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Compare : Acer Aspire E380 and Aspire M1200

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  • Started 6 years ago by SSDF
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SSDF
Posts: 67

Well I got a new computer to replace the one stolen Thanks to insurance.
However I'm not entirley sure that the computer they replaced My old one with is As good as Then again I don't know much.

I had a acer aspire E380 and It has been replaced with a Acer aspire M1200.
I have been of course looking on the internet asn whatnot, But decided what the hell You guys might be able to help,
Sorry if this seems a stupid question.

SSDF

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

SSDF,
Here are M1200 specs.

http://www.acer.com.sg/products/aspireM1200/

Here is (1) model of discontinued E380 specs.
http://www.superwarehouse.com/.....ps/1499858
You would have to compare by line item spec.

Watch your thread.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
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These are the main differences differences:
1. the processor in the old system was faster
2. the old system had twice as much memory - you should upgrade the new system asap to 2GB of RAM if you run Vista (costs about $44). For XP it does not matter.
3. the graphics are miserable on both - so little change here
4. You got less disk space with the new system (320GB vs. 400GB). Not a big deal, but it adds up.
5. At $799 the new system is very expensive - I paid $480 last year for a system with AMD 4800+, 3GB of RAM and a 22 inch monitor - and that is a lot more system for $300 less.

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@whs,

If I have the correct links, believe both are desktops from the pull-down spec sheets but are hard to compare as you said because the E380 models are now discontinued. I would think newer is better but again, he is dealing with an insurance company from the way his post reads so don't know.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
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Rick, you are right - thanks for pointing it out. I have to check my glasses - lol. I corrected and edited the post. But newer is not better in this case because the components are more or less from the same family.

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
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@whs,

Yes it is really hard to tell.
It's one of those questions which really can't be answered because one model has been discontinued.
An apple and oranges situation plus time marches on.
Over all, the M1200 looks very usable and upgradeable being an OEM complete machine.
It's not like trying to put components together for a self built machine.
That's always a "squabble" even among well intentioned members.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 6 years ago
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SSDF
Posts: 67

yes I am dealing with insurance thus partly why I suspected Things to be under the equivilent.
Oh and this new computer does in fact have 2GB of ram.

The only reason i actually noticed was when bought the E380 for very cheap new for a good deal, it already had a TV tuner installed and etc as well as I noticed memory was smaller. But You can never win with insurance companyies anyway :P

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SSDF
Posts: 67

Are HP dekstops Decent ?
They have offered me one thats Specs are much better But i had a HP laptop once that went up literally in smoke.
I know however that desktops and laptops are different and that was a couple years ago.

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
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I do have an HP desktop (and also a Dell). I find the HP quite good. I am more satisfied with it than with the Dell. I think you can go for it. Maybe you want to post the specs so that we can look it over.

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

SSDF,
Sorry I can't answer your question.
I am a builder so really quite biased in favor of building one's own machines.
Will let others give their opinions.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 6 years ago
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SSDF
Posts: 67

Here is teh link to Compare the On I have now (acer) and the one The will replace it with(HP) .
The HP is Much better I know that much ^^

http://www.futureshop.ca/catal.....BEB0E900DA

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
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Which one of the HP's are we talkng about?

Posted 6 years ago
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SSDF
Posts: 67

Ah sorry I posted the wrong link
http://www.futureshop.ca/catal.....#38;catid=

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
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Take it - can't go wrong. That is a mighty fine system.

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