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Out of these 2 laptops, which looks best as far as specs?

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They're both extremely similar.

I'd sayd the Acer's i5 processor is better than AMD. Of course there is lots of debate, people will always bring up "bang for buck" as an excuse to rank AMD better, but they've been saying that for years and Intel always whoops their butt.

But, and this is a BIG but, it's an Acer and it's from Costco. Acer is one of the lowest tier manufacturers of laptops right now. Lots of quality issues. And the wholesale warehouses like Costco can also be bad for quality, lots of issues with employees throwing merchandise around.

In this case I'd say go with Dell, assuming you're buying it from a reputable retailer.
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the dell outlet has this one for 620.00
Inspiron 13" 5000 (5378) 2-in-1
Tech Specs
Processor: Intel Core 7th Generation i7-7500U Processor (Dual Core, up to 3.50 GHz, 4M Cache, 7.5W)
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
256GB 2.5Inch SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
8GB DDR4 Non-ECC SDRAM 2400MHz (1x8GB)
13.3 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angle (IPS)
Intel HD Graphics
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Dell Outlet Inspiron 13 - 5378 2-in-1
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They're both extremely similar.

I'd sayd the Acer's i5 processor is better than AMD. Of course there is lots of debate, people will always bring up "bang for buck" as an excuse to rank AMD better, but they've been saying that for years and Intel always whoops their butt.

But, and this is a BIG but, it's an Acer and it's from Costco. Acer is one of the lowest tier manufacturers of laptops right now. Lots of quality issues. And the wholesale warehouses like Costco can also be bad for quality, lots of issues with employees throwing merchandise around.

In this case I'd say go with Dell, assuming you're buying it from a reputable retailer.
Thank you. I was considering buying at Dell - they have a 50.00 off 699.99 purchase (Delll does charge 30 more than Best Buy so this would be 20.00 discount from BB's price) + 4% cb at one of the sites and 5% w/Pay if use Chase card.

Buying at Best Buy also gives a 50.00 cb (rtalmenot) but Best Buy only lets you test it 15 days. Dell allows you to return up to 30 days so I think buying at Dell wins out. Plus if the price goes down within the 30 days it's being tested, I can simply return and buy elsewhere at lower price.

Yep, I do like specs better on Acer and it is lighter weight, but it's ACER. Also I've read awful things about their customer service.

Dell customer service is easy to contact as far as me having questions. I've been doing live chats.
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the dell outlet has this one for 620.00
Inspiron 13" 5000 (5378) 2-in-1
Tech Specs
Processor: Intel Core 7th Generation i7-7500U Processor (Dual Core, up to 3.50 GHz, 4M Cache, 7.5W)
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
256GB 2.5Inch SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
8GB DDR4 Non-ECC SDRAM 2400MHz (1x8GB)
13.3 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angle (IPS)
Intel HD Graphics
McAfee LiveSafe 12-month
Theoretical Gray - LCD Back Cover
Dell Outlet Inspiron 13 - 5378 2-in-1
Thank you. How does the 7th Generation i7-7500U Processor compare to 8th gen i5 processor? Also do you have a link to that one?
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if you dont need it now wait for back to school sales
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i see bestbuy has Dell 7573 Inspiron 2-in-1 Touch Laptop: i5-8250U, 8GB DDR4, 2TB HDD for $550 price will end this saturday
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Thank you. How does the 7th Generation i7-7500U Processor compare to 8th gen i5 processor? Also do you have a link to that one?
The outlet stuff comes and goes

www.dell.com/outlet
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Thanks everyone. I think I'll just tell her to order both and to test each one out to see which she likes better. In the store she was good with the Dell 13.3" w/256 SSD and all. I just wasn't sure about the AMD Ryzen processor but guy at Best Buy said they are about the same to the 8th gen i5.

The Acer Spin though would have a 3 year warranty, it's lighter weight by about 1/2 lb, has the stylus, good specs, etc. so will let her test both. Acer not in stock so will order that for instore pickup. I cant' believe Best Buy only offers 15 days to test out their items.

Costco allows 90 days to test it out and Dell offers 30 days....both free returns so nothing to lose by testing out both. And both places price match so we'll have 30 days to see if either lowers in price.

Unfortunately can't wait much longer. Computer this is replacing is barely holding on...has to be plugged in via ethernet and is extremely slow as it's 8 years old. It's dying a slow death.
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if you dont need it now wait for back to school sales
Thanks. Need it now.
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The outlet stuff comes and goes

www.dell.com/outlet
Appreciate the link
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I cant' believe Best Buy only offers 15 days to test out their items.
Most places do have 15 day return for computers. Technology changes so fast it's hard to let people return it 1 or 3 months later.
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Most places do have 15 day return for computers. Technology changes so fast it's hard to let people return it 1 or 3 months later.
I get it but that's why I would rather go thru Dell online or Costco. Crazy that Costco lets you use it for 90 days.

When the guy at Best Buy said you can only price match 14 or 15 day...I forgot exactly which, I thought that wasn't enough time. Most places offer 30.
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It's not the end all to determine performance, but to get a decent idea of different CPU's, look the CPU models up on cpubenchmark. As long as your over a ~4000 total score, and preferrbly 1,500+ on the single thread rating... it should be a pretty decent experience... especially when combined with an SSD.

That being said, I'd take a Dell over an Acer.
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Acer is horrible and going back to Costco. I picked it up yesterday. I am now listening to a loud fan that won't stop and laptop won't turn off. It has Acer logo on screen with twirling dots. I've held down power button but it won't turn off. Guess I'll have to let it run out of juice. Touchpad is awful too. It's very slippery. You really have to press down hard. Well at least I gave it a try. I guess we'll concentrate on the Dell and see how that goes.

Also wondering if you have this in tablet mode, it covers up the fan vent. So does that mean every time the laptop is in tablet mode for 2-3 hours it gets overheated and fans come on and anyone using this may have the laptop not be able to turn off? I don't think anyone would want to stop, get a screwdriver and unscrew 12 small screws to take out the battery each time this were to happen.

I just wonder if this is common in 2 in 1s. It just seems if the fan is covered, that of course it will heat up and maybe overheat and stop working.
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