Acer Aspire 5551A on Argos eBay site £329.99
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Acer Aspire 5551A on Argos eBay site £329.99

£329.99
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Found 8th Dec 2010
Was checking out this laptop that was on the back page of the Argos catalogue. The price on the back of the book is £399.99, Argos have it on offer at £379.99 on the website, but then when i checked eBay it's on their shop at £329.99. Not sure how or why but not going to argue with the price reduction.

The listing ends on 11th December at about 2pm i think. Doesn't say how many are available though

Think i'll have one of these when i get home tonight.

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If your looking for the spec, it has been sold by them before last month as refurbs if indeed it's the same laptop so possibly the same spec:
/ACER-ASPIRE-5551A-15-6IN-LAPTOP-REFURB-/360322190691

Edited by: "Glix" 8th Dec 2010

This was £300 on ebuyer's ebay site last month, which was an outstanding bargain.

Original Poster

It was the Windows 7 that i was liking and the numeric keypad on the side. I use that quite a bit.

This was online at Argos for £349.99 a few weeks back hotukdeals.com/dea…855 - it had a 3 year warranty which made it quite a good deal. I don't know if their ebay store has the same warranty.

Yes it does come with the same Acer 3 year warranty. The cpu has approx the same performance as an Intel dual core T3100. It also comes with an HDMI out connection. Currently £379 on the Argos retail website. For those on a budget, who require an all round family workhorse laptop, this has got to be a brilliant deal.

topazz

Yes it does come with the same Acer 3 year warranty. The cpu has approx … Yes it does come with the same Acer 3 year warranty. The cpu has approx the same performance as an Intel dual core T3100. It also comes with an HDMI out connection. Currently £379 on the Argos retail website. For those on a budget, who require an all round family workhorse laptop, this has got to be a brilliant deal.



With the 3 year warranty this is a great budget deal.

How come three year warranty - it only mentions 12 on ebay

12 months is the regular ebay argos guarantee.

Look at the detailed spec for the Acer lower down the page and it says:

Item Description

Includes Pre-registered Acer 3 YEAR warranty.

Fab machine.

I NEED TO BUY ONE FOR MY WIFE. SGE ONLY NEEDS IT FOR INTERNET AND EMAILS.
WILL THIS DO OR CAN ANY POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECT PLEASE?
THANKS

Sorry bout the caps!

DJC31

I NEED TO BUY ONE FOR MY WIFE. SGE ONLY NEEDS IT FOR INTERNET AND … I NEED TO BUY ONE FOR MY WIFE. SGE ONLY NEEDS IT FOR INTERNET AND EMAILS.WILL THIS DO OR CAN ANY POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECT PLEASE?THANKS

DJC31

I NEED TO BUY ONE FOR MY WIFE. SGE ONLY NEEDS IT FOR INTERNET AND … I NEED TO BUY ONE FOR MY WIFE. SGE ONLY NEEDS IT FOR INTERNET AND EMAILS.WILL THIS DO OR CAN ANY POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECT PLEASE?THANKS



I have just had this bought for me by my lovely hubby and use it a lot for internet & e-mails - in my opinion it does the job nicely

Hot from me!

I was interested in this until I saw it had an AMD processor...I've had 2 laptops with AMD CPUs - never again!

If you don't mind the fact it may not come in a fancy retail glossy box (it might it might not -although it will be like new) then this is a great investment. When you consider Acer are the biggest laptop manufacturer in the world (they own Compaq and Packard Bell too) and make machines that do a lot for a little cash -it's a no brianer.

And the warranty is mouth-watering. You see how much you'd pay for that off Dell or HP.

Fujioka

If you don't mind the fact it may not come in a fancy retail glossy box … If you don't mind the fact it may not come in a fancy retail glossy box (it might it might not -although it will be like new) then this is a great investment. When you consider Acer are the biggest laptop manufacturer in the world (they own Compaq and Packard Bell too) and make machines that do a lot for a little cash -it's a no brianer.And the warranty is mouth-watering. You see how much you'd pay for that off Dell or HP.



HP own Compaq

You may want to keep an eye on the price of this one, rumour going around that it will hit 299 later today. Nice if it does and wipes the floor with other 299 laptops

Any idea where the price will be £299??
I'm not 100% at the minute but under £300 is a defo

Kippa73

You may want to keep an eye on the price of this one, rumour going around … You may want to keep an eye on the price of this one, rumour going around that it will hit 299 later today. Nice if it does and wipes the floor with other 299 laptops

299 price didn't happen last night, something to do with 'too late to effect sales and unhappy customers who had paid 329'
Am told that there is a big stock investment on this deal and it will go back on next week at 299, they just need to get it back into the DOTD schedule and are targeting Wednesday, no doubt another link will need to be created as this one is about to expire

Kippa73

299 price didn't happen last night, something to do with 'too late to … 299 price didn't happen last night, something to do with 'too late to effect sales and unhappy customers who had paid 329'Am told that there is a big stock investment on this deal and it will go back on next week at 299, they just need to get it back into the DOTD schedule and are targeting Wednesday, no doubt another link will need to be created as this one is about to expire



Hope it happens then. At £329 with a 3yr guarantee, it looks to be the best budget deal around by some distance. At £299 it'll be an absolute steal.

pscomp

HP own Compaq



Yes, yes they certainly do.

I just was just testing people actually read some of the rubbish I type

Is this powerful enough to play HD video? Also, how likely does it seem that this will be £299 next week?

soap_box

Is this powerful enough to play HD video? Also, how likely does it seem … Is this powerful enough to play HD video? Also, how likely does it seem that this will be £299 next week?



Good god, no problem.

I have and fix lesser spec machines which have no problem playing those files. Obviosuly, real cheap netbooks or older laptops may struggle but this ain't any of those.

As always, if you use graphics (GFX) heavy applications try and always have the latest video drivers.

Acer drop-in page

Like any new machine it's worth keeping an eye on important BIOS (looks like there was one this month) and other updates and you'll get most of them via the machine's Acer update program or at that link above in the Service & Support section.

Got this deal thro Argos outlet on ebay today for £299.99 free delivery
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