If you’re in the market for a powerful laptop that’s priced reasonably, this 15.6-inch model from Acer is definitely worth checking out. With a full HD screen, a new Kaby Lake CPU, and zippy flash memory, it’s a real bargain at just $550.
• 15.6-inch Acer Aspire E 15 laptop for just $549.99
So, what specs are we looking at with this laptop? This model sports a seventh generation dual-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7200U CPU, a discrete Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card with 2GB of memory, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive, Bluetooth 4.1, and 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support. And the 15.6-inch display? It benefits from LED lighting, a 1920×1080 resolution, and Acer’s own Color Blast technology.
While it weighs in at a hefty 5.3 pounds, the Acer Aspire E 15 is still a good option for commuters. It measures in at just 1.2 inches thick, and the six-cell 2800mAh battery delivers up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge. And with the built-in HDMI port, you can easily hook up to external displays or projectors at the office.
By default, Windows 10 Home (64-bit) is installed on this machine, so you’ll have access to Redmond’s newest functionality. Exclusive Microsoft releases like Killer Instinct, the Cortana personal assistant, and the dedicated Xbox app are all available with the newest OS revision.
Better yet, this configuration is Prime eligible. If you subscribe to Amazon’s Prime service, you can get free two-day shipping to get up and running on the double.
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