Most people will happily upgrade their smartphones every two years, but without the push of a contract ending most people don’t enjoy the same regular upgrade cycle with the rest of their kit. Laptops, in particular, tend to last a lot longer – even though the older models are a lot slower and chunkier than some of the next-gen models that are available.
Laptop hardware has changed a lot over the past few years, affording us increased performance, better battery life, all while reducing the overall size and thickness of the machine. Whether you’re specifically looking for something shiny, new, and top of the range, or just feel it’s time to replace the ageing laptop you’ve had forever, it’s important to make sure you get the best deal. And that’s why you should check out what AO and Acer have to offer.
Before you get onto buying a new machine, you may be asking yourself “what exactly is a next-gen laptop?”. Different companies will have different definitions, but for Acer the next-gen labels mean there’s a laptop with the advanced features everyone can enjoy.
Key features of next-gen Acer laptops are that they come with features like long battery life, low weight, and the hardware that keeps everything you’re doing moving quickly and efficiently. All of this maximises convenience and makes sure you’re not wasting anytime that could be spent doing other things. There’s no waiting around for anything to load, no hunting around for the charger before you leave for the day, and best of all you can carry each machine around without feeling like your bag’s being unnecessarily weighed down.
A Laptop for Everyone
It doesn’t matter what you need a machine for, AO and Acer have plenty of next-gen laptops for you to choose from - with hardware optimised for the kind of work you need it to do.
If you want something portable, there’s the Acer Swift 7. Not only is it the thinnest laptop on the market, it also comes with a 10 hour battery life and weighs just under 1.2kg - making it one of the lightest laptops money can buy. The included Intel ® Core® i7 processor also means you’ve got some serious power packed inside that small frame, with 8GB of RAM that ensures having all your programmes running won’t make the system feel sluggish.
If you’re all about speed, the Acer Swift 5 might be one for you. It comes packed with a 256GB super fast solid-state drive, which can find and open your files or programmes in no time. Also included is 8GB of RAM to make sure nothing can slow you down while you’re working, and an Intel ® Core® i5 processor that offers more than enough power for your needs.
Lastly the creative and productive types will want something specific, and the Acer Spin 1 has got all the things you need. Not only does it have an eight-hour battery life, it’s also a hybrid device that lets you switch between laptop and tablet modes by flipping the screen backwards and putting it into ‘tent mode’. That means you get all the advantages of both devices, without having to worry about carrying around (or charging) two gizmos. Like the other two, it packs in a Full HD display, making it ideal for presenting, watching films, or doing any work that requires being able to see the sharper details.
AO might not be the first retailer to come to mind when you’re thinking of buying a new laptop, but there are a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t discount it. For one AO has proven that it cares about its customers, with a 9.2 TrustPilot rating based on 100,000 reviews. It also has a price match promise, checking the price of every product everyday to make sure that you’re always getting the best possible price. If you find another retailer has it cheaper, AO will refund the difference, even during sales.
On top of that they offer next day delivery seven days a week (even Sunday!), and to make sure you don’t have to wait around all day listening for the doorbell you’ll get a text on delivery day confirming a one hour delivery window. But if you’re happy to wait, there is a free delivery option.