I currently have an 8 year old Acer Aspire. I want to upgrade this now to a newer version. I have been quite happy with Acer it has been a dependable machine. I use it as a dual boot with windows and Lubuntu.
I do not use the machine for gaming, but use some maths applications like Octave / SciLab and Maxima for example. Also store quite a lot of images, and music. Currently I have 320GB HD which is getting full.
The setup I want to get to is Windows 10 and Ubuntu as a dual boot or boot into (ubuntu)from a separate external SSD.
The machines I am looking at :
click here is an aspire with a core I7 (8th gen) 256gb SSd & 1TB hhd.
The other is this.
click here is an aspire with a core I5 (8th gen) 256gb ssd only.
The latter is cheaper, and I think I can make this work although would need external SSD. I like the idea of the pricer machine due to the additional 1TB internal hdd as well as the SSD. But I think I may still end up booting ubuntu from an external ssd just because otherwise it means installing ubuntu on the 256gb internal ssd alongside windows. If I am going to use ubuntu external then I may as well go for the cheaper machine with no hdd ?