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Aspire 5942G - 4GB - 320GB - Win 7 - 15.6" - W/Cam - B/Tooth - BluRay - £559.99 Delivered @ Acer Outlet
Aspire 5942G - 4GB - 320GB - Win 7 - 15.6" - W/Cam - B/Tooth - BluRay - £559.99 Delivered @ Acer Outlet

Aspire 5942G - 4GB - 320GB - Win 7 - 15.6" - W/Cam - B/Tooth - BluRay - £559.99 Delivered @ Acer Outlet

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This seems like a very good price, retailing at £800+ elsewhere. BluRay and dedicated graphics are a big plus. Also with free delivery.

Key Features:
Intel Core i3 330QM (2.26Ghz)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
15.6" HD Acer CineCrystal™ LED LCD
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 (1GB DDR3 Memory)
4096mb (2*2048mb) RAM
320gb Hard Drive
Blu-ray / DVD Re-Writer Dual Layer ComboDrive
Multi-in-1 Memory Card Reader
6 Cell Battery
1.0mp Crystal Eye Webcam
Acer Nplify 802.11b/g Draft-N Certified Solution
Bio-Fingerprint Security
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

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Can be had for a little over £600 at Amazon anyway, so people can disregard the £800+ part.
It IS still a great price though.


Hang on, I can hear the Acer knockers charging........

deek72

Hang on, I can hear the Acer knockers charging........



lol, yep... all those people who have never actually owned an acer. Ive had a 6930 for a couple of years, get used for work and play. 17 hours a day sometimes. Not had a single problem with it. Still looks mint.

Wish it was i5

This does look like a pretty good spec for the money!

But could a techie help me out here and suggest which one of these 2 laptops is better for gamming?

Median P6642 i5-460M using GeForce GT425 M - sainsburys.co.uk/sol…198

Or the

Acer Aspire 5942G i3 330QM using ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 - aceroutlet.com/PRD…Ray



From what I can gather the ATI card is slightly better, but would it still perform faster than the GeForce GT425 M when stuck in an i3 machine (vs the i5 of the Median)?

spaceinvader

lol, yep... all those people who have never actually owned an acer. Ive … lol, yep... all those people who have never actually owned an acer. Ive had a 6930 for a couple of years, get used for work and play. 17 hours a day sometimes. Not had a single problem with it. Still looks mint.



Maybe we could be acer fanboys haha.
Had a 8930G for a couple of years, great spec for the price and no problems.

Saw this last night. Seems a good price too
qvcuk.com/ukq…rch

I'm not a brand knocker by nature and even bought an Acer netbook recently after my Acer laptop died after about 3 years of light use. The netbook was fault,y apparently a known fault on that model they have not dealt so I returned for a refund. After two failures I will never buy an Acer again even though Im looking for a replacement now and these deals keep popping up.

golfyboy, go for HP or Sony, then you will really regret

It's the cheap acers that fail and give them a bad name, anything mid range and above should be as reliable as most other brands...

croftyboy8

Saw this last night. Seems a good price … Saw this last night. Seems a good price toohttp://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.564730.cm_scid.KeywordSearch



Looks like a really good laptop. Could anyone else comment on the specs of this one?

GlenSoulfracture

It's the cheap acers that fail and give them a bad name, anything mid … It's the cheap acers that fail and give them a bad name, anything mid range and above should be as reliable as most other brands...



+1 on that, although the same can be said for most brands. People like to buy the cheap builds to save on money, but its not always such a good "deal" when the build quality ain't as good and the thing ends up breaking down. I've found this to be the case for most peoples complaints about laptops.

I know not everyone likes to spend a fortune (or can afford it), but in most cases you tend to get what you pay for.

The problem with laptops is the more you pay the more the laptop depreciates in value and I like to replace my laptop every year and not lose more than £100 which I can see happening were I to buy this even if it does have dedicated graphics etc. I reckon anything more than £400 and it's not worth it if you want to replace later.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 22nd Jan 2011

MrClemente

This does look like a pretty good spec for the money!But could a techie … This does look like a pretty good spec for the money!But could a techie help me out here and suggest which one of these 2 laptops is better for gamming?Median P6642 i5-460M using GeForce GT425 M - http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop/technology/computing/121046734_medion_akoya_p6624_intel_core_i5460m_4gb640gb_156_laptop.html?hnav=4294960198Or theAcer Aspire 5942G i3 330QM using ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 - http://www.aceroutlet.com/PRD_ProductDetail.aspx?cid=0&prodid=4662&Product=Aspire-5942G---4GB---320GB---Win-7----15.6---WCam---BTooth---BluRayFrom what I can gather the ATI card is slightly better, but would it still perform faster than the GeForce GT425 M when stuck in an i3 machine (vs the i5 of the Median)?


The Medion looks like it. It's got a better processor, but the limiting factor in gaming is normally the graphics card and it's scores slightly higher on benchmarks - but both will be more than capable.
I don't know the difference in quality/reliability and the Acer does have the blue ray player.
Edited by: "mkins99" 22nd Jan 2011

not that good a deal,

you can get a dell 15r with an i5 processor and the same gfx card (iirc) for about £360-400 from the dell outlet albeit without bluray
Edited by: "yus786" 22nd Jan 2011

spaceinvader

lol, yep... all those people who have never actually owned an acer. Ive … lol, yep... all those people who have never actually owned an acer. Ive had a 6930 for a couple of years, get used for work and play. 17 hours a day sometimes. Not had a single problem with it. Still looks mint.



Yep, totally agree. I've had an 8930 bought off Ebay 3 years ago. It's on almost all the time and still works fine - I'd be more than happy to buy another Acer. One thing to note though, Acer have loads of bloatware with their machines, so what I did (and recommend) is to buy Windows 7 and load that onto your new computer. Mine works at great speeds with Win7, huge performance jump from the original Vista supplied with the machine. Voted HOT

Voted hot - great price for the spec

have some heat, and acer is good

andybrock

Maybe we could be acer fanboys haha.Had a 8930G for a couple of years, … Maybe we could be acer fanboys haha.Had a 8930G for a couple of years, great spec for the price and no problems.




Ooh, Acer fanboy club, le'me in :-), On my TravelMate 5720 I bought in Sept '80 (£320, Misco) and very few issues (main one being is sometimes gets hot [mostly when it's on my lap/in bed - probably me covering the fan], a few little screws have fell out from underneath [anyone know where to get replacements?] erm that's about it),.

Got a Acer Aspire 5942[no letter] at home but I'm abroad and wont meet it until next Friday (bummer).

Not sure on the processor Passmark on this deal as it does not come up on cpubenchmark.net.

Differences to the only I ordered from Amazon for £379.99 is Blue-Ray, Bluetooth, 1GB extra RAM, dedicated graphics, (this has a slower processor I think), for £180 more. Not sure that gagetry is worth £180, what do others think?

(not voted either way as undecided)

shaggydabbydo

Ooh, Acer fanboy club, le'me in :-), On my TravelMate 5720 I bought in … Ooh, Acer fanboy club, le'me in :-), On my TravelMate 5720 I bought in Sept '80 (£320, Misco) and very few issues (main one being is sometimes gets hot [mostly when it's on my lap/in bed - probably me covering the fan], a few little screws have fell out from underneath [anyone know where to get replacements?] erm that's about it),. Got a Acer Aspire 5942[no letter] at home but I'm abroad and wont meet it until next Friday (bummer).Not sure on the processor Passmark on this deal as it does not come up on http://www.cpubenchmark.net. Differences to the only I ordered from Amazon for £379.99 is Blue-Ray, Bluetooth, 1GB extra RAM, dedicated graphics, (this has a slower processor I think), for £180 more. Not sure that gagetry is worth £180, what do others think?(not voted either way as undecided)



All depends what you want to use it for, not having a dedicated GPU would be an absolute deal breaker for me so, in my case, £180 well spent, but in yours, it doesnt sound like there would be any need.

hotukdeals.com/dea…390

Twenty pounds extra for i5 and a
better Graphics card. No blue ray though so could be a better deal if you don't need Blu-ray.

Still doesn't beat that sainsburys deal though...

DJF

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-apire-5742g-15-6-tft-i5-460m-2-53ghz-4gb-ram-500gb-sata-nvidia-geforce-gt-4/857390Twenty pounds extra for i5 and abetter Graphics card. No blue ray though so could be a better deal if you don't need Blu-ray.Still doesn't beat that sainsburys deal though...

not a better graphics card its weaker than the 425 which is weaker than the 5650

brilly

not a better graphics card its weaker than the 425 which is weaker than … not a better graphics card its weaker than the 425 which is weaker than the 5650



True, but what Im wondering is this. Which machine would give the best gamming performance/experience?

Median P6642 i5-460M using GeForce GT425 M vs Acer Aspire 5942G i3 330QM using ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650

The ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 is only very slightly faster than the GeForce GT425 M, BUT how much difference would it make with regards to the processoring power of each machine?

Can a better gaming exsperice be had with the slightly less powerful GeForce GT425 M card in an i5 machibe vs the slightly more powerful ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 card in the weaker i3 machine? Does that make sense? :P

This Acer is a good deal but personally while I don't have a problem with the brand I wouldn't pay this much for one. You'll notice the high-end manufacturers using more metal alloys at these price points but Acer is all plastic - they look nice but long-term durability is always a consideration.

For me as others also said, AMD Radeon HD5650 graphics are very decent and I'd take the graphics hardware here with an i3 over a faster CPU and weaker or integrated graphics.

MrClemente

True, but what Im wondering is this. Which machine would give the best … True, but what Im wondering is this. Which machine would give the best gamming performance/experience?Median P6642 i5-460M using GeForce GT425 M vs Acer Aspire 5942G i3 330QM using ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650The ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 is only very slightly faster than the GeForce GT425 M, BUT how much difference would it make with regards to the processoring power of each machine?Can a better gaming exsperice be had with the slightly less powerful GeForce GT425 M card in an i5 machibe vs the slightly more powerful ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 card in the weaker i3 machine? Does that make sense? :P



It's worth noting that the median lacks an LED backlit screen. This will lower the value slightly of the median at resale. I also imagine an acer might fetch a higher price on resale, than a brand like median but who knows.

That said, personally I'd rather have an i5 over a better screen.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 23rd Jan 2011

Acer is just HP. Recently purchased the Aspire 5942G_i3_213ghz_blue ray_320GB HDD_4GB ram_finger print recognition_bluetooth. Sent it back for a refund. Wouldn`t fire up if the power cord was attached and kept shutting down,poor.
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