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Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop 15.6" with 120Hz, Ryzen 7 4800H, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB, GTX 1650Ti $1,099.99

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Nov 26, 2019
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[London Drugs] Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop 15.6" with 120Hz, Ryzen 7 4800H, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB, GTX 1650Ti $1,099.99

It is a pretty good deal. On the website it says Ryzen 5, but it states Ryzen 7 when you look at the specification. You can find the same product on other websites if you google with either AN515-44-R20Z or NH.Q9HAA.001.
(https://www.staples.ca/products/2983548 ... ws-10-home) on staples
(https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00112877) on memoryexpress.

Processor
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 4800H / 2.9 GHz

Screen
15.6" FHD, Anti-glare, ComfyView, 25 ms response rate, Narrow Border Display120 Hz refresh rate

Memory
RAM 16 GB (2 x 8 GB)

Storage
Main Storage 512 GB SSD

Video
Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti


It looks like this machine has a bilingual keyboard by default since it states US International/Canadian French, but I may be be wrong.


I bought Legion 5 AMD with ryzen 5 4600H with GTX 1650 for 1,030+tax-rakuten. Acer nitro 5 has ryzen 7 with GTX 1650Ti for 1,100. The price difference is not significant to me, but I am not sure if I am okay with the bilingual keyboard and the gamery look of the Nitro 5.
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OP you should put the screen size and 120Hz in the title; this is a good deal.
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And as far as I know londondrugs is now the only place not charging provincial sales tax if you dont have londondrugs in your province...after years of ordering from newegg and memoryexpress to have only 5% tax charge they now charge provincial sales tax...so double good deal
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Nice, good thing I stashed up on LD GCs when they had the 20% back deal.


It's a smoking hot deal if you are like me who parked some cash in LD GCs just waiting for a price error or a hot deal from LD.
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Can anyone confirm if this laptop has a bilingual keyboard?
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haroldliang wrote: Can anyone confirm if this laptop has a bilingual keyboard?
From image, it has big enter key,
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Just keeps applying to new threads...

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Not compatible with Oculus Rift S since no Displayport out for those wanting to use this for VR. Otherwise solid though
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Good deal on a entry level gaming laptop, but the CPU is a beast. I would jump on this if I didn't buy the Lenovo legion 5 at $1029+tax-8%rebate (same with OP), the cpu and gpu are both better on this one, especially the cpu. The Lenovo is only $100 cheaper than this after ram upgrade, so the difference is worth it. I am not going to return and re-buy this one though, since I already spent hours to set up the Lenovo and upgrade the ram, don't want to make returns (both laptop and ram) and go through the cycle again. The real life difference is probably hard to notice on what I usually do with my laptop anyway. The additional 1 TB hdd on Lenovo is actually quite handy, great for storing files, much more easier to manage files with that additional space available.
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I am so tempted to buy this right now, not even for gaming but for general use.

Are there any drawbacks to gaming laptops over non-gaming ones, I imagine the only main ones are possibly more weight and reduced battery life from the more powerful processor / gpu?
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If you're wondering why +14 upvotes isn't +114 upvotes, let's discuss.

1) Form Factor Matters
This is a great machine with a monster CPU, but my goodness does it get annoying to lug around an obese laptop by 2020 standards. It's aesthetics make it plainly clear it's a gaming laptop so it can't be used in conferences, meetings, and presentation settings without appearing out of place. It definitely has it's target demo.

2) The GPU is Good, Not Great
For the price, this entire package: CPU, GPU, Screen... is a great value for money. However, it's just shy of graphical greatness because the GPU makes or breaks the build for many. The GTX 1650TI is very respectable, but it doesn't rise to the tier of a beast GPU. Even a 1660TI in this setting would be more appreciated.

Now this is very much a beggar's view on things, because the price-to-performance here is quite good. Very good. Sometimes though, performance matters regardless of price. Likewise, form factor matters even when the price encourages you to compromise.

If you're willing to tune your game settings, this is still a great buy for select gamers / college students.
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I think the Legion has the out directly from the GPU for VR. I mean maybe your wanna have beast GPU in a stationary desktop for that anyway but just thought I would mention that. I have seen VR setups running on minimum spec machines with the Oculus that still took my breath/lunch away. Just mentioning that as someone else mentioned this does not have that option. My older Legion met the minimum spec for VR but could only output HDMI video from the CPU
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So for someone looking to switch to a gaming laptop at some point (moving in the near future, looking to downsize), but can also wait until christmas deals, i'd assume it's best to just wait out?
Can you spare some cutter, me brother?
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A really really good deal will be coming soon!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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If this were a 1660TI, it would be over at this price.

Resistance would be futile except for the business crowd.

As it stands, the 1650TI requires some meditation before deciding on a purchase, if you're a gamer / college student / prosumer.
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