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Acer Nitro 5 Spin 2-in-1: 14.6'' FHD IPS Touch, i7-8550U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, GTX 1050 4GB, Win10H @ $1000 + F/S

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  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • 15.6" 1080P IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Core i7-8550U 1.8 GHz Quad (4 GHz Turbo, 8MB cache)
  • 8GB DDR4L 2400 MHz (24GB max)
  • GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 Graphics
  • 256GB SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 720P HDR WebCam
  • Steroe Speakers /w SubWoofer
  • Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
  • PORTS:
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C
    • 1x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI 2.0
    • 1x Fingerprint Reader
  • 4 Cell 3220 mAh battery
  • 4.85 lbs
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There's a deal at Costco for about the same price that comes with a mx150 instead of the 1050. This looks like a nicer computer than that, on a spec basis and on a visual basis. Plus this is a 2-1 so there's a bonus.
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Oh wait, I heard the ram was soldered into mobo, was that info wrong?
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8GB of Ram + 1080p Screen for $1000 = LMAO
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Oh wait, I heard the ram was soldered into mobo, was that info wrong?
One 8GB is soldered in the motherboard and another Slot is available. So you can add another 16GB on that, totaling 24GB max.
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8GB of Ram + 1080p Screen for $1000 = https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima.../emot-LMAO.gif
You did not realize that this is a 2-in-1 Laptop, not a gaming one. Only 2-in 1 that comes anything over a GTX 1050, is Surface Book Pro and costs over $2000.
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There's a deal at Costco for about the same price that comes with a mx150 instead of the 1050. This looks like a nicer computer than that, on a spec basis and on a visual basis. Plus this is a 2-1 so there's a bonus.
That Costco deal for the HP is now only local, plus that is a different type of laptop. It's an ultrabook, not a regular laptop/notebook PC. This deal is 4.85lbs while the ultrabook in Costco is just over 3 lbs. That's a big difference in portability. In the laptop industry, the portability a huge factor in costs because of the engineering of parts being squeezed into very minimal space available to keep the weight and size down. If you are purely comparing for specs without regards to size, then you gotta stay away from the ultrabooks and the top end models (dell XPS, HP Spectre, Lenovo X1, LG Gram, etc.).
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Convertible/FLIP gaming computer? What?
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That Costco deal for the HP is now only local, plus that is a different type of laptop. It's an ultrabook, not a regular laptop/notebook PC. This deal is 4.85lbs while the ultrabook in Costco is just over 3 lbs. That's a big difference in portability. In the laptop industry, the portability a huge factor in costs because of the engineering of parts being squeezed into very minimal space available to keep the weight and size down. If you are purely comparing for specs without regards to size, then you gotta stay away from the ultrabooks and the top end models (dell XPS, HP Spectre, Lenovo X1, LG Gram, etc.).
You are right. I don't usually look at the weight. Not sure what the thickness of either of these are. This one looks pretty thin for what it contains. I'm going to assume the added weight is for the touchscreen. But they are two different beasts. The reviews of this one seem to be terrible. There's only one so that might skew the results.They claim it's GPU limited

https://www.digit.in/laptops/acer...97588.html

Also the other one has 4k, which is a waste at this point in time. Sharper yes. Worth the money no. Some people can't seem to live without it though.

Overall, this computer looks innovative. I haven't seen many 2-1s that have true discrete graphics cards from nvidia's 1000 series.
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You are right. I don't usually look at the weight. Not sure what the thickness of either of these are. This one looks pretty thin for what it contains. I'm going to assume the added weight is for the touchscreen. But they are two different beasts. The reviews of this one seem to be terrible. There's only one so that might skew the results.They claim it's GPU limited

https://www.digit.in/laptops/acer...97588.html

Also the other one has 4k, which is a waste at this point in time. Sharper yes. Worth the money no. Some people can't seem to live without it though.

Overall, this computer looks innovative. I haven't seen many 2-1s that have true discrete graphics cards from nvidia's 1000 series.
If this deal had the Nvidia MX130, I would consider it. But this deal seems to be the integrated graphics from Intel. If you noticed, there are laptops with the MX150 and cost as much as $2000. Those are configurations with 4K, 512NVME SSD drives(not SATA), 16GB ram and higher capacity battery but still thin and reasonably light (less than 3.7lbs). I am trying to find the right middle ground with weight at the least being less than 4 lbs but still have a discrete graphics card and decent battery life (8 hours minimum).
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Man I'm debating to purchase this or not.. I really like the 2-in-1 feature but I just can't seem to get over the ugly orange/red-ish color of the hinges and keyboard color. Is it actually Red in person? And is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 not a dedicated GPU?
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Man I'm debating to purchase this or not.. I really like the 2-in-1 feature but I just can't seem to get over the ugly orange/red-ish color of the hinges and keyboard color. Is it actually Red in person? And is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 not a dedicated GPU?
Not sure on the color. I would want to see it in person. It's definitely red in the video but I think it's brushed aluminum so it might be less red in person and show up more red when a light is shined on it in a video. Also, the acer spin is similar but all grey/silver. They are both thin and all aluminum.

The 1050 is most certainly a dedicated GPU I think the reviewer's unit needed to update the driver because it didn't matter which settings he used in doom he still got low scores. Where if you changed the settings from high to low, you should definitely see an increase in FPS. That's the only thing I could think of.
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If this deal had the Nvidia MX130, I would consider it. But this deal seems to be the integrated graphics from Intel. If you noticed, there are laptops with the MX150 and cost as much as $2000. Those are configurations with 4K, 512NVME SSD drives(not SATA), 16GB ram and higher capacity battery but still thin and reasonably light (less than 3.7lbs). I am trying to find the right middle ground with weight at the least being less than 4 lbs but still have a discrete graphics card and decent battery life (8 hours minimum)
This one has a much better GPU than an MX130 or MX150. It has the 1050. I really think the extra weight on this one is the touch screen coupled with the all aluminum body. The top, bottom and keyboard are aluminum. Usually these companies throw plastic somewhere in there -- almost always on the keyboard. It is really thin. I want to see this in person before I decide on it.
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This one has a much better GPU than an MX130 or MX150. It has the 1050. I really think the extra weight on this one is the touch screen coupled with the all aluminum body. The top, bottom and keyboard are aluminum. Usually these companies throw plastic somewhere in there -- almost always on the keyboard. It is really thin. I want to see this in person before I decide on it.
Yes. I'm aware the 1050 is much better than the MX150(it's a 1030 basically). I currently own an ultraportable (not quite an ultrabook) that's 9 year's old and weighs 4.2lbs 13.3". I want something 14" screen size or less and be able to play Rocket league in medium to high settings so my target will always be an MX 150 as anything higher will sacrifice battery life. This deal has a 1050 with a good screen size but it's still too heavy for me at over 5lbs and with low battery life. The HP from Costco is still a much better choice for me because of those two factors. For most people though, this is a better purchase if you don't care about weight/portability and want better specs.
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Yes. I'm aware the 1050 is much better than the MX150(it's a 1030 basically). I currently own an ultraportable (not quite an ultrabook) that's 9 year's old and weighs 4.2lbs 13.3". I want something 14" screen size or less and be able to play Rocket league in medium to high settings so my target will always be an MX 150 as anything higher will sacrifice battery life. This deal has a 1050 with a good screen size but it's still too heavy for me at over 5lbs and with low battery life. The HP from Costco is still a much better choice for me because of those two factors. For most people though, this is a better purchase if you don't care about weight/portability and want better specs.
It sounds like you might want to wait until the new intel/amd hybrid chips come out. That might be the sweet spot. I'd like this deal more if the screen was 14" or lower but then it's basically a razer.

In a couple months I'm sure this will get down to 800.
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