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THE LAP OF THE GODS

Put your phone down for a second: the portable PC has shaken off its shackles and is fighting back with fresh innovations on a myriad of models. Which is your type?

LAPTOP SPECIAL

STUDENT

Essay-writing and pizza-ordering are the essential skills for laptops living the modern university life. P34

GAMER

Sod off, Switch: we’ve found the true portable champion that’s powerful enough to play any title. P36

BACK TO SCHOOL

Get your kids a laptop so great they’ll never again complain about having to do homework. P38

HOME WORKER

Allergic to the office but still gunning for a pay rise? Here’s the beefcake to help you succeed. P40

GLOBETROTTER

Travel the world without falling behind on the football or your favourite Netflix blockbusters. P42

CREATOR

Become a Photoshop wizard and video-editing legend with this arty machine. P44

Photography Matthew Beedle

STUDENT

Get a first-class machine that’s capable of working the night shift before that 9am essay deadline

ACER SWIFT 3 (2018)

from £499 / stuff.tv/Swift3

The Acer Swift 3 is the computing equivalent of a King Pot Noodle washed down with snakebite and black: a powerful cocktail representing proper bang for your buck that frees up student loan funds for more important things, like bucket hats.

For under £500 you get a generous 14in Full HD display with super-narrow bezels and up to 10hrs of battery life, ensuring you can get through every episode of Atlanta during lectures. There’s also a plethora of ports and a capable backlit keyboard for larking about on Reddit.

There’s a specification for every budget, but for peak performance the range-topper features an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card, 8GB of RAM and lashings of storage: a 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD dual setup provides the best of both worlds for fast loading times and large capacity.

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