Which Laptop - 2 choices - help please

    Please help - which would you choose:

    1)…tml - BRAND NEW at £279.99 or this one

    2)…rue - MANUFACTURER REFURBISHED at £219.99

    OR is there a better one out for same kind of money?

    I'll use it for MS Office (Word and Powerpoint mainly), surfing the net and storing photos. Any advice you can offer (and perhaps the reasons why you think one is better than the other) would be much appreciated - I'm desperate to learn. xx


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    The Argos one looks good for the price but I'm always nervous of Argos getting the specs wrong. There are some crap Toshiba C50's…tml

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    Try putting in clickable links

    I'm really sorry Happydundee - I've been trying to get it pasted in as a link and don't seem to be able to get it to work. I've cut and pasted the info below. Here is the first one:

    1) ACER - BRAND NEW £279.99 at Currys

    Work, play and stay connected all day without charging with the Acer Aspire E5-571 15.6" Laptop.

    All day computing

    The Aspire E5 is perfect for using all day thanks to a seven -hour battery life, while the full-size keyboard ensures comfortable and accurate typing, making the Aspire E5 perfect for students that spend hours in lectures or the library.

    It features everything you could need for full day out, including built-in WiFi and Bluetooth for wireless connectivity, a DVD drive for watching films during downtime and USB 3.0 for fast backups.

    Reliable performance

    Whatever you're doing, you can expect performance you can rely on thanks to the Intel® Core ™ i3 processor. It's perfect for keeping things moving while you churn through essays, chat to friends and stream music, so you can concentrate on the things that matter.

    You can take your whole collection of media on the go as the spacious 1 TB hard drive provides plenty of room for storing files, software, music, videos and more.

    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 takes the familiar layout you know and adds a number of exciting improvements to help you get the best from the latest advancements in computing.

    So while the familiar start button and traditional desktop remain, the Start Screen now features live tiles. These show live updates, messages and notifications for all your most used content, including social media, emails, news and more.

    There are plenty more updates throughout Windows 8.1, including adjustable four-way multitasking and a completely reworked search bar - simply start typing to search your computer, connected and Cloud storage and the web.

    Work at your best on the go with the Acer Aspire E5-571 15.6" Laptop.


    Ultrabook, Celeron, Celeron Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

    Product code: 114604

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    Type Laptop
    Operating system Windows 8.1
    Processor Intel® Core™ i3-4005U Processor (1.7 GHz, 3 MB cache)
    RAM 4 GB (16 GB maximum installable RAM)
    Storage 1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm
    Screen size 15.6"
    Screen type LED
    Resolution 1366 x 768
    Touchscreen No
    Screen features LED backlighting
    Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
    Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    USB - USB 3.0 x 1
    - USB 2.0 x 2
    Video interface - HDMI x 1
    - VGA x 1
    Audio interface 3.5 mm jack
    Optical drive DVD/RW
    Memory card reader SD memory card reader
    Speakers Integrated stereo speakers
    Camera Integrated webcam
    Microphone Yes
    Mouse / trackpad Multitouch trackpad
    Keyboard Acer FineTip keyboard with numeric keypad
    Battery type 6-cell Lithium-ion
    Battery life Up to 7 hours
    Colour Cobalt blue
    Box contents - Acer Aspire E5-571 15.6" Laptop
    - AC power adapter
    - User documentation
    Dimensions 30.3 x 381.6 x 256 mm (H x W x D)
    Weight 2.5 kg
    Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
    Software included - McAfee Internet Security trial
    - Spotify
    - Games App
    - WildTangent Games
    - Acer Care Center
    - Acer Hover Access
    - Acer Portal
    - Acer Video Player
    - abDocs
    - abFiles
    - abMedia
    - abPhoto
    - Accessory Store
    - Power Management
    - Quick Access
    - Recovery Management
    - Yandex.Disk Desktop
    - Cyberlink PhotoDirector
    - Cyberlink PowerDirector
    - Dropbox web link
    - PC Manager
    - Cyberlink Power Media Player
    - Launch Manager
    - PhantomPDF
    - Pokki Start Menu

    Original Poster

    And the second deal, MANUFACTURER REFURBISHED at £219.99

    Product Description
    CPU, Memory and Operating System:
    Intel Core i3 dual core 3110M processor.
    2.4GHz processor speed.
    4GB .
    1000GB .
    Microsoft Windows 8(64-Bit)

    Display features:
    15.6 inch .
    High definition display.
    Shared graphics.
    Intel HD Graphics 4000.

    Interfaces and connectivity:
    Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (MS), Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.
    2 x USB 2.0 ports.
    1 x USB 3.0 port.
    1 Ethernet port.
    1 HDMI port.
    Wi-Fi enabled.

    Multimedia features:
    HD built-in webcam.
    Built-in mic.

    General features:
    Up to 3.5 hours battery life.
    Size H3.5, W38, D24.2cm.
    Weight 2.4kg.
    EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 4051528078343.
    Catalogue number 142/6078
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