Found 24th Sep 2009
Hi, just found this on the Argos web site. Not knowing much about Computers I'm not sure whether this is a good spec. I need 2, 1 for an 18 year old and the other for an 11 year old. Can someone let me know whether this is any good for the money?

Thanks

Emachines D620 14.1in Laptop

AMD Athlon 2650E single core processor.

1.6GHz processor speed.

512KB cache.

1GB RAM.

160GB hard drive.

DVD-RW/+RW DVD drive.

14.1in widescreen.

Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels.

256MB graphics memory.

1 Ethernet port.

Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled - b/g.

2 USB ports.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic.

Microsoft Works software application.

Preloaded with a 60 day trial of Microsoft Office Home and Student.

Pre-loaded by the manufacturer with a suite of applications which include; music, photo, movie, business, tuition and gaming software.

Pre-loaded with a trial version of anti-virus security software.

Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Up to 2 hours battery life.

Size (H)4.1, (W)40.2, (D)29.7cm.

Weight 3.46kg.

8 Comments

Banned

depends what they want to use it for really, but it won't be very fast
value for money? no idea, how much is it?

Original Poster

Sorry I should have said - It's £249.00.

It's for MSN, browsing the internet and School/College work

colinsunderland;6379398

depends what they want to use it for really, but it won't be very … depends what they want to use it for really, but it won't be very fastvalue for money? no idea, how much is it?



£249.99

Original Poster

Yes £249.99

The 11 year old might like it - but the 18year old won't. Its graphics is shared with the 1gb mem which brings that down to only 744mb. Asda have some for 250 at the moment which are better spec.
Also - [url]www.rm.com/thebasement[/url] - you can get the full office 2007 for both the 11year old and 18year old for £35 each.

Worth a shout might be a refurb from Dixons/pcworld/currys. They currently have a Dell 1525 in Blue or Red for 254.99 delivered - it's much better spec - comes in a brown box - but still with 1 years warranty.
dixons.co.uk/mar…Yes

Original Poster

Thanks, that's great - I will look around at your suggestions I think.
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