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Prime Day Deal: Our Favorite Budget Laptop Drops to $289

Amazon Prime Day is starting off with a bang. On sale for just $289 is our favorite budget laptop, the Acer Aspire E 15. This is a seriously great deal on a laptop that was already super affordable. 

Armed with an Intel Core i3-8130U CPU, 6GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD, the Aspire E 15 will blaze through everyday tasks, like browsing the web, checking social media or binge-watching hours of YouTube videos.

We love that the Aspire E 15 offers a 1080p display at its low retail price. Now $91 cheaper, and the sharp 15.6-inch panel on the E 15 is about as good as it gets. As impressive as the display is, our favorite thing about the Aspire E 15 is its epic endurance, having lasted 9 hours on our battery test. 

The Aspire E 15 is great for folks who don't want to use dongles or spend tons of money upgrading all of their accessories. Loaded with ports, including multiple USB-A inputs, the Aspire E 15 even comes with an 8x DVD drive. Yes, this thing plays CDs. 

This low price on the Aspire E 15 won't last forever, so be sure to pick up an Aspire E 15 during Prime Day, which ends on July 16 at 11:59pm PT. 

Not sure the Aspire E 15 is the laptop for you? Fear not. We'll be updating our Prime Day Deals page with the latest discounts on laptops, tablets and accessories. 

Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer.