If you're still looking for that perfect laptop on sale before you head back to class soon, Walmart has an excellent deal on the Acer Swift 3 laptop that is both budget-friendly and seriously a good deal.
On sale for $439, the Acer Swift 3 is a steal at this price thanks to the 11th Gen Intel i5 under the hood. Along with a decent sized 512GB SSD and 14" FHD screen, this is the perfect machine for school work of all sorts.
When we last reviewed the Acer Swift 3 back in 2020,, we gave it a decent 4 out of 5 star rating thanks to a myriad of reason – mainly the exceptional power for the price. The recent model keeps that same level of performance while clocking in at almost $300 cheaper thanks to this deal, and is easily one of the best student laptops for the price.
The good news is that this recent model features the latest USB Type-C port, a must have with recent laptops as it adds a ton of versatility to the machine. It also features a powerful Lithium-Ion battery that provides up to 16 hours of battery life, which is unheard of in comparable laptops.
From a personal perspective, the Acer Swift laptops are great options for those on a budget. I've had the luck of trying a few out over the past few years and they've been great at basic tasks, but editing and more resource intensive tasks may struggle. The step up 2-in-1 cousin, the Acer Spin 3 (on sale for $722 at Amazon), is a much better options if you're looking to step into photo or video editing classes.