / eBay

£179.00 @ eBay
Pretty decent for a whole computer including monitor, keyboard and mouse! Would be a perfect budget computer for homework / kids bedroom :) Small enough to fit almost anywhere, the Acer Aspire … Read More
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[mod] 1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago
Pretty decent for a whole computer including monitor, keyboard and mouse! Would be a perfect budget computer for homework / kids bedroom :)

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Small enough to fit almost anywhere, the Acer Aspire XC-703 offers plenty of power and performance for your multimedia creativity and HD entertainment. Conveniently located on the lower front of the machine are frequently used I/O ports, which provide an easy way to access data. An Intel® Celeron® processor powers the XC-703 so you can easily finish tasks, watch videos, play games, and keep in touch with friends. The sizeable 1TB hard drive gives you plenty of space to store all your data, while the HDMI port lets you easily take your content to a big screen.



The Aspire XC-703 comes supplied with the Acer K192HQLB 18.5-inch LCD monitor, which delivers exceptional visuals with fine details and smooth movement. Using Acer Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM), the monitor optimises contrast to present the highest level of clarity and detail. Additionally, the K192HQLB LCD monitor uses less power making it environmentally friendly.


Brand Acer
Product Line Aspire
Model XC-703
MPN 05055792313338
Screen Size 18.5"
Processor Type Intel Celeron
Processor Speed 2.00GHz
Memory 4GB
Hard Drive Capacity 1TB
Operating System Windows 8.1
Graphics Processing Type Integrated/On-Board Graphics
Bundled Items Monitor
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commenter14
For the price it's hard to complain. Having said that...1. 18.5" is pretty small for a monitor. Only 3.5" larger than a big laptop screen. I think 21" should be the bare minimum for a monitor.2. 4GB is very low these days.3. Windows 8.1 is outdated.4. Really poor processor...5. ...which won't at all be helped by a HDD.


Hard to complain yet you complained about every component. it's £179....
19 Likes
The NHS should stock up on these !! at least a bit more secure than win XP !!
16 Likes
Don't forget the free upgrade to Windows 10 (Still available if you ever (or even never) use Assistive options

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade

Edited By: badbunny42 on May 15, 2017 13:35: May 15, 2017 13:35
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commenter14
For the price it's hard to complain. Having said that...1. 18.5" is pretty small for a monitor. Only 3.5" larger than a big laptop screen. I think 21" should be the bare minimum for a monitor.2. 4GB is very low these days.3. Windows 8.1 is outdated.4. Really poor processor...5. ...which won't at all be helped by a HDD.


First this is HotUKdeals so heat added for the deal
1. Of course it's small compared to a bigger screen, however it's adequate for the task...
2. 4GB - explain why this is low these days? What needs (Needs, not "can take advantage of") more than 4GB that you would run on this machine? (it supports 8GB and is cheap to upgrade)
3. 8.1 is still in support...(Windows 8.1 falls under the same lifecycle policy as Windows 8, and will reach end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023.)
4. It's all about perspective, it's actually a 64bit, 4 year old CPU, still usable
Post a deal that includes the same or better spec for £179...

Edited By: aLV426 on May 15, 2017 14:37: May 15, 2017 14:37
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Anyone that thinks you can't use a web browser on 4GB of ram is an idiot. 4GB is perfect for basic tasks

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#1
Decent bundle for the kids and basic tasks. Good reviews. Have some heat
16 Likes #2
Don't forget the free upgrade to Windows 10 (Still available if you ever (or even never) use Assistive options

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade

Edited By: badbunny42 on May 15, 2017 13:35: May 15, 2017 13:35
1 Like #3
For the price it's hard to complain. Having said that...

1. 18.5" is pretty small for a monitor. Only 3.5" larger than a big laptop screen. I think 21" should be the bare minimum for a monitor.
2. 4GB is very low these days.
3. Windows 8.1 is outdated.
4. Really poor processor...
5. ...which won't at all be helped by a HDD.
5 Likes #4
badbunny42
Don't forget the free upgrade to Windows 10 (Still available if you ever (or even never) use Assistive optionshttps://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade

That's poor. Microsoft have set up that system to assist disabled people. If it's abused then they might withdraw it in the future.
58 Likes #5
commenter14
For the price it's hard to complain. Having said that...1. 18.5" is pretty small for a monitor. Only 3.5" larger than a big laptop screen. I think 21" should be the bare minimum for a monitor.2. 4GB is very low these days.3. Windows 8.1 is outdated.4. Really poor processor...5. ...which won't at all be helped by a HDD.


Hard to complain yet you complained about every component. it's £179....
#6
good value, heat.
#7
Nice thanks, will do for my 10yr old :D
14 Likes #8
commenter14
For the price it's hard to complain. Having said that...1. 18.5" is pretty small for a monitor. Only 3.5" larger than a big laptop screen. I think 21" should be the bare minimum for a monitor.2. 4GB is very low these days.3. Windows 8.1 is outdated.4. Really poor processor...5. ...which won't at all be helped by a HDD.


First this is HotUKdeals so heat added for the deal
1. Of course it's small compared to a bigger screen, however it's adequate for the task...
2. 4GB - explain why this is low these days? What needs (Needs, not "can take advantage of") more than 4GB that you would run on this machine? (it supports 8GB and is cheap to upgrade)
3. 8.1 is still in support...(Windows 8.1 falls under the same lifecycle policy as Windows 8, and will reach end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023.)
4. It's all about perspective, it's actually a 64bit, 4 year old CPU, still usable
Post a deal that includes the same or better spec for £179...

Edited By: aLV426 on May 15, 2017 14:37: May 15, 2017 14:37
3 Likes #9
aLV426
commenter14
For the price it's hard to complain. Having said that...
1. 18.5" is pretty small for a monitor. Only 3.5" larger than a big laptop screen. I think 21" should be the bare minimum for a monitor.
2. 4GB is very low these days.
3. Windows 8.1 is outdated.
4. Really poor processor...
5. ...which won't at all be helped by a HDD.
First this is HotUKdeals so heat added for the deal
1. Of course it's small compared to a bigger screen, however it's adequate for the task...
2. 4GB - explain why this is low these days? What needs (Needs, not "can take advantage of") more than 4GB that you would run on this machine? (it supports 8GB and is cheap to upgrade)
3. 8.1 is still in support...(Windows 8.1 falls under the same lifecycle policy as Windows 8, and will reach end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023.)
4. It's all about perspective, it's actually a 64bit, 4 year old CPU, still usable
Post a deal that includes the same or better spec for £179...
You can't get better spec for the price, my entire point is that the price is too low for a usable computer. 4GB will barely run a web browser in Windows 8.1. The processor is beaten by mobile phones these days. Not a good deal.

Sometimes in life not going for the thing that's cheapest is a better deal in the long run.

Edited By: commenter14 on May 15, 2017 15:01: k
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SweeneyUK
commenter14
For the price it's hard to complain. Having said that...1. 18.5" is pretty small for a monitor. Only 3.5" larger than a big laptop screen. I think 21" should be the bare minimum for a monitor.2. 4GB is very low these days.3. Windows 8.1 is outdated.4. Really poor processor...5. ...which won't at all be helped by a HDD.

Hard to complain yet you complained about every component. it's £179....
It's almost as if the phrase "Having said that" means something. Feel free to respond with evidence, but instead you've just incorrectly personally attacked me. Please consider your future conduct.
5 Likes #11
commenter14
It's almost as if the phrase "Having said that" means something. Feel free to respond with evidence, but instead you've just incorrectly personally attacked me. Please consider your future conduct.

Here https://youtu.be/Pgd2w0SQEYI
19 Likes #12
The NHS should stock up on these !! at least a bit more secure than win XP !!
1 Like #13
Nice find. The monitor is standard 1366 x 768 res, if anyone wants to know.
3 Likes #14
commenter14
aLV426
commenter14
For the price it's hard to complain. Having said that...
1. 18.5" is pretty small for a monitor. Only 3.5" larger than a big laptop screen. I think 21" should be the bare minimum for a monitor.
2. 4GB is very low these days.
3. Windows 8.1 is outdated.
4. Really poor processor...
5. ...which won't at all be helped by a HDD.
First this is HotUKdeals so heat added for the deal
1. Of course it's small compared to a bigger screen, however it's adequate for the task...
2. 4GB - explain why this is low these days? What needs (Needs, not "can take advantage of") more than 4GB that you would run on this machine? (it supports 8GB and is cheap to upgrade)
3. 8.1 is still in support...(Windows 8.1 falls under the same lifecycle policy as Windows 8, and will reach end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023.)
4. It's all about perspective, it's actually a 64bit, 4 year old CPU, still usable
Post a deal that includes the same or better spec for £179...
You can't get better spec for the price, my entire point is that the price is too low for a usable computer. 4GB will barely run a web browser in Windows 8.1. The processor is beaten by mobile phones these days. Not a good deal.
Sometimes in life not going for the thing that's cheapest is a better deal in the long run.
Like I stated this is HotUKdeals and not the best forum to discuss technical issues.You cannot directly compare a mobile phone processor to that of a Celeron. Your entire point is based on personal bias, have you actually used a PC equipped with a Celeron processor?
If you compare it to the latest generation i7 running benchmarks, then yes it is very slow, if you just surf the internet I doubt you would be able to tell the difference between this & an i7.
The minimum spec required for Windows 8.1:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
This machine meets at least double the minimum recommended requirements...
13 Likes #15
Anyone that thinks you can't use a web browser on 4GB of ram is an idiot. 4GB is perfect for basic tasks
3 Likes #16
commenter14
badbunny42
Don't forget the free upgrade to Windows 10 (Still available if you ever (or even never) use Assistive optionshttps://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade
That's poor. Microsoft have set up that system to assist disabled people. If it's abused then they might withdraw it in the future.


LMAO... anyone would think you're new here
#17
coldo
The NHS should stock up on these !! at least a bit more secure than win XP !!
NHS has lot of brand new computers, they just don't use them (most likely they fancy XP the most)...
They buy plenty of powerfull PCs time from time to reach the budget. Then they keep them for years in self storage. They just go out of date in few years and they probably throw them unopened to auction for few bucks. I work for logistics at NHS in London, it's a fact.
4 Likes #18
Microsoft want everyone on Windows 10. WannaCry demonstrates why. It costs them nothing, but improves the chances of an upsell on OneDrive and Office 365, while decreasing the risk of that user becoming a ransomware statistic. They aren't going to care if you abuse a loophole to upgrade to 10.

This PC is fine for Facebook, eBay, email, Amazon, Netflix and iPlayer. So fine for 90% of people.

Edited By: Nexy on May 15, 2017 16:44
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badbunny42
Don't forget the free upgrade to Windows 10 (Still available if you ever (or even never) use Assistive optionshttps://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade
commenter14
That's poor. Microsoft have set up that system to assist disabled people. If it's abused then they might withdraw it in the future.

That'll never happen - Microsoft have left this huge door open as they want everyone to go over to Windows 10. You can also do a fresh new install of Win10 using a Win7 or 8 licence key, no upgrade required, just a fresh new install.

Assistive technologies is just a name given to a bunch of features that many people might use in everyday situations like the high contrast screen settings, magnifier, zoom and so on...not just special features that only disabled people might need. MS want everyone to adopt Win10 and this allows a continual stream of upgrades that would otherwise not happen. MS probably have to be seen to not give it away to everyone so as to not upset their OEM's like Dell, HP and so on.

Edited By: spannerzone on May 15, 2017 17:56: May 15, 2017 17:56
7 Likes #20
commenter14
It's almost as if the phrase "Having said that" means something. Feel free to respond with evidence, but instead you've just incorrectly personally attacked me. Please consider your future conduct.

Haha where did he personally attack you? He just called you out on the fact you slated a PC that costs £179.

Are you expecting Alienware for that price?
#21
Look's good for the money, and for something that's new in every way as well. :-)
#22
badbunny42
Don't forget the free upgrade to Windows 10 (Still available if you ever (or even never) use Assistive optionshttps://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade


For once, I like the way Microsoft thinks.
1 Like #23
_hukdealer_
NHS has lot of brand new computers, they just don't use them (most likely they fancy XP the most)...
They buy plenty of powerfull PCs time from time to reach the budget. Then they keep them for years in self storage. They just go out of date in few years and they probably throw them unopened to auction for few bucks. I work for logistics at NHS in London, it's a fact.

It might be a fact they have lots of computers in storage, it's also a fact that very few of their computers were actually infected and most of the service difficulties came from terminals or servers being shut down preventatively, not an entirely stupid thing to do. It's also a fact that it's not just a case of throwing new computers in every location... for example specialist locations - where there is custom, often critical and expensive hardware running legacy OS; for example embedded XP that need complex custom solutions to protect them and the IT offices can't cover all bases.

Edited By: welshknight on May 15, 2017 22:07
#24
Great for my primary school, if you only we had the the budget to stretch to a few.
#25
Ok, I will say it before someone else does.......stick to improving their grammar before letting them loose on a computer.
1 Like #26
welshknight
_hukdealer_
NHS has lot of brand new computers, they just don't use them (most likely they fancy XP the most)...
They buy plenty of powerfull PCs time from time to reach the budget. Then they keep them for years in self storage. They just go out of date in few years and they probably throw them unopened to auction for few bucks. I work for logistics at NHS in London, it's a fact.
It might be a fact they have lots of computers in storage, it's also a fact that very few of their computers were actually infected and most of the service difficulties came from terminals or servers being shut down preventatively, not an entirely stupid thing to do. It's also a fact that it's not just a case of throwing new computers in every location... for example specialist locations - where there is custom, often critical and expensive hardware running legacy OS; for example embedded XP that need complex custom solutions to protect them and the IT offices can't cover all bases.

The NHS are not the only ones! I built myself a new i7 PC with all the works to replace my old C2D machine that's nine years old. That was a year ago, and the new PC sits under my desk, unused. The old machine trundles along quite well, doing everything I need it to do, and I just haven't prioritised transferring everything over. I imagine the NHS are the same. The fact is, for most offices, the old CPU with an SSD and perhaps a RAM upgrade is really quite sufficient.
2 Likes #27
marty-401
Ok, I will say it before someone else does.......stick to improving their grammar before letting them loose on a computer.

Have you seen what they have to do for the year 6 Sats test these days? Plus what is wrong with using all the teaching tools available, including computer based ones? Unless you want to argue that they should bring back the slate, this is what has always happened in education - its a good teacher that makes optimum use of the available tools.
4 Likes #28
Came to read the comments - more drama than Eastenders. Have some heat.
1 Like #29
SweeneyUK
commenter14
For the price it's hard to complain. Having said that...1. 18.5" is pretty small for a monitor. Only 3.5" larger than a big laptop screen. I think 21" should be the bare minimum for a monitor.2. 4GB is very low these days.3. Windows 8.1 is outdated.4. Really poor processor...5. ...which won't at all be helped by a HDD.
Hard to complain yet you complained about every component. it's £179....

Lol that is htukdeals.
1 Like #30
Forgot lack of RGB lighting :p
#31
This would have a hard time keeping up with an average 9 year old PC. Add to that a 19" monitor can be had at most car boot sales for a fiver.

Cold!
#32
Heat for the price, but ordered this same PC for a member of staff at work and it lasted 8 months. Motherboard died!
2 Likes #33
Awaken
This would have a hard time keeping up with an average 9 year old PC. Add to that a 19" monitor can be had at most car boot sales for a fiver.
Cold!

Gosh, I never realised that using a computer was a competitive sport!

Seriously, why do some people have an obsession with how fast a PC runs? As others have said, for standard internet usage, this is a perfectly fine set-up and, at a time when desktop deals are far less prevalent, has to be a very good deal.
#34
Great this has got some good heat. Cant understand the criticisms. Its a decent basic computer and it wasnt posted as anything other than that. As such the specs are fine. If anyone can find a cheaper bundle for the same.price... post it. If there is a question about reliability keep your recipt. We still have a 2 year European warranty in operation ...until Brexit lol
#35
spannerzone
Microsoft have left this huge door open as they want everyone to go over to Windows 10

They may want that, but that equally won't happen. Almost 39% of all desktops/laptops run Windows 7, compared to under 30% running Windows 10.

There is nothing wrong with Windows 7 with a decent AV.
1 Like #36
UncleWilly
Awaken
This would have a hard time keeping up with an average 9 year old PC. Add to that a 19" monitor can be had at most car boot sales for a fiver.
Cold!
Gosh, I never realised that using a computer was a competitive sport!
Seriously, why do some people have an obsession with how fast a PC runs? As others have said, for standard internet usage, this is a perfectly fine set-up and, at a time when desktop deals are far less prevalent, has to be a very good deal.

Well, for me, the big reason that makes it a non deal is this:

If you don't have one already, you can buy a 9 year old PC for under £50. Why spend £180?

Edited By: Awaken on May 16, 2017 10:14
1 Like #37
Awaken
UncleWilly
Awaken
This would have a hard time keeping up with an average 9 year old PC. Add to that a 19" monitor can be had at most car boot sales for a fiver.
Cold!
Gosh, I never realised that using a computer was a competitive sport!
Seriously, why do some people have an obsession with how fast a PC runs? As others have said, for standard internet usage, this is a perfectly fine set-up and, at a time when desktop deals are far less prevalent, has to be a very good deal.
Well, for me, the big reason that makes it a non deal is this:
If you don't have one already, you can buy a 9 year old PC for under £50. Why spend £180?

You link to 2nd hand PC's ... this is new with a 12 month warranty.
#38
Awaken
UncleWilly
Awaken
This would have a hard time keeping up with an average 9 year old PC. Add to that a 19" monitor can be had at most car boot sales for a fiver.
Cold!
Gosh, I never realised that using a computer was a competitive sport!
Seriously, why do some people have an obsession with how fast a PC runs? As others have said, for standard internet usage, this is a perfectly fine set-up and, at a time when desktop deals are far less prevalent, has to be a very good deal.
Well, for me, the big reason that makes it a non deal is this.
If you don't have one already, you can buy a 9 year old PC for £50. Why spend £180?

Would you be comparing a top spec 9 year old machine with a bottom spec current machine by any chance?

Most people looking at a very basic setup like this, if they have an old pc it will be the basic model from 9 years ago won't it? So this will be quicker - plus you get a guarantee, and fresh install.

Can you buy a rebuilt re-installed top spec 9 year old pc + monitor with a guarantee for £50? Probably not, so it only makes sense if you want to do it yourself - which i lot of people do not, and probably cannot.
#39
badbunny42
Don't forget the free upgrade to Windows 10 (Still available if you ever (or even never) use Assistive optionshttps://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade

Yeah, do that if you want to get new issues with every new update and have no privacy.

Edited By: andreialisen on May 16, 2017 10:31
1 Like #40
ramper777
Awaken
UncleWilly
Awaken
This would have a hard time keeping up with an average 9 year old PC. Add to that a 19" monitor can be had at most car boot sales for a fiver.
Cold!
Gosh, I never realised that using a computer was a competitive sport!
Seriously, why do some people have an obsession with how fast a PC runs? As others have said, for standard internet usage, this is a perfectly fine set-up and, at a time when desktop deals are far less prevalent, has to be a very good deal.
Well, for me, the big reason that makes it a non deal is this:
If you don't have one already, you can buy a 9 year old PC for under £50. Why spend £180?
You link to 2nd hand PC's ... this is new with a 12 month warranty.

M_z
Awaken
UncleWilly
Awaken
This would have a hard time keeping up with an average 9 year old PC. Add to that a 19" monitor can be had at most car boot sales for a fiver.
Cold!
Gosh, I never realised that using a computer was a competitive sport!
Seriously, why do some people have an obsession with how fast a PC runs? As others have said, for standard internet usage, this is a perfectly fine set-up and, at a time when desktop deals are far less prevalent, has to be a very good deal.
Well, for me, the big reason that makes it a non deal is this.
If you don't have one already, you can buy a 9 year old PC for £50. Why spend £180?
Would you be comparing a top spec 9 year old machine with a bottom spec current machine by any chance?
Most people looking at a very basic setup like this, if they have an old pc it will be the basic model from 9 years ago won't it? So this will be quicker - plus you get a guarantee, and fresh install.
Can you buy a rebuilt re-installed top spec 9 year old pc + monitor with a guarantee for £50? Probably not, so it only makes sense if you want to do it yourself - which i lot of people do not, and probably cannot.

Something like this? Not even a good deal but still cheaper:
http://www.tier1online.com/292-dell-780-sff/refurbished-dell-780-dual-core-e5300-2-60ghz-sff

About the same performance (Core 2 Duo E7400 - not top spec but still faster for most things - dual core vs quad core but better per core), 19" TFT, 1 year warranty and Windows 10, pre-installed on an SSD for £170, which would make it far superior for general home use.

Or this or this or this or this

Edited By: Awaken on May 16, 2017 10:59: More alternatives

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