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    Laptop advice please

    Hi i'm looking for a notebook for my daughters birthday, i have the chance to buy one of these notebooks for £300 new.Will this be ok for surfing/itunes/msn. Everything looks good apart from the cpu.but i'm no tech so looking for advice thanks.sil0.
    Acer Aspire Timeline AS5410T-723G25Mn
    System Type
    Notebook
    Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
    Width 37.8 cm
    Depth 25.9 cm
    Height 3 cm
    Weight 2.4 kg

    Processor
    Intel Celeron 723 / 1.2 GHz
    Data Bus Speed 800 MHz
    Chipset Type Mobile Intel GS45 Express
    Cache Memory
    Type
    L2 Cache
    Installed Size 1 MB

    RAM
    Installed Size
    3 GB / 4 GB (max)
    Technology DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz
    Form Factor SO DIMM 204-pin

    Storage Controller
    Type
    Serial ATA
    Serial ATA Interface Serial ATA-150
    Storage
    Hard Drive
    250 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm

    Optical Storage
    Type
    DVD±RW (±R DL) / 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
    15.6" TFT
    Max Resolution 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
    Widescreen Display Yes
    Colour Support 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
    Features LED-backlit, CineCrystal

    Video
    Graphics Processor / Vendor
    Intel GMA 4500MHD Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
    Max Allocated RAM Size 1759 MB

    Audio
    Audio Output
    Sound card
    Compliant Standards Dolby Headphone, High Definition Audio
    Audio Input Microphone

    Notebook Camera
    Camera Type
    Integrated
    Sensor Resolution 1 Megapixel

    Input Device(s)
    Type
    Keyboard, touchpad

    Networking
    Network adapter
    Wireless LAN Supported Yes
    Wireless NIC Acer InviLink Nplify
    Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
    Features Acer SignalUp
    Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11n (draft)

    Expansion / Connectivity
    Expansion Slots Total (Free)
    2 memory - SO DIMM 204-pin
    Interfaces 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x display / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones/line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45

    Miscellaneous
    Features
    Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, hard drive password, wake on LAN
    Compliant Standards ACPI 3.0
    Power
    Power Device
    External
    Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
    Battery
    Technology
    6-cell Lithium Ion
    Installed Qty 1
    Capacity 4400 mAh
    Run Time (Up To) 6 hour(s)
    Operating System / Software
    OS Provided
    Microsoft Windows 7 i think not sure.
    Environmental Standards
    ENERGY STAR Qualified
    Yes
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Service & Support
    1 year warranty
    Service & Support Details Traveller warranty - 1 year

    10 Comments

    It has a VERY VERY slow CPU, and the laptop comes with Vista which is power hungry.

    Windows 7 requires less power so I would say go for a new laptop with Windows 7 on it.

    As an example this Dell comes with Windows 7 for only £329

    configure.euro.dell.com/del…231

    Still a slow processor, but 3Gb of memery and should be OK for basic web browsing etc.

    Or this from Sainsburys at £279 (if you can find one)

    hotukdeals.com/ite…a-n

    Again, not a great CPU (you wont get one for that money) but probably OK for basic surfing.

    Original Poster

    Thanks guilbert i thought the cpu was'nt very good.I was sure it had win 7 on it but all the ones i can find on the web have vista.
    I still have a few weeks yet if i dont find anything suitable i will go for the dell thanks again mate.

    Or this from Currys at £329

    currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

    Web site says it has a Blu Ray player, but I dont think that is right.

    Original Poster

    guilbert53;8012372

    Or this from Currys at … Or this from Currys at £329http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/toshiba-satellite-l450d-13x-04127252-pdt.htmlWeb site says it has a Blu Ray player, but I dont think that is right.



    This one looks ok & a toshiba too.Just in my price range.think i will have a trip to currys later thanks again

    sil0;8012393

    This one looks ok & a toshiba too.Just in my price range.think i will … This one looks ok & a toshiba too.Just in my price range.think i will have a trip to currys later thanks again



    I don't recommend this model as not only is the processor relatively slow it also eats power as it a last generation model. Stretching a little further gets a whole lot more to work with.

    ]This will give you about 2.5 times the cpu performance at less than £20 more.:)

    Sil0 - feedback forum is for feedback about the site. I suspect you meant to post this in Misc which is the normal "advice" section.

    I've asked the mods to move it to Misc :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;8012466

    I don't recommend this model as not only is the processor relatively slow … I don't recommend this model as not only is the processor relatively slow it also eats power as it a last generation model. Stretching a little further gets a whole lot more to work with.



    Thanks gavin i could stretch to £347. I've read nothing but good things about the samsung laptops too.:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    gari189;8012488

    Sil0 - feedback forum is for feedback about the site. I suspect you … Sil0 - feedback forum is for feedback about the site. I suspect you meant to post this in Misc which is the normal "advice" section.I've asked the mods to move it to Misc :thumbsup:



    Thanks gari your right, I thought it was for feedback on products/services.:thumbsup:
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