From: brough on

"Peter Crosland" <g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Sparkle wrote:
>> "Nodge" <me(a)nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:LdCzi.42404$sI3.5870(a)newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
>>> My daughter-in-law has just bought an Acer Aspire from Asda for �275.
>>> Sounds
>>> a very good price for a laptop but I dont know how good the spec is.
>>> Apparently it is (from the box) a 3694WLMI Model BL50 CPU Celeron M,
>>> 512mb ram, 80gb hard drive with Windows Vista. As far as I know Acer
>>> are a pretty
>>> good make so is this a good buy? It would probably be used mostly
>>> for the internet and word processing type stuff. Nothing too
>>> demanding.
>>
>> That's a good price, in fact, it's the only price I'd pay for a
>> Celeron. For the purposes you list, you've got a good deal.
>>
>> Also consider that a machine of 10% the power would have been �4000
>> less than 10 years ago.
>>
>> More memory will really help with Vista, though. 100% lifetime
>> guaranteed at www.crucial.com
>
> Less 7% if you buy via www.quidco.co.uk
>
> Peter Crosland
>
> g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk

It was available in Asda stores only from last Tuesday. No sure how you pay
via Quidco in an Asda store, but anyway stock was limited and sold out
quickly.


From: Peter Crosland on
brough wrote:
> "Peter Crosland" <g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:13cueoust5i5443(a)corp.supernews.com...
>> Sparkle wrote:
>>> "Nodge" <me(a)nospam.com> wrote in message
>>> news:LdCzi.42404$sI3.5870(a)newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
>>>> My daughter-in-law has just bought an Acer Aspire from Asda for
>>>> �275. Sounds
>>>> a very good price for a laptop but I dont know how good the spec
>>>> is. Apparently it is (from the box) a 3694WLMI Model BL50 CPU
>>>> Celeron M, 512mb ram, 80gb hard drive with Windows Vista. As far
>>>> as I know Acer are a pretty
>>>> good make so is this a good buy? It would probably be used mostly
>>>> for the internet and word processing type stuff. Nothing too
>>>> demanding.
>>>
>>> That's a good price, in fact, it's the only price I'd pay for a
>>> Celeron. For the purposes you list, you've got a good deal.
>>>
>>> Also consider that a machine of 10% the power would have been �4000
>>> less than 10 years ago.
>>>
>>> More memory will really help with Vista, though. 100% lifetime
>>> guaranteed at www.crucial.com
>>
>> Less 7% if you buy via www.quidco.co.uk
>>
>> Peter Crosland
>>
>> g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk
>
> It was available in Asda stores only from last Tuesday. No sure how
> you pay via Quidco in an Asda store, but anyway stock was limited and
> sold out quickly.

The memory! Do try to keep up.


Peter Crosland

g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk


From: johannes on


Nodge wrote:
>
> My daughter-in-law has just bought an Acer Aspire from Asda for �275. Sounds
> a very good price for a laptop but I dont know how good the spec is.
> Apparently it is (from the box) a 3694WLMI Model BL50 CPU Celeron M, 512mb
> ram, 80gb hard drive with Windows Vista. As far as I know Acer are a pretty
> good make so is this a good buy? It would probably be used mostly for the
> internet and word processing type stuff. Nothing too demanding.
>
> John

My only criticism is the small 512MB memory. This will crawl with Vista.
The Celeron M is OK processor. Unlike older Celerons, this one has 1MB cache.
I'm writing on Celeron M 1.4GHz at the moment, but 1G ram and Windows XP.
From: johannes on


Simon Finnigan wrote:
>
> "Nodge" <me(a)nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:LdCzi.42404$sI3.5870(a)newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
> > My daughter-in-law has just bought an Acer Aspire from Asda for �275.
> > Sounds
> > a very good price for a laptop but I dont know how good the spec is.
> > Apparently it is (from the box) a 3694WLMI Model BL50 CPU Celeron M, 512mb
> > ram, 80gb hard drive with Windows Vista. As far as I know Acer are a
> > pretty
> > good make so is this a good buy? It would probably be used mostly for the
> > internet and word processing type stuff. Nothing too demanding.
>
> Apart from the RAM it looks a good enough spec yeah, and RAM is cheap :-)
>
> Check out www.crucial.com/uk and see how much it`d cost to put at least
> another 512 in it - it`ll make a big difference to how fast the machine
> runs.

The problem is that he will probably need to buy 2x512; such low spec
machines are usually filled up with 2x256.
From: Simon Finnigan on
<mymail(a)hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 25 Aug 2007 12:44:48 +0100, johannes
> <johs(a)size-nospamme87432-fitter.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>Nodge wrote:
>>>
>>> My daughter-in-law has just bought an Acer Aspire from Asda for �275.
>>> Sounds
>>> a very good price for a laptop but I dont know how good the spec is.
>>> Apparently it is (from the box) a 3694WLMI Model BL50 CPU Celeron M,
>>> 512mb
>>> ram, 80gb hard drive with Windows Vista. As far as I know Acer are a
>>> pretty
>>> good make so is this a good buy? It would probably be used mostly for
>>> the
>>> internet and word processing type stuff. Nothing too demanding.
>>>
>>> John
>>
>>My only criticism is the small 512MB memory. This will crawl with Vista.
>>The Celeron M is OK processor. Unlike older Celerons, this one has 1MB
>>cache.
>>I'm writing on Celeron M 1.4GHz at the moment, but 1G ram and Windows XP.
> Mine don't seem to crawl but I don't do much with it anyway I only
> bought it to keep the bank balance down at the time I was nearing the
> point where I would have had to pay council tax . Council tax,income
> tax and any other tax is a no no for me until councils and government
> stop throwing our money away on projects like fighting wars for other
> countries and getting our lads killed in the process and town twinning
> and recycling in respect of local government.
> If the government was to start spending money on policing our boarders
> to stop guns and drugs entering the country instead of vigorously
> making sure no one brings a half gram more tobacco back into the
> country than is allowed then I would have no objection to VAT and all
> the other taxes local and national that are imposed upon us .

So presumably you`ve also chosen not to take advantage of any of the
benefits provided by the tax-payers, such as police, the NHS, roads,
pavements and so on, yes?