Acer is bringing its gaming laptop range to the masses, with the company’s latest Surface Lifestyle, a 13-inch gaming laptop that is also available in 11.6-inch, 10.5-inch and 9.7-inch configurations.
The Surface L lifestyle is a 13.3-inch machine, and it is equipped with a 1920×1080 IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is said to have a better contrast ratio.
The laptop also comes with a 3GB RAM, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and a 32GB internal storage.
There are some good things to take away from the Surface L, though, and one of them is the fact that the laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5-6200U processor, which makes it a bit faster than the similarly-priced 13-incher, the Asus Zenbook UX330.
The gaming laptop is also backed up by a 256GB SSD, which should be a solid upgrade for those who want to keep their games, music, photos, and movies all in one place.
The 13-in-1 is the latest addition to the Acer Gaming range, which includes two 12.9-inch models.
The 12.7 and 13.2-inch variants are powered by the same Intel Core processors, while the 13.5 and 14-inch versions are powered from the same AMD Ryzen processors.
The 14-inchers are both powered by Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, while both of the laptops also have an option of running a quad-core Intel Core M processor.
The laptops have a 1TB solid-state drive as standard, and there’s a microSD slot, although there’s no built-in storage for expansion.
There’s also an option for the 14-in1 with a 256Gig SSD as standard.
The laptop comes with two USB 3.0 ports and a headphone jack, and its a little heavy for a 13in laptop.
However, there are no speakers in the laptop, so you can still use it as a PC without having to plug in external speakers.
The keyboard on the laptop sports a large, soft-touch keyboard, which looks like a slightly smaller version of the Lenovo Yoga, and the keys feel great in hand.
There are no physical buttons on the keyboard, but you can adjust the keys to your liking.
The 12.8-inch Surface L has a 1366 x 768 resolution display, and you can choose between a 1080p or 1440p resolution, with a 4K option as well.
There is a 5MP front-facing camera, which can shoot 1080p video, 720p video and standard definition video at 30fps, 60fps or 240fps.
The screen on the 13-ince is a 1080P display, but the 1366×768 resolution of the 12.3 will be your default display.
Acer says that the 1320 x 1080 resolution of its 13.1-inch model will also be your preferred display size for gaming.
The 14-ince laptop is another 13in model, with 1366 X 768 resolution.
The keyboard is a touch-friendly layout, and with a slightly larger volume of space for your fingers.
There aren’t any physical buttons, but Acer says the 14incher will have a larger volume for you to reach your fingers when using it.
There’s a USB Type-C port on the 14.5incher.
The USB Type A port is on the back of the laptop for power.
The HDMI port is located on the left side of the keyboard.