Acer offers a wide selection of laptops ranging from affordable budget notebooks to chunky powerful gaming laptops and even some really good Chromebooks. The company has been associated with products that are often not that expensive.
Best mainstream: Acer Swift 3
A lightweight offering, the Acer Swift 3 comes at a fairly affordable price of under $700. The ultrabook comes with a 14-inch full-HD IPS display and is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U octa-core processor, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD.
The laptop also features a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi 6, and an Alexa voice assistant built-in. If you care about Thunderbolt, the Acer Swift 3 is also available with the new Intel 11th-gen Core-i7 CPU with a Thunderbolt 4 port and Intel EVO certification meaning the best performance, connectivity, and battery life.
The Acer Swift 3 ultrabook offers great performance and solid battery life thanks to the Ryzen 4000U CPU. It’s also one of the best mid-range ultrabooks on the market today.
Best Chromebook: Acer Chromebook Spin 713
A pretty awesome 2-in-1, the Acer Chromebook is great for students or for someone who wants the best Chrome OS experience. It’s durable for everyday use and is powerful enough to replace the functionality of most Windows laptops. It features a powerful Intel Core i5-10210U processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
It also has a sharp 13.5-inch display with a 2256 x 1504-pixel resolution, that can be folded all the way back so you can use it in tablet mode. You can even prop it up on your desk for watching movies or catching up on the latest gaming titles via Google Stadia.
One of the best Chromebooks out there, the Spin 713 comes with a robust 2-in-1 design and a great performance package for your everyday needs.
Best for content creators: Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel
This one is a unique laptop by Acer that is mostly targeted at illustrators, designers, photo and video editors. The 14-inch IPS screen can pop off from the bottom giving you a variety of angles to interact with. The panel is Pantone-validated, offers 340 nits brightness, 100% sRGB, and the bundled Wacom AES stylus makes it an attractive package.
It isn’t anything like the laptops meant for content creators out on the market, but the hardware on the inside is nothing out of the ordinary. It packs an Intel 10th-gen Core i7-10750H six-core processor with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 16GB DDR4 memory and a 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD.
The unique display on this laptop makes it ideal for the content creators and alike, not to mention, the IPS panel on this laptop is Pantone validated and offers great color accuracy.
Best business: Acer Travelmate P4
Acer’s Travelmate series is targeted at business users featuring a MIL-810H certified chassis with a slim form factor with a 180-degree hinge. The laptop is an attempt to deliver a blend between consumer and enterprise hardware with a more affordable price tag. The notebook can be configured with the latest Intel 11th-gen processors, 16GB of memory, and 512GB of SSD storage. It also features modern connectivity options including Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6, and optional 4G LTE mobile connectivity.
Security features include hardware-level Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, fingerprint login, Windows Hello, and a webcam cover to protect your privacy.
The Travelmate P4 is a solid business notebook offering the latest Intel processors and all necessary security features.
Best budget laptop: Acer Aspire 5
Our recommendation for the most affordable Acer laptop, the new Aspire 5 is being offered with the new Intel 11th-gen Core i3-1115G4 processor with a 128GB NVMe SSD and 4GB of RAM. The notebook also offers a 15.6 inch full-HD IPS display, Wi-Fi 6, a backlit keyboard, and up to 8.5 hours of battery life, all for under $400 which is an excellent deal. It doesn’t offer a high-end premium design, but with all these features crammed in at that price, you can’t really complain.
This might be the most affordable laptop on the list, but Acer has managed to incorporate the best possible configuration on this machine.
Best gaming: Acer Predator Triton 500
If you are all in for a high-end gaming laptop, the Predator series is the way to go. The Triton 500 is currently the most powerful offering from Acer. It has the typical Acer Predator design language with a dark black finish and blue accents and you also get customizable per-key backlighting for the keyboard to quench your RGB thirst. It also comes with three fans accompanied by copper pipes to keep the internals cool.
This machine comes with Intel’s 10th-gen Core i7-10875H processor with 32GB of DDR4 memory and a 512GB NVMe SSD along with a secondary M.2 NVMe storage slot that’s user-accessible. The laptop also comes with a 300Hz refresh rate equipped 15.6-inch full-HD display along with G-SYNC, 3ms response time, 300-nits brightness, and 100% sRGB coverage. Do we need to say more?
The most powerful gaming laptop currently on offer by Acer, the Predator Triton 500 can handle the most demanding AAA gaming titles with ease.