The deal: Acer AS5742 - bargain Core i3 basic notebook - $629.00
The Acer AS5742-352G32MN basic notebook for $629 is a real bargain. It has a fast Intel Core i3-350M (2.26GHz) processor that is enough to play HD movies and edit videos. Onboard Intel HD graphics along with 2GB of RAM is standard for most basic notebooks, and it will be enough to run casual games like the Sims 3 on low settings.
At a price where netbooks still pop up it’s good to see a 320GB hard drive, and as long as you don’t have a huge movie collection it should last for a while. The 15.6in (1,366x768 resolution) provides good visual clarity. It weighs 2.6kg, and measures 34mm thick, 253mm deep, and 381mm wide.
What makes the Acer AS5742-352G32MN such good value at $629 is the fast processor along with the well rounded specs. If gaming isn’t important for you, this notebook will serve most other basic computing needs for some time to come.
See the Acer AS5742-352G32MN in the Notebook Hunter database here.
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Where to buy it
Available until 17th Dec 2010
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