It looks good for the money. Does anybody know if it's a TN or IPS screen?
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For £60 more can get new 14inch with SSD (256GB rather than HDD 1TB). https://www.ebuyer.com/855754-lenovo-v330-14arr-ryzen-5-laptop-81b1001euk EDIT: However, Acer Aspire 3 A315 range has service hatches for disk and memory and so is easy to upgrade.
This is their Grade 2, the warranty is 3 months. Products are in good conditionMinor cosmetic markings & minimal use
Cheers op, great find!
Interesting ... "to run a programme that allows me to change the settings on my car." "I use a virtual machine as the programme I use had an expiry date of 2017, the the vm allows me to run the programme in an environment that emulates the past. " I'm curious, you wouldn't happen to running a very robust 'virtual version' of The Back To The Future DeLorean by any chance?, or ... hehehehehehehehe. Ahhhhhhhhh well, lol. You wouldnt happen to have a spare copy of a Window's 7 Pro product key by any chance?, thanx. As I wouldn't mind also trying my hand at virtualizing a copy of Window's 7 Pro ... Then via it, installing some old skool DOS Games from back in the Day (via one of those old skool archive web site's, etc?), for the pure nostalgic effect of it all. :-D (As it's been a wee while now, since I've gotten my hands dirrrrrrrrty, etc, lol). Ps. What sort of Window's software can anyone install that then ensures that you're able to then control your car,nor whatever? - I don't see it figuratively, or literally (though I'm more than happy to be proved wrong. :-)
Hi, yes I use a virtual version of windows 7 to run a programme that allows me to change the settings on my car. I use a virtual machine as the programme I use had an expiry date of 2017, the the vm allows me to run the programme in an environment that emulates the past. :)
Ahhhhhhhhh yes, I do recall hearing of some of those HP laptop model's some Year's back now, I believe I may have even heard of one or two of them being referred to touchscreen perhaps even?. But I had some mad issue's (as in in an unfortunate continuous fashion) with HP laptop's in the past (as in 5-6+ Year's, which then threw me off of any HP Laptop from that point moving forward ... (so I 'zoned out', basically, lol). That aside, I've since learnt off of HUKD is this, HP has tended to put better quality part's into their business laptop's (eg. Elite Book's, and Pro Book's - I believe they also have 1 other?, but I forget the name now?, lol), then they've tended to put into their consumer laptop's, etc. Which ofcourse is most unfortunate, as I've grown up with HP printers, so I'd obviously grown up already trusting a well known brand, but yet ... And even their printers aside, it's not like HP sell their business laptop's in an 'off the shelf' fashion either is it? (unfortunately), so we're pretty much stuffed. :-( And any business laptop's of theirs sold in a commercial fashion, via outlets like SPV, Morgan Computing (and suchlike), will ofcourse be used/second hand/refurbished, etc - where via it's usage scenario's, the 'end product' may/may not now be at 100%? (no one can ofcourse ever tell for sure). Though admittedly, I've heard good stories of those HP business laptop's nonetheless. :-D Long story short, I've tended to veer my hand towards Lenovo and Acer laptop's since then, etc. Either way, thanx for that, it was very informative indeed. Ahhhhhhhhh, interesting, I guess I've subconsciously seen that in action (without ofcourse paying it a blind bit of difference at the time, lol), eg. Window's 10 'appears' to load up milliseconds, instead of seconds to minutes, or whatever?. Stuff's of which should have been a bit more obvious (at the time), now to think about it? - considering my other Window's 10 laptop's (without either SSD or that Optane stuff in it), never loaded up as fast - though admittedly, the other one's never exactly took an age to load up either, lol (well, no laptop does initially I guess? - until ofcourse you then further dump on it pure crap!, hehehehe). :-D I haven't as yet gone down that 'route' as yet though (so I'm ofcourse, between myself and the laptop, we're still both 'learning' from each other as we go along, etc?, lol). Thanx, that too was very informative also. ********** Ps. @splender , your Virtualization stuff's sound's interesting though, I'm guessing it's not just about OS installation only right? - you also install other App's within it too, eg. a game, an office application or two, etc etc?, or ... :-)
Thanks, ordered for my son off to uni :)
Good screen? Looking for something for premiere Pro (simple stuff), bit of gaming and watching movies
So is what you're saying, the OP's Laptop isn't as good for that usage scenario then? (graphics based work, etc). Or should something more powerful (and possibly twice as expensive along with it), be preferable instead, etc?, thanx.
people say the latest gen is far better than prev.
Actually, use a credit card directly: the Consumer Credit Act gives the consumer more protection than PayPal offers.
Don't forget your cream! lol (lol)
Probably not a bad machine for the price but I'd be more tempted by a pre-owned machine with a bit more punch.
Just reminds me of somebody posting a plant called an 'acer' lol (lol)
Oooh it's a Pentium it must be good (lol) To be fair though, £200 seems like a cheap laptop, Windows 10 and 4GB of RAM comes to about a third of that. Could be useful for someone who just needs a word processor or web browser.
It's annoying that they often omit that just like the new Huawei Matebook mentioned above. Bring on USB 4.0 :D
@Gormond I don’t think so. Best to check the details on Acer website.
Do these have a Thunderbolt 3 port?
Got the blue version of this recently and quite impressed, deals with all I can through at it. Will definitely do until the Huawei Matebook 14 is released shortly.
Maybe for u , I prefer 17.3 is a big difference
These ones are cheaper with 1 year warranty: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Nitro-5-Intel-Core-i5-8300H-Optane-Geforce-GTX-1050-Gaming-Laptop/192898305673 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACER-Nitro-5-15-6-Intel-Core-i5-7300HQ-GTX-1050-Gaming-Laptop-256-GB-SSD/192899952781
Smaller screen is better at this resolution. I'd prefer this (15") screen size and smaller form factor.
Plus is not 17.3 inch screen
Great laptop, I bought one of these myself in this deal for £479. At this price, I think it's worth waiting because the new 1650/60 series is being introduced and should drive down prices of the old gen.
So I went ahead and brought this. So far quite impressed, it's thin and very light, so light you wonder if it's made of plastic! Obviously not though as you can feel it a type of metal alloy. Screen is plenty bright enough and whilst may not use it much a touchscreen is useful to have. Only downside with that is it's a reflective screen. The biggest benefit for me I've noticed so far is the fan noise or lack of it. Apart from when doing updates the fan is completely silent, very good if used in a quiet room. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase.
This ACER touchscreen Laptop is only 970g, why so light like that man?. That's more like Tablet sort of weight that ... :-D An almost significantly pointless weight, for a significant product, interesting?, lol. I believe it's incredibly light weight factor kinda played a massive factor in it's keyboard woes, perhaps?. (Just a thought ... )
A good point but that comparison is actually to the whiskey lake i5 chip which is newer than the Kaby lake line which is in this one. That might explain why there isn’t much difference between the newer i5 and the older i7. The other swift 5’s including the one in curry’s all seem to contain the Kaby lake i5 which is less powerful than its i7 brother.
I think it's quite lovely.XOXO
£100 less if you go for the gold one!! errr, gold one
Cheep nasty tat. My toaster has more power than this
Intel pentium? Lol this is 2019
I own a Chromebook with that CPU. It's fine on the lightweight Chrome OS, but I wouldn't like it on the bloated Windows 10. Cold for me.
Why does every laptop I look at on this website either have a catch to it or sell out? ;(
Oh man, you just embarrassed yourself in public.
Ridiculous spec. They must be looking to dump those (not very suprerior over i5 performance) I7 chips. Bit like having a Ferrari engine in a Morris Minor running on 4 flat tyres.
Agreed, the vast majority would be better served by an i5 8250u, Full HD screen and SSD. I wouldn't rush out and buy this model just to get an i7 badge.
The U-series i7s aren't significantly better than the i5s: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-8550U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-8265U/m320742vsm566107
Expired now 499
Just like others have said, not 1080p. Everything else is "Look, my new phone has 4k/ Quad HD/ 8k and Eastenders on my 6 inch screen looks amazing! I also need a new laptop, so reading pages of text on a 15.6 inch screen with 768 pixels will be fine" Is it just us who INSIST in Hull HD? I would understand it in a budget laptop, but do you really need to spend £600 on an identical spec laptop JUST for the screen upgrade?
I have a SSD in my work laptop and a HDD in my 5 yrs old personal laptop. There is no way I will buy a new one now without a SSD.
Not with a 1TB mechanical drive... It's 2019, that will be s very frustrating experience even with an 8th gen i5.
It was standard 16:9 ratio resolution for years but i still prefere my old ThinkPad that was 1280x800. 800 lines was way more sharp comparing to 768p
Yes it is i have been looking on acer deal from currys abd got confused :/
Yes it is, click the link to find out...........
But this is not 2in1 anf it doesn't have touchscreen at all...
Fair enough, thanx. I totally missed the 2 in 1 bit in regard to it being touchscreen and all?, hehehehehe, that's a good head's up that too like?. :-D Thanx again, and thanx also OP.
While I'm not a repairer, any cheap laptop is a bit of a lottery - but I've had failures with Acer and Toshiba. Dell and HP have been better. Good price for a 2in1/touchscreen if you need one.
Previous experience over 15 years :)
Excellenté, veryyyyy cool!. :-) Thanx.
Why'd you say that, what am I missing?, thanx.
Do you happen to have any direct links to them please?. :-)
Cheers pal; I bought it in the end and it got delivered yesterday. Haven’t used it much yet but it definitely looks the part!
I have this Asus laptop, no complaints at all and for that price it's certainly worth it.
I have this laptop. Make sure you buy an m2 SSD to go inside it. With the ssd mine is more than good enough.
I just got an https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07HH6T3P4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 from warehouse... is like new .. for 650... which one is better? should i return it and get this one or the Asus is way better?
Cheers bud! I think it might be the Asus for me. Most games I’d want to play will work on anything to be honest, I’m more console nowadays for that. My current laptop is ridiculously old and it’s painful to use. So I’m after any upgrade but don’t want to be in a position of missing out on a game that I might want to play on Windows, therefore I’m after a gaming laptop just in case... Never bought a laptop before, always acquired them (sounds like I steal, but they just appear) 😄 I used to be more about building PCs and I was all AMD but it’s been a looking time, so no idea what I’m looking at anymore!
128GB SSD is kinda low though?. I don't know why they stick 128GB SSD in these thing's?. 256GB SSD minimum instead, I'd have thought?.
I think you're right, only the higher model with i5 8th Gen is an IPS.
A515-51-36BV Part Number: NX.GS1EK.005 Link to specs: https://www.acer.com/datasheets/2017/4876/A515-51/NX.GS1EK.005.html This appears to have a TN screen imho. No mention of IPS screen in above specs??
By constantly updating bios and Windows on Intel computers and trying not to buy Intel in future.. Will be really happy if there is end to x86 cpus and Windows on ARM succeeds on Qualcomm 8CX But at moment it looks more like Windows RT on Qualcomm 850.
Lol, with that many worries in the world how do you sleep at night
Yes. The Swift 3 comes with 3 years warranty. Oh, and it is the Swift 3 that is the better colour. I'm not a massive fan of the gold but can deal with it! Reviews by consumers always a little questionable because I suspect most are as ignorant about computers as myself!
Also, comes with 4 years warranty. Don't forget this has been discounted from £800, and it won an award or something. :) You can check out some reviews at Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Swift-SF514-52T-Notebook-Multi-touch/dp/B07BQK8V9Q/ref=asc_df_B07BQK8V9Q/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310771254136&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1632021341897384233&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006886&hvtargid=pla-628014684397&psc=1&th=1&psc=1
I'm wondering what people think of these two laptops compared. Normally I'd go straight for the Swift 3, however, the discount on the Swift 5 makes their prices very similar. Unfortunately they both have glossy screens when matte would be my preference but you can't have everything. Acer Swift 3 - £549.99 currys.co.uk/gbu….ds Acer Swift 5 - £599.99 hotukdeals.com/dea…382 Swift 3 gives you £50 Better battery Lack of touchscreen (I'm really not bothered about one on a clamshell) An extra USB 2.0 port Possibly a bit more sturdy? Better colour (not a major deal) Swift 5 gives you Under 1kg as opposed to 1.4kg Better display
Thank you - sound advice. That's what my dad would have said! Too much blooming choice.
My advice is to not expect for any electronic device to last this long. Also, by the time your son goes to uni, this technology will be well past its time and he will surely be looking to upgrade. Expecting 2-3 years is reasonable, expecting 5-6 years of use is optimistic. Second part of the advice - buy him something half the price now as I can't imagine a 11 year old needing more than being able to play Fortnite and for that you can get a laptop for £300 easily. It won't have a touchscreen but does he really really need it? When he gets older you will have more of an idea of what his needs are and you can get him something more expensive.
They aren't really if you get a modern laptop with an SSD. All phones/tablets have a type of solid state storage.
Have to ask why are laptops significantly slower than phones and tablets?
You are right: Screen Resolution 1366 x 768. Save your money and and get something that has at least a decent screen - you are looking to pay £350 to 400.
Probably Office 365 30 day trial.
It does not have a full HD screen. It is literally this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PWDRPYN But with only 3 months warranty instead of 1 year. And no prime delivery. And costs a lot more Yet its still being voted hot since I posted the comment with the link (y)
Just managed to get an ex display one fron Ebay using 15% code for £322
Be careful not to order the 4gb model which has slower CPU (Same price, same description on their website)
I think the quidco option has expired... it was available yesterday
Anyone else get this Quidco thing to work ? Not saying £40 like op states ?
Quidco says £4.58 not £40 ??
Wow finally something for ancient civilization
Will this run Windows Screensaver?