Here are the Best Laptops from Acer in Summer 2021: Swift 3, Aspire 5, Predator Triton 500, and more
Acer offers a wide selection of laptops ranging from affordable budget notebooks to chunky powerful gaming laptops and even some really good Chromebooks. The company has been associated with products that are often not that expensive, and considering the range of laptops that it currently offers, we can’t really disagree. With new chipsets from AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA making their way to new machines, Acer did announce some new gaming laptops earlier this year that are slowly going on sale all around the world. We’ll be updating this list to add those new ones in the coming days, but for now, here are some of the best laptops Acer has to offer.
As you’d expect, all of the Windows laptops will be eligible for a free Windows 11 upgrade this holiday season.
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- Best mainstream: Acer Swift 3
- Best Chromebook: Acer Chromebook Spin 713
- Best for content creators: Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel
- Best business: Acer Travelmate P4
- Best budget laptop: Acer Aspire 5
- Best gaming: Acer Predator Triton 500
Best mainstream: Acer Swift 3
A lightweight offering, the Acer Swift 3 comes at a fairly affordable price of under $700. The ultrabook comes with a 14-inch full-HD IPS display and is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U octa-core processor, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD.
The laptop also features a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi 6, and Alexa voice assistant built-in. If you care about Thunderbolt, the Acer Swift 3 is also available with the new Intel 11th-gen Core-i7 CPU with a Thunderbolt 4 port and Intel EVO certification meaning the best performance, connectivity, and battery life.
Best Chromebook: Acer Chromebook Spin 713
A pretty awesome 2-in-1, the Acer Chromebook is great for students or for someone who wants the best Chrome OS experience. It’s durable for everyday use and is powerful enough to replace the functionality of most Windows laptops. It features a powerful Intel Core i5-10210U processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
It also has a sharp 13.5-inch display with a 2256 x 1504-pixel resolution, that can be folded all the way back so you can use it in tablet mode. You can even prop it up on your desk for watching movies or catching up on the latest gaming titles via Google Stadia.
Best for content creators: Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel
This one is a unique laptop by Acer that is mostly targeted at illustrators, designers, photo and video editors. The 14-inch IPS screen can pop off from the bottom giving you a variety of angles to interact with. The panel is Pantone-validated, offers 340 nits brightness, 100% sRGB, and the bundled Wacom AES stylus makes it an attractive package.
It isn’t anything like the laptops meant for content creators out on the market, but the hardware on the inside is nothing out of the ordinary. It packs an Intel 10th-gen Core i7-10750H six-core processor with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 16GB DDR4 memory and a 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD.
Best business: Acer Travelmate P4
Acer’s Travelmate series is targeted at business users featuring a MIL-810H certified chassis with a slim form factor with a 180-degree hinge. The laptop is an attempt to deliver a blend between consumer and enterprise hardware with a more affordable price tag. The notebook can be configured with the latest Intel 11th-gen processors, 16GB of memory, and 512GB of SSD storage. It also features modern connectivity options including Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6, and optional 4G LTE mobile connectivity.
Security features include hardware-level Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, fingerprint login, Windows Hello, and a webcam cover to protect your privacy.
Best budget laptop: Acer Aspire 5
Our recommendation for the most affordable Acer laptop, the new Aspire 5 is being offered with the new Intel 11th-gen Core i3-1115G4 processor with a 128GB NVMe SSD and 4GB of RAM. The notebook also offers a 15.6 inch full-HD IPS display, Wi-Fi 6, a backlit keyboard, and up to 8.5 hours of battery life, all for under $400 which is an excellent deal. It doesn’t offer a high-end premium design, but with all these features crammed in at that price, you can’t really complain.
Best gaming: Acer Predator Triton 500
If you are all in for a high-end gaming laptop, the Predator series is the way to go. The Triton 500 is currently the most powerful offering from Acer. It has the typical Acer Predator design language with a dark black finish and blue accents and you also get customizable per-key backlighting for the keyboard to quench your RGB thirst. It also comes with three fans accompanied by copper pipes to keep the internals cool.
Speaking of which, this machine comes with Intel’s 10th-gen Core i7-10875H processor with 32GB of DDR4 memory and a 512GB NVMe SSD along with a secondary M.2 NVMe storage slot that’s user-accessible. The laptop also comes with a 300Hz refresh rate equipped 15.6-inch full-HD display along with G-SYNC, 3ms response time, 300-nits brightness, and 100% sRGB coverage. Do we need to say more?
As mentioned earlier, Acer has some new laptops that are expected to hit stores very soon. Make sure you keep an eye on this list as we’ll be updating it periodically. You should also check out our lists of the best laptops you should buy in 2021, laptops that offer high-speed 5G mobile connectivity, and the newest laptops loaded with the next-gen Thunderbolt 4 port.