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    Help me price my laptop for possible sale? (Acer Aspire 5685wlmi)

    Can you folks suggest whata good fair sale price would be for my Acer Aspire 5685wlmi. It's under ay ear old and has the extended acer 3 year warranty (so 2 years left).
    It's all boxed up and in tip top condition.

    Might have to sell it soon so was wondering what i might be able to get for it.
    Specs are from

    ciao.co.uk/Ace…353


    Acer Aspire 5685WLMi - Core 2 Duo T7200 - 15.4" TFT
    General
    MPN: LX.AV60J.008
    Platform Technology: Intel Centrino Duo
    System Type: Notebook
    Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial
    Width: 35.8 cm
    Depth: 26.5 cm
    Height: 3.6 cm
    Weight: 2.9 kg
    Localisation: United Kingdom
    Processor
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
    Multi-Core Technology: Dual-Core
    64-bit Computing: Yes
    Data Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology, Execute Disable Bit capability, Enhanced Intel Deeper Sleep with Dynamic Cache Sizing, Intel 64 Technology, Intel Advanced Digital Media Boost, Intel Advanced Smart Cache, Intel Dynamic Bus Parking, Intel Dynamic Power Coordination, Intel Intelligent Power Capability, Intel Smart Memory Access, Intel Wide Dynamic Execution
    Chipset Type: Mobile Intel 945PM Express
    Cache memory
    Type: L2 Cache
    Installed Size: 4 MB
    Ram
    Installed Size: 2 GB / 4 GB (max)
    Technology: DDR II SDRAM
    Configuration Features: 2 x 1 GB
    Storage controller
    Type: Serial ATA
    Serial ATA Interface: Serial ATA-150
    Storage
    Hard Drive: 160 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
    Optical storage
    Type: DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - integrated
    Card reader
    Type: 5 in 1 card reader
    Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card
    Display
    Display Type: 15.4" TFT active matrix
    Max Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
    Widescreen Display: Yes
    Colour support: 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
    Features: CrystalBrite
    Video
    Graphics Processor / Vendor: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 SE - PCI Express
    Video Memory: GDDR2 SDRAM - 256 MB
    Audio
    Audio Output: Sound card
    Compliant Standards: Sound Blaster Pro
    Features: High Definition Audio
    Audio Input: Microphone
    Notebook camera
    Camera Type: Integrated
    Sensor Resolution: 1.3 Megapixel
    Image Sensor Type: CMOS
    Camera Features: 225 degree rotation
    Input device(s)
    Type: Keyboard, touchpad, 4-way scroll button
    Wireless NIC: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
    Features: Acer SignalUp
    Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, Bluetooth 2.0
    Expansion / connectivity
    Expansion Slots Total (Free):
    * 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard/34
    * 1 ( 1 ) x PC Card - type II
    * 2 ( 0 ) x memory
    Interfaces:
    * 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A
    * 1 x infrared - IrDA
    * 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
    * 1 x display / video - S-video output
    * 1 x display / video - DVI-Digital - 24 pin digital DVI
    * 1 x audio / video - input
    * 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
    * 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11
    * 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
    * 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones/line-out
    * 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm
    * 1 x audio - line-In - mini-phone 3.5mm
    Miscellaneous
    Included Accessories: Bluetooth VoIP phone
    Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, wake on LAN
    Compliant Standards: ACPI 2.0
    Power
    Power Device: External
    Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
    Battery
    Technology: 8-cell Lithium Ion
    Installed Qty: 1
    Run Time (Up To): 2.5 hour(s)
    Operating system / software
    OS Provided: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

    21 Comments

    did you try pricing similar specs on ebay....??? Yopuo will prob lose out quite a bit as laptops are fallin quite a bit on price at the min...

    would you accept less than £200

    Original Poster

    imc;1419676

    would you accept less than £200



    Ah heck you can just have it.

    lol ill have it!!

    Original Poster

    Tell you what - anyone who wants a slice of my laptop post here and i'll cut it it into pieces so you can all have a bit. Share the love.

    its worth about £500
    maybe slightly more

    What it's worth and what it will get on ebay are two very different values, I don't think it's worth anything more than 200-300 simply because there are brand new machines for little more with one generation better spec.

    John

    Original Poster

    Do you think i might get around £500 on ebay?

    Hard to say, there is an almost identical one to yours being sold at the moment but there's no bidders at 500 pounds - it's already been relisted. Then again the seller doesn't have much feedback which might be putting people off.

    Looking through completed listings, the slightly more basic version of yours (lower processor, integrated graphics card) is going for around 300 or less.

    John

    Original Poster

    Hmmm, tricky decision.
    Do I sell now or just hold onto it?

    If i could get about £500 i'd sell but would be loathe to sell for less than that. Damn progressive technology!

    Yes, I know your pain - my high spec XPS m1710 has just slipped even further behind with the release of the new penryn processors and the recent 8800 release.

    I guess you could stick it on ebay with a 500 pound reserve and a buy it now option, if it doesn't go for that price then you simply lose the listing fees. It is difficult to tell with ebay, I've seen people go daft over some machines and pay well over what even a brand new one is worth (particularly with ultralights or Sony/Apple products) while others don't seem to get much attention at all.

    John

    Original Poster

    Hmm thanks - that's not a bad idea.
    Trouble is i want to sell to fund a newer purchase. I wont sell until i have the new one - but i don't know if i can afford the new one until i sell.

    How do you find the XPS? I was thinking of getting the XPS m1510?

    I really like the XPS M1710 although it feels a little cheaper than its almost identical predecessor the XPS 2 which I had previously. The twin fan setup cools the laptop effectively, quietly and touch wood at 2.5 years the XPS 2 is still working flawlessly - high performance machines tend to suffer more from problems due to the high thermals produced by their components.

    John

    I have a similar'ish speeced laptop (but with a 14.1" screen) - I value mine at about £500-550, mainly because of the more because of its portability. But wether it would sell for that much is another question.

    I would say yours is worth about £500 (mainly because of the extended garantee). You should get £400-450 easily though.

    Advertise it as a gaming laptop.

    Original Poster

    Thanks - i will do just that.

    You need to be careful with that sort of claim, the 7600SE was a slower version of the 7600 (SE = Slow Edition in graphics cards normally) so it's not really a gaming laptop - while that is better than onboard graphics, you don't want someone buying it on the claim of it being a gaming laptop and then wanting their money back when they find performance is not what they expected.

    John

    Original Poster

    Yes that is fair game but surely to describe it as a gaming laptop is fairly subjective. I wouldn't want to mislead - but anyone who buys a laptop of that spec must surely understand what they are getting. It does play games pretty well too.

    I don't think it's that subjective and especially not with a low-mid range graphics card, but the choice is yours.

    John

    Original Poster

    Johnmcl7;1420624

    I don't think it's that subjective and especially not with a low-mid … I don't think it's that subjective and especially not with a low-mid range graphics card, but the choice is yours.John


    Point taken.
    Would it be your opinion that it would be misleading?
    I like to think that i'm an honest person and would not want to defraud someone.

    To be honest, you are right it's subjective and as I think about it calling it a gaming laptop is actually more honest when you see what some ebay sellers are claiming. I've seen some sellers claiming their machine is an 'extreme gaming machine' despite the fact it has on onboard graphics card or a very basic graphics card (which yours is not).

    You definitely need to do something to highlight the processor, ram and graphics card as they are all better than most of the machines of that type being sold right now. I'm just thinking the last thing you want is for someone to buy the PC, you buy your new one and then they dispute it although I'm perhaps just being overly cautious.

    John

    Make sure to advertise the other features that people don't normally check for on other machines.
    Say highlight the bluetooth feature, syncing it with your phone, using your phone as a wireless modem etc.
    And the webcam, video conferencing where ever you go.
    It's more likely to sell as people will think that it's pretty exclusive to be on your machine.
    Oh and installing or selling it with some decent software is always a plus side. If it has Word installed then less hassle for the buyer etc.

    Good luck.
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