Thursday, August 8, 2013

Acer Aspire V5-121-C72G32AKK/BB & TravelMate TMB113-E-10072G50akk - Bargain Basement

With laptop sales dropping due to increasing customer interest in tablets, Acer has really dropped the prices on some of its models. Tablets are popular, with people really taking to the touchscreen, and tablet prices going lower and lower, making laptops look expensive by comparison.

Can low priced laptops convince you to buy one instead? I doubt it. But if you are in the market for a laptop, the intense competition is good for the consumer.

Acer Aspire V5-121-C72G32AKK/BB (Php12,990)

The Acer Aspire V5-121-C72G32AKK/BB is an 11.6-inch laptop powered by a dual core AMD C-70 APU. It comes equipped with a 320 GB hard drive. Linpus Linux is the operating system provided. This is a nice portable package being just over an inch thick at the thickest point. The laptop weighs in at 3.1 pounds.

It  does feel a bit sluggish with its AMD C-70 processor, and the battery is good for about 3 hours of web surfing on WiFi.

Acer TravelMate TMB113-E-10072G50akk (Php14,990 with Linux/Php17,990 with Windows 8)

The TravelMate TMB113-E-10072G50akk looks like the better deal. It has the same specifications as its lower cost sibling, but it has twice the processing power with an Intel Celeron 1007U processor. It also has a larger 500 GB hard drive. The TravelMate branding is also associated with being a bit more upmarket.

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