Best Acer Laptops

Acer is no stranger in the laptop market, generally offering affordable laptops that are nevertheless well designed and packing a wallop when it comes to performance. When it comes to any line of laptops, it can be tough to decide exactly what you need once you start looking at processors (CPU), RAM, storage, and graphics cards (GPU), which is why we've rounded up the best of what Acer has to offer right here to help you choose.

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All of the Acer laptops in our roundup will be solid buys based on your individual needs, but we don't blame you if you're still scratching your head about a final decision.

Thanks to the combined price and hardware, Acer's Aspire E 15 is no doubt the best value you'll find. Intel Core i5 models are the cheapest option, and you can upgrade to a Core i7 model that costs just a bit more if you need more power. With either CPU, you're still getting 8GB of dual-channel RAM, a 256GB SSD, and a discrete NVIDIA MX150 GPU for some extra graphics horsepower when gaming or multimedia editing. It comes with a solid mix of legacy and modern ports (plus an optical drive), it has a full keyboard with number pad, and the battery life will get you through a workday without needing a charge. As long as you don't mind its size, you'll find it's a versatile, durable option.

On the other hand, if you are concerned with the size of your laptop and prefer something that's thin and light, Acer's Swift 5 is likely already on your shortlist. It's one of the lightest 15.6-inch notebooks around, yet it packs impressive performance and strong battery life that will get you through a workday. Ports include HDMI, two USB-A, and USB-C for versatile connectivity, it has a large Precision touchpad, and there's a fingerprint reader built into the palmrest. The display caps out at 1080p, but there's almost no bezel and you get touch functionality. If you're looking for something that will fit easily into a backpack to be carried to the office or cafe, the Swift 5 will make a great choice.

Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt brings to Windows Central more than eight years of experience writing about laptops, PCs, accessories, games, and beyond.