ACER M3201 Refurbished PC Base Unit Quad Core withVista Home Premium £289.99 at PC World - HotUKDeals
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Have been looking for a good price PC to improve on my existing set up (top of the range about 5 years ago). Really want something that will stop my pc crashing when syncing my ipod and will work well with media streaming of HD content and for watching internet tv like iplayer et al.

Would also be nice if this ran The Sims 3, but if I have to sacrfice modern gaming I don't mind. What do people think of this deal? seems a good price for a quad core

Benefit
Processor Type AMD Phenom X4 9150e quad-core
RAM Memory 2048 MB
Hard Disk Capacity 320 GB
Plug In Removable Hard Drive NO
Built-in Digital TV Tuner NO Enables you to watch Digital TV on your PC by connecting a external aerial socket
Remote Control NO Enables you to operate your equipment from a remote handset
802.11g Wireless Network Ready NO Allows you to connect to an existing wireless network such as in a office or a wireless hot spot
Graphics Description ATI Radeon HD 3200
Built-In HP Docking Station NO
Keyboard YES
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse NO
Mouse YES
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#1
£378.74 at PC World?! How do you get to £289.99?
#2
Dinger42
£378.74 at PC World?! How do you get to £289.99?


Sorry, don't know why link isn't working search for product code 140749
#3
I see this is getting chilly, if anyone has feedback please let me know because I was contemplating stumping up the cash and don't want to if there is a better deal available or at least one more suited to my needs
#4
Tesco were selling new ones for that price 6 months ago iirc
#5
kev999111
Cheapest I can see onTesco now is a Acer (Aspire M5201 Quad Core 4GB 1.2TB PC Base Unit - Dedicated graphics and Blu-Ray) for £449, seems quite expensive though. Not too fussed about Blu Ray so think I am going to opt for the refurb deal, unless anyone else know about any other stonkong PC deals??


I'm tempted too, it's just worrying that it's cold. Makes you think something better might be out there, anyone?
#6
good deal .......... vfm
#7
This is a media PC, lacking a gaming graphics card. You should be able to add a discrete graphics card to this, assuming there's a slot for it, but you're probably looking at spending another £80 on top to get a semi-decent one (Radeon 4770 is the current choice AFAIK)
If you want a Quad core machine because you have programs that will take advantage of it, this is a reasonable computer. Tom's Hardware recently did a comparison on the number of cores to see how much of an effect they have, so it might be worth checking that out:-
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/multi-core-cpu,review-31567.html
#8
amdavies
This is a media PC, lacking a gaming graphics card. You should be able to add a discrete graphics card to this, assuming there's a slot for it, but you're probably looking at spending another £80 on top to get a semi-decent one (Radeon 4770 is the current choice AFAIK)
If you want a Quad core machine because you have programs that will take advantage of it, this is a reasonable computer. Tom's Hardware recently did a comparison on the number of cores to see how much of an effect they have, so it might be worth checking that out:-
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/multi-core-cpu,review-31567.html


would the HP they are offering for the same price be better for standard use?

Processor Type AMD Athlon 64 X2 4450e
Clock-Speed 2.3GHz
Cache 1 MB
Operating-System Windows Vista. Home Premium
RAM Memory 2048 MB
Hard Disk Capacity 320 GB
Optical Drive 1 Dual Layer DVD Rewriter
802.11g Wireless Network Ready YES Allows you to connect to an existing wireless network such as in a office or a wireless hot spot
Graphics Memory 128 MB The higher the memory the better quality images you are display
Graphics Description NVIDIA. GeForce 6150SE
Media Card Reader 15-in-1 Allows the computer to read and transfer files onto a digital media card often found in digital cameras
No of USB connections 6 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
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse YES
#9
Secondhand busted & patched up Acer, sold by a DSG company.

Can't think of anything I would like less of!
#10
I don't know about this particular model.

But...

Just before Christmas a got a similar type of thing - phenom refurbished from PC world (could have been Currys, same group anyway) it was the cheapest for the spec I could find and I reasoned it had a 12month warranty so was no more a risk than buying brand new. It's been great, no probs, would defo advise if you can't find spec cheaper.

RJ
#11
nihcaj
Secondhand busted & patched up Acer, sold by a DSG company.

Can't think of anything I would like less of!


My uncle got 1 of these..................its mint and works a treat..............what a stupid comment!!

renagade27
#12
renagade27;5841850
My uncle got 1 of these..................its mint and works a treat..............what a stupid comment!!

renagade27


What's stupid about the truth?

It's not new. It will have been broken.
It will have been repaired. Hopefully well enough.
It is up for sale by a DSG company. A problem eeven with NEW goods!

It is one of those iffy brands to start with, not the most reliable, and not the worst either.

Now, if you or your Uncle are prepared to put up with substandard goods sold by a substandard company, then some might suggest that is stupid - I wouldn't, and I would buy it myself IF, (and this is the big if) - IF it was CHEAP enough. This isn't, so that's stupid.
I am obviously not the only one that thinks so - It seems others agree this isn't much of deal. In case you hadn't noticed, it is a bit sub-zero.
#13
By the way, its even dearer now!
£299.99
#14
nihcaj
What's stupid about the truth?

It's not new. It will have been broken.
It will have been repaired. Hopefully well enough.
It is up for sale by a DSG company. A problem eeven with NEW goods!

It is one of those iffy brands to start with, not the most reliable, and not the worst either.

Now, if you or your Uncle are prepared to put up with substandard goods sold by a substandard company, then some might suggest that is stupid - I wouldn't, and I would buy it myself IF, (and this is the big if) - IF it was CHEAP enough. This isn't, so that's stupid.
I am obviously not the only one that thinks so - It seems others agree this isn't much of deal. In case you hadn't noticed, it is a bit sub-zero.


NO I THINK IT WAS A STUPID COMMENT! AND DON'T SAY MY UNCLE ACCEPTS SUBSTANDARD GOODS OK :x

SOMETIMES THEY SELL GOODS THAT NEVER SOLD..............AND THEN AS REFURBISHED COS THEY AINT NEW ANYMORE ARE THEY? :w00t:

ACER ARE A GREAT BRAND...................LET ME GUESS!!! YOU'LL BE A DELL PERSON....YEAH?

renagade27
#15
renagade27;5871326
NO I THINK IT WAS A STUPID COMMENT! AND DON'T SAY MY UNCLE ACCEPTS SUBSTANDARD GOODS OK :x

SOMETIMES THEY SELL GOODS THAT NEVER SOLD..............AND THEN AS REFURBISHED COS THEY AINT NEW ANYMORE ARE THEY? :w00t:

ACER ARE A GREAT BRAND...................LET ME GUESS!!! YOU'LL BE A DELL PERSON....YEAH?

renagade27


Kindly don't shout :-(

You commented on my post, I am well entitled to defend my opinions.
You still haven't explained why saying those true things constitutes a stupid comment?

Whether your Uncle accepts substandard goods isn't a matter of my opinion, it is fairly self evident: de facto, :as this item is substandard by definition, "standard" being the new item, and it was you who told us that he bought this!

I would suggest that you look at a dictionary if you don't understand the terms companies use to sell off goods which are not new, yet are designed to imply they are in some way better than the second-had items they are actually selling. It is a disgrace how these terms are not legally standardised in some way so that buyers can be SURE of what it is they are getting. Many companies sell goods as "refurbished" when in reality it is a customer return that has had no refurbishment work other than packing it into a box again!

I have two Acer machines as well as two Dells. I also have a PC I built myself, but it doesn't get used much as it is a bit old now. I suppose you could therefore say I am as much an Acer person as I am a Dell person in that case. Acer are not a particularly good brand, I have had problems before with Acer, but there are worse companies, and there are better - many people will agree on this site, and it is commonly commented upon. DSG companies (Currys, PC World Dixons etc.) are a much worse company, well documented to have all sorts of poor customer practices such as selling so-called refurbs when in fact they are simply used returns sold on without ANY refurbishment, so it is pot-luck as to it's condition. Pot luck getting it fixed if it goes bust again too :-( I am far from alone in having problems getting electricall goods repaired by a DSG company!

I think you are confused as to what this item actually is - Goods that have just not previously sold are in fact clearly new, they are not second-hand or refurbished, there is no problem calling a machine in that situation as "new" & companies know that so why would they choose to sell off unsold stock as refurbished, when they could more easily sell it as new?

Now if you want to argue the fine points of what I have said in my posts, please do so, but don't just "shout" and repeat things you have already said. One of the points of argument is to counter the other person's point of view, not just repeating the original comment - However many times you say this is a new item will not make it one, nor in fact are DSG pretending it is one!
#16
nihcaj
Kindly don't shout :-(

You commented on my post, I am well entitled to defend my opinions.
You still haven't explained why saying those true things constitutes a stupid comment?

Whether your Uncle accepts substandard goods isn't a matter of my opinion, it is fairly self evident: de facto, :as this item is substandard by definition, "standard" being the new item, and it was you who told us that he bought this!

I would suggest that you look at a dictionary if you don't understand the terms companies use to sell off goods which are not new, yet are designed to imply they are in some way better than the second-had items they are actually selling. It is a disgrace how these terms are not legally standardised in some way so that buyers can be SURE of what it is they are getting. Many companies sell goods as "refurbished" when in reality it is a customer return that has had no refurbishment work other than packing it into a box again!

I have two Acer machines as well as two Dells. I also have a PC I built myself, but it doesn't get used much as it is a bit old now. I suppose you could therefore say I am as much an Acer person as I am a Dell person in that case. Acer are not a particularly good brand, I have had problems before with Acer, but there are worse companies, and there are better - many people will agree on this site, and it is commonly commented upon. DSG companies (Currys, PC World Dixons etc.) are a much worse company, well documented to have all sorts of poor customer practices such as selling so-called refurbs when in fact they are simply used returns sold on without ANY refurbishment, so it is pot-luck as to it's condition. Pot luck getting it fixed if it goes bust again too :-( I am far from alone in having problems getting electricall goods repaired by a DSG company!

I think you are confused as to what this item actually is - Goods that have just not previously sold are in fact clearly new, they are not second-hand or refurbished, there is no problem calling a machine in that situation as "new" & companies know that so why would they choose to sell off unsold stock as refurbished, when they could more easily sell it as new?

Now if you want to argue the fine points of what I have said in my posts, please do so, but don't just "shout" and repeat things you have already said. One of the points of argument is to counter the other person's point of view, not just repeating the original comment - However many times you say this is a new item will not make it one, nor in fact are DSG pretending it is one!


You are a Norman no mates aye!! and you think with this kinda reply you can belittle people by trying to show your a no it all.

If you want to continue this mate...............not a problem.

send me a PM and we will take it from there.

renagade27

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