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ACER EXTENSA 15.6" FHD, i3-8145U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD £349.97 at Box
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ACER EXTENSA 15.6" FHD, i3-8145U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD £349.97 at Box

£349.97£39912%Box.co.uk Deals
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Posted 3rd Nov
Decent specs laptop at fair price.

KEY FEATURES
  • Intel Core i3-8145U Dual-Core Processor
  • 15.6" Full HD Anti-Glare Screen
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics
  • USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth
  • Microsoft Precision Touchpad
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Not bad spec for the price. Paid more than this for the wife's Acer in 2011 and the spec, obviously, is nowhere near that of this. Heat added.

Full HD screen too.
Is the screen IPS or TN?
I'm looking for a laptop for general use but I'm not as clued up as many other people here . Is this better or worse than the other Acer Currys deal?

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Ben5k03/11/2019 18:25

I'm looking for a laptop for general use but I'm not as clued up as many …I'm looking for a laptop for general use but I'm not as clued up as many other people here . Is this better or worse than the other Acer Currys deal?https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-swift-3-good-spec-for-the-money-489-3323121


That will perform better but it's a smaller screen. It depends what your preferences are.
kebabthief03/11/2019 18:32

That will perform better but it's a smaller screen. It depends what your …That will perform better but it's a smaller screen. It depends what your preferences are.


Perform better with what?
I don't really think it will perform different in many tasks.
ryan_wason03/11/2019 18:55

Perform better with what?I don't really think it will perform different in …Perform better with what?I don't really think it will perform different in many tasks.


There will be little in it, and probably not worth the extra dosh.

The Ryzen 5 3500U will benchmark better than the i3 8145U in most aspects. Whether that translates to actually being able to notice the difference as the end user, it's hard to say without seeing them side by side.
ryan_wason03/11/2019 18:55

Perform better with what?I don't really think it will perform different in …Perform better with what?I don't really think it will perform different in many tasks.


You don’t think a fast quad-core will perform better than a low-end dual-core whether it’s worth the extra £130 is another matter but the Ryzen 5 will blow this pretty average i3 out the water and last a lot longer too as quad-core will be fully mainstream before too long.
plewis0003/11/2019 23:46

You don’t think a fast quad-core will perform better than a low-end d …You don’t think a fast quad-core will perform better than a low-end dual-core whether it’s worth the extra £130 is another matter but the Ryzen 5 will blow this pretty average i3 out the water and last a lot longer too as quad-core will be fully mainstream before too long.


I apologize, yes it I'll perform better if you're going to sit and run benchmarks all day.
If you're going to everyday computing things then both are going to feel the same
ryan_wason04/11/2019 00:30

I apologize, yes it I'll perform better if you're going to sit and run …I apologize, yes it I'll perform better if you're going to sit and run benchmarks all day.If you're going to everyday computing things then both are going to feel the same


No apology needed. You don’t need a synthetic benchmark to see a very clear and obvious difference between a dual-core and a fast quad-core - browsing with a number of tabs and some background tasks will see to that. Well maybe you do, and all the people who got excited about Intel i5 8th gen are just idiots.
The i3 posted scores a reasonable 5523 on cpubenchmark. This is very similar to the i5-7260 from a couple of years ago which was also a dual core processor so technology is still improving. I have a work's surface pro which will knock the socks off this and the other one at £130 more but you know as good as the surface pro is, it surfs the net no faster than my little lenovo portable laptop fitted with an ssd or accesses excel or word documents much faster. Opening such small files for general work or home use doesn't really make that much difference whether you have a laptop like the one posted or a surface pro running what I am for work. A lot depends on the ram and hard drive as well as how fast the processor is. I put an ssd drive in my little lenovo and its like a different laptop. No waiting or hanging whilst its checking windows updates. With technology you get what you pay for and we still have an old macbook pro from 7 years ago which is still ideal for surfing, watching videos and creating spreadsheets and word documents running a 7 year old processor that no doubt will be somewhere near the bottom of benchmark's results.

For most the additional cost of £130.00 for a quicker processor may not be worth the cost depending on their requirements and if it was me I would prefer an intel processor over AMD so iif my budget was £130 more than the deal posted I would be looking for something that has an i5.

Also the one posted has an NVMe drive where the more expensive Acer Swift has an SSD drive and only 14" screen.
Edited by: "Smartguy1" 5th Nov
Ben5k03/11/2019 18:25

I'm looking for a laptop for general use but I'm not as clued up as many …I'm looking for a laptop for general use but I'm not as clued up as many other people here . Is this better or worse than the other Acer Currys deal?https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-swift-3-good-spec-for-the-money-489-3323121


I would pick this one instead if you was wanting to pay more.

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