Best Acer notebook value for money

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Best Acer notebook value for money

Postby irishmoe » 04 May 2012, 08:13

Buying a new laptop soon and was wondering if anyone has any advice on what to look out for.

I like this one as it seems to have all that I need


http://shopping.pchome.com.tw/DGAV0M-A63024795

I'm using it at home for movies and streaming mostly.
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Re: Best Acer notebook value for money

Postby DistraChi » 10 May 2012, 14:31

if you won't be playing graphics intensive games, I don't recommend getting a notebook with standalone video card like the one you linked to. it's a waste of money. The CPU already has a decent video card built into it.

Use the money saved from not getting a standalone video card and spend it on upgrading the RAM to 4 GB.

Also, if you don't plan on carrying it around much and are not using an external monitor, then I recommend getting a larger screen. . . 15.6" is pretty popular. It'll make watching movies a bit more enjoyable.
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Re: Best Acer notebook value for money

Postby milkalex » 10 May 2012, 14:37

Well for 16 grand that notebook is not bad at all but its on sale and won't be in stock very long.
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Re: Best Acer notebook value for money

Postby trubadour » 10 May 2012, 16:51

best value is the most computer for the money you want to spend - pretty hard to give advice on that as the deals vary from place to place
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Re: Best Acer notebook value for money

Postby trubadour » 10 May 2012, 16:55

If you like the one you linked to, get it.
Later, if you find there's not enough RAM, get more. RAM is the most common upgrade.
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Re: Best Acer notebook value for money

Postby irishmoe » 10 May 2012, 22:33

Thanks folks.
my sister in-law works at acer so I'll be getting a staff discount and probably not the same specs but my link was just to get an idea of what is necessary from a hardware point of view.
As regards a larger screen theres no real need as I always hook up to the tv for movies. Never watch on the screen itself.

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