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Hi all I found this i5 laptop for £389. Buy ACER AS5742-483G32 | 15.6" LAPTOP - Laptops | Comet you are probably wondering why I am posting laptop bargains lol... well its not for 3000 dw cash lmao. No I am buying my son a laptop for secondary school, he started in sept and really needs a new one for school, etc. Here are the laptop spec's if anyone else is interested, however if you can find a better one please post!!! :)

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    cheapest i5 laptop - over to you

    Hi all I found this i5 laptop for £389.

    Buy ACER AS5742-483G32 | 15.6" LAPTOP - Laptops | Comet

    you are probably wondering why I am posting laptop bargains lol... well its not for 3000 dw cash lmao.

    No I am buying my son a laptop for secondary school, he started in sept and really needs a new one for school, etc.


    Here are the laptop spec's if anyone else is interested, however if you can find a better one please post!!!



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    Technical specifications:

    Brand: ACER
    Screen Size (inch): 15.6
    Memory (RAM): 3072 MB
    Storage (hard drive): 320 GB
    Processor: Intel Core i5
    Processor Number: 480M
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Graphics Device: UMA
    Optical Drive Type: DVDRW
    Bluetooth: tbc
    HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI (with HDCP support)
    Battery Life: 3.5 hours
    In The Box: tbc

    Case Colour: Red
    Chipset Manufacturer: Mobile Intel
    Chipset Model: HM55 Express
    Colours: 16.7 million
    Control Buttons: Media control keys (printed on keyboard): play/pause, stop, previous, next, volume up, volume down
    CPU Speed: 2.66GHz
    Designation: PC3-8500
    DC Power: 1 x DC-in
    Hard Disk Interface: SATA
    Hard Disk Speed: 5400rpm
    Headphone/Audio Line Out: 1 x Headphone/Speaker/Line-out jack
    Integrated Microphone: Yes
    Keyboard: 103-/104-/107-key Acer FineTip keyboard with independent standard numeric keypad, international language support
    L3 Cache: 3MB
    Management: BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
    Maximum RAM: 8192MB
    Memory Bus Speed: 1066MHz
    Memory Slot: 2
    Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
    Microphone In Port: 1 x Microphone In Jack
    Network Card: Gigabit
    Network Card Data Link Protocol: Ethernet
    Network Card Speeds: 10/100/1000
    Network Interface Options: Integrated
    Number of Hard Disks: 1
    Number of Speakers: 1
    Pointing Device: Multi-gesture touchpad, supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip
    Power Management Features: ACPI 3.0 CPU power management standard supporting Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes
    Power Supply: 65W AC Power Adaptor
    Primary Battery Cells: 6
    Removable Flash Memory Media: 2-in-1 Card Reader
    RF Network Standard: IEEE 802.11
    RF Standard: b/g/n
    RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
    Screen Res. Type: WXGA
    Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768
    Screen Type: HD CineCrystal LED LCD
    Security Locking Mechanics: Kensington Lock Slot
    Sound Device: High Definition Audio support
    Speaker Type: Built-in
    Total Hard Disk Size: 320GB
    USB Ports: 3 x USB 2.0
    VGA Port: 1 x 15-pin D-Sub
    Webcam: Integrated
    Wireless System: AcerNplify


    The Aspire 5742 meets your daily computing needs with blazing processor performance and impressive graphics. HD media playback offers richer entertainment at home or on the road, while boundary-free wireless communication keeps you in touch with family and friends all the time. What's more, Acer's special 16:9 Home Touch Design provides simple usability for more relaxed computing.

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    Looks pretty good! Im half tempted to get my missus a laptop for Christmas if I can get it on finance so this'll go on the list
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    Re: cheapest i5 laptop - over to you

    My mate bought a similar one from Tesco for £399 not sure what 399 tesco points are worth

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    Re: cheapest i5 laptop - over to you

    Cant find cheaper but pcworld

    will you be buying case, wireless mouse or any other accessories on top of the £389 cause if you get this @

    £499.99 spend another 1p and I you will get £50 vouchers for spending 500 notes

    DELL Inspiron Q15R Switch 15.6" Laptop - Black at cheap prices | PC World



    yep its £111 more but with the £50 vouchers you can buy a case etc

    just seen you get the £50 voucher with this laptop so don't need to spend more but read the terms
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    Re: cheapest i5 laptop - over to you

    Just bought an i3, only difference is it had a 17" screen and 4GB of memory for £399.

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_...1_1070061.html
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    Re: cheapest i5 laptop - over to you

    Thanks guys, I am also trying to work out between processors... I found a i3 for £310

    So the laptop I posted yesterday for £279.99 would be a good deal.. however a i3 because of the actual processor and its build quality (which is also a dual???) would be allot better.. than a dual pentium processor ?

    I read that I(i) series processors absolutely smash the amd and all other processors out there ?

    I dunno, getting myself confused lol.

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    Re: cheapest i5 laptop - over to you

    Sainsburys were doing this laptop for 229 or 249 last week. Unlikely you will find one.

    But its worth while checking to see if they have any cheap ones left. They were selling of loads. Even a second green i5 for 249

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    Re: cheapest i5 laptop - over to you

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesyboyjim View Post
    Looks pretty good! Im half tempted to get my missus a laptop for Christmas if I can get it on finance so this'll go on the list

    HP Pavilion g6-1298sa 15.6

    I just got this from Curry's last month for my son 0% finance for 12month. I always use Currys even if I have cash I still use the 12 month finance becauseof the warrenty and stuff if sommicks breaks are goes faulty in the first 12 month and they wont replace it, simple dont pay for it.
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    Re: cheapest i5 laptop - over to you

    Quote Originally Posted by Jooooles View Post
    HP Pavilion g6-1298sa 15.6

    I just got this from Curry's last month for my son 0% finance for 12month. I always use Currys even if I have cash I still use the 12 month finance becauseof the warrenty and stuff if sommicks breaks are goes faulty in the first 12 month and they wont replace it, simple dont pay for it.
    Doesn't work that, they have you in contract for the finance, and it isn't with the supplier/retailer as they still get paid, so you end up owing the money to the finance company for which they can seek payment through debt collection.

    Reasonably priced, but there are better deals.



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