Acer Travelmate P645, X313 Review Specs Price

Currently, the computer market is dominated by tablets, ultrabooks and convertible (hybrid or 2-in-1 prefer to call them) made ​​specifically for home users, but PCs are primarily synonymous with productivity and business lines must stay abreast of the times and trends hardware. The new Acer TravelMate P645 and X313 TravelMate , we have had the opportunity to try to preview a few months ago, are no exception, and indeed represent a clear example of how the world can embrace professional and consumer.

Acer Travelmate P645 ultrabook laptop is a business (with Windows 8.1 Pro), which is aimed at companies and professionals, but the AMD Radeon graphics and full HD 14-inch display may make it an attractive option for users who spend a few hours playing even when they are away from the office. Travelmate P645 will be in U.S. stores by November from $ 950 , but the Taiwanese company has provided multiple versions and configurations for this notebook.

In addition to the display 14-inch 1366 x 768 pixels (1920 x 1080 pixels, optional), the Acer ultrabook may be configured with an Intel Haswell, Core i7 or Core i5 processor, GPU and AMD Radeon HD 8750M with 2GB of dedicated memory . The frame is sturdy and is constituted by a lid made ​​of carbon fiber and aluminum-magnesium base and palmrest, The keyboard is backlit. The models can integrate up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage, as well as some business-oriented solutions as a module TPM, fingerprint reader and software Acer ProShield Manager.

The real news for the Acer TravelMate P645, which can be considered in all respects a traditional notebook, is the docking station option. This accessory will allow users to expand the connections dell ultrabook with four USB 3.0 ports and USB 2.0, DisplayPort, an Ethernet port, a VGA, DVI and HDMI. The Acer TravelMate P645, however, is already available in Europe from October at a price equal to € 1149.

The Travelmate X313 could be confused with a tablet, but it is an ultrabook. We like to call it a "dress ultraportable tablet" but you can also use it as a desktop PC, adding a keyboard and a desktop stand. This model also integrates Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit and has a screen of 11.6 inches (1366 x 768 pixels), Core i5-3339Y (Ivy Bridge), 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, rear camera and front 5 megapixe 720p. Supports 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0 full-size. The Travelmate X313 with Core i5 should soon be available in the U.S. for $ 950 , while in Europe it is already available at 999 €.

The autonomai should touch the six hours in a row , a good result but certainly less autonomy claimed by Intel Haswell devices with low power consumption. The dock is quite interesting, as well as the keyboard, but at the moment we do not know the prices of these accessories. Will they win users, dribbling competition from the Surface Pro 2 ?

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