Top Budget Student Laptops

Updated September 2018 At the low end of the budget we have the Acer Aspire 1 which is great for students on a budget Intel Celeron N3450 Quad-Core Processor (Up to 2.2GHz) 14" Full HD 1920 x 1080 Widescreen Display 4GB RAM 32GB Internal Storage 8 + hrs Hours Battery Life Windows 10 Home Weight 3.64 lbs... Continue Reading →


When looking at CPUs the most important specs are: Cores:  The 'brain' of a processor, a Core is capable of working on one discrete task while the other core(s) does something else. Most laptop CPUs have two cores, but some of the higher-performance models have four cores. With 8th Gen Core, mainstream Core i5 and... Continue Reading →

Common abbreviations and their meanings

CPU = central processing unit or processor.  Graphics/ Gaming GPU = graphics processing unit, graphics card, video card. iGPU = integrated graphics or integrated graphics card. dGPU = dedicated graphics or dedicated graphics card. VRAM = memory which is used by a video card. FPS = frames per second.   Memory/Storage RAM = random access... Continue Reading →

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H

Specs 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz) 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit Display 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB HDD & 8X DVD Up to 13.5-hours of battery life Optical Drive With its 8th gen CPU, FHD screen, 6 GB of RAM it provides great value for money for general use... Continue Reading →

Acer Nitro 5

  15.6" Full HD IPS Display 62% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 40% AdobeRGB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB GDDR5 Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7300HQ (2.50 GHz) 8 GB Memory 256 GB SSD 15.35" x 10.47" x 1.05" 5.51 lbs. 1 x HDMI 2.0 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (up to 5 Gbps)... Continue Reading →

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