expired Acer Swift 3 (8th Gen i5-8250U, MX150, 14" FHD, 256GB/8GB, Backlit KB) US $752.47 (~AU $962) Delivered @ Amazon
This is one of the more impressive releases of 2017, with a 8th Gen quad core i5. Also appears to be almost an ultrabook with a 14" screen and 1.7kg weight, but it still has a dedicated GPU to be able to run most games at low-medium settings. Been looking for something 13.3-14" with a dedicated GPU to be able to play some titles during my Uni breaks, but until now, the only options were laptops with 940MX.
Really in a dilemna whether to get this over an last gen Xiaomi Air (7th Gen i5 and intel HD 620). As 8th gen mobile i5s are now quad-core rather than dual-core, I'm guessing the battery life will definitely take a bit of a hit. The dedicated MX150 probably also isn't great for battery life. Will most likely wait for more reviews to pop up especially regarding the battery life of this before making my decision.
8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display
8GB LPDDR3 Memory & 256GB SSD
1 - USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port, 2 - USB 3.0 Ports & 1 - USB 2.0 port
1 - HDMI port
802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Acer Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows Hello
Windows 10 Home
4-cell Li-Ion (3220 mAh) Battery, Up to 10 Hours Battery Life
Make sure to avoid Amazon's bad currency conversion rates and pay directly in USD with a fee free card such as 28 degrees or Bankwest Zero as it is over the $1000 GST-free threshold if you let Amazon do the converting. As of posting this deal, mastercard rates put it at ~$962