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Would you buy this laptop for 250 bucks?

post #1 of 15
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It's 4 months old. I am thinking I could use this as a secondary to my sig for like checking e-mail, paying bills, surfing the Interweb. I know it is an Acer and the specs suck, but hey , it's cheap. What do you think?


Aspire 4315
Intel Celeron mobile processor 530/540/550 (1 MB L2 cache,1.73/1.86/2 GHz, 533 MHz FSB), supporting Intel 64 architecture
Core Logic Chipset Mobile Intel GL960 Express
System Bus Speed 533 MHz
RAM 1 GB of DDR2 533 MHz memory, upgradeable to 2 GB
Video Subsystem Mobile Intel GL960 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics,
featuring Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 with up to
358 MB of Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0 (8 MB of
dedicated system memory, up to 350 MB of shared system memory),
supporting Microsoft DirectX 9 and DirectX 10
14.1" WXGA high-brightness (200-nit) Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD,
1280 x 800 pixel resolution
Hard Disk Drive 80 GB Hard Disk Drive Sata
8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer or DVD/CD-RW
Lithium Ion 44.4 W 4000 mAh 6-cell battery pack:
SoundBlaster Pro and MS-Sound compatible
PCCard Support
1 ExpressCard/54 slot
Pointing Device Touchpad
3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 VGA port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
Microphone-in jack
Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer PrimaLite
technology, 1 S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port (varies by model)
Modem 56K ITU V.92 PPT approved, Wake-on-Ring ready
Ethernet 10/100 Fast Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED solution,
supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology
Dimensions / Weight 13.5" W x 9.7" D x 1.45/1.65" H
5.73 lbs (with primary battery)
AC Power 100-240V AC AutoSensing
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post #2 of 15
Its not horrible and the price seems right. I dunno if you've tried any haggling but you might be able to get them down to 225?
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post #3 of 15
It's got wifi, a battery, an okay CPU and ram. It's a good deal.
 
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post #4 of 15
for 250$ it's a pretty fair deal i think. try to haggle, but go for it
    
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post #5 of 15
go for it. Its a good deal add one mroe gig of RAM to it and it will be a good laptop for surfing the web, word processing.
post #6 of 15
That's a good deal
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Thanks for the input gents.................
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post #8 of 15
lolz it has the GMA X3100 so it MUST be able to play DX10
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post #9 of 15
how much warranty you getting on that? if there is warranty left its not a bad deal. but best buy has some $350 laptops floating around and there's a $100 mail in gift card offer on them. brand new beats used anyday but if you can bargain it down a bit more i'd say go for it.
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post #10 of 15
In my opinion, it is worth a little more than that. Sold my compaq presario v2000 for $350. It has about the same specs as your computer...actually, it had worse specs then yours, but I think you can get a little more out of it. I also sold it about 5 months ago.
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