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Acer Aspire 5 14" Core i3-8130U/4GB/128GB SSD Laptop $396 + Delivery ($0 C&C) @ Harvey Norman

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this can connect to internet. it has keys on it. remove it duplicate.

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  • +3 votes

    edit: a better spec laptop could be had for $88 more 2 years back. so it's a passable deal

  • +1 vote

    From the description it says you can upgrade the RAM up to 12GB (I suspect 4GB Soldered + 1x SODIMM slot)
    It’s passable, much better than those Intel Celeron eMMC craptops

    • +1 vote

      If this is the same as the 514-54g then yes, my daughter has that one and i upgraded it to 12gig ram, also added an SSD, there is a spot for it and cables included to add one.

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        got any thoughts on it? is it quick or rubbish acer quality?

        • +2 votes

          quality is ok, the keyboard is crap and my daughter has already lost the G key.. lol as firerunner says it's way better than the other celeron n emmc crap out there… i think we paid slightly more than this a year and a bit ago. I think as a kids school laptop it's worth it.

          Edit: My daughters is the 1080p screen so definitely rather pay $50 more to get a FHD screen.

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    Only 720p screen. Everything else looks good!

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      oh sorry ouch. did not realise that! makes the deal a tad bit worse

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        Meh, it would have been too good a deal if it had both an i3 8th gen and 1080P screen for this price :)

  • +2 votes

    720p TN panel is the real deal killer.

  • +1 vote

    be aware the hinge on the cheap aspire models are prone to snapping

  • -3 votes

    The Acer Aspire 5 15.6in for ~$300 more has numeric key pad, more RAM, larger SSD, more screen, 11th Gen i5 etc. https://www.harveynorman.com.au/acer-aspire-5-15-6-inch-i5-1...

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      yup and lenovo for not much more

    • +1 vote

      That's basically double the price tho… People looking at this price range usually wouldn't want to spend that much more

      Plus: More screen isn't always a good thing. It also means it's less portable

  • +2 votes

    add 4gb ram, this laptop is more than enough for office admin works, we still use i5-7200u 8GB RAM 256GB SSD laptop, but still running at a reasonable speed using office suite and accounting software. And this i3 cpu looks like even better than i5-7200u.

    • +2 votes

      Even better IMO is to get an ex-business laptop such as the Elitebook or X1 Carbon series. Build will be military spec, internals solid components, and they last for years.

      For roughly the same price I was lucky enough to pick up a basically unused Elitebook 840 G5 (double the speed and RAM of this, as well as FHD screen). Normally a 840 G3 would be had second hand for about $400.

      • +1 vote

        What about the battery though? I find it's pretty hard to buy genuine battery even from ThinkPad series in Australia

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          Paradoxez - the batteries have been fine so I've not looked into replacing batteries. I've found that a 2016 model Elitebook lasts hours on battery without issue, although I mostly use it plugged in. It would be fine for lectures for example.

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        Where do you buy them from?

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          Borgsta I've bought around 10 ex-business laptops from various sellers on eBay. There are websites for sellers but in my experience the prices are higher.

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      With 128GB, you'll be surprised that after installing office and a windows update, you can't install anything else

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        true, but we use sharepoint.

      • +3 votes

        Surprisingly I've found the opposite. I got a128gb laptop thinking I'd upgrade to 500gb later… 4 years down the track still on 128gb and even though 500gb nvme is seriously cheap I just have 0 reason to upgrade.

        I have an external HDD on my network at home for media.

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          You must have hardly any programs installed. Has it slowed down to a crawl though?

      • +3 votes

        With 128gb you will be surprised after installing office and a windows update that you have 90gb left of storage.

        You will have plenty of room on your computer for files! The cloud for storage of photos!
        Plenty of room for casual games, and the opportunity to buy an external HDD if you need

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      you dont need 8gb ram to do 'office admin' works

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    Good until a Windows update, restart and then 45min boot up, 8% HDD capacity remaining & free space which is nothing you can free up

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      HDD? It has SSD

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        typing error

        • -3 votes

          Oh? so it has hdd? even worse of a deal them

    • +1 vote

      i got a 128gb surface pro and never faced your issues, maybe you should stop storing so many video files

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    Is this ok for study? I am worried that the 4 gig may not be enough to handle the 15 or so tabs I need open and 4 or 5 word docs at a time…..? But perhaps this is offset by the fast ish cpu and SSD?

    • +3 votes

      well just buy more ram like said above

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      On an i5-6100u with 4gb of ram, I've noticed that Microsoft edge is quite good at prioritising multiple tabs. Even if it has to reload them it is quick snappy and efficient

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      buy an extra 4gb for $30

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    Windows 10 S… ew!

    • +2 votes

      pretty easy to change to win10

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    https://www.amazon.com.au/s?me=A38NDJ9G8N3OX0&marketplaceID=...

    Much better value, although it still runs Windows.

    There are plenty of reasonably priced Macbook Airs and Pros at the moment since everyone is upgrading to M1 Macs.

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      What? How old is that???

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    All my acers have broken down just after 12months. Any other brands with in price with similar specs?

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    Ordered on the 22nd March. Still not sent out. I have had this problem with Harvey Norman before. Anyone else in the same situation?