Refurb Acer PC - 256 Graphics, Core 2 Duo, 3GB Ram £179.97 @ Acer Direct - HotUKDeals
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Extra £20 to make it one year warranty.

Details:

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz
RAM - 3GB RAM DDR2
Graphics - ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB
Optical Drive - Super Multi DVD Drive
Hard Drive - 640GB Hard Drive
Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium
Networking - 10/100 LAN
HDMI Out
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#1
refurbished, no keyboard and mouse but cheap. would vote lukewamr but cant due to new forum bug.
#2
looks pretty good to a person thats not looked at any desktop stuff for 6 years.
i guess any upgrades i did on my own machine for 180 quid would leave it well behind this?
#3
I have one of these, very good machine. This is a good price even with the extra for a 1 year warranty. Hot from me. If you are looking for a new desktop go for it.
#4
I need a new pc im tempted but dont know anything about pc
#5
How hard would it be to put Windows 7 on this and would it run well with the spec?
banned#6
What PSU?

Can I add a better graphics card?.
#7
zedf
How hard would it be to put Windows 7 on this and would it run well with the spec?


Very easy, and this spec will easily run Windows 7, absolutely no problem there.
#8
Looks ok for price.Also includes vista which ive never had a problem with.3gb ram.This must go hot if you can get stock.
will run windows 7 like a dream.

Edited By: peterwain on Aug 21, 2010 00:20: info
#9
zedf
I need a new pc im tempted but dont know anything about pc


I recommend you get a PC from Dell and avoid this....
#10
Curax
zedf
I need a new pc im tempted but dont know anything about pc


I recommend you get a PC from Dell and avoid this....

dont buy dell very flimsy my laptop broke in a week
#11
My dell studio laptop is perfect. stylish and rigid. /\ Must have just got a dogey one.
1 Like #12
Pay the £20 extra for 1 year warranty. The hard drive is the most likely component to fail first, and I've had a few refurbs (bought at least 100 of them, laptops etc) where the hard drive is dodgy. I test all the refurbs fully, full mobo error test, hard drive test, mem test, psu test and then system torture test. I've had about 10% where the hard drive has bad sectors. I recommend a full surface scan using the drive manufacturers utility. If you want to try some free testing then try http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

You don't have to do this, you can rely on the warranty, just I like to know the system is ok when I've bought it.
#13
This can be nicely used as a media center thingie with that HDMI out. Really really tempted.
#14
Fantastic - been looking for a PC for my Aunt who only has a £300 budget for a tower. Been looking at refurbs from EuroPC but these Acer refurbs are much better value!
#15
Also check this deal, if you're just the average web browsing, social networking, office user then either this deal or the one in the link below are fine >

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zoostorm-celeron-dual-core-e1400-2-/742590#comments
#16
dotmac
This can be nicely used as a media center thingie with that HDMI out. Really really tempted.

Not really, too noisy and heat generating to put a quite fan on the cpu.
#17
robo989
dotmac
This can be nicely used as a media center thingie with that HDMI out. Really really tempted.


Not really, too noisy and heat generating to put a quite fan on the cpu.


Rubbish, it will use a stock Intel fan/heatsink which can be replaced for a quieter fan/heatsink and helped with a bit of Akasa Silver V thermal compound. If there are any case fans they can also be replaced by quiet fans. I particularly like Akasa Amber series fans, ultra ultra reliable. I've used them in over 700 proprietary systems over 3 years and not one failure! Sounds like an exaggeration but it's not I assure you. If you want to use it for a media centre I suggest you use your ears first before changing any fans, if it sounds ok or you can tolerate any noise then you don't need to change anything :)




Edited By: fishmaster on Aug 21, 2010 00:46: goblins
#18
robo989
dotmac
This can be nicely used as a media center thingie with that HDMI out. Really really tempted.


Not really, too noisy and heat generating to put a quite fan on the cpu.


True actually. I want to get a Mac Mini for this purpose but even being an Apple fan with multiple Macs in my house, I can't bring myself around paying £600+ for a Core 2 Duo Mac in this day and age. Ripoff price. Will probably wait...
#19
Would you be able to watch blu ray films with this spec
#20
zicobones
Would you be able to watch blu ray films with this spec


If you bought a blu ray player for it yes, the HD3450 and C2D should handle it.
#21
fishmaster
Pay the £20 extra for 1 year warranty. The hard drive is the most likely component to fail first, and I've had a few refurbs (bought at least 100 of them, laptops etc) where the hard drive is dodgy. I test all the refurbs fully, full mobo error test, hard drive test, mem test, psu test and then system torture test. I've had about 10% where the hard drive has bad sectors. I recommend a full surface scan using the drive manufacturers utility. If you want to try some free testing then tryhttp://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ You don't have to do this, you can rely on the warranty, just I like to know the system is ok when I've bought it.



You can get extended warranties from a certain auction site for Acer Desktops at a very cheap price, extends the warranty to 3 years.
#22
I take it this would be a decent upgrade for my 4 year old pc
#23
zicobones
I take it this would be a decent upgrade for my 4 year old pc


Not if your 4 year old pc is a quad core intel e.g. Q6600 for example. I can find many other permutations of 4 year old pcs that beat the spec of this if you want. If you want to be pedantic you can bring up the release date of Jan 7 2007 for the Q6600 hehe. C2Ds were released in July 2006 though that can beat the CPU spec of this computer e.g. E6600. I was judging this mainly on CPU power though, and having a little fun with your less than specific question :)




Edited By: fishmaster on Aug 21, 2010 01:18: dogtanian
#24
fishmaster
zicobones
I take it this would be a decent upgrade for my 4 year old pc


Not if your 4 year old pc is a quad core intel e.g. Q6600 for example. I can find many other permutations of 4 year old pcs that beat the spec of this if you want. If you want to be pedantic you can bring up the release date of Jan 7 2007 for the Q6600 hehe. C2Ds were released in July 2006 though that can beat the CPU spec of this computer e.g. E6600. I was judging this mainly on CPU power though, and having a little fun with your less than specific question :)





pentium 4 2.96ghz

1.50Gb Ram

That's what my current pc has its Packard bell


Edited By: zicobones on Aug 21, 2010 01:22: better response
#25
zicobones
fishmaster
zicobones
I take it this would be a decent upgrade for my 4 year old pc


Not if your 4 year old pc is a quad core intel e.g. Q6600 for example. I can find many other permutations of 4 year old pcs that beat the spec of this if you want. If you want to be pedantic you can bring up the release date of Jan 7 2007 for the Q6600 hehe. C2Ds were released in July 2006 though that can beat the CPU spec of this computer e.g. E6600. I was judging this mainly on CPU power though, and having a little fun with your less than specific question :)





pentium 4 2.96ghz

1.50Gb Ram

That's what my current pc has its Packard bell



This beats yours comfortably then.
#26
fishmaster
zicobones
fishmaster
zicobones
I take it this would be a decent upgrade for my 4 year old pc


Not if your 4 year old pc is a quad core intel e.g. Q6600 for example. I can find many other permutations of 4 year old pcs that beat the spec of this if you want. If you want to be pedantic you can bring up the release date of Jan 7 2007 for the Q6600 hehe. C2Ds were released in July 2006 though that can beat the CPU spec of this computer e.g. E6600. I was judging this mainly on CPU power though, and having a little fun with your less than specific question :)





pentium 4 2.96ghz

1.50Gb Ram

That's what my current pc has its Packard bell



This beats yours comfortably then.


ok thanks
#27
Is it worth buying? If so..with warranty? Most acer laptops ive used or friends have had have gone wrong after a while. Are their desktops (refurbs even) any reliable?
#28
I very much doubt it. There's a reason why they have so many refurbs for sale..............
#29
gkbeckmann
I have one of these, very good machine.

How so? This is outdated technology that might be 2 or 3 years old. And especially Vista is just no fun at all. Cold for me.

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