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Acer TravelMate X349-M-56RM

Specifications

Acer TravelMate X349-M-56RM
Acer TravelMate X349-M-56RM (Travelmate X Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2133, dual-channel, no memory banks, soldered memory
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics B140HAN02.1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
,  GB 
, 256GB SSD
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm combo, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 341 x 236.6 ( = 0.7 x 13.43 x 9.31 in)
Battery
48.9 Wh, 3220 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.2V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds), Power Supply: 270 g ( = 9.52 oz / 0.6 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

Reviews for the Acer TravelMate X349-M-56RM

Business Class zum Economy-Preis
Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2017

Comment

Model: Acer claims that the TravelMate X3 Notebook is slated for the “design-minded professionals”. It is targeted at users who require a powerful notebook that is stylish and at the same time, delivers high performance, and portability. At first glance, it is apparent that this laptop is solidly built with a polished look. It is encased in a sleek aluminium chassis with a brushed-metal finish. Its dimensions measure at 17.9 x 341 x 236.6 mm with a weight of 1.5 kg. This makes the TravelMate X3 a portable and good looking laptop to carry about. Its performance on the display side is equally impressive as its 14-inch panel supports Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) with IPS technology. Visuals and images appear sharp and clear and viewing angles are wide; around 170-degrees. The 180-degree hinge system allows the display panel to lie flat, which makes this laptop ideal for collaboration and discussion. What powers this business laptop is an Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHz processor with the popular Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics adapter. With 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and 512 GB SSD, power users are assured of top-notched performance with multitasking capacities. Furthermore, the TravelMate X349 also features an LED backlit keyboard to which enables users to use it even under low-light conditions. It also comes with a spacious touchpad, a recent trend in all HP laptops. This provides users with comfortable input and responsive navigation. The 720p HDR webcam mounted on board is ideal for high-quality video-conferencing.

As it is integrated with a Realtek ALC255 sound card (with Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller), audio quality on this device is crisp and clear. It is also decked with multiple connection ports including USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen1 ports. A Kensington Lock port is also included for securing this laptop at office or home. Network connectivity consists of both WiFi AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac) and Bluetooth 4.0. This laptop comes with a whopping 48.9 Wh, 3220 mAh Lithium-Ion battery which promises professionals a longer productivity. Acer ships the TravelMate XS with Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit pre-installed. For added security, the fingerprint sensor supports Windows Hello for fast and secure sign-in but the Iris recognition technology isn't applied in this laptop. Overall, the Acer TravelMate ranks highly in providing powerful security and productivity essentials for business needs. As the name suggests, the TravelMate X349 is focused on mobility. It is definitely an option to look out for to those who require a business laptop to work and travel with confidently.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-15 (Update: 2017-03-15)