The deal: Acer AS5742 - sub $650 Core i3 basic notebook - $649.00
At $649 the Acer AS5742-352G32MN is good value for money. It has an Intel Core i3 350M (2.26GHz), which is a fast processor despite being one of the lower end Intel Core i3s. It provides enough power for watching HD movies, editing photos, word processing, and other general computing. The Intel HD onboard graphics are also enough to run games like the Sims 3 smoothly on medium settings, so low-end gaming is definitely possible.
The overall specs are good for the price, as it has 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a 15.6in (1366x768 resolution) screen. It does suffer a bit weight-wise, as it’s 2.6kg. Portability is ensured by the dimensions though, as it’s 381mm wide, 253mm deep, and 34mm thick. It was good value for $669 late in September, and for $649 it’s now an even better deal.
See the ad below.
Where to buy it
Available until 27th Oct 2010
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