We don’t often have refurbished items, but every now and then we find some that are well worth considering. Currently, Acer’s own refurbished eBay store is selling a 15.6-inch Acer Aspire 5 for $250. That’s Chromebook-level pricing for a Windows laptop with decent specs. As with any laptop at this price point, there are definitely some trade-offs, but that’s life in the bargain zone.
This laptop is a good choice for those who like the idea of a Chromebook, but want the convenience of a Windows desktop. This machine would suit someone who lives in Google Docs or does a lot of work on a remote server.
The Aspire is running Windows 10 Home, but should be upgradable to Windows 11. In terms of power, it’s packing an AMD Ryzen 3 3350U with four cores and threads and a boost to 3.5GHz. It also has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The display is 15.6 inches with 1080p resolution.
On the restoration part, there’s a lot to feel good about here. It is recertified by an “Acer approved dealer” and then resold by the company itself. It also comes with a two-year warranty from Allstate (US only) and has a 30-day return window.
[Today’s deal: 15.6-inch refurbished Acer Aspire 5 from Acer via eBay.]