Acer introduces a series of New Travelmate, Chromebook and Porsche Design Acer Book RS

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New Products in the Robust TravelMate Notebook Series for Commercial Use

Acer today announced three new products in its TravelMate series of commercial notebooks for enterprise and business users. These include the TravelMate Spin P4 (TMP414RN-51), a convertible notebook with a touch screen; the TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51), a powerful and portable notebook for those who prefer traditional clamshell models; and the TravelMate P2 (TMP214-53), a durable notebook with enough ports and battery life to handle anything that comes up in a day’s work.

“People are increasingly working on the go and in places other than the office,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “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.”

All Day Performance and Reliability

Featuring 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, the TravelMate notebooks deliver plenty of power. Very reliable, 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 while the TravelMate P2 gets up to 13 hours3 of battery life.

Additionally, TravelMate Spin P4 notebook models come with a scratch-resistant 14-inch Full HD Corning® Gorilla® Glass touch display and can be rotated 360 degrees into laptop, stand, tent, or tablet modes. A Precision Touchpad provides intuitive gesture control, while its dockable Acer Active stylus and Windows Ink allow for convenient drawing and note taking.

Tough Enough to Work From Home

The TravelMate P4 and TravelMate Spin P4 come with a number of quality-of-life updates that ultimately make the transition to working at home easier. The notebooks have been built to comply with MIL-STD-810G standards and include a number of life-proof features such as a spill-resistant keyboard and shock-absorbent corners that make them capable of surviving real-life situations such as drops or bumps that occur while moving around the house.

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% in just an hour.

Portable with 4G LTE Connectivity

Light and highly compact in a semi-metal and versatile design, 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. The 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. All three models come with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) to ensure a smoother wireless experience and have eSIM-enabled 4G LTE connectivity, letting business travelers enjoy immediate connectivity to local networks and quickly set up new data plans without having to swap out SIM cards or visit stores.

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.

Strong on Security, Remotely Manageable

Strong on security, the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 installed on the TravelMate P4 and TravelMate Spin P4 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.

Pricing and Availability

  • The TravelMate P2 (TMP214-53) will be available in North America in March 2021 starting at USD 799.99; in EMEA in November starting at 759 EUR ; and in China in October, starting at RMB 4,999.
  • The TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51) will be available in North America in December starting at USD 899.99; in EMEA in November starting at 899 EUR ; and in China in October, starting at RMB 5,999.
  • The TravelMate Spin P4 (TMP414RN-51) will be available in North America in December starting at USD 999.99; in EMEA in November starting at 999 EUR ; and in China in October, starting at RMB 6,999.

First Chromebook With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Compute Platform is Ultraportable, 4G LTE Equipped

Acer today launched its first Chromebook powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 7c compute platform – the Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-1H/ CP513-1HL) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513. The new models pair an ultraportable design with fast and efficient performance, long battery life and optional 4G LTE cellular connectivity.

“Acer is excited to bring to market our first Chromebooks powered by the Snapdragon 7c compute platform, with all the performance and efficiencies necessary to maximize the vast benefits of Chrome,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business at Acer. “As employees and students have shifted to working remotely and learning from home, Acer is responding with solutions that meet their needs – in this case, Chromebooks that are powerful enough to take on whatever the day brings with all-day battery life and highly secure cellular connectivity virtually anywhere.”

Optimized for Performance and Connectivity On-the-Go

The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 is powered by the Snapdragon 7c compute platform with an 8 nm octa-core Qualcomm® Kryo 468 CPU, which provides enhanced multitasking and responsiveness. In addition, the integrated Qualcomm® Adreno 618 graphics performance lets users enjoy online games and beautifully streamed video. Providing up to 14 hours1 of battery life, the new Chromebook can last for more than a full day of work or school.

The new Chromebook also comes with optional 4G LTE for an always connected experience. This ensures that users will still be able to access the web, their personal cloud, connected apps, extensions and more to stay focused on work, school and hobbies, even without a Wi-Fi connection.

Ultraportable and Convertible

A super sleek and ultraportable design allows users to further make the most of the Acer Chromebook Spin 513, which has a durable and stylish aluminum top cover as well as a Corning® Gorilla® Glass display and touchpad that provide resistance to scratches and damage. Additionally, narrow bezels allow for a 78% screen-to-body ratio that keeps the focus on the notebook’s 13.3-inch full HD IPS touchscreen display.

The sleek Acer Chromebook Spin 513 is less than 1.2kg (2.64 lbs) light and a mere 15.55 mm (0.61 in) thin, with dimensions barely larger than a sheet of paper. The Chromebook also has an optional backlit keyboard so it’s easy to stay productive in a range of lighting conditions.

A pair of 360-degree hinges empower users with four usage modes: clamshell mode for traditional keyboard input, tablet, display and tent modes for presenting or when space-constrained. Additionally, its two built-in microphones allow for better reception, providing better clarity of sound when video conferencing or talking to friends on Google Meet and using Google Assistant.

Ports and Latest Wi-Fi Keep Users Connected

802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO technology and optional 4G LTE keep users connected whether at home, in the office or on the go. The Chromebook has two full-function USB Type-C ports that support USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, and USB charging. It also includes a USB 3.2 Type-A port, and peripherals can be connected via Bluetooth® 5.0.

The Chromebook Spin 513 comes with up to 8 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM and up to 128 GB of storage.

Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513

The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 provides security, enterprise capabilities and cost savings, helping businesses manage devices at scale. The mobile form factor, efficient performance, always-connected 4G LTE option, and the business capabilities of Chrome OS create a secure and productive environment for employees to operate, no matter where they’re working. IT departments will appreciate the comprehensive security features integrated into Chromebook Enterprise, and IT administrators will find it easy to control updates, configure apps, utilize extensions and policies, and more with web-based management.

With zero-touch enrollment, IT departments can drop ship the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 which will automatically enroll into enterprise administration as soon as the end user connects to the internet. Chrome OS simplifies the process of deploying, managing and powering a cloud workforce, ultimately increasing uptime and reducing their total cost of ownership (TCO).

Chromebox CXI4 is a Compact Solution with Tons of Connectivity Options

Compact and loaded with Chrome OS, the Acer Chromebox CXI4 is a great choice for school labs and classrooms, families and small businesses. It provides access to information and assistance in customer-facing areas, and can even be used to power kiosks or for digital signage. In addition, the new Chromebox can be purchased with the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade – Chromebox Enterprise provides workers with the business capabilities they need to work effectively.

The streamlined design saves space and includes everything necessary for a fast and powerful Chrome experience. Powered by up to a 10th Gen Intel® Core i7 processor, the Chromebox CXI4 comes with all the ports needed to connect to multiple displays, peripherals and more. It has up to five USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports on top of a USB 3.2 Type-C and two HDMI ports. The device also has Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and an RJ45 port for a fast Internet connection, whether wired and wireless.

Mounting and securing the Chromebox CXI4 is easy: simply attach it to the back of a monitor via the optional VESA mounting kit, or place it freestanding and anchored with a Kensington lock.

Stylish Halo Smart Speaker Fills the Home with Music, Info and More

Acer’s new Halo Smart Speaker is a stylish and customizable device that has been designed to blend in—or stand out—in any home. The speaker’s compact size lets it fit virtually anywhere, even on a cluttered desk or kitchen counter, while its modern design lets it complement any décor. RGB base-lighting offers further customization possibilities, notably the option to sync with music to set just the right vibe or choose a color scheme suited for day or night. As one of the first Google Assistant compatible smart speakers with DTS sound, the Halo Smart Speaker provides rich, high-quality audio that is projected in 360 degrees to fill any room.

An optional LED display lets users check the time or see what the weather is like outside with just a glance, and an app is currently under development that will allow users to personalize their device with a message or simple image. Google Assistant is built into the device, providing hands-free help around the home: with a simple “Hey Google,” the Halo will play music, podcasts, news, answer questions and more. Two far-field omnidirectional mics easily distinguish between ambient noise and voice commands to react quickly, and a physical switch is available to mute the microphone for those concerned with privacy.

Android App Support

The new Acer Chromebook Spin 513, Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513, Chromebox CXI4 and Chromebox Enterprise CXI4 support apps via Google Play, so customers will have access to all the apps they love for productivity, creativity, services and more.

Price and Availability

  • The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-1H) will be available in North America in February 2021 starting at USD 399.99; and in EMEA in January 2021, starting at EUR 429.
  • The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 will be available in North America in March 2021 starting at USD 699.99; and in EMEA in February 2021, starting at EUR 699.
  • The Acer Chromebox CXI4 will be available in North America in Q1 2021 starting at USD 259.99; and in EMEA in Q1 2021, starting at EUR 569.
  • The Acer Chromebox Enterprise CXI4 will be available in North America in Q1 2021 starting at USD 409.99; and in EMEA in Q1 2021, starting at EUR 639. The Acer Halo Smart Speaker will be available in North America in Q1 2021 starting at USD 109; and in EMEA in December, starting at EUR 119.

Porsche Design and Acer Unveil the Porsche Design Acer Book RS

Porsche Design and Acer have entered a new partnership that fuses Porsche Design’s functional design philosophy and engineering mindset with Acer’s technological innovations and deep-rooted knowledge in the global computer segment. Both parties strive to deliver unique, state-of-the-art products. The first creation developed in collaboration is a high-end notebook that combines advanced technologies with purist and minimalist design elements. The Porsche Design Acer Book RS with a compact all-metal chassis packs in up to the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA® GeForce® MX350 GPU2  while remaining just 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs) light. Topping off the chassis is a carbon fiber cover, a distinctive touch derived from decades of motorsports designs that value carbon fiber for its lightweight strength and extreme performance. Porsche Design Acer Book RS was co-engineered with Intel and includes Intel Evo platform verified models to meet key experience targets for consistent responsiveness on battery, instant wake, real-world battery life and fast charge, making it an exceptional laptop for getting things done.  

“With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, Acer’s proven track record of excellence matches our commitment to delivering outstanding products with our partners. We are delighted to kick-off this partnership with the new Porsche Design Acer Book RS that embodies the DNA of our brand to the core and sets new standards in performance and design,” says Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Design Group

Jerry Kao, Co-COO of Acer, added: “The fruit of an exciting partnership between Acer and Porsche Design, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS, is a perfect blend of style and performance for urban mobile professionals. It brings together Acer’s expertise in technology and Porsche Design’s design prowess, resulting in a refined product that not only has timeless aesthetics, but also exceptional performance under the hood.”

“Enabled by intensive co-engineering support and verified to be the best laptops for getting things done, Intel Evo platforms raise the bar on what people should expect from their laptop,” said Chris Walker, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Client Platforms, Intel. “Intel Evo verified designs like the new Porsche Design Acer RS powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics are optimized to deliver the performance, responsiveness and real-world battery life for modern work and play.”

Unmistakable, Iconic Design

Following Porsche Design’s design philosophy of optimizing function, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS is a statement in refined computing in which every feature serves a purpose. A 3k carbon fiber cover stands out against the device’s diamond-cut CNC-machined chassis, a contrast that provides a bold flair of character while also allowing for incredible portability; the entire unit is just 1.25 kg (2.76 lbs) light and 15.99 mm (0.63 in) thin. 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 for a more intuitive multitasking experience.

Powerful, Immersive Performance

Beneath its exterior, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS is equipped with up to the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics and optional discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX350 GPUs2 and 16 GB of RAM to ensure it is capable of seamlessly cruising through anything that comes up in a day’s work. It features a 14-inch FHD IPS touchscreen that is covered with a layer of Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass, covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut and is accentuated by ultra-narrow bezels that allow for an immersive 90% screen-to-body ratio. Dual copper heat pipes ensure the device remains cool and the impressive battery lasts 17 hours, while also capable of generating 4 hours of usage with a 30-minute fast charge in a pinch. Dual-band Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), a full array of ports (USB-C, Thunderbolt 4 and USB3.2 Gen 2) and smart features, such as more secure fingerprint logins via Windows Hello, Modern Standby & Wake on Voice further refine the user experience.

Custom Designed Accessories

Compartmentalized and multi-functional by nature, the Porsche Design Acer Travelpack RS (mousepad, mouse, carrying pouch and notebook sleeve) is an ideal companion to accompany the Porsche Design Acer Book RS. The travel pouch is made from ECCO® PALERMO XA Leather, a durable material that is pleasant to the touch and glistens with a subtle shine. Magnetic clasps connect the pouch to a notebook sleeve that has been fashioned from 1680D fabric, is water repellant and perfect for protecting the notebook from the scratches and wear-and-tear inherent to an on-the-go lifestyle. In the spirit of efficiency, the notebook sleeve’s detachable lid has been designed to double as a mousepad.

The Bluetooth and wireless Porsche Design Acer Mouse RS completes the travel pack. Carbon fiber is used to reinforce the left-mouse button with character, and is also utilized for the mouse’s bottom cover. The strong material ensures the mouse has a long lifespan and also houses a DPI switch that enables users to quickly switch between three preset sensitivity levels.  

Pricing and Availability

  • The Porsche Design Acer Book RS premium package (i7 notebook, travelpack, mouse) will be available in North America starting at USD 1,999.99; in EMEA starting at EUR 2,399; and in China starting at RMB 19,999.
  • The Porsche Design Acer Book RS will be available in North America starting at USD 1,399.99; in EMEA starting at EUR 1,799; and in China starting at RMB 14,999.
  • The Porsche Design Acer Mouse RS will be available in North America starting at USD 109.99; and in EMEA starting at EUR 99.
  • The Porsche Design Acer Travelpack RS (mousepad, mouse, carrying pouch and notebook sleeve) will be available in North America starting at USD 329.99; and in EMEA starting at EUR 299.


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