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Acer Aspire 5 A515-46-R3UB | 15.6″ Full HD IPS Display | AMD Ryzen 3 3350U Quad-Core Mobile Processor | 4GB DDR4 | 128GB NVMe SSD | WiFi 6 | Backlit KB | FPR | Amazon Alexa | Windows 11 Home in S mode

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This is the best laptop deal you can get, full stop.

Touchescreen? Nope. That feature is stupid in a laptop, in my view. As you use the keyboard, incidental touche s of the screen change focus or move to different screens–touchscreen is a gimmick and sucks.

The screen on this laptop is worth the price by itself. Gorgeous, black is actually black, it rivals my AOC gaming desktop monitor.

The Ryzen chip inside can be overclosked if you feel like it, but it is not needed. It is plenty fast for a laptop.

This is set up to add memory and a hard drive. Do so. I spent an additional $50 to add a 1tb drive and an 8gig memory stick. In so doing, I have the same specs as a $700 consumer laptop.

Gaming? I stream from my desktop, it’s perfect. It won’t run any modern games at more than low settings (if that) but you don’t need to run them onboard if you have a gaming machine. DO NOT BUY THIS TO PLAY GAMES ONBOARD. Stream via Steam, it’s perfect.

Buy this for $300, spend an additional $50 or $100 on memory and storage, and sit back and realize that you got a premier laptop for 1/3 the money people are spending on nothing.

Build quality is bomber. Eveything is solid, no rattles, no warps. Others have ripped on the touchpad–can’t tell the difference between this and any other laptop touchpad. It isn’t loose, responds as usual, no problem.

The screen is GORGEOUS and much better than laptops at twice or three times the price.

I actually like the compressed number pad on the right. If you aren’t doing a lot of 10-key stuff, it’s what you need.

The keyboard backlight stays on while you’re typing, shuts off when you aren’t. Perfectly configured.

This boots in about 15 seconds.

It has some heft, but is still very light. Hard to describe, but you can carry this all day in your backpack and not even know it is there. The power brick is about the size of a Toblerone tube. I plan on buying an extra to travel with.

This will work as a consumer laptop as is, like I said, but add some memory and a hard drive and you are CRUSHING.

I can’t sing the praises of this enough.

Buy this, add a drive and a memory stick and you get a premier laptop for less than $400. And you get a better screen, too. And anyone can do that, it isn’t tough at all. If you can turn a screwdriver, you can update this machine.

Make sure to go in and turn S mode off. First, activate Windows, then go to the store and turn off S mode.

This is much better than what other companies are offering as a budget laptop.

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