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Refurb Acer PC - 256 Graphics, Core 2 Duo, 3GB Ram £179.97 @ Acer Direct
Refurb Acer PC - 256 Graphics, Core 2 Duo, 3GB Ram £179.97 @ Acer Direct

Refurb Acer PC - 256 Graphics, Core 2 Duo, 3GB Ram £179.97 @ Acer Direct

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Extra £20 to make it one year warranty.

Details:

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz
RAM - 3GB RAM DDR2
Graphics - ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB
Optical Drive - Super Multi DVD Drive
Hard Drive - 640GB Hard Drive
Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium
Networking - 10/100 LAN
HDMI Out

29 Comments

refurbished, no keyboard and mouse but cheap. would vote lukewamr but cant due to new forum bug.

looks pretty good to a person thats not looked at any desktop stuff for 6 years.
i guess any upgrades i did on my own machine for 180 quid would leave it well behind this?

I have one of these, very good machine. This is a good price even with the extra for a 1 year warranty. Hot from me. If you are looking for a new desktop go for it.

I need a new pc im tempted but dont know anything about pc

How hard would it be to put Windows 7 on this and would it run well with the spec?

Banned

What PSU?

Can I add a better graphics card?.

zedf

How hard would it be to put Windows 7 on this and would it run well with … How hard would it be to put Windows 7 on this and would it run well with the spec?



Very easy, and this spec will easily run Windows 7, absolutely no problem there.

Looks ok for price.Also includes vista which ive never had a problem with.3gb ram.This must go hot if you can get stock.
will run windows 7 like a dream.

zedf

I need a new pc im tempted but dont know anything about pc



I recommend you get a PC from Dell and avoid this....

Curax

I recommend you get a PC from Dell and avoid this....


dont buy dell very flimsy my laptop broke in a week

My dell studio laptop is perfect. stylish and rigid. /\ Must have just got a dogey one.

Pay the £20 extra for 1 year warranty. The hard drive is the most likely component to fail first, and I've had a few refurbs (bought at least 100 of them, laptops etc) where the hard drive is dodgy. I test all the refurbs fully, full mobo error test, hard drive test, mem test, psu test and then system torture test. I've had about 10% where the hard drive has bad sectors. I recommend a full surface scan using the drive manufacturers utility. If you want to try some free testing then try ultimatebootcd.com/

You don't have to do this, you can rely on the warranty, just I like to know the system is ok when I've bought it.

This can be nicely used as a media center thingie with that HDMI out. Really really tempted.

Fantastic - been looking for a PC for my Aunt who only has a £300 budget for a tower. Been looking at refurbs from EuroPC but these Acer refurbs are much better value!

Also check this deal, if you're just the average web browsing, social networking, office user then either this deal or the one in the link below are fine >

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dotmac

This can be nicely used as a media center thingie with that HDMI out. … This can be nicely used as a media center thingie with that HDMI out. Really really tempted.



Not really, too noisy and heat generating to put a quite fan on the cpu.

robo989

Not really, too noisy and heat generating to put a quite fan on the cpu.



Rubbish, it will use a stock Intel fan/heatsink which can be replaced for a quieter fan/heatsink and helped with a bit of Akasa Silver V thermal compound. If there are any case fans they can also be replaced by quiet fans. I particularly like Akasa Amber series fans, ultra ultra reliable. I've used them in over 700 proprietary systems over 3 years and not one failure! Sounds like an exaggeration but it's not I assure you. If you want to use it for a media centre I suggest you use your ears first before changing any fans, if it sounds ok or you can tolerate any noise then you don't need to change anything



Edited by: "fishmaster" 21st Aug 2010

robo989

Not really, too noisy and heat generating to put a quite fan on the cpu.



True actually. I want to get a Mac Mini for this purpose but even being an Apple fan with multiple Macs in my house, I can't bring myself around paying £600+ for a Core 2 Duo Mac in this day and age. Ripoff price. Will probably wait...

Would you be able to watch blu ray films with this spec

zicobones

Would you be able to watch blu ray films with this spec



If you bought a blu ray player for it yes, the HD3450 and C2D should handle it.

fishmaster

Pay the £20 extra for 1 year warranty. The hard drive is the most likely … Pay the £20 extra for 1 year warranty. The hard drive is the most likely component to fail first, and I've had a few refurbs (bought at least 100 of them, laptops etc) where the hard drive is dodgy. I test all the refurbs fully, full mobo error test, hard drive test, mem test, psu test and then system torture test. I've had about 10% where the hard drive has bad sectors. I recommend a full surface scan using the drive manufacturers utility. If you want to try some free testing then tryhttp://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ You don't have to do this, you can rely on the warranty, just I like to know the system is ok when I've bought it.





You can get extended warranties from a certain auction site for Acer Desktops at a very cheap price, extends the warranty to 3 years.

I take it this would be a decent upgrade for my 4 year old pc

zicobones

I take it this would be a decent upgrade for my 4 year old pc



Not if your 4 year old pc is a quad core intel e.g. Q6600 for example. I can find many other permutations of 4 year old pcs that beat the spec of this if you want. If you want to be pedantic you can bring up the release date of Jan 7 2007 for the Q6600 hehe. C2Ds were released in July 2006 though that can beat the CPU spec of this computer e.g. E6600. I was judging this mainly on CPU power though, and having a little fun with your less than specific question



Edited by: "fishmaster" 21st Aug 2010

fishmaster

Not if your 4 year old pc is a quad core intel e.g. Q6600 for example. I … Not if your 4 year old pc is a quad core intel e.g. Q6600 for example. I can find many other permutations of 4 year old pcs that beat the spec of this if you want. If you want to be pedantic you can bring up the release date of Jan 7 2007 for the Q6600 hehe. C2Ds were released in July 2006 though that can beat the CPU spec of this computer e.g. E6600. I was judging this mainly on CPU power though, and having a little fun with your less than specific question



pentium 4 2.96ghz

1.50Gb Ram

That's what my current pc has its Packard bell

Edited by: "zicobones" 21st Aug 2010

zicobones

pentium 4 2.96ghz 1.50Gb RamThat's what my current pc has its Packard … pentium 4 2.96ghz 1.50Gb RamThat's what my current pc has its Packard bell



This beats yours comfortably then.

fishmaster

This beats yours comfortably then.



ok thanks

Is it worth buying? If so..with warranty? Most acer laptops ive used or friends have had have gone wrong after a while. Are their desktops (refurbs even) any reliable?

I very much doubt it. There's a reason why they have so many refurbs for sale..............

gkbeckmann

I have one of these, very good machine.


How so? This is outdated technology that might be 2 or 3 years old. And especially Vista is just no fun at all. Cold for me.
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