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The Cheap Laptop Thread

BenJeremy

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Oct 31, 2004
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OK, so we have a lot of "Cheap **this category**" threads. How about one for laptops? There are lots of "cheap" laptops, but how many of those cheap laptops are actually good deals? For a laptop to be decent, it needs to be able to run 8GB or RAM or more... it might need a decent screen (1080p seems like a good measure) and decent battery life (or at least have an alternative battery available). It could be a 4GB model that can be upgraded with SO-DIMMs (is it cost effective for that model, though?)

So, if you see a good deal on a laptop, which meets the criteria of "decent" either as purchased, or with some simple, cheap upgrades, please post.

This is a bit self-serving... I might soon have to buy a laptop for the wife, but I'll post here if I see anything that looks worthwhile.
 

eranical

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Watching this as I am in the same position..

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daveybrat

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Not a fantastic deal, but decent for $499.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315779&cm_re=acer_laptop_256gb_ssd-_-34-315-779-_-Product

Learn more about the Acer America E5-575-53EJ
Model
Brand
Acer
Series
Aspire E
Model
E5-575-53EJ
Part Number
NX.GE6AA.019
Quick Info
Color
Obsidian Black
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
CPU
Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz
Screen
15.6"
Memory
8 GB DDR4
Storage
256 GB SSD
Graphics Card
Intel HD Graphics 620
Video Memory
Shared memory
Communication
Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Battery Life
Up to 8 Hour(s)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
15.02" x 10.20" x 0.94" - 1.19"
Weight
4.92 lbs.
CPU
CPU Type
Intel Core i5 7th Gen
CPU Speed
7200U (2.50 GHz)
Core Name
Kaby Lake
Turbo Frequency
Up to 3.1 GHz
Number of Cores
Dual-core Processor
CPU L3 Cache
3 MB
Display
Screen Size
15.6"
Touchscreen
No
Wide Screen Support
Yes
Display Type
Full HD
Resolution
1920 x 1080
LCD Features
LED backlight & Acer ComfyView Technology
Operating System
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
Graphics
GPU/VPU
Intel HD Graphics 620
Video Memory
Shared system memory
Graphic Type
Integrated Card
Storage
SSD
256 GB
Memory
Memory
8 GB DDR4
Memory Spec
8 GB x 1
Memory Slot (Total)
2
Memory Slot (Available)
1
Max Memory Supported
32 GB
Communications
LAN
10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN
802.11ac WiFi featuring MU-MIMO technology
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.1
Ports
USB
2 x USB 3.0 (One with Power-off Charging)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.1 (Type C)
HDMI
1 x HDMI
Audio Ports
1 x Headphone/Speaker/Line-Out Jack
Audio
Audio
Acer TrueHarmony High-Performance Sound System
Speaker
Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
Input Device
Touchpad
Precision Touchpad (supporting Windows Modern Touchpad gestures)
Keyboard
Dedicated Numeric Keypad
Webcam
HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Card Reader
Secure Digital (SD) Card
General
Style
Thin and Light
Type
Mainstream
Usage
Consumer
Power
AC Adapter
45-watt AC adapter
Battery
4-cell Li-Ion (2800 mAh) Battery
Battery Life
Up to 8 Hour(s)
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (W x D x H)
15.02" x 10.20" x 0.94" - 1.19"
Weight
4.92 lbs.
 

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