Reasonably Priced Laptops


These two laptops are fairly similar, but the Lenovo one is a little more mobile and has a pen to write on the screen.  The SSD storage drive in the Lenovo is a faster type and does have a fingerprint sensor for easier logins.  The pen that it has is nice for writing notes so excellent for students who use a program like OneNote.  Only thing I’m not crazy about with the Lenovo is that the memory (RAM) cannot be upgraded like most laptops so you’re stuck if you ever get to the point of maxing that out with too many applications open at one time.

If the main goal is portability and taking notes on the screen then the Lenovo Flex otherwise the Acer has a better battery life and bigger screen (15.6″ compared to 14″).

Main Specs

Acer Aspire E 15 Laptop, 15.6″ Full HD,

8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U,

GeForce MX150,

8GB RAM Memory,

256GB SSD,

8x DVD Dual layer Drive,


Windows 10 Home.

Lenovo Flex 14″ 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop Full HD.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor

Radeon Vega 8 Graphics

8 GB RAM Memory (not upgradeable)


Windows 10

Fingerprint reader

$900 (for the Corei5-8250U with Full HD Silver, 256 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM)

Weight 5.27 lbs 3.52 lbs
Battery Life Up to 15 hrs Up to 8 hrs with quick recharge
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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