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Acer Aspire 5 (14-Inch i3-10110U/8GB/128GB SSD) $488 C&C /+ Delivery @ Harvey Norman

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Great laptop at that price, especially considering BYOD/back to school is getting closer. With its performance-driven hardware and streamlined design, the Acer Aspire 5 14-inch i3-10110U/8GB/128GB SSD Laptop is a great companion for bolstering productivity while you’re on the move.

Key Features

Driven by an i3-10110U processor and 8GB RAM to handle different programs smoothly
Fast and dedicated storage facility via its 128GB SSD
Wide, 14-inch Full HD screen lets you browse, watch, and play on an immersive platform
Features a backlit keyboard which allows you to type easily even on low light settings
Runs on a secure, customisable, and intuitive Windows 10

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Comments

  • -1 vote

    especially considering BYOD is around the corner

    ????

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    Sounds like a great price, what's the catch? Besides buying at HN?

    Edit: Two specs caught my eye: runs Windows 10 S and weighs 1.8kg.
    Can one easily turn Windows 10 S into Windows 10?

    • +6 votes

      Can one easily turn Windows 10 S into Windows 10?

      Yes. Converting is fairly straightforward. The steps are listed here

    • -1 vote

      Sounds like a great price, what's the catch? Besides buying at HN?

      Is that not a big enough catch?

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      The catch is it's Acer, which usually means poor quality.

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        Oh it doesn't for me. I've had Acers for a while.

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          Usually the quality of a budget Acer laptop will not be as good as other brand names. To get a good quality Acer laptop you need to skip their budget models.

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            @rogerm22: It sounds like the same for Dell or Hp

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              @Laziofogna: Budget models from Dell, HP and Toshiba, while usually having unremarkable quality, generally are of better quality than budget laptops from Acer. Acer is actually well known as being a cheap and nasty brand.

              I usually stay away from budget laptops of all brands and just use cheap used business laptops from eBay, as the quality almost always is much better.

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                @rogerm22: Just because something has a budget price doesn't mean it's a budget laptop..

                At least Acer puts a FHD in their budget range. Meanwhile, $700+ Dells have a 1366*768 screen. Asus is probably one of the worst.
                Got a budget HP and it choked within weeks.

                I prefer my laptop to be new personally and not someone's degraded Latitude, but that's personal preference.

                If $488 is the new price for a i3-10x/8GB/SSD/FHD laptop of reasonable size then I'll say budget computers don't have much of a future.
                Reasonable size to me is somewhere around 13-14".

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    Looks pretty good - is there anything else around that might rival this?

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      Not sure if the one from Amazon has backlit keyboard?

      Also not sure if the one from H.N uses a IPS screen?

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        Yeah good spot. Harvey Norman one apparently has fingerprint reader as well. They are either slightly different or one of the retailers had made mistakes in the listing.

        I suspect this may be a new listing at Harvey Norman and they made a pricing error or something because seems too cheap.

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      Page says "We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

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    damn good deal, thanks OP

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    Been looking for good deal on a small laptop with decent specs. Thanks OP

  • +1 vote

    Getting though Amazon with Zip Pay 10% back offer brings this to $439.2.

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      How does this zip thing work I got granted 1000 does that mean I can spend up to 1000 even if I only have say 50 in my debit card. And are we protected like with PayPal if someone hacks our account and spends the 1000.

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        Zip, afterpay, humm and a few others are basically short term 'interest free' payment options. Just like the traditional interest free you have to pay them back in a set amount of time with these it's usually within 10 equal instalments, they are huge now as they found a loophole in the finance and banking system… Anyway they make money via charging merchants about 3% per transactions and customers who miss an instalment or are late in paying it off, the fine is usually a set amount like $10 or something… Read T's&c's very carefully as they are not bound by the same laws as credit institutions.

        • +2 votes

          Interest free but a $6pm account fee with zip. So effectively a 7.2%pa interest rate on $1000 balance and 14.4%pa on $500.

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    How does this compare with Lenovo E595?

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    FHD IPS

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    Got it on Amazon with the shopback 20% (Capped at $50 but still good!)

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    Hi all. Is this a touch screen. Assuming that it is not as it isnt in the specs. Kids byod needs to be touchscreen. Thanks.

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    what was the original price?499 I assume

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      Doesn't appear to be any original price. I suspect it's a new listing and they made a pricing error. I have been looking for cheap laptops like this last few days and didn't notice it before this post.

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      Take a look what else is $499. Celerons and Pentium Silver, most with 4GB ram or 1366*768 screens.
      10th Gen i3 is not supposed to be cheaper than a base i3 8th gen.

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    If you look at the 4th Pic on Amazon it does look like the keys are lit

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    Heading in store to check it out tomorrow morning.
    Been looking for a cheap, light laptop with ok specs with an RJ45 for on site programming of IP cameras, this looks like a great solution.

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    damn, I bought the i3 8th gen, 15.6' for the same price a month ago from Binglee?

    can I return?

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      This one?
      Funnily enough I haven't actually picked it up yet… It's an impulse buy, just like this one will be lol.

      If you've picked it up or opened it I don't reckon you'd be allowed, but it's worth a shot.

      Note the 8145U still holds its on in benchmarks. The 10110U is better but not a country mile.

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    Crap- just bought Lenovo E495 for $632 (incl cashback). sigh

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      Looks like a great buy. If you were after cheep cheep you probably not happy but damn man, still a good buy.

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    I thinking of this as a school BYOD device but is 1.8kg a bit heavy to lug around?

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    All sold out on Amazon? Damn, missed the 20% cashback deal. Wonder if any chance Amazon would stock again before end of today. Crazy value for those who got it.

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    The picture on the Harvey Norman website is wrong, this model doesn't have a number pad!
    Trip wasted.

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    https://www.harveynorman.com.au/asus-vivobook-m509-15-6-inch...

    How do the AMD R5-3500U CPUs stack up against the new i3's?

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      Screen res is shite on the Asus

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      Screen Size (inches) 15.6
      Screen Definition High Definition
      Screen Resolution 1366 x 768

      Honestly, it's not the processor you need to worry about here.

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        Honestly, for what I'll be using it for onsite, the screen quality is not of high importance.

        I'll be running native IP camera programs, the amount of IP Addresses I'll be entering it makes a numpad one of my highest requirements and if I do use it at home it'll be basically docked to an external monitor/keyboard/mouse anyway.

        I did have a quick look at the laptop I linked and it really didn't look too bad, screenwise.
        I can see how if it were a daily workhorse or staring at it on the couch of a night not being FHD could be an issue for some though.

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          Yeah exactly. For database entry (which I do a lot of), I need a FHD at least. When I'm on the go, laptop is good but when I'm actually at work there's the desktop I use more.

          People almost 8 years ago were complaining about 1366*768 resolution.

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    Thanks OP. Grabbed one for my parents to take away when cruising around spending my inheritance. My local HN was sold out, but the electronics section of my local Domayne has just been rebranded to Harvey Norman, so I was able to pick one up from there.

    So far, really impressed with the machine for the price. Display was really nice and bright and uniform. Windows 10S was reverted to 10 Home within a few seconds, and there wasn't too much in the way of bloatware to remove. Performance seems quite snappy in basic tasks, although this is just opinion I haven't benchmarked anything yet.

    The box came with absolutely bare minimum in the way of extras, except for a 2.5" SSD mounting bracket, which I thought was a strange thing to include in a consumer laptop. Are they ok with you ripping out and upgrading the factory storage?

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      Does it mention it's IPS in screen info

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      You can actually install a second 2.5" drive using the provided mounting kit.

      I grabbed this laptop today too, the screen is great and it feels snappy.

      I tested the speed of the SSD and sustained sequential reads were 1.4 TB/sec!

      I'll probably grab a 1TB SSD to install as the second drive.

      Very happy so far

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    Similar question for me. Is the ram upgradable? Can another ssd be added or can the existing one be removed and replaced with a bigger one? Thanks.

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    Just pciked this laptop up an hour go

    Its awesome.. screen is IPS Full HD.. worth the money hands down.

  • +3 votes

    I just picked mine up, I haven't turned it on yet, but I've pulled the back cover off it.
    The 128G SSD is a Kingston NVMe drive. It's ALSO got another empty slot for a standard 2.5" drive, there's a mounting kit included in the box.
    This is great as there is a LOT of upgrade potential for storage here.

    As far as the RAM goes, i see a single stick - "4GB 1RX16 PC4-3200AA-SC0-11".
    I don't see the other stick, I'm going to assume it's on the other side of the board, possibly even soldered?

    The sticker on the battery says it's "Rated capacity: 4343mAh/48.85Wh"