Acer Aspire ES1-111M 11.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows 8.1) Used-Very Good £79.64 @ Amazon Warehouse
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Acer Aspire ES1-111M 11.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows 8.1) Used-Very Good £79.64 @ Amazon Warehouse

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Found 26th May 2016
not a bad price at all and seem to be a few left that are repackaged, very good condition and no mention of any scratches.
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Crappy processor and a small amount of RAM. Wouldn't this be really slow?
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cheakz

Crappy processor and a small amount of RAM. Wouldn't this be really slow?



​for the price it's a good deal imo. I wouldn't expect super speeds for £79.64
This is the model with the freezing track-pad problem. It can work perfectly for hours then freezes randomly. The recommended BIOS update doesn't resolve the issue. It can only be fixed by fitting a new track-pad which Acer are reluctant to do. Mine was returned to Tesco for a refund.
What, in the name of sanity, are you expecting for less than £80?

What, in the name of sanity, are you expecting for less than £80?



I see refurb i3/i5 laptops for sub £100 often. I wondering if this laptop would grind to a halt the second I hover my cusor over Google chrome.
cheakz

Crappy processor and a small amount of RAM. Wouldn't this be really slow?



Stick Linux Mint on it (handy for online banking where you never use a Windows machine)

I see refurb i3/i5 laptops for sub £100 often. I wondering if this laptop … I see refurb i3/i5 laptops for sub £100 often. I wondering if this laptop would grind to a halt the second I hover my cusor over Google chrome.


It's actually OK for surfing and office stuff and if you use a mouse you won't have the freezing problem.
I wondered between Linx10 Z3735F 2GB 32GB and a decent notebook with a touch screen for a travelling purpose. And finally yesterday bought quite similar one with higher spec- Acer Aspire V3-111P Touchscreen 2.16GHz 500G, on board with Intel Pentium N 3540, 4GB DDR3 for £99.99 from a reputable ebay seller newandusedlaptops4u .
It's a grade A one with a year return to base and 14 m.b.g the only drawback it's the coulour which is pink but not garish one, planning to put an ssd on it, I think should be enough for travelling, keeping my fingers crossed that the mouse won't have a freezing problems .




Edited by: "Rabbit72" 26th May 2016

This is the model with the freezing track-pad problem. It can work … This is the model with the freezing track-pad problem. It can work perfectly for hours then freezes randomly. The recommended BIOS update doesn't resolve the issue. It can only be fixed by fitting a new track-pad which Acer are reluctant to do. Mine was returned to Tesco for a refund.



The trackpad will possibly need a repair, but once done mine has been fine ever since. Was with Acer for a week whilst being repaired. It's not the fastest PC in the world, but it does boot pretty quickly and is ideal enough for web browsing.
This is less than the price of a return train ticket to Brighton!

This is less than the price of a return train ticket to Brighton!



Not if you live in Brighton.
cheakz

Crappy processor and a small amount of RAM. Wouldn't this be really slow?



​Yes if you paid £139 for it in Dec like I did

No if you are paying £79
Trying to think if this will be better than a 6 year old core2duo, just want something to use when out of the house rather than lugging about my gaming laptop everywhere if I just want Youtube (I hate tablets as want a keyboard and mouse and full OS experience not Android.
Would be put off by 2GB. I get that its a really cheap laptop, but with Chrome, Spotify and Microsoft Wordopen on my desktop (a reasonable workload for any computer) I'm using nearly 7GB. I get the Windows happily uses up free ram but 2GB is still too little for anything other than very basic web browsing.
Mine has been sent back twice they changed the trackpad the 2nd time, seems okay now but don't use it much.

How long of a warranty do you get with Amazon Warehouse items?
ryouga

Trying to think if this will be better than a 6 year old core2duo, just … Trying to think if this will be better than a 6 year old core2duo, just want something to use when out of the house rather than lugging about my gaming laptop everywhere if I just want Youtube (I hate tablets as want a keyboard and mouse and full OS experience not Android.



​I have both & my 7 year old Core2duo flies compared to the Celeron

Would be put off by 2GB. I get that its a really cheap laptop, but with … Would be put off by 2GB. I get that its a really cheap laptop, but with Chrome, Spotify and Microsoft Wordopen on my desktop (a reasonable workload for any computer) I'm using nearly 7GB. I get the Windows happily uses up free ram but 2GB is still too little for anything other than very basic web browsing.



You either need to reinstall Windows or move to OSX and/or change browser, that's a crazy amount of RAM to be using for those 3 tasks. Check how much RAM Chrome is using press Shift + ESC in Chrome to bring up the task manager.

I've just checked how much RAM I'm using on OSX for the same 3 tasks and its 2.91GB. Something's not right on your install.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 26th May 2016

Would be put off by 2GB. I get that its a really cheap laptop, but with … Would be put off by 2GB. I get that its a really cheap laptop, but with Chrome, Spotify and Microsoft Wordopen on my desktop (a reasonable workload for any computer) I'm using nearly 7GB. I get the Windows happily uses up free ram but 2GB is still too little for anything other than very basic web browsing.


Wow. I'm still using my Acer Aspire One with 1GB RAM and happily running Firefox/Chromium, Audacious and Libre Office, usually along with EasyTag, PCManFM and often a terminal window compiling something too. I have no problems at all.

I started following this netbook about 6 months or so ago on ebay when I thought mine had died and still haven't seen a second hand one at this price. So tempted!

You either need to reinstall Windows or move to OSX and/or change … You either need to reinstall Windows or move to OSX and/or change browser, that's a crazy amount of RAM to be using for those 3 tasks. Check how much RAM Chrome is using press Shift + ESC in Chrome to bring up the task manager.I've just checked how much RAM I'm using on OSX for the same 3 tasks and its 2.91GB. Something's not right on your install.



Its fine, Chrome is using 1.5gb of that. Windows is another 1.5gb or so, Spotify another few hundred MB, Word is about 100mb, then all the other stuff that just runs in the background, Drive, Onedrive, Nvidia thingies and other driver bits. As far as I know OSX (After Mavericks anyway) compresses memory, so the values in task manager are lower than they would be in Windows.

I also have 16gb installed, my average usage was slightly lower when I was at 8GB.
Edited by: "thel33ter" 26th May 2016
When upgraded (clean install better) of Windows 10, this will be fine for web and office stuff, albeit you may have to wait a little longer for programs to load.

This is the model with the freezing track-pad problem. It can work … This is the model with the freezing track-pad problem. It can work perfectly for hours then freezes randomly. The recommended BIOS update doesn't resolve the issue. It can only be fixed by fitting a new track-pad which Acer are reluctant to do. Mine was returned to Tesco for a refund.



Exactly the same problem. Acer reluctantly accepted it back for repair after claiming it wasn't a hardware issue - it was. They returned it to me scratched all over and still not working. Went back to Tesco for a refund. Wouldn't buy an Acer again even at this price.

I see refurb i3/i5 laptops for sub £100 often. I wondering if this laptop … I see refurb i3/i5 laptops for sub £100 often. I wondering if this laptop would grind to a halt the second I hover my cusor over Google chrome.



With the dodgy trackpad it will simply freeze anyway. Performance was perfectly adequate when working.
This a no deal at any price. This laptop is simply obsolete.
Magister

What, in the name of sanity, are you expecting for less than £80?



​Hahaha best comment

This is the model with the freezing track-pad problem. It can work … This is the model with the freezing track-pad problem. It can work perfectly for hours then freezes randomly. The recommended BIOS update doesn't resolve the issue. It can only be fixed by fitting a new track-pad which Acer are reluctant to do. Mine was returned to Tesco for a refund.



Same thing happened here also - which was a shame, because after removing the bloatware, it was a great lightweight media/emulation/web browsing laptop.

I also advise steering clear. The touchpad can go hours without a fault then shut off entirely. Acer support was no help. 3 returns / replacements, all had the same problem.
I think the price is ok for the spec. Very cheap. The problem is the short warranty of Amazon Warehouse.

Same thing happened here also - which was a shame, because after removing … Same thing happened here also - which was a shame, because after removing the bloatware, it was a great lightweight media/emulation/web browsing laptop. I also advise steering clear. The touchpad can go hours without a fault then shut off entirely. Acer support was no help. 3 returns / replacements, all had the same problem.



I had the same trackpad freezing problem, I updated everything I could and upgraded to 64 bit Windows 10 but it still persisted, so most of the time I just used a mouse. However this April I was surprised when the Acer Care Centre application automatically patched my system with a new touchpad driver and hey presto the trackpad has been faultless ever since. The driver version number is 19.0.7.34, and it also installed something called 'Improved touchpad performance' ver 1.17 at the same time. The driver can be downloaded from the net, so it may be worth trying out.
I would never buy this again not even for a fiver. It wasn't just the trackpad issue ( which Tesco flatly refused to accept for return or repair because I'd had it 6 months ) but it has so little space because of the partition which you cannot get rid of. Despite storing on a 64 GB usb and stripping all the bloat it became totally useless. Couldn't even free enough space to update to windows 10. It's all used up by the system. Majorly flawed hence so cheap.
link dont work what's the storage ? worth mentioning!

Its fine, Chrome is using 1.5gb of that. Windows is another 1.5gb or so, … Its fine, Chrome is using 1.5gb of that. Windows is another 1.5gb or so, Spotify another few hundred MB, Word is about 100mb, then all the other stuff that just runs in the background, Drive, Onedrive, Nvidia thingies and other driver bits. As far as I know OSX (After Mavericks anyway) compresses memory, so the values in task manager are lower than they would be in Windows.I also have 16gb installed, my average usage was slightly lower when I was at 8GB.



OSX memory compression activates when a threshold is reached.

"The compression process isn't active all the time. Instead, the OS checks to see how much free space is available in RAM. If there's a significant amount of free memory, no compression is performed, even if there's a lot of inactive memory." Source:macs.about.com/od/…htm

This a no deal at any price. This laptop is simply obsolete.



I take it that you drive a McLaren P14 then as anything before that is essentially obsolete.

What, in the name of sanity, are you expecting for less than £80?



Full functionality, as I would when purchasing any item that is not specifically labelled as having specific defects.
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