Acer Aspire AS5750 or ipad 2!

Just for home, internet mainly. The acer will do everything I want, just want to make sure im not missing out on something else - seems to be a big hype over ipad2 and im not sure why.(seems they are just a label item)
Also it will have to last a long time. Feel free to suggest something else - $700 is the budget. Also what minimum anti virus should I be looking at! TIA

These are down to $700:
http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XC7948/acer-aspire-as5750-2434g64mnkk Or: http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XC6720/apple-ipad2-wi-fi-16gb-black

geek_steve56467, Dec 15, 9:43 pm

the ipad has more limitations than a notebook
but that notebook IS an Acer.(bad idea)

geek_drcspy, Dec 15, 10:14 pm

Ok, poor build in a acer! What should I be looking at!

geek_steve56467, Dec 15, 10:21 pm

minimum AV should be something along the lines of Microsoft security essentials or Avast free

geek_aaron551, Dec 16, 8:04 am

When you buy a $700 Laptop, Always remember its only worth $700. When you buy a Acer 8951g its always worth $2500.00. What im saying you only pay for what you get in laptops. Understand. You buy toys,you get toys.

geek_rusty491, Dec 16, 8:15 pm

yeh but it'd STILL be an Acer

:-(

geek_drcspy, Dec 16, 9:34 pm

and I disagree on this note:

I have a toshiba which I paid $919 for .a few months later they reduced it to $779 as a selloff special.(not far off your $700).i'ts actually an excellent laptop with (originally) a 640GB hdd, and 4GB ram and an intel i5.

bottom line !
shop around
buy Asus or Toshiba in general as they're pretty good build quality *usually*

geek_drcspy, Dec 16, 9:36 pm

Fail.

I call it a shop floor guarantee.guarantee it drops to half it's "value" as soon as you walk off the shop floor with it, this goes for everything you have ever bought. I do see your logic and get what you're saying though. Its not for my work or anything, don't do gaming, not spending $2500. Electronics are the fastest deprciating thing you can buy. But mytired old IBM freezing up something chronic, getting unuseable (at times).

geek_steve56467, Dec 16, 9:56 pm

In case that came across the wrong way, what im meaning is, if you HAD to buy a cheap laptop. What would it be!

geek_steve56467, Dec 16, 9:58 pm