I am doing a one year graduate program and looking for a budget laptop. For the course, we will predominately use Rhino. I do not need this to be my forever laptop but I would also not like to limit my Rhino capacity by choosing a poor laptop. I’ve been looking at the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4. The price is about $600. So what’s the catch?
7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (Up to 3.1GHz)
15.6" Full HD Widescreen Comfy View LED-backlit Display supporting Acer Color Blast technology
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB of GDDR5 Video Memory
8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB SSD
I think it’s the size and weight that brings the price down.
Considering many laptops go without dedicated gpu it seems quite cost effective.
I don’t know about Acer customer care, but I’d look into that as well when getting a laptop.
I’ve had to replace the screen of my ±1000 euro acer aspire laptop after a year and a half of using to then have the motherboard die 2 weeks after my warranty expired. It might have been coincidence or bad luck, but from that moment on I swore not to use Acer ever again. My two cents.
Thank you both for the advice. I read more reviews on the laptop and as you said, there were many poor reviews about the screen being broken (sometimes even when it was brand new!). I decided to go with a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming computer. A bit more expensive but seemingly more reliable:
Hope you’re doing well. I do not know if you may still have that broken computer because mine was broken too and the repairer asked me for buying the new “motherboard” for the same computer. Please let me know if you still have it so that we can make a deal as you said you have shifted to Dell.
If anyone is curious, I decided to go with the Dell Gaming computer. Works great, very fast. the only problems are the fan is extremely loud! Not good for the library. It is also heavy. Otherwise, great machine