Last Updated: January 18, 2022
It’s been a few years now since Acer introduced its line of “antimicrobial” laptops, but they gained immense popularity during the COVID-19 crisis, according to ARS Technica.
People were especially interested in clean surfaces to fend off the virus at the time, and finding ways to clean technical gadgets became essential. Acer’s new line of devices protects us from microorganisms harmful to our health because the materials they use are capable of “destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms, and especially pathogenic microorganisms.” During the next@Acer event, which took place on Wednesday, Acer announced that three new gadgets will join the “antimicrobial” line – a laptop, a tablet, and a two-in-one.
Acer’s Antimicrobial 360 Design coats the surfaces (keyboard, touchpad, fingerprint reader, etc.) with a silver-ion agent. The idea behind coating the surfaces with silver-ion is to fight bacteria and prevent it from spreading from person to person. The Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass used in Acer’s products is also silver-ion coated and scratch-resistant.
What Can We Expect From the New Products?
Acer’s antimicrobial collection will get a new additional member – TravelMate Spin P4. It will be available just after New Year. This two-in-one gadget with a 14-hour battery can be used both as a tablet and a laptop because of its ability to spin 360º. TravelMate Spin P4 has an 11th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor and a 1TB SSD, which will make transferring the files from your old PC to the new one quicker and easier.
Acer also announced the release of two waterproof, ruggedized antimicrobial devices – Enduro Urban N3 (a 14-inch laptop) that is supposed to launch in Q4 and Enduro Urban T3 (a 10-inch Android 11 tablet) planned to be released next year. The laptop supports up to 11th-Gen Intel Core i7 along with Nvidia GeForce MX330 GPU. The tablet has an octa-core MediaTek MT8385. Both gadgets are built to the MIL-STD 810H standard, which protects devices from drops and shocks.
During the event, Acer also announced a PC monitor with an antimicrobial surface – Acer VE246Q. It is somewhat disappointing, however, that the monitor will only be available in Taiwan.
The attractive antimicrobial features offered by Acer’s products may pave the way for eventually replacing the old computers and tablets with new ones that employ safe up-to-date technology such as Acer’s innovative Antimicrobial 360 Design.