Current price: $500
Original price: $700
Coming in at $500 (29% off), the 15.6-inch Acer Aspire 5 is a reasonably portable 3.88lb Windows 11 laptop whose quality belies its modest price. There’s plenty of connectivity, including four USB ports, an RJ-45 Ethernet port and an HDMI connector. With battery life quoted at 10 hours, it’s an excellent affordable mid-range choice.
Key specs: Intel Core i5-1235U processor | 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS screen | 16GB RAM | 512GB storage | Intel Iris Xe Graphics (integrated)