Acer's new TravelMate X3 commercial notebook series has been designed for small and medium businesses, and professionals who want to work in style.
First in the series, the 14-inch TravelMate X349, boasts a brushed metal design and is built to be highly portable, weighing 1.53 kg (3.3 pounds), and measuring under 18 mm (0.7 inches) thin. It features 6th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 8GB DDR4 memory, and up to 512GB SSDs, but also an impressive battery life of up to 10 hours. The TravelMate X349 ships with Windows 10 Pro.
The TravelMate X349’s 14-inch display supports Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) with IPS technology. In addition, the display reclines 180 degrees to lie fully flat for flexible use-cases such as sharing content in small group discussions. The TravelMate X349 also boasts an LED backlit keyboard that provides tactile feedback for accurate touch-typing, and a wide Precision Touchpad.
The device has speakers and microphones, together with a 720p HDR webcam. For quick plug-and-play docking, the TravelMate X349 also includes a USB Type-C port for pairing with an Acer USB Type-C Dock (sold separately) to connect up to two 4K displays.
In addition, an integrated touch fingerprint sensor supports Windows Hello for fast sign-in, unlocking the device at a touch. It also ships a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip that increases platform integrity and provides hardware-based protection for passwords and encryption keys. The TravelMate X349 is preloaded with Acer ProShield Manager, a suite of security and management tools to safeguard sensitive data, and Acer Office Manager, allowing IT professionals to quickly deploy security policies and monitor assets from one interface.
The TravelMate X349 will be available in North America in October with prices starting at $649.99; in EMEA in September with prices starting at €480; and in China in September with prices starting at ¥5,999.