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Acer Aspire 3 review: An affordable laptop with an AMD “Mendocino” processor

The Acer Aspire 3 (A315-24P-R758B) is a budget laptop that shows you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get decent performance… as long as you temper your expectations. The notebook offers an interesting value proposition: pay $400 and you get a 4 pound notebook with a 15.6 inch full HD display, 8GB of LPDDR5 […]

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Acer Aspire 3 laptop with Intel Core i3-N305 now available for $480 and up

Intel’s Alder Lake-N line of processors are low-cost, low-power chips designed for entry-level laptops, tablets, and mini PCs. But Intel says the Intel Core i3-N305 processor, which is the highest-performance Alder Lake-N chip to date, offers the kind of performance you’d expect from a Core i3 processor… thus the name. Now one of the first […]

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AMD Mendocino benchmarks (Acer Aspire 3 with Ryzen 3 7320U)

AMD’s Mendocino processors for low-cost laptops generated a bit of buzz when they were announced earlier this year. In order to keep costs low while offering decent performance, AMD equips these chips with Zen 2 CPU cores (which debuted in 2019) and RDNA 2 graphics (from 2022). You know what else has Zen 2 CPU […]

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Acer Aspire 3 is the first budget laptop with an AMD Mendocino processor

The new Acer Aspire 3 (A315-24P-R75B) is a budget laptop with a 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display, 8GB of RAM, at least 128GB of solid state storage, and a starting price under $400. It’s also one of the first laptops to hit the market featuring an AMD Mendocino processor. That’s a new line […]

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Acer unveils new, more powerful Aspire 5 and 7 series notebooks

Acer is refreshing its mainstream laptop lineup with new Aspire 3 and Aspire 5 models featuring new specs and design. The new Acer Aspire 3 is an entry-level 14 inch laptop that will be available with AMD A-series, Intel Celeron, or Intel Pentium processor options. And there are several new Acer Aspire 5 models featuring […]