Christmas may well be the next holiday you buy for, but the next computer you look at will probably be for back to school, and ahead of late January’s return to school, Acer has two new laptops ready.

And because you shouldn’t have to spend a fortune on a laptop for your kids, the price of these two machines appears to be made for mums and dads.

Specifically, with price tags of either $299 or $399, you’re basically grabbing a laptop for school and not much else.

The two price tags relate to the two models, and these are a little different.


First off, they’re called the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook, and while the name might have the word “cloud” in it, these computers don’t arrive with a cloud-based operating system, but rather something a little more useful on the ground, with Windows 10 Home found on these machines.

Computers with Windows means any apps your kids will likely need installed will be fine here, and if they need a copy of Office, a one year subscription to Office 365 Personal is included in the box, also.

Size and WiFi technology are the next reasons the prices differ, with the $299 option being the 11 inch Aspire One Cloudbook offering an 11 inch 1366×768 screen with 802.11b/g/n WiFi, while the $399 model brings it up to a 14 inch 1366×768 screen with the faster 802.11ac WiFi (which is also compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n).