Acer took advantage of its Next @ Acer 2020 conference to launch a whole new range of robust products intended for professionals working in extreme conditions. It includes the Acer Enduro N3 and N7 laptops, as well as the 2-in-1 hybrid Acer Enduro T1 Tablet.
The new Acer Enduro range particularly targets professionals who work in extreme conditions , with dust, humidity, cold, heat, wind or rain.
Thus the Acer Enduro N3 laptop , semi-hardened , is certified to the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G but also IP53 which ” indicates that the device is” protected against dust “, does not letting infiltrate only a limited amount of dust, and also able to resist a little splashing water ”.
The Acer Enduro N3 EN314-51W is built around an Intel Comet Lake low-consumption Dual Core i3-10110U, Quad Core i5-10210U (1.6 GHz) or Quad Core i7 -10510U (1.8 GHz) processor, all with a graphics solution. integrated Intel UHD 620.
The Comet Lake comes with a RAM up to 16 GB DDR4 (2 slots, 32 GB max) as well as 2 storage locations: 1 in SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 format 128/256/512 GB or 1 TB, and 1 slot in 2.5 inch format for 1 TB hard drive at 7200 rpm, or 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB at 5400 rpm, with password protection system.
On the display side, this laptop is equipped with a 14 inch IPS Full HD (1920×1080) ComfyView anti-reflective screen, with water protection Aquafan and Corning Gorilla Glass .
The brand communicates little on its connectors, hidden behind covers on the sides comprising at least 1 USB 3.0. However, we know that it includes Wi-Fi ax modules (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201) and Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet and Headphone and Mic audio.
Backlit chiclet keyboard and biometric reader for authentication by fingerprint recognition are also on the program of this PC which also benefits under the reference Acer Enduro N3 EN314-51WG from an NVIDIA GeForce MX230 graphics card .
It is supplied with the AEMS (Acer Enduro Management Suite):
system designed to optimize the management of large quantities of devices, thereby securing existing devices and speeding up the implementation of new ones
The Acer Enduro N3 EN314-51W measures 351 x 247 x 24.85mm and weighs 1,985 Kg with 1 SSD and its 3-cell battery offering announced autonomy from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Windows 10 (Pro). The weight rises to 2,126 Kg with a hard drive as a bonus.
The Acer Enduro N3 EN314-51W will be marketed in September in France, from 1099 euros .
Other laptop more rugged hardened , the Acer Enduro N7 EN714-51W wants even more robust with its Certification IP65 (resistant to falls on the toughest soils, infiltration of dust and water) and is suitable for hot or cold environments.
It is distinguished by the fact that it is made of shockproof materials , with an appearance that is reminiscent of the Panasonic Toughbooks.
Equipped with a handle to facilitate its transport, it is supplied with 2 batteries , one of which is swappable, that is to say hot swappable for an autonomy of 10 hours under Windows 10 Pro.
It integrates the TPM 2.0 hardware security solution which checks if there was an intrusion at startup, but also of course the AEMS solution and a fingerprint reader .
The Acer Enduro N7 EN714-51W also has a 14 inch IPS Full HD ComfyView anti-reflective screen with a brightness of 700cd / m² (much) higher than average for good visibility both indoors and outdoors.
However, its configuration is more modest than that of the N3, with an Intel Core 8th generation processor and not 10th generation Kaby Lake Refresh low consumption Quad Core i5-8250U (1.6 GHz) with graphics part Intel UHD 620, up to 8 GB DDR4 RAM (single-channel), dual 128 GB SSD storage (SATA 3.0, RAID 0 1).
It also benefits from an SD / SDXC card reader (up to 128 GB) and a connection there also hidden behind covers, with Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 in particular but also Headphones and Microphone audio.
The Acer Enduro N7 EN714-51W laptop measures 356 x 269 x 37mm and weighs 2.85 Kg with its 2 batteries. But the brand does not communicate for the moment either on the price or on the release date of its Enduro N7.
We also note in this range of robust products the Acer Enduro T1 ET110-31W , a semi- rugged tablet which has the advantage of being accompanied by an optional removable keyboard .
Certified to MIL-STD-810G and IP54 , the Acer Enduro T1 ET110-31W provides autonomy announced 10 hours in Windows 10 Pro and weighs 0.9 Kg with 2 batteries .
It measures 178 x 290 x 11.7mm and benefits from a 10.1 inch multi-touch IPS WXGA (1280×800) 350cd / m² touch screen .
This Tablet, which can also be used as a 2-in-1 hybrid laptop, is built around an Intel low-consumption Celeron Quad Core N3450 (1.1 GHz, TDP 6W) Apollo Lake entry-level processor with Intel HD 500 graphics part. .
Also on the program for the Acer Enduro T1 ET110-31W is 64 GB eMMC flash storage as well as Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and Headphone / Mic audio combo.
The Acer Enduro T1 ET110-31W is announced for November from 849 euros .