These two laptops are fairly similar, but the Lenovo one is built more for business. The Acer is a good deal for the price since it does have a Core i5 8th generation CPU and SSD storage drive just like the Lenovo, but has a dedicated video card and is $350 cheaper. The dedicated video card does help with overall performance especially in programs that require more video processing like videos or any type of multimedia use. The rest of the specs are pretty similar. The SSD storage drive in the Lenovo is a faster type and does have a fingerprint sensor for easier logins.
If the main goal is best bang for your buck then go with the Acer, but for durability I’d go with the Lenovo.
Acer Aspire E 15 Laptop, 15.6″ Full HD,
8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U,
8GB RAM Memory,
8x DVD Dual layer Drive,
Windows 10 Home.
Lenovo 2018 Premium ThinkPad E580 15.6 Inch Laptop.
8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB RAM Memory
256 GB M.2 SSD
Windows 10 Pro
$900 (for the Corei5-8250U with Full HD Silver, 256 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM)
|Weight||5.27 lbs||4.2 lbs|
|Battery Life||Up to 15 hrs||Up to 13 hrs (sounds like a little of 8 hrs real life)|
|Wireless||802.11ac WiFi featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1||802.11 AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 4.1|
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