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Acer announces latest lineup of consumer laptops, introduces new TravelMate notebooks and Porsche Design Acer Book RS


Acer has introduced a suite of new consumer notebooks across its Swift, Spin and Aspire series, all powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics. The refreshed devices also come with features such as full HD IPS touch screens, ports that provide fast and convenient data transfer and the flexibility of different modes. Most also include Cortana and/or Windows Hello.

Two Acer Swift 3x's next to each other, one open and one closed
Acer Swift 3x

Creative professionals such as photographers and YouTubers will probably appreciate the Acer Swift 3X, a 3-pound device that can handle the most task-intensive apps for up to 17.5 hours at a time and, if necessary, can also be fast charged to provide four hours of use in just 30 minutes.  It will be available in North America in December starting at $899.99; in Europe, Middle East and Africa in November starting at 849 euros; and in China in October, starting at 4,999 RMB.

Woman working on Acer Spin 5 in tablet mode, using pen to draw on it
Acer Spin 5

The award-winning Acer Spin 5 is a touch screen convertible notebook that weighs in at 2.6 pounds and is 0.59-inches thin. It has a 360-degree hinge design that enables it to transform into tablet mode for taking notes or clamshell mode for typing, where the keyboard is slightly elevated for an ergonomic typing experience and better thermal performance. You can also opt for a BPR & EPA-compliant silver-ion antimicrobial agent in the coating on the keyboard, touchpad and surrounding surface, which has been proven to show a consistently high microbial reduction rate against a broad range of bacteria.

It will be available in North America in February 2021 starting at $999.99; in Europe, Middle East and Africa in December starting at 1,099 euros; and in China in November, starting at 6,999 RMB.

Acer Spin 3 shown in tablet, tent, laptop and stand modes floating
Acer Spin 3

The Acer Spin 3 is a 13.3-inch notebook that rotates 360 degrees, giving users the ability to work and play in whatever way comes naturally. It also comes with a built-in Acer Active Stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make the most of the touch screen when sketching or writing. It will be available in North America in March 2021 starting at $849.99; and in Europe, Middle East and Africa in December starting at 899 euros.

5 Acer Aspire 5 notebooks in various colors fanned out
Acer Aspire 5

The Acer Aspire 5 clamshell notebook full HD IPS touchscreen display is surrounded by narrow bezels that allow for a more than 80% screen-to-body ratio. It packs in up to 24 GB DDR4 Memory and up to 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2 TB HDD storage. An ergonomic hinge design lifts the body and tilts the keyboard to an angle for comfortable typing, better sound projection and improved ventilation.

The Acer Aspire (A514-54) 14-inch laptop will be available in North America in December starting at $499.99; in Europe, Middle East and Africa in November starting at 599 euros; and in China in September, starting at 4,499 RMB.

The Acer Aspire (A515-56) 15.6-inch laptop will be available in North America in December starting at $499.99; in Europe, Middle East and Africa in November at 599 euros; and in China in September, starting at 4,499 RMB.

The Acer Aspire (A517-52) 17.3-inch laptop will be available in North America in February 2021 starting at $549.99; and in Europe, Middle East and Africa in November starting at 599 euros.

Acer TravelMate P2 open against another one, back to back
Acer TravelMate P2

Acer also announced three new products in its TravelMate series of notebooks for enterprise and business users: the TravelMate Spin P4 (TMP414RN-51), the TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51) and the TravelMate P2 (TMPP214-53).

These light and thin devices pack plenty of power: 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics or up to discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPUs and up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 4 lane PCIe SSDs and 1 TB M.2 SSD storage. You can also expect to get a full day of work – and then some – out of each device. The TravelMate Spin P4 and TravelMate P4 notebooks’ batteries last up to 15 hours, while the TravelMate P2’s batteries can last up to 13 hours [1]. TravelMate P4 and TravelMate Spin P4 can be fast charged to up to 80% in just an hour.

For more secure logins through Windows Hello, the notebooks feature IR cameras and fingerprint readers, while a built-in webcam cover further protects privacy.

TravelMate Spin P4 notebook models come with a scratch-resistant 14-inch Full HD Corning Gorilla Glass touch display. You can also rotate them 360 degrees into laptop, stand, tent or tablet modes. With its dockable Acer Active stylus and Windows Ink, you can easily draw and take notes.

The TravelMate P4 and TravelMate Spin P4 come with updates that can make the transition to working at home easier: a spill-resistant keyboard and shock-absorbent corners. Conference calls will also sound clearer with upward facing speakers.

All three models come with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) to ensure a smoother wireless experience and have eSIM-enabled 4G LTE connectivity, so business travelers can connect to local networks and quickly set up new data plans without having to swap out SIM cards or visit stores. They all also have an Intel Thunderbolt 4 port, enabling lightning-fast data transfer up to 40 Gbs — four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other port type.

The TravelMate P2 (P214-53) will be available in North America in March 2021 starting at $799.99; in Europe, Middle East and Africa in November starting at 759 euros; and in China in October, starting at 4,999 RMB.

The TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51) will be available in North America in December starting at $899.99; in Europe, Middle East and Africa in November starting at 899 euros; and in China in October, starting at 5,999 RMB.

The TravelMate Spin P4 (TMP414RN-51) will be available in North America in December starting at $999.99; in Europe, Middle East and Africa in November starting at 999 euros; and in China in October, starting at 6,999 RMB.

Porsche Design Acer Book RS open with cover facing reader with mouse
Porsche Design Acer Book RS

Acer’s last announcement of the day involves a new partnership with Porsche Design that has produced a high-end notebook that combines advanced technologies with purist and minimalist design elements. The Porsche Design Acer Book RS comes with an all-metal chassis that packs in up to the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU – all within 2.65 pounds and 0.63 inches. A carbon fiber cover tops off the chassis, a distinctive touch derived from decades of motorsports designs that value carbon fiber for its lightweight strength and extreme performance.

Intel co-engineered this device, which falls within the Intel Evo platform verified models that meet key experience targets for consistent responsiveness on battery, instant wake, real-world battery life and fast charge [2].

The two covers are connected by a unibody hinge that slightly elevates the keyboard upon opening the notebook, improving cooling and creating a more ergonomic typing experience. Backlit keys provide convenient typing, even at night, and the glass precision touchpad provides multi-gesture support.

Other features include: Dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), a full array of ports (USB-C, Thunderbolt 4 and USB3.2 Gen 2) and more secure fingerprint logins via Windows Hello, Modern Standby and Wake on Voice.

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS premium package (i7 notebook, travelpack, mouse) will be available in North America starting at $1,999.99; in Europe, Middle East and Africa starting at 2,399 euros; and in China, starting at 19,999 RMB.

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS will be available in North America starting at $1,399.99; in Europe, Middle East and Africa starting at 1,799 euros; and in China, starting at 14,999 RMB.

To find out more about these and other devices, go to Acer.

 [1] Battery life claim based on MobileMark 2014. Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. All batteries’ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.

[2] Verified, measured and tested against a premium specification and Key Experience Indicators as part of Intel’s laptop innovation program Project Athena. Testing results as of August 2020, and do not guarantee individual laptop performance. Power and performance vary by use, configuration and other factors.  For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit Intel.com/Evo.

For all prices and availability: Exact specifications, prices and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.



This post was written by Athima Chansanchai, Writer and was first posted to Windows Blog



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