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Refurbished Acer Aspire M3641 Quad-Core PC with Blu-ray Base Unit for £369.99 delivered at PC World + Quidco!
Refurbished Acer Aspire M3641 Quad-Core PC with Blu-ray Base Unit for £369.99 delivered at PC World + Quidco!

Refurbished Acer Aspire M3641 Quad-Core PC with Blu-ray Base Unit for £369.99 delivered at PC World + Quidco!

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Great price for the spec as well as free delivery because it's over £149. Also comes with 12 months warranty from PC World.

Plus 2% Quidco!

Spec as follows:
* Intel® Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor (2.40GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
* 4GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
* 640GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive
* NVIDIA® GeForce 7100 graphics card
* Blu-Ray Reader and DVD Rewriter
* 12-in-1 media card reader
* 8x USB ports (4x front, 4x rear)
* 1x IEEE 1394 FireWire® port

16 Comments

Good spec for the money but why on earth do PC manufacturers insist on putting together really powerful hardware, in this case a quad core CPU and 4Gb of memory, then putting an utterly useless graphics card on the spec sheet? If you're looking to buy this budget about a hundred quid to get a decent graphics card to match the rest of the kit.

BOFH_UK;5061127

Good spec for the money but why on earth do PC manufacturers insist on … Good spec for the money but why on earth do PC manufacturers insist on putting together really powerful hardware, in this case a quad core CPU and 4Gb of memory, then putting an utterly useless graphics card on the spec sheet? If you're looking to buy this budget about a hundred quid to get a decent graphics card to match the rest of the kit.


Because they appreciate that most people don’t play games on their PCs so don’t want to inflate the price whilst adding functionality that isn’t needed.

A gaming card can add 30W or more to idle power consumption which is another reason not to install one if you don’t need it.

mlear;5061878

how would people compare this to … how would people compare this to http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/378086/acer-aspire-m5201-quad-core-4gb-1-2/showthread.php?t=378086 in terms of value?ta



it mainly depends on what you want, it seems the main difference between the two would be that the linked one has almost double the same internal hard drive space. if thats what you need (although for an average user 640gb is a lot) then it would be worth getting the tesco one, as buying another 600gb hard drive would cost about £60 anyway, and the difference is £80.
Also the tesco one has slightly better graphics card, although I wouldnt imagine you would be running something like Crysis etc on high though so I wouldnt buy it just for that
but the 8600GT is a reliable and solid budget graphics card.

Probably overall for the spec themselves, the tesco one would be slightly more value for money, but again it depends on waht you will use it for, and your needs which is why building PC's is becoming a lot more populor

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Everything But the Graphics Card IS GREAT.

Agharta;5061642

Because they appreciate that most people don’t play games on their PCs so … Because they appreciate that most people don’t play games on their PCs so don’t want to inflate the price whilst adding functionality that isn’t needed.A gaming card can add 30W or more to idle power consumption which is another reason not to install one if you don’t need it.



What a good answer. Want to play games...get a console!

Agharta;5061642

Because they appreciate that most people don’t play games on their PCs so … Because they appreciate that most people don’t play games on their PCs so don’t want to inflate the price whilst adding functionality that isn’t needed.A gaming card can add 30W or more to idle power consumption which is another reason not to install one if you don’t need it.



Good point but, couldn't they also appreciate that most people will not utilize enough power to warrant having a quad core CPU?

topbloke77;5063941

What a good answer. Want to play games...get a console!



And continue paying heavily subsidised prices in order to pay for the console hardware.

Or you could get a PC and get most of the cost out of the way in one hit and pay nice low and unsubsidised prices for games.

Not a lot of price difference when you add it all up, in fact a PC ends up being a cheaper and more worthwhile investment in the long run if you know what you're doing, which, trust me, is not as hard as anyone thinks it is.

Matter of preference really.

Could someone recommend a graphics card to go with this PC? I would want to play games on it such as COD4 and the C&C series. Would be good to have detail levels turned up but not perhaps to full on everything. Would the difference between a £100 card and a £250 card be worth it?

Well, aunkon, it is quite likely that the Power Supply Unit (PSU) would have to be replaced in order to accomodate a more beefy graphics card, depends what PSU it currently has although I can't see that listed anywhere in the spec. The difference between a £100 and £250 card wouldn't be much in your situation and generally it would be wise to stick to a card from the lowest to medium section of that spectrum because all that you generally end up paying extra for is a few extra FPS. If technology really had a boom then you would have some money left over to spend on an upgraded graphics card at a later date through this option.

Possibly check out the Radeon HD4870 and the nvidia equivalent, either aren't bad for price at the moment and will perform more than adequately in your quoted games.

Also a suggestion, if you're comfortable with fitting a gfx card then the chances are that you would be fine putting a whole system together and for that effort you could get better RAM and a better mobo which would help you in games in addition to a beefy graphics card cost you about the same as this. Up to you, really, this is an awesome deal for a system such as this.

Just thought I would mention, I play the C&C series and COD4 and they look very nice on my nearly 5 year old system with a Radeon X850XT and Athlon FX57. COD4 isn't really that demanding and the C&C engine is very scaleable as the first game using the current one came out quite a while ago (C&C generals)

Refurbed and from PC World...?

Would kind of make me think twice before parting with my hard earned....

JustExtreme;5064650

Good point but, couldn't they also appreciate that most people will not … Good point but, couldn't they also appreciate that most people will not utilize enough power to warrant having a quad core CPU?


I’m sure the manufacturers know that but the majority of people are probably ignorant of this fact and will assume that 4 slower cores are better than 2 faster ones which is generally not the case. Marketing like big shiny numbers.

Indeed, its all about the marketing

Thanks for your help

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