Mobile Internet with free laptop (24 Month Contract)- vodafone £378
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Mobile Internet with free laptop (24 Month Contract)- vodafone £378

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Found 2nd Jan 2012
I realise this is a 24 month Contract so may go cold but this laptop sells for about £350 so you get 24 months of 2gb of data, and the laptop with the cost spread over 2 years which is perfect for a student like me, I appreciate that some may not view it as a good deal but I hoped it would help someone like me, also quidco pays £65 for mobile broadband.
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crap-top is a AMD E-350
roversnick

crap-top is a AMD E-350



sorry forgot to post that bit, but what is wrong with it for this price
Will someone please help me and explain why this is cold as I was about to get this and honestly don't know whether I should
Lucas_0224

Pay me £378 and you can have my laptop :-)



But you get the mobile broadband and the costs is spread over 2 years as well so I'm struggling to see why its a bad deal
Low overall specs and that this is an Acer (who have a name for making machines that last just over the warranty period) is probably why this is getting the cold votes. But when you consider that you get both the contract usage and the machine this isnt too bad a deal. The machine is reasonably well rated also so I'll give it some heat. While not what I'd want to use even just for the web for basic day to day usage it seems an alright deal if you dont want to splash out on a broadband deal and line rental and dont intend to use the connection too much.

laptopmag.com/rev…spx

Also if quidco pays out this would be a guaranteed hot deal.

Edited by: "Astec123" 3rd Jan 2012
sell the machine for 230 quid, 2 years of data for 150 quid, £6.25 a month. not bad. then with the 100 pound quidco on top, now your laughing. hot.
Astec123

Low overall specs and that this is an Acer (who have a name for making … Low overall specs and that this is an Acer (who have a name for making machines that last just over the warranty period)



What utter ****, I have an emachine laptop (also made by Acer) but their 'budget'
brand, its 3 years old and is still going strong

And low specs? don't talk rubbish, 3gb ram, 320gb hard drive, a perfectly decent processor.
Edited by: "moneysaver9988" 3rd Jan 2012
nice deal

ps quidco is showing £65 cb for mobile bb with netbook
am i looking in the wrong place...voted hot
mushtaqshah

nice dealps quidco is showing £65 cb for mobile bb with netbookam i … nice dealps quidco is showing £65 cb for mobile bb with netbookam i looking in the wrong place...voted hot



sorry was looking at the quidco for mobile broadband yes, you're right
another point to bear in mind is that it can be quite difficult to retrofit a 3G adaptor to a laptop; sure, you can get the miniPCIe adaptors but often the laptop doesn't have a SIM socket, and soldering one in would voice the warranty. You can get miniPCIe 3G adaptors with integrated SIM sockets but these are not particularly convenient to use.

overall a good deal.

If you're on the move a lot you don't necessarily want a high spec 17" desktop replacement which weighs a tonne anyway!
good find OP have some heat
Looks like a good deal, nothing wrong with an E-350 for a basic web laptop, free mobile broadband is a good bonus.
Voted hot because of the bull spouted by others in particular roversnick and astec123 !

To many clueless experts on here !
Might be worth putting how much it is a month for the non-students
OP - it's not the worst deal if you're a light user after a basic laptop. Just take care not to download any media (music, films, apps, games) - as this would take you well beyond your limits! The average standard def film would be about 50% of your monthly allowance.
Doesn't seem like a bad deal or any parent wanting their kids to have a laptop and mobile pornnet at Uni.
3MHPLR gives first three months half price...
I have voted hot - dont need one but fail to see how this isn't a good deal for anyone looking in this market

I'm using a 3yo Acer with no probs so far?

Astec123

Low overall specs and that this is an Acer (who have a name for making … Low overall specs and that this is an Acer (who have a name for making machines that last just over the warranty period) is probably why this is getting the cold votes. But when you consider that you get both the contract usage and the machine this isnt too bad a deal. The machine is reasonably well rated also so I'll give it some heat. While not what I'd want to use even just for the web for basic day to day usage it seems an alright deal if you dont want to splash out on a broadband deal and line rental and dont intend to use the connection too much.http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/acer-aspire-as5253-bz480.aspxAlso if quidco pays out this would be a guaranteed hot deal.


Am I missing something here but how does £21.60 x 24 = £378 ?

Even with Quidco in the equation - QC@£65 - this comes in at £453.40
Savo

I'm using a 3yo Acer with no probs so far?



And me - a 4 year old 17" C2D beast of a machine and no issues either... in fact I always buy Acer now simply due to their reliability - got the Doris a dual core D255E six months back and myself an i3 notebook.
martinelsen

Am I missing something here but how does £21.60 x 24 = £378 ?Even with Q … Am I missing something here but how does £21.60 x 24 = £378 ?Even with Quidco in the equation - QC@£65 - this comes in at £453.40



when you go in tot he tariffs there is a £15 a month plus 21.60 device cost which works out as381.60 so almost there

minus three months half price = £359.10, better than originally posted huzzah!

Edited by: "praevalens" 3rd Jan 2012
Bear in mind using a code might mean they wont pay the cashback!
I have a Vodaphone phone contract & the 3G is almost none existent in my area, I cant wait to cancel it, if you plan on using the broadband I would check coverage first & not with Vodaphone because they tell you its ok
speculatrix

another point to bear in mind is that it can be quite difficult to … another point to bear in mind is that it can be quite difficult to retrofit a 3G adaptor to a laptop; sure, you can get the miniPCIe adaptors but often the laptop doesn't have a SIM socket, and soldering one in would voice the warranty. You can get miniPCIe 3G adaptors with integrated SIM sockets but these are not particularly convenient to use.overall a good deal. If you're on the move a lot you don't necessarily want a high spec 17" desktop replacement which weighs a tonne anyway!



I'm not sure what you mean, you can get mobile broadband dongles that communicate via USB. Are you talking about fitting one inside the laptop casing? If so, I'm not really sure why you'd bother.
Astec123

Low overall specs and that this is an Acer (who have a name for making … Low overall specs and that this is an Acer (who have a name for making machines that last just over the warranty period) is probably why this is getting the cold votes.


Ive got 2 Acer laptops in my house that are running perfectly fine 4 years past the warranty period.Maybe Its getting cold votes because people dont like big contracts and the CPU is about as powerful as a dead jellyfish.
showing out of stock online
robrainsford

I have a Vodaphone phone contract & the 3G is almost none existent in my … I have a Vodaphone phone contract & the 3G is almost none existent in my area, I cant wait to cancel it, if you plan on using the broadband I would check coverage first & not with Vodaphone because they tell you its ok



Your fault for not checking out the signal with a free PAYG sim first then. Or failing to cancel within the cooling off period. Sorry if that sounds harsh like.
Edited by: "Taksim_Red" 3rd Jan 2012
markelock

showing out of stock online



I don't see oos when I look
If it is this:

ACER ASPIRE AS5253

vodafone.co.uk/per…htm

Specification
Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD E-350 dual-core processor
3GB memory
320GB hard disk
15.6” HD LCD display

UK monthly data 2GB
Upfront cost £29 one-off cost
Cost per month £35 a month
Agreement 24-month
Exceed your allowance £15 per GB
Buy online
Out of stock

then COLD.

What utter ****, I have an emachine laptop (also made by Acer) but their … What utter ****, I have an emachine laptop (also made by Acer) but their 'budget'brand, its 3 years old and is still going strong



Funny that you have to reduce your comment to mere smut, just shows the reason why HUKD is not the place it used to be any more and that the word censors have to kick in because you disagree with my comment. Also nice that you decided to cut and paste my comment to take it out of context. So I shall do the same to you taking your comment entirely out of context too.

"I have an emachine laptop (also made by Acer)

rubbish"

Nice that your comment when taken entirely out of context means nothing and even more so that 6 more people decided to ignore the entire context of mine and agree with you. So next time, I suggest you read the full thing and do not construe what is said into something else, as I said in reply to the OPs question about the likely reason for the initial cold votes and funny that I voted at the time to take this back into heat. If you cant post here without resorting to foul language then I suggest you request the mods delete your account.


Voted hot because of the bull spouted by others in particular roversnick … Voted hot because of the bull spouted by others in particular roversnick and astec123 !To many clueless experts on here !



Yep too many illiterate idiots like you who don't read my full post so in case you didnt read it here it is again with the bits highlighted for you that you clearly couldn't care to take note of.

Low overall specs and that this is an Acer (who have a name for making … Low overall specs and that this is an Acer (who have a name for making machines that last just over the warranty period) is probably why this is getting the cold votes. But when you consider that you get both the contract usage and the machine this isnt too bad a deal. The machine is reasonably well rated also so I'll give it some heat. While not what I'd want to use even just for the web for basic day to day usage it seems an alright deal if you dont want to splash out on a broadband deal and line rental and dont intend to use the connection too much.http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/acer-aspire-as5253-bz480.aspxAlso if quidco pays out this would be a guaranteed hot deal.



Also for your help a review is a practical positive and negative opinion about a product or service and does not sway in one direction for personal favour or gain. I used to own an acer which broke down and they took 3 weeks to repair the failed hard disk and then kindly returned the machine to the wrong address further delaying the time to getting it back. In the end the machines hinges gave up after 13months and 3days. So my opinion of Acer is a warranted point as I clearly stated also took the practical approach of considering the overall deal which I rated as hot. But you clearly didn't want to think about that and decided to take the slanderous approach towards my comment.


Edited by: "Astec123" 3rd Jan 2012
sicknote

Doesn't seem like a bad deal or any parent wanting their kids to have a … Doesn't seem like a bad deal or any parent wanting their kids to have a laptop and mobile pornnet at Uni.



you having a laugh. i use about 60Gb streaming porn a month oO
stiffnuts

Voted hot because of the bull spouted by others in particular roversnick … Voted hot because of the bull spouted by others in particular roversnick and astec123 !To many clueless experts on here !



errr, astec123 voted hot and gave a considered review of the pros and cons.
The deal sounds hot but after previous bad experiences with Acer I would not go near them again. This is the same for lots of people. Acers are just like old Fiat or Peugeot cars. Some people have so much go wrong that they would never go near them again, others have them for 20 years without a single fault.

Totally agreed with you there. I too have an Acer which hasn't had any major fault. Plus I also drive a Fiat Punto for 5 years and hasn't let me down yet (touch wood). Anyway regarding this deal I agreed with OP that it would be great for those that on a tight budget and it would be like a buying a laptop & mobile data but spreading the cost.

onlineo

The deal sounds hot but after previous bad experiences with Acer I would … The deal sounds hot but after previous bad experiences with Acer I would not go near them again. This is the same for lots of people. Acers are just like old Fiat or Peugeot cars. Some people have so much go wrong that they would never go near them again, others have them for 20 years without a single fault.


Acer are fine .... They did have issues with the original Pentium M range era (around 2005/2006 models) including faulty power sockets and overheating. Unfortunately it spanned a whole range of their budget laptops and not just a couple of models. I had an Aspire 4xxx laptop (2006) which was not budget range and had no known issues.
Since then, overheating has generally been reduced thanks to lower power consumption in comparison to laptops back then. (some had desktop P4's..Toshiba for one) and Acer models are generally more reliable.

Quick edit.....you could say the same for HP too (even though I like HP) - a few years ago a popular laptop on here was the HP 6735s which people snapped up from ebuyer. Turned out to be a real overheater - has to be gutted regularly to clear the vents. One of the most unreliable models released over the last few years
Edited by: "drasim" 4th Jan 2012
The E350 CPU with IGP is about equivalent to an Atom D525 (and with somewhat more beef in the graphics department according to Toms hardware tomshardware.com/rev…tml ). It however is meant as a little web browser / notebook sort of thing which it would be great at. For me the biggest drawback is the battery life which could be better. Still for the price looks ok to me.
Seems OOS here. Unless someone knows something I don't?
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