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Acer Aspire 3 Laptop - 8GB - 128GB - 15" FHD - AMD Ryzen 3 3250U $429.99

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[London Drugs] Acer Aspire 3 Laptop - 8GB - 128GB - 15" FHD - AMD Ryzen 3 3250U $429.99

So I hesitated to post yet another Ryzen laptop deal at London Drugs, but a good deal is a good deal. I don't know about upgradeability for this particular model, but this thing has decent performance out of the box, and in my opinion it is currently one of the few if not the only entry-level laptop that is worth its money.

The specs:
Model number A315-23-R7XD - NX.HVUAA.003
8GB RAM
128GB SSD
15" FHD
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3250U

Possible cons are the small SSD, its weight 1.9kg (4.19lbs) a bit on the heavy side, and the uncertain screen quality, but hey - at least it's FHD!
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Yes it's a good price.

The one with the 20X point was better, but, still good.
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I wouldn't be buying a Ryzen 3xxx series laptop now when the performance of the 4xxx series is so much better... this isn't a great deal because of the CPU and the small 128GB SSD. There's better value if you just spend a little more. https://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/compare_c ... 4500u-1144
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sneaky wrote: I wouldn't be buying a Ryzen 3xxx series laptop now when the performance of the 4xxx series is so much better... this isn't a great deal because of the CPU and the small 128GB SSD. There's better value if you just spend a little more. https://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/compare_c ... 4500u-1144
How much is a little more?
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sneaky wrote: I wouldn't be buying a Ryzen 3xxx series laptop now when the performance of the 4xxx series is so much better... this isn't a great deal because of the CPU and the small 128GB SSD. There's better value if you just spend a little more. https://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/compare_c ... 4500u-1144
Why are you comparing a medium range Ryzen 4 with an entry range Ryzen 3?
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djpr wrote: How much is a little more?
Likely $200 more for the newer gen one they used as comparison (Ryzen 5 4500u). Not sure I'd say a near 50% increase in the laptop price is "a little more" but I guess it means different things to different people Upside-down Face
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sneaky wrote: I wouldn't be buying a Ryzen 3xxx series laptop now when the performance of the 4xxx series is so much better... this isn't a great deal because of the CPU and the small 128GB SSD. There's better value if you just spend a little more. https://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/compare_c ... 4500u-1144
This is perfectly suitable for social media, email, browsing, Netflix and Youtube streaming, and will not feel underpowered doing these tasks in the next few years, for as long as one can expect such a cheap machine to last. If you don't use your computer for anything else, any performance gain, however significant and cheap relatively speaking, is meaningless.
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Bought one, thanks OP!
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Don't forget to add some delicious Girl Guide cookies
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The laptop in the Computers and Electronics thread, the Acer 3200U, remains the better deal for screen alone.

This OP deal is nonetheless good.
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Not sure if the speakers for that model is better, because the speakers on this model really sucks... I am at max volume and can hardly make out some voice from youtube videos.

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