Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6″ Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H

I need a fast laptop for school

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the Acer Aspire E 15
Since your price is a little limiting, so the best option within your budget to play CIV decently.
Here is a more detailed review of it:
* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Basic but tough laptop for my aging mother

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU which is enough for Chrome and Office 36.
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range.
here is a configuration with an additional SSD that you will need to install manually.

I need a laptop for school USA $0-$400

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by legos45

I left my response in your other post.

>If you’re okay with a weight around 5.3lbs, the **Acer Aspire E 15** would be a good option. When it comes to performance, it has the best specifications for the price. Recent i3 processor, 6 GB RAM, plus a 1080p display. This combination can be pretty rare in your price range. The laptop’s OS is Windows 10 Home. The display is 1080p. The keyboard is nice according to reviews, but nothing special.

I need a fast laptop for school

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

If you’re okay with a weight around 5.3lbs, the **Acer Aspire E 15** would be a good option. When it comes to performance, it has the best specifications for the price. Recent i3 processor, 6 GB RAM, plus a 1080p display. This combination can be pretty rare in your price range. The laptop’s OS is Windows 10 Home. The display is 1080p. The keyboard is nice according to reviews, but nothing special.

Laptop only used for web browsing/uploading high res ebay photos with 15"+ high quality display(or able to install one), no gaming

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

> safest bet is a business class laptop and it is refurbed by the manufacturer

Yes, that is true.

I know there is a lot of options, but any of those prefiltered thinkpads would be a great choice,

If you want something new then I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU which is enough for your usage,
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range.
here is a configuration with an additional SSD that you will need to install manually.

Looking for a laptop around $450

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU.
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life) and you asked for a great battery life, it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range.
here is a configuration with an additional SSD that you will need to install manually, like you want.

Best laptop under 500 USD

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by elvinelmo

As D2 said you won’t be able to get anything too powerful. Under $500 the usual go to laptop to recommend is the **Acer Aspire E15** which has an 8th gen i3 processor and 6 GB of ram which should be far better than your Toshiba satellite (going off my experiences with older ones). Can you send the specs of the one you have?

Looking for a laptop around $450

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

With the upgrades you have listed, the **Acer Aspire E 15** would indeed be fine option. If you want to replace the 2 GB stick, **this 4 GB stick** would be fine. Additionally, the **Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2 SSD** would be a good option for the boot drive, but you could for a smaller NVMe SSD if you wanted faster speeds.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for cheap(ish) laptop for my 8yr old so she can play her horse riding MMO all day instead of spending time with her father.

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU which is enough for your usage,
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range.

Laptop for programming/pentesting

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU which is enough for your usage,
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range.
here is a configuration with an additional SSD that you will need to install manually.

Looking for a laptop around $450

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by The_Adviser100

You have a pretty good plan the Acer Aspire E 15 is a decent choice and with this upgrade it should be perfect .

Sturdy laptop for light gaming

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by elvinelmo

Check and see you can find the **Acer Aspire E15** over there. On a budget its a good value for money laptop that is new . Not sure what is available to you in Germany

Laptop for music production!

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

Most likely the one you bought two years ago didn’t have a dedicated GPU and an SSD, there are two current configurations of the acer E 15, the one I linked above and this one which has less ram, weaker CPU/iGPU/no IPS screen and no ssd.

Looking for cheap(ish) laptop for my 8yr old so she can play her horse riding MMO all day instead of spending time with her father.

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Aside from going refurbished, the **Acer Aspire E 15** is more than likely the best device in your price range. An i3 processor and 1080p display can be quite rare, but this laptop has that. The specifications are definitely the best, nearly no laptops can compete in this price range. OS is Windows 10 Home, which can be rare. The i3 processor should be fine for very light games, so I think it should be fine.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Laptop for programming/pentesting

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Aside from going refurbished, the **Acer Aspire E 15** is an excellent option when it comes to having a 1080p display and specifications that are fine for programming. Additionally, unlike many cheaper laptops, it provides room for upgrades in the future which is often rare.

The battery life is decent, 8+ hours for light general use. The OS is Windows 10 Home, you can run a Linux distro too.

The i3 processor and 6 GB RAM is good combination for the price range, plus you can upgrade storage and RAM in the future.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Is this a good laptop for gaming? HP ryzen 3

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

In the ~$350 range, Amazon has the **Acer Aspire E 15** which I consider to be a good budget laptop with an i3 processor. Specifically, this is the i3-8130U processor that has Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics, which is better than the Vega 3 graphics. Very light titles should be okay on lower settings and / or lower resolution. However, spending more to get the more expensive **Acer Aspire E 15** model is worth it since you get the upgraded i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, an SSD, as well as a dedicated graphics card. It is ~$600, may or may not be too expensive for you.

Both laptops will provide decent battery lives which is typically important for school laptops.

Civ V

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the Acer Aspire E 15
Since your price is a little limiting, so the best option within your budget to play CIV decently.
Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Civ V

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Then a more expensive laptop like the **Acer Aspire E 15** has more modern specifications, may be better for your game since it has stronger integrated graphics.

Not Sure Which Lenovo is Better Between These 2

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by The_Adviser100

They both have an HD screen instead For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Dual core 8th Gen I3-8130U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD”
Ram | 6 GB
SSD | 0
HDD | 1 TB
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 350~450$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | Great battery life .
Pros | A FHD in this price range is perfect .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | Dosen’t have an SSD .

Laptop for gaming under $400, USA?

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Your price range is sadly very limiting, but you may be able to pass with the **Acer Aspire E 15**. Though, modded games may be too demanding for this device so you may want to consider a more expensive model. However, if you want to optimize performance in this price range, this laptop has the best specifications.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, somewhat rare in your price range.

With the i3 processor and 6 GB RAM, you can run the kind of games you plan on running just fine. RAM and storage can be upgraded in the future easily if need be.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Does anyone know of a good but low-priced laptop for gaming with a CD/DVD player?

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Just a bit over budget, the **Acer Aspire E 15** is a great option for a laptop with a CD / DVD drive. It also has a basic i3 processor and 1080p display, which will provide a decent performance in light games like you have listed. The OS is Windows 10 Home, which can be rare in your price range because of Chromebooks. The i3 processor and 6 GB RAM should be fine, but you can upgrade RAM and storage in the future if need be.

Let me know if you have any questions.

$200-$400 US

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In this price range, you likely can’t get a display with good color gamut. So, the goal in this price range is likely getting a 1080p display. I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, one of the rare laptops in your price range with a 1080p display. The display lacks in color gamut, as expected, but it is better than many other devices.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the i3 processor and 6 GB RAM, you will be able to run the kind of software you have listed just fine. You can upgrade storage and RAM in the future if need be.

The keyboard is okay, nothing special. Same with the build quality, okay for the prie.

Let me know if you have any questions.

work/school laptop suggestions for $500 budget

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In your price range, you are sadly quite limited. However, the most cost effective device would probably be the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it has a basic i3 processor and a 1080p display which is good for general use. Many laptops that are cheaper lack that, while this laptop does not.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, somewhat rare in your price range because of Chromebooks.

General work and school programs should be fine with these specifications. Plus, you can upgrade RAM and storage in the future.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Laptop for gaming under $400, USA?

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the Acer Aspire E 15 because it is the best option you can get in this price range, most people wouldn’t call this a “gaming laptop” and most likely it will struggle with this many mods but its your best option for new in 300~ range, if you can push your budget by a couple 100$ more then let me know if not then here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage since the long battery life is a must.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite, and it’s what you asked for.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Does anyone know of a good but low-priced laptop for gaming with a CD/DVD player?

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the Acer Aspire E 15 because it is the best option you can get in this price range, most people wouldn’t call this a “gaming laptop” but its your best option for new in 300~ range
Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage since the long battery life is a must.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite, and it’s what you asked for.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

$200-$400 US

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the Acer Aspire E 15 because it is the best option you can get in this price range.
Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

work/school laptop suggestions for $500 budget

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU which is enough for your usage,
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), USB type C like you want, it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range.
here is a configuration with an additional SSD that you will need to install manually.

Help me give my parents the laptop of their dreams

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by Turbulent_Amphibian

This one looks like an exceptional value to me. Fantastic specs for the price, but it is $49 over budget…

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-8130U-Memory-E5-576-392H/dp/B079TGL2BZ

Edit: I’m not sure if the keys are backlit. Not always an easy feature to find on a $300 laptop though and you may have to give up a lot of other good stuff to get it. But it does have a DVD drive which they might like, especially since they are getting increasingly rare these days.

~15 in. Consistent, Reliable Laptop for Under $450? [U.S.]

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by LonerIM2

Within this price range, I would recommend the Acer Aspire E 15 because it is the best option you can get in this price range since it’s suitable for Microsoft Office, iTunes, Spotify, and web browsing.
Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Laptop for office work uni

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I don’t think you will be able to get an i5 or i7 processor in your price range sadly. If you are able to upgrade the laptop yourself in the future, the **Acer Aspire E 15** is a great option. It has 6 GB RAM and an i3 processor. You can upgrade the RAM and storage in the future, adding an SSD is recommended.

The battery life is solid, 8+ hours for light general use.

The weight is around 5.3lbs which is a tad heavy, sadly the limitation in this priec range.

With these specifications, you can run general use programs just fine. Build quality is okay, but nothing special. Typical in this price range.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Small Budget Laptop for College Student

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU which is enough for your usage,
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), optical drive like what you want, HDMI port, it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range.

Laptop for office work uni

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the Acer Aspire E 15 because it is the best option you can get in this price range since it’s enough for watching Netflix and for Office work.
Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage since the long battery life is a must.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite, and it’s what you asked for.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Small Budget Laptop for College Student

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Since you prefer having a CD drive, I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15** which also has the best specifications in your price range. An i3 processor and 1080p display is likely the minimum, it will provide a smooth experience for general use.

The weight is around 5.3lbs, so a tad heavy. Sadly, that is likely because of the CD drive.

Witht he i3 processor + 6 GB RAM, you can have a few Chrome tabs open without an issue. Though, I recommend adding an SSD yourself. RAM is upgradable too. You might be able to run some very light games with the integrated graphics, but you’re very limited.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Refurb vs new...suggestions!?

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by LonerIM2

even used/refurbished in this price range won’t be good for gaming, however, Counter strike is a light game so I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i3 dual core which is enough for your usage you mentioned.
* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Looking for new laptop/tablet/Chromebook under $400

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since you like an optical drive, I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:
It comes with 8th gen, i3 dual core which is enough for your usage you mentioned.
* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Affordable laptop

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since you are not going to do any gaming, I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU.
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range, 1TB HDD to save all your downloads and you can upgrade RAM upto 16GB.

here is a configuration with an additional SSD that you will need to install manually.

Looking for a decent budget laptop. I don't have much knowledge about these things.

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by LonerIM2

In this price range, I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU which is enough for your programs.
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range, it has a built in WIFI like you want and you can upgrade RAM upto 16GB.

here is a configuration with an additional SSD that you will need to install manually.

Looking for new laptop/tablet/Chromebook under $400

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In this price range, the best option is definitely the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it is because it has the best specifications for the price. It has an i3 processor and 1080p, which many laptops lack as a whole in this price range.

The battery life is solid, 8+ hours for light general use.

The weight is around 5.3lbs, on the larger side sadly.

The i3 processor + 6 GB RAM can handle light photo editing, but the major concern is the display since it lacks in color gamut. But, it does have a 1 TB HDD and an optical drive.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Affordable laptop

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For a budget friendly option, I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it has what I consider to be the minimum for a smooth experience: i3 processor and a 1080p display. This laptop is currently on sale, which is why I think it is even better of a deal. The components are a bit weak, but that is what this price range has. The battery life is solid, 8+ hours for light general use which is generally good. The weight is around 5.3lbs, sadly a bit chunky. The laptop only comes with a hard drive for storage, I recommend adding an M.2 SSD in the empty slot so you can boot Windows 10 faster. But, it isn’t required.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for a decent budget laptop. I don't have much knowledge about these things.

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In this price range, you should be able to get an 8th generation i3 processor and a 1080p display at minimum. I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, this is better than the ASUS X540UA previously mentioned. Additionally, it is on sale, it is a good time to get one. I don’t know other devices that beat the specifications of this laptop.

The battery life is decent, 8+ hours for light general use. OS is Windows 10 Home.

For your kind of programs, you should be able to get away with an i3 processor. 6 GB RAM is included, you can upgrade it in the future if need be. There is an extra M.2 slot for adding an SSD in the future if you need more storage.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Looking for new laptop/tablet/Chromebook under $400

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by elvinelmo

Value for money wise the **Acer Aspire E15** would be the laptop to go with as it has a long battery life lots of ram and an 8th gen processor. The RAM and processor are vital if you plan to edit large excel files and multitask. However compared to the chromebooks it will feel on the heavy side. It has the CD/DVD drive as well so it ticks almost all your boxes except for the weight aspect

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· 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)

· 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit Display

· 6GB Dual Channel Memory,

· 1TB HDD & 8X DVD

· Up to 13.5-hours of battery life

· Backlit keyboard, Optical Drive

​

<$500 Laptop for Excel/moderate web browsing

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

In this price range, I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU which is enough for your Excel and chrome.
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range, you can upgrade RAM upto 16GB like you want, and HDMI port.

here is a configuration with an additional SSD that you will need to install manually.

If you can push your budget higher to get better CPU which is i5 quad core, SSD, and 8GB of RAM, I would suggest this version of [Acer] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20).

Looking for a reliable laptop for school to replace my MacBook pro mid 2012 (RIP)

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU which is enough for your usage,
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.
On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range.

And Since you are mainly looking for something reliable, and if you can push your budget higher to get all metal design laptop, then I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077VBH1DK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
It has 8th, i5 CPU which is enough for your needs.
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium exactly like what you are looking for, and it weighs 3.75lbs which is light for school.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

Looking for a very simple laptop/chromebook for college classes, I already have a high performance desktop in the dorm.

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since you need a laptop for class and homework on the go, I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 since it’s is the best option for you, It comes with 8th gen dual i3 CPU which is enough for your usage,
long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life) which you asked for, it has some mixed reviews about its trackpad but it think it is a software issue, or people are not used to trackpads.

On the other hand, it’s very thin, it weighs 5.27lbs, backlit keyboard and the screen has IPS which is very good option in this price range.

Looking for a laptop for school

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little higher, then I would recommend the Acer Aspire E 15 because it is the best option you can get in this price range, most likely you will need more power but that is the best in this price range.
Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

<$500 Laptop for Excel/moderate web browsing

Posted on: January 23, 2019 by elvinelmo

Going under $500 the best laptop to get is the **Acer Aspire E15** as it has a strong 8th gen processor and 6 GB of RAM which you can upgrade in the future (you can’t get a default 16 GB at this price range). To speed up the system more you can swap out the HDD for an SSD in the future. Its keyboard is decent to type on, solid, responsive and not mushy to the touch. FHD screen is good as well, nice and bright with decent colors. As for build quality there is not much deviation from other laptops at this price point, as long as you don’t drop it or abuse it it should be able to last a while

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· 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)

· 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit Display

· 6GB Dual Channel Memory,

· 1TB HDD & 8X DVD

· Up to 13.5-hours of battery life

· Backlit keyboard, Optical Drive

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Laptop for dad's birthday

Posted on: January 18, 2019 by LonerIM2

i think the Acer Aspire E 15 is the best option you can get in this price range and would be enough for web browsing and watching videos.

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget, and it has an optical drive which you asked for.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.
I know you asked for an SSD, so and here is a configuration with an additional SSD that you will need to install manually.

Laptop for dad's birthday

Posted on: January 17, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Since you’re looking for an optical drive, the best fit is the **Acer Aspire E 15**. It appears to have looked into it, I would agree that it is likely the best option. Many cheaper laptops lack an i3 processor and 1080p display, which is necessary for a smooth experience for genearl use.

It checks off most of your boxes: Windows 10 Home OS, a 15.6″ display, optical drive, and plenty of storage. Sadly, no SSD, but you can add one easily. Build quality is nothing special, it is expected for a budget laptop.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheap laptop with 10 hour battery life for programming

Posted on: January 7, 2019 by mouseysl10

Thanks for the suggestion. How about this laptop with an SSD swapped in for better battery life? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079TGL2BZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cheap laptop with 10 hour battery life for programming

Posted on: January 7, 2019 by mouseysl10

Thanks for the suggestion. How about this laptop with an SSD swapped in for better battery life? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079TGL2BZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Basic laptop for running Office

Posted on: January 5, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Basic laptop for running Office

Posted on: January 5, 2019 by elvinelmo

The Aspire E15 you linked is the ideal laptop to get to run Microsoft office and a few other programs in your budget properly without going crazy from slow speeds.

Basic laptop for running Office

Posted on: January 5, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In this price range, I always aim for an i3 processor and 1080p display. So, as you already found, the **Acer Aspire E 15** is the best choice for this price range. It provides the features to aim for and a good battery life. Most cheaper laptops lack a good display or an i3 processor.

The battery life is 8+ hours for light general use, it will vary depending on your use.

The weight is 5.3lbs, a tad heavy, but fair for a 15.6″ laptop.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, typical for a general use laptop.

The laptop’s i3-8130U processor and 6 GB RAM will suffice for Office programs and other general use.

If you have any questions let me know.

My kid wants to play Minecraft! (Quick question)

Posted on: December 10, 2018 by LonerIM2

Which one are you talking about ? this configuration or this more expensive one?

Looking for a Budget Laptop under $500 for Gaming

Posted on: December 8, 2018 by elvinelmo

Under $500 you won’t get a 14″ thats of good quality unless its a refurb. Is a 14″ laptop a set requirement?

If it is not you can get the **Acer Aspire E15** under budget and will be able to run both games without lag. If you must get a 14″ let me know

Around $400 Laptop for work documents in U.S.

Posted on: December 3, 2018 by LonerIM2

If you can be okay with 15.6 inch screen, I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops

Range: $250-$400, USA. General use, light gaming

Posted on: November 29, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Range: $250-$400, USA. General use, light gaming

Posted on: November 29, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

I think that the best option in your price range would be the **Acer Aspire E 15**, with the i3-8130U processor and 6 GB of RAM. I think gaming is a tall order for an i3 with integrated graphics, but not impossible. For general use and some light photo editing, the components can handle it. Main concern is color accuracy, in which the Aspire E 15’s display really slacks, but it is sadly because it is a budget laptop.

The build quality isn’t great, nor is it bad, pretty average for the price range. The keyboard should be okay as well.

A table with Cyber Monday 2018 laptop " real deals " for US

Posted on: November 27, 2018 by The_Adviser100

I think the Acer Aspire E 15 would be a better option it has an 8th gen CPU and a FHD screen .

A table with Cyber Monday 2018 laptop " real deals " for US

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by The_Adviser100

I think that the Acer Aspire E 15 would be a better fit it’s 8th gen and the screen is FHD which is rare in this price range .

Black Friday's deals on Amazon, and eBay and small reviews for them.

Posted on: November 24, 2018 by LonerIM2

Thinkpads are usually good recommendations, however, the E series is their lower end I would say only go for it if you are going to get the upgrade for a quad core CPU and an 8 GB ram configuration, and you would be set, or I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops

Any black friday/cyber monday deals that fit a laptop of this description?

Posted on: November 23, 2018 by LonerIM2

Like the other comments said you have one of two options , either this this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Or **The Acer Aspire E 15** if you don’t want to do manual SSD instilation.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, MX 150 GPU (a nice step up from the iGPU 620 on the other acer ).

* Long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), weight 5.27 lbs, backlit keyboard, USB type C.

* 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD both are somewhat standards in 600 range so finding them on 500~ range is somewhat a catch.

Here is a little in depth review of it :

* It is made from plastic, but it feels sturdy, screen comes with anti glare finish so it will work well outside.

* Battery life is great about 5-8 hours of general usage.

* Backlit keyboard, quite and comfortable, Trackpad have been getting some mixed reviews, I think it is a software issue, or maybe it is because some people are not used to trackpads.

* Speakers are good, above average for laptops in this range, the gaming performance is also above average since it is only MX150 but it the best for the budget.

* Very thin, very quiet (can barely hear the fans), It has room for more ram as well as more SSD, Fingerprint magnet.

*has 30$ off*

Moving Windows 10 across to SSD?

Posted on: November 23, 2018 by LonerIM2

I assume you are referring to this acer if so make sure that the SSD actually fits in its slot.

Also you might want to consider /r/techsupport

Completely overwhelmed by choices. Need basic, sub $500 laptop that doesn't suck majorly for streaming.

Posted on: November 23, 2018 by LonerIM2

>Edit. Bot yelled at me for affiliate links. I think I fixed it.

lol
I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

*Currently on sale for 60$ off

Completely overwhelmed by choices. Need basic, sub $500 laptop that doesn't suck majorly for streaming.

Posted on: November 22, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

For the best value, I would still recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, and you can add a **128 GB M.2 SSD** that fits inside of the extra SSD slot. So, you can get a mix of big storage and fast speeds.

Completely overwhelmed by choices. Need basic, sub $500 laptop that doesn't suck majorly for streaming.

Posted on: November 22, 2018 by The_Adviser100

If you are a little handy and could open the laptop, add an SSD and move the windows to it go for the Acer Aspire E 15 this could be a good fit for you .

$200 - $400 Laptop for gift to light user

Posted on: November 18, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

$200 - $400 Laptop for gift to light user

Posted on: November 17, 2018 by loxxol

Amazon has an Acer Aspire E for $379. Note that there are a LOT of similar models, so I’m not sure if this specific one is the best price/performance.

My other thought–by reputation–is a used/refurbished Thinkpad **T**-something. You may need a new battery. I don’t know anything about the particular models, so I’ll refer you to r/thinkpad.

Laptop for my Mom?

Posted on: November 14, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops

laptop for light gaming, web browsing, and video streaming (~$500)

Posted on: November 13, 2018 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little higher, I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops.

Under $300. Girlfriend needs a laptop (used is fine) to play Sims 4

Posted on: November 12, 2018 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little higher, I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15

Here is a more detailed review of it:

* Good upgrades available, can go to 16GB of ram, and with a little more work than usual you can even fit a SSD on it.

* USB type C which is another rare thing to find on this budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in depth review, so here it goes.

* Battery life is from 7 to 10 hours of normal non gaming usage.
* Backlit keyboard only comes on when you touch the buttons to save battery, it is quite.
* Easily upgradeable, we recommend you add 4GB stick and a SSD if you have the budget for it and it would turn into a perfect laptop (more so than it already was).
* Minimal bloat-ware, speakers are above average like what you would expect from a laptop, Trackpad doesn’t have separate buttons, but they work well, the outer body has a matte finish to it which makes it feel really good even though it is all plastic and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily).

when you add an SSD it will be much better than other 500~ laptops but still as others said, it won’t be able to run sims 4 at high settings, at best it will run it at medium.

Seeking Laptop for sitting in coffee shops and teaching myself to code

Posted on: November 4, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

Since processing power is important, I would try to stay towards the middle of your budget and get the **Acer Aspire E 15**. The components are:

* i3-8130U 2-core processor

* 6 GB of RAM

* 1 TB HDD storage

* 1080p 15.6″ display

* Weight of 5.3lbs and battery life up to 13.5 hours.

This device runs Windows 10 Home. This laptop is a bit better than most other i3-8130U laptops in this range since this laptop has a 1080p display. For some reason, many laptops (mainly IdeaPads) just skip a 1080p display which is disappointing. Anyhow, this device should be able to run coding programs easily. The battery life is decent, and this generation’s i3 processor is pretty decent so I would consider the processing power to be fair. The laptop’s build quality is a bit lacking, it is a plastic build. But if you take good care of it, you should be okay. Just be careful.

College student in US with $300 trying to get through college with a laptop

Posted on: October 20, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TGL2BZ/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i3 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 6GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1TB HDD, 15.6 inch Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, long battery life, you can add SSD, and it’s a little over your budget.

If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options

Dad laptop for general use. Is i3 enough?

Posted on: October 18, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

I’d go for the lower model **Acer Aspire E 15**, since he won’t have any use for a dedicated graphics card. He will be fine with an i3 processor, especially for general use.

Sturdy laptop for clumsy sibling

Posted on: October 10, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

If you are okay with 15.6″ then the best device would have to the **Acer Aspire E 15**, I don’t see the need to go for refurbished. The laptop has decent specs. You should be okay with a sturdier plastic.

Laptop for around $500. I will mostly use it for watching videos/sports games. I would like a 15” screen with nice display.

Posted on: September 26, 2018 by legos45

I’d recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, specifically the model I linked. Same specs as the Acer Aspire 5, but it has a **better display, it is IPS not TN like the Acer Aspire 5**. It also has a better battery life. It will be able to run light games easily with the MX150 graphics cardm.

Replacing 10 Y.O. Macbook for Wife, 15.6", USA, $500

Posted on: September 24, 2018 by glymao

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-8130U-Memory-E5-576-392H/dp/B079TGL2BZ

This is the lowest you need to pay for quad core i3 and a 1080p screen (albeit TN). It is on Amazon so I assume it ships to Alaska.

Laptop for general use (student stuff, music holding, porn viewing) around $400ish

Posted on: September 23, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TGL2BZ/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i3 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 6GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1TB HDD, 15.6 inch Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, long battery life, and it’s within your budget.
If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options.

Laptop for general use (student stuff, music holding, porn viewing) around $400ish

Posted on: September 22, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

I agree with the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it will be able to run GTA San Andreas on its integrated graphics. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. It has a 1 TB HDD, so plenty of room for music.

Laptop for general use (student stuff, music holding, porn viewing) around $400ish

Posted on: September 22, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Dual core 8th Gen I3-8130U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD”
Ram | 6 GB
SSD | 0
HDD | 1 TB
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 350~450$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | Great battery life .
Pros | A FHD in this price range is perfect .

Best possible laptop for $400 or less.

Posted on: September 19, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TGL2BZ/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i3 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 6GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1TB HDD, 15.6 inch Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, Intel HD 620 GPU that should be able to handle the games on low to medium settings with good FPs, long battery life, and it’s within your budget
If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options.

USA - under $400 for work

Posted on: September 9, 2018 by LonerIM2

“I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i3 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 6GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1TB HDD, 15.6 inch Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, long battery life.

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USA - under $400 for work

Posted on: September 8, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

How about the **Acer Aspire E 15?** It is the strongest laptop in this price range. It has:

* i3-8130U 2-core processor

* 6 GB of RAM

* 1 TB HDD storage

* 1080p 15.6″ display

* Weight of 5.3lbs and battery life up to 13.5 hours

This laptop runs Windows 10 Home. The uses you listed will be perfect for this laptop. There is no SSD included but you can add one yourself.

Engineering Student seeking budget laptop (US, $400)

Posted on: August 19, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TGL2BZ/?tag=marina000-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i3 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 6GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1TB HDD, 15.6 inch Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, long battery life.

Engineering Student seeking budget laptop (US, $400)

Posted on: August 19, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

The best laptop in this range would be the Acer Aspire E 15 for $380, which has:

* i3-8130U 2-core processor

* 6 GB of RAM

* 1 TB HDD

* 1080p 15.6″ display

* Weight of 5.3lbs and battery life up to 13.5 hours

This laptop is a tad heavy, but there is sadly not many options in this range. This laptop has Windows 10 Home. It should be able to run CAD programs. Gaming on this laptop is limited because this laptop only has an integrated graphics card. This laptop has a numpad.

Triplets need laptops for school. My bank account is sad.

Posted on: July 23, 2018 by LonerIM2

First don’t be sad, two I agree with refto buying refurbished laptops would be your best option cost efficient wise, best source for those would be eBay but only buy from trusted sellers, If you prefer to buy new then I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TGL2BZ/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i3 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 6GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1TB HDD, 15.6 inch Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, long battery life, and it’s within your budget.

Triplets need laptops for school. My bank account is sad.

Posted on: July 22, 2018 by legos45

Hey! I liked the other person’s recommendation, but I think you should be getting something better in the $3xx price range.

My recommendation would be getting 3x Acer Aspire E 15, which has the i3-8130U processor, 6 GB of RAM, 1 TB HDD for storage, and 1080p display. This will be great for light school work. It has a face cam and CD/DVD drive. It has a long battery life (up to 13.5 hours) and weighs 5.3lbs. This follows all of the guidelines on the page you linked. They are $380 each.

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Posted on: July 17, 2018 by Michiganders

The E15 would be more than powerful enough for that kind of usage. It’d probably be my best suggestion unless you wanted to spend a bit more to have an SSD rather than a HDD.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018 by cliffhanger78

We got our daughter the Acer Aspire e15 at about the same age you’re daughter is. She rocks Sims 4 on it (all day if we would let her). It doesn’t have a touch screen, but it works perfectly for school work and Sims.

Looking for a $300 laptop with a 15 inch screen that I can stream console games on in the United States.

Posted on: June 4, 2018 by LaptopUnderBudget

There’s a newer Acer Aspire E15 already with the 8th Gen Intel Core i3 and 6GB RAM which I think would we better choice overall as we get newer CPU and 2GB extra RAM for little extra money.

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Posted on: May 1, 2018 by cpforthree

I see that you linked the older model for the Acer Aspire E in the 300-400 range. The newer model has 6gb already installed along with the 8th gen i3. Do you suggest I get the new model or the old model and upgrade the RAM myself?

Here’s the link for the new model: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TGL2BZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Mv.5AbMK3AGQ9