Acer unveiled a wide range of new computers and laptops during its live-streamed press event. Notably, the company has launched a range of rugged laptops and tablets under the Enduro lineup.
As the company noted, the devices are designed for professionals working in the field who need portability, long battery life, and, importantly, durability.
Here’s everything you need to know about Acer’s Enduro lineup.
Acer Enduro Notebooks
The company announced two Enduro notebooks; the N7 and the N3. The Acer Enduro N7 is a rugged device designed to MIL-STD 810G and is IP65 certified for water resistance. It has a 14-inch Full HD screen and two batteries for all-day use. A built-in bridge battery supports the 10-hour swappable battery. The N7 is equipped with an Intel Core i5 CPU and a fingerprint sensor for biometric login with Windows Hello.
The Acer Enduro N3 is the more portable of the two, but it still retains a high durability level. It is resistant to water and drop resistant, is IP53 certified, and is designed to the MIL-STD 81-G standard. The notebook is light, too, weighing just under 2kg. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass and is coated with Aquafan for improved water resistance. The N3 is powered by an Intel Core i7, 32GB of RAM, and has a 13-hour battery life.
Acer Enduro Tablets
Similarly, Acer unveiled two rugged Enduro tablets, with Windows and Android variants. The Acer Enduro T5 is a Windows 10 tablet, supported by a 10-hour, swappable battery. The tablet uses an Intel Core m3 CPU and is IP65 certified for water resistance.
On the other hand, the Acer Enduro T1 (ET110-31W) is a rugged 10-inch Windows 10 tablet. Interestingly, it can double as a notebook thanks to the optional portfolio keyboard. This makes it easy to switch between a portable computer and a productivity device. The tablet is IP54-rated and uses an Intel Celeron CPU.
Alternatively, you could opt for the Acer Enduro T1 (ET108-11A), an Android edition of the rugged tablet. Despite sharing a model number with its Windows equivalent, the design is slightly different. For example, the unit features an 8-inch display. However, like its larger sibling, the tablet is IP54-rated. Both T1 tablets can be used while wearing gloves.
Acer Enduro Availability
Acer announced a selection of devices, although only gave retail information for one. The Enduro N3 notebook will be available in most regions from June, before rolling out in North America in August with a retail price of $899/€999.
Notably, the Enduro range doesn’t include a smartphone. So, if you need a durable mobile device, check out our review of the Doogee S95 Pro Rugged Modular Phone
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