Say hello to the world's thinnest laptop. The Acer Swift 7 stuffs a vibrant 1080p display, a Core i7 processor and 9 hours of battery life into an impossibly thin design. Factor in a cozy keyboard and 4G LTE capability, and you've got a gorgeous road warrior that performs as well as it looks.
|Acer Swift 7||Best Acer Laptop||4 out of 5|
|Acer Aspire E 15||Best Budget||4 out of 5|
|Acer Predator Helios 500||Best Gaming||4 out of 5|
|Acer Spin 5||Best 2-in-1||3.5 out of 5|
|Acer Spin 1||Best Budget 2-in-1||4 out of 5|
|Acer Chromebook 13||Best Chromebook||3.5 out of 5|
The Acer Aspire E 15 continues to be one of the best laptop values out there, packing a speedy Intel Core i3 processor and close to 9 hours of battery life into an affordable $379 package. It's also the rare laptop that sports an optical drive, packs in tons of useful ports, and offers an impressively sharp 1080p display for the price.
The Helios 500 packs a beastly 8th Gen Core i9 processor and GTX 1070 GPU that tears through benchmarks. And when you're letting the speakers rip while burning through games on those especially clicky keys, this machine will remain cold and calculated, just as the name suggests. Pound for pound, the Helios 500 is a winner.
The Acer Spin 5 has a great display, a comforatble keyboard, and, perhaps most importantly, is relatively affordable. It has Intel's 8th Gen Intel Core i5 CPu, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, so the performance is solid, and the chassis is real metal as opposed to plastic with a coat of paint on it. Those who need a bit more power can get it with a Core i7 CPU.
The 1080p display in the Spin 1 (which starts at $329) proves that budget 2-in-1 notebooks don't need to pack the low-res 1366 x 768-pixel panels they're burdened with all-too-often. The all-metal convertible's also both thin and light, weighing 2.76 pounds and measuring 0.55 inches thick. Its internal specs don't surprise, though, as it packs Pentium or Celeron CPUs and 4GB of RAM.
Acer has entered the premium Chromebook arena in style with the Acer Chromebook 13, which packs powerful Intel U-series performance and a crisp 2256 x 1504 display into a slick aluminum chassis. The Chromebook 13 stays cool and comfortable when juggling a multitude of tasks, and its 8-hour battery life will get you through the workday.
- The first of Acer's new gaming laptops, the Predator Triton 500, which has a Core i7 CPU with a 2080 Max-Q GPU has arrived. Stay tuned for the review!
- Stay tuned for our review of the new Acer Swift 7, which is even thinner than its predecessor.
- Acer's Chomebook 315 has a 15.6-inch screen and a Full HD display.