Acer S3 4GB 500GB Ultrabook i7 Processor (£200 off the original price) +FREE £10 Voucher £499.99 @ argos
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Acer S3 4GB 500GB Ultrabook i7 Processor (£200 off the original price) +FREE £10 Voucher £499.99 @ argos

£499.99Argos Deals
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Found 27th Aug 2013
I think its a good deal.
FREE £10 Voucher too!

Weighing just 1.38kg with a 13.3" screen, this compact laptop is perfect for work and play while on the move. The 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive will store and run all of your programmes effortlessly, while the up to 8 hour battery life makes it ideal for travel. This nifty little laptop can be taken wherever you want to go.

CPU, Memory and Operating System:

Intel Core i7 single core i7-3517U processor.
2.4GHz processor speed.
4GB RAM.
500GB hard drive.
Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.
Display features:

13.3 inch screen.
High definition display.
Graphics:

Shared graphics card.
Intel UMA .
Interfaces and connectivity:

Multi-card media card reader.
Bluetooth.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Multimedia features:

HD webcam.
Built-in mic.
General features:

Up to 8 hours battery life.
EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 4712196135898.
- Pepz347

51 Comments

I voted cold but came up as hot, grrrrrrr

Cheaper elsewhere (£379) when you search.

Original Poster

seftonblake

I voted cold but came up as hot, grrrrrrrCheaper elsewhere (£379) when … I voted cold but came up as hot, grrrrrrrCheaper elsewhere (£379) when you search.



Oh, lol was goin through Argos and found it :P

EDIT : This is i7 processor not i3.
Edited by: "Aksha" 27th Aug 2013

The only cheaper one I can find only has an i3 processor. You got a link to a cheaper one?

If you put i7 in the title then you might gain more heat. Personally think it's a good deal as Amazon have this for £100 more.

Good price spec wise and cheap for this model, but I wouldn't spend £500 on anything from Acer due to their shoddy build quality.

Only 4GB and shared graphics but at least it has a decent OS on it.

apparently not great battery life on this 2 to 3 hours. not great considering its an ultrabook.

you can get the i3 version from sainsburys for 370. then spend your savings on a ssd.

Don't forget people, this is an ultra book and is lightweight. Yes you can get better spec for same money but if size and weight is a priority then this would be a good deal. Heat added.

Original Poster

Schizophonic

Don't forget people, this is an ultra book and is lightweight. Yes you … Don't forget people, this is an ultra book and is lightweight. Yes you can get better spec for same money but if size and weight is a priority then this would be a good deal. Heat added.


Thanks

Constant noisy fan and like most modern laptops/ultrabooks has a clickpad instead of a touchpad.

But still a decent price for the spec.

Intel Core i7 single core i7-3517U processor.



argos are wrong, it's dual core at 1.9ghz per core
Edited by: "renderman" 28th Aug 2013

A dual core i7 - what are Intel playing at!.

1366x768 resolution display. We should be expecting more for £500 by now.

Bully

Only 4GB and shared graphics but at least it has a decent OS on it.



Seriously, what? Decent OS? Windows 8 is Windows 7 but better, if you don't like Metro you don't have to even use it!

dobo

1366x768 resolution display. We should be expecting more for £500 by now.



I was just going to say the same...

good deal, would seriously consider this if I was in the market for an ultrabook

500 isn't that bad for the i7 version, however if your after a cheaper one with the i5 then look at cashgenerators website, there are a couple on there for 300 and even 260, however they are USED bt still have a 12 month Cashgen warranty, may be of help to someone maybe, OH and there postage of about 6 quid on top

Had the i5 version of this, loved it, got about 4-4.5 hours out of it.

I want the newer model... It looks so good....


But not a bad deal. Heat given

Original Poster

adamt0309

I want the newer model... It looks so good....But not a bad deal. Heat … I want the newer model... It looks so good....But not a bad deal. Heat given



Thanks

Free £10 voucher when you spend over £100 at Argos too.

Original Poster

kdigit

Free £10 voucher when you spend over £100 at Argos too.



Thanks will edit!

I'm running the i5 version and its fantastic, battery is decent (not great) at around 4-5 hours with brightness all the way up, I would install the wireless drivers yourself as I found the wifi to drop out sometimes and doesn't show up in windows update as needing an upgrade, since installing by hand I've had no problems.

Screen is great, if a bit reflective, keyboard is responsive and build quality is great.

Great price for an i7

elne

A dual core i7 - what are Intel playing at!.



Well if you can build a quad-core i7 that uses less than 17w then go ahead.

Banned

voting cold, misleading title! no 200 quid off!

Original Poster

badboy777

voting cold, misleading title! no 200 quid off!



Um actually if you go on the website its £200 off the original price -.-

anyone got any links to the i5 version?

just looking for a laptop to browse the net, catch up tv, and using Office...not going to be used for gaming.

Got the i3 version here at work - nice little machine, quiet, windows 8 (OK once u work out how to make it look and behave like Win 7 - certainly doesn't crash as much as Win 7). Very portable. Only 2 x USB which for me is a tad limiting. Keyboard nice, don't like the trackpad (but I don't like any of them).

EDIT: Yes, screen is quite reflective as dunken_prozac commented.
Edited by: "barbiegirl" 28th Aug 2013

thesparkled1

Good price spec wise and cheap for this model, but I wouldn't spend £500 … Good price spec wise and cheap for this model, but I wouldn't spend £500 on anything from Acer due to their shoddy build quality.



Compare this to Toshiba C660/C850 and Dell M series laptops and that's when you'll see really cheap build quality.

My dell M6700 precision is rated as one of the best build qualities on the market, it's like a rock, metal power keys etc, super strong hinges for the 17.3" ips screen whic is really heavy, push button metal catch for opening.

Original Poster

EN1GMA

anyone got any links to the i5 version?just looking for a laptop to … anyone got any links to the i5 version?just looking for a laptop to browse the net, catch up tv, and using Office...not going to be used for gaming.



ebay.co.uk/itm…343

£616.48 but if i'd you, i would stick to i7!

Horrorwood

I was just going to say the same...



Me too. Pitiful resolution for modern laptop; a shame really as otherwise it is good spec. for the money. Much better off looking for an XPS 13 Ultrabook at the Dell Outlet (Full HD and SSD). Cost a few bob more, but much better value.

Cold...

Simply down to not being fit for purpose. Totally mismatched components in terms of performance...

i7 CPU....offensive screen resolution....hard drive...ultrabook weight...crap integrated graphics...crap battery life, it's well known these only really give about 3 hours on a charge.

Not particularly cheap...

awesome, but i think windows 8 could do with a touchscreen

I can't believe that the people commenting on the 768 screen res think it's an issue on a screen that's 13.3 inches. Do you honestly believe or know that you'd even be able to perceive the difference?

So whats the best out there for a budget of £300?

Sometimes all this technical talk goes over my head but i do try to understand(bless)

The laptop is going to be used for internet browsing, catch up tv services, and using Microsoft Office. It will not be used for gaming. Will be used for watching movies.

would like a screen thats 15'' or bigger and a good resolution.

Ideally would like a blueray drive but i'll settle for a dvd drive depending on price.

its probably alot for my budget but i can stretch to £350 at a push. dont really want to go more than that seeing as im only going to use it for the above.

advise and links most welcome.

reckoning

Seriously, what? Decent OS? Windows 8 is Windows 7 but better, if you … Seriously, what? Decent OS? Windows 8 is Windows 7 but better, if you don't like Metro you don't have to even use it!



haha yea right, that's why Microsoft had to come up with Windows 8.1 or else the whole 8 series would have been one big flop.

But anyone who uses Widnows knows the pattern goes like this: Bad OS -> Good OS -> Bad OS -> Good OS etc.

Looking forward for the next Windows already (Windows 9?)

fishmaster

Compare this to Toshiba C660/C850 and Dell M series laptops and that's … Compare this to Toshiba C660/C850 and Dell M series laptops and that's when you'll see really cheap build quality.



Yes they are much better quality, they are also twice the price for the comparable spec.

barbiegirl

I can't believe that the people commenting on the 768 screen res think … I can't believe that the people commenting on the 768 screen res think it's an issue on a screen that's 13.3 inches. Do you honestly believe or know that you'd even be able to perceive the difference?



Yes, I have tried 1600x900, 1920x1080 and 1366x768 all at 13.3" and there is a difference.
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