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August 29, 2011 6:32:26 PM

Im not really experienced in buying a laptop and what is good for the price im paying as im generally a PC user. Ill be using the laptop for alot of Uni work and was wondering if these specs are worth the money for a Refurbished Acer Aspire 5742 going for £369.99:

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-450M Processor
- 2.40GHz (2.66 GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
- 2.5 GT/s DMI
- 3 MB Smart Cache
- Dual Core
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM - 4GB installed DDR3 RAM
Graphics card Intel HD graphics
Screen type Widescreen LCD
Screen resolution - WXGA
- 1366 x 768 pixels
Screen size 15.6"
Screen features 16:9 aspect ratio
Hard drive 500GB SATA
Optical disk drive DVD Rewriter
Memory card reader 2-in-1 media card reader (SD, MMC)
USB 3 x USB 2.0 ports
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
WiFi Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Bluetooth No
Video interface 1 x HDMI
Audio interface 1 x Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
1 x Microphone-in jack
TV output 1 x HDMI (digital video/audio)
Expansion card slot No
Sound Built-in mono speaker
High-definition audio support
MS-Sound compatible
Built-in microphone
Webcam Acer Crystal Eye webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution
Battery - Lithium-Ion battery (6-cell)
- Up to 3.5 hours battery life
Size 381 x 253 x 25-34 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 2.6 kg

If you have another laptop suggestion id be glad to hear it :) 

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August 29, 2011 6:48:26 PM

since im willing to bet that 99% of us dont know what uni is. it might be hard to recommend. google doesn't even know what it is.
August 29, 2011 6:57:11 PM

University*
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August 29, 2011 7:07:31 PM

Hello,
if you don't plan to do any intensive tasks on it (gaming, video editing, CAD) then that laptop will do wonderfully for you.

If your usage is like internet browsing and office suite usage then it's got all that one would need.

@farrengottu:
FYI: Uni means university. It appears that majority of the public with a brain falls under 1%?
August 29, 2011 7:14:33 PM

Well ive got my own PC at home that i will use to do the majority of the high end gaming. The laptop will be primarily used for Office work and maybe some casual/low-medium spec games. Thanks for the quick reply btw :)  I also thought uni was a common abreviation... hmm O.o
August 29, 2011 7:22:21 PM

If you are carefull with the acer then its oke,(its not a very solid laptop)if you travel a lot (train,etc) then i take a more trusty laptop like a HP or Toshiba or Dell.
August 29, 2011 8:13:18 PM

I didnt consider that.. Thanks alot
a b D Laptop
August 29, 2011 9:19:19 PM

nutcase_63 said:
If you are carefull with the acer then its oke,(its not a very solid laptop)if you travel a lot (train,etc) then i take a more trusty laptop like a HP or Toshiba or Dell.

in my personal opinion none of them are solid enough... but that's just me
August 29, 2011 9:28:11 PM

AntiZig said:
in my personal opinion none of them are solid enough... but that's just me

Lol,What military laptop would you consider then? for a few hundred ponds?:) 
August 30, 2011 9:00:57 AM

I think ill be getting this one then. Thanks for the help guys :) 
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