With many of its latest consumer products out for 2018, Acer turns to shoring up its commercial portfolio as well. In a showcase held at the New World Hotel, Petaling Jaya, we got to see new PCs in the form of Veriton desktops, TravelMate laptops, some new Chromebooks, and a mini PC called the Chromebox.
Acer Malaysia’s General Manager of Products as well as Sales and Marketing, Chan Weng Hong, was present for the showcase to introduce the new products. “We are constantly innovating to improve every product in our extensive commercial line by bringing devices with the latest technology, including the Intel 8th Gen processor,” he said.
Powered by Intel hardware, namely the 8th Gen Intel Core processors and support for Intel Optane, the Veriton S, X and M series offer high-power performance for businesses. The models will also have M.2 PCIe SSDs for fast boot up and quicker program starts. Other high-end features include Gigabit LAN and USB 3.1 Type-C ports, as well as the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) security feature. New models include the Veriton X2660G, X6660G, M6660G, and S2660G, each with variants in specifications.
In a similar vein are the TravelMate laptops, which also run on Intel’s 8th Gen Core i5/i7 processors. You can also expect PC memory of up to 32GB and SSD storage of up to 512GB, along with MU-MIMO wireless AC connectivity. With a battery life of up to 15 hours, the TravelMate laptops are designed to be ideal for business users who need to be away from a power point for long hours, such as on a plane. The new TravelMate comes in P2 and X series, consisting of the P249, P2410, and X3410.
Last but not least is the new Chromebook family of product, which includes a new tablet and a mini PC. There are different form factors this time around, with a convertible in the Chromebook 11 laptop, Chromebook Spin 11, Tab 10 tablet, and Chromebox CX13 mini PC. Based on Chrome OS, these PCs are designed for use cases like education, military, logistics, and more. The Chromebox CX13, in particular, is a new form factor many didn’t expect. This mini PC is compatible with the VESA mount on displays, so you can hook it to the back of a monitor and keep your desk clean.