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We found 82 Reddit mentions of Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch Full HD Notebook (Intel Core i3-7100U Processor 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10 Home), Obsidian Black. Here are the top ones.
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- 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
- 15.6" Full HD Widescreen ComfyView LED-backlit Display supporting Acer ColorBlast technology
- 4GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB 5400RPM HDD
- Windows 10 Home
- Up to 12-hours Battery Life
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>cost no more than 500
I'd get a refurbished T-series thinkpad. T440 or T450. They're more reliable than anything new on the market at that price point. You can then put in more ram, an ssd, or switch to a bigger battery afterwards. Dell inspirons (intel not amd) are also ok for <500. Once again, put in an ssd and more ram. Or this for 350USD + shipping to Canada
Or go on /r/SuggestALaptop
Any laptop can run porn, but I would recommend This Acer because it comes with Full HD screen, to see every drop ;)
I mean, with the GPD WIN you're paying a premium for the small form factor. If you're only concerned with price and performance, with portability not being as big a concern, then a laptop or desktop will definitely give better performance. Here's a quick example I found and took 5 minutes to find that's in a similar price range but better performance to the WIN: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1IO3QW/
The best value laptop in my opinion is the HP 15 for $430. It has great spec for it's price that will work very well for multi-tasking with a skylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and a 128GB SSD (upgradable if you wish). It also has a decent battery life, a lightweight for a 15.6'' at 4.65 pounds, and a 1080p display.
In the 300s, my best suggestion is the Acer E15 for $330. It has a new Kaby Lake i5 processor, 4gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It would still work fine for multi-tasking, but if you want to heavy multi-task it would be worth buying another RAM stick and upgrading the ram. It also has a 1080p display and a backlit keyboard.
And Above the $430 range, my best suggestion is the HP 15 for $585. It has even more powerful specs with a Skylake i7 processor, 8gb of ram and a 256gb ssd. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a pretty decent battery life (advertised up to 6 hours).
Now is a bad time to buy a laptop with Raven Ridge and Coffee Lake coming soon. If you really need something now though I'd recommend the Acer Aspire E 15. It's got a 1080p screen and has an i3 + HD 620 iGPU that can handle light gaming.
SadBoy489 your grandma will love the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6inch, to me it's the best option in this price range.Has a nice Intel Core i3-7100U Processor 7th Generation processing so basic use is not a problem, 1080p display and Up to 12-hours Battery Life and a Backlit Keyboard for grandma's night work :-). The 4GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB 5400RPM HDD for storage is great as well and its 5.2lbs so I hope that is ok, spider solitaire and mahjong can be played easily on the laptop.
How about this?
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch FHD Notebook (Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM HD, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10 Home), Obsidian Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_uEbZAbT21GT51
Idk your budget, but something that has at the minimum an Intel Core i3 processor with Intel Integrated graphics card and 4GB Ram. This would go for about $300-$400 dollars, would be able to play the Sims 4 at very low settings and the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection at comfortable settings/smooth gameplay.
If you can spare some more money, ideally you should get an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, preferably a 6/7/8th generation (generation indicated by the first of number that follows, so for example I have an i5 6200U processor). 8GB+ RAM (more the better) is all suggested. The processors I just mentioned will suit the game fine for medium/high settings but for ultra settings look for one of the i5/i7 with “HQ” at the end. The difference between a processor ending is that 6/7th gen and below processors that end with U are only “dual core” while HQ means “quad core”. If you don’t have the money to grab a quad core/HQ that’s ok, but it leads to my next point.
If you can’t get an HQ processor, try to at least get a U processor accompanied by a dedicated graphics card! Some dgpu’s in a decent price range that work well for sims are the Nvidia GeForce 940m, or MX150 made by the same company! Ultra settings could benefit from a Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 or above (1050,1060,1070,1080). That’s basically it!
The first option is only recommended if you’re on a tight budget. You can get more bang for your buck if you go for a desktop, ie. better processor/graphics card for less money but you use the portability factor. I like to game in bed and also have college to worry about so I need my machine to be portable.
Here are some good laptop choices
If you’re on a really tight budget (ie. first option):
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch FHD Notebook (Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM HD, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10 Home), Obsidian Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_oHeJAb87X98XF
Have a bit more money to spare:
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nIeJAbZFVCXT4
Other pricier ($600+) but better choices:
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5577 Gaming Laptop - (15.6" FHD (1920x1080), Intel Quad-Core i5-7300HQ, 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR4, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB, Windows 10 - Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFG7157/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_iJeJAbCQ911ZA
HP Pavilion Power GTX 1050 Gaming Laptop - 15" Full HD, Intel Core i7-7700HQ , 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, Black - 15-cb077nr https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075VT9LFD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6KeJAbYG1C2XN
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6" Full HD, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AN515-51-55WL https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wLeJAb9TZ7ZEH
> The end of dx9 support was almost arriving, and just a few days before that my pc had to be repaired, and its now even worst than it was. One thing led to another, and so on.
The revamp of the graphics engine and introduction of Lighting 2.0 has raised the minimum requirements of the game, but that is not surprising. However, the requirements to play the game is still relatively low; especially when Lighting 2.0 is disabled. An inexpensive modern laptop like the following Acer with a Core i3-7100u CPU and integrated Intel HD 620 graphics core will not have any problems running the game at 1080p with Lighting 2.0 disabled and a mix of low and medium graphic settings... as long as you install another stick of 4GB of DDR4 RAM for a total of 8GB of RAM.
You can't expect too much from an 8 year old laptop when it comes to games.
> Besides new ships and missions is there a drastic change on gameplay, or what was considered good equipment? I still remember the whole beam boat rule of the same energy type with that terran rep beam, don't know if that is still the case.
Yes, there was some changes to combat mechanics. It only really nerfed high DPS'ers in the game. Some "normal" players commented that the changes seems to slightly improve their ship performance. The biggest hit was to the "plasma exploder" fleet consoles which got nerfed to the ground and are basically considered worthless now. The Plasmonic Leech took a hit; it can now only provide up to 7.5 power per subsystem. In the past with very, very high drain skills it can provide over 30 power per subsystem and most people basically agreed that it was overpowered.
Firing cycles for energy weapons have been standardize. All energy weapons have a 5 second firing cycle which include firing and recharging. Beams fire for 4 seconds and recharges for 1 second; 4/1 firing cycle. Dual cannons and turrets have a 3/2 firing cycle. Dual heavy cannons have a 2/3 firing cycle and have finally been updated to have a default +10% critical severity.
The drop-off damage of cannon weapons have been lessened so that they now do a little more damage at longer range.
> I remember the economy being a mess because of the infinity lockboxes, is there any cheap t6 ships on the exchange that weren't before?
Yeah, there are "cheap" T6 ships available on the Exchange. A few are as low as 70 million EC, but those are the unpopular ones. Most lockbox ships generally settle between 250 million EC to 350 million EC. Prices of other lockbox "stuff" has also decreased as well. Overall, a lot of players have benefited from the release of the Infinity Locboxes.
> Also dil rate, which was over 400 at the time iirc. I saw it today on somewhere around 280 i think, how was the evolution so far, was it even lower and its going up or is it declining?
It is pretty stable at 280:1 to 300:1 nowadays. This is mostly thanks to the Phoenix Prize Packs which are purchased using refined Dil. It offers a chance (however slim) for players to obtain ships and other things that they may have missed. For those players who have everything they want, there are the Phoenix Upgrade Kits which are pretty popular to upgrade gear with.
During the first few hours when a Phoenix Prize Pack Event begins the exchange rate can dip below 260:1 before floating back to around 270:1 to 280:1. It is an overall benefit to F2P players, but I am sure players who uses Zen to purchase Dil prefers a higher exchange rate.
The most recent mechanic change is Re-Engineering which allows you to change the modifier of many, but not all gear... at least not yet. It is a new system that still needs to be fleshed out. It is yet another Dil sink and you also need a new currency called salvage to roll the dice in order to change mods on some gear; the interface is actually similar to a slot machine (which I am sure was intentional tongue in cheek humor). It is now pretty easy to get a weapon with [CrtD]x4 [Pen] now... as long as the weapon already has [Pen] which can only obtain when a weapon is crafted.
On person mentioned that he was able to sell epic weapons with [CrtD]x4 [Pen] on the Exchange for 60 million EC. Now that has dropped to 30 million EC and I suspect prices can drop a little more in the future as more and more players play around with re-engineering.
A lightweight laptop for $400 that is fast enough for video editing..well, pick two I'd say.
Cheap and "fast": https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-7100U-Windows-E5-575-33BM/dp/B01K1IO3QW/
Cheap and light: https://www.amazon.com/VivoBook-E403SA-US21-Quad-Core-Processor-Metallic/dp/B01B9APNG0/
Fast and light: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t460p/
If you can stretch your budget, I'd recommend the Acer Swift 3 for $650: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-6200U-Windows-SF314-51-52W2/dp/B01LWZ7JB2/
Otherwise, I'd say go with the Vivobook E403SA, but don't expect incredible rendering performance.
I'd definitely recommend this one: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1505824145&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Acer+Aspire+E+15+E5-575-33BM
Decent specs, 15.6" and 1080p, and low price.
This Acer Aspire e15 with the 7th gen i3 processor, 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD is one of the most recommended laptops in that budget range and for several good reasons. One of those very reasons is the fact that it has a 1080p screen resolution which is something other laptops in this budget range don't have. Apart from that, the E15 has a wonderful battery life and decent backlit keyboard.
Anyone want to help me decide between that or this? https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1491412587&amp;sr=1-7&amp;keywords=laptop
No $200 laptop will be good. However, for $150 more you can find good deals like this laptop. It's got the latest i3 processor, a backlight keyboard, and can upgrade the RAM up to 32 GB. It's not even the best deal you can find, but if you want a cheap laptop that can be decent for mid-range gaming then this should be fine.
The one I usually recommend is this: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/
The Intel HD 620 integrated into the i3-7100U (all i#-7###U CPUs) runs Sims 4 well enough, and should be just fine for Sims 3.
The other thing about this laptop is its higher 1920x1080 resolution (compared to 1366x768). It's less limiting outside of gaming, for how many windows you'll be able to fit onscreen at a time. (I recommend going into display settings and turning scaling down to 100% when you get it, but even the default 125% scaling gives you more room onscreen than 1366x768). The laptop is slightly higher in price, at $350, but you won't really get a good resolution alongside 7th generation integrated graphics, for a lower price.
It's also the most commonly recommended laptop in its price range, on /r/SuggestALaptop
It's honestly the cheapest laptop I can get in a short amount of time. With what I need. I just don't want Windows. I understand your concern but I'm strapped for cash and time.
If there is a laptop with linux for that much with similar specs, I would love to know.
Edit: lol sorry I thought this was in response for something else entirely
add $49 more and get this one by acer https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1IO3QW?ie=UTF8 i3-7100u 4gb ddr4 ram 1tb hdd windows 10 os 15.6 inch Full HD display
Yea I would never recommend buying a Chromebook, the best laptop I would recommend is this one for your description here
Also a video review here
It's a little more expensive than your budget, but it's one of the best reviewed low priced laptops out there. It'll serve your kid well for a longer time.
Would you suggest the Acer Aspire E15 for 315?
The best laptop under 500 is without a doubt the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM
Without a doubt, one of the best budget laptops out there as it is easily upgradable and can manage light gaming
Do not get a mac. Anything with with greater than or equal to 4 gb of ram. More is better. Make sure you have a lot of harddrive space.
this would be a good starting out laptop as reference: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1526192162&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=laptop
Edit: The reason for getting a non Mac is due to the fact most of the software needed for chemical engineering classes is Windows only. There is no benefit in getting a mac.
It wouldn't be bad to have a full HD display. Hard to find for under $300. This Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM though wouldn't be a bad choice. Just a few bucks over $300.
If you don't mind a lower res display, then this Dell Inspiron 15 i3558-0954BLK would be a decent choice. It will sell for under $300 on BF.
>So far it's offered no advantages over the old system.
100% false. Here are some things R15 provides to the game:
ROBLOX is trying to push developers into using R15 in their games more, this shows with the amount of updates they're adding to R15. One day, I believe games with R6 will be less popular than those with R15, just because of the sheer amount of possibilities there are with R15.
Also, every day there are hundreds, or even thousands of new players. New players won't care about "R6 is classic! R15 sucks!" What they will think is "R15 has better animations, it looks more natural and realistic." New players will most likely prefer R15 over R6 just because of how it looks.
Because of the new "wobble" from R15, its harder to hit headshots an so the skill cap is widened even more. Sniping has become increasingly difficult for me as sniping from long ranges makes it hard to hit heads that are jumping up and down. Compared to Traitor Town's character and the regular ROBLOX character, the heads are smaller, which also makes it harder to land headshots. This is due to the new proportions.
Due to R15, character models can be more proportionally correct when you compare them to people in real life. If we just resized characters in R6 as they look in Traitor Town, their legs would move really far and it would look odd. As for building maps for Traitor Town, its easier to replicate games that have realistic characters and real life structures. You don't have to worry about having correct proportions and making the map wider.
However, I'm not blinded from how good I think R15 looks. There are also some disadvantages to R15. The only disadvantage that can be proven so far that I've heard so far is that R15 causes more lag. Indeed, R15 does seem to have an impact on the game's overall performance, but this argument is also somewhat flawed. Going back to the future proofing, "good" computers/laptops are becoming cheaper and cheaper every year, therefore in the near future nearly most computers could be able to run Traitor Town just fine. For example, I bought my laptop 3 years ago. It was around 300 dollars, and at the time it was a fairly decent laptop. A year and a half-ish ago (a bit longer than that) I was able to run Traitor Town no problem at 6 graphical settings, maintaining a sable <30 FPS. Times have changed, I can barely run the game at 1 quality with less than 50 FPS, it jumps around from 20 to 50. It's quite evident that I need an upgrade, and I've seen computers now a days, such as this one, that cost nearly the same as my computer 3 years ago, but are significantly better than mine.
I'd recommend this. The processor is a bit newer but the biggest improvement is the screen. I have a 1366x768 screen and by god its truly awful. You should expect to see 10-15% faster cpu and gpu performance as well since the i3-5020U is Broadwell and the i3-7100U is Kaby Lake.
EDIT: It also appears to have expandable RAM and an open M.2 slot, so you can add an SSD in later! Definitely recommend this one.
Honestly maybe playing some WOW or older stuff. I have a desktop for some big boy games. MOST of my time is streaming ISO files, browsing and ripping stuff
I just hate knowing I can spend about $140 or so and get a dedicated
And this one with an HD 620 looks great for the price
Here is what I was looking at
and one more?
In his budget , this Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM laptop would be perfect for him. It has all that he will need - a decent new i3 processor, 4 GB RAM, and a large 1 TB storage. He will be able to run all those office programs and of course, it has a decent keyboard for him to type on.. If he uses the internet and watch videos etc , this laptop will do a very nice job for him. As much as he doesn't need a big battery life, this laptop has a fantastic battery life and might come in very handy sometimes.
I would recommend this acer laptop
It has a 1080P screen, a way more powerful i3 7100u processor, Intel HD 620 which is over 50% more powerful and a very good battery
All for 350$ ~ 247£
The only downsides are 4 GB of ram (Enough for light work and light gaming) and a HDD instead of SDD
but with the money left over, you can get a new ssd and another 4 gb of ram
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch FHD Notebook (Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM HD, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10 Home), Obsidian Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_MnBXAbF5NR674
$349.99 is sub $350
Better CPU, 1080p display instead of a 720p one, more storage, and less worries about the quality of the refurbishment.
Acer Aspire E15 is what most people on this sub seem to recommend for a budget laptop.
HP 15-be020TU: (SVA panel) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B06XSBFD6Q/ 28k
Official site: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05421659
Lenovo Idiapad 320-80XH01HQIN: (TN panel) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B075XJC3XW/ 28k
Asus X541UA-DM1187T: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B078YRNSMR/
Dell Inspiron 15-3567: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B071GKKYWM/
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33Bm: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ (typec, 31k)
Well, you won't be able to get a new mac for that budget unless you get a deal on a Mac Mini. But that's not a laptop.
As for windows PC's. It really depends what he wants. At that price point there's lots of trade offs. Does he want processing power or battery life? Good construction or good hardware? A nice screen? What's important?
If you go windows, I would suggest picking up something with an SSD. You could probably get away with the tasks he wants on 4 GB of ram, but shouldn't need to with 500$. Do not buy a processor based on the GHz! It means next to nothing. It's hard to tell what processors are good if you aren't familiar, and I'm sorry about that. You need to take into account the age of the processor, for intel 8000 series is newest followed by 7000 last year. Then what kind of processor is it atom, celeron, i3, i5, i7? Those are least to most powerful in that order.
This is the lowest end I would go https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-320-15-6-inch-Anti-Glare/dp/B078251NTK/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522793603&amp;sr=1-7&amp;keywords=laptop. It doesn't have an SSD so it will feel slow.
A step up will get you a better screen and processor https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522793603&amp;sr=1-8&amp;keywords=laptop
I personally like dell laptops. The keyboards and how they feel. This one doesn't have an SSD but is good in all other aspects. It will feel a little slow (Compared to an SSD), but is solid. https://www.amazon.com/Dell-LED-backlit-Processor-Bluetooth-MaxxAudio/dp/B078YD9V3X/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522793746&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=laptop&amp;refinements=p_36%3A40000-50000&amp;dpID=410e3g4SFuL&amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch
If he's willing to drop another 50$ I'd go with this. Same laptop with an SSD + 1TB hard drive so it's fast and has plenty of storage https://www.amazon.com/Dell-LED-backlit-Processor-Bluetooth-MaxxAudio/dp/B079DJYVST/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522793746&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=laptop&amp;refinements=p_36%3A40000-50000&amp;dpID=410e3g4SFuL&amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch&amp;th=1
If you're not afraid of AMD, this one seems pretty solid. A good screen, and processor. https://www.amazon.com/VivoBook-F441BA-DS94-Powerful-Laptop-A9-9420/dp/B079QZ5DD7/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522794154&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=laptop&amp;refinements=p_n_feature_twelve_browse-bin%3A9521908011%2Cp_n_operating_system_browse-bin%3A17702486011%2Cp_36%3A30000-50000&amp;dpID=51A0uhGP8BL&amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch
I've been doing a lot of research lately. I purchased the Xiaomi Notebook Pro from LightInTheBox yesterday for about $800 ($850 with a $50 Thanksgiving discount). Haven't received it yet but I haven't seen a bad review for it.
However if all you're doing is schoolwork, netflix and Hulu you can do that with a $400 laptop. Something like this or like this Acer may be perfect for what you want to do.
I personally have been pretty satisfied with this cheap Acer laptop I installed Ubuntu on:
It doesn't have the nicest build quality (mostly plastic) but the specs are decent enough for just web browsing, AND it has additional free RAM slot so if 4GB isn't enough, you can just add more. It also has a 1TB HDD and a free slot for an m.2 SSD and the battery life is pretty decent. Again, the build quality isn't spectacular but it definitely doesnt feel like it's going to fall apart out of nowhere.
Edit: It also has USB 3.0 and type-C, 15.6" screen at 1080p, HDMI out, and backlit keys.
There's also a slightly higher end model for $600 that comes with 8gb of RAM and a 256gb SSD.
I had to change a couple of things in the BIOS to install Ubuntu, but other than that installation was a breeze and everything works just fine.
3 would be on the low end but if you can shell out another 90 quid (includes shipping and import taxes) I'd recommend this
edit: I just realized you said online gaming for that price a desktop might be your best bet
if you are willing to push your budget a little more id say get the Acer Aspire E 15 for sure
Oh hey, that's pretty close to mine. I'll test factorio later when I'm not busy with work or classes
For this type of PC I would strongly consider a janky laptop. Unless you have a large high-quality monitor or TV you're going to be using, a laptop is going to do this kind of workload just as well as a desktop, and have all the benefits of portability and convenience.
I would buy something like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1IO3QW/?tag=lapninj-20
This Acer Aspire. You can put a m.2 SSD in it before you give it to her so that it'll be faster and more storage. That'll add up to $500 depending on the size of the SSD you buy. RAM is upgradable too if you want to have her use 8 GB RAM. Probably not needed, up to you.
The laptop I want to upgrade is this Acer. It uses an M.2 2280 key type B slot.
How inexpensive? How about this one https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1IO3QW/
1 TB HDD, HDMI and even USB C
Sounds good. So far the best bet is:
I'm going to keep an eye out though.
if you can find $50 more you could get this
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My sister has one. $350 Has room for an SSD as well as upgraded ram. I believe it has HDMI out as well as VGA. Battery life is pretty solid.
This Acer is a great lower end general laptop. I would spend more money on the desktop.
trying to decide between these two. any point/suggetsions/red flags? light gaming usually have 5 or 6 tabs open when browsing but nothing too crazy. only store a few hundred photos.
Hi there traviskarm first I would like to welcome you to aceraspirelaptops where we talk about acer and other laptop brands:-). Ok so the laptop I would like for you to view is the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM here is a review of it. It comes with a 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Processor which is the latest one out,4GB DDR4 of Memory and 1TB 5400RPM HDD. The battery life is not problem, Up to 12-hours Battery Life and its 5.3lbs not too bad.The display is also great a 1080p quality overall a good laptop for programming and research :-)
It was this one - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1IO3QW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
It was $330 when I got it (on sale). It's $350 now. Guess my brain averaged the price automatically. If I was to buy one for work, I'd probably go up to the i5 model, but for my kids to play Minecraft on or to do school work, it's perfect. I love the keyboard on it. Buying a RAM upgrade is dirt cheap.
If you want around 40-60 fps at 1080p low settings I would go with the Acer aspire E 15, version with the i5 and 940mx, €599.
But if you are really in a pinch and want around 10-30 fps at 720p low settings you could go with the Acer aspire E 15 with the i3 and intagraded graphics, €399.
But mainly I would recommend the i5 versoin, or you could take a look at the used market.
In that budget you don't have a lot of choices - I'd go for a 15.6 inch one - it's bigger and maybe easier for them to work with it - keeping that in mind I have made this noteb search
You can see and change the search parameters using the "Refine results" button in the upper-left part of the search results page. You can also click on the laptops for more information.
If you want something on the budget side you could try this one: Acer Aspire E5-575 (2017)(US) - Intel i3-7100U, Intel HD Graphics 620, 4GB DDR4, 1000GB HDD - you can get it for about 350$ amazon
You won't find decent gaming laptops between 11" to 14" at that price. The best i see under that price range is the [Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch FHD Notebook] (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1527045039&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=laptops&amp;refinements=p_36%3A30000-40000). Which is the best for light gaming.
this one will fit your needs and is pretty cheap.
For a college student who is primarily going to do heavy multitasking with multi web browsing, video streaming, word doc and some light gaming (League of Legends) which would be better? Acer Asipre vs HP ay195nr
I recommend the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch Full HD Notebook it costs around $350 and has features such as:
Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation ,
1TB 5400RPM HD,
Intel HD Graphics 620,
Windows 10 Home
Acer E15 for 350 USD
Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM HD, Intel HD Graphics 620.
I guess this is the only choice. At this price there really isn't any selections :(
If everything you do is inside Chrome, get a chromebook, they're cheap, rock solid, and easy to use. If you run windows applications and want new hardware, this new acer should server any ludite well. If you don't mind used hardware, ebay is a great place to look for previous gen hardware.
Your idea about user control is right on the mark. Chromebook can also be helpful in that way--- you can "powerwash" the machine with a button, and the software repository is somewhat locked down by google similar to the android play store. They issue these to school kids because they're pretty solid
ChromeOS has a remote assistance app so you can help him when things come up. If you think he'll get more into computing now, just get a windows machine but be prepared to do tech support occasionally.
buy another 4 gb ram stick with it and an m.2 ssd
Most people here use the website called PCPartPicker.
If you want a laptop then I would probably recommend this one here.
The laptop has:
[Here is a laptop for 350 USD that has a 1080p screen and should work for basic stuff. It has no SSD, but this could be added im sure for about 50 bucks, but you would have to be able to know how to switch the OS to the ssd. I don't know how many budget laptops in this price range actually have an SSD though] (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1501991108&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=laptop)
Here is another good option for simply streaming things and surfing the web. The display is probably the best out of all of them, it is a bit more priced at 400 usd though. It is a convertible though, so if you are watching shows on it, you may enjoy that. It's chrome OS, which a lot of people hate, but for what you are doing, you shouldn't have too much of a problem. Just know, it's essentially a bigger, glorified tablet with the restrictive OS
If you're looking for just a Laptop (with Windows 10) that has decent specs and a big hard drive (1TB), I personally have bookmarked this Laptop on Amazon.
If anyone has any feedback on it, feel free to respond. I for one have a Microsoft Surface old-gen basic laptop, but I'm not super fond of it and will likely end up buying this laptop I linked.
This should be good enough for Office, basic browsing, and doing online homework.
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch Full HD Notebook (Intel Core i3-7100U Processor 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive, Intel HD G https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_ChoEMrieRhDli
I recently bought this one and it runs it very well. I had to turn down the graphics a lot for multiplayer but otherwise it runs great
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch FHD Notebook, Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM HD, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10 Home, Obsidian Black for $380
Lenovo Flex 15, 15.6 FHD IPS Touch, i7-8565U, 8GB (4+4), 256GB SSD,Intel UHD 620 for $660
Bookmarked these when I saw this question asked on r/AskReddit
I haven't bought one yet, but the specs and features are pretty impressive for the price.
Okay thanks. I'll either get the one you recommended if it goes on sale for black Friday / cyber Monday or this other one maybe as I think it has everything I'll need as well. I don't mind slow boot times and if I need to run a game at higher settings I have a desktop for that.
This is pretty much what you're going to get at that price. It will be able to just meet your needs, as the HD 620 iGPU is solid for an iGPU.
[Here's a video on the machine].(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkKvLkwxUrU)
You could buy and install another 4 GB of RAM if you wish.
This laptop should do it. It has a 1080p and a good CPU with 4GB RAM. All of that under $400 USD
I guess that a good point. I did find this laptop https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1IO3QW in about 30 seconds with comparable specs (to Acer Chromebook 14), much better hard drive space though. Also made by Acer too. It's not even $100 more than what the Acer Chromebook 14 is going for right now and it does have a larger screen, DDR4 ram compared to DDD3 an i3 processor compared to a Celeron and 1TB hard drive compared to 32GB. Also has much more functionality offline compared to a Chromebook and can install many more applications than a Chromebook. I think all that is is worth the $80 more. I do have to say I have not really analyzed what other Chrombooks are out there at the $350 price point but if you just look at two different machines both built by Acer you can see my point.
Very helpful response! Thanks, friend!
One teensy question, though: what's a CPU?
RAM versus storage: got it. :)
With no SD slot, this laptop is out of the running.
So, u/cowardlylions, what are your thoughts about the the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch Full HD Notebook?
I don't have many particular suggestions for your budget, but I can help you out in regards to the performance you can expect.
The 2630QM and the i3-7100u perform about the same in most workloads. The only situation in which the 2630QM beats the 7100u is in heavily multi-threaded applications, such as video editing, rendering, etc.
The i3 7100u should be plenty for any schoolwork, document editing, and streaming. I would personally recommend a laptop that has upgradeable RAM, as 4gb will become quite limited in the future.
I do have one suggestion in mind. I realize it is over your max budget, but it would be extremely worth it if you can save the extra $50 or so. It's the Acer E15.
The laptop has an i3-7100u, 4gb of DDR4 RAM, and a 1tb HDD. What really makes this a great buy though is that it has an empty M.2 slot for an SSD, and the RAM is upgradeable. Most other budget laptops aren't nearly as good in future upgrades, and I think you would be extremely happy with the purchase in the end.
It's just a suggestion though. If you for some reason cannot go above $320 at all, and need a laptop now, you should probably look elsewhere.
Yeah, here's one: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1497253960&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=laptop+i3
If you're dead set on a laptop then this will be his best bet for under $400: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW
Cheapest option with a dedicated graphics card: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575G-57D4-15-6-Inches-Notebook-i5-7200U/dp/B01LD4MGY4
Hard drives and ram are only able to be upgraded on laptops. And that's only for some of them
Get this one.
Here for example $350
Obviously not having a Windows OS involved would lower the price so I actually think it's entirely viable to get a $400 Ubuntu laptop to match this.
i know you said not acer but i bought this laptop last year
total cost with duties and shipping was $423 USD ($556 CAD), they raised the prices so now its more like $761CAD
same laptop in canada cost $675 CAD total
saved like a $125 last year, so it was well worth it then
what are your thoughts on your recommendation vs this: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW ?
It's hard to get a good laptop with SSD for this price,
I would recommend Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM as it comes
Display: FHD 15.6 TN screen
Storage: - SSD,1TB HDD
Long battery life
It is a great choice because of its high build quality, along with its specifications makes it the best option for your usage and it is within your budget. you can upgrade the SSD easily.