If you've bemoaned the loss of DVD burners, HDMI outputs and Ethernet jacks or you miss being able to easily add RAM and a hard drive on your own, the Acer Aspire E 15 is what you want. Its solid performance and battery life make it an even sweeter deal.
As one of the biggest Chromebooks, the Acer laptop is perfectly priced for anyone interested in a big laptop for basic online use.
Pure and simple, the Acer Nitro 5 is just a good deal with excellent mobile gaming performance for its wallet-friendly price.
The Swift 1 is cheap, looks nice and has a good battery -- just don't give it anything more difficult to do than web browsing.
The Acer Predator Triton 500 puts Nividia's RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics to good use, delivering first-class gaming laptop performance in a slim design.
The Acer Chromebook 14 stands out for its stylish design and big screen at an affordable price. If you're looking for a classier Chromebook, this is it.
The Acer Chromebook R13 is a capable Chromebook that won't break the bank, but if your needs are simple there are many other, more affordable laptops worth scoping out.
The Acer Spin 5 is a capable convertible that's attractively priced for its features.
If you'll be adding an external keyboard and parking it on a desktop, the 17-inch Acer Predator Triton 900 makes a great compact gaming or programming PC. But as a laptop, the keyboard and battery life may be big detractors for some.
In the ultracompetitive market of midrange convertibles, the Acer Spin 3 fails to stand out.
Acer's Aspire D260 is slim and lightweight, even for a Netbook, but its slightly faster processor doesn't lead to better performance.
An ATI Radeon HD 3200 GPU makes the Acer Aspire 6530 configuration that we tested, the 6530-623G25Mn, a better all-rounder than the similar Toshiba Satellite L350-17P. On the other hand, it costs more, has a smaller, lower-resolution screen and a slower CPU. It's worth considering if you want a good-looking laptop, though
While the lack of 5GHz radio is a little concerning, we doubt many people would care at this price point. For general use the Acer Aspire 5742G excels, and its excellent battery life makes it a top choice.
Starting at $299, the E series covers a wide range of styles and features.
The sharp-looking gaming laptop line adds a new 3D camera setup, but doesn't upgrade to Intel's next-gen CPUs -- yet.
The entry-level Acer Aspire AS5532-5535 can keep up with neither dual-core laptops that are still moderately priced nor with a competing single-core entry-level laptop from Compaq.
Acer deserves credit for trying new things in the ambitious Aspire R7. If you can get used to the odd touch pad, it's good for sharing your screen with a group, but it may be just too far outside the mainstream for wide appeal.
The Acer Helios 500 is a big-screen 17-inch laptop that has some excellent components and doesn't cost a fortune, but also offers few surprises.