Acer Swift 3, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 14″ Full HD, 8GB LPDDR3, 256GB SSD, SF314-52G-55WQ

Laptop Suggestions?

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium like you want.

It comes with 2 USB type 3, and 1 USB type C.
The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage like you want.

Looking for a good blend... I like Dell Inspiron 7567, but I want a smaller laptop... thanks!

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by LonerIM2

The dell you mentioned has a powerful GPU so since you prefer small laptop and if you don’t mind playing on low to medium settings, then I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.
It weighs 3.75 lbs which is light since you don’t want a brick.
The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) and it will Hearthstone, LOL, Dota 2 and WoW decently.

[USA] [Under $1000] 13-14 inch laptop for schoolwork and travel

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Since you want to play some light games, an ultrabook with a dedicated graphics card is probably a good fit. The **Acer Swift 3** is likely the closest fit, it is lightweight while keeping specifications in mind. Additionally, the build quality is decently solid.

The battery life is likely around 8 hours for light use, which is good for an ultrabook with a dedicated graphics card. The weight is around 3.8lbs, which is fairly portable.

The MX150 graphics card + i5 processor is a good combination for light games and CAD software. A dedicated graphics card is very useful. Light titles around low-medium settings should be ok.

The build quality is decent, it should be able to last a few years as long as you treat it well. Sadly, no track point, that is typically exclusive to business grade laptops.

Looking for new laptop for programming and gaming. [US] BUDGET 1100 usd

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by The_Adviser100

If those are the only games you are going to play and you need longer battery life I would recommend that you check the

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Otherwise go with the Dell Inspiron that was recommended .

[USA] [Under $1000] 13-14 inch laptop for schoolwork and travel

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Laptop for Design & Business- dare I turn to Apple?

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium like you want since you asked for reliable build quality.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.
It weighs 3.75lbs, since you the weight is important.
The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage, like you want.

Upgrading from an HP Pavilion 15, need something for college and gaming.

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium like you want.
It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.
It weighs 3.75lbs, so it will fit you while traveling.
The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run Minecraft and LoL smoothly.

Replacement for x360

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium like you want since you asked for reliable build quality.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run your game smoothly.

Looking for a good blend... I like Dell Inspiron 7567, but I want a smaller laptop... thanks!

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For a smaller laptop, you can get an ultrabook with a low-end dedicated graphics card for those titles. The **Acer Swift 3** is a solid option: good specificatiosn, durable chassis, plus a good battery life. That combination can be rare in laptops these days.

The i5 processor and MX150 graphics card will be fine for those games, since they aren’t too demanding. However, you have less head room than with the Inspiron 15 7567.

Let me know if you have questions.

Looking for a good blend... I like Dell Inspiron 7567, but I want a smaller laptop... thanks!

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by elvinelmo

I get the need for a reliable laptop and there are good laptops in your budget but keep in mind that no laptop is perfect. The **Acer Swift 3** is a good laptop to get as it has a strong build quality and a light and sleek package. It has a MX150 graphics card which is able to run the all the games you listed well. It has a quad core CPU and 8 GB of RAM which will be able to handle heavy multitasking and large databases in excel. As I said before no laptop is perfect and the Swift 3 is known to have a dim screen (it doesn’t bother me from my use but some people have a problem)

​

· **8th Generation** Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)

· NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM

· 14″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display

· 8GB RAM

· 256GB SSD

· Battery life 8+ hrs

· Weight 3.75

A laptop for school and work (soon)

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Since you mentioned video editing, I think a dedicated graphics card may be beneficial for you. I recommend **this configuration of the Acer Swift 3**, it includes a dedicated MX150 graphics card which is very useful for video editing. It is decently portable and has a good battery life, which is important for some students. The build quality is also solid, nice for long term use.

The i5 processor and MX150 graphics card is a good combination for video editing and audio editing, you shouldn’t h ave any issues.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Laptop for someone who’s in the military and needs it for school/light gaming

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium like you want.
It weighs 3.75lbs which is light for you when you you travel.
It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.
NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run your mentioned games decently.

[US] 12"-15.6", $850 max, Mainly college, some light gaming (Paradox, Banished)

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since you want whatever is sturdy, then I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium like you want since you asked for reliable build quality.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.
The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

If you prefer more powerful GPU, then I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Looking for a laptop for school/light gaming around $700 (USA)

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little higher, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.
It weighs 3.75lbs which is light since the weight is important.
The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) and it will run Minecraft decently.

Any good 1080 60hz (144 option too if you can) gaming laptop under $1000(wiling to go to 1500 if needed)?

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by elvinelmo

What games to you plan on playing because if you want a light weight, small screen and good battery life in your laptop you will sacrifice gaming power. You will have to get a laptop like the **Acer Swift 3** which only has a MX150 GPU. This GPU will be able to run lots of games will but AAA games on high is out of the question. As you can see from the previous comments the usual go to gaming laptop for your budget is the **Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 Pro** because of its display and good cooling

Replacement for x360

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

In need of a great new performance laptop.

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Upgrading from an HP Pavilion 15, need something for college and gaming.

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Laptop for someone who’s in the military and needs it for school/light gaming

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

The **Acer Swift 3** is just the right fit in my eyes, it is the cheapest laptop that provides a good mix of portability and specifications for the price, which appears to be a focal point for you. It includes a dedicated graphics card, whcih you’ll make use of in games.

The battery life is nice, 8+ hours for light general use. The weight is around 3.8lbs which means it is decently portable. OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, and MX150 graphics card, you run light games just fine at 1080p and general use won’t be an issue either. The keyboard seems to be nice according to reviews.

Let me know if you have any questions.

[US] 12"-15.6", $850 max, Mainly college, some light gaming (Paradox, Banished)

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by The_Adviser100

According to reviews the Acer Swift 3 should be around 20% brighter than the Dell with 240 nits of brightness .

Help in deciding what to buy

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by The_Adviser100

I will try to help you as much as I can because at the end of day you have to sacrifice something, The Acer Swift 3 is of course the lightest with the longest battery life making it perfect for school and the MX 150 should be decent for EA titles however it won’t be that good for more demanding games this where the Dell Inspiron 15 7567 becomes a better choice with the GTX 1050Ti .

You could check some game play videos on YouTube and see if you can live with the MX 150 .

Laptop for someone who’s in the military and needs it for school/light gaming

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For traveling in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Looking for a laptop to replace my current Macbook pro 2017. Mostly for college and some gaming

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by The_Adviser100

PUBG is a highly demanding game and I don’t think you will find a 13″ laptop that can play it well but For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Perfect laptop for IT student? ($900 budget,14 inch max,USA)

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.
It weighs 3.75lbs which is light since you are going to be bringing it with you every single day.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) and it will run Fortnite and CIV decently.

[US] 12"-15.6", $850 max, Mainly college, some light gaming (Paradox, Banished)

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Looking for a laptop for school/light gaming around $700 (USA)

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

If you spend a bit over budget, the **Acer Swift 3** is a good mix between portability and good specifications for light games. It includes a dedicated graphics card, which not many ultrabooks provide in your price range. Battery life and portabilty is solid.

The battery life is 8+ hours for light general use, which is good.

The weight is around 3.8lbs, which I think is in a overall light weight. The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the i5 processor and MX150 graphics card, you can run light games like Minecraft just fine, as well as other light games. The laptop has excellent reviews all around.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for a laptop for school/light gaming around $700 (USA)

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

[US] [Up to $1500] Programming/College/Light Gaming

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Perfect laptop for IT student? ($900 budget,14 inch max,USA)

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Not all Acer or Lenovo laptops are bad, it is highly dependent on the model you select. Most laptop sellers will have some good models and some worse model. In your case, the **Acer Swift 3** is likely the best bet. It has a combination of strong components and a low weight + battery life. Additionally, the dedicated graphics will be useful for light games.

I’d estimate around 8 hours for light use, it can vary if you mess around with settings. The weight is around 3.8lbs, which is relatively portable. OS is Windows 10 Home.

The i5 processor and 8 GB RAM is fine for IT programs and general use, and the MX150 will be useful in light games like you have listed.

The build quality is decent with its aluminum chassis and its keyboard is considered okay.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Perfect laptop for IT student? ($900 budget,14 inch max,USA)

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

The MX 150 GPU should come pretty handy with those games you mentioned .

Looking for a new work/gaming laptop

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you prefer lighter weight laptop and you can accept 14 inch screen, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium like you want, and it weighs 3.75lbs which is light since the weight and thinness are the key.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark

If you prefer more powerful GPU, I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run most games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

For Computer Science: Software Engineering also some photo editing

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you can be okay with 256GB of SSD and no HDD, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
It weighs 3.75lbs which is light like you want.
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium and you mentioned that the build quality is important.
It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly, and it’s backlit like you want.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage exactly like you want.

Lightweight Laptop for CAD and Matlab

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It weighs 3.75 which is light since you are going to carry around the campus all day.
The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

Looking for a new work/gaming laptop

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

For more info here is the screen color-space coverage

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
Brightness | 237 .
sRGB | 58% .
AdobeRGB | 38% .

Lightweight Laptop for CAD and Matlab

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For CAD work at this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Student Laptop, as light as possible

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by Logloxan

The first option I found is the HP Spectre x360 – 13t. Customization Page.

This first one comes with a touchscreen, 256 GB storage (NVMe SSD), over 13 hours of battery life according to CNET and 12 hours of 4k video playback according to PCWorld, 8GB of RAM, it’s only 2.78 pounds, Windows OS, and a 4-core 8-thread processor. It should run all tasks very well. That configuration is only $920 right now (probably before tax though).

There’s also the Acer Swift 3 at $761.46, but it has more average battery life with around 4-8 hours depending on task. Typical battery life is likely around 6-8 hours though. Battery Life references: Techradar.com, LaptopMag.com, and CNET. It does weigh a bit more at 3.75 pounds, but it’s also much cheaper.

Those two seem like the best options for best battery life I could find with great specs. Hopefully this helps.

Cheap student laptop for casual gaming

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium like you want since you asked for reliable build quality.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.
It weighs 3.75lbs, so it will fit you.
The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly, and it’s a backlit keyboard like you want.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run sims smoothly.

Acer Swift 3 vs ASUS Vivobook S410UN-NS74 ?

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by elvinelmo

Both are good laptops in their own right but I if were to pick between the two right now I would go for the **Vivobook**. Just because of design and the fact that it has an 8th gen i7 unlike the **Swift 3** which has an 8th gen i5 (although there is not a huge gap between the processors). I do prefer the build of the swift 3 though as it is mostly metal unlike the Vivobook which is mostly plastic with a metal finish. Performance wise both laptops will perform similarly when gaming and running intensive programs so you don’t have a bad option here.

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P.S. The swift 3 biggest weakness is its dim screen but from my use its not an issue

Grad student, new laptop to handle programming languages

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.
It weighs 3.75 which is light.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

My laptop from college finally kicked the bucket. Please help me?

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since you prefer a slimmer laptop yet a good build quality. I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium, and you mentioned that you like a really good build quality.
It comes with 8th gen, i5 quad core CPU which i suitable for playing music, printing items, audacity, gamble, and Netflix.
It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly, and it’s backlit like you want.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

My laptop from college finally kicked the bucket. Please help me?

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For long battery life in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

And don’t get that surface, it’s an older generation dual core CPU .

My laptop from college finally kicked the bucket. Please help me?

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For a mix of portability and specifications, I recommend the **Acer Swift 3**. With the MX150 graphics card, you leave yourself some room for gaming capability. Additionally, it has a fair weight and a solid battery life for general use.

I estimate 8+ hours for light general use for battery life. The weight is around 3.8lbs, which is on the lighter side.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, and MX150 dedicated graphics card, you can run school programs, audio editing software, and some light games. Games around low-medium settings 1080p.

The keyboard and touchpad appear to be good to according to reviews.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Hello, laptop suggestions for use throughout college and everyday use

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I don’t really think you will need to spend that much for your laptop. Since you’re looking for reliable build quality, a business grade laptop is probably the best choice. I suggest the **Lenovo ThinkPad E480**, a laptop that provides excellent durability and build quality. It has a decent mix of specifications for the price and reliability.

The battery life is decent, around 8 hours for light general use.

The weight is around 3.9lbs, which I think is in a portable range.

With the i5 processor + 8 GB RAM, you can run general use programs just fine. The integrated graphics will be okay for light games, but is still limiting.

As for MacBook Air… I don’t think it is the best option unless you want MacOS. The Huawei Matebook X Pro is a decent laptop itself, but it lacks support.

If you want a laptop that is more gaming capable, the consumer grade **Acer Swift 3** is another option.

Let me know if you any questions.

Hello, laptop suggestions for use throughout college and everyday use

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by The_Adviser100

I don’t think you need to spend that much for your usage so For school I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Looking for new laptop for college and light gaming, relatively cheap

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by LonerIM2

If you prefer a lighter weight laptop with better build quality, then I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) and it will run CIV6 and Rocket League decently.

If you prefer a more powerful GPU for your games, then I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run most games on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Looking for a 800$ laptop for medical student

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium, since you prefer reliable build quality.
It weighs 3.75 lbs which is light since you are going to carry it all day.
The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) and it will run csgo, rainbow six siege and GTA V decently.

Looking for the best laptop at my price points

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since you prefer a solid build quality, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium like you want.
It weighs 3.75lbs which is light for school.
The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) and it will run your games decently.
If you prefer more powerful GPU, then I would recommend this [Dell Inspiron] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CD3MRZD/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it has a great balance between value for money, battery life, and very good performance, here is a little detailed review of it:
Screen hinge in the center, which makes the display very stable.

You can open the display with one hand without any problems.

Comes with 3 USB and 1 USB type C that supports Thunderbolt.

Comes with Intel Wireless-AC 9560 which promises 1.7Gb/s but only delivers 485MBit/s (shouldn’t be an issue unless you have such a very high speed and the need for it).

Easily upgradeable since you only need to remove a single screw to access the back of the laptop to replace/upgrade ram and storage.

Comes with chiclet keyboard with average sized keys.

The typing noises is not audible (except for the space key).

The touchpad is large and defined by red accent, the keys (left, right) are in the touchpad itself (not separate keys), and gives a quiet clicking sound when pressed and supports gesture controls with several fingers.

Display is the main con of the unit, it is not super bright (to the point of issues in direct sunshine).

Screen has low sRGB and RGB coverage (57% sRGB and 36% AdobeRGB) and low constractions.

Screen doesn’t come with PWM or Screen flickering (it is a good thing because screens that have it put strain on your eyes).

Screen is IPS so it has good viewing angles, but also has slow response rate when compared to TN panels.

Fan noise is another small con, while the sound is low under light usage, it does get loud while gaming but not to the point of it being annoyingly loud.

Heat management on it is very good, and its main selling point along with value for money, CPU/GPU don’t throttle(much it is still within acceptable level) and don’t get hot to the point of internal damage (however, it does hot enough to be uncomfortable on your lap).

Speakers are user facing, so there is no muffled sound, however, it doesn’t offer much base.

It comes with GTX 1060 Max Q which will run the games you mentioned smoothly. You can check the below link to see how the 1060 Max Q GPU (scroll down for the FPs and settings expected or ctrl+f then type the name of your game).

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Max-Q-GPU-Benchmarks-and-Specs.224734.0.html

Looking for a 800$ laptop for medical student

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

In this games, you likely can get by with a low-end GPU playing at 1080p medium settings. So, I recommend the **Acer Swift 3**, it is an ultrabook with an MX150 graphics card. Likely the best option in order to maximize portability while not sacrificing too much performance. Cheaper laptops with the MX150 aren’t as light.

The battery life is decent, 8+ hours for light general use. Weight is around 3.8lbs which is decently portable.

With the MX150 graphics card, you can likely get almost 60 FPS at 1080p medium settings in those games. You can lower settings to optimize frame rate.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Broke compsci major wants to play MOBAs? (max 1000$, give me the least expensive option you can think of though?)

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) and it will run Runescape smoothly.

Old Laptop Died.

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) and it will run Runescape smoothly.

Under $1000 for gaming and editing - unsure where to look

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since you are interested in sturdy laptop and decent GPU, then i would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium like you want.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.
NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

And if you prefer more powerful GPU to play on medium to high settings, then I would recommend this [Dell Inspiron] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CD3MRZD/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it has a great balance between value for money, battery life, and very good performance, here is a little detailed review of it:
Screen hinge in the center, which makes the display very stable.

You can open the display with one hand without any problems.

Comes with 3 USB and 1 USB type C that supports Thunderbolt.
Comes with Intel Wireless-AC 9560 which promises 1.7Gb/s but only delivers 485MBit/s (shouldn’t be an issue unless you have such a very high speed and the need for it).

Easily upgradeable since you only need to remove a single screw to access the back of the laptop to replace/upgrade ram and storage.

Comes with chiclet keyboard with average sized keys.

The typing noises is not audible (except for the space key).

The touchpad is large and defined by red accent, the keys (left, right) are in the touchpad itself (not separate keys), and gives a quiet clicking sound when pressed and supports gesture controls with several fingers.

Display is the main con of the unit, it is not super bright (to the point of issues in direct sunshine).

Screen has low sRGB and RGB coverage (57% sRGB and 36% AdobeRGB) and low constractions.

Screen doesn’t come with PWM or Screen flickering (it is a good thing because screens that have it put strain on your eyes).

Screen is IPS so it has good viewing angles, but also has slow response rate when compared to TN panels.

Fan noise is another small con, while the sound is low under light usage, it does get loud while gaming but not to the point of it being annoyingly loud.

Heat management on it is very good, and its main selling point along with value for money, CPU/GPU don’t throttle(much it is still within acceptable level) and don’t get hot to the point of internal damage (however, it does hot enough to be uncomfortable on your lap).

Speakers are user facing, so there is no muffled sound, however, it doesn’t offer much base.

You can check the below link to see how the 1060 Max Q GPU which runs the game you mentioned smoothly (scroll down for the FPs and settings expected or ctrl+f then type the name of your game).

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Max-Q-GPU-Benchmarks-and-Specs.224734.0.html

Looking for the best laptop at my price points

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by The_Adviser100

You are welcomed and yes this configuration of the Swift 3 is a good choice, let me know if you have any other questions .

Looking for the best laptop at my price points

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

For more info here is the screen color-space coverage

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
Brightness | 237 .
sRGB | 58% .
AdobeRGB | 38% .

Looking for a 800$ laptop for medical student

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Looking for the best laptop at my price points

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by elvinelmo

World of tanks is not intensive so a laptop like the **Acer Swift 3** would be a good student laptop that can game. Its battery life is good as when you purchase you can get around 10 hrs and after months of use you will still be able to get at least 8 hrs give or take. Its build is pretty solid with its screen having little flex and its aluminum chassis makes it ideal for traveling from class to class as it can take a few bumps and bruises. Its keyboard is pretty sturdy (nothing fancy in terms of feel). Its main con is its screen as reviews and some customers say its screen is dim but from my use its not an issue

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· Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)

· NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM

· 14″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display

· 8GB RAM

· 256GB SSD

· Battery life 8+ hrs

· Weight 3.75

More Details

Laptop just gave out on me - looking to spend <$1000 on a new one.

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

For more info here is the screen color-space coverage

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
Brightness | 237 .
sRGB | 58% .
AdobeRGB | 38% .

Light Laptop for Light Gaming (League) for Under $1500

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

Are you exclusively interested in 2-1 ? If not then what about this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.
It weighs 3.75 which is light.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

Looking for reliable (think 5+ years) laptop

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since the reliability is a major factor for you, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)
the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium which you prefer since it’s one of your main concerns.
It comes with 8th gen, i5 quad core CPU which is enough for document editing, web surfing, and media.
It comes with 2 USB type 3, 1 USB type C, and HDMI port like you want.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list) which will run your games smoothly.
You can upgrade SSD like you want.

Laptop that can run Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 so I can game with my son while on work trips

Posted on: January 23, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For traveling in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

For more info here is the screen color-space coverage

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
Brightness | 237 .
sRGB | 58% .
AdobeRGB | 38% .

Laptop that can run Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 so I can game with my son while on work trips

Posted on: January 23, 2019 by elvinelmo

Based on what you have written I would say stick to the 14″ and get the **Acer Swift 3** since you plan to travel with the laptop. While the MX150 card is not the most powerful card out these it will be able to manage the games you stated without lagging and annoying you. Reviews complain about its screen being dim and while it is not as bright as other screens at a similar price point its nothing that will be a bother

Laptop for game development, school, and light gaming.

Posted on: January 20, 2019 by LonerIM2

Since you prefer a reliable laptop, so I think this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) is a pretty good option for your needs.

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium exactly like you want and it will be a future proof.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list), and it will run Overwatch smoothly.

And if you prefer more powerful GPU but it’s not as reliable as the acer swift, I would recommend this Acer Nitro 5

The display cover has a brushed-metal look to it and you can open it with one hand.

Ram is easily upgradeable, SSD is also upgradable but it needs a little more work.

Keyboard is backlit chiclet keyboard (only red) and it can be turned on and off, with good travel and precision.

Touchpad supports multi-touch gestures and it is big enough to use them, with clear pressure point.

Screen is not super bright, so it might struggle in direct sunlight, and color coverage is also not great but slightly above average at 40% RGB and 62% sRGB.

Screen doesn’t have Screen flickering / PWM and it has IPS panel so the viewing angles are great, but response time is not great too.

CPU throttle a little and gets hot (to the point that it is painful to use on your lap), but for general usage and most games it shouldn’t have a big negative impact.

GPU is powerful enough to run your overwatch on Medium to high settings, you can view the expected FPs from this link

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Notebook.168400.0.html

Fan noise is very low during idle or light usage, but rather loud during gaming, but that is to be expected.

Battery life during non gaming usage is very good for a gaming laptop at around 5.5-6.5 hours.

Laptop for game development, school, and light gaming.

Posted on: January 19, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think an ultrabook with an MX150 graphics card would be the right choice for you. I recommend the **Acer Swift 3**, since it combines portability, specifications, and build quality. Cheaper ultrabooks tend to lack build quality or a dedicated graphics card. Or laptops like the Aspire E 15 are a bit heavy.

The battery life is very good, 8+ hours for light use.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, normal in ultrabooks.

With the i5 processor and low-end MX150 graphics card, you can run games like Overwatch on low-medium settings 1080p. Additionally, game development should be okay.

With the durable aluminum chassis, you should be set for durability.

Let me know if you have any concerns.

Laptop for gaming computer science major.

Posted on: January 15, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and those games in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

13-14'' laptop for student teacher, $700-1200, US

Posted on: January 12, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

Good CAD laptops for $400-$600

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by The_Adviser100

You could get this configuration Acer Swift 3 or if you drop the gaming you could get this configuration Acer Swift 3 and I think that the Swift has better build quality with longer battery life than the vivobook .

USA, College student, light gaming, video editing, and using it for school use (<~$800)

Posted on: January 7, 2019 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).
Backlit keyboard like you want.

USA, College student, light gaming, video editing, and using it for school use (<~$800)

Posted on: January 6, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For your use, I would look for a portable laptop with good build quality and a dedicated graphics card. So, I would recommend **this model of the Acer Swift 3** which provides just that. The aluminum chassis is an important feature since it makes this laptop more durable than cheaper laptops.

The weight is 3.8lbs which I would consider to be portable and fair for a 14″ laptop.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, typical in a laptop in this range.

The i5-8250U processor and MX150 graphics card should be fine for running Sims games and Minecraft. Video editing should also be fine, the specifications will be fairly effective.

The keyboard is backlit white.

Let me know if you have any questions.

USA, College student, light gaming, video editing, and using it for school use (<~$800)

Posted on: January 6, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptops

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

For more info here is the screen color-space coverage

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
Brightness | 237 .
sRGB | 58% .
AdobeRGB | 38% .

Need something light & powerful for school and light gaming $1000 US

Posted on: December 11, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

Need something light & powerful for school and light gaming $1000 US

Posted on: December 10, 2018 by The_Adviser100

I don’t think you can get a Thinkpad with a dedicated GPU at this price range so you could either get a Thinkpad t480 without a GPU or get this Acer Swift 3 with a MX 150 GPU .

Laptop for Web Development < $800 USA

Posted on: December 6, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

For good portability and a dedicated graphics card for game development, I would recommend **this configuration of Acer Swift 3**, with an i5-8250U processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD storage, 1080p 14″ display, and MX150 graphics card.

The laptop has a decent battery life, you can expect around 8 hours for light general use (without graphics card). It is 3.8lbs, which I don’t think should be too heavy. The laptop can run general use programs easily, the dedicated graphics card should be helpful in game development.

Let me know if you have questions.

Laptop for Web Development < $800 USA

Posted on: December 6, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

Seeking laptop for < $1,000 in USA

Posted on: December 5, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

I would also recommend the **Acer Swift 3** since photo editing isn’t a major use. It is both portable and has good components, which is ideal for your use. The battery life is decent, I think you can get around 8 hours for light general use. The laptop’s MX150 graphics card will be fine for light gaming, the 2 titles you listed will run fine around medium settings. The laptop’s touchpad appears to be pretty average considering the price range.

Seeking laptop for < $1,000 in USA

Posted on: December 5, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

A table with Cyber Monday 2018 laptop " real deals " for US

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by The_Adviser100

The build quality on the Swift is better and it’s lighter as for the screen I would say that they are both mediocre that said for school I think the Swift 3 would be a better choice .

A table with Cyber Monday 2018 laptop " real deals " for US

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by The_Adviser100

The Swift 3 is lighter while the Acer Aspire 5 has room for an extra RAM .

A table with Cyber Monday 2018 laptop " real deals " for US

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by The_Adviser100

No this one doesn’t have the MX150 GPU that’s in this configuration .

A table with Cyber Monday 2018 laptop " real deals " for US

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by The_Adviser100

This configuration of the Acer Swift 3 has never gone under 680$ which at the moment with a pretty nice deal and right now for this price it’s a steal .

Black Friday's deals on Amazon, and eBay and small reviews for them.

Posted on: November 24, 2018 by LonerIM2

Slighlty more expensive but I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

SSD, 1080p, good battery under $1000

Posted on: November 16, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

Laptop for programming & game development

Posted on: November 15, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

I would also recommend the **Acer Swift 3**, since you’ll likely need the MX150 graphics card for programming and game development. I picked this over the Acer Aspire E 15 because of the lower weight and better build quality. Important to consider for longevity.

The battery life is said to be up to 10 hours by Acer, so I would definitely expect at least 6 hours for general use. It has a USB/HDMI port as well. The keyboard should be comfortable, but typically is a personal preference. At 3.8lbs and 14″, the laptop is decently portable while packing in components that are strong but maintain good battery life.

Laptop for programming & game development

Posted on: November 14, 2018 by The_Adviser100

I don’t think you could get a Thinkpad with dGPU in this price range so For programing at this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

For more info here is the screen color-space coverage

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
Brightness | 237 .
sRGB | 58% .
AdobeRGB | 38% .

Reasonably priced portable laptop for medical school

Posted on: November 14, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

Have had the same desktop for almost 8 years and need something new for school.

Posted on: November 13, 2018 by LonerIM2

IF you prefer lighter weight laptop, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

If you prefer more powerful GPU, I would recommend this [Dell Inspiron] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CD3MRZD/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it has a great balance between value for money, battery life, and very good performance, here is a little detailed review of it:

Screen hinge in the center, which makes the display very stable.

You can open the display with one hand without any problems.

Comes with 3 USB and 1 USB type C that supports Thunderbolt.

Comes with Intel Wireless-AC 9560 which promises 1.7Gb/s but only delivers 485MBit/s (shouldn’t be an issue unless you have such a very high speed and the need for it).

Easily upgradeable since you only need to remove a single screw to access the back of the laptop to replace/upgrade ram and storage.

Comes with chiclet keyboard with average sized keys.

The typing noises is not audible (except for the space key).
The touchpad is large and defined by red accent, the keys (left, right) are in the touchpad itself (not separate keys), and gives a quiet clicking sound when pressed and supports gesture controls with several fingers.

Display is the main con of the unit, it is not super bright (to the point of issues in direct sunshine).

Screen has low sRGB and RGB coverage (57% sRGB and 36% AdobeRGB) and low constractions.

Screen doesn’t come with PWM or Screen flickering (it is a good thing because screens that have it put strain on your eyes).

Screen is IPS so it has good viewing angles, but also has slow response rate when compared to TN panels.

Fan noise is another small con, while the sound is low under light usage, it does get loud while gaming but not to the point of it being annoyingly loud.

Heat management on it is very good, and its main selling point along with value for money, CPU/GPU don’t throttle(much it is still within acceptable level) and don’t get hot to the point of internal damage (however, it does hot enough to be uncomfortable on your lap).

Speakers are user facing, so there is no muffled sound, however, it doesn’t offer much base.

You can check the below link to see how the 1060 Max Q GPU perform on the games you are planning to play (scroll down for the FPs and settings expected or ctrl+f then type the name of your game).

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Max-Q-GPU-Benchmarks-and-Specs.224734.0.html

List of the best available laptops for gaming only for redditors of SuggestALaptop

Posted on: November 9, 2018 by LonerIM2

ohh then I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

Thin and light laptop for college plus some light gaming?

Posted on: November 7, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

Volunteer in Eastern Africa durable light laptop

Posted on: November 7, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20)

the casing made of brushed aluminum and looks very premium.

It comes with 2 USB type 3 and 1 USB type C.

The keyboard is a chiclet keyboard, typing on it feels spongy, but you get used to it quickly.

Drag and drop sometimes doesn’t work as intended, but that is easily fixed with software.

Screen is glossy Full HD IPS, with very good viewing angles, the screen flickers at 200 Hz in a brightness level of 20%. if you have sensitive eyes might find this unpleasant (or you can get a headache if you are really sensitive).

The main (and maybe only) con about this laptop is how dim the screen can get, it is not usable in direct sunlight, and the coverage of colors is average (39% RGB and 61% sRGB).

Has very good heat management, and it doesn’t throttle.

Speakers provide very clear sounds, and the maximum volume is pretty loud.

Battery life is very good at around 9-11 hours of usage on light to medium usage.

NVIDIA MX150 which is one of the best for this range but still not great for newer games Benchmark(use the same website to check the benchmarks of the other GPU from the right hand list).

Thin and light laptop for college plus some light gaming?

Posted on: November 7, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For school and gaming in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

For more info here is the screen color-space coverage

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
Brightness | 237 .
sRGB | 58% .
AdobeRGB | 38% .

Looking for a new laptop.

Posted on: October 16, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s within your budget.

If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options

Hi all, I'm looking for a general-use laptop for work under $1000.

Posted on: October 15, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s within your budget.

If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options

Looking for a school/general use laptop

Posted on: October 11, 2018 by BestBeating

Did you checked this version of **Acer Swift 3**?

It has:

* 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
* NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
* 14″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Widescreen LED-backlit Display
* 8GB LPDDR3 Onboard Memory
* 256GB SSD
* 1 – USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port, 2 – USB 3.0 Ports & 1 – USB 2.0 port
* 1 – HDMI port
* 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2×2 MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
* Acer Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows Hello
* Back-lit Keyboard
* Windows 10 Home
* Up to 10 Hours Battery Life

**More Details**

~$800-$1200 laptop for college, mostly just programming

Posted on: October 10, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

How about the **Acer Swift 3?** It is below budget and very affordable. It has:

* i5-8250U 4-core processor

* 8 GB of RAM

* 256 GB SSD storage

* 1080p 14″ display

* MX150 2 GB graphics card

* Weight of 3.8lbs and battery life up to 10 hours

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. The laptop has an aluminum chassis, which should be a great upgrade. You can run Linux if you’d like. Light gaming should be great with the MX150 graphics card.

Looking for a school/general use laptop

Posted on: October 10, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s within your budget.

If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options

Too good to be true???

Posted on: October 7, 2018 by The_Adviser100

I don’t think that this is a great deal the HP is heavier with no SSD, less battery life and doesn’t have the Acer Swift 3 build quality but if you need the 16GB of RAM and the touchscreen you could go for it .

Long Lasting and Lightweight Writing/Browsing Laptop

Posted on: October 6, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s within your budget.

If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options

14-15.6" USA $850 birthday laptop help

Posted on: October 5, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s within your budget.

If you prefer a more powerful GPU and you can be okay with 5.5lbs, I would recommend this [Acer Nitro 5] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2XQ7KW/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you may need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, decent battery life, high build quality, backlit keyboard and it’s within your budget.

If you don’t like these options then I would recommend that you check my list of best gaming and college laptops to compare it with similar options

Anything better than Acer Aspire 5?

Posted on: September 26, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | Acer Swift 3 | Acer Nitro 5 | Acer Aspire 5
— |—- |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 7th Gen I5-7300HQ | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150 | GTX 1050 Ti | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 0 | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 5.51 Lbs. | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 6 Hrs. | 8 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$ | 600~700$ | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming. | The GTX 1050Ti should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince . | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light . | Great battery life . | Great battery life .

Decent 13"/14" laptop for intense programming and budget < 600.00 USD

Posted on: September 22, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s a little over your budget.

If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options

Laptop for college/photo editing/programming for ~$1,000

Posted on: September 19, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, lightweight, backlit keyboard, all metal design, and it’s within your budget.

If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options

Laptop for college/photo editing/programming for ~$1,000

Posted on: September 19, 2018 by legos45

Since you’re doing very light gaming, I think you can slide with a low-end graphics card.

How about the **Acer Swift 3?** It has:

* i5-8250U 4-core processor

* 8 GB of RAM

* 256 GB SSD storage

* 1080p 14″ display

* MX150 2 GB graphics card

* Weight of 3.8lbs and battery life up to 10 hours

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. The uses you listed should be perfect for this laptop. It has an SSD. Decent battery life and portable.

Looking for laptop for general use/schoolwork, USA, up to $1000

Posted on: September 18, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would go with [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s within your budget.

If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options.

i am so EXHAUSTED of shopping, someone just pick me a ~$1000 laptop for me, please

Posted on: September 18, 2018 by legos45

I understand, laptop shopping can be ridiculous difficult if you don’t understand components. That’s alright, that’s what we’re here for!

I’d recommend the **Acer Swift 3**, its a bit below budget but should be able to get the job done. It has:

* i5-8250U 4-core processor

* 8 GB of RAM

* 256 GB SSD storage

* 1080p 14″ display

* MX150 2 GB graphics card

* Weight of 3.8lbs and battery life up to 10 hours

The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. I’m not sure if you’ll necessarily need 16 GB of RAM, and if so that would be kind of hard to achieve in your range. But the components in this laptop should be fine for creating a Linux-based OS.

If you are okay with something a bit heavier, **the Dell G5** which is a tad bit over budget will surpass your target for specifications.

Looking for laptop for general use/schoolwork, USA, up to $1000

Posted on: September 18, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

I agree with the Acer Swift 3, specifically **this Acer Swift 3**. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. Battery life + specs are excellent for the price. The uses you listed will be great for this laptop. Playing online games shouldn’t be a problem.

Looking to replace home PC and work laptop with one machine.

Posted on: September 15, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s within your budget.

If you can handle 5.5 lbs since it has more powerful GPU, I would recommend this [Acer Nitro 5] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you may need, 7th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, decent battery life, high build quality, and it’s within your budget.

If you don’t like these options then I would recommend that you check my list of best gaming and college laptops to compare it with similar options.

Looking for a nice schoolwork computer/internet and Netflix machine under $750

Posted on: September 13, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s within your budget.

If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options

Looking to replace home PC and work laptop with one machine.

Posted on: September 13, 2018 by legos45

Hey,

I would agree with the others about the **Acer Swift 3**, it is currently on sale and will be great for the tasks you listed. Overwatch will run great on low-mediums settings and programming should be effective. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. Battery life is up to 10 hours, which is very good.

Looking for a nice schoolwork computer/internet and Netflix machine under $750

Posted on: September 12, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For general use in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | Acer Swift 3 | ASUS VivoBook S | Acer Aspire E 15
— |—- |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I7-8550u | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | MX 150 | MX 150 | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 0 | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 3.2 Lbs. | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 4.5 Hrs. | 10 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$ | 750~850$ | 550~650$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | Very light . | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming. | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming. | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Very light . | Decent battery life . | Great battery life .

Looking for laptop for School/Light Gaming

Posted on: September 11, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For school in this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | Acer Swift 3 | ASUS VivoBook S | Acer Nitro 5
— |—- |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I7-8550u | Quad core 7th Gen I5-7300HQ
GPU | MX 150 | MX 150 | GTX 1050 Ti
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 0 | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 3.2 Lbs. | 5.51 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 4.5 Hrs. | 6 Hrs.
Price | 650~750$ | 750~850$ | 600~700$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | Very light . | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming. | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming. | The GTX 1050Ti should be enough for CAD work and good gaming exprince .
Pros | Very light . | Decent battery life . | Great battery life .

Looking for laptop for School/Light Gaming

Posted on: September 10, 2018 by LonerIM2

“I would recommend that you also consider this Acer Swift 3 because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

For more options you could check My list with cool emoji for Best and most recommended laptops for gaming and college.”

College student in need

Posted on: August 24, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend that you also consider this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=marina000-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Small laptop for college - $700 USA

Posted on: August 15, 2018 by LonerIM2

would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, lightweight, backlit keyboard, and it’s a little over your budget.

If you don’t like this option then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options.

Looking for laptop for college >$600, ~15" screen, USA (I live near a Microcenter if that helps).

Posted on: August 8, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s a little over your budget.

If you can handle 5.5 lbs since it has more powerful GPU, I would recommend this [Acer Nitro 5] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you may need, 7th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, decent battery life, high build quality, and it’s a little over your budget.

If you don’t like these options then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options.

College laptop for $700

Posted on: July 31, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend that you also consider this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=marina000-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Any recommendations for a non-flashy lightweight gaming laptop?

Posted on: July 11, 2018 by LonerIM2

It depends on your budget, if your budget is under $1000, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, and lightweight.

If your budget is under $2000 and you want to get better CPU,RAM, more powerful GPU, and 15.6 inch screen, I would recommend this [Gigabyte Aero] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CD9VVVZ/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS 144Hz screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1060 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, and lightweight.

If you don’t like these options then I would recommend that you check my best gaming and college laptop to compare it with similar options.

Any recommendations for a non-flashy lightweight gaming laptop?

Posted on: July 10, 2018 by Michiganders

Depending on which MMO’s you’re playing, you really don’t need too powerful of a laptop. Games like World of Warcraft aren’t incredibly demanding and you can easily get by with just an MX150 graphics card.

If that is your situation, there are definitely a few laptops that would work just fine for cheaper than $1000. The Acer Swift 3 is a big one that is recommended a lot for its low price. It’s low power quad core processor + MX150 dGPU would work just fine for medium gaming and your requirements. It isn’t the most well built machine, but treat any laptop right and it should still last for years.

An even more portable option is the Asus Zenbook which has identical specs to the Swift 3 but in a smaller 13.3″ form factor. It should be a bit better built than the Swift as well, and has a pretty decent battery given its low weight.

If you have any more questions feel free to let me know. Also if you can provide more information on your requirements we can further help as well. Best of luck!

Laptop for sorta gaming girlfriend!

Posted on: June 29, 2018 by tek_thetech_tap

Oh if you really looking for the weight and don’t mind spend quite more, there’s also this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_4vynBbG8B98V1 and has similar specs (if not, identical) to the one I linked before, but for about $150 increase in price due to its weight difference.

Light, thin, laptop for my daughter. Minecraft, SIMS, Fortnite, YouTube. Nothing crazy. Reliable. Thank you.

Posted on: June 26, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

If you prefer more powerful GPU and can handle 5.5 lbs, I would recommend this [Acer Nitro 5] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you may need, 7th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, decent battery life, high build quality, and it’s within your budget.

Light, thin, laptop for my daughter. Minecraft, SIMS, Fortnite, YouTube. Nothing crazy. Reliable. Thank you.

Posted on: June 25, 2018 by techstar2000

I currently have this **Acer Swift 3** as the laptop I carry around with me to complete basic tasks, light to mid level gaming etc.. It has the performance power needed here, along with a good battery life, solid metal chassis and a a nice sleek and slim design.

Should I Pull The Trigger On an Acer Swift 3?

Posted on: June 25, 2018 by LonerIM2

Since you prefer lightweight laptop, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, lightweight, all metal design, and it’s within your budget.

If you can handle 5.5 lbs since it has more powerful GPU, I would recommend this [Acer Nitro 5] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Q54GSR/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you may need, 7th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, decent battery life, high build quality, and it’s within your budget.

($400-$800) Notebook laptop for college, CAD, light gaming

Posted on: June 5, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, all metal design, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Best build quality possible in $800

Posted on: June 2, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, all metal design, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

13.3inch with narrow bezels and discrete graphics?

Posted on: May 15, 2018 by LonerIM2

If you prefer a traditional laptop, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) then that is what I would recommend because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, long battery life, very good heat management, all metal design, backlit keyboard, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

And if you prefer a 2 in 1 laptop and can take 15.6 inch screen since it comes with dedicated graphics card, I would recommend this [Acer Nitro 5 Spin] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RGSF13/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 1TB HDD, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS touch screen which is a must have for this price range, GeForce GTX 1050 GPU that should be able to handle the games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, long battery life, high build quality, supports Acer Active Stylus, and it’s within your budget.

Future College Engineering Student Under $1k???

Posted on: May 13, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, all metal design, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

List of the best available laptops for gaming and for college.

Posted on: May 3, 2018 by LonerIM2

u/Pkthuuuuunder If you prefer a 14 inch screen, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, all metal design, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.
If you prefer a 13 inch screen, I would recommend this [ASUS ZenBook] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075N1YHVK/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 13.3 inch Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, lightweight, long battery life, and it is within your budget.

I thought I would give you a little more in-depth review, so here it goes:

* You can forget about dual core processors with the new Intel Core i5-8250U with it’s quad cores it has much better performance with up to 40 % extra performance than the old i5 7th generation dual core processor.

* Full HD (IPS) 13.3’ screen, which is good for its price range, It’s IPS makes it visible from great angles.

* Ram is soldered to the motherboard so ram is limited to the stock ram wit 8G DDR3 but SSD upgrades are possible.

* Connectivity is where this laptop excels with pretty much everything you will need 2X USB 3 (type A) ports, 1 USB 3 (type c) , Micro HDMI port and Sd card reader. You would need a dongle for ethernet though.

* Battery life is from 10 to 11 hours of normal usage surfing internet over WIFI.
* Good keyboard with backlit.

* Minimal bloat-ware, Speakers are very good with Hamman Kardon speakers which is great for this budget, Average trackpad without buttons but overall, it’s good, The build quality is great as the full body is made from Aluminum.

* It’s very light weight and portable with a fingerprint reader.

If you prefer a laptop with a stylus you will need to take a 2 in 1 laptop, so I would recommend this [Lenovo Yoga 720] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076V6DPZN/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 13.3 inch Full HD IPS touch screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, backlit keyboard, supports pen, and it’s within your budget.
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I'm going to be living my lifelong dream of attending E3, but I need to take my studio on the road...

Posted on: April 26, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, lightweight, and it’s a little over your budget.
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14-15.6 inch laptop, USA, $1200 budget - photo editing laptop.

Posted on: April 10, 2018 by LonerIM2

If you want a lightweightl laptop, I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) then that is what I would recommend because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, long battery life, very good heat management, all metal design, backlit keyboard, lightweight, and it within your budget.

If you need more powerful laptop, I would recommend this [Eluktronics N850HP6] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072X9J4M2/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 7th generation, i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 16GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, GeForce GTX 1060 GPU that should be able to handle games on medium to high settings with very good FPs, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, and it is within your budget.

I need a laptop to take to extremely rural areas.

Posted on: March 28, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, backlit keyboard, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

$800 USA

Posted on: March 3, 2018 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this [Acer Swift 3] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746P25QX/?tag=bkadamos_alltest-20) because it comes with everything you need, 8th generation, i5 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 256GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, GeForce MX150 GPU that should be able to handle games on low to medium settings with very good FPs, long battery life, very good heat management, backlit keyboard, lightweight, and it’s within your budget.

Leaving the apple world behind

Posted on: February 24, 2018 by techstar2000

I currently have this Acer Swift 3 which I think matches your criteria very well. It is the laptop I use on the go that manages mid level intensity tasks such as video editing, CAD etc pretty well. I also like the fact that it has a very sturdy metal chassis, decent backlit keyboard, is very light weighted, has an excellent battery life and is neither too big or small.

List of best laptops for college and general usage from 150~2000 only for SuggestaLaptop

Posted on: February 20, 2018 by LonerIM2

Well the Acer Swift 5 is only 7th gen not 8th gen, so I would go with this acer instead, especially if you are going to do some light gaming with it, since it comes with dedicated GPU.