well naw dip acer is crap, they put the money into decent internals while sacrificing everything else(mushy keyboard, horrible screen, flexing out the wazoo).
That's why the prices are so low.
If I needed a laptop to run then and there, I'd want something to plug my peripherals into at my desk when I want it, and have something to take to class when I need it.
Lets Compare these two laptops, Ideapad 330 and the Acer Aspire 5 A515-52-526Chttps://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-300-series/Lenovo-ideapad-330-14IKB/p/88IP3001009https://www.amazon.com/Acer-i5-8265U-Keyboard-Fingerprint-A515-54-51DJ/dp/B07RF2123Z/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=acer+aspire+5&qid=1566171547&s=gateway&sr=8-3
Now at this time and on my screen, the Ideapad is $522.
The Acer on Amazon is $510.
The first deal-breaker (for me at least) is that the Ideapad has a slow 1TB HDD and the Acer aspire has a 256 GB SSD.
The way I'd go about fixing the ideapad is by buying a samsung 860 evo SSD ($75 for 512GB) and migrating everything over to it.
Then putting the old HDD into a drive drive enclosure ($10 for the Orico one I'm using).
by the end of all that, you would have a kick-butt machine that is definitely better than the $510 acer aspire and would've spent $607.
Here's the kicker:
At $600 acer has a laptop model whose numbers are still bigger than what Lenovo has at that price-point.https://www.amazon.com/Acer-i5-8265U-Keyboard-Fingerprint-A515-54-51DJ/dp/B07VQPM71V/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=acer+aspire+5&qid=1566173144&s=gateway&sr=8-10#customerReviews
I will say that I don't know the speed of these components, I'm guessing that the 12GB of ram is running at 2133 Mhz and that the ssd is crap compared to an 860 evo (still faster than a 5400 rpm HDD).
in conclusion: Acer offers objectively better specs for the price while making sure everything else about the laptop is garbage.
pick the lenovo ideapad 330 if you don't mind de-fragging the hard-drive every 6 months.