Tale of Two Ultrabooks: Acer Announces TravelMate P645 Laptop and X313 Convertible

Paul Lilly

Acer's commercial subscribers have two new Ultrabooks to choose from

If you're looking for a new Ultrabook for your business travels, Acer has a couple of new options worth checking out. Both fall under the company's TravelMate umbrella and both rock an Intel foundation, though these are very different systems. One is a more powerful laptop built around Intel's 4th Generation Core i5 and i7 architecture (Haswell) and the other is a convertible style notebook based on Intel's 3rd Generation chips.

Starting with the former, the TravelMate P645 features a 14-inch IPS display with either a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution with AMD Radeon HD 8750M graphics or a 1366x768 resolution with Intel HD Graphics. Either way, Acer promises generous viewing angles of up to 170 degrees.

There's a full-size chiclet-style keyboard with 1.44mm travel distance and spill-resistant design, GbE LAN, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC support, 720p webcam with dual microphones, up to 12GB of DDR3 memory, up to a 256GB solid state drive, and an optional "ProDock" with USB 3.0, USB 2.0, DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, and VGA connectivity.

The other Ultrabook Acer unveiled is the TravelMate X313. It's a convertible system with an 11.6-inch touchscreen display. It's not as powerful as the P645, but it is better suited for content consumption and is aimed at business users who want to work and play on the same device.

Driving the convertible is an Intel Core i5 3339Y processor, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of memory, and 120GB SSD. It also sports an HDMI port, 720p HD webcam, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, full-size USB 3.0 port, and a few other odds and ends.

The TravelMate P645 and X313 will both be available this month starting at $950.

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