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Acer Aspire E15 knocked down to just $199 today only from the Microsoft Store

Acer Aspire E15 knocked down to just 99 for one-day sale

Right now, you can grab Acer's Aspire E 15 ES1-511-C590 Signature Edition Laptop from the Microsoft Store for just $199. This is down from the regular price of $249, a savings a $50.

The Aspire E 15 features a 15.6 LED display with a resolution fo 1366x768. It's powered by a 2.16GHz Intel Celeron processor, has 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. It's supposed to get 4.5 hours of battery life with normal use.

If you're in the market for a cheap laptop — and it is back-to-school season — be sure to check this deal out.

Source: Mircosoft Store

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Acer Aspire E15 knocked down to just $199 today only from the Microsoft Store

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Speaking of knockdown prices....
The Lumia 530 is available at Carphone Warehouse in the UK for just £39.95 on pay as you go upgrade. This is an AMAZING price...
Well done Microsoft/Nokia on hitting that price point. Fluid and capable smartphone for the masses. Nice

This has some good reviews on the Microsoft website from users. Curious if anyone here has one? For students, this seems like a killer deal.

My mum runs a Fujitsu with pretty much the same specs. Cracking bit of kit...even more so if it is available for only $199.
These kind of price points make things like Chromebook seem utterly redundant.

From my own experience with Acer. It's the worst laptop manufacturer. Even though they have the best price for the same components as, let's say, Asus or Lenovo, but Acer's build quality and technical support is terrible. They are supposed to work just up to the end of warranty. And then you can throw it away because of MB or fan problems.

A few of us have the Acer Aspire S7 and have been very happy with it. Even Mary Jo Foley uses it and loves it, so I think it varies a bit.

The only time i've had bad expereience with acer is when they come from walmart. You get what you pay for + depends on how the user maintains it.
 

True, and this is why I only buy hardware through Microsoft. Between the 'Signature' stuff (just straight WIndows, no bloatware) and their service/warranty deals, you can't beat them.

My wife has the Acer Aspire M Core I5. Not sure what you mean by poor build quality. This laptop is solid and the sound is amazing for music or video. I guess all laptops makers can have a bad one from time to time. Especially when you consider the people putting them together work 18 hour days for 6 bucks a month.
 

Guys, yeah, I totally agree that 'you get what you pay for'. Wise words indeed.

 

Just FYI, giving you some links regarding laptop brands reliability:

Acer - 6th out of 10. http://uk.pcmag.com/feature/10791/readers-choice-awards-2014-laptop-and-...

Acer - 9th out of 9 [2013]. http://www.rescuecom.com/news-press-releases/computer-reliability-report...

Acer - 9th out of 9 [2014] http://www.rescuecom.com/news-press-releases/computer-reliability-report...

Acer - 7th out of 9. http://lifehacker.com/computer-manufacturers-ranked-how-to-pick-a-laptop...

Acer - 6th out of 10. http://www.blogmost.com/top-10-best-laptop-brands/

Acer 7th out of 9 [2009] http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/17/laptop-reliability-survey-asus-and-to...

And so on and so forth

 

I stopped reading after the first link. Between Acer and Asus, 3 tens of a percentage point. Since I'm not buying a Mac, I'm golden. Those guys are publishing for mouse clicks. Not for the truth or reality.

I agree. I'm spoiled by my Surface Pro 3. Everytime I use someone else's laptop (usually a MacBook), i end u touching the screen to try to do stuff. It always takes me a couple seconds to remember why nothings happening lol

For 15.6 inches that sounds actually quite good. Wouldn't be worried about the resolution given that price point.

Thanks. I'm not familiar with the exact MS branding for the different versions, and "Windows 8.1 with Bing" is new for me. I guess it's fair to say that if the OS isn't explictly labeled RT, then it's not.

Two words kill it for me. Celeron and 4.5 hour battery. But for a student on a budget, the price is dead on.

The latest Celerons are based on Intel's Bay Trail Line which is based on Ivy Bridge (not sure which ones are the new Haswell - some of the new Chromebooks are using the new Haswell architecture).  This is not the Vista runs horribly on anything less than 4 GB (when 4 GB wasn't cheap).  The latest build of Windows 8.1 is supposed to run capably on 1 GB so with 4 GB these should run nicely and the 2.16 GHz should be enough horsepower for Web, Email, etc.