Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-56L8, 14″ Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, Silver

The US, 500-1000$ Thin, Light, Decent storage, 8 GB of RAM, & Good Screen.

Posted on: February 3, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I recommend the **Acer Swift 3**, it is within the price range and has the basic specifications needed for programming. The laptop has a good battery life like you’re looking for, plus it is lightweight. The build quality is solid on this laptop, which makes it a good contender.

The battery life is over 8 hours for light use which is decent. The weight is around 3.2lbs, which is fairly portable. The OS is Windows 10 Home.

The i5 processor and 8 GB RAM will be fine for programming, since that IDE isn’t too demanding. The trackpad and keyboard is nice according to reviews, pretty normal though.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Helping a fellow coworker find a laptop

Posted on: February 2, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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 a lightweight laptop with decent specs, max budget of $600

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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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 a lightweight laptop with decent specs, max budget of $600

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

For something portable, I think that the **Acer Swift 3** is a good option. It is just barely over $600, I hope that wouldn’t be an issue. But it has the essentials for a smooth performance: i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, an SSD, plus a 1080p display. The SSD is a major component, it will make normal tasks faster since it is faster than the traditional hard drive. Its i5 processor + 8 GB RAM is fine for those kinds of programs, they shouldn’t be too demanding. The aluminum chassis is a good addition.

Helping a fellow coworker find a laptop

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think the best fit would be the **Acer Swift 3** since your coworker will likely not need a dedicated graphics card. It has a solid aluminum chassis, good specifications, plus it is very light weight. Many cheaper ultrabooks choose to sacrifice build quality, which is not the case on this laptop.

The weight is around 3.2lbs which is very portable, decent for the price. The OS is Windows 10 Home.

The i5 processor and 8 GB RAM is fine for most general users, I don’t think this is an exception. Work programs should be fine too. This laptop has a fingerprint sensor, an SSD, plus a 1080p 14″ IPS display.

Let me know if you have questions.

Options better than this refurbished XPS 13?

Posted on: February 2, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think that is far too little storage, RAM, and processing power to work with for your use. If you’re okay with 14″, the **Acer Swift 3** would be a good option, it has better specifications all around while staying cheaper. Stronger i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SSD storage. Additionally, the 14″ display is a 1080p IPS display which is still decently. It is decent quality, it has a sturdy aluminum chassis and its build quality is overall decent. The weight is around 3.2lbs, which is very lightweight so portability shouldn’t be a concern.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Options better than this refurbished XPS 13?

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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

A laptop for school and work (soon)

Posted on: February 1, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

~$500 productivity laptop with a great battery

Posted on: January 31, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

As you have found, the Huawei Matebook D is a good option, since it is portable and has a good battery life. However, it does lack in support since Huawei’s presence is small in the U.S. If you can spend more, the **Acer Swift 3** is probably the ideal laptop since it has the best battery life and a reliable, durable chassis. It has better specifications for the price than the ThinkPad E485 and Vivobook F510UA.

The battery life is easily over 8 hours for light use, which is considered good. The OS is Windows 10 Home, which is typical in your price range.

The build quality is solid, and the keyboard is nice according to reviews.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for reasonably priced laptop for school (biology major)

Posted on: January 31, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Returning to college for CS degree, need a Linux/dev laptop.

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by The_Adviser100

If you are okay with a 14″ then 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Friend/Sister looking for laptop with similar reasons. $600 budget, anything better than refurbished XPS 13?

Posted on: January 30, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

By the way if you decided to go with the XPS 13 make sure it uses the 8th gen CPU .

Looking For Laptop for Video Chat and Everyday Use

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think stretching to $600 would be worthwhile for you. That increase will allow you to get a stronger processor, lighter weight, and a stronger build quality. Also, an SSD may also be an important feature so general use programs will be smoother and boot times will be faster. I recommend the **Acer Swift 3**, a lightweight ultrabook with a good battery life. It beats other competition in build quality.

The weight is around 3.2lbs, which is fairly portable.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, which is typical.

The i5 processor and 8 GB RAM is fine for video chatting software and general use, you can upgrade the RAM in the future if you need to.

The aluminum chassis makes this laptop decently durable, overall good build quality.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for Excel workhorse that will last a while.

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Then the **Acer Swift 3** is a good option, it has very reliable build quality and it is durable with its aluminum chassis. It is true that many laptops do lack in build quality, but this is not the case here.

The battery life is decent, laying around 8+ hours for light general use. The weight is around 3.2lbs so you get a fair share of portability. With the i5 processor and 8 GB RAM, general use programs will be just fine, you can upgrade RAM and storage in the future if need be.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Work Laptop $500-$600 USA

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

If 14″ is okay, the **Acer Swift 3** is likely the ideal option for you, since it has excellent battery life and has a strong aluminum chassis. Not many other laptops can match its build quality in this range. It makes it durable and reliable. Additionally, the i5 processor and 8 GB RAM is a good combination for general work programs like you have listed. The keyboard is backlit, which is typical in this price range. I think you can expect 8+ hours for light use on this device. This laptop has a 256 GB SSD for storage.

Let me know if you have any questions.

LF <$600 LongLife Every Laptop

Posted on: January 30, 2019 by The_Adviser100

Actually it’s the other way around, I recommend the configuration with the SSD , it’s completely worth the extra 50$ .

On the other hand the Swift is lighter with an all metal body .

LF <$600 LongLife Every Laptop

Posted on: January 30, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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 advice on laptops!

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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 for Android development under $1000 USD

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by The_Adviser100

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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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% .

Laptops I'm Considering

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by The_Adviser100

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

laptop name | Acer Swift 3 | LG Gram 13
— |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250u
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 13.3″” FHD”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 2.07 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 13 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$ | 950~1050$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM . | one of the lightest laptop in the market .
Pros | Very light . | Decent storage ..
Pros | Great battery life . | Very long battery life .

Looking for advice on laptops!

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Your description sounds like a good fit for the **Acer Swift 3**, it has a good mix of portability and battery life considering your price range. It has a durable aluminum chassis which is a good advantage over less well built ultrabooks that are cheaper.

The battery life is 8+ hours for light general use which is fairly good. The OS is Windows 10 Home. The weight is around 3.2lbs which is reasonable.

With the i5 processor, you can run general use programs easily with no lag. You can upgrade RAM and storage in the future if nee be, I don’t think you will need to though. But always an option.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Developer Laptop $800-$1000 USD

Posted on: January 29, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

Since I don’t think you will need anything super powerful, I recommend the **Acer Swift 3**, it is a midrange laptop with good build quality and battery life, as well as portability. For most programming, you likely won’t need a dedicated graphics card so this laptop leaves that out.

The i5 processor and 8 GB RAM will be fine for programming and other general use programs. The kind of work you listed does not sound super demanding, you will have some head room. The OS is Windows 10 Home.

The laptop is well under $1,000, plenty of room if you need to buy other things to go with the laptop.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Developer Laptop $800-$1000 USD

Posted on: January 29, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Student Laptop, as light as possible

Posted on: January 29, 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 | LG Gram 13
— |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250u
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 13.3″” FHD”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 2.07 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 13 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$ | 950~1050$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM . | one of the lightest laptop in the market .
Pros | Very light . | Decent storage ..
Pros | Great battery life . | Very long battery life .

<$800 option for student in the US

Posted on: January 28, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Looking to buy Inspiron 13 7380 but no reviews

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by The_Adviser100

Sadly I don’t have any knowledge about the Dell too but 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Best Laptop for wife

Posted on: January 28, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

<$800 option for student in the US

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by elvinelmo

If you don’t have to have a 2 in 1 you can get the **Acer Swift 3** which is light weight cheap and reliable. It has an aluminum chassis like the XPS which can manage the hassle of moving from class to class on a daily basis. This version does not have have the dedicated graphics card which should not be an issue since you win’t be playing games on it. Its battery life is around 10 hrs when you just purchase it and you will still be close to those numbers after a year of use . Speed wise it will be much better than the cheap chromebook as it has a proper quad core cpu and 8 GB of RAM which will be able to manage tons of chrome tabs and office suite without issue

Grad student, new laptop to handle programming languages

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by legos45

Surface laptops as a whole suffer from lack of component accessibility and build quality issues. Then the Yoga 730 is an okay option, but some people have issues with the display and I’m not sure if you will need 2-in-1 feature. So, for a cheaper option that is well suited for you, I recommend the **Acer Swift 3**, it is similar specifications to the Yoga 730. It is a good mid range device, since it has good durability and battery life while having decent specifications.

I agree that 8 GB RAM should be enough for the most part, you can upgrade in the future if need be. The weight is around 3.2lbs, which should be very portable.

Let me know if you have any questions.

I need help deciding between these four laptops.

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I don’t recommend the Surface laptops as a whole, mainly because its components are not very user accesible and build quality is a bit poor. As for a MacBook, also kind of hard to service and typically costs more than Windows OS equivalents specification wise. The HP Spectre x360 does not appear to be best suited for your use. So, this brings the choice down to the **Acer Swift 3**, good build quality and durability, plus a good battery life.

Let me know if you have any questions.

I need help deciding between these four laptops.

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by The_Adviser100

I would recommend the same thing as your last post the Acer Swift 3 out of those this is the best bang for the buck you can get .

Looking for a <$500 School Laptop

Posted on: January 27, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I don’t think the Acer Aspire E 15 is what you need, since you don’t have use for a dedicated graphics card. However, I do think that spending in the ~$600 range would be better since it will provide better battery life and durability. I recommend the **Acer Swift 3** if you’re okay with a 14″ display. It provides decent durability with its sturdy aluminum chassis.

The battery life is 8+ hours for light general use. OS is Windows 10 Home.

With the i5 processor + 8 GB RAM, you should be set for general use programs and video streaming. It shouldn’t be too demanding, it will be smooth.

There are a variety of ports available, as well as a durable chassis.

Let me know if you have any questions.

$900 USD +/- $100 Laptop for School

Posted on: January 26, 2019 by The_Adviser100

This configuration of the Swift 3 is better build, lighter, with better screen and longer battery life but the aspire has a stronger GPU if you are interested in it I would recommend the Acer Aspire E 15 it has a better screen and longer battery life .

$900 USD +/- $100 Laptop for School

Posted on: January 26, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Affordable laptop

Posted on: January 26, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

You could get the refurbished version for under 500$ .

Laptop for only dota 2 (settings don't matter) Budget ~$800

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think that the perfect fit is an ultrabook with a dedicated graphics card. You can get one within your price range. So, I recommend the **Acer Swift 3**, an ultrabook with these features under $800. You mentioned a low weight, which this laptop provides. I don’t know of any other ultrabook with better build quality + specifications for the price.

The weight is around 3.8lbs, which is decently light in my opinion. It should be portable enough to bring on flights.

The OS is Windows 10 Home.

The MX150 graphics card + i5 processor should be fien for games like Dota 2, medium settings 1080p.

Sadly, I don’t know if this model is available at Costco.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Need a laptop for college... clueless :/

Posted on: January 24, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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% .

How much of an improvement would a new laptop be over my current one? [Lenovo Flex3]

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think the main improvement you can get is a stronger processor with more cores and an SSD to speed up boot times. Without breaking the bank, I think that the **Acer Swift 3** would be a good option, since it combines the improvements I mentioned. As for a Surface laptop… Surface devices have had issues with build quality in the past, and I don’t think that a Chromebook would be good for you. This laptop that I recommend is a perfect mix for portability and specifications. Since you only use 250 GB typically, the 256 GB SSD is fine for you.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Need a laptop for a beginner graphic design student MAX is 600$

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

I think that your budget is a bit low, since it does not give many options for a laptop with good color coverage. However, one option is the **Acer Swift 3**, which has okay color accuracy that will likely be able to cut it for photo work. The specifications are decent for the price and the build quality is decent, better than any other ultrabooks I know of in your price range.

The battery life around 8 hours for light general use, which is pretty fair.

The OS is Windows 10 Home, which is typical in this price range.

The display is a typical 1080p 14″ IPS display, okay for photo editing. Higher color gamut would be more ideal.

There is also room for upgrades in the future, when it comes to RAM and storage.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Mother in law needs basic computer

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by legos45

Then I think that the **Acer Swift 3** is a good option for a well rounded laptop. It has good specifications all around, a solid battery life, and an aluminum chassis for durability. It will be fine for the general user with the i5 processor and 8 GB RAM. I would consider this laptop to have decent reliability, the aluminum chassis is a good addition for long term use.

Let me know if you have any questions.

How much of an improvement would a new laptop be over my current one? [Lenovo Flex3]

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by The_Adviser100

Then 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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, 14 Inch College laptop for 600$?

Posted on: January 24, 2019 by legos45

Hi,

If you are willing to give up touchscreen, the **Acer Swift 3** is likely the best fit. It has better support and build quality than the Matebook D, since the Matebook D is known to lack support since Huawei has a small presence in the U.S. The laptop’s specifications are also excellent for the price.

With the i5 processor and 8 GB RAM, you can run all of the programs you need for school. You have room to upgrade storage and RAM in the future as well, an excellent addition.

The weight is around 3.2lbs, which I think is fairly light and portable.

Let me know if you have questions!

Light, 14 Inch College laptop for 600$?

Posted on: January 23, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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 for college (already own capable gaming rig)

Posted on: January 23, 2019 by The_Adviser100

For school with those needs I would advise you to check this laptop

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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% .

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

Posted on: January 12, 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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 Under $700 Laptop for Streaming and Light Gaming - United States

Posted on: January 4, 2019 by The_Adviser100

Those are very light games and doesn’t need a dedicated GPU which will make the laptop lighter with longer battery life so I would recommend the

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD .

Looking for a small lightweight general use laptop

Posted on: January 3, 2019 by The_Adviser100

If you are okay with a 14″ For general use 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD

And if you are open to refurbished you could even get it for less than a 500$ .

Laptop for Web Development < $800 USA

Posted on: December 5, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For working in this price range I would advise you to check this laptops

laptop name | Acer Swift 3 | Acer Swift 3
— |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$ | 650~750$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM . | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | Very light . | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life . | Very light .
Cons | The screen is dim . | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow . | You can’t upgrade the RAM .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD . | 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 | Acer Swift 3
— |—- |—-
Brightness | 237 . | 237 .
sRGB | 58% . | 58% .
AdobeRGB | 38% . | 38% .

SSD, 1080p, good battery under $1000

Posted on: November 16, 2018 by legos45

Hi,

I also agree with the **Acer Swift 3**, but I’ve linked a slightly more expensive model that has a better build (aluminum around the display) and lighter weight. It therefore has stronger build quality. The laptop includes a 256 GB SSD and battery life is up to 10 hours, you can expect around 8 hours for general use. The laptop should be able to last throughout several years of school.

SSD, 1080p, good battery under $1000

Posted on: November 15, 2018 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 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM .
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow .
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% .

My niece and her group are starting to get serious and play at open mic nights. What specs should I be looking for to buy them an intro laptop for audio recording?

Posted on: November 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 | Acer Aspire 5
— |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | MX 150
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 5.27 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 8 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$ | 550~650$
Pros | You can upgrade the RAM . | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | Very light . | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming.
Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life .
Cons | The screen is dim . | The chassis is all plastic .
Cons | The speakers are a little shallow . | The screen is a little dim .
Cons | The SSD is small but you can add a HDD . | It’s a little on the heavier side .

Need a good laptop for programming, around $600

Posted on: November 3, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For programing at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | Acer Swift 3
— |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB
HDD | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life .
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 school/general use laptop

Posted on: October 10, 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 | Lenovo Yoga 730 | ASUS ZenBook UX410UA-AS74
— |—- |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250u | Quad core 8th Gen I7-8550U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 13.3″” touchscreen” “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB | 128 GB
HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 2.62 Lbs. | 3.1 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 6 Hrs. | 8 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$ | 650~750$ | 700~800$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | A great screen with a 72% NTSC ,100% sRGB, and 74% AdobeRGB
Pros | Very light . | Great battery life . | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life . | Very light . | Great battery life .

Web Development, $1500 max, USA

Posted on: October 5, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For programing at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | Acer Swift 3 | ASUS ZenBook UX430UN | ASUS ZenBook UX410UA-AS74
— |—- |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I7-8550U | Quad core 8th Gen I7-8550U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | MX 150 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 14″” FHD IPS”
Ram | 8 GB | 16 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 512 GB | 128 GB
HDD | 0 | 0 | 1 TB
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 2.76 Lbs. | 3.1 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 8.5 Hrs. | 8 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$ | 1150~1250$ | 700~800$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | Very light . | A great screen with a 72% NTSC ,100% sRGB, and 74% AdobeRGB
Pros | Very light . | The Mx 150 should be enough for CAD work and light to medeum gaming. | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . | Great battery life .

USA: Looking for a good thin 13"-14" laptop for school, max budget $1200

Posted on: September 27, 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 S15 | Lenovo Yoga 730
— |—- |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250u
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD” “| 13.3″” touchscreen”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 0 | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 3.5 Lbs. | 2.62 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 6 Hrs. | 6 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$ | 650~750$ | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | Great all-metal chassis with a stilsh colour . | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | Very light . | Very light . | Great battery life .
Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . | Very light .

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

Posted on: September 22, 2018 by The_Adviser100

For programing at this price range I would advise you to check one of those laptops

laptop name | Acer Swift 3 | ASUS VivoBook S15 | Lenovo Flex 5
— |—- |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD” “| 14″” FHD Multi-Touch IPS”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 256 GB | 128 GB
HDD | 0 | 0 | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 3.5 Lbs. | 3.7 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 6 Hrs. | 7 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$ | 650~750$ | 600~700$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | Great all-metal chassis with a stilsh colour . | One of the best bang for the money in the market.
Pros | Very light . | Very light . | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life . | Great battery life . | Great battery life .

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

Posted on: September 17, 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 | ASUS VivoBook S15
— |—- |—- |—-
CPU | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250u | Quad core 8th Gen I5-8250U
GPU | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Intel UHD Graphics 620
Screen “| 14″” FHD IPS” “| 15.6″” FHD” “| 15.6″” FHD”
Ram | 8 GB | 8 GB | 8 GB
SSD | 256 GB | 128 GB | 256 GB
HDD | 0 | 1 TB | 0
Weight | 3.2 Lbs. | 3.7 Lbs. | 3.5 Lbs.
Battery life | 8.5 Hrs. | 4.5 Hrs. | 6 Hrs.
Price | 600~700$ | 600~700$ | 650~750$
Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. | Very light . | Great all-metal chassis with a stilsh colour .
Pros | Very light . | Decent storage .. | Very light .
Pros | Great battery life . | Decent battery life . | Great battery life .

Slightly picky student on a budget, looking for the best option.

Posted on: September 11, 2018 by LonerIM2

“I would recommend 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, lightweight.

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