Acer announced its new TravelMate X514-51 thin and light commercial notebook series for small and medium businesses. It’s designed for professionals requiring a durable, yet sleek device that can support heavy workloads and frequent business travel.
The TravelMate X514-51 sports a premium quality magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis for holding up to the rigors of life on the go. These materials are two to four times stronger than standard aluminum alloys at the same thickness, yet weigh up to 20-35 percent less. This blend of materials makes the TravelMate X514-51 series thin and light, while also being resistant to bending and twisting.
Highly portable, the TravelMate X514-51 weighs just 2.16 pounds and measures only 0.6 inches thin making it easier than ever to hold and fit in a briefcase, bag or backpack. Up to 10 hours of battery life supports a full day’s work on a single charge. Primed for excellent performance, the new notebooks are powered by up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors, up to 16GB DDR4 memory, and up to fast and responsive 512GB solid state drives for viewing and editing large spreadsheets, presentations and videos. Outfitted with Windows 10 Pro, the TravelMate X514-51 provides powerful security and productivity essentials.
“We’re confident our professional customers will appreciate our thinnest and lightest professional notebooks to date,” said Chris Chiang, Acer America vice president of product management. “Sleek, yet robust, they’re built for the rigors of frequent travel with a sturdy chassis and strong security features to keep data safe at home and abroad.”
Powerful Components, Durable Construction
Supporting Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) with IPS technology, the TravelMate X514-51’s 14-inch touchscreen sports narrow .36-inch bezels to maximize viewing area and provide clear viewing of documents, video, and webpages, even at wide angles. Acer BlueLightShield lets customers adjust the blue light emitted for maximum viewing comfort.
A full-sized back-lit keyboard provides comfortable typing and helps business travelers stay productive in low-light areas, such as airplanes and commuter trains. A precision touchpad with a damage-resistant, ultra-responsive Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touchpad supports two-finger scroll, pinch, and gestures. Compared to traditional mylar, Corning Gorilla Glass is harder, more resistant to scratches as well as flatter, so fingers glide more smoothly over the surface. It’s also easier to clean.
Skype for Business Certified, the TravelMate X514-51 boasts cutting-edge audio and video with handy meeting features. Professionals who interface with off-site vendors, associates and partners will appreciate the 720p HD webcam with Acer Purified. Voice, two built-in speakers and two microphones for far-field pickup, keyboard suppression, and voice tracking. Compatible with Cortana for leveraging voice commands, it’s designed to accelerate tasks for staying organized.
For quick plug-and-play docking, the TravelMate X514-51 has a USB Type-C port for pairing with an optional Acer USB Type-C Dock II (sold separately) to expand workspace capabilities, including the connection of up to three 4K displays. Excellent connectivity is delivered via MU-MIMO 2x2 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0.
Tight Security, Easy Maintenance
The TravelMate X514-51 comes with robust security features. An embedded fingerprint reader, integrated into the power button, works with Windows Hello for quick and secure sign-in via a fingertip. A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip provides hardware-based protection for passwords and encryption keys. The system is also preloaded with Acer ProShield, a suite of security and management tools, to safeguard sensitive data. A Kensington lock provides additional security. To facilitate repair, simply removing 11 screws on the underside of the chassis provides access the solid state drive, battery, heat sink, and Wifi network interface card.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer TravelMate X514-51 series notebooks will be available in the United States in June with a one-year international traveler’s warranty, which runs concurrently with the standard one-year parts and labor limited warranty. This traveler’s warranty is valid in more than 30 countries where Acer has authorized repair facilities. Prices for the Acer TravelMate X514-51 series start at $1,099.99 for an Intel Core i5/8GB DDR4 RAM/256GB SSD model.