Acer has just announced a new and revamped lineup of its Aspire series laptops. The four models hit a variety of price points and offer configurations aimed at the entry-level user to the up and coming gamers.
Titled Aspire 1, Aspire 3, Aspire 5 and Aspire 7, the lineup ranges from $219 to $799. Lets dive in and find out what the Acer’s new devices offer.
The most affordable laptop in the lineup is the Aspire 1, which starts at only $219. The “family-and-student focused” laptop is available in a 14-inch configuration with an Intel Celeron or Pentium processor.
There is up to 64 GB of eMMC storage with 4 GB of RAM, as well as a USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Ethernet and HDMI. There’s Wi-Fi ac, 1 TB of OneDrive storage and a one-year subscription of Office 365 out of the box. Battery life is quoted at 9 hours, while the laptop weighs just 1.65 kg.
Next up is the Aspire 3, a slightly higher-end machine than the Aspire 1. The laptop pricing starts at $299, and it comes in two different screen sizes, 14-inch HD and 15.6-inch Full HD display. The types of processors are the same as Aspire 1, though the RAM can go up to 12 GB.
The storage options are likely the same, as is the Intel HD Graphics technology. A small but useful feature is Acer’s BlueLightShield, which will prevent eyes from straining under low-lighting.
The “practical and mainstream” Aspire 5 is next with a fairly sturdy package starting at $449. The device will feature a 15.6″ FHD display with an IPS panel. Under the hood, there is an Intel Kaby Lake processor of up to Core i7 variety.
The Aspire 5 includes a discreet Nvidia GeForce GPU as well as up to 20 GB DDR4 2400 MHz RAM. Storage options go all the way to a 2 TB HDD or an M.2 256 GB SSD.
There’s USB-C 3.1, USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports available in the Aspire 5. Furthermore, Acer guarantees a better display and audio quality for an overall impressive multimedia experience.
Better than all in the line-up is Aspire 7, which comes with 15 and 17-inch display options and similar processor options as the Aspire 5, but swaps the graphics module for a GTX 1060.
The Aspire 7 storage is set at a 2 TB HDD or 512 GB SSD, while the amount of RAM can be of up to 32 GB and it comes with the similar set of ports as the Aspire 5.
The pricing for the Aspire 7 starts at $799.