Acer Aspire 3, Intel® Pentium®, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, 15.6 Inch Laptop - £279 @ Very
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Acer Aspire 3, Intel® Pentium®, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, 15.6 Inch Laptop - £279 @ Very

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Found 7th Jan
Not sure if this is any good. Looks good but laptop specs can be tricky tricky.

Love to have a bit of feedback on it...


Product Description
Item number: LV9KY

MPN: NX.GNTEK.004 EAN: 4713883142021The Acer Aspire 3 Laptop Gives You Versatile Computing In A Portable Design.

Ideal for all your everyday computing needs, from online shopping and helping the kids with their homework to watching Netflix and enjoying your digital photos, the great value Acer laptop is equally suited to a day on the move or a night relaxing on the sofa.

An Intel® Pentium® N4200 processor and 4Gb of RAM can handle all your regular tasks, including surfing the web, keeping up with Facebook and Instagram, emailing, enjoying TV catch-up services and more.

The 15.6 inch HD screen features BluelightShield™ technology to reduce eye strain, making it ideal for viewing all your favourite websites, photos and streaming services.

User-friendly Windows 10 operating software puts personalisation at the heart of your computing experience. Tap, Swipe, Scroll, and Zoom through your day using the Precision Touchpad, where palm rejection technology and pinch-to-zoom capability means you’ll always be in control.

A 128Gb Solid State Drive provides plenty of useful storage for movies, photos, music and work files, as well as ensuring a super-fast boot-up every time you open the lid. A built-in webcam with microphone is perfect for video chats with family, friends and work colleagues..

Online access is always fast thanks to 802.11ac wireless technology that's 3 times faster than traditional wireless technology. This Aspire 1 laptop's 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 and 1x HDMI ports are also conveniently placed for easy access.

You can use the drop-down menu above to add optional Microsoft Office 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
  • Depth: 259 MM
  • Display Size: 15.6in
  • Dongle Required: Y
  • Intel® Pentium® Quad Core Processor N4200
  • 4 GB Ram
  • 15.6" HD Acer ComfyView LCD
  • Windows 10
  • The delicate cross-hair brush pattern delivers a beautifully inviting tactile finish.
  • The Precision Touchpad is more responsive than traditional touchpads helping you work more effectively.
  • Comes with a 128GB SSD – SSD storage uses flash memory and has no moving parts – ensuring better speed and performance over HDD.
  • Maintain a strong, consistent wireless signal with the strategically placed 802.11ac wireless antenna.
  • BlueLightShield™ technology reduces the exposure of blue light, which can be potentially harmful, by adjusting color hue and brightness.
  • Graphics: Intel UMA
  • Height: 21.6 MM
  • Processor: Intel Pentium Quad-Core PQCN4200
  • RAM Memory: 4 GB
  • Screen Resolution: 1366x768
  • Screen Type: LCD
  • Touch Screen: N
  • Width: 381.6 MM
  • Wifi Enabled: Y
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pay £20 more and get the 1080p Acer from Argos

Acer Swift 1 13"
Edited by: "adamspencer95" 7th Jan
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Nice find
pay £20 more and get the 1080p Acer from Argos

Acer Swift 1 13"
Edited by: "adamspencer95" 7th Jan
Seconded. That Acer is a fantastic lightweight machine. Only 13" though - some might prefer a larger screen, even if it is inferior.
Shame about the poor cpu. Anyone actually interested in this is probably better off buying a tablet. For about £300 you should be able to get an i3-5005/i3-6006 model.

This is a better laptop for the same price.
bjrosl27 m ago

Anyone actually interested in this is probably better off buying a tablet.


OK.
bjrosl4 h, 2 m ago

Shame about the poor cpu. Anyone actually interested in this is probably …Shame about the poor cpu. Anyone actually interested in this is probably better off buying a tablet. For about £300 you should be able to get an i3-5005/i3-6006 model.This is a better laptop for the same price.


Not FHD screen. Try lenovo 310 from AO I3 6006 FHD screen. Put a ssd inside. That's it!
For 299 can.t complain
Would never buy an acer
1366x768
Cold
They make the screen less then fhd as it reduces the load on the integrated graphics and shared memory !
Following on from bjrosl, CPU score of 2008 is quite low by today's standards

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…886

This machine could get frustrating quite quickly. The SSD would offset this sluggish CPU but you have no real future proofing.
saintagnes1 h, 34 m ago

Following on from bjrosl, CPU score of 2008 is quite low by today's …Following on from bjrosl, CPU score of 2008 is quite low by today's standardshttps://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+N4200+@+1.10GHz&id=2886This machine could get frustrating quite quickly. The SSD would offset this sluggish CPU but you have no real future proofing.


dont expect 'future proofing' for less than £300

no such thing in the electronics business, anyway.

this CPU will be fine for general use, and as you say the SSD will help fluidity
I'd stay away from very, I did their buy now pay 12 months later at Christmas plus a 10% discount for being a new customer. Bought a new switch plus 2 games and within 2 weeks they sent me that my first payment was due. No discount added either. When I called them up customer service pretty much laughed and said there was nothing they could do and that I had to write to an address to plea my case. I had planned on paying it off in two payments in February and March. But it's the fact they didn't hold their agreement then I have to write to someone to "plea my case" that makes me wish I just had waited or just paid cash lol.
Edited by: "irishsea" 8th Jan
danflorin38 h, 41 m ago

Not FHD screen. Try lenovo 310 from AO I3 6006 FHD screen. Put a ssd …Not FHD screen. Try lenovo 310 from AO I3 6006 FHD screen. Put a ssd inside. That's it!For 299 can.t complain


How do you get that with an ssd for 299?
Having said that would rather pay the extra £20 from AO for that laptop even without an SSD than this one as the processor and screen are much better.
Cpu sucks
Although 128gb SSD are super quick but it is not a great deal of memory.
I have one that had a 1tb hard drive and 4gb memory and also a DVD rom drive.
What I did was take out the hard drive then added my own 250gb SSD then I bought a caddy for the rom drive slot, took out the rom drive as I didn't really need it and fitted my 1tb in the slot and then I had plenty of room to install whatever and just kept the SSD as the operating system. I have since bought an external caddy for the DVD rom drive and now I have a rom drive too but an external one in case I needed it.
These are nice laptops but for the relatively small hard drive and the price is right.
My advice, any home users can add ram and hard drives to a laptop with a screw driver and a spare 30 minutes. SSD these days are a fairly cheap upgrade, and websites like crucial.co.uk will even guide you to the correct ram for your system and provide a guarantee. The best thing to do when buying a new laptop is to buy the best processor you can afford, it most cases this can’t be changed. A quad core i5 will save you money in the long run and if you don’t mind refurbs can be bought about the same price as this.
Would not expect true ssd performance as they often describe eMMC flash storage as ssd
The i3 version of this £279/£299 at ao.com at present or pre-order £299 at Amazon. So cold I'm afraid.
jazzuk7777 h, 24 m ago

The i3 version of this £279/£299 at ao.com at present or pre-order £299 at …The i3 version of this £279/£299 at ao.com at present or pre-order £299 at Amazon. So cold I'm afraid.


The Laptop to which you're trying to link in your comment isn't working ...

What Laptop (to which Amazon also have), are you referring too please?.
I didn't link to it but it's on here too. As I say it's the same laptop but with the i3
irishsea8th Jan

I'd stay away from very, I did their buy now pay 12 months later at …I'd stay away from very, I did their buy now pay 12 months later at Christmas plus a 10% discount for being a new customer. Bought a new switch plus 2 games and within 2 weeks they sent me that my first payment was due. No discount added either. When I called them up customer service pretty much laughed and said there was nothing they could do and that I had to write to an address to plea my case. I had planned on paying it off in two payments in February and March. But it's the fact they didn't hold their agreement then I have to write to someone to "plea my case" that makes me wish I just had waited or just paid cash lol.


I've heard a few/fair bit of comments like this about Very (BOTH this year already + random other moments in time dotted around last year too ... )

A lot of awkward scare stories of this ilk for my liking. :-(

Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

(I could be wrong).
amour3k1 h, 8 m ago

I've heard a few/fair bit of comments like this about Very (BOTH this year …I've heard a few/fair bit of comments like this about Very (BOTH this year already + random other moments in time dotted around last year too ... )A lot of awkward scare stories of this ilk for my liking. :-(Hmmmmmmmmmmm.(I could be wrong).


ultimately it isnt really "buy now pay in 12 months" but "buy now, pay no interest for 12 months"
ive used them in the past also using discount codes and had no problem ordering a DSLR camera and also my PS4 from them (had a £100 off £400 code for the camera and £60 off £200 when the PS4 launched)
so buy this now, and you repay the minimum each month. it's a credit account so don't miss a payment or it'll be on your history.

I find Very are usually quite expensive, but they tend to do some nice offers and will send customers some pretty nice discount codes if you havent used them in a while.
do not buy their extended warranty. you simply cannot cancel without contacting them and they'll automatically take the money out.
adamspencer957th Jan

pay £20 more and get the 1080p Acer from ArgosAcer Swift 1 13"


i can't find the argos one- has it gone OOS ? or can you send me a link. thanks so much
Wezhayw10th Jan

ultimately it isnt really "buy now pay in 12 months" but "buy now, pay no …ultimately it isnt really "buy now pay in 12 months" but "buy now, pay no interest for 12 months"ive used them in the past also using discount codes and had no problem ordering a DSLR camera and also my PS4 from them (had a £100 off £400 code for the camera and £60 off £200 when the PS4 launched) so buy this now, and you repay the minimum each month. it's a credit account so don't miss a payment or it'll be on your history.I find Very are usually quite expensive, but they tend to do some nice offers and will send customers some pretty nice discount codes if you havent used them in a while.do not buy their extended warranty. you simply cannot cancel without contacting them and they'll automatically take the money out.


Fair enough. :-)
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