Acer is on a mission to make laptops thinner and lighter, at any cost. Many times, that quest for portability leaves some unfortunate compromises.
When Acer started calling the Acer Swift 5 the “world’s lightest notebook PC with a 15-inch display,” we had our worries. We looked at a $1,000 configuration of the Swift 5 that came with an 8th-generation Whiskey Lake Intel Core i5-826U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD). That’s not quite budget pricing for the components, nor does it reach too far into premium territory.
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