Acer seems to be a firm supporter of Windows 8. It was the first OEM to introduce a sub-10-inch tablet running the OS (Iconia W3), and now is starting to fill out its product range with the TravelMate P645 ultrabook
The P645 is a high-end notebook targeted at business customers. It features a 14-inch anti-glare display in either Full HD 1920 x 1080 or HD 1366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Core i5 or i7 Haswell processor, 2 GB AMD Radeon HD 8750M or Intel HD 5000 series graphics, up to 12 GB or RAM, internal SSD storage up to 256 GB, a 720p webcam, dual speakers, 8 hours of battery life, an optional docking station, and a full range of security features.
While not cheap, Acer didn't skimp on the features here. The notebook and docking station have enough ports to satisfy even the most demanding user, the keyboard is full-sized, spill-resistant, and backlit, there is support for up to three displays, and it also comes with a two year warranty. Quite an achievement for a device that only weighs 3.31 pounds and is only 0.81 inches thick.
The P645 will be available this month in the United States and Canada. Prices start at US$949.99 and 899.99 CAD.
SAN JOSE, Calif., (– Acer America today announced the TravelMate P645 Series commercial ultrabooks that deliver longer battery life and improved performance as well as new reliability features that will keep customers working longer and more effectively. )
The new Acer TravelMate P645 features 4th generation Intel Core processors, which reduce power consumption by as much as 12 percent.(1) This results in longer battery life of up to 8 hours for enhanced productivity.(2) Customers who multi-task throughout the workday as they review documents, compare spreadsheets and create multimedia will now experience greater responsiveness and speed using the new 4th generation Intel Core processors. They provide performance improvements of up to 15 percent and 3D graphics performance that is two times faster than 3rd generation Intel Core processors. Models will be powered by an Intel Core i7 or i5 processor.
“Business never ends for our customers, many of whom have global teams that run 24x7, so they need a notebook PC that will keep them at their most effective whether in the office or on the road,” said Michael O’Beirne, Acer senior director, commercial product marketing, Acer America. “With the latest in processing technology, triple-display support, and a commercial-quality design and manageability, the Acer TravelMate P645 is the ideal line for our business customers.”
The TravelMate P645 ultrabook line conforms to the most stringent criteria in the industry to ensure commercial-grade reliability with a durable new design that stands up to the rigors of travel. It features a high strength carbon fiber lid that contributes to the lightweight design that weighs only 3.31 pounds and measures just 0.81 inches thin. Plus, the Magnesium-Aluminum palm rest and bottom cover withstand extreme pressure and protect the system from drops. The cooling fan ensures the ultrabook runs at a comfortable and reliable temperature, while the integrated Dust Defender clears out dust from the cooling system for improved reliability.
Productivity-Boosting Design and Technology
To meet a range of budget and usage requirements, the Travelmate P645’s 14-inch display is offered in two different resolutions. The full HD high 1920x1080 resolution model uses IPS technology and is supported by dedicated AMD Radeon HD 8750M graphics with 2GB DDR3 VRAM. In addition, the HD 1366x768 resolution model uses Intel HD graphics 5000/400. Both displays are LED-backlit and deliver accurate color and consistent images that are crisp and clear while providing wide viewing angles of up to 170 degrees for comfortable viewing and sharing. The ComfyView™ anti-glare technology enhances the view in a range of settings. Plus, the Travelmate P645 line supports up to two additional displays – so executives can view a total of three displays simultaneously for increased productivity.
The full-sized Chiclet keyboard provides a comfortable 1.4mm travel distance to ensure productivity, and has a spill-resistant design to protect it from accidents. In addition, the keyboard is LED-backlit, so Acer customers can see the keys even in dimly-lit environments, such as on a plane or while taking notes during a presentation or conference.
In addition to having a great design for travel, executives will appreciate the features that make it ideal for use as an everyday system in the office. The TravelMate P645 has the option for the Acer ProDock that comes with all the ports executives need in an ergonomic design for a quick and easy connection and tangle-free cable management, including USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Display port, DVI, HDMI, and VGA.
Corporate and commercial customers can connect their Acer TravelMate P645 via Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth. The ultrabook line comes with Near Field Communication (NFC) support and an application to scan business cards and additional information with other devices. The Acer TravelMate P645 is optimized for high quality conference calls with innovative features including a high-def 720p webcam, dual microphones, convenient mute key, high definition audio, and Acer’s new “Purified.Voice,” which enhances voice sound and reduces background noise and keystrokes while conducting video conferences, VoIP or voice recognition.
Premium Security and Manageability
A wide range of security features protect companies’ investment in the Acer Travelmate P645. Acer ProShield Manager, a suite of essential security and manageability tools, integrates key features and prevents unauthorized access while safeguarding valuable assets and data. Acer ProShield features pre-boot authentication and protects the ultrabook from the BIOS level all the way to the application level. Users can create a Personal Secure Drive (PSD) to seamlessly store and encrypt all critical files, ensuring that if the Acer Travelmate P645 is lost or stolen, the data cannot be accessed. Finally, it offers the automated solution to manage IT assets remotely.
The TravelMate P645 also provides the option for an integrated biometric fingerprint reader paired with a Trusted Platform Module 1.2 reader to secure the system from unauthorized access.(3) Customers can even utilize the new face login feature, which captures and verifies the login image compared to that in the database.(3) Via the Kensington lock, the ultrabook can be secured to a desk.
The TravelMate P645 Series is an IT department’s dream client. It comes with Acer Office Manager (AOM), a manageability solution, which allows IT managers to deploy security policies, monitor IT assets, and schedule maintenance tasks in one simple application. Intel vPro with Active Management Technology 9.0 allows the IT department to manage software and hardware computing assets within an organization. Manageability lowers the total cost of ownership by allowing IT professionals to easily service and upgrade many of the internal components.
The TravelMate P645 ultrabook line provides enhanced performance with up to 12GB of DDR3 memory. Also, the line provides faster boot times and ample storage space with a solid state drive (SSD) up to 256GB in capacity.(4)
The Acer TravelMate P645 ultrabook line will be available to customers with Windows 8.1, Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, and Windows 7.
Pricing, Eco-Compliance and Warranty
The Acer TravelMate P645 ultrabooks will be available this month in the U.S. and Canada from authorized Acer resellers. Prices for the TravelMate P645 Series begin at $949.99 USD in the U.S. and $899.99 CAD in Canada.(5)
Acer professional notebooks are submitted to a series of reliability tests and are compliant with the most stringent industry criteria. These TravelMate P645 series ultrabook models are Energy Star® 5.0 qualified, RoHS compliant and meet the criteria to be titled as EPEAT Gold.
The new Acer TravelMate P645 Series comes with a standard two-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years of Acer Advantage service.(6) Additionally, some models have longer warranties offered through specific channel partners. All Acer notebooks and ultrabooks are backed by toll-free service and support.
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 3 for notebooks globally.(6) Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2012 revenues reached US$14.7 billion. Please visitwww.acer.com for more information.
- Compared to 3rd Generation Intel Core processors.
- Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. All batteries’ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
- Facial recognition login and biometric fingerprint reader available on select models.
- Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes)
- Estimated street prices. Actual prices may vary.
- Limited warranty agreement applies. For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503.
- IDC 2012
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