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Acer AS5738Z T4200 4GB 500GB 15.6" Laptop Vista Home Premium £399.99 @ Argos
Acer AS5738Z T4200 4GB 500GB 15.6" Laptop Vista Home Premium £399.99 @ Argos

Acer AS5738Z T4200 4GB 500GB 15.6" Laptop Vista Home Premium £399.99 @ Argos

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Processor Intel® Pentium®
Processor Bus 800 MHz
Processor Cache 1MB
Processor Model Number T4200
Processor Speed 2.0 GHz
Processor Type Dual Core

* 4GB RAM.


* 15.6in screen size.

* Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

* Widescreen.


* 500GB hard drive capacity.


* DVD-RW Optical drive.


* Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset graphics card.

* Up to 1759 MB graphics memory.


* Media card reader - compatible with 5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital (SD) Card, Multi Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD).


* 3 USB ports.

* 1 Ethernet ports.

* Sound card.


* 0.3Mp webcam.

* Wireless enabled.


* Windows Vista Home Premium operating system installed.


* Software included:

* Acer Empowering Technology (Acer ePower, eDataSecurity, eRecovery, eSettings Management), Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Acer GameZone, Acer Video Conference Manager, Adobe® Reader®, CyberLink® PowerDirector® trial version, McAfee® Internet Security Suite trial version, NTI Media Maker, Microsoft® Works 8.5 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial.


* 3 hours battery life.

* Size(H)3.7, (W)38.3, (D)25cm.

* Weight 2.7kg.

34 Comments

Mixed bag, imo. It's an Acer and has to run "Acer Empowering Technology" (which slows down dramatically) because without, it won't run properly. Good = dedicated number pad and 15.6 screen, processor, ram, hd, cam, price. Not so good = graphics, mouse pad, service (when needed), depending on Acer software rather than Windows alone, which makes the use of other OS's difficult.

500gb hard drive in a laptop below £400, good find.

has this got a graphics card ? just looking at a dell now for £418

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sassie;6136427

is this the same one at £479 http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-8705.aspx



Looks to be the same spec - only cheaper:thumbsup:

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jimmyblue;6137986

Looks to be the same spec - only cheaper:thumbsup:



I went for it, hope its good, picked it up about an hour ago

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on the box it says dual core T4200, not core 2 duo, unless they the same, also mosel says Acer AS5738Z

pet2000;6135636

It's an Acer and has to run "Acer Empowering Technology" (which slows … It's an Acer and has to run "Acer Empowering Technology" (which slows down dramatically) because without, it won't run properly.

Pardon? My 5930G runs fine with Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7 with no problems. No Acer software installed whatsoever.

sassie

on the box it says dual core T4200, not core 2 duo

The Pentium Dual Core name is used for products that are based on an older technology or are cut-back in some way (i.e. made cheaper). The T4200 is a Penryn-based Core 2 design but with 1MB cache rather than the normal 2MB or 3MB. It also runs on an 800MHz FSB rather than 1066MHz of the top-end Core 2 Duos (though the mid-range (e.g. T6400) still have 800MHz FSB). The T4200 is essentially a T6400 with less L2 cache. Hence, the T4200 is a perfectly good chip.

Benayoun

has this got a graphics card ?

It doesn't have a dedicated graphics card so it won't be up to playing the latest games. Older ones will be fine (e.g. Sims 2).

Not a great deal at all, you get better offers on the Dell website

will play wow ? and yes before you say i am a wow geek !

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sassie;6138155

on the box it says dual core T4200, not core 2 duo, unless they the same, … on the box it says dual core T4200, not core 2 duo, unless they the same, also mosel says Acer AS5738Z



T4200 = dual core pentium processor - Hope you like the machine

Remember and register for your free Windows 7 upgrade at acer.com/win…ade

sassie;6136427

is this the same one at £479 http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-8705.aspx



I think they are similar but the Z version is slightly better... one thing i noticed was the z version has 4 usb ports as opposed to 3. Also i noticed that both have 1MB cache... is that bad?

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meowmix;6139370

I think they are similar but the Z version is slightly better... one … I think they are similar but the Z version is slightly better... one thing i noticed was the z version has 4 usb ports as opposed to 3. Also i noticed that both have 1MB cache... is that bad?



the argos one is the z version, i am on it now

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sassie;6139533

the argos one is the z version, i am on it now


Thanks - I've changed the details

jallsey;6138893

Not a great deal at all, you get better offers on the Dell website



I can't find any dell laptops with that spec for that money?

The T-4200 is definitely a Dual Core NOT a Core2Duo.

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scoob65;6140764

The T-4200 is definitely a Dual Core NOT a Core2Duo.



i did say this in post8, op needs to change the op

having hell trying to make a back up of the system

[QUOTE=mr.velvet;6138250]Pardon? My 5930G runs fine with Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7 with no problems. No Acer software installed whatsoever.

Yeah but some people won't have the ability or time to be able to set their computer up to run without & I have to agree with it running it does slow them down.

Plus, I've had two Acer's now & they've both died, I simply can't bring myself to get another.

But hot deal, as I am sure that mine were the exception (I hope)

For £50 more how does this one compare? (I know smaller hard drive but still more than enough for me, but also has laptop bag, mouse and free 3 mobile broadband)

argos.co.uk/sta…t=1

Is this a specific Argos contract build? The specs are not listed on the ACER website. 5738 on ACER is a C2D (6400). The Z is a new model - but does not list 500gb HDD with 4gb memory...

Does anyone have to model number? eg AS5738Z-423G16MN

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max1s;6148269

Is this a specific Argos contract build? The specs are not listed on the … Is this a specific Argos contract build? The specs are not listed on the ACER website. 5738 on ACER is a C2D (6400). The Z is a new model - but does not list 500gb HDD with 4gb memory...Does anyone have to model number? eg AS5738Z-423G16MN



yes i have, it is

Aspire 5738Z - 424G50Mn

P/N LX.PAR0X.077

Model. No MS2264

sassie;6139533

the argos one is the z version, i am on it now



Indeed it is... i too am on it :-D

However, the argos site does not advertise it as the z version and also says it only has 3 usb ports... which it quite clearly doesn't. Also, have you tried running dxdiag on the laptop... it says only 3000mg RAM... is this correct as it was advertised as having 4GB.

Many thanks to the OP for pointing out such a hot deal!!!! :-D

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meowmix;6150666

Indeed it is... i too am on it :-DHowever, the argos site does not … Indeed it is... i too am on it :-DHowever, the argos site does not advertise it as the z version and also says it only has 3 usb ports... which it quite clearly doesn't. Also, have you tried running dxdiag on the laptop... it says only 3000mg RAM... is this correct as it was advertised as having 4GB.Many thanks to the OP for pointing out such a hot deal!!!! :-D




There are issues with any 32bit operating system seeing all of the 4gb installed.

Check this link for more info - blogs.msdn.com/hil…spx :thumbsup:

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just checked and yes mine only showing the 3.also cannot get webcqam to work on msn, and doing the back ups via e-recovery where a bloody nightmare, apart from that all good so far


meowmix;6150666

Indeed it is... i too am on it :-DHowever, the argos site does not … Indeed it is... i too am on it :-DHowever, the argos site does not advertise it as the z version and also says it only has 3 usb ports... which it quite clearly doesn't. Also, have you tried running dxdiag on the laptop... it says only 3000mg RAM... is this correct as it was advertised as having 4GB.Many thanks to the OP for pointing out such a hot deal!!!! :-D

i just bought this and there is no boot disc with it? what would i do if i had trouble with it? with my toshiba i had a disc with all the drivers n xp and with this there is nothing! help pleaseeeeeeeeeeee

jat_r;6157767

i just bought this and there is no boot disc with it? what would i do if … i just bought this and there is no boot disc with it? what would i do if i had trouble with it? with my toshiba i had a disc with all the drivers n xp and with this there is nothing! help pleaseeeeeeeeeeee



When you first switch on your laptop it should tell you to burn a copy of the factory settings (on 13 cds or 2 dvds...) and also give you the option of burning a copy of the applications and drivers. I don't know whether that helps at all

jimmyblue;6151667

There are issues with any 32bit operating system seeing all of the 4gb … There are issues with any 32bit operating system seeing all of the 4gb installed. Check this link for more info - http://blogs.msdn.com/hiltonl/archive/2007/04/13/the-3gb-not-4gb-ram-problem.aspx :thumbsup:



Wow... very informative!! Would give you more rep but it told me to spread the love somewhere else

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jat_r;6157767

i just bought this and there is no boot disc with it? what would i do if … i just bought this and there is no boot disc with it? what would i do if i had trouble with it? with my toshiba i had a disc with all the drivers n xp and with this there is nothing! help pleaseeeeeeeeeeee



yes it keeps popping up in right corner asking you to back up, i did it this way and spent all night doing it as it kept stopping, dont know if it was my discs or this e-recovery, also if anyone manages to get camera to work on msn let me know please

scoob65;6140764

The T-4200 is definitely a Dual Core NOT a Core2Duo.



Nope, it's a Penryn chip and therefore Core 2 Duo. You're getting confused by the name; Core 2 Duo is a dual core chip, just C2D is the premium brand name, Pentium Dual Core is the mid-range brand name. There is overlap in the technology. As far as I know you don't get the old Core Duo chips any more; even the Celeron Dual Core are now based on Core 2 tech.

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anyone who buys one can they come help me out here please

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can this play street fighter 4 smoothly?

I have just bought one of these from Argos today.There is a sticker on it with the Blu-Ray logo yet it will not play my Bluray disks. Is this compatible or not?

It hasn't got Blu Ray.

smicer07;6171324

It hasn't got Blu Ray.



Ta, bit misleading of them to have the BD logo on the machine although to be fair I wasn't aware of it anyway before buying.
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