You might be thinking of getting a new PC, but unsure of where to start looking. With so many computers out there, of varying shapes, sizes, processing speeds and price tags, how will you ever know which is your one true pair?
Well, this list will condense just about the essential features and recommendations you need to keep an eye out for before you drop half your salary on one.
It is infuriating when you have to wait what seems like eternity for a programme to boot, while we stare blankly at a spinning wheel that says ‘please wait while we load’. You can overcome that problem and enjoy a lag-free and crash-free experience, and that is with a top-notch processor and ample RAM.
Case in point: the 8GB RAM and Intel® Core™ i7 quad core processor powering the Acer’s Aspire GX desktop.
Who is it for: King multi-taskers who survive on a million tabs, windows and programs running simultaneously.
How agonising it is for us to lug a heavy laptop everywhere in Singapore’s sweltering heat! Portability is surely a hot factor in choosing a laptop; boasting just 970g, the Swift 5 is one of the lightest 14” full HD touchscreen laptops on the market, without compromising the other important functions.
The Swift 3 (SF314-52G-5193) is another lightweight option to be considered, if you’re looking at souped up graphics.
Also, since you’d be doing all that lugging anyway, you might as well look cool while at it. The Swift 5 stays sophisticated with midnight blue or a classy gold colour scheme; but if you want to feel limited edition, the Swift 3 comes in a special white edition.
Who is it for: Busy students who have to scurry between lectures, project meetings and lunches armed with a laptop. And those who like to look good doing so.
Towering, skyscraper-like CPUs are a bane of your interior design. Perhaps you are looking for something sleek and space-saving, then the Aspire C22/24 is the one for you. As a matter of fact, it is All-in-One (AIO); the monitor you’re seated in front of is also the CPU, speakers, connectivity ports and everything else you’d find in a traditional desktop. When done right, it is safe to say you’d be an embodiment of #workspacegoals.
Who is it for: All you home-office warriors and design geeks who love to keep workspaces Marie Kondo-like.
Top Grade Graphics Processing
From the lighted up keyboards to the robo-esque design, you can tell it is a gamer’s dream come true. But the best quality about the leading Predator series is the marvelous workhorse of a graphic card; the Helios 300 uses the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 which is, inarguably, very compelling.
The Nitro 5, on the other hand, cuts very close with a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 4GB Dedicated Memory.
Immerse yourself into your favourite first-person shooter games in the smoothest graphic quality and perhaps it may even help you win your next Overwatch match.
Who is it for: The gamers who love their graphics as clear as their line of fire (virtually, of course).
Screen: Eye Comfort
Long hours in front of the computer leads to strained eyes and blurred vision. Acer solves this problem by incorporating a curved screen for the ED273 monitor; the technology ensures it suits the curvature of our cornea and improves visual comfort by reducing flicker and filtering harmful blue light. As a standalone monitor, you can either connect it to your CPU to be used as a desktop, or function as a TV to be shared with everyone in the house.
Who is it for: Just about anyone who doesn’t want to suffer from myopia.
BONUS feature alert: BIG TIME DISCOUNTS!
All things considered, the most important factor when getting a new PC has to be the cost! In celebration of Lazada’s 6th Birthday Festival and to make your next PC investment more worthwhile, we’ve got the special promotional codes above to defray your cash outlay, provided you hit the minimum spending stated. Simply head on over and shop on the Acer Official Store on Lazada and apply them!