Acer is a reliable brand of personal computers worldwide. The Taiwanese multinational company has been in the business for over 40 years, and its computers are universally loved. Easily one of the most recognizable laptop brands for students and people who want to work on the go. Acer is perfect for the job if you are looking for a reliable and capable laptop for home use. Home use is characterized by web browsing and consuming both web-based and local media.
You don’t need to go crazy with the specs, but you do need to consider the demanding nature of high-resolution media and if you want to take it to any room you please, you need it to be portable and easy to use. So then, what is the perfect Acer Laptop for use at home?
Enter the Acer Swift 3. Fitting the bill for compact and light, this sleek 13.3” beauty has a crisp full HD screen for watching movies and browsing the web in high detail. The Swift might be little, but it packs a wallop. An 8th generation Intel i3 CPU provides enough grunt to handle seamless multitasking, watching high definition content locally and even some office work. With 8GB of RAM, the Swift 3 will eat emails and web browsing for breakfast, lunch, and tea.
With an estimated 12 hours of battery life, it can handle being paraded around the house all day long. A super-fast solid-state drive enables swift (ha-ha get it?) loading times and should be more than satisfactory for home use. The SSD has 128GB of storage and that should be plenty enough for saving pictures, movies, and music. The Swift 3 retails at $998.
More of everything
The swift 3 is a neat little companion to help you be productive and entertained around your home. But what if you “Aspire” (this is a good pun, you’ll see) to have more? More screen, more storage, more power? No worries, Acer has something to satisfy even the neediest home PC user. The Aspire 5 is a step up from the Swift 3 in every way. A bigger and bolder 15.6” screen lets you share your favorite content with others and a modest and understated clamshell body gives the Aspire a stealthy look.
Under the hood the Aspire has a hefty 256GB SSD, double that of the Swift 3. The most significant boost in performance comes from the 8th generation Intel i5 processor. With all the extra punch the aspire might be more suited to the power home user, someone who wishes to multi-task with resource hungry programs or wants to stream 4k videos. Surprisingly, Aspire 5 is the same price as the Swift 3. As a result, the Aspire is heavier and bulkier and has a shorter battery life, at estimated over 7 hours.
It is a fantastic time for anyone shopping for a solid and reliable laptop for general use around the house. There are many good options available and many different spec levels to suit your specific needs. Acer enjoys long-running respect attached to its name, with it being a byword for a dependable workhorse. If you want a nimble and zippy laptop for browsing the net and chatting with friends, probably with some occasional light duties thrown in, the Swift 3 is a worthy contender for your money.
If you need something that can afford to be a little more stationary but packs a heavy punch when it comes to crunching numbers around the home, the Aspire 5 is a hard laptop to pass up. I hope this helps you to choose the best laptop for your home.