Just in time for the holidays, Acer just put out their latest and greatest Ultrabook, the TravelMate P645. It features an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, a 1080p display, and a solid-state drive. The TravelMate also goes on sale this month for $949. On top of all that, Acer is throwing in a host of business-friendly features that are designed to help keep all of your important files safe and secure.
We all know that any Ultrabook even worth looking at has to be light weight, right? At 12.9 x 9.3 x 0.8 inches and 3.3 pounds, the new Acer P645 is about as light as they come. This bad boy even weighs less than Apple’s new MacBook Pro 13-inch, which is actually smaller than the P645, but is heavier by 0.16 ounces. Even Sony’s flagship VAIO Flip 14 looks a little bit fat compared to the Acer.
When we take a look under the hood, the Acer can come with either a 1366 x 768-pixel resolution display or 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution display. Both units can come with either the Intel Haswell Core i5 or Core i7 processors.
The ram on Acer’s new Ultrabook can be maxed out at 12GB, while its solid-state drive is maxed out at 256GB. You can purchase the P645 with either Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.
As far as software goes, the P645 comes loaded with Acer’s ProShield Manager, which is a suite of security and manageability programs designed to help make sure your data is inaccessible to unauthorized users. Acer ProShield boots as soon as you turn on the P645 and protects the notebook from its BIOS level to the applications level.
The laptop will also allow you to create a Personal Secure Drive where you can store encrypted files that can’t be accessed if your laptop is lost of stolen. Acer’s integrated Office Manager software allows IT managers to enable security policies, monitor IT assets and schedule maintenance tasks. This is all accessible right from the desktop.
To go along with the TravelMate P645, Acer has also announced its 11-inch TravelMate X313 Windows 8 hybrid. A more business savvy version of the Acer Aspire P3-171, the TravelMate X313 offers the same hardware components found in the current P3. Unlike its consumer-level cousin, the TravelMate X313 also comes with the same Acer ProShield Manager and Persona Secure Drive capabilities.
Both the TravelMate P645 and TravelMate X313 will be available for purchase later this month starting at $949.