For those in the market for a new laptop, the Acer TMP214-54G1 is a good choice. It features a powerful i5-1021OU CPU, Wi-Fi 6, and Thunderbolt 3 ports. It is within your budget and offers a range of other benefits as well, including excellent speakers. However, this budget convertible laptop isn’t as attractive as its more expensive counterpart.
Acer’s Swift 3 is a 14-inch, non-convertible laptop with an eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor and a 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD. Although it may look a bit dated, it’s functional. It also has an HD display, and a high-quality keyboard with small chiclet keys. The display is a decent size and offers good color reproduction. You can also get a laptop with a similar price at Walmart or Costco.
The Acer Spin 3’s display is very impressive, and we’re particularly impressed by the built-in active pen. It also has a good amount of ports and connectivity. The main body is made of ABS plastic, and it creaks slightly when picked up. The keyboard has a thin profile and a firm hinge, and it converts easily to a stand or tent mode.