This Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-859M laptop is not a classic model because of the premium build quality. The components are really good and there is no need for more expensive ones. You get the powerful i7-8550U, a generous SSD and a 8GB RAM memory. What else do you need?! This is one of five models, the rest are cheaper because of the CPU and GPU. If you are looking for something different, you need to choose a different series from this brand (Swift 1 or Swift 5). This brand offers quite a lot of series and models regardless of budget, but you can not expect performance at a small price.
For those with a flexible budget, I recommend such a laptop especially if you own a desktop or maybe you want a portable model at work. It’s can be a multimedia/gaming solution, but with a different GPU. The one above has only the integrated GPU from its processor. The processing speed is satisfactory with a Core i7 processor and does not need to be HQ. The screen isn’t a mainstream one, it has a higher resolution so you get more details and viewing angles are decent.
Multitasking is very good with an 8GB DDR4 RAM memory and it is more than enough. Only gaming laptops need more for better graphics. I like that most of the ports are on the left side, so you can easily use a mouse.
The ports of this laptop are fewer but diversified and it’s normal because it’s a very thin model.
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-859M (NX.GQGEK.002) is a great choice and I offered many reason why you should consider it: high-end CPU, aluminum housing, IPS 1080p screen, weight of only 1.8 kg, Windows 10, illuminated keyboard, USB type C etc. A larger laptop is harder to carry when you travel or at school, I think this 14-inch version is the ideal one. Battery life can reach many hours but it depends on how you use it and chosen settings (brightness, running mode, used wireless technologies).