Acer Aspire Netbook ES 11 (Refurbished 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC SSD 11.6" Black ) - £114.44 @ Littlewoods Clearance Ebay
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Acer Aspire Netbook ES 11 (Refurbished 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC SSD 11.6" Black ) - £114.44 @ Littlewoods Clearance Ebay

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Found 1st Aug
These are refurbished, but the one i got appears to be brand new, i.e. customers returns. A 15 percent discount is applied in ebay , so the final price paid is £115.
The cpu is a celeron N3350, this is a dual core, but has a single core benchmark of 760 and a total benchmark of 1127. This is much better than the intel atoms or older celerons. Its single core speed that matters.

Screen is non glossy, so no reflections, its not an IPS screen , but to me its good
Build quality is excellent, its got a rugged look to it, and has a big track pad.
Battery life is about 9 hours, which is insane.
Dont be put off by the 32gb drive, if you put in a fresh copy of windows and remove any backup partitions (dangerous) you should get about 20 gb free, then just stick a slim usb memory stick in a usb port, and use that for downloads etc.

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Argos same price but no delivery charge

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bitsandpcsuk

Argos same price but no delivery charge


argos=littlewoods

'Don't be put off by the 32gb drive'

Major Windows updates will fail as the installation is temporarily cloned (Window.old).
Prepare yourself for regular clean installs using the Media Creation Tool.

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MBeeching

'Don't be put off by the 32gb drive'Major Windows updates will fail as … 'Don't be put off by the 32gb drive'Major Windows updates will fail as the installation is temporarily cloned (Window.old).Prepare yourself for regular clean installs using the Media Creation Tool.


yes this is a laptop for someone who know what they are doing.
Set your wifi connection as Metered (in settings) this will stop automatic updates.
To update windows just download the latest windows 10 image onto a usb drive, boot from usb drive and perform update from usb stick.
Microsoft is stupid when it comes to small hard drives, there is no way the updates will fit, but it still try to download them onto your drive.

I got a red one yesterday £124.99 less 15% = £106.24.
Very nice with 4gb ram & 64 bit Windows 10.
Will be slapping on Linux Mint if it fits or something a bit leaner to work alongside MS.
In the old days (Win95) these small notebooks would have cost a fortune :))

I'm using a lenovo mix 310 (found on HUKD, £109refurb) and it has a 32GB drive.
I store next to nothing on it, just use it for browsing, and it sits at 2GB free space after windows does updates etc.
Running disk clean-up all the time just to stay going. No clue what's going on, but 32GB is not going to be enough if you'll want to use this for anything more than browsing
otherwise HOT for me
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I've got myself a 32GB netbook too - it came with windows 10, and was unbearably slow. It may be okay for some, but I'm way too impatient for that - install a lean distro of Linux and you'll get a much more responsive system!

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knuckless691 h, 24 m ago

I'm using a lenovo mix 310 (found on HUKD, £109refurb) and it has a 32GB …I'm using a lenovo mix 310 (found on HUKD, £109refurb) and it has a 32GB drive.I store next to nothing on it, just use it for browsing, and it sits at 2GB free space after windows does updates etc.Running disk clean-up all the time just to stay going. No clue what's going on, but 32GB is not going to be enough if you'll want to use this for anything more than browsingotherwise HOT for meta



A fresh windows 10 install is 10 gig, you may have backup partitions on your drive which take up space.
Plus you probably have windows 10 install file taking up space.
With a bit of know how you could get 20 gig free

balmots2 h, 55 m ago

I got a red one yesterday £124.99 less 15% = £106.24.Very nice with 4gb r …I got a red one yesterday £124.99 less 15% = £106.24.Very nice with 4gb ram & 64 bit Windows 10.Will be slapping on Linux Mint if it fits or something a bit leaner to work alongside MS.In the old days (Win95) these small notebooks would have cost a fortune :))


Try Cloudready (ChromeOS). It's awesome. Just try the live USB before installing, although performance will be better with it installed.

lumsdot5 h, 26 m ago

yes this is a laptop for someone who know what they are doing.Set your …yes this is a laptop for someone who know what they are doing.Set your wifi connection as Metered (in settings) this will stop automatic updates. To update windows just download the latest windows 10 image onto a usb drive, boot from usb drive and perform update from usb stick.Microsoft is stupid when it comes to small hard drives, there is no way the updates will fit, but it still try to download them onto your drive.



Liking the look of this device. Just a brief question from a bit of a novice - where do you get the Windows 10 image from? And also if you keep updating with the latest version does this wipe your computer evrry time losing installed programmes etc?

Also isn't this cheaper - ebay.co.uk/itm…795 - although it is red - it does seem to be in the same offer and has the same tech?
Edited by: "Siddas" 1st Aug

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Siddas11 m ago

Liking the look of this device. Just a brief question from a bit of a …Liking the look of this device. Just a brief question from a bit of a novice - where do you get the Windows 10 image from? And also if you keep updating with the latest version does this wipe your computer evrry time losing installed programmes etc?


Download image from microsoft
microsoft.com/en-…ISO
and burn to a usb drive

When you boot from the usb drive, the windows 10 installer will start, it will give you the option to upgrade (safer) or full refresh.
i.e. if you select upgrade you should not loose programmes


I prefer full refresh, since you can delete any partitions and it gives a cleaner install.

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Siddas59 m ago

Liking the look of this device. Just a brief question from a bit of a …Liking the look of this device. Just a brief question from a bit of a novice - where do you get the Windows 10 image from? And also if you keep updating with the latest version does this wipe your computer evrry time losing installed programmes etc?Also isn't this cheaper - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Aspire-ES-11-ES1-132-C06L-4GB-RAM-32GB-eMMC-SSD-11-6-Notebook-in-Red/311899176426?rt=nc&_soffid=5033438702&_soffType=OrderSubTotalOffer&_trksid=p5731.m3795 - although it is red - it does seem to be in the same offer and has the same tech?



Yes that one is the same model in Red

lumsdot24 m ago

Yes that one is the same model in Red



Thanks for taking the time to reply - it is much appreciated. Liking the look of the red but know my kids will nick it!

I'm a simple guy. I see Acer. I downvote.

Had one of these for about a month. 32gb can be a pain but in the box was an offer of free 100gb one drive for a year.

I wanted something small and light for basic browsing. I'm happy enough, paid £120 for mine, battery is decent, keyboard is also good. It doesn't struggle with windows 10 at all.

If you want something for intensive tasks then dont buy this. If you're after something for basic PC tasks then this wont dissapoint.

lumsdot18 h, 41 m ago

argos=littlewoods


Littlewoods is owned by the shop direct group and argos is now sainsbury. Index was bought by argos and rebranded argos and that is the only connection. Littlewoods left the highstreet in 2006
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