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Acer Aspire 3 (Core i3-1115G4, 4GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 15.6" FHD) Laptop $495 + Delivery (Free C&C) @ Harvey Norman

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OzBargain's favourite retailing tycoon is back with a half decent deal on a budget Acer 11th Gen i3 laptop

Specs:

JobKeeper Online GST
Model A315-58-36FN
Series Aspire 3
Colour Silver
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Type 11th Gen Intel Core i3
Processor Model 1115G4
Processor Max Speed (GHz) 4.10
Cache Size (MB) 6
Installed RAM 4GB
RAM Configuration 1 x 4GB
RAM Expandable To (GB) 12
RAM Type DDR4
Primary Storage Capacity 256GB
Storage Type SSD
Screen Size (inches) 15.6
Screen Definition Full High Definition
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
GPU Chipset Manufacturer Intel
GPU Chipset UHD Graphics
Graphics Card Memory Type Shared
Wireless Networking 802.11ax, Bluetooth
Estimated Battery Life (hr) Up to 8
Connectivity 1x USB 3.1 (Gen1), 2x USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ45
Operating System Windows 11 Home in S mode
Product Width (cm) 36.34
Product Depth (cm) 24.75
Product Height (cm) 1.99
Weight (kg) 1.9
Manufacturers Express Warranty (months) 12

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Comments

  • Does Jobkeeper mean they are free for all?

    • +4

      No, once you receive the handout laptop, if Gerry asks you to return it, you can send him back the box and manuals

  • It is listed in the description, but buyers should be wary of Windows 11 Home in S mode.

    "Allows only apps from Microsoft Store, and requires Microsoft Edge for safe browsing." Microsoft Support

    • +4

      can switch out of S mode into full Win 11 on a few clicks for free , just like Win 10 ?

      • Yeah you still can, though with that 4GB of RAM multi-tasking will struggle. I guess that's why Acer ships with it S mode out of the box.

      • +1

        yes you can

      • +2

        delete windows and use linux. Window runs badly with that 4GB yikes.

    • I have Windows 11 Home.. i can install any app/program i want and have with zero issues.. 32bit old stuff from 1990's and 2000's.. i think its only the "S mode"

  • Hmm. This could be decent with a ram upgrade to 12GB and fresh install of windows/linux?

    • +1

      if its like the Ryzen equivalent, it will have a spare RAM slot and a 2.5" bay and you can upgrade the NVME SSD if you want

      On the Ryzen I added another 8GB stick which made is 12GB however 2GB went to graphics card (no way to alter) and 10GB was seen by WIN11

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/681661

  • +1

    How do people make 4gb usable? Need to set up a laptop for my 5yo to do readingeggs and nothing else. Have an older laptop with 4gb and its a bit slow to react to her touchscreen use

    • -1

      they dont

      everyone with a clue with purchase an 8gb stick to make it usable

      or pay someone to install it for you

      HN ask for a poverty build so you cant cross shop at JB etc.

      • I get you, but not helpful.

        It's an old laptop i want to repurpose because all she needs is readingeggs and a touchscreen. Frankly the solution could involve installing windows xp if only there were drivers.. (The laptop isn't that old) or Windows starter or something.. Whatever's going to stop that ram usage. There aren't any free ram slots. I do have a retail win 7 I'm not using I suppose i should try that.

    • don't use chrome as the browser, each tab you open takes up memory and after your child has done to 30 web sites and not closed ….. use Edge, uses less memory …..we have 8GB laptops and after we removed chrome and used edge our memory problems were solved ….

  • +1

    btw. this unit uses the same motherboard family that goes back before covid, wayyy back

    so it has type c but it wont charge off type c, ie. gen 1

  • Saw this one in HN yesterday . plastic shell , no type c .

    can you update the memory without void warranty ?

  • https://online.acer.com.au/laptops/home-laptops/acer-aspire-...

    TFT LCD EEEEWWWWWW i would avoid this like the plague

    • Your link is for an Acer Aspire 5, this is an Aspire 3.

      HN link says the model number is A315-58-36FN which has an IPS LCD according to this link.

    • What's wrong with TFT LCD? That's what all screens are, are they not?

      • TFT doesn't look good unless you are square on when viewing, IPS looks clearer from angles ….

        • You're thinking of TN. Not the same as TFT.

  • Weird some one neg this deal.
    This definitely the best price on specification.
    At this price you can only get a Celeron CPU 128G SSD etc

    With 11 gen I3 1115G4, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD, Free ram slot for upgrade, Free HDD slot for upgrade and under $500!!!
    This is an unbeatable deal!!

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