The Acer Aspire One 532h-2326 is just as good for basic tasks as Netbooks costing $100 more, making it a solid sub-$300 option.
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The one-hand folding kickstand makes it easy to lay this 23-inch screen flat.
The Acer Aspire One 722-BZ608 is a budget-priced 11-inch laptop that's more powerful than a Netbook, but not as fast as some higher-priced 11-inch alternatives. Better options are out there for a little more money.
The Acer Aspire AU5-620 is a great entertainment PC, pairing an attractive display and strong media-streaming performance with a wallet-friendly price.
A thinner, lighter gaming laptop, the Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition satisfies with an excellent screen and performance and understated good looks.
Acer's variation on the budget E1-472G Aspire laptop has good guts but an underwhelming exterior and design, and also lacks a touch screen. Nvidia graphics add a boost.
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.
Convertible modes can be hyperbolic, but the new hinge on the Acer Aspire R 13 gives more credibility than usual to its claim of six modes of use.
The Acer Aspire Switch 11 becomes the big brother to the Switch 10, with a Core-powered option for more serious applications in this budget convertible notebook.
As budget-friendly laptops go, the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is a good value with sufficient power for basic tasks, and it doesn't look bad, either.