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Acer Aspire 3 Laptop: Ryzen 3 2200U, 15.6" 1366x768, 1TB HDD EXPIRED

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Staples.com has Acer Aspire 3 Laptop (A315-41-R3RF) on sale for $279.99. Shipping is free, otherwise, select free in-store pickup as an alternative option. Thanks floatee

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  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200U 3.4Ghz Dual-Core Processor
  • 15.6" 1366x768 Widescreen LED Backlit Display w/ 640x480 Webcam
  • 1TB Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
  • AMD Radeon Vega 3 Mobile Graphics
  • 802.11ac WiFi (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Windows 10 Home
    • Inputs
      • 1x USB 3.0
      • 2x USB 2.0
      • 1x HDMI
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Offer valid through August 18, 2018 or while supplies last. May not be combined with any other offers. Includes a 1-Year International Travelers Limited Warranty w/ purchase - Discombobulated

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This was a recent frontpage deal. And now it's back.

https://www.staples.com/acer-aspi...t_24328318

Specs:
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U Dual-Core Processor
15.6" 1366x768 Widescreen LED-backlit Display
8GB DDR4 Dual Channel Memory
1TB Hard Drive
AMD Radeon Vega 3 Mobile Graphics
640 x 480 WebCam
802.11ac WiFi (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Up to 6 Hours Battery Life
Windows 10 Home

Cons
- No backlit keyboard (personally, I don't care)
- 1366 x 768 screen (might be okay for older eyes)
- weight: 5.07 lbs (ugh)
- regular (ridiculous) price: 460

Here's the previous thread: https://slickdeals.net/f/11885019-acer-aspire-3-a315-41-r3rf-15-6-laptop-amd-ryzen-3-2200u-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-279-99?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

I am thinking of buying this, despite the screen, which I think will work okay with my 65-year-old eyes anyway. My question for those who own it: so ... what do you think? Like it?
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My son just purchased this with money he got for his birthday and is playing Fortnite on it now better than our old desktop. It's not max settings but very playable and looks fine. Great deal.
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I bought this laptop the last time it was at this price. For a laptop that costs as much as my desktop GPU, I'm satisfied. If I get a few years out of it, it was worth the money to me. Before I purchased, I looked at the benchmarks at the link below. This isn't exactly the same laptop, but it also has a Ryzen 3 2200U and 8 GB of dual channel ram so I figured it would give me a rough idea of what to expect.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Ace...442.0.html

I just ran a benchmark of Civilization VI on default settings, which are between low/medium. It averaged 37 FPS. I also tested vanilla Minecraft out in a new world and it seemed to play smoothly with default settings. I think the 2200U is a pretty capable APU. I wouldn't buy this if you plan on using a laptop for gaming...but it seems to be able to manage some 2016 games at very low settings.

The 5400 RPM HDD is a real let down after using SSD for many years. If you upgrade, make sure to download and integrate the drivers in your Win 10 install if installing from scratch. The keyboard and mouse were not usable when I first attempted to reinstall Win 10. Also, about 1 GB of ram is reserved for the APU. The battery is not removable without taking the laptop apart. Build quality is cheap, but not terrible.

Really I don't think this is a bad laptop for under 300. It was either this or a Chromebook for me.
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While I don't own this the screen is apparently very reflective but otherwise excellent in terms of brightness and colors. Overall the specs look excellent for the price.

For what it's worth I've switched to a Ryzen powered laptop recently, albeit a 2700u, and been very happy with it.

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews...spire-r-15
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How do you know it's back tomarrow? It shows 459 for me?
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I'm sure this is a TN and not IPS, can anyone confirm?
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How do you know it's back tomarrow? It shows 459 for me?
It is in their sales ad that starts tomorrow.
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I'd say that price for those specs is a great deal. Could be a great machine for the younger ones for Minecraft and such. Thoughts on that?
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I think it's a decent deal lowest I can find for this model on ebay it 370.

What's staples return policy on laptops?
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i think it's 14 days, plenty of time to check out the screen, not enough time to tell if it's going to suffer from overheating probs. what to do ... what to do ...

if i get it, first move will be to swap out the hard drive for the ssd in my old computer (the one with seven dead keys and a portable keyboard sitting on it).
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Can u add ram?
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If it starts tomorrow, why would it show 280 today?
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