Thanks to the plummeting prices of technology, one no longer has to spend a fortune for powerful, high-quality lap tops. In fact, when compared to the prices of even 10 years ago, you can get them for just a fraction of the price. One can usually get them for well under $400, and there are even some that fall under the $500 range and with terrific specs!
One great choice is the Acer C710-2487. Usually at just over $250, this little machine packs quite a potent punch; equipped with 1.1GHz CPU speed, 4GB of memory, a 320GB hard disk, Intel HD graphics, and Chrome OS, there isn’t anything you cannot do with this particular notebook. The screen has wide screen support at 11.6″ with 1366 x 768 graphics display resolution, and has an LED backlight. The battery life is roughly 4 hours.
Another fantastic choice is the Acer Aspire. Coming in at anywhere from $275 to just under the $500 mark at $299, this unit is where you really get your bang for your buck. This computer, like the Acer C710-2487, has many of the same specifications such at the 1.1GHz CPU speed, 4GB of memory, and 320GB hard disk, but is slightly superior in other areas. Where this computer shines in particular is the battery life, as it is a whopping 6.5 hours. Compared to many other laptops on the market, this is a much better choice when specifications and price are factored in. This computer also ranked 4 out of 5 stars.
If you are really strapped for cash and searching for something even less expensive, the Acer C710-2856 comes in at under $180 to $220 range. This really is a bargain, albeit not quite as powerful as the aforementioned models. It has 2GB of memory, but still packs 1.1GHz CPU speed and 1366 x 768 graphics display resolution. It does weigh a bit more than the other two models, and has a shorter battery life (maximum 3.5 hours), but matches several other specification such as CPU type (Intel Celeron) and dimensions. Though it lacks the 4GB memory of the other two models, it is upgradable to a maximum of 2GB if and when you need the extra memory later on. This notebook ranked 3.7 out of 5 stars, but had a lot of rave reviews from people.
There we have it: 3 Acer notebooks all for under $500 respectively, and fantastic specifications on each one.