ACER 5750 vS 5742 vs 5552 for around £400


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I've finally got my choice of laptops down to 3 (I think) all around £400ish.

ACER 5750 vS 5742 vs 5552 for around £400

ACER Aspire 5750 4GB Core i3 Laptop - Black at cheap prices | PC World

ACER Aspire 5742 Core i3 Laptop in Black LX.R4F02.380 - Acer Direct

Acer Aspire 5552 Windows 7 Laptop LX.R4402.128 - Acer Direct

Which of these is my best option for a laptop not to be used for gaming.

The 5552 has larger hard drive, but a smaller RAM. Also I don't know what the AMD Phenom II N930 is like compared to i3.

I may be able to push the budget a bit more if there's something significantly better. Any suggestions on which one or others is the best option.

What is your budget? £350-£450

What size laptop do you want?
Standard laptops are usually 14" to 16"

Do you have resolution requirements?

Do you want a matte or glossy (reflective) screen?
Not bothered either way

What will you be using the laptop for?
internet browsing, downloading music, playing You tube, Video's, the odd spreadsheet / word doc and that's about it.

If you will be gaming, what games do you need to play?
I won't be using it for gaming

How long does the battery need to last?
It will be mainly used at home, so no real need for a long battery life

Does it need to be portable?
Just leaving it at home on a desk

Do you require Blu-Ray?
Not essential

Do you require HDMI output?
I don't think so

Do you have a preferred brand?
I currently have an Acer, quite like them but am open up to other options.

Are there brands you would prefer to avoid?

Would you be happy with a refurbished laptop?
Ideally after new, but wouldn't rule out refurbished laptops




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I'd get the 5750 hands down, it features the new core i Sandy Bridge, while the the 5742 is the older Arrandale core i cpu series and has the Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics which are much faster than the older Intel HD graphics


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If you go to the Dell Outlet, you can get a refurbished Core i3 15" for £300.

If you want something higher end, with a possibility of gaming, the XPS ones start at £400.

Also, dc, that is just creepy: no replies for 3 hours, then you ninja me by 30 seconds :D
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Acer 5750


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Michael said:
Also, dc, that is just creepy: no replies for 3 hours, then you ninja me by 30 seconds :D

Don't worry Michael, one day you too will learn the way of the Ninja ;)

But yeah if you the time like Michael says go to the Dell Outlet at around 3.15pm

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