Acer Launches the Svelte TravelMate X3 Notebook for Design-Minded Professionals

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Acer today announced its new TravelMate X3 commercial notebook series designed for small and medium businesses, and professionals who want to work in style.

Acer's TravelMate X3 is designed for those who require a workhorse that is stylish and delivers best-in-class performance.

Enclosed in a sleek all-aluminum chassis with a brushed-metal finish, Acer’s TravelMate X349 is built to be highly portable, weighing just 3.3 pounds.

Editor’s Summary

  • The Acer TravelMate X349 allows users to work and travel confidently with a sleek all-aluminum chassis that is under 0.7 inches (18 mm) thin and weighs just 3.3 pounds (1.53 kg)
  • 10 hours of battery life(1) powers business professionals through the day, while 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, DDR4 memory and SSDs provide outstanding performance
  • Enhanced usability with a brilliant Full HD IPS(2) display that reclines 180-degrees to lie flat, and a LED backlit keyboard with a bigger, wider touchpad
  • An integrated touch fingerprint sensor supports Windows Hello for fast and secure sign-in, while a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip increases platform integrity and provides hardware-based protection for passwords and encryption keys

Acer today announced its new TravelMate X3 commercial notebook series 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 modern, brushed metal design that blends style with advanced technology. It is designed for those who require a workhorse notebook that is stylish and delivers best-in-class performance, portability, and security.

Designed for Productivity on the Go

Enclosed in a sleek all-aluminum chassis with a brushed-metal finish, Acer’s TravelMate X349 is built to be highly portable, weighing just 3.3 pounds (1.53 kg), and measuring under 0.7 inches (18 mm) thin. It features 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, up to 8GB DDR4 memory, and up to 512GB SSDs, for not only outstanding performance but also an impressive battery life of up to 10 hours1 to support productivity on the go, away from the office. The TravelMate X349 ships with Windows 10 Pro, providing powerful security and productivity essentials for business needs.

Professional-Grade Usability

The TravelMate X349’s 14-inch display supports Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) with IPS technology2 that offers crystal clear viewing of documents and webpages with wide viewing angles. 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 to keep users productive in low-light situations on airplanes and commuter trains. A chiclet-style keyboard provides excellent tactile feedback for accurate touch-typing, and its wide Precision Touchpad promotes comfortable and responsive navigation.

For users who regularly contact offsite vendors and partners, the TravelMate X349 has fine-tuned speakers and microphones for crisp and lag-free communication, together with a 720p HDR webcam for high-quality videoconferencing. 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, whilst providing power and a variety of peripheral connections through a single cable.

Advanced Software and Security

In addition to its premium design, the TravelMate X349 was built to exceed expectations when it comes to software and security. An integrated touch fingerprint sensor supports Windows Hello for fast and secure 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 simple-to-use interface.

Pricing and Availability

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.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via http://www.acer.com.

The TravelMate X349 will be on display at Acer's booth at the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), held from July 10 to 14 in Toronto, Canada.

About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.

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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) All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products.

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