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Acer Aspire 3 15-inch Laptop for $399

Acer Aspire 3 laptop deal
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If you're looking for some good options on a budget laptop for school or office use, Prime Day has plenty of choices. We highlighted a Lenovo IdeaPad 3 that's on sale for $299, but that one might feel a bit underpowered in the CPU department, as it only has a 2-core/4-thread Core i3-1005G1. Stepping up to the Acer Aspire 3 gives you similar specs, but with a Core i5-1035G1 that's a 4-core/8-thread CPU.

Other equipment includes a Full HD 1080p display, webcam, 256GB SSD, and 8GB of memory. It's by no means top-of-the-line hardware, but it's more than sufficient for everyday tasks, including video conferencing for those Zoom, Skype, Meet chats that are becoming increasingly common.

Acer Aspire 3 (Core i5, 8GB, 256GB): was $449 now $399

Acer Aspire 3 (Core i5, 8GB, 256GB): was $449 now $399
This modest laptop includes everything you need for typical office and schooling tasks. It's far more capable than a Chromebook, for not a lot of money.

The regular price is only $450, so it's not a massive savings, though if you visit your local Walmart word is some places are selling the same laptop for as little as $350. It's not for gaming, though it could work with game streaming services.

Jarred Walton is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on everything GPU. He has been working as a tech journalist since 2004, writing for AnandTech, Maximum PC, and PC Gamer. From the first S3 Virge '3D decelerators' to today's GPUs, Jarred keeps up with all the latest graphics trends and is the one to ask about game performance.