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Acer Nitro 5 Laptop: Intel Core i5-9300H, 15.6" 1080p IPS, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, GTX 1050, Win 10 $549.99 or less + Free Shipping @ Best Buy / Google Shopping

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Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop: Intel Core i5-9300H, 15.6" 1080p IPS, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, GTX 1050 3GB, Type-C, Backlit Keyboard, 4-cell, Win 10 $549.99
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I have been struggling to find a 15 inch I5 or better with SSD and IPS for around 500. I don't need the graphics card but this still seems like a good fit. Anyone have other suggestions or cons I should be aware of with this laptop?
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I have been struggling to find a 15 inch I5 or better with SSD and IPS for around 500. I don't need the graphics card but this still seems like a good fit. Anyone have other suggestions or cons I should be aware of with this laptop?
Yeah, I have it. The display isn't the brightest (especially if you're used to TN or desktop IPS monitors). Also if you install an HDD in the 2.5" slot (which is on the right hand side from the touchpad) and then apply a small force on the chassis above the HDD by resting an elbow on it or w/e, the plastic and the HDD will collide and cause vibration and a loud, unpleasant noise. Either choose a 2.5" SSD or M.2 to get rid of this.

Other than that, generally a better model than the similarly priced Asus, if and only if you don't care about graphics. Otherwise, Asus has a newer GPU, which is a lot faster than this one, and also comes with 512G SSD instead of 256, as a small bonus.
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I have been struggling to find a 15 inch I5 or better with SSD and IPS for around 500. I don't need the graphics card but this still seems like a good fit. Anyone have other suggestions or cons I should be aware of with this laptop?
The laptop feels very plastic-ly. Bought last year's model, one of the hindges broke. I'd stay away from this one
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I have been struggling to find a 15 inch I5 or better with SSD and IPS for around 500. I don't need the graphics card but this still seems like a good fit. Anyone have other suggestions or cons I should be aware of with this laptop?
I got last year's laptop too but I don't have a hard drive squeaking problem, but have an issue with the touchpad right click button making a creaking noise. Probably because we all got refurbs?

In any case, if you don't need the graphics card, there are more lighter and cheaper alternatives that you could buy. Most of us buy laptops like this because it comes with a graphics card.
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