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[Best Buy] Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Gaming Laptop -Black/Red (Intel Core i5-8300H/1TB HDD/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/GTX 1060) - $1299

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  • Mar 15th, 2019 7:24 pm
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[Best Buy] Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Gaming Laptop -Black/Red (Intel Core i5-8300H/1TB HDD/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/GTX 1060) - $1299

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ac ... 49607.aspx?

This is a pretty good price for a laptop with the GTX 1060. I pretty much have the same laptop (MSI) but with the much weaker GTX 1050 2 GB graphics card. The processor is still decent and you can always add more RAM. However, Acer seems to have a negative reputation among consumers compared to MSI and Alienware. With GTX 1060 laptops closer to $2000 than $1000, this does look tempting.
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Not completely sure why the downvotes... seems to check off all of the boxes except for 16GB Ram. Might not be a sizzling deal, but certainly at least warm when compared to similarly spec'd laptops.
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OP I too have a laptop with the same specs but with a 1050 and no ssd.. I paid $600 for that laptop. Why is this worth $700 more?
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bobroham wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 6:48 pm
OP I too have a laptop with the same specs but with a 1050 and no ssd.. I paid $600 for that laptop. Why is this worth $700 more?
Because this has a 1060 vs a 1050. If this was a desktop then no one in their right mind would pay a $700 premium for it when you can upgrade the video card for a third of the cost. But since this is a laptop you don't really have a choice to upgrade this single component. In this case, the worth depends on your usage - there are significant performance differences between a 1050 and a 1060, but if you're not going to take advantage of the 1060 then its worth is less.

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