It’s been a great time lately to get a laptop for a good price and today we found another rather sweet deal. Amazon is selling a Ryzen-based Acer Aspire 5 for $ 340, which is down from $ 390.
This laptop has a 15.6-inch 1080p display and the CPU is a Ryzen 3 3350U. The processor has four cores, four wires, and a maximum boost of 3.5GHz. It’s not the most powerful processor, but Ryzen processors are very good at handling productivity applications. This particular processor may be a bit slow for something like video editing, but it should be fine for normal Microsoft Office operations and daily use.
The Acer also has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It’s not a lot of storage on board, but Amazon’s product page says that a hard disk bay is available if you want to add more with a 2.5-inch drive. It’s not clear if you can upgrade the RAM to 8GB, but the Amazon product page suggests you can.
The laptop comes with Windows 11 Home in S mode, which means it only runs apps from the Windows Store. If you want, you can do a one-way upgrade to regular Windows 11.
The Aspire 5 is a real steal. It is portable and it provides a great productivity machine. You do not want to miss this deal.
[Today’s deal: Ryzen 3-based Acer Aspire 5 for $340 at Amazon.]
Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never encountered a technical subject that he does not like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks and browsers. If he does not cover the news, he is working on tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.