Acer announces Enduro rugged notebooks, ConceptD 3 Ezel and ConceptD 3 laptops

The new Acer notebooks price starts at $899 (approx Rs 67,310).

Highlights
  • The Acer Enduro series notebooks offer a rugged build that focuses on durability, portability and performance that professionals require
  • The ConceptD 3 Ezel is a convertible notebook, while the ConceptD 3 will offer 20 hours of battery life
  • Acer has also refreshed the Swift 5 and Nitro 7 laptops

Acer has introduced Enduro rugged series, ConceptD 3 Ezel and ConceptD 3 notebooks. The Enduro series offers a rugged build that focuses on durability, portability and performance that professionals require. The line-up includes Enduro N7 that is built with shock-absorbent materials and Enduro N3 with a thick and light frame of just 24.85mm. Both the models are MIL-STD 810G certified. The ConceptD 3 Ezel is a convertible notebook and is aimed at creators on the move, while the ConceptD 3 will offer 20 hours of battery life. Separately, Acer has also refreshed the Swift 5 and Nitro 7 laptops at the same event.

Price and availability

  • The Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel price starts at $1,499.99 (around Rs 113,600) and will be available in the US and China in August.
  • The Acer ConceptD 3 sets you back by $999.99 (around Rs 75,700) and will come in Mist Green and Safari Gold colours and be available starting October.
  • The Acer Swift 5 (2020) price begins at $999.99 (roughly Rs 75,700) and will be available in the US, Europe and China starting October.
  • The Acer Enduro N3 price starts at $889 (approx Rs 67,310) and will be available in North America from August.
  • Acer Enduro N7 price and availability details aren’t revealed yet.

Acer Enduro N7 and N3 rugged notebooks specifications

The Acer Enduro N7 rugged notebook sports a 14-inch full HD display with 700-nits brightness. It comes with dual-batteries: one swappable battery with 10-hour battery life, while the other is a built-in bridge battery. The laptop is powered by a quad-core 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor and comes with hardware-level Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 that checks for any signs of intrusion during startup and also a fingerprint sensor.

Acer Enduro N3/N7

The Acer Enduro N3 is water-resistant, thanks to IP53 certification. It features reinforced corners for drops, Corning Gorilla Glass layer to protect the display from water and a unique water-resistant Aquafan. The Enduro N3 is claimed to deliver 13-hour battery life and is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor paired with 32GB DDR4 RAM, optional NVIDIA GeForce MX230 discrete GPU and 512 GB PCle Gen3 NVMe SSD storage.

ConceptD 3 Ezel and ConceptD 3 notebooks specifications

The Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel is a convertible notebook that is equipped with an all-metal chassis. It comes with a 14-inch and 15.6-inch full HD Pantone-validated display with 100 percent sRGB colour gamut. The laptop is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H or Intel Core i7-10750H processor coupled with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650Ti GPU and 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. There is also an optional Nvidia Quadro T1000 GPU and comes with Active Stylus that has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. Connectivity options include a single USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 port, SD card 7.0 reader. It is said to deliver 18 hours of battery life.

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel

On the other hand, the Acer ConceptD 3 flaunts a 14- and 15.6-inch full-HD Pantone-validated display option and be powered by the 10th gen Intel Core H-series processor paired with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650Ti GPU and optional Nvidia Quadro T1000 GPU. The notebook is claimed to offer 20 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Acer Swift 5 specifications

The Acer Swift 5 sports a 14-inch full HD IPS touchscreen display with 300-nits brightness, 72 percent NTSC gamut, 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by the next-gen Intel Core processor with integrated Intel’s new Xe architecture and optional NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU. It packs 16GB LPDDRAX RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD storage. The Acer Swift 5 features a large 56Wh battery and fast-charging support that offers 4 hours of use with just 30-minute charge time. Connectivity options include USB Type-C, Thunderbolt and USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. There is also a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello secure login and supports Wake on Voice.

Acer Swift 5

Acer Nitro 7 specifications

The Acer Nitro 7 is the company’s portable gaming laptop that sports a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS display with 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. It is powered by the 10th-generation Intel Core H-series processor coupled with up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM and up to three slots for M.2 SSDs for up to 1TB. There is a quad exhaust port design with Acer CoolBoost technology for heat dissipation. It has Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Killer Ethernet E2600 connectivity.