In order to allow business travelers enjoy smooth working, Acer has rolled out three new products in its TravelMate series of commercial notebooks for enterprise and business users. This series comprises of:
- TravelMate Spin P4 (TMP414RN-51), a convertible notebook with a touch screen
- TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51), a powerful and portable notebook for those who prefer traditional clamshell models
- TravelMate P2 (TMP214-53), a durable notebook with enough ports and battery life to handle anything that comes up in a day’s work
Asserting that people are adopting working on-the-go, James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc, said, “We’ve designed this generation of TravelMate notebooks around that trend. Military-grade durability to survive the bumps and drops of daily life, enough battery life to get through the entire work day and a generous array of ports. These are a line of reliable devices for people that need to get the job done.”
Acer TravelMate notebooks run on 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics or up to discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPUs. Besides this, these gadgets have up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 4 lane PCIe SSDs, and 1 TB M.2 SSD storage capacity. Acer claims that users can also expect to get a full day of work out of each device. The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 and TravelMate P4 notebooks’ batteries last up to 15 hours while the TravelMate P2 gets up to 13 hours of battery life.
With a scratch-resistant 14-inch Full HD Corning Gorilla Glass touch display, TravelMate Spin P4 notebook variants can be rotated 360 degrees into laptop, stand, tent, or tablet modes.
Moreover, both TravelMate P4 and TravelMate Spin P4 have been built to comply with MIL-STD-810G standards. These also comprises of a spill-resistant keyboard and shock-absorbent corners. Additionally, upward facing speakers allow for clearer-sounding conference calls, and the TravelMate P4 and TravelMate Spin P4 can be fast charged to up to 80 percent in mere an hour.
As far as portability with 4G LTE connectivity is concerned, the powerful TravelMate Spin P4 is just 1.53 kg (3.37 lbs.) light, the TravelMate P4 weighs in at 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs.) and both are under 18 mm (0.7 in) thin. Acer’s TravelMate P2 with a textured top cover weighs as little as 1.625 kg (3.58 lbs.) and is 20 mm (0.8 in) thin. Mind you! These three variants come with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) to provide a smoother wireless experience and have eSIM-enabled 4G LTE connectivity.
All of the new TravelMate models 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. Additionally, all models come with Acer Office Manager for remote management.
As per Acer, the TravelMate P4 and TravelMate Spin P4 comes installed with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0. It is a powerful anti-tampering chip that checks for signs of intrusion during system boot up. For more secure logins through Windows Hello, the notebooks feature IR cameras and fingerprint readers, while a built-in webcam cover further protects privacy.
As far as pricing and availability, The TravelMate P2 (TMP214-53) will be available in North America in March 2021 at a price point of $799.99. However, the device will be available in EMEA in November for 759 EUR. In China, the device will be available in October at a starting price of RMB 4,999.
On the other hand, the TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51) will be available in North America in December starting at $899.99. It will be available in EMEA region for 899 EUR in November; and in China in October, starting at RMB 5,999.
Furthermore, Acer revealed, “The TravelMate Spin P4 (TMP414RN-51) will be available in North America in December starting at $999.99; in EMEA in November starting at 999 EUR ; and in China in October, starting at RMB 6,999.
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