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Acer Nitro 5 Laptop: i5-12500H, 17.3" 144Hz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3050 (Refurb)

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Acer via eBay has Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop (Refurbished, AN517-55-5354) on sale for $594.99 (price shown in cart). Shipping is free.

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Specs:
  • Intel Core i5-12500H 12-Core Processor
  • 17.3" 1920x1080 144Hz IPS Display
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
  • 512GB PCIe Solid State Drive
  • GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6
  • RGB Backlit keyboard
  • Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5.2
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Ports:
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 (DisplayPort, USB charging 5V)
    • 1x HDMI
  • 180W Power Supply

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Acer via eBay is selling this awesome 17.3" Nitro 5 gaming laptop, refurbished, for $595 after coupon applied at checkout. Shipping is free and 2 year Allstate warranty is included.

General specs include:

Standard Memory: 8 GB
Solid State Drive: 512 GB
Processor Type: Intel Core i5
Processor Model: i5-12500H
Processor Speed: 2.01 - 2.50 GHz
Processor Manufacturer: Intel
Processor Core: Dodeca-core (12 Core)
Operating System: Windows 11 Home
Screen Size: 17.3"
Refresh Rate: 144 hz
Display Technology: In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB
Product Model: AN517-55-5354
Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Wireless Technology: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Condition: Factory Recertified
Additional Monitor Info: Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Touchscreen: No
Color: Obsidian Black
Built-in Devices: Webcam: Yes - Microphone: Yes

There are also multiple ports including a thunderbolt 4 port.

Price seems crazy good and includes the extra 15% off applied at checkout.

Just as an FYI, Best Buy sells this new for $950: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sku/...Id=6507908

There also are two M.2 slots so you can expand storage if needed as well. You can also upgrade the memory easily and without breaking the bank as long as it's DDR4 3200 SO DIMM (supports 2x16gb). Examples include:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08T17RQ87 (replace current 8gb, bringing total to 32 gb)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08W224DXL (replace current 8gb, bringing total to 32 gb)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092LW3P8J (put in open slot to increase to increase to 24 gb)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/25568864...media=COPY
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12th and 13th gen support either DDR4 or DDR5 depending on the motherboard, so in this case Acer chose to make a laptop board that supports DDR4. LPDDR_ is just laptop memory/SODIMM. LPDDR_X is soldered laptop memory.

This laptop can do LPDDR4 3200, potentially faster speeds but youd need to check with other buyers.
Turn off the keyboard backlight:
Hold the Fn key, and press the F9 key four times to turn the backlight off. Your keyboard backlight should dim each time you press the F9 key while holding FN.
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Why would this be limited to DDR4 memory? Considering it has a 12th Gen Intel Processor, it should be capable of:

"Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to LPDDR5 5200 MT/s
Up to LPDDR4x 4267 MT/s"
https://www.intel.com/content/www...tions.html
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Quote from Gadget13 :
Why would this be limited to DDR4 memory? Considering it has a 12th Gen Intel Processor, it should be capable of:

"Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to LPDDR5 5200 MT/s
Up to LPDDR4x 4267 MT/s"
https://www.intel.com/content/www...tions.html
Likely due to limitations of motherboard. The DDR4 information is through Acer.
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Likely due to limitations of motherboard. The DDR4 information is through Acer.
i think we have some sodimm ddr4 2666 at the office, those would not work right, has to be 3200?
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Quote from Gadget13 :
Why would this be limited to DDR4 memory? Considering it has a 12th Gen Intel Processor, it should be capable of:

"Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to LPDDR5 5200 MT/s
Up to LPDDR4x 4267 MT/s"
https://www.intel.com/content/www...tions.html [intel.com]
12th and 13th gen support either DDR4 or DDR5 depending on the motherboard, so in this case Acer chose to make a laptop board that supports DDR4. LPDDR_ is just laptop memory/SODIMM. LPDDR_X is soldered laptop memory.

This laptop can do LPDDR4 3200, potentially faster speeds but youd need to check with other buyers.
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Other then the motherboard limitations, seems like a good deal
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Factory recertified.
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What's the weight battery life and speakers are?
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i think we have some sodimm ddr4 2666 at the office, those would not work right, has to be 3200?
Lesser speeds should work fine
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Turn off the keyboard backlight:
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Factory recertified.
As noted
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How does this compare to the similar, but seemingly upgraded i7-11800h model?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/26560719...media=COPY
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Hence the price, is it actually a deal is the question
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How does this compare to the similar, but seemingly upgraded i7-11800h model?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/26560719...media=COPY
Considered that one but for almost $100 more, this one is a better processor (12th gen i5 is bears the 11th gen i7 in almost every benchmark). The i7 has a slightly better gpu and higher ram, but lots of people may end up upgrading ram. I am not 100% sure if the i7 has thunderbolt, but I will be using an eGPU so it matters to some.

Don't think you can go wrong with either!
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