When choosing a laptop, you often have to decide between a big screen and a portable design, but the Acer Swift Edge changes the rules and does it with style and plenty of performance for everyday use. Typically, laptops of this caliber cost more — the Acer Swift Edge has an MSRP of $1,499 — but in one deal on Amazon, it’s currently on sale for $1,079, which is a steal. One of the lowest prices we’ve seen.
A big, beautiful OLED display is backed by powerful hardware, and the chassis weighs just 2.58 pounds, which isn’t something you find every day—no less than $1,079.
The Acer Swift Edge runs on an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor with 16GB of memory. That’s enough power to power through daily tasks and more. The processor’s efficiency also contributes to longer battery life. Although this is a thin and light laptop, it offers a decent selection of ports so you don’t get stuck in the “dongle life” that many Ultrabook and MacBook users are.
The highlight on the Swift Edge is the 16-inch display Acer managed to pack into it. It’s a very gorgeous OLED panel. It boasts a slightly higher resolution than 4K thanks to the increased vertical resolution, and it gets extra bright when displaying HDR content. I recently tested this laptop and found it to be a satisfying retail price, but at nearly a third off, it offers undeniable value. For productivity on the go, a big screen and powerful internals in such a lightweight package really can’t be disputed.