GRADE B refurb Acer V3-572: i5 5200u, Touchscreen, 8GB RAM, Nvidia 840m 2GB for £329.97 @ Currys/PC World Ebay outlet
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GRADE B refurb Acer V3-572: i5 5200u, Touchscreen, 8GB RAM, Nvidia 840m 2GB for £329.97 @ Currys/PC World Ebay outlet

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Found 24th Jul 2015
Grade B refurb, which could mean minor cosmetic marks, non original accessories such as a third party charger, or not in it's original packaging. The item will be in fully working order.

The pros are:
Broadwell i5 cpu
Dedicated 840m graphics with 2gb Ddr3 dedicated vRAM
Touchscreen laptop
Very competitive price
Suitable for gaming (runs current games like Tomb Raider and Alien Isolation)
Long battery life

Cons are:
The screen is a 1366 by 768 (many would prefer a 1920 by 1080)
Condition may not be cosmetically perfect (although Grade B items often are)
Won't play super demanding games like GTA V
No SSD

Any comments welcome!

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smoking

nice find

On the ad "Buy one - Get 20% off the second...." I wonder - IF... IF you bought one, then used the code to get 20% of of the (say) Acer.. ... .. Then returned the second item due to ??? Whatever reason you like - you would still have only paid whatever the price is - minus 20%?

OR... ... If there is a 20% off of the second item, how about negotiating for a 10% discount off of one item (half?)

As I say - purely a thought... But.... :-* Have some heat!

thanks just ordered (only 1 left), bit of gaming through the summer holiday - heat given

shame about the screen res, but a bargain nonetheless

tomb raider is my favourite game ever...but I have a gaming pc

Good deal for a 5th gen i5 and dedicated graphics, anyone own this model? I can't seem to find any guides anywhere on how to install and ssd in this thing. Wish laptops these days still had easy acess to the ram and hdd.

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greenday10111

Good deal for a 5th gen i5 and dedicated graphics, anyone own this model? … Good deal for a 5th gen i5 and dedicated graphics, anyone own this model? I can't seem to find any guides anywhere on how to install and ssd in this thing. Wish laptops these days still had easy acess to the ram and hdd.



Hey, mine is in the post so I've been Googling the same thing. Apparently you just unscrew the 18 screws on the base and then pry the base off using a guitar pick.

Rumour has it that there is empty space and an unused SATA port for an optical disk in there. In the thread below a guy discusses that he's going to put an SSD in the space using a bracket. I might do the same thing (but will probably use velcro rather than a bracket ;))

community.acer.com/t5/…646

thetwistedblue

Hey, mine is in the post so I've been Googling the same thing. Apparently … Hey, mine is in the post so I've been Googling the same thing. Apparently you just unscrew the 18 screws on the base and then pry the base off using a guitar pick.Rumour has it that there is empty space and an unused SATA port for an optical disk in there. In the thread below a guy discusses that he's going to put an SSD in the space using a bracket. I might do the same thing (but will probably use velcro rather than a bracket ;)) http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series/Acer-Laptop-Aspire-V3-572-734Y-mSATA-slot/td-p/365646



Thanks for your reply. The only thing from keeping me from pulling the trigger on this is the fact that it semi-difficult to put the ssd in there. From what i've learned from google, you have to undo all the screws at the bottom, slide out the dvd drive, then you pry the keyboard to reveal everything. I went to to my local curries and had a play about with the laptop as they had new versions in stock and they seem really good quality. They keyboard is nice and touchscreen means you don't have to use the trackpad as much. this is the method we will need to use youtube.com/wat…snQ to get the ssd in there, not sure if it's worth the risk!

greenday10111

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Hi both. I have what I believe to be a similar laptop to the one in this thread (it is like the one in that youtube video). Mine is a Aspire V3-572G.
It came with a HDD and optical drive and now has an SSD and HDD. Taking the front up was tense experience but it was actually fine with lots of care. I did not remove the 3 cables, was able to slip the HDD out and the SSD in without! (_;). The RAM is underneath somewhere in the bowels, I didn't want to go there for now (and 8GB is enough for me, for now)...
community.acer.com/t5/…006
Really like this laptop


Edited by: "Chrrye" 24th Jul 2015

greenday10111

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Hello Chrrye, thansk for your comment. I might try taking out the HDD and putting the SSD in there like you then without removing the cables. Will save me having to worry about wether things are seated correctly. Went ahead and bought anyway so thanks OP. Hopefully a grade B refurb isn't too damaged or maybe not all.

Can I ask Chrrye what did you use to pry the keyboard? I was thinking of maybe using a plectrum?

also does anyone know if this supports sata 3 with an ssd? I'd assume so.

greenday10111

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greenday10111

also does anyone know if this supports sata 3 with an ssd? I'd assume so.


I was just really gentle and gradual. Started at one of the back corners and worked my way round,including using a credit card type (not an actual credit card -it would scrape it (the card)) as a wedge to go along and keep the gap made. Plectrum would work (probably better!). It's only a challenge because the laptop is really solidly made so that's not a bad thing. My only caution would be be careful round the back by the battery, there is some catches there that thwarted me for a while.
ps. having another look I think I would have had to remove the ribbon over the HDD (goes to the USB ports). But I left the keyboard, screen? ones attached, lifted the top only part way (like a book)...theres another thread out there with pictures, have a look (I couldn't find immediately )..


Mine does. Obviously that's only useful if this is the same although it's likely the same board and recent laptop so...
Edited by: "Chrrye" 24th Jul 2015

Chrrye

I was just really gentle and gradual. Started at one of the back corners … I was just really gentle and gradual. Started at one of the back corners and worked my way round,including using a credit card type (not an actual credit card -it would scrape it (the card)) as a wedge to go along and keep the gap made. Plectrum would work (probably better!). It's only a challenge because the laptop is really solidly made so that's not a bad thing. My only caution would be be careful round the back by the battery, there is some catches there that thwarted me for a while.ps. having another look I think I would have had to remove the ribbon over the HDD (goes to the USB ports). But I left the keyboard, screen? ones attached, lifted the top only part way (like a book)...theres another thread out there with pictures, have a look (I couldn't find immediately )..Mine does. Obviously that's only useful if this is the same although it's likely the same board and recent laptop so...



yeah there is a ribbon over the hard drive that will have to be removed. But hopefully the rest cane stay in. Thanks for your mini-guide, I feel a bit more confident on doing it now when the laptop arrives. I can't think why it wouldn't support sata 3 tbh.

mine arrived today. In perfect like new condition. Only strange thing was the sticker on the laptop said it was the intel i4210u cpu but after switching it on and checking with cpu-z it's defo a broadwell 5200u. Now to try and put the ssd in!

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greenday10111

mine arrived today. In perfect like new condition. Only strange thing was … mine arrived today. In perfect like new condition. Only strange thing was the sticker on the laptop said it was the intel i4210u cpu but after switching it on and checking with cpu-z it's defo a broadwell 5200u. Now to try and put the ssd in!



Mine also arrived today! Not quite perfect condition as there was a scratch on the top, but nothing visible when you're actually using it. Most importantly, not visible enough for the girlfriend to be bothered by it!

Mine was also a 5200u, with a 1366 x 768 screen. Very pleased with it for the price.

Keep me posted on your SSD, any hints or tips would be really helpful!

Thanks.

thetwistedblue

Mine also arrived today! Not quite perfect condition as there was a … Mine also arrived today! Not quite perfect condition as there was a scratch on the top, but nothing visible when you're actually using it. Most importantly, not visible enough for the girlfriend to be bothered by it! Mine was also a 5200u, with a 1366 x 768 screen. Very pleased with it for the price.Keep me posted on your SSD, any hints or tips would be really helpful!Thanks.



Oh, sorry top hear about the scratch, but as you said, as long as it keeps the Mrs happy then it's all good

I got the SSD in, honestly was pretty painless. Just undo all the screws, slide out the optical drive.Then I used a plectrum to pry the keyboard away from the laptop, just kind of ran it all around, then carefully lifted it up and removed all three ribbons. Undid the two screws next to the hard drive, took out the ribbon that lies over the HDD, slid it out and removed it from the caddy. Then from there kind of reversed the process, made sure everything was clipped in back tight and put the screws back in. In the process of putting the drivers on now!

Only bad thing is that the charger supplied does not work. I popped into curries and used the one in store and it worked fine so I know it's the charger rather than I problem with the battery. Luckily I have one spare for the time being so it's all good. Just take your time with your SSD and don't panic, after you do it you'll wonder what the fuss was about. Let me know if you get stuck.

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greenday10111

Oh, sorry top hear about the scratch, but as you said, as long as it … Oh, sorry top hear about the scratch, but as you said, as long as it keeps the Mrs happy then it's all good :)I got the SSD in, honestly was pretty painless. Just undo all the screws, slide out the optical drive.Then I used a plectrum to pry the keyboard away from the laptop, just kind of ran it all around, then carefully lifted it up and removed all three ribbons. Undid the two screws next to the hard drive, took out the ribbon that lies over the HDD, slid it out and removed it from the caddy. Then from there kind of reversed the process, made sure everything was clipped in back tight and put the screws back in. In the process of putting the drivers on now!Only bad thing is that the charger supplied does not work. I popped into curries and used the one in store and it worked fine so I know it's the charger rather than I problem with the battery. Luckily I have one spare for the time being so it's all good. Just take your time with your SSD and don't panic, after you do it you'll wonder what the fuss was about. Let me know if you get stuck.



Great description, thanks. Sorry to hear about the charger, I would have thought if you contact them they'd just send you one straight out.

I'm thinking I might try replacing the optical disk rather than the HDD. I'll take a look at the innards before making a final decision!

greenday10111

Then from there kind of reversed the process, made sure everything was … Then from there kind of reversed the process, made sure everything was clipped in back tight and put the screws back in. In the process of putting the drivers on now!


Well done.
It's not quite a clean install but I made an Acer recovery USB from the original OS HDD and then used it to put the OS on the SSD that replaced it. So all the drivers etc. were present from the off.

thetwistedblue

I'm thinking I might try replacing the optical disk rather than the HDD. … I'm thinking I might try replacing the optical disk rather than the HDD. I'll take a look at the innards before making a final decision!


On mine I replaced the HDD with an SSD. And then replace the ODD with the HDD (with an adapter).
From what I understood when I researched this the boot order is such that the OS drive needs to be in the HDD slot. So the SSD will need to go in that place. (ie you can't just add the SSD instead of the ODD. Please note if you are doing this then I suggest get the SSD working (OS'd) on it's own before adding the HDD back in or you may encounter problems.
Edited by: "Chrrye" 3rd Aug 2015
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