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Advertised in this mornings Times (page 10) is the following:

Asus 15.4 inch widescreen Laptop £249
Intel Celeron D220
160GB Hard Drive
1GB RAM
CD/DVD Rewriter
Vista
Wireless
Couldn't see it on the website so guess it's instore only - seems like a pretty good deal to me.
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#1
isnt worth money imo very poor specs
#2
The model number of these is X58C if that helps anyone

http://images.play.com/covers/8112026x.jpg
#3
jamstaruk1972
isnt worth money imo very poor specs


Where else could you get a 15.4 inch widescreen for this price? Ideal for the kids for Xmas:santa:
#4
33rpm
Where else could you get a 15.4 inch widescreen for this price? Ideal for the kids for Xmas:santa:


If you absolutely must spend no more than £250 and you don't want a Netbook, I think you'd better off with a similar priced refurbished model from PCWorld/Comet/Dixons/Currys
#5
Its faster and better equipped than a netbook, for less money.. voted hot for the price!
#6
matto;3485726
If you absolutely must spend no more than £250 and you don't want a Netbook, I think you'd better off with a similar priced refurbished model from PCWorld/Comet/Dixons/Currys

biggest mistake you could make....the majority of refurbs here are Advent...and they're normally refurbs cos they broke....:whistling:
#7
Den38
The model number of these is X58C if that helps anyone


More about it on the ASUS web site.

http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=2380&l1=5&l2=26&l3=751&l4=0

Seems this model comes with Vista Business, Home Basic or Home Premium, so not sure what one is on the Morrison offers, my guess is Home Basic.

A search round the net shows this selling at £300 and more on many web sites.

It is £300 at Play.com

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/8112026/Asus-X58C-AP008A-Celeron-220-1-2GHz-1Gb-160GB-DVD-RW-15-4-Vista-Home-Basic-Laptop-Notebook/Product.html

Dabs have it for £293

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=5BFY

While not a great spec (It is a single core CPU) this would be an ideal "starter" laptop for a young child and you could easily add 1G of memory.
#8
hasn't this only got a 1.2Ghz processor ?

couple of months ago, for just £43 more, I got a Dell with Celeron 2.2Ghz, 160HDD, DVDRW, 1Gb memory and 17" screen
1 Like #9
soweezy
hasn't this only got a 1.2Ghz processor ?

couple of months ago, for just £43 more, I got a Dell with Celeron 2.2Ghz, 160HDD, DVDRW, 1Gb memory and 17" screen


Yes it has, and I think most people would say that for £50 more you could get a better laptop. Problem is you can always spend a bit more here, then a but more there, and next thing you konw you are spending £350.

But many people are stretching stretching themsleves to even pay £250 for laptop so if that is all they want to spend then is is not a bad deal.

For a young person the CPU speed is not that much of any issue. If all someone is doing is MSN or looking at the internet then that is not CPU intensive work and they will probably be waiting more for the data to download via their broadbanbd link than waiting for their CPU.
#10
Only one left in my local morrisons,

Putting it away for my 10 year old's christmas, so I'm well pleased with the cost / spec ratio.

Heat added
#11
Great laptop for the price! hot!!!
#12
Great price..plus staff discount :whistling:
#13
Not bad for the price, my only concern would be the processor, but for web browsing and homework seems like a decent budget laptop. It also incorporates an 8-in-1 card reader: SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,mini SD w/ adapter,MS-Duo,MS-Pro Duo via adapter
Heat added.
#14
we got one the weekend for the mrs only 224 with staff discount bargin for the price, bit slow for vista but a quick rollback to xp and you have a decent laptop

bargin IMHO

EDIT - just to clarify comes with home basic
#15
Yes will struggle with vista a little but put a xp on it and it will be fine for web use.
If I'm not mistaken I do believe the mobile celeron 220 is a rebadged old core solo so has ultra low power consumption which will be great for battery life.

Yes does only use a little amount of power but they have hacked the L2 cache from 2mb to 512k which will hinder it somewhat.
#16
If all you want is something to browse the web with then a Netbook is cheaper (~£180), if you can live with the smaller screen and keyboard (a boon for some).

OK, so it's a refurb but for £40 more you get a much better spec.
#17
matto
If you absolutely must spend no more than £250 and you don't want a Netbook, I think you'd better off with a similar priced refurbished model from PCWorld/Comet/Dixons/Currys


100% spot on advice.

slow computers are a pain, tedious and frustrating.... I would never touch a celeron pc.

either pay more for a core-2 , or get a refurb.

buy a good brand refurb, HP , Asus, Acer , etc and avoid the tat like Advent ( worse quality screens Ive ever seen ) and you will be fine

all computers are 2nd hand the moment you open the box, refurbs are 99% as new condition, and good value.
#18
I got one today,I had to travel to get one and i got the last one in store, i also got staff dicount through a friend so works out at £224,

Opened it up and it looks the part, mines for my daughter and its more than enough for her first lap top,

Apperently there getting more in on wednesday, the assistant who served me called the supplyer while i was there so anyone who missed out i would recomend calling wed morning and asking them to hold one for you.
#19
we went for one at tea time for the sons xmas present but they had just sold there last one.
#20
Its great for younger kids or grandparents new to the internet for the price. May not be to advanced users choice. Voted hot for the above reasons
#21
Barely capable of running the operating system installed on it.
Lame.
#22
Seems to be alright for the price until you notice that its a Celeron, I made a school boy error couple of years ago buying a Celeron thinking it would be OK for the job...but it wasnt...it was poor. I bought a 1.4ghz Celeron yet my 2 year old AMD Athlon 700 Mhz was far faster. Dont do it, worst thing you could ever do buying a Celeron. Its so frustrating owning a PC which cannot handle running more than one application simultaneously
#23
it will struggle running vista, OK with xp though, just.
#24
Would be crazy to turn Vista on that!
#25
Does this have a built-in webcam?
#26
Oh no - its a processor made of celery... once it gets hot, it dries out on speed...
#27
If you absolutely must spend no more than £250 and you don't want a Netbook, I think you'd better off with a similar priced refurbished model from PCWorld/Comet/Dixons/Currys



torby
biggest mistake you could make....the majority of refurbs here are Advent...and they're normally refurbs cos they broke....whistling:


DSG didn't have any comparable refurbs in stock at the time of my original post but they have one in Dixons now:

COMPAQ CQ50100EM Refurbished Laptop £260 (£255 with SAVE5 code) (inc delivery)

AMD Sempron SI-40 Processor (2 GHz, 512 KB Cache)
1GB RAM 120GB HDD
NVIDIA GEFORCE 8200M
Vista Home Basic
Webcam/Mic

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