The Acer Swift 5 has been a regular in our best laptop chart over the years, and this 2019 model is no different. At just 990g it's one of the lightest laptops you can buy, but crucially doesn't compromise on performance. In our 9/10 review, we specifically mentioned the i7 processor's suitability for gaming and video editing, making it a great everyday laptop which you can throw in a bag for travelling.
The 54Wh battery delivers solid all-day battery life, while you also get a beautiful 14in Full HD touchscreen. There's even a good selection of ports, something that's increasingly rare on modern laptops.
While the Swift 5 has since been updated to Intel's 11th-gen chips, there were no other changes of note in the 2020 refresh. Unless you value the marginal gains offered by the new model, this version of the Swift 5 should offer everything you need and more.
Perhaps the biggest reason you might have hesitated to buy one at launch was the cost. The £1099 RRP was definitely justified with what you were getting, but it faced such fierce competition at that price point. This big discount makes it so much easier to recommend.