Acer Aspire E 15 Laptop, 15.6″ Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762

Helping a fellow coworker find a laptop

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
Since it’s the best option within your budget.
* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is enough for your usage, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD like you want, 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), USB type C.

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.

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

Looking for a simple yet powerful laptop that's affordable...

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since you mentioned in the comments you can go up to $600, and if you are not going to do any intensive video editing, then I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is suitable for Excel and Adobe Suite, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD like you want, 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.
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.

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

Looking for a simple yet powerful laptop that's affordable...

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by legos45

In your price range, a good display will sadly be hard to achieve. Nearly all laptops do not prioritize that. But, good specifications are doable in this price range. I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it has the specifications for the price. Plus, its display is okay for the price, a typical 1080p IPS display.

Sadly, build quality is also a struggle, the build quality is a bit poor. That is the sacrifice in this price range for performance.

The i5 processor, MX150 graphics card, and 8 GB RAM are a good combination for video editing and photo editing. You’ll benefit from the dedicated graphics card in video editing. This laptop includes a 256 GB SSD.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Need a lightweight laptop with decent specs, max budget of $600

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by MysteriousRobyn

lol i thought a different kind of programming but sounds like it’s gonna be running a lot CPU power and not much on the GPU correct me if I’m wrong.

for 600 buck you can opt for a refurbished dell latitude e series

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073MSGR7Y/ref=psdc_13896615011_t3_B07BC59CBD

or acer E15

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=pd_sbs_147_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B075FLBJV7&pd_rd_r=cd8782a8-26a5-11e9-9e3c-7da984d71310&pd_rd_w=ava6N&pd_rd_wg=emCN7&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=50JP2R41FBF8FA0FNZ45&psc=1&refRID=50JP2R41FBF8FA0FNZ45

my 2 cents.

Looking for a general use laptop

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
Since it’s the best option within your budget.
* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) which will run Overwatch smoothly.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is enough for your usage, 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), USB type C.

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.

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

Gaming Laptop/PC under $500?

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

Your budget is a little limiting to get a powerful gaming laptop, within this price range, I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run the game you mentioned decently.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is suitable for Excel and Adobe Suite, 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.
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.

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

[US] Laptop for general use, no gaming at all

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you are going to do any intensive video editing, then I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
Since it’s the best option within your budget.
* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is suitable for media and programming work, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD like you want, 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), USB type C.

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.

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

Looking for a general use laptop

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In your price range, getting a good display would be a bit difficult. However, light gaming capability would be possible. So, I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15** as well, best specifications for the price easily. Sadly, it is true, 17.3″ laptops do come a bit rare in this price range so a 15.6″ display is probably the best option. The MX150 graphics card gives you the capability to run the kind of games you plan on playing sometime in the future. Overwatch would run just fine. The build quality is okay, but nothing super special, but sure to treat it well.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for a general use laptop

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by The_Adviser100

Then For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptopsl

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

~$500 productivity laptop with a great battery

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by LonerIM2

IIf you can push your budget a little higher to get a better RAM and SSD, then I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15**
* 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 since the battery life is the main factor.

* 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.

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

[US] Laptop for general use, no gaming at all

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Since you’re doing video editing, I think a dedicated graphics card would be beneficial. I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it is a basic laptop in the ~$600 range with a low end graphics card + i5 processor. It likely will perform the best in video editing in your price range, since not many laptops have a dedicated graphics card.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, which is typical.

Video editing, as long as it isn’t too demanding, should be fine with the MX150 graphics card and i5 processor. You can upgrade RAM in the future as well.

Let me know if you have any questions.

[US] Laptop for general use, no gaming at all

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

What is the best laptop for my usecase and budget?

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run Hearts of Iron 4, Minecraft, and Company of Heroes 2 decently.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU.

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

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.

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

Friend/Sister looking for laptop with similar reasons. $600 budget, anything better than refurbished XPS 13?

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15**

* Long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life) since the good battery life is important for you, weight 5.27 lbs, backlit keyboard, USB type C.
It comes with 8th gen, i5 quad core CPU which is enough for office and netflix.

* 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.

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

Work/general use laptop

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU, and it’s suitable for your usage.

* 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.

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.

* Thin, very quiet (can barely hear the fans), It has room for more ram as well as more SSD, Fingerprint magnet.
* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list). It will run wow and hearthstone smoothly.

Laptop for music production!

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

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

* Long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), weight 5.27 lbs, backlit keyboard, USB type C.
It comes with 8th gen, i5 quad core which is suitable for your mentioned usage.
* 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.

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

Looking For Laptop for Video Chat and Everyday Use

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which will be suitable for video chat software and word/excel, 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.

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 like you want, 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.

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

Wanting to make sure the Acer Aspire E 15 can run a few games.

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think the major concern here is the dedicated graphics card, which only **the more expensive Aspire E 15** has, that is the star when it comes to playing those games. You will heavily benefit from the graphics card, you can reach higher settings at 1080p with these components. The cheaper $350 Aspire E 15 is a large downgrade… it is not ideal for games.

Let me know if you have any questions.

What is the best laptop for my usecase and budget?

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In the $600 range, the best option would have to be the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it has a good combination of specifications for the price plus a solid battery life. Cheaper laptops do not have dedicated graphics card, your price range is just enough for one. The battery life should be 8+ hours for light general use, which is decent. The MX150 graphics card is fine for those kinds of games since they aren’t too demanding.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Laptop for college, Netflix and very occasional gaming for €500 (willing to stretch to €600 max). Location Italy.

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by Vic1124

I am no expert but from what i have seen around here, this might be your best option at that price range. Thinking about pulling the trigger on this as well.

Acer Aspire E 15

Work/general use laptop

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

What is the best laptop for my usecase and budget?

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Work/general use laptop

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

If you extended to $600, the **Acer Aspire E 15** would be a good fit. It is an affordable laptop with a low-end dedicated graphics card which I think will be very useful for the games you listed as well as programming. Cheaper laptops do not have dediacted graphics cards typically.

The display is a 1080p 15.6″ IPS display, very typical. OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the i5 processor and 8 GB RAM, multitasking and programming should be just fine. The MX150 graphics card will come in handy for light games and graphically demanding programs. RAM and storage are upgradable.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for Excel workhorse that will last a while.

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which will be suitable for excel, multitasking with web browsing and emails

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

* 8GB DDR4, USB 3.0 port.

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.

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

LF <$600 LongLife Every Laptop

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 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.

It weighs 5lbs like you want.

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 exactly like you want, 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.

Work Laptop $500-$600 USA

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is suitable for web browsing, excel and word.

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

* 8GB DDR4, USB 3.0 port.

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 like what you asked for, 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.

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

Budget, Durable Laptop

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

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

* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run your game smoothly.
* 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.

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

$500 for grad student

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little higher to get SSD, more RAM and better GPU, then I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run the game you mentioned smoothly.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is suitable for Excel and Adobe Suite, 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.
HDMI port like you want.
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.

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

Work Laptop $500-$600 USA

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by OHHAIDER42

Its a little small for a spreadsheet but im open to it. its a couple bucks more that the **Acer Aspire E5-576G**

other than size I cant tell them apart…

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United States 600-750

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

$500 for grad student

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think your price range is a bit limiting for Adobe programs as well as light games. If you’re able to increase your budget, the **Acer Aspire E 15** would be the ideal choice since it has a dedicated graphics card. That will be a large advantage in both Adobe programs and light games. Most cheaper laptops lack a dedicated graphics card.

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

The MX150 graphics card and i5 processor is a perfect combination for your use, I don’t think you will need anything more powerful. This laptop’s RAM and storage is upgradable in the future, another feature some laptops tend to lack.

This laptop includes HDMI output.

Let me know if you have any qusetions.

A good school laptop with a real form this time.

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Since it appears that you will be purchasing in a few months, I suggest waiting a bit longer and making a post in a few months. But I totally agree with the recommendation for the **Acer Aspire E15**, it is the best option in your price range when it comes to battery life and performance. You can get 8+ hours for light general use, and light gaming in the titles you listed will be fine with the MX150 graphics card, they won’t be too demanding. The weight is around 5.3lbs, a tad heavy, but it is still a great option for the price.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Help me replace my laptop. A great full sized keyboard is my biggest priority. $800 budget but I won’t complain about cheaper options.

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by The_Adviser100

I think because you already own an Acer and you like it’s keyboard the safe route would be to get the same one like this Acer Aspire E 15 but this one will have a huge jump in performance comparing it to the one you have .

A good school laptop with a real form this time.

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15**

* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list). It will run cs:go, super meat boy, and the binding of isaac smoothly.

* 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.

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

[US, $1000] Computer for next deployment

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

According to those requirements, I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
Since it’s the best option for you.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is enough for your mentioned usage, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD and it’s your first requirement, 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), USB type C.

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.
It has an optical drive like you want.
* Battery life is great about 5-8 hours of general usage like you want.

* Backlit keyboard like what you asked for, 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.

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

A good school laptop with a real form this time.

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

United States 500-800

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by elvinelmo

Smite is not an all an intense game so you can get a laptop at the lower end of your budget and still be able to have enough power to run it and CAD software. The **Acer Aspire E15** is at the lower end of your budget and will be able to give you the 60+ fps and run CAD software well. I own this laptop so I can answer any questions you might have. I game a lot on it and it does it well. The fans are not loud. the screen is bight and the colors are not bad for the price. Its nice to type on but the trackpad is very annoying. If you want more power you could get a laptop like the **Dell Inspiron 15 7567** would be the laptop to go with as it is more powerful. Its build quality is good and while its heat management is not the best its not too bad.

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Both these laptops are good for their respective prices and both can be upgraded in the future

$1000 and under for school and gaming (US)

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I don’t think you will need to spend $1,000 for your use. I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it is a mid range device with a low-end dedicated graphics card for light games like Rocket League. I don’t think you will need anything more powerful for your use.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, which is typical in this price range.

With the i5 processor and MX150 graphics card, you can run programs needed for school as well as light games. RAM is upgradable in the future, same with the storage. Keyboard is backlit, HDMI is included.

Let me know if you have any questions.

laptop for work/collage/game

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In this price range, you can get a laptop with a low-end dedicated graphics card which can provide what you need for some light gaming capability. I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, which has the best specifications for the price as well as a good battery life. Cheaper laptops do not have a dedicated graphics card.

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

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the i5 processor and MX150 graphics card, light games around low-medium settings should be fine. Photo editing is a bit concerning though, since this laptop lacks a display with a good color gamut.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for a <$500 School Laptop

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is suitable for word processing, online document editing, and video streaming, 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) like you want since you prefer a long 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.

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

<$500 Laptop for basic gaming in the US

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little higher to get a better GPU for your games, then I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), it will run your games decently.
* 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.

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

Decent laptop

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run Old school RuneScape decently.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD since it’s super important to you, 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 with numberpad like you want, 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.

Looking for a budget laptop for school/ light gaming <$500

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you didn’t get one yet then this gets my vote

Decent laptop

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it has the best specifications for the price, including a dedicated graphics card for light games. There are no other laptops with a dedicated graphics card for cheaper that I recommend.

The specifications, being the i5 processor and MX150 graphics card, can run games like RuneScape easily. You also have head room for other titles.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

The keyboard is a full keyboard which includes a number pad. SSD is included, 256 GB.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for a budget laptop for school/ light gaming <$500

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I don’t think your goal will be possible at $500. But, if you go up to $600, the best option is the **Acer Aspire E 15**, since it is a decent laptop that is one of the cheapest with an MX150 graphics card. That would likely be the minimum for those games.

The i5 processor + MX150 graphics card should be okay for light video / photo editing in the future. Games like World of Warcraft should run around low-medium settings 1080p.

This laptop’s keyboard includes a number pad.

Let me know if you have any questions!

$700 budget, needs to have good display

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by legos45

I just came back to this post, I wanted to give you a recommendation based on the responses you provided. I suggest the **Acer Aspire E 15** over the Acer Aspire 5 you listed. Many of the Acer Aspire 5 models don’t have an IPS display, that model appears to be the same. Specifications are still pretty decent on the Acer Aspire E 15, and it has an IPS display. With the MX150 graphics card, you can run light games like you’re looking to do.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Looking for new laptop for college and light gaming, relatively cheap

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by The_Adviser100

You could also check the Acer Aspire E 15 the MX 150 should play rocket league on high with fps above 60 .

Looking for a budget laptop for school/ light gaming <$500

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Daily College/Gaming Laptop under $600

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15**

* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list). It will run GMod, Overwatch and chivalry smoothly.

* 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.

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

$700 budget, needs to have good display

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
Since it’s the best option within your budget.
* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen like you want, 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), USB type C.

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 like you want, 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.

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

Wanting a laptop for light gaming / typing

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run your mentioned games smoothly.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is enough for your usage.

* Long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), weight 5.27 lbs, backlit keyboard, USB type C.
Here is a little in depth review of it :
It comes with SSD, HDMI port exactly like you want.
* 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.

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

Need help deciding between a few laptops or other suggestions!

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by LonerIM2

Out of those options, I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15**

* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list). It will run Total War 2 smoothly.
It comes with 8th gen, i5 quad core CPU which is enough for browsing the internet, using YouTube/Netflix, and Microsoft Word.
* 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.

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

Best laptop for light-moderate gaming and coding on a budget?

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by LonerIM2

It weighs 5 lbs I hope you consider this light since you are going to carry it everywhere.I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
Since it’s the best option within your budget.
* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) which will run your games smoothly.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is enough for web and software development, 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), USB type C.

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.

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

Need to replace 10yo macbook with something newer/windows based $700 or less.

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU.

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

Optical drive like you want.
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 with number pad, 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.

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

Laptop with a ~600$ budget.

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by legos45

Then I think that the **Acer Aspire E 15** is the right fit. There are quite limited amount of laptops with a dedicated graphics card, which is the most ideal configuration for your use. However, like nearly all laptops in this price range, the chassis is plastic but it will last if you treat it well.

The display is a 1080p 15.6″ IPS display. This laptop includes a 256 GB SSD for fast boot times. Games like CS:GO and Dota 2 can run well on low settings 1080p and you can optimize FPS in those settings.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Daily College/Gaming Laptop under $600

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

The best you can do in this price range is likely a laptop with a basic dedicated graphics card. That would be the **Acer Aspire E 15**, which I very commonly recommend in this price range. It will provide the best performance in the price range for games, a dedicated graphics card is needed for those games at high settings.

The OS is Windows 10 Home .

With the i5 processor and MX150 graphics card, you likely can play around medium, some high settings. When it comes to photo editing, the components can handle it, but the display struggles in color gamut.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Old Laptop Died.

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For a better battery life + upgradability, I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it is a bit chunkier but it is still a decent option that is cheaper. It gives you breathing room within your budget. Its dedicated graphics card makes this laptop a good option.

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

The OS is Windows 10 Home, which is typical.

With the MX150 graphics card, you’ll have a slight edge over laptops without dedicated graphics card. The i5 processor and 8 GB RAM should be just fine.

The keyboard is backlit white.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Wanting a laptop for light gaming / typing

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Since you mentioned light gaming, I think that ~$600 range is a better choice. I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it has a good blend of specifications and battery life. I don’t know of cheaper laptops with a dedicated graphics card that I recommend.

The battery life is 8+ hours for light general use, which is pretty good.

The weight is around 5.3lbs, which is a tad heavy but it isn’t too thick.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, and MX150 graphics card, Google programs and light gaming will be fine. Photo editing will also be okay, but the display does sadly lack in color gamut. That is the sacrifice in your price range.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Laptop just gave out on me - looking to spend <$1000 on a new one.

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Since you prefer 15.6″, I suggest the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it is one of the rarer cheaper laptops with a dedicated graphics card. It will suffice for games like League of Legends which aren’t too demanding. The battery life is also very solid, 8+ hours for general use.

The weight is around 5.3lbs, which is a tad heavy, but still lighter than your older laptop.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the i5 processor and MX150 graphics card, you can run general use programs alongside light games.

The touch pad is okay according to reviews.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Need help deciding between a few laptops or other suggestions!

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I always recommend the cheaper model of the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it is great for your case scenario. But, I think that installing an SSD is also important, the hard drive is slow. **This 128 GB M.2 SSD** fits in that laptop.

On the other hand, you did mention games, so the more expensive **Acer Aspire E 15** would also be good to consider. None of the other laptops you listed have dedicated graphics card.

Best laptop for light-moderate gaming and coding on a budget?

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In this price range, I think that a Vega APU may not be the best option, especially when dedicated graphics cards are available. I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, which is one of the rare laptops in your price range with a dedicated graphics card.

The weight is around 5.3lbs, a tad heavy, but not too ridiculous. The battery life is fairly good, around 8 hours for light general use.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the i5 processor and MX150 graphics card, you can run light games like Sims 4. You can get play around medium settings 1080p with good FPS.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Laptop for Student Usage ofArcGIS Pro (United States, ~$500)

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

The best in this price range is this Acer Aspire E 15** because it’s a pretty solid option for your usage.

* 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.

It has a good dedicated GPU (MX150) which would suitable for light gaming.

Need to replace 10yo macbook with something newer/windows based $700 or less.

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Best laptop for light-moderate gaming and coding on a budget?

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Need help deciding between a few laptops or other suggestions!

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Wanting a laptop for light gaming / typing

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Mother in law needs basic computer

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15** is a pretty solid option for her usage since it has 8th gen, i5 CPU which is enough for you.

* 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 which you prefer.

* 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.

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

Need a laptop for a beginner graphic design student MAX is 600$

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

Within this budget, I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which runs adobe photoshop and adobe illustrator, smoothly, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch screen, 8GB ram and you can upgrade it, 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, and USB type C.
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.

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

Dedicated Shared Laptop for Motec Software

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since the biggest concern is battery life, I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 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) like you want, USB type C, and Ethernet port.

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.

* thin, very quiet (can barely hear the fans), It has room for more ram as well as more SSD, Fingerprint magnet.
You can add HDD like you want.

Any Gaming/Art Laptops under $500 (US)?

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since you prefer IPS screen, you need to push your budget a little higher, so if you can, then I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run indie games smoothly.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU.

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

HDMI port like you want.
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.

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

[USA] <$700 Office Productivity/Work Laptop

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15** is a pretty solid option for your usage since it has 8th gen, i5 CPU which is enough for you.

* 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 which you prefer.

* 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.

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

Laptop for Maya (animating software), Unity, Unreal (game engines) and college

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you are not going to do any intensive video editing, then I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
* 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) like you prefer, weighs 5.27 lbs which is portable like you want.
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.

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

Portable General Purpose Laptop ($600, USA)

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

If you are looking to play light games, a dedicated graphics card would be ideal. If you’re okay with a laptop with lower display color accuracy, consider the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it has an MX150 graphics card and i5 processor. This combination makes the most powerful combination for the price and will perform well for your tasks.

The weight is a tad heavy at 5.3lbs, sadly the sacrifice.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the specifications, light games won’t be an issue, games like Fortnite can run around low settings 1080p with good FPS. The build quality is okay, but not the best fort he price.

Without a dedicated graphics card is the **Acer Swift 3**, it is more portable. Additionally, its aluminum chassis makes it more durable.

Laptop for Student Usage ofArcGIS Pro (United States, ~$500)

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For working I would advise you to push your budget and check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Portable General Purpose Laptop ($600, USA)

Posted on: January 23, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptops

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15 | Acer Swift 3
— |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150 | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS” “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs. | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs. | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$ | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming. | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life . | Very light .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic . | The screen is dim .
Cons | The screen is a little dim . | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side . | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Productivity/ Light Gaming

Posted on: January 22, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run the games you mentioned smoothly.

* 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is more than enough for Excel, 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 with numberpad like you want, 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.

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

Productivity/ Light Gaming

Posted on: January 20, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, it ha s solid performance for the price and allows you to play some light games with its dedicated graphics card. I don’t know of other laptops with a dedicated graphics card cheaper other than the Aspire 5, but it has a worse display and worse battery life.

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

The weight is 5.3lbs which is a tad heavy, but manageable.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

The i5 processor + MX150 graphics card will be fine for light general use and light games. I don’t think it will be too demanding.

This laptop’s keyboard includes a number pad.

Let me know if you have questions.

Productivity/ Light Gaming

Posted on: January 20, 2019 by The_Adviser100

Sorry I can’t help you with the bag but For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Laptop for heavy ms excel work and 2 external display

Posted on: January 16, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Advice on Acer Aspire e5-475

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by ejmercado

If you’re looking for brand new then Amazon is the better place to look. Ebay is better for second hand. I completely understand the fear for second hand gadgets and I admit it’s not for everyone. That’s the unfortunate trade off though, it’s definitely going to be harder to get the warranty for a device you bought overseas.

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Take a look at this laptop. It has a far better processor, better graphics card, more ram and an SSD instead of an HDD for almost the same price. (you will add about 2,000php – 3.000php for overseas shipping though) You don’t have to buy this, but just know that buying from outside the country you’ll get better devices for the money.

Good CAD laptops for $400-$600

Posted on: January 10, 2019 by The_Adviser100

The Acer Aspire E 15 has an IPS screen and a longer battery life .

Good CAD laptops for $400-$600

Posted on: January 10, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 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.

Good CAD laptops for $400-$600

Posted on: January 10, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

The laptop with the best specifications in this price range is the **Acer Aspire E 15**, which has a dedicated graphics card. It will be handy for CAD programs. The cheaper laptops that don’t have one wouldn’t be ideal for your.

The i5-8250U processor + MX150 graphics card will be fine for CAD, typically robotics CAD shouldn’t be too demanding. The 8 GB RAM is upgradable, max 32 GB RAM.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Good CAD laptops for $400-$600

Posted on: January 10, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For CAD work at this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Wife needs computer for work. She’s a teacher.

Posted on: January 7, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you prefer a good GPU for your light games, I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
* 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 like you want, 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.

If you are looking for lighter weight laptop since you care more about weight, better build quality and you can push your budget a little higher, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077VBH1DK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

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.

USA, College student, light gaming, video editing, and using it for school use (<~$800)

Posted on: January 6, 2019 by idontlikepi

Can I have your opinion on the Acer Aspire E 15 and how it can relate to my needs?

Entry-level laptop for beginner video editing

Posted on: January 6, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

If the Overpowered 15 laptop wasn’t out of stock on Walmart, I would definitely recommend it. Best specifications for the price. However, the other option would be the more expensive **Acer Aspire E 15** which is one of the cheaper laptops with a dedicated graphics card. For video editing, you’ll likely need one. Below these two laptops, there are little to no good laptops to recommend.

The laptop’s i5-8250U processor and MX150 graphics card will be fine for entry level video editing. It has what you’re looking for: 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD storage, and a dGPU.

If you have questions let me know.

Entry-level laptop for beginner video editing

Posted on: January 6, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little higher for better GPU, I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 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.

Looking for Under $700 Laptop for Streaming and Light Gaming - United States

Posted on: January 5, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**
* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).
* 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.

Looking for Under $700 Laptop for Streaming and Light Gaming - United States

Posted on: January 4, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In interest of a good battery life and performance for the price, I would recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15** if you’re open to non Dell laptops. The laptop’s dedicated MX150 graphics card is what you’ll need for the games you listed. With that being said, this is one of the cheapest laptops with the MX150 graphics card so it is a good bang for buck.

The battery life is excellent, 8 hours+ for light general use, can vary depending on sue.

The weight is 5.3lbs, a tad heavy for a 15.6″ laptop, but still not awful.

The OS is Windows 10 Home which is typical.

The i5-8250U processor and MX150 graphics card is a good combination or general use as well as light gaming.

The build quality is fair for the price overall, most laptops in this range will be the best in build quality.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking to find a laptop for $600 usd or less for college

Posted on: December 28, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

I think your budget is a bit low to combine all of those features. But, focusing on good specifications, I would recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**. No other laptops in its range can compare performance wise, the specifications are fairly good for the price. Additionally, a strong battery life.

The battery life is up to 15 hours according to Acer, but it will heavily vary depending on your use.

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home as the OS.

You can run games like Fortnite around low-medium settings with the MX150 graphics card, as well as other light games.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking to find a laptop for $600 usd or less for college

Posted on: December 27, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

* 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.

[US][$550] Need a lightweight laptop with a good keyboard and decent battery life for copy editing and writing. $550 budget.

Posted on: December 22, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 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.

Looking for a Budget Laptop under $500 for Gaming

Posted on: December 8, 2018 by LonerIM2

Is 500 your max ? if so then I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

* 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.

Looking for a Budget Laptop under $500 for Gaming

Posted on: December 8, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

In this price range, I don’t think you will be able to combine good gaming capability and portability. But the closest laptop to your specifications (slightly over budget) is the **Acer Aspire E 15**, with the i5-8250U processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD storage, 1080p 15.6″ display, and MX150 graphics card. This laptop should be able to run both of the games you listed with decent framerate around medium-high settings. Sadly, it is a bit heavy at 5.3lbs.

$400-800 USA

Posted on: December 3, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 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.

$400-800 USA

Posted on: December 2, 2018 by glymao

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7

Looking for a laptop as a future Chemistry/Chemical Engineering double major

Posted on: November 28, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

There aren’t many light laptops with an optical drive… so I think the best option would be the **Acer Aspire E 15**, which has an optical drive. The laptop weighs 5.3lbs, which may or may not be a deal breaker for you. But, for your use, mainly general use, the components will be just fine. The laptop has a few USB ports available as well.

Looking for a laptop as a future Chemistry/Chemical Engineering double major

Posted on: November 28, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 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.
It also comes with Optical drive like you wanted.

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Posted on: November 27, 2018 by LonerIM2

this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* 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.

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Posted on: November 27, 2018 by The_Adviser100

Yes plus you can upgrade the RAM on Acer Aspire 5 .

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Posted on: November 26, 2018 by The_Adviser100

You are right plus you could upgrade the RAM on the Acer Aspire 5 while you can’t on the Acer Swift 3 .

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Posted on: November 24, 2018 by LonerIM2

I wouldn’t go with either, the one from bestbuy comes with an older, weaker only dual core CPU, and the extra ram is not worth it on the one from Costco, instead I would recommend this The ** Acer Aspire E 15**

* 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).

* 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 :

* Same with the cheaper Acer, 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.

anything better than $289.99 14'' 7th Gen i3 8GB 128GB SSD Intel HD 620. or low end gaming laptop fro $500

Posted on: November 19, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this **The Acer Aspire E 15**

* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

* 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.

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

Posted on: November 12, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

I would also recommend increasing your budget to get a dedicated graphics card for that program, which the **Acer Aspire E 15** certainly has. The laptop is a big heavy, but it is expected for a budget laptop. The laptop has an SSD, as you requested. The laptop’s battery life is good too, you can expect at least 7 hours upon general use.

Looking to make games for about $600. Whats good?

Posted on: November 10, 2018 by LonerIM2

You mean this one? if so then that is a great choice, I would recommend it as well.

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Posted on: November 5, 2018 by Ahmadhmedan

Hope you get better man,you can beat cancer i’m sure.
Now for the laptop looking at WoW specs i think around 600$ is a great price and no need to spend more so i suggest the acer aspire E15 with the mx150 and it should be more than enough:
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7?th=1&psc=1

oh and for streaming and such ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM dual cards.the gtx 1080 is more than enough and your current setup is perfect and there is no need to buy anything at all even for streaming,and even if you are serious i would suggest something like the i7-8700k(6 cores with higher FPS but worse streaming) or the ryzen 7 2700x(8 cores great for streaming) with an RTX2080ti (honestly your current card is more than enough and the RTX is throwing money away for the sake of it).
DO NOT buy dual cards as very few games will scale and that will be like 70% scaling at best and MOST games won’t use the second card at all.

Seeking durable, comfortable laptop for long term relationship.

Posted on: November 5, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this The ** Acer Aspire E 15**

* NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

* 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 :

* Same with the cheaper Acer, 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.

Hi all, I'm looking for a general-use laptop for work under $1000.

Posted on: October 15, 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 5 | Acer Swift 3 | ASUS VivoBook S15
— |—- |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150 | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 15.6″” FHD IPS” “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 0 | 0
Weight | 5.27 Lbs. | 3.2 Lbs. | 3.5 Lbs.
Battery life | 8 Hrs. | 8.5 Hrs. | 6 Hrs.
Price | 550~650$ | 600~700$ | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | Great all-metal chassis with a stilsh colour .
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming. | Very light . | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . | Great battery life .

Laptop for an engineering student

Posted on: October 13, 2018 by LonerIM2

> Fairly important

Do you have a weight limit in mind ? if not then If you can push your budget a little higher, I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, and very good heat management.

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

And if you have a weight limit let me know so I can try to accommodate.

Should i purchase this laptop!?

Posted on: October 11, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

If you can afford to increase your budget, I too would recommend the **Acer Aspire E 15**, you might want a dedicated graphics card for light gaming. It will also be useful in video editing. It runs Windows 10 Home, and has the same i5 processor as the Vivobook.

Should i purchase this laptop!?

Posted on: October 11, 2018 by BestBeating

You can check this article about **best gaming laptop under $500**, it could help you.

What do you think about this **Acer Aspire E 15** with dedicated graphics card MX150 for gaming and 256GB SSD hard drive? The price is $599 on Amazon.

It has:

* 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
* 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit IPS Display
* GeForce MX150
* 8GB Dual Channel Memory
* 256GB SSD
* Up to 15-hours of battery life.Adapter: 65 W
* Windows 10 Home

**More Details**

Looking for a laptop that can handle basic video editing, as well as Photoshop and Illustrator. 15" screen, USA, <$800

Posted on: October 4, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, and it is 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

Looking for a laptop that can handle basic video editing, as well as Photoshop and Illustrator. 15" screen, USA, <$800

Posted on: October 4, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

I would definitely go for the **Acer Aspire E 15**, the i5-8250U and MX150 graphics card will be able to do light video/photo editing. It has a backlit keyboard. It runs Windows 10 Home.

Buying a laptop for $400

Posted on: September 30, 2018 by BestBeating

You can check this article about **best gaming laptop under $500**, it could help you.

If you are looking for a new one, I would recommend this version of **Acer Aspire E 15**

It has:

* 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
* Windows 10 Home

**More Details**

For $599 you can get **Acer Aspire E 15** with 8th gen i5 processor and discrete MX150 graphics card.

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 LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, and it’s within your budget.

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

Budget ($500-700) laptop for multimedia, light gaming

Posted on: August 28, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget.
If you prefer better GPU, I would recommend this [Acer Nitro 5] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you may need, 7th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, decent battery life, high build quality, backlit keyboard, and it’s within your budget.
If you don’t like these options then I would recommend that you check my list of best gaming and college laptops to compare it with similar options.

Budget ($500-700) laptop for multimedia, light gaming

Posted on: August 27, 2018 by legos45

Then, how about the Acer Aspire E 15 for $600? It has:

* i5-8250U 4-core processor

* 8 GB of RAM

* 256 GB SSD

* 1080p 15.6″ display

* MX150 2 GB graphics card

* Weight of 5.3lbs and battery life up to 15 hours

This laptop is a bit heavy, but the battery life is excellent. The games you listed should run fine at low settings. The display is IPS. It has all of the ports you requested. There is a 2.5″ drive bay so if you have a normal SATA III SSD then you can add it straight into the laptop. Fans shouldn’t kick in if you’re searching the Internet.

Gaming laptop around $500 to surprise my husband

Posted on: August 25, 2018 by thedaysleeper1

did you take a look at the [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1535200022&sr=1-4&keywords=acer+aspire+e15](https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1535200022&sr=1-4&keywords=acer+aspire+e15) Which is a pretty decent laptop and worth the price. Comes with a MX150 Gpu which would be suitbale for running those games mentioned. IPS screen display which great for gaming, which allows wide angle viewing, the latest 8th gen processor which is better than it’s previous generations. Furthermore, comes with 15 hours of battery life.

***

Key specs:

* 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
* 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit IPS Display
* 8GB Dual Channel Memory & 256GB SSD
* Up to 15-hours of battery life.Adapter: 65 W
* Windows 10 Home

Gaming laptop around $500 to surprise my husband

Posted on: August 25, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/?tag=marina000-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, GeForce MX150 GPU, and it is within your budget.

U.S. - Budget: $600-$800 - Need for College, CS Degree, and Some Gaming

Posted on: August 23, 2018 by create_a_new-account

Lenovo Y530 — $879.88 — no ssd though
take another $100 off if you’re a student
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-legion-y530-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-1tb-hard-drive-black/6219202.p?skuId=6219202

Acer Nitro 5 — $749.99 — has an ssd
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-nitro-5-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-256gb-solid-state-drive-shale-black/6212602.p?skuId=6212602

Acer Aspire E 15 — $599
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=pd_ybh_a_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4DSAMJVT4GKDBX4YSRBK

surprisingly good

~$600 Laptop for Uni

Posted on: August 20, 2018 by LonerIM2

Out of those options, I would go with [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, and it is within your budget.

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

Any suggestions for a laptop good for college and gaming around $500-$600?

Posted on: July 19, 2018 by legos45

Hey! If you want both good gaming performance + a good college laptop, then I would recommmend this Acer Aspire E 15 model for $599. It features an i5-8250U, 8GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD, and 1080p display. It is 5.3lbs and has a 15-hour battery life (realistically, a tad lower). This will be decently portable and long lasting.

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Posted on: July 17, 2018 by catfish_bosoms

Awesome. Thanks for your response. You think the Acer aspire 5 is better than the [Acer E15 i5] (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1531777211&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=acer+aspire+e15+i5&dpPl=1&dpID=41HfDkXXyeL&ref=plSrch). The Dell would be great but the wife and I agreed no more than $600. Haha

Laptop for an 8th grade graduation gift. Help?

Posted on: July 4, 2018 by Purphoros12

There is a [higher end version] (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1530649535&sr=1-3&keywords=acer+aspire+e15&dpID=41HfDkXXyeL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch) with a dedicated graphics card which should have enough of power to run the Sims 4.

EDIT: This is a rather large laptop, if she needs something to carry around you may want to look at something in the Ultrabook space. If you good graphics performance in a small package look into something with a Ryzen 5 CPU (most Ryzen 7’s run too hot in the smaller laptops).

[US] College student needing a laptop for nursing school $500-600ish

Posted on: July 2, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, 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.

[US] College student needing a laptop for nursing school $500-600ish

Posted on: July 2, 2018 by elvinelmo

Keep an eye on the **Acer Aspire E 15 Amazon****|****Acer Aspire 5 Newegg** especially if you want it on sale. Prime day will be soon so expect maybe a $50 price drop

· 15.6″ Full HD IPS

· 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U version

· GeForce MX150,

· 8GB RAM Memory,

· 256GB SSD

This Acer E15 laptop comes with an 8th gen quad core i5 or i7 processor which is great for CAD and cpu intensive works (i7 versions costs around $100 more). With the MX150 graphics card you will have a much better gaming experience than with a GeForce 940MX. FHD IPS display is also good for its price

Laptop for sorta gaming girlfriend!

Posted on: June 29, 2018 by tek_thetech_tap

UX330UA is an ultrabook which I believed not really designed for gaming. For an ultrabook though, UX330UA is actually worth the price. As for the new laptop, how does 5.2lb-ish sound? It’s quite the increase in weight coming from UX330UA but this particular laptop https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_xtynBbGRP94M6 has quite the specs for the price (especially the MX150 GPU), if she can live with the weight.

Need a laptop with GTX 1060, good battery, and good build quality

Posted on: June 6, 2018 by SunsetChaos

here’s an example https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/
(but not what OP wants)

Wife will be live streaming to teach english classes from US to China and I will use for basic classwork. Nothing fancy is needed.

Posted on: May 29, 2018 by LonerIM2

allow me to quote my post about the best college and gaming laptops and recommend the 550~650 **Acer Aspire E 15**

* NVIDIA MX 150 which is one of the best for this range and suitable for your usage.

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

* Advertised battery life of up to 12-hours, Backlit Keyboard.

Here is a little in depth review of it :

* Same with the cheaper Acer, 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 MX 150 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.

List of best laptops for college and general usage from 150~2000 only for SuggestaLaptop

Posted on: April 30, 2018 by LonerIM2

Well it depends on the games, for 600 I would go with this acer for around 700 then this acer nitro is best, for less than 1k then this dell inspirion, if you go over that by a lot then you would be over spending for his usage.

Looking for a college laptop, $400-$600 budget, located in US. Must have an SSD. Buying for GF as a present.

Posted on: April 10, 2018 by LonerIM2

Allow me to quote my post about the best college and gaming laptops and recommend the 550~650 **Acer Aspire E 15**

* NVIDIA MX 150 which is one of the best for this range and suitable for your usage.

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

* Advertised battery life of up to 12-hours, Backlit Keyboard.

Here is a little in depth review of it :

* Same with the cheaper Acer, 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 MX 150 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.

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Posted on: April 9, 2018 by LonerIM2

Do you mean like the this one which is for 599 not 699 ?? if so then no, that is the best option in the price range even with the small SSD, and if you need more storage then you can add HDD storage, if not then what is your max budget?

$400-$700 in desperate need for a laptop that can run the adobe package (premiere, audition, photoshop,etc)

Posted on: March 9, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Aspire E 15] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, backlit keyboard, long battery life, and it is within your budget.

$400-$700 in desperate need for a laptop that can run the adobe package (premiere, audition, photoshop,etc)

Posted on: March 7, 2018 by Tibrael

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6″ Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_7e3NAbMGV0NPG

List of best laptops for college and general usage from 150~2000 only for SuggestaLaptop

Posted on: March 6, 2018 by LonerIM2

A good middle ground would be this acer or for lighter/smaller option you can go with acer swift but if you are looking to play on high settings then this might not work, if you prefer more gaming power than battery life for college then I would go with this one

$800 USA

Posted on: March 1, 2018 by Tibrael

I just got this for college and I love it. It does have a plastic chassis, but it feels nice. Trackpad is not bad.

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6″ Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_dO4LAbG5YW4WQ

My list with cool emoji for Best and most recommended laptops for gaming and college

Posted on: February 27, 2018 by fjccommish

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1519700500&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=acer+aspire+e15&psc=1

List of best laptops for college and general usage from 150~2000 only for SuggestaLaptop

Posted on: February 20, 2018 by LonerIM2

The upgradeability on this one is worth the extra few bucks.

List of best laptops for college and general usage from 150~2000 only for SuggestaLaptop

Posted on: February 20, 2018 by Tibrael

You should definitely add this to the list:

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6″ Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_sm1IAb2D94W9M

I own it and it is absolutely amazing!!! The newest version had a backlit keyboard, is upgradable to 32gb of ddr3 (info from Acer), and has a nice IPS panel with decent backlighting. Also, $600 usd for an 8th gen core i5-8250 is amazing. The 8th gen core i7 verions is $800.

Need a laptop for gaming and video editing

Posted on: February 20, 2018 by Tibrael

I just bought this:

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6″ Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_TsVIAb69XJEGH

It is SUPER fast with the i5-8250u version and I love it. It is upgradable to 32gb of ddr3. The ddr3 does not slow it down at all. The downside is the color gamut on this screen. It is a TN panel and the lighting is good despite the reviews, but it is not a high color gamut screen. You *may* able to upgrade the screen, I was looking into doing so before my shipment got here because I am using this for Art School which is going to include photo editing.

The other bad news? I researched laptops for 2 weeks before buying this one. If you spend around 1000 USD, you can get a machine that will be great at gaming but the screen will probably be shit UNLESS you buy an ASUS ROG laptop at that price point. The GL503 has the best screen around 1k USD, but it is also out of your price range. But, it can also do everything you want. Still, I can run Skyrim: SE on this Acer with a little lower graphical settings.

The screens I was looking I to were about 50 USD and the Acer needs a small caddy from the Acer website to fit a 2.5″ HDD/SSD upgrade, but it comes with a 256 m.2 sata drive already (it cannot support PCIe m.2).

The Acer is the BEST for your money at this price point. I poured a lot of time and energy into this decision for myself and that was my conclusion.

I hope this helps!

P.s. the ASUS ROG GL503 is the ONLY laptop with the color gamut you want for editing that is below 1500++ USD. The Acer has everything else you want: upgradability, performance, fits in a backpack, long battery life, and can handle some gaming (no triple A titles on ultra, but yes).

List of Best Gaming Laptops from 300 to 2000, only for SuggestALaptop

Posted on: February 6, 2018 by pelusagh

Awesome thread. The new acer aspire E 15 the one that has 8th generation core i5 comes with 8GB ddr3l and not ddr4, does that make a noticeable difference regarding the performance? Thank you.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7

Thinking I will buy an Acer Aspire E 15. What are your thoughts on this cheap gaming laptop?

Posted on: February 3, 2018 by LonerIM2

If you want the best option for 600 then I would recommend the 550~650 **Acer Aspire E 15**

* NVIDIA MX 150 which is one of the best for this range and suitable for your usage.

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

* Advertised battery life of up to 12-hours, Backlit Keyboard.

Here is a little in depth review of it :

* Same with the cheaper Acer, 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 MX 150 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.