A bigger display and an aluminum chassis make for a premium device at a premium price.
You can dive into the various subcategories here for detailed suggestions for every need and budget, but on this page, we present the current laptops that are our personal favorites, because of style, power, value, or just because we like them.
Acer's newest gaming laptop, launched at CES 2016, packs an Intel RealSense camera. In tandem with Windows Hello software, it lets you login by scanning your eye.
Despite extra storage space and a pleasing design, the Acer Switch 10 E suffers from a low-budget feel.
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A thinner, lighter gaming laptop, the Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition satisfies with an excellent screen and performance and understated good looks.
Convertible modes can be hyperbolic, but the new hinge on the Acer Aspire R 13 gives more credibility than usual to its claim of six modes of use.
Starting at $299, the E series covers a wide range of styles and features.
Acer's variation on the budget E1-472G Aspire laptop has good guts but an underwhelming exterior and design, and also lacks a touch screen. Nvidia graphics add a boost.
As budget-friendly laptops go, the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is a good value with sufficient power for basic tasks, and it doesn't look bad, either.
The Acer Aspire S7, a Windows 8 launch favorite that holds up nicely, gets a needed update to the latest CPUs for better battery life.
Yet another Windows 8 Core i5 tablet, the Acer Aspire P3 has only one thing in its favor: it costs a maximum of $899.