This $150 Acer Spin 1 deal is the perfect last-minute laptop gift

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The holidays are upon us, and you have only a few more days to shop. Thankfully, we found one of the cheapest laptop deals of the year. 

Staples is selling the Acer Spin 1 for just $149 when you use coupon code "76987" at checkout. Originally $399, this brings the final savings to $250, or a staggering 62.5% off. 

We haven't found such a steep discount on a budget laptop since Black Friday, so you might want to snatch this one up before it disappears. 

Acer Spin 1: was $399 now $149

Acer Spin 1: was $399 now $149 (with code 76987)
This is about as cheap as 2-in-1 laptops get. At $149, the Acer Spin 1 is an absolute steal. This 11.6-inch model has a Pentium Silver N5000 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

While we haven't reviewed this specific model, we did test the older 2017 Acer Spin 1 and gave it a 4-star rating.

Based on user reviews posted to Staples, the on-sale model is just as impressive. After 116 reviews, the laptop has an average rating of 4.3 stars, with users praising its lightweight, compact design and versatile 2-in-1 form factor. Of course, people really love the price point as well. 

But a word of caution: don't expect the Spin 1 to be a powerhouse machine. Its 11.6-inch display is pretty low resolution (1366 x 768) and the Intel Pentium Silver N5000 CPU won't match up to Core i-series processors. Regardless, you're getting a lot of laptop for just $150. 

If you need a cheap laptop to get you on the web or a last-minute stocking-stuffer, this $149 Acer Spin 1 is a winner. 

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy is the assistant managing editor at Laptop Mag where he reviews laptops, phones and other gadgets while covering 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 covering 5G and IoT. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, traveling or watching soccer.