From: Nodge on
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


From: Simon Finnigan on
"Nodge" <me(a)nospam.com> wrote in message
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> 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.

From: xCx 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.

I concur, shove another 512 in at least, or see what it'd cost
to get 2 x 1gb, crucial are excellent, you can even download a
little program that scans your machine and then guarantees to
be compatible.

--
xCx
*Disclaimer* My opinions are mine and I do not represent
anyone or any company.
From: Sparkle on

"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



From: Peter Crosland on
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