Acer Swift 3, 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, SF314-51-52W2

Looking for a laptop for taking to college for computer science

Posted on: April 5, 2017 by LonerIM2

There is several in your budget and usage, like acer swift, or Acer Aspire r or Lenovo Flex.

Laptop for Media, Coding, and Mild Music Production (US, ~14", <=$550)

Posted on: April 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Swift because it comes with everything you need , dual core i5 6th generation, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS 14 inch screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, light weight at 3.3 lbs, and it is within your budget.

PhD student looking for light weight, durable, long lasting laptop

Posted on: April 1, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer Swift because it comes with everything you need , dual core i5 6th generation, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, light weight at 3.3 lbs, and it is within your budget.

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college, general usage) from 940MX to 1080 GPU

Posted on: March 30, 2017 by LonerIM2

Hey u/tbillysosilly, Just got home, sorry about the late reply, Your budget is kinda wide, but from your description it seems that a college laptop would fit you best, so I would recommend this Acer Swift 3 because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, lightweight at 3.3 lbs and it is within your budget.

Looking for a snappy laptop for a decent price

Posted on: March 27, 2017 by LonerIM2

There are several laptops that fits your criteria I would recommend that you check out my my reddit post about best laptops to buy for college and gaming to help you narrow down your options a little and give you a better idea of what to expect for the price

but on top of the list are the Acer-Swift-i5, the Acer-Aspire-LPDDR3, the Acer Aspire R 14.

USA <$700 School (mostly online classes), lots of MS Office, Don't really care about gaming.

Posted on: March 26, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you haven’t made a descion yet then I would go with this one out of the laptops you mentioned.

USA <$700 School (mostly online classes), lots of MS Office, Don't really care about gaming.

Posted on: March 26, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you haven’t made a descion yet then I would go with this one out of the laptops you mentioned.

Ultraportable Laptop Recommendation??!

Posted on: March 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

I agree that this is a great option, another very good option within the same budget is this Acer Aspire S 13 because it comes with everything you need , 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, iGPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget.

Ultraportable Laptop Recommendation??!

Posted on: March 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

I agree that this is a great option, another very good option within the same budget is this Acer Aspire S 13 because it comes with everything you need , 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, iGPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget.

Portable productivity laptop under $700 US.

Posted on: March 13, 2017 by sinclair__ubuntu

How does the Thinkpad 13 compare to the Acer Swift 3 from the subreddit’s Quick Picks?

Edit: I worry about getting the Thinkpad shipped in time for my trip, as Lenovo’s website states that items ship in 3-5 business days.

New laptop recommendations

Posted on: March 13, 2017 by markofrost

Hadn’t heard of the Acer Swift 3 before, so I checked it out. That is quite an amazing computer for the price! Based upon the reviews, I think you will be pleased. I did learn one thing you may be interested in, though. Neither the SSD (storage drive) nor RAM (short term memory) are upgradable by the user. In order to future-proof your purchase, I would suggest buying the next model up, which includes a faster processor and doubles both the SSD and RAM. The one Shopineer listed is plenty for your stated use of streaming videos, but if you ever intend to do more than that, having more RAM and storage space will help a lot. For $90 more (which is over your stated budget of $500), you get 3 major upgrades, which is really an incredible deal. With 8GB RAM, your computer will never slow down to a snail’s pace that can happen if you like to use your web browser with lots of windows or tabs open.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWZ7JB2/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza?th=1

Laptop for beginner programming in Unreal/C++

Posted on: March 9, 2017 by Orangematz

What do you think of this?

Looking for a college laptop, 12-13", usa, under 600$

Posted on: March 6, 2017 by Orangematz

What do you think of this?

Need a laptop for school/work and recreational gaming

Posted on: March 6, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this Acer-Swift because it comes with 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, iGPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on low to medium settings with very good FPs, and it is within your budget

Need a Writing, Browsing, and adult viewing laptop

Posted on: March 6, 2017 by LonerIM2

I can think of few options, you can go with a laptop with 13 or 14 inch, it will be very light, great battery life and about half your budget, like the Acer-Swift, the Zenbook-UX330UA, or Acer Aspire 5, or you can pay premium for something like Dell XPS 15 which combines light weight, with big screen and high build quality, but with a price of course.

Chronically ill student needs to work from bed, USA under $600

Posted on: March 2, 2017 by The---Technician

Based on what you are looking for, this Acer Swift 3, 14 would be a very good pick but I would prefer you get this new version with the new 7th generation processor. It has a nice 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD..performing specs that will have 10 + tabs opened and run office excellently. It also has a beautiful (1920 x 1080) IPS display and a great build quality ( thanks to an all metal body) and of course, it is very sleek and light weighted.

$4-700 budget USA, 15' screen size

Posted on: February 26, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

13.3 inch, under $600

Posted on: January 27, 2017 by Orangematz

There is, right here.

Light College Laptop ($600 or less) (USA)

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by edit1754

Acer Swift 3: https://www.costco.com/Acer-Swift-3-Laptop—Intel-Core-i5—1080p.product.100316020.html

If you don’t have a costco membership, get BestBuy to pricematch it: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-swift-3-14-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-256gb-solid-state-drive-sparkly-silver/5622795.p?skuId=5622795

Use this listing if they won’t pricematch membership stores: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-6200U-Windows-SF314-51-52W2/dp/B01LWZ7JB2/ (you could order through here but it’d take a long time to ship).

Review: http://www.ultrabookreview.com/12969-acer-swift-3-review/

Are any of the laptops on sale at Bestbuy right now a good deal?

Posted on: January 22, 2017 by Orangematz

You could price match this with this listing.

Looking for thin and light Laptop. Basic student computing.

Posted on: January 21, 2017 by SaneBRZ

> This is pretty close to ideal… but again, I can’t find it in Canada.

The Microsoft Store has two Acer laptops which you could take a look on:

Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-56YW for $765 with the student discount.

Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371T-56KX for $899 with the student discount.

You can also find the Acer Swift SF314-51-52W2 on Amazon.

Work Computer ~$600

Posted on: January 21, 2017 by edit1754

Do you have a costco membership?

https://www.costco.com/Acer-Swift-3-Laptop—Intel-Core-i5—1080p.product.100316020.html

IPS display, aluminum build

It’s listed here too but with a long potential restock time: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-6200U-Windows-SF314-51-52W2/dp/B01LWZ7JB2/

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college).

Posted on: January 17, 2017 by LonerIM2

I don’t think ThinkPad would offer good value for money, it will offer sturdy and durability and great keyboard/battery life as usual, but value for money won’t be on what I would describe it, The **Acer Spin 5 and The **Acer Swift 3** is the best value for money at the moment (with the sale that brings them under 500)

[USA] Laptop for web browsing and email

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend
The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Or The **Acer Spin 5** because it offers great value for money, it comes with Intel Core i5-6200U Processor just like the other acer, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing , 8GB of ram which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB of SSD for faster booting and and overall performance, very good battery life at 7-10 hours with light to medium usage, very good build quality with metal cover, (1920 x 1080) resolution with 13.3 inch screen, it is also light weight at 3.53 lbs, and it has 2 in 1 feature with 4 modes which a nice bonus and great for mid range budget.

[~$500 USA] 13" Laptop for Writing and minor video editing

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend
The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Or The **Acer Spin 5** because it offers great value for money, it comes with Intel Core i5-6200U Processor just like the other acer, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing , 8GB of ram which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB of SSD for faster booting and and overall performance, very good battery life at 7-10 hours with light to medium usage, very good build quality with metal cover, (1920 x 1080) resolution with 13.3 inch screen, it is also light weight at 3.53 lbs, and it has 2 in 1 feature with 4 modes which a nice bonus and great for mid range budget.

Looking for $400 or less lightweight laptop that can run chrome and Photoshop

Posted on: January 15, 2017 by LonerIM2

As others said, The **Acer Swift 3** and The **Acer Spin 5** are great options like others mentioned, but I am kinda confused, are you aiming to be under 400 or under 500?

Looking for $400 or less lightweight laptop that can run chrome and Photoshop

Posted on: January 15, 2017 by edit1754

If you don’t mind waiting slightly for it to ship, this: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-6200U-Windows-SF314-51-52W2/dp/B01LWZ7JB2/

has an IPS 1920×1080 display, an aluminum build, and is $500.

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Posted on: January 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you can wait then I would recommend either The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Or The **Acer Spin 5** because it offers great value for money, it comes with Intel Core i5-6200U Processor just like the other acer, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing , 8GB of ram which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB of SSD for faster booting and and overall performance, very good battery life at 7-10 hours with light to medium usage, very good build quality with metal cover, (1920 x 1080) resolution with 13.3 inch screen, it is also light weight at 3.53 lbs, and it has 2 in 1 feature with 4 modes which a nice bonus and great for mid range budget.

If you can’t then I would recommend I would recommend this Acer Aspire E 15 because it comes with great value for money, it comes with 15.6″ Full HD 1920*1080 screen which is the best you can get for this price point and usually available for much higher price, also comes with the new Intel Core i3-7100U Processor which is dual core and should be able to handle some light music production and comes with Intel HD Graphics 620 which is good enough for light photo editing/gaming, it only comes with 4 GB of ram but that is upgradeable to 16 and 1 TB HDD, but you can also replace that with a SSD once you have enough budget, it also has great battery life (advertised 12 hours on light usage), 1 – USB 3.1 (Type C) which is a great plus, and above all great price point.

Looking for a business laptop, 14"+ screen, thin/light, <$600

Posted on: January 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

or the The **Acer Aspire R 14** because it has a 14% off deal right now and it already offered great value for money, it comes with the usual specs 14″ Full HD Touch, Intel dual Core i5 which is again powerful enough for most college usage, 8GB Memory which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, a little heavier at 4.2 lbs, good battery life at 5-7 hours with light to medium usage, above average build quality, has 2 in 1 feature, comes with USB type C, and great price tag.

Laptop Suggestion

Posted on: January 14, 2017 by Orangematz

Any chance you could wait for this?

Laptop for coding, up to $500

Posted on: January 13, 2017 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the 14.0” Acer Swift 3 for $500. It is a pretty solid laptop with decent specs and a long battery life that should suit you well. It comes with a skylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb SSD. It also has a 1080p IPS display, a long battery life, and it’s pretty light to carry at 3.3 pounds. It’s out of stock at the minute, but I would not expect it to take too long to get back in stock (amazon puts “shipping in 1-2 months” as a safety net but it’s typically not that long)

US $300-$500 Laptop for Programming and Light Gaming 10'' - 15''

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by edit1754

The issue with performance on the ASUS may not have been the processor. It may have been the HDD (an SSD would be faster) and perhaps pre-installed software contributing to the reduced performance.

You could get one of these if you don’t mind waiting a bit: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-6200U-Windows-SF314-51-52W2/dp/B01LWZ7JB2/ (currently $499)

14″ IPS 1920×1080, fast 256GB SSD, aluminum build.

Looking for an affordable laptop under $600

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look? Great option if you’re looking for something thin/light.

Laptop for teacher. No more than $550

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by Orangematz

Would highly suggest picking up one of these. Fairly thin/lightweight, aluminum.

[USA](<$700) 11-13" Need help!

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

I'm looking for laptop for JAVA and some other languages, and web surfing. Pls help!

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by edit1754

Acer Swift 3: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-6200U-Windows-SF314-51-52W2/dp/B01LWZ7JB2/

14″ 1920×1080 IPS display, 256GB SSD

Need recommendations for sub-$500 laptop for light use

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Law School Laptop

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by Orangematz

Would also suggest the Acer Swift. Great option, fairly thin/lightweight, decent build quality.

Looking for a cheap portable laptop for around ~$500

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Michiganders

You will struggle to find a 15.6” laptop below 4.7 pounds, let alone under 4 pounds (other than the LG Gram which is $1300 for an i7).

My best suggestion would be the 14.0” Acer Swift 3 for $579. It has good specs that will work well for you with a skylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It has a pretty long battery life (advertised at 13 hours), and a 1080p IPS display. It is also lightweight at 3.3 pounds and highly portable.

If you really want a 15.6” maybe look into something like the HP 15 for $595, with a 720p touchscreen display and a new kaby lake i7 processor. It weighs in at 4.7 pounds.

Looking for a 14" ultrabook under $800 USA [used/refurb?] for webdesign/programming & little gaming.

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Michiganders

Just be aware the AMD R5 isn’t that amazing of a GPU. It’s about equivalent to the GTX 940M, which is a pretty low-end GPU, but still fine for any basic gaming or usage of graphic programs.

Other than that there isn’t much. Maybe the Acer Swift 3 for $580, but it has integrated graphics.

If you spend anything over $900 I would just suggest a refurbished XPS 15 (skylake model). It’s a 15.6” but with extremely small bezels that make it near the size of a 14” laptop. Comes with a 960M as well. Something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-DELL-XPS-15-9550-i5-6300HQ-8GB-1TB-128SSD-GTX-960M-1080P-FULLHD-W10H-2Y-WTY-/112254984797?hash=item1a22eb225d:g:wjIAAOSwYmZXHAWJ

Helping a friend buy a laptop. For normal use. No gaming or anything tough. 2 in 1 US $5-700

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Orangematz

Something such as this should do a good job. Is fairly light/thin, will do normal tasks just fine, 1080p IPS display.

Or if a 2 in 1 is needed, then the Acer Spin 5 is a good option.

Need a lightweight laptop for my mother, <$600 preferrer

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by LonerIM2

I agree that this is a great option, but just to be diverse I would suggest you take a look at The **Acer Aspire R 14** because it has a 14% off deal right now and it already offered great value for money, it comes with the usual specs 14″ Full HD Touch, Intel dual Core i5 which is again powerful enough for most college usage, 8GB Memory which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, a little heavier at 4.2 lbs, good battery life at 5-7 hours with light to medium usage, above average build quality, has 2 in 1 feature, comes with USB type C, and great price tag.

Need a lightweight laptop for my mother, <$600 preferrer

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

Yep, you’re just going to have to get something with a chiclet keyboard.

Would also suggest the Acer Swift 3. Really good option for the price.

Need a lightweight laptop for my mother, <$600 preferrer

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Michiganders

Uhh.. Unfortunately you basically won’t find a laptop now-a-days that doesn’t have chiclet style keys. Only high end laptops (>$3000) ever have anything else.

If you can deal with a chiclet keyboard, my best suggestion would be the 14.0” Acer Swift 3 for $579. It has good specs that will work well for you with a skylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It also has a pretty long battery life, and a 1080p display. It is lightweight at 3.3 pounds, and highly portable.

Looking for a light, fast, low cost laptop for everyday, general purpose home/office use in the $300-600, USA.

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the 14.0” Acer Swift 3 for $579. It has good specs that will work well for you with a skylake i3 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It also has a pretty long battery life, and a 1080p display. It is lightweight at 3.3 pounds, and highly portable.

If you want something smaller or with a touchscreen, I would suggest the Acer V13 for $582. It has similar specs with a skylake i5 processor, 6gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It has a 1080p IPS touchscreen display, a very long battery life, and a portable build. It is slightly heavier at 3.5 pounds though.

Laptop for college student under $750

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

This that shopineer suggested is a good option, but the screen can be somewhat dim so if you are planning to use it outside it won’t be your best option, and out of the two you linked I would go with this because just about everything is better for the same price it is lighter, with SSD over HDD (SSD is much faster, lighter, and quieter), and better CPU and iGPU.

My computer is broken and need a laptop for last half of high school and college. Please under 500 dollars I would really appreciate it. US

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by edit1754

The Acer Swift 3 is a particularly nice pick with its 1920×1080 IPS display, 256GB SSD, and aluminum build, but it’s a tad over-budget. There’s a cheaper model with only a 128GB SSD which might not be large enough (but might be!), and the listing currently says it would take a while to ship.

If you want a quite-cheap option, a refurbished Thinkpad T420s should do everything you want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1ZD5262703

Light, portable laptop good for audio recording

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by edit1754

Not sure tbh. There are some available in other countries, and since laptops are often marked up higher in other countries than in the US, I would imagine it would fall within budget.

If the light gaming you want to do won’t be bottlenecked by an Intel HD 520, the Acer Swift 3 could be a nice choice.

13.3' $1000 or less USD

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by edit1754

Acer Swift 3? https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-6200U-Windows-SF314-51-52W2/dp/B01LWZ7JB2

1920×1080 IPS display, aluminum build

Having an i7 won’t make a difference unless you get a quad and if you run software that has a particular need for CPU performance.

Durable laptop for around $500

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by edit1754

Slightly over $500, and not touch, but this might be good: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-6200U-Windows-SF314-51-52W2/dp/B01LWZ7JB2

1920×1080 IPS display, 256GB SSD, aluminum chassis.

For 15.6″, Dell, touch, there’s this: https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-Inspiron-15-i5559-Signature-Edition-Laptop/productID.333089700 with a 1920×1080 display, and budget room to fit an SSD. Check the reviews though, some people have had issues with theirs. And the durability isn’t particularly higher than others.

[US] Looking for $750 general purpose laptop with a quality trackpad

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

There are several good options available for your budget and usage like The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Laptop for wife, general usage only. Budget $500-800

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Orangematz

The Acer Swift is a good option.

Or if 15″ is needed, I would also suggest this HP. It definitely should come with the charger.

New college grad, looking for 13.3" lightweight laptop <$1000 in USA

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by LonerIM2

I think the **Acer Swift 3** because it is perfect for your usage and budget, but the main con of it is the slightly dim screen, so I would recommend Lenovo T460s because ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards and it comes with great specs, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, light weight at 3 lbs, comes with the USB ports you want.

Travel sized capable laptop.

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Or The **Acer Aspire R 14** because it has a 14% off deal right now and it already offered great value for money, it comes with the usual specs 14″ Full HD Touch, Intel dual Core i5 which is again powerful enough for most college usage, 8GB Memory which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, a little heavier at 4.2 lbs, good battery life at 5-7 hours with light to medium usage, above average build quality, has 2 in 1 feature, comes with USB type C, and great price tag.

Laptop for Plex and torrents

Posted on: December 23, 2016 by Orangematz

This is at a pretty good price right now.

13.3-15, USA, $700-$900

Posted on: December 22, 2016 by Orangematz

I would say yes.

My suggestion would be this. Really good price right now.

Need portable laptop with okay performance and good battery life

Posted on: December 21, 2016 by The---Technician

Based on your budget as well as your criteria and what you will be doing with this laptop, this **Acer Swift 3** would be a decent pick for you. It has a nice 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U processor, 8 GB RAM which can be upgraded later on, a nice **1080 IPS display screen**, fast 256 GB SSD and of course, it’s 14 INCHES screen size will be just perfect for you ( not too big, not too small).. It also has a decent build quality , good battery life and it has all the ports you want – HDMI, USB, PLUS bluetooth etc.

Need portable laptop with okay performance and good battery life

Posted on: December 21, 2016 by chiller8

Acer Swift 3. Fits the bill except for the 8GB RAM which you can upgrade to 16.

$500 budget, US, 3 options, confusion

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would go with The **Acer Swift 3** that deal is very good, and it is lighter than the Acer spin, specs and price and build quality is very similar between both.

Need help deciding on a laptop (Surface Book, XPS, Razer, or Macbook)

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by LonerIM2

Any of the ones you mentioned would work for you usage and needs and the game, but I think you would be paying too much for the brand name, I would instead recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good to play your game on medium to high settings with high FPS, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Or any of the laptop on this list of good college laptops would be a good choice for your usage.

<$1000, US, 13-14'' light laptop for general use, light gaming

Posted on: December 18, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend
The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Laptop for College Student

Posted on: December 18, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would suggest
The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

and yeah Dual core should be fine for CAD if you are not going to do 2D regeneration or MentalRay rendering

Looking for laptop for college. Budget is around $4000

Posted on: December 7, 2016 by LonerIM2

what Kind of games are we talking ? assuming your higher budget you are talking about AAA games, but if you are not then I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Future grad student needing an updated laptop

Posted on: December 7, 2016 by LonerIM2

for a college laptop I wouldn’t recommend a 15 inch, they are too big for most backpack and a little on the heavy side to carry around on a daily basis, so I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Or the The **Acer Spin 5** because it offers great value for money, it comes with Intel Core i5-6200U Processor just like the other acer, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing , 8GB of ram which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB of SSD for faster booting and and overall performance, very good battery life at 7-10 hours with light to medium usage, very good build quality with metal cover, (1920 x 1080) resolution with 13.3 inch screen, it is also light weight at 3.53 lbs, and it has 2 in 1 feature with 4 modes which a nice bonus and can work with acer active stylus combined with 2 in 1 feature makes it a great option for drawing and such.

Best Laptop under 1000$

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by LonerIM2

What kind of games are we talking ? because I prefer a lightweight laptop at 13.3 or 14 inch for college work over a heavy 15.6 laptop with dedicated GPU, if you are going to do light gaming I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside your budget and has a backlit keyboard.

Laptop for older relative, $800 budget, mainly for browsing/pictures.

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend something with 14 inch screen, not too small and not too big like The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Looking for a college laptop

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest the Acer Swift. Great option for the stuff you’re doing.

Razer Blade Stealth, HP Spectre, Dell XPS 13, or Macbook Air?

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by LonerIM2

I wouldn’t go with any of the I would go with The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Or if you want even more options you can check this list of best college laptops.

$1300 budget - Ideal laptop for new CS graduate

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by Orangematz

I’d also suggest this if you’re looking for something on the cheaper side.

Otherwise, an XPS 13 would be a great option. Could also consider the X1 Carbon.

Suggest a productivity i7, SSD, solid build, backlit keyboard, 13—14" IPS 1080p

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend either The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

or The **Acer Spin 5** because it offers great value for money, it comes with Intel Core i5-6200U Processor just like the other acer, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing , 8GB of ram which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB of SSD for faster booting and and overall performance, very good battery life at 7-10 hours with light to medium usage, very good build quality with metal cover, (1920 x 1080) resolution with 13.3 inch screen, it is also light weight at 3.53 lbs, and it has 2 in 1 feature with 4 modes which a nice bonus and can work with acer active stylus combined with 2 in 1 feature makes it a great option for drawing and such.

and if you want other options you can check this list of good college laptops

$1300 budget - Ideal laptop for new CS graduate

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend either The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

or The **Acer Spin 5** because it offers great value for money, it comes with Intel Core i5-6200U Processor just like the other acer, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing , 8GB of ram which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB of SSD for faster booting and and overall performance, very good battery life at 7-10 hours with light to medium usage, very good build quality with metal cover, (1920 x 1080) resolution with 13.3 inch screen, it is also light weight at 3.53 lbs, and it has 2 in 1 feature with 4 modes which a nice bonus and can work with acer active stylus combined with 2 in 1 feature makes it a great option for drawing and such.

and if you want other options you can check this list of good college laptops

Need a laptop for watching a lot of movies and browsing

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Work and pleasure laptop between 500-600 dollars. Use mostly for writing in coffee shops and the occasional Photoshop. United States

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by LonerIM2

Since you mentioned you can live without Overwatch then I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for your usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance just like you wanted, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing or streaming, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Looking for a slim 13-14'' laptop, $600 budget

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would also recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Work and leisure computer, 750$

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Looking for an everyday-use laptop for around $700 in the US

Posted on: December 3, 2016 by Orangematz

I’d also suggest going with the Acer Swift 3. Great option for you.

[USA] $1000-$1200 15" laptop for programming and some gaming.

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by LonerIM2

Would you be ok with slightly smaller screen ? if yes then I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Budget laptop for college student in computer science?

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend The **Acer Swift 3** because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.

Does Anything Beat the XPS 13?

Posted on: November 13, 2016 by jgillich

You could go with the Thinkpad 13 for half the money: http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-13

Although that might not be sexy enough, in which case I’d say Acer Swift 3: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Swift-i5-6200U-Windows-SF314-51-52W2/dp/B01LWZ7JB2/

Or the Zenbook UX306: http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/asus-zenbook-ux306ua

All of these are great laptops that are significantly cheaper or better specced than the XPS 13, but if you’re fine with paying $1k for a laptop with only 128GB storage space, the XPS 13 is the best you can get.

Laptop for College

Posted on: October 29, 2016 by Michiganders

I would suggest looking into the new Acer Swift 3 for $630. It’s a light 14.0” laptop that would fit your needs pretty well. It’s a new laptop with a skylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It has intel 520 graphics which should be able to easily play LoL. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and a pretty long battery life.