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Old 10-06-2019, 10:39 AM   #1891
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there are - depends on what you want.
what do you recommend?
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:02 AM   #1892
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what do you recommend?
That depends what is more important that u need.

If battery life is a concern, go get the Swift 3.

The Swift 3 with HD Graphics and i5 - cost u less than $900 over at Qoo10.
It is 1.45KG, with backlit keyboard, longer battery stamina and nice metallic thin 3 sided bezel, modern looking case + the Fn key is in the inside not the outside

If u top up alittle more to get the 1 with MX150/250 @ 1298-1398 (before discount) - if u play your card rights - it should be below 1k or close to 1k.


Currently Qoo10 has 15% off with AMEX for QCoins.
Acer - Qoo10 also have $30
U can wait for the next 100 off 1000 or 40/50 off 300 etc coupons to bring it further south.



However, if onsite warranty is a concern (because you buy a laptop and expect it to break multiple times) - go for Lenovo with 10 years ago battery life but "better" durability and almost 500g heavier in weight. Also, the Vega10 is pretty decent compared to the pathetic Intel HD. Maybe to some, 500grams is nothing - note that i have to carry alot of other stuffs and not just the laptop. any potential weight savings is a huge welcome.



Note: I am comparing with Ryzen 7 vs i5-8265 (the 8265 is on par with Ryzen 7 - scores based on here)

In other words, i feel the Acer Swift 3 is more value for money than Lenovo. Lenovo used to be more attractive however the recent surge in pricing doesn't do justice to it any longer.

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Old 10-06-2019, 11:42 AM   #1893
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Basically:
- Longer battery = Intel based laptop
- Better Graphics = AMD Ryzen based laptop

Intel HD is crappy as compare with Vega graphics.
Probably also Intel HD graphic consume less power than Vega.
Overall battery time on Intel would be better.
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Old 10-06-2019, 01:32 PM   #1894
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That depends what is more important that u need.

If battery life is a concern, go get the Swift 3.

The Swift 3 with HD Graphics and i5 - cost u less than $900 over at Qoo10.
It is 1.45KG, with backlit keyboard, longer battery stamina and nice metallic thin 3 sided bezel, modern looking case + the Fn key is in the inside not the outside

If u top up alittle more to get the 1 with MX150/250 @ 1298-1398 (before discount) - if u play your card rights - it should be below 1k or close to 1k.


Currently Qoo10 has 15% off with AMEX for QCoins.
Acer - Qoo10 also have $30
U can wait for the next 100 off 1000 or 40/50 off 300 etc coupons to bring it further south.



However, if onsite warranty is a concern (because you buy a laptop and expect it to break multiple times) - go for Lenovo with 10 years ago battery life but "better" durability and almost 500g heavier in weight. Also, the Vega10 is pretty decent compared to the pathetic Intel HD. Maybe to some, 500grams is nothing - note that i have to carry alot of other stuffs and not just the laptop. any potential weight savings is a huge welcome.



Note: I am comparing with Ryzen 7 vs i5-8265 (the 8265 is on par with Ryzen 7 - scores based on here)

In other words, i feel the Acer Swift 3 is more value for money than Lenovo. Lenovo used to be more attractive however the recent surge in pricing doesn't do justice to it any longer.
You comparison link is to a i7?
do you have the link? cause i can't find the swift 3 with similar specs to the one a guy bought recently e495.

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Old 10-06-2019, 02:49 PM   #1895
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You comparison link is to a i7?
do you have the link? cause i can't find the swift 3 with similar specs to the one a guy bought recently e495.

Ryzen 7 vs i5.
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Old 10-06-2019, 02:53 PM   #1896
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How is your usage? Gaming?
According to Lenovo spec, it can last for 13 hours for video playback.
Probably on airplane mode, single channel memory, 2.5 inch drive bay not utilized, and with the 720p(non-HD) display.
And at 50% or lower brightness.
Basically with unrealistic settings lah.
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Old 10-06-2019, 02:55 PM   #1897
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Acer Swift 3 Link


(note this model comes with Nvidia MX250, PCIe SSD)...
only with Shop, Cart and Gift Card.. without the 15% already from 1398 > 1069



And without riding on the AMEX 15%.

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Old 10-06-2019, 05:49 PM   #1898
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How is your usage? Gaming?
According to Lenovo spec, it can last for 13 hours for video playback.
Whatever Lenovo claimed 13 hours...itís probably theoretical ...
Take it with a handful of salt... if you can get 6 hours ... very good already..

Trust me... I used Lenovo laptop before.

Whatever operation hours they say.... simply divide by factor of 2.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:30 PM   #1899
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Ryzen 7 vs i5.
when i click in to see. is a i7

Intel Core i7-8565U
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:35 PM   #1900
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Acer Swift 3 Link


(note this model comes with Nvidia MX250, PCIe SSD)...
only with Shop, Cart and Gift Card.. without the 15% already from 1398 > 1069



And without riding on the AMEX 15%.

Other than the graphics,battery life

i still think lenovo thinkpad is a better choice.

16gb and 512 ssd.
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:17 PM   #1901
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Whatever Lenovo claimed 13 hours...itís probably theoretical ...
Take it with a handful of salt... if you can get 6 hours ... very good already..

Trust me... I used Lenovo laptop before.

Whatever operation hours they say.... simply divide by factor of 2.
Quite true, most over declared... Divide by 2 you should be near...at this weight and pricing, I am happy with 4 hours or so if battery life.. Enough for half day worth of work.
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:33 PM   #1902
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i would rather purchase thinkpad over acer anytime LOL...... anyway i just purchased a xiaomi powerbank
https://www.lazada.sg/products/xiaom...kYxhoC4bzw_wcB

this will at least increases the battery life
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:07 PM   #1903
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Other than the graphics,battery life

i still think lenovo thinkpad is a better choice.

16gb and 512 ssd.
Lol? U can always swap this yourself. If you include all of it the prices is going to be higher than value for money dude

Btw, is sgd1071.30 for whatever you've thrown in.
Ryzen 3700u
16GB
512GB

Laptop, most important parts are GPU and CPU. These are the two you cannot change. Ram and SSd are the least of anyone's concern. At least for mine, that is.

Anyway, as long u feel good, e495 is good however definitely not VFM

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Old 10-06-2019, 09:08 PM   #1904
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i would rather purchase thinkpad over acer anytime LOL...... anyway i just purchased a xiaomi powerbank
https://www.lazada.sg/products/xiaom...kYxhoC4bzw_wcB

this will at least increases the battery life
So instead of 1.8kg now need to add weight for the battery as well. Anyway i am just sharing my opinion and thoughts. Might be useful for others. Not so much for thinkpad die hard fans

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Old 11-06-2019, 12:47 PM   #1905
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Lol? U can always swap this yourself. If you include all of it the prices is going to be higher than value for money dude

Btw, is sgd1071.30 for whatever you've thrown in.
Ryzen 3700u
16GB
512GB

Laptop, most important parts are GPU and CPU. These are the two you cannot change. Ram and SSd are the least of anyone's concern. At least for mine, that is.

Anyway, as long u feel good, e495 is good however definitely not VFM
which laptop is VFM?
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