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    Acer 5552 Is this a good deal?

    acerdirect.co.uk/Ace…asp

    Is this good enough for a first laptop for the basics?

    Pros? Cons?

    £379.80 (Its gone down by £20 and the 5551 was doing really well on here,although it was cheaper and in that horrible bumpy silver style)

    General
    Weight
    2.6 kg
    Processor
    Processor
    AMD Athlon II X2 / 2.1 GHz
    RAM
    Installed Size
    3 GB
    Storage
    Hard Drive
    320 GB
    Optical Storage
    Type
    DVD Super Multi
    Display
    Display Type
    15.6 in
    Notebook Camera
    Camera Type
    Integrated
    Battery
    Run Time (Up To)
    3.5 Hours
    Operating System / Software
    OS Provided
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Service & Support
    1 year warranty
    Video
    Video Output / Graphics Processor / Vendor
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
    Input / Output Ports
    Ports
    2-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC) Three USB 2.0 ports HDMI™ port with HDCP support External display (VGA) port Headphone/speaker/line-out jack Microphone-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port DC-in jack for AC adapter
    Software
    Software Included
    Productivity • Acer eRecovery Management • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 • Adobe® Reader® 9.1 • eSobi™ • Bing™ Bar • Microsoft® Office 2010 preloaded (purchase a product key to activate) • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 • Norton™ Online Backup Security • McAfee® Internet Security Suite Trial • MyWinLocker® Multimedia • Cyberlink® PowerDVD™ • NTI Media Maker™ Gaming • Oberon GameZone Communication and ISP • Microsoft® Silverlight™ • Windows Live™ Essentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live™ Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer) Utilities and tools • Acer Accessory Store • Acer Identity Card • Acer Registration • Acer Updater • eBay® shortcut 2009
    Dimensions
    Depth
    253mm
    Width 381mm
    Height 25/34mm
    Weight 2.6kg

    5 Comments

    I would recommend an Intel processor over AMD.
    Especially i3 or i5

    Original Poster

    I want one with hdmi and getting one of those processors and hdmi costs a fair bit more so something had to give.

    This is the laptop I've picked out for my cousin:

    amazon.co.uk/Ace…ers

    V.similar to the one you've chosen aside from the basic ATI graphics card.
    The i3 has a GPU on the CPU dye, so doesn't really need a dedicated gfx card.

    Both laptop's will be good as a basic computer (no heavy gaming), but I would spend the extra £50 if you can stretch that far.
    The i3 will simply last longer - meaning it won't show it's age as quickly as the AMD.

    Also, whichever one you go for, it maybe a good idea to order from Amazon; even if it is a few £ more. Mainly because if something was to go wrong with the computer, they are simply fantastic with customer service & returns/exchange


    Original Poster

    I'm surprised i didn't notice that one!thanks for that.

    No probs.

    But I hope you already ordered it as it has gone out of stock @ £430.

    They have pretty much the same laptop @ £458 here:

    amazon.co.uk/Ace…1-1
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