*Refurb* Acer Aspire ES1-131 Intel 11.6 Inch 2GB 32GB Windows 8.1 Laptop £81.99 @ Argos eBay outlet
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*Refurb* Acer Aspire ES1-131 Intel 11.6 Inch 2GB 32GB Windows 8.1 Laptop £81.99 @ Argos eBay outlet

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Found 28th May 2016
Not calling it a PC gaming monster but for 80 quid not bad at all!

Acer Aspire laptop with a 11.6 inch 1366x768 screen, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, Windows 8.1 (upgradeable to 10 for free)

Intel Celeron n3050 dual core processor, not amazing but enough for web browsing, emails, Word, etc, with integrated Intel HD graphics

Has 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0, Bluetooth and SD space, with a built in webcam and mic, very light too at 1.25kg

Seems like a deal for a cheap laptop, can't get much more for £80 in the laptop region, good for someone on a budget!

Manufacture refurbished, 'This product may have minor cosmetic marks or scratches', but comes with a 12 month Argos warranty, currently selling for £179 new on Amazon, £139 on LaptopsDirect, 112 sold already
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No point hiding refurbished at the bottom of the description it should really be in the title.

No point hiding refurbished at the bottom of the description it should … No point hiding refurbished at the bottom of the description it should really be in the title.


lollll. Nice catch mate
Agree with turkey the fact it's a refurbished model and not new makes a massive difference. Op needs to put refurb in title.

No point hiding refurbished at the bottom of the description it should … No point hiding refurbished at the bottom of the description it should really be in the title.



Agree with turkey the fact it's a refurbished model and not new makes a … Agree with turkey the fact it's a refurbished model and not new makes a massive difference. Op needs to put refurb in title.



Sorry guys, not trying to hide anything, changed title the cheaper price is obvs due to the refurb, but in my experience Argos refurbs have been very good, and comes with a year warranty of course
This is a good deal for the price. However, I ordered this from the same ebay shop for £89.99 and sent it back. Here's my mini review:

Pros: Nice form factor, small but keyboard decent enough to give you a good typing speed. Good touchpad with gestures such as 2-finger scrolling working perfectly, however several reports on the net that the touchpad breaks down after a few months with Acer having to replace them. The one I received had a few light barely-there scrapes on the top of the lid, otherwise pristine.

Cons: The Celeron N3050 dual core processor in this model however, is woefully slow and makes the laptop slow down to a crawl if you have a few Chrome pages open and say try to open a YouTube video. The build quality is poor, the quality of the exterior finish is really noticeably bad and the lid flexes a lot if you try to open it with one hand from the side. It's also thicker and heavier than some of the competition in this form/specs factor. Also comes with Windows 8.1, you have the free upgrade to 10 if you have the patience to follow the guides on the internet on how to do that using the meagre 14GB you have available on these laptops. Argos Ebay are very good with refunds however, you get a pre-paid RM address label to affix to the return box and it's tracked from the point RM scans it in. I got my refund straightaway, no questions asked.

In the end I went for the Lenovo Ideapad 100S at £89.99 from Argos ebay, it runs the Atom quad core Z3735F which is noticeably faster and at 4W TDP gives a battery life of 8h+ on this laptop. Runs Win10 out of the box. I can easily have 5-6 chrome tabs with a YouTube video open with no slowdown. With a 64GB microSD card, I have all the space I need as I have a NAS in the house for movies etc. The build quality on this is amazing and generally reflective of Lenovo's quality standards. The matt plastic feels quality to the touch and there's no flex in the hinge; I wouldn't expect any better on a £300 laptop and many reviews have commented on this. It's noticeably thinner than the Acer and weighs under 1kg (about 250g lighter), perfect for keeping in your briefcase to use on the commute or to browse the web at office during lunch. The keyboard is almost full size and as a ZDNet review has commented, you can hit 80wpm+ if you're a good typist. The one I received looked brand new - not a scratch on it anywhere. The only downside is the touchpad does not support gestures, otherwise works perfectly. That wasn't a deal breaker for me.



Edited by: "hcc27" 1st Jun 2016

This is a good deal for the price. However, I ordered this from the same … This is a good deal for the price. However, I ordered this from the same ebay shop for £89.99 and sent it back. Here's my mini review:Pros: Nice form factor, small but keyboard decent enough to give you a good typing speed. Good touchpad with gestures such as 2-finger scrolling working perfectly, however several reports on the net that the touchpad breaks down after a few months with Acer having to replace them. The one I received had a few light barely-there scrapes on the top of the lid, otherwise pristine.Cons: The Celeron N3050 dual core processor in this model however, is woefully slow and makes the laptop slow down to a crawl if you have a few Chrome pages open and say try to open a YouTube video. The build quality is poor, the quality of the exterior finish is really noticeably bad and the lid flexes a lot if you try to open it with one hand from the side. It's also thicker and heavier than some of the competition in this form/specs factor. Also comes with Windows 8.1, you have the free upgrade to 10 if you have the patience to follow the guides on the internet on how to do that using the meagre 14GB you have available on these laptops. Argos Ebay are very good with refunds however, you get a pre-paid RM address label to affix to the return box and it's tracked from the point RM scans it in. I got my refund straightaway, no questions asked.In the end I went for the Lenovo Ideapad 100S at £89.99 from Argos ebay, it runs the Atom quad core Z3735F which is noticeably faster and at 4W TDP gives a battery life of 8h+ on this laptop. Runs Win10 out of the box. I can easily have 5-6 chrome tabs with a YouTube video open with no slowdown. With a 64GB microSD card, I have all the space I need as I have a NAS in the house for movies etc. The build quality on this is amazing and generally reflective of Lenovo's quality standards. The matt plastic feels quality to the touch and there's no flex in the hinge; I wouldn't expect any better on a £300 laptop and many reviews have commented on this. It's noticeably thinner than the Acer and weighs under 1kg (about 250g lighter), perfect for keeping in your briefcase to use on the commute or to browse the web at office during lunch. The keyboard is almost full size and as a ZDNet review has commented, you can hit 80wpm+ if you're a good typist. The one I received looked brand new - not a scratch on it anywhere. The only downside is the touchpad does not support gestures, otherwise works perfectly. That wasn't a deal breaker for me.



Completely agree with you mate, thanks for the review, poor CPU and not enough storage for me, I only posted cos for the discount its a fantastic deal

Completely agree with you mate, thanks for the review, poor CPU and not … Completely agree with you mate, thanks for the review, poor CPU and not enough storage for me, I only posted cos for the discount its a fantastic deal



Definitely agree for 81 quid delivered with a full 12 month warranty, this is a deal (and heated). I've also found the Argos guarantee on refurb ebay laptops to be very good as I've been buying the odd one from the time they were called 'clearancebargains' on ebay (before the name changed to Argos Ebay). Had an issue with one under guarantee, and they shipped it back with a brand new hard disk. The ones I've received so far appeared almost brand new. Great value for money if you know what you're looking for.

Definitely agree for 81 quid delivered with a full 12 month warranty, … Definitely agree for 81 quid delivered with a full 12 month warranty, this is a deal (and heated). I've also found the Argos guarantee on refurb ebay laptops to be very good as I've been buying the odd one from the time they were called 'clearancebargains' on ebay (before the name changed to Argos Ebay). Had an issue with one under guarantee, and they shipped it back with a brand new hard disk. The ones I've received so far appeared almost brand new. Great value for money if you know what you're looking for.



Yeah I would never touch a Celeron, I'm build my PCs but there are some great refurb deals to be had, perhaps at a slightly higher price range tho

I remember clearancebargains haha, picked up so much stuff from them, and never had an issue, practically like new stuff, their warranties are water tight
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