Acer Aspire 1 review: Laptop basics on a larger screen

Maria J. Danford


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Good, inexpensive laptops are in short supply at the moment because a lot of people suddenly found themselves working from home with many working alongside their kids. This laptop category includes the Acer Aspire 1, a simple 15.6-inch notebook for basic home office work and entertainment with good battery life that normally sells for only $230. Unfortunately, it’s currently selling for more than that and, unless you’re really in a bind, I would recommend checking out other laptop options under $500 first


  • Cheap
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Did I mention it was cheap?


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