Acer unveils TravelMate X3 series for small businesses
The Taiwanese manufacturer has announced a new notebook series catered to small business users with the TravelMate X3. The first model will be the TravelMate X349, which is an affordable 14-inch notebook sporting a new design not found on other TravelMate notebooks. Its highlight is the integrated fingerprint reader for both fast logins and support with Windows Hello. Other core specifications include:
- 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display, 180° hinge angle
- Skylake-U CPUs (Sixth generation of Intel Core i CPUs)
- DDR4 RAM and SSD storage
- USB Type-C with compatibility for USB Type-C docking stations
- Keyboard backlight and large touchpad
- 720p Webcam
The TravelMate X349 will come to market this September for a starting price of 480 Euros. The manufacturer has not specified whether the USB Type-C port is Gen. 1 or Gen. 2 with support for Thunderbolt 3.
The TravelMate series is Acer's primary solution for business users and often carries lower starting prices than competing ThinkPad, Latitude, or EliteBook notebooks from other manufacturers.