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Acer Laptop Aspire V3-572G-54S6 Intel Core i5 4210U (1.70GHz) 8GB DDR3L Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 840M 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Snapped this up immediately when it went on sale for $549. Unquestionably the most laptop for the money I've even seen!

Full Tech Specs:
Intel Core i5 4210U - 2.4GHz on Turbo, 2 cores / 4 Threads
8GB RAM (2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz at 11-11-11-28)
Nvidia 840M (384 cuda cores, 2GB DDR3-1800MHz over 64bit)
1TB 5400RPM SATA3 HDD
1366x768 Screen (guessing 5ms response / lower res helps keep FPS high)

Cons: Low-ish 1366x768 screen res (wish it was a 1080p touch screen) But it's not nearly as bad as I expected! Looks great in games. Response time might a bit slow but it's good enough for a laptop.
Slow 5400RPM HDD. (I installed a Samsung 850 Pro SSD and used the slow HDD in and external USB3 enclosure.

Other Thoughts: Hahaha! I sold my old 2009 Core2 Duo MacBook Pro (8GB DDR3 1066, Core 2 Duo P7550 2.26GHz, Nvidia 9400GT graphics and 128GB SSD for $500. So it only cost me $50 to upgrade to this beast! Hahaha! So glad crazy Mac fanatics exist. :-)

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SYBA Combo Ports USB 3.0 + SATA 6G PCI-e Card,  Switchable SATA Port Model SY-PEX50043
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Would be such a sweet upgrade option if it worked. USB 3 works.

Cons: SATA6 controller isn't even seen by OS. SYBA has no drivers on the web site for the SATA controller. Just the USB. No HDD/SSD is seen by the OS when plugged in to internal SATA plug. Jumpers are set to 2-3 for internal. The driver CD that came with it is a joke. It's a disk that has drivers for, what looks like, every single SYBA product made. They're all in folders that are not labeled in any logical way. Just randomly labeled folders. How hard is it to make a CD for each product. Talk about poor product execution.

Other Thoughts: Would be such a sweet upgrade option if it worked. Another manufacturer needs to step up and make a proper 1xPCIe card with 1xSATA6 and 1xUSB3

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PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-IDH Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Finally! A powerful Video Card with a single slot cooler! :-D Thank you PowerColor! And with 1GB DDR5 too!

Cons: Non Yet

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Andrew Y.'s Profile

Display Name: Andrew Y.

Date Joined: 07/18/05

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 02/04/06
  • Last Review: 10/10/14
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