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Where's the best place to buy Acer's Swift 5?

Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T (Image credit: Windows Central)

Where's the best place to buy Acer's Swift 5?

Best answer: The best place to get the Acer Swift 5 from is Newegg, due to the more convenient interface and the fact that the stock is more stable than it is at Amazon.Get it from Newegg: Acer Swift 5 (opens in new tab) (From $900 at Newegg)

Why buy from Newegg?

The biggest reason to buy from Newegg is that, quite simply, it's the retailer that has the best user interface for selecting and purchasing your model. While you could get the Acer Swift 5 from Acer itself or other retailers, nearly all of them have stores that force you to dig through several webpages to find the version of the device you want. Newegg, on the other hand, keeps everything on one page and allows you to select your model in seconds.

Simply put, it's the most convenient retailer to use, and because it matches the price of other sellers, you're not losing out at all by using Newegg. Amazon would be a good choice as well, but the Acer Swift 5 is out-of-stock there at the time of writing. In addition, Amazon only has one of the models of the device available, limiting your options.

Why get the Acer Swift 5?

Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T

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The Acer Swift 5 is a great laptop, fitted with Intel's 10th Gen processors, Intel Iris Plus graphics, and 8GB of DDR4 RAM. It can handle pretty much anything you throw at it besides heavy gaming (you can get away with some light gaming, however). On top of that, it features a 512GB solid-state drive (SSD) you can upgrade and a nice selection of ports, including a Thunderbolt 3 slot and two USB-A ports, one of which is 3.1. The 14-inch display looks nice too, bringing high-quality HD with good color accuracy and brightness to the table. Lastly, the device has a strong battery life of eight hours, and it has fast charging as well, which is very convenient.

The Acer Swift 5 is also pretty compact as well, coming in at just over half-an-inch thick and featuring a low weight of two pounds. This makes it ideal for taking with you on-the-go. The bezels around the screen are pretty thin, too, which is always a nice bonus.

Overall, if you want a laptop for under $1,000 that can handle almost anything you throw at it while also being extremely portable, you should give this a shot.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.