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The $259 Acer Aspire 5 Slim is an absolute Black Friday steal

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'Tis the season for Black Friday laptop deals! If you've been holding out for a budget-friendly machine, look no further than the 15.6-inch Acer Aspire Slim 5 (A515-43-R19L). It's a lightweight, super-slick laptop that's easy on the wallet. The specs aren't so bad, either.

For a limited time, Amazon is dropping the price from $349 to $259 — a savings of $90.

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop (A515-43-R19L): was $349 now $259 @ Amazon
The Acer Aspire 5 Slim is one of the best budget laptops you can buy. This configuration is packed with an AMD Ryzen 3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. At just $259, it's the lowest price we've seen so far. View Deal

Acer has long been a trusted tech brand, and the Aspire 5 Slim is one of the best budget notebooks money can buy.  For less than $300, you'll get a 3.5-GHz AMD Ryzen 3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD in an attractive 15.6-inch package. 

Granted, laptops of this caliber aren't meant for power users; avid gamers and aspiring musicians will require a bit more "oomph." For general multitasking and everyday multimedia use, however, you can't go wrong with the Aspire 5 Slim.

Need more power? Check out the best Black Friday laptop deals here!

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  • Alienware: Up to $550 off Alienware gaming desktops and laptops
  • Amazon: New Black Friday deals every hour
  • B&H Photo: Up to $500 off Canon, Nikon, and more
  • Best Buy: Shop Black Friday now 
  • Chewy: Up to 60% off pet food and toys; BOGO select items
  • Dell: Save up to 40% on XPS, monitors, desktops
  • HP: Up to 63% off Envy, Spectre, and more laptops
  • Lenovo: Up to 56% off ThinkPads 
  • Lowe's: Up to 60% off DeWalt, Dyson, Honeywell, GE, more
  • Microsoft: $500 off Surface Book 2
  • Mixbook: 45% off sitewide via "BF19"
  • Newegg: Sales on components, graphics cards, SSDs 
  • Purple: Up to $400 off Purple mattresses  
  • Verizon: Free phone and 50% off activation fee when purchased online
  • Walmart: Best deals you can get now
  • Xfinity: $150 Prepaid Visa card with Internet + TV bundles   
TJ Fink

As a freelance writer, mobile tech journalist, and molecular mixologist, TJ has over a decade of extroverted storytelling under his belt. As a full-time human, he's also passionate about everything outdoors; he'll never stop exploring this beautiful planet. When he’s not coddiwompling through the Catskills, TJ can be found sipping Negronis in his living room and crafting Dr. Seussian poetry inside a tattered moleskin.