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This was $349 some time ago but it shot back up to $500, now back down to $399, still a decent deal for the specs imo

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Last Edited by nick79 October 19, 2020 at 07:17 PM
Looks like the price goes up and down. just snagged it for $349 plus tax plus $5 merchandizing fee. Grrr!
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Anyone know how is performance of this processor compared to my current laptop having i7-7500u with 12gb ram +32gb virtual memory in m2 ssd.
The i5 on this laptop will crush your old i7. It's at least 2x as fast and should run cooler. I am curious about the screen, and have no idea how good it is, but the other hardware seems pretty nice for the price. The memory is limited to 12 GB which might be an issue. It would definitely still be a nice hardware upgrade from your current setup.
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/comp...2863vs3558
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The i5 on this laptop will crush your old i7. It's at least 2x as fast and should run cooler. I am curious about the screen, and have no idea how good it is, but the other hardware seems pretty nice for the price. The memory is limited to 12 GB which might be an issue. It would definitely still be a nice hardware upgrade from your current setup.
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/comp...2863vs3558
12gb +another 32gb as virtual memory on nvme should be able to compete
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Is this touch screen?
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I agree with you Acer is bottom of my list along with asus for laptops.
I've never tried Asus. I've only had Acer, Dell (which is what my current laptop is) and HP. Is Asus really that bad? I was looking at some of 'em b/c this one needs to be replaced.
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I've owned three, and all of them have been awesome. One is 10+ yrs and still decent with HD upgrade
I can just speak from my own experience which wasn't so good unfortunately. I'm glad you've got a good experience with them Smilie
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Would this be good enough for cloud gaming? Running games like FF14 on GeForce Now?
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I've never tried Asus. I've only had Acer, Dell (which is what my current laptop is) and HP. Is Asus really that bad? I was looking at some of 'em b/c this one needs to be replaced.

Its tough to say whats a good brand and whats a bad brand. Everyone has their opinions and everyone has different experiences for the most part. But my experience is bad with Asus, acer, and dell laptops.

Asus. For me personally. I have seen personally 3 Asus laptops that became dead after 1-2 years.
1) Friend had a asus "gaming" laptop maybe 10-15 years ago that he bought for about 2k and it died 1 year later. Motherboard just went dead (my guess overheating issue).
2) Coworker has a "business" asus laptop about 4 years ago and the screen went black and only works when we connect an external monitor via HDMI. That one had the screen problem 2 years after purchase.
3)Another coworker bought his daughter a casual asus laptop and that too died after 1.5 years. The battery held about a 1-1.5 hour charge one night. The next night no longer able to charge the laptop.

Acer brand. I recommended a coworker to get an Acer few years ago since the price met her budget and the specs were decent at the time. The thing was not very durable the screen eventually started showing blurry spots to the point it just became a desktop with a monitor attach to the laptop.

Dell I have seen good things from friends but my personal experience is my dell laptop starting to have problems 2 days after warranty expired (fans were going crazy and was getting BSOD errors). I think the expensive ($1,000+) dells are probably more reliable than low-mid range dell laptops.

My recommendations to friends for mid-high end laptops is HP or Lenovo. They have been reliable and stable so far. I'm sure someone here will tell you HP sucks or Lenovo sucks.
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Its tough to say whats a good brand and whats a bad brand. Everyone has their opinions and everyone has different experiences for the most part. But my experience is bad with Asus, acer, and dell laptops.

Asus. For me personally. I have seen personally 3 Asus laptops that became dead after 1-2 years.
1) Friend had a asus "gaming" laptop maybe 10-15 years ago that he bought for about 2k and it died 1 year later. Motherboard just went dead (my guess overheating issue).
2) Coworker has a "business" asus laptop about 4 years ago and the screen went black and only works when we connect an external monitor via HDMI. That one had the screen problem 2 years after purchase.
3)Another coworker bought his daughter a casual asus laptop and that too died after 1.5 years. The battery held about a 1-1.5 hour charge one night. The next night no longer able to charge the laptop.

Acer brand. I recommended a coworker to get an Acer few years ago since the price met her budget and the specs were decent at the time. The thing was not very durable the screen eventually started showing blurry spots to the point it just became a desktop with a monitor attach to the laptop.

Dell I have seen good things from friends but my personal experience is my dell laptop starting to have problems 2 days after warranty expired (fans were going crazy and was getting BSOD errors). I think the expensive ($1,000+) dells are probably more reliable than low-mid range dell laptops.

My recommendations to friends for mid-high end laptops is HP or Lenovo. They have been reliable and stable so far. I'm sure someone here will tell you HP sucks or Lenovo sucks.
I have heard avoid lenovo unless it is thinkpad especially those 360 degree models as their hinges loosen up. I have seen few HP laptops and man their fan are too loud. Mine HP i3-3rd gen touch screen is still working from 6-7 yrs. I had changed it battery once and keyboard once.Installed ssd.
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I've never tried Asus. I've only had Acer, Dell (which is what my current laptop is) and HP. Is Asus really that bad? I was looking at some of 'em b/c this one needs to be replaced.
I got an asus x205T Laptop for $50 bucks at a staples black friday sale years ago.
Its about as cheap as they make em but its been very reliable and I still use it.
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Ugh I wish this wasn't an Acer. I had one years ago and had a horrible experience. The laptop lasted me maybe a year before it just quit and I had to replace it. Makes me afraid/nervous to give them another chance.
Agree. I try to stick with Dell for this reason
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I picked this laptop up a few weeks ago at the $349 price for a friend. They are already impressed by the upgrade in processing speed from their older i5. For under $400, I'd say it is a very worthy competitor to the HP and Dell i3 builds that are in that $379-$450 range. We currently have an i7 HP, i5 Dell, cheap Asus laptop (which died within the first two years), and 2 Acer Chromebooks. I have also used a Lenovo Thinkpad for years at work. Of all those brands, the one I reach for the most is my 7 year old Acer 11inch Chromebook. It has been dropped, kicked, spilled on, etc and fires right up without a hitch. While I do tend to favor the higher end HP's, the Lenovo Thinkpad was reliable with performance except for battery issues and the new Dell Inspirons seem to be pretty nice for the midrange. At least that's my two cents.
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I picked this laptop up a few weeks ago at the $349 price for a friend. They are already impressed by the upgrade in processing speed from their older i5. For under $400, I'd say it is a very worthy competitor to the HP and Dell i3 builds that are in that $379-$450 range. We currently have an i7 HP, i5 Dell, cheap Asus laptop (which died within the first two years), and 2 Acer Chromebooks. I have also used a Lenovo Thinkpad for years at work. Of all those brands, the one I reach for the most is my 7 year old Acer 11inch Chromebook. It has been dropped, kicked, spilled on, etc and fires right up without a hitch. While I do tend to favor the higher end HP's, the Lenovo Thinkpad was reliable with performance except for battery issues and the new Dell Inspirons seem to be pretty nice for the midrange. At least that's my two cents.
Agree
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FYI doesnt support PCI NVME, only SATA. Its a 2012 interface..... slow.
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I am guessing this at least decent for a 14-year-old who is doing school online from home in this new Corona world.
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Another option at $50 more for the non Acer fans: https://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-14-.../136615208
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