Acer’s Latest Addition To Its TravelMate Product Portfolio
Acer’s Latest Addition To Its TravelMate Product Portfolio
(Thursday, July 12, 2012 6:17:27 PM)
Thursday, July 12, 2012:
Acer India, a leading vendor in the notebook space, has beefed up its product portfolio in the commercial segment and announced the launch of its new notebook range under the TravelMate series – the Acer TM P243.
Featuring Acer’s unique suite of security and manageability solutions, the TM P243 offers optimum user experience and provides consumers with the highest level of data protection through its Acer ProShield Security, Acer Office Manager (AOM) and eRecovery.
With Acer’s ProShield Security feature, the user’s resources are protected so that even if the laptop is stolen or lost the information cannot be utilized; while the Acer Backup/eRecovery solution copies all the users’ information to secure the data and offers need basis data recovery.
Targeted to meet the diverse needs of consumers in the SMB and SOHO segment, the TM P243 offers enhanced multi-tasking capabilities and boosts productivity of every working individual.
Powered by the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i processor with Turbo Boost Technology, the TM P243 notebook will provide faster performance, flexibility of use and will meet the complex computing demands of users while ensuring maximum security and reliability.
Mr. S. Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India, said, “Machine specs, astounding visual graphics with multimedia capabilities, modern software solutions etc are a given in this era. We have consciously made an effort to redesign the entire range of Acer products keeping in mind the key aspects that are important for the SMB segments such as Security and Durability. The TravelMate P243 boasts of Acer’s own dynamic security technology solution that takes care of Data Protection. At the same time, we also believe that the TM P243 is one of the sturdiest notebooks in the market.”
Build and design
Built for long lasting use, Acer TravelMate series have undergone a series of reliability tests Acer’s TM P 243 industry-changing build quality makes it sturdy and durable. Enclosed in a simple yet highly practical design with steel hinges that offer 20,000 iterations of hinge cycling, the notebook has been designed to execute demanding tasks and boost productivity, while being extremely power-efficient. It is packed with a suite of security and connectivity features that enhances the computing capabilities of the notebook.
Display and Speakers
On the notebook’s 14" high-definition LED backlit display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, business professionals can enjoy great viewing and can deliver presentations with excellent clarity. The LED backlit screen consumes less energy and saves more than 30% of power in comparison to the tradition display.
Ports and Features
The TravelMate P243 features multiple robust security solutions that will protect one’s data from unexpected mishaps. It comes with Acer ProShield Security, a suite of security and manageability tools integrated in a unified user interface..
Multi-level Acer ProShield Security features pre-boot authentication (PBA) with BIOS/HDD password that will help in protecting the notebook. It allows creating a Personal Secure Drive (PSD) to seamlessly store and encrypting all critical files, so that even if the notebook is stolen or lost the data cannot be accessed. Unwanted files or folders can be permanently removed beyond recovery thanks to the File Shredder utility. Finally, it offers the automated solution to manage IT assets remotely on the go.
Another layer of security offered by Acer is the Backup/eRecovery Manager to backup all valuable data and media library. Acer eRecovery Manager provides recovery on demand.
The TravelMate P243 comes with an option of Acer Office Manager (AOM), a manageability solution which allows SMB to deploy security policies, monitor IT assets, and schedule maintenance tasks in one simple manageability package.
Since graphics and multimedia is an essential requirement of every working professional, Acer has packed the TM P243 with the NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M graphics card that provides astonishing graphics capability. The notebook also has an HDMI port, so users can conveniently utilize a single cable connection to deliver video and audio to an external source. In addition, the notebook also comes with the USB 3.0 port that enables quick charging of mobile devices via USB even when powered off.
The notebook is embedded with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ connection and Gigabit Ethernet to allow one to take advantage of all accessible wireless networks. The notebook also comes with additional features such as Bluetooth 4.0+HSto to ensure speedy internet connectivity. Moreover, Acer’s SignalUp™ wireless technology guarantees strong wireless pick up, even at the outer limits of available access points. The laptop’s dual antenna design ensures a multi-fold faster performance compared to the traditional uni-polar antennae. The enhanced antenna efficiency ensures the wireless connection remains strong even at the farthest end of an access point's range.
Reliability and Eco-friendly
The notebook offers EPEAT Gold compliance that maintains the most stringent energy standard for greater energy saving and longer battery life. Acer wholly supports the EU legislation of Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and the TM P243 conforms to the guidelines set by the RoHS and contributes to better the global environment.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The Acer TM P243 comes with the Acer FineTouch™ keyboard for accurate and comfortable typing experience to boost productivity. The keyboard is also spill-resistant featuring a water drainage design which allows for accidental spills to seep through the notebook without damaging any of the internal components. The multi-gesture touchpad supports quick browsing and enables superior control.
The notebook also offers a 25,000-cycle recharge making it extremely sturdy and powerful for SMB users. The Acer TM P243 is a perfect blend of effective manageability with truly reliable security features and priced at sub 36,000/