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Acer Aspire 3, 15.6', 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FULL HD, Ryzen 3 at AO for £359.10
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Acer Aspire 3, 15.6', 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FULL HD, Ryzen 3 at AO for £359.10

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Posted 22nd Sep

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Very nice looking and sleek laptop for under £400 with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.


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Key Features
  • Up to 7 hours battery life
  • Full HD screen - for a stunning, clear picture
  • 256GB SSD offers plenty of storage & super-fast loading
  • AMD Ryzen 3 processor - for work and entertainment
  • 8GB of RAM delivers seamless multitasking
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8GB/256GB - Apple would charge you 4x the price for the pleasure
£339 with the 'PLENTIFUL' voucher code on ebay
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Can this take some gaming?
Isn’t ao.com one of the companies who have 20% off on EBay from 10am tomorrow
8GB/256GB - Apple would charge you 4x the price for the pleasure
jona7722/09/2019 20:49

Isn’t ao.com one of the companies who have 20% off on EBay from 10am t …Isn’t ao.com one of the companies who have 20% off on EBay from 10am tomorrow


Yes but the EBay deal says max £60 discount. I’m torn as to wait or not.
jona7722/09/2019 20:49

Isn’t ao.com one of the companies who have 20% off on EBay from 10am t …Isn’t ao.com one of the companies who have 20% off on EBay from 10am tomorrow


Yes you're right so £340 tomorrow with max discount of £60. Another £20 saving though, as don't think the codes will stack.
Minstadave22/09/2019 20:51

8GB/256GB - Apple would charge you 4x the price for the pleasure


Whats the relevance here?

As for AO Ebay -- maybe list prices will increase in the morning.
Edited by: "Myriad" 22nd Sep
yeahbutitsnotfree22/09/2019 20:42

Can this take some gaming?


No, a Ryzen 5 laptop would be much better, and a dedicated graphics card better still.
Myriad22/09/2019 20:59

Whats the relevance here?As for AO Ebay -- maybe list prices will increase …Whats the relevance here?As for AO Ebay -- maybe list prices will increase in the morning.


Just a random aside, having bought my wife a new Macbook I can't get over the value to be had with AMD/Win10.
jona7722/09/2019 20:49

Isn’t ao.com one of the companies who have 20% off on EBay from 10am t …Isn’t ao.com one of the companies who have 20% off on EBay from 10am tomorrow


Max discount is £60
Minstadave22/09/2019 21:27

Just a random aside, having bought my wife a new Macbook I can't get over …Just a random aside, having bought my wife a new Macbook I can't get over the value to be had with AMD/Win10.


Are you sure it is that way round:is it not the lack of value from Apple?
yeahbutitsnotfree22/09/2019 20:42

Can this take some gaming?



You could but you would be playing at the lowest settings and sometimes even lowering the resolution to 720p and even then only pulling in 40 odd fps. If you want to do any gaming at all then this isnt really for you.
Not the greatest CPU but still good for everyday tasks like browsing YouTube movies Netflix email etc
For how long should I expect it to work properly? Thanks
eraldo23/09/2019 04:49

You could but you would be playing at the lowest settings and sometimes …You could but you would be playing at the lowest settings and sometimes even lowering the resolution to 720p and even then only pulling in 40 odd fps. If you want to do any gaming at all then this isnt really for you.


The correct response would be what type of game. Not everyone likes GPU intensive shooting games. Plenty would run fine on this.
Make sure to undervolt the CPU to save on battery and heat and you have a good machine that should work for 5-7 years. YouTube how to undervolt if you're unsure
XLYC23/09/2019 04:59

Not the greatest CPU but still good for everyday tasks like browsing …Not the greatest CPU but still good for everyday tasks like browsing YouTube movies Netflix email etc



Has there been a laptop CPU on the market in the last 5 years that can't comfortably do those things? It's like posting on a chair deal to say it's suitable for sitting on.
dan197923/09/2019 07:21

Has there been a laptop CPU on the market in the last 5 years that can't …Has there been a laptop CPU on the market in the last 5 years that can't comfortably do those things? It's like posting on a chair deal to say it's suitable for sitting on.


I’m just saying for a little more money you could get something a bit more future proof. This cpu has the same power as my 3rd gen i5 from 2012/13.
Keir8122/09/2019 20:52

Yes but the EBay deal says max £60 discount. I’m torn as to wait or not.


So, in theory, £340 at 10:00am. Lots in stock...
ebay.co.uk/itm…404
Edited by: "Musicrab" 23rd Sep
dan197923/09/2019 07:21

Has there been a laptop CPU on the market in the last 5 years that can't …Has there been a laptop CPU on the market in the last 5 years that can't comfortably do those things? It's like posting on a chair deal to say it's suitable for sitting on.




most new laptops fly, its lack of "housework" that makes them grind to a halt!
I recently used a Ryzen 5 in a HP 14 inch laptop and its fan was on a lot! My i7 14 inch HP, which is is only 2 years old does not do that!

They are the same model line of laptop and both run the same corporate policies. I just hate the fan noise!
Edited by: "groenleader" 23rd Sep
Great find! What's the screen type?
£339 with the 'PLENTIFUL' voucher code on ebay
same price for the one with Athlon procesor as well, not sure which one is better.
Athlon 300u or ryzen 3 3200u ?
Would it be difficult to add a HDD?
win2623/09/2019 11:55

Aspire 3 has TN.


TN panels are awful.
IPS is worth paying extra for.
Thanks for posting @spinach_pie we have added this thread to the Highlights page
Ordered the larger model from ao.com on ebay, using the PLENTIFUL code for £489.

17.3" Acer Aspire 3 A317-51 Laptop 8 GB RAM 2TB Intel® Core™ i5


Thanks to OP.
This is not a good deal.
This laptop can be had here: ebay.co.uk/itm…649


Admitedly this is a refurb model, but does have 12 month warranty with tesco.

An additional 4GB ram will cost you £15 on used market, the ram in this motherboard is DDR4 2400 (nothing special).

The laptop has an M.2 slot on the motherboard, so can add a 240gb m.2 ssd for around £40 brand new.

There you have this entire whole deal, plus an additional 1TB hardrive (which lets be honest, 256gb isnt ever going to be enough) for less than £235.
Minstadave22/09/2019 20:51

8GB/256GB - Apple would charge you 4x the price for the pleasure


Is this not made from plastic?

Not to mention AMD junk, non backlit keyboard, poor display etc.
multiplewicked23/09/2019 19:56

This is not a good deal.This laptop can be had here: …This is not a good deal.This laptop can be had here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Aspire-3-A315-41-R3FT-15-6-Laptop-Ryzen-3-2200U-4GB-1TB-With-BullGuard/352648122010?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649Admitedly this is a refurb model, but does have 12 month warranty with tesco.An additional 4GB ram will cost you £15 on used market, the ram in this motherboard is DDR4 2400 (nothing special).The laptop has an M.2 slot on the motherboard, so can add a 240gb m.2 ssd for around £40 brand new.There you have this entire whole deal, plus an additional 1TB hardrive (which lets be honest, 256gb isnt ever going to be enough) for less than £235.


You're comparing a refurbished laptop to a new one with less ram and HDD instead of SSD and saying it's a worse deal? You assume that people are going to want to faff about with ram and adding an SSD. Most won't.
ezzer7223/09/2019 20:02

Is this not made from plastic? Not to mention AMD junk, non backlit …Is this not made from plastic? Not to mention AMD junk, non backlit keyboard, poor display etc.


AMD junk? You mean without the added value of weekly vulnerabilities and performance reducing patches of the mighty Intel options?
Edited by: "Minstadave" 23rd Sep
It’s junk. Plastic, slow chipset, blue screen of death with upgrades, benchmark tests like a 8 year old core i5.
It's not slow at all, it's more than fast enough for most people.
The only downside is the TN screen, hence the price.

Ryzen 3 3200U is faster than Intel i5 7th generation.
cpubenchmark.net/com…865
XLYC23/09/2019 04:59

Not the greatest CPU but still good for everyday tasks like browsing …Not the greatest CPU but still good for everyday tasks like browsing YouTube movies Netflix email etc


To be fair, even a Celeron N3350 or N400 would suffice for such tasks!

This is especially true since newer cpu's include much faster sse/fma instruction sets, (such as AMD's A6-9225), coupled with a much faster bus and faster DDR4 RAM (also used by on-chip gpu), and hardware based decoding of h.264/265 (hevc) video.

The problem with computers these days isn't as much about processing power, it's the massive amounts of bloat added by Windows 10, especially the numerous background processes, constantly gathering/sending telemetry data to Microsoft, Windows Defender, and constant background updates; and Microsoft's stupid fascination with turning it into a Web OS like Chrome - i.e. windows store apps, and others such as Teams / Slack / Skype / VS Code all being built using single-threaded inefficient Javascript code (electron.js) and running on an instance of AppleWebkit / Blink web browser engine.
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