Acer's New Enduro Series Laptops and Tablets are Built to Withstand Serious Abuse
During its Next@Acer livestream, Acer unveiled a rugged new product line - the Acer Enduro series. As its name and aesthetic cues suggest, Enduro laptops and tablets have been MIL-STD-810G and up to IP65 certified to weather all kinds of abuse thrown at it.
Acer Enduro N7
The first of 2 laptops in the Enduro lineup is the N7. It has the aforementioned MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certifications, which makes it sturdy enough for first responders as well as field and industrial manufacturing workers to bring on the job. This means the laptops are resistant to a number things, including drops, dust, water, and extreme temperatures.
A 700-nit 14" FHD display provides excellent visibility under broad daylight, while the hot-swappable battery coupled with a built-in bridge battery allows you to replenish power on the go. Inside, it is powered by an Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of SATA SSD storage.
In case you hadn't noticed, the exterior also comes with a built-in handle, which makes the Enduro N7 look like those nuclear launch code briefcases villains carry in movies - which may be a bonus for the closet action-movie geeks out there.
Acer Enduro N3
The Acer Enduro N3 is the smaller and more portable cousin of the N7. While it still boasts MIL-STD-810G certification, the smaller form factor only affords it an IP53 rating. However, in return you'll enjoy a thin and lightweight frame of just 24.83mm weighing in at just 1.985kg.
It is also more powerful, packing an Intel Core i7-10510U processor, up to 16GB of RAM which is further expandable up to 32GB, up to 1TB of NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD, and up to an additional 1TB of HDD storage.
Acer Enduro T5
The Enduro T5 is a durable 10.1" Windows tablet that looks like it could be a murderous frisbee if you threw it hard enough. It also features a hot-swappable battery for continuous usage, as well as an Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of SATA SSD storage. It also has a 1920 x 1200 resolution display.
It also features MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certifications, and come with optional accessories such as docking stations, hand grips, shoulder straps, 4-point shoulder straps, car chargers, and car holders to expand the functionality of the Enduro T5.
Acer Enduro T1
Next up is the Enduro T1 tablet while also runs Windows 10. Although the display also measures in at 10.1 inches, it has a lower resolution of just 1280 x 800. Its innards are also not as powerful, with an Intel Celeron 450 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage. In terms of durability, it is MIL-STD 810G and IP54 certified.
There is also an Android version of the T1 which is slightly smaller at just 8 inches, but benefits from the same MIL-STD 810G and IP54 certifications.
Pricing and Availability
Despite revealing a broad range of products in the new Enduro lineup, Acer has only shared the price of the Enduro N3 laptop, which will be available in August for North America at US$899 (~RM3,844), and June for EMEA at €999 (~RM4,819). Even so, Acer announced that the specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.
For more information, you can visit Acer's official website.