Acer i5 Ultrabook 128GB SSD Good Dedicated Graphics £469.97 @ simplyacer
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Acer i5 Ultrabook 128GB SSD Good Dedicated Graphics £469.97 @ simplyacer

£469.97
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Found 23rd Feb 2013
I knoew its not the thinnest/lightest ultrabook so consider it more of a laptop but the spec is excellent for the money.

Intel Core i5-3317UM Dual Core Processor
15.6" HD Screen
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
4GB DDR3 RAM
128GB SSD
DVD Rewriter
Dedicated GT 640M Graphics
USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth
Up to 8 Hour Battery Life

19 Comments

I know its SSD but is 128gb all you get or can you add a sata for extra storage?

Doesn't look too bad spec wise, but it's an Acer and I really don't like them. Had too many problems on too many different models over the last three years...

3rd gen i5 too. Shame Acer pre-load these things with the most crapware in the industry

If it has room for another hard disk, then this is a great price!

its around 800 on amazon. good deal

1366 x 768 resolution

Sorching hot spec for the price, only weak link is the screen. Cannot believe there are people moaning about preloaded software and 'only' 128gb SSD for this money!

nossa

I know its SSD but is 128gb all you get or can you add a sata for extra … I know its SSD but is 128gb all you get or can you add a sata for extra storage?



I would be more interested in knowing if more than 4GB ram could be used..

Pretty good price - only thing 'missing' is a touchscreen...

Original Poster

some of you are expecting too much, its sub £500. its not going to have touchscreen etc!!

I have had this laptop since December and can say its very good. There is an empty drive bay, but you need to fit a 7mm drive. 2gb of RAM is onboard and the other 2gb can be removed and upgraded.
I have added a HD and left the RAM as is, it boots in about 7 sec, is generally quick. The battery is good too - approx 7 to 8 hours.
The start button on the front is no problem for me, never accidentally touched it.
As for the GFX, I use it to play BF3 on high with 1 or 2 tweaks...

Original Poster

thanks gregok

All the comparative disadvantages of the ultrabook version of the i5 CPU made me wonder why this was hot in that specifically it doesn't look fantastically slim or necessarily fantastic looking and the battery is only 3-cell, but then I noticed that along with the expected SSD you're getting a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M and I'm - fair enough, hot. My Acer laptops seem almost lamentably indestructible (Extensa models) compared to my HP which died two days after the year warrenty expired and my IBM Thinkpad which lasted a little under two years. The rest of the family have Acers and Dells. One of the Dells had to be serviced, one of the Acer Aspires has a noisy and loose screen hinge fan but still all running. Except for a horribly cheap model in Tesco with some case flex and a soggy keyboard, my two cents is I would probably buy Acer again, provided I could get a few minutes hands-on, first, to check out build quality/keyboard, keeping in mind that every manufacturer's laptop range has its duff models

This is not an Ultrabook. It weighs too much, much too much.

normanwinn

This is not an Ultrabook. It weighs too much, much too much.



Criteria is expanded for 15" laptops, so I think it is technically. It's much thicker than the 11" and 13" ultrabooks and has a DVD drive which will add to the weight.

Price up to 500 now.

its not an ultrabook at 15" and 768p carp.

haritori

its not an ultrabook at 15" and 768p carp.



You are hardly going to notice a difference with 1080p on this screen, uneducated much?

Also nice carp.

bought one from amazon warehouse without the ssd for 404 recently

normanwinn

This is not an Ultrabook. It weighs too much, much too much.



I have the i3 of this, it's light enough...
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