Acer Aspire 5 (Core i3, 2019)
The Acer Aspire 5 features strong Core i3 performance, a bright, 1080 display and long battery life — all for a cheap price.
The Aspire 5 is an excellent budget laptop. It features great performance for the price, a display that’s brighter than most cheap laptops, and it’ll survive longer than your average workday. Despite its sub-$500 price, the laptop still delivers a premium aluminum chassis, a comfortable keyboard and an entry-level discrete graphics chip for more intensive tasks. Despite the laptop’s budget price, the Aspire 5 outperformed the category average in display brightness, performance, file transfer and battery average — all in a slim, lightweight chassis.
- Strong performance
- Long battery life
- Bright, 1080p display
1. Middling graphics 2. Questionable build quality