Like the look of the Acer Aspire E11 laptop which sells for under $250, but wish it had solid state storage instead of a mechanical hard drive?
Now Acer offers a model a $200 model with flash storage. Just don’t expect a lot of storage for that price.
The Acer Aspire E11 ES1-111M-C40S features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
The notebook features a fanless design, an estimated 5 hours of battery life, and has a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port. It also has HDMI output, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and an SD card reader.
The laptop runs Windows 8.1 with Bing software, had stereo speakers, a webcam, and a headset jack.
It’s a portable notebook that measures about 0.8 inches thick and weighs about 2.8 pounds.
Chippy from UMPC Portal is currently testing one, and reports that while the RAM is upgradeable, the storage is not. So if you need more than 32GB for your apps and files you might just want to opt for a model with a hard drive. But if you’re looking for an inexpensive notebook for use as a secondary machine, the new Aspire E11 has Chromebook-like specs (and a Chromebook-like price tag), but support for Windows apps.