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Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Laptop (Refurb): i5 7300HQ, 256GB SSD, GTX 1050 EXPIRED

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Newegg.com has Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Laptop (Refurbished, AN515-51-55WL) on sale for $539.99. Shipping is free. Thanks yujie

Specs:
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.50GHz Processor
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Display
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 Graphics
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI
  • 4-Cell 3220mAh Battery
  • Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
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Lowest price ever, and no tax for many states. Newegg refurbished products are brand new without a box.

SPEC:
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
15.6" 1080P IPS Display
Core i5-7300HQ 2.5 GHz (3.5 GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache)
8GB DDR4L 2400 MHz Ram (32GB max)
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 Graphics
256GB M.2 SSD
backlit Keyboard
720P HD WebCam
Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi (2x2) + Bluetooth 4.0 + Gigabit Ethernet
PORTS:
1x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.1 Type-C GEN 1
1x HDMI 2.0
1x SDXC Card Reader
4 Cell 48 WHr 3220 mAh li-Ion Battery
5.51 lbs
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It does have a slot for a 2.5 inch drive under. Takes 1 screw to open. Earlier models had the drive bracket missing requiring you to call in and request it from Acer. The later models ship with it. I am not sure what this one has.

This is a good deal if the refurb is actually new. i7 model is a little faster but this is a good bit cheaper than that model.

Edit: For those that are buying, please read the reviews. It does have an overheating issue on long gaming sessions because of the shared heat pipe design, the heat has to cross from the CPU to the 1050ti and then to the heat sinks where the fans are. CPU is all the way on the other side of the computer away from fans. When too hot it causes throttling.

Acer manages this by only running the onboard 630 graphics card and disabling the 1050ti until you launch a graphics intensive game or program. It also requires you to plug it in for full speeds unless you manually adjust the power settings. The keyboard layout is a little weird, the right shift key is not large enough and you end up hitting the up arrow a lot when trying to use it. It's hard to not do since it's so small and muscle memory is strong. If it was any other key besides an arrow it would be too big of a deal to mention but this will mess you up typing any documents with any speed as you will jump lines. I would recommend a separate keyboard.

The touchpad is good just oddly shifted to the left a bit too much. Your left palm hits it also when typing. You have to disable the touchpad with the hotkey. A slight shift over to the right would fix it, but it looks like they didn't do much physical product testing.
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Brand new was for just $60 more few days ago at BB. With full warranty

Also Newegg is terrible to deal with
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Nice! I'm in! No tax and free ship to FL
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Nice! I'm in! No tax and free ship to FL
If it's not I already own a gaming laptop, I would jump on this.
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What's the specs on the screen
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Anyone know if this has room for a second hardeive?
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Anyone know if this has room for a second hardeive?
It does have a slot for a 2.5 inch drive under. Takes 1 screw to open. Earlier models had the drive bracket missing requiring you to call in and request it from Acer. The later models ship with it. I am not sure what this one has.

This is a good deal if the refurb is actually new. i7 model is a little faster but this is a good bit cheaper than that model.

Edit: For those that are buying, please read the reviews. It does have an overheating issue on long gaming sessions because of the shared heat pipe design, the heat has to cross from the CPU to the 1050ti and then to the heat sinks where the fans are. CPU is all the way on the other side of the computer away from fans. When too hot it causes throttling.

Acer manages this by only running the onboard 630 graphics card and disabling the 1050ti until you launch a graphics intensive game or program. It also requires you to plug it in for full speeds unless you manually adjust the power settings. The keyboard layout is a little weird, the right shift key is not large enough and you end up hitting the up arrow a lot when trying to use it. It's hard to not do since it's so small and muscle memory is strong. If it was any other key besides an arrow it would be too big of a deal to mention but this will mess you up typing any documents with any speed as you will jump lines. I would recommend a separate keyboard.

The touchpad is good just oddly shifted to the left a bit too much. Your left palm hits it also when typing. You have to disable the touchpad with the hotkey. A slight shift over to the right would fix it, but it looks like they didn't do much physical product testing.
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Would Acer cover 1 year warranty ?
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What's the specs on the screen
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Screen Size15.6 "non Touchscreen,1920 x 1080, Panel IPS, 60hz"
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Brand new was for just $60 more few days ago at BB. With full warranty

Also Newegg is terrible to deal with
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Brand new was for just $60 more few days ago at BB. With full warranty

Also Newegg is terrible to deal with
And the BB laptop sold out within a few hours.

For all the features, 1050 ti, Intel 256GB nvme M.2, IPS, major brand, even at $700 it was the best thing available over the last few weeks (except for deals that sold out quick). Have no regrets paying $700 and tempted to get this refurb for the wife.
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I would advise people to hold off. Im sure for those that have deal alerts on noticed the trend of decent deals recently. I believe the mining craze is dying down and we'll see lots of decent deals by june.
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I was offered a refurb Dell Inspiron 7577 with same specs except a 128gb PCIe + 1tb HDD and a 6GB 1060(sure, the max q, but still impressive performance and price!) for $680. The Acer+1050 ti here is so cheap I love it, but is it worth waiting for the possibility of a cheaper 1060 deal? 🤔
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the touchpad on this is unusable...I tried it at best buy...terrible. And don't tell me to use a mouse for a laptop every time i wanna use it, there's no point in using a laptop then, and i don't want to carry a mouse everywhere now do i even wanna use it at home
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It does have a slot for a 2.5 inch drive under. Takes 1 screw to open. Earlier models had the drive bracket missing requiring you to call in and request it from Acer. The later models ship with it. I am not sure what this one has.

This is a good deal if the refurb is actually new. i7 model is a little faster but this is a good bit cheaper than that model.
Thank you for quick reply. One last question, know any good deals on another 8gig ram for this? And would I be better waiting if I intend to spend another roughly $200 to add the second hard drive and 8gb memory?
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