Acer just revealed a new line of budget-friendly laptops packed with features typically reserved for higher-priced models. 

The first entrant in this line is already available for purchase, and according to a press release sent to Lifewire, is a refresh of the popular Aspire 3 laptop. The new Aspire 3 laptops start at just $400 and feature AMD Ryzen 7020 processors and AMD Radeon graphics cards, making them decent options for light gaming and fantastic daily tasks. 

Acer Aspire 3

Acer’s new laptops also include robust lithium batteries that support all-day computing, thanks to 11 hours of juice per charge. The 15.6” Full HD IPS panel is designed for optimal viewing at a variety of angles, and some Aspire 3 models even boast a touchscreen for hybrid features. 

If connectivity is a priority, the Aspire 3 laptops support Wi-Fi 6 and USB Type-C. 

“We’re excited for users to experience the exceptional performance and battery life with the Acer Aspire 3 powered by AMD Ryzen 7020 processors,” Jason Banta, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Client OEM, AMD, said in the press release. 

Acer Aspire 3

Each laptop in this line ships with an attractive silver cover that Acer says is “modern and understated.” The Aspire 3 models are also lighter and thinner than previous generations, at 0.74-inches thick and under just four pounds. Select models ship standard with blue light filters to help prevent eye fatigue. 

Aspire 3 laptops come with Windows 11 pre-installed. The line is available now online and at select brick-and-mortar retail locations. They start at $400, though prices increase as you add more RAM, storage, and other optional upgrades. 

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