Cheap laptops are everywhere these days, but not everything is as good as it seems. Those nasty computer companies are trying to convince us that a $500 laptop with 16GB RAM and 256GB storage is a steal. Well, we don’t have anything bad here. We’ve got a solid deal on Amazon. The Acer Aspire 5 with a Ryzen processor and 128GB of onboard storage is just $332. This is down from the usual $400 and a savings of $68.
This laptop features a Ryzen 3 3350U Zen 2 CPU with four cores (no threads) and a maximum speed of 3.5GHz. It also has 4GB of RAM, 128GB of NVMe SSD storage, and the screen is a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display.
For connectivity, this laptop is packing 802.11ax Wi-Fi and has Amazon Alexa built-in if you’re into that sort of thing. As this is a relatively underpowered machine, it has Windows 11 Home in S Mode. That means it will only install and run apps in the Windows Store.
This laptop will be great for general use (similar to a Chromebook), but has the ability to run Windows apps when you need them. It’s not a full-time PC, but if you want something like a “satellite” device when you’re not at home with your main computer, this will fit the bill.
[Today’s deal: Acer Aspire 5 for $332 at Amazon.]