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Just spotted this reduced to £109. Can use 'boosted' Clubcard vouchers to bring it down further. Seems to be about £150-£170 everywhere else.

Intel Celeron N3050 dual-core
11.6" Screen
2GB RAM
32GB EMMC

Free click & collect or £3 for home delivery.
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#1
I would

Hot
#2
Thanks op
#3
Cracking deal
#4
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.

:D
#5
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.:D

£109
SSD
;)

Edited By: YouDontWantToKnow on Dec 24, 2015 13:03
2 Likes #6
YouDontWantToKnow
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.:D
£109
SSD;)

Its not SSD, its EMMC storage which is much slower
#7
Stupid question 'is this like a chromebook'?
#8
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.

:D

And if you're using it for surfing or watching movies, why would you need more power than that?
#9
walsall123
Stupid question 'is this like a chromebook'?

No

You have access to the C:\ drive and programs install to there.
#10
walsall123
Stupid question 'is this like a chromebook'?


no it appears to be a 'full' windows 10pc. obviously at this price not particularly powerful.

only downside appears to be only 32gb of storage. ive read that win 10 installs (reinstalls...upgrades?) can be a pain with this little storage.

apart from that i'd say it looks like a competent enough machine for casual use... sofa surfing , emailing etc.
#11
pgilc1
YouDontWantToKnow
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.:D
£109
SSD;)
Its not SSD, its EMMC storage which is much slower


32GB solid state drive gives you plenty of space to store hundreds of images
???
1 Like #12
YouDontWantToKnow
pgilc1
YouDontWantToKnow
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.:D
£109
SSD;)
Its not SSD, its EMMC storage which is much slower
32GB solid state drive gives you plenty of space to store hundreds of images
???
first link in google: Not all solid-state storage is as fast as an SSD. “eMMC” is the kind of flash storage you'll find in cheap tablets and laptops. It's slower and cheaper than a traditional SSD you'd find in more expensive computers. eMMC storage has a lot in common with SD cards.
1 Like #13
YouDontWantToKnow
pgilc1
YouDontWantToKnow
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.:D
£109
SSD;)
Its not SSD, its EMMC storage which is much slower


32GB solid state drive gives you plenty of space to store hundreds of images
???


​eMMC is like an embedded SD card, so although it is flash storage like an SSD, the controllers and interfaces are USB 2.0 speeds (i.e lucky to get ~150MB/s) whereas SSDs usually get around 500MB/s
1 Like #14
YouDontWantToKnow
pgilc1
YouDontWantToKnow
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.:D
£109
SSD;)
Its not SSD, its EMMC storage which is much slower
32GB solid state drive gives you plenty of space to store hundreds of images
???

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

As explained by others now already......
#15
Regprentice
walsall123
Stupid question 'is this like a chromebook'?

no it appears to be a 'full' windows 10pc. obviously at this price not particularly powerful.

only downside appears to be only 32gb of storage. ive read that win 10 installs (reinstalls...upgrades?) can be a pain with this little storage.

apart from that i'd say it looks like a competent enough machine for casual use... sofa surfing , emailing etc.

Yes, upgrades to Win10 from Win8 are a pain with 32GB Ram.

I''ve a Lenovo e21 and it was a horror to upgrade.

Not a problem if its Win10 already though...
#16
Regprentice

apart from that i'd say it looks like a competent enough machine for casual use... sofa surfing , emailing etc.

Thats exactly what i'm using my Lenovo e21 for even as we speak...

It has a Micro SD card port so you can stick in a 64GB or 128GB card for peanuts.

Edited By: pgilc1 on Dec 24, 2015 13:38
#17
pgilc1
... Not a problem if its Win10 already though ...

Oh Yes it is !

The only way Windows can run in 32GB is by using a dedicated partition where it opens required OS functionality by dynamically decompressing and then recompressing files - it is painfully slow. Very few folks realise what Microsoft does under the hood in order to cram a full OS in under 20GB !

These 32GB e-MMC machines are really crippled when running Windows and there is no way you can upgrade the storage since it is soldered in place.


Edited By: grumpyone on Dec 24, 2015 13:49
#18
But you don't have 32gb available. Closer to half that
#19
pgilc1
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.:D
And if you're using it for surfing or watching movies, why would you need more power than that?
Why not get a tab instead ?

This has the lowest cpu benchmark score I have ever seen,even normal daily tasks including web browsing will be painfully slow.
1 Like #20
It actually got a fairly decent review, in the context of what it is.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-Aspire-ES1-131-Notebook-Review.146308.0.html

Most tablets (full windows ones) around this price aren't likely to pack any more punch than this. And this has a proper keyboard ....
#21
This reminds me of the tiddly, so slow, Acer One - & I don't want to be reminded of that next to useless thing :(
#22
grumpyone
pgilc1
... Not a problem if its Win10 already though ...
Oh Yes it is !
The only way Windows can run in 32GB is by using a dedicated partition where it opens required OS functionality by dynamically decompressing and then recompressing files - it is painfully slow. Very few folks realise what Microsoft does under the hood in order to cram a full OS in under 20GB !
These 32GB e-MMC machines are really crippled when running Windows and there is no way you can upgrade the storage since it is soldered in place.

"Updates" arent a problem - thats what i was talking about.

And performance itself is fine - no issues at all with mine.

Its the computing equivalent of a city car - use it for what its intended and its great. Overload it and try to tackle hills and its going to slow down.
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bigdeal66


Why not get a tab instead ?


Because it doesnt have a full keyboard. Ever try speed typing on a tablet? Or replying to business emails? Or updating spreadsheets?

All no issues on one of these.

bigdeal66


This has the lowest cpu benchmark score I have ever seen,even normal daily tasks including web browsing will be painfully slow.


Nope. You're wrong they're not. I'm using one as we speak - well the Lenovo equivalent. Internet browsing = no issues, emails = no issues, regularl spreadsheets and word processing = no issues.

Its also very light and compact and cheap, which are all big pluses.

I'd a Dell Alienware 13, with 500GB SSD, 16GB DDR4 RAM, an i5, and a dedicated graphics processor and card, and a full HD screen fitted and sold it once i got this, so its not like i dont know what a power laptop is like.

Back to the city car analogy - the Dell was like a modded 350BHP Subaru Impreza STI compared to a city car. Not much point in having all the extra power if you're only toodling around town.
1 Like #24
Loathecliff
This reminds me of the tiddly, so slow, Acer One - & I don't want to be reminded of that next to useless thing :(

Well you were either using the Acer one wrongly or its very different to one of these.
#25
Great price for light computing (heated) but don't get any ideas about gaming on it.
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Celeron+N3050+%40+1.60GHz
#26
Had my fingers crossed that this would have a proper hard drive :(
#27
Loathecliff
This reminds me of the tiddly, so slow, Acer One - & I don't want to be reminded of that next to useless thing :(
Agree with this. :)
#28
pgilc1
Loathecliff
This reminds me of the tiddly, so slow, Acer One - & I don't want to be reminded of that next to useless thing :(
Well you were either using the Acer one wrongly or its very different to one of these.

Good to know, so might be a good buy for my travels. Thxs.
#29
pgilc1
bigdeal66


Why not get a tab instead ?

Because it doesnt have a full keyboard. Ever try speed typing on a tablet? Or replying to business emails? Or updating spreadsheets?

All no issues on one of these.

bigdeal66


This has the lowest cpu benchmark score I have ever seen,even normal daily tasks including web browsing will be painfully slow.

Nope. You're wrong they're not. I'm using one as we speak - well the Lenovo equivalent. Internet browsing = no issues, emails = no issues, regularl spreadsheets and word processing = no issues.

Its also very light and compact and cheap, which are all big pluses.

I'd a Dell Alienware 13, with 500GB SSD, 16GB DDR4 RAM, an i5, and a dedicated graphics processor and card, and a full HD screen fitted and sold it once i got this, so its not like i dont know what a power laptop is like.

Back to the city car analogy - the Dell was like a modded 350BHP Subaru Impreza STI compared to a city car. Not much point in having all the extra power if you're only toodling around town.

pgilc1
bigdeal66


Why not get a tab instead ?

Because it doesnt have a full keyboard. Ever try speed typing on a tablet? Or replying to business emails? Or updating spreadsheets?

All no issues on one of these.

bigdeal66


This has the lowest cpu benchmark score I have ever seen,even normal daily tasks including web browsing will be painfully slow.

Nope. You're wrong they're not. I'm using one as we speak - well the Lenovo equivalent. Internet browsing = no issues, emails = no issues, regularl spreadsheets and word processing = no issues.

Its also very light and compact and cheap, which are all big pluses.

I'd a Dell Alienware 13, with 500GB SSD, 16GB DDR4 RAM, an i5, and a dedicated graphics processor and card, and a full HD screen fitted and sold it once i got this, so its not like i dont know what a power laptop is like.

Back to the city car analogy - the Dell was like a modded 350BHP Subaru Impreza STI compared to a city car. Not much point in having all the extra power if you're only toodling around town.
Thanks for the update,last celeron I had was around this cpu bench mark and parents laptop is not much better,both took and age to boot up and be usable especially when the antivirus etc is updating.

My laptop is an i5 with 6 GB RAM and the speed difference is night and day just using for normal day to day web browsing,starting up etc,maybe Im just fussy these days,but i need it for HD video editing etc..
#30
can't seem to place an order, when I do it says there's an error... assuming oos?
#31
pgilc1
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.:D
And if you're using it for surfing or watching movies, why would you need more power than that?

Sure if the movies are 360p or something.
1 Like #32
cannie go wrong for £109 as for the specs... same with currys / pcworld.. its for £149
#33
BubaMan
Great price for light computing (heated) but don't get any ideas about gaming on it. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Celeron+N3050+%40+1.60GHz

Absolutely totally agree. Lightweight computer, but designed that way.
#34
Win 10 already installed.
#35
AaronSOLDIER
pgilc1
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.:D
And if you're using it for surfing or watching movies, why would you need more power than that?
Sure if the movies are 360p or something.
Horses for courses, for £109 it is what it is. you want more power you pay more money, simples.
#36
Sadly you can't upgrade the hard drive on this. It's very similar to the ES1-111M.
#37
Just got the 13 inch HP Stream for my daughter at Uni, her full size Tosh was too big to lug around, and I cant justify the price of a mac air or any other ultrabook, It has similat specs but it does have USB3... so a flush mount 64 GB drive from the Tesco deal posted here saved the day. I had a hard time at first trying to justify the tech, it seemed too weak, but it has pretty good reviews, and the form factor and battery life fit the bill, these form laptops are the "new" cheap way to make laptops, I just hope someone takes the plunge in trying to upgrade the memory module, I would try this as worst case, im out less than 200 quid. I would have gladly forked out another 30 Quid for a 64GB model, but alas....32 seems to be the standard. :|
#38
bigdeal66

My laptop is an i5 with 6 GB RAM and the speed difference is night and day just using for normal day to day web browsing,starting up etc,maybe Im just fussy these days,but i need it for HD video editing etc..

You're totally right that you need what you have for HD Video editing. This isnt the machine for you.

But for general web access, emails, and watching the odd movie, its spot on.
#39
westernise
Sadly you can't upgrade the hard drive on this. It's very similar to the ES1-111M.

Yes, same with the lenovo i'm using - though it does have a micro SD slot, so the worlds your lobster in terms of expansion options
#40
Bendown
AaronSOLDIER
pgilc1
bigdeal66
Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.:D
And if you're using it for surfing or watching movies, why would you need more power than that?
Sure if the movies are 360p or something.
Horses for courses, for £109 it is what it is. you want more power you pay more money, simples.

I wasn't commenting on the deal (for what it is, yeah it's decent for the price), the comment I responded to however says its perfect for browsing and movies, which sure enough it can, but only very basic web pages and standard def movies, anything more and the processor starts having a seizure.

Edited By: AaronSOLDIER on Dec 24, 2015 20:04

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