If you’re a student looking for a laptop that won’t break the bank, this Acer laptop deal from Best Buy might be for you.
Thankfully, Best Buy is offering a great deal on education for just about anyone. The retailer has Acer Aspire 3 laptop for only $299.99 (Opens in a new tab) – This is a saving of $230 off the RRP of $529.99. It even includes a three-tool Norton 360 Deluxe plan to protect it and two other tools from malware — a $44.99 price tag.
The best student laptops should be good for notes, video calls, multitasking and running all kinds of applications, and the Acer Aspire 3 can do it all well, while looking good too.
The Acer Aspire 3 comes with Windows 11 pre-installed, which means it’s running Microsoft’s latest operating system out of the box. It’s also packing Acer’s Precision Touchpad for more precise touchpad control than you’ll find on many Windows laptops.
8GB of memory may not sound like a lot, but it’s enough to flick through emails, shop or browse online, and get through administrative work – although users report that they’ve upgraded the RAM with impressive results. When it comes to storage, the 256GB SSD inside allows for super-fast performance throughout.
That 17.3-inch screen is huge, and while the resolution isn’t the highest at 1600×900, it’s still HD. There is also a camera on the top edge.
There’s an HDMI port for connecting to an external display, and several USB ports for connecting peripherals. Wi-Fi 5 is also faster, and the internal antenna placement maximizes the signal in any environment.
You can save another $17.50 (regularly $87.49) on the software by purchasing a 15-month subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal on the laptop. OneDrive provides access to cloud storage including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
User reviews are very positive, with a 4.5 out of 5-star customer rating (Opens in a new tab) On the Best Buy store page. Many noted the huge display, as well as the ability to upgrade RAM after purchase. Some were disappointed with the quality of the built-in webcam, but suggested an external option if you want to make more calls.