What you need to know
- Acer has announced an Aspire 3 laptop featuring AMD Ryzen 7020 CPUs and AMD Radeon graphics.
- The 15.6-inch laptop has up to 11 hours of battery life, according to Acer.
- The Acer Aspire 3 (AMD) starts at $400 and is available now through the Acer website.
Acer has just launched the Aspire 3 laptop with the latest AMD internals. The laptop is the first in North America to feature the new AMD Ryzen 7020 processor and AMD Radeon graphics. Acer promises up to 11 hours of battery life from the 15.6-inch laptop. Acer Aspire 3 (AMD) starts at $400. There are also Intel versions of the Aspire 3, including models with 12th Gen Intel CPUs.
AMD unveiled its 7020-series Zen 2 mobile processors earlier this fall. The Aspire 3 is available with up to an AMD Ryzen 5 7520U processor with AMD Radeon graphics, 8 GB of LPDDR5 memory and 512 GB of storage. Acer’s website only has the Ryzen 3 model at press time, but other variants should be available in the future.
|Row 1 – Cell 0||1920 x 1080, LCD, 60Hz|
|Row 2 – cell 0||There is touch or no touch.|
|operating system||Windows 11|
|CPU||Up to AMD Ryzen 5 7520U|
|Row 5 – Cell 0||Shell black|
|GPU||AMD Radeon graphics|
|Memory||8 GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||Up to 512 GB|
|Ports||HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C)|
|Sizes||Height: 0.74-inch (1.88 cm)|
|Row 12 – cell 0||Width: 14.3-inches (36.32 cm)|
|Row 13 – cell 0||Depth: 9.4-inches (23.88 cm)|
|Weight||3.97 lbs (1.8 kg)|
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The Aspire 3 is available with or without touch. The display also features Bluelight Shield filters to prevent eye strain.
The laptop has Acer Purified.Voice with AI noise reduction and transient noise reduction for the webcam.
With the latest AMD CPUs inside and a low price tag, the Acer Aspire 3 can compete for a spot on our list of best budget laptops under $500. While less powerful than many of the best AMD Ryzen laptops, the Aspire 3 could find a place on that list as a budget-friendly option.