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Acer Swift 1 Ultrabook 64GB eMMC, 4GB RAM & Windows 10 $429

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[The Source] Acer Swift 1 Ultrabook 64GB eMMC, 4GB RAM & Windows 10 $429

Not a screaming deal but a warm deal or a very well priced budget ultrabook. Considering grabbing one for my wife as her old Sony laptop is dying and she wants something smaller anyway.

https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108069666

The Acer Swift 1 is a PC Mag editors choice :

https://www.pcmag.com/review/355482/acer-swift-1
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Can’t really do much with a n4200.. or 4GB... or 64GB storage after Windows uses like a quarter of that. But it’s thin
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at least the screen is 1080p I cant believe why anyone would still buy a 720p screen
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Is this french/english keyboard? Those are always dealbreakers for me!
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biggaroupa wrote: Is this french/english keyboard? Those are always dealbreakers for me!
Ya - those are painful for sure. I may pop into the source and see how bad it is..
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kool1 wrote: Ya - those are painful for sure. I may pop into the source and see how bad it is..
I find I have too many typo's with these keyboards, it's not worth the frustration, it's already bad enough switching back and forth between PC and Mac :/
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GOLFINGGINO wrote: at least the screen is 1080p I cant believe why anyone would still buy a 720p screen
For seniors with poor vision who wants larger fonts and icons!
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delldeals8 wrote: For seniors with poor vision who wants larger fonts and icons!
and we will all be there at some point
How can I be broke when I am saving so much?
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Naveedx wrote: Can’t really do much with a n4200.. or 4GB... or 64GB storage after Windows uses like a quarter of that. But it’s thin
My current 11inch laptop is a Celeron 3205U and 4GB RAM. You would be surprised at how fast it boots up and how many tabs (and documents in MS Word and PDFs) I can run without e cven noticing. My co-workers always comment on how I have so much stuff open at once.
protege2k wrote: N3350, 32gb ssd version for $349 at Microsoft.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/store/d ... verviewtab
OP's is a Pentium, the one at Microsoft is a Celeron (Quad core vs Dual Core). But the one at MS does have an SSD, which means you can upgrade it with another SSD.

I wonder if the 64GB eMMC has a slot for a M.2 SSD drive. That would make it a great buy.

EDIT: This guy. Upgraded the 64GB eMMC Canada version with an SSD! Get OP's version unless you are tight on money.

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The Source one has a bigger screen .The microsoft one is a 2 in 1 also on sale at Costco in the US for $249 USD I just bought one to pick up next week.
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yyz64 wrote: The Source one has a bigger screen .The microsoft one is a 2 in 1 also on sale at Costco in the US for $249 USD I just bought one to pick up next week.
Yes - 13.3" screen. That's what my ASUS has and I wouldn't want much smaller for a laptop.
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I like a small device but the overall dimensions look very similar. Can't justify a similar device size with bigger bezels and a smaller screen.
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Wonderful advice, many thanks for your post.
eugene188 wrote: My current 11inch laptop is a Celeron 3205U and 4GB RAM. You would be surprised at how fast it boots up and how many tabs (and documents in MS Word and PDFs) I can run without e cven noticing. My co-workers always comment on how I have so much stuff open at once.



OP's is a Pentium, the one at Microsoft is a Celeron (Quad core vs Dual Core). But the one at MS does have an SSD, which means you can upgrade it with another SSD.

I wonder if the 64GB eMMC has a slot for a M.2 SSD drive. That would make it a great buy.

EDIT: This guy. Upgraded the 64GB eMMC Canada version with an SSD! Get OP's version unless you are tight on money.

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