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Costco Acer Aspire A5 Laptop 15.6" i7-7500U 12GB DDR4 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce 940MX $599.97

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https://www.costco.com/Acer-Aspir...66269.html

Shipping & Handling: $14.95

Processor & Memory:
Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor at 2.7GHz
12GB DDR4 (2-DIMM) RAM

Drives:
256GB Solid State Drive
No Optical Drive

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows 10 Home (64 bit)

Graphics & Video:
15.6" FHD Widescreen LED-backlit (1920 x 1080) Display
2GB NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics

Communications:
Integrated HD Webcam (1280 x 720)
Integrated Digital Microphone
Wireless-AC (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz) + Bluetooth® 4.0
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)

Audio:
2x Stereo Speakers with Acer TrueHarmony High-Performance Sound Processing

Keyboard:
Standard Keyboard with Precision Touchpad and Dedicated Numeric Keypad

Ports & Slots:
1x USB 3.1 (Type C)
1x USB 3.0 (1x with power-off charging)
2x USB 2.0
1x HDMI
1x Media Card Reader
1x RJ-45
1x Headphone/Speaker/Line-Out Jack

Power Supply:
4-cell (Up to 7-hour) Battery

Additional Information:
Dimensions: 15.02"W x 10.35"D x 0.85"H
Approximate Weight: 4.85lbs

Does anyone know if the ".97" clearance signal also applies to online items?
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Not the newest chip, 7th generation intel, but good deal nonetheless
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Yah just get an 8XXX series chip. Technically same gen, but they give you 4 real cores now.
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Don't dedicated NVIDIA GPU laptops usually come with Quad-Core CPUs?
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This isn't a deal, per se. The newer Aspire A5 with the i5 8250u and MX150 is $599 MSRP and pretty widely available. Acer also added backlighting to the keyboard on the A5 (finally) with this update.

The MX150 punches close to GTX 960m levels of performance, much faster than the 940MX. And the i5 8250u has 2x more cores than the i5 7200u. I'd get the newer version from Amazon or Newegg.
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This isn't a deal, per se. The newer Aspire A5 with the i5 8250u and MX150 is $599 MSRP and pretty widely available. Acer also added backlighting to the keyboard on the A5 (finally) with this update.

The MX150 punches close to GTX 960m levels of performance, much faster than the 940MX. And the i5 8250u has 2x more cores than the i5 7200u. I'd get the newer version from Amazon or Newegg.
Can you link the amazon version?
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This isn't a deal, per se. The newer Aspire A5 with the i5 8250u and MX150 is $599 MSRP and pretty widely available. Acer also added backlighting to the keyboard on the A5 (finally) with this update.

The MX150 punches close to GTX 960m levels of performance, much faster than the 940MX. And the i5 8250u has 2x more cores than the i5 7200u. I'd get the newer version from Amazon or Newegg.
Thank you....General questions:
a) How is the screen quality on the Acer A5? Is it an IPS screen and is it matte?

b) What is your opinion on the deal in this link for which there is still availability at a superstore location:
http://www.bjs.com/lenovo-flex-4-...001044612?
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This isn't a deal, per se. The newer Aspire A5 with the i5 8250u and MX150 is $599 MSRP and pretty widely available. Acer also added backlighting to the keyboard on the A5 (finally) with this update.

The MX150 punches close to GTX 960m levels of performance, much faster than the 940MX. And the i5 8250u has 2x more cores than the i5 7200u. I'd get the newer version from Amazon or Newegg.
Is there a good Acer Aspire 5 deal on a 17.3"? It doesn't need to have top specs but needs an SSD.
Also, in what way does the Aspire 5 differ from the Aspire 3 series

Thanks.
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I just bought the Acer Aspire R15 for the same $599 from Costco for my sister. It's basically the same specs as the A5 except the screen flips around and it's touchscreen but comes with a 1TB HD instead of the 256GB SSD. She has a 6 year old HP laptop with a dead battery and only stays on half the time, so anything new is an improvement. She won't care about the latest processor or graphics card since she doesn't game.

The R15 also has a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader.

And with Costco, the laptop comes with 2 years Concierge warranty plus another two years extended warranty by using the Costco Citi card.
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You cab buy a $25 off $250 Costco coupon on eBay for $.99. I did it last night and got it within about 15 min. Just pick the seller that says they send it quickly.
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Right. I forgot to mention that I actually had the $25 off $250 coupon and applied that. The bad thing about Costco is that shipping is $15 and is definitely not 2-day.
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Thank you....General questions:
a) How is the screen quality on the Acer A5? Is it an IPS screen and is it matte?

b) What is your opinion on the deal in this link for which there is still availability at a superstore location:
http://www.bjs.com/lenovo-flex-4-...001044612?
The screen is IPS and it is matte. Notebookcheck has a review of this model and says the brightness is a tad lacking, particularly outdoors.

There is also a 17.3" version, and it's screen is far brighter. That review is below:

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-Aspire-5-A517-51G-i7-8550U-MX-150-Full-HD-Laptop-Review.261428.0.html

In regards to the Flex 4, I think it's a decent notebook, but don't own one. I can't comment on it's quality. It's also a 2-in-1 which the Acer is not.
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Can you link the amazon version?
Here is the notebook I referenced:

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16834315494

It's listed at $699 right now but the MSRP and usual price is $599. It's been out of stock on Amazon for a few days but comes in small batches every week.
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This isn't a deal, per se. The newer Aspire A5 with the i5 8250u and MX150 is $599 MSRP and pretty widely available. Acer also added backlighting to the keyboard on the A5 (finally) with this update.

The MX150 punches close to GTX 960m levels of performance, much faster than the 940MX. And the i5 8250u has 2x more cores than the i5 7200u. I'd get the newer version from Amazon or Newegg.
Can you, please, provide a link to Amazon or Newegg version of this? I tried to search but I could only find 17'' version on newegg and it was more expensive (obviously) than $599.
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Can you, please, provide a link to Amazon or Newegg version of this? I tried to search but I could only find 17'' version on newegg and it was more expensive (obviously) than $599.
Here it is on Amazon:

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KhwiAbE3T0ZAW

I'm unsure why it says unavailable at the moment but like I mentioned above it is frequently in stock at $599.
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