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The FINANCIAL — Acer America on May 7 announced that its award-winning TravelMate P645-S Series commercial ultrabooks have been refreshed with powerful Intel 5th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 “Broadwell” processors for even better performance to support commercial customers.

Thanks to the new Intel processors, the new Acer TravelMate P645-S, which earned Red Dot and iF product design awards in 2014, provides more power than the prior generation, which translates to longer battery life, better visuals with up to 24 percent better graphics performance and up to 50 percent faster video conversion. The TravelMate P645 now delivers up to 8 hours of battery life, enough for a transcontinental flight or a full day of meetings, Acer reported.

“The TravelMate P645-S is the ultimate traveling companion,” said Steve Su, Acer business manager, commercial mobility. “Our latest TravelMate P645 series ultrabooks are lightweight, provide great battery life and exceptional reliability. IT staff will also appreciate the stringent security for keeping data safe and the ability to troubleshoot remotely.”

Strong and Lightweight Road Warrior

Light, yet very durable, the Acer TravelMate P645-S conforms to strict industry criteria. A high-strength carbon fiber lid contributes to the lightweight design, which weighs only 3.31 pounds and measures just 0.82 inches thin. Made from magnesium-aluminum, the palm rest and bottom cover withstand extreme pressure and protect the system from drops. A fan keeps the ultrabook running at a comfortable temperature and Dust Defender technology clears dust from the cooling system. A full-sized Chiclet keyboard provides a 1.4mm travel distance for comfortable typing and a spill-resistant design protects it from accidents on planes, trains and in meetings. LED-backlit, the key can be seen in dimly-lit environments, such as red-eye flights.

Efficient and Well-Connected for Office Productivity

In addition to having a great design for travel, executives and other professionals will appreciate the P645-S’s features that support life at the office. The notebook comes with three USB 3.0 ports and an optional Acer ProDock offers a wide array of ports in an ergonomic design for quick connections and handy cable management. These ports include two USB 3.0, DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, and VGA, while Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 enable both wired and wireless connectivity.

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There are two Acer TravelMate P645-S models available to fulfill commercial customer requirements for budget and usage. The premium configuration boasts a 14-inch Full HD display leveraging IPS technology and discrete NVIDIA GeForce 840M graphics with 2GB DDR3 VRAM. The mainstream version boasts a HD 1366×768 resolution display and integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500. Both models come with 8GB of DDR3 memory upgradable to 12GB and fast boot times and ample storage space with a solid state drive (SSD) offering up to 256GB(2) in capacity. The LED-backlit displays are outfitted with ComfyView anti-glare technology and deliver accurate color and consistent, crisp and clear images indoors and out. The systems also support two additional displays, so professionals can view up to three displays simultaneously for maximum productivity.

The line is optimized for conference calls with a high-def 720p webcam, dual microphones, a mute key, high-definition audio and Acer Purified.Voice, which enhances voice sound and reduces background noise and keystrokes. Optional Near Field Communication (NFC) supports paperless payments and tickets.

Comprehensive Security and Management Package

The Acer TravelMate P645 is outfitted with robust security software and hardware to protect a company’s data and assets, while premium manageability tools lower the total cost of ownership by allowing IT professionals to easily service and upgrade many of the system’s internal components.

Acer ProShield Manager is a suite of both security and management tools to safeguard valuable data and prevent unauthorized access. Leveraging pre-boot authentication, Acer ProShield Manager protects the ultrabook from the BIOS 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. It also offers an automated solution to manage IT assets remotely.

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An integrated biometric fingerprint reader paired with a Trusted Platform Module 1.2 reader secures the system from unauthorized access. In addition, a Kensington lock enables the system to be secured to a desk.

IT professionals will appreciate Acer Office Manager (AOM), a manageability solution, which allows them to deploy security policies, monitor IT assets, and schedule maintenance tasks. Plus, Intel vPro with Active Management Technology lets them manage software and hardware computing assets.

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-S Series commercial ultrabooks are available now in the United States from authorized Acer resellers. Prices begin at $949.99.

Acer professional notebooks are submitted to a series of reliability tests and are compliant with strict industry standards. These TravelMate P645 series ultrabook models are Energy Star qualified and meet the criteria to be titled as EPEAT Gold.

The new Acer TravelMate P645-S ultrabooks come with a standard two-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years of Acer Advantage service. Select models have longer warranties via specific channel partners. All Acer notebooks and ultrabooks are backed by toll-free service and support.


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