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Acer debuts new Aspire laptops for as low as $250

Acer debuts new Aspire laptops for as low as $250

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Acer’s Aspire lineup has been synonymous with affordable laptops for years now, and the company is launching both new Intel Core and AMD Ryzen models at CES 2024 for just $250.

Naturally, Acer is cutting corners, and both the new Aspire Go 15 (AG15-31P) as well as the Aspire Go 14 (AG14-31P) use versions of the Core N-series, the budget processors Intel launched last January. These new chips use the “Gracemont” efficiency cores found within Intel’s Alder Lake. But there’s a higher-performance option, too: the Acer Aspire Go 14 (AG14-21P), which offers the option of a Ryzen 7000 mobile processor, instead, for just $379.99 on up.

Surprisingly, however, the Aspire Go 14 incudes a 1920×1200 screen, a step up over the more conventional 1920×1080 15.6-inch display that the Aspire Go 15 offers. Don’t expect too much out of the remaining components, though, with “up to” 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and 1TB of PCI Gen 3 SSD storage in each (fine amounts for budget laptops like these). They ship with 720p webcams, 50Wh batteries, and 802.11ac/ax WiFi capabilities. They, too, offer the new Copilot AI key from Microsoft.

Acer’s new Aspire Go 15. Acer

They’re also a bit on the chunky side, too: The Aspire 14 is 0.74 inches thick and weighs 3.28 pounds, while the Aspire 15 is also 0.74 inches thick, weighing in at 3.86 pounds.

Acer is also shipping a new version of the Aspire Vero 16, the eco-friendly alternative to a traditional laptop which has earned itself excellent PCWorld reviews across several generations. This model ships with a Core Ultra 7 processor, a surprisingly nice 2560 x 1600 touchscreen, plus Bluetooth LE Audio, two USB Type-C ports (Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4), an HDMI 2.1 port on the outside, and up to 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage inside. Battery life is rated at 10.5 hours, Acer said.

The new Aspire Vero 16 will ship in April for $749.99 on up.

Author: Mark Hachman, Senior Editor

As PCWorld’s senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

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