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Time for an upgrade? Finding a reliable laptop with a large display and long battery life can be tricky business — there are so many models on the market. Let us narrow it down for you: This 14-inch Acer Swift 3 laptop—which boasts incredible features for both work and play—is on sale for $349 ($50 off) at Microsoft.com.
Originally $399, this sleek laptop has a 14-inch Full HD display (at 1920×1080 resolution), comfortable keyboard and a spacious trackpad for quick and easy navigation. It features up to a whopping 12 hours of battery life on a single charge to get you through a full work day (and then some).
Under the hood, you’ll find a speedy Intel Core i3-8130U chip inside (eighth generation) paired with 4GB of memory and 128GB of on-board storage. This is a powerful combination for making short work out of spreadsheets and documents, while it’s fast enough for watching Netflix or YouTube without skipping a beat—which is why it’s called “Swift.” How clever.
In addition, it runs the latest version of Windows 10 Home—which has access to more than 669,000 apps and games in the Microsoft Store—so you’ll have all of the tools to get you through a day of work and play. This laptop’s operating system uses built-in applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Skype, while games like Solitaire, Minesweeper and Candy Crush are included and can be played locally—that is, without a Wi-Fi network.
For $349, this Acer Swift 3 is a great wallet-friendly laptop that’s designed for both for productivity and entertainment. It’s ideal for anyone who needs an upgrade for working at home or anyone who wants the power and usability of Windows 10, but with the low price point of a Google Chromebook.
In fact, the Acer Swift 3 can do so much more than just about any Chromebook—especially for offline use, since this laptop doesn’t rely on web-based apps.
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