Wanted - up to £600 Laptop Acer Aspire 5520g

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Found 12th Mar 2009
Hi there..
This is my very 1st post on HotUkDeals so forgive me if ive not gone about it the right way!
Im looking to buy a laptop to replace my desktop but also to use for my office work. Id also like it to Play Blu-Ray through a 42 ins im looking for.
I'm not really using the laptop for gaming more for multi-media and i may invest in the latest Adobe Photoshop for my photography.
Do you think the Acer Aspire 5520g is the best value for my money?
The specs are listed below and ive found this on play.com for £499.99, presuming you can still use the 5% RAC code the price would be taken down to £474.99.

Any advice would be appreciated e.g Am i buying old technology? Is there something better / faster out there?


* Processor: AMD Turion TL-62 2.1GHz
* Memory: 4GB
* HD Capacity: 250GB
* Display: 15.4"
* Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G 256MB
* Optical Drive: BD-ROM
* Operating System: Vista Home Premium
* Main Specification:
* Audio Features: MS Sound Compatible
* Audio Line In Ports: 1 x Line-in jack
* Battery: Lithium-Ion
* Case Colour: Black/Silver
* Colours: 16.7 million
* CPU Family: AMD Turion
* Data Modes: V.92
* DC Power: 1 x DC in
* Depth: 27.4 cm
* Digital Port: 1 x DVI
* ExpressCard Slots: 1 x ExpressCard 54 Slot
* Fax Modes: Wake-on-Ring ready
* Form Factor: Notebook
* Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G 256MB
* Hard Disk Interface: Serial ATA
* Hard Disk Size: 250 GB
* Hard Disk Speed: 5400 RPM
* Headphone/Audio Line Out: 1 x Headphone/Speaker/Line-out jack with S/PDIF supportIEEE 1394 (Firewire) Port: 1 x FireWire
* Infrared Port: 1 x Infrared Port
* Integrated Microphone: Yes
* Keyboard: 88-/89-key keyboard, inverted T cursor layout
* 2.5 mm (minimum) key travel Seamless touchpad pointing device with 4-way scroll button, 12 function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows keys, hotkey controls, embedded numeric keypad, international language support, independent Euro and US dollar sign keys.
* Maximum RAM: 4096 MB
* Memory Type: DDR2
* Microphone In Port: 1 x Microphone In Jack
* Model Name: Aspire 5520
* Modem: ITU modem (with international PTT certification)
* Modem Port: 1 x RJ-11
* Modem Speeds: 56 Kbps
* MultiMedia Card: Supported
* Network Card Data Link Protocol: Ethernet
* Network Card Speeds: 10/100/1000 MBps
* Number of Hard Disks: 1
* Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
* Optical Drive Type: BD (Blu-ray)
* Power Management Features: ACPI 3.0 CPU power management standard supporting Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes
* Processor Number: TL-62
* RF Network Standard: IEEE 802.11
* RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
* S-Video Port: 1 x S-Video
* Screen Res. Type: WXGA
* Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 Pixels
* Screen Size: 15.4 ins
* Screen Type: TFT LCD
* Secure Digital: Supported
* Security: Kensington lock slot, BIOS user and supervisor passwords
* Sony Memory Stick: Supported: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
* Sound Device: Intel High Definition Audio
* Speakers: Integrated
* Total Hard Disk Size: 250 GB
* USB Ports: 4 x USB 2.0
* VGA Port: 1 x External VGA
* Warranty: 1 Year International Travellers Warranty (ITW)
* Weight: 2.75 kg
* Width: 36.6 cm
* xD-Picture Card: Supported

Thanks in advance



If your using it for Photoshop, maybe look for a laptop with a slightly better graphics card with more memory. Maybe 512MB, instead of 256.

Original Poster

Thanks any reccomendations for around £500?
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