Recommend a Laptop (Acer) for High School out of These Three - Budget $700- $800


After a recent deal posted here for the website, I am looking at purchasing a laptop for a high school student.

I have shortlisted these three… can you recommend any ?

Also, are these Spin 3 or Spin 5 ? I've read the fan can be loud on Spin 3, but no laptop is pefect unless you spend big !

Specs for all three are same, so not sure why the three models are listed differently

CPU: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U 1.60Ghz 6MB cache 3.40Ghz turbo
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Memory: 8GB DDR4
Storage : 128GB SSD
Display: 14" touchscreen Full High Definition ( 1920x 1080) In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Optical Drive: No
Wireless: IEEE 802.11ac, Bluetooth
Webcam: Yes
Audio: Dual Speaker
Ports : 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI

Edit: Also open to other suggestions within the same ballpark figure … $700-$800

Thanks !


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    Don't recommend Acer at all, but all those 3 are the same and specs are fine for budget basic device.

  • +1 vote

    Had nothing but problems with an Acer we got for our daughter at school, would not recommend at all…..
    I'd look at this Lenovo personally. Not sure if the deal/coupon is still going but not badly priced even without it.


    Also open to other suggestions within the same ballpark figure … $700-$800

    ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 / 14" FHD / AMD Ryzen 5 4500U / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM (Upgradeable) / Backlit


      Prefer a touchscreen


    Not Acer.


    Seems few people have had undesirable experiences with Acer.
    May I ask what problems you encountered ?

  • +1 vote

    Not Acer

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    Can I ask why not Acer? I've had an Acer for 3 years and it's never skipped a beat, still lasts a long time off charge and no weird glitches.
    HP is the brand to avoid, and the one that gets returned the most.

    From what I've heard, Lenovo is the most functional "value" brand but I've had poor experiences..


      The one we got for our daughter (forget the model but was around this same price point) would randomly turn off, need soft resetting thru the pin hole quite regularly to get it to turn back on. Tried updating everything, including the BIOS, nothing worked. Sent away for "repairs" during the holidays so she wasn't without it….came back, same problem. Wifi also drops out regularly and needs to be restarted.

      We use a LOT of HP and Lenovo at work (think big mining company so thousands of them) and don't really have issues with them given how many are in use.


    Hi just a techs experience.

    I find the chassis of even cheap Lenovo's and dells to be far sturdier and more durable than Acer.

    Not impressed by the plasticyness of it all

    A nice E series Lenovo should do the trick.
    Touch screen not really that necessary for day to day win 10.usage