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Acer Aspire 3 Spin Touch Laptop (Refurb): 14" 1200p, i3-N305, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Expired

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Acer via eBay has Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 2-in-1 Touch Laptop (Certified Refurbished, A3SP14-31PT-32M6) on sale for $224.99 (price reflected in cart). Shipping is free.

Thanks to Community Member delz4stelz for sharing this deal.
  • Note: Includes a 2-year warranty serviced by Allstate.
  • 14" 1920x1200 60Hz Touchscreen Display
  • Intel i3-N305 8-Core / 8-Thread Processor
  • 8GB LPDDR5 Memory
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.1 (or higher)
  • Windows 11 Home in S Mode
  • Ports:
    • 1x HDMI
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 40 Wh Battery
  • ~3.31 lbs

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    • At the time of this posting, our research indicates that this is $25 lower than the next best available prices starting from $249.99. -SaltyOne
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Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 Laptop: Intel Core i3-N305 8-Core, 14" FHD+ IPS Touchscreen, 8GB LPDDR5, 256GB SSD, Win 11 S (Refurbished) $224.99

Model: A3SP14-31PT-32M6
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Bought a bunch of Acer's over the years for my clients. One by one they all died. Literally all the Dells I bought them are still working. This is like 10 years later. I'm done buying Acer. Their stuff doesn't last. It's nice for a year or two though.
Tricky question. The key contrast here is presumably between the i3-N305 (being an Efficiency-core only CPU) and those other 12th generation CPUs which incorporate Performance-cores or a mix of P-cores and E-cores. The 12th generation E-cores have come a long way from their Atom-based roots, providing single core performance comparable to 6th generation i-series CPUs. However, P-cores haven't stood still either relative to earlier i-series CPU cores. As a result, benchmarking has suggested that the 8-core N305 provides performance close to, but not necessarily exceeding that, of reference 4-core i-series CPUs from recent generations (the i5-1135G7 or, my personal favorite sleeper, the i3-1125G4 come to mind). At the same time, the efficiency of these newer E-cores is hard to beat. This suggests that the N305 is a solid productivity CPU in a way which wasn't necessarily true of older 2- and 4-core Atom-based designs. However, bargain shoppers might continue to make the case that 2P+4E designs represent better bang-for-buck or that older 4-core i-series CPUs are better long-term investments in some applications.

So if you're worried that the N305 will disappoint in the way that other Atom-based CPUs have as general purpose PCs you can breathe a sigh of relief. However, don't go trashing all your 4-core i-series PCs just yet...

Good luck!

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