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Acer Aspire 11.6inch ssd drive laptop only £159 del with code @ Tesco Direct
Acer Aspire 11.6inch ssd drive laptop only £159 del with code @ Tesco Direct

Acer Aspire 11.6inch ssd drive laptop only £159 del with code @ Tesco Direct

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Operating system Windows 8.1
SPECIFICATION
Processor Intel® Celeron® Processor N2840 (2.16 GHz, 2.58 GHz with Burst, 1 MB cache)
RAM 2 GB DDR3 (8 GB maximum installable RAM)
Storage 32 GB ssd
SCREEN
Screen size 11.6"
Screen type LED
Resolution 1366 x 768
Screen features LED backlighting
CONNECTIVTY
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
USB - USB 3.0 x 1
- USB 2.0 x 1
Video interface HDMI x 1
Audio interface 3.5 mm jack
MEDIA
Memory card reader SD card reader
SOUND
Sound HD Audio
Speakers Integrated stereo speakers
FEATURES
Camera Integrated HD webcam
Microphone Yes
Mouse / trackpad Multitouch trackpad
Keyboard Acer FineTip keyboard
Security features Kensington lock slot
POWER
Battery type 3-cell Lithium-ion
Battery life Up to 5 hours

110 Comments

not bad

Thanks for posting.

good price.

Included in clubcard boost?

How does this compare to the C720 Chromebook?

Good find op. Voting hot.

tomjwalker

Included in clubcard boost?

unfortunately not

What is the hard drive? excuse my pc ignorance

Can.anyone split the.spec between this and the currys aspire v3-112p
is it worth the £100 extra?

32GB SSD

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vwblack

What is the hard drive? excuse my pc ignorance



Its a 32Gb ssd so if you want to store films, music etc you would need to use an external hard drive or the cloud

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rodhull

How does this compare to the C720 Chromebook?



This is personally a much better deal as having a laptop running a full version of Windows is much more versatile than a chromebook

None too shabby!

xela333

This is personally a much better deal as having a laptop running a full … This is personally a much better deal as having a laptop running a full version of Windows is much more versatile than a chromebook



No doubt a Windows laptop is more capable - but the hardware in this machine is actually weaker. The 2955U processor in the older Chromebooks outperforms the N2840 by some margin. At least you can upgrade the RAM in this (I'm guessing!).

32GB is not much space at all, wont be long before that is full. Needing an external hard drive is just a nightmare, not to be recommended no wonder it cheap they cant shift it.

I want a cheap laptop to put Xubuntu on. Any recommendations ? I think 32Gb isn't enough for OS and files.

googley2

32GB is not much space at all, wont be long before that is full. Needing … 32GB is not much space at all, wont be long before that is full. Needing an external hard drive is just a nightmare, not to be recommended no wonder it cheap they cant shift it.


with a couple of low profile usb memory sticks and even an SD card you can more than double the storage. This looks a decent deal for all the reasons op listed. Heat given.

Just a few points to consider:

The memory is actually eMMC flash, not a ssd - you won't get the same speed benefit.

These are great little machines if you have very basic browsing and app needs - the main limitations to be aware of are the lack of on-board storage (which can only be expanded with slower sd card memory) unupgradeable RAM - so you're stuck with 2 gig - and no ethernet port, so wireless only (not generally an issue for most.)

Finally, if you want a machine at this price point, this one has near enough identical specs but is more extensively reviewed, and has a processor with a marginally faster benchmark:

tesco.com/dir…245

I'd go with the Asus myself, but this Acer also looks good.

EDIT: ignore me. I'm thinking of a different Acer model. Pick this Acer over the Asus one I linked to!
Edited by: "Pyrrhic" 15th Dec 2014

Not bad - it compares to an ultrabook from a few years ago. I would be worried about the 32GB storage, but if you are at home, you could always use a file server.

This is probably better than a chromebook, but you wont get the battery life a chromebook gets.

This one has upgradeable ram (upto 8 gb) and a gigabit ethernet port

Pyrrhic

Just a few points to consider:The memory is actually eMMC flash, not a … Just a few points to consider:The memory is actually eMMC flash, not a ssd - you won't get the same speed benefit. These are great little machines if yoh have very basic browsing and app needs - the main limitations to be aware of are the lack of on-board storage (which can only be expanded with slower sd card memory) unupgradeable RAM - so you're stuck with 2 gig - and no ethernet port, so wireless only (not generally an issue for most.)Finally, if you want a machine at this price point, this one has near enough identical specs but is more extensively reviewed, and has a processor with a marginally faster benchmark:http://www.tesco.com/direct/asus-x205ta-116-eeebook-intel-atom-2gb-ram-32gb-ssd-with-office-black/483-0245.prd?pageLevel=sku&skuId=483-0245&icid=eml_BIS_483-0245I'd go with the Asus myself, but this Acer also looks good.

Great deal thanks

rodhull

How does this compare to the C720 Chromebook?



I have a c720 and was a bit worried when I bought it that it might just be an impulse purchase that I don't need. If you know what you are doing you can install crouton or dual boot with ubuntu but I'd recommend the firmer as it's less invasive. Having said that there isn't really anything I've had to drop down into linux to use. The battery life is amazing, the only downside for me is that the keyboard is a little non-standard, like having no delete key.

Pyrrhic

...no Ethernet



There is a Gigabit NIC.

Pyrrhic

unupgradeable RAM

RAM is SODIMM. Board supports at least 4GB.[/quote]

Why Would anyone connect this with Ethernet cable

logohigh

Why Would anyone connect this with Ethernet cable


Just because you can't think of a reason, doesn't mean no one else can.

Looks like a good spec for the price!

Excellent considering Ram can be upgraded. ++

KongDonkey

I want a cheap laptop to put Xubuntu on. Any recommendations ? I think … I want a cheap laptop to put Xubuntu on. Any recommendations ? I think 32Gb isn't enough for OS and files.



Yes that's exactly what I'm looking for too

THIS looks interesting though
Edited by: "pontprennau" 15th Dec 2014

logohigh

Why Would anyone connect this with Ethernet cable



Because this would make an excellent replacement small server vs my old Revo that doesn't have a USB3 for a fast external HDD. The added battery means less load on the small UPS and a built in "console" means no need to keep a keyboard and VGA LCD around. Result.

will this be any good for playing football manager on and doing coursework?

vwblack

What is the hard drive? excuse my pc ignorance



Not a bad system, use the cloud / NAS for storage or attach a USB3.0 portable drive

32GB - just for the operating system. You will have to buy a USB3.0 portable drive if you want to save anything.

Edited by: "zaax" 15th Dec 2014

Doh! Sorry everyone. Replied to this in too much haste this morning and confused the model in question with another similar one from Acer. Given the Acer has upgradeable RAM and ethernet, it's definitely a better buy than the Asus model - the processor benchmark advantage of the Asus is only marginal and is easily outweighed by the potential to expand the RAM to something more comfortable.

As for why one would want ethernet - not a problem for most users, but if you're thinking of installing an alternative OS (i.e. a linux distro) you probably want ethernet as a backup solution in case the distro of your choice doesn't have suitable drivers for your wireless card out of the box. Sure you can use another machine to get suitable drivers on a USB stick and install them that way, but it's more convenient all round if you can do it from the same machine generally!

logohigh

Why Would anyone connect this with Ethernet cable



I may be wrong, but you usually use Ethernet to set up a wireless router, have to enter the wireless code before the wireless side works.

Very nice find. Thank you!

A couple of queries I don't think have been asked...

1. Can MS Office be installed okay, is there enough room to install it and will it run okay?
2. Are their connections to connect the laptop to a separate TFT screen (i.e. the blue pin type connector)?

Thanks if anyone can respond...

cpandk

A couple of queries I don't think have been asked...1. Can MS Office be … A couple of queries I don't think have been asked...1. Can MS Office be installed okay, is there enough room to install it and will it run okay?2. Are their connections to connect the laptop to a separate TFT screen (i.e. the blue pin type connector)? Thanks if anyone can respond...

I can help with one of those, as I've just checked myself - Office requires 3gb, so it will fit on the hard drive.

cpandk

A couple of queries I don't think have been asked...1. Can MS Office be … A couple of queries I don't think have been asked...1. Can MS Office be installed okay, is there enough room to install it and will it run okay?2. Are their connections to connect the laptop to a separate TFT screen (i.e. the blue pin type connector)? Thanks if anyone can respond...



1. Yes office will fit fine.
2. It has HDMI out so you may need a converter cable if your monitor only has DVI or VGA.

Pyrrhic

...no Ethernet

Pyrrhic

unupgradeable RAM

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He was just trying to help you.

I can get this down to £120 with staff discount/club card vouchers and am thinking of getting it for the wife. Her last experience with a netbook wasn't the best having used an Asus e jobby, it couldn't handle more than 5 tabs on Chrome and was horrifically slow.
Will this be able to handle copious amounts of tabs in Chrome do you think?!
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