All Acer Aspire Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2018
That looked like a beauty.
All the lenovo i3 I found are expired, it was mainly duplicates of the same deal at currys. There's ones at amazon for £340 which is a 15.6. Would the acer spin 5 which has been posted on here for £330 be better?
Plenty of Lenovo i3 deals been posted regularly at the £320 mark with far better specs than the above. As for the 'SSD' argument. It's always churned out in these threads, 'stick an SSD in it....' But when you click on the SSD deals, you get the same people bickering about how slow the SSDs are!! 'Experts'! (poo)
Poor CPU and poor resolution
Gotta agree with others. The 1050ti is a lot worse than the 1060. Maybe 100 quid less and would be heat from me.
Needs more 1060
That's expensive. Just yesterday someone posted Asus laptop with 1060 for less than £900
I'll be honest at the price I'm expecting at least at 1060. I know if that was the case there may not be a i7 7700Hq.
Display resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels. Not knocking it, just thought people would want to know.
I will be buying my son a laptop this year he web surfs and plays games from Steam I'm not sure how graphic intensive the games are but I don't think he plays the latest graphic rich games,could anyone point me in the direction of a good brand to buy,I would be hoping to spend £400 but less if possible, and maybe a little more if I have to
£40 more for a laptop that does; https://www.box.co.uk/2EW12ESABU-HP 250 G5_2233244.html
£40 more for a FHD screen laptop with otherwise same spec https://www.box.co.uk/2EW12ESABU-HP 250 G5_2233244.html
Trash?? I will take it then if its going in the trash. Whats your qualifications on computers. Mr positive. Can you find better for the price.
Suggestions on better spec for the money much appreciated before I commit myself
sorry you just lost your house and had to return the laptop - enjoy the beans though
if i could get a 1080 laptop for 709 id happily eat beans for a month
This is a really good price. I was looking at the upcoming Nitro Ryzen models from Acer but this looks better value, what does everyone else think?
I have this laptop, it’s really good.
Seems like good value. I'm saving up for a 15" Surface Book 2. Vastly more expensive I know!
Good Laptop for money thank you
Why the coldness please share comments on why cold
Its a good laptop for the price, good for everyday use.
I have the same model. I was told its soldered on.
Is the CPU soldered or replaceable ?
I concede, I can't find exactly those specs after a 30 second search, but it still seems expensive.
Show me a better laptop for this price with a GPU, SSD, I series CPU and Full HD screen.
Seems a lot for an old i3...
These are actually nice laptops bought before Christmas for £249. You can add M2 drives to them really easily too.
U class processor, longer battery life but I'd go for HQ for games plus the 950 is getting on a bit now its rather battery thirsty. You won't get an 8th generation with half decent graphics for this price.
Please can everyone stop commenting about this deal, there's a far more important discussion about disk speed going on.
I have this laptop and its so heavy don't recommend for school or carrying anywhere gave me crazy back pain when in my bag
I get what you are saying - especially about the prefetch. It was more about how slow it appears to be, after moving to Win 10 after using Win 7 on the same system and the apparent lack of performance thereafter. I just don't understand why it takes a good 5 seconds to open a calculator app, when previously, it was almost instantaneous? Seems to be an issue with Windows 10 in general. It's very apparent that under (my experience of) Windows 10 the initial load is far longer than it used to be. example here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files-winpc/file-explorer-taking-forever-to-load-files-in/8fcd1da1-b592-43f6-ada1-f5e4d4b36306 Way back in the day (1995/96) we had a computer at work that ran an AMD 486 @ 90Mhz, that little computer was so fast and snappy it was unbelievable (it mainly ran MS Office applications). One day we decided to check diskdefrag and it was 97% fragmented....lol
Initially when an application is launched it will parse the associated prefetch file (.pf) from the windows\prefetch folder. If you look in there you will see a file named for each application that has been executed. The purpose of this file is to "prefetch" the minimal required amounts of code to allow notepad (as our example) to run. The prefetch file then tells Windows how to load notepad with the least amount of disk reads (superfetch will further co-locate data on same parts of the disk to expedite application load). This is performing cold reads into memory (the slowest part of your computers operation), which is why its slow - but that "slowness" is dictated by your disk speed primarily (you mention photos, this is disk speed + GPU capability). Should you immediately close notepad after it had opened, and then reopen - it would be quick, because the required code is now in memory and doesn't need to be paged back in (the structures would only be immediately paged out in a low memory scenario). So, straight back to disk speed - it is likely you have a slow disk, although these are a few things that you could check: - Check the disk type and speed first, if you have a slow disk this will be the bottleneck that will never go away. In fact, over time, performance will get worse as the in-built optimisation routines fail to run etc. - Defragment - Overlooked, auto scheduled by the system but is actually rarely executed. This also optimises the boot routines. - Delete the prefetch folder and allow it to recreate. This will not improve performance, actually it will slow it down first of all - but it ensures the .pf's are cleanly recreated in the instance of corruption - Check superfetch is running properly (SSD's auto-disable this, but doesnt sound like you have one) The no nonsense, cut straight to the root cause way would be to run performance monitor, or the windows performance toolkit during normal operation to work out where delays are occuring. In reality my money would be on it being a simply issue of laptop performance not meeting your requirements. I haven't mentioned memory, if you have a low amount of RAM the machine will spend lots of time performing hard page faults as it copies data to and from the disk to memory. If you have a sufficient amount of RAM this will not happen. You can check this very easily by confirming the amount of hard faults the system is performing.
Not done it but there's clips on YouTube. There's no hatches so the whole bottom needs to come off. Don't think it's a big issue though. The max mem on the 520s is stated as 8gb but crucial list a 16gb sim for it that supposed to work. Again, not tried it.
It's an almost certainty that whatever deal you post, someone has a better deal, imaginary or otherwise. Sometimes they're true megadeals but mostly they're either drempt up, a one off price error or just plain grade A bull plop.
How easy is it to open the case / replace memory or HD in the Lenovo? Thanks
Don't mind him. Can't get such a gaming laptop for less than 1K.
Is there an "in" joke on these threads. Someone seems to always come back with "cold you can get a gaming laptop for x*. If you're if the market for a general laptop and don't game why would you buy a bigger, bulkier, usually uglier, noisy gaming laptop who's battery typically drains quicker. Don't get it.
Hi Janet. See if there is any currys' stock near you first. I gave up after expanding search to 57 miles. Someone has posted the same model from ebay though. There is also a Dell outlet post that looks good. Think I'm going to go with the refurbished dell inspiron with 8gb 8th gen i5 and 1tb HDD for 322 (with code). There is also 120 GB ssd posted for 35 quid I'm going to add as a boot drive (not that I know how but I'm hoping YouTube will show me. Seems like quite a lot of laptop for the money.
(nerd) I agree Naboo, I am also looking at the lenavo at pc world versus this acer going cheap at Tesco. I don't wish to game or do anything fast. What do the tech heads think about the lenavo IP320 down from £600 to £330 at PC World, 4GB ram and 128 GB SSD? Is the extra £70 a better buy for a faster processor and hard drive but less storage?
While I'm here. I have been pondering a new laptop for about 6 months. I want it to boot quickly but don't do anything intensive. Need to project videos and powepoints for presentations mainly so would prefer a VGA port but understand there are some workarounds with HDMI. Can't decide whether to go as cheap as possible or to possibly future proof by spending a but more. E.g the i3 7th gen lenovo with ssd and 4gb of ram for 330 from pcworld or the same thing with i5 8th gen and 8gb of ram for 480 Will I notice a difference with my needs. Is the 8th gen more future proof? Ie don't want to buy another laptop to run windows 11 or 12
Calm down everyone. We'll have no shouting here. This is a local site for local people.
Now you're claiming to be able to identify the sex of members. All that ability and you still know next to nothing about what even a PC World "technician" would have a bit of an idea about. You'll have to excuse me for a while if I don't respond to your ignorant and irrational ranting. Just popping out for a while.
Link me up buzz.
Also possible 10% cashback from TCB/QUIDCO and 2 year warranty,this would have been a good buy for me but just bought a Lenovo 310 for a £189 from AO before New Year
I guess this means that you bought this laptop...funny way to spend your time posting rather than finding the same specs for £320 lol
a quick stalk of their posts says.... yes, indeed they do
Do you really have to troll on every single post?
This is correct LOL! Oh my god no, the 1050m obliterates the MX150
Super laptop with a quality screen and the GeForce MX150 is way way underestimated. This is a good deal. Well done poster.
Oh look didn't take long for a gaming snob to turn up (y) . The MX150 is perfectly capable of playing games affordably. I've got two laptops with this GPU and it plays everything nice at full HD, yes you sacrifice some of the quality settings but it's about £200 cheaper than a 1050 based laptop & the 1050 ain't much better and most people take the pee out of that as well. 1060's are stupid money too.
Sure I will add some spec. " they dare calling it gaming laptop " XD good is only screen IPS.
Imho the MSI PL62 7RC at £599 from Ebuyer is better value, it doesn't have an SSD but does have an M.2 so one can be added for £50 which is the same ball park as this and has a proper cpu in it not a U class. Seems a decent price.
Oh I personally wouldn't, but you could get some 720p gaming out of this with a suitable low profile card.
Had an Acer for three months once, swore at it everyday then eventually launched it through the back door straight into the bin - NEVER AGAIN. S * i * e with a capital S.
Any gpu would be completely wasted on this thing.
Very poor specs. I'd rather buy an i3 laptop for about the same price. Or try getting something second hand. You can even get a much better one built for just around the same cost (including a monitor and a basic GPU): CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£57.54 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£40.50 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Crucial - 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£40.75 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£79.00 @ Amazon UK) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GT 1030 2GB Low Profile Video Card (£66.02 @ Ebuyer) Case: Raidmax - Viper II ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: EVGA - BT 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Monitor: Sceptre - E205W-1600 20.0" 1600x900 60Hz Monitor Total: £283.81 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-24 14:55 GMT+0000 That'll let you play esports and quite a few games on low settings. Just find someone capable of building a pc, it's a lot easier than you might think, especially for those who are comfortable working with computers.
ive had these builds before and they are OK. They at least allow you to stick in a low profile GPU and add more ram if need be (and change to an SSD) but the standard HDD's they come with are very slow and loud.
Without labouring the point and only because of the differing information, this has been posted before and on the last page of the thread below somone states it is TN. It is not for me anyway but in case it matters to anyone else, I would verify before ordering or it may be another Argos return. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-laptop-i7-8gb-1tb-49999-argos-2841881?page=3#thread-comments
Very true I reckon I got a fair deal with a Dell Inspirion 13 7370, i5 8250u, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM This would have been a good buy if I wasn't bothered about the screen size 15.6 a bit too big for uni and travelling
Yeah never trust Argos's Q&A section. In that same place, a member of staff said shared graphics and integrated graphics are the same thing... So it has both (annoyed) I got my info from Acer's website based on this being the Aspire 5 A515-51 If this all checks out, it's a good laptop for the price
Hope you are right re the display because on the Argos QA section it is stated as TN. If IPS it is a bit better,.
Actually, it has a 1080p IPS display. Also, it has an m.2 bay so you can easily add an SSD later as the boot drive while keeping the storage of the 1TB hdd. Additionally, it may be dual-core, but it's a pretty speedy Kaby Lake i7 with hyper threading. The benchmarks for the i7 7500u are respectable. Honestly, at this price, this is a decent buy. I don't know what else you would expect from a laptop at £500?
Fair enough. :-)
i can't find the argos one- has it gone OOS ? or can you send me a link. thanks so much
ultimately it isnt really "buy now pay in 12 months" but "buy now, pay no interest for 12 months" ive used them in the past also using discount codes and had no problem ordering a DSLR camera and also my PS4 from them (had a £100 off £400 code for the camera and £60 off £200 when the PS4 launched) so buy this now, and you repay the minimum each month. it's a credit account so don't miss a payment or it'll be on your history. I find Very are usually quite expensive, but they tend to do some nice offers and will send customers some pretty nice discount codes if you havent used them in a while. do not buy their extended warranty. you simply cannot cancel without contacting them and they'll automatically take the money out.
I've heard a few/fair bit of comments like this about Very (BOTH this year already + random other moments in time dotted around last year too ... ) A lot of awkward scare stories of this ilk for my liking. :-( Hmmmmmmmmmmm. (I could be wrong).
I didn't link to it but it's on here too. As I say it's the same laptop but with the i3
Where from please?. :-)
Want to borrow my DeLorean?. You may need to provide your own uranium rod's though?, hehehe (Nutty Professor anyone?, looooool). :-D
OP .. please expire, as this Deal doesn't exist on AO's website anymore, unfortunately. :-(
And the kitchen sink too! (don't forget?), lol. ;-)
I'm not really disagreeing but can see this situation remaining some time until it's not cost effective to churn out lower resolution panels... hopefully won't be too long now as 4K is so prevalent now and people will perhaps start to demand more. There's no incentive for manufacturers to change unless customers stop buying them and clearly they're still selling them.
Are you voting every expired deal as cold?
Yes, it's an expired deal that reached 475 degrees, so certainly anything other than C-O-L-D
True although TCB and Quidco are just huge affiliate sites where you get a bit back. Really grates me given Quidco is supposed to be 100% cashback. They aren't exactly short of a few bob and take a look at the dividends the directors of TCB receive.
True that. Though, I think most have the sense to back out and use Quidco / TCB for many purchases. With that said, HUKD must rake it in with Amazon referrals.
They had 15% off for laptops above £600 for a week or so this month. This will probably be back again.
I can wait indeed. Super will hold on. :p
the reason it wouldn't have fit my brother's requirements is no disc drive, I know you can buy external ones, but he preferred an all in one solution, other than that, yeah it's a good deal :)
Msi PL62 7RC is £599 at ebuyer.com which imho is the much better buy here, it doesn't come with an SSD but it does have an empty M2 socket. Has a much better CPU and slightly better graphics too.
If you have time then wait for the next round of big sales (boxing day & Jan) and set up a keyword alert for 'laptop' and watch the deals come rolling in (y)
I'm on the hunt for a decent laptop max budget is about 600. Must be light, sleek and modern. I'm only going to use it for uni work, general browsing, YouTube videos, downloading music to store on my USB/iPod that's it really. is this good for the price? Wondering if it will get any cheaper come Boxing Day.. hmmm