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Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R0BR $629.99 (4500U)

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[London Drugs] Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R0BR $629.99 (4500U)

https://www.londondrugs.com/acer-aspire ... 74266.html

seems like a good deal for a 4000 serie processor (4500U), full hd,backlit keyboard, 512 ssd, 8 gb ram (upgradable as far as I know)

By the way London Drugs still don't charge provincial taxes if you don't have London Drugs in your province...so just 5 % taxes...newegg and memoryexpress used to do the same but not anymore unfortunately

it's hard to find complete specs on the net....

aluminium body according to this.. http://godgetreview.com/acer-aspire-5-a ... d-details/


teardown (4+4 ram) but no exact model number to be sure it's the same
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Really great price. The aspire 5 is supposedly the best selling laptop in the world and for good reason.
I was looking at the intel version at bestbuy, really solid build and yes its aluminum. Screen wasnt bad.

Deal breaker for me was no usb-c power delivery.
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This should be the first reasonable price for a 4500u laptop I have ever seen in the market. But still waiting for 4600u.
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The IPS is a big question for some.

I'm still big into the Dell unit as value for money, and probably won't substitute for this unit.

That said, others may be curious.
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Do you have to pay anything for online returns?
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IWannaWin wrote: Do you have to pay anything for online returns?
never had to return something at London Drugs but the website says this :
We Guarantee Satisfaction
If any purchase isn't to your complete satisfaction, return it to London Drugs within 15 days for a complete refund or exchange. Just remember to return it in the original packaged condition with proof of purchase. Some restrictions apply.
Online Returns
London Drugs Online Store aims to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. In the event that your order is incorrect, damaged, defective, or simply not to your satisfaction, please contact one of our Customer Service Representatives by phone at 1-888-991-2299 or by email at: [email protected].
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Freebush wrote: Another hawt deal.
$70 off? dunno. was the original price cheap to begin with?
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ditachan wrote: Monitor is TN: https://laptopmedia.com/screen/auo-b156htn06-1-auo61ed/
Lid is metal but the body is plastic

Good deal for $629. The next alternative was the Asus Vivobook for $479 from MS but it only had i3 10th gen, 4gb ram, and 128gb nvme.
Last gen ryzen vivobook for $599.
https://www.londondrugs.com/asus-vivobo ... 16604.html
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Great price and find OP! The specs on the LD website itemize a few items some people might take issue with:

- 220 nits brightness
- non-HD camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 2 cell 48whr battery (seems a bit small)
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The Dell battery is better, as is the WiFi-Bluetooth Card, and webcam. The keyboard on the Dell is very likely better despite the short travel.

The Acer is comparable in price to the Dell 4500U on sale. It's cheap and RAM upgradeable out of the box, making it better than the Staples Lenovo 4500U before Back to School sales.
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ditachan wrote: Monitor is TN: https://laptopmedia.com/screen/auo-b156htn06-1-auo61ed/
Lid is metal but the body is plastic

Good deal for $629. The next alternative was the Asus Vivobook for $479 from MS but it only had i3 10th gen, 4gb ram, and 128gb nvme.
Your link is an old 2019 model. The screen is IPS. https://www.acer.com/ac/en/GB/content/m ... .HWCEK.002
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hackett40 wrote: Both links say ComfyView
In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
No, one says "ComfyView", i.e. the exact model from London Drugs.

The other different model says "ComfyView In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology".

ComfyView is marketing jargon they throw around, but I'm not going to assume they're both IPS until clear evidence is presented.
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