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

Found 3rd Jan 2008
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…353

Acer Aspire 5685WLMi - Core 2 Duo T7200 - 15.4" TFT
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: 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
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
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 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
Graphics Processor / Vendor: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 SE - PCI Express
Video Memory: GDDR2 SDRAM - 256 MB
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
* 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
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 Device: External
Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
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
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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

would you accept less than £200

Ah heck you can just have it.
lol ill have it!!
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.


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.

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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