The Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel was the first to market with a pull-forward laptop design, while Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio felt like the future.
And the powerful Acer Concept 3 Ezel is currently significantly less expensive than Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio. (As of 9:15 a.m. PT on Black Friday, this bargain is still available.
Acer is offering the ConceptD 3 Ezel for $869.99 on Amazon for Black Friday, a savings of 42 percent or $630 off the regular price of $1,499.99.
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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio priced $2,699 in the version we tested.
In other words, you may save 66 percent on the ConceptD 3 Ezel, a laptop that is remarkably comparable to the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio.
Is it really worth it?
At this pricing, without a doubt. While we didn’t specifically review the ConceptD 3 Ezel,
We did compare it to the Surface Laptop Studio as part of our Surface Laptop Studio review, and the ConceptD 3 Ezel came out on top in most tests, with the exception of 3D performance.
The Surface Laptop Studio’s Core H35 i5-11300H CPU and RTX 3050 Ti GPU outperformed the ConceptD’s Core i7-10750H CPU and Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU.
This is essentially a creative computer (it even comes with a pen!, but thanks to the discrete GPU, it can also be used as a normal laptop or for light gaming.
Perhaps you’d prefer something with a little more GPU oomph?
Instead, consider the $699.99 Acer Nitro 5, which is $250 discount for Black Friday.
Behind a 144Hz 1080p screen, Acer’s cheap gaming laptop features an Intel Core i5-10300H engine and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics.
The ConceptD has a pull-forward design, which allows you to easily pull the screen forward, supported by the hinge, for inking or a close-up view of streaming media.
It can also be folded flat. We’d describe the Surface Laptop Studio as having a more refined feel, with a smoother hinge.
The ConceptD, on the other hand, is more durable — and, as the pricing indicates, a lot less expensive. Take advantage of it while you can, as there are just a few left.