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Acer Aspire L3600 19" Widescreen 250GB HDD Intel Core 2 Duo Slimline Desktop £399.96 INC postage @ QVC
Acer Aspire L3600 19" Widescreen 250GB HDD Intel Core 2 Duo Slimline Desktop £399.96 INC postage @ QVC

Acer Aspire L3600 19" Widescreen 250GB HDD Intel Core 2 Duo Slimline Desktop £399.96 INC postage @ QVC

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i know you can buy better specs for the price but this is a slimline desktop one

Acer Aspire L3600 19" Widescreen 250GB HDD Intel Core 2 Duo Slimline Desktop
Item Number: 560970
QVC Price £462.50
Today's Special Value Price £399.96
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Get a complete multimedia unit in one compact package with this slim and stylish Acer Aspire desktop PC. The computer features a built-in TV card allowing you to enjoy analogue and digital TV broadcasts through the computer on the 19" widescreen TFT monitor and 2.1 speaker system. The powerful PC boasts a 2.2GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 1GB RAM, 250 GB hard drive, and an 8x DVD double-layer drive. Comes with Windows Vista Home Premium and Ability Office Suite. Direct despatch: please allow 10 - 14 working days for delivery. UK only.

dont forget quidco of 5% and your 30 day money back garantee and dont forget 3 easy pays as well makes it worth while

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pretty good deal!! you get an external hard drive AND a pair of pretty decent speakers AND a 19 inch lcd monitor AND a remote AND a keyboard and mouse! pretty sweet package :thumbsup:

jeremy_skate_777;4022938

pretty good deal!! you get an external hard drive AND a pair of pretty … pretty good deal!! you get an external hard drive AND a pair of pretty decent speakers AND a 19 inch lcd monitor AND a remote AND a keyboard and mouse! pretty sweet package :thumbsup:


I dont think you get an external hard drive with it!!

Just the 250gb one in the desktop

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oh yh, ur right :thumbsup:

1Gb of RAM is HOPELESS on a Vista PC. In fact with RAM prices so low, why on earth would anything be produced without at least 2Gb these days!

I am presuming like the Dell Studio Hybrids, this is laptop components in a small desktop style case, so the HD will be slower than a standard 7,200rpm 3.5" drive too, and for those reasons I would ask the question is the memory easily upgradable (given they will not void the warranty if you open the case)?

nihcaj;4025236

1Gb of RAM is HOPELESS on a Vista PC. In fact with RAM prices so low, why … 1Gb of RAM is HOPELESS on a Vista PC. In fact with RAM prices so low, why on earth would anything be produced without at least 2Gb these days!I am presuming like the Dell Studio Hybrids, this is laptop components in a small desktop style case, so the HD will be slower than a standard 7,200rpm 3.5" drive too, and for those reasons I would ask the question is the memory easily upgradable (given they will not void the warranty if you open the case)?



Intel E4500, DDR2 667 are not indicative of laptop components being used. Laptop hard drives are not necessarily slower than 7200 rpm and conversely, desktop hard drives are not necessarily faster than 5400 rpm spin speed. The components are desktop components making this deal even poorer value for money.

My wife Kholiwe is still waiting for a few more comments, before deciding whether or not to buy this computer.

My worry is that there is only a 1 year guarantee as well as the previous comment about the RAM being too low.

With this type of computer is an upgrade possible via a local store ?

ElliottC;4025339

Intel E4500, DDR2 667 are not indicative of laptop components being used. … Intel E4500, DDR2 667 are not indicative of laptop components being used. Laptop hard drives are not necessarily slower than 7200 rpm and conversely, desktop hard drives are not necessarily faster than 5400 rpm spin speed. The components are desktop components making this deal even poorer value for money.



Well, although we could do some arguing about Hard disks, (which I don't intend to!) as you say, it isn't a laptop drive anyway, and dead right about the desktop components, it is nothing as sophisticated as the Dell Hybrids which I had assumed it was trying to copy! I am confused about RAM though, some reviews suggest it uses SODIMM memory, some not!

A bit more looking also produces one common comment - noisy!

Original Poster

1GB ram and VIsta home premium is fine

i`ve had a vista home premium with 1GB of ram for nearly 2 yrs and its running perfectly fine like when i first bought it

SUPERCOOLWILLOW;4027108

1GB ram and VIsta home premium is finei`ve had a vista home premium with … 1GB ram and VIsta home premium is finei`ve had a vista home premium with 1GB of ram for nearly 2 yrs and its running perfectly fine like when i first bought it



No body is question the fact that vista will run on 1 gb but the fact is that it runs very slowly on 1gb and that is something that you probably will not notice until you play with vista on a machine with 2, 3 or 4 gb.

Personally i would avioid this machine, if you want desktop machine buy a desktop and if you want some small and portable by a laptop

Original Poster

i`ve played with vista on my friends 3GB and from what i have found there is not very much difference at all

SUPERCOOLWILLOW;4027108

1GB ram and VIsta home premium is finei`ve had a vista home premium with … 1GB ram and VIsta home premium is finei`ve had a vista home premium with 1GB of ram for nearly 2 yrs and its running perfectly fine like when i first bought it



Well, one thing I would take issue with, ANY MS Windows version system is usually running noticeably slower and less flexibly within days or weeks of first installing, never mind 2 years, however much memory and hardware sophistication you have; so unless you return it to initial state using a backup, or have it running with something like Sandboxing setup, I certainly don't expect this would be any different. Even the most die-hard Windows fans admit this happens, you merely get used to it slowing down! If you install lots of software, and are a heavy user, then the sooner all windows version deteriorate. Fact of Windows life - do a reinstal and it is AMAZING how much better it runs, but few people do that.

I can't say it loud enough: With integrated graphics soaking up a fair bit of the system memory, this machine is terribly lacking in memory. This applies more so especially if you are not technically up to tuning it up and disabling services that are not needed, and also if you expect to run Aero, and the sidebar as well as the other bells and whistles Vista comes with. If you are happy to crawl along, of course it will "work," but if you want a machine to perform as it's processor is well and truly capable of, then another 1Gb of memory will be dramatically better. Another 1Gb of ram is about 15 quid or less retail, (seen some for £7.99 today!) I think it would have cost them a lot less to put in, probably about 8 or 10 quid on the final price at the most!

I suppose it is about what people consider acceptable. If you have low expectations and low usage demands, it will seem fine, if you want to use it as a dual core machine can be, and run multiple programs, especially with anything more demanding than a word processor, then it won't. I wonder if the comments about it being noisy on reviews are partly due to the constant swapping of virtual memory to the Hard disk that WILL happen when you use it?
Here is a page with users comments on Vista and it's performance which says more than I can: informationweek.com/blo…tml

I can't see the point of spending hundreds of pounds for a new machine if you want the sort of performance that it will give, when it is so easily able to be revitalised - I can't even begin to imagine what Acer are thinking of when putting this together! :-(

You can do better almost anywhere eg. here is a system at Dell with faster processor, 2Gb ram and separate graphics card & more disk space:
dmxdimension.com/rec…017
TV is easy enough to add with a USB stick or a PCI card for under 20 quid if that's what you are after too.

I dont't doubt there are much better options than that from someone who is good at digging out deals, this was the first I cam across with 2Gb of RAM and a Monitor included for 399 quid.
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