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Acer Aspire ES 15, Intel Core i3 Processor, 6Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD Storage, 15.6 inch Full HD Laptop £299.99 + £3.99 P&P @ Very
Acer Aspire ES 15, Intel Core i3 Processor, 6Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD Storage, 15.6 inch Full HD Laptop  £299.99 + £3.99 P&P @ Very

Acer Aspire ES 15, Intel Core i3 Processor, 6Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD Storage, 15.6 inch Full HD Laptop £299.99 + £3.99 P&P @ Very

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Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 5500
Hard Drive Storage: SSD 128GB
Processor: Intel® CoreTM i3-5005U Processor
RAM Memory: 6GB
Screen Resolution: 1920x1080
DVD SuperMulti Drive
Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Extra 10% off if your create a new credit account bring the cost down to £269.99. You can BNPL to help those who like to spread the cost over 12 months.

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Recently purchased a cheaper version of this (without SSD & only 4GB RAM - took those from my old laptop) this as a cheap emergency replacement as my old laptop gave up the ghost and in my opinion it's solid for the basics and some light gaming such as Telltale Games, Civilisation V, Minecraft, Monkey Island Special Editions, FTL etc...

I only have three main gripes with it based on the past 2 months usage.

1. You have to completely take it apart to install more RAM.
2. Only one small air vent at the left hand side of the back and an even smaller one on the bottom of the laptop leads to excessive overheating.
3. The "Precision Touchpad" has a mind of it's own and some times just flatout refuses to work. You may need to use a mouse.

Original Poster

bjsing

Recently purchased a cheaper version of this (without SSD & only 4GB RAM … Recently purchased a cheaper version of this (without SSD & only 4GB RAM - took those from my old laptop) this as a cheap emergency replacement as my old laptop gave up the ghost and in my opinion it's solid for the basics and some light gaming such as Telltale Games, Civilisation V, Minecraft, Monkey Island Special Editions, FTL etc...I only have three main gripes with it based on the past 2 months usage.1. You have to completely take it apart to install more RAM.2. Only one small air vent at the left hand side of the back and an even smaller one on the bottom of the laptop leads to excessive overheating.3. The "Precision Touchpad" has a mind of it's own and some times just flatout refuses to work. You may need to use a mouse.


There's things called drivers that you can install from the Acer website. That would be my first port of call.

Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 29th Jan

Typical HUKD behaviour.......* glances casually, ready to vote Cold as it's not Full HD.....

Wait a cotton picking minute it's totally Full HD.... Have some heat.

RiverDragon8

There's things called drivers that you can install from the Acer website. … There's things called drivers that you can install from the Acer website. That would be my first port of call.


Not sure drivers would cut new holes in the casing or magically make RAM easier to install!

Purchased this from Very for £399 in December. Returned it as compared to my 5 yearly old HP Pav i3, it was ridiculously slow.

Start up quite quick but browsing and Football Manager very frustrating. (Old Laptop had a speed rating of 4/5 stars on this game and Acer had half/5)
Definitely not advised for Sims, Football Manager type games-wrongly thought the SSD would actually speed up the game.

Also not a fan of the touchpad, there is no button so can take a bit of getting used to.

May not be for you if your a casual gamer, want responsive browsing etc but seems fine if you only need it for basic programmes such as Word.
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[i]Edited By: smit1 on Jan 29, 2017 17:36: Spell check

julieallen

Not sure drivers would cut new holes in the casing or magically make RAM … Not sure drivers would cut new holes in the casing or magically make RAM easier to install!


Agree or if they could then you would'nt be able to leave your laptop / PC / Fridge etc unattended....

**** processor only 2917 points, I wouldn't bother.

padamowicz93

**** processor only 2917 points, I wouldn't bother.



What does that mean?

jimbo001

What does that mean?



cpubenchmark.net/ is a website that shows benchmark results for different processors. In comparison, my HP laptop which I got from HUKD two years ago for £249 has a benchmark score of 4437 (i5-4288U).

padamowicz93

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ is a website that shows benchmark results … http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ is a website that shows benchmark results for different processors. In comparison, my HP laptop which I got from HUKD two years ago for £249 has a benchmark score of 4437 (i5-4288U).



But what does that translate to in
Real life?

jimbo001

But what does that translate to inReal life?



How it performs

jimbo001

But what does that translate to inReal life?



It translates to idiot without a clue who just looks at numbers.

This CPU is decent for the price, the majority of users won't have trouble with it.

Love these deals on here. Some idiotic people. I got this last year also via very (£100 off deal) for £250. I'm more than happy with it speed wise. Also plays fm17 great so I'm not sure what the other poster is smoking.

Sorry guys, just got back from Amsterdam

jimbo001

But what does that translate to inReal life?



As it's a synthetic benchmark and not trying to be representative of typical use it's hard to say unless you real life usage consists of letting the computer sit there and run calculations.

In practice the biggest difference you'll see between this and the newest i3-7100U is the lack of dedicated HEVC & VP9 video playback hardware which will mean it'll use more power when playing back the newest video formats and eat through the battery more quickly.

Processor benchmark is really not the be-all and end-all. The fastest computer in my house is just under 1,500, and my one at work is 6,000+ - but honestly there's hardly any perceptible difference when it comes to your basic office + browsing use. The only people who really need to worry are gamers and video editors.

It shows that many current CPU's don't perform much different to CPU's from several years ago. Quite whether we're to take that info and buy 4 year old laptops, I don't really know. To keep battery life up, temperatures down, current CPU's in laptops are not really much quicker than CPU's from a few years ago. Does it matter? no not really.

EndlessWaves

As it's a synthetic benchmark and not trying to be representative of … As it's a synthetic benchmark and not trying to be representative of typical use it's hard to say unless you real life usage consists of letting the computer sit there and run calculations. In practice the biggest difference you'll see between this and the newest i3-7100U is the lack of dedicated HEVC & VP9 video playback hardware which will mean it'll use more power when playing back the newest video formats and eat through the battery more quickly.



Whilst I didn't know the above (video playback), I was just taking the mick with regards to synthetic benchmarks.

They're not really the be all and end all.

spannerzone

It shows that many current CPU's don't perform much different to CPU's … It shows that many current CPU's don't perform much different to CPU's from several years ago. Quite whether we're to take that info and buy 4 year old laptops, I don't really know. To keep battery life up, temperatures down, current CPU's in laptops are not really much quicker than CPU's from a few years ago. Does it matter? no not really.



Well, Intel are focussd on lower power usage and better iGPUs in their newer CPUs, as well as improving features like QuickSync and video decoding.

Really, the majority of people on this site shouldn't care about the benchmark score.

I also got this for £250 in the deal from Very at tail end of past year. It is a great 1080p laptop for that sort of money. The SSD means lightning quick power up. The laptop itself overall is fast enough for my needs, general browsing and Microsoft office tasks for example. Netflix is pretty decent on the screen. Never had any lag/delay but I don't play any games on it so couldn't comment on that.

My only gripe is, and I've had this with plenty other laptops, there is an annoying rattle coming from the bottom left corner near the track pad. Not a big deal but at some point I may have to try and sort it.

As for the ram, yeah it's on the underside of the board when you open it up bit it's hardly a big job even for the less technically savvy. Take a picture of all connections, take them all out, undo a few screws and jobs a good un. Remember to ground yourself before you go touching any boards.

padamowicz93

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ is a website that shows benchmark results … http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ is a website that shows benchmark results for different processors. In comparison, my HP laptop which I got from HUKD two years ago for £249 has a benchmark score of 4437 (i5-4288U).


With no SSD, 1366x768 screen and less RAM. Oh and the £ was stronger then, too.

spannerzone

It shows that many current CPU's don't perform much different to CPU's … It shows that many current CPU's don't perform much different to CPU's from several years ago. Quite whether we're to take that info and buy 4 year old laptops, I don't really know. To keep battery life up, temperatures down, current CPU's in laptops are not really much quicker than CPU's from a few years ago. Does it matter? no not really.

1lluminati

Well, Intel are focussd on lower power usage and better iGPUs in their … Well, Intel are focussd on lower power usage and better iGPUs in their newer CPUs, as well as improving features like QuickSync and video decoding.Really, the majority of people on this site shouldn't care about the benchmark score.


Quite agree but time and time again someone states these U series lower voltage i core CPU's are no more powerful than an i5 desktop from 2012 which may be true but all rather academic. Like you say they're optimised for other things so benchmarks aren't too important.

VERY sold this recently for £250 (£350 minus guaranteed cashback). Cold from me.

Now 299

spannerzone

It shows that many current CPU's don't perform much different to CPU's … It shows that many current CPU's don't perform much different to CPU's from several years ago. Quite whether we're to take that info and buy 4 year old laptops, I don't really know. To keep battery life up, temperatures down, current CPU's in laptops are not really much quicker than CPU's from a few years ago. Does it matter? no not really.

1lluminati

Well, Intel are focussd on lower power usage and better iGPUs in their … Well, Intel are focussd on lower power usage and better iGPUs in their newer CPUs, as well as improving features like QuickSync and video decoding.Really, the majority of people on this site shouldn't care about the benchmark score.


And lower power doesn't just mean the battery lasts longer, but the corresponding cooler running means the fan is off most of the time. This, coupled with an SSD means it's a silent laptop. RAM is also likely to be quicker than in a years-old laptop too.
Edited by: "pibpob" 30th Jan

when I want to feel better about myself I just log onto a HUKD laptop thread and read all the mostly sad, patronising and frankly pathetic comments.

Can u rest one finger on the click button and use the rest if the pad with ur other hand?

Original Poster

zoso1313

when I want to feel better about myself I just log onto a HUKD laptop … when I want to feel better about myself I just log onto a HUKD laptop thread and read all the mostly sad, patronising and frankly pathetic comments.


You need to love yourself before you can love someone else.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 31st Jan

Is this the best laptop I will get for £300-£350?

samathon

Is this the best laptop I will get for £300-£350?


You should be able to answer that question yourself by searching on here for "laptop" and looking at the prices and the heat.

That's what I have done.. but just looking for a bit of friendly advice before I go ahead and buy...

Original Poster

samathon

That's what I have done.. but just looking for a bit of friendly advice … That's what I have done.. but just looking for a bit of friendly advice before I go ahead and buy...


The USP of this laptop it comes with a 1080 FHD screen. A lot of laptops in this price range come with 1366x768 HD screen.

RiverDragon8

The USP of this laptop it comes with a 1080 FHD screen. A lot of laptops … The USP of this laptop it comes with a 1080 FHD screen. A lot of laptops in this price range come with 1366x768 HD screen.



Thanks RiverDragon8, FHD is always good. Its the internal stuff that I am usually unsure of.

If I buy this and use a USB 1TB hard drive to store everything else on, should it still run fine?

Bang for buck this is a great laptop, not only the FHD screen but the SSD is a bonus. You will not (CURRENTLY) get better for the money.

(Although I hate Very with a vengeance - see the PS4 debacle, buy on credit card if you can so you are doubly protected with Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act if anything goes wrong.)
Edited by: "meherenow" 2nd Feb

DocRobotnik

VERY sold this recently for £250 (£350 minus guaranteed cashback). Cold f … VERY sold this recently for £250 (£350 minus guaranteed cashback). Cold from me.



Now THAT is the typical HUKD behaviour...

Maybe you should audition for Doctor Who so you actually have a TARDIS we can all use...

Original Poster

samathon

Thanks RiverDragon8, FHD is always good. Its the internal stuff that I am … Thanks RiverDragon8, FHD is always good. Its the internal stuff that I am usually unsure of. If I buy this and use a USB 1TB hard drive to store everything else on, should it still run fine?


This is a decent laptop with decent spec's at a decent price. If you can get it for £269.99 (open a new credit account) I would personally buy it IF i was on a lookout for a 15'' laptop. You can easily add extra storage to this machine.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 2nd Feb

Thanks! Think I'll go for it for £270!

meherenow

Now THAT is the typical HUKD behaviour...Maybe you should audition for … Now THAT is the typical HUKD behaviour...Maybe you should audition for Doctor Who so you actually have a TARDIS we can all use...


I'd also like to know what "guaranteed cashback" is.

meherenow

Now THAT is the typical HUKD behaviour...Maybe you should audition for … Now THAT is the typical HUKD behaviour...Maybe you should audition for Doctor Who so you actually have a TARDIS we can all use...


Sorry, but £50 more expensive than a recent price is not a hot deal.

I can show you lots of things that are the cheapest ' at the moment ' but are still a bad deal.
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