By Ian Paul
Black Friday has officially begun and the grab-em-while-you-still-can deals at Amazon are fully under way. For example: Right now you can get an Acer Aspire 5 Slim laptop for $260, more than $50 off its most recent price cut and a new all-time low.
This laptop has a 15.6-inch display with 1080p resolution. It’s packing a dual-core, four thread AMD Ryzen 3 3200U processor with a base clock of 2.6GHz and a boost of 3.5GHz. It also has 4GB of RAM, a 128GB NVMe SSD, a backlit keyboard, and Windows 10 in S Mode. (If you don’t like Windows 10 in S mode you can upgrade for free to regular Windows 10, which lets you install traditional desktop apps. This is a one-way upgrade, however, so be sure you want to upgrade before you do it.) For ports, the laptop has one USB 3.1, two USB 2.0, and an HDMI with HDCP support. It has 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Acer says the battery life is about 7.5 hours.[See our curated list of the best Black Friday laptop deals from all the major brands and retailers]
This is a fantastic laptop to take on the road. It’s light, and the price is right so you won’t sweat being a little rough on it. It also has more than enough capabilities for web surfing, productivity, video streaming, and hooking up to a projector for PowerPoint presentations.[Today’s deal: Acer Aspire 5 Slim for $260 at Amazon]
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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn’t like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he’s not covering the news he’s working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.
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