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Last Edited by jersharocks June 22, 2016 at 07:13 PM
Amazon.com [amazon.com] has the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-574G-52QU for $519.99 shipped. This beats a previous FP deal by $30.

SPECS:
  • Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz CPU
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 LED Display
  • 8GB DDR3L Memory
  • 1TB HDD
  • Nvidia GeForce 940M Graphics
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI
  • 4-Cell Battery
  • Windows 10 OS
I have a cheaper version of this laptop (E5-574G-54Y2 which has a thread here) and I've been very pleased with it so far. It's not a gaming laptop but it does play some games fairly well. My biggest complaint is that upgrading is a pain (you have to remove the whole bottom cover to access RAM slots, etc) but if it saves a few bucks, I don't mind.
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Alternatively, I just picked up a different E series for $550

Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575G-53VG)
15.6 Full HD
Intel Core i5-6200U
NVIDIA 940MX 2GB GDDR5
8GB DDR4 (1x8gb w/ an open slot)
256GB SSD (M.2 so it has an open bay)
Backlit Keyboard
6-cell
1 - USB 3.1 (Type C) port, 2 - USB 3.0 ports (1 with power-off charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port
Windows 10

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0...dp_summary

Few more bells and whistles for $30 more..
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Quote from jersharocks View Post :
I have a cheaper version of this laptop (E5-574G-54Y2 which has a thread here) and I've been very pleased with it so far.
What is the difference between these two models? I don't see any in the specs? A different chassis, perhaps? No DVD drive, right?
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Alternatively, I just picked up a different E series for $550

Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575G-53VG)
15.6 Full HD
Intel Core i5-6200U
NVIDIA 940MX 2GB GDDR5
8GB DDR4 (1x8gb w/ an open slot)
256GB SSD (M.2 so it has an open bay)
Backlit Keyboard
6-cell
1 - USB 3.1 (Type C) port, 2 - USB 3.0 ports (1 with power-off charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port
Windows 10

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0...dp_summary

Few more bells and whistles for $30 more..
How is the display? Is it IPS and does it have good viewing angles, contrast, and color reproduction?
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What games are you playing on it?
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What is the difference between these two models? I don't see any in the specs? A different chassis, perhaps? No DVD drive, right?

I think the biggest difference would be that this one has a NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 4GB of dedicated VRAM and the other one has only 2GB of dedicated VRAM. Then, of course, there's the color difference. I don't know if either of those are worth a $40 price increase over the one I have but it was a decent drop over its previous SD post so figured I'd share.


There's no DVD drive in either laptop but there's a plastic "drive" that you can remove and put in your own or put in a HDD caddy. That's what I plan to do in mine, put a solid state drive in as the main drive and move that 1TB hdd to the caddy. It requires a 9.5mm caddy and as far as I can tell they're all the same on Amazon, just different brand names attached.
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What games are you playing on it?

I'm really not much of a gamer so the most I've done (as far as newer games go) is Sims 4 and it runs at medium-high settings. I just let Nvidia GeForce Experience "optimize" the settings and then play the game. Works pretty well.
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How is the display? Is it IPS and does it have good viewing angles, contrast, and color reproduction?
It doesn't list IPS, so no, I don't think so. I don't have it yet, arrives tomorrow. You'll have to check out the reviews on the product page for specific info
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I think the biggest difference would be that this one has a NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 4GB of dedicated VRAM and the other one has only 2GB of dedicated VRAM. Then, of course, there's the color difference. I don't know if either of those are worth a $40 price increase over the one I have but it was a decent drop over its previous SD post so figured I'd share.


There's no DVD drive in either laptop but there's a plastic "drive" that you can remove and put in your own or put in a HDD caddy. That's what I plan to do in mine, put a solid state drive in as the main drive and move that 1TB hdd to the caddy. It requires a 9.5mm caddy and as far as I can tell they're all the same on Amazon, just different brand names attached.
4gb GDDR3 vs 2gb GDDR5.. The amount of vram is not going to be the bottleneck for these cards so the faster GDDR5 pushes the MX ahead in performance by 20-30% in benchmarks according to Notebookcheck

If you're a relatively serious gamer, you're not gonna want either on these laptops so it doesn't really matter.

If you don't want a DVD drive or m.2 ssd, def go with either of the ones the one op posted! Save a few bucks!
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Quote from jersharocks View Post :
I think the biggest difference would be that this one has a NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 4GB of dedicated VRAM and the other one has only 2GB of dedicated VRAM. Then, of course, there's the color difference. I don't know if either of those are worth a $40 price increase over the one I have but it was a decent drop over its previous SD post so figured I'd share.


There's no DVD drive in either laptop but there's a plastic "drive" that you can remove and put in your own or put in a HDD caddy. That's what I plan to do in mine, put a solid state drive in as the main drive and move that 1TB hdd to the caddy. It requires a 9.5mm caddy and as far as I can tell they're all the same on Amazon, just different brand names attached.
Good info, thank you.
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