The excellent Acer Swift 5 is $350 off in Prime Day laptop deal — get over 13 hours of battery life

Acer Swift 5
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One of the best Prime Day laptop deals you can get right now is on the Acer Swift 5, which is $350 off its original price. Before Prime Day, the Swift 5 was a whopping $1,299. Now, you can get the Acer Swift 5 for $949 from Amazon. 

We're excited about this deal because we reviewed the Swift 5, and it is a beastly laptop that earned 4.5 stars and an Editor's Choice badge. We were impressed with how it outperformed the most popular laptops on the market: the 2-in-1 Dell XPS 13 and the HP Spectre x360 13.  

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Acer Swift 5 laptop: was $1,299, now $949 @ Amazon

Acer Swift 5 laptop: was $1,299, now $949 @ Amazon
At $350 off, the ultra-powerful, competition-beating, lightweight Acer Swift 5 is offering an excellent deal. This 14-inch laptop packs an Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe Graphics and a 1TB SSD. It's a great value Windows laptop — especially at this price.

We're geeking out over this Prime Day Swift 5 deal because this Acer laptop blew us away when we reviewed it. Not only were we impressed with its lightweight, ultra-thin form factor, but we were enamored after the Swift 5 crushed industry-leading favorites Dell XPS 13 and the HP Spectre x360 13 on the Geekbench 5.0 benchmark, an overall performance test.

The Acer Swift 5, packed with a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, also has excellent endurance. We expect laptops to last a minimum of 8 hours to support a full work or school day, but the Swift 5 exceeded our expectations and lasted a whopping 13 hours and 37 minutes on the Laptop Mag battery test.

At 12.6 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches, it’s smaller and lighter than most of its competitors, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2.4 pounds, 12.7 x 8.5 x 0.6-inches), Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (2.9 pounds, 12.1 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches) or the new MacBook Air (2.8 pounds, 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches).

The Acer Swift 5 is here for you with an assortment of ports that supports all of your legacy gear (e.g. HDMI 2.0, DC-in charging, USB Type-A port) while also giving you a taste of what the future has to offer with its Thunderbolt 4 port.

Prime Day ends June 22, so be sure to bookmark our Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals hub for the best Prime Day discounts.

Kimberly Gedeon

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!