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What do you think of this laptop for $350

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xeastx, Sep 16, 2009.

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    I was thinking about buying this to take my work on the go. - $350

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    Acer Aspire 5516-5474

    AMD Athlon 64 TF-20 1.6 GHz Processor
    512 KB L2 Cache, 667 MHz Bus Speed
    2048 MB DDR2 (PC2-5300) RAM Max - 4GB
    160 GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
    Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

    Hardware Platform: PC
    Processor: 1.6 GHz AMD Athlon
    Number of Processors: 1
    RAM: 2000 MB
    RAM Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Hard Drive

    Size: 160 GB
    Manufacturer: Portable
    Type: Serial ATA
    Ports and Connectivity

    Modem: None
    Cases and Expandability

    Weight: 9.05 pounds
    Power

    Rated Charge (normal use): 2.5 hours

    Yes it has WiFi.
     
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  2. mmurtha

    mmurtha Peon

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    Personal opinion? First off, will it fit your needs? And secondly, do you know you can spend under $600 for a very good laptop, complete with modem?

    If it were me, I wouldn't buy that laptop for that price, not without a modem. Plus the description doesn't say if it has cd/dvd drive, or if it is writeable. Or how many USB ports or anything.

    Does it come preloaded with any software?

    Just some thoughts ...


    Mary
     
    mmurtha, Sep 16, 2009 IP
  3. SubZtep

    SubZtep Member

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    I have no good experiences with Acer.
    Wifi?
    BTW hardware sounds good for basic work.
     
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  4. TIRTH

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    Acer is good company also.
     
    TIRTH, Sep 16, 2009 IP
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    I myself use an Acer Laptop and it is fine. But I have heard many people say it is not reliable. And these days you get better ones for a good price. Don;t go for it unless on budget.
     
    vizmax, Sep 16, 2009 IP
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    I bought an ACER Aspire One netbook and 2 weeks later I had to send it in for repair....that took a month. The thing just died on me.

    Very good price though, how big is the monitor? 15 or 17 inch?
     
    ATLGuy16, Sep 16, 2009 IP
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    That looks like a bulky laptop. If you're someone who is always on the go, I don't think that one will work for you.
     
    mrandrei, Sep 16, 2009 IP
  8. lifeplayer

    lifeplayer Notable Member Premium Member

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    Acer consider one of the cheapest brand, i use Acer before, worth to buy
     
    lifeplayer, Sep 16, 2009 IP
  9. Voxelite

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    It all sounds good, except for these two parts:
    AMD Athlon 64 TF-20 1.6 GHz Processor
    512 KB L2 Cache, 667 MHz Bus Speed

    For these days, a 1.6Ghz is pretty slow, and only 667MHz bus speed is not very much either. I'd try to find a laptop that has a little bit better values in each of those areas. Acer is a fine brand though, their stuff is pretty inexpensive too.
     
    Voxelite, Sep 16, 2009 IP
  10. BluEditor

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    I prefer Acer Monitors to their laptops. Their monitors have awesome specs.
     
    BluEditor, Sep 16, 2009 IP
  11. kambing

    kambing Active Member

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    ACER good brand..

    But I still using COMPAG.. I have plan to bought ACER netbook, not notebook :)
     
    kambing, Sep 16, 2009 IP
  12. coast.dwane

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    Personally i think that it is a good buy.
     
    coast.dwane, Sep 17, 2009 IP
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    I guess Acer is the third largest laptop brand with strong hold on the upcoming netbook trend . The configuration is my opinion is not the best one you can get . The processor is an AMD processor with 512 KB L2 Cache . Acer Aspire one with Intel atom processor and Linux comes in the same range . Intel is always recommended over AMD for speed ,technology and long term use .
     
    kidding, Sep 18, 2009 IP
  14. theapparatus

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    Have to agree with that as well. Again, it really depends on your usage. I have a 2.1Ghz and occasionally run into slowdown but I do some gaming on this laptop. If all you;re doing is writing and web work, you should be fine.

    Then of course we have the memory. Not sure what the specs will be for Windows 7 but 2 gigs maybe low. I have three gigs on this laptop and I have to admit I'm a bit concerned as Vista isn't that quick here.
     
    theapparatus, Sep 18, 2009 IP
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    That a value for money lapi. But my personal opinion don't go for Acer Laptop's as there is problem of LCD cover. The LCD becomes weak in less than a year. Go for any other brand.
     
    tango007, Nov 3, 2009 IP
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    I think the specs are worth the money
     
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    Seem a great deal
    go for it
     
    williamchris, Nov 7, 2009 IP
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    Sounds like a great deal! GFI
     
    PaulaSEOLinks, Nov 7, 2009 IP
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    It's a pretty good deal. My old Acer laptop was only 1.73 GHz, 533 FSB, and 1.5 GB RAM but I had no problems at all with it. I made movies on it, edited videos, and created websites on it with ease. Go for it, but I must say 9 pounds is pretty heavy for a laptop.
     
    r0y1993, Nov 7, 2009 IP