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Pre-Black Friday Steal: Acer Aspire 5 now at cheapest price ever

Acer Aspire 5
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It's that time of year! Retailers are ramping up their selection of early Black Friday laptop deals and if you're looking for an everyday laptop that won't leave you broke, we've spotted the perfect deal for you. 

Currently, Walmart has the Acer Aspire 5 on sale for $399. That's $130 off and the cheapest price we've seen for this budget machine. 

Acer Aspire 5: was $529 now $399 @ Walmart
The Acer Aspire 5 is one of the best budget laptops you'll find. It sports a Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. It's now at its lowest price ever. View Deal

The Acer Aspire 5 is a sub-$500 machine with better-than-average specs for a budget laptop. Under the hood you'll find a 1.6GHz Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Traditionally, most $399 notebooks would either include a hard disk drive or they'd opt for a Core i3 CPU. The Acer Aspire 5 bucks that trends. 

To be fair, you'll want to steer away from this machine if you're a gamer or need a machine that can do heavy lifting. Otherwise, this is a solid machine for everyday use. 

We expect Walmart to offer some excellent laptops deals this Black Friday. Make sure to check out our Walmart Black Friday deals coverage for the latest deals and news. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. That means price checking against multiple retailers and searching high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.