This right here is $800 worth of laptop. Which doesn’t sound like a lot, but Acer (who sponsored this video, by the way, thank you Acer) is particularly proud of what they’ve managed to pack into their eighth generation Nitro 5. So let’s crack this bad boy open and have a look at it, shall we? All right, so while I pack these boxes open, let’s talk the specs of this thing. It’s got a Core i5 processor (Which again doesn’t sound “gaming” or anything) but if you look a little closer at the specs, the 8th Gen Core i5 8300H, (which is what this thing is equipped with) is actually nearly identical to the last generation Core i7 7700HQ which was kind of the “de facto” standard for gaming laptops. So consider this: Over one generation we are getting slightly better performance actually and at $128 less on the CPU alone so that is a BIG part of why Acer was able to hit this fairly aggressive price point As for the rest of the specs, it’s got 8GB of RAM, which as we talked about recently, for gaming anyway, (you know I can’t say anything for Chrome users) but for gaming anyway, it’s still enough even in current year 2018. It’s got 256GB of SSD storage so we have finally gotten to the point where even for like “value models” like this one, we don’t have to rely on a larger hard drive in order to have enough space to install a few games, with the fact that it’s a PCI Express based SSD being an extra bonus. AND it’s got a GTX 1050 Ti. So the biggest difference between a 10 Series card, like what we’ve got here, and the last generation 9 series GeForce cards is that it used to be that the mobile version was a cut-down version of what was in some cases not even the same GPU at all, so a 970M, for example, was actually a desktop 960, and then a 950M, which would have been the like, similar position in the product stack to this one, was… (I don’t even know what that thing was). So the 1050 Ti is over 100% faster than the 950M that you would have gotten in an $800 laptop in years past. So the point I’m trying to make here is that at this price with these specs, you’re going to get a GREAT experience in eSports titles, like you’ll be able to crank them and I’d be surprised if you ever dropped a frame, and then even in triple A titles you should be able to drive this 1080p panel at its native resolution at like medium settings. So all that’s left here is for us to uninstall Norton… “You may have to download (Norton) consumer product removal tool…” … and go ahead and get some games installed in Steam so we can take it for a test drive. So I had to run and grab a copy of Doom off an external drive because I don’t feel like waiting for 60GB to download, which I guess is a good time to talk about I/O, because… I like having my mouse over on the left so that it doesn’t interfere with movement on the mouse pad over on the right, and we’ve only got one USB 3 over on this side of the type-A persuasion so I’m gonna go ahead and use that second one right in between the HDMI port, we’ve got an SD card reader… AND a regular wired Ethernet port. YAY! My external drive, and then over on the other side we’ve got power in, two more USB ports (though It should be noted these are USB 2) and then a headphone microphone combo jack. One thing that’s noticeably better is the display brightness. So IPS displays started showing up on value laptops -what about two years ago I guess, but one of the big issues that they had was that while they have IPS qualities like better colors and better viewing angles, they were typically really dim. This one’s actually not too shabby. No, I don’t want the game bar. Like, barely gives you enough time to tell it to never come back “I’m gonna go with EXPERT bots today!” Alright, so we’re running anywhere from about 80 to 110 or so frames per second- Damn these expert BOTS… Oh crap, they’re all- Yes, they’re better than me, thank you. I guess I could have bought a better gun, or I could just… Okay, enough CS:GO. Okay, well for Fortnite’s loading, maybe we can just spend a little bit of time with the keyboard actually. Actually, overall impressions of the keyboard are not bad. It’s got a bit of a long keystroke and that does take some getting used to so I found myself missing a couple here and there but if you’re a heavier typer you probably wouldn’t even notice. Not bad! Really quiet, too. Lets apply the best settings for our system here. Battle Royale, Of course. Does anyone play the other one? Okay, motions are off because it’s terrible. Yeah, I was not expecting all high, too, and- Oh, Okay, it kind of settled in there. So, I’m kind of a view distance guy. I don’t really care about any alias use so let’s go ahead and have a look at how that looks. Wait. The ones with arrows are on my team, right? I don’t remember. No, that’s not bad like, if your goal is: you know, do some schoolwork and you’re not expecting crazy battery life because it does have a dedicated graphics card, and then play Fortnite in your off hours, this is not a bad experience. Can you harvest a car? Evidently you can! Yeah, you build stuff. See, I’m harvesting brick right now. This is rock solid now. It’s not doing any of that dipping or anything. It’s actually not that loud either. Like, it’s, you know, it’s not silent or anything, but it’s very tolerable. So there you have it. That’s pretty much the latest gen Nitro 5. Overall looking pretty good for 800 bucks if you get it from Best Buy. We have really come a long way actually. So thanks for watching guys. If you dislike this video you can hit that button but if you liked it: hit like, get subscribed, or maybe consider checking out where to buy the stuff we featured at the link in the video description. Also down there is our merch store, which has cool shirts like this one, and our community forum, which you should totally join.

$800 for a GREAT gaming laptop? – Acer Nitro 5 Showcase
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71 thoughts on “$800 for a GREAT gaming laptop? – Acer Nitro 5 Showcase

  • September 28, 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    The sad thing is is that on acer’s website it’s like $800 and on Amazon it’s like $600 🤣

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    I might have to get this

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  • September 30, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    Love from India

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  • October 2, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    You can get that laptop at bestbuy for 670 now

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    Can it run vr

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  • October 3, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    It's junk I owned one and it's crap

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  • October 3, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    Hahahaha it's garbage tried running Minecraft on full frames and well it lagged it was brand new

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  • October 3, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    When u plug in the charger and play u can get up to 120-144FPS which is really good I have the upgraded version or whatever it’s called so I got it for $1k which makes it better

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:22 pm
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    Balasubas kang magreview…

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Watching a review of the Nitro 5 in my Nitro 5…

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  • October 6, 2019 at 6:27 am
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    Got this Laptop for (not including taxes) for 600 usd

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  • October 7, 2019 at 12:21 am
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    Nice unboxing experience

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  • October 7, 2019 at 10:42 am
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    Dirude sandswarm

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  • October 7, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    Does softwares like solid works,CATIA run smoothly in this laptop??

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    who else stopped the video when they saw 100 fps on csgo 😀 ?

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  • October 7, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    So is this a good laptop for gaming?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    I’m planning on buying the desktop version to replace my acer aspire 3 which isn’t really that great for well… anything really xd. But I will keep the aspire 3 for portable use. (Its the a315-21 model)

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  • October 10, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    I've had this over a year now, I've put a ton of work into it and swapped out the original RAM but it's a real beaut. Linus really isn't giving it the justice it deserves IF you also OC with Intel Utility and MSI Afterburner.

    I've also done a few other things to squeak out performance and I tweak the shit out of Nvidia graphics settings and game settings, but now that I've got everything right, this laptop really can play any game, usually on high settings, at ~144fps or higher. Many games it can play on near max settings at ~80-100fps with some video settings tweaks. I cannot tell you how much I've tested this without embarrassing myself, specifically with Fortnite (as well as countless other games).

    I'm sure by now something equally or slightly better has come out for about the same price, but when I bought it, I doubt it would've been possible for me to find a better deal at the price. Oh and the keyboard and monitor actually are very good, although I never actually look at the laptop display much anymore.

    No joke, at this price, I wouldn't accept anything LESS than the Nitro 5. It sets the standard imo.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    im buyed laptop is progood.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 9:14 pm
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    I HAVE THAT COMPUTER!!!!!

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  • October 12, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    does anyone know if the acer nitro 5 is good for gameplay youtube recording with elgato, adobe premeire pro and streaming on twitch?

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  • October 13, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    Can I have it?

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  • October 13, 2019 at 8:20 am
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    So can I run roblox at 10000 FPS?

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  • October 13, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    Can it run a oculus rift s?

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  • October 14, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    I want to die

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  • October 15, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    does it damage the battery to play with it plugged in?

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  • October 16, 2019 at 6:10 am
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    Do you go to metro town?

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  • October 18, 2019 at 1:34 am
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    5:46 me trying to explain fortnite to my mom

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  • October 19, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    Norton used to be impossible to uninstall you could try but it wouldn't go anywhere and when they brought out the uninstall software they never told anyone about it!

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  • October 20, 2019 at 12:29 pm
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    so I have the i7 version of this and I upgraded the ram(now 24gb) this is my only computer as I am in high school at least in Australia I don't know if I would be in middles school in America but this thing is great the only problem I had with it was it came with Norton which took forever to uninstall

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  • October 22, 2019 at 3:38 pm
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    thx this rlly helped me choose a gaming laptop

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  • October 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    8 gb ram enough. You havent played rust

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  • October 23, 2019 at 8:21 am
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    I have one coming in two days from now. Do you guys that have it have adequate storage or just use a different means of storage to run off of it?

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  • October 23, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    bought the gtx 1660 model for the same price, love it! Better than my 12 lbs clunker gtx 660 asus.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    I've had mine for about 6 months. And they are really reliable. Not had a single issue out of it. Some one tried to convince me to get the AMD version. Glad I didn't, because the AMD models are bricking left and right right now.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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    Why is msi gf63 8rc more expensive than this?

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  • October 25, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    So does it come with a mouse?

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  • October 26, 2019 at 1:23 am
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    3:42

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  • October 26, 2019 at 4:44 am
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    my parents got me that from best buy for 400 dollars

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  • October 27, 2019 at 11:12 am
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    The way he unboxes it and handles it makes me uncomfortable

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  • October 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I already have core i5 lmao

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  • October 28, 2019 at 5:35 am
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    DONT GET THE ACER NITRO 5 WITH AN RX 560X

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  • October 29, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    why to remove norton

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  • October 30, 2019 at 8:59 pm
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    I basically might buy this PC to play minecraft with shaders

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  • October 31, 2019 at 4:02 am
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    "maybe I should have bought a better gun"
    Is holding the ak-47, a Chad of a gun with single headshot kills and cheap pricing

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  • November 1, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    Can this run gta 5 role-play on atleast 65 fps

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  • November 2, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    I just mine today for $600

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  • November 3, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    This is what I play Fortnite on

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  • November 3, 2019 at 9:40 am
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    Can you change the color of the keyboard?

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  • November 3, 2019 at 12:56 pm
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    Why does the music in the background sound like Nintendo labo

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    hello , could you help me ? I have the same pc and I got like 7-8 games on my desktop . When I launch fortnite I get fps drop and I have to play on lowest graphic . When I try to set my graphic on medium I get lag and rage :DD . Could you help me with that ? Its not happening on other games .

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  • November 4, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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    But can it run…

    A hat in time

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  • November 4, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    Had one, fps in this one drops frequently, not actually worth it

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  • November 5, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    How is this laptop so good? I have a laptop and it’s gpu is a G500 and i3 for my core, fortinte on all low settings is about 15-27 FPS

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:50 am
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    Can it run Forza Horizon 4

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Getting one today! 😁🤓

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:01 am
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    My friend has it but not enough ram in his.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 4:14 am
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    Try the hp pavilion it’s the same but cheaper

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:53 am
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    Lol i got one today and it was 1 thousand dollars

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  • November 11, 2019 at 9:02 pm
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    Finally you actually gave me an idea of what to buy for a reasonable price.
    Thank you, I just thank you.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    I Litterally just came back from the shop..
    And yes I bought this laptop. Today from the mall.

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  • November 13, 2019 at 2:53 pm
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    I’m about to buy mine for $500. It’s not brand new because there was an owner before me, but the owner has owned this for 2months and decided to upgrade, and it still looks new. Doesn’t have dirt/dust and is well kept. And I’m excited for this.

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  • November 13, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    Watching on it rn amazing

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  • November 14, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    was he memeing when he said uninstall norton or is that a fr thing?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 1:43 am
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    I have watched this video 36 times.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 9:41 am
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    My teacher has this in our school she is using it at school.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    Im dying to get that :')

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:30 am
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    I buy this monster plaing computer

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  • November 20, 2019 at 7:58 am
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    I can buy this….

    Or I can extend my budget and buy an apple monitor stand

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  • November 20, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    Would this be a good gaming laptop to start out with? Or is there a better one? I mostly I want it to play overwatch and some other games

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  • November 22, 2019 at 7:23 am
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    CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME IF I CAN STREAM DESTINY 2 ON THIS LAPTOP I NEED A VALID ANSWER *excuse my caps I'm Purchasing this item within a week and i just need clarification

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