On the 7th day of Christmas—er, sorry, Deals—Microsoft offers up $250 in savings on the Acer Aspire F5, a 15.6-inch multi-touch-capable Signature Edition laptop. It’s just $349, today only.
Note: As with past deals, this offer is for the U.S. and Canada only.
Price: $349 (normally $599)
Description: Powerful, fast, and reliable, the Acer Aspire F 15 is equally suited for daily productivity and multimedia entertainment. Its Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 1TB hard drive make short work of multitasking. And when it’s time for entertainment, a spacious 15.6-inch touchscreen and DVD drive are great for kicking back with a movie.
Specs: 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) LCD touchscreen with 10-finger multi-touch support, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-4210U CPU (4th generation), 8 GB RAM (DDR3L, 1600 MHz), 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD, DVD SuperMulti double layer drive with M-Disc support, SD card reader, 2 USB 3.0 (1 powered) posts, 1 USB 2.0 port, full-sized HDMI, VGA out, headphone output/microphone input combo, 1 Gbps Ethernet, 802.11ac, Bluetooth, Windows 10 Home.
Weight: 4.9 pounds
Key features: Signature Edition means there is no crapware or useless fluff, big touchscreen, DVD drive.
My take: This is a home PC, ideal for kids, and not something a professional would take on the road. If that’s what you need, it’s kind of hard to beat the price.