In times past, the typical budget laptop came stuffed with cheap, inferior components that made for a frustratingly slow and inefficient computing experience. But times have changed.
Nowadays even many mid-range laptops offer plenty of speed and power at affordable prices.
I recently had the opportunity to check out a very affordable upper-mid-range laptop from Acer, and overall I believe it’s a great machine for the money.
The Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop is an attractive, sleek looking laptop that has everything the typical user will need in order to surf the Internet, peruse Facebook and Twitter, watch videos on Youtube, send and receive email, use Microsoft Office and edit photos.
It comes with a 15.6 inch full HD IPS color screen that is as bright and sharp as any laptop in its price range, and the 12GB of DDR4 RAM is plenty for running the zippy Windows 10 that comes pre-installed on it. And the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U is a very fast and capable CPU.
What’s more, you’ll be able to also indulge in some moderate gaming thanks to the included NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (2GB dedicated VRAM) graphics.
The 512GB PCIe Nvme SSD offers enough storage space for plenty of photos and other user files, and you can always augment that by plugging an external hard drive into one of the USB 3.1 ports.
Even though this is a powerful upper-mid-range laptop, you’ll enjoy up to 9.5 hours of battery life under typical operating conditions.
Bottom line: If you’re looking for a powerful upper-mid-range laptop that will do most everything you need a laptop to do (without breaking the bank), this powerful Acer is worthy of serious consideration.
Click here to read more about the Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop at Amazon.
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