Microsoft to offer the Acer Aspire E 15 for $199, for one day only

Back-to-school season has started and many of us are looking to grab some great deals for electronics. Thankfully, it seems like Microsoft noticed the trend and decided to offer the Acer Aspire E 15, a Windows 8.1 device with some decent specifications, for $50 off. 

However, it must be noted that the offer will only be valid for only one day, or while the stocks last. It will be only available via the Microsoft Store site and the device will be available to purchase for $199, instead of the usual $249.

As put by Microsoft; "From running Office programs to kicking back with a movie, the Acer Aspire E 15 makes the perfect laptop for all your computing needs. Its 15.6-inch display provides big, bright views for everything you're looking at, and is great for keeping multiple windows and folders open at the same time. It's also powered by an Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of memory for smooth and efficient performance for a wide range of tasks."

The device sports some decent specifications for its price; a 15.6 inch HD display, an Intel Celeron N2830 processor clocked at 2.16 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, 500 GB HDD and 64-bit Windows 8.1 with Bing.

For those interested, don't forget to visit Microsoft Store early on Friday as the demand may turn out to be higher than the supply. Given the specifications for the price, it is hard to complain after all.

Source: Microsoft Store via Winbeta | Image via Acer

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Very nice specs for the price. Yes I know Acer stuff is pretty cheap and celeron processors are slow as hell but you can't beat being able to install x86 stuff on a 200$ machine. Great for the moms and dads out there who demand the minimum for the basic stuff.

That aside.... I'm so sick and tired of that resolution. It hurts my eyes. I can't believe that in 2014, you have to pay more than 1k$ for a laptop with at least a 1080p screen. The technology is kinda old and it should be very affordable by now.

Mouettus said,
That aside.... I'm so sick and tired of that resolution. It hurts my eyes. I can't believe that in 2014, you have to pay more than 1k$ for a laptop with at least a 1080p screen. The technology is kinda old and it should be very affordable by now.

THIS! A 1000 times THIS!

This is a fabulous deal. If anyone thinks the Celeron N2830 is a bad processor look at how it holds up when compared to a Core i3: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-3217U-vs-Intel-Celeron-N2830

That's a very nice price point right there. I personally wouldn't buy any kind of computer with name Acer on it. There is no quality in they're products IMHO. But that's just me.

Microsoft should keep this price permanent at their stores, it would really increase the amount of customers coming in. And they would more than likely be inclined to purchase something else because of the $$$ saved.

Showan said,
That's a very nice price point right there. I personally wouldn't buy any kind of computer with name Acer on it. There is no quality in they're products IMHO. But that's just me.

Acer has significantly improved the build quality of its products, so it could be just you.

For that price and those specs it's a very good upgrade compared to the old netbook my mom is stuck using, though that thing is 3yo already, I still paid 300Euros for it at the time. Dual core Atom at 1Ghz and 1GB of ram IIRC. She wants a new laptop bad atm.

@Steven P. okaaaaay?

@ExternalHDD @watkinsx2 @YusufM ah okay. As a UI designer really loathe the resolution now. Maybe I consider DPI rather than resolution is a unit to tell a screen HD or not. Call me a snob if you'd like but... 1366x768 would make me puke on 15" screen.