That is a nice unit, especially because of the ethernet port and number pad. The processor is outdated now, but when I replace my five year old laptop next year or so, I want something like this probably, though I would go for an I7 if it was available.
I recently bought an Acer 15.6 inch 4 pound laptop from Amazon. It is very slim and really feels comfortable to hold in my hands. It is extremely fast and it has a number pad. I like it better than any laptop that I have ever owned. This is my fifth laptop in about 4 years. Its battery life for me is over 11 hours. Note, I have my screen resolution turned down pretty low because I do not need to see the screen. It does not have a DVD reader/burner. It also does not have an SD card reader. I have an external DVD reader/burner and an external SSD card reader. I haven’t needed either in over 2 years.
Maybe there will be some sale prices next week. I can’t say for sure. For right now, the price is $509, plus state sales tax with free delivery.
Here are a few details along with an Amazon link.
Style: Notebook only
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz (6MB Smart cache), Windows 10 Home, 15.6 Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, True Harmony Technology, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, Acer Purified.Voice Technology with Two Built-in Microphones, 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port), Bluetooth 4.2, Back-lit Keyboard, Acer Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows Hello, HD Webcam (1280 x 720), 1 - USB 3.1 (Type-C) port (Gen 1 up to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port (one with Power-off Charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, Lithium-Ion Battery, Up to 9.5-hours Battery Life, 3.97 lbs. | 1.8 kg (system unit only) (NX.HG5AA.001)
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Amy Gordon
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop
Sorry I plan to carry it some but wont be all the time or anything so
not really worried about how light it is but I do want a number pad
definately. One that has long battery life as possable as well.
On 11/22/19, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> You don't need a powerful computer. But you haven't said anything about
> things like if you want a lighter computer or a heavier one. are you going
> to carry it around much or don't you plan to carry it enough so size and
> weight matter much. Do you want a model with a numpad or don't you care
> about that?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Amy Gordon
> Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:32 PM
> To: TechTalk
> Subject: [TechTalk] New Laptop
> Hi all I currently have a Dell laptop in which I have had trouble with
> ever since I bought it about 5 years ago. It is getting worse so I
> know there will be sales coming soon. I currently use Jaws on my
> computer and mostly use it for internet tasks like email, taking
> surveys, facebook etc. Was wondering what suggestions you have for a
> new laptop as far as specs and best place to buy from? Thanks