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Acer Aspire 5 Laptop: Intel Core i5-8250U, 17.3'' 1080p IPS, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, MX150, WIn 10 $619.99 + Free Shipping @ eBay

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Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-54L4 Laptop: Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-Core, 17.3'' 1080p IPS, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, MX150 2GB, WIn 10 $619.99 + Free Shipping
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I am looking for a laptop (17" screen) every since my last one died. This looks nice but it only has the SSD drive. Wouldn't you need to add another hard drive to this? Can you add one? Just wondering, i'm looking but confused and having a hard time finding a good deal on a 17" laptop.
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Is the SSD drive a PCIe NVMe drive, a SATA III M.2. drive or a 2.5" Sata drive?
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Is the SSD drive a PCIe NVMe drive, a SATA III M.2. drive or a 2.5" Sata drive?
Follow the link and look at the pictures, its shown on the one with bottom covers off.
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I am looking for a laptop (17" screen) every since my last one died. This looks nice but it only has the SSD drive. Wouldn't you need to add another hard drive to this? Can you add one? Just wondering, i'm looking but confused and having a hard time finding a good deal on a 17" laptop.
That really depends on your needs. I have a 3 year old HP with a 1TB HD that with games, photos, videos, documents, etc. I am only using 300GB of. Based on that, I was okay with buying a new machine with a 256GB SSD. I have 2 external drives, a Seagate and a WD Passport, that I currently use for backup and figured if I need additional storage, I could always leave one of those plugged in and use it. That'll work for me.

I bought a 15" Dell last month to replace a 17" but am finding it too small and considering getting this one. It seems like a good deal. I only hesitate because it does not have a DVD drive.
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Is the SSD drive a PCIe NVMe drive, a SATA III M.2. drive or a 2.5" Sata drive?
If its anymore than a SATA SSD, then its a waste on an Intel machine.
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Newegg has two reviews. One rates it five stars the other three. The price direct from Newegg is $689.99 so you would save $70 by buying through the Newegg eBay store. Since there is no optical drive I believe that you could add an additional hard drive in the empty bay with little difficulty.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...6834316273
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I came across this and thought I'd share for those considering this. It's a recent in-depth review from LaptopMedia. The one reviewed is the same model but with the i7-8550U chip and 1TB, 5400 rpm HDD. All other stats are the same.

This is the final review summary, there is much more detail in the full review linked below.
Verdict: Editor's Choice

The best in class multimedia 17.3-inch laptop. Period. It may have some unpolished edges here and there – we refer to the slightly flexible interior, lid and the wobbly touchpad – but it delivers exceptional multimedia experience and pretty powerful hardware for the asking price.

More often than not, 17-inch notebooks in the entry-level segment of the market tend to cut more than one corner when it comes to performance or screen quality. However, in this case, the Aspire 5 (A517-51G) checks all the boxes in this regard. The Core i7-8550U (or the Core i5-8250U if you go for the base model) along with the GeForce MX150, make a good team for light gaming, especially in the competitive gaming segment. Don't expect high frame rates at higher resolution settings, though.

Speaking of resolution, we can't miss mentioning the most exciting thing about the Aspire 5 (17-inch) – the surprisingly good IPS display. Laptops in the same ballpark tend to incorporate either a TN panel or a budget IPS panel but this time around, Acer used a high-end LG panel that's also found on the Lenovo Legion Y920, which costs more than twice as much. This ensures wide sRGB coverage, high contrast and exceptionally high maximum brightness. And last, but not least, the Aspire 5 delivers pretty good battery runtimes despite the rather small 48Wh battery leaving behind some 15-inch laptops as well.

What do we get from all of this? Well, it's pretty simple – if you are looking for a 17-inch laptop, either for light gaming, multimedia, work etc., the Acer Aspire 5 (A571-51G) is probably the best all-rounder for now. It should be able to bring way above average user experience no matter what you will be using it for.

http://laptopmedia.com/review/ace...ll-rounder
I hope that helps.Smilie
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I am looking for a laptop (17" screen) every since my last one died. This looks nice but it only has the SSD drive. Wouldn't you need to add another hard drive to this? Can you add one? Just wondering, i'm looking but confused and having a hard time finding a good deal on a 17" laptop.
shows $690 today.. dead?
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I just noticed it is $680 now. I finally jumped and ordered on Sunday at the $620 price. It came yesterday! Now shows price jump.
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